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About Allan

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  • Birthday 12/08/1962

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1984 Sandtana Phoenix
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    Georgetown, Washington State, USA
  1. Slumber Queen - Canadian Eh?

    Perhaps, but 30 weight tastes terrible on pancakes. Allan
  2. Slumber Queen - Canadian Eh?

    I believe Canadian models require adding a quart of maple syrup to the crank-case.
  3. Blue light should be avoided within 3 hours of bed time from what I have read. And dimming them isn't helpful.
  4. Coach LED's

    Sorry for waiting so long to reply. Only one of the several I bought developed a flicker in just one single light on the chip. I moved it to be the second light in double fixture over the sink and I don't notice now with both lights in the fixture going. The original 1156 bulbs would melt my new light covers as they would actually touch each other and the original covers probably became brittle from the heat of those bulbs, combined with age of coarse. I've had the lights for about three years now and but for the one that quickly developed the flicker all still work fine. I can hold my finger on any of them and they aren't uncomfortably warm. They wouldn't melt my plastic light covers if the adhesive were to fail and they came into contact with each other. That said, get your own double sided mounting tape for a more secure install. Maybe I just got lucky with my LEDs but they were a bargain combined with being able to use my original fixtures with simple flat cut out covers. Just make sure to order a few extras in case any fail. Allan
  5. Coach LED's

    A couple of years ago I ordered about 20 SMD LEDs attached to little flat square wafer thin squares with mounting tape that was a little weak so I used my own, wired up to 1156 plugs direct from China through Ebay or Amazon for about $1.20 each. Most of the original interior dome covers were brittle and cracked but the new lights were cool enough I was able to replace the convex covers with flat translucent acrylic cut outs that don't get hot though they are only a quarter inch from the new LEDs. I ordered a couple of extras so I was able to replace the one that flickered and still have a spare. Best of all I didn't have to replace any of the 10 light fixtures. There was no K rating but the light isn't harsh at all. Here's a similar deal I found at a glance: http://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-BA15S-1156-1141-Dome-bulb-36-1210-SMD-LED-Warm-White-/180743272456 Allan
  6. Fuel Additives

    I'm high alright, but not on false drugs. I'm high on the real thing: high octane gasoline, a clean windshield and a shoe-shine!
  7. Fuel Additives

    I did drive my rig on the beach in Moclips, Washington and it galloped along nicely. Clearly the sea foam had a positive affect on the horses.
  8. Fuel Additives

    Excellent idea! As corn might clog the fuel system on it's path to all those horses perhaps corn syrup would be preferable. Perhaps high fructose corn syrup would give those horses an extra energy boost. Has anyone tried this?
  9. Fuel Additives

    If my 84 Sandtana Phoenix has 96 horses under the hood, how many cubes of sugar should I put in the gas tank to feed them all?
  10. What happened

    Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before.
  11. Nice Deal - TV w/DVD

    I've got a 22 incher, if size matters!
  12. I agree it's not a good idea to load a circuit continuously that close to max. The heater I was using at the time had 500/1000/1500 watt settings. 750 watts is the low setting setting on the heater I use now. I don't remember what the high setting is as I don't need it that high and only use the low setting. Allan
  13. I too have a small heater I use when on shore power. I used the 1500 watt setting a couple of times and some 14 gauge wiring melted in a junction box under the rear bench. Close call there. The 750 watt setting works well enough for the space and has given me no problems. Please DO NOT use the 1500 watt setting. Allan
  14. I own a Sandtana Phoenix I brought into Washington State. After what seemed like an eternity at the licensing agency it was finally titled with Sandtana as the manufacturer and Phoenix as the model, Toyota is nowhere on the title.
  15. '76 Chinook / Hilux low beams trouble

    I had the same problem years ago on a Corvair. The problem ended up being oxidised contacts where the wiring harness plugged in to pass through the fire-wall. After sanding all the contacts the problem was solved. That said, I would check the bulbs first.