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RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

As air compressors go, this Husky is really quiet, if you have use of a quiet Trim tool size air compressor I can recommend this one, for that low noise quality Twin piston single stage compressor, at 27 pounds it Is a little heavier than I wanted, but comparable to other 1 gallon air compressors, the Ryobi cordless 1 gallon was only 14 pound's without the battery, but I was concerned that maybe the battery ( used with my Ryobi cordless Drill ) would not be at full charge at the moment I needed the compressor, and decided 120v corded was a better choice, since I could use shore, generator, or inverter power !
MrWizard 02/25/21 07:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Cost of engine replacement or rebuild

No matter when it goes, next year or tomorrow, it cost big bucks, when your a regular working stiff, even bigger impact when your a retired working stiff 2012 in frame rebuild of the Cummins in the DP, $7000 and two weeks motel expense , full timing and on a trip 3 yrs later turbo went out, blew oil everywhere,but where it was so Posed to go, $15000 rebuild and 2 weeks In the motel All you can do is keep some money available and pray, it doesn't happen during your big vacation trip across country
MrWizard 02/25/21 06:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

I was at home depot this evening I looked closely at the Senco 1 gal 120v $159 The RYOBI 1 gal 18v one+, one plus battery system, $99, wt 14# Husky 1 gal 120v 135psi $99 weight27# I brought home the Husky, I cleared some storage space for it, and tomorrow I will test it
MrWizard 02/23/21 02:42am Tech Issues
RE: How to listen to MY own music on my phone?

750MB of music, is few hundred mp3 files A fair number of titles, but not much data to store Even a cheap prepaid phone or free Obama phone can hold 4 times those numbers, in memory space, without an SD card or usb stick
MrWizard 02/23/21 01:25am Technology Corner
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

the senco and the husky are both 135psi I only need 80psi for my tires, I don't have any air tools, On occasion I have wanted an air impact wrench (recent purchase 120v electric impact wrench) or jack Yeah an air driven hydraulic frame/bottle jack for lifting the chassis would be handy, But space is always at a premium, the reason I bought the Tsunami back when I was driving a 31ft gasser, before the DP that was before this 36ft Bounder Ford gasser Reality is I don't need 6gal and 150psi capacity, Sure it will inflate tires 3x faster, but that is not a must have factor, it would have been nice when I owned the DP with 22.5" tires, but I avoided DIY on those and the large heavy brake and driveline parts, The current 10 lug 16" wheels and brakes on this F53, are strenuous enough for this skinny 122#, 72yr boomer,
MrWizard 02/16/21 05:05pm Tech Issues
RE: No power

Sounds like transfer switch / relay contacts are stuck/welded together, this could be the TS inside the Xantrex, That switches between shore power or inverter power Could it be there was a power outage recently during the night, or a fluctuation brown out, heat pump is basically A/C in reverse, bringing in heat and blowing cold air outside, I don't know how your coach is wired, but switching power feeding running compressors is not good for the switch contacts, it could have happened automatically if shore power was interrupted, main TS for the RV, would have dropped out , and the Xantrex switch to inverter mode, then switch back to charge mode when shore power returned, fluctuations would cause more problems than than complete shore power outage, fluctuations would cause low and high voltage swings and current surges which could arc and pit contacts, you need to find and replaced the welded contacts, before more damage is done to the RV electrical system, contact a mobile RV tech to come look at your RV wiring
MrWizard 02/16/21 02:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

Thanks Patrick When looking at the Senco , I found a husky 1 gal for $99, $60 less than the $159 Senco, physical size and output very close to the Senco, .1 CuFt more air flow at 90psi .8 verus .7 CFM, same job specs trim nailer, noise level 60db Think I will go take a look at both of them They are larger than my broken Tsunami, but I knew that would be the case, and I will just have to find the extra space in the storage compartments, move stuff around, trying to use one of those gas station air stations is an exercise in frustration I run the tiny Senco from Home Depot, it was the smallest 120v I could find at the time. I don't use it an awful lot but it has aired up several tires to 80psi for me over the past few years so I can't complain. It is quiet. Model PC1010N
MrWizard 02/15/21 11:20pm Tech Issues
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

The broken Tsunami is Viair cousin from the same Mfg, about the same price I have used the inverter for the shop vac, the 12 amp skill saw, craftsman electric chainsaw ,MW, coffee maker etc.. No real reason not to use a 120v compressor, And will cost less than a 12vDc model of the same capability, That compressor was the only "Corded" 12vdc only tool I own
MrWizard 02/15/21 10:32pm Tech Issues
..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

My 12v MV1050 Tsunami compressor would have been 10 years old in March, but today something broke, and it's making loud rattling noise, I was airing up a low tire, shut it down for a cool down (it sounded normal when it was running, no unusual sounds) when I restarted 20 minutes later, it was all noise, something in the piston mechanism gave out.and broke during the turn on It had a good run and served me well, Now I need a replacement, ( the motor is still good, I might find a use for it in the future ) I thinking on getting a 120vac version, the Sears wall hanger version No Longer available would have been a good choice, who has a good choice on sale.
MrWizard 02/15/21 08:43pm Tech Issues
RE: New Cell Phone..had to ask?

