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RE: Fireworks

I'd highly recommend you get your dog a " Thunder-shirt ". They are available everywhere, including Amazon. Not a marketing gimmick .. dog owners all over the nation will attest to their benefits. Google it. And I suggest you order one quickly before the 4th arrives.
Ed_Gee 06/22/22 11:19am RV Pet Stop
RE: AGM Deep Cycle batteries

I asked 2 questions but have 1 more. Are they compatible with any “converter”? AGM batteries are lead acid chemistry....just like wet cells. Should be OK with your converter, but you did not tell us what your converter is. Modern converters usually have a switching setting for wet cells or AGM. AGM batteries have a slightly different bulk charge/absorb charge requirement than wet cells.
Ed_Gee 05/14/22 03:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Can Tow providers mount new tire to wheel ?

Or put a hitch on the front of mh and carry the spare there. Thats what i did on one of my rvs, it worked fine. It didn't seem to affect the temp gauge, leave it uncovered so it can breathe. On another rv, I carried 2 bikes and a mounting rack on my rear ladder for 40,000 rv’ing miles. The ladder mounts held up, the weight on the ladder was about 70 lbs. The bikes were on the rv every trip. Countless big city potholes were not a problem for that load. Many TC owners always carry fabricated storage boxes on ladders. They too appeared to hold up fine. What about having a weld shop or body shop fab you a rack. See if you have room for a mount below. All interesting info. Tnx.
Ed_Gee 05/13/22 09:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can Tow providers mount new tire to wheel ?

Just get a mounted spare and figure it out. And no, normal tow truck drivers don't dismount tires on the side of the road. If you can't figure out how to carry a tire on a rim, and have a flat, be prepared to sit for a while. Or get tire mounting tools, if you're going remote. And they will weigh as much as a rim. Or more. I can't believe a Transit doesn't come with a spare... That's crazy. Btw, if you can trust your ladder to climb it, it will hold a little tire and wheel that size. The Winnebago Fuse 23A on the Ford Transit 350 diesel chassis has the generator mounted under rear where a spare tire would normally go. Regarding ladder specs, the climbing weight is for static weight.... when RV is not moving . Forces exerted while moving over bumps, etc. can be far greater on mounting screws can be much greater..
Ed_Gee 05/13/22 09:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can Tow providers mount new tire to wheel ?

I don't know about "most", but the towing companies around me all seem to have tire mounting equipment back at their shop. I have not heard or seen them actually mounting a tire on a wheel / rim on the side of a road for smaller vehicles. "big rig" towing and service companies can usually mount a tire on a wheel, and then mount it on a trailer or truck, out in the field. Bringing a spare tire, not mounted on a rim, is an idea, but... it really is easier to carry a spare on its own rim. When you say weight issues, is that because your camper is over weight, or you have trouble moving / carrying a mounted spare yourself? I know as I have gotten more "seasoned" in age I have learned to use crowbars and blocks of wood to help lift spare tires onto a vehicle. Because I want to carry the tire on my ladder , I don't want to burden the ladder mounting any more than necessary..... Tire is 25-30 pounds. With wheel about double. Thinking of carrying the spare primarily for long trip to Alaska.... very hard to find this Hankook tire up there.
Ed_Gee 05/12/22 05:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can Tow providers mount new tire to wheel ?

I see you have a Scion xA as a toad....why not just keep the mounted spare in the trunk of that? Then you don't have to mount it anywhere on the RV. That is a good point....but at least half the time we don't use the toad.
Ed_Gee 05/12/22 05:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can Tow providers mount new tire to wheel ?

I've seen the big truck tow trucks replace a wheel, not sure if the smaller operators will, not sure what size truck you need for your 24 ft, I'm assuming it's a Sprinter based RV. But that wheel must weigh only 25 - 30 lbs (probably less than the tire), do you really need to save that much weight? That's only a few gallons of water. For the record, I want to occasionally carry the spare tire without wheel , fastened to my ladder and I don't want to put more than 30 pounds weight (tire weight) on the ladder. BTW, RV is a Winnebago Fuse on a Ford Transit chassis.
Ed_Gee 05/11/22 07:55pm Class C Motorhomes
Can Tow providers mount new tire to wheel ?

Just wondering: We have a 24 foot diesel class C with somewhat difficult to find tires = Hankook DynaPro RH12 195/75R16C . I am considering carrying a spare tire only ( no wheel ) due to weight issues. My question: Do most tow truck operators have the capability to dismount and mount a new tire onto a wheel?
Ed_Gee 05/11/22 05:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Silver Bullet Hose

That does look intriguing... I wonder how well it would hold up over years. I already have a Teknor Apex Zero-G hose . It is similar and made in America. I just love it...very light and compacts easily for storage.
Ed_Gee 04/17/22 09:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Sodium Ion battery

Read and understand the entire paper. These batteries are far from commercial use so far. Basic conclusion by author .. more research and development needed if this chemistry is to compete with Lithium based batteries.
Ed_Gee 04/16/22 05:56pm Tech Issues
RE: RV sulfur smell

Good quality RV water filters would be a good start. ... at least an external city water solid carbon block filter like the Clear2O CRV-2006
Ed_Gee 04/15/22 02:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Converter/Charger Questions.

Yes, correct that you should get a charger that is LiFePO compatible. Also, if the engine alternator charges the house battery bank, you likely should get a DC-DC converter for that charge line to limit current excess draw from the alternator. (Lithium batteries can draw a LOT of current when being charged)
Ed_Gee 04/13/22 02:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Campsite Lighting

My own opinion, I particularly dislike those who use the extremely bright lanterns.... blinding to anyone nearby who looks at them and very annoying if you are camped nearby.
Ed_Gee 04/11/22 04:39pm Tent Camping
RE: How to find diesel prices?

I have seen some recent posts about diesel prices on gasbuddy, but when I look at gasbuddy I find only gasoline prices. My menu lists "regular", "mid-grade", "premium", but not "diesel". Note: I have never tried logging in to gasbuddy. Does anyone know of a way to check current diesel prices? On my Gas Buddy app I select 'Find Gas' , then in upper left I chose Diesel instead of Gas.
Ed_Gee 04/10/22 10:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Tiers of Motohomes

Amazing how many people don't know what 'tier' means. No one actually answered the OP's question. I suppose contacting the manufacturer, or a long standing dealer ofspecific brands in question might help get the answer. Good luck. Ed
Ed_Gee 04/03/22 05:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wierd Email

Check to see if in your email program communications preferences have been changed from 'see images' to 'plain text only' .
Ed_Gee 04/02/22 06:59pm Technology Corner
RE: Decal protection on fiberglass side

What product do you use to protect your decals from sun? Aerospace 303 ! Without any doubt, the best.
Ed_Gee 03/27/22 05:01pm RV Lifestyle
RE: How to increase laptop WIFI speed

I'm wondering if the problem is in your devices, or perhaps the router or the Internet Service Provider? I'd try hooking the laptop up directly to a router Ethernet port and measure your speed.... bypassing all WiFi potential issues.
Ed_Gee 03/18/22 11:57am Technology Corner
RE: connect coach and house batteries?

What you need is called Trik-L-Start. What KD4UPL said. Works great on our coach too, letting our solar or shore power harge both house batteries and coach battery..
Ed_Gee 03/14/22 09:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Surge Protector Scorched

I would certainly NOT trust that surge protector with a scorched post. No telling what damage was done in the cable or inside the unit. I'd replace it. NOTE: If you had had a Progressive Industries EMS unit, it would be covered by their Lifetime warranty...... just saying....
Ed_Gee 02/17/22 02:12pm Tech Issues
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