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Old 08-21-2019
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Worked on the trailer plug, found some 12v to power up bus to trailer.
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Installed a new suburban furnace in the bedroom! And it works!
I know everyone likes to get the merit badge for rebuilding the old ones, but new is nice! I agree!
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I know everyone likes to get the merit badge for rebuilding the old ones, but new is nice! I agree!
40 year old furnaces aren't for me, all three of mine are updated now
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Got my Bluebird front license plate (or tag in Florida).



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Old 08-29-2019
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Default Genny fan

We are in Las Vegas after a fairly nice drive from the S.F. Bay area. The generator quit while driving, which made things interesting since I have not yet restored the dash air system. ( It was over 100 degrees for much of the trip! ) Upon investigation I realized that the generator cooling fan was not starting which led to an overtemp that shut down the genny. This morning in the 85 degree cool I opened the connection box for the fan and removed the 4 microfarad 370 volt capacitor. I will head to an electrical supply shop and pick up a new one. The squirrel cage turns, not without resistance, but nothing that a 1/3 horse motor should not overcome. I hope that the new capacitor will restore reliable operation for the trip home. If not, I may remove the squirrel cage assembly and put a car electric radiator fan in place as a temporary measure, though I am not sure where to pull the high current power source for the 12 volt fan - I doubt that the generator battery charging circuit is designed to supply 20-30 amps continuous.


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We are in Las Vegas after a fairly nice drive from the S.F. Bay area. The generator quit while driving, which made things interesting since I have not yet restored the dash air system. ( It was over 100 degrees for much of the trip! ) Upon investigation I realized that the generator cooling fan was not starting which led to an overtemp that shut down the genny. This morning in the 85 degree cool I opened the connection box for the fan and removed the 4 microfarad 370 volt capacitor. I will head to an electrical supply shop and pick up a new one. The squirrel cage turns, not without resistance, but nothing that a 1/3 horse motor should not overcome. I hope that the new capacitor will restore reliable operation for the trip home. If not, I may remove the squirrel cage assembly and put a car electric radiator fan in place as a temporary measure, though I am not sure where to pull the high current power source for the 12 volt fan - I doubt that the generator battery charging circuit is designed to supply 20-30 amps continuous.

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I had a similar problem on my way back from AZ earlier this year. Mine was the voltage regulator derp'ed. When it derp'ed it also killed the electronic controls for my forward AC. Awesome...
So now I relocated the Voltage Regulator into a water-resistant housing that I mounted into the generator fan bay (and I now carry a spare VR as well as capacitors). And I had to replace the AC unit as the control board cost 80% of a new AC, so just replace with a new unit.

It has been so hot this year that going to Fort Wilderness in June my Xantrex Inverter was tossing alarms for battery temp, my TPMS was alarming tire temp in the stop and go traffic (is there a mod to put cool air to the front drum brakes?), and the dash air was doing it's best but not keeping up.
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So I decided I wanted a buddy plug. I figured with the possibility of hurricane coming it might be nice to use to power the house to keep the fridge and lights on. I relocated a couple breakers in the main panel in the closet to make room for a breaker to feed the buddy plug. There was a covered up hole through the floor that I just opened up and ran the cable through. I mounted the plug next to the LP tank so I could just drop the cable out of the bottom.


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Installed capacitor for generator fan motor and the motor now runs well! Great to have A.C. for the drive home from Las Vegas!
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Getting ready to take the bus up to CoachCrafters for some body work tomorrow so I emptied my containers out of the basement. WOW you really build up some supplies down there over a few years. While I'm coachless, I guess I'll go through and see what really needs to go back onboard.
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Old 09-02-2019
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Installed a buddy plug to plug the generator in in case the hurricane turns West.
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