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RE: Converter voltage drop

Any QUALITY converter/charger will have a specific setting for LiFePO4. Use it ! Personally, I would just eliminate the converter and buy an inverter/charger/automatic transfer switch.
theoldwizard1 06/23/22 03:33pm Tech Issues
RE: What should I do if my EPDM roof turns black

Use something like Clorox CleanUp and a soft brush and see if the black comes off. If so it is mold. If not, UV has destroyed your roof. I would not trusted ANY kind of coating to last more than a year. Remove and replace. I'll bet there is rot underneath!
theoldwizard1 06/23/22 03:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is It Worth It?

IMHO, diesel does NOT make sense unless you Have a load that can't possibly be towed by a gasserDrive 50,000+ per year Preferably, both !
theoldwizard1 06/23/22 03:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What Upgrades needed for a 3/4 ton pickup

Remembering you can't change the manufacturer's payload limit or maximum rear axle limit, you could add airbags to level the tow vehicle and you could insure that the tires and wheels are rated for the weight anticipated. Wheel and tire rating are more important than the manufacturer payload rating. Knowing EXACTLY which rear axle and ratio you have installed is also very important. You will likely have to upgrade the radiator, transmission cooler and probably the rear axle ratio. Remember, older vehicles will likely need tires, brake, shocks and probably front end parts !
theoldwizard1 06/21/22 04:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1995 Onan 7K NHM no output.

If you want to DIY, watch some of James Condon's videos on YouTube. It is not that difficult once you have access To the end opposite of the engine. You need a decent multimeter and patients. It could be bad brushes, dirty slip ring or a bad automatic voltage regulator.
theoldwizard1 06/18/22 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bronco

Bronco engines have been blowing up as I've seen on the news. True, but how many compared to how many have been sold ? That is not a new engine. It has been used in other vehicles for several years.
theoldwizard1 06/17/22 03:20pm Dinghy Towing
RE: battery to inverter wiring

How many feet of 2/0 are we talking, 3', 6' (x2). Pay the money. There are places on eBay that will make up whatever you want with the proper ends.
theoldwizard1 06/17/22 03:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Harbor Freight Predator 3500

Stay on top of the service intervals. We've rescued a couple poorly running gens with a good cleaning of the crankcase and carb. They're really good, never mind the price difference between them and the blue blood units. Those clone engines use cheap spark plugs. Swap it out for a brand name like NGK. Carry a spare ! Cheap insurance.
theoldwizard1 06/17/22 06:07am Tech Issues
RE: Shopping for a used TT. Experiences and Opinions

Do NOT buy from a dealer.
theoldwizard1 06/15/22 07:45am Travel Trailers
RE: E vs. D rated trailer tires

Forget ST tires. Use LT tires. Many more brands and sizes to choose from. Letter and ply rating are "old school" and should not be trusted. Use the actual weight rating on the sidewall. It will also tell you the correct pressure. Correct pressure for what??? Correct pressure for the rated load.
theoldwizard1 06/14/22 07:30pm Tech Issues
RE: E vs. D rated trailer tires

Forget ST tires. Use LT tires. Many more brands and sizes to choose from. Letter and ply rating are "old school" and should not be trusted. Use the actual weight rating on the sidewall. It will also tell you the correct pressure.
theoldwizard1 06/14/22 05:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Moving from 5th Wheel to Sprinter based Class C

Max torque between 1400 and 2200 RPM, and max HP in the 3800RPM range. With a Ford V10, it's 4000RPMs plus, to get the maximum performance, with minimum fuel economy, Quieter, cool running, and efficient. The V10 has been out of production for several years now. Yes, there are a lot still on the road which proves their durability. Even Ford has tried to emulate the Sprinter with their Transit cab chassis and vans. The Transit has been in production in EU since 1965, long before the Sprinter which did not go into production until 1995.
theoldwizard1 06/14/22 06:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Alternative to 4wd

E-Lockers are a good choice. Not sure it is cost effective on a 20 year old vehicle.
theoldwizard1 06/13/22 04:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Moving from 5th Wheel to Sprinter based Class C

Spend some time researching various Class C chassis. Personally, I would shop for a small Class C on a Ford E350 chassis, especially it you plan on towing a vehicle.
theoldwizard1 06/13/22 04:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do I need a better converter?

The short answer is TES ! Now would be a good time to upgrade to an inverter/charger/automatic transfer switch.
theoldwizard1 06/13/22 08:54am Tech Issues
RE: Residential refrigerator outside temperature below 40°

Close the vent off. No worries about temp until well below freezing.
theoldwizard1 06/12/22 05:07pm Tech Issues
RE: PVC roofs

A lot has to do withe grade/thickness of the material.
theoldwizard1 06/12/22 05:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Generator

what the Golden State did was ban the sale of gas-powered generators starting on January 1, 2028. It's still totally legal to possess a gas-powered generator and operate it within the State of California.Apr 5, 2022 They still must meet the CARB emission standards.
theoldwizard1 06/11/22 12:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Composting toilet - pros and cons

From my research, the biggest down side is making sure to keep the urine and feces separated. The urine will smell very quickly. Much quicker than the feces. Urine needs to be emptied often (daily ?) While feces covered with a dry compost can go several days, maybe a week. If possible, the unit should be stored in a semi-sealed compartment. A small fan blowing up through a pipe and out the roof helps a lot with smell. Chemical camp/cassette toilets are another alternative. They require some water and need to be emptied more often the true compost toilets. These can be emptied into a standard toilet. I will never own another RV with a black water tank.
theoldwizard1 06/11/22 12:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Fire, Cast Iron, and Soot

Don't let the myths running around the internet run your life when it comes to cast iron. You can use metal utensils and chain-mail scrubbers on it, just don't use chisels and hammers. Best laugh I have had all day !
theoldwizard1 06/10/22 01:24pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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