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RE: Generator gas overflow even after changing regulator

You're experiencing fuel dilution of the crankcase oil. Could be one or more broken rings or a cracked piston. Sounds like a factory defect. Have seen this on large engines. -Mark.
markchengr 06/05/21 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Adding 12V outlet questions (did I do it right)

My experience was that due to the small wire size, the inverter shut itself down on low voltage from line loss. I remedied that by running larger wire directly from the battery to the inverter fused approporiately.
markchengr 05/11/21 11:46am Tech Issues
RE: Budget temp sensors (data storing)

X2 on the Accurite. Been using it for several years works flawlessly.
markchengr 05/06/21 12:11pm Tech Issues
RE: tool for dicor removal

Lately, I've been using white Gorilla tape. It only lasts one year but it's sooo easy. Just peel off the old tape, wipe with the solvent of your choice and reapply.
markchengr 03/26/21 09:12am Truck Campers
RE: Moisture under the bed floor

When I drilled a hole through my 2008 NL roof, I was disappointed to find just how thin the layer of fiberglass is. It is truly just a very thin shell with styrofoam glued to it. The styrofoam probably has more stuctural strength than the egg shell thickness of fiberglass.
markchengr 03/25/21 06:27am Truck Campers
RE: Water Filter Cartridge Replacement

A micron is one millionth of a meter. The micron rating of a filter is the maximum size diameter particle which can can pass through it. So, a 5 micron filter allows particles 10 times as large to pass as does a .5 micron filter.
markchengr 03/12/21 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: How often do your remove the camper from the truck?

I have traveled across the U.S. in our camper a number of times. Sometimes an oil change is due while on the road. I never seem to be able to find a place with enough height clearance when in a new area. This means I have to take the camper off, usually in a parking lot. It's not a huge deal just have to allow some extra time for the process. I back under the camper very slowly and stop and get out several times to check my alignment before proceeding. Just be patient, you can do it.
markchengr 03/04/21 08:34am Truck Campers
RE: New Cooper tires behavior

Weigh your axles loaded and unloaded then go to the tire manufacturers website checking the column for your tire width. Most of them have an inflation guide for different loads. These can vary quite a bit among different tire brands. There is no one-fits-all pressure among different 19.5's. I run my rears at 50psi empty and 110psi loaded.
markchengr 03/03/21 10:17am Truck Campers
RE: New Cooper tires behavior

Both times with new 19.5's, they felt kind of drifty for nearly the first 1,000 miles and then it went away as they wore in. They're real stable now. I've had Hankooks and now Toyos. They drive pretty much the same. Mine were all aggresive tread. I'm on my second set now with a total of 205,000 miles.
markchengr 03/01/21 10:47am Truck Campers
RE: Gas Credit Cards

For us, the credit card is all about convienence. I rarely ever use cash for anything. Can't remember the last time I used an ATM. All of our regular bills are auto-paid with the credit card plus you get a nice detailed statement of all your spending each month. However, if you can't pay off the card every month then you should NOT use a credit card.
markchengr 02/21/21 10:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Occupied RV Fire

It was most likely NOT an electric heater.
markchengr 02/20/21 12:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: It’s been a good run

I have very limited clearance at the top of my 2 battery compartments so I switched to two 6 volt AGM's not only due to no maintenance but also because they are any-position batteries so I can have the terminals facing outwards for much easier hookup.
markchengr 02/10/21 02:59pm Truck Campers
RE: 5th Wheel Broken Stud Theory

When I did maintenance on large marine engines for a living we were required to have all of our torque wrenches sent out and recalibrated once a year. They do get out of spec with regular use.
markchengr 02/07/21 09:08am Tech Issues
RE: Flat

I made an axle tube cradle for my bottle jack. But then, I'm a pretty good welder.
markchengr 02/02/21 08:20am Truck Campers
RE: Roadside Breakdown

When we had a breakdown the tow truck driver lifted the front end of the truck and disconnected the drive shaft. Any tow truck driver should know how to do this. They do it every day. We were able to stay in the camper overnight while repairs were made.
markchengr 02/02/21 08:05am Truck Campers
RE: Is 70 to old to travel with a RV

I'll be 80 this year. Just drove the RV (a truck camper) 4,100 miles from Seattle to Fort Myers Florida with lots of camping along the way. I'll be driving it back in April. No worries.
markchengr 01/09/21 12:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: It’s been a good run

It is OK to put AGM batteries inside an RV. Many people do it.
markchengr 01/04/21 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: No hot water during a freeze

Probably puts clothes pins on his gasoline line.
markchengr 12/26/20 07:39am Tech Issues
RE: Small PSW Inverter

There is another version of the same inverter near the bottom of that Amazon page. It allows for threaded stud connections. Suggest you get this one and use no. 8 wire to connect direct to the battery. This will give you full output current ability.
markchengr 12/12/20 10:40am Tech Issues
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Put the truck and camper in storage after driving to SW Florida for the winter from our home in Seattle, a 4,000 mile trip.
markchengr 12/12/20 09:46am Truck Campers
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