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Forum: Refrigerators 11-17-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,320
Posted By jdalrymple
AND... I have extensive experience in the...

AND...


I have extensive experience in the entering of data into the National Fire Incident Reporting System.

In the last years, in an attempt to streamline the reporting process, the...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 11-07-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By jdalrymple
A solution in search of a problem. If...

A solution in search of a problem.


If one ever toured a municipal water plant, one would understand. They aren’t exactly sterile labs.



Regards,
Forum: 1981 - 1983 Excella 10-31-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By jdalrymple
The main concern is water leaks and floor rot. ...

The main concern is water leaks and floor rot. Take your time and open every cabinet and look behind the beds, gaucho, and appliances. Ice pick the floor along the outside walls everywhere you can...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-23-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By jdalrymple
Or, the thermistor failed and the overtemp limit...

Or, the thermistor failed and the overtemp limit is shutting it down, then resetting and allowing it to heat again.

I am aware the normal output temp is very hot, but this could be some of the hot...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 10-20-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By jdalrymple
We just went the other way...queen to twins. ...

We just went the other way...queen to twins.

Having had both, the twins make the bedroom MUCH more usable.

Having to scoot sideways around a queen bed and loosing all the floor space to get...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 10-10-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By jdalrymple
It is not a pump, but the water fault light. It...

It is not a pump, but the water fault light. It indicates proper function of the propane part of the water heater, and has nothing to do with the AC electrical heating element.

It should light...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 10-04-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 30,794
Posted By jdalrymple
Again, I find it interesting that those that...

Again, I find it interesting that those that chose to leave or not join the WBCCI must discuss the club incessantly.


The club lives on, rent free in the heads of those that don't like it.


I...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-02-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,605
Posted By jdalrymple
I have always simply blown out the plumbing. ...

I have always simply blown out the plumbing.


Drain the fresh water tank and let the pump run dry a few minutes.

I do open the low points to let whatever water will drain out there. I then...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-25-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By jdalrymple
Update: Ebay. Kids and their jumping...

Update:

Ebay.

Kids and their jumping cars. All sizes and shapes are there. I found a slightly larger diameter tank that had more than enough ports. Plugged a few ports, extended a couple lines...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 09-25-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By jdalrymple
All the above. And, changing to another gas...

All the above.

And, changing to another gas engine won't help.

Careful planning and execution of an upgrade to diesel may help some, but the cash spent to complete the swap will purchase a...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-13-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By jdalrymple
No need for a high amp charger. IF the...

No need for a high amp charger.

IF the requirement is to simply prevent the batteries from draining during storage, one only needs to provide slightly more amperage than the propane detector...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-13-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By jdalrymple
The store/use switch disconnects the batteries...

The store/use switch disconnects the batteries from the trailer except for the propane detector and the tongue jack.

The detector is the problem. It runs the batteries down in just a bit.

Turn...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-09-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By jdalrymple
You should make a trip to Jackson Center some...

You should make a trip to Jackson Center some day, all will be revealed.

Regards,


JD
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-07-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,574
Posted By jdalrymple
Couldn't have been a Corvette being driven on...

Couldn't have been a Corvette being driven on snow and ice......

No, not that.


Regards,


JD
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 08-26-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By jdalrymple
Actually not much change. Gas valve,...

Actually not much change.

Gas valve, thermocouple, orifice, and burner.



Regards,


JD
Forum: Our Community 08-26-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,957
Posted By jdalrymple
The best feature of an Airstream in case of a...

The best feature of an Airstream in case of a hurricane is the tires.


Move the Airstream where the hurricane ain't.





Regards,
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-22-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By jdalrymple
Air suspension reservoir

The reservoir my 1991 350 LE has developed a rust-through pin hole.

Any Classic MH aficionados have a source ?

It has 5 outlets, I may have to replumb to make some other tank work, but I would...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-22-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By jdalrymple
My 1991 350LE is on a 90 model P30. Perhaps...

