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Forum: General Sportsmobile 01-03-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,208
Posted By vlamgat
Some States do not look kindly on vans,...

Some States do not look kindly on vans, particularly the XL versions for insurance because of the liability associated with a 14 passenger version. They were notorious for turning over. So RV cover...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 12-13-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By vlamgat
I have experienced the same. Removing this rare...

I have experienced the same. Removing this rare option essentially consigns its future use to the NE/NW or scrap as replacing it or putting in a roof top substitute will not be easy or economical.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 10-12-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By vlamgat
I had similar challenges when I discovered...

I had similar challenges when I discovered Sportsmobile in 2005 as a means to get shore based AC into my existing 2000 7.3 LWB. They did a nice conversion for me but I wish they and I had paid more...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 08-20-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By vlamgat
Danhard makes a Soft Start box for the Starcool...

Danhard makes a Soft Start box for the Starcool that easily permits a 15 amp usage either by Honda generator or mains power using the Tripplite
Forum: Appliances and Interior 08-29-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
Posted By vlamgat
My Austin built version has this installed but as...

My Austin built version has this installed but as the questioner implies, this will not hold the Gaucho high enough to do any meaningful work in the stuff installed underneath.

I resolved this by...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 04-08-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By vlamgat
Where are your new house batteries installed? ...

Where are your new house batteries installed? Frame rail, passenger side, center or forward?
Forum: Towing and Toys 01-08-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By vlamgat
The only thing that I have been able to ascertain...

The only thing that I have been able to ascertain about trailer tire manufacture is that its a cheaper product in every respect, far less damage resistant and not suited to US highway use at Max...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 12-20-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By vlamgat
I like all your suggestions. Have done the same...

I like all your suggestions. Have done the same and have a 15 year old Fantastic Fan which continues to do good service. I would add a 12V shutoff switch. If you ever need to protect your house...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 12-20-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By vlamgat
This raises a point that advocates for the...

This raises a point that advocates for the privacy curtain: night time driving with interior lights lit is distracting. being able to pull the privacy curtain allows the other passenger(s) to use...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 12-02-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,017
Posted By vlamgat
Thats been the advice I have had from...

Thats been the advice I have had from manufacturers for over 30 years. No matter whether it was boats, planes, RVs, cars or ships. Batteries must be kept full charges or their lives are shortened...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 10-28-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By vlamgat
The real problem with the 350 headlights is the...

The real problem with the 350 headlights is the awful focus of the reflector which was either not designed for the bulbs employed or fabricated to meet the vehicle aesthetics without really...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 10-24-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By vlamgat
Indeed the function is not new by any means but...

Indeed the function is not new by any means but its deliberate micro processor controlled application for RVs relative to 15 amp (nominal) sources is relatively new in the last 2 years or so. The...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 10-18-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,481
Posted By vlamgat
I have found the same availability as others in...

I have found the same availability as others in this thread. I did the turbo back down pipe and a 4 inch diameter tailpipe to match. Also used a tuner that is NLA which like those available offers...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 10-14-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By vlamgat
Starcool/Danhard update

I had a Starcool A/C installed when I had my conversion done to a 2000 E350 PSD XL van in 2006. In 2009, I replaced the Starcool with the Danhard upgrade in order to run it on a single Honda 2000i...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-20-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,232
Posted By vlamgat
Reopening this thread: I have had a Danhard...

Reopening this thread:

I have had a Danhard and before that a Starcool since 2006. It stopped being being able to function with a Honda 200 generator about 3 years ago so I made do with shore...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 08-03-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,566
Posted By vlamgat
Photographix, If you are still on the forum could...

Photographix, If you are still on the forum could you answer some additional questions?

Any one else who may know the answers - please chime in.

Have you fitted a Soft Start condenser, I...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 07-22-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,240
Posted By vlamgat
Hmm must be a gasser! I get 4 or 5 hours from...

Hmm must be a gasser! I get 4 or 5 hours from my 7.3 PSD. About 38 gallons but the last 5 take 15 mins. Longest was 6 hours.
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 07-22-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,240
Posted By vlamgat
I have used these air exchange coolers...

I have used these air exchange coolers extensively in motor racing but find the capacity is About 4 x 20 lb bags and they don't last for more than 3 to 4 hours. The higher numbers can only be...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 07-22-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,240
Posted By vlamgat
I own a 2000 passenger conversion to a full SMB...

I own a 2000 passenger conversion to a full SMB camper but with a raised roof, not a pop top. I therefore acquired it with a rear a/c install and still put in a Danhard a/c to use shore power or a...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 06-02-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,212
Posted By vlamgat
Re: Installing a Danhard Air Conditioning System

I suspect it can be done but unlikely because the rear system is plumbed in line with the main. So to be able to power the rear unit you would have to have an offline shunt for a remote compressor...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 04-11-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 34,441
Posted By vlamgat
Re: How much does your van weigh?

I have an unusual SMB built on the 14 pax church XLT with the 7.3 PSD; Built in H2000 generator; Starcool a/c which weighs in 9980 withe full tank and water and with me aboard - but 6900 of that is...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 09-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 498,954
Posted By vlamgat
Re: What did you do to your SMB today?

Propane sensors have to be very sensitive and have a nasty habit of sounding off even when they are new. On thing you could try is the thoroughly vacuum it and try to create a suction through the...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 09-03-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,242
Posted By vlamgat
Re: Cool New? Lug Wrench

Good solution however if the SMB is hooked to a trailer, driving the deflated tire on the rim is not going to work as the hitch is dragging badly.

When this happened to me (twice thanks to the BS...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 08-09-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,105
Posted By vlamgat
Re: Starting Batteries

Yes - the AGM specs are different to Wet cells. And we have to charge them differently too. So unless your alternator is putting out 14.4V (temperature adjusted) you cannot fully recharge an AGM. ...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 08-09-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,105
Posted By vlamgat
Re:

No longer the case at 2 Walmarts I visited last week. They do a voltage/temp test and if it passes they will not replace. I had to insist they do a load check which took 10 minutes and the battery...
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