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I do not even want to talk about the corporatre sector and what's wrong with our economy or the government sector which is more or less like it. Lots of truth in this thread is all I'll say.
wa8yxm 10/28/21 05:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Replacement keys

Soem hardwares have some of the blanks.. For example GilRoy's in Davison MI has a limited selection of Tri-mark blanks. Some locksmiths can do it.. Now major locksmiths like Fred's in Detroit have dang near every blank made For the record this is my area of residence so I know these stores best but most major markets will have like Locksmiths. Also,,,, In my life I have found sometimes a "Foreign" blank fits the lock. For example I had a GE Radio... took a Chevy ignition blank. But don't count on that. Your local Hardware or Wal-Mart likely won't have the blanks. Find a genuine locksmith There is one west of Las Vegas.. The road just to the north of Circus Circus as an example of another place that has a good selection of blanks. These are all LOCKSmiths or Lock & Safe places NOT hardwared RV dealers or stores that sell other stuff. Strictly Lock and Key
wa8yxm 10/27/21 01:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: What is the correct resting lifepo4 voltage?

We've done a number of deep discharge SOC tests with our 200ah lifepo4. https://i.imgur.com/YXq2AbSl.jpg Good to know. I've been wondering about the voltage SOC curve for my small LiFePO4 that I use with a radio for portable use. The radio will object if the voltage goes too low TOO LOW for the radio is 0% on your chart ((or lower)) Sounds like I'm good to talk till the power storage jar is (Battery) is dry.. Got a new portable antenna I need to test likely tomorrow or friday (Weather dependent testing today is a tad...er... damp)
wa8yxm 10/27/21 01:23pm Tech Issues

All you retirees ready for that 5.9 percent come January? Yup and I already know what I'm going to spend it on. My pharmacy co-pay.... DOUBLES on Jan 1
wa8yxm 10/27/21 01:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Electric brakes mystery

Should not have continuous power on blue wire. It should only have power when brake pedal is applied. What kind of tow vehicle? Exact model of brake controller? Actually many controllers put continous power on the blue wire, OPEN CIRCUIT (Trailer not plugged in it will read 12 volts if the controller sees that 12 volts (Well battery voltage) when it's not calling for brakes it flys the fault flag to alert you to a problem. IF you put a load on it (Say a test light in parallel with your volt meter) you will see it go down like a rock in free fall for it's a high resistance feed... if you plug the trailer in the voltage approaches zero (you won't be able to measure it) I doubt it's light the test lamp. One of the reasons you need both a volt meter (HIGH resistance or high impedance load (The two words apply to DC and AC respectivelly)often well over 100,000 ohms) and a test light (Low resistance load often closer to 1-2 ohms)
wa8yxm 10/27/21 04:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Plug and play wiring harness for Jeep

BOth Roadmaster and Blue Ox as I recall sell "Plug and play" To install generally there is a plug under the dash already in a matching socket You unplug and plug the module into the socket and the plug into the module. Then you route the line up to the front and plug it into the module. as Porkey would say Th-Th-Th-Th-That's all folks. The "Magic" is in the module (A pack of diodes).
wa8yxm 10/26/21 03:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Winterizing Q

If the lines are clear, no water in the heater, and you don’t plan on using the RV the position of the valves don’t matter. I assume you have open any low point drain valves, put RV antifreeze in the sink/shower p-traps. Though Dtoad is 100% correct I put 'em in bypass.. Just to be safe. I also don't replace the plug and on an atwood I pull a wire off the ECO module been glad I did that once. (It's in the instructions, the wire is RED ECO is Emergency Cut Out, sets the FAULT light if you try to use the water heater that way)
wa8yxm 10/26/21 03:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wind!

I think covers cause more damage than they protect against. Depening on where you live YES. (mostly yes some places NO) Roll it up and put it away. Wind.. been and a couple of Stiff Breezes in my motor home. What's a stiff breeze. Hang a long chain from a cross beam outside if it's gently swaying that's a light breeze if it's swing rather good, that's a strong breeze if it's parallel to the ground.. That's a stiff breeze. Seriously 100MPH or more. NOT FUN let me tell you.
wa8yxm 10/26/21 03:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: No power to house batteries?

You should have a disconnect somewhere May say USE/STORE or AUX on/off Also you should have a circuit breaker or fuse in line. Likely close to the battery but mine was about 15 feet down the power road. also there are fuses on teh converter. Question... Do the lights get brighter when you plug in? (Converter is working) Next question You said 10 volts. 1.414 times 10 is 14.14 I point this out because if the meter is set wrong you may be showing 70.7% of the voltage (The inverse of the square root of 2 times the voltage) has to do with the meaning of RMS on some meters. (Some meters if set to AC read the peak and multiply by .707, others read the true RMS and are not so affected). I have both kinds.
wa8yxm 10/26/21 03:27pm Tech Issues
RE: What is the correct resting lifepo4 voltage?

