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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-08-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,223
Posted By bbandeddie
A top cause of marina fires, so yeah, the twist...

A top cause of marina fires, so yeah, the twist connector is pretty crap.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 01-09-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,544
Posted By bbandeddie
I find it somewhat hilarious that the official...

I find it somewhat hilarious that the official border closure is renewed every 30days. Back in early December Canada announced a binational committee to investigate when and how to reopen the open...
Forum: On The Road... 01-09-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By bbandeddie
Gilbert Ray Regional Campground in Tucson...

Gilbert Ray Regional Campground in Tucson Mountain Park
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-18-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,969
Posted By bbandeddie
Well this sure looks interesting and the theory...

Well this sure looks interesting and the theory is solid - monitor line pressure with a transducer and then modulate pump line voltage to control pump speed and which prevents the pump from rapidly...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-15-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,216
Posted By bbandeddie
Hi Richard, I met them last summer, they are...

Hi Richard,
I met them last summer, they are friends of friends and I have been following their work on Instagram. Their Instagram feed leaves very little doubt that Ray is extremely competent and...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-13-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,216
Posted By bbandeddie
Hi Richard, You could try RayOutfitted.ca ...

Hi Richard,
You could try RayOutfitted.ca
They do a lot of custom solar, lithium and van upfitting in Ontario.
Mick
Forum: On The Road... 09-16-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By bbandeddie
The forum on Bajanomad.com is the best place for...

The forum on Bajanomad.com is the best place for current Baja conditions.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-12-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By bbandeddie
If by ďderives from the factory installed...

If by ďderives from the factory installed displayĒ you mean that youíve converted from a voltage reading to a battery percentage then this is a nearly meaningless method of determining battery...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-15-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,324
Posted By bbandeddie
What this chart is showing you is that under...

What this chart is showing you is that under different loads the battery voltage corresponding to x% differs. Lead batteries exhibit a distinct ďsagĒ under load that increases with the load applied....
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 12-15-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,872
Posted By bbandeddie
357682 This worked well for us. I used the 3M...

357682
This worked well for us. I used the 3M super duty interlocking tape to connect the board to the floor. Doing again, Iíd probably screw some t nuts into the floor and bolt the fork mounts...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-14-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,214
Posted By bbandeddie
Since the OP said itís happening at all the...

Since the OP said itís happening at all the faucets then thereís likely a blockage at the mixing valve on the hot water heater. I just had a problem with mine: plenty of hot water in the tank but the...
Forum: On The Road... 08-04-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,921
Posted By bbandeddie
Calling all tire pressure geeks...

I run at 45psi all winter to Mexico and back to Ontario. Everything stays put and the sidewalls barely get warm. 55psi should do it. (27FB)
Forum: On The Road... 06-25-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,384
Posted By bbandeddie
I had been using 303 and still had to credit card...

I had been using 303 and still had to credit card the windows open after being closed for more than a week or so. I got a can of silicone lubricant spray, wet a paper towel with spray and wipe the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-04-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,480
Posted By bbandeddie
This is a case of a poor contact at the plug....

This is a case of a poor contact at the plug. Either inadequate physical contact between the plug and socket or corrosion on one or the other or corrosion on one of the contacts. This is a well...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-21-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,518
Posted By bbandeddie
All inverters have an efficiency loss...

All inverters have an efficiency loss measured/stated in percent. Often, not always, the larger inverters have lower efficiency rating. This means the larger inverter May use more power from the...
Forum: On The Road... 05-18-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By bbandeddie
Ours tore. I removed it. Less water outside the...

Ours tore. I removed it. Less water outside the shower. Iím happy.
The sweep pulled water from the lower door track when the door was opened. With the sweep gone, water doesnít escape during...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-13-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,190
Posted By bbandeddie
340666 This worked for us. I used the heavy 3M...

340666
This worked for us. I used the heavy 3M Velcro-on-steroids (canít remember what itís called. Looks like little wee mushrooms that lock into each other) to hold the wood plate on the floor. If...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-27-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 312,428
Posted By bbandeddie
We tow our 2014 27FB Eddie Bauer with our 2017...

