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RE: Traveling with roof vents open?

Propane fridge? Could be altering the airflow over the roof changing the flow through the chimney. Perhaps installing or removing a vent cover might improve the situation.
stevenal 07/31/19 08:49am Truck Campers
RE: Understanding GVWR and payload..

Payload is not the same as cargo. Payload=Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)-Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) Cargo Weight Rating=Payload-150*number of seat belts.
stevenal 07/31/19 08:46am Truck Campers

No circuit breaker required on adapters as your RV has a main breaker that will instantly open upon reaching its rated value. Not true, the breaker will pass rated current all day without tripping. It will enter an inverse time-current curve at about 125% of rating. Instantaneous tripping will occur once you get to 3 to 10X rating. Any breaker will only protect for faults and overloads downstream. Sparkydave, My profession as well, registered in the state I reside in. I won't be stamping the design proposed. In your appliance example, you are plugging your UL listed #18 wire device into a NEMA 5-15 or 5-20 receptacle without an adapter, else you would be violating its listing.
stevenal 07/25/19 01:46pm Tech Issues

These "adapters" don't seem to include circuit breakers. Your camper wiring and cord ahead of the camper's distribution panel is designed for use on a 30 A circuit protected with a 30 A breaker. The 50 A circuit will allow the wiring to overload and possibly catch fire. Are these things UL listed? Note that going the other way is not a problem, since 15 and 20 A breakers will protect the 30 A rated circuit. Doesn't your friend have a 15 A receptacle?
stevenal 07/25/19 09:03am Tech Issues
RE: Micro air easy start in new roof air.

RV manufacturers maybe?
stevenal 07/24/19 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: You think only TC has COG problem?

Regardless of the COG, don't be in the adjacent lane when it turns.
stevenal 07/24/19 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: Honda 2200i and 15k AC

Reno, Good to know. Thanks for the post. I'm curious though regarding eco mode. Did you run it that way long enough for the AC to cycle off and on, and how did that work out?
stevenal 07/19/19 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Hot water heater drain plug

It’s my tank, if I want to use a threaded coprolite in the drain hole I’ll bloody well do it.:):) So now you've got me wondering just where that lies on the galvanic series with respect to aluminum. :)
stevenal 06/27/19 08:55am Tech Issues
RE: Front tire pressure?
stevenal 06/18/19 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: Do you unload when you camp? Really?

Never saw the attraction in unloading. 21 years of TCing, and we've removed the camper once during a trip. That time was to drive the loop around Monument valley without shaking up the beer too much. Otherwise we have what we need without unpacking/repacking each day trying to anticipate the needs of the day. Food and cooking equipment for lunch and sometimes dinner, our canines for companionship, clothing for worsening weather, toys for all species, chairs and reading material if we just want to relax somewhere, swimsuits and towels if we find a good swimming hole, bed for napping and other stuff, 1st aid kit, tools, bathroom, water, etc. And we may decide we've seen enough of an area, and simply move on to whatever's next.
stevenal 06/14/19 01:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Do you unload when you camp? Really?

We unload the camper even with 2 days stay due the dogs. This way we can leave them in camper with AC, while we can go anywhere with no limits. Have you considered power failure? We can leave our dogs in the camper in hot weather in the sun with a window open and the solar panel powering the Fantastik Vent, and all stays cool. In the unlikely event of a DC or fan failure, they at least have an open window. I wouldn't want to trust our dogs' lives to the power company, and I work for one.
stevenal 06/13/19 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone know Duluth and Lake Superior Southern Shore?

Porcupine Mountain State Park.
stevenal 05/31/19 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: Bug Deflectors to push air over
stevenal 05/22/19 08:45am Truck Campers
RE: Quick release gas prop for door

Finished the repair and upgrade today. The rod ends I linked above are not quick release as purchased, since a pry tool is needed to raise the locking cap and to remove the rod end from the stud. So I threw away the locking caps and used a 3/8 drill bit to widen the rest. I can pop it on and off by hand now. The door catch is working great.
stevenal 05/05/19 05:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Quick release gas prop for door

Thanks. The pictures led me astray. It's now on order, with the other going back.
stevenal 04/30/19 08:42am Truck Campers
RE: Quick release gas prop for door

So who makes the 6" stainless T catch with springs? The one I ordered that arrived today swings freely. After searching more, I see a 5.1" but not a 6". Got a brand or link? Thanks.
stevenal 04/29/19 07:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Quick release gas prop for door

6" stainless is what I chose also. I'll just need to make sure to close the door a bit before extending the awning.
stevenal 04/27/19 11:08am Truck Campers
RE: Quick release gas prop for door

I'm going to try this one: It fits the 6mm shaft. Ordered a door catch as well.
stevenal 04/26/19 05:54pm Truck Campers
supplemental cabinet latch?

Had a cabinet door malfunction the other day. Ran over a rut unevenly, and dumped the cabinet contents out on the floor breaking plates and cups. Somehow the dogs were uninjured. The doors open upward, and struts on both sides work to keep the doors open or closed. Can anyone recommend a good supplemental latch? Or canine hard hat?
stevenal 04/26/19 09:49am Truck Campers
RE: Quick release gas prop for door

Very timely for me. The 90 degree was a problem right away, so I moved the mount on the door slightly to make it wider. This worked until I reached past two dogs to open the door in Snake River wind. The door got away from me and broke the coupler on the strut and bending the brackets. Had to use a bungee for the rest of the trip, but the 180 opening was nice when assisting my elderly dog down the stairs. Quick release would be an improvement. Break away would be even better.
stevenal 04/26/19 09:27am Truck Campers
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