Neo NAMR 7 x 16 V-Nose Conversion

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Re: Neo NAMR 7 x 16 V-Nose Conversion

Postby foxontherun » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:13 am

Good morning,
Trailer is all aluminum. Will the cleaning method be the same as steel? What do I seal aluminum with?

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Re: Neo NAMR 7 x 16 V-Nose Conversion

Postby hankaye » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:30 am

foxontherun, Howdy;

foxontherun wrote:Good morning,
Trailer is all aluminum. Will the cleaning method be the same as steel? What do I seal aluminum with?

Thanks!
Harry


Harry, mornin'. Well, looking at your photo again I'm seeing rust (iron oxide), on the tongue.
Aluminum's "rust" is generally a whiteish/gray color (Aluminium oxide). I'd try an Scotchbrite
pad (Blue), then work up in coarseness (Green), to see if the Rust color comes off with that.
We used to use the rule of going with the mildest method then work up into the industrial
strength stuff. The use of some Comet or other brand of scouring powder would be justified
to help remove the stain. These will also work on the base of the switch as well. You've
caught it early and it is just surface rust.
As for sealing the frame, good question. Is it painted now? If not then you can seal it with wax
or you can get a rattle can of clear lacquer to cover it. Raid the wife's hair spray, same thing.
The main thing is to clean it up and see what you actually have then using the mildest means
possible, remove ALL of the corrosion then apply a sealing compound it it. As I mentioned in
my previous post I guessing that the ground is supposed to be through the hole to the frame.

Best of luck. Please let us know how it turns out.

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Re: Neo NAMR 7 x 16 V-Nose Conversion

Postby foxontherun » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:19 am

Tried the Scotchbrite pad, did OK on the light rust stain but the deeper rust didn't seem to do much. Found a solution though that did the trick. Straight white vinegar and aluminum foil. Poured a small puddle of vinegar on area and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes then took a piece of aluminum foil crumpled up shiny side out and scrubbed. Pretty much came off first round. There was just a little area where the rust was a little deep not just surface rust. Same trick again, voila good as new. Then, I washed it with soap and water and rinsed real good. You do not want vinegar to sit on aluminum for long time it will begin to cause corrosion itself from what I read about it. But this trick worked and quite well. Here is a before & after picture.

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Re: Neo NAMR 7 x 16 V-Nose Conversion

Postby foxontherun » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:22 am

Would there be any reason NOT to put dielectric grease on switch between frame and bottom of breakaway switch to help eliminate future corrosion perhaps? I checked with factory to see if there was supposed to be anything between and they said no; has to be metal to metal for grounding. Curious if the grease would work.
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Re: Neo NAMR 7 x 16 V-Nose Conversion

Postby hankaye » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:31 am

foxontherun, Howdy;

Ya done good! Looks like hardly anything has happened, which it should
when you're finished.
The Grease will form a barrier (good), but will need to be renewed at intervals.
How often??? You will need to figure it out. I'd suggest after a drive in the rain,
after driving through a winter storm with treated road surfaces, After sitting for
a period of time. Only some suggestions. I'm sure you can think of as many as
suites you or a few as you feel comfortable with.
Overall, :applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :applause:

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Re: Neo NAMR 7 x 16 V-Nose Conversion

Postby foxontherun » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:25 am

Thanks, appreciate the input and help! :)
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Re: Neo NAMR 7 x 16 V-Nose Conversion

Postby foxontherun » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:13 pm

Been working on my electrical and have a question of how to connect the 30 amp service in panel. I have 8/3 SOOW wire running from inlet plug to panel. Since there is only one "hot" lead, is there a way to hook this up so I can use both sides of panel for breakers?

My understanding is you have to have two hots to do so. I found a picture here on the forum that shows how someone hooked theirs up but not sure if they can use both sides of panel for breakers. I failed to note the thread the picture came from. Here is that picture:
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This is picture of my panel:
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It appears in their setup that they used a 30 amp breaker on the left side and then utilized the right side for their output. Is there a way for me to utilize all the spaces in the panel? Don't know that I will need it all but would like to hook it up to do it just in case. :NC

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Re: Neo NAMR 7 x 16 V-Nose Conversion

Postby pchast » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:12 pm

Sure Harry..... Just run a jumper between the two sides.
This will not increase your power supply. You just have
30 amps at any one time and the single phase...
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