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RE: Turnbuckle advice

I believe the HJ Quick-loads have springs on the front only.
stevenal 06/07/23 02:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Feedback on 12V water heater element as solar diversion load

Half the voltage into the same resistance yields half the current.Half times half is a quarter. You'd achieve 125 w.
stevenal 06/03/23 05:41pm Tech Issues
RE: How do you sanitize your fresh-water tank and lines?

https://www.captainphab.com/shop/portable-water-treatments/purge-tank-cleanser-for-portable-water-storage-tanks/450-g-container-16-oz-part-no-228 This is the one referenced. I see nothing regarding sanitizing, only odor control. The price looks right.:)
stevenal 04/24/23 07:58am Tech Issues
RE: 30 vs 50 amp electrical issue help

Adapter Here is an adapter as described. Internally, the ground, neutral, and one of the legs connect straight through. The remaining leg remains unconnected. Note that it carries no UL mark. This same sort of adaptation might simply be wired into the RV, and would likely be in violation of RVIA standards. If so, the 12000 W expected from the 50 A service is only 3600. As others have indicated, find your main breaker. It will be a single pole 30 or a double pole 50.
stevenal 04/20/23 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: Best Sealant to re-seal RV side hatch covers etc.

In my opinion, any kind of caulk is for touching up around the edges. If removing the item, clean off all the old stuff and apply butyl tape. You know it's sealed when the stuff squeezes out when re-installing. For a neat look, scrape away the excess and run a bead of Dicor; but it's not necessary to make it water tight.
stevenal 04/14/23 07:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Just curious

A good white vinegar soak will kill the bleach and antifreeze tinge. I use about a pint with a water fill, run faucets until the vinegar is detectable, then let stand overnight. Drain, fill, drain, and fill.
stevenal 04/12/23 12:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper interior lights

The weight rating of an F150 is insufficient for most truck campers.
stevenal 04/10/23 01:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck Camper interior lights

Most of us have a convertor and a dedicated house battery in the camper. Running lights from your starting battery may cause a no-start condition. There is a forum here dedicated to TCs.
stevenal 04/10/23 07:55am Tech Issues
RE: Calculating voltage drop

The split phase has the advantage of sharing the neutral and reducing voltage drop. Of course we all carefully balance our loading across the two legs to ensure minimal voltage drop. If I were doing this installation, I would assume the end user would not be that careful. Worst case is 50 A on one leg and neutral, zero on the other leg. 120 V in the formula at twice the distance.
stevenal 04/08/23 07:41am Tech Issues
RE: Calculating voltage drop

Only the power is halved, not the amperage. One 250 V 50 amp circuit is the same as two 120 V 50 amp circuits.
stevenal 04/07/23 12:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Underground 250ft run

Will my private utility lines be marked? No. Member utilities companies are responsible to mark only the facilities that they own or maintain. Private underground pipes and cables may not be owned or maintained by member utility companies, therefore they are unable to locate them. Private utility lines are lines commonly between the meter and a home or utility lines that were installed by the home owner to out buildings, etc. It is your responsibility to investigate if any privately-owned utilities are in the area. NM 811 To get to your house and meter, utility must run lines on private property. By law, they are responsible for locating them, and you will be liable for repair if you damage them. Beyond the meter is all yours.
stevenal 04/02/23 10:38am Tech Issues
RE: Happijac issue

1 Up and down refer to the camper direction. It's easy to get this confused, since the jacks extend downward to move the camper up. 2 If the jacks move opposite to what's described above, you have a polarity issue. 3 When all else fails, I find a power cycle reboot will cure things.
stevenal 03/29/23 08:02am Truck Campers
RE: No gas to cook top

Thanks for getting back. Both my campers had main regulators that required adjustment when checked with a manometer. Simply unscrew the cap to find the adjustment beneath. Clockwise increases pressure. We've camped at 10000 ft at Great Basin with all appliances working fine, although the rice stayed rather crunchy at that level.
stevenal 03/26/23 08:16pm Tech Issues
RE: right front tire wear

srschange, Those look just like the tires I replaced, compete with the circumferential wear indicators. I also wonder if road crowning has this effect on high center of gravity loaded vehicles. The right leaning Monster TCs on SWR trucks can be very noticeable on the road.
stevenal 03/26/23 08:03pm Truck Campers
RE: right front tire wear

New tires and alignment performed. Tech said alignment was not far off. I drove to a highway scale today. The defective scale read -38500. Just the same, I put each front wheel on the scale, and the right was 150 less negative than the left. This was with no one in the passenger seat and a full tank of water (tank is on the right). I'll be cross rotating the new tires.
stevenal 03/24/23 08:16pm Truck Campers
RE: right front tire wear

From what you are describing, toe got knocked inwards on the right front causing the tire to scuff when driving forward. Without affecting the handling? It drives great.
stevenal 03/09/23 01:45pm Truck Campers
RE: right front tire wear

I have my doubts regarding taking a decent photo of black tire tread on a black tire. Here is a little more detail, though. After studying all four for awhile, I have decided these Wranglers don't have treadwear indicators running across the tire like most do, but have two that run around the tire near each edge. The rf tire's outside indicator is completely gone, while the inside indicator is still visible and right at tread depth. The lf outer indicator looks like the inner rf indicator, and the inner one still has some clearance. The rear tires both look good with even wear across and from tire to tire. None of the tires show cupping or feathering, or any of the other wear patterns that show up on web searches. Most of the 33K has been on freeways and highways. I am a cautious driver who gets at least a 100k between brake jobs and always take the curves slowly. (the dogs appreciate this)
stevenal 03/06/23 01:48pm Truck Campers
RE: right front tire wear

Well none asked how many miles on your truck before pointing at worn parts! If less than 50,000 miles front end still likely good, I would have alignment checked especially toe in. 33K, mostly with the camper loaded.
stevenal 03/05/23 09:47am Truck Campers
right front tire wear

Yes, I know I should rotate my tires more often. I noticed the wear on my right front tire today. It's much worse than the other three. The outer edge is the worst, but it has more wear than the others all the way across. Web searches bring up information regarding uneven wear across the tire and front versus rear, but nothing about right versus left. I'd blame the one most often in the passenger seat, but the one in the driver's seat weighs more. Any idea why I might be seeing this wear (besides my confession above)? Thanks.
stevenal 03/04/23 08:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Furnace on while moving

When traveling in sub-freezing temperature, the heat stays on low to prevent frozen pipes and doggies. No problems yet.
stevenal 02/22/23 06:20pm Truck Campers
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