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RE: New Style Vertical Motor Happijac Spy Photos

That lever is on my older HJ's. It just disconnects the motor so you can use the hand crank if you have motor problems. I did not know that was the function of the lever. I assumed it was the quick release for the jack leg. Any way to tell from the photos if they are acme-screw or ball-screw? On some models, the lever is for both of those purposes. I think they only used acme on the lightest rated jacks in the past. I have to imagine it’s ball-screw.
wnjj 09/19/18 11:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Sold the Honda 2000i and got a 2200i , now I can run the AC

If one were buying a new eu2200i for RV use, would it be recommended to buy the Companion rather than the regular model, in order to have the 30a outlet? No, because it’s not the same outlet as an RV needs, and the generator cannot exceed the capacity of the 20A outlet.
wnjj 09/19/18 07:59am Tech Issues
RE: Launch 16RB - Not what we looked at...

. How would YOU react when being accused of being dishonest? :R So if I call them, and say, hey this isn't the same as the model we looked at that you have in your show room, and they say yes it is and i find photographic evidence that it's not, I'm not supposed to call them out on their dishonesty? The guy i have been speaking with has a desk right in front of the show room camper. he told me the showroom camper was the brown and green interior when it's the gray (see pictures). I would call that being dishonest. So i'm not supposed to call them out on that? Maybe be up front with me and I wouldn't have to do so. Green, gray — maybe he’s colorblind? Of course if he is, he shouldn’t insist what the colors are.
wnjj 09/19/18 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: New 2020 Ford HD gasser engine coming

Current 1 ton trucks are in the 800 HP range not 200 or 350 either. I think you meant 400.
wnjj 09/18/18 08:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: For gen techs

For the same total wattage, the current is half at 240V which would be slightly better IMO. EDIT: Reading more carefully I see that there are 2 different receptacles in 120V mode. If they are in phase with each other, the RV cable neutral has to carry the total current of both of them instead of the difference between them while in 240V mode. If they are not it phase, it’s no different than just using the 240V receptacle except the connections are more complicated.
wnjj 09/17/18 09:01am Tech Issues
RE: Launch 16RB - Not what we looked at...

Does your invoice list anything about the interior color/trim?
wnjj 09/17/18 08:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Refrigerator is freezing our food

Thermostats on fridges with adjustable temp settings are pre-set at factory for specific temp range and calibrated for those temps based on OEM position of thermistor on fin. Thermistor just senses the fin temp so when the pre-set temp is reach the thermostat shuts off 'heating' Auto Temp Control uses the thermistor as the setting for temps. Moving thermistor UP/Colder (warmer fin) thermostat continues 'heating cycle' until temp is reached .....longer heating cycles Moving thermistor DOWN/WARMER (colder fin) thermostat continues 'heating cycle' until temp is reached.....shorter heating cycles Overall affect is 6*F-8*F It looks like my understanding is sound, The only difference between the fridge types then is that an adjustable fridge has multiple “expected” temperature choices versus the other that has just one. Both can be “adjusted” by moving the thermistor position which changes the interior temperature relative to the thermistor temperature which the control board cannot possibly know. Again, on an adjustable fridge there’s no reason to do that unless the max setting still isn’t cold enough. In both, if the thermistor falls off they will over cool.
wnjj 09/16/18 09:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Refrigerator is freezing our food

IF fridge uses an 'Auto Temp Control' then sliding thermistor Up/Colder or DOWN/Warmer Sliding thermistor (UP/DOWN) on the fin can affect overall temp by few degrees IF the fridge model does NOT have adjustable temp settings Doesn't have same affect on those with adjustable temp settings...those temp settings are pre-set and just use the fin temp as sensor for that pre-set temp Hey biscuit, how can moving the thermistor not affect either model? The idea behind moving it is that different heights of the fin are at different temperatures due to the phase change of the coolant behind them. Regardless of user adjustable temperature settings, the control board perceives the temperature by reading that thermistor. The only difference between a adjustable model and fixed one should be the target temperature(s), not the sensing method. I think the confusion happens because on the fixed temperature models, moving the thermistor is simply the only way to do it. Please help me to understand why, if my reasoning is wrong.
wnjj 09/16/18 03:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weird gas fridge issue

Maybe the safety valve is not opening all the way and needs cycled a few more times or just replaced. If the only thing that changed before the problems started was closing that valve that’s where I’d focus.
wnjj 09/16/18 09:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Refrigerator is freezing our food

If it’s worked fine in the past, it’s possible the thermistor has failed open. It’s thst little thing on the fins mentioned above. They are cheap to buy and plug in replaceable. Something like this, depending upon what model you have. https://www.amazon.com/Norcold-618548-Refrigerator-Thermistor-Assembly/dp/B077YX1JXR/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1537112308&sr=8-9&keywords=norcold+n621 Of course first make sure it didn’t somehow get knocked off the fin.
wnjj 09/16/18 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Norcold fridge not powering on

DC outlet and AC 13.5V? I think you typo’d your terminology. I agree with the above. If there’s power to the board it’s a fuse on the board or failed board. With no reason for the fuse to fail, it’s probably a board. The older models had a board in the back and another up behind the controls.
wnjj 09/14/18 08:20am Travel Trailers
RE: 40 mph uphill? Other Armada or Titan TVs?

