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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar Today, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Bill M.
If you read the 11.4 on the voltmeter then it is...

If you read the 11.4 on the voltmeter then it is volts. The batteries are depleted but AGM's should not be hurt too bad by that. They will recharge fine.

The jack is such an integral part of...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters Today, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 25
Posted By Bill M.
What is the postion of the Use/Store switch? How...

What is the postion of the Use/Store switch? How long has it been "off the grid". What is a voltmeter reading of the battery voltage at a battery? Or at one of the 12 volt sockets.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Bill M.
Fixing the jack circuit will of course not make...

Fixing the jack circuit will of course not make an immediate change in the fan running. After a couple of days to recharge the batteries then it might run less. So fix the jack circuit or pull the...
Forum: General Repair Forum Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By Bill M.
Since I posted about cutting the pipe I will...

Since I posted about cutting the pipe I will recant that. Yes to getting the broken stub out. Even if it takes a while whittling.
Forum: Boondocking Today, 09:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,439
Posted By Bill M.
I generally use a NEBO Slyd. Like the focusing,...

I generally use a NEBO Slyd. Like the focusing, the magnetic base, and the area light. And it is well made.
Forum: General Repair Forum Today, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By Bill M.
Have never seen anything like that. Must have...

Have never seen anything like that. Must have hit something pretty hard. The material is ABS plastic. Not familiar with the layout for the new trailers. My guess as to repair is to find a place...
Forum: Our Community Today, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By Bill M.
We have a dog in the rig too. I am in the "just...

We have a dog in the rig too. I am in the "just skip it" crowd. I will be following for suggestions. But camp in the area and come back unhitched is the best I can do for downtown stuff.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar Yesterday, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Bill M.
It sounds to me like your jack wire is shorted to...

It sounds to me like your jack wire is shorted to ground somewhere or the jack motor is defective. I would look at that area with a ohm meter. Could the wire be pinched under the gas bottle cover? ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Bill M.
Fine to just pull it and plug in the new one. ...

Fine to just pull it and plug in the new one. If...you do it in a relatively short time like a min or 2. But leaving the plug out for longer is a no no since you are putting full power to the...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,542
Posted By Bill M.
My hitch weight limits are also 500 lbs with no...

My hitch weight limits are also 500 lbs with no WD hitch and 1000 lbs with the WD hitch. I have never understood why. Could someone please explain. And I am gonna guess that the heavy duty Fords...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Bill M.
I have installed several Fantastic Fans in our...

I have installed several Fantastic Fans in our trailers in the last couple of years. I just am used to using them that brand and saw no reason to switch. Be careful when you buy the fans to get the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-02-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Bill M.
I do not really understand. When you are not...

I do not really understand. When you are not connected to shore power the electronics should run off your batteries and be just fine. Are your batteries charged? If the batteries are charged and...
Forum: Tires 07-02-2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Bill M.
I seem to have too much time on my hands today. ...

I seem to have too much time on my hands today.


"That’s because, when tires are un-inflated, do not carry any load, and exposed to minor temperature fluctuations in storage, they do not...
Forum: Tires 07-02-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Bill M.
What kind of tire was the blowout?

What kind of tire was the blowout?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-02-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Bill M.
The other issue is that I bet those output...

The other issue is that I bet those output numbers are not for continuous output but rather for limited times. And...a set of discharged lithium batteries is going to be a continuous draw for a good...
Forum: Tires 07-01-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Bill M.
I am on the other end of the spectrum. I change...

I am on the other end of the spectrum. I change the trailer tires every 4 years just based on age. Probably a little conservative but not very expensive compared to a little longer interval. Ozone...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-29-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,101
Posted By Bill M.
I think you did a good job with the patch. Me..I...

I think you did a good job with the patch. Me..I would look for a hitch with longer, softer bars. I think the main cause of stress like this is when the rig goes through dips. And the less flex in...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-28-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,956
Posted By Bill M.
Yes, you need a good hitch set up correctly. ...

Yes, you need a good hitch set up correctly. That covers a lot of ground. But after your internet chat you need to actually get a better hitch and correct any errors in balance or setup. I have not...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-28-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,257
Posted By Bill M.
For what fuel costs now I would opt for the...

For what fuel costs now I would opt for the premium. I think modern engines do adjust for fuel and conditions so I think the performance could be better. with higher octane fuel. If you keep good...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-27-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Bill M.
Had a lot of experience with that last summer...

Had a lot of experience with that last summer after Camping World install a new AC. Take the plastic cover off the lower unit. Use a flash light and try to locate the leak. To be sure the drain is...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-27-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,542
Posted By Bill M.
I think it will pull even better with a good WD...

I think it will pull even better with a good WD hitch. Even an expensive hitch is not a lot of money when compared to a truck or a trailer. I know my 2500 diesel drives a little better with some...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-27-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,844
Posted By Bill M.
You still have either a ground fault in the...

You still have either a ground fault in the trailer or a bad GGI outlet that it is plugged into. My money is on a round fault in the trailer still. I would want to find and correct that if it was...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-26-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Bill M.
It sounds like the converter either was turned...

It sounds like the converter either was turned off or failed to cause the initial problem. It is possible to get AGM batteries so low that some chargers will not sense them and recharge them. You...
Forum: Tires 06-25-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,381
Posted By Bill M.
"Of course, but why would you, " I run PXL...

"Of course, but why would you, "

I run PXL tires because I think they are much better than ST tires and because they have worked on my trailer for a number of years when ST tires were failing a...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 06-22-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bill M.
Since it does work with another bottle and the...

Since it does work with another bottle and the new pigtails I would guess that there are some machining tolerances that add up to it not fitting well enough to open the valves on the old bottles. ...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 06-22-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bill M.
Maybe he could go buy a bottle of gas at a store...

