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wnjj 08/22/19 01:25am Truck Campers
RE: Tow/Haul off or on(ram)

I've yet to see any transmission that didn't have a direct gear. GM 6L80E, according to this site: https://www.monstertransmission.com/Transmission-Gear-Ratios_ep_52.html Now you have heard of one.
wnjj 08/20/19 10:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This is what happens when you don't pay attention

#1 The crash happened on a short section of rural road where most drivers go 65. I’ve driven that stretch of road hundreds of times or more and it’s very rare to even get up to 55 these days. Too many clueless, oblivious, fog-filled drivers around here. I miss the days when you could hit the speed limit there with nobody around.
wnjj 08/20/19 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Battery or no battery????????

Not required in Oregon. In fact trailer brakes aren’t even required but you must be able to stop from 20 mph in 35 feet.How does the OP get from MA to OR? What does that have to do with my comment? A claim was made that it’s required by law in every state. I posted to the contrary and it may or may not be needed where the OP intends to travel. Just posting the facts. A little checking indicates that brakes aren’t required in MA either unless the trailer is over 10k lbs.
wnjj 08/19/19 11:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery or no battery????????

State law requires an emergency breakaway braking system and this system requires a battery. Battery will also supply 12 volts to the fridge and other controls while stopped en route or in process of setting up or leaving camp. Battery will provide some functions if the utility power goes out. Bingo! Required by law in every state in the US and probably Canada as well. Not required in Oregon. In fact trailer brakes aren’t even required but you must be able to stop from 20 mph in 35 feet.
wnjj 08/19/19 10:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Water Heater Relay - Stuck Closed Again

Is the relay mounted to a warm surface and if so could it be relocated? Have you cut apart an old one to see if the contacts looked burnt? Otherwise perhaps the plastic casing is deforming slightly? I had a micro relay that stuck on my Norcold fridge. When I cut it apart the contacts looked brand new so I don’t know why it did.
wnjj 08/19/19 10:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

Please repost as I am unable to open whatever graph, chart, whatever you are talking about. Look at the post again, I've adjusted the image size. It looks like you can’t hot link that picture. You can click here to see it: https://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/uploads/monthly_2019_06/5cffff9056848_L8TvsL96SAEHPTorque.jpg.09ecd46ae6943e11235a5d6986010343.jpg Went from bad to worse... Huh? Roy’s picture shows nothing but an empty frame for me. The link above shows in a full screen window so I can at least check out the graph. How is that worse?
wnjj 08/18/19 10:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

Please repost as I am unable to open whatever graph, chart, whatever you are talking about. Look at the post again, I've adjusted the image size. It looks like you can’t hot link that picture. You can click here to see it: https://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/uploads/monthly_2019_06/5cffff9056848_L8TvsL96SAEHPTorque.jpg.09ecd46ae6943e11235a5d6986010343.jpg
wnjj 08/18/19 01:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Great point Copperhead, as I understand they have 2 that are going to be real world test mules with a carrier to see how they fit in. Seems like a reasonable plan. Yep. https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/08/20190815-ecascadia.html My cousin is a mechanical engineer working for that group. Traditional OEM’s will find it much easier to electrify their platforms than stubborn Elon will to produce anything reliable. This BEV “technology” isn’t exactly rocket science. Shipping quality vehicles to meet a wide variety of customer markets is much more difficult.
wnjj 08/17/19 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rvers beware

Actual text of the ordinance: http://www.ci.lacey.wa.us/Portals/0/docs/city_council/ordinances/2019/Ordinance%201549%20-%20Camping%20Ordinance%2006.13.19.pdf
wnjj 08/15/19 01:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Eagle cap 1160 & Lance 1172 owners....

I’m not sure about installations, but I just helped a Lance owner synchronize his slide motors last weekend. It appears they wander off the when slide is not fully opened and closed. Luckily I found the link for him so he could bookmark it and we had Internet access to get guidance. The Schwintek slide instructions state to fully open and fully close it to prevent motor de-sycnronization. Yet, we've met people that repeatedly only open their Schwintek slide half-way and never had a problem. The motor re-sync process is very simple once you know what to do - enough so that we too open it partially whenever we want. Are those systems as unsophisticated as they sound? You just deadhead them all to keep them “in sync”? It sounds like they just rely on them turning the same speed. Why don’t they have shaft rotation sensors so they know how far each motor has travelled then they would never be out of sync?
wnjj 08/14/19 09:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Interesting delam issue - revised 6-24, more pics

.. with endcaps and a couple rolls of Dicor Butyl seal tape. I have the drawings from Eagle cap on the stud/cross brace spacing, so now to locate those and put the aluminum strips in. Curious where you found end caps and what they look like. How about these? https://www.amazon.com/AP-Products-0911-1527-White-Pack/dp/B00T36NMWK/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_263_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=27AA8GS19GK06SYRD449 They might be a bit too wide though.
wnjj 08/14/19 09:27am Truck Campers
RE: Two honda generators in tandem

