David craft's Blog (8)

electrical connectors

just wanted to share a little about electrical connectors. crimp connectors come in a range of quality as do wire nuts. they are often criticized but getting a good quality connector and proper installation goes a long way towards satisfactory performance. look for a thick wall on the crimp connector where it makes contact with the wire. that will ensure it holds a crimp well. good wire nuts are edge wound square wire inside instead of round. they will actually bite into the wires you are… Continue

Added by david craft on February 28, 2017 at 8:20pm — 17 Comments

Rv air conditioner sealing (units using standard gaskets)

I looked around to see what I could find on the subject.  Trailer life had a good article, I thought could just advise people to read that and I could just expand on what they said.  Its call "Trailer life roof air leak repair".  If the air conditioner frame touches the roof then its gasket replacement time.  They are designed to drain out the bottom of the pan and touching the roof restricts flow of water.  That's why you NEVER seal the outside edge of the pan.  Also, the pan will rub the…

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Added by david craft on December 7, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Refer leveling

When I was a youngster, there was a running joke. Three things you dont do: sword fight with Zorro, pee in the wind, or mess with me! Well there is the three things you dont do with an RV. Dont let her leak. Dont forget to winterize. And dont runthe refer out of level. Get an appliance level. I like the small square one with the green fluid. Place this onthe freezer shelf. Half the volume of the bubble( 2/3 diameter) in the circle anytime the fridge is on and your stationary more than 1/2 hour.… Continue

Added by david craft on November 28, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Weight distibution hitches (round bar)

I'm going to keep this simple as I can. I want to cover the round bar weight distribution hitch. The square bar are trickier to adjust ...you can google your instructions if you wish. I would like to say that the Hensley arrow and the Pullrite systems are the best. The main drawbacks to these are they extend so far past the bumper, its hard to get any good equalization out of them. The farther behind the bumper the ball mount is, the higher the load on the spring bars to get the weight… Continue

Added by david craft on November 24, 2014 at 2:36am — 7 Comments

Brake Controllers: Inertia vs. Timer

I'd like to discuss these 2 styles because almost all brake controllers fall into these 2 catagories. i'm purposely skipping the old fashioned hydraulic/electric controllers. They were very good, but dont do well with the newer tow vehicles. So lets break it down:



Timer style: these controls are timer based. you basically set 2 features; overall gain, and delay. When the brake is depressed far enough to activate the stop lights, the controller activates. You set the delay for the… Continue

Added by david craft on November 21, 2014 at 11:03pm — 14 Comments

Waterline repair

I did a search and did not find anything on this subject. I thought it would be good to share some ideas and tips, and open the topic for discussion. I am a fan of the new PEX waterline. Its supposed to be good to 50 degrees below and I have yet to see a failure. Though I would still winterize it. I personally like "flair-it" fittings. They need no special tools and are trouble free from my experience. There are o-ring style fittings available too but ive had issues with these in the past. I… Continue

Added by david craft on November 17, 2014 at 1:33am — 4 Comments

LP. Gas Systems

All RVs should have 2 stage LP regulators. The regulator should be in a fixed position with the vent facing down or within 45 degrees of down. If you have a single stage, change it please. The old style LP fitting that threads into the service valve(on/off) should be replaced with a "excess flow" POL. This will restrict the flow of the propane in then event of a major leak in the system. These are reverse thread on internal threaded valves and right hand thread on the external threaded…

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Added by david craft on October 21, 2014 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

converter evolution

i saw some earlier chats on converters styles ...thought i throw in some history. the earlier rvs had convection style heaters and no 12 volts appliances , just 12 volt lighting and 110 volt lighting. the next stage added forced air furnaces with a transformer and diodes to run a 12 volt motor but no provision to supply that power to the rest of the coach. then the first converters came on the scene. they would run the lights and furnace but you had to switch between the converter or the… Continue

Added by david craft on October 21, 2014 at 2:26am — 15 Comments

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