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RE: Should I Buy The Dealer's Hitch

Get the F250 and you shouldn't need to fool with the WDH.
KD4UPL 01/13/23 01:24pm Towing
RE: breaker 15 / 20

I just "googled" it and found multiple listings for Home Depot and Ace Hardware. You didn't mention the brand but they are there.
KD4UPL 01/07/23 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: RAM 3500 Frame Failure/Eagle Cap Camper

I don't know why anyone would expect warranty coverage as it's obviously overloaded. The owner was not only ignorant of the truck's payload but couldn't give anything other than a ballpark estimate of it's loaded weight. Further, just because a truck has a certain payload it still must be distributed correctly on the axles. A responsible truck camper owner would have a scale ticket or two to prove axle a d total weights. I always did when I ran my Chevy dually over it's GVWR with a TC.
KD4UPL 01/01/23 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: bpconversion goose neck conversion

No experience with it but it looks like a very interesting product. Shouldn't void the warranty as they aren't modifying the trailer. I would think it would be really light on tongue weight compared to a trailer actually built to be a GN or FW trailer. But, it would still probably have more (and better placed) tongue weight than the trailer did originally. The area above the hitch would possibly be built with a storage platform for generator, firewood, etc.
KD4UPL 12/31/22 01:43pm Toy Haulers
RE: inverter question

If it's just an inverter then just let the wires hang. If it's an inverter / charger you need ti disconnect it from AC power. If you have access to AC power you may as well leave the battery and let it float charge.
KD4UPL 12/19/22 06:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric jacks manual crank

The Attwood jacks on my 2003 camper came with cranks; I guess in case the motors failed. I tried using them once just to see what it was like. They worked, both up and down. I didn't change anything or unhook anything to do it. After that experiment I just always used the motors. All 4 of my jacks still worked fine in 2018 when I sold the camper.
KD4UPL 12/09/22 03:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Ordering F-350 7.3 CCLB SRW - how big of camper can I get?

I had a Fleetwood 11' TC with a sticker that said it weighed 3120 pounds WITH water. Loaded and ready to camp it was around 4,000 pounds. I carried it on a 2007 Chevy 3500 SRW. With me, the wife, and the dog in the cab the whole rig was about 11,150. The truck was rated with a 9,900 pound GVWR. I added air bags and good shocks. I was not over axle or tire ratings. It handled fine for several years thru many thousands of miles. I then put he same camper on a 2005 Chevy dually. Now, with some children and more stuff we came in at 13,100 pounds total on a truck with a 11,400 pound GVWR. Again, I wasn't over axle or tire ratings but added air bags and good shocks. Drove it for many years thru many states, sometimes also pulling a 5,000 pound boat behind us. The dually was night and day better in terms of handling and stability. It had much less sway and much less bounce. I highly recommend a dually for a TC. We had about 500 pounds of people and dog. 40 pounds of propane, 325 pounds of water, and who knows how many pounds of chairs, grill, firewood, food drinks, pots, pans, clothes, toys, firewood, tools, etc. I miss my TC but with the birth of our 3rd child we decided it was just too small.
KD4UPL 12/05/22 05:19pm Truck Campers
RE: not another solar question ??

I'd put the controller in the truck, that way you only need one instead of in each trailer. I'd connect the output of the controller to the charge line going to the 7 pin on the truck. If you're not towing a trailer it will keep your truck battery charged up. If you are towing a trailer it will keep your trailer battery charged up. To make this work your charge line has to be hot all the time like on a GM truck, not switched off with the ignition like on a Ford. SOME charge controllers can be damaged if the panels are hooked up with no batteries. Also, you will need to have very similar batteries in all your trailers and truck or you will have to be changing the absorb and float settings on the controller for each trailer. If they are all flooded or all AGM of similar brand it should work fine.
KD4UPL 12/02/22 03:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric Jack Issue/ Battery Storage

Did your truck ever charge the batteries? The wire is unhooked under the hood from the factory and the fuse comes in the glove box. If you have a quality converter (charger) in the camper just leave the batteries in with it plugged in. If you don't have a good 3 stage converter then vet one instead of toting heavy batteries.
KD4UPL 11/17/22 06:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Diesel crisis ahead

I haven't seen anything below about $4.50 in VA all year. I filled up both of my tanks Friday for $4.99 which was the cheapest I could find. This morning that same station was at $5.10. I'll probably top it off again tomorrow and maybe a 5 gallon can.
KD4UPL 11/01/22 07:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dry cell Batteries while in storage

A dry cell battery is a flashlight battery. You have either maintenance free flooded lead acid (not a good choice), AGM (likely), or Luthium. Only leave them plugged in with a good 3 stage charger. AGM won't freeze.
KD4UPL 10/22/22 07:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dumb question

What's the maximum current you can draw from those batteries? A 3,000 watt invverter will draw 30p amps at full load. Those batteries won't support that for even 20 mimutes I'd guess.
KD4UPL 10/16/22 07:29pm Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

I used to run a 48" extension but that was with a 2.5" receiver. It worked but had a lot of slop. I'd guess it would be worse with a 2". I moved to a Super Hitch and 48" Super Truss. It's a much better solution. You might as well do it right the furst time. A 36" 2" extension will be unsatisfactory.
KD4UPL 10/16/22 07:26pm Truck Campers
RE: 2009 Adventurer 950B on 1999 Dodge 3500 Diesel LB Dually

You will be over GVWR. Just be carefull about not exceding tire and axle ratings. I carried a TC on my 2005 Chevy Dually rated 11,400 GVWR. I was at 13,000 with the boat hitched up. Thousands of miles in many states and never a problem.
KD4UPL 10/14/22 07:34pm Truck Campers
RE: braking problem

I don't of any possible way trailer brakes can disable truck brakes.
KD4UPL 10/10/22 06:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Driver's License for over 26,001 lbs.

If you aren't driving / towing for commercial purposes, that is, where you could be paid or win prize money of some kind, then you don't need a commercial drivers license. If you are towing around a toy hauler with dirt bikes and racing them where you might win something then technically that is considered commercial. This is how the federal DOT looks at it. Now, states may have a requirement for a non-commercial license of some kind for that weight even if for recreational purposes but you will have to ask your state DMV.
KD4UPL 10/01/22 07:51am Towing
RE: Both blinkers flash for right and left

Do your other lights come on? Do they all blink? I'd bet you simply have a bad ground connection.
KD4UPL 09/18/22 07:02pm Tech Issues
RE: inverter not charging the battery

You couldn't run the slides until you turned the battery on? Of course not. You should have had the battery on anyway. Slides take a lot of power and usually need the battery to help out. Further, the battery probably won't charge with the disconnect off.
KD4UPL 09/12/22 07:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: AGM batteries & solar battery tender

Charge them up and unhook them. They'll be fine. If you really want a maintainer that will work to but you will still need to unhook them or the LP detector, stereo, etc. Will still drain the battery with a litle panel. You could put in a real solar panel and have use of it for camping.
KD4UPL 09/11/22 01:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Superduty gas engine for 2023.

Seems a little ridiculous. 6.8 vs 7.3? Ford should just put one gas motor in, the 7.3 Godzilla, which, so far has proven to be a great engine. That way, they could use economy of scale to keep costs in line. Are you talking about the old Ford plagued 7.3 Power Stroke. Thanks to my research I saved myself from buying one many years ago and instead went with a real winner. Cheers to the good guys. No, he's talking about the 7.3L Ford gas V8 that was introduced just a couple years ago.
KD4UPL 09/11/22 09:44am Truck Campers
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