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Forum: 1997 Safari 09-07-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Chuck
My plan, (should I ever get that far :rolleyes:),...

My plan, (should I ever get that far :rolleyes:), is to just buy a spare inlet plug, and store it in the camper. What kind of "problem" could occur? most likely either the whole cable is swiped,...
Forum: 1997 Safari 09-07-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By Chuck
well, it looks pretty straight-forward, having...

well, it looks pretty straight-forward, having clear access to both sides, and all. If you haven't used the hole-saw before, it seems intimidating, but its kind of anti-climactic. (no big whoop). ...
Forum: 1997 Safari 09-07-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By Chuck
I would check out the smart plug, if you haven't...

I would check out the smart plug, if you haven't already.

https://smartplug.com/


assuming that these are not the original inlet locations. why are you re-locating them?
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-13-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,824
Posted By Chuck
what do you suppose it would cost to pay someone...

what do you suppose it would cost to pay someone to print out something like this? Is that a service that is generally available?
Forum: 1966 Overlander 05-02-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Chuck
sorry to hear you're having to sell. Post more...

sorry to hear you're having to sell. Post more pictures!
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 02-20-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By Chuck
Nah, it got too cold to paint; it'll have to...

Nah, it got too cold to paint; it'll have to wait for spring. I did manage to get the skins all re-installed, but that's where I had to wrap up for the season.
I looked in to the roll-on...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-28-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By Chuck
you just take your power cord and attach a 30 to...

you just take your power cord and attach a 30 to 15amp adapter, and plug it into a "dog bone"; the chain connects from dog-bone to dog bone at each rig.
Then just don't turn on anything high-draw...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-09-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By Chuck
Same here. In my 73 23-footer, all the wiring...

Same here. In my 73 23-footer, all the wiring terminates in the back curbside closet, and the battery is located there as well, so I ran a pair of #8 wires from there to the fridge vent. I'll...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-25-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Chuck
Seems like there ought to be some sort of a...

Seems like there ought to be some sort of a transfer switch arrangement so that the solar is "off" when shore power becomes available. I suppose the need for an ac transfer switch (when more than...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-25-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Chuck
Solar Controller vs. AC-DC converter/charger

How do these 2 not conflict with each other in some way? They both seem to have their own charging profiles as to how long on bulk, absorption, then float....but since they're both connected to the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-19-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Chuck
I'm all for safety...its just that I've found...

I'm all for safety...its just that I've found that sometimes, theory and practice aren't always in perfect alignment. ;)
In my new-ish (90's built) house, everything is "code", but I've run into...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-19-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Chuck
well, thanks for opening up that big-ol'...

well, thanks for opening up that big-ol' can-o-worms, Gus! :p

That raises some other questions:
Since this trailer is a 1973, does it still need to meet this code? as I'm not really...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-18-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Chuck
well, that would certainly be a cheaper...

well, that would certainly be a cheaper alternative to the marine stuff. Marine stuff looks slick and all, but geez louise :eek: it is spendy.
I just had to run to Lowes for something else, and...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-18-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Chuck
Here's the original, (pic taken during the...

Here's the original, (pic taken during the dismantling stage).

This corner is enclosed into a closet; the door opening is between the vent stack and the bulkhead wall to the left.
When all...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-18-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Chuck
New 120v/AC Distribution Panel

Trying to decide on an ac panel for my 73 re-do...
I'm actually now in the process of re-installing the skins on the trailer...I got to the back curbside corner, where all the wiring terminates, and...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-17-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,644
Posted By Chuck
why such heavy wire? Is that typical?

why such heavy wire? Is that typical?
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 10-11-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,319
Posted By Chuck
Sounds similar to my experience...IT, lost the...

Sounds similar to my experience...IT, lost the gig in the Great Recession, took a long time to find work. I actually tried to see if I could leverage the airstream to live in at a remote job, but...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 10-11-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,319
Posted By Chuck
LOL! amazing how that changes one's perspective....

