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RE: EGR Deletes

You should also be advised that it is illegal to have it done, and illegal for the shop to do a delete.
naturist 09/28/20 10:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: House batteries

Lots of good advice above. Agreed that what you describe is normal. The furnace/fan suck down enormous amounts of power. Your batteries do not sound like they need to be replaced, but I agree also that they should be recharged fully before being stored away. Also, do be aware that for purposes of checking state of charge, the battery needs to be powering nothing for at least 5 minutes before being tested. This is because the battery voltage drops temporarily while powering a load.
naturist 09/26/20 09:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Accident with tow vehicle right before big camping trip?

No insurance is going to swoop in with white gloves and keep your life on track. Claim and repair will proceed as usual. Any immediate need will be on you to make arraignments. Yup, this. I know what a smack in the chops losing your TV just before a big trip. Been there, done that, although not due to an accident. My TV blew the head gasket a couple days before we were scheduled to head out to Yellowstone. Given that we'd planned to take two weeks to even get there, we had plenty of time to cancel reservations and make new plans. We wound up flying in to Salt Lake City, renting a car, and staying in hotels instead of camping. It was still a great trip, just not quite how we'd planned it. As @time2roll said, the only obligation any insurance company has is to do the standard rent-a-car and fix/replace your damaged vehicle. If you had a fabulous vacation planned, that's your problem, not theirs. While you can argue about it, you aren't likely to prevail in court, and that route will be years in pursuing.
naturist 09/25/20 04:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dry Camping - Heat with Propane, or electrically w/Inverter?

400 AH is 4800 WH. The most common electric heaters of plugin sort are 1500 watts. Just one of them will exhaust your 4 LiFePO batteries in just over 3 hours. Add 8 more of those batteries to run that heater overnight.
naturist 09/25/20 06:44am Tech Issues
RE: Solar charging - can it be so?

Detail. Solar panels in series would charge longer during the day. That’s the good news. The bad news is that any part of any panel that is shaded will reduce the output of the whole array. When I bought my panels, I bought 12 volt panels, and because I have shading issues all the time here on the highly treed east coast, I’ve chosen to put half the panels in each of two series and then parallel the two halves. This to try and get the maximum output no matter what. The controller can handle up to 150 volts input from the array, no need to buy 12 volt panels, so if I were doing it again, I’d buy 24 volt panels, but I’d still do the paralleled pair of series panels. If I were in the part of the country where shady campsites were the exception, I’d go series all the way. And here’s the beauty of those MC4 connectors: if you pay attention to connector placement during installation, it is simple to switch between parallel and series to change configuration for the conditions at hand.
naturist 09/22/20 06:31am Tech Issues
RE: Peak Blue Platinum DEF

Come on guys, you have $60, $70G invested in your tow what's $2.00 $3.00 more to protect your investment. Good arithmetic only if it actually works. If it doesn’t, it is still a waste of good money. And frankly, as a retired chemist, I, too, see zero cause to believe this is anything more than marketing hype.
naturist 09/22/20 06:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Deep cycle battery maintenance

Don’t need a watering system. Those are for helpful for folks with multiple batteries in a hard-to-reach place. Waste of money for us mortals with one easy to reach battery. Don’t sweat it. If you check the water frequently you are good.
naturist 09/14/20 06:12pm Tech Issues
RE: smoking diesel exhaust

I’d check the entire intake for blockages, starting at the open end all the way to the intake valves. It’s not a Cummins, but my 2001 VW Jetta diesel has a rodent blocking screen at the intake end under the wheel well. That screen keeps the squirrels out, a good thing, but it also catches leaves and other stuff and can restrict airflow if not cleaned out from time to time. It also has an issue common to diesels with egr systems (as all do now) in the formation of a hard carbon Buildup in the intake manifold down stream of the egr. It is quite possible you have such a buildup, which requires removing the manifold and hammer/chisel cleaning. No parts, just labor, but a lot of that. Or you could need a new air cleaner. Good luck. Do get it fixed, as the air we all breathe will thank you.
naturist 09/14/20 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: alaska 2021 ???