Aging S7 ?? My phone is a S5 I've been thinking of getting an S7 from ebay or Amazon, so I can switch to Visible network, they won't accept my S5 and activate it
MrWizard 02/15/21 10:50am Technology Corner
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A Air lift, air spring, bag #2, drivers side installed completed, This side was more complicated, outside of frame where the bag mounts, 3 electrical harness runs, a 2 wire power run for the external fuel pump installed last year, Inside of the frame brake lines and fuel lines Positioning and drilling were critical, one hole clipped the edge of the shock absorber mounting bracket, which faces forward from the axle on the drivers side, was not a factor on the curbside installation. I have 70# air pressure in each bag, but plan on adjusting each bag up or down in the next few days after a little bit of test driving, I know the curbside is the heavy side and will need more air than the drivers side, I run fully loaded most of the time, so once I get it set, I won't need to be changing the air set points, just check and maintain them, fleet wood designed this thing as rear end heavy, curbside heavy
MrWizard 02/15/21 03:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What Did I Do to Break My Generators???

Combustion chamber full of oil now? Pull a sparkplug and see if it will turn THIS when you got oil in the breather tubes, you got oil into top of the cylinder, So near the top of piston Stoke it stops BECAUSE oil won't compress Remove spark plug, pull start rope very slowly or turn engine by hand, you need to push the oil out of the cylinder, be sure you get it all of it out
MrWizard 02/14/21 12:01am Tech Issues
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

Lower back pain, pain in my right hand, and other chores, have halted all exterior RV work Hopefully to be completed soon
MrWizard 02/12/21 03:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

Still have not completed the 2nd install, the drivers side But I did test the new electric 1/2" drive impact wrench, one by one, I loosened and tighten all 10 lug nuts on the driver side duals, Other things have intervened and prevented me from have the time to complete the job
MrWizard 02/09/21 11:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Apps to laptop

You might have two options #1 mirror casting You need a device to plug into HDMI input on the tv, fire stick or roku etc..uses wifi receives signal from phone, and displays on tv #2 is a a micro mini display adapter to HDMI cable, Plugs into phone port and into tv HDMI input Costs less than a Wi-Fi streaming device, and no special setups are needed, But adapter cable lengths are limited, and you are Not likely to be setting 10 ft away and change the movie, NO remote control of phone operation, using the cable method I'm not saying you can't connect a longer cable, but the mhd mobile media cable adapter isn't that long
MrWizard 02/08/21 02:01am Technology Corner
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

Southern California, wish I was visiting in 'Q', I think 2016 was my last trip there First air spring bag is installed New cobalt steel drill bits, made the difference Finishing the first hole was easy, lower hole on left side of bracket Drilling 2nd hole, wasn't too bad, thru the frame , no flange, fender washers to make a gap filling spacer,no body flange ( yes I worked counter clockwise from the first hole position ) Number 3 ,forward facing upper hole above number 2, for right side of upper bracket, thru body flange then frame, same as hole #1, that was a lot more work, than drilling just thru the frame , but the cobalt drills did the job, ##4 same thing, Final bolt down and running the airline was easy Hopefully Doing drivers side today/Sunday, Tried last weekend, could not get wheel lug nuts loosened Bought an electric impact wrench, weighs 12.5# ,has 450 ft pounds of torque, with good luck I might not break an arm today, this side will require more prep work, there are.. brake lines and fuels along inside of frame member, don't want to damage those items
MrWizard 02/08/21 01:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: iPhone AT&T Watch TV App - Cast Without Internet??

To my knowledge, when using the watch app, and the TV on AT&T internet, the phones acts as a controller, via the internet, and the the video is coming to the tv via internet stream It is Not being Cast to the tv from the phone , But when using the Apple HDMI adapter cable, the video signal is coming directly from the phone to the tv
MrWizard 01/23/21 01:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Is this doable or am I overlooking something??

Gives you a weather tight seal for extra power input, with 120v pigtail inside the RV to plug in your space heater, hair dryer, portable A/C you don't have to snake the extension cord thru window, slide out, storage bay, just drill hole mount in convenient place, floor over storage bay, wall under dining booth or ?? table, etc.
MrWizard 01/18/21 06:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A No way to avoid the body flange, it covers the area where the airbag top bracket bolts to the chassis, I'm not sure the body flange steel, is as mild as the chassis steel, I think it's harder steel,
MrWizard 01/17/21 08:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

Thank you for the Tip On my knees instead of squatting
MrWizard 01/17/21 05:53pm Class A Motorhomes
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