LOL! amazing how that changes one's perspective. :rolleyes:

Here's a fun factor that no one has mentioned: health issues (i.e. the need to keep the employer-sponsored health insurance.)...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 10-04-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By Chuck
yeah, the cleaning. They've been cleaned, and...

yeah, the cleaning. They've been cleaned, and cleaned, and cleaned again.
When I took them out last summer, I pressure washed them and scrubbed them as clean as they can ever get. Then I put...
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-04-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,179
Posted By Chuck
Bob, what did you use for paint on the interior...

Bob, what did you use for paint on the interior skins? How has it held up?
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 10-04-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By Chuck
[crickets....] nobody's got anything, eh? ...

[crickets....]

nobody's got anything, eh?

Oh well. One other thing I'm finding odd is I can't find the Fusion paint anywhere on the shelves. a couple of stores had a couple of cans...odd...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 10-03-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By Chuck
Krylon Fusion on 70's vinyl walls

I'm in the process of re-installing the skins in my trailer, and need to start thinking about paint. I'll be doing the end caps with Fusion, but I'm also thinking about doing all of the interior...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-08-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By Chuck
I didn't have any problem with 3/4. Mine is kind...

I didn't have any problem with 3/4. Mine is kind of a short trailer, though, so there is very little that has the "wrapper". Only one section along the street side, between the wheel well and the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-08-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,214
Posted By Chuck
again, another year goes by without an update. ...

again, another year goes by without an update. :o

Well, I haven't quit. There's been progress; just not much to show with a picture.
Since we left off, my buddy Wayne did me a huge favor and...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-08-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By Chuck
It wasn't necessary to split the forward and aft...

It wasn't necessary to split the forward and aft sheets in mine.
I was able to jack up the rear of the shell enough to slide a solid sheet in from the side. (at this point in the reno, I was only...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-17-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,428
Posted By Chuck
{barge} do you think I'd need that kind of...

{barge}

do you think I'd need that kind of crimper (the Harbor Freight one) to crimp a lug onto a #6 wire? Or would a typical hand crimper/pliers work?

(I ran some #6 as a solar pre-wire for...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-24-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By Chuck
Yeah, I noticed that when I was browsing a couple...

Yeah, I noticed that when I was browsing a couple of small tv's on the web...some have optical, some analog, some neither, some both...no standards!! :mad:
and it seems there may be a similar issue...
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-24-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,824
Posted By Chuck
Love the original gaucho upholstery! :cool:

Love the original gaucho upholstery! :cool:
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-20-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By Chuck
That isn't a "given" any more, either. My local...

That isn't a "given" any more, either. My local cable company doesn't put anything on the bare wire anymore. nada/nilch zip. all tv's must have some sort of box.

Anyway, that kind of brings...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-19-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By Chuck
hmm...starting to make sense. So--a satellite...

hmm...starting to make sense. So--a satellite receiver wouldn't work if connected to the "old" winegard tv amplifier plate, that links an external cable and passes it through to the jack, unless you...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-19-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By Chuck
thanks, but it doesn't explain why you need 2. ...

thanks, but it doesn't explain why you need 2.

If you're using satellite, why not just connect to the same inlet, and on the inside, connect your sat. receiver to the jack on the other end?
...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-19-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By Chuck
yeah, but I don't think these 2 wires that they...

yeah, but I don't think these 2 wires that they install in new trailers are different from each other. What you're describing sounds like your house was originally wired with rg59, which was fine...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-19-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By Chuck
Why 2 coax connections at the inlet?

I've noticed that late model trailers have 2 coax connections, instead of just one.
Why?

I understand that the individual cables route to a wall plate, and can be jumpered if you want to watch...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-18-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,818
Posted By Chuck
I probably have some number 10 left over from...

