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Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By MRPutz
HA HA.. my little Burro! :D You know...

HA HA.. my little Burro! :D


You know that little trailer has never left me stranded! :rolleyes:


- yea, now gotta deal with Sporlan valves :(
- It was from Prescott so need to...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By MRPutz
And so it begins..

Well the newness has already worn off.

On the way to the emissions the bus died in the middle of traffic. :eek: A quick call to a friend and we towed her out of the way to a side street. Went...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By MRPutz
Thanx Harold! You know Shawn, I do...

Thanx Harold!



You know Shawn, I do need to downsize big time! I'm only 2 years out from retirement and I'm still buying toys when I should be downsizing!

This is what I currently have on...
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By MRPutz
Ok Guys & Gals. Tami and I just bought...

Ok Guys & Gals.


Tami and I just bought another bus so we could make the Wanderlodge rally in.. well.. wait for it.. a Wanderlodge! :eek Looking forward to seeing everyone again. You know this...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By MRPutz
Oops I did it again! :-)

Oops I did it again!


Well my engine swap is taking forever on my 78FC35 so I bought another bus! :eek: I bought an 83FC35 owned by Frank Rooney up in Prescott. I'll use this this bus until I...
Forum: Electrical 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By MRPutz
I'll have to research your drawings later tonight...

I'll have to research your drawings later tonight after work but with a quick glance i can say throw out "inverter circuit theory.png" that is not correct.

1 - the inverter is powered by the main...
Forum: Electrical 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By MRPutz
K.I.S.S. I'd simply bypass the BB contactor...

K.I.S.S.

I'd simply bypass the BB contactor and simplify the circuit. The inverter (all now) have their own contactors and the programming internal is designed to function with it and sense...
Forum: Electrical 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By MRPutz
Bruce, just want to clarify a few comments you...

Bruce, just want to clarify a few comments you made.

1) Doesn't the inverter have its own sub-panel? If so the contractors in the closet would have nothing to do with the inverter.

2) Some of...
Forum: Under The Awning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By MRPutz
Good to know.. same here, That's how I found 2...

Good to know.. same here, That's how I found 2 Broke Girls. Then I met them at Q a few years ago. Travelling, retired and following the RV circuit. ;)
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By MRPutz
Something to note. when you look at those...

Something to note. when you look at those modified sine wave forms and see how they try to emulate a real pure sine wave form know that under high load those wave forms deteriorate and look even...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
Posted By MRPutz
I put one in my old '63 Bluebird conversion. My...

I put one in my old '63 Bluebird conversion. My complaint is it is too hard to shift with an automatic tranny. Low range to high was ok but high to low you almost had to come to a stop. That's bad...
Forum: Under The Awning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By MRPutz
What? We're not using 2 Broke Girls anymore? :D

What? We're not using 2 Broke Girls anymore? :D
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By MRPutz
I strongly disagree with your statement. I...

I strongly disagree with your statement.

I used to be a Xantrex guy but over the years seeing 3000w units burn up and Xantrex saying "unable to fix" buy a new one. :eek: Our AZ Hot Birds have...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
Posted By MRPutz
That's a lot of money to spend for an 8% increase...

That's a lot of money to spend for an 8% increase in speed, at 60 mph that's only 4.8 mph. You could look into changing out your rear tires with a taller tire when they need replacement. Even if...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By MRPutz
I see, so the thought is to use the internal...

I see, so the thought is to use the internal resistance of a fuse to calculate amp draw. Using the fuse as a shunt to measure current it highly inaccurate. So when using this method just know that...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By MRPutz
I know I'm going to regret asking... What...

I know I'm going to regret asking...

What conversation took place that now have people asking about fuse resistance? This is sounding like one of my old electronic tests back in the early 80's. ...
Forum: General 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By MRPutz
For the cost of new replacement units I think...

For the cost of new replacement units I think you'll be much better off. Just the piece of mind knowing you don't have a cracked heat exchanger and won't get poisoned is priceless! ;)
Forum: Electrical 09-15-2019
Replies: 698
Views: 93,755
Posted By MRPutz
Ryan, Power from generator and shore power go...

Ryan, Power from generator and shore power go directly to the switch under the dinette seat. From there you select Generator or Shore and then it goes directly to the circuit breaker master in your...
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 09-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By MRPutz
Did you guys get in? ...

Did you guys get in? https://friendsofthefair.regfox.com/fireworks-2019

Make SURE you tell them you're with the AZ Hot Birds. ;)
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 09-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By MRPutz
Taking Van's Comments out of his text; ...

Taking Van's Comments out of his text;



Actually mid-February, perfect weather time for Lake Havasu! ;) You'll need a coat or sweater at night. The fireworks are basically grand finales. ...
Forum: Under The Awning 09-11-2019
Replies: 4,314
Views: 502,437
Posted By MRPutz
You poor thing. :p

You poor thing. :p
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 09-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By MRPutz
Kiki, Correct we have front row seats and Sandi...

Kiki, Correct we have front row seats and Sandi can put 2 more Birds in our row. Fireworks run from Thursday to Sunday. Once you pay for your slot, it is reserved the entire week. We don't...
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 09-10-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By MRPutz
We got another chance!

Just got an email from the 2020 Western Winter Blast and due to cancellations they have more spaces yet. If you'd like to see the best fireworks display in the country this is your chance! let me...
Forum: Towbars, Hitches and Braking Systems for your Toads, etc. 08-27-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,929
Posted By MRPutz
My tow bars seem to last right up to the crash,...

My tow bars seem to last right up to the crash, then I have to replace them. :D

I'm sure there must be some literature to relieve the manufactures of liability. But with proper maintenance and no...
Forum: Parts and Other Items For Sale 08-23-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,490
Posted By MRPutz
Have fun, you only live once! I know that's a...

Have fun, you only live once! I know that's a lot of weight and it's got some good momentum out there too, but remember, these are buses! If you put 4-5 people in the bedroom you'd almost have the...
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