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Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 09-26-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By Bob414
My 2 Cents: I do not have a power lift, but...

My 2 Cents:

I do not have a power lift, but as I understand them they are directly connected to the battery via a fuse or circuit breaker.

All other DC loads normally use the converter for...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 09-20-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Bob414
I really wish Forrest River could jump in and...

I really wish Forrest River could jump in and provide a fix or tweak, that all of us could use to alleviate this wide spread problem.
I added a extended latch plate and added a silicone edge to...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 09-20-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By Bob414
A good battery/12vdc is also needed to run the...

A good battery/12vdc is also needed to run the furnace. I had a similar problem, using a undersized car battery/with no shore power.
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 09-05-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Bob414
Love popup electrical systems. I have read in...

Love popup electrical systems. I have read in several places that the recommended maximum wires in a wire nut is 4. I had 7 in the ground wire nut, changed it to a ground bus bar system.

Bob
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 09-02-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,231
Posted By Bob414
That is a problem with a trailer, one problem,...

That is a problem with a trailer, one problem, wire in the inverter. Causes a dead battery, a battery depleted to far, causes shorter battery life/capacity. Most people recommend a shut off switch...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 08-20-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Bob414
Depending on your electric usage, 50W may or may...

Depending on your electric usage, 50W may or may not be sufficient. Any significant Solar panel that charges a battery needs a charge controller to prevent overcharging and possible damaging the...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 08-14-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Bob414
On having no 120V AC, assuming you have shore...

On having no 120V AC, assuming you have shore power available at your site. Unless you have an inverter, your popup does not provide 120v AC, just 12vdc.

The power poles at campsites have there...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 07-30-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,857
Posted By Bob414
Not all drills are made the same, tried the top...

Not all drills are made the same, tried the top rated Borsh 18 V from Lowes. And it would not even start raising my 10 ft box. Use the Ryobi standard drill, and got half way up before it stopped,...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 07-22-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,857
Posted By Bob414
My popup has a square shaft to raise the roof. ...

My popup has a square shaft to raise the roof. Is there a commercial adapter to connect it of a cordless drill?

I have a impact driver, but would not recommend it for raising the roof, to much...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 07-14-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Bob414
Inverter are nice, I have one in my PU. But they...

Inverter are nice, I have one in my PU. But they have there limitations. An inverter that would run a coffee pot (1500W) are not that cheap and need large battery banks.

Some "electronics" do...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 07-05-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Bob414
Never like those external ports. Even the slits...

Never like those external ports. Even the slits that keep the Plug, gas connection etc from falling in, let bugs, ant etc in. I have taken a bath scrunggy apart and tied parts of it to the lines,...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 07-02-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By Bob414
Your assumption of a most digital multimeter...

Your assumption of a most digital multimeter reading "0" on a open AND a shorted circuit is wrong. I have never seen that. None of my 10 multimeters, 5 different brands, do that. It should only...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 07-02-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,452
Posted By Bob414
A 10 Watt solar panel may not have a diode...

A 10 Watt solar panel may not have a diode installed to prevent becoming a load when the sun does not shine. Minor consideration, but if you are trying to squeeze the max camping time out of a...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 07-01-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By Bob414
But 120 VAC on a short circuit ie 0 ohms, would...

But 120 VAC on a short circuit ie 0 ohms, would cause a quick flash an then a open circuit.

My 3 way refrigerator has 2 heating elements, an element for DC and a different one for AC. Propane...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 07-01-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By Bob414
If the heater element resistance reads "0" ohms,...

If the heater element resistance reads "0" ohms, that is a very temporary condition, because 120VAC would blow it open and it would read Infinity. But you are correct the element would be bad.

Bob
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 06-24-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By Bob414
My 206LTD, the tank is under the back bench seat....

My 206LTD, the tank is under the back bench seat. The plywood cover has a hole that you put your finger to pick it up. Access to that area is important, that is where your water pump, and...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 06-14-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By Bob414
The OP did not mention a year.

The OP did not mention a year.
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 06-14-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By Bob414
Are we talking LED lights? I have never heard...

Are we talking LED lights? I have never heard the fan in the converter run, while turning on every LED light in the PUP.
If not running LEDs, why not. LEDs bulbs are not very expensive. Can...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 06-12-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Bob414
I attached bubble levels to my PUP, they use...

I attached bubble levels to my PUP, they use sticky tape to attach. I use a torpedo level with a self enclosed magnet, I place that magnetic level on the frame at the front corner (both length and...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 06-10-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Bob414
To be clear, I am referring to the telescoping...

To be clear, I am referring to the telescoping covers over the lift springs, NOT the lift springs themselves. These telescoping covers need to be lubricated, I use a silicone lube that dries and...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 06-09-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Bob414
I have a loud bang when lowering my PUP. I...

I have a loud bang when lowering my PUP. I relate it to the telescoping rails that cover the lift springs temporally getting stuck then falling down. I hope I am right, because that does not seem...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 06-07-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Bob414
During the home test, make a checklist on setup...

During the home test, make a checklist on setup and tear down. When you go out follow the checklist. This will prevent accidental problems if your memory fails after a week, or 50.

Bob
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 05-30-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Bob414
A FYI, most swap out propane services only fill...

A FYI, most swap out propane services only fill to 15 lb of propane. If you have a "good" tank, it can be filled to 20 lbs at a refill station. Plus they can "Topped Off" a tank, no need to carry a...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 05-26-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Bob414
A fully charged battery is approx 13.2 v. Unless...

A fully charged battery is approx 13.2 v. Unless your battery is bad, very low or has a high drain, 12.65 v reading does not mean your battery is charging. Just my 2C worth.

Bob
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 05-24-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Bob414
Looks like an electric lift system. If that is...

Looks like an electric lift system. If that is right it could be just a limit switch problem.
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