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RE: Is an old fantastic fan worth fixing?

I seem to recall there is a life time warranty on the lid for the original fans. One blew off my dads motorhome, current Fantastic fan owners sent free cover. I had modern ones installed in last 2 truck campers. I ended up replacing motors on both as they started to sound like crickets were in the motor. I still have some laying around and was going to experiment with drilling a hole to oil the motor bearings. But its the plastic that goes bad over the long haul that you might not be able to get.
towpro 01/19/22 01:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Sikaflex 221 for side mounted fridge vent?

Here you go https://www.amazon.com/s?k=geocel+28100&crid=2NZ7SS6J3CN0&sprefix=geocel+28100+%2Caps%2C58&ref=nb_sb_noss
towpro 01/09/22 07:56am Truck Campers
RE: Sikaflex 221 for side mounted fridge vent?

Geocel Flex RV would be my first choice.
towpro 01/08/22 06:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Bed mat and cutting out for factory bed holes?

the mat might not work with the factory 5th wheel hitch either as it lays down pretty close on the bed. I used to just role up the rubber mat, put a tie down around it to keep it rolled up and put it in the garage when I needed to use the 5th wheel hitch.
towpro 12/24/21 06:32pm Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

My EU2000i always starts with 1 or 2 pulls if it's been run in the last few days. But if it sits for a month or longer, it's a good 20-30 pulls to get it started. But after all those pulls and finally starting, if I shut it off, it restarts in 1 or 2 pulls. Anybody else have this problem and been able to fix it? I used to until I read this procedure turn on big dial switch (to get fuel into fuel pump). turn off eco mode turn on choke now turn off big dial switch. brisk pull cord around 5 times. this allows fuel to get from pump to carb) turn back on big dial switch. brisk pull cord and it will start pretty easy.
towpro 12/19/21 11:58am Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

I have a Mach 8 9200btu unit running off a Ryobi 2200 inverter generator with no problems at all. That extra 200 watts is not needed to run the AC as compared to your 2000 Honda - at least not until you ascend to high elevations. Mine will run the ac unit 10-11 hours on the little tank of gas, which I think is 0.9 gallons. I have never have this problem. once I am don using it for trip or season, I run it until it shuts off out of fuel, then put a little Trufule or vp racing small engine fule in the tank, run it a few minutes and just shut it off. Mine sits for months and never had a problem.
towpro 12/15/21 11:59am Truck Campers
RE: A new adventure for me.

also not sure about the lance, but 4 season campers might have the propane heater heating the basement. Switch to an electric space heater and you might stop circulating heat into basement. I know the AF 990 we had there was a fan under the bathroom door that sucked air through the basement every time the thermostat triggered on.
towpro 12/10/21 06:25am Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

From most reports 2 Honda eu2000i running in parallel are about 3 db more than a single running in the same mode . There are times when the 2 will be quieter than the single depending my on the load for instance, if the load is such that the 2 can stay in ECO mode and the single would have to go to full rpm to supply the load . I agree with the sound that 2 will be quieter than 1. My 2000 would power my Cub just fine but it would run at a pretty high RPM, that is why my 3500 HarborFreight is quieter than my 2000 powering the same camper.
towpro 12/10/21 06:22am Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

I saw a video on Youtube where a guy ran a Pure wave DC inverter and a Honda 2000 parallel. (if you search far enough you will find it). he had this setup so he could start his power saw inside his van. Honda is known to run .2V higher than most other inverter generator and DC to AC inverters. But both will sync AC wave with each other. when he started up saw the voltage would drop and DC inverter would use some battery to assist in the startup requirements of saw, but once saw motor was up to speed because the output of honda was a little higher voltage than inverter the generator would fully run everything.
towpro 12/06/21 12:41pm Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

