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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners Today, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Raspy
Sometimes those dust caps are so tight they'll...

Sometimes those dust caps are so tight they'll dent rather than go into the hub. The best way to drive in the bearing dust cap is to use a piece of pipe that fits over the end of it and stops at...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,733
Posted By Raspy
Jon, I don't have the part numbers here, but the...

Jon, I don't have the part numbers here, but the Battle Borns had a larger footprint than the AGMs we removed. They are also a bit larger on top than where they sit in the tray. Three fit very well...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear Yesterday, 09:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,066
Posted By Raspy
That is a great quote. :loltu

That is a great quote. :loltu
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators Yesterday, 09:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,733
Posted By Raspy
John, You are right, the Trojans are 200 AH...

John,

You are right, the Trojans are 200 AH at 20 hours. Thanks for pointing that out. I was trying to make the point that three Battle Born Lithiums have more useable capacity than four lead...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By Raspy
John, I admire the full Mercedes fleet! Cool. ...

John, I admire the full Mercedes fleet! Cool.

I've had two Mercedes 5 cylinder diesels and currently have a 1983 300 SD. Just can't kill them, but they don't have much power.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By Raspy
Thats fine, but I'm not comfortable with hardface...

Thats fine, but I'm not comfortable with hardface going through the bearings. And during one change, I found water had gotten in from an unknown event. By waiting a couple more years it would have...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By Raspy
I'm a big fan of changing gearbox and...

I'm a big fan of changing gearbox and differential fluids often in the beginning of a vehicle's life, (along with doing the engine early too). Differentials especially. Initially the differential...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-15-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,066
Posted By Raspy
John, Not sure what you mean by "aluminum...

John,

Not sure what you mean by "aluminum trailer". Maybe they have other models than what I could find on their homepage, but here is a quote from them:

"The units are made from White...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-14-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By Raspy
When towing an earlier trailer I had, that needed...

When towing an earlier trailer I had, that needed a WDH, I had a more conventional one. Reese, I think it was. It worked very well and it put up with heavy use.

An Anderson came with my Oliver. ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-14-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 824
Posted By Raspy
First, it's probably best to consider that demand...

First, it's probably best to consider that demand will always rise to meet capacity.

So how much do you want to use? How much will you eventually use if you don't hit the limit? How much do...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-13-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By Raspy
Other WDH manufacturers also didn't change their...

Other WDH manufacturers also didn't change their mind on whether the ball should be lubricated, after finding out there was extreme wear going on, or start telling owners to turn off the vehicle's...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-13-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By Raspy
Kevin, It sounds like you need better shocks....

Kevin,
It sounds like you need better shocks. The best for towing that I know of are the Rancho RS9000 adjustable shocks. When heavily loaded, you can turn them up and when unloaded, return to a...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-13-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,066
Posted By Raspy
Bob, You crack me up. You're proud of all the...

Bob, You crack me up. You're proud of all the Cadillacs you've owned, and the many many thousands of miles you've driven them. And they are nice to drive. But when it comes time to pull a...
Forum: General Chat 02-12-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By Raspy
Some of the built in differences in an Oliver are...

Some of the built in differences in an Oliver are the four shells required to make the body and the hand built aluminum frame that is a work of art. Even the suspension with it's standard EZ Flex...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-11-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,066
Posted By Raspy
Alex, Not sure what you mean about the...

Alex,

Not sure what you mean about the "burn" program taking advantage of the higher octane. I may have misinterpreted what you meant.

Premium and regular grades have the same amount of...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-11-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,066
Posted By Raspy
That Volvo engine seems like a trick to get the...

That Volvo engine seems like a trick to get the absolute maximum horsepower from the absolute minimum size engine, more for bragging rights and marketing, than for real function. Right off the bat...
Forum: General Chat 02-09-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,094
Posted By Raspy
Where did my response to Steve go?

Where did my response to Steve go?
Forum: General Chat 02-09-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By Raspy
I wonder if Steve accidentally responded here, to...

