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Forum: General 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By hexspeed
I understand your point, but, complex as it is,...

I understand your point, but, complex as it is, someone else designed, selected the mix of components, installed, tested and documented it’s use. I didn’t have to! It may even be kludgy and...
Forum: General 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By hexspeed
Aussie 14.3 kWh, 48V travel trailer

Power system on soon-to-be-released E-RV 23’ travel trailer https://www.e-rv.com.au/. Would love to have a fully integrated high-watt solar/48V Li battery/smart inverter package to install on my...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,990
Posted By hexspeed
Thanks for the report, Dennis. Sorry you had to...

Thanks for the report, Dennis. Sorry you had to dig so deep into the dash, and you’re pocket, to fix such a simple problem!! Pics and descriptions are in my OneNote file for future reference.

Jim
Forum: Travel Tips - Fuel Prices 6 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 13,427
Posted By hexspeed
Based on 3M website for weight of a single mask...

Based on 3M website for weight of a single mask (~⅓ oz each = 48masks/lb), approximately 2 million if there were no pallets/boxes. Probably 1.75 million with pallets and boxes. Major hospitals...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By hexspeed
Observation 1: As soon as I throw away "useless"...

Observation 1: As soon as I throw away "useless" keys, I will find a lock that I have no key for.
Observation 2: Even if I save a draw full of keys, I will spend an hour to discover that none of...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,990
Posted By hexspeed
Dennis, you're my hero! I don't have the patience...

Dennis, you're my hero! I don't have the patience any more and haven't found the "trusted resource" to do it for me, so I soldier on with systems that don't work as perfectly as I'd like them to.
...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,990
Posted By hexspeed
Dennis: Attached is the heater Service Parts...

Dennis:

Attached is the heater Service Parts Catalog for the Blue Bird transit buses that I believe were the basis for the M380 chassis.

SERVICE PARTS CATALOG - FRONT HEATER
66936

PageSet...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 4,202
Posted By hexspeed
There are some posts in other forums that say to...

There are some posts in other forums that say to use CLR, Lime-A-Way or just plain vinegar -- build-up usually turns out to be calcium left when water in the bowl evaporates. They caution that it may...
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By hexspeed
Keep us posted on what you go with -- I wouldn't...

Keep us posted on what you go with -- I wouldn't mind finding a quality fixture in something other than polished brass.
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By hexspeed
That thought also crossed my mind. A lot of you...

That thought also crossed my mind. A lot of you guys have many more contacts than I do -- would probably still be sitting in my pickup bed cause my old body don't move anything that heavy any more!
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By hexspeed
Those crimps with the rubber insulator pulled...

Those crimps with the rubber insulator pulled over them for 120V circuits were apparently the BB standard -- still used them in my 2004 M380. They look kludgy, but seem to work fine. Most crimps now...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By hexspeed
Wish I had asked this question back in September...

Wish I had asked this question back in September -- tire shop took off 4 perfect looking, 10 year old drive tires when I bought my new Michelins. My guess is that he made another $3-400 bucks off of...
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By hexspeed
I don't know if you have to remove trim to see...

I don't know if you have to remove trim to see what's connected to your load centers -- it's possible that BB did not connect the wires or insert a fuse for an "option" circuit that didn't have the...
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By hexspeed
The quality of LEDs has gone up significantly...

The quality of LEDs has gone up significantly since mass adoption of the technology -- more suppliers, more manufacturing experience, better materials. WLs with LED swap-outs even as recent as 5...
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By hexspeed
What Jim said -- I really like mine. And for the...

What Jim said -- I really like mine. And for the seriously lazy (I resemble that remark), it has a manual "throttle" so you don't even need to pedal to engage the electric motor. With the right...
Forum: Electrical 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By hexspeed
My M380 Blue Box had an old work order for a...

My M380 Blue Box had an old work order for a similar dash problem. As I recall, repair narrative talked about some connectors that had minor internal corrosion. They cleaned the pins and socket to...
Forum: First-Timers and Newcomers 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By hexspeed
Ditto on Snap Pads - love mine. Now also...

Ditto on Snap Pads - love mine. Now also available at etrailer.com.

If you want “industrial strength” pads, look at http://www.outriggerpads.com. They make the stuff used by utilities, first...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By hexspeed
Atwood bought Fantastic in 2010; Dometic bought...

Atwood bought Fantastic in 2010; Dometic bought Atwood in 2014; so, yes, now part of Dometic. As stated, parts on Amazon, etrailer, Camping World, etc.
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,922
Posted By hexspeed
That would be my guess :cool:

That would be my guess :cool:
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,922
Posted By hexspeed
Found old invoice

Was going through my blue box for other things and found an invoice I somehow missed in previous reviews.

11/17/14
Parliament, Clearwater FL
Replace M380 front slide seal
- 1200.00 part
-...
Forum: Under The Awning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,246
Posted By hexspeed
Needs goat rails :D

Needs goat rails :D
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By hexspeed
Lance: Yeah, that was my first thought (hope?)...

Lance: Yeah, that was my first thought (hope?) when I stopped in the pouring rain on my trip back from WOG. Pulled the arm and unfortunately, the knurled nut was tight -- I couldn't feel any "slop"...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By hexspeed
Thanks, Lance. Think you've posted these...

Thanks, Lance. Think you've posted these directions before but now I don't have to go looking for them!!

Jim
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By hexspeed
Randy: I haven't yet scanned in everything from...

Randy: I haven't yet scanned in everything from day 1 (PO bought the 380 new and kept everything), but the 3 most recent are:

06/08/2013 Shorewood RV Center, Anoka MN (BB dealer who sold 10+...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By hexspeed
Thanks for all the suggestions -- I remember your...

Thanks for all the suggestions -- I remember your post, Lucas, but was hoping I wouldn't have to dig into the dash. I'm going to listen carefully in that area to see if I hear anything that sounds...
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