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RE: What roof vent covers for Fantastic Fans

Thanks for the Amazon links. Think I didn't look there? Either "On Backorder" or "Out of Stock" Sorry, the link was broken. It is now fixed above. I don't see either problem, and the price has dropped a bit.
stevenal 01/14/23 04:12pm Tech Issues
RE: 2005 Arctic fox 1150 boat loader

11 foot 8
stevenal 01/11/23 02:07pm Truck Campers
RE: What roof vent covers for Fantastic Fans

$86 at Amazon www.amazon.com/Fan-Tastic-Vent-U1500BL-Ultra-Breeze/dp/B007HGF29Y/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3AU8TRYHSPVIU&keywords=dometic+ultra+breeze+vent+cover&qid=1673450359&sprefix=ultra-breeze+vent%2Caps%2C231&sr=8-5&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.006c50ae-5d4c-4777-9bc0-4513d670b6bc
stevenal 01/11/23 08:20am Tech Issues
RE: What roof vent covers for Fantastic Fans

The video for fantastic vent is pretty convincing airflow wise but when I type the URL at the end of the video fantasticvent.com, it just goes to the Dometic site. Is the Dometic Ultra Breeze Cover Assembly the same thing? Looks like it. Yes. Dometic acquired the Fantastic brand.
stevenal 01/08/23 12:36pm Tech Issues
RE: What roof vent covers for Fantastic Fans

I also went with the Fantastic cover. This video had me convinced.
stevenal 01/07/23 05:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Three-pronged plugs

Note that these adapters don't claim to be UL approved. If screwed down as intended, they will ground your cord to the box; but most likely the box is not connected to ground. The proper way to deal with old two blade receptacles and modern three prong equipment is to replace the receptacle with a GFCI receptacle. NEC allows this if marked as ungrounded.
stevenal 12/24/22 04:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Ordering F-350 7.3 CCLB SRW - how big of camper can I get?

Lots of weight related answers here that avoid the height question. I live where lots of TCs pass through, and continue to be amazed to see campers that double the overall height over the truck alone. Of course they have big ACs on the roof, and are on SRW trucks. They lean from normal road crowning, and sway like crazy. I like my SRW, kept the camper low and light weight, and added suspension enhancements.
stevenal 12/06/22 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: 12v master Reset Breaker --- typical causes for tripping?

A manual reset CB will open during an overload or short circuit. One can then investigate the cause and adjust the load or repair the short before resetting the cb. An automotive auto resetting cb on the other hand will alternataly open and close on this overloaded or shorted circuit until someone intervenes, the load drops by itself, or the circuit burns open. I find the auto resetting automotive cb to be a bad idea in general, and a particulary bad idea in a residence.
stevenal 11/20/22 07:08pm Tech Issues
RE: saw a cool looking rig the other day.

Like a Tardis, he said. I've always maintained we need Tardis technology in our TCs. I like it.
stevenal 11/17/22 08:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Jack Issue/ Battery Storage

I parked under a tree for a few days once. With the pv panel blocked, the fridge ran the camper batteries down. I managed to find an extension cord, and attempted to let the convertor recharge the batteries without luck. I eventually found a small circuit breaker that had tripped when the convertor dumped too much current into the pair of dead batteries. The reset was a very tiny button on the side of the device, easy to miss. This open breaker blocked charging from the convertor, truck alternator, and pv panel. I've upsized the cables and breaker since.
stevenal 11/17/22 08:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Refill small propane cylinder

The "transfer kits" linked above all seem to involve only hoses. How does one transfer Liquified Petroleum Gas without a pump? Perhaps a little bit might transfer through the hose as gas pressures equalize, but I fail to see how anything close to a refill is possible.
stevenal 11/02/22 01:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Might sell the F450 and go F550 with liquid springs

I had a scary experience with the adaptive cruise on a Highlander recently. The radar keyed on a nearly stopped vehicle in the right hand turn lane, while the through lane that I was in arced away to the left up ahead. The result was hard braking in the with traffic moving at highway speed behind. This tech needs more work.
stevenal 08/25/22 08:02am Truck Campers
RE: Back to truck campers

My answer to sway was Stable Loads and aftermarket anti-sway bars. Other swear by their duallies for that purpose. I'm with those above, who like having everything along when on sightseeing day trips. Others here will say dropping the TC and using the unloaded truck for day tripping is the way to go.
stevenal 08/16/22 08:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Water inside refrigerator

Check the drain. Water should collect in a tray under the fins inside the fridge. From there it runs outside through the lower vent.
stevenal 08/15/22 08:01am Tech Issues
RE: Refrigerator is dead

Suggest seeing if Dinosaur has a replacement. Better than OEM in my experience.
stevenal 08/13/22 05:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacement City Water Inlet recommendation

I’m confused. Why run the pump when on city water?
stevenal 08/10/22 11:48am Tech Issues
RE: 2012rvlife.com

Sorry. (not at all) Fan-tastic Vent Fan
stevenal 07/20/22 03:16pm Tech Issues

My four year old FF started slowing way down last week. After checking the path to the motor, I decided the motor was faulty and replaced it. The kit came with the bracket and blade, so I replaced all. The fan made a horrible clacking noise at low speed. I ran it on high for an hour to see if it would settle down. No luck, so I put the old blade on and all was quiet. Seems they didn't bother to balance the new blade. One day latter, the new motor is dead. I've heard it here before the new FF is not like the old. After perusing a few videos, I'm not sure Max is much better. A bit of Googling brought up the 2012rvlife product. Not much info out there on them, and I'm leery of Chinese products. Still, the idea of a brushless long life motor is appealing. Anyone try on of these?
stevenal 07/20/22 12:53pm Tech Issues
RE: New shocks?

^Yeah I'm going to take the rears down to the mid 30's and see if that helps before I spend a sh@*load of money on shocks. Dang I didn't know shocks had gotten that expensive, You may find running on under inflated tires to be more expensive. Did you assume the OP meant hauling his camper or heavy load with lower tire pressures, or do you not understand load vs inflation? By under inflated, I mean not maintaining the proper inflation for the load. OP did not state for what loading he would be reducing pressure. No assumption made by me.
stevenal 07/06/22 03:28pm Truck Campers
RE: 1979 Lance TC

Four flat is insufficient. Do you have a seven pin round on your truck? Left and right stop and turn, tail, backup and ground make 5. The 5th (blue) wire on the 5 pin is backup.
stevenal 07/05/22 05:08pm Truck Campers
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