My 1991 350LE is on a 90 model P30.

Perhaps you have the same issue?


Regards,

JD
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 08-22-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By jdalrymple
As mentioned, the only need to replace buck...

As mentioned, the only need to replace buck rivets is if one is loose (very rare) or perhaps leaking, although Acryl-R seam sealer will seal a leaking rivet.

Typically, a buck rivet is there...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 08-22-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By jdalrymple
The outer skins are buck riveted. Simply,...

The outer skins are buck riveted.

Simply, this type of rivet requires access to both sides during installation.

The rivet looks like an oversized nail. It is placed through a hole and the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-21-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,503
Posted By jdalrymple
I find that those that condem "big rigs" have...

I find that those that condem "big rigs" have never learned to drive one.

We tow our 27FB with a 3/4 GMC Denail HD.

It has the pay load for any trip and it's independent front suspension makes...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 08-18-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,751
Posted By jdalrymple
I'll be the pessimist in the crowd, although I...

I'll be the pessimist in the crowd, although I prefer realist.

The OP mentions a revamping of plans and a time factor several times.

Sell the empty shell.

Find a usable tralier to purchase....
Forum: Vintage Kin 08-18-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By jdalrymple
I hope you got the pickup too. What a pair. ...

I hope you got the pickup too.

What a pair.

To my knowledge, Cayo made them.

Avion labled and sold them.


Regards,
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-17-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,457
Posted By jdalrymple
Tomato - Tomaato Regards, JD

Tomato - Tomaato



Regards,

JD
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-17-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,457
Posted By jdalrymple
$500 doesn't pay for much. What exactly had...

$500 doesn't pay for much.

What exactly had to be done to an American trailer to make it Canada compliant?


Regards,

JD
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-16-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By jdalrymple
The OBD port on my 1991 350LE is on the right...

The OBD port on my 1991 350LE is on the right side of the column, tucked up behind the dash. It was hard to find.


Regards,

JD
Forum: Awnings 08-16-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By jdalrymple
Not much to it. The end of the roller toward...

Not much to it.

The end of the roller toward the front of the rig is where the spring is.

Roll out the awing, unbolt the main arm from the casting and hold onto the casting. Let it slowly...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 08-15-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,437
Posted By jdalrymple
If one ever saw most municipal drinking water...

If one ever saw most municipal drinking water plants from the inside, he wouldn't worry much about a dead mouse or two.


Enjoy Burning Man.




Regards,
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-14-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By jdalrymple
As mentioned above, KSC has a private park called...

As mentioned above, KSC has a private park called KARS. If one is active or retired military or certain other federal employee, it is a neat spot.

I watched one of the last shuttle launches from...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-12-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By jdalrymple
As I mentioned in your previous thread, I own the...

As I mentioned in your previous thread, I own the same coach.

Mine is stock, and it's performance is about the same as you describe.

Assuming the rest of your drive train is unmodified, I...
Forum: Trailer Values 08-11-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,943
Posted By jdalrymple
I have had success extending the life of a rotten...

I have had success extending the life of a rotten floor with a product called Rot Doctor and then laying fiberglass and epoxy over the area to give it some strength.


Not new, but workable and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-11-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By jdalrymple
I have the same coach. Mine has the original 454...

I have the same coach. Mine has the original 454 TBI engine/ 3 speed auto tranny power train. The rig has 30K original miles.

We have driven it from Oklahoma to northern Nevada and California.
...
Forum: Trailer Values 08-09-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,943
Posted By jdalrymple
Yes, look around and at least get another...

Yes, look around and at least get another estimate.

Perhaps an insurance claim?






I am not beating up on anyone, but.... while not the perfect design a little simple preventive...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 08-07-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By jdalrymple
While not all gloom and doom here, I would stick...

While not all gloom and doom here, I would stick with an RV water heater. It would be cheaper and easier in the long run.

