Jump to content

Alie&Jim's Carrilite

Validated Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Alie&Jim's Carrilite

  • Rank
    Major Contributor

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location

Optional Fields

  • SKP#
  • Lifetime Member

Recent Profile Visitors

15,351 profile views
  1. Alie&Jim's Carrilite

    Cleaning Windshield Safely

    Missed a step... REMOVE coffee mug from dash BEFORE tilting cab...
  2. Alie&Jim's Carrilite


    Raney's is one of my GoTo's. They stock most OEM parts as well as the fun Chrome stuff. After the hail storm wiped out the lights and stuff on the truck, I called them and ordered over the phone, had my stuff in 3 days.
  3. Alie&Jim's Carrilite


    Post it.
  4. Alie&Jim's Carrilite

    Rear air springs(bags)

    Cross-reference the number with Good Year. Mine was about half of what Volvo wanted.
  5. Alie&Jim's Carrilite

    OT: Table Saws

    If it's a cast iron top that is flat and the fence stays true, I'd find an electric motor shop and get a motor for it.
  6. Alie&Jim's Carrilite

    To use multiple inveters or large inveter

    I understand that, but many will give you more honest opinions about how the company treated them when an inverter quit in the middle of nowhere. Magnum inverters have a good reputation, Victron has had issues with support equipment.
  7. Alie&Jim's Carrilite

    To use multiple inveters or large inveter

    Go find some of the facebook groups and ask about the reliability of them. Get ideas from what others have done.
  8. Alie&Jim's Carrilite

    To use multiple inveters or large inveter

    Going with 2 smaller units gives a sense of redundancy. If you lose 1 unit you only use 1/2 or 1/3 of your house and a temporary wire jump can keep you living. If you have 1 large unit and it fails, you lose everything until you can replace it.
  9. Alie&Jim's Carrilite

    Teton Landing Gear Inquiry

    We had the Stromberg on our Carrilite. They are 5500# a piece rating. So the 2 are fine. If you have the option to go to the Big Foot, that's what I would do.
  10. Alie&Jim's Carrilite

    South Carolina State Transport Police encounter

    The trooper was just checking out the rig. He went home and said "Honey, I know how to carry your car when I retire!"
  11. Alie&Jim's Carrilite

    EZ Passes for Class A with Tow Vehicle

    I had luck pealing mine off the windshield. I put it, stuck it to a blank sheet of paper, trimmed it to the EZPass transponder size, and used a piece of clear packing tape to stick it to the new windshield. It's been on 3 windshields like this now.
  12. Alie&Jim's Carrilite

    Cleaning Windshield Safely

    Open the hood and climb up as Brad suggested before we leave a campsite. Now during fuel ups on the road, I use the long handles at the station and complain about the streaks as well.
  13. Awesome! I know she was thinking about it at the WCR.
  14. Alie&Jim's Carrilite

    Volvo "Console" Ideas please

    We use this https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-SC-CHA-Go-Gear-Charcoal/dp/B000FGEF64/ref=sr_1_21?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1543709713&sr=1-21&keywords=car+console+organizer+with+cup+holder with it tucked up by the doghouse.
  15. Alie&Jim's Carrilite

    Trailer Bottom repair-for son-in-law

    Gorilla tape will hold for a while, would be better if a backing material was put in and the panel was screwed to and then silicone the seam.