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RE: 1972 Ford RV - Can't find any info

Typical owners manual won't help you with electrical diagrams etc - even in new RV's. Most RV's have pretty std setups. Over simplified .... coach batteries typically run to a main panel which has both DC and AC breakers/fuses. The main panel is usually attached to a converter (converts AC to DC). In many cases there is a wire which runs from the main panel to the Chassis battery .. and that usually runs though a battery isolator (separates chassis/coach batteries unless ignition key in on position). If you have specific electrical issue there is usually someone who can provide you with guidance.
ksg5000 10/23/20 11:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas station air/water station water safe?

Its not the public water but the folks who misuse the facilities and cause harm to those who use after them. Never drink downstream of the pigs wallowing upstream. So the only water you take is from home? That's not very practical. In SoCal use your own hose and take a bit of bleach to wash off the bib and your going to be a safe as your home.
ksg5000 10/22/20 11:00am Beginning RVing
RE: when to use "econo mode" on Allison 5 speed tranny?

My recollection - economy mode places your vehicle in mode where engine/air conditioner work at reduced performance and greater fuel efficiency. Many use that mode when they do std driving and switch out when then have to pass/need acceleration.
ksg5000 10/21/20 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MaxxAir II Vent Covers - Installation

Might depend on the type/yr of the replacement cover. The ones I have worked with don't require drilling the roof. At any rate - what's done is done and you have to live with what they have done. U should be OK with periodic checking of caulking/sealant.
ksg5000 10/21/20 11:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Gas station air/water station water safe?

Some years back on one of our trips to southern CA there was a dump station along the highway provided by the state and there was a hose close by to fill water tanks and while waiting in line a RVer ahead of us to finish dumping his tanks he then stuck the water hose in the end of the sewer hose and rinsed it out. Drink from an unsecured public water source at your own risk. Who knows what some pig upstream has done in the water source. Makes sense -- but in southern Calif it's a rare exception to find a water source that isn't connected to the same secured water supply as the local community. Use your own hose and you s/b OK. Typical gas station water supply isn't any different than the water supply to the nearby neighborhood.
ksg5000 10/20/20 05:55pm Beginning RVing
RE: Another month in border closures.

Be nice if both countries could provide an effective test that could be administered at the border to prove that your Covid free. A bit disappointed that after all this time we still don't have readily available Covid testing.
ksg5000 10/19/20 02:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dielectric grease for 30 amp plug and receptacle?

Dielectric grease doesn't conduct electricity and probably shouldn't be used on electrical plugs. I suggest using a conductive grease such as Noalox which is inexpensive and can be picked up at any Big Box store. Hope this helps.
ksg5000 10/19/20 11:53am Tech Issues
RE: Gas station air/water station water safe?

I live in Southern California and all of the gas stations have air/water stations . The gas station attendant said the water should be potable because it’s just straight from the city water, but I think the black retractable water hose is suspect. I think it’s meant to fill up radiator water and not intended as drinking water. Does anyone know if it’s safe to put in your RV and use as drinking water? Does it taste terrible? Does it take any longer to fill? The spout is smaller than that of a hose bib. I cannot think of a water hose that did not come from a potable source. It is the proximity to a source that can cross contaminate the water that differentiates the use. So unless it states potable I would assume it does not comply with that jurisdictions requirements to qualify. Meanwhile while the water is on its way from treatment plant to hose no matter its proximity to the source its traveling through miles of these LOL. A https://i.imgur.com/yo8BCFAl.jpg No kidding. In Southern Calif almost every water supply comes from std source which has sufficient chlorine/chloramine to kill bacteria ... but as the picture implies that doesn't mean your not going to get a full supply of mineral supplements. And that applies almost everywhere including your home.
ksg5000 10/17/20 05:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Gas station air/water station water safe?

When I grew up it was common to drink from our garden hose - that has become unfashionable now - go figure.
ksg5000 10/17/20 12:40pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tire Inflation - What RU Using

I use a home pancake compressor b4 I take off ... on the road I carry an electric compressor which takes a LONG time to fill but I rarely have had to use it. Seems like a decent compromise for someone who isn't on the road for a long time.
ksg5000 10/16/20 12:46pm Tech Issues
RE: toilet seal

Common problem - should be lots of threads on the subject (use the forum search feature). Sometimes cleaning/lubing the edges of the sliding mechanism works ... sometimes not.
ksg5000 10/12/20 01:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Robbery South of Penasco

Who travels in Mexico without Insurance?
ksg5000 10/08/20 10:32am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 1979 Travel Queen ONAN Generator

All the above comments seems reasonable. No generator guru but when you press the starter switch the generator essentially bi-passes the hi tech safety stuff and the generator fires up. When you release the button then all the electronic safety stuff engages. Loose wiring and low oil are the two inexpensive solutions.
ksg5000 10/07/20 11:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dashboard stereo replacement

X2 on Crutchfield - website is great for std vehicles but with some RV's your going to have to pick up the phone.
ksg5000 10/07/20 11:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: PacNorthwest to Tennessee in January?

I don't see an issue with traveling. People travel in the Winter all the time. I would probably buy tire chains from Les Schwab (just in case) as you can return them if you don't use them. Sounds like fun trip. Just remember that camping in freezing weather can create issues (resolvable with planning) - should be lots of threads on that subject (use the forum search feature).
ksg5000 10/07/20 11:19am Snowbirds
RE: Ready to go camping...except: furnace won't fire

RV furnaces won't fire up until the squirrel cage fan moves at high speed (that won't happen with low battery). Check RV battery or connect to AC power - might rule out one possibility.
ksg5000 10/06/20 05:32pm Tech Issues
RE: New AC leaking and dirty inside

Used unit and possible dishonest/lousy installer. Not a great combo.
ksg5000 10/06/20 12:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Atlanta to Grand Canyon with 10 days

As others have said/implied - that doesn't sound like an enjoyable trip to me. Too much driving and not enough time enjoying. Nice thought but I suspect your won't remember the trip fondly.
ksg5000 10/06/20 12:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: Would you dissolve water deposits in the tank?

I have used Vinegar to help clean mineral deposits form Atwood water tank - would think the same would apply to Suburban. S/B lots of threads on the subject - use the forum search feature.
ksg5000 10/05/20 03:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Eternabond question

My rig is pretty darn old (91) and I applied Eternabond on all the edges 15+ yrs ago. While the prep/application is kinda a PIA it works. No leaks.
ksg5000 10/05/20 09:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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