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July 20, 2018 at 5:36 pm in reply to: Soldering Tips, Tricks and Tools – How to make a Reliable Connection #52591
[quote quote=52584]I commented on the YouTube channel. I still like crimps for any kind of vehicle applications that are prone to vibration. But I worked mainly on missiles initially (yes, I said missiles, Trident II Fleet Ballistic Missles) and then my two aircraft. Solder just tended to work harden and then crack so we stuck with crimps. But as I pointed out, your coach with it’s cushy springs and tires probably doesn’t vibrate near as much as my airplanes did so probably never going to be a problem. I enjoyed the video just like all the others.
Yeah, our house on wheels doesn’t vibrate too bad or I’m sure the thing would fly apart! haha I always make sure to dress the leads really well to take the strain off the joint. I prefer solder for smaller diameter wires and crimps for larger wires or cables that may heat up like on higher amperage switches or in appliances.
When you think about it all these smartphones and other modern portable devices are mostly soldered and do quite well. Cheers! Ray
Thanks for posting. 🙂
Donny did you try to contact Viair maybe they would send you your missing part if you let them know what happened.
Dan, I sure did. I shot Viair and email about it. The responded back within a few hours and the parts are on their way free of charge!
Now we can add great customer service to the Viair folks
Awesome, nice to hear. :good:July 14, 2018 at 4:44 pm in reply to: RVLOCK Keyless Entry Door Handle Install and Review #52534
I’m not sure on that one. But I find I don’t use the fob much at all. I can’t be bothered to carry it around. I can lock the door easily by holding the lock key for a few seconds and then the unlock is quick 4 numbers. I just leave the fob in the truck.
[quote quote=52429]That’s the one I bought, I just wish you had the option to purchase the parts individually. I’m missing that little black hose and the three fittings . I looked up some shops around Denver. Maybe I can have one made or something .someone else I know suggested Tractor Supply. Might have to check them out as well
Sorry, that sucks that they didn’t send all the accessories. 🙁
[quote quote=52424]I finally got to try out my compressor today. I’m surprised at how quiet it is.
However, mine didn’t come complete. It’s missing the air fitting and the 90 degree twist on chuck and hose that attaches to the gun. I checked out Viair’s website and it doesn’t appear that I can purchase these parts that are missing. I’d hate to send it back for something so little, but the little 90 degree pi9ece is what I would use 90 percent of the time.
Anyone have any ideas?
There are a few different kits out there. This is the one I got – https://amzn.to/2LKxsrA
Great tips, thanks. :good:July 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm in reply to: Why We Are Buying a New Truck Versus Fixing Big Blue #52358
Thanks, Walt, seems consensus is anywhere from 3-5K USD. I think I’ll list at 5000 CAD which is about 3800 USD these days and hope for a quick sale. :yes:
Instant Pot DUO Mini – Off Grid Power Usage Tests
In this video, I few tests using my boondocking power system and my electrical circuit testers to see how much energy Instant Pot drains from my battery bank.
I set up three different tests. Test one records the power drain from my RV batteries during a 5-minute steamer cycle. Test two I did a 30-minute pressure cook and three a 4-hour slow cook.
5-minute steamer cycle used 9.59 amp hours
30-minute pressure cooking cycle used 16.9 amp hours
A 4-hour slow cooker cycle used 24.5 amp hours
I was extremely pleased with the results. During the tests, I discovered that the Instant Pot used a little over 60 amps, but that was mainly during its heating and pressurizing stages. After that it went into an intermittent cycling mode, only drawing power as needed. My 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter easily handled the load.
The low amp hour usage means we will be able to enjoy the Instant Pot when camping off the grid on battery power. Our battery bank consists of 4 large golf cart lead-acid batteries with a usable capacity of over 200 amp hours. Cooking with the Instant Pot DUO Mini will only use up a small slice of that which if the sun is out will be quickly recouped by our solar system. In full sun our five 100 watt solar panels can put out 25-30 amps.
Two thumbs up to the Instant Pot. I look forward to trying out recipes. See previous Instant Pot Video where I demo it making yummy pork ribs – https://youtu.be/vyt1tMSzKsM
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[quote quote=52292]I just did this repair on our class a Tiffin Breeze. No big deal. I had a panel behind a doorto remove in the basement. Waiting forthe silicone to dry good. Sounds bee fine. You’re video gave methe courage todo it. Thanks
Cool, your welcome. 🙂
[quote quote=52286]Hi, Ray, and all. Ray, I just bought an Instant Pot and was very interested in the recipe that you used for the Country Style Pork Ribs. Would you mind either posting/sending the recipe, or directing to source you used? Thank you.
I based mine loosely on this one
[quote quote=52169]I’ve had a Viair for about three years, and wouldn’t be without it. Have used it many times, usually for changing tire pressures between hot and cold temperature locations, but have also had a few emergencies. I like the blower attachment, and probably use that as much as the tire pressure pump. Great review, Ray.
Thanks, Ken 🙂
No problem, Love it, thanks for sharing. :good:
It’s pretty easy, just need to follow the deck hands who help load. They guide you down the lane.May 9, 2018 at 11:48 am in reply to: Love Your RV Product Reviews – Sneak Peek of What's on Deck #51781
[quote quote=51779]Can’t wait to see what the wifi booster does. That’s a nice looking gennny.
Booster looks a lot easier to wire up, just one cable to run inside to a rocker switch. I’ll be interested to see how the 4G plan works up here in Canuckland. 🙂
The genny comes with a wireless remote so thinking I can work something out and mount it in the truck bed. Flick it on as we near the camp and have the AC have the rig all cooled down. Rough life!