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RE: Fried battery

I see a lot of "Old RVers Tails" here in the forums The bit about keeping the AUX switch OFF when plugged in due to over charging.... Well long long time ago.. There were some very bad converter/chargers one of which was the Magnatek 6300.. These used big heavy feroresnate transformers (you need not know what that means) and were designed for 110 or 115 volts. Well the standard voltage has gone up since I was in school from 110 to 120 so this means the 6300 ran "Hot" (overcharged) also though the charger was only a few amps (The converter usually was around 30 amps but the charger less than 5) it had no clue as to when to stop.. So it overcharged. Have not made any of those in years. The company was bought out and the new owners scrapped that line they make a much better one with decent regulation and a switching converter Smaller. Cleaner, Lighter and more efficient.
wa8yxm 09/22/19 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Banging noise

Well if you let the wife out of the basement...... Sorry no clue It is possible the fuel tank can bang, among other things. If the fuel tank builds up a vacuum and then it sucks air it can bang. Various parts (Drive shaft, exhaust) can also bang and more.
wa8yxm 09/22/19 03:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: Replacement Seals/O-rings for Portable Propane Cylinders?

Though the seal ring was on the adapter not the cyliner.. but as others have said any propane wholeseller, Most RV stores and hardwares.. A "Fireplace and grill store" all should have it.
wa8yxm 09/22/19 03:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Bedroom Slide motor seems to be disengaged

Locktite (Greenin this case) may help hold it.
wa8yxm 09/22/19 03:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Tomatoes

Back in the Reagan days, ketchup was classified as a serving of fruit to satisfy federal school lunch program requirements. I believe you have that backwards Down. Congress labeled it a Veggie not a fruit.. Not that it matters much That way a hamburger and fried with Ketchup is Meat, Starch and Veggie.
wa8yxm 09/22/19 03:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Gluten Free - Help, need recipe advice

I can not help you directly but I may be able to point you toward Marilyn Alm And a Specific Carb Diet (SCD) group on facebook. She is also Gluten Free. I have a few of her recipes on file but not many.
wa8yxm 09/22/19 03:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bedroom Slide motor seems to be disengaged

What make and model I know two slides but there are 4 I"m fairly sure you do not have the 3rd on my list but if you have the 4th I can't help you Power gear the motor turns a transmission. they can break, the transmission turns a round shaft. a square shaft fits over it with a 1/4 inch hear pin (Grade 8 bolt normally but can be a roll pin) the other end of the square shaft drives another round shaft, via another shear pin, this shaft drives the gear.. and you guessed it. another shear pin. Accu-Slide the motor drives a transmission which drives a gear that pulls chains HWH Hydraulic (You described a different system) Sweintec (Just call me Shults.. I know nothing
wa8yxm 09/22/19 06:29am Tech Issues
RE: DC Power Issue

I am fond of saying many RVers have a few screws loose.. Turns out we have a few loose nuts in the RV world as well.. No do not be offended. The screws I refer to are the ones in the power distribution panel that hold the wires.. one of mine took over 3 full turns before I was happy with it.. No wonder the A/C connected to it worked part time (Works great now) The nuts... Well that was another RVer and they were in his 12 volt system. Check all connections. Clean battery connections.
wa8yxm 09/21/19 04:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't Use King Quest Satellite Dish with OEM Wiring

Best method. Restore all original wiring and install either RG-6 or RG-11 from Receiver to handy dandy external connection spot (IE in a storage bay) This is always what I recommend. Option 2 Remove park cable lead from back of wall plate (Center lead) and extend to Sat Receiver Do not use diplexers or any fancy stuff just a double female connector (Barrel they are also called) if the Sat Receiver has RF out to tv extend that back to the cable port else leave it un-populated (not connected) But I really recommend a dedicated sat antenna lead (RG-6 or RG-11) not the El-Cheapo RG-59 they put in at the factory.
wa8yxm 09/21/19 04:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Valve extenders safe?

