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RE: 6 Volt RV batteries

"Aren’t these foreign made?" :)I suppose they are made in Canada like the labeling states ??
joshuajim 09/15/19 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: Found a new way to test brake wiring and magnets

I've done the same myself but I never got to 12A. The bath fan and some other parasite loads were still on. But close enough for me.
joshuajim 08/31/19 12:39pm Tech Issues
Found a new way to test brake wiring and magnets

A rat chewed off one of my brake wires. I repaired it and wondered if any other places were chewed. After pondering it for a while, I turned off the converter, unplugged the breakaway switch and hallelujah the Tri Metric indicated 12 amps of draw. Now this will not test the plug or guarantee that some other wire had some teeth marks, but it is a quick and easy way to check.
joshuajim 08/31/19 08:27am Tech Issues
RE: Ozone to clean fresh water tanks

I was wondering if anyone else use O3 to clean their fresh water tanks/lines. After numerous complaints from the DW about our water smelling like chlorine or bleach, I now use a venturi when filling my tank which injects ozone from a small ozone generator. No more smell, and the O3 removes more nasties than chlorine. We seldom drink from our tank, but we do brush our teeth, clean dishes, and obviously use it for showering. Are you aware that ozone has a half life of about 30 minutes?
joshuajim 08/24/19 10:17am Tech Issues
RE: Help with floor ducted furnace, lack of air flow

My Wildwood had poor flow. Fortunately, FR used rectangular metal ducts for the runs. I pulled the registers which were spaced every 4 to 5 feet and with a mirror and flashlight I was able to look down the line. I found 2 problems. First, where the plenum under the heater attached to the duct, they did not fully cut our the opening where the duct attached resulting in about a 40% blockage. Then further down the line the pedestal base for the table as directly over the duct and crushed it down to about 50%. GREAT design! After remedying both those heater now works good.
joshuajim 08/17/19 03:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire pressure gauge

No need to reprogram the tire location. My wife’s Genesis reports the location, not the individual tire. I.e. if you take a low tire off the left rear and move it to the left front it will then report the low tire in its new location without reprogramming. Pretty smart, huh? Pretty dumb, it doesn't actually read tire pressure, it reads wheel speed from the anti-lock brake system. You know this for a fact HUH? If so, why does each tire have a TPMS sensor? Get your fact straight before publishing. Don’t guess what other cars use.
joshuajim 08/13/19 07:49am Tech Issues
RE: Tire pressure gauge

No need to reprogram the tire location. My wife’s Genesis reports the location, not the individual tire. I.e. if you take a low tire off the left rear and move it to the left front it will then report the low tire in its new location without reprogramming. Pretty smart, huh?
joshuajim 08/11/19 07:25am Tech Issues
Tire pressure gauge

My wife car has been displaying a low pressure light for the left front tire recently. I checked the pressure with my Michelin digital gauge and it indicated 31#. Recommended is 33#. Thought, hmmm, sensor is going bad. Just to be sure I got a pencil type gauge and checked it and it read 3# higher. Got a dial type gauge and it read 5# higher. I guess it's time to replace the Michelin gauge I've been using for 10 years or so. Can anybody recommend a good gauge, not the cheap **** they sell at Walmart or auto parts stores. I'm willing to spend $20 to $25 to get a good gauge. Incidentally, it still doesn't solve the warning light as 2 of the 3 gauges read higher than spec.
joshuajim 08/10/19 06:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Lippert slide adjustment

From your description previously, you made it sound like the carpet was on the MAIN floor of the RV. Doug I've reread my initial description and nowhere did I indicate that there was carpet on the main floor. Did i miss something?
joshuajim 07/02/19 08:15am Tech Issues
RE: Lippert slide adjustment

Some Slide rooms run along the carpet. Those types are NOT designed to have tile/Lino under the slide. Nobody uses a small edge of carpet to support a slide room to keep from damaging the tile/lino. While you can use Carpet to stop that type problem, that is not a design. You state a LCI slide room. That does NOT tell us what model LCI slide room mechanism you have. They have quite a few with different parameters. Doug The manual I received does not specify a model number only that it is a Lippert electric slide out system (rack & pinion). I beg to differ about the flooring. My unit came from the factory with vinyl floor that extends under the slide floor. The slide floor extends about 4” in front of the assembly with carpet wrapped over the front and tucked under the slide floor. The carpet is DEFINITELY used to support the slide. I guess I could have the only one made that way. https://i.imgur.com/jhw3indl.jpg
joshuajim 07/01/19 08:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Help what tongue weight F150

