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Old 10-10-2015, 10:42 PM   #5221
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I winterized my camper last weekend and parked it for the winter today. Just in time by the looks of it as everything is white here tonight. Going to be a long winter waiting to go camping again. 😥😥❄️❄️


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Old 10-10-2015, 11:09 PM   #5222
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Ditched the Norcold and installed a 10.1 cf residential. Never looking back now. Anybody interested in a 6 month old Norcold 8cf? This was the second one in a year. First and second leaked water down the back of the fridge into the compartment during thaw cycles. I may just keep it in the shop, not sure yet.
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:16 AM   #5223
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Not if it's gone.

On the bright-side, you've been wrong so far.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:13 AM   #5224
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On the bright-side, you've been wrong so far.
OC is right as usual. Zip Ties are not UV resistant. They get brittle with age.

On the bright side it may fall off at home in your driveway; then again ...
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:39 AM   #5225
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OC is right as usual. Zip Ties are not UV resistant. They get brittle with age.

On the bright side it may fall off at home in your driveway; then again ...
Those C-130's you flew on had numerous zip ties behind the instrument panel. I know, I put a lot of them there. They had to be the black variety because they were the only ones UV resistant and approved for the install. Just a comment.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:12 AM   #5226
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Those C-130's you flew on had numerous zip ties behind the instrument panel. I know, I put a lot of them there. They had to be the black variety because they were the only ones UV resistant and approved for the install. Just a comment.
The ones you installed were not exposed to the elements either.
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The ones you installed were not exposed to the elements either.
Perhaps you have not been aboard a C-130 and seen the large lower windows behind the main instrument panel just above the flight deck C-130 doesn't have a cockpit) where intense sun light comes right through to the wire harnesses that have the zip ties (could be hundreds) for bundle routing.
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:dropped off the wild cat at the elkhart factory sevice center to have the front cap repainted and there going to reskin the rear outside wall due to excess fading
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Perhaps you have not been aboard a C-130 and seen the large lower windows behind the main instrument panel just above the flight deck where intense sun light comes right through to the wire harnesses that have the zip ties (could be hundreds) for bundle routing.
Still not like being outside and exposed to the elements.
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So I did an internet crawl and found numerous references to the "UV resistance" of black zip ties.

Most black zip ties are just colored that way and are no better able to resist UV light than any other "box store" zip tie.

However, MS3367-XX Zipties ARE UV resistant. The trade name for these Zipties is Halar(c). They come in many colors including natural (off white).

http://hermanproav.com/product/34183...-Cross-Section

http://hermanproav.com/product/6997/...i3caAiIC8P8HAQ

Halar®
Although weaker than general-purpose nylon 6/6 (about 37%), Halar is resistant to a wide range of chemicals such as concentrated hydrofluoric and sulfuric acids. It is radiation resistant. Halar also withstands high temperatures, ultraviolet light exposure and meets U.L. flammability requirement 94V-O. Its outstanding characteristic is a lower smoke density when burned. This makes Halar more desirable for use in areas where smoke generation is a concern.

(Like a cockpit or air plenum)

http://www.idealind.com/media/pdfs/p...rial_specs.pdf

Note there is a mil spec for a UV resistant Ziptie that is not made of Halar but it has limitations as well and the MilSpec compliance will be on the package.

Nylon 6/6 - UV Stabilized - Mil Spec MS3368 for UV (On package)
http://www.nelcoproducts.com/pdf/cab...l_spec_web.pdf

General purpose nylon 6/6 with increased resistance to ultraviolet light. Carbon black is one of the most effective stabilizers known today. A uniform dispersion of carbon black provides good ultraviolet light resistance without adversely affecting physical properties. The addition of carbon black, or any other ultraviolet light stabilizer, prolongs the useful life of plastic products used outdoors, but it does not totally eliminate the destructive effects of the light.

I must emphasize that the package must quote the MilSpec, state UV resistant, and be Nylon bonded with Carbon Black and not a pigment. The Milspec UV resistant ties only come in UV Black.

The NSN for aviation is supposed to be the Halar Ziptie but the cheaper Carbon Black ones are a suitable sub.

(Edited and much more complete and correct)
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