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Old 04-11-2019
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One thing to keep in mind Paul is your power source.
I’m no electrical genius and this little glitch just threw me for a while.

Make sure that the electrical receptacle you plan to plug the Samsung into is powered from the inverter. Mine wasn’t and I couldn’t figure it out for a while. Finally moved the wires in the circuit breaker panel over to the “inverter side” and all is good now.

We like the extra storage capacity and other advantages of the Samsung.

Be sure to charge the batteries late in the evening and it should run all night on the batteries. Also, if you have the capability, program your charge controller to turn off the batteries/inverter before the batteries run down too far. I think I have mine programmed for 11 volts (IIRC). This will turn off the inverter sometimes in the early morning but will prevent the complete depletion of battery voltage and subsequent damage to batteries.

When you install your new Magnum setup, I’m sure you will have this capability. Not sure about the system you have now

Moderators ;; Please move this post over to the appropriate Samsung thread if you think it is worthy. Thanks.

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Rebuilt all four Morse landing lights while here at BATB with VStar LED Par 36 arrays. One was so bad it's just duct taped back together!
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Rebuilt all four Morse landing lights while here at BATB with VStar LED Par 36 arrays. One was so bad it's just duct taped back together!
I may have one of those lights...
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We got up and turned on the AC. Works fine.

Otherwise we await the Falcon Heavy launch from our spot in Port Canaveral campground and what, not another Bird around?? Everyone at the beach?
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Mine has been "under the knife" recovering from a period of very low use... it's a solid runner (with a really nicely updated interior), but needing TLC. The following items are being done or just recently comleted by WW Williams:

qty (4) Group 8D batteries, FLA
Air compressor coolant lines & starter rebuild
Replace exhaust (already had some parts); re-use muffler
Replace drag link ends + front end alignment
Air solenoid and air cylinder on front steps
Replace alternator belts (back side)
Replace alternator ground cable
Rebuild RACOR w/ new seals, etc.
Drain fuel tank, replace petcock valve (replace fuel, treat, t.b.d.)
Replace oil pressure sensors & senders
Rewire new powers and grounds to ECM
Rewire new powers and grounds to EDU
Oil, oil filter, grease chassis (Delvac 1240)
Coolant flush and refill
Transmission fluid and filter
Engine air filter + cleaning
Generator service (oil, fuel, air filters)
Rebuild air dryer and new cartridge & replace 1 air valve
(2) new front steer tires (Firestone FS400)

The following items done by me; either already completed or in process:

- new IOTA DLS-X charger (4 stage) to replace old boiler
- 30 watt panel and 3 stage charger for generator battery
- new kitchen faucet, new bathroom faucet
- new curtains, all around
- new couch to replace cabinet and chair (placed in coach, need to fasten)
- fix cracked drain pipe from shower to grey water tank
- get the darn propane heaters running...
- fix leaky middle AC unit
- replace dashboard capacitor thingy for dash lights (ordered from Dupree)

On the future to-do:
- repair leaky hydraulic pump (or hose connection or whatever leaky) and replace hydraulic hoses -- for WW Williams... got a feeling that's going to turn into a radiator removal and rebuild of lots of related bits...
- replace all current copper house plumbing with PEX and new hot water tank... for me to do next fall.

Other than that, that's all...
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I may have one of those lights...
After I got done with all four I fixed the offending retaining ring with epoxy, if I can drill it out nicely I may go back after a better fix. Will hit you up if I can't. It's certainly not going anywhere!
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Today I installed a max air vent to replace the original Lum-a-Dome vent.
Man, I cannot believe how cheaply new things are made. The old vent was a tank, which I think I will use in one of my trailers.
Followup on the Mach 8 AC units: wired up the other two this week so all three blow pretty nice, but I do believe they are much louder than the original units, primarily because of the poor and cheaply designed air output plenums. Again, the older ones were simply made better with some thought to air flow, not the bottom dollar.
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Working adding much needed funds to the Big Busta account. Working on a personal record of 78 hours last week and continuing on at 63 hrs so far this week! Consultant’s have to grab the work when it’s there, only thing is juggling 4 clients at once is the personal conquest!
Paying for all new AGM’s and a set of tires!m Man I need a road trip!
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Had local glass shop install a new drivers side windshield which I had in the garage and then installed new LED backup lights as the old ones were rusted. Did keep the original glass lenses and will bring then to WOG if anyone needs them.
Lights from Amazon $29.99 per pair free shipping

Safego 5 Inch 72W LED Flood Work Light 24x3W LED Chips Offroad Car Light Fog Light Driving Light For Trunk Boat Tractor Jeep Pack of 2 12V/24V 72W-SJ-FL-2

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Windshield installation labor costs were $347.75 in my driveway or $250.00 at their shop. Installers were very professional and sealed everything to ensure no leaks later on.

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Today I installed a max air vent to replace the original Lum-a-Dome vent.
Man, I cannot believe how cheaply new things are made. The old vent was a tank, which I think I will use in one of my trailers.
Followup on the Mach 8 AC units: wired up the other two this week so all three blow pretty nice, but I do believe they are much louder than the original units, primarily because of the poor and cheaply designed air output plenums. Again, the older ones were simply made better with some thought to air flow, not the bottom dollar.

The reviews I've read about the Coleman A/C's say they are LOUD. Looks like you agree. You're right, quality is hard to come by and it isn't cheap in the short run. Quality is probably the reason for most of us having Bluebirds in the first place.
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