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Forum: Service Centers & Mobile Mechanics 22 Hours Ago
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Posted By DW SD
How do you park in tight campgrounds? Good...

How do you park in tight campgrounds? Good advice, but often isn't at all practical.
I imagine you could unload stresses from parts in a few feet of back and forth. I do that when at all possible....
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,561
Posted By DW SD
Therefore... I cannot call myself a "chassis...

Therefore... I cannot call myself a "chassis heat" veteran, but mine worked!

Doug
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 23 Hours Ago
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Views: 2,561
Posted By DW SD
I was reading about PEX. It said 100 psi and...

I was reading about PEX. It said 100 psi and 200F. temp range climbs with lower operating pressure. Not sure you should push the limit, but seems acceptable, albeit nearing the limit. Coolant...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 1 Day Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,808
Posted By DW SD
+1 on Andy's suggestions. check valve(s) and a...

+1 on Andy's suggestions. check valve(s) and a ball valve or two and you are done on isolation plumbing.

The Webasto Thermo Top C pump pushed a lot of fluid. I think one would do the trick. ...
Forum: Engine 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By DW SD
You could buy one from Petersen or Aviad Dry Sump...

You could buy one from Petersen or Aviad Dry Sump systems. If they don't sell an off the shelf unit that would work, I'm certain they'd make one for you.
Find each online.

I would weld it 100%. ...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 1 Day Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,312
Posted By DW SD
FYI - $5000 starting point doesn't mean that is...

FYI - $5000 starting point doesn't mean that is the reserve. I was expecting Buy It Now @ $5000.

Forgive me if my statement is Master of the Obvious (one of my specialties!)
I had assumed a 31'....
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 1 Day Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,561
Posted By DW SD
Praise Martha Focker! Awesome. Glad you have...

Praise Martha Focker!
Awesome. Glad you have it licked.
Cheers, Doug
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 2 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,561
Posted By DW SD
In my old PT35, that load center was above the...

In my old PT35, that load center was above the center of bed against the rear wall.
Let us know if this is where you find the relay / controller for the coolant boost pump.
You received similar...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 2 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,808
Posted By DW SD
I had a thought long ago on the battery area of...

I had a thought long ago on the battery area of adding a slide tray so the batteries would be easier to service. Some very heavy duty rollers would work, I think.
POR-15 is tough stuff and seals...
Forum: Electrical 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By DW SD
Frank, good choice! Are you also using Magnum...

Frank,
good choice! Are you also using Magnum BMK? Battery monitor kit?
One value is being able to measure acctual current flow in and out of the battery bank and then measuring when the...
Forum: Under The Awning 3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By DW SD
I'm having the same hard time with Robert's old...

I'm having the same hard time with Robert's old M380! He sets a high bar.

Bruce - post a photo that will allow zoom. Hard to see if there is any dust or not with the tiny photo!
cheers,
Doug
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 4 Days Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,848
Posted By DW SD
This thread has the WB air bag part #s. ...

This thread has the WB air bag part #s.
https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22071
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 4 Days Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,848
Posted By DW SD
5 to 6 years ago, while at WOG - organized...

5 to 6 years ago, while at WOG - organized Balloon festival in Albuquerque, NM, I had a wheel bearing failure, also. My old PT35.
The parts were available locally for a few hundred, maybe $200....
Forum: Electrical 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By DW SD
The battery reconfig looks great. I...

The battery reconfig looks great.

I recommend this on the terminals. It is very similar to cosmoline wax once dried (10 minutes). Did you also upgrade the charger(s) so these won't boil too?
...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 4 Days Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,848
Posted By DW SD
Hi Shahin, I strongly suggest all new tires for...

Hi Shahin,
I strongly suggest all new tires for your safety and protecting your investment. I read your blog and that the two replacement tires were used from a garage stash and from the photo the...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 5 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,613
Posted By DW SD
I used a slightly different process on that...

I used a slightly different process on that repair. I scuffed the whole panel to 800 grit. Then sanded the damaged areas with 120 grit. Then bondo puttied over. Then sanded flat. Then primered...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 5 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,613
Posted By DW SD
since you are just talking about fender skirts, I...

since you are just talking about fender skirts, I might use all rattle can.

buy:
base from online supplier that matches your color(s).
2k clear - 1 to 2 cans @ $17 each.
good quality etching...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 5 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,613
Posted By DW SD
Hi Kip- To keep things really simple... You...

Hi Kip-
To keep things really simple...
You could use your air compressor system from the wanderlodge as the air source. I did that from the M380 when I did my touchup work on it. You only need...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 6 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,613
Posted By DW SD
more nice work

more nice work
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,613
Posted By DW SD
Interesting. I'm not new to spraying, but I am...

Interesting. I'm not new to spraying, but I am to spraying vertical surfaces. I noticed spraying on vertical it doesn't take thick coats as they run (had to wet sand two runs on my project).

I...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,613
Posted By DW SD
Great job! In comparing some notes... What...

Great job!
In comparing some notes...
What clear did you buy? I think a third coat will allow you to color sand and polish and still have a decent amount of clear left after that process.

I...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,722
Posted By DW SD
The fact that your engine temps didn't climb,...

The fact that your engine temps didn't climb, means you have sufficient cooling capacity. IE your radiator could transfer enough heat out to keep coolant temps in check.

If that system doesn't...
Forum: Electrical 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 6,085
Posted By DW SD
I'm planning to move to a Tesla lithium ion. ...

I'm planning to move to a Tesla lithium ion. Mostly because I'm itching for another project.
Have 2 year, 3 month old lifelines for sale. 3 x 210Ah. They fit the M380 battery boxy well, but I'm...
Forum: Under The Awning 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By DW SD
I first read the price tag as $23,500. That...

I first read the price tag as $23,500. That seemed like a decent bargain and then I saw your comments here and realized I dropped out a zero.

Don't see how this would get to $100k. or even...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,808
Posted By DW SD
Hi Dale, Mine was not a factory install. My...

Hi Dale,
Mine was not a factory install.
My thermotop C install used the stock coolant pump, alone. But I also added some check valves to make sure the coolant flowed the properly direction. It...
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