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RE: Mount 100lb mini-split condenser to rear wall?

Forgot to mention the rear hitch also hauls the spare tire. I’ll probably weld something to the frame for all three.
SlowBro 10/12/21 03:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mount 100lb mini-split condenser to rear wall?

Nice. How might I do that?
SlowBro 10/09/21 04:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mount 100lb mini-split condenser to rear wall?

I would advise against doing so. Ditto It would look really bad, and no one would buy it when you decide to sell it. This style of heat pump is a far nicer looking option and won't destroy the rear wall (or resale value) of your RV That's a conventional air conditioner with a heat pump for winter but I really need to save electrical costs so I'll think of something. Maybe weld mounts down into the frame, I dunno.
SlowBro 10/04/21 07:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mount 100lb mini-split condenser to rear wall?

Thanks everyone, I'll figure out a plan B
SlowBro 10/04/21 09:48am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Mount 100lb mini-split condenser to rear wall?

I have a Coachmen class A and want to mount a 100lb mini-split to the rear wall. Is this too much weight? I know some people use a hitch carrier but ours is occupied. And this RV has no square bumper to put mounts on. I would use one of these wall mount kits. Maybe this exact model, maybe one like it. https://www.homedepot.com/p/DuctlessAire-9000-36000-BTU-Outdoor-Wall-Mounting-Bracket-for-Ductless-Mini-Split-Air-Conditioners-and-Heat-Pumps-BPC-3LP/205886666
SlowBro 10/04/21 04:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: [SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

The Hubbell plug will take #10 stranded wire with nickel plated clamp. Cord Grip Range .230" - .720" (5.8 - 18.3mm) https://www.stayonline.com/pc_product_detail.asp?key=D6AC1C5C9D9C45019443C08AB1920082 Also available in 90 degree. Also a very good option.
SlowBro 09/09/21 12:09pm Tech Issues
RE: [SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

NEMA 15A is a 15 amp plug should not neee 10ga go to an electrical supply house Skip google and go to a sticks and bricks electrical supply house. If you can take the cord, or a couple inches of it, with you. Sorry, SlowBro is slow. You said electrical supply house, I heard hardware store. Called an actual electrical supply house and aHa! Leviton 5266-C can support 10 AWG and it’s about $10. Problem solved.
SlowBro 09/09/21 12:04pm Tech Issues
RE: [SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

I think I’ll slice the jacket lengthwise and look for wire labeling on that. Wish they had followed convention and put the label on the jacket.
SlowBro 09/09/21 08:34am Tech Issues
RE: [SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

20A plugs are somewhat rare. My house has 2 and each is on a dedicated 20A CB. They were intended for golf cart charging. They will accept a 15A or 20A plug. I receommend using 10 gage copper not copper coated extension cords with 15A plugs for RVs because 10 gauge has less voltage drop. Yeah, it is 15A 10 gauge.
SlowBro 09/09/21 08:28am Tech Issues
RE: [SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

Search for NEMA 5-15 or 5-15P If really is 10AWG search for one that uses "clamps" to hold the bared wire. No good on that search, only 12 AWG. I’m hesitant to try something not rated, not so much for the current draw as the size of the connector and jacket that it fits right.
SlowBro 09/09/21 08:12am Tech Issues
RE: [SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

NEMA 15A is a 15 amp plug should not neee 10ga go to an electrical supply house Skip google and go to a sticks and bricks electrical supply house. If you can take the cord, or a couple inches of it, with you. I did that first before Google. Only 12AWG.
SlowBro 09/09/21 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: [SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

You should be installing a 30-TT 30 amp cord body. cord body Then buy a dog bone 30-15 adapter. Adapter Not a bad idea. Also thought I might just use a short 14 gauge extension at the end, that short distance should be able to handle 15A, it’s rated for it.
SlowBro 09/09/21 08:06am Tech Issues
RE: [SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

Look closely at the jacket of your cord. All cords, cables, wires, are labeled in size and type, most cords the writing/labeling is molded into the jacket. That was the first thing I did. Not there.
SlowBro 09/09/21 08:05am Tech Issues
[SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

I've stretched out Google (edit: and also checked a Lowe’s) but can't seem to find any replacement plug heads for what I am pretty sure is a 10 AWG extension cord which came with our used RV. (Edit: The jacket does not list the wire gauge.) Best I can find is 12 AWG. The plug head is missing the ground pin which causes it to slip out of the outlet too easily. I'm hesitant to cut the outer casing to confirm it's 10 AWG but the diameter is about 9/16ths of an inch which matches what I've seen 10 AWG cord is. And I don't want to cut the head to attempt to mate it with the common 12 AWG replacement heads because if it doesn't fit, it would ruin it. So. Anyone know of 10 AWG replacement plug heads?
SlowBro 09/09/21 04:37am Tech Issues
RE: Mechanics backed up for weeks all over?

