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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-20-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By SSTraveler
Lithium Battery Heaters

The very popular Battleborn batteries and their less expensive Dragonfly Batteries are rebranded China imported batteries that require heaters for charging below freezing temperatures. Here is an...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-20-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By SSTraveler
Where Do You Start for a Lithium Battery and Coach Electrical Upgrade?

When starting the process to expand your boondocking/off grid capabilities the biggest decision points are what size Inverter and how much battery capacity do you need. To define these, the first...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-05-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,001
Posted By SSTraveler
Early in my ownership I had 3 flats with the...

Early in my ownership I had 3 flats with the rubber stems, front, inner rear and outer rear at 3 different times. They were stock, nothing added, all failed at the based where it sticks out of the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-22-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By SSTraveler
Amazon has lots of replacements,...

Amazon has lots of replacements, https://www.amazon.com/s?k=kwikee+step+motor&crid=GDTYW646NOU0&sprefix=Kwikee%2Caps%2C260&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_6, it looks like you need to know what number Series steps...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 05-27-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By SSTraveler
There must be money making opportunities in the...

There must be money making opportunities in the Class B market because American Coach just Debuted the Ford Patriot and Fleetwood the IROK Ram Promaster all electric Li3 equivalent Class B van...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 05-15-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,959
Posted By SSTraveler
No warranty issues with Equalizer installation,...

No warranty issues with Equalizer installation, call them and discuss it they have great customer service!
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 04-11-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,359
Posted By SSTraveler
I currently have a Sprinter based Class C/B+,...

I currently have a Sprinter based Class C/B+, whatever you want to call it, and I am seriously considering downsizing to the Lithium version Coachman Beyond Class B van. It is the closest to an all...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-08-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,572
Posted By SSTraveler
Hot spot devices and using you phone or tablet as...

Hot spot devices and using you phone or tablet as a hotspot may not perform as well as you'd expect. If I stream directly on my tablet or phone the speed and quality of streaming is much better. I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-05-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By SSTraveler
What I do know is that MicroAir EasyStart has an...

What I do know is that MicroAir EasyStart has an excellent reputation/performance and offers excellent installation instructions and support. That's why I selected the product for my AC upgrade. I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-03-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By SSTraveler
Here is the PDF detailing my MicroAir Easy Start...

Here is the PDF detailing my MicroAir Easy Start Installation on my Penguin II 13.5k AC with Heat Pump. I have seen no changes in performance, I think it actually cools better so painting the cover...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-03-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By SSTraveler
I added a Easy Start to my Penguin II 13.5k AC...

I added a Easy Start to my Penguin II 13.5k AC with heat pump and it now runs steady at about 13-14a and has a peak of 17-18a when the compressor kicks on. I have no issues running it from a 20a...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 03-16-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,959
Posted By SSTraveler
I've had my Equalizer Levelers for 2 years with...

I've had my Equalizer Levelers for 2 years with no issues and I love them. They weigh 140lbs, I replaced electric stabilizers which weighed 80lbs. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. The...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 03-14-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,341
Posted By SSTraveler
My 2014 takes a Group 49 AGM battery (no...

My 2014 takes a Group 49 AGM battery (no maintenance), which I got at my local O'Reilly's store,...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 03-12-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By SSTraveler
My turbo inlet seal recently failed, see post#76,...

My turbo inlet seal recently failed, see post#76, https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40919&highlight=Turbo+inlet&page=8. They are very fragile and should be replaced any time the fuel...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 03-06-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,668
Posted By SSTraveler
Definitely the dual rear wheeled 3500 chassis,...

Definitely the dual rear wheeled 3500 chassis, 11,030lb GVWR.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 02-19-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By SSTraveler
How about,...

How about, https://www.owlvans.com/all-products?gclid=CjwKCAiA1rPyBRAREiwA1UIy8JYkNBG_oEvI5HbzJG5ddweq-w68XnVSGYLPvuCGRQN3YPGLbOfNVxoCj4cQAvD_BwE or...
Forum: Going Green 02-13-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By SSTraveler
You might consider leaving the AGM...

