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RE: How much SOLAR?

I never thought 100 watts would be enough, but I will probably try 200 the first trip. I can always add more easily. The only thing, I sure don't want to get out at 3am to fire up the champion inverter to run the furnace. Don’t use the furnace. Use extra blankets and a small catalytic heater...
Fresno Tundra Driver 11/11/19 08:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Is a cover necessary ?

Been using covers since we bought our rv in 2002. We get intense sun here in central California. I have found the best covers that last the longest are the ones that use the white Tyvek as the top material. Our rubber roof is still in good shape and all of our decals still look great!
Fresno Tundra Driver 10/12/19 11:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Must cross Yosemite NP to Convict Lake?

Don’t have to pay for entry if you go through early or late. Usually before 6:00am and after 6:00pm nobody is working the booth... but you didn’t hear that from me! :)
Fresno Tundra Driver 10/02/19 08:42am Roads and Routes
RE: Dead microwave

I found our replacement microwave at Best Buy for about $100...
Fresno Tundra Driver 09/28/19 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: can someone identify this vent cover

Can’t identify them but my gray and black tank vent covers broke off our 2003 camper about 7-8 years ago and they’ve never been replaced...
Fresno Tundra Driver 08/05/19 10:45pm Tech Issues
RE: 1/2 Ton Towable 5th Wheel

Our 5er is almost 28 feet long. Hitch weight is 1100 pounds. Cargo capacity is 1924 pounds leaving me around 824 pounds for cargo and people. My tow limit is only 7200 pounds with my 4.7L Tundra. The dry weight of the camper is 5800 pounds. Fully loaded up ready to go the camper is around 6900-7100. I never tow with water but on an 18 day trip our camper topped out at 7400 pounds. We’ve successfully towed thus far without any trouble whatsoever for 17 years. I did add Sumo springs to the rear end about four years ago. That leveled out a bit of rear sag I had and really made for a smoother ride with less bounce. I also have the tow package that comes with the radiator cooler and Bilstein shocks. My only complaint is the 6-7 mpg while towing. Because of the shorter overall package and carrying some of the trailer as opposed to having it all towed behind the truck, the driving characteristics are superior with the fifth wheel.
Fresno Tundra Driver 06/25/19 11:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Yosemite/Kings Canyon/Sequoia “must do” advice sought

If you are near the Yosemite southern entrance, near Oakhusrt, I would suggest driving about 3 hours to Carmel-by-the-sea and head down Ocean avenue to the beautiful white sand beach. Its close to 17 mile drive and Pebble Beach. Its also 5-7 minutes south of Monterey(yummy clam chowder on Fisherman's Wharf) and only 18-20 miles north of beautiful Big Sur which would include a very nice drive along Highway 1. If you go to Big Sur, Julia Pfeiffer Burns state park is a must stop. With an early start you could probably do all of this in one day although 1.5-2 days would be better.
Fresno Tundra Driver 06/25/19 04:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Solar panel lifespan...

Thank you all for the replies. Several good points were made. I know 100 watts isn’t much but I’m really just looking to offset my daily drawdown. I’ll keep my Honda generator handy but have come to realize I really don’t like running it all that much especially if it's mostly to charge my batteries. Thanks again...
Fresno Tundra Driver 06/19/19 08:24pm General RVing Issues
Solar panel lifespan...

So my question is two fold. Do solar panels age/degrade while in storage the same as if they are in constant use? We camp maybe 25-30 days/year and the rest of the time the panels would be inside my dark garage so will they loose the same .5-1%/year efficiency as panels in constant use? Secondly, I'm looking at the Renogy suitcase(Two 50 watt panels)with 20 amp charger controller and the alligator clips. Do any of you fellow campers have experience with this company or product good or bad? All I'm really hoping to do with this is assist with my two group 27 battery charging needs...
Fresno Tundra Driver 06/19/19 02:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Short queen mattress

Serenia Sleep 8 inch memory foam. $299 on Amazon but they are currently sold out on Amazon and eBay for the short queens. Super comfortable with great reviews and American made.
Fresno Tundra Driver 06/05/19 08:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Tioga Pass: July 1! See update

My guess is your June 15 prediction is a bit too optimistic but I hope you are correct. With these unusual May storms, even if they get it cleared, the runoff "rivers" flowing across the highway might delay the opening until late June or early July... SORRY FOR THE DOUBLE POST
Fresno Tundra Driver 05/22/19 10:57am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Tioga Pass: July 1! See update

My guess is your June 15 prediction is a bit too optimistic but I hope you are correct. With these unusual May storms, even if they get it cleared, the runoff "rivers" flowing across the highway might delay the opening until late June or early July...
Fresno Tundra Driver 05/22/19 10:53am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Fleetwood Mallard early 2000's (pics added)

Our 2003 Fleetwood Prowler 27 5A books out on NADA at around $5500 so I would imagine that older travel trailer would be worth around $3500-5000. Looks to be in good shape. Fleetwood made a decent product back then. They even backed their units with a two year warranty which you hardly see anymore.
Fresno Tundra Driver 05/09/19 03:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Second 1,000,000 Mile Tundra

It will pull the space shuttle AND last a million miles. What more could you ask for? :) Actually I think the space shuttle requires the 5.7L...:B
Fresno Tundra Driver 05/02/19 11:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Second 1,000,000 Mile Tundra

I think the Tundra was over engineered when Toyota first entered the full size truck market in 2000 trying to compete with the Big 3 and steal some market share. We've had our 2001 4.7 towing 7000+ lbs for almost 18 years up to the high sierras without any trouble whatsoever and still going strong... a GREAT 4/5 truck!!
Fresno Tundra Driver 05/02/19 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: insurance companies and cost

We've had a 28' 5th wheel since new in summer of 2002. Our insurance premium for it has ranged between $85-105 for the year.
Fresno Tundra Driver 04/01/19 09:44am Travel Trailers
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