2020 turned brown and smelly for so many people and businesses. So many small businesses are going permanently out of business, some of which just haven’t announced it yet.
naturist 09/14/20 05:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Need hitch advice please.

The rise or drop is determined by whatever it takes to make the trailer tow level. If it requires 6-1/2 inches, 4 inches is going to be WAY off and bad things will be likely. I would highly recommend you find somebody local who knows what they are doing who can both help you set it up right and explain it as they do it. It takes a lot more info than the pictures you provided to get it right.
naturist 09/14/20 05:38pm Towing
RE: How do you pay your bills on the road on extended trips?

VPN. ProtonVPN offers both a free, secure, untracked VPN and a several faster paid VPN services with added bells and whistles. Their iOS and Android apps are also very aggressive at keeping the VPN connection open while you are using it at one of those free WiFi hotspots that you find in Mickey Dees and elsewhere that go out of their way to disconnect and reconnect you. Using either the free or paid VPN for almost everything is highly recommended especially when on the road.
naturist 09/09/20 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Repair Help (Sealing)

Plastidip spray?
naturist 09/09/20 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: Scenic View

Small window does explain the rig's brand name, doesn't it?
naturist 09/07/20 11:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Bathroom Dry Pipe

That is one solution to a problem we all have, whether we know it or not. Thank you for the idea. In my case, I came across a bidet at Lowes that consisted of a hand sprayer & fittings. Being tired of the two-liter-coke-bottle full of water used to rinse the back side of the toilet after use to prevent untoward odors, I bought and installed said sprayer on the back of my toilet. Now I have the best of both worlds: a bidet for rinsing off my bum after conducting business AND a sprayer to rinse the back side of the toilet bowl AND an easy way to add those extra gallons the OP mentions.
naturist 09/07/20 11:22am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tire mismatch

I agree about replacing all due to age alone. On an undriven axle, only handling would be the performance issue. Put that mismatch on a driven axle and watch the differential explode in flames within 30 miles at highway speeds. Don’t ask how I know that.
naturist 09/06/20 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: Coffee maker off inverter and battery in a truck camper

Making a pot of coffee off your battery is not the end of the world.Nope, we just thought it was the end of the battery. Yup. The original poster of the most recent inquiry of which I am aware was thinking about a coffee maker on an 80 AH (ie, 960 WH) flooded cell lead acid battery using a 2,000 watt inverter. Such a battery is capable of at most 480 WH of power before you start drastically shortening its useful life. The combination of that battery, that inverter, and a coffee maker is, um, less than ideal. Just for what it is worth, there is nothing magical about electric coffee makers. And when your most limited power source is an 80 AH battery, propane, either to run a percolator on your range top or a French press makes a lot more sense. You can do either of these for around $30 and have coffee out the yin-yang several times a day, every day until the cows come home. Or you can upgrade your battery, buy an inverter, spend your $500 more or less and use that electrical coffee maker to your heart's content. Your money, your choice. Choose wisely.
naturist 09/04/20 03:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Bad Water Smell

May I suggest using hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach? Peroxide isn't hard on seals and hoses, doesn't leave behind any horrible and hard to flush out tastes and odors. A quart bottle in my 35 gallon fresh water tank pumped through the water system, including filling the water heater, and left for a couple days does as good as bleach.
naturist 09/01/20 11:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Moles

For mice, you need to plug ALL the holes on the bottom of the RV. I used steel wool plugs then filled them with spray foam. For moles, park a running lawn mower on top of one of their tunnels for a bit every couple days and just let it run until out of gas. The racket drives them nuts. And as long as they get crazy before you do, all will be well.
naturist 08/29/20 01:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Moving on up... to the mountains!

It's always good to see someone realize a dream. Congratulations, may it serve you even better than you imagine for decades to come.
naturist 08/29/20 12:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Small mistakes can make big problems

We've all made mistakes through sheer inexperience, haven't we? If you think about it, isn't that what causes at least half of all mistakes, with the other half being caused by inattention?
naturist 08/28/20 04:32pm Beginning RVing
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