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RE: 2015 AF 990, Do I need to re-caulk the running lights?

Arctic Fox theory is the unsealed bottom allows water to drain. When I converted to Led I completely sealed the lights.
wcjeep 07/03/15 12:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford focus key

It is possible to take the chip out of the key and place chip inside the steering column. However, this comes with different problems.
wcjeep 07/03/15 12:49pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Best battery for $100

Home Depot sells automotive 12V batteries. Locally the Auto Parts stores wanted $140 for the battery I bought for my Ford Explorer. Home Depot price was about $95. I don't recall the exact size. It was new stock.
wcjeep 06/26/15 10:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: New camper, old truck.

Cab height? Might need to to stack plywood for clearance, or not. New trucks have the rear boattail effect for gas mileage.
wcjeep 06/26/15 10:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Replacing 4 tires (jacking up)

this might be what the OP is trying to post? http://waynefalco.com/underrv.jpg width=640 http://waynefalco.com/jack-instructions.JPG width=640 Moderator edit to re-size pictures to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
wcjeep 06/25/15 09:54pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How to get power only when ignition is on?

In the past I have used a fuse splitter from the seat belt alarm circuit/buzzer. I use this to feed a relay. No stress on the original circuit. I usually buy these locally. Ebay link and Ebay pic for explanation. I have not purchased from this seller. Ebay link for idea http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/Nzc1WDEyMDA=/$(KGrHqNHJFIFCNeSyN9OBQt66J6FbQ~~60_35.JPG?set_id=880000500F
wcjeep 06/25/15 09:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you think I should spend $2600 and add exhaust brake?

Pacbrake looks to be about $1500 +/-. Install isn't too bad. I do recommend the shifter mounted on/off switch if your truck is a manual transmission. Also includes emergency onboard air. I have 118k miles on my 2006. Still have over 50% factory brake pad life. This is towing heavy through mountains. I typically crest a hill about 5mph under the speed limit. Then ride the exhaust brake all the way down. I rarely use vehicle service brakes. This leaves brake pads cold for maximum capability in case of emergency.
wcjeep 06/25/15 09:35pm Towing
RE: Which diesel truck are easier to work on

I used to change my Cummins oil. Discovered a local dealer with prices just barely above my cost to perform the same function. Now I watch Youtube, drink coffee while they change it. To the original poster, call the local dealers service departments for prices.
wcjeep 06/23/15 10:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No Tire or TMPS at 70 MPH – Disaster Avoided

I work in traffic. Might be easier to count the people paying attention. This situation doesn't surprise me.
wcjeep 06/23/15 08:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: tv/dvd through main speakers

Do you have a Line Input for the stereo? 3.5mm connection. RCA out from TV, convert to Line Input to stereo would be the easiest solution. Amazon patch cord
wcjeep 06/22/15 10:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Truck camper window leaks

Eliminate the window if possible. For the current leak take a good look at the clearance lights. Have someone using low pressure water slowly go back and forth on the outside. Start low and slowly make their way upward. Leak should become obvious. Low pressure water, meaning simulate raining.
wcjeep 06/21/15 10:07pm Truck Campers
RE: How to test camper is charging batteries on shore power

On our TC, turning off the main battery disconnect switch still allows shore power 120 AC to work. Has your battery switch disabled the batteries? Lead acid batteries do not appreciate total discharge. Watch them for signs of fatigue.
wcjeep 06/20/15 11:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Waze app for navigation?

For navigation, Google Maps always selects the better route. New Google Maps update now announces your expected time of arrival. For general traffic I use Waze, stream Pandora and turn the screen off to preserve battery power.
wcjeep 06/19/15 10:39pm Technology Corner
RE: 2014 Jeep Cherokee needs new tranny

Given the significant problems we had with the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk I could no way recommend it. The JK Wrangler weighs near the same with a much better transmission. I preferred the JK Wrangler over the Cherokee to begin with. However, wife refused to daily drive the JK. We are now waiting on Sync3 to arrive with the Ford Edge. Current rumor is the next generation Jeep Wrangler will get the current 8spd.
wcjeep 06/14/15 03:53pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Too little truck or a bad hitch?

