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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-21-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By iaqstuff
Battleborn is the greatest!

We LOVE our Battleborn batteries! And while their products are worthy of praise, their company ethics are really what we'd like to praise. It's difficult to find a corporate business deserving of...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-22-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,848
Posted By iaqstuff
We swing the lounge TV around so it can ge seen...

We swing the lounge TV around so it can ge seen and heard from the curbside lounge window. May not be classy, but we don`t have to haul around a "portable."
Forum: On The Road... 09-06-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,087
Posted By iaqstuff
Easy to use blow dryer, curling iron, coffee pot and instant pot

My wife requires these items when RV'g. :) She does not want to hear the generator! We use a GoalZero Yeti 1000 generator (lithium) that we take with us. It's noiseless, 45 pounds and the size of...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-22-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,174
Posted By iaqstuff
First things, first.

First, you need to drive both the Interstate and the Atlas!

I LOVE driving the Interstate because it is easy, small and agile. We don't have a towed because we find it easy to leave/return to a...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-01-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By iaqstuff
Looks nice! I have 350w on top and 200w of...

Looks nice! I have 350w on top and 200w of portables. I put 2 Battleborn 12v 100ah lithiums in my 2013. They slide right into the orig box without the tray. I used IKEA silicone cutting boards...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-12-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By iaqstuff
I'm very happy with the Battleborn batteries and...

I'm very happy with the Battleborn batteries and two of them fit right into my battery box.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-11-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,661
Posted By iaqstuff
Sounds right. There was just enough room between...

Sounds right. There was just enough room between the AC and the awning to put my AM Solar combiner box. I used two nylon washers on the awning side to level the combiner box up. I ran cables under...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-10-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,661
Posted By iaqstuff
I cleaned that awning and HD antenna entry area...

I cleaned that awning and HD antenna entry area up and removed the factory plastic entry plate only to discover that wasn't the best place to bring down the cable from my combiner box. I put...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-09-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,661
Posted By iaqstuff
I'd assume they use the self-leveling SIKAs.

I'd assume they use the self-leveling SIKAs.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-09-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By iaqstuff
I have upgraded my 2012/2013 AI system by adding...

I have upgraded my 2012/2013 AI system by adding three AM Solar 100w PVs to the stock 50w roof PV... and then I have two Boulder 100 suitcases for when I'm in the shade or just need add'l uptake for...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-09-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,661
Posted By iaqstuff
I installed three AMSolar panels, but since their...

I installed three AMSolar panels, but since their 100w were too big for the space occupied by the 50w stock panel, I simply left it in place and added it via the stock wiring to the others via a bus...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-02-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,762
Posted By iaqstuff
I have Dish and decided not to put it on the roof...

I have Dish and decided not to put it on the roof because the receiver has to be able to "see" the satellites. I just use a 20' cable and move it to where it gets good reception. Now I have filled...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-26-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 136,384
Posted By iaqstuff
Stayed there a couple of years ago. The number...

Stayed there a couple of years ago. The number of HDs going to Sturgis on nearby I90 was amazing to see and hear. In spite of the distant noise from the Harleys (which ceased before dark) and the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-11-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By iaqstuff
Maybe "68" ???

Maybe "68" ???
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-11-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By iaqstuff
Wiring Loom #

A previous post on the second LP switch installation gave the wiring loom number. Anyone remember it?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-09-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 19,642
Posted By iaqstuff
Have checked to see if a Public Adjuster can...

Have checked to see if a Public Adjuster can assist you? I think Illinois licenses their PAs - talk with your agent about PAs.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-09-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By iaqstuff
Water stored in a tank can develop bacteria and...

Water stored in a tank can develop bacteria and those MVOCs have detectible odors. When flushing with city (treated) water, do not filter it. You want the chlorine-treated water to eliminate the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-06-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By iaqstuff
Solar Shade

Solar shade sounds like an oxymoron. :cool:

My AI is in my RV barn now as I'm doing a major electrical change-out on it. When I get done in a few weeks, I'll take it out and see if my commercial...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-01-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,114
Posted By iaqstuff
Yes. Folks use it in their horse trailers, etc.

Yes. Folks use it in their horse trailers, etc.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-01-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,114
Posted By iaqstuff
Tractor Supply and other ranch stores handle the...

Tractor Supply and other ranch stores handle the rubbrr flooring.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-31-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By iaqstuff
I've been all over our 2013 AI and I'm 220#. I...

I've been all over our 2013 AI and I'm 220#. I would strongly recommend staying off the factory seams and away from areas adjacent to roof penetrations. Do I think I caused damage - not really, but...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-27-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 19,642
Posted By iaqstuff
Sorry, Maggie. My experience is separate...

Sorry, Maggie. My experience is separate renewed items (like new tires, etc.) were not considered in the evaluation for a car/truck being totalled. Again, sorry for your misfortune, glad no one...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-27-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By iaqstuff
A Goal Zero Yeti 1000 or larger should solve the...

A Goal Zero Yeti 1000 or larger should solve the power/noise problem. Check your TV power consumption x tailgating duration to see what size Yeti you'd need. You might want to figure in a few...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-26-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,880
Posted By iaqstuff
I found your post interesting. Thanks for...

