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RE: MaxAir added

I just installed 3 of these AeroFlo vent covers, made by Camco. I really like them. They're a bit more aerodynamic than the single Maxxair cover that I had over the bath vent; these are vented at the rear and the sides, and the entire top half lifts (2 screws) for Thanks for sharing that. It looks low profile. Does it allow the vent to raise much?
DarkSkySeeker 01/22/20 10:28pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Low clearance - cut this off?

CUT THE HITCH OFF, done. That's the plan.
DarkSkySeeker 01/21/20 02:12pm Towing
RE: Low clearance - cut this off?

http://www.winecountrystarparty.com/images/truckpetaluma.jpg width=600
DarkSkySeeker 01/21/20 11:48am Towing
RE: Low clearance - cut this off?

Pictures can be deceiving, but your sig pic looks like that truck is sagging more than expected with a HD 4x4. Especially if the wd bars are doing anything. If that's not the case and the truck isn't sagging then it won't hurt anything trimming the bar. I am taking the RIG out next month and will get a profile photo then, and a photo up close of the hitch. Right now the trailer is tucked away and I won't pull it out for a photo session. Thanks to you (and all the others) for the input so far.
DarkSkySeeker 01/21/20 09:08am Towing
RE: Low clearance - cut this off?

Something doesn't sound right here. When the truck & trailer are hooked up, is both the truck & the trailer level? Or is the rear of the truck sagging? If the rear of the truck and the nose of the trailer are lower, then maybe you need airbags to level the truck backup, which would raise the hitch higher off the ground. I will post a photo of the connected trailer. Right now, they are not attached.
DarkSkySeeker 01/20/20 07:49pm Towing
MaxAir added

I just purchased and installed this MaxAir. I like the way it matches my Dometic air conditioner. I had posted here a month ago about my bathroom vent cover wearing out. Hopefully the MaxAir will delay that for the next time. http://www.winecountrystarparty.com/images/20200120_134939.jpg width=500
DarkSkySeeker 01/20/20 02:51pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Low clearance - cut this off?

Easiest way is to flip the bar over so the extra is on top. No issue being in the way of the tailgate, not in my setup anyway. My tailgate is already blocked by the propane tanks and tongue jack controls anyway.
DarkSkySeeker 01/20/20 02:49pm Towing
Low clearance - cut this off?

The structure in my photo extends very low under my hitch. It is so low, it drags on most driveway entrances and exits. Other than making the hitch less adjustable for another rig in the future, is there any downside of bandsawing it off? http://www.winecountrystarparty.com/images/Image2.jpg
DarkSkySeeker 01/20/20 12:16pm Towing
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

Note that cleanliness was never named. DW simply doesn’t like using public showers. Continuing off topic - me neither. So many campground reviews mention the cleanliness or not of the bathrooms and showers and I would prefer never to enter one even when struggling in my 6'2" frame to turn around in my bathroom and shower in the RV.
DarkSkySeeker 01/15/20 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Solar charge current

Yeah, that's why it's there. So - here's a silly example. If I had a big array and one battery, the charge controller would limit the 50+ amps to perhaps 4 amps to the one battery?
DarkSkySeeker 01/14/20 10:36am Tech Issues
RE: Solar charge current

The controller handles the current that's needed. Whazzat? The controller knows how much current to pass depending on battery capacity?
DarkSkySeeker 01/14/20 10:21am Tech Issues
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

I feel that absolutely requiring FHUs causes one to miss out on many beautiful campgrounds. The first thing my brother asks when I propose we travel with our trailers together to a campground is, "are there hookups"? He seems to require one. I prefer not. Generally, I find that campgrounds with hookups are more crowded, built with site after site in a row, and more developed for families with kids. Of course, that is a generalization. He has his favorite spots and so do I. My favorite spots are less developed with no hookups and less crowded. I do find myself struggling to find a dump station in the locations I like however. That is a pain. I've had some luck pulling into a campground and paying for the right to dump in an open spot and then moving on, but more and more this is difficult. The capacities in my trailer are perfect for a 3-4 day weekend, and stretched for a week long trip.
DarkSkySeeker 01/14/20 10:17am General RVing Issues
Solar charge current

I've read about solar charging systems, and am impressed when the owner boasts of the current generated. What I don't understand is how a system that generates 20-50+ amps doesn't fry the batteries. In these high current systems, is the charge being passed through a bank of batteries in parallel so each battery sees reasonable current?
DarkSkySeeker 01/14/20 10:11am Tech Issues
RE: Rats!

We use spring traps and leave the bodies on a fence railing where the local crows know to check for a free meal.That's cool! I don't know if they smell them or see them, but the bodies are gone in less than 24 hours.
DarkSkySeeker 01/08/20 12:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Rats!

I'd rather see you use spring traps and dispose of the bodies. We use spring traps and leave the bodies on a fence railing where the local crows know to check for a free meal.
DarkSkySeeker 01/08/20 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: Suburban SW6 lights but drops out after 30+ seconds

This is what was wrong with mine: https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29783932.cfm
DarkSkySeeker 01/07/20 03:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Suburban SW6 lights but drops out after 30+ seconds

How was the main circuit board tested?
DarkSkySeeker 01/06/20 05:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Rats!

Sorry to read about your problem with rats. I have problems with them too. They've eaten the seat cushion for my dining table. I used electric traps inside the trailer with good success. There's no winning here. All you can hope for is to keep them at bay.
DarkSkySeeker 01/06/20 05:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Bathroom vent cover repair

If you haven't done this before Here is a short video that will help you. The work is done. The video was really helpful, thanks. The hardest part was knowing for sure which seal and which replacement cover to buy. I can't believe how flimsy the stuff is. 25 cents more plastic would beef up the cross section and make the lid much more stable. Hard to believe cost cutting on the vent lid is that vital.
DarkSkySeeker 12/09/19 09:19am Travel Trailers
RE: It is no wonder

I have never gotten the Capcha popup. Me neither.
DarkSkySeeker 12/07/19 10:49am General RVing Issues
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