When I ran my Coleman mach 8 off the Honda 2K, I would make sure to switch refrigerator and hot water over to gas. the AC would start in East Carolina (sea level) even with generator on eco mode, but yes the generator might flash red on startup. I had my Coleman running on a wall thermostat so when it started you were starting both fan and compressor the same time. the only thing that gave me problems was my VIP220 Dish receiver. IF I was running it off generator the receiver would reboot every time the AC started. so I used to run the receiver off a smaller AC inverter to eliminate the voltage drop during AC startup. later I did get a Harbor Freight 3500 which was quieter than the honda (honda would be running higher RPM to produce power for AC to start/run than the Harbor freight so it was quieter).
towpro 12/06/21 12:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Wolf Creek/Arctic Fox heater hose mod

the AF 990 has a fan under the step into the wet bath that cycles on and off with the heater, it sucks air through the basement, with the inlet up near the center of the step to get into bed.
towpro 12/05/21 06:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Why whine, heater question

I rekon the heater motor has bronzelite bushings that needs a drop of oil.
towpro 11/18/21 02:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Antifreeze NOT Bypassing Water Heater

https://rv101withmarkpolk.com/2019/10/24/understanding-rv-water-heater-by-pass-systems/
towpro 11/18/21 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: Opinions on lightweight portable inverter/generators

I can sit on my Honda EU3000 having it under lower load and I can make conversation in normal voice. Seem the 1000W Sportsman is louder, but that might be due that is always running on loads above 50%. Most of the time I can hear camping noises from spots hundred ft away louder, than my generators. Do you snore? some years ago I was out walking around a sea of campers sitting in a field with generators running at the first motorcycle race of the year (it was cold). I walked up to this one Group and the conversation moved to generators. I asked if he was going to start his Honda 3000 later that night? he laughed at me, it was already running. could not hear it over the lawn mower generators all around him.
towpro 11/06/21 06:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Garmin Basecamp Problems

I loved Delorme street atlas, greatest software out there, but the delorme GPS was made for walking, or you could use your laptop. Than Garmin bought them out. I have spend a lot of time switching to Base Camp. the trick is to first make sure your GPS and base camp are both set to the same routing method, (shortest, fastest, etc). add some way points in your route, then load them to GPS and view the route, is it what you expected? Remember all you are doing is sending way points to GPS from base camp and the GPS is creating its own route from way point to way point. All you can do is keep adding way points until the GPS routes you were you want to go. another problem I have had it my Drive series receives traffic data and can route you around an accident, but if you have a way point near the accident the GPS will still be routing you around the accident to that next way point, not your true destination. With every GPS, you have to visually run a sanity check on every route before you leave. If this is a a route somewhere I have never been, I might have one line paper notes about major turns that I expect. If GPS starts to route you somewhere else, make that turn you have on paper and GPS will re-calibrate.
towpro 11/05/21 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: Truck tech

the rear sensors are turned off when you plug something into the trailer hitch. or you can turn off the switch. when you take tailgate off there is a connector that comes with the truck you should put on the wire harness that disconnected from tailgate. but if you have a bed camera it will still work, but all you will see is the camper. if you have sirius xm you will loose coverage lots of times with camper covering roof (unless you add a secondary antenna out on hood). everything will still work. my favorite truck was the ram with all the options, those cooled leather seats were great.
towpro 10/29/21 11:19am Truck Campers
RE: I like it!

We used to put the ramp from my 7x14 motorcycle carrier down and sit it on 2 milk crates for our camping deck. this also kept you out of the sand and by being a little off the ground with wood between yourself and ground helps fight off the evening biting bugs. than if it starts to rain you just move into the trailer and leave the door open.
towpro 10/27/21 02:11pm Truck Campers
RE: I like it!

any engineers here? if you put 600 lbs of people on the outer edge of that tech, now many lbs are transferred to the cable mount on the wall? because its a 45 deg angle, does it amplify the weight on the wall?
towpro 10/27/21 07:49am Truck Campers
RE: Does the State of TN title truck campers?

according to this link Tennessee does require a title. In the world of electronic titles, I bet your bank electronically cleared a lean and your state can produce the title in a week or 2
towpro 10/23/21 06:27pm Truck Campers
RE: When a redneck wins the lottery....

Yeah, absolutely NOT Texas. That’s Black Rock Deaert, Nevada. At Burning Man. Mutant Vehicles like that only cruise at 5 MPH on flat level desert. It’s got no COG or payload worries. You should see mine! Ok I will bite, show us your mutant vehicle!
towpro 10/16/21 07:25pm Truck Campers
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