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Old 04-23-2020, 04:28 AM   #301
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does anybody offer a gutter or dripedge for 2018 thor ace 30.4
There's an open thread about this on a 24.1.

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f2...ail-21313.html

It's not vehicle specific it's a glue on.
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Old 04-23-2020, 04:39 AM   #302
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We took the 24.1 out for a short drive tonight.
The road to the grand canyon, needless to say, is completely empty.
It's the first time I've had it out at night since installing the light bar.
It is very very nice.
Not a specific light like the headlights are, just an absence of darkness.
I have some old school h4 headlights I'll install and then I'm done with front lights.

I do have the timers here at the shop to install curb lights like higher end gm cars used to have. You turn on the turn signal and a spot light shines from near the front wheel well in the direction of your turn. Cad and Olds owners will remember them.

Building a monster strong rake for the tractor has interrupted the rv mods. I hate welding.


We would have been on the road today headed to the spring west coast Thor meet.
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Old 04-29-2020, 02:07 AM   #303
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I am doing something I never remember to do.
It's about 70į,slight breeze.
The east side of the garage is completely shaded right now.
I am simply sitting on my considerably sized ass, all by myself, far from any sound except one silly bird tittering... and watching the world pass by.
Sun is going down, shadows are getting comically long, it's just starting to cool too much.
I have hired two young brothers who know very little but are quick and eager to learn. Having help motivates me. We Trimmed hedges and I drove the tractor while they walked alongside and tossed rocks into the loader. We lined a ditch with said rocks, after they left I planted enough cauliflower seeds for five cauliflower in the little harbor freight greenhouse.
I can look way up on the side of the hill and see the damn open range cows are up on the north end probably tearing stuff up.
Don't care about cows right now.


So
Here's to the 96 hour work weeks having been better than the 108 hour work weeks that got me onto the back patio.
Long gone due to an early and meritorious retirement, but fondly remembered in a horrific nightmarish, it's OK I'm used to the pain, I'm addicted to this job like it's heroin, way.

The rv is a nicety, not a necessity for us.
We're happy at home.
I am happy today.
I believe contented is the goal and happy is for fools.
I'm a fool today. It happens seldom.
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Old 04-29-2020, 02:50 AM   #304
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Duksface that really looks nice. A job well done.
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Looks like a great property . How many acres?
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Old 04-29-2020, 10:48 PM   #306
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Well as expected we got the thunderstorms around 4 this morning. I asked Alexa to wake me around 2 so I could watch the radar and look for warnings. We have around 100acres and my 2 kids and their families live on our place too. I am the look out in case we have to retreat to the storm shelter. They were predicting wind and hail. What we got was a 60mph straight line wind that blew trees down on the fences and it took our antenna pole (power pole size) and threw it down on our a/c unit. So 5grand later they are installing our new system as I am writing. Thank the Lord for trial and tribulations, and the Vegas and its garage was not hurt at all!!!
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Old 04-30-2020, 02:17 AM   #307
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Looks like a great property . How many acres?
18 contiguous, another 7.5 on the hill.
Not a lot by most standards.
But it's a damn lot when you're trimming trees.
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Old 04-30-2020, 03:45 AM   #308
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Well as expected we got the thunderstorms around 4 this morning. I asked Alexa to wake me around 2 so I could watch the radar and look for warnings. We have around 100acres and my 2 kids and their families live on our place too. I am the look out in case we have to retreat to the storm shelter. They were predicting wind and hail. What we got was a 60mph straight line wind that blew trees down on the fences and it took our antenna pole (power pole size) and threw it down on our a/c unit. So 5grand later they are installing our new system as I am writing. Thank the Lord for trial and tribulations, and the Vegas and its garage was not hurt at all!!!
Snow is our only torment here.
Wind does 60mph at the top of the trees 30 feet up but has never hit 20mph at their base.
Did you upgrade the seer rating when you replaced the ac?
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Old 04-30-2020, 11:17 PM   #309
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Of course

We did upgrade the a/c unit and even though the coils on the inside were not hurt they were 10ish years old so we hade them replaced also. Now its just dealing with ins co. Fun fun fun. We lost several people in a tornado recently in Onalaska. Which is not too far from us (about 90mins away). Storms are pretty severe this year. We should have been getting ready for our big trip this year. Were going to see in-laws in Altoona Pa. Not gonna happen right now. Gonna try to reschedule for maybe September. Iím a retired cop and I teach EMS at Texas A&M, which is not happening right now. Iím stuck with a lot of time to fill in so looking around I have found some honey doís and its getting hay season so we will be cutting and baling before long. My favorite things to do. And I have a new grand baby coming the next few days. Life is good.
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Old 04-30-2020, 11:29 PM   #310
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The wind is doing 45mph as gusts today.
Is 6mph down here in the trees.

I'm dreading if our heat or ac coil goes out. It's actually built into the attic and a wall over the mandoor header in the garage will have to come out.

Life IS good

THANKFULLY we don't have hay to put up.
We live on free range and rain water, so two strikes against hay or even a lawn.
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Old 05-01-2020, 12:41 AM   #311
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My worst gas mileage ever. We usually get no less than 9mpg, no more than 10mpg.
This was 180 miles travelled on a climb from 302ft altitude to what you see on the screen.

6,000ft in 180 miles averaging the 70MPH speed you see on the screen.
Nice display setup!
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Old 05-01-2020, 01:35 AM   #312
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Worked on our full hook up rv site(for visitors) today.
The freeze proof faucets go 2 feet into the ground. They're operated by a rod and the guts are two feet below the surface.
There's a single screw, it rusts, pops off, and the valve is stuck closed.

