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Old 02-16-2019, 10:24 AM   #1
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The ultimate Interstate off-topic thread

I've mentioned before that I wish we had a subforum hierarchy with which we could organize our threads into the obvious topical categories such as electrical, mechanical, logistical, warranty issues, etc. etc. Sprinter and B Van Forum arguably ought to constitute a forum unto itself, organized in some fashion analogous to Class B Forum or Sprinter Forum, but it's not, so here we are.

Please use this thread to post content which obviously doesn't fit under any of the existing threads, which is not really worthy of a separate thread just for it, BUT, which still might be of interest to others.

Some examples would be:

-- Noteworthy things you have encountered while using your Interstate
-- Things you might like to do with your Interstate that don't require thread development (i.e., no associated question or problem to solve)
-- Random stuff that somehow relates to Interstate ownership
-- Things other people or groups are doing
-- Whatever else

To kick off the thread, I offer this "what the heck" example which is so bizarre and so funny that some people might think it deserves a read (but it certainly does not deserve its own thread).

I cannot remember who, but someone on this forum mentioned possibly going to Burning Man in their Interstate. That event doesn't sound like my personal cup of tea, and the more stories I read about it, the more my conclusion is reinforced.



BURNING MAN BANS $100K CAMPERS AFTER EXPLODING TOILETS
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Old 02-16-2019, 02:51 PM   #2
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Refrigerator control improvement

Not worth a separate thread.

I installed the Merlin II, smart speed controller on my AI refrigerator. As delivered, the compressor runs only at the slowest speed. This is great 90% of the time, but when a large thermal load is placed in the box, it takes quite a while to get the box cooled down. The Merlin determines that the compressor is running more than a minimum time and increases compressor speed in stages to get the box cooled down, using 6 compressor speeds as necessary.

The Merlin is a little PC board that is supposed to mount directly on the back of the Secop controller, using female slip-on tabs. The pin spacing was not quite right for my particular controller, so I added short wire jumpers and mounted the Merlin in the big open space beside the Secop controller.

I found that the box initially down very quickly and it cooled it down very nicely again when I put a 6-pack of warm beverage in the box.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:30 PM   #3
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I've mentioned before that I wish we had a subforum hierarchy with which we could organize our threads into the obvious topical categories such as electrical, mechanical, logistical, warranty issues, etc. etc. Sprinter and B Van Forum arguably ought to constitute a forum unto itself, organized in some fashion analogous to Class B Forum or Sprinter Forum, but it's not, so here we are.



Please use this thread to post content which obviously doesn't fit under any of the existing threads, which is not really worthy of a separate thread just for it, BUT, which still might be of interest to others.



Some examples would be:



-- Noteworthy things you have encountered while using your Interstate

-- Things you might like to do with your Interstate that don't require thread development (i.e., no associated question or problem to solve)

-- Random stuff that somehow relates to Interstate ownership

-- Things other people or groups are doing

-- Whatever else



To kick off the thread, I offer this "what the heck" example which is so bizarre and so funny that some people might think it deserves a read (but it certainly does not deserve its own thread).



I cannot remember who, but someone on this forum mentioned possibly going to Burning Man in their Interstate. That event doesn't sound like my personal cup of tea, and the more stories I read about it, the more my conclusion is reinforced.







BURNING MAN BANS $100K CAMPERS AFTER EXPLODING TOILETS


Lol! I have been asking about taking my AI into Burning Man so I appreciate the article. I sometimes feel like I should post a sign on the side of my 2018 AI that explains: Iím not rich, Iím just crazy.
Thanks for posting. It does seem that the more money people have the dumber they become. I should know as I spent decades in TV . Ha!
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The Pinnacle Finetza - not my cup of tea (appears to be too much hat and not enough cattle), but definitely thinking outside the box where camper vans are concerned.

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Old 03-06-2019, 08:58 AM   #5
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That has got to be the ugliest RV I've ever seen. I literally had to look away as it hurt my eyes to even look at it! Uggh!
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Wow, kind of looks like the Beluga whale.

Those caddywompus windows too, oh my. Click image for larger version

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Wow, kind of looks like the Beluga whale.

Those caddywompus windows too, oh my. Attachment 335064
The Beluga is beautiful compared to that RV! LOL!
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