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RE: Norcold on Inverter

My concern is this Can the engine alternator keep up with about a 40 amp draw on your batteries? Mine could not.
wa8yxm 09/27/22 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Low power?

Voltage drop through the extension cords. Yup. 111 is just above the "Danger Zone" (less than 110) And with two cords and two PAIR of plugs and outlets. Now you might try. Polishing the plug blades and if you can the parts in the outlets.. Other than the primary (unplug first) you might use a emery board in the outlets to polish. they are right close to the thickness of the blade Just a few in-out-in-out cycles DE-OX-IT is also a good product. It's followed by a number usually between 5 and 100.. The bigger the number the better the number the nmbers are bigger at Micro Center stores.
wa8yxm 09/27/22 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: External hard drive info??????

How big is the hard drive? These days you can get some very VERY large Thumb drives... Consider one of those. Else, read above replies.
wa8yxm 09/27/22 03:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: Michelin vs Toyo tires

I went from M to T as well no trouble but I keep telling people here are three pressures almost guaranteed to be wrong One is the one on the tire "Maxium pressure 110 psi at maximum load of xxxxx pounds. IS the correct pressure ONLY if the tires are at max load (mine were) The second is the pressure on sticker 95 in my case (WRONG) and the third is whatever the tire store puts in unless you are specific about the pressure and check it. Odds are you need to adjust pressure first... Then think about other things. NOTE: there could be other issues but let's try the FREE fix (Pressure) First... Oh you should have the rig weighed so you knwo the proper pressure in the tires.. RVSAFETY.com is I think the place to start if you want it done properly. Also not all tire stores balance 22.5's Mine dropped a bag of beads in the tire.
wa8yxm 09/27/22 04:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Single screw on dump valve won’t…

If the cable fits through the collar you linked, it WILL fit through a wire gland. I agree. now answer this. You put the Wire Gland on the wire and lock it down. How is it going to connect to the valve so that it can pull/push it open/close.. Push yes. Pull ... Well the shaft on the valve is not threaded. Get a collar that just fits over the shaft. line up the holes so the set screw goes through the collar. INTO the shaft and grabs the wire inside. Problem solved... Works as designed.. That's why I suggested it.. The problem is stripped threads in the shaft.. you coudl also re-tap and use a larger set screw but I suspect overtightening will re-strip.
wa8yxm 09/26/22 05:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: New trailer brakes shuddering

You need a "Chase" Driver as well. Are the wheels locking up and "Skipping' down the road or are the brakes stuttering? a Chase driver (With a partner and a video camera) (Cell phone in record mode) may be able to help.
wa8yxm 09/26/22 05:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

FWIW, even the Egyptians had beer 3,000 years ago. Everyone has a vice, some it's pride. :) oh I agree.. As I said I've tapped a few kegs for parties. I don't drink cause I don't like it. Not a moral. or religious or any other reason other than I don't like it. Also do not like Lima beans.
wa8yxm 09/26/22 05:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Single screw on dump valve won’t…

I'm thinking it's the set scew and that valve wont' work well with the "Gable glands) Think a ring around the part the cable goes into with a threaded hole. and a longer set screw in the hole.. As I Said I've seen that before. I just don't know what it is called and I'm not that good at drawing. Google.. However.. Knows more than I do. This is the design. Likely the wrong size but it's the design and it's less than 2 bucks Shaft Collar
wa8yxm 09/26/22 04:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Rock Collectors

The one "Complaint" I have about rock tumblers.. they are noisy. So be sure to put a box around 'em something with good sound absorption padding. When you titled the thred.. I thought of joke.. but it does not fit these forums so that's all folks.
wa8yxm 09/26/22 04:54am General RVing Issues
RE: EEZ reading wrong

Another factor is how the RV is parked. Is it facing N,S,E or W. the and what tme of day is it... 3 AM how it's parked don't much matter 3PM the south and west sides will show higher pressures.. Good old Sun..
wa8yxm 09/26/22 04:52am Tech Issues
RE: Lithium battery safety

