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RE: What ga wire do I need ?

I have to ask, what is the total Ah of the batteries you wanting to charge? Do most typical battery banks demand more than 30A charge when depleted? And if it does, how long will the current be above 30A? Mods may not be needed.
2112 08/02/20 06:43am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: too much truck or not enough trailer?

Well I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt. Pretty sure anyone w a dually knows about a drop hitch. Perhaps there is a decent explanation. Does buying a dually impart some kind of special knowledge, or a dually owners just naturally smarter than us mere single wheel owners?This reminds me of my rich lawyer cousin. For graduation, he buys his 18yr old son the most expensive F350 DRW money could buy. His son never used it for what it was designed for. Never hauled or towed a thing with it. He chipped, re-programmed, deleted, boasted about HP, etc., and tore it up. That truck didn't last 2 years. He had zero respect for that machine. It was nothing more that a rich kids toy to him.
2112 08/01/20 10:00am Towing
RE: Shifting An Automatic when towing.

The 'L' is for going up and down steep grades at very slow speeds. Put it in 'D' and let the transmission do its job. Engage the tow/haul if you have it. Depending on your vehicle, you may be able to lock out the highest gear if the transmission is 'searching' going down the highway.
2112 08/01/20 04:49am Towing
RE: truck/trailer sway

FIRST thing to do is dump the soft stock tires and buy quality "E" rated tires for the truck.This made a BIG difference for me when towing a TT. I will add once again, Timbrens helped a lot as well. You towed to the scale and back. Did you increase tire pressure to max on all 8 tires? If so, did that make a difference?
2112 07/30/20 08:20am Towing
RE: Bumper pull versus fifth wheel

This is just my opinion, but I just can't wrap by brain around pulling a 5er with a 1/2-ton, 6-cylinder (269 lb. ft. of torque) truck. Plus (and maybe this is just me) I always like to see dual rear wheels under a 5th wheel. Personally, I'd stick with a bumper pull. Agree or get the bigger truck as mentioned.Oh come on guys, stop fear mongering the new guy. The OP would be looking at a Scamp or Escape, 5500lb GVWR, 850lb pin, to make it work. Hardly DRW territory. There are a few that are a little heavier, but I think his 3900lb rear axle would put them out of reach. He would have to do the numbers.
2112 07/27/20 08:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bumper pull versus fifth wheel

Depends on your trucks available payload, rear axle rating and the pin weight of the trailer. There are a few small, light weight FWs out there that "MIGHT" work for you.
2112 07/27/20 06:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: truck/trailer sway

Getting truck and camper weights with and without the camper connected is the first step. You may have removed weight from the front axles with improper WDH adjustments. Unloading the front causes an unstable feel in the steering wheel. Verify your truck front axle weighs close to the same with and without the trailer connected. Air up your truck tires to max pressure as stated on the tire sidewall will help. Timbrens will help. Unfortunately, I don't think you can ever totally eliminate the push/pull feel you get when passing large trucks or the effect of crosswind.
2112 07/26/20 04:59am Towing
RE: Hello all

Perhaps the bypass valve is open. Different builders use different valves but this pic may help. Assure the center valve is closed
2112 07/26/20 03:53am Family Camping
RE: Water warning at state park

^^ Yep
2112 07/26/20 03:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Covid 19 warning

So sorry to hear of your loss. Another unnecessary death I lost my sister-in-law last month, non-camping related. Her son brought it home from work and contaminated the whole family.
2112 07/23/20 11:32am Snowbirds
RE: Fridge wiring

You need to upload your pics to a host site such as this It will generate a string of code. Copy and paste that code into your post
2112 07/17/20 08:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tires

I use to inflate my load D rated tires to the 65psi max. But then I upgraded from D to E. The CAT scale says I have 7460lb load on my 4 tires. I ride slightly nose high, so the rear pair may carry a little more burden. According to my tires load/inflation table below, I should be inflating mine to 45psi. The max is 80psi. I have found 65lbs on the E tires a nice, smooth ride.
2112 07/12/20 09:55am Tech Issues
RE: Got a call from a friend...

If the battery is good, properly connected, and the battery disconnect switch is not turned off, follow the battery positive cable to look for something like this:
2112 06/28/20 05:40am Tech Issues
RE: Newbie question

Get a 15/20 amp male to 30 amp female dog bone (adapter) or puck. Avoid using an extension cord. If you have to use an extension cord, make it as short as possible and either 12AWG or 10 AWG. When running the AC, turn off the electric water heater. After running the AC for awhile, feel the dog bone or puck connections. It may get warm, but make sure it's not getting too hot.
2112 06/15/20 04:02am Beginning RVing
RGV Last Week of June

DW and I are thinking of driving down to RGV (Rio Grande Valley) in a few weeks. We want to spend a few days down there just to look around and see what's down there. Planning to take a day trip to South Padre but don't necessarily need to stay on the island. What are the attractions down there this time of year? Recommendations for a nice place to park with attractions close by are appreciated. We will consider anything between Mission and Port Isabel. Thanks in advance
2112 06/13/20 04:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Still no Stimulus Payment

Still holding my breath with little expectation of ever seeing it. I had a good year which pushed me into a higher tax bracket. I’m still stinging from the jump in taxes owed this year. Up side I paid for quite a few people’s checks.We're in the same boat. I wasn't expecting anything until August. This was a total surprise. Our $2400 was prorated down to $1844.38, to be exact. I'll take ours to the credit union today to see if they can deposit it without too much fee or hassle.
2112 05/26/20 07:53am Around the Campfire
RE: Still no Stimulus Payment

We received the VISA debit card. I guess they ran out of cash a long time ago. How much cash can I convert this card into? I never have used a debit card.Call the 1-800 number to activate it. At that point the automated system will tell you how much $ is on it. Have a pen and paper ready. It will tell you once and it talks fast. They will charge you each time you check the balance after that.
2112 05/25/20 11:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Still no Stimulus Payment

We received a Visa debit card yesterday. At first I thought it was a bank teaser card and almost tossed it in the trash. I was expecting a check with President Trumps name on it. Our plan is to donate it to the Bridge Women's Shelter, but it's not a straightforward process converting this card into a tax deductible donation. I can't just hand them the card and they prefer not to handle cash. A check would have made this much simpler and it would have eliminated a middle-man bank getting their cut.
2112 05/24/20 04:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Best way clean 5th wheel

I use the Magic Eraser and drier sheets to remove the bugs on the front cap.
2112 05/14/20 06:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jamaica Beach RV Resort

So where is Galveston? HA! Deep in the South of Texas Not so long ago, There on a crowded island In the Gulf of Mexico It was down at the Balinese
2112 05/12/20 05:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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