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Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-22-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,940
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: something drains car battery while on shore power

most inverters use your batteries, whichever one you wired the inverter to, to make ac. they make 60 cycle square waves and filter it. some inverters will make 120 volt or 220 volt ac output. you...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-20-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,658
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: Water system looses pressure

also, double check the threaded hose connection to city water. be sure the plug is sealing properly. on some motorhomes, a bad seal there will spray water out when using internal pump, or may loose...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-15-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: Would Defective Air Cond. Blow Cold In Cool Weather?

start the van and turn on the heater all the way up. let the van get real hot inside. then shutoff the van and heater. plug in the ac and turn the air cond to max, full fan and see if it cools. this...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-28-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,381
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: Money matters

with the current thieves and morons in congress, it would also be a good idea, finances permitting, to locate a nice cave in a wooded area near a water source, far away from any interstate highway....
Forum: Industry News 09-11-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,432
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: Roadtrek Introduces the all New SS-Ideal

grossly overpriced. it is not worth that much. much like autos. if people with more money than brains would stop driving up the prices, more people could afford one. the sprinter van is made for...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-03-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,126
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: Falcon 190 Isolator?

on my '86 , it is mounted on the center firewall in the engine compartment. it usually has about three terminals , maybe 4x6 inches and looks like a heatsink for power transistors (sometimes). if...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-03-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,126
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: Falcon 190 Isolator?

i have a 1986 model falcon 190 slf. isolators can be a problem. i recently disabled mine after a bad chain of events. i had upgraded my batteries to the heavy duty "dry" type (not really dry)....
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-15-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,981
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: Pull van body off chassis

the dodge van is unit construction, it does not have a seperate frame. it is, however, well designed and very strong. i have had 5 or 6 of these vans, with no body problems at all. the front...
Forum: Gear, Swag, Parts and Tools 07-04-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,278
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: Is duct tape a tool?

in ancient times ( 1961-1965 ) i was in the air force. i worked on jet fighters. we had a "super duct tape" it was a heavy metal foil with super strong adhesive like on duct tape. we covered holes...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-26-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: lcd or pc monitor vibrations in a van

a typewriter is a mechanical contraption designed to fill your waste basket with crumpled sheets of paper. :P
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-25-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: lcd or pc monitor vibrations in a van

if you snoop around the net, you may be able to find a vibration damper pad. they are composed of layers of soft to hard plastic. the military and commercial operations use them. they are "tuned" to...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-14-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,618
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: 1998 Dodge van cruise control

first, check any vacuum lines to the unit. some lines are plastic and may look like wires. check all connectors for corrosion ( pencil eraser and wd 40 to clean). fuses are probly ok since it...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-28-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,680
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: Camper Van Suspension Upgrades??

your information is misleading...

1985 dodge 350 maxi van had 16.5 inch rims. later versions had 16 inch rims. some smaller b150 vans may have had 15 inch rims, but , not motorhomes.

the tires...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-23-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,680
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: Camper Van Suspension Upgrades??

if you get a dodge chassis van camper it is important to be sure it has the right tires and correct inflation. mine has 50 lbs front and 75 lbs rear. be sure tires are rated heavy duty. if the rear...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-23-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,983
Posted By obiewan kanobe
paint code for intervec falcon

hi, i have a 1986 intervec falcon 190. it was mfg 12/ 1985 as a 1986 unit. the chassis is believed to be 1986. i know there are several owners of this type on the forum. the paint code from the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 03-18-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,509
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: It may be new tire time......

be sure your new tires are rated tough enough. my old falcon had 8 ply radial heavy duty light truck tires. my van is a one ton with 16 1/2 in rims (now obsolete). i will eventually have to go to 16...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-17-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,434
Posted By obiewan kanobe
acrylic windows

the acrylic plastic windows on my 1986 falcon camper (dodge chassis) are cracking and worn out. they are the front windows for the over cab bunk. does anyone know a source for replacement acrylic...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-05-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 38,329
Posted By obiewan kanobe
Re: OLD SCHOOL CLASS B`s

i have an old 1986 dodge falcon (intervec) that i probably will not let go. with the price of the new ones, even a math flunky could tell you that the old one can be remanufactured two times for the...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 04-09-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,460
Posted By obiewan kanobe
yeah

say cornbread......

i have a falcon b, cousin to horizon b. i'm gettin' old, but, i think i read somewhere that they used some sort of braces to support the fiberglass roof. i may be mistaken. i'm...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-05-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,076
Posted By obiewan kanobe
exercise

keep using the mini shower. it will keep you young! you will use muscles you forgot about. you will be sore three or for days, but, later you will notice you can touch your toes without grunting and...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 04-05-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,543
Posted By obiewan kanobe
tanks

if you have a generator, it usually draws from one tank. good to know which one. if no generator...get one, it makes more oportunities available in the "boonies"

i have a dodge, (falcon 190slf)...
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