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RE: Awning working backwards after fabric replacement

When you are winding the springs I assume you feel the tension building? I don’t see how you can wind a spring and not have the tube try build tension in the same direction. The cog mechanism can prevent it from turning but not make it try to turn the opposite direction. At what point does the roll stop resisting as you are winding the spring and start trying to “help”?
wnjj 08/29/21 10:11am Tech Issues
RE: Porsche as a tow vehicle? Depends on the trailer . . .

From one of the comments below the article, to which the author responded that he’d talk with his friend: Tony, with all due respect, as a licensed adjuster for over 30 years I can assure you that there’s no exclusion contained in the standard ISO personal auto policy that excludes coverage for overloading a vehicle. That’s a popular misconception I often read in online RV forums, Facebook groups, etc. First-party claims are not excluded by the policy language, and in the event that the driver causes damage to someone else, in fact that’s what the third-party liability coverage is intended to do: defend and indemnify an insured for their negligent acts or omissions, which would include negligently overloading a vehicle.
wnjj 08/26/21 10:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Center of gravity

As someone with an EC950 on a similar but long bed 3500 Chevy I sure wouldn’t want it on a short bed. At the very least the known weak spot with these and many slide models is the frame under the slide. Ours has a small sag to it. The 2004 vintage of bigger brother 1150’s would crack frame welds back there. That could only be made worse with that much more camper hanging unsupported off the back of the bed. It’s about 4000 lbs loaded with a battery, LP, water an average amount of “stuff”. Regarding the thread title: the CG is roughly over the rear axle as the front axle weight didn’t change much if at all if I remember correctly. A short bed would definitely unload the front and overload the rear axle even more.
wnjj 08/25/21 06:22pm Truck Campers
RE: A cautionary tale... Pack a "Go Bag"

For many most daily meds can be skipped for a few days to a week or more without serious consequences but some are nearly life changing if not life threatening almost immediately when discontinued even for brief periods. :C Yeah. That's why I think a small container that you can attach to your keys or put in your purse for those "absolutely must have" meds is best. They are always with you no matter what. So even if you forget your go bag, you have those meds. What if you go out for a day with a buddy in his vehicle? Are you going to remember to grab your bag? What do you do about the fact the prescription meds need to be in their marked containers?
wnjj 08/23/21 01:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Loss of power when driving

Did you ever get this sorted out? Edit: Never mind, I just saw your other post about your RV being miles away.
wnjj 08/19/21 12:44am Tech Issues
RE: Big black bugs crawling across road

It is Mormon Crickets JimR Yep. https://agri.nv.gov/News/2019/Mormon_cricket_populations_continue_to_rise/
wnjj 08/16/21 11:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Torklift tie down maintenance

POR will work over rust. Clean them up best you can and then a couple of coats of POR. I can vouch for POR-15. It's expensive compared to plain paint but works excellent.
wnjj 08/06/21 02:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Dashboard Alternator light

It would be nice if I could disable the chassis battery charging from the solar while the alternator is running but I'm not that smart. I'm going to study the wiring diagram but this is not my line of work. You need a relay with the charge line routed through the NC terminal and the coil powered by an ignition source (i.e. on when running) from the fuse box. Basically like an isolator relay, but by using the normally closed connection it will open when running. The problem is if you are driving at night and solar isn’t putting anything out you lose the alternator charging the house batteries. On second thought, why not just install a manual switch or switch the controls a relay?
wnjj 08/03/21 10:08am Tech Issues
RE: Off grid for first time, need some guidance !

Further update Fridge still going, into day five. New LED lights now very bright. Note. Tried the water pump, it worked, but sounded laboured. Battery showing its lowish to larger draw ? Anybody know the draw/current of the pump, so i can calculate impact on a charged battery ? Thx !Other internet searching says 4-5 amps but laboring it will likely pull more.
wnjj 08/03/21 09:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Loss of power when driving

Just an update…. Have tried a new tank of gas. Ran all the old out first. Replaced the air filter and vacuumed out some deteriorated foam in there with a shop van. Replaced the mass airflow sensor with a new one and still the same issue. I’m wondering if it isn’t fuel pump or fuel filter related. Did you also replace the MAP sensor? Also, you said the check engine light came on. What was the code? Mine was setting p0101 when pulling grades. I don’t have a code reader but plan on getting one to see what code it is throwing. Not sure where the map sensor is. You can stop by most auto parts or oil change places and they’ll check for free. The map sensor sits on top of the engine under the big plastic cover. It is held in by one bolt with a washer that hangs over the sensor. Its really easy to change. I did both at the time because the MAF test uses the MAP to cross check. Look here for a picture of it.
wnjj 07/30/21 10:55am Tech Issues
RE: Loss of power when driving

Just an update…. Have tried a new tank of gas. Ran all the old out first. Replaced the air filter and vacuumed out some deteriorated foam in there with a shop van. Replaced the mass airflow sensor with a new one and still the same issue. I’m wondering if it isn’t fuel pump or fuel filter related. Did you also replace the MAP sensor? Also, you said the check engine light came on. What was the code? Mine was setting p0101 when pulling grades.
wnjj 07/30/21 01:11am Tech Issues
RE: Hookin' the Honda,,,,

