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RE: how to not destroy an alternator when charging LI batteries.

Are there reports of burnt up Alternators from RV'ers installing Lithium Batteries and the Chassis charging system is not designed for Lithium? Doug Only on the Victron video.
MDKMDK 12/07/21 07:35pm Tech Issues
RE: It's time to winterize...

Yes, there are always at least a couple of gallons of water {added after a thorough flushing in both the gray and black tanks} so adding a couple of quarts of antifreeze is about right. The black and gray tanks are only 20 gallons each and the tank heaters are not huge. I just use them to take the edge off of the low temps. The space heater is plugged into a GFI and has a kill switch if it is bumped much less knocked over. I had an electrician install the dedicated 30 amps with its own box just below the house breaker panel. Normal snowfall up here is about 23" a year spread over half a dozen 2 and 3 day events, no big deal but... last January we had 2.5' of heavy wet snow with temps in the mid to low teens which while unusual snow {like "stuff} happens". Here are a couple of shots taken last January: https://i.imgur.com/ciXCKtgl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pbxmNEel.jpg :E I pretty much do everything you do, including the space heaters. No water heater tank, so not that, but agree with grit dog, don't bother putting RVAF in it. I don't turn on the tank heaters, but I do empty as much as possible while the weather is still good, and the fresh tank, too. RVAF in the traps, and if some winds up in the holding tanks, so be it, no harm, no foul. No RVAF in the fresh tank, personal preference. Easier to keep the roof warmer than freezing, to clear the snow on top of my solar panels, than to get up there with a brush. It snows where I live, and often it snows a lot. Also, if you've got a water filter, mine's under the sink, remove, and drain it. Don't forget to replace it, before you recharge the water system. You got this....:C
MDKMDK 12/07/21 04:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: It's time to winterize...

That's what living at altitude will do for you. :E
MDKMDK 12/07/21 10:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: It's time to winterize...

Does pink RVAF qualify as "liquids in the holding tanks"? I ask because my tank heaters have a caveat "do not use on empty tanks". Unless you keep an amount of liquid in the holding tanks when they're sitting in your driveway?
MDKMDK 12/07/21 09:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Is there a Class C that can be driven into sketchy terrain?

Winnebago EKKO, but they're new, and pricey. Some more exotic units exist, but they're closer to truck campers. Earthroamer, for one. Very pricey, but they sometimes have used ones for sale.
MDKMDK 12/05/21 07:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome Fuel Economy

Diesel? With the wind? Downhill? :W
MDKMDK 12/03/21 06:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Flat tow toad brake and tow bar recommendations

Blue Ox for me. Base Plate, towbar, wiring, cables, and Patriot II towed automatic braking system. Not an easy DIY for me, I had it installed. 4 years, no problems pulling a 4500lb Wrangler.
MDKMDK 11/28/21 03:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: house batteries & heat with 120v

my 2 house batteries my class c are dead and Cales taken off. want to wait until spring to buy new ones, but want rv to be available for kids to sleep inside if needed during the winter. If I hook up to 120v shore power to use the furnace will the blower work all night without the batteries being hooked up? thanks again. Probably not, but adding year/make/model of RV will get better more relevant answers.
MDKMDK 11/25/21 07:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What's a reasonable towed vehicle?

I pull a 2016 Wrangler JKU with a Blue Ox tow package. 4 down, easy to tow, no locking steering, or fuses to pull, or other special needs. Transmission in P, and transfer case in N, and off you go. 1/4 tank of gas to keep the weight down, and under the GCWR of 15250 lbs.
MDKMDK 11/16/21 11:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stability control

I just installed the yellow sumo springs what a difference. I will be putting them on the front. Thanks for the update! Good news? I've decided to wait for a while, and a few more miles to add the fronts to my chassis. The rears do seem to help, so I may not need the fronts after all, but I have them, if needed. Weather is starting to chill up here, which also helped decide which way to proceed.
MDKMDK 11/13/21 08:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chevrolet 4500 service