We tow our 2014 27FB Eddie Bauer with our 2017 Ridgeline with no issues. Just returned this week from a five and half month tour from Ontario to the bottom of Baja and back - 19000km total. The...
Forum: Photography 07-31-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,287
Posted By bbandeddie
Jen made this wall hanging quilt for new friends...

Jen made this wall hanging quilt for new friends made on the road after a generous yard surfing stay. Sized to fit in and modelled after their FC 27FB. Arizona sunset, naturally.

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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-28-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 70,036
Posted By bbandeddie
During our factory tour last fall Airstream was...

During our factory tour last fall Airstream was building Interstate and Atlas in parallel lines across the road from the service centre. There wasnít room for more than 4 or 5 atlas in the line and...
Forum: Photography 07-05-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,287
Posted By bbandeddie
Jen took some time while we visited San Angelo...

Jen took some time while we visited San Angelo State Park on our way to Arizona last winter to work on some long outstanding UFOs (quilt-speak for Unfinished Objects)....

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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-05-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,960
Posted By bbandeddie
Yes. There will be mounting holes to cover...

Yes. There will be mounting holes to cover creatively.
Forum: Eddie Bauer - All Models 07-02-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By bbandeddie
The EB cushions are Sunbrella. You can get...

The EB cushions are Sunbrella. You can get detailed cleaning instructions from the Sunbrella website. From memory, hand scrub with mild detergent is all thatís necessary, but you can machine wash...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-23-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By bbandeddie
Damn! 600,000km w your Airstream. The stories you...

Damn! 600,000km w your Airstream. The stories you must have. Sweet.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,785
Posted By bbandeddie
Perhaps it would be simpler to ensure that the...

Perhaps it would be simpler to ensure that the specified remedy in the Crestliner document is in place in your coach. It would appear from the document that the issue is related to the inverter been...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-17-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 44,436
Posted By bbandeddie
It won't take the campground managers long to...

It won't take the campground managers long to figure out why their power bills have skyrocketed. Are we running a pool on when either:
A) campgrounds charge separately for power on a day by day...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 05-26-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,867
Posted By bbandeddie
Anyone? <bump>

Anyone? <bump>
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-05-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,148
Posted By bbandeddie
Youíll find that the charge controller packaged...

Youíll find that the charge controller packaged in the suitcase kits is basic with little programmability and doesnít come with a temperature sensor. Also, it will be crippled by being installed...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-04-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,148
Posted By bbandeddie
What JohnTF said. You can buy 2x 100W Renogy...

What JohnTF said. You can buy 2x 100W Renogy panels for about $130ea and pair of parallel-ing MC4 connectors and some 10 or 8Awg cable and a connector to plug in at the trailer end. Go to the...
Forum: Tires 05-04-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By bbandeddie
Q for Roger about airing down

After getting stuck in a sand road in South Australia with a Nissan XTrail I learned the value of airing down under 15psi. The tires looked damn near flat but I was able to get out and stay unstuck....
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 05-01-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By bbandeddie
I wonder if you had the rig in ďstoreĒ all...

I wonder if you had the rig in ďstoreĒ all winter, the converter will sit at 13.2v but the batteries will have been isolated and not receiving any trickle charge.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-27-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,696
Posted By bbandeddie
And while you would have a heavier duty axle,...

And while you would have a heavier duty axle, afaik the only way you can then use it is to convince the appropriate office at DOT to re-rate your vehicle and issue a new door sticker or sticker...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-27-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,866
Posted By bbandeddie
bike rack on front of Tow Vehicle

Yeah itís a light and plate obstruction issue. Front or rear could be an issue. I work at a Ski and Bike resort in Ontario with weekly races. Every once in a while the cops will blitz the racers on...
Forum: Boondocking 04-27-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,610
Posted By bbandeddie
Hi BKHall, So, generally if you have an old...