I would recommend staying as small as you can with any F150.. Apparently you are not aware of the HDPP package. Mine has a heavier frame, LT tires, rotors almost identical to a 2500, springs and shocks rated to handle the 2,560 payload it has. That’s more payload than some 2500’s Yes I understand that the OP doesn’t have that package. But by saying ANY, your brush stroke is much too large. :R Don't tell my 2013 F250 this, it's payload is 3415 lbs and my newest ride, a 2019 F250 has EVEN MORE payload (something like 3600 lbs).. You are ALSO "painting with a broad brush". A typical AND common misconception of the F150/1500 crowd.. It is true that you can get a highly loaded AND correctly optioned F150 with a SLIGHT bit more payload than a DIESEL F250 but in the end you WILL PAY MORE for that highly loaded AND correctly optioned F150.. If I remember correctly, to get max tow and max payload F150 it required Eco boost and a few other knick nacks, pushes the price of that combination OVER what I paid for my XLT Gas F250 and I get over 900 lbs more payload to boot. A $60K F150 with 2500 lbs capacity OR a $43K F250 with 3400 lbs capacity.. No brainer for me, the F250 wins every time :B Not having to count potato chips every time I want to tow is priceless.. I guess you missed the part where I said SOME! That’s a pretty narrow brush. In addition I paid $36034 out the door including tax title and tip. Couldn’t even look at a 250 for that price.
joshuajim 06/30/19 09:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lippert slide adjustment

BFL is right. There is capet along the front of the slide which was tucked under the wood and metal. After 8 years it either came loose underneath or just wore out and allowed the slide to tear up the vinyl. Easy fix.
joshuajim 06/30/19 06:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Help what tongue weight F150

I would recommend staying as small as you can with any F150.. Apparently you are not aware of the HDPP package. Mine has a heavier frame, LT tires, rotors almost identical to a 2500, springs and shocks rated to handle the 2,560 payload it has. That’s more payload than some 2500’s Yes I understand that the OP doesn’t have that package. But by saying ANY, your brush stroke is much too large.
joshuajim 06/30/19 12:50pm Travel Trailers
Lippert slide adjustment

I have an LCI electrical slide on my 2011 Wildwood. It has always worked well, but a couple of days ago when I went to extend it it ripped a portion of the vinyl floor out. It seems that when the slide comes in the inside edge drops down until the wood structure on the bottom of the slide contacts the flooring. I went to the LCI site where they have explicit instructions on adjusting the slide. No matter how I just it it continues to contact the flooring when retracted, I checked the extension structure and all welds are intact and no deformation of the assembly was noted. Any ideas on how to rectify this issue. As a side note, I’m both an ASE mechanic (19 years) and a licensed General Contractor (39 years) so this work is well within my wheelhouse.
joshuajim 06/30/19 12:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacement AC fan motor very weak.

IF the Impellors are on backwards, that will NEVER keep the motor from running at the correct RPM. I would suspect a BAD AC control board. The Tstat sends a signal to the upper Control Board and then the control board energizes the various Fan speeds. A quick way to determine is to get the Hi speed fan wire and connect to 120 volts(bypass the board). IF the fan runs at correct RPM, then your control board is bad. Unhook the Hi speed fan wire from the board and connect to 120 hot lead. You cannot use a voltmeter to test the output from the board. It will not register the output correctly. Doug Oops, brain fade
joshuajim 06/23/19 08:38am Tech Issues
RE: Propane detector replacement

We had a CCI propane leak detector with the valve control. Mfg. date was 1989, we sold the RV in 2017, original detector still working. CCI sold to Safe T Alert and both recommend replacing the detector every five years. Replacement cost every five years about $280. Operational test conducted yearly, about $30 for five years. Money maker in the name of safety by recommending replacement every five years or flat out misleading to sell aerosol test kit? It would take 1825 days of use to equal five years of use, average RV is used less than 120 days per year or 15.21 years of in use time to equal five years. Atwood states 10 years of use or over 30 years to equal ten years of use at 120 days per year. Unless you disconnect power from the detector in between trips the detector is still working. It doesn’t know if you are there or not.
joshuajim 06/14/19 08:08am Tech Issues
Propane detector replacement

The propane detector in my trailer was manufactured in 2010 and put into service in 2011. The manufacturer states 10 years of “shelf life” and 5 years in service. I’ve exceeded the in service life. The unit tests properly with a propane torch and the End of LIfe indicator has not illuminated. The propane detector in my previous trailer was in service for 16 years without issue. Now probably the lawyers for the manufacturer set the use dates to avoid liability, but are they realistic. Incidentally, I already got a new detector and it will be installed tomorrow.
joshuajim 06/13/19 08:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric Brake Issues - Weak Brakes

When you installed the new brake, was the small shoe towards the front of the vehicle?
joshuajim 06/12/19 11:32am Tech Issues
RE: Will 17" tires be adequate??

Duplicate
joshuajim 06/06/19 09:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Will 17" tires be adequate??

It's likely that the load rating on the tires exceeds the load rating on the rear axle. I wouldn't worry.
joshuajim 06/06/19 08:57am Tow Vehicles
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