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  1. Go to your local NAPA they will have OEM grade rubber. Have the parts guy spin the computer screem around so you can see if all the parts are what you need.
  2. RV battery gas gauge This is the Gold standard for battery monitors. https://www.amazon.com/Victron-Battery-Monitor-VE-Direct-Bluetooth/dp/B0723DRLSX/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?crid=2DZE9PFEYS96G&keywords=aili+battery+monitor&qid=1572187370&sprefix=aili%2Caps%2C251&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&smid=AERMGYAT5R869&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExSVdZVERNUTNSWEs3JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTAyMTU2MTNWSDE1TkxUSDM5TSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzE3MDAyMVExVVA0U0xPTk1TSCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= This is what I bought, I'll install it in the spring and report how it works. (too cold to work in the rv) https://www.amazon.com/AiLi-Battery-Monitor-Voltmeter-Motorhome/dp/B07CTKYFTG/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2DZE9PFEYS96G&keywords=aili+battery+monitor&qid=1572187250&sprefix=aili%2Caps%2C251&sr=8-4
  3. Won't hurt. Mount the fuse close to the solar panel. FWIW my roof is fiberglass and the cable run is in wood panels so Ive never fused the panels. The battery YES fuses
  4. A simple matched system. Get the 30A controller . It will let you grow your system with out getting a new controller. It will work with 2 more panels and another battery. Remember reducing power consumption is as important as extra power panels. LED lights and if you "need" a TV get a flat screen. Those are the 2 biggest power drains
  5. Your OK. Just a little fine tuning. With the Engine off the the isolator is disconnected. Your not reading voltage out of isolator, your reading your house battery voltage. You need to start the engine and report back with the voltages. Another WAG your battery was severely discharged and you drive wasn't long enough to fully charge the battery. So what to do?, your RV should have a power cord that plugs into your house AND if everything is right😜 there is a converter that will charge the house battery. If things aren't right then a regular car battery charger will do.
  6. OK good deal. Be advised you have shortened your house battery's life span, by how much is the question. Let it rest over night and check the house battery with a digital meter. Here is v vs charge % info https://www.energymatters.com.au/components/battery-voltage-discharge/ If its still low a trickle charger should be used to top it off. Or plug it in and see if your converter works. Check your battery water level
  7. Wow are you going to have fun. A pure WAG is the white wire in the second photo of the first is the control wire for the isolator. Isolator is black cylinder in the first photo of your last post. With the engine off you should have 0v on the white wire, with the engine running there should be 12-14v on the white wire. If this is correct then check the isolator terminals one side should be 12v and the otherside 0v with the house battery disconnected. If both are so, then hook the white wire to the B terminal on the isolater. Start the engine and check the isolator for 12v on both sides. If thats good then hook up the battery + and check the house batter for voltage with the engine off. That should be less than 12v. Start the engine and the battery voltage should be 13.5v +. If that happen you good to go and as you drive around the engine will be charging the house battery. I can't tell is your isolator is a 3 post with a blob of rust or a 4 post with a broken terminal. Finding the battery V drain with the engine off and the ignition key removed requires a mini amp meter and you have to check each wire to the + post on the battery. Have fun
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    Get a cheap voltmeter and remove the wires from the battery. Check each wire with the ohm function to a known ground. Who knows what has been done in the last 35 years. You may have multiple grounds. With the wires disconnected, start the engine and check for 12v on the wires. Wire the battery according to what you find. After you get the battery hooked up to the basic wires connected, follow the other wires to see where they go. This is what your looking for, an auto reset circuit breaker...https://www.delcity.net/store/12V-Auto-Reset-Circuit-Breakers/p_198669.h_198846 Available at any auto part store.
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    "normal" RV wiring is black is +, white - YMMV depending on what silliness the previous owner has done.
