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RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

HERE at my favorite local discount brand, gas is now up a total of 54 cents aka $0.54 Per Gallon it jumped $0.12 since Thursday
MrWizard 09/29/19 01:36am Tech Issues
RE: Newbie Electrical Issue - Advice Needed Please

re: power converter online: I tried switching the circuit breaker for the converter to off, but that shut off a bunch of stuff. How should I handle shutting it off? Most things in the TT need 12v , either from the battery or the converter/charger Fridge controls, lp sensor, lights, water pump, Gauges, water heater control, furnace/heater Battery should be connected unless RV is in storage without shore power, You turn off converter with no battery, yes everything is going to stop working once the battery has reached full charge The converter will use very little 120v power, to maintain the battery
MrWizard 09/27/19 12:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Sticker Shock for general service

I'm confused Couple of years overdue ! It's a 2017 model And this is still 2019 asuming he bought it sometime in 2017 he is just over or just under 2 years of owner ship And 18000 is low mileage On my Cummins some of the items were listed at 15000 mile intervals Using mileage , I would say sightly over due, using time then a yearly is normal And he missed it the first time
MrWizard 09/26/19 10:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AGM Mystery Capacity Crash Below 75% SOC UPDATE

A side note I try to keep my batteries above 70% At 50% I am not going to be running big inverter loads like MW or kettle or toaster I'll run the generator or do without Just because the standard is to not go below 50% Doesn't mean doesn't mean go ahead and do 50% every camping night and do back to back heavy loads every them every morning Even with my less intense loading and higher SOC, I charge them to full everyday Unless there is something that prevents me from doing so
MrWizard 09/26/19 08:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Quick reply please.

I have never driven that route But from the description given I would avoid that pass with the RV, and take the route hubby wants to go
MrWizard 09/26/19 02:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any old Dodge mechanics online here

I thank you Mr Wizard for the clarification. That is basically what I thought it was but I would have thought that a 1 ton van would have been build on a one ton truck frame. Seems a bit illogical to have the thing on a uni-body thing. Especially if they are being modified to that extent. . Very true, but this was not mfg and sold as a complete truck Parts stores looking for one ton that old won't be thinking of something like an RV, when you tell them it's a Dodge sportsman And Dodge sportsman Van won't list parts that fit your vehicle Although the front wheels might be the same parts, the suspension and brakes must be heavier for the increased weight of the RV
MrWizard 09/25/19 08:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Any old Dodge mechanics online here

Yes that is a dually, Regarding chassis running gear, Always go by the "incomplete vehicle" Chassis year on the vin plate Not the RV model year, they are often different , the coach builders order incomplete vehicles aka bare chassis to build the RV on, When looking for parts you want parts for 197x dodge chassis with (chassis VIN xxxxx) You can find a site on line. That will show you how to.decode the chassis vin# for specific details
MrWizard 09/25/19 08:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Any old Dodge mechanics online here

Yes that is a dually, And that is a Class C RV Motorhome,if the front rims are not the same as the rear rims, what you want to do, cannot be done, the issue was confused when you called the RV a one ton truck It is a Class C RV, on a 1978 Dodge chassis Regarding chassis running gear, Always go by the Chassis year on the vin plate Not the RV model year, they are often different , the coach builders order incomplete vehicles aka bare chassis to build the RV on,
MrWizard 09/25/19 01:31pm Tech Issues
RE: AGM Mystery Capacity Crash Below 75% SOC UPDATE

I think I would use the inverter method, I would go by watts not amps, the inverter will be better at maintain a constant power use, volts go down amps go up, still the same about of power being used
MrWizard 09/25/19 09:08am Tech Issues
RE: Any old Dodge mechanics online here

Isn't the B series 'vans' Other trucks are the D or W series
MrWizard 09/25/19 05:40am Tech Issues
RE: 1998 8.3 diesel water temp

I had something similar in symptoms in 2012 But much worse results (cumins 6tb 5.6L ) The plastic expansion tank cracked and leaked It was over heating from coolant loss, The temp would go up, then coolant system pressure would release at the cap, temp would drop, then immediately start climbing I ended up broke down, was towed too Flagstaff, and spent thousands of $$ in engine repairs, plus motel expenses for a ten day stay Be careful, check everything
MrWizard 09/25/19 05:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: AGM Mystery Capacity Crash Below 75% SOC UPDATE

I really like that wireless amp hour, amps, volts, watts, capacity, meter, I have now
MrWizard 09/25/19 12:13am Tech Issues
RE: AGM Mystery Capacity Crash Below 75% SOC UPDATE

There is only one way to know SOC with sealed AGM batteries And that is Use an Amp Hour counter
MrWizard 09/24/19 09:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Any old Dodge mechanics online here

Old timer Dave Do you mean Dually tires ( I think you do ) on the rear Or Dual = two rear axles A third rear axle is called a tandem axle My first motorhome was on a 72 Dodge chassis, 17" tires on all 6 wheels, front and back where the same wheel and tire, Not positive but it might of had a Bendix design braking,, drums, shoes, and brake cylinders I think it was a D300 chassis Do your rear brakes have one brake cylinder at top of mounting plate Or Two cylinders , one at bottom and one at top For each of the rear drums
MrWizard 09/24/19 08:44pm Tech Issues
RE: AGM Mystery Capacity Crash Below 75% SOC UPDATE

I installed AGM telcom/server batteries in the previous MH a DP, Capable of 500w per cell AKA 3000 watts per battery until discharged, about 10 minutes, but would be totally discharged, but this is Tested what it could stand spec for when new, Not recommend design use And was very happy even after several years of use But I did not do back to back electric kettle water boiling Or run the A/C I think your use pattern, has created a physical/ molecular barrier in the plates , that caƱnot carry/pass the amount of current you want to use Just like any other lead battery, you need enough Total capacity, that max power use does not exceed designed power use per cell If you want long life trouble free use If not enough storage space for that Then you have to expect, replacement when performance drops below need
MrWizard 09/24/19 11:41am Tech Issues
RE: DIY wifi antenna booster

I made a parabolic WiFi dish about 10-years ago, several people here did various versions, I used a WiFi usb stick, when building mine
MrWizard 09/23/19 05:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Champion 2k in storage for three years. Advice starting it?

the Champion 2000 is an 'inverter' type generator you cant 'FLASH' it, because the inverter section produces the 120v and is separate from the high voltage DC alternator, and that is different than the AC voltage generator head in an Onan or other synchronous generator, which connects directly to the output
MrWizard 09/21/19 12:58am Tech Issues
RE: eternabond

i put it over the trim i don't put screw holes thru the EB, if i don't have too
MrWizard 09/19/19 03:00am General RVing Issues
RE: 12 volt water pump runs in bursts on hot side only

:B Thank You Matt
MrWizard 09/18/19 05:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Run Flat on back dually

i prefer toyos over Michelin i have had (2) blowouts on RV's with Michelin's
MrWizard 09/17/19 06:40pm Class A Motorhomes
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