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Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-03-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By DKB_SATX
I stated it poorly, perhaps. Yes, the 4A system...

I stated it poorly, perhaps. Yes, the 4A system depends on a unique computer-controlled wet-plate clutching system in the transfer case and is designed to work with a particular (also...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-01-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By DKB_SATX
The front axle is completely different on the 150...

The front axle is completely different on the 150 vs the SuperDuties, and that's where the magic happens for the "4A" mode.

F150 4WD has independent front suspension, and the SuperDuties still...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 07-01-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By DKB_SATX
By "rear 30 amp outlet" do you mean the service...

By "rear 30 amp outlet" do you mean the service inlet where the shore power cord attaches?

It SEEMS like you're saying the front 30A inlet is working and can supply power to the trailer but the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-25-2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,874
Posted By DKB_SATX
Our pool pumps are 240v, so they require a double...

Our pool pumps are 240v, so they require a double breaker. As far as I know all in-ground pools use 240v pumps.

Put a multimeter across the flat pins on your TT-30R receptacle, and between the...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 06-23-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By DKB_SATX
The list of private messages in AIRForums is...

The list of private messages in AIRForums is distinct from the list of direct messages in the Classifieds.
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 06-23-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By DKB_SATX
These instructions pertain to using the site with...

These instructions pertain to using the site with a web browser, not one of the mobile apps.

If the message was sent to you from the ad, you need to open your ad (while you are logged into...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-23-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,874
Posted By DKB_SATX
Let me preface this by saying I'm *NOT* an...

Let me preface this by saying I'm *NOT* an electrician, and there may be some factor I'm not thinking about that would cause this to require a double breaker, but I think it actually doesn't.

A...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-17-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By DKB_SATX
Those are not generators, they are...

Those are not generators, they are battery-inverter systems. I realize their marketing departments want to call them generators, but they're not.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-15-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By DKB_SATX
This shouldn't be a fuse issue, it should be a...

This shouldn't be a fuse issue, it should be a circuit breaker. Have you cycled each of the circuit breakers off then back on? (to be sure it's not a "hidden" trip where the position of the switch...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-15-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By DKB_SATX
That's a typical setup for a "hard wired"...

That's a typical setup for a "hard wired" inverter... the factory-installed WFCO in my trailer is like this, the AC output is a terminal block and you need to wire in your own outlet(s). Some people...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-14-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By DKB_SATX
On an '18, the inverter should be a "pass...

On an '18, the inverter should be a "pass through" type. For the pass-through function to work, the inverter should be plugged into a 120v outlet that's energized. So, there's a physical plug to...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-13-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,638
Posted By DKB_SATX
Right... the context here is a '90 345LE...

Right... the context here is a '90 345LE motorhome. With a 12v LP furnace (possibly 2?)
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-12-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,638
Posted By DKB_SATX
The furnace, though, runs on 12v DC power, so...

The furnace, though, runs on 12v DC power, so that 10A would be more like adding 1A to the converter's draw.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-09-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By DKB_SATX
Are you home then? (Longview) If you're not...

Are you home then? (Longview)

If you're not in a hurry, A&P Vintage Trailer Works in Paradise (west of Fort Worth) is a high-quality operation, but they have a wait. Don't let the name fool you,...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-09-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By DKB_SATX
What did you unplug from the inverter outlet? ...

What did you unplug from the inverter outlet? The radio?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-09-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By DKB_SATX
You refer to your app telling you about the...

You refer to your app telling you about the batteries' state of charge. Do you know that the app is properly calibrated? I'm guessing your app is a user interface to some battery management tool...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-25-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By DKB_SATX
Knowing what year and model it's in might be...

Knowing what year and model it's in might be helpful in answering your question.

From the location you described, it might be the switch that shuts off the converter (or just disconnects it from...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 05-20-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By DKB_SATX
If the "shell" part of the trailer is about 26',...

