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RE: New truck first tow report. Good, Bad, Ugly

25-26K with 2010 PALOMINO SABRE 30BHDS - APPROXIMATE DRY WEIGHT--8,105 LBS + truck and equipment, not close.
Edd505 05/30/20 07:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Drier sheets, magic Eraser and glass

Comet or Ajax on a soft cloth, rinse with water. Used 1000.s of mile on my 18 wheeler, glass will sparkle.
Edd505 05/30/20 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Forgot the battery??????

The instruction manual* for my Progressive Dynamics sumthin sumthin’s sez they can be used without a battery. *see what I did there :)? :) Yep you loose you man card, reading directions. :E
Edd505 05/30/20 06:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Blind/Shade replacement options

MDC day/night
Edd505 05/27/20 07:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: F-250 Needs New Shoes

Look at some Yokohama's they wear like iron and American made.
Edd505 05/27/20 07:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Yellowlightning look at Specta's signature... His weight! You can not go by the sticker weight. Sticker weight is without a fridge, water heater, stove, water, mattress and on and on! Kenny 2011 Chevy 2500 HD 6.0L 4wd Regular cab. What real trucks really look like. 1995 Lance 945 Onan QG 2500 LP 6580 lb truck 10540 fully loaded His weight is 10,500+ just like several of us. My weight is 10,400 too! My Bigfoot camper's sticker says 2,600! Fully loaded it is 4,200. Not sure what Specta is running for tires and rims. Jim Not, it has everything but battery(s), water, & propane. Why would they give the weight minus equipment? That's nuts. Added weights what you put in.
Edd505 05/27/20 07:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Shore power plug conversion?

And it was the twist lock? The marina owner checks regular for home extension cords and I doubt a boat builders going to miss wire. Hot harbors can be caused by any electrical device on a boat that is having a wiring issue and leaking current. I'm no electrician, how does a bad appliance in my boat go to the harbor in a fiberglass boat? The 110V is separate from the 12V which I could see going through an outdrive, but 110. Seems it would be an issue with the dock wiring, the twist lock ground should send stray voltage to ground & bad enough a breaker should trip. Something else I should watch for??
Edd505 05/27/20 06:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shore power plug conversion?

There is a reason the twist lock is required in marine equipment, it's solid & water proof. More boats and marina fires have been caused by those old 30AMP twist locked than any other reason. And it was the twist lock? The marina owner checks regular for home extension cords and I doubt a boat builders going to miss wire. https://i.imgur.com/66L0ByZl.jpgrds.
Edd505 05/26/20 09:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rig for two couples?

We have a large fifth-wheel toy hauler and we often invite other couples to join us. We call the garage the "guest room". It's pretty comfortable back there once we unload the car. We have two queens that pull down from the ceiling, or a queen on top and dinette on the bottom. It's a lot different to have owners/guests than co-owners though. We have the nice front bedroom because we own it, and our friends are happy to be back in the guest room. Might work for a weekend or a week, long term won't happen. Everyone has to be on the same schedule and that's hard enough for married people, 4 never happen.
Edd505 05/26/20 09:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rig for two couples?

Two good ways to destroy a friendship: work together or live together. Get two campers. Well said.
Edd505 05/26/20 09:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Confused and Frustrated

Towable one vehicle to maintain. You have more room to full time in a towable. Buddy with a Class A is always in my 5W as there's more room, both are 35ft.
Edd505 05/25/20 05:52pm Full-time RVing
RE: Improving Fridge Cooling

