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Old 09-22-2015, 08:38 PM   #3249
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PROGRESSIVE DYNAMICS PD4655. I replaced the stock Airstream Parallax 7355 single stage converter/Charger with the multi-stage Progressive Dynamics 4655 converter/Charger. Honestly, I cannot personally say for certain that this was needed, however, I was convinced by many posts on AirForums, that in order to provide the best possible charging/battery care and conditioning, I needed to replace the single stage Parallax unit.

In reviewing the past charger/converters I had on my SOB 5th wheel and SOB trailer, I determined that they were multi-level chargers with specific programs to maintain the batteries. And considering that I never had any battery issues with those SOB RV's, I figured, why not?

The installation was simple, the instructions for the Progressive Dynamics 4655 were specific to replacing the Airstream Parallax converter/charger, and everything appeared to work properly after the install.

And the PD4655 is about the same price as on Amazon.com as a replacement set of batteries. So we will se how this works out!!
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:48 AM   #3250
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When I did the converter change out in the 25FB, I needed a "wire stretcher" for two more inches for one wire inside the new box. I managed to wiggle the wires all the way back to the other end and come up with the stretch.....
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:33 AM   #3251
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Are you sure that is legal? Seems it could impair your vision and the effectiveness of your lights???
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:05 PM   #3252
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:58 PM   #3253
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After 5 + years of having a finicky furnace, sometimes it would work, other times not fire. We just never know when it would work or decide to not, I bought a new mother board . It took about a minuet to remove the old board and another minuet to put the new board in. Tested and working perfectly. I know, waiting that long to fix something that easy sounds strange but we just don't camp when it is cold. Chilly, I can handle but cold, not so much. Also, worked on my solar panel and it is now working too. Now, we can boondock if we want too. Life is good.
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:37 PM   #3254
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Are you sure that is legal? Seems it could impair your vision and the effectiveness of your lights???

Don't know.
I have seen others do it.
I've never heard it was illegal.
A different type of rack that lets the bikes rest lower would be better.
If I turn the green bike around it might be better.
I am open to suggestions.
I tried bikes in the pickup bed last summer.
That ain't it, either.
I don't like the racks that go on the back of the Airstream.
Maybe a bike rack over the propane tanks would work.
I think I want to continue in the direction I'm going, but get the bikes lower, especially the handlebar of the green one.


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Old 09-23-2015, 02:06 PM   #3255
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I like my Arvika over the propane tanks. It was the only solution for me having a Classic and its "classic" rear bumper.
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:15 PM   #3256
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What did you get for your Trailer today?

I like the over bottle rack, I just don't want to add tongue weight.
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:59 PM   #3257
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A 1/2" drive socket in 15/16" size so we can adjust the bolts on our Equal-I-zer hitch head any time we need to. Already had a torque wrench!
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:08 PM   #3258
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Don't know.
I have seen others do it.
I've never heard it was illegal.
A different type of rack that lets the bikes rest lower would be better.
If I turn the green bike around it might be better.
I am open to suggestions.
I tried bikes in the pickup bed last summer.
That ain't it, either.
I don't like the racks that go on the back of the Airstream.
Maybe a bike rack over the propane tanks would work.
I think I want to continue in the direction I'm going, but get the bikes lower, especially the handlebar of the green one.


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I just asked out of curiosity. For me it would probably boil down to my own driving comfort and safety. Pulling a trailer requires constant vigilance and a clear view of the road and/or obstacles ahead. And I would not want obstruct any of my lights that I depend on to signal other drivers of my intention.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:14 PM   #3259
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And I cleaned the glue off the belt line with orange hand cleaner (cut through very well) and a magic eraser. Ready to install another strip of lights. And fairly confident they're not going to last more than a season 😳
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:11 PM   #3260
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I just asked out of curiosity. For me it would probably boil down to my own driving comfort and safety. Pulling a trailer requires constant vigilance and a clear view of the road and/or obstacles ahead. And I would not want obstruct any of my lights that I depend on to signal other drivers of my intention.

I'll let you know after the weekend.
All those thoughts have gone through my head.
I still think a different rack that lets the bikes ride a little lower will be OK.
Just turning the green bike the other way will probably be better.


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Old 09-24-2015, 01:54 AM   #3261
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I stopped in Socorro, NM for the night enroute to pickup the modified 23D in Paradise,TX. Tthere were two really neat 30s vintage Fords in the spaces next to mine. One chap had a unique removable screen covering his grill in front of the radiator that was custom-made of a fine mesh to stop both stones and most bugs. He also had fender guards to prevent paint chips.

One would wiggle the attachment springs to remove and hose the dearly "departed" bugs from the back side of the screen.

The custom device looked like just the device I had in mind to install for the Alaska trip next year. I could see the benefit in Florida when the "love" bugs are making more of themselves.

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I do not know the prices, but the products appeared to be well made for the vintage vehicle crowd.
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:42 AM   #3262
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I'd be afraid a bug screen would prevent sufficient air getting to the radiator while towing in hotter climates. Maybe in cooler climates it would be OK.

My brother-in-law suggested getting some vinyl laid on the leading edges of the truck. He's got it on his white VW Passat TDI. You hardly notice its on there.

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