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Old 01-31-2016, 04:03 PM   #2017
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Used a whole tube of silicone to seal my windows. I think I finally have the roof sealed up tight as well.
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:55 AM   #2018
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Put the hanger bearing and driveshaft back in. Pouring down rain now so no more until it stops.
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Old 02-07-2016, 04:14 AM   #2019
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Last weekend I replaced the ac/heater thermostat in our Itasca with a basement ac unit. Pretty easy since it came with the connectors attached, except Winnebago used one three wire connector rather then the four wire the thermostat came with so I had to wire nut the old connector on.
The problem we had was we had to leave to camper for a few days in cold temps so I set the thermostat on 50 and left the heat on. The evening we came home the temp in the camper was 100 degrees, no kidding 100. The old thermostat relay failed closed and the heater ran and ran. The portable propane tanks that were full when we left were down to nothing but still running the heater.
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Old 02-07-2016, 12:29 PM   #2020
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added a new volt gauge to the dash. Hate the L or H for volts so ordered a digital one. Also pulled front tires off for replacement this week. Have new ceramic plug wires to install later this week.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:17 AM   #2021
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Hoping to get the new header gaskets on the 440 today. Then onto the electrical gremlins in and around the dash.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:12 AM   #2022
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I have been working on new wheel simulators.On my p30 chassis I have a 1/4 inch thick steel lug retainer ring that made most simulators not feasible because of the lack of threads left on the lugs. So I did this. Refer to pics. 1 down three to go.


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I didn't work on the RV today, but on the RV park, Changed the heat exchanger on the pool heater, the old one was leaking and they had a spare one, so it was simply a matter of changing parts.
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I have been working on new wheel simulators.On my p30 chassis I have a 1/4 inch thick steel lug retainer ring that made most simulators not feasible because of the lack of threads left on the lugs. So I did this. Refer to pics. 1 down three to go.
Very clever, great job.
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Let's see today alone on brother's rig, burned out a 12 volt distribution board (oops) ran wiring for 12 volt outlet to be installed lower then overhead cabinet fix the ground for fog/driving lights found 12 volt power for them, had to install some after market lights.. did that cople weeks back. Need to find new wiper control switch to fix that part right. At the moment is hooked to toggle switch one speed not to good when snow be going faster then wipers let's see seems did more but then it's a haze at times
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installed a battery isolator for the chassis battery so it is right there, easy to get to when you raise the hood.


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Next project the Hanger bearing on the driveshaft which was pulled out when the mounts went.

Pulled the old one off the shaft today but rain has stopped me from going any further right now.
How hard is it to remove a hanger bearing? Are they a pressed fit? The bushing on the hanger bearing on my truck is showing its age, and I need to replace it.
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Since we just had an ice storm a couple of days ago I decided to do a test run without any shore power for a whole day and night to see how long my batteries would last before I would need the generator or Main engine to add a charge.

My small battery bank of 2 group 24 deep cycle marine batteries were still reading Green in the morning despite running the furnace (suburban NT30-SP) all night in freezing temps. I use all 12v LED replacement bulbs Inot my fixtures and as far as I know the only other 12v draws were the propane detector, water pump and the 12v drawn by the norcold for its control board. Aside from having no AC power I everything worked just as well as when plugged in and I think I could go 2 or maybe 3 days before I had to fire anything up to recharge in an emergency (or actual boondocking).

It turned out a lother better than I expected since from posts I read on this forum you would think the battery would be dead by morning if you run your propane furnace on batteries only.
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We often boondock, also have all LED lights, and use the propane furnace. We have one group 31 battery, and we can camp for as much as a week on one charge. Our fridge is propane but still has to run the board.
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How hard is it to remove a hanger bearing? Are they a pressed fit? The bushing on the hanger bearing on my truck is showing its age, and I need to replace it.
It is pressed to fit. A bearing puller to get it off and the right size piece of pipe to drive it back on. Plenty of videos on you tube with various ways.

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This is the puller I used. Pipe and a hammer to put back on.
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