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RE: TPO roof understanding help.

I just realized, the OP has a Jayco RV. When did Jayco start using TPO and and vacuum bonded laminate roof ?
theoldwizard1 03/04/21 01:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: TPO roof understanding help.

The outer skin is TPO. TPO comes in several grades, 45, 60 and 80 mil. Thicker is more commonly used for commercial applications. The big "win" for TPO is that all seams should be "heat welded", not just glued. A special tool is used to melt the two pieces together. If done properly no caulk/sealants are required, EVER ! Anything coming through the roof should be mounted on "curbs"/"pedestals" and the curbs should be covered in TPO and "welded" to the roof. https://i.imgur.com/2ex3I03l.jpg Any roof will last longer if washed and a sprayed with a UV protectant once or twice a year. Storing out of direct sun will add to any roof's life expectancy.
theoldwizard1 03/04/21 01:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any option for re-filling MH Propane Tank from Small Tank?

The pressure in your tank varies with temperature. If you want to transfer the LP, you need different pressures. Cool the receiving tank in an ice water bath. If not practical, heat the full tank with hot water. To move liquid you would need to cool the tank to maybe -45 degrees maybe a little lower. OK it would move as a gas and condense into liquid in the very chilled tank. Dry ice at -78F would do the trick. Yes, I was not clear ! I was referring to a "gas only" transfer. Works great for combining two 20lb BBQ tanks into one !
theoldwizard1 03/03/21 11:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any option for re-filling MH Propane Tank from Small Tank?

Quick background on LP (liquid propane). LP (sometime called LP gas - LPG) is stored in your tank is always part liquid and part vapor (gas). The gas, and therefore the liquid, is under pressure. Some large tanks dispense liquid, but the typical tank and RVer would run into dispenses vapor. If you hook two tanks together with a hose you will wind up with two partially filled tank as the pressure will equalize. This is why it is difficult to refill disposable bottle. The pressure in your tank varies with temperature. If you want to transfer the LP, you need different pressures. Cool the receiving tank in an ice water bath. If not practical, heat the full tank with hot water. Placing the full tank in the sun and the receiving tank in the shade DOES WORK but it takes a long time ! A temperature difference of about 20F should give you about 20 additional psi.
theoldwizard1 03/03/21 06:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 4 seasons toy haulers under 5000lbs dry weight?

Good luck on the "4 seasons" part ! I would not trust any "toy hauler" with plumbing when temps are in the low 20s !
theoldwizard1 03/02/21 07:42am Toy Haulers
RE: Cost effective 14,000 tow rating

The new 7.3L gasoline engine with the ten speed transmission is a much better towing package in an F350 that the old V10/six speed.
theoldwizard1 03/02/21 07:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Has camper quality gotten any better in the last 10 years?

2020 was a boom year as many families decided to try RVing. I suspect quality was low on most units as volume was more important. 2021 will be interesting as I think the volume will be much lower.
theoldwizard1 03/02/21 07:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Jump box for dual battery 7.3 diesel

My 2¢ ! Just because you buy a name brand jump box and pay a lot of money for it does NOT mean it is the best value ! NOCO has a good reputation, but not everyone is happy with theirs !! The opposite CAN be true ! I have great respect for the author of this video and value his opinion New KING of Jump Starters ? TrekPow TJ2500 18000mAh Portable Jumper Box(Up to 9.0L Gas/8.0L Diesel Engine I couple of features I really like • decent carrying case • waterproof (with the covers installed) • built in flashlight • built in USB charger/powerbank (USB-A and USB-C) • recharges via provided standard "phone charger" (including ones that plugs into a cigarette lighter( via the provide USB-A to USB-C cord.
theoldwizard1 02/28/21 07:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Jump box for dual battery 7.3 diesel

Should camper batteries be used for engine starting? I have understood that deep-cycle batteries are not designed to deliver that kind of high amperage. Would engine starting harm camper batteries, or not? Once, probably not. You don't want to subject them to an extremely long crank time.
theoldwizard1 02/28/21 11:20am Truck Campers
RE: Keeping a charge on AGM batteries

IMHO I don't like to leave ANY type of battery hooked to ANY type of charger for more than a couple of days. Use a charger designed for AGM batteries but connect it to an inexpensive mechanical lamp timer and on!y let it run 4 to 8 hours per day.
theoldwizard1 02/28/21 10:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 IOTA power converter

If what every battery you want to install is NOT flooded lead-acid, do NOT assume your converter will do a good job unless you know how to adjust it for your chemistry !
theoldwizard1 02/27/21 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: Gen octane recommend

Adding ethanol, will cause a more lean condition, and can cause more heat, under load. Any decent quality brand generator has bee tested on E10. Don;t store any generator with ANY FUEL IN THE CARBURETOR for more than about a week ! If your generator does NOT have a fuel shutoff valve, you can add one for $10-$15.
theoldwizard1 02/27/21 09:27am Toy Haulers
RE: Gen octane recommend

I only use 91 ethanol free in both of mine, and have never had a problem. Ouch ! Pricey !! $$$
theoldwizard1 02/27/21 09:24am Toy Haulers
RE: Six-Pac D650 - Truck power hook up and adding solar...

I need to install a 7 way outlet in the bed of my truck for this, but I'm guessing I should pull the power lead directly from the battery? When I park and shut the truck down, I'm guessing I need to manually disconnect the cable so the camper doesn't draw down the truck battery, or does the camper have a switch that detects when the truck is running (via voltage over 12v for example?) Most pickups that you would put a camper on already have a 7 pin connector at the rear. The simplest solution is to tap into that harness. Pin 4 is the Auxiliary Power (+12V) wire/connection. These are typically set up from the factory to only provide power when the engine is running. I strongly recommend a DC-DC battery charger in the camper. It is the only way to guarantee that the camper battery will get fully recharged while you are driving.
theoldwizard1 02/27/21 09:22am Tech Issues
RE: How Important is Garage Storage?

I stored my old (80s) Palomino pop up in my garage. It looked like new when I sold it !
theoldwizard1 02/26/21 12:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another Towing Question

Google "model year F150 TOWING GUIDE" You will find the information you need, but it depends greatly on which on of several different tow packages you have !
theoldwizard1 02/25/21 05:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Revisiting pop-up campers

Wet bath with shower does not work well in a pop up. I know it is more money but look at hybrids.
theoldwizard1 02/25/21 05:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Stand Alone Charger

Do you really need a 60A charger ? You would save almost $50 by downsizing to the 45A model.
theoldwizard1 02/24/21 07:39am Tech Issues
RE: OBD-i and OBD-ii did a '96-'97 F53 ever have diagnostic plug

Found this on another website the F53 chassis in 1997 was still running EEC IV engine control system due to the GVW of the vehicle exempting it from OBDII requirements. You'll find the EEC IV (DLC) connector on the passenger side near the starter relay. Location varies since coach builder may move it, but should be in that area. OBD-II became mandatory on a "light duty" vehicles in 1996MY. EEC-V came out about that time. It was necessary to contain all of the extra code mandated by the government. EEC-IV was carried forward on vehicles that did not require OBD-II for a few years (Lower cost.) Today, more than 50% of the software in a typical PCM is for diagnostics and monitoring.
theoldwizard1 02/23/21 09:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: OBD-i and OBD-ii did a '96-'97 F53 ever have diagnostic plug

Though OBD-II is much more.... capable ON my old obd-1 GM I could read error codes with a paper clip.. On a Ford, you needed the paper clip and a test light.
theoldwizard1 02/23/21 09:15am Class A Motorhomes
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