So guess what?
It's stuck closed.
It's attached to damn pvc pipe so I'll have to cut it off and build the joint then glue it back on.
Three nipples, a tee and a leg and a cap because they had no elbow, a fence post holding it ridgid because the pvc is flexxy. A hundred bucks from now it should be done. If not, I'll bury it all and you'll get the hose when you visit.. And love it.

The kids I hired had never been in a trench before.
I told them the thing you chant in your head while in there is:
'How do I get to be guy with his hands in his pockets telling me what to do?'
And when you get to be that guy you chant :
'How do I get to be a backhoe operator?'
And then
'How do I get a crew of my own?'

None of this:
You can be anything you want to be stuff.
It was
This is what you'll be if you damn well don't pay attention.

I was a good mucker(someone who cleans and finishes the ditch) when I was a kid.
Because I went the added metaphorical distance.
I was a go farther mucker like no other.(for almost 3 days in the ditch and four days of overseeing before I was on that backhoe)
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Old 05-06-2020, 06:02 PM   #313
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Again with the batteries!

Still LOVE the 2018 24.1. Thought we had a converter problem; they only replaced the batteries last time. Nothing said about converter. Before you generous, highly-educated (electricians or Ducksface) ó from whom Iíve learned so much and whose posts I enjoy reading until I come upon...well...some of the more technical vocabulary ó jump to criticize...I understand that I have a responsibility to have a basic knowledge about all things RV if I dare to be an owner, much like my responsibility to understand whatís under the hood of my trusty Sequoia with 200,000 plus miles AND my toaster which works on demand...WAIT! Thatís not a thing...I know nothing about either. Got me thinkingÖI never have to worry about batteries for my house. Go on vacation, return, flip a switch and voila! Lights! I have looked into total electric RVs. Wish for a Ďbunny slopeí version of the many threads regarding batteries. I did buy the noco G7200 charger...have appt with my fave CW in Dothan. Thanks for this thread. Be well; safe travels!
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Batteries are easy.
Here's the short version.

RV batteries aren't really 12 volt. We just call them that. They're closer to 14 than to 12.

Two six volt vs one 12 v is mostly a myth as it applies to rv.

Flooded batteries which you have to add water are a design form the 1890's

Agm and the like can lay on their side and require no water added on occasion but that's all they add to the system, no water added and the crap fest that can be.

Lithium batteries with internal sensors can be drained lower, essentially making them almost double the capacity of non lithium type batteries.

A special charge might not be needed for your lithium batteries since the big difference is a charger doesn't have to constantly 'tap' a lithium battery to keep it full.

Lithium is becoming an old but sturdy platform and newer better is coming.
Any investment in a $1,000 lithium battery today will be of great advantage, but might be $300 five years from now.

That's the battery nutshell without religion, prejudice, politics or laboratory strives wrongly translated to real rv life.
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Old 05-06-2020, 06:31 PM   #315
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My pipe problem just got weird.
I removed the faucet.
There is clear fresh water sitting exactly at the horizontal feed line level. The supply pipe is full of fresh clean water WITH ZERO WATER PRESSURE.
65psi at all other hose bibs.
I left the faucet off of the line for 20 minutes no change of even a fraction of a fraction in height of water level, up or down.
There is no valve in the system we have found so consequently no valve we may have turned. I flushed the faucet, it worked. Turned it on three minutes later, it didn't work.

Flummoxed is a great word.
And I am.

I bought a cap, will remove the faucet, turn off the water open a distant spigot and back low the line using an attached tire valve stem.

Input is not only appreciated but required so I just don't bury the damn thing and run a hose.
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Thank you for your thoughtful reply. I’ll research the AGMs. Sorry I can’t offer any tangents!
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Thank you for your thoughtful reply. Iíll research the AGMs. Sorry I canít offer any tangents!


Do your research and decide what works for you. I use and like plain old flooded batteries. Just because itís old tech doesnít mean itís not good. Use a flow rite fill and adding water is a 3 minute job every other month. The batteries run about $90 apiece and can last 5 or more years. I usually replace them every 3 years when I find a good sale so they always are fresh. AGMs will cost twice as much and not last any longer. In my experience AGMs work great until they donít while flooded generally will give you quite a bit of warning that they are done by just not holding their charge as long as they used to. Lithium is a better technology but at the moment can cost up to 10 times as much, may require a new converter/charging system and has a (small) risk of fire. Each type has its proponents.
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Duck. It sure sounds like you have a shut off somewhere between the faucet with 65 psi and the one at your RV site. Back flowing the system like you described would be a good place to start.
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Batteries are easy.
Here's the short version.

RV batteries aren't really 12 volt. We just call them that. They're closer to 14 than to 12.

Two six volt vs one 12 v is mostly a myth as it applies to rv.



That's the battery nutshell without religion, prejudice, politics or laboratory strives wrongly translated to real rv life.

Let's not forget about Graphene Batteries: https://www.androidauthority.com/gra...ained-1070096/


And for the really adventurous - Quantum Batteries. https://www.sciencealert.com/scienti...r-loses-charge
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Duck. It sure sounds like you have a shut off somewhere between the faucet with 65 psi and the one at your RV site. Back flowing the system like you described would be a good place to start.
I'm hanging back on that damn thing for a while. Well get another snow but just one, and it won't freeze.
It's not making me angry, I just refuse to be entrapped by it.

Graphene will come into its own pretty soon.
I think they have the weight under control, can build the voltage, but they're just enormous right now.
They're in the
'hey! Lemons makes a vestige of voltage! Pretty damn cool to run a car on lemons!' stage.
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