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Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-05-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,279
Posted By KenjiFox
Not quite. BMS or battery management system...

Not quite. BMS or battery management system boards have a few basic functions. They protect against over discharge, over charge, sometimes short circuit or over draw, and very importantly they...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-04-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,279
Posted By KenjiFox
I go with option 3. I assume (almost certainly...

I go with option 3. I assume (almost certainly correct) that these are lithium iron phosphate batteries. These have a nominal cell voltage of 3.2, making them the most suitable "drop in" lithiums....
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 02-08-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,843
Posted By KenjiFox
The best 12v cooking device out there is the Max...

The best 12v cooking device out there is the Max Burton Digital Stove to Go. Hands down, it rocks. I've had to repair mine a few times, but that's just due to extreme amounts of use! I have over 1000...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-18-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,526
Posted By KenjiFox
I installed one on my original tank. Works great,...

I installed one on my original tank. Works great, I full time and drink etc. from my 1986 scamp tank exclusively. I did however replace ALL of the factory vinyl lines. Those are big heavy and gross....
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 05-06-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,410
Posted By KenjiFox
That's correct. I linked to it on Amazon. The...

That's correct. I linked to it on Amazon. The 6905 Digital stove to go is the item I am talking about. I love this thing.

Edit;
Are Amazon affiliate links allowed here?
If so I can add it...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 05-05-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,410
Posted By KenjiFox
This is my absolute favorite cooking appliance...

This is my absolute favorite cooking appliance ever.
MaxBurton 12v...
Forum: General Chat 04-29-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,275
Posted By KenjiFox
Yep that valve on the fuel rail is what I was...

Yep that valve on the fuel rail is what I was suggesting to use. It can be picky, but if you absolutely want to use the fuel in your vehicles tank then that's the most sure fire way as all fuel...
Forum: General Chat 04-29-2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,254
Posted By KenjiFox
I do not run my generator inside of my Scamp. I...

I do not run my generator inside of my Scamp. I didn't mean to confuse you with that photo, it was merely a size ref.

I have ran it in the back of my car before. Aimed the exhaust out of my...
Forum: General Chat 04-29-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,254
Posted By KenjiFox
I installed a 5000 BTU window unit with an EER of...

I installed a 5000 BTU window unit with an EER of 9.2 that used r410a. It ran that. I replaced that now with my much older but better Daewoo unit that is 5,350 btu with an EER of 10.7 that uses r22....
Forum: General Chat 04-29-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,275
Posted By KenjiFox
That all depends on the original performance...

That all depends on the original performance level of the unit and thus compression ratio. Always assume ethanol is bad for things and worse the older said thing is. You will be fine with todays...
Forum: General Chat 04-27-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,275
Posted By KenjiFox
I do not worry about the alchohol in the fuel. ...

I do not worry about the alchohol in the fuel.
I do always add a little sea foam to my spare fuel cans though. Ever since doing that I have not had to clean a single carburetor on anything. From my...
Forum: General Chat 04-27-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,764
Posted By KenjiFox
My Scamp 16 is "Campsule".

My Scamp 16 is "Campsule".
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-27-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,368
Posted By KenjiFox
Thanks I appreciate it. It's fully welded inside...

Thanks I appreciate it. It's fully welded inside as well.
The paint on it is Rust Bullet in silver aluminum. Chassis Saver silver by Magnet Paints is almost identical. I HIGHLY recommend these...
Forum: General Chat 04-26-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,254
Posted By KenjiFox
Given the length of your trip, and how you don't...

Given the length of your trip, and how you don't always plan on being at a powered campground....
You may want a small generator. Before anyone starts throwing rocks at me please note that I only...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-26-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,368
Posted By KenjiFox
Grabbed some photos of what I mean. It's dark out...

Grabbed some photos of what I mean. It's dark out so they're not perfect, but I am sure they will do. That coupler is from Harbor Freight. It's a 2" since what was on this trailer when I got it was a...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-26-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,398
Posted By KenjiFox
Here are my Renogy panels mounted on my Scamp 16...

Here are my Renogy panels mounted on my Scamp 16 deluxe.
I used stainless steel hardware to mount them. The Renogy Z brackets work great for a Scamp roof. They simply flex to follow the curve...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-26-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,398
Posted By KenjiFox
When they refer to a bypass diode, they mean for...

