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RE: Cleaning your 7-pin connector: air gun brushes

Picture? Part#?
DougE 07/09/22 08:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hot Exhaust On Differential

Probably not an issue, but if you are concerned, you can get an exhaust turn down at the local auto parts store to direct the exhaust in a different direction.
DougE 05/20/22 02:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winch Battery

Worst case - Don't think I'd want to carry jumper cables that would have to be over 20' long as I wouldn't want to try and load a car on the trailer without it being hooked up to the tow vehicle hitch.
DougE 04/18/22 08:19am Tech Issues
RE: Winch Battery

The reference in the original post was for an 8000# winch.
DougE 04/18/22 08:16am Tech Issues
RE: Winch Battery

JimBollman: I sincerely doubt an 18Ah battery has the oomp to drag a full size vehicle up on a trailer. Gdetrailer: Sears Diehards were manufactured by Johnson Controls. Do we know that is no longer the case? Yes, I know many batteries come out of the local region battery manufacturing plant and just have the retailer's sticker applied. (Wouldn't it be nice if there was a source that identified the actual manufacturer.)
DougE 04/18/22 07:32am Tech Issues
RE: Winch Battery

Good comments thus far. Would appreciate more like MEXICOWANDERED where a specific battery is recommended. The whole point of this discussion is that I don't want to be at a remote location, trying to load up a vehicle, and have my battery **** out. (Squeezing every last minute of life out of a battery is not a goal). If a "jump start" battery is a viable option, that would be good, but I need more confidence that that would work.
DougE 04/15/22 07:10am Tech Issues
RE: Winch Battery

I got a GOOLOO GP4000 jump starter lately. It never occurred to me that I could use it in an emergency to power my winch. It's rated at 500a for 5 seconds - not sure what the continuous power output could be.
DougE 04/14/22 10:32am Tech Issues
Winch Battery

I have a DieHard battery, not sure what vehicle it was sourced from, that I have been keeping on a trickle charger for years. Date I wrote on the battery was 10/14. I use this as a standby battery, but primarily use it on rare occasions to power an 8000# winch on my car hauler trailer. I suspect I should really get a deep cycle battery for a replacement before this decides to die on me at an inappropriate time. Suggest a good, economical replacement!
DougE 04/14/22 08:24am Tech Issues
RE: Storage RV lot with GFIC breakers

I would suggest connecting a ground wire from the chassis to the electrical ground at the supply plugin.
DougE 03/24/22 03:31pm Tech Issues
RE: DIY Garage Gantry Crane

I would suggest at least a 4" diameter wheel for easy movement. If you're on a concrete floor a steel wheel caster would be the best. (Don't usually see non-steel on floor jacks, do you?) All casters should pivot for ease of movement.
DougE 12/01/21 03:23pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: The wandering coach

theoldwizard1 is correct if all your steering components are in "like new" condition. You didn't indicate what chassis you have but some years of Ford with twin-beam front suspensions are particularly prone to this and need an aftermarket caster adjustment part to gain the additional caster required.
DougE 11/03/21 08:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Does it matter?

Just so you'll know, twin I-beam Ford suspensions of certain years are particularly disposed to wandering. They require an aftermarket offset bushing in the upper kingpin to get more than the factory caster (non-adjustable). Some have reduced/controlled, but have not cured the problem, by installing a steering stabilizer.
DougE 10/08/21 03:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Does it matter?

Camber is more important to get even tire wear across the tread. Caster is what keeps the wheels on shopping carts tracking straight ahead. (They have no camber.)
DougE 10/08/21 08:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Does it matter?

Sway bar doesn't impact alignment and may help sway issue slightly. Guess you replaced idler arm (steering arm?) due to wear? Have your alignment shop set the caster close to the maximum spec.
DougE 10/07/21 06:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Texas FM170 Lajitas to Presidio

It does have one fairly sharp curve and one steep slope but you should have no problem with your rig.
DougE 09/28/21 03:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: RV roof vent cover

When they are new, give them a coat of white plastic spray paint to protect them from UV damage.
DougE 08/17/21 07:21am Tech Issues
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