  10. It takes a few parts to do it right. These will save you a bunch of time and money in the future. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Camco-Pump-Converter-Winterizing-Kit-36543/205808441 You cant just pour antifreeze in the city water hook up. This will let the water pump suck the antifreeze direct from the jug. This is for the water heater. It will save you about $20 each year if you don't pump 6 gallons of antifreeze in the heater, it will also make the water taste better next year. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Camco-Quick-Turn-RV-Permanent-By-Pass-Kit-35983/205808443
  11. Full discription...1991 Toyota Pickup C&C DRW 3vze 3L V-6. C&C means cab and chassis. DRW, dual rear wheels. Winnebago just added the house. Everything should be a standard pickup, until you start to do things to the rear axle, then the C&C, DRW and 1 ton Full Floating rear axle are needed descriptors . P.S. Winnebago, Itasca same people
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    With it running on electricity, open the back cover and feel the heater tube. It should be warmish hot. Its a tall vertical tube. Switch to LPG there should a small flame at the bottom. The tube should still be hottish after several hours.
  13. Random things... Did you crack the tank on the bump? Get a garden hose and slowly fill the tank through the toilet. When its full to the top of the flange. Look around outside for leaks on the ground. The toilet/flange seal is foam. Its cheap and an easy replace. https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/electrical-plumbing-lp-gas/rv-toilet-tanks-plumbing-sanitation/toilet-floor-gasket-kit_83-8794 Driving with a window open will create a low pressure zone in the house and suck the smells from the toilet inside. Helpful things to create low pressure in the tank. Ive used both and they work very well. https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Vents-and-Fans/Camco/CAM40595.html https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Vents-and-Fans/Lippert-Components/LC389381.html
  14. Look carefully at the clear cover. Two sides will have tabs and the other two won't. Squeeze the two sides with the tabs. They should pop out of the slots in the yellow body. AND you have removed the light bulb cover.
  15. Have you been here? https://www.boundfornowhere.com/blog2/build-out-week-1-2
  16. Depends on temp and duration. If the low temp is above freezing, make sure you have propane and the heater works. Then just go for it. 0 to freezing winterize the rig and use bottled water, mix up a 1/3 antifreeze 2/3 water and use it to flush the toilet. Below 0 be in a camp ground with shore power and use a small electric heater to save propane. 50/50 antifreeze for flushing. Below -20 stay home😂
  17. Maybe, for sure give them a call. https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-appliances/air-conditioner/air-conditioner-parts-accessories/replacement-shrouds/dometicbriskair-shroud_08.0004
  18. Make old plastic new...😎...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz-HSjGj0ek
  19. Depending on the size of the hole, this may make things a lot neater. https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/product.do?part=32888&engine=adwords&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhK_9gYve5AIVhBx9Ch0qQAdPEAQYBCABEgLv5_D_BwE
  20. The local cheap gas station is about 4 blocks from my house, so thats what I use. About 2x a year the car gets a bottle of Techron. At the beginning of the RV season the MH gets 2x bottles, big fuel tank. After many years still good.
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    I get the not secure warning. W10 and Firefox. I also run Ghostery and an ad blocker My anti virus is Webroot
  22. https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f197/new-project-ultimate-toyota-rv-rehab-299416/index2.html
  23. The fuzzy thing is called a windlace. https://www.albrightssupply.com/windlace-s/2014.htm
  24. Maybe something...... The blog "Bound for nowhere" shows the owners doing the stripes on a Sunrader. They uses a local company Carbon Wraps in Orlando FL. CW may still have the computer files. Carbon Wraps. 321 804 2726
  25. OK here is a new idea. ATS $60 Easy Start $300...https://www.microair.net/collections/easystart-soft-starters/products/easystart-364-3-ton-single-phase-soft-starter-for-air-conditioners?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIw5rA1eDL5AIVAR-tBh348QENEAQYASABEgJqFfD_BwE&variant=30176048267 The outboard ATS will take the power from your exhisting inverter and direct it to the 115v ac house power panel. The easy start will reduce the start up surge from your Roof AC from 42 amps to something around 16 amps. Your 2000w inverter should be able to handle that. I don't know how happy the AC will be running on a modified sine wave. Ya pays ur money, an makes ur choices.
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