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RE: Happijac issue

I had a similar problem, it was the remote. The red and blue arrows get used a lot and eventually die. Buy a new one for $150 on Amazon, I now carry two at all times.
egarant 05/31/23 04:25pm Truck Campers
Air Bags Necessary?

My fridge, fresh water (50g), and single slide are all on one side (passenger side) of my Eagle Cap 950 truck camper, and as such it lists about 3/4” to the passenger side. Is this a concern I need to address with airbags or not enough to worry about? Thanks so much, Mr. E
egarant 04/27/23 11:46am Truck Campers
RE: Theft at a State park.......

Don’t let staying in a State Park give you a false sense of security, I was at the State Park in Lake Havasu in my truck camper, full hook ups, I unplugged my power cable but left my expensive surge protector locked to the electrical post, went around town, came back and the surge protector was gone! I complained to the front desk they asked around and then the Ranger came by with my surge protector! He said the “help” had thought I was gone and took it for safe keeping in case I would return. They didn’t check if I was there another night, which I was, they kept it in their shed, not the front desk, where I would have gone. I told the Ranger I was going to call the City Police and he wanted no part of that, so they credited me with my entire stay for free. I’ve also had chairs and a portable BBQ taken by the neighbors so they would not be “stolen”. If not for some nicer neighbors who came by and told me what happened, I would have lost those as well. Don’t trust anyone or any place….
egarant 11/02/22 02:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Proper Accumulator Tank Pressure

Well I called Shurflo today, hard to find their number, but it's 1-800-834-3218, keep it in your phone. According to the tech, if you have the 4008 pump, as stated the turn on pressure is not the re-start presure and he didn't know why the manual for the pump doesn't clearly state it. The turn on pressure for that pump is 38 psi, so the accumulator pressure should be set at 38 psi. I think someone did come to that same conclusion, but I thought I'd double check. Cheers, Mr. E
egarant 10/13/22 10:30am Tech Issues
RE: Proper Accumulator Tank Pressure

Thanks so much! Mr. E
egarant 10/10/22 04:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Proper Accumulator Tank Pressure

ACCUMULATOR TANK: Model 182 INSTALLATION MANUAL Thanks, but I do have those manuals, I'm interested in what the proper set pressure... Egads man, don't be so lazy, read the manual! From the manual that was linked above (took me a whole 2 seconds to find the info).. "RV/MARINE APPLICATIONS WITH PRESSURE SWITCH-CONTROLLED PUMPS The accumulator contributes to longer pump life, less noise, less amperage draw, and reduced water pulsation. The most efficient use of the accumulator occurs with the pre-charge set at the SAME pressure as the pump’s pressure switch “turn on” setting. Typically, a 45 psi pump will turn on around 30 psi . Therefore, the pre-charge should also be 30 psi . The pre-charge MUST be set in a “static” condition (pump off and at least one water fixture opened). Depending on pre-charge pressure to the accumulator, in relation to the pump turn on/off pressures, stored liquid is about 2 to 4 oz. . If accumulator tank pre-charge exceeds pump turn on pressure, the liquid volume is reduced." Simply put, find the TURN ON pressure of YOUR pump, set accumulator pressure to the TURN ON pressure of YOUR PUMP. Is that clear enough? I read the manual, I even quoted the one part of the manual that I had a question the RESTART pressure the same as the Turn on Pressure? That's all.....
egarant 10/10/22 02:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Proper Accumulator Tank Pressure

ACCUMULATOR TANK: Model 182 INSTALLATION MANUAL Thanks, but I do have those manuals, I'm interested in what the proper set pressure...
egarant 10/10/22 12:47pm Tech Issues
Proper Accumulator Tank Pressure

Hi, I have a Shurflo 4008-101-E65 that shows a shut off at 55 psi and a restart at 40 psi. I have a Shurflo 182 accumulator tank, that if I am correct, should be set at 40 psi. That seems rather hight to me, I believe it is shipped with 20 psi. I've had them in the past but never paid attention to the proper psi, I just installed them as they came. Can anyone clarify this? Thanks, Eric
egarant 10/10/22 10:53am Tech Issues
RE: Heki 2 Skylight outer hinges

It has seen the sun 365 days a year down here in Southern California and AZ deserts, so lots of UV damage for sure.
egarant 09/01/22 03:04pm Truck Campers
RE: DC to DC charger

Best addition I ever did to my truck camper. I've got a lot of solar/Victron multiples and MPPT controller, but the DC to DC charger took out the worry of topping off the batteries on a cloudy or rainy day. My particular unit puts out 30 amps. You won't regret it.
egarant 09/01/22 03:03pm Truck Campers
Heki 2 Skylight outer hinges

If I could be Thor and throw this POC as far as Thor can throw his hammer I WOULD!!!!! This has been the weakest link in my entire TC. I’ve replace several inter latch hinges, 4 sets of struts an entire internal frame that included both the blackout screen and flyscreen. Now two of the three external hinges that hold the entire contraption on are broke, one completely broke the other 90 percent there. Of course what is broken is not the simple black hinge, its the other half of the hinge that is built into the entire external frame… JB welding that. I’m at Home Depot looking for possible replacement door hinges…. Has anyone used Eternabond to act as an entire hinge. One big strip across the bottom and viola! Boy I wish there was a drop in alternative replacement unit.
egarant 09/01/22 10:53am Truck Campers
RE: Shocks... KYB Monomax versus Rancho 9000, equivalent?

I wish there were KYB Monomax’s available for my 2021 FORD, great shocks. I curently have Rancho 9000 shocks on mine which are a step up from stock but I still feel are in adequate. I am installing Fox 2.5 adjustable Factory Race shocks, I had them on my 2013 RAM and they were what the truck/TC combo really needed. Something that would not fade and help with the overall drivability of the truck. Not cheap a pair will run close to $1,200, but if you have the cash, you won’t regret it.
egarant 08/05/22 08:19am Truck Campers
Armless Rear Awning

Hi, We are all familiar with the standard rear awning that you get on a rear entry truck camper, they have the arms on the sides that if you don’t extend the awning all the way out you have a chance of hitting your head on the unfolded awning arm. I would love to put on of those newer armless awnings in place of what I have. I would even be open to a hand crank version. Has anyone seen or done something like this? Thanks, Mr E
egarant 08/03/22 02:20pm Truck Campers
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