Maybe I didn't read the OP's info right, but am I to understand the electrician jumped the red and black on the 10/4 cable to get 120V AC to both legs. How does that work with the floating neutral and that the hot and white on the genny both give 60 VAC, not 120 on one side? The floating neutral doesn’t matter. The generator outputs 120V between hot and neutral and the RV expects 120V between either of its hots and its neutral. Now if the RV has an EMS on board, you may need a bonding plug to tie neutral to ground.
wnjj 07/28/21 06:36pm Tech Issues
RE: 8 people killed in Utah sand storm

Often times it’s the semis who run over the cars in these situations. When they lose visibility it takes more time and space to slow but by then they already are on top of a car who has slammed the brakes. The semi wasn’t following too close before conditions changed and if the car’s brake lights were obscured the truck would not have known to slow early enough. These situations are a no-win. If I’m the guy in front, I’m slowing some and heading for the shoulder/field next to the freeway before stopping. Stopping when those behind cannot see that you have is going to get you hit, regardless of whose fault you think it is.
wnjj 07/27/21 10:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Still Having Problems With TC and Truck

NO ISSUES with the mounts. Please show me where I said there were. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30135864.cfm Issues with the bed crushing were CAUSED by the roads and thousands and thousands of miles. Perhaps on the rear, but the issues with the front of your bed crushing was due to the hack job installation of your tie downs.
wnjj 07/26/21 10:08am Truck Campers
RE: KZ Connect C231RBKSE Refrigerator Quit Working

Woke up this morning at camp and the refrigerator is cold and freezer is working Unbelievable? Once we get home I’m going to get a pigtail type of 30 to 15 adapter And not use the little black adapter. How long are you waiting between turning on the fridge and checking how cold it is? It can take up to 24 hours to get cold.
wnjj 07/26/21 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: KZ Connect C231RBKSE Refrigerator Quit Working

Thank you. I will level it. The dealer told us to turn the battery off when at home I. The driveway and turn it on when we’re traveling and turned on at the campsite? I made sure the cord to the camper was plugged in and the ring tightened. It’s just weird when it was plugged in Thursday and it got cold and was cold yesterday and then this morning it was warm. The suggestion to turn off the battery was assuming two things: 1. You aren't "using" it at home (i.e. fridge is off) 2. You aren't plugged in. Turn the battery on unless your trailer is in storage. While you can use the 12V power from the 120V AC->12V DC converter when the 120V power cord is plugged in, it's possible the converter may need a battery in the circuit to smooth out the 12V. If the converter is making a noisy 12V supply with the battery off the fridge control board may be glitching out and shutting off. Thank you. I turned the battery o yesterday afternoon and had refrigerator on and nothing this morning. Only thing we’ve been using at home is one of the little black cord adapters, I switched it out to a different one. I’ve seen the 30 to 15 pigtail type of cords, don’t know if these are any different or better? I also tried running it off propane this morning and it wouldn’t work. Just went to red light after about 30 seconds By “nothing this morning” do you mean it didn’t get cold on AC power? Was the plug icon kit up? You need to wait several hours to see if it is getting cold. If the red light was not on solid and the plug icon was lit, try waiting awhile. If you switched to gas and got the red light that means it didn’t light on gas. Did you first run a burner on the stove for 20-30 seconds to make sure the gas is on and purged? Even after doing that I usually have to power off and back on my fridge the first time starting on gas to finish purging the gas line to the fridge. You may have to try starting up on gas 2-3 times. Many on here will insist that the puck style 15 to 30 adapters are terrible but I’ve been using one for 15 years without issue. If you run heaving electrical loads a lot (e.g. A/C) you might want one of the dog bone style with the little cord between them because it separates the connectors which allows for better heat dissipation at the connections.
wnjj 07/25/21 10:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Norcold "C" code

That's what I'm hoping! It's a new battery (this season) but it's a NeverStart from WalMart. I knew better and did it anyway!! :D Nothing really wrong with the battery choice. Maybe you just got a bad one? There are really only a couple battery manufacturers with different stickers applied to make the brands. I've used WalMart batteries for years with good service.
wnjj 07/24/21 08:43pm Tech Issues
RE: KZ Connect C231RBKSE Refrigerator Quit Working

Thank you. I will level it. The dealer told us to turn the battery off when at home I. The driveway and turn it on when we’re traveling and turned on at the campsite? I made sure the cord to the camper was plugged in and the ring tightened. It’s just weird when it was plugged in Thursday and it got cold and was cold yesterday and then this morning it was warm. The suggestion to turn off the battery was assuming two things: 1. You aren't "using" it at home (i.e. fridge is off) 2. You aren't plugged in. Turn the battery on unless your trailer is in storage. While you can use the 12V power from the 120V AC->12V DC converter when the 120V power cord is plugged in, it's possible the converter may need a battery in the circuit to smooth out the 12V. If the converter is making a noisy 12V supply with the battery off the fridge control board may be glitching out and shutting off.
wnjj 07/24/21 08:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Loss of power when driving

Our 2005 8.1L lost a mass airflow sensor a couple of years ago. It set the check engine light when pulling hills. The ECU tests the MAF when under heavy throttle so that’s when it sets the code. Never really seemed to be down on power but I replaced it and the MAP sensor at the same time since both are involved in the test and need to agree. Easy to replace either of them, DIY.
wnjj 07/24/21 01:41am Tech Issues
RE: HELP..Broken Spring , Sioux Falls SD

Open Saturday in Mitchell: https://www.jackscampers.com/ I don’t have any personal experience with them. I just found them by searching.
wnjj 07/16/21 11:59pm General RVing Issues
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