Hi BKHall,
So, generally if you have an old battery and add a new battery to the system, yes it will work but the old battery will be the limiting factor of the system and greatly reduce the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-26-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,262
Posted By bbandeddie
Well, I didnít find anything warning not to use a...

Well, I didnít find anything warning not to use a WDH maybe the Cdn book is different? Regardless, Can-Am significantly reinforced the receiver to accommodate the torque loads from the WDH. I have no...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-25-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,262
Posted By bbandeddie
My set up is a 2017 Ridgeline Touring AWD and...

My set up is a 2017 Ridgeline Touring AWD and 2014 Eddie Bauer 27FB. We are just back from 5 months touring the SW (Barrie ON to AZ, UT, CA) 17260km. While towing, our fuel mileage averaged...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-18-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By bbandeddie
We considered the Durango. Really liked it. We...

We considered the Durango. Really liked it. We were looking at the V6. Ended up looking elsewhere because my wife canít see around the seats when checking blind spot. (Sheís tiny). Actually...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-14-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,927
Posted By bbandeddie
2 vs 4-Wheel Drive?

Extreme steering angles in 4x4 locked are extraordinarily hard on driveline components.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 03-18-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4,204
Views: 706,118
Posted By bbandeddie
That looks great! Thanks for the photos.

That looks great! Thanks for the photos.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 03-17-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,204
Views: 706,118
Posted By bbandeddie
Iím assuming the factory water heater cavities...

Iím assuming the factory water heater cavities are the same in most Airstreams so the question I have is: Does the Truma fit into the existing cavity and exterior wall cutout nice and clean or is...
Forum: Floor Finishes 03-06-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,133
Posted By bbandeddie
Think about that carefully. If you are choosing a...

Think about that carefully. If you are choosing a floating floor, the whole point is they are designed to expand and contract with temperature. If you butt it up to the edges it wonít be able to...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-06-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 102,512
Posted By bbandeddie
Itís not freezing inside when Iím camping in it!

Itís not freezing inside when Iím camping in it!
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-05-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 102,512
Posted By bbandeddie
Nailed it in one Jay. Thatís a very long wiring...

Nailed it in one Jay. Thatís a very long wiring run for the kind of amps the Li would be pulling. Huge voltage loss and risk of electrical damage. Yes, you can do it and there are discussion threads...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-04-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,603
Posted By bbandeddie
By the OPs description it sounds like his ECU...

By the OPs description it sounds like his ECU went into limp mode. Not a good idea to try to drive 40miles in limp. Gonna cause more problems.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-28-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,454
Posted By bbandeddie
We found a huge comfort difference between the...

We found a huge comfort difference between the Canyon and the Ridgeline. The Ridgeline is car-like and super comfortable. The canyon felt, to us, like a stiff, spartan, old school truck - fine if you...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-26-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,454
Posted By bbandeddie
We thoroughly enjoy our 2017 Ridgeline. Fabulous...

We thoroughly enjoy our 2017 Ridgeline. Fabulous daily driver, easy peasy in parking lots. Really like how quiet it is inside. The hidden trunk under the box is just the bomb. Our generator, 5gal gas...
Forum: Boondocking 02-24-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,610
Posted By bbandeddie
GettinAway, Easiest is to order the kit with...

GettinAway,
Easiest is to order the kit with wiring harness and 500mV shunt. Then youíll have everything you need to install it and no messing around looking for bits and pieces.
There are two...
Forum: Boondocking 02-23-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,610
Posted By bbandeddie
If you are planning to do anything more than...

If you are planning to do anything more than occasional drycamping, trying to do so without an effective battery monitor is like going on a road trip without a speedometer or fuel gauge, and then...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-23-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By bbandeddie
Yep. Youíll find a similar thread from me back in...

Yep. Youíll find a similar thread from me back in November. Water in the trailer umbilical plug. In my case it froze and created a bridge between right signal and ground and power the lamp via the...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-07-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,684
Posted By bbandeddie
I think the most important factor to consider at...

I think the most important factor to consider at this point is how do you plan to use the rig? Long epic trips where you travel and then stay put for a week or two or more and explore the area? A...
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