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    Onan 2800 Microlite Generator sustained running issue.

    You should probably repost this as a new question so as not to confound the original question and also to highlight your specific problem. My generator was exhibiting similar issues - I call it hot shut down. As the engine heats up it needs a "leaner" mixture. All I had to do was to lean out...
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    AC overloading generator

    What size cable are you running from the generator to the RV and are the plug ends hot when the A/C trips? When I first plugged My RV into 15amp house power (at home) it would run the A/C for a while and trip. I was using a standard 15/20 amp extension cord. Plug ends were getting very hot...
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    Battery

    I don't have an issue with what Kirk said about leaving the generator running while gone. Personally my coach is old and the systems are old. I probably would never leave my generator running if I was not there. I would deal with waiting for the A/C to pull the temp back down when I got home...
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    Ink jet printer

    What allows them to dry out is that they are vented to atmosphere after they are opened. If I knew I wasn't going to print for a while I would probably wrap them in saran wrap - especially over the print head, put the cartridges in a zip lock and drop in a desiccant bag (if I had one) in the...
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    Got Somebody You Want To Get Rid Of? This May Be The Place To Do It.

    My wife, Paola, is Colombian and addicted to true crime stuff usually critiquing how the wife screwed up hiding the body... I plan to never go on a Cancun vacation with her and her lesbian friend... Boondocking in the desert is also off my to do list...
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    Driving in extreme heat & engine light

    I would say your indications were perfectly normal for the conditions you describe. I would also say that if you were a quart low on oil you definitely should have topped it up. Oil also carries a great deal of heat. If you plan to drive in those conditions you might consider adding an oil...
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    Update of Lithium battery install

    What is the technology of the battery paralleling device? Automatic charge relays generally sense the voltage on both sides. If one side shows a voltage high enough to be considered a "charging" source they are paralleled. If the resting voltage of the Lithium batteries is 13+ volts I am...
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    Title and registration problem with an old popup

    My instructions from Florida were very similar to what Darsben said. I was advised to file an abandoned property "case" - It's a legal case and there are filing fees etc. This was in fact a real abandoned vehicle on my property when I bought it. All I wanted was a car crusher or pick a part...
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    need help leveling

    You will learn "how level is level" with some experience. My aircon will drip into the RV if the RV is nose down. I don't really worry about the fridge "too" much. I have groovy leveling bubbles I have not yet mounted. My "trick" right now is that I have a small rubber ball. I put it on the...
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    Title and registration problem with an old popup

    This is going to be a tough one. I went through a similar situation here in Florida. The way I read New York is that your boss (the current seller) has to track down the previous owner and get an affidavit of lost title. Let's say that person is dead. Now you have to figure out who might come...
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    Mechanic wants to charge 27% labor surcharge to install Banks headers

    Totally legit and I would do the same. 1 - He applies a mechanic's time and/or his time - If he can do a job and make more money if he sells the parts, that is part of his business model. Labor is expensive. Not many folks make a killing selling labor. 2 - You are supplying parts and you are...
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    weboost Home Room?

    I bought a budget signal booster which had a lot of reviews and good ratings. I am convinced it is not about how much you spend for a booster. It's about getting a boostable signal in the first place. I am currently trying to figure out my best strategy and have 2 services running right now on...
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    The Million Dollar Question - How Old is Too Old?

    You have a cheaply built house on top of a bus chassis. My RV is 25 years old. I just drove it like 2200 miles back and forth to Arizona. Some things broke. They were house side items that almost always have a temporary work around. The chassis did great. Jumping on what Isaac said. My coach...
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    Deep cycle battery

    IMO the best solution is the largest deep cycle battery you can find mounted on the trailer or truck bed. An automatic charge relay is in place to disconnect the pump battery from the truck battery. When the truck is on the alternator charges the battery. Add a 50W solar panel and the solar can...
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    Got Somebody You Want To Get Rid Of? This May Be The Place To Do It.

    Interesting "theory" tested in court and shot down at least once. That's what is interesting about our system. Over time it is self correcting and there is a path to appeal to the top court under the right circumstances. Option 1 is legislature can close the loophole. Option 2 is they wait...
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