You might consider leaving the AGM batteries/house/chassis side setup and replace the generator with Lithium battery/3000w Inverter configuration, that way you don't have to rewire lots of stuff. You...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 02-08-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By SSTraveler
If your Winnebago and Jensen supported 3 cameras...

If your Winnebago and Jensen supported 3 cameras before then you just use the same video cable into one port on the Kenwood, because they probably also used a Connex switch module like my Unity does....
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 01-22-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By SSTraveler
You must have some how blown a fuse. Here a link...

You must have some how blown a fuse. Here a link to the 2019 fuse supplement, https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=79604, and attached is the 2015 fuse supplement. There are several...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 12-20-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By SSTraveler
VonGreg, I have a 2014 Leisure Travel Van with a...

VonGreg, I have a 2014 Leisure Travel Van with a Kenwood Excelon DNX691hd. It does everything I need, but you may want a more current model depending on the features your are looking for. I will...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 12-17-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By SSTraveler
I have a Kenwood Excelon,...

I have a Kenwood Excelon, https://www.kenwood.com/usa/car/excelon/, for my in dash nav/multimedia head unit. I love it and have Sirius, rearview and sideview cameras attached to it as well. Pioneer...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-03-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,804
Posted By SSTraveler
Thank you, I couldn't agree with you more I'm...

Thank you, I couldn't agree with you more I'm getting one of these before next spring. Plus you can transfer it to your others vehicles, it's just stuck to the windshield with velcro. You can move it...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 12-03-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,064
Posted By SSTraveler
I use this one,...

I use this one, https://www.amazon.com/FREDI-Monitor-Wireless-Security-Surveillance/dp/B07HHY52ZL/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=fredi+baby+monitor&qid=1575386997&sr=8-3. It's easy, I connect it to my...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-01-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By SSTraveler
If you look at the design of the black tank...

If you look at the design of the black tank flush, you will realize that more than one thing needs to fail in order to get black water backing out into the black tank flush port. I have always...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-01-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,804
Posted By SSTraveler
More toll roads are going transponder only, no...

More toll roads are going transponder only, no cash. I had to drive through Houston this summer because there were no "Cash" toll roads. I did drive on one toll road that did license lookup to pay...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-01-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By SSTraveler
Is anyone using the RV Toll Pass transponder and...

Is anyone using the RV Toll Pass transponder and does it work! In lieu of nothing else that integrates the country's many unique toll systems I would be very interested in a transponder like this,...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 11-30-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,210
Posted By SSTraveler
You should add a Trik-L-Start to you Auxiliary...

You should add a Trik-L-Start to you Auxiliary battery to keep the chassis battery charged. See post#12, https://www.classbforum.com/forums/f8/solution-for-no-battery-separator-8456.html.
Forum: Just Conversation 11-29-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,279
Posted By SSTraveler
After 2 episodes I see it is mostly all...

After 2 episodes I see it is mostly all commercials and pretty boring. I won't be watching anymore. I agree YouTube is better and you can watch topics that interest you.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 11-28-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,356
Posted By SSTraveler
On Amazon if you select other NEW offers,...

On Amazon if you select other NEW offers, https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07YNPHR5W/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new, UniqueAutoDepot sells it for $292.26 (free shipping).
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-23-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,067
Posted By SSTraveler
I use Camco 16-28" refrigerator bars, ...

I use Camco 16-28" refrigerator bars, ...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 11-23-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By SSTraveler
When you experience a failed Turbo inlet seal...

When you experience a failed Turbo inlet seal you'll realize none of what you theorize is reality! Travelino you should follow your feelings/instincts about something not being right and take it...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 11-21-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By SSTraveler
THIS IS NOT NORMAL!!!! I had this recently...

THIS IS NOT NORMAL!!!! I had this recently happen on my 2014 with 43,000 miles. I ignored it but eventually got a yellow engine light on the dash. Turned out the turbo inlet/intake seal had failed....
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 11-09-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,959
Posted By SSTraveler
I didn't have to modify my tailpipe when I had...

I didn't have to modify my tailpipe when I had Equalizer Systems Smart Levelers, https://equalizersystems.com/product-category/motorhomes/class-c-sprinter-chassis/, installed this past July and love...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 09-23-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,852
Posted By SSTraveler
Here is a 2019 Fuse Supplement,...

