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RE: Towing or packing a Smart Car on the back of a Class A

Congrats on finding this thread for your first post and posting a picture. You do have a tag axle coach… with only one post it’s hard to tell. 1600 lbs that far back is going to put 2100 lbs on the rear axles and take 700 off the front. A Smart car is 106” long, 4” over the max legal width…hard to solve this issue. A modified Hydra Lift is the only one I would use and hopefully I’d not have to get a over width permit for every state I’m in. I would do a modified wheel lift that doesn’t raise and lower… I drive the car up. Fairly easy to back it up.
Ivylog 06/17/21 06:32am Dinghy Towing
RE: F550 based class C?

Around 2005 the cab has to be removed to work on the back of the engine on Ford diesel PUs.
Ivylog 06/16/21 11:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

We are headed West next week and stay mainly in first come CGs. Should be interesting with the reports of 30%+ increase in activity this summer.
Ivylog 06/15/21 03:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: End of Direct TV SD should I switch to Dish?

You do not need the big slimline dish (uses a bigger tripod) to get 99 & 101. A 18 X 20 multi sat dish with a SL3 lnb added will work and fit on your current tripod. Aiming requires you to plumb the pipe mast (perfectly up/down), set the tilt (skew) and elevation for where you are then just rotate.
Ivylog 06/14/21 07:53am Technology Corner
RE: Fl to Mo

Has anyone taken 60 across to Springfield recently… from I-24 to Springfield? Looking to avoid St Louis.
Ivylog 06/13/21 08:07am Roads and Routes
RE: Turning a FW around in a Culdesac

If your tires and axles can’t take it… better to find out at a slow speed. The back of the trailer is not going to hit anything as it will be inside of where the truck goes.
Ivylog 06/10/21 05:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Allison 3000 transmission

Ivylog 06/05/21 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: what voltage for the 'house'?

Does the fact that he’s trying to sell a 48V, 135AH (540AH at 12V) battery for $4500 have anything to do with pushing 48V. How much is a 48dc/ to 12Vcapable of his 800A cost? Four 135AH batteries plus BMS is no bargain as I just finished a DIY 12V, 600AH Lithium battery bank for $1200 including BMS.
Ivylog 06/05/21 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch

There is no difference in level and flat ground for setting up the hitch. Once you figure out the settings for the bars... when on flat ground, no.
Ivylog 06/05/21 12:07pm Towing
RE: Getting started with sway control

Got a guy on I-95 pulling a Airstream to follow me into a rest area as the trailer was wanting to wiggle (sway) his big enough diesel PU. He’d been having this issue for 2 years without any solutions. Because a Airstream uses torsion flex axles (no equalizer bar between the axles) they need to be towed level or slightly nose high which he wasn’t. Told him to raise the ball 3” (had an adjustable hitch) and ditch the equalizer and friction sway bar... truck need all the weight on the rear axle. We have since become good friends having solved his sway problem ...need to call him.
Ivylog 06/04/21 04:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Solar & Inverter starting point advice

Unless you are full time, the payback on solar is never and you can forget making coffee off your 2 batteries... run the generator. Without adding more batteries, adding solar will only help a little. A 500W inverter will power the TV. The cheapest way to decrease generator time is add a bigger battery charger.
Ivylog 06/04/21 03:46pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: diesel generator running issue

It’s fuel pump is a know problem.
Ivylog 06/04/21 03:38pm Tech Issues
RE: 1998 Safari Serengeti electric diagram or schematic

Does it start from outside?
Ivylog 06/04/21 03:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Awning LED Light Strip

“ After 8 years, my current strip are more than half failed.” That may be a record on how long they lasted... much longer than my experience, even with ones inside. I have found the 5050 size chips run cooler and last longer. Adding a 15ohm 1/2watt resistor in series on a long strip or 30 ohm on short strips, helps to keep the voltage below 12V as the strips are not voltage regulated. Instead of strips, I use 48 5050 voltage regulated panels when converting fluorescent lights and under counter.
Ivylog 06/04/21 06:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Repo a Truck Camper???

OP, welcome to this forum... some pretty tough people on here, me included on occasion... not this time. Unfortunately you posted “ I'm prepared to let my credit sink and tell the bank to come get it.” and that attitude plus it’s not that simple, stirred the pot. You’ll have to pay costs and the difference in what they auction it off for... not a good option which will cost you $$$. *Agree I could have it on a rollback and gone in 5 minutes.
Ivylog 06/03/21 05:26am Truck Campers
RE: Propane Firepit Restrictions - West Coast

If the propane fire pts get hot and are close to the ground I can see where they would not be allowed. Nobody has a BBQ that sits 6" off the ground. Obviously you do not use one as the bottom doesn’t get hot...yes it gets warm but not hot enough to start a fire.
Ivylog 06/03/21 05:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Archive search not working

I use Google as the search feature above is worthless.
Ivylog 06/01/21 05:28pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Slide toppers

Other than the large LR slide, there is enough unused fabric to cut the used off and sew the cord back in...can’t just reverse as the diameter of the cord is different on your Septer. Usually it’s the thread that goes bad so have all 4 sides re-sewn while off. Some rollers can be pinned from the end and some have a hole in the roller that you put a nail in once you unroll it all the way before taking one end off so you can slide the fabric out of the roller. Local canvas shop charges me $120 to re-sew all 4 which I remove from on top by myself.
Ivylog 06/01/21 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generators!! Yes YOU!

Yes me? I have 900W of solar and 1200AH of batteries but prefer to park in the shade so I do not have to run the generator all day for AC...shade defeats the $$ spent on solar. Anytime I’m going to use something that takes a lot of energy, I’m cranking the generator, it will charge the batteries instead of depleting them. Sorry if my hour of generator usage bothers you... here’s an inexpensive solution.
Ivylog 06/01/21 05:01pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Bluetooth Battery Monitor

Doubt after a couple of trips you’ll be monitoring all that often. I opted for a $42, 500 amp monitor for my 600AH of DIY Lithium batteries. Once the BMS stopped charging them I set the AH to 900AH... it keeps track of usage, %, charge/discharge amps, and voltage...all the info I need. Helped that the display was easy to locate in the BR. Monitor
Ivylog 05/31/21 01:15pm General RVing Issues
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