I guess by these responses that there's not some nationwide state-of-the-industry report. I couldn't think of Google terms to search for it. What do full-timers do, if they can't have it in a park and must leave it for six weeks at the shop? This shop in particular has a gate and we'd either not be allowed after close of business, or we'd be locked in at night without hookups, or we'd have to store it somewhere else--maybe a park, maybe not, depending on the functionality of the vehicle to get it to a park. Seems like a real trap. I guess they'd either go to a hotel or go stay with someone for six weeks. In my instance I do have the ability to take it to our current home, but it got me to thinking.
SlowBro 08/24/21 03:23pm Beginning RVing
Mechanics backed up for weeks all over?

Is there some Is there some report on the state of the industry, average wait times, all that? Took my new (new to me) rig in for an initial inspection and they can’t see me for three weeks even if I just wanted an oil change. And my normal vehicle mechanic is also struggling to get labor. Went to a tire shop today, same story. To reiterate, not so much looking for conditions where you are as I am looking for the state of the industry. What I want to avoid is initiating a long road trip if I don’t know how much support I would get. Having to return home because the shop has our rig for weeks would be devastating. And since this is our new house, we’d have not much to return home to.
SlowBro 08/23/21 08:26pm Beginning RVing
Tips on asking friends for mootchdocking?

Any good tips on approaching friends to ask for a spare driveway? How do you start that conversation? What things do you say and not say? How do you ask about the length of stay? How much is appropriate, if anything, to offer to pay for services used? For us, longer is better, but I definitely would never want to overstay. We have a generator and will be adding solar, so while we don't need any hookups, it would be nice. Have unlimited Verizon 4G so while we don't need to share Wi-Fi, it would be nice. I would want to offer to pay when using host services, unless it is not suggested. I just had this conversation with my beloved aunt and she loves me very much and even then, it felt awkward to me. She loves Christmas Vacation and they remind me so much of the Griswolds, so I'd hate to be Cousin Eddie. LOL
SlowBro 08/22/21 05:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: National Forest boondocking sites compatible with big rigs

I think I recall several websites that give the size of the pad/site for RVs. Try the following 1. Reserve America.com or USA, 2. RV and/or Campground Reviews, 3. Forest Camping.com, 3. Allstays, 4. Compendium.com, 5. RECREATION.GOV, 6. www.nps.gov, 7. campspot.com. Also Google and Bing search of the actual name of the campsite and campground may yield the desired results. Good luck. Hadn't yet seen most of those sites so thanks so much! To be clear though, I'm seeking dispersed camping sites, which aren't in any official campground, but National Forests allow free dispersed camping. I've done it in a minivan and small SUV but not yet in a big rig. I'll rummage through these sites as well as utilize the other suggestions.
SlowBro 08/19/21 12:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
National Forest boondocking sites compatible with big rigs

Anyone know of apps, lists, forums, web searches, to find big rig compatible sites at National Forest free boondocking campsites, or is there no such thing and I just need to go there and hunt? Due to our family's size we're about to upgrade to a 34 footer, but we are hoping to do a lot of free boondocking. I know there are cheap big rig sites in all of the NFs, but I'd love to hit the free sites. I recently stayed in Ocala National Forest in a small AWD crossover SUV, but I could never have done it in a big rig. Got stuck in all that sugar sand and had a big challenge getting unstuck. Couldn't imagine trying to do that in a 34 footer. I've also decades ago stayed in Osceola in a hunt camp. Memory is rough, but seems like a big rig would have been challenged by the approach road.
SlowBro 08/19/21 04:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: [SOLVED] Buy if slide out is sluggish?

If the slide does NOT operate as designed(which it is NOT), then you need to tell the seller to get it fixed. You never know what may be involved. It may take $100 or it may have a structure problem that can cost Thousands of dollars. As a Master Tech, I would not buy it until it was fixed. I would not try to "guess" what may be involved. Doug Thanks Doug, that is what I'll do. Marking this one solved.
SlowBro 07/16/21 01:37pm Tech Issues
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