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About 86Dolphino

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    Classic cars, Harleys, camping. I love taking something old and making it spot on.

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    Title say 86 but date on outside wall says 10/85. So it's a RARE one hahaha.

    I bought it a week ago. 5/15/18. 21 footer all original decent interior l. Onan 3.0 genstart. Roof top A/C and in the cab, Automatic, 2.4 22RE, 6 lug dually rear end. Bathroom in the rear model.
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    Reno, NV

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  1. Thank you Linda, Ive owned it since I was 18, 18 years now. I've taken it to HAN every year for almost 18 years now and I've never seen another one. everywhere I go people just love it.
  2. My 59 Rambler American wanted to say hi haha
  3. You can see the generator box on the top end leaning out. But it wont move back in
  4. once I get my driver side wall issue repaired (which I'm working on now) I will get a 20w panel a small battery and a thermostatic fan switch. that sounds like the right way to go.
  5. so I got the generator out. (a 3k onan genset) think I could sell it? I don't want to put it back in. Also I haven't got all the siding off the coach yet but I got to say the box feels solid (no movement) but its diffidently hanging low and making the wall bow out. the wall has also pulled away from the sink counter top some. My plan is to pull the metal siding off, cut out any rotted wood framing and replace reattach the wall to the counter and get the generator box setting back up into place. I hope I don't mess this up. I have all the recepticals off the driver side and doors removed and I have taken off the 3 bottom rows of siding and I'm getting nervous. I got all the wood tools I feel ill need, I got brad nail gun, a staple gun ( shoot up to 2 inch staples) this can be done and if I'm careful the siding can go back up right? anyone have any input on something I should take note of or do to improve the RV?
  6. thank you WME. ill end up going with the 15watt panel with the Temp switch and small battery. My fridge gets cold but not as cold as I would like it. its always hovering just out of safe range for food storage.
  7. I want to run two 120mm CPU fans behind my Dometic Fridge to help cooling process. I also want to fun 3 50mm fans inside the fridge to help circulate. My question is the 2 120MM fans are 12v @ .12amps each the 50mm fans are 12v @ .12 amps each so I have a total of .60 amp to convert it to watts is 12vX.60= 7.2 watts I want to wire this 7watt panel which is Rated up to 7-watt / 583mA per hour of sunlight If I convert my .60 amp to mA it would be 600mA So can I wire these fans direct to the solar panel and during the day just have the fans come on with the sun ( I may add a on/off switch to shut it down when not in use) below are links to all items if interested 120mm fans https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-DC-120mm-X-25mm-Brushless-2-Pin-Cooling-Fan-LED-Heatsink-Marine-PC-CPU/132784803547?epid=10028178306&hash=item1eea974edb:g:6E0AAOSwFFJbonmZ 50mm fans https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-12V-0-12A-2-Pin-50x50x10mm-PC-Computer-CPU-System-Brushless-Cooling-Fan-5010/282772246839?epid=687429849&hash=item41d68a1137:g:JQ0AAOSwNeVbd-TC 7watt panel https://www.amazon.com/Competition-Amorphous-Power-Battery-Charger/dp/B008GUHBEO/ref=asc_df_B008GUHBEO/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167150549507&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10229534100648222432&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030895&hvtargid=pla-502885687632&psc=1
  8. Hi Julia, I went with these and 'm very happy with them. https://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=7242
  9. So I took my Rig out to Desert Creek over the weekend. the trip ends with 6.3 miles of pretty rough dirt road. When I arrived I noticed my Onan Generator box dang near falling out. has anyone had this happen to their rigs? my generator came stock with my unit. as its falling down its also pulling my driver side wall out. I was able to make it home so that's good. I plan on pulling all the aluminum and pulling the generator out for its almost 200lbs and I don't use it much anyways. I figure ill make a new box and fix the wall. and maybe pick up a ultra quiet Generator down the road if I miss it.
  10. Yes I'm going to. I've been watching some videos and seen the shark bite fittings.
  11. I think it was off a thread possibly. when I pulled the fitting off I could also see the seal inside the fitting was all mangled. I cut the end off, but now how to hook it back up? I don't have a pex crimp tool and really don't want to spend the 50 to 60 bucks for a single use. can I use like PVC fitting to make this work? or any other ideas possibly?
  12. WME thank you. I cant stop taking my brain. Thought I'd ad Renogy has a monitoring program and I can set peramaters? Should i just leave it alone or is there a way to correlate the peramaters with my specific batteries?
  13. I hate to fire this topic up, I really want to put it to bed. I noticed my battery will charge good all day. I'll check it and my charge controller will show lol 13.9v to low 14v The controller will also show the batteries at 100% all good until the sun goes down. I'll be at home everything off nothing on tripple checked. And my batteries will slowly drain down to like 12.8 by midnight 1 o'clock. My volts maybe a little lower at times. Come morning it will charge it up to the low 14v. I now have everything unplugged from the batteries except the solar system. I'm still getting a drain. My batteries are new two Duracell Pro 6v batteries. (Bought them at batteries Plus) Any ideas what's going on here?
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