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  1. JCruse

    A/C and Heat died. Blower dead too.

    My entire HVAC control board (40th Anniversary automatic HVAC) is dead. Some of the lights light when button pushed, and some don't, but nothing happens. I read about the AC Amplifier crapping out, but does that kill the heat and blower also? If so, where is this thing? Any help is...
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    Loud banging from rear(?) on right turns.

    Driving around town in 12-18 degree weather lately I'm hearing a loud banging sound on right turns after a stop. I would think birfs except the noise sounds like it's coming from the rear. Right rear, if I had to guess, but it's hard to say since it only does it some of the time and not very...
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    battery desulfation on dual battery system

    I recently bought a couple of pulse desulfation units but am unsure how best to apply them. Normally one unit would connect to two batteries in parallel by putting the + on one battery and the - on the other battery. So far so good, BUT, on the short dark winter days the batteries are often...
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    Battery question at low temps.

    When the outside temps drop to around freezing or below the resting voltage on my car batteries drops quite a bit from it's normal 12.8v or more, landing around 12.62 and staying there until it gets warmer. Now if I recall correctly this is normal (?) but when I went searching for a chart or...
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    Who heats their RTT and what do you use to heat it?

    The very few times I heated my standard sized RTT it didn't take much to warm such a small space, but each method I tried wasn't exactly practical. An electric heater can drain a battery fast, and a propane heater seems kinda dangerous. I'm done camping for the winter but could use some ideas...
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    Help diagnosing antenna problem.

    My stock antenna worked fine at first then the dash buttons would cut out now and then until they quit totally. But the antenna worked on HU powerup (aftermarket). Now the antenna quit working except for very occasionally. Is this likely a bad motor (seems strong when it does work), or maybe...
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    Straight light bar or curved? Brand question too.

    OK I'm finally thinking seriously of getting a light bar. Don't have much use for one but once in a while it would help. Don't really know the finer points so tell me what you know. Straight or curved? Does it matter, and does curving diminish the brightness much? One of the following bars is...
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    Anybody put fans in their RTT triangular vents?

    When I wake up in the morning the inside of the tent is swelteringly hot from the sun beating down on the canvas - which seems to let a lot of infrared get through. I'm thinking of permanently mounting one or two USB/computer fans in those peak vents to run through the night to vent heat in...
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    Who's got an air mattress in their RTT?

    I'm thinking of getting one for my RTT but I don't recall hearing much about them, especially in relation to a regular folding type RTT. I've got the stock mattress plus a foam topper now and it's a PITA to push it all down to compress the foam and get the cover to fit. I figure it would be...
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    Does it use more power to listen to music with the key on Acc than with it Off.

    I just finished changing my aftermarket HU from being switched on/off by the ignition to being always on and switched by the HU itself. (Stereo on without the key) Everything else being equal, does it use more juice to have the key in Acc verses full off? And if so, how much do you suppose the...
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    Best method for clean straight cuts in 25 gauge stainless sheet

    I got a 2' x 3' sheet of 25 gauge 304 stainless steel to make a top covering and backsplash for a slide out kitchen I'm building for my 80 and so I need to make a few clean and very straight cuts in it. I have never cut sheet metal before but was going to once before so I do have a metal blade...
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    What kind of hose fitting is on Cook Partner Stove? Hose to stove.

    I can't find this anywhere, it's the brass fitting on the end of the stove side of the hose. It looks like 3/8" female with a pin in the center that looks like a tire valve. The fitting on the stove is male with a tiny hole offset to the side so that the valve is depressed when inserted. This...
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    Found a 5" crack on underside of solar panel... Problem?

    I can just barely catch a fingernail on it and it doesn't appear to cut through any of the black "traces" - it runs mostly between two cells - but it's so hard to tell. I'm wondering what those more learned than I think I should do about this. I don't know how long it's been there and I...
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    I need help finding a good gas BBQ of a certain size.

    I'm trying to find a BBQ grill that will fit inside the slide-out kitchen I'm building. It can be no longer than 22", no deeper than 16", and no taller than 9" to 12". The height is negotiable because the taller it is the smaller the drawer underneath it will have to be, and there's not much...
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    Building slide out camp kitchen.

    I've started building a full slide out 2 or 3 section kitchen for the back of the 80. Since I'm not that experienced at woodworking I'm using EZ-Tube for a frame and 1/4" marine board, plus some full extension slides of course. It will have a sink, stove, grill, a fold down or slide out...
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    Question about grounding an ammeter

    That should be "Questions about WIRING an ammeter", not just grounding. I got an onboard multimeter with shunt for measuring amps consumed from the Aux battery. My question is where to put the shunt. Some of the juice from that battery comes off an aux fuse box (fridge, fan, phone charging)...
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    In need of RTT storage info

    I remember reading something about storing a RTT on it's end, it said to stand it up in a particular way. Like hinge up or hinge down or something but I cant remember. The correct way was the way it came, but I cant recall. Anybody?
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    Awesome new MPPT controller with bluetooth control for $99

    I've decided to step up to an MPPT charge controller. My old PWM one is only about a year or two old and is doing an excellent job AFAIK, but for the price, and the fact that it's designed in the Netherlands and built in India as opposed to being another rebranded Chinese unit, I went for it...
  19. JCruse

    Power Lift!

    My panel sits bolted flat to the rack and has worked well enough for the last couple years but the other day after reading again about how panel tilt bumps up the juice a bit I decided to rig up a tilt system. So I bought a set of adjustable lid stays, hinges and that was that. It's too cold to...
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    My Truck Tried to Start Itself - Again!

    Some of you will no doubt remember the first time this happened when I was putting in a stereo three years ago, and then reconnected the battery ground cable, and the truck STARTED and ran in my garage until the shock wore off and I pulled the coil wire. Never figured that one out, but this...
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