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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-11-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,311
Posted By Outbackga
I have the older 510 system with “non-replacable”...

I have the older 510 system with “non-replacable” batteries. Sensors are NLA from TST, so after destroying some sensors in the process and some reverse engineering, I can replace the Lithium battery...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 06-10-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 42,339
Posted By Outbackga
92LandYacht, yes I agree. So, I can show you...

92LandYacht, yes I agree.

So, I can show you a flattened cam lobe from my Dodge 360 with hydraulic flat tappets while using Valvoline 10w-40 synthetic oil. It was changed while on the road by a...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-10-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,311
Posted By Outbackga
When installed are they draining the batteries? I...

When installed are they draining the batteries? I thought they were activated by air pressure, so I remove them when not in use.
TST system.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-04-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 38,687
Posted By Outbackga
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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-01-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 38,687
Posted By Outbackga
I had a similar situation with Good Sam. I filled...

I had a similar situation with Good Sam. I filled out a reimbursement form and received a check!
They took hours to move my camper class c from a dangerous intersection, I had to ask for a...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 03-14-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 42,339
Posted By Outbackga
All this discussion about oil weights is OK, but...

All this discussion about oil weights is OK, but your owners manual will specify what weight oil for what temperature.
HOWEVER it will not mention that starting with the advent of catalytic...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-03-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 38,687
Posted By Outbackga
Contact Good Sam, it is likely they re imburse...

Contact Good Sam, it is likely they re imburse you for their failure to help you out of danger. It worked for me. Apply on line then call.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-24-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,979
Posted By Outbackga
If it was a fatal accident, would likely go to...

If it was a fatal accident, would likely go to jail. Not a guess.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-27-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,371
Posted By Outbackga
This can only happen if the neutral (white) is...

This can only happen if the neutral (white) is bonded to the ground (green). Otherwise, 0 volts, not 240.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-20-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,122
Posted By Outbackga
Always use a safety strap on each panel. I use a...

Always use a safety strap on each panel. I use a stainless cable clamped around my vent. If the panel becomes detached for any reason, it will not leave the camper.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-10-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By Outbackga
At least this thread does not use “breaks“ for...

At least this thread does not use “breaks“ for brakes!
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-10-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,972
Posted By Outbackga
Rev the engine to about 1500 rpm in neutral with...

Rev the engine to about 1500 rpm in neutral with no load. Listen as the rpm is stabilized. If the knock increases, it may be a rod bearing. If not, something else. This takes a highly tuned ear. More...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-08-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By Outbackga
It would seem only one blocking diode would be...

It would seem only one blocking diode would be required if its' current capacity was high enough.
It would be connected between the common series outputs and the battery. Far right where you little...
Forum: Vintage Kin 12-11-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,972
Posted By Outbackga
The Cayo started as a pickup camper, C10 and C11,...

The Cayo started as a pickup camper, C10 and C11, then developed into the Cayo Motovator as shown here. Another is the more rare Barth class C.
Forum: Tires 09-15-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,552
Posted By Outbackga
My Class C has 350 ft lbs on rear dually’s. I...

My Class C has 350 ft lbs on rear dually’s. I carry all 3/4” impact sockets 3/4 extension and 3/4” breaker bar. Just do it. NO 1/2” or 3/8” ever. Just easier.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-24-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,945
Posted By Outbackga
Simple fix. When I bought my new Ford Flex, I was...

Simple fix. When I bought my new Ford Flex, I was able to find one without navigation! I use ApplePlay, which displays full screen on my system. Apple maps, Google maps and also Wayze. Way better nav...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-03-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 344,095
Posted By Outbackga
Thanks, 22 foot Cayo 1973

Thanks, 22 foot Cayo 1973
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-03-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 30,889
Posted By Outbackga
Too much focus on the hitch, not enough on the...

Too much focus on the hitch, not enough on the trailer. Symptoms indicate an axle/ spring issue. Something broken, loose or grossly mis-aligned. A very close look is warranted.
Just my opinion.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 06-03-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By Outbackga
Press and hold “-“ button until it shuts off!

Press and hold “-“ button until it shuts off!
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 06-03-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By Outbackga
Give TST ( Truck Systems Technology) a call....

Give TST ( Truck Systems Technology) a call. Looks like their unit, I have two. Their customer service is great. I live about 20 miles from their office. They can tell you just what is needed, or...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-03-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 344,095
Posted By Outbackga
What fence?

What fence?
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-03-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 30,889
Posted By Outbackga
Just a question, as most of the focus has been on...

Just a question, as most of the focus has been on the hitch. Are the axles perfectly aligned and everything, from wheel bearings to brakes, checked? Just does not seem to be a hitch issue if...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-15-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By Outbackga
Do you mean Dometic refrigerator? To me, domestic...

Do you mean Dometic refrigerator? To me, domestic is a home style that does not have a gas option.
There is a separate electric heating element on my Dometic refrigerator. This would allow cooling...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-06-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,856
Posted By Outbackga
Investment?...

Investment?...
Forum: Vintage Kin 02-10-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,524
Posted By Outbackga
Silver Avion Fellowship

Silver Avion Fellowship
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-10-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,583
Posted By Outbackga
Yep!

Yep!
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-10-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,516
Posted By Outbackga
It seems that no one has picked up on your P...

It seems that no one has picked up on your P rated tires comment. Please consider LT tires. The sidewalls are MUCH stiffer, and pressures are higher. This will make a considerable difference, all...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 02-10-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,398
Posted By Outbackga
Believe it or not, an Oxygenics shower head will...