When they refer to a bypass diode, they mean for one panel at a time. These are meant to be in an array. Usually in series. Each individual solar cell is like a battery. Each one makes about 0.5v....
Forum: General Chat 04-26-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,275
Posted By KenjiFox
If it were me, I would get the fuel directly from...

If it were me, I would get the fuel directly from the vehicles fuel rail.
you could use one of these kits;
Fuel Pressure Tester (https://www.harborfreight.com/fuel-injection-pump-tester-92699.html)...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-26-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,368
Posted By KenjiFox
you may be able to trim some of the frame off...

you may be able to trim some of the frame off where the two come to a point and then get the coupler on more. From that point use a bunch of c-clamps to flex them together the rest of the way while...
Forum: General Chat 04-26-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,254
Posted By KenjiFox
By 750 amp power station I assume that's a jumper...

By 750 amp power station I assume that's a jumper block, and it said 750 amps on the box. This is typically going to be a high amp discharge 12AH AGM battery. Normally said to have 650 amps of...
Forum: General Chat 04-26-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,342
Posted By KenjiFox
Remote temp probes should always be used with the...

Remote temp probes should always be used with the solar controller for longevity. This is because the required voltage for bulk absorption and float vary with temperature.

Do NOT put the charge...
Forum: General Chat 04-25-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,250
Posted By KenjiFox
Oh I forgot to mention, you should charge through...

Oh I forgot to mention, you should charge through your power converter in almost all cases. For example, on the generator I just posted the 12v out is both unregulated, meaning with eco mode off the...
Forum: General Chat 04-25-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,250
Posted By KenjiFox
My all time favorite generator is this; ...

My all time favorite generator is this;
IG800W...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-25-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,696
Posted By KenjiFox
They pull straight out. That is if you are lucky!...

They pull straight out. That is if you are lucky!
My Scamp has wooden light fixtures, not sure if they are stock or not.
They got way too hot and the wedge bulbs melted in. Not only that, but the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-14-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,569
Posted By KenjiFox
Your thoughts for a setup are absolutely spot on....

Your thoughts for a setup are absolutely spot on. You will certainly benefit from the MPPT and series setup. With a panel, if you shade a single cell you cut the output severely. Since they are both...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 30,239
Posted By KenjiFox
I completely agree with you. I don't mean to come...

I completely agree with you. I don't mean to come off as critical of Scamp.
I was just unaware that there were such issues on a new unit since I have never seen one. I assumed it was perfect each...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,637
Posted By KenjiFox
No worries, I already decided not to reply any...

No worries, I already decided not to reply any more. I don't like conflict, and as I said, to me everyone is entitled to their own opinions on matters like this. I'm completely chill. No ill feelings...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-14-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,569
Posted By KenjiFox
Very nice, that looks good. You're doing great...

Very nice, that looks good. You're doing great with the 6 gauge wire. Certainly, the ground wire is just as important as the positive wire. When doing ohms calculations for loss the distance should...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-14-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,569
Posted By KenjiFox
I have both of those monitors myself, great to...

I have both of those monitors myself, great to keep an eye on what's going on.
I also have a Kill-a-watt for spot readings, and my pure sine inverter has an LCD readout too.

I am currently...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-14-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,569
Posted By KenjiFox
My stock trailer aux power wire included with my...

My stock trailer aux power wire included with my Geo/Suzuki Tracker drops voltage so badly that the 14.4 measured at my battery when running becomes 12.1 at the 7 pin connection. No load. Without the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 30,239
Posted By KenjiFox
Thank you kindly, it really seems like mine was...

Thank you kindly, it really seems like mine was some odd job after thought conversion to a wet bathroom. The two main walls also have an orange print on them (including the inside of the door) of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 30,239
Posted By KenjiFox
Donna, does your 1988 model have the same floor I...

Donna, does your 1988 model have the same floor I described? Or does it have the molded fiberglass shower pan?


I'm still trying to figure out if Scamp just used to do their showers the way mine...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-14-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,569
Posted By KenjiFox
Oh I forgot to mention, my 55 amp tiny alternator...