I wonder if Steve accidentally responded here, to another thread? It got my attention.

But, of course, the connection is that we look out the windows in question, to see the public lands in...
Forum: General Chat 02-09-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By Raspy
With no filter changes and no way to check the...

With no filter changes and no way to check the level, all you have is the color of the fluid you remove as an indicator of the condition of the trans. If they are simply flushing it, you don't have...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-09-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,733
Posted By Raspy
Jon, The numbers we are seeing from the...

Jon,

The numbers we are seeing from the Progressive Dynamics charger are so close to the Battle Born ideal, and since we are using the Victron solar controller, which is programmed for their...
Forum: General Chat 02-09-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By Raspy
Jon, I'm wondering about UV degradation too....

Jon,

I'm wondering about UV degradation too. Mine is stored out of the sun and I'm not full timing. Acrylic does not yellow, I had a boat with acrylic windows that were thirty years old and as...
Forum: General Chat 02-09-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,094
Posted By Raspy
Stupidity is not reserved for BLM lands. In...

Stupidity is not reserved for BLM lands. In Death Valley National Park (a Park, which is much more strictly controlled than BLM) recently, a truck was left parked because it had a flat tire and the...
Forum: General Chat 02-09-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By Raspy
Greg, These seem to be the windows I have in...

Greg,

These seem to be the windows I have in my HQ19. Double pane, acrylic, or some kind of polycarbonate. Very durable, do not leak. If the screen is down, you have to open it first to adjust...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-09-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,733
Posted By Raspy
More thoughts on the Battle Born upgrade: We...

More thoughts on the Battle Born upgrade:

We had to fit the new batteries into the existing battery tray. This is a specific size on the Oliver and fits (4) 100 AH 6 volt AGMs or (4) 6 volt...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-08-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,733
Posted By Raspy
I just completed the installation of (3) 100 AH...

I just completed the installation of (3) 100 AH Battle Born batteries, MPPT solar controller and battery monitor in my friend's Oliver. It took us one day of leisurely work to get it all done and...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-08-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,291
Posted By Raspy
The term "ground" has a different meaning on a...

The term "ground" has a different meaning on a 120 volt system than on a 12 volt system.

"Ground" on a 120 volt system is not a current carrying wire, but a safety wire. Ground on a 12 system is...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-08-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,263
Posted By Raspy
I just got one in Quartzsite. It is much...

I just got one in Quartzsite. It is much different than what I thought I might end up with. 20" fat tires, folding, only 500 watt motor, etc. But it is so much fun and so practical.

I would...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-08-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,263
Posted By Raspy
12 volts is fine for its intended use, such as...

12 volts is fine for its intended use, such as lighting, water pumps and the entertainment system. Just don't use it for the fridge, where propane is much better. Also, be careful with it when...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-07-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,263
Posted By Raspy
Water at higher elevations boils at a lower...

Water at higher elevations boils at a lower temperature, it should boil quicker, but cooking takes longer because the water is not as hot. The maximum water temperature is determined by the boiling...
Forum: General Chat 02-06-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By Raspy
If you want to minimize working on the trailer,...

If you want to minimize working on the trailer, and want to be out traveling, mainly on highways, a large percentage of the time. The Oliver is hard to beat.

Low maintenance, good in cold or...
Forum: General Chat 02-05-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By Raspy
I was able to find a number of things on my...

I was able to find a number of things on my Oliver LE2 that kept me thinking and building and evaluating. By now, the new ones have a lot of the problems ironed out.

Design wise, I think they...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-05-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 837
Posted By Raspy
I have AAA and have had them for years. But it's...

I have AAA and have had them for years. But it's expensive and the towing is extremely limited unless you pay significantly more for an upgraded plan. Some plans with others force you to pay and...
Forum: General Chat 02-05-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By Raspy
Wow. Drive all the way to your campsite without...