Make sure the fridge isn’t on “auto” and switching to electric. Be sure the water heater electric isn’t on. Also try turning off the breaker to the converter/charger.
wnjj 08/14/19 12:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

Sorry but you guys are arguing EV will not expand because there is no place to plug them in ? Really? I can't imagine how we manage to Air condition the entire country? Somehow we got electric to all those houses. Big,small, rural,urban there is AC everywhere! Imagine if A.C. didn't spread and move across the country because there was no electric. Granted there are hurdles but installing electric plugs is not one of them. The idea that the poor won't be able to afford electric? Somehow they have AC and can afford to put gas in their cars. Building the mouse trap was the challenge, perfecting it and installing the infrastructure is the easy part. I imagine there were not many roads as we know them, before the model T took over for the horse? Yet somehow we manage to implement the interstate system. Yes it took time to replace the horse. But at some point there were a lot of gas stations built! There will most likely be niche uses for the ICE for years to come, but EV vehicles will transform this country in my lifetime! PS I'm not collecting social security yet...LOL The cost of ownership for EV is actually now lower than conventional car of the same class and performance. The biggest hurdle, sometimes psychologically, is the sticker-price shock with very people even bothering to do the total cost of ownership comparisons. I understand but some are debating small simple points, like lack f places to plug them in. Those things will come in time. Yes the market will initially be driven by the wealthy and middle class I don't think the poorest citizens are the target audience for EV, but eventually just like the iphone, the poor areas will have EV also. Demand for charging will force condos and apartments to install infrastructure. Yes the grid will require upgrading and adaptation. But none of these challenges are insurmountable. The basic concept of the efficient clean burning EV. vs. the ICE will drive the transformation. This is 2019 guys. Remember once upon a time there was no cable TV. Somehow we managed to wire the entire country including the poor areas! Yes poor people somehow afford cable TV too. EV is here. Tesla has taken it off the drawing board and turned it into reality and just like the internet it is a worldwide phenomenon. By the way do you remember a world without the internet? Technology can change the world very quickly! Technology tends to work more quickly when it fills (or creates) a large demand. Using your examples, moving from horse & buggy to automobiles was a major shift in travel speed and comfort. Not so much with an EV over an ICE vehicle. The same goes for cable TV. Many more channels and available where over-the-air was spotty. That's something people will pay $ for which drives the infrastructure build out. So IMHO, until EV's offer significantly more than just "not worse" than ICE powered vehicles, they will continue to grow at relatively slow rates with the earliest adopters first. In crowded cities, zero emissions is an example of "significantly more" but will still take legislation to force the change.
wnjj 08/12/19 05:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax class action suit

What I find interesting about this is that GM went above and beyond the other manaufacturer in honoring warranty claims on this. I have never read of anyone that I felt got a raw deal from GM on this. We even had a member here that got signifignant help from GM after the 100K mark. So I wonder why GM is the one getting sued. Why not Ford? I imagine Ford's turn in the fish barrel is coming as well. Probably because the judge said, "Ford diesels? I thought we already settled that one. We've talked about it for years. Case dismissed."
wnjj 08/09/19 07:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Test drove a Chevy 2020 HD 3500

I'm laughing at guys arguing over gears and bicycles with the irony of a guy named "Walker" laughing at them. ;)
wnjj 08/08/19 02:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery Disconnect switch

Check to make sure that it disconnects everything from the battery. Some leave the CO detector and radio preset connected. These will deplete your battery in a short time. Almost everything. You should leave the trailer brake breakaway switch wired direct to the battery so they will still do their job even with the switch off (like when towing it from storage).
wnjj 08/08/19 09:45am Travel Trailers
RE: can someone identify this vent cover

This one looks like it would work and says it’s used on Keystone RV’s. Here for cap only.
wnjj 08/05/19 11:37pm Tech Issues
RE: MN new laws August 1st

They had a quick look and realized they had the wrong vehicle but also pointed out that his blacked out windows were illegal in that state and they could tell him he had to be towed out of state. Rather than towing, couldn’t he have just rolled the window down and left it that way until he was out of state? ;)
wnjj 08/03/19 04:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: GFI trips when generator used

This is a weird situation and I doubt that there will be much if any actual experience to draw from. Only best guesses. The GFI senses only downstream faults, so I don't see how doing anything at the generator or transfer switch would fix the problem. The power out of the generator isn't as clean as shore power, which could explain why you never see the trip on shore power. When there are weird GFI trips I'm usually about the last person to say "replace the GFI", but in this case I don't think that's a bad thing to try. Another obvious isolation step is to disconnect the downstream outlets from the GFI. Tough call, in my estimation, which to try first. X2 Disconnecting the downstream receptacles or at least inspecting them is a good idea. Maybe there’s a loose ground wire in one of them and the vibration from the generator is enough to cause it to bump the neutral.
wnjj 08/02/19 09:42am Tech Issues
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