Here is a 2019 Fuse Supplement, https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=79604.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 09-09-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,762
Posted By SSTraveler
I just installed the Sumo 338-47s and Hellwig...

I just installed the Sumo 338-47s and Hellwig 7254 sway bar on the rear and I love the improved ride and rock and roll reduction. I didn't do anything the the front, I like it's feel. I highly...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-31-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,809
Posted By SSTraveler
SegwayGuy, don't limit yourself to Residential...

SegwayGuy, don't limit yourself to Residential Refrigerators, I just installed an Isotherm Cruise 219 (2 way electric) compressor Refrigerator to replace my POS 3 way Dometic. It has a DanFoss...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 08-31-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By SSTraveler
You got it correct, based on my experience 100w...

You got it correct, based on my experience 100w solar is plenty to maintain both house and chassis batteries (with a Trik-l-start). When I look at my Victron Smart Solar Controller data it only takes...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 08-28-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By SSTraveler
I installed a Trik-l-start, which attaches to...

I installed a Trik-l-start, which attaches to your Isolator Solenoid. This thread may be helpful, https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35862&highlight=Trik+start. My Solenoid is under...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-25-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By SSTraveler
See post #145 and beyond...

See post #145 and beyond (https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35862&page=15) for lots of specifics on how to install a Trik-l-start. I found my Isolator Relay and Solenoid under the...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-25-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,666
Posted By SSTraveler
Well it took me 3 long days for this remodel and...

Well it took me 3 long days for this remodel and I am very pleased so far. I did not have time to take any pictures but it was a very challenging DIY remodel. I worked furiously when I got the...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-12-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,666
Posted By SSTraveler
I am just changing out my Dometic 8555 for a...

I am just changing out my Dometic 8555 for a compressor Refrigerator so I'll have to update this after I have time to use it. It should be about the same draw or possiblity less on my batteries since...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 05-20-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By SSTraveler
I did not drill into my roof. I used 3M 4952 vhb...

I did not drill into my roof. I used 3M 4952 vhb tape on the Renogy mounts and covered with Eternabond tape as a redundant adhesion method. The VHB alone probably is adequate but I didn't want the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-09-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,122
Posted By SSTraveler
My Lazy Boy peeled on one recliner on the top...

My Lazy Boy peeled on one recliner on the top half after 3 years and I had to buy a new cover from Lazyboy and have it replaced to match cost $400 by the time I bought it and had an upholstery...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-08-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By SSTraveler
I only worked on mine when it was extended out...

I only worked on mine when it was extended out and did use some pry bars and large hammer for the job. I found after a couple of weeks the cotter pin was being pulled through the shackle bracket...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By SSTraveler
I always turn the water off at home when leaving...

I always turn the water off at home when leaving for days or in the rv if I am going to be site seeing all day. I added a master shut off valve for each so it is an easy turn of the ball valve to cut...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 05-08-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By SSTraveler
Simulators are notorious for popping off when...

Simulators are notorious for popping off when driving or moving as driving and can cut into your stems. Make sure you use cable ties (at least 2-3 evenly spaced) to secure them to the steel wheels. I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-03-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,493
Posted By SSTraveler
Jkmcbride54, I use the TireMinder TPMS and I do...

Jkmcbride54, I use the TireMinder TPMS and I do add stabilizers to the ends of my metal stems to ensure there is no movement from centrifugal force by the added weight of the sensors. I bought a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-03-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By SSTraveler
You might find answers here,...

You might find answers here, https://sprinter-source.com/forum/index.php.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-03-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,493
Posted By SSTraveler
You definitely need metals stems, rubber valve...

You definitely need metals stems, rubber valve stems notoriously fail. Go to Your Tire Shop Supply, Your Tire Shop Supply | Supplies for Tire Shops...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-03-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,375
Posted By SSTraveler
You should inquire more with the dealer or Tiffin...

You should inquire more with the dealer or Tiffin because Solar pre-wire means lots of different things to the various manufacturers. I have a Leisure Unity and their definition of solar pre-wire is...
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