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RE: Happijack Swing Out Bolt Removal?

I don’t have these but from pictures it looks like the top of the bolt is round? Try a small pipe wrench. If you’re concerned about stressing the fingers, press and hold the bolt up to disengage the fingers when wrenching. Otherwise take the bracket off the camper and jack and try penetrating oil from the spring end with the bracket inverted.
wnjj 08/12/22 01:20am Truck Campers
RE: wiring a coleman thermostat

Assuming your functional descriptions are correct (perhaps they are labeled?) Connect both commons to B Connect both reds to R Connect the larger white wire to W Connect compressor to Y Connect fan to GH and GL
wnjj 08/12/22 01:06am Tech Issues
RE: Side door latch/lock won't close without assist...

Someone pointed me to this video which shows someone repairing a TriMark latch unit. I think it is just what I was looking for and I'm putting it here in case someone else is wondering about the interior of this latch. About 1 minute into the video, it shows the little white plastic piece and where it goes. That is the main thing I was trying to figure out as I believe it is what is supposed to keep the springy latch from extending too far (and thus making it so the door won't close without assistance). I'm going to check it out on my latch later today to see if I can get that piece to fit in the right place. I'll report back... -Chris I looked pretty close at the video and I don't think that plastic piece will stop the out travel. If anything it cusions/guides the in travel. Notice how his remade piece still rests on those two black plastic tabs. Is it possible to shim the lock inward away from the door edge? If you take out the mounting screws you may be able to place something flat between the lock assembly and the door edge. Your picture showing the door face looks like it's all the way toward the edge right now. The dead bolt will be even further in but probably will still work.
wnjj 08/10/22 07:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Side door latch/lock won't close without assist...

If you want to try a cheap fix first, wrap a wide zip-tie or two around the bolt (inside the yellow circle in your photo) instead of gluing blocks in. A zip-tie shim will stay in place much better.
wnjj 08/09/22 08:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Jack leg help - Happi jac

If the jack doesn’t work by itself or with the “all” buttons I’d say the issue is in the controller board and not with the keypad. The coiled phone cord sends codes down to the controller so very unlikely to just fail one jack. Also if the other 3 run when pressing the all up/down buttons that means the controller keypad is working and the issue is local to the controller board for that one jack output. If it were mine, I’d open the control box and see if it’s something cheap like the $8 relay on my fridge’s control board. Thanks wnjj. all function except left rear leg down with the all button. anyone any help how to test the board relays? i can hear relays click for other functions. Going to try to test some later today. happi Jac no longer makes parts for this vintage. $500 to convert to wireless which is only option they have. i tried and tried to get tech support on how to test the board to see if a single component could be replaced. they do not provide that info. Sorry, somehow I missed this reply all this time ago. I'm not surprised that nobody would provide support for the board itself as some much these days is "not user serviceable." If you are still interested in a non-workaround fix, a picture of the inside of the box would help. I suspect there are a bank of relays on that board and the one for that one jack, one direction is bad. You would just need to find someone who can solder to replace it.
wnjj 07/28/22 12:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Gap

The tie downs prevent any roll so supporting the camper wings is not necessary.
wnjj 07/22/22 10:25am Truck Campers
RE: Sequential use of small water jugs with pump

It might help the OP told us what he's trying to accomplish that requires multiple small tanks ganged together. Exactly this. Bottom of the second paragraph of the OP: “This way I can just take out 1 or 2 empties and fill and replace.“
wnjj 07/07/22 10:44am Tech Issues
RE: Sequential use of small water jugs with pump

If they are sealed just stack them. The highest pair will empty first so a refill can be made. ^^^ This. Gravity will take care of the issue. Lay them on their side so the exit is at the bottom then stack them one above the other. The separate cans will act like one large one, emptying from the top downward.
wnjj 07/06/22 11:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Credit Cards For Fuel Discounts

I use my Costco credit card at Costco gas stations and receive 4% cash back on fuel. Recently fueled up with diesel at $6.00 per gallon, netted out at $5.76. They have the lowest price locally plus cash back. This discount works at dedicated gas stations, but not at stores that have stations like Safeway and Walmart. Downside is, even though there are plenty of Costco stations, very few have diesel. I have an auxiliary tank so I can manage short trips up and back without refueling. This has worked well for me and my travelling style. The Costco Citi Visa offers 4% on many/most non-Costco stations as well:
wnjj 06/27/22 03:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: DIY Slide In Camper questions

Another reason not to use the bed sides for support: If you change trucks down the road you don't have to modify the camper to match.
wnjj 06/27/22 03:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Disadvantages of flipping trailer axles?