First, absorption units do better on propane and 110v than they do on 12v. The 12v is only there to try an maintain temps while traveling. Second, minimize putting warm things in, so limit the number of times and the length of time you have the unit open and try not to put a lot of things in at the same time that aren't already cooled down. Third, they all work by transferring the heat to the outside via the cooling coils in the back of the unit. For most installations that uses just normal airflow over the coils - since hot air rises it brings in cooler air at the bottom and exits at the top. Units installed with a top roof vent work better than units with the top vent on the side. Most manufacturers don't follow the recommendations for clearances in the back where the coils are and usually allow too much space. Limiting the space to the recommendations using baffles and such helps with the airflow. Adding fans can help, but be careful. Just moving a lot of air may not be as effective as moving the right amount of air over the coils. Faster air can create a turbulent airflow and a laminar airflow is what you want for maximum heat transfer. Finally, since the unit's performance is based on the ability to transfer the heat outside thru the coils, the temp difference between the air at the coils and the outside air is important. Try not to park your RV in such a way that the sun is heating the area where the refrigerator is located. And remember that at most the unit can probably create about a 40 degree F temp difference, so it will work better when the outside temps are around 70 than it will when the temps a pushing triple digits. Are you stating that if the outside ambient temp is 95 degrees then (using your 40 degree), the Interior refer temp will at best be 50 degrees? If so, go back to school and learn RV refers. While outside ambient will affect the capability of an RV refer, I have to check and repair refers in 100 degree Texas heat all thru the summer. With all parameters(install and ventilation at spec), I can get a good cooling unit to produce 28 to 32 degrees in the lower section. There is No such thing as a "40" degree difference in RV refers. Doug(41 years working on RV's and Refers) Mine must be broke, I get zero in the freezer & 35-36 in the refer.
Edd505 05/25/20 05:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Shore power plug conversion?

There is a reason the twist lock is required in marine equipment, it's solid & water proof.
Edd505 05/25/20 05:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tool box in a long bed?

Simple answer no, one before the transfer tank the other after I added and mover the box closer to the RV to accommodate the tank. https://i.imgur.com/8tk40FHl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/rlx9RRVl.jpg
Edd505 05/24/20 05:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Crack in ball valve

I did mine on the road last year, Aqua Magic died leaking on the floor. New 310 $150-200 why mess with it? BTW I would never go back to the Aqua Magic the 310 actually flushes.
Edd505 05/24/20 05:18pm Tech Issues
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Where's my popcorn?? Considering 3/4T is 1500lbs a payload of over 3000lbs is not bad at all. Personally, I'd check the tire ratings and upgrade them as needed and load it up and get on the road. Others will tell you that you need a 1T DRW with 14,000 GVWR to carry that (any!) camper. - Mark0. (PS: there is no way to magically or otherwise change the trucks factory payload sticker, you ether pay attention to it, don't or get a truck with different values) I pull that all the time with a SRW F350. On the OP that 3/4 ton is the same truck as the F350 but a different spring pack. Try towing and if it sags too much have the F350 springs installed. Nothing can be done about the door sticker. I can say after a 25 year career in LE two as a motor officer doing traffic safety I never checked a trucks sticker for weight only VIN.
Edd505 05/24/20 05:09pm Truck Campers
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

so all this talk of toys, percent on loans, 20 year financing etc. No one mentioned full timer spending 200K for 20 years. Whats the difference if you buy a house or DP? Taken care of the DP will last 20 years, I have seen houses trashed in less time.
Edd505 05/23/20 07:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: Retracting jacks while unhooked

Not sure what you mean by zeroing out your Autolevel feature. If you just want to reprogram the level point of the trailer you don't need retract the jacks. Level the trailer and tell the system the new level per your owner's manual. Exactly, I have done it several times. Read the manual and loose your man card, never.
Edd505 05/23/20 06:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leveling Blocks vs jack pads

Guess I'm the odd one, been using stacks of Lego blocks for years without an issue. If this is your 1st one with levelers (hint:) the less leg extended the more stable inside.
Edd505 05/17/20 09:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water in Fuel? When Do You Drain the Filter?

driving diesels since my 1st 99 super duty, 750K on a 60 series Detroit and never had water in the fuel.
Edd505 05/17/20 08:46pm Tow Vehicles
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