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New Jeep Gladiator TOAD I recently modified my new 2023 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon so it can be towed behind our RV (which is changing soon). The wiring was more complex than the two previous Jeeps I wired as TOADS. Part of it was due to the CANbus system, and LED tail lights with lots of wires. The RoadMaster EvenBrake system needs a 12V input when the brakes are applied to determine the brake press was successful. The new vehicle no longer uses a basic switch on the brake pedal. It's now a potentiometer so the vehicle can determine how much pedal is being applied. Not a simple mechanical system. I purchased a brake controller harness, and plugged that into the hidden plug in the dash. I have the tow package, so the wiring was there already. The plug provided a +12V signal when the pedal was pressed, along with a constant +12V, and a ground. This was used for the wireless module. I ran a dedicated cable from the battery, to the braking system with the compressor inside. It tows flawlessly. Tracks well, with only one slight quirk. Once we arrive, and disconnect the Jeep, the factory TPMS in the Jeep becomes unavailable, and gives an error. Once the Jeep is driven over 15 MPH, each wheel sensor broadcasts, and the system starts registering the pressures. Within a minute or two, all is well. This vehicle has a push button start. The first step to waking up the computer, is to step on the brake. My theory is each time the pedal is pressed by the aux braking system, part of the Jeep's computer system is activated, but not all of it, causing a fault. Each tail light wire uses a diode, so it isn't backfeeding the wiring. It's not a big deal, and I've talked with another Gladiator owner, using a different wiring kit (Blue Ox vs. my RoadMaster), and noticed the same thing.
2manytoyz 12/01/22 06:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: AC on or off?

I ALWAYS leave my A/C on. Did this for my 1999 Bounder Class A, a 2006 Rockwood travel trailer, and now our current Class A. I set the temp 78-79F, close the blinds, but turn off the residential fridge. Heat and humidity here in FL will destroy the inside of an RV. Other than the added cost of the electric bill, very little downside.
2manytoyz 06/14/22 05:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: onan fuel pump

I bought an Airtex E11015 pump for our Onan 5500W generator 4 years ago. No issues with it so far. Got it on Amazon for $34 at the time. It's currently unavailable, but you can search other sources for this part number. It is a direct OEM replacement. Link to original source: For those unsure if this is a DIY type of job, I uploaded a video of this project here: Good luck.
2manytoyz 05/25/22 07:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RVing With A Ninja Foodi XL

I've been RVing a long time. I have an entire collection of propane and charcoal cooking options. The newest one for me is the Ninja Foodi XL grill. An advantage it has over the others is I can grill indoors when it's raining sideways. We live in FL, and often stay in the state. Rain is just part of life here. This model Ninja Grills, Air Crisps, Bakes, Roasts, Broils, and Dehydrates. It comes with a thermometer probe, cooking food perfectly. When we travel, it fits nicely under the dining bench seat. I've used it outdoors on a stand, but often use it indoors. The food is amazing! Far better than going to a restaurant. More pics and cooking times/temps/recipes here:
2manytoyz 02/26/22 03:02pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Used Tow Bar Values

I purchased a used Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar for our Jeep. Got if for $357 on eBay. This worked fine, but I eventually bought the complete service kit for it from Etrailer. The video showing the process is here: I also purchased a used Roadmaster EvenBrake 9400 from eBay. Paid $497. Worked well for a year or two, then a seal started leaking, causing the compressor to cycle quickly. The replacement seal was under $10, and took less than an hour to take the unit apart, fix the issue, and clean up the inside. Details here: Both items work perfectly, but did take some effort on my part. I used to work in the aerospace field as a tech, so this type of work is very easy for me. You can take a look at the links above, and decide if you're willing to potentially do this type of work, or look into having it done. But even buying it new, eventually this type of equipment needs servicing.
2manytoyz 02/26/22 02:28pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Roadside Assistance

I've had AAA, and State Farm. Now we have Progressive, and they were excellent when our motorhome got stuck next to our house. Response time was about 45 minutes to send a large tow truck to drag it out. There was no fee, no increase in the policy price the next year. Details and a short video is located here:
2manytoyz 02/26/22 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jeep toad ?

The 2005 and 2006 Jeep Wranglers do not have a "chipped" key. They DO have an "Off, Steering Not Locked" ignition switch position, which the '07 and later Wranglers do not have. We have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. It DOES have a chipped key. My wife lost her key, and it was a pain to buy a new chipped key, which the dealer did not stock. Then had to take it to a locksmith (1/2 the price of the dealership) to program the Jeep's computer to accept the new key. Took him about 1/2 hour, and I watched the process. FWIW, my 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sahara I previously owned, also had a chipped key. We do have an unchipped key as well, which is used to unlock the steering wheel when we tow the Jeep. Here's the details on the chipped key I purchased from eBay: "OEM FACTORY NEW MASTER KEY BLANK IS A DIRECT FIT FOR THE FOLLOWING -2001-2006 JEEP WRANGLER- -2001-2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE- -2002-2004 JEEP LIBERTY- -2001 JEEP CHEROKEE- GENUINE MOPAR PART # 05018699AA"
2manytoyz 02/26/22 01:38pm Dinghy Towing
RE: onan 5500

Per the Onan representative, generators die from lack of use, rather than overuse. Keep up with the PM, it will likely outlast the rest of your RV.
2manytoyz 02/26/22 01:15pm Tech Issues
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