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  1. Lug_Nut

    ok dum question

    Tow vehicle wiring: In post 7 the white, brown, yellow, and thinner green look to correspond to a common 'flat four' color code. White for ground. Brown for park-tail-clearance lights Yellow for left brake-turn Green for right brake-turn The fatter of the two green is unknown. You'd need to...
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    Bunk End Plywood Alternatives?

    The imagined gain by a thermal break under the mattress will be needed to offset the continued lack of thermal break in the fabric walls? Your mattress cushion is that thin? Will the added thickness of the panel, placed on top of a structurally sound base, make problems in closing and folding...
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    Bunk End Plywood Alternatives?

    That 'norlock' product is for vertical walls. There's no way it'd support a sleeper with the panels laid flat as a bunk end. If your issue is threaded fasteners pulling out of the typical 50-50 sawdust and glue faux "plywood" construction, might some "T nuts" be usable to extend the life of the...
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    Modification: Built-in Kennels?

    For two people, the solution was to have the dogs sleep where the 'other' bed is located. We've since downsized to one, a terrier, so our multiple dog, hundred pounds 'o hounds problem has abated. Nights: We have a folding kennel that, by sheer luck, fits exactly on one bench seat of the two...
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    rechargeable lithium AA batteries?

    "Power" depends on the combination of voltage and current. The Ni-Mh, or Ni-Cd cell chemistry results in a 1.2 volt differential between the positive and negative sides, 80% of the alkaline's 1.5 volt difference. Using 20% more amperage from the rechargeable could compensate for the lower...
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    Blood pressure impact from owning an Aliner

    Many car manufacturer complaints are for 'infotainment' difficulties, not for functionality issues. I'm putting this Renology 'problem' in a similar group.
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    rechargeable lithium AA batteries?

    Lengthy, but thorough. I am impressed at the care taken to limit variables so as to come to a reasonably justifiable conclusion. However..... as the presenter points out, the test was prompted by the need to purchase more rechargeable batteries because his "had disappeared", likely re-allocated...
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    Back fire (?) flame from pilot

    Mercaptan (methanethiol) is an additive used to make the distinct odor that we have learned to associate with what is otherwise odorless propane gas. Spiders (which are arthropods, not insects) associate that odor with decay of organic materials, the kind of decay that insects seek as ideal for...
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    One of life's mysteries explained

    Nah, He'll disagree with you that his first twenty would have been considered 'eat, sleep, play and enjoy'. Just smile knowingly.
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    Back fire (?) flame from pilot

    Oh, no. I won't make that mistake again... I recently provided incorrect advice in a post that I had to walk-back when my disregard of video evidence was brought to my attention. There is a restriction in the flow path of the propane gas between the venturi air inlet (the small hole on the side...
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    Coleman Colorado Top Bows, Slide Out Frame

    Mark, would you also have the two insert supports for the road cover? e-mail also sent.
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    One light on

    If the light is on, it has a good ground. The issue is on the power-switched side. Warfarin, have you determined if it's the 'high', brake filament, or the 'low' park filament that is on? Review the layout in post 14. I'm inclined to check the umbilical for some connection of the right...
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    Daylight Savings

    I've hit on the way to save on home temperature control costs by using the same 'logic' of daylight "savings" time! While setting the set-back thermostat timer from EST to EDT, I also took down the outdoor thermometer in degrees F and put up the one one showing degrees C. Now instead of a sweaty...
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    Newest "pop-up" to hit the market

    Light on specifications regarding drive motors and drive control. Maybe a two direction 'surge' hitch that not only applies regeneration braking when the trailer moves forward relative to the tow truck (not 'vehicle', at 7500 lbs. it necessitates a TRUCK) but applies trailer wheel power when the...
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    rough spot when turning wheel

    The amount of force (electric current or surge brake hydraulic force) needed to overcome the return springs is a mere fraction of the force needed to press the friction surface to the spinning drum. One set of shoes may well come into contact before the shoes on the other side, but the amount of...
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    I Should Have Known it was a Problem When . . .

    As low as possible.They are terrible at creating vacuum so strive to keep the pump's inlet port gravity fed (even when the tank is nearly empty). Oh, the pumps will work when they are higher up, but they work better when placed lower.
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    Lifting trailer to clear driveway

    I'd be looking to determine if it's possible to pull the attached trailer out of that parking space and into the street by the shallow driveway rather than straight forward off the sharp curb. Then I'd be practicing reversing those pull out movements to create a back-in process that similarly...
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    rough spot when turning wheel

    Not necessarily a constant drag if the drum were slightly oval or the disc had a slight lateral run-out.
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    Need help finding the correct rivets

    I have two sizes of stud receiver with my tool. I've not run across any studs that wouldn't fit one or the other, so there may be just two sizes, but confirm you can accommodate which ever size your chosen stud might be.
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    rough spot when turning wheel

    Every exact full rotation? brakes, or hub against backing plate. If it were bearings the resistance would cycle with each ball or roller revolution, more frequently than the outer hub revolution.