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Forum: Full Timers 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By mahansm
One other minor point for Florida: If you get a...

One other minor point for Florida: If you get a Florida driver's license there is no special endorsement required in order for you to drive your coach. I know that in Texas you have to get a special...
Forum: Electrical 1 Week Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 23,768
Posted By mahansm
Feeding the 50 amp receptacle from the sub panel...

Feeding the 50 amp receptacle from the sub panel is fine. Just be careful to keep ground and neutral separate and be sure that the ground conductor has continuity all the way back to the main panel....
Forum: Electrical 1 Week Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 23,768
Posted By mahansm
Your diagram for wiring the 120/240 50a power...

Your diagram for wiring the 120/240 50a power receptacle is correct. However, if I were doing it (and I did...) I'd use #6 copper for the 2 hot leads and the neutral. The ground lead doesn't have to...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 176
Views: 13,501
Posted By mahansm
You can get hints by checking the "Maybe...

You can get hints by checking the "Maybe Tomorrow" channel on YouTube.
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By mahansm
Different LXi's had different bedroom...

Different LXi's had different bedroom arrangements and the breaker panel is in different places. It's in the bedroom somewhere, probably near on or the rear wall. Possibly under the TV.
Forum: Electrical 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,477
Posted By mahansm
A couple comments here: 1. Adapting a 50A plug...

A couple comments here:
1. Adapting a 50A plug down to a single 15 A outlet is not inherently unsafe. It can cause problems if the ground path is interrupted or if the 15 A outlet is not wired...
Forum: Under The Awning 05-18-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By mahansm
Enjoy your trip and we'll see you in October. I'd...

Enjoy your trip and we'll see you in October. I'd love to see your coach and what you've done with the place.


I once had a similar thought that I'd like to bicycle across the country. Good luck...
Forum: Engine 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,384
Posted By mahansm
Your theory is close. The aluminum expands more...

Your theory is close. The aluminum expands more than stainless for the same temperature change (about 1.4 to 2x, depending on specific alloys), and because the band is on the outside of the rubber...
Forum: Under The Awning 05-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By mahansm
Look at the power supply on your CPAP; mine uses...

Look at the power supply on your CPAP; mine uses an inline power supply that has 12 VDC output at a maximum of 5 amps. It's easy enough to tap into 12 VDC near the bed and wire in a connector for...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 05-08-2019
Replies: 869
Views: 48,842
Posted By mahansm
I had a timing chain replaced on a V-8 and the...

I had a timing chain replaced on a V-8 and the mechanic got the left bank off by one tooth when he reassembled. The engine had great bottom end torque but nothing past about 2500 rpm. It took a full...
Forum: Electrical 04-27-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By mahansm
Loose safety ground somewhere; the cable shield...

Loose safety ground somewhere; the cable shield and box should both be connected to earth ground when the coach is on external power. When disconnecting with power on, the safety ground prong is...
Forum: General 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By mahansm
I made some because I'm staying in my front yard...

I made some because I'm staying in my front yard and I wanted to keep the coach level. The yard is soft enough that the rear jack pads sunk in about 6 inches when I tried to get level. (It was...
Forum: Parts Wanted 04-26-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By mahansm
Major manufacturers all have adapters for each...

Major manufacturers all have adapters for each other’s products. I bought my current toad with a Roadmaster baseplate and have a Blue Ox Towbar. One adapter kit later and it works just fine.
Forum: Under The Awning 04-23-2019
Replies: 402
Views: 39,207
Posted By mahansm
Cat 5 status for Michael is new, NWS upgraded it...

Cat 5 status for Michael is new, NWS upgraded it a couple days ago.
Forum: Electrical 04-15-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,116
Posted By mahansm
I second that on the winding resistances. You...

I second that on the winding resistances. You really want to look for open between conductors and low resistance from any wire to the case. (both these are bad). .7 ohms is reasonable for the...
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 04-15-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By mahansm
5200 will hold it for sure. You might also...

5200 will hold it for sure. You might also consider 3m super weatherstrip adhesive, also known as “yellow death”. Wear gloves when using or you’ll have to wait for the stuff to rear off.
Forum: Generators 04-12-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,445
Posted By mahansm
Bruce, Wiring should be very simple. It...

Bruce,


Wiring should be very simple. It needs to connect to one of the phase leads (black wire) and the neutral. There is a split core current transformer that needs to be clamped around the...
Forum: Generators 04-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,445
Posted By mahansm
Bruce, The leads from the voltage...

Bruce,


The leads from the voltage regulator to the exciter are not signal leads. They carry a modulated current that energizes the field winding of the powerhead. This current controls the...
Forum: Tool Tips 04-01-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By mahansm
Last year I combined the rebate and a roll-back...

Last year I combined the rebate and a roll-back and got 10 gallons delivered for about $40.00 net.
The rebate should be good for all Delvac branded products.

A quick scan of the Mobil website did...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-26-2019
Replies: 402
Views: 39,207
Posted By mahansm
Progress continues here at a crawl; no contractor...

Progress continues here at a crawl; no contractor crews available. It's now a 6 month lead time to get an estimate on repairs...

We've got the new roof on and wall insulation replaced. Drywall...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By mahansm
Pennsylvania quit doing that quite a few years...

Pennsylvania quit doing that quite a few years ago. Back in the day if you hit and killed a deer you’d call the game warden and he’d come get it. Now you can keep it for your own consumption or just...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-18-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By mahansm
My wife and I walked through a boat show this...

My wife and I walked through a boat show this past weekend. There was one with payments of about $6000/month (show special). 4x425 HP outboards, 675 gallon fuel tank. Reduced to only 1.1 mil from 1.4...
Forum: General 03-07-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By mahansm
Another alternative is to go ahead and get...

Another alternative is to go ahead and get separate components with separate remotes and then purchase a Logitech (or similar) and program it to run everything. I've got a couple of them for my home...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-06-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,500
Posted By mahansm
I’ve found that sometimes the station with the...

I’ve found that sometimes the station with the best Diesel price is too tight to get my coach and toad up to the pumps. My local Sam’s club is tight enough that I have to go back by the loading docks...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-05-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,500
Posted By mahansm
Sorry I wasn't clear about it. To make it even...

Sorry I wasn't clear about it. To make it even more confusing, Pilot/Flying J offers their own credit card that will offer additional discounts when combined with the Good Sam membership card.

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