The other reason those turbo diesels are doing better is the torque curve. They're making double the torque at half the rpm of your Armada, and taking better advantage of the available gears and not worrying about not flooring it or the revs. Double the torque at half the rpm gets you up the hill at exactly the same speed since you have to run in a higher gear to generate the same road speed. What kills the high-revving engines performance is the gaps between gears that don't allow them to stay at peak HP for the needed road speed. That or if you are afraid to let it rev where it needs to.
wnjj 09/12/18 08:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Norcold shutting off - Fixed!

The controller board is under the cover with the white and yellow stickers. http://whiz.to/~35chuck/fridge1.jpg Before starting I unplugged the AC power cord and opened the battery disconnect. I then unplugged the red/brown spark electrode wire and the two 12V DC pins. The 120V pins were on really tight so I used a screwdriver to gently pry them off after I dismounted the board. The upper left and lower right screws hold the cover on and the other 2 attach the board in its plastic base plate to the wall. http://whiz.to/~35chuck/fridge2.jpg Once the board is out on the table, I removed the plastic rear cover. The AC relay is the one here. It can be confirmed by looking at the back side of the board. One of its pins connects to one of the AC input pins and another goes to an AC_HT pin. http://whiz.to/~35chuck/fridge3.jpg The replacement relay cost $2.05 but shipping added another $3.75. Here's the new relay next to the old. I got it here: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/G5LE-1A-E-36%20DC5/Z5217-ND/1815659 http://whiz.to/~35chuck/fridge4.jpg Now installed on the board. It's a de-solder/solder job but only took 5 minutes. http://whiz.to/~35chuck/fridge5.jpg I reinstalled and reconnected. The fridge ran perfectly on AC for 4 days so I'm declaring victory, for less than $6. If I just got lucky and it acts up again, a new control board is the next option.
wnjj 09/12/18 08:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Happijac Issue -- Intermittent

I think I read somewhere that the cable has the wire sequence reversed. I'm guessing (wishful thinking) this is because HJ wanted to ensure the proper wire gauge versus off the shelf phone cords instead of just wanting to sell parts.
wnjj 09/12/18 03:58pm Tech Issues
RE: 40 mph uphill? Other Armada or Titan TVs?

I have to ask do you have your foot planted flat to the floor? x2. That motor's peak HP is @ 4900 rpm. Don't be afraid to let 'er rip if you need the power. Also, tow/haul mode may help the transmission by locking the torque converter when it may not otherwise be and firming up the shifts. Unless it's really brain-dead, use it.
wnjj 09/11/18 07:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just a flappin in the wind......

Could the bubble area be used to store more stuff? Yes: Water and rot.
wnjj 09/11/18 05:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2018 Dodge 3500 dually gas motor row ratings

That's the first I've heard of TM on a 6.4L Hemi, got a link to a source? I'm not challenging you, just curious as I plan to buy another. In any case, I think we can agree a diesel is a better choice when "how it performs when towing a heavy load" is the only parameter you measure the trucks' worthiness by. When you add in initial cost, short commuting driving, winter cabin heat in extreme cold, maintenance cost, payload, and a few other parameters, it's not so black and white. I don't have OEM proof at this point, but safe to say every modern car has torque management. Maybe not necessarily de-rating the peak torque output like the diesels, but they'll delay torque ramp-up off the line. Even assuming the 6.4 can put 100% of its torque off the line, the Cummins would have to be de-rated to 400 lb-ft to be as weak. And I highly doubt that! So that aside, can you think of any other reason Ram would lower the 6.4 towing capacity that much? And just so you know, I'm a huge proponent of modern gas powertrains, ever since the 2007 diesel emissions nightmares. I've read nearly every one of your past towing experiences with the 6.4, and even stole your photos to prove to other the coil springs can handle pin weight just as well as leafs. But I'm making one exception this time because I truly believe gas engines can match a diesel's off the line startability. Since the point of torque management is to save the drivetrain, wouldn’t the diesel have to be limited to the same as the gas is limited to (not counting the Aisin), at least at startup?
wnjj 09/11/18 12:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: error message on truck

An intermittent problem with the trailer wiring is nearly impossible for the RV shop to find unless they've pulled the wires out and physically examined them and even then it's difficult. If if were me, if just run new wire from the plug to the brakes. Odds are it's undersized anyway and you'll end up with better braking.
wnjj 09/10/18 02:22pm Towing
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

That is called pent up demand ,years worth of undelivered sales dumped into one month .it will taper off Yep. When you take “pre-orders” it can hardly be called “August” sales.
wnjj 09/10/18 08:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is this antenna for FM Radio & how do I connect to it?

That adapter wasn’t for the antenna, it’s for connecting an iPod or other 1/8” headphone style source to/from a home stereo line in/out. It looks like the stereo uses a “Sony 2-pin” antenna connector. The antenna lead you have is a Motorola car stereo type. I couldn’t find anything off the shelf but you can probably buy a female Motorola fm then cut the Sony antenna to connect the 2 wires though I’m not sure how you would know which is the conductor and which is the shield ground on that Sony plug. Wait, is the white wire on a single pin on that connector? If so then you’re probably out of luck. Your best bet is a car stereo to replace or supplement that one.
wnjj 09/09/18 10:39pm Tech Issues
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