Saw the first Or one like it.. As for the 2nd... Well I wonder what LI formulation he's demonstrating There is a major difference between LiON and LiFePO4
wa8yxm 09/26/22 04:50am Technology Corner
RE: Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

Why do we have to be drunk/high all the time ?? Good question....seems to be the culture way too many Americans are in now. You ask a very good question.. I do not drink. I do not Smoke Weed or use any "Recreational Drug" The reason I don't drink is 2 fold. Beer.. Well taste wise I might as well drink water. Water is cheaper Wine.. I've found one.. Just one.. That I don't mind the taste of All others taste bad (And I forgot to remember the name of that one) Hard liquor.... Tasts nasty, Very nasty. So I don't drink.. Now if you need a keg tapped and can't figure out how to do it.. I'm your man. but I don't want the contents. The other reason. which applies to the Recreational Drugs as well.. Is that I have come to value a clear mind...Drugs that mess with my mind I wish to avoid. that Includes Alcohol by the way. Finally Tobacco (Which I also don't use) My mother was a smoker almost all her life.. her death... Long, slow and hard. My dad.. I don't think he smoked a pack in his life. The song "The Gambler" "And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep".... He forgot to wake up one Saturday Morning. .
wa8yxm 09/26/22 04:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Single screw on dump valve won’t…

Are youtalking about the set screw that goes into the side of the valve end of the fitting and grips the wire? You can get a "Collar" that goes over the stem. and has a threaded hole for a slightly longer set screw.. The problem is that though I've seen 'em. and I knwo how to make 'em.. I don't know where to buy 'em. (Take a nut that just fits. Drill one face. Tap the hole)
wa8yxm 09/25/22 02:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: EEZ reading wrong

It seems that if he pressurized all the tires at the same time then all the readings should be the same It does dosen't it But he did not pressurize them at the same time he did one, then he did the next, then he did the one after that.
wa8yxm 09/25/22 02:30pm Tech Issues
RE: EEZ reading wrong

Ok was that INSTANTly or was that "Next morning". Both cases.. When you add air to the tires the air is HOTTER than the air you are breathing (Effect of compression. gets hotter) than as you screw on the sensor and move to the display.. The tire cools and pressure goes DOWN.
wa8yxm 09/25/22 08:00am Tech Issues
RE: Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

Some cell phones will not work if you are traveling more than xx MPH. OR so I've heard As for the Alcohol detections.. Drunk drivers often have a mandate that any car they drive have such a system installed.... An those same drivers routinely figure out how to disable or get around it.
wa8yxm 09/25/22 07:58am Around the Campfire
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

Yup if you have plenty of water and there is a crack in the inlet side of the pump or the hose feeding it.. It can suck air once the water level drops below the level of the pump.. Many forget to empty the inlet strainer in the fall. There may be a shut off valve. The outlet strainer on the tank can clog (inlet strainers almost never clog because they are secondary to the outlet but .. it's not impossible) Pump can fail in assorted ways. And last... Did you VISUALLY verify water in the tank or trust the @Q#$#@ sensor panel?
wa8yxm 09/22/22 03:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

Measure the current (I's use a clamp on ammeter first to make sure as most in-lines are limited to around 10 amps. Then look at the wire size.. And length. Then google Wire Size Calculator
wa8yxm 09/21/22 02:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: New smartphone direct-to-Starlink satellite service

I can not speak for Samsung, Apple or Star link only how I would do it if I were designing the phone or it's program. IF you lose cellular... (Out of range) I'd have the phone listen for a satellite and if it sees one it would display a message. It might even "handshake" with it and let you know if it gets and ACK or not.
wa8yxm 09/21/22 02:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Running portable generator off vehicle fuel tank.

I have used the external tank for years. My concern is the vehicle fuel system is pressurized, would it push fuel through the Honda? Just does not sound right. The vehicle fuel system is not pressurized... There is a pump (External to the ONAN generators but very close to it)( specific to that line. the line pre-that pump is not pressurized might be slight vacuum in fact. A Separate line to the main engine IS pressurized. But that is for the Motor home's motor.
wa8yxm 09/20/22 03:35pm Tech Issues
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