Oh I forgot to mention, my 55 amp tiny alternator keeps up with all of the loads I put it under while driving. If your trailer isn't charging off of your tow vehicle I HIGHLY doubt it is the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-14-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,569
Posted By KenjiFox
I installed a Norcold sawafuji swing motor fridge...

I installed a Norcold sawafuji swing motor fridge in my Scamp 16 and I agree. The mounting points for the compressor are hardened and the vibration transfers to the shell.
Sitting alone outside of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,637
Posted By KenjiFox
We will disagree, and that's perfectly fine....

We will disagree, and that's perfectly fine. Again I point out, I am not talking about killing someone. Losing someone sounds as though you think I am.
If making said person unable to commit the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 30,239
Posted By KenjiFox
For the time, I got an expanding boat plug for...

For the time, I got an expanding boat plug for the shower floor. The stock stopper/strainer didn't seal at all. Doesn't help that the drain was rusty inside.

Glad to be rid of all of that mess in...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 30,239
Posted By KenjiFox
you're a very kind and understanding person. I do...

you're a very kind and understanding person. I do think that they should hire just ONE more person then. Make it 31-36 and have that person inspect each trailer carefully before it goes out. This...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 30,239
Posted By KenjiFox
Oh and the wood screws from the outside did have...

Oh and the wood screws from the outside did have snapcaps on them and looked normal. The wood parts that fit together to build the shower pan had writing in marker on the underside that said...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 30,239
Posted By KenjiFox
Oh while this topic is up and active, does anyone...

Oh while this topic is up and active, does anyone know if Scamp, at one point it time, DIDN'T use a molded fiberglass part for the base of the front shower?

On my 16 deluxe the front shower almost...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 30,239
Posted By KenjiFox
Yeah I have never ever stepped foot inside of a...

Yeah I have never ever stepped foot inside of a Casita, so I can't say with any kind of factual certainty that it is better. My observation from the outside has always given me an impression of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 30,239
Posted By KenjiFox
Having never purchased a new Scamp before it is...

Having never purchased a new Scamp before it is quite sad to hear that the quality is either slipping, or was in-fact, never there. I wouldn't base that judgement on my 1986 Scamp trailer as I cannot...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,637
Posted By KenjiFox
Right! I would never steal anything from...

Right!
I would never steal anything from anyone. That is an incredible violation to that persons rights as a living thing. I take that extremely seriously.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,637
Posted By KenjiFox
Hey now, I never said the bodies wouldn't still...

Hey now, I never said the bodies wouldn't still be breathing. Walking and stealing however would be off the list of abilities from then on.

Also note the quotation marks around the word person. I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,637
Posted By KenjiFox
Any stolen object is worth more than the "person"...

Any stolen object is worth more than the "person" who stole it.
If you fear what I just said, then you must be a trailer thief. :loltu

Also, I am in Michigan right now, and I drive everywhere. ...
Forum: General Chat 04-13-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,731
Posted By KenjiFox
I still have it, and it still runs all day on the...

I still have it, and it still runs all day on the original battery!
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-13-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,637
Posted By KenjiFox
I have GPS and other sensors in my trailer not so...

I have GPS and other sensors in my trailer not so that the police can find it.
The police can find the bodies.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-13-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,637
Posted By KenjiFox
Yeah I pointed out that it is NOT a GPS. Check...

Yeah I pointed out that it is NOT a GPS. Check out bigClive on youtube for a complete teardown of the mini A8. There's a reason it's only $10.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-13-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,637
Posted By KenjiFox
That little "GPS" uses a standard GSM phone...

That little "GPS" uses a standard GSM phone platform, so it will work literally anywhere in the world with GSM coverage. Which, is basically everywhere. Just grab a pre-paid or other inexpensive GSM...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-13-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,637
Posted By KenjiFox
How cheap does it need to be? How accurate does...

How cheap does it need to be? How accurate does it need to be?
You could get a "mini A8" tracker. This is a basic GSM cellular phone radio tied to a few other sensors and a little lipo battery. This...
Forum: General Chat 04-12-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By KenjiFox
Naw, you just like to chill in the shadows. ;) ...

Naw, you just like to chill in the shadows. ;)

A stick built will hold up quite nicely in Arizona I think. It's the winter snow and moisture that kills them dead everywhere else IMO.
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