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RE: 12V wiring Aluminum Cargo Trailer conversion

I was responding to *your* post. Thanks for the clarity, sorry for my poor re-read (dummy me - lol), I was only running on 7 dang cylinders...
3 tons 07/12/20 08:51am Tech Issues
RE: Residential Style Central Air - NOT Roof Air Question

3. I have NEVER in 45 years heard Older Coolant called anything but Freon. Freon 12 or Freon 22. Doug Thus we have verification of experience and training. Its amazing how people can be such JERKS. They disparage someone because they use Industry standard language. Turn on the TV and they talk about FREON being banned. HVAC people come to your house and they State FREON. NOT 22. FREON. FYI, before we were a RV ONLY we were part of a Cadillac/Oldsmobile dealership and we ALWAYS charged out Freon 12 when we worked on those 30 and 40 year old vehicles. Doug “Its amazing how people can be such JERKS”... Exactly Sir! Just another Keyboard Captain - lol...Smart folks here continue to benefit from your industry related knowledge and experience - best to just ignore this kind of ‘selective word parsing’ and comments that were otherwise imbecilic...JMO 3 tons
3 tons 07/11/20 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Locked out of RV

I got locked out of mine once and what worked was that I hit the dang lock hard once or twice with a rubber mallet and at that point the lock decided to work fine again - lol 3 tons
3 tons 07/09/20 11:48pm Tech Issues
RE: 12V wiring Aluminum Cargo Trailer conversion

Thank you 3tons. "I would note that AFAIK, within the main, household copper wire is commonly attached to aluminum lugs harboring steel screws...". That appears to be true for the neutral bus bar. The ground buss bar is steel/steel. https://photos.google.com/u/0/album/AF1QipNE2FpupCrLKq9TXQ_LR113EXzm82jjfrPkpf5D/photo/AF1QipMm0HWsyKvF-YUqF5catNw4n4Q2S7P6BuRvwFAS Are we talking metallurgical compatibility, conductivity, or maybe something else - I’m somehow missing your point?... I’m of the ‘KISS’ persuasion - I’ve often seen aluminum wire and copper wire and steel components co-mingled within the same Main...BTW, your aluminum chassis is a far better conductor than steel, yet steel is commonly employed as an effective ground return in all vehicles...You’ll be fine so long asyou apply a small dose of De-Ox...
3 tons 07/09/20 01:36pm Tech Issues
RE: 12V wiring Aluminum Cargo Trailer conversion

I would note that AFAIK, within the main, household copper wire is commonly attached to aluminum lugs harboring steel screws...
3 tons 07/09/20 11:07am Tech Issues
RE: 12V wiring Aluminum Cargo Trailer conversion

All, My one unresolved issue is: *IF* I bond/connect 12VDC negative to chassis *AND 120VAC ground to chassis, is there *ANY* issue with voltage surges/spikes/daemons going from AC to DC? The big concern is surges/spikes/daemons going from AC to the tow vehicle (DC). Please advise. Answer: No, this is common accepted practice...
3 tons 07/09/20 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: Without getting political....

Well, once the NFL willfully opted to introduce politics (due to appeasement) into what had intended to be a relaxing respite from partisan realities, they doomed the sport and I simply moved on...
3 tons 07/08/20 11:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Reddog1 "Wayne"

Jimbo, Thanks for sharing - I only met him once at Scotts Lake, but I’m better for it... Like the rest of us, Dear Wayne was just passing through this ‘molar world’ and making a difference while giving life his best shot...A demonstrable role model who put service to others before himself... 3 tons
3 tons 07/07/20 08:54am Truck Campers
RE: Reddog1 "Wayne"

It’s good folks like Dear Wayne that made this forum a favorable and pleasant respite... Hate to see a Good Man leave us to our own...
3 tons 07/02/20 04:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Decent inexpensive modified sine wave inverter

