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Old 04-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #29
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Excuse me for chiming in here. I replaced my original converter with a Progressive Dynamics 9245(?) I think. I got it from Best Converters. One of the guys that works there is a member of this forum. There are other good ones to, but I have been happy with mine.

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Old 04-12-2013, 08:10 PM   #30
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I switched to an Intellipower converter, but one burned out on me and fried a very expensive battery. I replaced it with another Intellipower, but I'm not convinced it's the best solution.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:13 PM   #31
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Thanks Dan I will take all of the input I can get I will check out their website what type of load do you have? With the caravel I am planning to replace the lights with LEDs and add a led tv/DVD combo. Move the ac forward and install a fantastic vent. Gotta have a vent cuz I do not want Jeannie to throw me out to do the bear in the woods thing.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:00 PM   #32
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Post #214 in my Bambi II thread might help you with your brittle refrigerator vent.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:44 AM   #33
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Hi, Good luck with your Caravel,
I have a 73 Ovelander, when i did my resto, the scoop was bad at the edges, and fibreglass saved it with no problems, as with the end caps and wheel arch covers inside.
with ref to charger, even though i'm in the UK, i replaced the Univolt with a US bought Progressive Dynamics "intellicharger" i purchased from P&S Trailers if i remember right, but i'm sure you can get from many places. i have been very pleased with it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:31 AM   #34
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first my suprise removing the stove vent!
Next can the refrigerator scoop be repaired I thought that I had read a thread about using fiberglass? Will be temp covering the vents!! Learning as I go.
This is a relatively easy project. Messy, stinky but do-able. Well worth the time versus buying a new one.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:47 AM   #35
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Thanks Stephanie I was not real confident in the intellipower a coworker had brought one in trying to fix it and the quality was not there.

Becky I bow to you because it was your thread I had seen and could not find again.

I think that I am going to go surfing on the Internet and look at that site Dan

Tim I have never been to the UK but I plan on a visit some day! Okay honestly Jeannie had me get my passport because she wants us to go to the UK I still have not seen all of the US yet. Thanks to the military I have seen many other country's but not so of the good old US I drove a truck when I was younger but not the same thing. I want to find a 74 overlander eventually but first I am having a wonderful time with the caravel. And from North Carolina "howdy feel free to stop and have an ice tea and we will talk out on the back porch" not much better than a glass of ice tea and good conversation.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:53 AM   #36
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Eljay we call our youngest LJ or Lucy Jo, nothing like the smell of resin during pollen season!! Okay that will wait until I finish taking it apart! Thanks
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:46 AM   #37
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I install Intellipowers all the time and have never had an issue. I am sorry to hear people are having issues. It kind of makes me worry now because I have installed a number of them.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:59 PM   #38
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I have worked with and in the electronics field for over thirty years ( feel old now) and have found that many or most devices tv, DVD, and regulators last between 10 and 12 years. A lot of them last longer but are considered outdated some last 5 years or less due to higher efficiency 90 to 100% of capacity. So don't feel guilty if they fail. Just check the efficiency rating 60 to 80 % last the longest through normal use.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:18 PM   #39
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I found it!

i removed the fridge and stove and found some treasure!!! Apack of paper plates and a 40 somethhing year old canned ham that had exploded and then decomposed a long time ago! will recover it in the morning!
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i removed the fridge and stove and found some treasure!!! Apack of paper plates and a 40 somethhing year old canned ham that had exploded and then decomposed a long time ago! will recover it in the morning!
The mice ate well that year! Yuck
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Thanks Dan I will take all of the input I can get I will check out their website what type of load do you have? With the caravel I am planning to replace the lights with LEDs and add a led tv/DVD combo. Move the ac forward and install a fantastic vent. Gotta have a vent cuz I do not want Jeannie to throw me out to do the bear in the woods thing.
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I really don't know my electrical load. It was one of the first improvements I made when I got the Tradewind. I have since gone to two 6v golf cart batteries, LED lights and removed the Armstrong AC unit in favor of a small 5k window unit (when needed). The 45 amp size seems to work fine for me. I suppose larger would charge up faster, but whats the hurry.

I have changed all my interior lights to LED and still use the original light fixtures. You can see how I did this if you look at posts 37-40 of the thread titled "To LED or not to LED":

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...d-79632-3.html

If you are interested in looking at my window AC thread go here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...nny-91215.html

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Old 04-14-2013, 10:12 AM   #42
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I need help!!

No not the therapy type yet. I have removed ALL of the screws disconnected the gas line and removed all of the tape! So how the heck do you get the heater to let loose?? I wiggled I giggled cussed and even sat the wife for help and it still will not budge when I get up from my nappy (work tonight).
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