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  1. I've seen them mounted high, I believe there is a problem if they are too high above the evaporator. The condenser does need to stand up that would put the top quite high.
  2. Random Acts of Camping’s First All-In-One Rally. We are inviting all antique, vintage, converted, home built campers, skoolies, vans and buses to join us for a family friendly event. Enjoy a long weekend of camping with people who think “random” is the norm. This rally is for everyone, Registration is now open Registration Page Primitive camping at tractor show-grounds in Nappanee, IN (grass lot parking) Shower house/bathrooms available (on-site) Generators permitted Genturi/generator exhaust venting system preferred, but not required Grills and raised fire pits are permitted Pet friendly. Must be on a leash, and please clean up after them. Kid friendly. Must be on a leash, and please clean up after them. Just kidding! Seriously, we love kids and they are welcome, but please clean up after them. Many will have open house on Saturday. Thursday, September 22 Arrival - Gates open at 8am Meet and greet Community campfire Friday, September 23 Donuts and coffee Miniature train rides - 12pm and 4pm Visit/open house for attendees Carry-in dinner - 6pm Community campfire Saturday, September 24 The public will be invited to view units on this date Open house is optional. Donuts and coffee Open house for the public - 10am-5pm Community campfire Sunday, September 25 Send-off
  3. Many years ago, about 10, I installed lights for the entry step. I finally got around to hooking them up. I used a reed switch with magnet to activate them to turn on when I open the door. In the same general theme of not doing anything simple I put a new clock above the door that I could see while driving. Then to further complicate things I added a light under that to also light up the entrance. As I get older I found that, in the dark, I used the cabinet above the passenger seat to steady myself. Soooo I added a grab handle to the bottom of the cabinet. Still not content with leaving things alone I made the grab handle a touch sensor to turn on the light so I could descend the steps with light. While I was at that, I made the reading light just installed to also touch to turn on. Here's the wiring diagram. As usual the coding gave me a bit of problem but, I was able to figure it out by myself. Is it bad code if it does what you want it to?
  4. Finally got the step lights that I built 10 years ago hooked up with a switch that turns them on when I open the door. Got the indirect lights installed in the kitchen and LR. Currently working on turning on the step light when you touch the assist handle.
  5. Seriously, if anyone is in the area and need a place to stop for a couple of days you are welcome. I can help with small projects.
  6. Driveway is available most of the time. 😄
  7. Finally got all of the ceiling panels up, it's only been 10 years, never rush into anything. Needed a new dome light, made this out of an old glassm bus dome light, Cut afixture out of walnut and converted it to LED.
  8. Just curious, if the CAC is completely plugged, why is the engine not overheating? The air that cools the engine passes through the CAC.
  9. Why is this conversion taking so long? It's only been about ten years. I seem to take time to learn new skills because I want to build something. Too cheap/broke to buy them. I spent the winter milling lumber. My woodworking skills have improved a great deal. I'm now using walnut and ash for the interior. Here's a video of what I did to get some walnut trim pieces.
  10. I gave this a bit of thought when I first started building my tow setup. I decided there just wasn't a need. This is a fairly good presentation of my setup. A couple of notes. My towed is old so, rock chips in the paint are a minor consideration I have a pusher bus, rear bumper is 24 inches above the ground. My tires are 38" in diameter. Towed is a Ford Ranger so, hood is pretty high. There are so many variables such as vehicle speed, wind, surface to make any kind of prediction. I couldn't really find any graphics of this. This is only what I think. Red line is the path something would have to take to hit front of vehicle. I don't think this is the likely path anything would take unless you were to spin the tires of your MH. 😁 This shows no drop of any kind. Green path is what I think is much more likely for anything coming of of a tire.
  11. I have Victron and like the idea of using with my phone. I also wanted a coach mounted display. I bought a cheap tablet with bluetooth and, with a voltage reducer, mounted it in the living area. I also have bluetooth light and awning controls as well as information from my home built BMS for my lithium batteries. I can monitor everything from one unit. As an added bonus I can send data to my computer from the tablet.
  12. Technically an LED will work on AC voltage if you get the voltage right. Since it is a diode it only lights on every other cycle. The 12v strip LED's are available in both water proof and non waterproof strips. They make connectors that snap on but, I've had better luck just soldering a wire to the copper pad. Many of the fixtures I have made use one of the led boards made to replace automotive lights. One example. They already have the resistors needed to make it work with 12V. Just remove the plastic plug and solder wires on.
  13. Made some new LED light fixtures. Top left is walnut, right is pine, bottom right is cheap plastic original fixture.
  14. These aren't fluorescent, they are aluminum channels about 1 inch wide that you put an led strip in. LED fixture
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