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RE: Interior adhesive

My first glue of choice for MOST projects is GOOP. it comes in assorted flavors some have greater chemical or UV resistance.. however it's not as "Solid" as say Epoxy it retains a bit of "Stretch" when dry and this can lead to failure in a bouncing down the highway sort of way. That said when I needed to re-stick some felt under the floor of a slideout that had come loose. My Service tech had to pull hard to peal the end off where I'd tacked it with goop. and when I spread a bead and pressed it down she said "how long to dry" I replied book says 30 minutes but 5 should do it.> Well it was perhaps 10 later when we put the floor back on top and 30 before we moved floor.. IT IS STILL where I stuck it not going anywhere. The 2-faced tape Damon used is nothing compared to Goop. AH at last Rasperian has finished downloading.. (Another task).
wa8yxm 01/19/20 03:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping Lights

I have been told that lights UNDER the rig discourage insects and other pests. How true is this???? (Frankly I have no clue). But when I see an RVer with his SCARE lights on all night.. Oh Mr. Manager.... I need to tell you something. Security will verify next night and knock knock Sir could you turn 'em off?)
wa8yxm 01/19/20 03:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sewer Pipe Question

Mushroom is my guess too. Keep knocking it down NOTE nothing wrong with cleaning the toilet with common toilet bowl cleaners. This too may knock it down.
wa8yxm 01/19/20 03:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Slides Motor

Per the OP's first post, he has a travel trailer so there are none of the interlocks customary to a MH. Further, it has simple rack and pinion type slides so no controller. Lastly, I'm sorry but some of your assumptions about DC motor current are not accurate. IE, "lowering the voltage raises the amp draw of a motor". V=I*R. The "R" or resistance of the motor is set. The watts of the motor (P=I*V) is determined by the voltage and amps. It will only deliver the specified watts if the voltage and amps are the ones specified. So if you say a motor has 100 watts for example.....you can't say if I connect half the voltage to it, it will automatically double the amps. Doesn't work like that. The actual voltage and amps given to the motor determined by the RESISTANCE of the motor will determin your power (P=I*V) or ((V^2/R)=P) or (I^2*R=P) The first of the formulas are first and formost determinded by V=I*R. It rules it....it owns it. The other two formulas above have R in them.....these you can use. Take the second one ((V^2/R)=P) for example. We just went from 12 volts to 8 volts. Lets say for the sake of the argument.....the ohms (resistance) of your motor is 1 ohm. (12^2)/1=144 watts. Lower it to 8 volts.... (8^2)/1= 64 watts. Source https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/current-draw-of-a-motor-under-different-situations.585336/ Cheers, Scott Well then disregard the interlock info. There IS a controller for the Rack and Pinion Slide. It may be hard to find (I had to use an electronic bloodhound) but there IS a controller of some kind the full motor current would melt the switch in the wall. That the motor used by Power Gear increases current as speed drops is a proven fact.. Having visited you link I understand your confusion however. But I also studied motors and there are multiple types of motors. For example one motor tries to run at a constant speed if you slow it down it will Draw more WATTS (normally this means more current) but try to maintain speed. Another type of motor.. Well this one is used in electric lawn moweres and Black and Decker in the owner's manual yammered about a "Sensor" the increased motor power to handle taller grass.. Kind of made me laugh (Series wound motor) As the motor slows it REALLY draws more current (more watts too) so as to keep turning... My little electric marched through knee high grass on a neighbor's yard his gas powered unit would not even touch.. I once worked in a feed mill.. The grinder no load full voltage abou 50 amps.. Feed it corn and it would easily hit 300-400 amps as the load increased and the mill slowed a bit.. I even have been trained as to why but alas. Have not refreshed that memory in many years.
wa8yxm 01/19/20 03:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric Slides Motor

If the slides are power gear there are several interlocks and other things that can stop them.. NOTE not all interlocks are present on all systems and then there is the controller.... Ignition interlock, Some want it on. some off Parking break interlock Some insist on parking brake set Transmission interlock, only in park Turn key interlock (mine failed, it's a basic switch) These can become... iffy Next is the switch.. Sometimes switches get dirty and won't switch and/or have to be presseed "Just so" Now the controller Power gear controllers sense current. If anything causes the current to climb above the set point they shut down. LOW BATTERY VOLTAGE on a motor causes higher current. Binding, some obstruction. Higher current. End of travel.. Well that's a given stalling the motor = Higher current. I know one would think that as voltage goes down so would current but Motors are variable inductors (Inductance varies with speed) and because of this the slower they go (lower voltage) the higher the current.
wa8yxm 01/18/20 04:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

I like electrical hookup 50 amps prefered but 30 will do. FULL HOOKUP.l ever 3-4 weeks for one day I'm on a FHU site now but no hoses connected. Just the power cord.
wa8yxm 01/18/20 05:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Residential Refrigerator – Good or avoid?

