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Old 07-27-2005, 09:37 AM   #29
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You know guys, I think I'm just tempted to buy the Flashcube....Eric...did they give you a price? I'm game if you're still heading this up!!

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Sean,
Yep. Still doin it. I'll be getting the price tomorrow when I send in the final tally.
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:04 PM   #31
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Don (W5IT):
OK yall I have not logged on in a few days. Here are some pictures of the simple "Gizmo" that will only cost you a few bucks to build.

For those who are worried this may "Burn you trailer down", it ain't. I have made and used them on every trailer/fiver we put in RV shows. I have not burned any down yet. Even blown a fuse yet either. Yes the line is fused on your trailer.....

They flash the whole show which is usually three days.

If you want to add even more to put your mind at ease... Simply add a fuse in line.

If you just want your lights to stay on all the time, just put a jumper between the two pins on the pigtail. (Trailer seven pin connector) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yahoo..... Don, it works like a charm. I put a
20amp in-line fuse on the X lead as stamped on
top of the flasher. The flasher is clear plastic and you
can see the actual mechanics when it blinks.

What is nice about this set up VS the box is that
I can tuck and hide this assembly into the metal
pin box so people are not inclined to walk off
with it..... Like they might do if they saw the trailer sitting on
the side of the road with blinking lights.

This is really cool...... thanks!


Not trying to be a sticky wicket but when you guys
get your "box" where are you gonna stash it
when its working?
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- 12 guage wire ???
- 20 amp in-line fuse
- flasher (specification: clear housing so you can see the actual workings )
- 4 crimp connections

PRICELESS IF YOUR TRANNY BLOWS WHEN YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN

Howie, this might keep you busy for 2 minutes:
Can you put a voltmeter on it and see what its draw is? Assuming you have a couple charged Deep-6 Volts showing 75AH's, how long do you have before the ol' batteries are sound asleep? (I'm willing to bet its 12+ hours.)
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:43 PM   #33
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This is what makes this thread so presious. The ideas and knowledge flows back and forth, then folks can choose to buy the mod or have enough guidance to do it themselves. It just don't get mo better!
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:52 PM   #34
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FatDog:
- 12 guage wire ???
- 20 amp in-line fuse
- flasher (specification: clear housing so you can see the actual workings )
- 4 crimp connections

PRICELESS IF YOUR TRANNY BLOWS WHEN YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN

Howie, this might keep you busy for 2 minutes:
Can you put a voltmeter on it and see what its draw is? Assuming you have a couple charged Deep-6 Volts showing 75AH's, how long do you have before the ol' batteries are sound asleep? (I'm willing to bet its 12+ hours.) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh mikey:

Are you really gonna get us ROFLMAO again tonight?

And Dave! It appears as though you can see!!! Better? You are right about this kinda thread- it just doesn't get any better!!

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Old 07-27-2005, 06:01 PM   #35
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FatDog:

Can you put a voltmeter on it and see what its draw is? Assuming you have a couple charged Deep-6 Volts showing 75AH's, how long do you have before the ol' batteries are sound asleep? (I'm willing to bet its 12+ hours.) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mike,

Ok.... you guys talked me into buying this volt meter, but I need a crash course in how to measure the draw.

With out the flasher attached the male end of the WW plug, the meter shows 12.67 volts from my (3)
12V deep cycle batteries.

Plugging in the flasher and putting the probes
from the volt meter at the flasher leads when it
is working, gives me volt readings all over the
chart.

What do I need to do to determine the draw?
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:08 PM   #36
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think you need to measure amps to determine a draw down.

So with the flasher plugged in and working measure across the leads. I think.
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Dave:

Correct...Howie...make sure your meter has a amperage setting on it, then merely complete a circuit through the meter to read the results...oh- and make sure it's on a DC setting- not AC.

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Old 07-27-2005, 06:19 PM   #38
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Since we are talking mods here has anyone considered changing out the leg motor? I would describe the factory motor as chinsey. When I get my pirate patch off I'm going in search of a Hooah motor.
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Dave:

It was explained to me by WW this morning that the Landing Gear motor is way over-engineered for the application...why mine went out is still a mystery until I can get it to the factory on 8/17. I'll let everyone know what the outcome is.

And you may want to leave that patch on while you're 'pirating' some replacement- who knows, it can cause the salesperson to discount a tad better just by intimidation!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hoverbug:
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think you need to measure amps to determine a draw down.

So with the flasher plugged in and working measure across the leads. I think. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So do I measure OHMs? which setting 20M, 2000K,
200K, 20K, 2000, 200 or |_/-\_| (some wierd symbol)?
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Howie:

No....ohms just will tell you whether you've got continuity or not...and DON'T use that setting if you're applying power through the meter!

Hummm...not knowing what meter you've got, I'm not 100% sure you've got one that will measure amps...did it cost you UNDER $20, or OVER $20?!
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No, ohm is resistance. You need to read ohms. Hovergirl is plateing up so after dindin I'll look at my meter.
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