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 on: Today at 07:02:45 AM 
Started by Billysurf - Last post by Geoff
My "Hybrid" pure sine wave Trace inverter guards against low campground voltage, and power surges.  See my post on inverters.


 on: Today at 06:53:10 AM 
Started by Mike in GA - Last post by lostagain
Exhaust Gas Temperature and turbo boost go hand in hand. The hotter the exhaust when the engine is working hard, the more boost is produced by the turbo. That usually happens at higher rpms. Hot exhaust and boost also heat up the radiators, a concern with 2 stroke Detroits. The probe for EGT on my 6
V92TA is after the turbo, so it only shows around  300F on the flats, and can go up to 400F going up a hill. One day I would like to move it to the other side to see what temperature is really like. But what if the probe broke... I have one upstream of the turbo on a 6 liter Powerstroke. It has never broke.


 on: Today at 06:52:33 AM 
Started by Billysurf - Last post by Billysurf
As long as the hitch on your bus can handle the hitch weight.

At the moment, there is no hitch on my bus!  BUT, I'm thinking at least 7,000 would do it....?

 on: Today at 06:51:17 AM 
Started by Billysurf - Last post by Billysurf
As explained to me when we had it happen. With all the newer electronics it is not so much the surge as it is the low voltage. We went to a campground at the Oregon coast. Very nice rv resort. Dumb me didn't even think about checking the pole which normally I always do with a Multi meter. Plugged in the 50 amp shore cord and went inside. I turned on the mains and after a few minutes looked at the meter on my panel and it was jumping between 55 and 92. I shut the main off. We asked to be moved and this time I check the pole and it was fine. Went in side and threw the mains and then went to heat up some coffee in the Microwave. It would not come on. Turned the tv on and it was gone. The AC on the refrigerator was gone. We both look at our computers and turned them on and they were ok. They were the only thing that was on those strip type surge protectors that plug into another outlet. So we got the outlet plugin type for all the things that require a surge protector as well as a low voltage protector. It just plugs into the outlet where you need it and the device plugs into it. Expensive lesson learned.
Point is check to make sure it protects both ways because more damage is done by a low voltage than a short spike up on these new things.

GREAT advice.  Which model did you purchase?

 on: Today at 06:50:28 AM 
Started by Billysurf - Last post by Billysurf
The progressive looks great.  Would any electrician know how to install this or would I need an RV person?

 on: Today at 04:32:56 AM 
Started by uncle ned - Last post by Jon
How can we convince folks that brag about driving cross country on their 17 year old tires of the danger they are to themselves and others? At the mere suggestion our tires are dangerous after 6 or 7 years a flood of anecdotes about driving on old tires will fill the forum.

 on: Today at 03:55:43 AM 
Started by Billysurf - Last post by scanzel
I installed the Progressive 50 amp hardwired and like it, plug into ac power and it checks the power and then you hear the transfer switch activate sending power to my ac panel. Digital gage shows what is happening. Might be expensive but what better protection than having to replace the microwave, frig, TV's and maybe more, especially if traveling on the road. 

 on: Today at 02:49:55 AM 
Started by peterbylt - Last post by peterbylt
I have the pieces cut to cover the holes.
Iíve been thinking about it and come to the conclusion that I need to closely examine the bolt that was exposed.
There has to be a reason that method of accessing the bolt was used, a broken off captured nut, a stripped or broken bolt?
Hopefully the issue was fixed correctly, most likely it was just repaired enough to correct the current issue.
A closer examination is warranted before I close it up.
The design for the bedroom called for that area to be relatively inaccessible, I may have to rethink that design.
The wife has put a lot of thought into the way she wants that area to look and it does not include a squirrel cage access hatch.

 on: March 27, 2017, 11:35:25 PM 
Started by peterbylt - Last post by Brassman
A bad day on the line?

 on: March 27, 2017, 09:46:55 PM 
Started by Billysurf - Last post by Scott & Heather
And then there's always the triple locked Land Cruiser. Towed 30,000 miles without a single issue. Transfer case in neutral, key in acc to unlock steering, and away we go. I wired my brake lights, running lights, and turn signals into the appropriate circuitry from my bus to my Land Cruiser so the Land Cruiser brake, turn and tail lights all operate with the bus system.

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