I found your post interesting. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-26-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By iaqstuff
I'd just use that ol' yellow automotive contact...

I'd just use that ol' yellow automotive contact cement.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-24-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By iaqstuff
Both are sold.

Both are sold.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-23-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By iaqstuff
Sorry, thought the pictures were good enough to...

Sorry, thought the pictures were good enough to see the model on the frame. Yes, they are Dahon Speed UNO. There is a video about them on the manufacturer's website. The lowest price I've seen...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-23-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By iaqstuff
Folding Bikes

We thought we wanted a couple of simple, one speed folding bikes that we could take in the AI. My wife changed her mind, so we want to sell them. One has been ridden one block, the other was never...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-01-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,180
Posted By iaqstuff
Chlorinated water doesn't stay chlorinated for...

Chlorinated water doesn't stay chlorinated for long periods.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-17-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,268
Posted By iaqstuff
Most likely

It's the kitchen sink handle opened slightly by the glass lid. Without the pump, it siphoned water from the fresh to the grey.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-14-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By iaqstuff
No Android App Anymore?

I had an Airstream Forums app on my Android tablet. It stopped working. Anyone else had that issue?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-05-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,846
Posted By iaqstuff
Cleaning Wheels

Maybe not the best way, but our wheels were REALLY BAD from salt & grime, stray dogs, etc. The operative words are REALLY BAD. We used Mr. Clean Magic Sponges - then polished them. It sure helped...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-22-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,943
Posted By iaqstuff
Yes, although I don't see all of them - like to...

Yes, although I don't see all of them - like to MC4. Be aware their APP cables are positioned to plug into the GZ equipment - vertical instead of horizonal.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-22-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,476
Posted By iaqstuff
Where did you put the second transfer switch or...

Where did you put the second transfer switch or did you replace the battery disconnect with a two-way?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-22-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,943
Posted By iaqstuff
Their "new" website now shows them...

Their "new" website now shows them [emoji4]
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-22-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,476
Posted By iaqstuff
So, you did away with the AGMs?

So, you did away with the AGMs?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-18-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,943
Posted By iaqstuff
As mentioned before, GZ has adaptors not shown on...

As mentioned before, GZ has adaptors not shown on their website. They are very concerned about folks staying within the lithium parameters so those adaptors are only available via phone requests.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-13-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,943
Posted By iaqstuff
I think you hit the major decision points: price,...

I think you hit the major decision points: price, power, size and weight.
We didn't get it just for the AI, so all four things factored into our decision. I wanted portable so the weight of the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-12-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,943
Posted By iaqstuff
We have had a Yeti 1000 for a year. It came with...

We have had a Yeti 1000 for a year. It came with a PWM. We purchased the optional MPPT when it became available. The MPPT installed in the 1000 easily, permanently. We've been very happy with the...
Forum: On The Road... 03-05-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By iaqstuff
Beautiful, but...

Driving up the canyon on 89 is a beautiful drive.
I agree that it'd be MUCH more enjoyable driving it without pulling your Airstream.
Be advised that the weekend traffic is significant and the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-01-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,674
Posted By iaqstuff
Wouldn't the last controller in line be the one...

Wouldn't the last controller in line be the one that "sees" the battery condition?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-27-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,674
Posted By iaqstuff
We have two Goal Zero Boulder 100w suitcases. ...

We have two Goal Zero Boulder 100w suitcases. I'm installing 3 100w fixed on the roof in addition to the existing 50w. The fixed will go through a Victron 100/30 MPPT. The portables will go...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-18-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By iaqstuff
Our drip was the connections at the water pump.

Check your connections at the water pump (behind the cabinet drawer). That was the source or our drip on the driver's side.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-15-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,674
Posted By iaqstuff
RV Glands

Why not use an RV gland on the side of the AI which goes to a combiner located on the inside of the AI? Then it's plug and play.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-19-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,099
Posted By iaqstuff
Vava dash cam has a magnetic attachment that...

Vava dash cam has a magnetic attachment that allows you to aim it in any direction.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-25-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,353
Posted By iaqstuff
I used to use an ultrasonic leak detector to...

I used to use an ultrasonic leak detector to locate leaks via the sound produced by the leak when I was a consultant. Think air, water and other fluids. Easy to find leaks in windshields, door...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-25-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,353
Posted By iaqstuff
Ultrasonic Leak Detector (sound)

Ultrasonic Leak Detector (sound)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-22-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By iaqstuff
I use magnets for kinds of thngs. I get them...

I use magnets for kinds of thngs. I get them from kjmagnetics.com
Forum: Our Community 12-21-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,016
Posted By iaqstuff
Yea, Arizona!

Left the Midwest one morning at 17 degrees above zero. That was almost 60 years ago and pledged never to go back to cold country!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-20-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By iaqstuff
Wish we had gotten a twin

Wish we had gotten a twin. The lounge is a pain. We leave it down and made up - but we had a section of topper cut out so we could get to the electrical beneath. :sad:
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