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RE: 12V wiring Aluminum Cargo Trailer conversion

I was responding to *your* post.
djglover7 07/10/20 06:25pm Tech Issues
RE: 12V wiring Aluminum Cargo Trailer conversion

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djglover7 07/09/20 11:21am 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
djglover7 07/09/20 11:16am Tech Issues
RE: 12V wiring Aluminum Cargo Trailer conversion

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djglover7 07/09/20 08:46am Tech Issues
RE: 12V wiring Aluminum Cargo Trailer conversion

All, I have added a ground link (10AWG) from the AC ground bus to the chassis. But, before I made the connection, I wanted to test whether or not the 12VDC positive would close the circuit to chassis ground. My assumption was NO as I have not seen any AC grounds to the chassis. (Note: this is a DIY toy hauler that I purchased and I inherited all the undocumented work.) When I did the test with a simple 12VDC circuit tester, I showed a complete circuit (i.e. light came on). So, somewhere, one of the receptacles is grounded or one of the appliances is grounded to chassis. (I also assume that if a bare grounding were to touch the chassis, no issue). I think I am safe now and I can continue with locating the mystery grounding points. C:\Users\HP\Pictures\20200709_081316_small.jpg
djglover7 07/09/20 08:01am Tech Issues
RE: 12V wiring Aluminum Cargo Trailer conversion

All, I am slightly comforted seeing others have questions on grounding. This thread has been very informative. I am utilizing 3 voltage systems, 12VDC chassis, 12VDC coach, 120VAC shore. There is a coach battery that supports various chassis and coach power. 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.
djglover7 07/07/20 02:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Deadbolt suggestions

I'd go for a surface mount residential deadbolt (sometimes called a rim lock or, for certain designs a Segal lock). It should be easier to mount on a thin door than a tubular or mortise lock. Give a little thought to how you would get out in the event of a fire. You have very little time to do that in an RV fire, much less than in a typical house fire, and fumbling with a key to open the door could be problematic. Good suggestions, thank you (I did not know what those locks were called). The trailer has emergency windows so I think I am willing to go with an additional deadbolt. I just want to get away from the standard keys that come with these RV lock sets. Just need to stop or slow down the opportunistic/dumb thief. I have also just found out that the Segal brand provides a double cylinder with a different interior key. The interior key will not open the lock from the outside.
djglover7 12/12/19 06:19am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Deadbolt suggestions

I'd go for a surface mount residential deadbolt (sometimes called a rim lock or, for certain designs a Segal lock). It should be easier to mount on a thin door than a tubular or mortise lock. Give a little thought to how you would get out in the event of a fire. You have very little time to do that in an RV fire, much less than in a typical house fire, and fumbling with a key to open the door could be problematic. Good suggestions, thank you (I did not know what those locks were called). The trailer has emergency windows so I think I am willing to go with an additional deadbolt. I just want to get away from the standard keys that come with these RV lock sets. Just need to stop or slow down the opportunistic/dumb thief.
djglover7 12/10/19 02:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Deadbolt suggestions

Isn't a standard deadbolt like what they have in hardware stores? You can take it out and bring it to a locksmith if not. I will look into that option but I was hoping there was an application that took into account the narrow thickness of the door.
djglover7 12/09/19 05:32pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Deadbolt suggestions

Forum, I have an LQ horse trailer RV. It appears to have standard RV components. I would like to add an independent deadbolt to the primary passenger door (i.e. front door). I want it to be a "double key". Any suggestions? There is very little to no components or parts on the interweb. Dennis
djglover7 12/09/19 03:51pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dexter 7K axle seals

Did you mean https://negearpolishing.com/ ?
djglover7 11/12/19 12:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dexter 7K axle seals

All, Thank you for the sources. What I am finding is that there are slight variations/options when looking for specific #s. My task this weekend is to lift the trailer, remove the wheels and hubs, and get the exact axle & part #s. The trailer is a 2000 year model so maybe there are some USA components. Depending on itemized costs, I may go as far as complete replacement of brakes and hubs.
djglover7 11/06/19 07:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Dexter 7K axle seals

I understand about the double-lip seals. BUT, I cannot find anyone who advertises "made in USA".
djglover7 11/05/19 09:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Dexter 7K axle seals

Thank you. When I get all the part #s from the axle, is there a good single source for Timken?
djglover7 11/04/19 11:59am Travel Trailers
Dexter 7K axle seals

Dexter axle newbie here, I have just secured a horse trailer w/LQ that will be used as a motorcycle hauler RV (a Bloomer). It has tandem Dexter 7K torsion axles that need a good dose of TLC/R&R. Are there USA made components? I *really* do not want to work with Chinese components. Thanks in advance, Dennis
djglover7 11/04/19 10:19am Travel Trailers
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