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RE: Charging trailer battery while towing and smart charging

Yes I do get that a DC to DC converter should do what I need. But those seem to be hundreds of dollars. Thanks Here is one that does up to 15 amps for about $30 bucks. https://www.amazon.com/Numerical-Regulator-10V-120V-Converter-Adjustable/dp/B01GFVI6R6/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=12+volt+dc+to+dc+converter+adjustable&qid=1575607837&sr=8-3This is the one I use https://www.amazon.com/Voltage-Converter-DROK-Regulator-Transformer/dp/B076TTBKFG/ref=sr_1_19?crid=1W730TNW56RP9&keywords=drok+voltage+regulator&qid=1576918618&sprefix=Drok%2Caps%2C1001&sr=8-19
2112 12/21/19 02:02am Towing
RE: No more full size cars from GM

We take a 1400 mile round trip three or four times a year in our 2016 Taurus 3.5 non-boost. 80-85 MPH when possible across Texas, it gets 29 mpg. It's my daily driver, 40 miles to work & back. It gets 29 mpg. I can get higher mpg if I hyper-mile, but that irritates people behind me. I love the big trunk and comfortable bucket seats. Prior to this car, I had a 2005 Ford Five Hundred. And guess what? It got 29 mpg.
2112 12/07/19 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

Actually, airbags subtract payload by the amount of the weight of the airbags and compressor. You are adding weight to the vehicle. Set of bags weighs about as much as 2 gallons of milk and a case of beer. Compressor is like adding a seedless watermelon to the payload. LolWas I wrong in my reply? The OPs question was will it increase his payload. The answer is NO. It will decrease his payload by the weight of 2 gallons of milk, a case of beer and a seedless melon But it's the overtly literal way in which you stated it, that inferred that the dead weight added by the bags may actually be of any real world concern. Although, looking at your sig pic, maybe pulling that 5ver with a F150 you are concerned about every gallon of milk and case of beer adding more weight. Shoot, better start weighing the wife's purse and make sure if you've accounted for healthy bowel movements of all passengers before embarking on a trip!And this is exactly why I left this forum. I'll go away again.
2112 11/27/19 12:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

Actually, airbags subtract payload by the amount of the weight of the airbags and compressor. You are adding weight to the vehicle. Set of bags weighs about as much as 2 gallons of milk and a case of beer. Compressor is like adding a seedless watermelon to the payload. LolWas I wrong in my reply? The OPs question was will it increase his payload. The answer is NO. It will decrease his payload by the weight of 2 gallons of milk, a case of beer and a seedless melon
2112 11/27/19 09:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

Actually, airbags subtract payload by the amount of the weight of the airbags and compressor. You are adding weight to the vehicle.
2112 11/27/19 04:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Texas road map

The Roads Of Texas
2112 11/15/19 04:36am Roads and Routes
RE: in need of macerating toilet options advice.

Our gray tank fills much faster than our black. To address this, we do our dishes in a plastic tub that fits in the sink. When finished,there is about a gallon of warm soapy water in the tub. I take it to the toilet, open the toilet flap and pour the water directly down the pipe, directly into the tank in a quick manner. Doing this may solve your problem. Yes, it does take a little effort but that might be better than cleaning a clogged integrated grinder. Yuck
2112 11/13/19 05:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Filling Propane While Traveling

I type in 'Propane near me' in Google Maps for Android on my cell phone. Works every time
2112 11/07/19 06:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Slides- Important stuff AND what they don't tell you.

3) As for power pedestals an easy way is to cut a rope the length of travel the slide makes. Go out and check with the length of rope if you clear the power pedestal. Here's my tip: Our slides pop out 3 feet. That's fingertip to belly button when I hold out my arm. I gauge slide clearance by standing next to the slide, facing towards the front of the camper, holding up my arm and touching the slide with my fingertip. Anything closer to the slide than my belly button (or nose) will contact.
2112 10/12/19 05:13am Beginning RVing
RE: Question for those pulling with an F150 Eco Boost

94K miles on my 2011 without issue. It hasn't blown up yet. Still running the original spark plugs.
2112 10/01/19 08:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Texas

FM335 and FM336, part of the Three Sisters, also known as the Twisted Sisters, is the best Texas has to offer. This rides best for me taking 336 north from Leakey and then take 335 south. Very scenic. FM1431 from Cedar Park and Marble Falls is another great ride. I like riding this from east to west. It starts out wide, lame and congested and builds up to hilly and twisty. This is my go-to stretch when I need my fix. The Devil's Backbone is a stretch of FM32 between San Marcos and Blanco. This is a popular scenic road with sections built on top of a long ridge, making nice views on both sides. This is tame compared to the above but a nice ride. There are numerous stretches worthy of motorcycle exploration in Texas. You just need to explore to find them. There is a nice short stretch between New Ulm and Fayetteville for example. Enjoy and Play Safe
2112 09/18/19 05:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hurricane advise?

