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RE: RVi Tire Patrol TPMS review

Not able to replace batteries loses my interest immediately! Then look at the sellers that have come and gone over the years.
jjrbus 11/30/21 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Mount 100lb mini-split condenser to rear wall?

Nice. How might I do that? Most situations are unique so there is not a simple answer. It is welded to the frame. Also made up an undermount for the spare and after this pic was taken I added support from the uprights to the tire mounting bolts to stabilize the uprights. For welded steel there was a surprising amount of flex. Also do not want the framework sticking out any farther than needed as it will scrape on inclines/declines. I have it out that far so as not to back into something and damage genny box.
jjrbus 10/15/21 06:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Boliy Generator parts

When I buy off brand knock offs I assume if anything fails it is disposable. I do not expect to find parts or technical assistance. If I do I am presently surprised. I would disassemble the mechanism and see if anything is fixable.
jjrbus 10/11/21 07:33am Tech Issues
RE: Mount 100lb mini-split condenser to rear wall?

3 point mount on my little Toyota for a generator box. No flexing or torque on RV.]
jjrbus 10/09/21 05:00am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: macerator stopped working

Hello jjrbus, Thank you for your reply and link. Definitely interesting. Our RT does have the grey and black slide valve handles, but they too do not function as they should anymore. I will have that fixed as well. Here's an UPDATE on how I got the tanks emptied this weekend. I put the van on three layers of Link Levellers on the passenger side only of the van. This allowed me to gain access to the macerator and plumbing. There is a 3 inch ABS clean out/drain with a plug. I placed a 3 1/2 gallon pail under the plug and then loosened the plug until fluid from both tanks started to drain into the pail being careful not to unscrew the plug entirely! I did this several times and emptied the pails down the toilet. I then used my black tank spray wand and gave the tank another cleaning and then emptied it again. For the first time in a long time, the tank actually registered green on the instrument panel!! SUCCESS ! And no adverse impact to the environment :) Long time ago in a land far away the wizened ancient ones shared their secret of keeping slide valves functioning. The simple addition of a Zerk fitting and a bit of grease every now and then. Real pain to post a picture here, Google Zerk fitting in RV dump valve if you are interested.
jjrbus 09/30/21 05:14am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: macerator stopped working

I have been watching for a Roadtrek for sale and not real fond of the macerator only setup. Trying to learn what I can I looked on the net and found this article and wonder does the RT have the slide valves for the black and grey tanks? If not could they be added?
jjrbus 09/27/21 06:50am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Mini Split AC

I modded a 8k window unit for my little Toyota to run with a Honda 2000. I have 3 DIY minis in my house and would have installed a mini in my RV years ago. But I have no room for the evaporator, inside unit. The blower wheel may have to be removed from the AC and on mine need to be pulled out of the left hand side, varies by manufacturer. Removing entire unit is an option. Which means the space on the left needs to be as wide as the unit. Other than that the inverter minis would be ideal! For my Toy the only area to mount would be someplace on the rear.
jjrbus 09/24/21 06:00am Tech Issues
RE: Can now run the A/C while boondocking

Interesting, I have a small RV and opted to use an 8k window unit with the mighty little Honda. But having read about the Microair over the last couple years that is the route I would go if I needed a bigger AC.
jjrbus 09/24/21 05:46am Tech Issues
RE: Replace ac in Roadtrek Van

Not a Roadtrek doing my due diligence for my old Toyota I noticed a lot of dissatisfaction with 5k AC units so skipped those. I went with an 8k LG unit and find it is just right for hot humid FL. Just adequate during hot humid days parked in the sun and not too big that it does not keep humidity down at night. Also the Honda 2000 will run it under all conditions. I also added a hard start capacitor to the AC and the Honda runs the AC in ECO mode with no issues! Things have changed a bit, if I was looking for an AC today I would be looking at the new inverter window units. Such as the Media. I am not recommending the Media using it as an example and there are several other brands. My not so humble opinion and worth what you are paying for it.
jjrbus 09/23/21 06:43am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Gen-set Troubles

Google carburetor gummed up with ethanol. Very likely your problem is gummed up carburetor fouled and something else. Cummins is the best place to take it but expensive.
jjrbus 09/21/21 05:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fuel leaking from within the generator

Restricted evaporator system for RV can allow pressure to build up in tank and force gasoline out any opening it can find. Possibly have 2 problems?? Remove gas cap from rv tank and see what happens.
jjrbus 08/28/21 05:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leave propane on while driving?

Been at this for 20+ years. Have not seen one documented gas station fire started by refrigerator flame. Only the one started by someone who sprayed gas in refrigerator vent.
jjrbus 08/21/21 03:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best Cleanser for Condenser Cleaning for AC?

I have asked a few times about simple green, there is simple green and simple green foaming coil cleaner. Which one are the experts using??? Never got an answer?? VINEGAR!!!! OMG
jjrbus 08/19/21 10:10am Tech Issues
RE: New Coleman Soft Start Option vs Microair

I have been watching this for some time. It would be nice to see some actual LRA numbers for the Coleman "soft start" vs no soft start. I suspect if they were impressive numbers that Coleman would publish them. I do not see them anyplace unless I am missing something?
jjrbus 08/13/21 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

I have been using a less than $30 system on the rear 4 tires for a few years now. The cheap systems last about 2 years and are not NASA accurate but never fail to report a low tire. I was able to use them without extensions until they changed the design just a bit. So as much as I dislike the extensions use them for the inside dual only and am confident the TPMS will report a extension failure/pressure loss. I also use these on the wife's car as the factory system only reports a low tire, not which tire or how low.
jjrbus 08/13/21 10:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Removing clear silicone caulk from exterior fiberglass

Silicone has become the generic term for caulk used by too many people. If it is truly silicone none NONE of the products sold as silicone removers will do anything but remove money from your pockets! If they do remove anything it is not silicone! Now don't take my word for this, take a cutter of some kind and cut some big chunks of it off and put it in cups with recommended removers such as vinegar, WD 40, isopropal alcohol, gasoline, xylene etc and see which one actually works. I found zero.
jjrbus 08/10/21 09:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Coleman Mach III 13.5 btu replacement

If I had the space I would put in a mini split AC. The best of all worlds.
jjrbus 08/09/21 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: Thank Heavens for Our Motorhome

The RV is our hurricane escape pod and life support system. Only ran from one hurricane with it so far. I would not mind the hurricane. It is the week or so afterwards with no gas, electric, internet etc.
jjrbus 08/08/21 10:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help! A/C only works when below 100°

On top of most compressors is a high temperature coefficient resister or switch for most of us that senses temperature. Not pressure or amps . So is yours working right and doing its job protecting the system or is it failing? If I were you that is the first thing I would be looking at. Lots of info on the net on how to test. And is your power source up to snuff, generator putting out right, power grid dropping when everyone has AC on and you are actually in brownout conditions?
jjrbus 08/05/21 01:30pm Tech Issues
RE: AC Hard start additions

Rumor has it that some of the new roof air have a hard start installed at the factory. If they are no one is advertising it! I got some bad info on the net then experimented a bit. I run an 8000 btu window unit with a Honda 2000, added a hard start an run the Honda in ECO mode! I would have installed a mini split years ago but do not have room for the inside unit.
jjrbus 08/05/21 01:17pm Tech Issues
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