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RE: Generator RF Noise

A Faraday shield could help, but a good ground connection woouldn't hurt, either.
Gonzo42 01/04/20 06:38pm Tech Issues
Spaceship RV

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 30021091
Gonzo42 01/03/20 09:12am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Spaceship RV

Seen on Extreme RV show: https://www.motor1.com/news/276837/atomic-camper-crazy-cool-spaceship/
Gonzo42 01/03/20 09:12am Travel Trailers
RE: RV campground Ideas

Upper Pines in Yosemite Valley is our favorite.
Gonzo42 01/02/20 09:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Level best jacks

It appears that the load to the jacks is insufficient to be powered by the alternator at idle. You are probably right that the engine must be running, and maybe more than idle in order to take the shock of sudden load. It might also be a problem with the battery in that the battery should have been able to operate the jacks even without the engine/alternator. Even after that, if the jacks are binding and presenting a much larger load than normal, then the current required is much too much. Any chance that the jacks have been bent by contacting the ground? First I would start the engine, then disconnect the battery. If the engine dies, then your alternator has failed. Assuming you have a standard lead-acid battery and you can check the electrolyte, replenish with DISTILLED WATER only. I find I have to check mine quite regularly and top them off. If your problem has been there for a while, and especially if the electrolyte is low, your battery may be damaged and in need of replacement. How many batteries do you have? Are your jacks powered by the chassis battery or the house battery?
Gonzo42 12/27/19 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator question for you class A campers

OUr View is our first RV but we are toying with the idea of a smallish Class A. I am a bit concerned aout the handling and towing power. Our View has been upgraded to a 7 1/2 cuibic foot unit running auto with shore power and propane. It would be nice to have a 3-way reefer.
Gonzo42 12/19/19 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Awning Cost

We used Shade Pro to upgrade our worn manual awning to one with power actuation and aluminum weather shield, which was done in our driveway at a reasonable cost. If they are in your area you should check them out.
Gonzo42 12/19/19 08:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Motorhomes on Mercedes Chassis

Our first RV, the Winnie View. Very reliable, gets 15 MPG @65 MPH, 15mpg @ 55 mph towing a car. Plenty of torque to pull the car up a hill. Sleeps 6, but a little more comfortable if 2 are children. Fridge runs on propane or shore powwer and can be set to change automatically. The TV as supplied is rather small, I changed ours out for a 28" Samsumg. There are about 3 different floor plans. First pick the floor plan you want to live with. M-B has a full page listing of specifications for all the fluids. In particular pay attention to the engine oil. I get mine from Amazon along with the filter, for less money than I can get it retail, and free shipping.
Gonzo42 12/09/19 08:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone Questions

we stayed an henry's lake near West Yellowston and then moved to the Teton Lodge campground. We were there for a week. Senior pass lane is very short and quick. Pain in advance for both. Henry's lake charged me extra for the toad, even though I declared it when I bought the tickets.
Gonzo42 12/06/19 07:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Upgrade V-10 to Turbo?

Ther is a 30 ft v-8 powered RV with Banks power in this neihborhood. About a 1991 Southwind. Chrome insignia on LF fender. Banks has a kit for the V-10 already. STBRetired, thanx. Just the answer I needed.
Gonzo42 12/01/19 06:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Upgrade V-10 to Turbo?

I was considering the Banks system. I see the 5 star tuner is illegal in the People's Republic of California. Just as a matter of discussion, if the 5 star tuner is installed, could it be removed for the smog testing and would it not permanently cause a smog test failure or would it revert to factory tune?
Gonzo42 12/01/19 07:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar panels. Looking to buy several.

I use a rule of thumb that panels should cost no more than $1.00 PER WATT. HF panels don't qualify INHO.
Gonzo42 11/30/19 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bigger stabilizer bar improvement in handling?

Thank you, but actually we are toying with the idea of trading up to a Class A so we have questions. Handling of our class C is quite good, but we hear that Class A, not so good.
Gonzo42 11/28/19 10:01am Class A Motorhomes
Bigger stabilizer bar improvement in handling?

Has anyone gone for a thicker stabilizer bar on their Class A and did it improve the handling?
Gonzo42 11/27/19 10:46pm Class A Motorhomes
Upgrade V-10 to Turbo?

Have you upgraded your V-10 with a turbo? If so, 1. What was the cost of the system? 2. what was the installation charge? 3. How much time did the work take? and then... How was your gas mileage affected? Better, no change, worse?
Gonzo42 11/27/19 11:57am Class A Motorhomes
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