How much weight in the trailer is redundant items belonging to your dad? Can you go with limited on board water to save weight? Dump grey/black before every departure?
wcjeep 06/13/15 11:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to turn off outside speakers on a Arctic Fox 811

As mentioned, it's the fader control. On my 2008 AF 811, I had to manually turn of the "Aux" in the menu settings everytime I did a full power shutdown. Upgraded to a better Kenwood thru Crutchfield. If you long press the Source or SRC button on the Kenwood stereos it simulates turning the key off in a car. The battery draw drops way low. I recall having the Faceplate on the draw was about .4 - .5 amps. Forcing hibernate mode the battery draw was .04 amps. When leaving the camper for the day we always force Hibernate. When we come back the clock is always correct.
wcjeep 06/11/15 06:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Anybody have an Android phone and Windows 8.1 computer?

It WAS seamless, on all previous versions of windows! Like I said, it's a known bug. Are you folks really running 8.1? Phone is Avant, Tmobile, updated android version last week. Google drive autosync... I will try to find that. The only option I saw was to upload one photo at a time (and required a wifi connection). I'm not aware of any "Known Bug". I have Windows 8.1 with Verizon Samsung S5 running Android 5.0. I also have used the Win 8.1 machine to access other devices/versions with only one problem. Win 8.1 is slow to make new folders on my S5 SD Card. I now make folders on the computer desktop then copy/paste. I also enable Developer Options. This makes sure the computer can see the phone as a USB device. I do not own an Avant. The following directions should work. Go to the settings menu on your GS5. Scroll down to the "System section and tap "About Device." Now scroll down to "Build number." Tap the "Build number" section seven times. (You'll see a warning that you're about to unlock developer options.) Now back out to the main settings menu, and you'll see "Developer options" listed. From Android Central As to your original problem. It sounds like Google Drive (photos) is set to access over wifi only. Data consumption is important for most people. While the setting can be changed your photos may consume more data than you realize. McDonalds, Starbucks and others provide free wifi. I normally use Dropbox. Edit: Tmobile says the Avant shipped with Android KitKat 4.4.2
wcjeep 06/11/15 06:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Is towing breaking my TV A/C?

Do you use recirc or only fresh air for the AC? Any chance the AC system iced over causing additional strain? Just curious if your problem is one off?
wcjeep 06/09/15 11:52pm Towing
RE: Looking for a good cell phone booster

The Wilson Sleek is a good unit. It is only good for one device at a time. There are some slight variations in the Wilson Sleek line. 4G for all, 4G for AT&T, 4G for Verizon. Depending on your distance to the booster the Wilson Mobile Pro 4g can be upto twice as powerful. It covers all 4G. It also can boost upto 4 devices at the same time. Distance to inside antenna is key. The closer the cellphone to inside antenna the stronger the signal. On average: Wilson Sleek 18db signal increase Wilson Mobile Pro 4g - 35db with device on or next to inside antenna - 5/10db increase with device at maximum range of 5ft With the Mobile Pro 4g, place your mifi or cellphone next to the inside antenna. Then use Bluetooth or wifi for access. Antennas can make a big difference. I use the supplied 4" rubber antenna. The small rubber antenna does little for/against the signal. Other antennas are good for 3g but negatively affect 4g. Vice versa. Middle of the vehicle hood is usually a good place for the antenna. Wilson Mobile Pro at Amazon
wcjeep 06/07/15 08:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Rear end spring capacities under your camper & towing?

What does your manual show the max loads are for your truck? I can't amagen you don't already have enough spring, the only thing is the truck must drop a couple inches for the top springs to start working. But upper stable loads (torklift) will fix that. http://www.torklift.com/images/product_images/stableload/stableload.jpg Definitely check out Stableloads. $100 - $400 depending on which version you opt to purchase. Airbags would be the last option. Airbags can unload the suspension. The Airbags may try to carry the load instead of the suspension.
wcjeep 06/07/15 08:21pm Truck Campers
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