You need to explore the fire hazard potential - and if you're still happy with your gas/electric - add fusible link actuated extinguisher in the rear of the fridge compt. I won't argue with the automatic fire supression suggestion but I have an question of the person who posted the quoted stuff (Sorry I had to edit out your ID) Just how serious IS that fire hazard? There are thousands of Absorption fridges. if not a larger number Some are even commercial units. and how many fires are there every year caused by 'em? How many of those are caused in turn by poor maintenance as opposed to cooling unit failure.. IE propane leaks?
wa8yxm 01/18/20 05:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Why do I still look at my tankl level gauges?

Why do I press the button at all? Question: Do you go to Church? related: Do you believe in Miracles? You push the button to see if a Miracle has happened and the sensors are working as they should instead of as they do.. Of course they are not. but hey. Faith springs eternal they say.
wa8yxm 01/18/20 05:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Kirkland motor oil

Oil is oil is oil. No. that's not true. Oil is Oil plus chemical additives and some oils are more additive and some less.. Some (mobile one, at least it used to be) are full synthetic while others are sold as synthetic but are in fact highly refined dino oil Pennzoil for many years advertised how they used higher quality crude and thus had less additives. (True? you decide). But there are a lot of differences between different brands, Mostly in the additive area but some others as well.
wa8yxm 01/17/20 05:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bluetooth Dashboard speaker

On my class A the dash radio is a Pioneer.. Now out of the box it does not have this feature. In my first towed. The replacement dash radio (the original died of old age) was a Kenwood. it too did not have this feature out of the box. On both of them I plugged a box into the port on the backside and instant LINE IN. (AUX in) note there are several plug ins like a multi cd changer and XM-Radio but I plugged in an AUX in. Play Cassette tape. CD or MP3's or portable radio (Though why you'd do that I don;t know) through the system. Note that most modern Dash radios have one of the following options. Blue tooth (Connect your Streaming device direct to the dash radio/system( Aux in (native) Aux iu (Add on like mine) NOTE also when using AUX in I have to either use an inverter and wall wart to keep Phone charged or let it run on battery Using a 12 volt type charger will cause all sorts of **** on the audio feed (Ground loop issues) IN my current car (Factory original radio/Cassette) I use a cassette adapter This looks like a tape but with a cord coming out that plugs into the streaming device. Works great. I get the full power of the dash radio system while I listen to say Kingston Trio performing the Ballad of the Shape of Things Caution. the first time you listen to that track DO NOT BE DRIVING.
wa8yxm 01/17/20 05:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Goodyear Marathon tires class action?

Ambulance chasers get rich, you get a certificate for a free Dairy Queen. B.O. Lots of truth to that. I think the one class action I was part of I got 2.50 or there about (Gift cert towards the defective product). One problem with trailer tires is overload.. Both the trailers I pulled when I went to bigger and better tires the blowouts ended. The trailer maker, nto the tire maker, was at fault for too small a tire.
wa8yxm 01/17/20 05:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

When you cross a border. be it international or state to state. The state or country you are entering has the right to inspect. No warrant needed. Same for crossing the Hoover Dam I might add and some other locations. Been that way a long long time. Not a problem for me. Unless you are carrying counter banned goods it should not be an issue for anyone. Very good reasons for the inspections.
wa8yxm 01/17/20 05:12am General RVing Issues
RE: to the group that has got loud amp music going(Quartzsite)

Had that problem one July weekend in Michigan at a private campground. Finally the offending party packed up and left.... At the insistence of management. OF course the fact that Security told 'em to turn it down and the response was "Expletive deleted" at full volume may have contributed to the departure speed. Political statement.. In another time and place I will mention former president Richard Nixon (I won't even mention the context here) but he did give us "Expletive Deleted" ... a most useful phrase. Ok so that is a historical statement about a deceased politician and it is actually something nice. Sort of.
wa8yxm 01/16/20 05:22am General RVing Issues
RE: to the group that has got loud amp music going(Quartzsite)