Believe it or not, an Oxygenics shower head will extend shower times by 2. I have only 6 gal HW, but it has made all the difference. No Navy showering anymore!
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-10-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,583
Posted By Outbackga
Why not leave the copper in the hard to access...

Why not leave the copper in the hard to access places, and PEX for the rest. Just use a copper to PEX adapter. Worked for me. My 1973 is mostly copper with flared fittings. Expensive, but solid!
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 02-10-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By Outbackga
I rarely recommend anything, BUT the Oxygenics...

I rarely recommend anything, BUT the Oxygenics shower head gives me a real shower without conserving. I have only a 6 gallon HW tank. Just a huge difference!
Dave
Forum: On The Road... 12-15-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,987
Posted By Outbackga
As an Electrical Engineer, I read these threads...

As an Electrical Engineer, I read these threads for humor, mostly. Ever wonder how a bird can safely sit on a high voltage transmission line?
Similar to a lightning strike when one is INSIDE an...
Forum: On The Road... 12-11-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,088
Posted By Outbackga
I re-purposed my TV antenna with an LED light...

I re-purposed my TV antenna with an LED light bar. Can raise it and rotate to any position. Works great. Use a small indoor amplified antenna for TV.
Forum: On The Road... 12-11-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,154
Posted By Outbackga
I have used Good Sam several times. They can be a...

I have used Good Sam several times. They can be a pain in locating you. I have their app. on my iPhone, but it did not work when I needed it. Had to give correct and detailed location several times...
Forum: Tires 09-29-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By Outbackga
Why not give them a call? They are close to where...

Why not give them a call? They are close to where I live, and they are very friendly. I have been to their office several times, I am sure they would be happy to answer your question directly. The...
Forum: Vintage Kin 09-22-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,023
Posted By Outbackga
You might have better response if you posted in...

You might have better response if you posted in the Airstream forum. Vintage Kin is read mostly by Avion, Silver Streak and other non Airstreamers.
Forum: Full-Timing 07-19-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,878
Posted By Outbackga
I suggest you look at www.technomadia.com, a...

I suggest you look at www.technomadia.com, a young pair of software developers that hit the road many years ago in a trailer, now have a bus and boat. They publish their costs, tech know how and this...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-02-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,218
Posted By Outbackga
Agree on Sikaflex. NO silicone, it pulls apart...

Agree on Sikaflex. NO silicone, it pulls apart under stress and captures water!
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-04-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By Outbackga
Try Http://Www.smokstak.com and go to the Onan...

Try
Http://Www.smokstak.com and go to the Onan generator thread
Dave
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 04-16-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,104
Posted By Outbackga
Sounds like the ground (return) wire is loose...

Sounds like the ground (return) wire is loose (usually a white wire) This would give the symptoms described. Many times there is one connecton at the rear.
Forum: Tires 03-08-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By Outbackga
Tractor Supply, stock most all spare sizes,...

Tractor Supply, stock most all spare sizes, wheels and tires already mounted. Worked for me.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 02-26-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,409
Posted By Outbackga
I do not believe surge protectors measure...

I do not believe surge protectors measure amperage in any way, just protect from over voltage. There is no reason the 50A protector would not work adapted to 30A connection, as it is used to protect...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-24-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,353
Posted By Outbackga
Mobil 1 15W/50 Oil with high ZDDP

Each "weight" rating has different formulation even among the same brand. Much research has been done on another forum I frequent, whose cars have 32 valves with flat tappets. We use high ZDDP...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-31-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,435
Posted By Outbackga
I seriously doubt that you have ANY 240 volt...

I seriously doubt that you have ANY 240 volt loads in a MH. There MAY be two different pumps, one connected to each leg of the 240 volt wires operating at 120 volts, but I seriously doubt it.
You...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-18-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,560
Posted By Outbackga
Regarding circuit breakers/fuses near a lead-acid...

Regarding circuit breakers/fuses near a lead-acid battery, don't do it. Hydrogen buildup, a normal by product of the discharge process can build up in a compartment. When the breaker opens, there is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-27-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,803
Posted By Outbackga
YES, Agree with others. Have you ever seen a...

YES,
Agree with others. Have you ever seen a trailer on it’s side with the tow vehicle upright? I have. Mine. Sway is the issue, not the TV. I had an Equal-i-zer hitch properly set up also. Cannot...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-23-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,231
Posted By Outbackga
Yes, Dometic 300 series with ceramic bowl is...

Yes,
Dometic 300 series with ceramic bowl is the way to go
Forum: Vintage Kin 09-05-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,033
Posted By Outbackga
That would be Chuck Cayo, a great guy, has the...

That would be Chuck Cayo, a great guy, has the most Avion knowledge currently available. Stays really busy, but seems to answer the phone and emails, cncayo@comcast.net
Forum: Vintage Kin 08-18-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,077
Posted By Outbackga
it will not "shine up" as it is anodized...

it will not "shine up" as it is anodized aluminum. Clean and seal it. The anodizing is a gray color that protects the aluminum forever. Just kind of dull.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-02-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,628
Posted By Outbackga
All three discussed (Ansersen, Propride and...

All three discussed (Ansersen, Propride and Hensley) use the "parallelogram" geometry to stop sway, each slightly different in application. The friction part of the Andersen is in addition to the...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-02-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,628
Posted By Outbackga
Andersen

PKI
You may want to research the Andersen a little more. The anti sway is performed by the chains and the attachment plate, not friction. Similar in theory to Hensley and Propride.
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