Depending on which residential unit one chose, there are units available...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-06-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By jdalrymple
Holes are no big deal. If one ever removes...

Holes are no big deal.

If one ever removes whatever was installed, pop a couple rivets in the holes and no one will ever notice the difference.


Regards,


JD
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-06-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By jdalrymple
Did it sound like starter was cranking hard and...

Did it sound like starter was cranking hard and normal, or like the batteries were low and about to die?

Several things going on here:

Had engine run with new carb?

Did the engine cough or...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 08-06-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,217
Posted By jdalrymple
Mix a tablespoon or so of dish soap in a small...

Mix a tablespoon or so of dish soap in a small squirt bottle.

Mark a straight line for the bottom of the numbers.

I used blue painters tap to hold the numbers in place and make a few small...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-06-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By jdalrymple
I would agree with the backfire question. ...

I would agree with the backfire question.

Also wonder about a low battery voltage during crank (slower then normal crank speed) and when the engine started the bendix gear hung in the flywheel.
...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-04-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By jdalrymple
It is a 454 with a carburetor designed 45 years...

It is a 454 with a carburetor designed 45 years ago to run at 55 mph.

The suggestions above to increase driveablity will help make it more fun to drive and I do believe the cold air intakes help,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-04-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,329
Posted By jdalrymple
GMC 2500 Denali HD four wheel drive with Duramax....

GMC 2500 Denali HD four wheel drive with Duramax.

Airsafe hitch with Reese dual cam.

I liked the ride of the GM independent front suspension. It is comfortable to drive unloaded.

The...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-03-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By jdalrymple
Watts (150 in your case) divided by volts (120 in...

Watts (150 in your case) divided by volts (120 in USA) equals 1.25 amps.

9.6 amps at 120 volts is 1152 watts.

You are overloading the truck's invertor by 10 times.

Be glad only a fuse is...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-03-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By jdalrymple
There may be other loads that are using the...

There may be other loads that are using the generator's capacity.

The refrigerator will switch to shore automatically, if not manually switched to LP.

Water heater may also use shore power
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-27-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 22,715
Posted By jdalrymple
I will respond here only to clerify my point: ...

I will respond here only to clerify my point:

Yes, dealerships do some of that, but they also create some competition on products produced by relatively few manufactures. They help those same...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-26-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 22,715
Posted By jdalrymple
It matters because you suggest your charging is...

It matters because you suggest your charging is free and zero emissions. It isn't unless you are totally off grid. You don't use the power your solar makes, you trade (read: reduced efficiency) your...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-26-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 22,715
Posted By jdalrymple
You must drive your EV only at night, otherwise...

You must drive your EV only at night, otherwise you are justifying is efficiency with some grid supply trade-out scenario.

The alternative charging points at this point are all start-up ventures. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-26-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 22,715
Posted By jdalrymple
You miss my point. I'm not saying it isn't...

You miss my point.

I'm not saying it isn't money one is not already spending.

But, now one is are giving it to Tesla, or whomever built the car or sells charging spaces.

Of course businesses...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-26-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 22,715
Posted By jdalrymple
We shall see. Regards, JD

We shall see.




Regards,


JD
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-26-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,631
Posted By jdalrymple
I own one. They are 30 years old. They...

I own one.

They are 30 years old.

They are like complex aircraft. Every hour in the air equals 2 hours of maintenance on the ground.

I like mine, it is cool, we use it some.

I imposed a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-26-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 22,715
Posted By jdalrymple
Photobucket never charged to store one's content...

Photobucket never charged to store one's content and make it available to other web sites, either.

Until now.

Apple and music. PayPal and money. Netflix. Angie's List. Any service that starts...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-26-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 22,715
Posted By jdalrymple
Gee...car company owned charging stations...

Gee...car company owned charging stations installed to "help" owners of their cars.


Sounds like Mr. Musk is applying the knowledge he gained from his web based endeavors to sell niche cars.
...
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