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About kaypsmith

  • Birthday 11/10/1944

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  1. Do you have a voltage meter for AC, Generac has also a safety feature that looks at the output voltage of their generators, if voltage goes outside of normal operating range, normally 108 to 130 volts, the unit will auto shutdown.
  2. I believe that is truly air over hydraulic, be sure to look on the drive shaft for a drum, and if it is there and air activated, there will be a spring that engages when you set the brake, be sure to check for that grease buildup that I mentioned inside the drum.
  3. 25 watts is about 2 amps @ 12 volts and with solar in direct sun you could count on about 3/4 amp per hour. I would go with the 4 25 watt unit if it were me, just in case you want to visit occasionally and use the lights. As Herman said, disconnecting the batteries is another choice since it is house batteries.
  4. I live close to Birmingham Alabama, I have a Carrier Air V that I pulled off the roof last spring, it is non ducted but only difference in the units is the inside cover contains controls, your controls will work with it. The fan assembly is broken and I was unable to find a replacement fan. The rest of the unit works and cools great. Free for the asking if you find someone that can make the change. I have not checked shipping price yet to Sunset Tx., but can or if there is someone coming close that can take it to you. This unit as I said works great, but the fan motor locks because of imbalance due to cracked fans.
  5. Have you contacted Generac support, my last MH with a Generac generator, I used them several times and found pretty good support. 24/7/365 CUSTOMER SUPPORTUnited States & Canada: 888-GENERAC (888-436-3722)
  6. You need to let us know if there is anything that will be draining the batteries while in storage, such as a monitoring system, burglar alarm system, or even a possible light turned on and off occasionally, and how many amps or watts do they pull, in order to get a good answer to the question. If you use a battery disconnect while in storage, a small system could work ok, but if no disconnect system is used and there is any drain, that needs to be taken into consideration for sizing.
  7. This is great news I hope, another name brand with a much smaller price tag than Honda. I hope that they perform and lasts as well as Honda.
  8. Yes as I stated, this does look like a crazy question, but the engineer trade in me makes me ask stupid looking questions to other people. The color BLACK is the only color in the world that is naturally ultra violet proof, all other colors need an additive to prevent ultra violet damage from the sun. This is why you never see any other color on an electric company's outdoor lines. Now if you are on the sea, all outdoor wires are white, that's because the salt spray damages black first and white last, salt and ultra violet together have the same effect as chlorine.
  9. One more crazy question from me, do you have a brake treadle (one that looks similar to the accelerator), or a brake pedal that looks similar to an automobile? That type actuator does look like a standard air brake, and if this is the case, Richard is correct, the drive axel brakes need to inspected because they probably are spring loaded, which means that there is no adjustment. I have been searching the internet and it does look as though your brakes are air over hydraulic, and Brett is probably correct that the emergency brake is located on the drive shaft. If this is correct, there will be a drum mounted on the drive shaft with drum brake shoes. If this style, there will be a slack adjuster behind the plate behind the drum with an air piston that actually works the parking brake, biggest problem with this style park brake is that only one wheel actually locks because of the way a differential works, also if this is a diesel pusher with this style park brake, there is a high probability of grease buildup within the assembly causing slippage, brake shoes rarely wear out on this style but if grease is the problem, then a thorough cleaning of the assembly and new shoes should be used. Sorry I did not see this earlier because it appears within the quote. If the brakes are disc both front and rear, no that is not the case but most likely just as I described above referring to Brett's quote. Only other scenario is that there may be small brake shoes incorporated within a small drum that is made onto the rear wheel rotors, in which a cable may have been used, and I highly doubt this is your style as I have never seen this style used on anything larger than a 3/4 ton pickup. And yes, disc brakes are always self adjusting, and it is illegal to incorporate an emergency brake system into disc style brake, they must be able to be actuated either by hand or foot, and separate from the normal braking system.
  10. Clarksgocamping, how do you apply the emergency brake on your unit, lever, foot pedal, or some sort of switch, or release valve? This info can help us identify what type emergency brake system that you have, just in case you do not find help otherwise.
  11. What model is the Carrier AC? Is it ducted or non ducted?
  12. Agree with this statement, but don't forget the CAC (charge air cooler) may need a thorough cleaning also.
  13. Alv, I know this does not mean much to many, but I would like to know what color the exposed sheathing on the failed coil is. Thanks, Kay
  14. Be sure to ask for hard start capacitors. Pretty simple to replace, pull the cover that is on the roof, just be sure no AC (voltage) is present.
  15. Time to start looking for the limit switches, IMHO.
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