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Old 11-05-2016, 06:42 PM   #221
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Make sure the wheel covers are on very securely. A fellow at the campground lost one on the road and ripped out the valve stems.
How did he loose the wheel simulator cover, it's held on with the lug nuts !!
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:00 PM   #222
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My simulators are pressure fit like a hub cap
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:21 PM   #223
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My simulators are pressure fit like a hub cap

Then there hubcaps not simulators. The ones in post 217 are simulators, not hubcaps. If you loose those your wheels are coming off too.
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:39 PM   #224
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Those are mine in post 217. They are not held on by lugnuts. They have metal tabs that pressure fit in the steel rim. Just pry them off. Then just bang them on.
They are Fastliner simulators made by Dicor and found on almost all class C's.
http://www.dicorproducts.com/catalog...er-simulators/
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Old 11-06-2016, 05:19 PM   #225
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Exactly. I have not tried to remove mine, but I am told they just pry off.
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:13 PM   #226
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Exactly. I have not tried to remove mine, but I am told they just pry off.
I've had mine off a few times... I highly suggest carrying a hub cap tool to remove and reinstall them. You don't have to use one but it sure makes the job easier. See Here.
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:48 PM   #227
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Talking about valve stems, I came across these stabilizers for our wheels at AlwaysShinyWheelsRv a little while ago so I ordered a set to try. They haven't arrived yet I had to use a cross border mail service to get them shipped to Canada.
http://www.shinyrv.com/store/p51/Val...els_VHRG4.html
I haven't seen much info about them, Alcoa wheels sells a similar product.
They have the extensions that sgtim17 used as well.
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:07 PM   #228
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Duallyvalve.com includes those stabilizers with the kit I ordered. You can also buy them separately for $11.99USD, See Here. Yours is the best price I've seen so far.
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Old 11-07-2016, 08:06 AM   #229
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Doesn't the addition of tire stem extensions, stabilizers and TPMS units, etc affect the balance of the tires?
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:19 AM   #230
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Doesn't the addition of tire stem extensions, stabilizers and TPMS units, etc affect the balance of the tires?
Yes, they all do in varying degrees. I had the local tire place re-balance after they installing the new valve stems. You can also use internal "bead" style balancers to compensate...
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Old 11-17-2016, 06:14 PM   #231
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I winterized today and I have to say the GTS is one of the easiest rigs I've ever done. It is nice to have everything located in one area with fairly easy access! While I was at it I replaced the stock plastic water heater drain plug with a brass one with a petcock. Now I won't need a socket set to drain the hot water tank.
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Old 11-19-2016, 02:52 PM   #232
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I finished my charging organizer project, it started with a faux leather organizer to charge our Ipads, phones, misc. camera stuff, speakers and power supplies without being spread out all over the table. It also had to hold an AppleTV3 thats been converted to 12v.

I was also looking for a better way to charge my Macbook when off the grid, I had been using a small inverter plugged into the 12v outlet in the cupboard above the door which was kind of a pain. After some searching I found a 12v charger for it and a vertical stand that will fit at the back of the table under the TV.
For the charging station I added a 12v outlet for the Macbook charger, 12v usb chargers, and the AppleTV all wired with fuses and switches. The 12v outlet can also be used with a 150w inverter for some camera batteries. There is a plug for the main 12v power and an HDMI cord to the TV from the Apple unit.

It should help clear up some space on the table, more room for fly tying stuff lol.
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Old 11-19-2016, 03:43 PM   #233
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Tombsy, how did you convert your Apple TV to 12v if I might ask? That looks great. going to make and sell them?
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Old 11-19-2016, 03:50 PM   #234
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Can I ask why you felt the need for the switches? When I unplug my phone from my wall wart, I don't unplug the wall wart. I just let the charging wire lay on the counter top. It would pretty difficult to short two of them out unless you deliberately stuck one into the other (not saying it's not possible, just highly improbable - anyway, that's what the fuses are for, right?)
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Thanks guys, the switches are just to make sure there was no drain when not charging not sure if there is or not .
The power supply I found from this guy
http://www.mikegyver.com/blog/index....ple%20TV%20DIY
There are instructions and a link to the power supply. This is for the older AppleTV 3, it doesn't need an internet connection to work. You can watch content from devices on your network (laptop, IPad) on the big TV.
Once you open it up and unscrew the heat shield the old power is held in with double sided tape. You need to reuse the connector plug but there are only two solder connections to make.
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This is the charging station I built in a tool box for my RC lipo batteries it has two 24v 1300w chargers with two 40 amp power supplies. It can charge up to 12 packs at once. One boat can use 8 packs in a four heat race. Sorry kind of got of topic
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Old 11-19-2016, 10:18 PM   #236
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Very creative and ambitious, Tombsy.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:03 AM   #237
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Ordered one of the RVlock keypad doorlocks for a class c with their 40% off sale. I guess I'll be the guinea pig to see how well it matches up to the stock one with full paint.
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:19 AM   #238
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Very interested in that Brian as this is on my spring mod list. .
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:49 AM   #239
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I've found an interesting wiring "gotcha" regarding the AC power outlets in the rear cargo bay. It seems our outlets are wired to the AC side of the water heater not the GFI outlet string coming from the bathroom. That doesn't make sense, based on my previous RV's wiring, but I found it out while installing AC powered sonic pest controllers...

I posted the whole story in the the Sunseeker forum. See Here.
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:50 AM   #240
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I guess I'll be the guinea pig to see how well it matches up to the stock one with full paint.
Thank you for "taking the point" I'll be waiting for your review!
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