Truck stops can also handle RV chassis stuff. Loves, FJ, Pilot, TA, etc....
MDKMDK 11/09/21 09:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chevrolet 4500 service

Maybe a Chevrolet or GMC truck dealership. You'll have to ask them.
MDKMDK 11/08/21 04:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: class c with v10

I'll guess somewhere between 0 mpg and 8 mpg, since the vehicle year/make/model is a secret.
MDKMDK 11/04/21 09:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stability control

The curb roll on my 30' Cambria was minimized by the addition/changing of the shocks to Koni vs. what Ford installed on the chassis. Curious to see what the Sumo can do. Was under the impression they were meant to be more of a weight bearing device. They're a constant contact compressible bump stop between the suspension and frame, is how I would describe them. At least the ones I'm trying are. I have added the yellow rears (1400lbs combined support at 50% compression) SSR-338-54, and so far, they have done what they promised. I'm seeing reduced push/sway due to cross winds/big truck bow wash, and I used to bottom out the tail, if I left/entered my driveway a little too fast. That hasn't happened either. I was impressed enough that I ordered the fronts SSF-106-47 (1000lbs at 50% compression) hoping to add some more stability to cornering and curb roll. Even a bit of improvement will be worth it. Still waiting for them to arrive. My factory shocks are Bilsteins, and I haven't read anywhere that changing them out was worth the effort/cost, so I'm waiting to see if the Sumos alone will give me enough improvement.
MDKMDK 11/03/21 08:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What happened to Winnebago in Australia?

I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you suggesting that a Winnebago wannabe is still operating in OZ without legal authority? And that the real Winnebago is also still in business? Sorry, I don't get it, is this a complaint, or praise, or ???
MDKMDK 11/02/21 10:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stability control

No, on doubling the shocks or other hardware. I am in the process of adding Sumo Springs to try to mitigate the curb roll, and sway from driveways and 18 wheeler bow wash. If the handling improves, that would be a bonus, but I'm only after a low speed rock and roll improvement. These things have very mushy suspension, and the gap beteeen the frame and suspension bump stops is pretty wide, probably to soften the ride, but the trade off is serious wobble entering/exiting even slightly angled grades and driveways. If it works, great. If not, no harm done.
MDKMDK 11/02/21 10:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Axxera avm70 touch screen not responding to touch

I just purchased a used 2018 Thor Freedom Elite 22FE the radio works and I can scroll with the mobs, the screen does not react to touch at all. Any suggestions. Find the remote control?
MDKMDK 10/30/21 03:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replace cushion

https://i.imgur.com/H0weJAxl.jpg Where can I get the correct cushion to replace this? What is "the correct cushion"? Why not just get one that works? Reupholster the dinette, if necessary.
MDKMDK 10/29/21 09:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Windshield washer OK for winterizing waterlines?

I live in Canada near Ottawa, and I will be leaving our Sunseeker 24 outside this winter. I went to Canadian Tire to buy some antifreeze to put in the waterlines for the toilet, shower etc and the clerk said to use some windshield washer. Is that good or bad advice? Last year, I bought some Hall-Chem "economical plumbing antifreeze" that contains non toxic Ethanol and propylene glycol. The stuff I am thinking of using is labeled "all season windshield washer fluid -35" but says POISON, so am somewhat concerned/doubtful... It doesnt say what's in it. It is blue instead of pink. If it's just going down the toilet or shower drains, it should work to resist freezing in the traps. I think someone said in an emergency? The concern is what the ingredients in the ww antifreeze might do to the seals and valves it will come into contact with downstream. Pure alcohols will cause harm to rubber, and who knows what else, in the short plumbing run from those appliances (shower/toilet) to the exit drains. The pink stuff usually has added lubricants, and is less likely to damage plumbing componenets. If you can, use the pink stuff, before the blue stuff.
MDKMDK 10/28/21 10:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Warranty

Sounds like wheel speed sensors. We all have 'em, and they are a pita when they fail.
MDKMDK 10/27/21 08:13am Class C Motorhomes
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