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RE: VIN for cabover camper

Our insurance policy just has the short serial number in the VIN box.
wnjj 06/13/19 12:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Fridge problem

Make sure the fridge door gaskets are actually sealing. I temp-fixed my sister’s by stuffing small scraps of paper towels in behind the gasket edge and it helped quite a bit with their warm fridge.
wnjj 06/12/19 09:08am Tech Issues
RE: Engine torque

More torque will let you accelerate faster and HP is what keeps you at a particular speed when you get to it. More torque at the wheels will let you accelerate faster. Engine torque plus gearing decide what wheel torque is available.
wnjj 06/11/19 10:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Series, then Parallel or Parallel then Series?

I always looked at it this way. Two 6v batteries is series may give a you more power but if one battery dies while you are out in the boonies, you are out of power. But if you are using 2-12v batteries in parallel and one dies, you can keep going, you just need to run your generator more often. Dusty I'm not trying to pick a fight, I'm genuinely curious about this view I've heard from others. The way I see it, if you have 2 12v in parallel and one dies (which I guess you mean develops a shorted cell) the bad battery will be 2v lower than the good battery. This will cause the good battery to try and charge the bad battery which will kill it in the process. I've often wondered if people operating with this theory periodically disconnect their parallel sets of batteries to test them individually to make sure one isn't shorted. The thing is, I don't know how long it would take for the shorted battery to take out the good one but I'm thinking not very long at all, maybe a matter of a few hours? I think the difference is you can recharge the remaining 12V battery and be up and running even if one shorts out which you cannot do with a pair of 6V. That’s what Dusty was suggesting by running the generator more often.
wnjj 06/10/19 08:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Engine torque

Torque only matters because we have less than perfect transmissions. Otherwise, hp, and hp alone, determined how fast you get work done. When was the last time you saw a locomotive, container ship, or helicopter advertise in lb-ft? ALL 4400 hp locomotives goes up a grade at identical speeds, whether it's a diesel making 25,676 lb-ft @ 900 rpm, or a turbine making 2,567.6 lb-ft @ 9,000 rpm. The traction motors do not care. Yep and this explains why the "torque matters" and "torque doesn't matter" guys are both kind of right and kind of wrong. Farm tractors and construction equipment engines have always been rated & sold by HP too.
wnjj 06/10/19 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Series, then Parallel or Parallel then Series?

It doesn't matter. Either way will work. The first way uses 1 less cable. x2 Also, the 2nd diagram isn't drawn correctly. The trailer wires come from the smaller jumpers in between each pair of batteries. In that drawing they are connected to each other.
wnjj 06/10/19 05:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford V-10 plug problems

A little off topic but, . . . years ago there was a "compression release" craze for dirt/racing/off road bikes. The lever/cable controlled valve vented the combustion chamber gasses to induce engine braking. It worked really well, until after a weekend of desert riding, you pulled your cylinder head and saw the damage done from all the ingested dirt. That's when mine went into the circular file. (and I rebuilt the top end) The brakes seemed to work just fine after that. Braking? I've never heard of that but I did have a compression release lever on my 1985 Honda XR350. It was there to allow easier kick starting, especially when hot. It basically just held the exhaust valve open. You kicked the motor over and once spinning, let it go to light it off. It also worked great for roll starting in lower gears. Maybe you were doing it wrong? As for the V10, I'd drive it to the shop that way.
wnjj 06/10/19 02:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Engine torque

So if I shift to 3rd, does the +/- shift down to 2 and up to drive? Or if I shift to 2nd, it shifts to 3rd or 1st? I had kinda thought it was going to be like the up/down paddle shifting in a car where you just keep tapping up or down to move through the available gears. On our Yukon, switching to M shows you the gear you were in (which I do sometimes if I’m curious), then I can + or - anywhere from 1st to 6th. Whatever number is displayed is actually a maximum gear so if I pick 4, it will shift through 1-2-3-4 from a dead start. I read that recent HD models will actually start in 2nd if it’s in 2. Generally I use M to hold back on steep downhills, even when not towing anything. I also use it to hold a lower gear for needed acceleration onto a busy road though T/H mode does that nicely as well. In normal mode, the thing grabs 2nd far too soon and bogs terribly after pulling out into traffic from a stop sign.
wnjj 06/09/19 02:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Engine torque

To use the +/- on our 2014 Yukon, you pull the column shifter past D to M.
wnjj 06/08/19 11:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pennsylvania Non-Commercial Class A License Questions

There's a little info here from Gary O. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29487568/gotomsg/29487639.cfm#29487639
wnjj 06/06/19 02:15pm Towing
RE: A home electrical question...

