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RE: Help finding this DC Outlet

Try searching 'surface mount 12v outlet'. While none exactly like you have, there are many options available.
ndrorder 06/25/20 09:27am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replacing Converter

On many converters, it is possible to only replace the guts of the converter with either a compatible part from a different manufacturer or by transplanting the guts from a direct replacement. If the new converter is completely different, let the demo begin.
ndrorder 06/17/20 08:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV park or campground near Los Alamos, NM

There is a visitors center in the suburb of Whiterock that allows short term stays. It is run by the county and amounts to dry camping in a parking lot. Elk Ridge mobile home park has spots set up for RV's if the stay is a little longer. Elk Ridge will have hookup obviously. The next closest is in Pojoque about 15 miles away. I don't know the contact information, but the name of the town is rather unique. Finally, the forest service camp ground in the Jemez mountains opened last weekend. There is one right at the edge of town near Bandolier National Monument.
ndrorder 06/17/20 05:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OHV Camping and Riding

It is always a good idea to check the OHV rules for each state you wish to explore. Some require purchasing a permit. Some permits are reciprocal between states while others are not. Sometimes there aren't permit vendors open or near the destination.
ndrorder 06/15/20 07:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NM 6 I40 to Belen

6 is a small 2 lane road without shoulders. shows lane closures for bridge maintenance through dec 2020. Being familiar with Albuquerque, I would take i40 to i25 south, but avoid the evening rush hour. Other times of day traffic may be busy, but not stopped.
ndrorder 06/15/20 07:29am Roads and Routes
RE: Sudden Hot & Ground Rev per Southwire Receptalce Tester

Just a big guess that may be the circuit breaker tripped and the tester is seeing more voltage on the ground than the hot. Be sure to turn suspect breakers off before turning them back on.
ndrorder 06/08/20 02:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Radio won't turn off

The off button is on the remote. Missing remote? See dealer or replacement from sony.
ndrorder 06/05/20 07:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Predator 2000 Inverter Generator

The charge time depends more upon the size of the converter and the size of the batteries. A 1500W generator will provide all the power the converter needs. So recharge times will be equivalent to being plugged in at home. Here are my weekend warrior thoughts on battery life. Charts show that partial charging and higher state of discharge will reduce battery life. I find that if I go camping 2 weekends every month (48 days/year) and recharge the batteries every day, the charts suggest that the batteries should last 10 years if discharged to a 50% state of discharge every day - 5 years at 70% state of discharge. People on this board brag about batteries lasting 8 years. I'm good with that because I don't camp near that much.
ndrorder 06/04/20 02:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Correctly installing a 12v power meter after coach master

Timotb After looking at the PDF and re-reading the post. I believe that - yes, you can power the meter running a wire from LJ to the red location and a wire from KF to the black location on the meter, respectively. Be aware that as shown in the PDF, the meter will not be shown in the power consumption on the display. As you are wiring it to KF and LJ, the power consumption of the meter will be measured. So if you are trying to check the TV, you will actually be checking the consumption of the TV and the meter. As others have mentioned, the shunt shown in the pdf (black strip of a thing) must be installed between the negative on the battery and whatever you want to measure the power consumption of. Most will install between the main negative cable from the battery and the rest of the coach. Simply turning things on and off will show the consumption of each individual thing.
ndrorder 06/04/20 11:55am Tech Issues
RE: 2017 F250 gas performance upgrade

Being a '17, Ford has locked the ECM from changes in closed loop operation. Meaning, that below 3000 RPM, a tune will effect nothing. Above 3000 rpm, a tune can get a little more aggressive with timing and improve fuel trims. Biggest bang for the buck is to reduce restrictions on the intake (open the airbox and tubing) and exhaust (cams, headers, or shorty headers if in an emissions controlled region). Cheapest and easiest is to drive aware and be in a gear to be above 3000 rpm when needed.
ndrorder 06/04/20 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulling 16 Foot Cargo Trailer w.2 Harleys

Best bet is to test drive one of each. For that kind of towing, Chevy and Ford are the options. IMHO, the Chevy chassis had the better package in all categories up until Ford added a 5 speed transmission. The Ford could come close to the pulling power if the motor was held in the upper RPM's. Ford then added a 6 speed trans. giving it much better pulling characteristics. Both are super reliable. Mileage are going to be similar. I like the Chevy cockpit ergos, suspension, and handling better. No experience with the new V8 for is hooking to the 6 speed.
ndrorder 06/02/20 11:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Circut breaker question

Best bet is power the second AC with an available extra outlet on the pedestal. If there isn't an additional 110 outlet, something like this can be plugged into an available 50 amp plug on the pedestal. Since 50 amps of power will be available consider extension cord with a 20 amp breaker will protect the expensive A/C.
ndrorder 05/29/20 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Chassis battery issue

The manual doesn't mention that the chassis battery would be charged from the converter.
ndrorder 05/25/20 07:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I need a new fuel tank 60x19x7

Try jegs or summit racing.
ndrorder 05/20/20 07:08am Toy Haulers
RE: help with electrical question

Sure. The neighbor's friend just plugs into an outlet on your RV.
ndrorder 05/18/20 11:31am Tech Issues
RE: Storing with gas in tank, for a year or more?

Another vote for seafoam here. Have never found premium gas to be any more stable than regular. Whether diluted in a gallon of gas or not, the seafoam will mix through diffusion in a day or 2. After a couple days idle the van or take a short drive.
ndrorder 05/04/20 08:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Replace PEX tubes with flexible hose?

I once tried vinyl tubing and hose clamp as a temporary fix when a PEX collar failed. The grooves on the PEX fitting were not deep enough to hold the tube with a hose clamp once pump pressure was applied. The only thing that worked was to replace with a PEX crimp ring. If you choose to use the shark bite fittings, remember that they only clamp to tubing and not PEX fittings. So cut the tubing as far enough away from the PEX fitting to allow installation of the sharkbite. Curious why not replace with pex tubing and collars?
ndrorder 05/04/20 08:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Traveling with a Fish

A bubbler isn't required, if you get a betta fish. They've adapted simple lungs and will gulp air from the surface of the water. It will travel just fine in a plastic bag that is half filled with air. Dealers send fish all over the world in this manner. If you get the fish from a mom and pop pet store, I'm sure they'll show you how to close the bag there is plenty of air without using a compressor or breathing into it. While you're there, they would probably give you a few bags and rubber bands if you ask. Then, travel with the bag in the bathroom sink so it doesn't roll around. Refresh the air in the bag when you stop for gas or to eat.
ndrorder 05/01/20 07:32am RV Pet Stop
RE: 2 pin panel-mount electrical socket and plug?

Norther Tool lists the same sprayer that has a pump with an 8 amp draw. Anderson is good. Might be able to get away with SAE solar connectors such as:
ndrorder 04/13/20 08:55am Tech Issues
RE: turn on camera for video conferencing

When installing zoom last week, the speaker and camera had to be authorized for zoom usage. On the left most screen, (hands free screen) we had to select 'use device audio'. Once selected, then zoom asked for access to the microphone and camera.
ndrorder 04/10/20 04:02pm Technology Corner
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