If the "shell" part of the trailer is about 26', I think the model name would be Travelcader.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-20-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By DKB_SATX
The Mini has way lower power consumption (about...

The Mini has way lower power consumption (about 80% less) but STILL needs a 24V DC source. It makes me wonder if they design in an obscure parameter like that to get more people to buy their branded...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-19-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By DKB_SATX
PS: They seem to have changed the dc input...

PS: They seem to have changed the dc input connector. It's still 24V DC, but now the connector is an oval thing that's probably 2 prongs instead of the barrel connector my Airsense 10 uses (the...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-19-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By DKB_SATX
I have a Resmed Airsense 10. Its power supply is...

I have a Resmed Airsense 10. Its power supply is about 40% higher wattage than the 11, which is promising for your results!

I generally only boondock a couple nights in a row, and after...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-19-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,127
Posted By DKB_SATX
I think the final answer is probably "it...

I think the final answer is probably "it depends."

IF the "solar port" feeds into an internal solar charge controller and you have your portable panels running straight into the solar port at...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-18-2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,870
Posted By DKB_SATX
If the full description Dennis shared from the...

If the full description Dennis shared from the Blue Ox site didn't really make it clear, the way the hitch is set up is that the minimum force applied by the spring bars is when the trailer is...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-16-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By DKB_SATX
For Colorado? I'd think so. I live in...

For Colorado? I'd think so.

I live in scorching-hot Texas and made a conscious choice to buy a single-AC 30A trailer, because in my floorplan I got 2 Fantastic fans that way, only 1 Fantastic...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-16-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By DKB_SATX
I was satisfied with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3...

I was satisfied with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 mentioned by several up-thread for about 7 years with my first truck. My current truck had the option of a factory-integrated one, or I'd probably still...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-16-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,400
Posted By DKB_SATX
"EVs run on coal" is coal-rollin' disinformation,...

"EVs run on coal" is coal-rollin' disinformation, I think.

Currently coal produces less than 22% of the electricity in the US, and natural gas produces more than 38% (so, they're not...
Forum: Boondocking 05-08-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,379
Posted By DKB_SATX
It's still not a generator. Generator: a...

It's still not a generator.

Generator: a dynamo or similar machine for converting mechanical energy into electricity.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-06-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,023
Posted By DKB_SATX
What you're describing is a "certified check"...

What you're describing is a "certified check" where the bank is certifying that those funds are available in the payer's account at the time, but the check is drawn on the payer's account and signed...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-05-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,023
Posted By DKB_SATX
Whether or not a notary is required for the title...

Whether or not a notary is required for the title transfer varies by state... used to be in TX, for example, but it isn't any longer. Check your state's rules.

The distance may be a little far,...
Forum: Boondocking 05-05-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,379
Posted By DKB_SATX
That's the standard setup. My trailer is like...

That's the standard setup. My trailer is like that, the SAE connector goes directly to the batteries, and I use a Zamp solar suitcase with the built-in charge controller plugged into that port when...
Forum: Boondocking 05-04-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,379
Posted By DKB_SATX
Generator: a dynamo or similar machine for...

Generator: a dynamo or similar machine for converting mechanical energy into electricity.

The things marketed as "solar generators" don't usually even have solar panels included, unless they come...
Forum: Boondocking 05-03-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,379
Posted By DKB_SATX
They are not generators, and most of them aren't...

They are not generators, and most of them aren't solar (solar is usually extra, and external.) I know the webpages and marketing blurbs you're reading tell you they are, but they're JUST BATTERIES...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 03-21-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By DKB_SATX
It was not stated that the items were defective,...

It was not stated that the items were defective, however.


Moderator hat: ON: This is fairly clearly a vendor dispute, and AIRForums discourages those. It has already gone well beyond being...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-16-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By DKB_SATX
Does the exhaust remain warm indefinitely? Or...

Does the exhaust remain warm indefinitely? Or does it cool gradually over time as the furnace runs longer?