The manual is for the battery I use for portable radio use. The battery specs are not as detailed as I'd like but it says output up to 14.6 So that would appear to be "Full charge" voltage https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0219/0154/files/BLF-1212AS_User_Manual_rev_04_24_2019.pdf?271
wa8yxm 10/26/21 03:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for new motorhome…

Well one thing I tell people is this: As you move from place to place there are differences in the drinking water Different bacteria, different mineral content.. This can have what I call "After Effects" The length of 'Just a minute' depends entirely on which side of the door you are on. Bath and a half models.. 2 doors. less waiting.
wa8yxm 10/26/21 05:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Test for charging house batt

Can I use a multi meter to see if camper batt is being charged when I’m Plugged in at Camp ground. If so how do I set meter thanks Yes DC VOLTS connect to battery 12.6 is full charge on the battery but not charging anything less than 13 is not charging 13.6 (About) is float (This varies a tenth or so) but still not charging in most chases. anything over 13.6 is charging SO.. UNPLUGED hook up meter and note voltage Plug in.. Did the voltage increase, if the answer is yes then it's charging... NOTE: if the batteries are "Hungry" you will see an increase but it may NOT be as "Dramatic" as the numbers I posted.. That is if you see for example 12.4 and plug in and it goes up tot 12.6.. It's charging wait an hour and look again.. you will continue to see higher and higher voltages up to at least 13.5.
wa8yxm 10/26/21 05:37am Tech Issues
RE: Tires?

Original tires on a 2014 are now due for replacement due to age.
wa8yxm 10/25/21 04:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Loading generator

Grab a few space heaters. Set 'em on LOW and make sure no two of them are on the same circuit breaker. 3 of them will be about 55% If your rig is wired for a washing machine use that outlet for one of them. That one may be a 20 amp breaker if it is you can go to HIGH on that one and one more Other wise keep 'em on low. and as I said Spread the load across 3 breakers Don't have that many outlet circuits. Well two may be enough to get the heat up on the genny. Re the Pure gas suggestion There are TWO reasons to run a generator often ONE is gasoline, the other is electronic.
wa8yxm 10/25/21 04:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: Winegard dome and H24

Is there even a dome that can get Direc HDTV? I know they can Dish but Direct uses a different radio band and LAST I CHECKED (important phrase) there were no domes that received that band. (Things may have changed. so "Have they" is the question).
wa8yxm 10/25/21 05:05am Technology Corner
RE: Tire spray protection ... what do you prefer ?

Florida sun for six years. Forget rejuvenation. go for replacement.
wa8yxm 10/24/21 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Charging Timer?

Why use a timer There are 3 types of Converter/chargers that I know off of hand "Constant voltage" (one stage) Two voltage (Times or sensed the parallex 7300T is a timed bulk then it goes to float And 3 or 3+ stage (the best) the Progressive Dynamics 9200 and IOTA IQ4 models top this list. Pick any other than the first.
wa8yxm 10/24/21 02:58pm Tech Issues
RE: New, low cost 100Ah 12V LiFePO4 battery !

Re the price. those change on a daily basis. Just now with the news all about the backlog at LA/Long Beach harbors and most LI comes from China as I recall. the price is ^^^ once the supply chain starts moving again VVV Looks interesting. ... Quesiton about battery management System. does it even have one?
wa8yxm 10/24/21 07:35am Tech Issues
RE: Medicare

Boy , will I be glad when the Medicare deadline passes so we can get back to those auto extended warranties commercial that we all have learned by heart ! Randolph Scott hardly has time to shoot the bad guys or kiss the girls ! I've never noticed them ending. they just start on next year's rounds. I may have ended one however. They called, my cell phone. since they are selling medicare they clearly know I'm a senior. and last but not least on the DO NOT CALL list... How many ways can I bill them $500.00 for the unsolicited call? That was the question I ask them, in a letter.
wa8yxm 10/24/21 07:26am Around the Campfire
RE: Fuel injector hose leak on Monaco with Cummins engine

There are mobile mechanics. And GS towing can tow it to a certified shop. How to find a certified mobile mechanic.. now that.. is the problem. I knew one once but he retired. He was also not as good as I'd have liked but hey he was not working on MY engine... (I solved the issue for him and I did it by observation.. ask a key question and his great light dawned)
wa8yxm 10/23/21 04:11pm Class A Motorhomes
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