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Ralph Javins commented on Lakota Wolf's photo
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1980 airstream

"Good morning, Daniel Long;  This employee a few years back.  Did the circuit breaker do its job in time?  Is he still alive?  Was he making this admission to you from his hospital bed?  And I guess we should also ask if…"
Aug 13
Ralph Javins commented on Lakota Wolf's photo
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80 airstream

"Good morning, Russ and Lakota Wolf;  They could not find a screwdriver, but they did have a saw.  Ooooooo-Kaaayyy.  Ralph, Latté Land, Washington "
Aug 13
Ralph Javins replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Converter Not Charging...Questions
"Coming from John for you, yes.  However, we might need to check to see if the copyright for "Grass Hopper" is still effective.  If so, then yes, you are "Weed Hopper."  Or someone has looked at my front yard in…"
Aug 7
Ralph Javins replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Converter Not Charging...Questions
"Good morning, John;  Very close.  John Carradine was the student in Kung Fu, and his Kung Fu Master called him "Grass Hopper."  The Kung Fu Master did not last very long.  He was good at fending off swords and spears,…"
Aug 7
Ralph Javins replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Converter Not Charging...Questions
"Good morning Dawn;  This will address only the question about overfilling a liquid electrolyte battery, and whether or not you would want to use a turkey baster or some other similar utensil to pull out some of the liquid above the maximum…"
Aug 7
Ralph Javins replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Converter Not Charging...Questions
"Good morning, all; While John "T" Nordhoff and I do have many things in common, there are a few differences.  And I do need to point out that these comments are provided for the more common "lead-acid" type batteries used…"
Aug 7
Ralph Javins replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Converter Not Charging...Questions
"Good morning, Dawn;  One thing that John T. and I have in common is an appreciation for the 12 V DC power supplies made by the Power Dynamics people.  John has the PD-9280 in his, and I put the PD-4655 into mine to replace the old…"
Aug 5
Ralph Javins commented on Lakota Wolf's video
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BeamNG - Racing & Crashing: Suspension Testing The Caravan

"Good morning, Lakota Wolf;  Interesting.  The lower front panel of the trailer is off and down, and about to be run over.  I wonder what is producing the sparks underneath the pickup truck?  And does he have a flat right front…"
Aug 3
Ralph Javins replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Help Me Make A Decision....
"Good morning;  What an interesting subject.  There is a lot of data in here.  This is something useful.  And, if you look at the data and the calculations that have been provided, it is evident that some of our older ways of…"
Jul 29
Ralph Javins replied to Ian Sampson's discussion Itasca Windcruiser 37RQ
"Good morning, Sheryl Mason;  OK.  I understand.  And it is nice to know that you can also see the potential that it still has.  The point that it is mechanically sound (other than the tires which have a limited life expectancy…"
Jul 29
Ralph Javins replied to Ian Sampson's discussion Itasca Windcruiser 37RQ
"Good morning, Sheryl Mason;  Thank you for coming back and telling us how your Winnebago Windcruiser/Winnebago Elandan /Itasca Suncruiser is doing.  Those three are all pretty similar, although when you are closer, there are differences…"
Jul 26
Ralph Javins replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Major accomplishment achieved today.
"Good morning, Russ;  The last sentence in your main paragraph did get my attention.  Without going into the details (but I should say "thank you" for briefly reviving some very nice memories), I came to be well acquainted with a…"
Jul 11
Ralph Javins commented on Jimco_W001's group Winnebago Owners
"Good morning, Sleeth;  We are out here.  I have been on two trips already this year, and I am  supposed to be at another gathering this weekend, but there are some other things that need to be done.  Still working on mine…"
May 14
Ralph Javins replied to M K Wilkie's discussion Hello from new members.
"Good morning, MK;  Well, this is the home of the International-World Headquarters for Harold Shultz's Starbuck's Coffee, and Tully's Coffee, Peet's Coffee, and several other coffee vendors, so the name "Latté…"
Mar 27
Ralph Javins replied to M K Wilkie's discussion Hello from new members.
"Good morning, all;  An interesting discussion.  I did not know that there were so many traveling cats out there.  Thank you.  Now I really do feel more comfortable with the thought of taking WC out with me.  And my own…"
Mar 26
Ralph Javins replied to Terry Rosenthal's discussion Solar Power
"Good morning, Terry Rosenthal;       You did not say where the three 100 Watt photovoltaic solar panels are mounted, or even if they are mounted.  May I suggest that you consider your solar panel system to be…"
Mar 24

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Part Time RVer, Dry Camper
What's your camper's Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
Winnebago Elandan WCP31RT
City and State where you are located
Latte Land, Washington
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Retired from working in electronics. Still do radio, photography, cats, kites, airplanes, ski patrol, SAR. and now an older motor home RV.
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Tiinytina recommended it. And I do have an older one.
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A 1987 Winniebago Elandan WCP31RT restoration, repair, upgrade, and efficiency improvments

Good morning; 

     Pat has suggested that we talk about what we are doing with our older motor home Recreational Vehicle, and how that work is progressing.  I think that a 28 year old motor home RV qualifies for the term "classic" or perhaps "vintage,"  so it should meet the definition for "older," so it might fit in here. 

     I had not really intended to get a motor home RV back in the summer of 2013.  It just sort of happened.  It had belonged to a…

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At 12:34pm on February 13, 2017, Dawn Michelle said…

Love your comprehensive description of your project - I am going to be considering those glue down solar panels as well.  My sister lives up in Bellingham - beautiful country up there.

 
 
 

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