Maybe he could go buy a bottle of gas at a store and try that? They are only only partially filled. I have had trouble connecting the pigtails to a bottle tight enough to get flow in the past. And...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-22-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,746
Posted By Bill M.
I just disconnected the little black wire to the...

I just disconnected the little black wire to the "on light" on the control panel and taped it off, I think that light was powered between the 12 volt DC output and the 12 volt AC after the...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-19-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,801
Posted By Bill M.
A damaged tail gate is actually a fine result...

A damaged tail gate is actually a fine result from a run away trailer. You were lucky. I am staying with the lanyard longer than the chains. Lock the trailer up only if it is completely free. ...
Forum: On The Road... 06-18-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,652
Posted By Bill M.
You needed 2 heat pumps in June? Or were you...

You needed 2 heat pumps in June? Or were you running the AC?
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-17-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,788
Posted By Bill M.
I think the break away brake is for when the...

I think the break away brake is for when the trailer comes completely disconnected from the TV. Whether or not the chains are crossed will not affect that situation but crossed chains might help...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-15-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,824
Posted By Bill M.
If the campground will let you spray a little...

If the campground will let you spray a little water on the top of the trailer from time to time.
Or, move to a campground with 50 amp power.
Or find a motel that will allow dogs


we have a...
Forum: On The Road... 06-10-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By Bill M.
I do not have any specific information to offer. ...

I do not have any specific information to offer. But...I can tell you from experience that there are some slow, crooked, and steep roads in Western MD and West Virginia and PA and a lot of them have...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-10-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Bill M.
My PC is on a plug and cord with a switch on the...

My PC is on a plug and cord with a switch on the line to the plug. I have cut the PC off sometimes when I want go run the AC or the former power hungry microwave on my Honda 2000. If you do not...
Forum: Tires 06-09-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,292
Posted By Bill M.
I have been running Michelin 15" C rated at first...

I have been running Michelin 15" C rated at first and now XL tires for the last 16 years on my 25' Airstream and saw no reason to switch last June when I bought new tires. (every 4 years) Plenty of...
Forum: Tires 06-09-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,292
Posted By Bill M.
Certainly the purpose of issuing the recall at...

Certainly the purpose of issuing the recall at this time is not safety or saving lives. It must be a part of some complicated legal maneuver and thoroughly outdated settlements and lawsuits. It...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-09-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By Bill M.
Is it a LP fridge or a 12 volt fridge? Coffee...

Is it a LP fridge or a 12 volt fridge? Coffee pot pulls a lot. Looks like the "app" ought to tell you the state of charge of the batteries? When you plug the trailer into 110 does everything clear...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-08-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Bill M.
DC power is violets x amps. The 30 amp outlet on...

DC power is violets x amps. The 30 amp outlet on the campground pedestal is 30 amps at 120 volts. The converter output is 35 or 45 amps at 12 volts. The converter converts the 120 AC input into...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-07-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Bill M.
Me, I do not see the point in replacing the...

Me, I do not see the point in replacing the distribution panel. I have replaced the power converter in my 2 trailers and left the old distribution box. I use the trailers a combined 8 months a year...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-07-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Bill M.
Tbe toilet is probably set that way by design. ...

Tbe toilet is probably set that way by design. On my 32' the bathroom cabinet is tapered and the toilet is set to match it. Don't sweat the small stuff.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 06-06-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,666
Posted By Bill M.
Send pictures to Jackson Center and get an...

Send pictures to Jackson Center and get an estimate for them to repair the damage there at Jackson Center. Estimate travel costs to JC and back. Negotiate with dealer for a lot more money. ...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 06-06-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Bill M.
2001 is a good while ago. Could be something...

2001 is a good while ago. Could be something stuck in the valve. But it could be that the rubber seal in the valve is failing. You can try some valve lubricant. To access the valves one generally...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-05-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Bill M.
I put the covers over my fans.

I put the covers over my fans.
Forum: General Interior Topics 06-04-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,423
Posted By Bill M.
Somebody will want to start from scratch.

Somebody will want to start from scratch.
Forum: Tires 06-04-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,130
Posted By Bill M.
If it has the stock 15" wheels on it just go to...

If it has the stock 15" wheels on it just go to Discount tire and get 5 new Goodyear Endurance tires. If it has 16" wheels and Michelin just replace them with the current model.
Forum: On The Road... 06-03-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Bill M.
I think you will find that the interstate is...

I think you will find that the interstate is quicker than any other route for that trip. And yes to approaching TCPC from the correct direction if that is the destination. If you come in the wrong...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-03-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Bill M.
If you use PEX and if you can do it yourself it...

If you use PEX and if you can do it yourself it wi"ll not be too bad a job in cost or time. Try will need $100 in tools plus the materials. You will need things like the entry fitting and a check...
Forum: Base Camp 06-02-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By Bill M.
The more expensive of the two batteries requires...

The more expensive of the two batteries requires an additional 485 dongle for the Bluetooth. The cheaper of the two batteries does not require the extra piece At least that is what I read on the...
Forum: On The Road... 06-02-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Bill M.
I like the interstate for that trip and I do not...

I like the interstate for that trip and I do not know of a good way on secondary roads, There may be but that area is hilly and there are some truly bad roads that could come up on the gps. I...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 06-01-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Bill M.
If I understand what you are asking and if it is...

If I understand what you are asking and if it is a trailer, then the hinges just lift apart. Unlatch the rock guard, swing it out, and lift it off, and set it where you want it until you are ready...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 06-01-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,100
Posted By Bill M.
I think the discussion is supposed too be at the...

I think the discussion is supposed too be at the local level at your unit meetings to inform the delegates how to vote. At least now until the direct vote is implemented. There is very little...
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