Had that problem one July weekend in Michigan at a private campground. Finally the offending party packed up and left.... At the insistence of management. OF course the fact that Security told 'em to turn it down and the response was "Expletive deleted" at full volume may have contributed to the departure speed.
wa8yxm 01/16/20 05:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Quartzsite and....eggs

You can pop over the line to CA they have some "Big chain" type stores there. Albertson's as I recall from when I was there (That was about a decade ago however).
wa8yxm 01/15/20 03:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: No Reception on TV

The best place to install a booster is as close to the antenna as possible. For that reason, most are in the bedroom very close to the antenna. You are half right. The best place to install a Booster is indeed close to the antenna. And the very best place is INSIDE the antenna itself. and that's where Winegard put it. What you have in the wall is the power inserter/switch/splitter.. A multi function device that provides 12 volt power to the booster Selects Ant or Cable and splits it for the front and rear TV (and optionally TV 3) What I have.. (I put in the Sensar Pro) is a 2nd booster. it does all the above.. adds more boost. and a few other features as well.
wa8yxm 01/15/20 03:32pm Tech Issues
RE: engine antifreeze

Note that the quoted text below applies to ALL engines with only a name change: "Read coolant specs in your Cummins manual or your chassis manual." This is always the best advice. be it a Cummins, Cat, Detroit Diesel or Chevy or Ford gasser.. Read the manual. NO manual visit the factory store (A Cummins dealer in this case) The different colors tend to Suggest (not dictate) a type of anti-freeze. Some of them do not mix well with others. Some can cuase real issues if they are put in the wrong engine. Chevy for a time used a special "Lifetime" coolant on their engines. (I do not know the color) But you want to stick with the same type the factory put in if you can. NOTE: you need not buy it at the Cummins shop but find out what kind it is there.
wa8yxm 01/15/20 05:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Prescriptions while on the road?

How do you guys handle getting prescriptions on the road? Find a local doctor or try and do it all through the mail? There are many options depending on the medication. Some states. Some medications. Mail order not an option from what I am told (Only a short list of such medications) I've never had that happen,. For some time I used Wal*Mart as they are all over the land and they will transfer the script store to store for you... Wallgreens uses a single national database so a script at one store is on line at all stores. Note sure of CVS or Rite Aid but suspect one of the above. I'm now using a Mail order PHarmacy... the State picks the pharmacy as part of my Retiree insurance plan. the one they used to use I paid the full co-pay even if the straight up cost of the med was less (WHY I went to Wal*mart for some meds) The one They have now I pay the lower of the co-pay or actual cost of med. Paying 20 dollar copay for a 5 dollar med just did not seem right to either me or the State of Michigan.
wa8yxm 01/15/20 05:00am Beginning RVing
RE: emergency start has been hardwired?

I do not see how that photo suggests the solenoid is bad.. BUT There are basically two flavors of solenoid (really 3) Starter solenoids close when energized and are designed for max 30 seconds. They will burn out of continuously engaged. Isolator solenoids are identical to starter but designed for 100% engagement for hours on end.. They should NOT burn out... Then there is the magnetic latching type that Intelletec (and likely others) uses in their modern battery control centers.. These are.... different.. but may APPEAR identical. On these you apply power one way. it goes CLUNK and connects. and latches.. then you apply power to the coil the OTHER way and again it CLUNKS and disconnects... At least ideally it does that.. Mine .. Well the switch needed cleaning (And that was when it was nearly new) a good cleaning and as of last propane fill. worked perfectly.
wa8yxm 01/15/20 04:55am Tech Issues
RE: Why are my batteries water overflowing during charging?

Do not know how good a battery shop Batteries Plus is. DEKA or Interstate or Trojan. are good but frankly I'm not sure how good the stores are. Just using a turkey baster type device or a hydrometer (Best option) to transfer some liquid out and label it in a GLASS jar with non-reactive lid add it back when it's needed would be my best suggestion. Or dispose of it safely as the loss won't be that great.
wa8yxm 01/15/20 04:50am Tech Issues
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