I probably have some number 10 left over from when I put in my 30 amp pedestal at the house....but shouldn't that be jacketed in some way? also wondering if the back-end of an inlet should be...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-18-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,818
Posted By Chuck
On a related note, I was looking at power inlets...

On a related note, I was looking at power inlets today. The original config had the power cord hard-wired into the 110v panel. The cord entered through a hole in the bumper compartment, up through a...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-18-2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,818
Posted By Chuck
yeah, I forgot to mention that. its on the list,...

yeah, I forgot to mention that. its on the list, even though I'll probably never use it

well, the convection/micro is right above the hwh; I don't like the idea of an ac water heater, but if I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-17-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,818
Posted By Chuck
wow, can't believe its been 5 years...and yet,...

wow, can't believe its been 5 years...and yet, I'm still not close to finished. Long story...project became a "full monty." But I'm at the point now where the interior is completely gutted, (it was...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-13-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Chuck
Thanks, guys. I'll be sure to heed all...

Thanks, guys. I'll be sure to heed all disclaimers, and insure that adequate adult supervision is retained. :glare:
For now, I just need to know its ok to relocate the wires a bit, so I can get...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-13-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Chuck
Thanks, guys, that's perfect. I think part of...

Thanks, guys, that's perfect.
I think part of my confusion is that the info on the product (for most of them) doesn't clearly specify if the individual boxes can be configured with a main breaker...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Chuck
yeah, I don't think I need the capacity of the 50...

yeah, I don't think I need the capacity of the 50 amp service. What I need is a box...and can't seem to find one. Unless the items on the bestconverter.com site under "distribution panels" are my...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Chuck
yeah, well, that actually happens. In fact,...

yeah, well, that actually happens. In fact, there's a campground that my wally unit visits regularly that has all 50-amp pedestals, and you need an adapter to connect.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Chuck
Here's a second pic for context, with everything...

Here's a second pic for context, with everything removed:

http://www.airforums.com/attachments/gallery/files/2/9/1/img_5195_original.jpg
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Chuck
Here's a pic I'll add from my gallery,...

Here's a pic I'll add from my gallery, illustrating the original layout.

This is me standing in the middle of the bathroom, at the back end of the trailer, large rear window to my right, looking...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By Chuck
Recommend a 110v ac distribution panel

I'm at the part of the resto where its time to start re-assembling, and I need to get my wiring wrapped up before going much further. I'll be replacing the original 70's univolt with a modern...
Forum: General Interior Topics 06-12-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By Chuck
yeah...probably rusted solid to the tail piece,...

yeah...probably rusted solid to the tail piece, like mine was. who knew that could happen when one of the pipes is plastic. \_(ツ)_/
But yeah, the corrosion builds up on the metal drain piece,...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-01-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By Chuck
...but they can leak all by themselves, and the...

...but they can leak all by themselves, and the water will follow the seams, and pop out right around the front window area. I would suggest using par-bond on all of the seams in the end cap. On...
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 05-31-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 186,888
Posted By Chuck
So is it "factory" to use a much smaller rivet,...

So is it "factory" to use a much smaller rivet, here, than the rounded head rivets that are used on all of the body panels? and do you buck them, or sqeeze 'em?
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 05-31-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 186,888
Posted By Chuck
Is this the "J" shaped hinge on the window frame?...

Is this the "J" shaped hinge on the window frame? Mine appears to have been originally attached with a very small solid rivet...probably a squeeze-rivet (? not sure if that is the right name). All...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-23-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By Chuck
Yes. But only the length of pipe that goes from...

Yes.
But only the length of pipe that goes from the city water connection in to wherever the first check-valve in the system is located.

Picture the system this way:

|-->>city water-->>...
Forum: Tires 05-03-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Chuck
I never had any problem on my 73 safari using...

I never had any problem on my 73 safari using 22575r15s.
If the axles are original, they are more than likely toast. Mine certainly are...but maybe they're frozen in place a little lower, allowing...
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