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Old 03-24-2019, 07:40 PM   #15381
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We have a 10 days to Disney in a couple of weeks plus 3 weeks across Arizona, Utah and Colorado for the end of July.
Pretty warm time of year for Arizona and Utah.
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Well this was what it looked like last fall, I know, pitiful.
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:10 PM   #15383
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And for the new and improved look,
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:21 PM   #15384
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Jayhawker;Try this, available at Amazon for $ 7.00. Made for automotive weather stripping.

Thanks for the suggestion on the weather strip adhesive. Kinda the thought I had because auto trim get abused a lot and doesn't come off.

Ependydad;Look at the Viair compressors. I have a 450P but itís overkill (and expensive) for most situations, but it was what I needed at the time (I had 125psi tires).

I looked at those online last night and on the forum. Lots of recommendations for the Viair. Just agree with the overkill on the price. And not sure I need the 12V since my truck has an inverter to run 110V. I do have a small Craftsman compressor for nail guns, etc. It's small but weighs a ton. Menards has a Bostich pancake comprssor on sale that goes up to 150psi for $99. I also found this on Amazon thanks to some input from the Forum, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006CVXGR0...v_ov_lig_dp_it for $101. I like the profile and footprint. Takes up less room than the pancake style.

Again and always thank you for the great advise!
Just a short note, Unless someone has installed a larger inverter on your truck, Please check the amperage rating on your 110VAC installed in your truck, I doubt it would hold even the smallest 110 compressor. I know the one in our 2013 F250 will not handle it.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:17 AM   #15385
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Just a short note, Unless someone has installed a larger inverter on your truck, Please check the amperage rating on your 110VAC installed in your truck, I doubt it would hold even the smallest 110 compressor. I know the one in our 2013 F250 will not handle it.
The inverter installed in my truck is only 400W. That would not be able to run much of a compressor.
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Amazoned in the ventilated anti-insect bumper covers, a higher powered dual USB mounted charger, and a basic plug in lighted voltmeter. The voltmeter plugs into a standard outlet and has a lit LED readout. You can plug it in and leave it.
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:50 AM   #15387
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My travel trailer is brand new. We had heavy rains today so I thought it would be a good idea to check it over or leaks..
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:53 AM   #15388
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The inverter installed in my truck is only 400W. That would not be able to run much of a compressor.

For that reason I bought the largest 12v compressor I could find that had clamps for connection directly to the battery.

120v compressors (in my mind) are fine for use in campgrounds for topping off tires before you hit the road but unless you have, or want to start, a generator it's going to take a really large inverter to start the motor. Even worse, if the 120v compressor has a pressure switch that shuts motor off when tank pressure reaches a preset level, then cycles it back on when pressure is low, the inrush current to start the motor against the head pressure will overwhelm all but the largest of inverters. Some small generators will even have problems. Motors like these take from 3-7 times the nameplate rating to get them running. Current during the first few seconds is extremely high and if there isn't sufficient supply the duration is too long with circuit breakers tripping or inverters just shutting off.
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:20 PM   #15389
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For that reason I bought the largest 12v compressor I could find that had clamps for connection directly to the battery.
I have the Viair 450. Awesome 12V compressor.
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:28 PM   #15390
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And for the new and improved look,
Have you made a post on how you achieved this great restoration? I need to do the same thing.
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:45 PM   #15391
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Just a short note, Unless someone has installed a larger inverter on your truck, Please check the amperage rating on your 110VAC installed in your truck, I doubt it would hold even the smallest 110 compressor. I know the one in our 2013 F250 will not handle it.
That is very important information. I didn't think of what amount of amperage it would take to run the compressor. I do remember plugging the compressor into 110V in the RV and trying to run it. Couldn't do it. Had to plug it into an extension cord plugged into 110V 20amp circuit in the garage and then it ran fine. That will definitely change the direction of my thinking on the compressor.
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Swapped out the radio. Added a 5.1 speaker setup.Attachment 199652Attachment 199653Attachment 199654
What is the model of the amp? And what is the power supply and board in the right cabinet?
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Old 03-26-2019, 03:20 PM   #15393
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Amazoned in the ventilated anti-insect bumper covers, a higher powered dual USB mounted charger, and a basic plug in lighted voltmeter. The voltmeter plugs into a standard outlet and has a lit LED readout. You can plug it in and leave it.
Hey which USB did you get Thanks
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Old 03-26-2019, 04:40 PM   #15394
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What is the model of the amp? And what is the power supply and board in the right cabinet?
Its a yamaha neo amp. Measures 11 3/4 *11 3/4. Nice little amp. In the cabinet to the right is a home theater pc that has all my movies and music.
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:18 PM   #15395
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Hey which USB did you get Thanks
These are the best USB outlets that I have found. High current.


https://shop.pkys.com/Blue-Sea-1045-...RoCmAEQAvD_BwE
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:54 PM   #15396
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Sunday we loaded it up, checked tire pressure, charged up my TPMS, and got ready for our trip. Monday we took off. Last night I repaired a shade and hung 2 more state stickers on our map of states we've camped in. (Louisiana and Mississippi).
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Fantastic! How did you do it?
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:03 PM   #15398
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Started cleaning stuff out of trailer, wash fridge, got spoilable food out. Just got back from 75 days in Florida.
Looking forward to May spring trip to somewhere. Have not decided yet. May stay local for grandkids, or other.
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Have you made a post on how you achieved this great restoration? I need to do the same thing.
After giving up on it with every wax known to man my wife said she was not going camping until it was painted, I wasn't ready to drop the $$$$$$$ on paint, soooooo, one last ditch effort was Meguiars RV and boat 3 step repair kit and a Harbor freight D/A buffer, several hours later, a little too much vitamin D and this was the result. Pretty happy. Wish I would've found out about this stuff earlier, like 3 years earlier!
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[QUOTE=TLAK;2056565]Fantastic! How did you do it
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