Flipping axles adds cosiderably more side load torque to the spring pack, shackles hangers and frame. An added welded in X member like 2"x .188 square tube between the rear axle spring hangers would be my advice. Please explain how Leverage. The axles are now further away from the shackles and therefore have a larger “pry bar” acting against them. Picture the axle tube trying to slide side to side and what stops it. I cannot comment on whether they are built for it. Obviously plenty of people do oth without issue.
wnjj 06/18/22 09:01am Travel Trailers
RE: General newb questions - Advice?

Valhalla, As I mentioned in my post, some older and simpler systems did use a switch to choose from battery or converter to supply the 12V power to the house. Those systems do not charge the battery.
wnjj 05/31/22 04:29pm Truck Campers
RE: General newb questions - Advice?

Since you have a switch to select battery OR AC power I'm going to say that no, your battery won't charge when plugged in to AC. I've known of 2 tent trailers in the past (late 80's and early 2000's) that had this kind of setup. The AC->DC converter (power supply) only powers the appliances and the switch picks either battery or converter. Charging from the truck depends upon your truck's setup. Some trucks charge with the key on, others connect the charge line directly to the truck fuse box but only if someone has hooked it up. Then that wire from the 7-way connector needs to connect to the camper battery. The best way to confirm battery charging or not from any source is to put a volt meter on the battery terminals. When charging you should see > 13 volts. Most water heaters are LP or electric and can be run on both at the same time. If there is not a switch inside for the water heater there may be one outside under the screened cover with the twist tab lock. Depending upon the model you may likely have to light the LP manually. Look behind the outside cover for knobs, etc. and a 'pilot' button. Take a picture of what you see there. Your element is probably fine if you just plugged in since you likely did not turn on the WH. Similar to the water heater, check behind the outer cover of the fridge. If it operates on AC, you should see a normal power cord plugged into an outlet inside that compartment. Most fridges are 2-way (AC/LP) or 3-way (AC/DC/LP). It's possible yours is only DC/LP but I'm not sure I've heard of one of those. On older systems you typically pick the mode with a dial on the back of the fridge (behind the outer wall cover). Welcome and I hope this helps.
wnjj 05/28/22 06:17pm Truck Campers
RE: My key fob quit working

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Since my fob is newish(2017), I'm not finding a suitable replacement from Amazon or anyone. I'd like to be able to further disassemble the fob to access the circuit board but am not having luck and think the unit must be glued together. 3 here on eBay with the lowest at $50: eBay fobs
wnjj 05/10/22 11:15pm Tech Issues
RE: OEM vs Aftermarket - Chinese JUNK Comparison

We have a 2005 Silverado and a 2014 Yukon, both with stock headlights. The '05 headlights blow the doors off the '14, hands down. Every time I switch back to the truck I'm amazed how those older lights project. The Yukon lights are terrible and when you switch to high beam there is barely a noticeable difference in light output or projection distance. Both vehicles' lenses look clear yet. It looks like the GMC truck lights were slightly different than the Chevy in the mid-2000's. I wonder if GMC puts too much into the styling over the function?
wnjj 05/03/22 11:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Wiring battery combiner into 7 pin harness

You can take the wire off the stud and install the isolator there. That way you don’t even need to open the hood, let alone pull the fuse.
wnjj 05/02/22 11:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Storage RV lot with GFIC breakers

Post a picture of the breaker.
wnjj 03/28/22 12:09am Tech Issues
RE: 30 to 50 amp adapter

Here’s the 4-pin version: Amazon OR Also Amazon
wnjj 03/26/22 11:04am Tech Issues
RE: Storage RV lot with GFIC breakers

What brand of breakers are they? Eaton had a run of them about 10 years ago I think that were prone to false tripping from radio interference. A couple of years ago my elderly aunt kept having the breaker trip for her living room. It would happen anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. I first tried reseating the breaker and tightening the screw connection. I then tried swapping breakers with one from another position in the panel. After the swap BOTH started false tripping! So after reading about this issue with this age of Eaton breakers I ordered two new ones, installed them and no more issue since. Even if they’re not Eaton, it’s possible they are susceptible anyway. I would ask the owner to try a new breaker (not a spare from any inventory).
wnjj 03/26/22 10:58am Tech Issues
RE: No Power to 7-Way Plug?

Good to hear. Thanks for checking back with the results.
wnjj 03/03/22 03:27pm Truck Campers
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