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RE: Running generator on a hill

The generator fuel pick up is about 3" off the bottom of the tank. It is oriented towards the front. Cool, thanks! So I guessed right with nose down lol.
camperdave 10/27/19 05:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Running generator on a hill

I'm unlevel enough that I would not run the fridge. I cannot find any reference from Onan regarding a max amount of unlevel. I'm nose down at the moment, running fine so far. (20 hours and rising).
camperdave 10/27/19 05:31pm Class C Motorhomes
Running generator on a hill

I need to run my generator for a few days and am parked on a hill (using as backup power for our house). Should I be nose up or nose down to maximize the amount of fuel I can pull from the tank with the pickup? It's a 2004 Ford e450 with 55 gallon tank.
camperdave 10/27/19 09:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Adding a second tank sensor display near the tank valves

I've tried timing it but the time varies depending on the available water pressure. It can take as long as 10 minutes at our storage area, but at some parks it will take just over 1 minute to fill. I'm picturing you in camp hooked up to a 4" fire hydrant. :B
camperdave 10/02/19 11:15am Tech Issues
RE: What do you want in a campground?

That's like asking what I want for dinner. It depends.
camperdave 10/02/19 11:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Adding a second tank sensor display near the tank valves

No need to fill the tank. The solids are on the bottom. I run my flusher while watching what comes out through a clear fitting at the start of the hose. I may close the valve briefly during the process but only for a minute or so. Been doing it this way for many, many years. Never a problem. As far as the gauges go, I never pay any attention to them as they never work. B.O. Gives advice on cleaning black tank. Says gauges never work... :h :B
camperdave 10/02/19 08:21am Tech Issues
RE: General thoughts on Hybrids

Hybrids have both electric and gas propulsion. Not electric only.
camperdave 10/01/19 04:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Brakes and Steering on a 1984 Itasca P30 and convertor

Thanks for the info I plug it into the socket for my dryer which is 30 amp oh ****. how did you plug it in? Did you make an adapter yourself? Maybe (hopefully) I'm remembering this wrong, but I know my old house had a 30a dryer, but it was 220v.
camperdave 10/01/19 04:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good trip-bad repair shop

The details are in his previous thread:
camperdave 10/01/19 03:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Storage Compartment Theft

I leave the compartments unlocked, and bring the bins back to my garage with me when putting it in storage. Pretty easy for me to do since everything is in large bins. I do lock the main house part though, and just hope for the best there. I like the idea of only using the deadbolt, had not thought of that. I like the mousetrap idea too.
camperdave 10/01/19 02:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

We’re no longer dependent on eastern oil. In the oil fields by Carlsbad where a worker said to me that we were standing on the biggest reserve in the world. Some crazy depth like ?0k feet. He then said we now have the technology to reach it. i mean it does make sense. If you have a long enough drill you could get to any oil anywhere in the earth from any place on the surface. It's a sphere. :B
camperdave 10/01/19 02:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Black & Grey tank readings

Either exterior sensors like seelevel, or clean the tanks from the inside. Grey tank you can dump in some Dawn or other detergent. I'll sometimes squirt some down the sink if I know I'll be dumping at my next destination. The drive gets it all stirred up and clean(ish). Black tank you can also install a flusher, or use a wand down the toilet if the black tank is right below the toilet. I've had good luck with lots of water, and some Dawn in the tanks when I know I'm dumping at the end of the day's drive.
camperdave 10/01/19 02:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Newbie question about 3.73 locking rear axle on F250 4x2

To those naysaying it (free ice cream here would have naysayers btw, either due to lactose intolerance, political affiliation or a senseless reason, lol) you've never driven an open diff truck and been sitting with the no traction wheel spinning and the traction wheel doin nothin but looking pretty! I have. I'm not an offroader, just sometimes want a little help getting out of a slick spot. My limited experience with a rear locker constantly going sideways on ice made me want to stick with a limited slip instead.
camperdave 10/01/19 12:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: To Buy or build

My wife is just really hung up on the DIY, homegrown, granola type rig and isn't really into flashy, new RV's. I think there needs to be a compromise here but for me, it starts with the platform and all electrical, plumbing, HVAC etc being already there. I can modify something extensively, but from scratch, I don't think she understands that despite a positive attitude, feasibility is a huge concern. I just feel as though I'd be re-inventing the wheel for the sake of aesthetics and possible some green options - and a trade off for some worse ones. I'm a few more years away from worrying about it, but my next rig will hopefully be a mid 90's dp with a 5.9 Cummins/Allison and no slides. I figure pick one up 2 years before I'm ready for it, and spend the time making it awesome. The basics will already be there, a remodel/rebuild is much easier than a straight build from scratch. What is more granola than recycling a 30 year old motorhome into something great again?
camperdave 10/01/19 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: To Buy or build

You say you have a full time job and no place to work on a project at home. Would be a hard pass for me!
camperdave 10/01/19 09:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newbie question about 3.73 locking rear axle on F250 4x2

Well, I can tell you from some experience if you're on a slick slightly cambered road and one rear wheel is spinning, all locking the rear diff will do is spin both wheels and put you in a ditch! :E unless they have electronic overrides for stability control stuff nowadays.
camperdave 10/01/19 09:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: New trailer came off hitch!!

After the hitch is down and latched, I stick my finger behind the ball and make sure the catch is where it is supposed to be, and didn't get stuck on top of the ball or something weird. The surge brake mechanism on my boat trailer is especially tricky, it can look correct but the catch doesn't always retract when lifting the release so it's easy to get it on top of the ball. The release still goes back down and looks correct from topside after raising the jack, even though the catch is not under the ball.
camperdave 09/30/19 11:30am Beginning RVing
RE: New 6 volt golf cart batteries seem not to be charging

The batteries are obviously wired correctly, since the 12v systems work. You've got something wrong in the converter/charger area. Start troubleshooting it. Make sure it has 120v. Make sure it outputs 13v. If you have 13v at the charger, check at the battery. Still have 13v? You just need to isolate the problem, then you can find the issue.
camperdave 09/30/19 10:25am Tech Issues
RE: Black starting to show through on rubber roof

The roof of my old TT was turning black in places for about 2 years before I got around to recoating it. Not suggesting you to wait that long, but it's not going to suddenly disintegrate on you.
camperdave 09/30/19 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: I am amazed!

Is that the straight 5? Awesome engine.
camperdave 09/29/19 05:00pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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