Wow. Drive all the way to your campsite without knowing if you brought the trailer! How in the world did you ever back up? Did you ever get there and find out you didn't bring it? :confused:
Forum: General Chat 02-05-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By Raspy
I know of no rule that states you must stay...

I know of no rule that states you must stay within the length of a private parking space. But it's important to not impede traffic, or take up more space than necessary, or get blocked in. Never...
Forum: General Chat 02-04-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By Raspy
The Oliver's are very streamlined and easy to...

The Oliver's are very streamlined and easy to tow. The tandem axles and balance of the trailer makes them act like they are on rails. And they are still short enough to park in a double parking...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-03-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 613
Posted By Raspy
John, Now imagine how long those Mercedes...

John,

Now imagine how long those Mercedes ball joints in your example would have lasted if they were put together dry and with no seals to keep anything out. Yes, grease attracts dirt, etc, but...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-03-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 613
Posted By Raspy
On my toy hauler that was towed with a weight...

On my toy hauler that was towed with a weight distributing hitch, the ball was under so much force that it galled. There was always shredded metal on it when I disconnected. So I greased it and...
Forum: General Chat 02-03-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 951
Posted By Raspy
A tracking system, such as the one from...

A tracking system, such as the one from HappyCamperSolar.com, which was shown at the Quartzsite show, can really improve the performance of a system laid flat on the roof. It also makes cleaning the...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-02-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 613
Posted By Raspy
It is much more time consuming and much more...

It is much more time consuming and much more messy to get out and use the grease gun, than it is to simply squeeze out a dab onto the ball from a plastic tube of grease. The tubes are also small and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-31-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Raspy
My solution to the jack not reaching far enough...

My solution to the jack not reaching far enough down, was to make brackets that mount it below the frame, instead of straddling the frame. Then I built a foot with extension that telescopes up into...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-24-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,263
Posted By Raspy
My new HQ19 is wired a little differently than...

My new HQ19 is wired a little differently than the typical American trailer. And it has already fooled me.

When disconnecting shore power, my fridge will default to 12volts. So I have to be...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-24-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,263
Posted By Raspy
Lisle, Everything fits together except why...

Lisle,

Everything fits together except why the car died while driving. Once running, the car battery should not go dead.

It is probably not a good idea to ever run the fridge on 12 volts. ...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-24-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,733
Posted By Raspy
Jon, Thanks for the info on lithium...

Jon,

Thanks for the info on lithium efficiency and the Peukert multiplier. Much better than I realized.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-24-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,151
Posted By Raspy
Steve, We just left Quartzsite this morning....

Steve,

We just left Quartzsite this morning. People were still coming in. We were out by Dome Rock. We had a great time with the Oliver group, and are traveling with Russ and Janie McNight.
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-23-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,151
Posted By Raspy
This is exactly what I noticed and wondered...

This is exactly what I noticed and wondered about. I've been waiting for some Hymer owners to comment on stability.

The percentage of tongue weight to overall weight is of little concern to me,...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-23-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,151
Posted By Raspy
John, That is a beautifully designed and...

John,

That is a beautifully designed and built bracket system for the tanks and batteries!

I'd like to know more about your thinking and method for extending the tongue. Just from casual...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-22-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By Raspy
Yes, but the OP had a real leak that was blowing...

Yes, but the OP had a real leak that was blowing bubbles. That hose was on its way to complete failure, or a large leak.

Also, I've had the O rings in the valve crack, where they seal to the POL...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-22-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,733
Posted By Raspy
Gordon, Got it. Thanks.

Gordon,

Got it. Thanks.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-22-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,733
Posted By Raspy
Gordon, Not sure what you are saying here. ...

Gordon,
Not sure what you are saying here. The inverters are only about 90% efficient, so there is a 10% loss when using them. Plus, they have standby losses that can add up if left on while not...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-17-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Raspy
Thermostats can be mounted in places that don't...

Thermostats can be mounted in places that don't represent the temp very well, they can be in a situation where they might be overly influenced by the outside temp., through a cold wall.

They can...
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