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Author Topic: Gumpy saved me from headlight hell… All hail the Gumpster  (Read 2042 times)
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« on: June 24, 2015, 06:55:25 PM »

Alright I admit it. It was my bad. But in my defense I was only proving what I've been saying all along. I don't know jack about electrical. When I changed out the batteries last fall I put one of the connections on the wrong side of the first battery. So, when it came time to turn on the headlights. Kaboom 24 volts to a 12 volt bulb. I was explaining it to Craig and he said "wait a minute, tell me again how your battery is wired. 5 minutes later… I had lights. The guys a stinking genius.

Grateful.     This is gonna cost me a big steak and god knows how much ribbing around a campfire. LOL

Air leak and jakes is all I have left before Colorado next week

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2015, 06:43:55 AM »

This four battery hook up will drive you to drinking!! Even tho I have a diagram  and literature that shows the hook up ,I draw the connections plus take pictures every time I take the batteries out,
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 07:30:52 AM »

After toasting the ECM in our DDEC with that one, even though I was being careful, I labeled all the cables and which post they went to.

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2015, 07:00:41 PM »

You can use colored tape or even spray paint to color code the cables before you remove them.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2015, 07:17:43 PM »

Sure now you tell me Lin… I WON'T make that mistake again…. I think.
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2015, 07:36:57 PM »

Where i Colorado Rick?  I'm on the West Slope on US550.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2015, 03:51:20 AM »

Folk Bus,

We'e basing out of Buena Vista but we are doing a lot of traveling during the day. Vail, Telluride, Ouray… Is that anywhere near you?

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2015, 11:11:43 AM »

Rick - you drove right through Ridgway and Montrose to get to Ouray and Telluride - FWIW
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2015, 03:25:58 PM »

Niles what's the significance of those two towns? Busnuts live there? We haven't left on our trip yet so maybe we can stop and meet them.
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2015, 03:34:51 PM »

Rick,are you going to be anywhere around Durango we will be there on the 10th of July for a week to hangout and ride the train
   
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2015, 03:46:15 PM »

Clifford, If I remember right that is about as far away from us as you can get and still be in the state. LOL. I doubt we'll connect as we start our voyage home on the afternoon of the 10th but it's almost worth staying to meet the guy that has helped so many out here on this blog.

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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2015, 05:02:08 PM »

Rick evidently FolkBus lives there, they are just junction towns on 50/550, Montrose is big, Ridgway is tiny but was home to Dennis Weaver till he died and is where they filmed True Grit
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2015, 05:03:29 PM »

We're headed to Grand Junction for the 4th weekend, then up to Wyoming for a couple days fishing. If anyone wants to join us, we'll be up near Battle Pass west of Encampment on
Tuesday and Wednesday.

You should come up there, Rick. I'll show you the real sights. Not that touristy crap in Colorado.
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