Our local RV dealer parks their trailers as close together as possible, not to protect them from high winds but to protect them from water damage caused from wind driven rain. The windows leak from hours of high velocity, horizontal driven rain.
2112 08/30/19 05:53am Travel Trailers
RE: 5th Wheel Insurance questions

Foremost
2112 08/23/19 06:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Champion generator

I own 3 Champions. Two 4000/3500, one purchased in 2008 and the other in 2011. The third is a 3400 remote start inverter I recently purchased. The 2011 had a weak breaker and the 2008 had a frayed pull cord. To prep for the upcoming hurricane season, I called Champion for replacement parts. I was pleasantly surprised to learn minor replacement parts are free of charge. Furthermore, they provided 4 new breakers, pull cord assemblies and fuel c0cks for both units (I asked for new c0ck filters). He said you might as well replace them all. You can't beat the service.
2112 08/21/19 05:06am Tech Issues
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

You want to buy a bridge?If it's made of steel, I'll pass. I'm not in NEED for a bridge today
2112 07/19/19 05:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

The fact of the matter is, if you are satisfied with the cost of the product your buying, buy it; if not, don't buy it. My 325gal home propane tank started to leak last week. All the suppliers had in stock for a replacement were 500 and 1000gals. I needed a new tank right then. All three companies I called said 8 months ago the price of a 500 gal US made tanks jumped from $1400 to $2000 overnight. I didn't have a choice, I had to buy it. The tariff cost ME $600.Someones lying to you. Tariffs aren't 43%. Someone took advantage of your misfortune big time.Nobody is lying to me. The US steel industry took advantage of the tariffs and jacked up their prices and it trickled down from there. That's the only time "Trickle Down" works
2112 07/19/19 05:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

The fact of the matter is, if you are satisfied with the cost of the product your buying, buy it; if not, don't buy it. My 325gal home propane tank started to leak last week. All the suppliers had in stock for a replacement were 500 and 1000gals. I needed a new tank right then. All three companies I called said 8 months ago the price of a 500 gal US made tanks jumped from $1400 to $2000 overnight. I didn't have a choice, I had to buy it. The tariff cost ME $600.
2112 07/19/19 03:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Good deal on Champion 3400 inverter

$50 cheaper than what I paid for mine 3 months ago. What I have learned from mine is the integrated charging system that charges the internal battery is weak, maybe 15W. We do short runs to run the AC during roadside stops and it wouldn't sufficiently recharge the battery. Each time I started it the battery was weaker than the previous start. After 4 days the battery measured 11.8V. I doubt the battery would last a 2 week trip without a long run to recharge the battery, or connect a better charger. Other than that, I'm quite pleased with it.
2112 07/17/19 08:49am Tech Issues
RE: 1/2 Ton Towable 5th Wheel

So you're saying I can't do what I've been doing for the past 5 years? I'm shocked! Should I leave the FW at the beach and drive home without it? Rush to the dealer and pick up a 1 ton? Get the right tool for the job. But 1st you have to define the job.
2112 06/30/19 06:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1/2 Ton Towable 5th Wheel

(Except I would invest in a more capable transmission cooler). I called a Ford Dealership, a different one from the one I am looking at this truck at, they told me that any after market equipment added to the vehicle would void the warranty. It would also not increase towing capacity.Buy the right truck to begin with. Look at work trucks. Talk to the dealer fleet rep, tell him/her what you want to do with the truck. Tell him/her payload above all else. The more fancy options the truck has the less the payload will be. Mine is a base model with very few options. The dealer has the ability to search the whole state and beyond for the right truck. Ordering what you want is always an option.
2112 06/27/19 04:47am Fifth-Wheels
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