I can see stray capacitance between hot conductors conducting enough leakage current to make a LED light glow in the dark. That’s possible considering a 3-way circuit has a nice long run of wires parallel to each other in the same Romex jacket, 1 has power and 1 goes to the light. This guy seems to think so: https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/57578/is-this-really-inductive-capacitive-coupling-and-is-this-remediation-practical
wnjj 06/05/19 07:45pm Tech Issues
RE: How to replace tv antenna cable

If you get the old one moving, use one of those barrel connectors to tow the new cable behind it. I’d still wrap electrical tape from old to new since those ends can be pulled off with enough force.Thats a great idea, never thought of that. Hopefully i can get to it soon. Thanks You can borrow one from a coax wall plate. They are usually just a double-ended connector with a nut holding them into the plate.
wnjj 06/04/19 10:57pm Truck Campers
RE: What am I missing on GVWR??

" Motor Vehicle Act Regulations in British Columbia prohibit the operation of vehicles that are unsafe or improperly loaded and exceed either the Gross Axle Rating (GAWR) or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)." I’m not a lawyer but when I read that sentence it has an AND between first conditions (unsafe or improperly loaded) and the second (over one of the ratings).
wnjj 06/04/19 10:49pm Truck Campers
RE: How to replace tv antenna cable

If you get the old one moving, use one of those barrel connectors to tow the new cable behind it. I’d still wrap electrical tape from old to new since those ends can be pulled off with enough force.
wnjj 06/04/19 07:07pm Truck Campers
RE: What am I missing on GVWR??

Axle & Tire Max Load Ratings ARE legal statutes Do NOT exceed those ratings. While there are axle weight maximums, they are far above anything a pickup truck could get to (i.e. 20k drive, 12k steer). I don't know of any laws covering tire ratings for personal vehicles, at least in Oregon where I've searched thoroughly. If you can point me toward some I'd love to have a look.
wnjj 06/04/19 02:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 460 engine questions/issues

Thank you!!! I was just using the wrong term! Haha one more item off the list! Also, I reduced the photo size, hopefully that is small enough. :) Much appreciated! Looks great now. You’re welcome and good luck with the rest. If you don’t already use them, RockAuto is a fantastic place to buy parts.
wnjj 06/04/19 09:58am Tech Issues
RE: Ford 460 engine questions/issues

Welcome to the forum. Please reduce the size of your picture so people can read your text and the replies. Edit: I see you reduced it some. A little more please. ;) Here is the gasket you’re looking for. It’s called an intake plenum gasket. https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/ford,1988,e-350,7.5l+460cid+v8,1117066,engine,intake+plenum+gasket,10394
wnjj 06/04/19 09:50am Tech Issues
RE: Help! One of my jacks won't retract or extend!

The only tinkering needed is to adjust the jack height so that the broken jack does not carry any weight. I can do that easily using the bubble levels I added. It does not matter that the COG is forward of center. The good front jack can be extended to keep the front higher than the rear. All I can tell you in addition is that you can try this for yourself. It is real easy to do and you can easily take the pressure off of any one jack by adjusting the others. The COG is all that matters. It’s basic physics (statics) that when an object’s COG is outside of its contact points with the ground it will tip over. It’s really that simple. So if you take a camper where the COG is forward of center, you cannot form a triangle with both rear jacks and only one front that includes the COG inside the triangle. If I tinker with the jacks and raise a rear one, it lifts off the floor. If I raise a front one, the opposite rear one lifts off the floor. Being careful and deliberate doesn’t change the physics. The diagonal becomes the teeter totter support and the chunky kid is always sitting on the front. A front jack cannot be made to not carry any weight.
wnjj 06/04/19 12:42am Truck Campers
RE: Help! One of my jacks won't retract or extend!

OMG, that’s the advice that is sooo weird about this site...... OP has a bad FRONT jack and the camper won’t stand on 1 front jack period end of story unless ya seriously ballasted in the rear. Of course you can. Slightly raise the good front jack and the back jack on the other side. Lower the other rear jack. With a little tinkering the camper will be supported by the 3 good jacks and all the pressure will be off of the bad jack. By tinkering do you mean piling a bunch of weight on the opposite rear corner or tethering the jack to the ground? The COG of a camper is much closer to the front than the rear jacks. Simply put, this means it will always tip forward if 2 diagonally opposite jacks are extended further than the other 2.
wnjj 06/03/19 04:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Help! One of my jacks won't retract or extend!

If you can support the camper enough, take one from the back and put it where the broken one is. You should be able to load with 2 front and 1 rear jack but not the other way around.
wnjj 06/02/19 12:09am Truck Campers
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