Most valve exteners are ok but some leak a bit. If you do not have a TPMS I'd recommend against.. And I have one that won't let me air up the tire. When I had the tires replaced a couple years back (or was it last year) I went to Duly Valves on the rear. Nice Long valve stems bent so they extend out and it's as easy to check or air up as it is on a car.
wa8yxm 09/21/19 04:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: new generator time

Most ONAN RV generators are single phase 2 branch. (Both legs same) I do know Onan makes 120/240 volt generators (I have worked on one) but I've not seen one in RV use (The one I worked on was a soft serve ice cream truck).
wa8yxm 09/20/19 04:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Specific Need

Build a conversion van. Check out You Tube, Cheap living etc.. I would go with that suggestion as well. For several years I had a Dodge Maxi Van which had a partial conversion. Two front seats (Captain's chair type) Two rear seats (Same) all 4 could swivel to a common round table (Single pedistal mount) Two bench seats with a retangular pedestial table between them that could be lowered to make a bed (Queen) That's all. If I were you I'd add roof air (13,500 btu or 1500 your choice) And when you need it a portable cassette toilet and curtains (Including privacy for the privy) The toilet can be handy but the portable 5 gallon size is easily removed when you do not need it. Same for curtains.
wa8yxm 09/20/19 04:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Micro Air Soft Start for AC

I put a Soft Start kit on one of my A/C's. made a big and I mean BIG difference. Will have to do the other one some day if they did not factory install (I go topside next month for routine maintenance and will check at that time)
wa8yxm 09/20/19 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: WFCO WF-8725 - How Do I Add Another Circuit/Breaker

For me adding a circuit is kind of an "In my sleep" (well not quite) Job (but I will be lying down on the job.. due to the location of the breaker box. But frankly if you have to ask how to do it, Get someone who KNOWS how to do it to work with you the first time.. Either have them do it while you watch or supervise you doing it... The results of a mistake can be serious and Thus I will not tell you here how to do it.. If you are near me (Currently east of Flint MI next week moving to south of port huron) I might oversee your work but I'm not comfortable tele-advising.. It is simple truly but I mistakes can be fatal.
wa8yxm 09/20/19 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: No hot water

Key phrases "We have THE hot water valve set to Normal" "There is no check valve..." IF you have a single valve bypass system there **MUST** Be a check valve and that valve is your problem. If you have a TWO valve system the check is not necessary but you must turn the other valve I have a 3 valve system, also no check valve but the all 3 valves need to be properly set for it to work. But if you have a single valve. as your post implies THERE MUST be a check valve.
wa8yxm 09/20/19 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: Run Flat on back dually

I have had two occasions where I found the inside dual flat. First time I have no clue as to if I drove on it or not as I was parked. 2nd time I did drive on it. a couple hundred miles as it turns out. No secondary damage tire still looked good till you thumped it or got under the rig and saw the blown out sidewall.. Now have new shoes (Tires)
wa8yxm 09/18/19 04:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: JUst how many GB are needed?

My PHone just told me I"d hit 80 gigs since the 12th of the month.
wa8yxm 09/18/19 04:32pm Technology Corner
RE: How hard to temporarily remove slide topper?

Takes about 2 seconds with the tree in the wrong place Removing it was not the problem Putting it back on was. That said. it depends on a thing or 3 The "Top" end of the slide topper likely rides in a channel that runs the length of the RV. if you can get the RIB to come out then it's easy to remove (putting it back may be an issue) Be sure to PIN the roller (You will need the manual to figure out how to do that) or bad things happen before you do anythign else Two removal methods Once the roller is pinned if you can pull the rib out of the canvas you just remove a few bolts and slide it forward and back and it is off. IF not.. I opened the channel either "Before" or "After" the slide and then slid it out with the rib in place.... Slid it back the same way and tapped the channel back to close to original It is a 2 person job for the most part though I can do it alone.
wa8yxm 09/16/19 03:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Asking for help.

I don't understand what a serial number adds to the conversation. Generally it matters not but on occasion you will find something like Widget model WD-123 serial numbers below 20,000 have the following things and 20,000 and above have this other thing So it makes a difference. one example is Kwikee Steps. Two different several parts depending on serial number.
wa8yxm 09/16/19 03:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Full Moon on Friday the 13th an UFOs woo woo woo

UFO's really exist it is just that folks do not know what they are. (Any aircraft which is not properly squeaking it's ID is a Unitified Flying Object until they can figure out what it is.. Happens all the time if a Jet, for example, blows a fuse (Trips a breaker) and the ID transmitter goes off line) OH you were talking about unearthly UFO's... Never seen one but I've seen what looked like one.. Only I already knew what it was.. A flying "Eat at Joe's" electronic signboard.. Viewed straight on it shows the paid for ad (IE: Eat at Joe's.. or more likely Some Chevy Dealer's name) but viewed at an angle Flashing lights of different colors rapidly changing.. Yup. UFO.
wa8yxm 09/16/19 03:13pm Around the Campfire
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