If the exhaust cools while the furnace is running, it may be that your furnace is...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-10-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By DKB_SATX
This is the search you need: ...

This is the search you need:

https://www.google.com/search?q=awning+carefree+site%3Aairforums.com

I believe it's a Carefree awning. I had one on my Argosy. The previous owner had replaced...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 03-06-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,840
Posted By DKB_SATX
Since it's 4.5 months away, I'm sure there'll be...

Since it's 4.5 months away, I'm sure there'll be some adjustments. Currently Oxford County is at the "Medium" level (as are all the surrounding counties) so CDC says that high-risk people should...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 03-04-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By DKB_SATX
Replace it with a vastly superior one. I...

Replace it with a vastly superior one.

I used this Blue Sea 1045 (https://www.bluesea.com/products/1045/12_24V_DC_Dual_USB_Charger_4.8A_with_Intelligent_Device_Recognition). It's widely...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 03-01-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By DKB_SATX
Many people have already announced on this other...

Many people have already announced on this other thread:

WBCCI subforum: Fryeburg!
(https://www.airforums.com/forums/f289/fryeburg-230667.html)
Forum: Winter Living 02-18-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,490
Posted By DKB_SATX
Propane stoves and the oven aren't intended to be...

Propane stoves and the oven aren't intended to be used for heating. If you run them continuously you'll have more moisture and CO in the trailer, etc. One thing you might consider if you have heavy...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-10-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,739
Posted By DKB_SATX
2x 30lb tanks of propane will probably run the...

2x 30lb tanks of propane will probably run the fridge for a month. I'm not sure how efficient the 3-way absorption fridges are on battery, but my guess is it would flatten your batteries every night...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 02-09-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,601
Posted By DKB_SATX
I have updated the original link to match the...

I have updated the original link to match the corrected one.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-07-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,329
Posted By DKB_SATX
A difference you'll notice is that the automatic...

A difference you'll notice is that the automatic transfer switch has a delay before switching to the front inlet. It defaults to the side inlet, and you may notice that it takes a while after...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 02-07-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By DKB_SATX
The M303 will display the "bluetooth name" of...

The M303 will display the "bluetooth name" of your iPhone when it's properly connected (like "John's iPhone"), then it should also display the track information when music is playing.

The M303...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-02-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,163
Posted By DKB_SATX
It is not reasonable to believe that Exxon paid a...

It is not reasonable to believe that Exxon paid a 47% tax rate in real terms. I'm sure there's some delightful corporate or industry "data" that can be skewed to suggest that, but if they paid...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-27-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 67,259
Posted By DKB_SATX
There's no real ambiguity in how the yellow...

There's no real ambiguity in how the yellow sticker on my F150 is labeled:

"The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed" would include the full weight of driver (you can't...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-26-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 67,259
Posted By DKB_SATX
I use the box-side steps mostly when traveling. ...

I use the box-side steps mostly when traveling. I tend to organize the cargo box with bins and just can't reach far in from the side, so it makes the front 1/3 of the box more accessible without...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-26-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 67,259
Posted By DKB_SATX
"into the seat" you mean you're talking about...

"into the seat" you mean you're talking about running boards for stepping up into the cab? You have TONS of choices there, every aftermarket upfitter makes running boards they'll swear are better...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-25-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 67,259
Posted By DKB_SATX
The box-side steps can be added aftermarket,...

The box-side steps can be added aftermarket, they're available as a bolt-on part. I suspect you could upgrade the tailgate if that's the step you mean, but that would cost a buck or 2. As an...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 01-18-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By DKB_SATX
VHB tape might still work. You might have to...

VHB tape might still work. You might have to replace the tape every 5 yrs or so.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 01-18-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By DKB_SATX
So, unless your AC registers are attached quite...

So, unless your AC registers are attached quite differently than mine, there are no rivets used to attach them to the ceiling.

If you look closely at your photo, you'll see 2 gray plastic tabs...
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