There's one way I judge: price. YGWYPF... almost every time. Cheaper ones are more likely to have noisy fans that run all the time. Even the cheapest auto parts store ones will work, for a while, but if you want something you don't have to replace in 3 years, spend the money. More expensive products aren't a conspiracy. And since you're looking at big wattage, it's likely the real cheap ones won't live up to those ratings. Other than that, weight will tell you about quality. The internals are NOT the same. X2, and add to that pf in the form of heat and motor winding abuse...Surge ratings (by themselves) are mostly provided to sell marginal inverters - they are of little value whatsoever unless they are accompanied by DURATION - this is where ‘value’ begins and is all too often why inverters that seemingly have the same advertised capability (NOT!) have drastically different cost... Just another ugly example of why there’s no free lunch...
3 tons 06/27/20 10:48am Tech Issues
RE: Arctic Fox 1163 TRUCK CAMPER Full Tour video !

A 100% Eagle Cap Knock-off, minus over the rail construction...
3 tons 06/25/20 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Fridge won't fit

FWIW, How wide is the door opening??
3 tons 06/24/20 09:10am Truck Campers
RE: Question for Super Duty Owners with Jump Seat

FWIW, My previous 07 Ram Only had a lap belt in the center seat.
3 tons 06/12/20 09:42am Truck Campers
RE: New a/c unit problem

In military terms, “Improvise, adapt and overcome” comes to mind - Good Job Sir!!
3 tons 06/09/20 10:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Lithium Confusion

Well my Best ‘informed via real world experience’ guess is that there’s far less of a voltage sag issue when using the LiFePo4’s than with either shore or genny power, meaning easier on motor windings...JMO 3 tons
3 tons 06/09/20 08:05pm Tech Issues
RE: 'Question About LEAD LEAD LEAD Acid Batteries

What does all this have to do with Lithium?? ?? - lol
3 tons 06/07/20 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: Security Bar over RV entrance door??

Look up "shed security bar" it's not pretty but something like that might accomplish what you want for the door. I installed a some home made ones for a Y's storage shed which has a bunch of sports equipment. I used galvanized struts and parts to hold it in place. Not attractive but they've seen a couple guys check out the sheds and walk away. Sure they could cut through it but they don't have the equipment or time. Good deterrent. Thanks for the idea :) !!
3 tons 06/01/20 06:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: Security Bar over RV entrance door??

A $50 lock on a 50 cent frame though. And a 99 cent Large FLat Screw Driver from the bargin bin will OPEN any RV entry, compartment etc. Ha, in light of that fact Sir, $50 bucks is cheap - a potential deterrent to a novice...It’s a numbers game - Nothing will stop a Pro (thats why I have insurance) but then AGAIN that’s not my intent...
3 tons 05/31/20 09:59pm Toy Haulers
RE: Security Bar over RV entrance door??

Are you putting bars across the windows too? If I was robbing trailers in remote areas, that would clue me in that something good must be in there and I should break out a window to see what I can find. Of course, you also have the problem that the walls of RVs aren't that strong. I'm betting any kind of bar could be removed in under 30sec with a crow bar or battery operated angle grinder. Just had to remove a padlock because I lost the key. Took me about 10min to find the angle grinder and hook up the cord. Grinder went thru the padlock like a knife thru hot butter. Well that’s all quite true, in fact a determined person can break into almost anything - ones stick built house’s Front Door can be defeated with just a mere solid kick, but my intent has to do with ‘hardening a soft target’ as a deterrent... looking here for ideas of interest..I do like the robust lock idea that was mentioned above :)
3 tons 05/31/20 08:09pm Toy Haulers
RE: Security Bar over RV entrance door??

We camp and ride our OHV’s in remote areas, and RV entrance door locks are very easily defeated...Just wondering if someone has made a locking security bar to help with securing the entrance door - any ideas or photos are much appreciated !! 3 tons With today's battery operated handsaws anything can be defeated. A garage door hasp would slow them down but it would look like hell with through bolts. https://image-us.bigbuy.win/upload/receive_file/2018/02/06/18/01/5a79ed7f86937721594098.jpg Thanks, Very Creative Sir :)
3 tons 05/31/20 08:00pm Toy Haulers
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