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RE: Black spots on ceiling = leak?

You might try a mild bleach solution (4:1 water to bleach). Winter condensation is always a problem. Every morning the air temps come up while your RV parts retain their cold temps and lag warmup. Condensation forms. I used to run de-humidifiers in closed up RV's. Now, I run small space heaters. The heaters are more effective and don't have to be drained.
whizbang 04/13/20 01:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

***UPDATE*** 3/30/20 The center solenoid was loose so it was not turning on. The center wire had been installed without a lock nut. I tightened it up using a plit lock washer as well as a nyloc lock nut. The Intellitec latching relay (battery disconnect)was a rat's nest of rusted and corroded wires and crimp terminals. I replaced it and crimped and soldered new connectors all around. It works. We are back in biz.
whizbang 03/30/20 08:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

oldwizard. I am going to pull the NEW house batteries out so I can inspect the solenoid behind them. I will conduct the test you recommend.
whizbang 03/29/20 04:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

It is a Ford E350 chassis. Winnebago WF324V.
whizbang 03/29/20 04:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

Gosh. It sounds like it will be easy enough to fix. It occurs to me I have no idea where my fuse panel is.... I guess I have been lucky up til now.
whizbang 03/28/20 05:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

This is a 2002 RV. The existing system used to charge the house batteries. Until it failed, there was no problem. Driving down the highway keep us charged up. Now, no charge with the engine running.
whizbang 03/28/20 02:45pm Class C Motorhomes
Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

While dry camping in freezing weather, the charging system died for the dual type 24 house batteries (2002 Winnebago Mini). It appears to be a solenoid system. It failed two years ago and the RV shop ran a new replacement wire "to tell it to charge". I am going to fix it myself this time. (I am a ham radio operator and licensed general contractor, Tinkering are us). However, I have zero expertise in automotive charging systems. My inclination too, is to remove the solenoid system and run a battery isolator instead. I had an isolator in my F350 twenty years ago and it worked great. Comments or suggestions? I have no clue where to start, other than doing lots of homework...
whizbang 03/28/20 01:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: new ?’s: options on custom order 2020 Ford F-350 6.2L gas

The options you asked about are not worth it, except possibly the tow package. Good choices overall. I wonder about the engine block heater. This is normally a diesel option. I would be surprised to see it available in a gasser.
whizbang 09/21/19 09:26am Truck Campers
RE: 2019 Coachman Freelander 26DS

Its an entry level RV with the build quality one would expect.
whizbang 08/25/19 01:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 24’ - 27’ floorplans.

The 25b by a mile. Small enough to drive and park easily. Good roomy layout.
whizbang 08/08/19 02:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New-to-me truck and camper

Congrats on the new truck and camper set-up. Your weights are about right. At the end of the day, you will be right at, or a couple hundred pounds over your GVWR. Add the fluids, propane, diesel, spouse, dogs, sporting equipment, pots and pans, clothing, food, and beer, etc, and you will be about #4200 pounds. Good luck and have fun.
whizbang 07/29/19 06:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Do you unload when you camp? Really?

Unloading is just nuts. The camper allows you to take you toilet, kitchen, bed, etc with you. Why leave that stuff behind?
whizbang 07/13/19 12:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Does my full-time TC plan seem reasonable?

No. It's not reasonable. Truck campers are the most expensive RV's per size/cubic volume. Their advantage is mobility. They are smaller than most and can take rough roads or smaller parking placing than other RV's. Since your's will be mostly parked, you are far better off with a travel trailer or Class C. Either will give you a better living space. And save you money up front.
whizbang 07/13/19 12:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Why does my Truck Camper list toward the driver side

I'm guessing a Hawk Shell has the cabinets, stove, sink on the driver side and the bench/couch on the passenger side. The cabinet side is much heavier. If you want to level up, you need air bags. My old Fleet Four wheel camper caused my F350 to lean on the drivers side.
whizbang 07/13/19 11:58am Truck Campers
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