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RE: What's a good battery level monitor?

I use a $30 dollar Bluetooth unit from eBay. BM2 is the model. It has no display and must be viewed on a phone. The best part is I can check my battery voltage without getting out of bed. It stores up to 30 days of data that gets downloaded to the phone when within range. provides really nice graphs as well. BM 2 I cant get the clicky to look right.
KMLsquared 11/20/20 07:33am Tech Issues
RE: Which Way from Napa to Quartzite?

We race in Las Vegas and routinely take 80 over to 95 in Nevada. No silly trailer speed limits in Nevada and better roads.
KMLsquared 11/18/20 09:46am Roads and Routes
RE: Books for first time RV owners?

Thank you all for the responses! I guess I should have stated that I will absolutely be a mentor/helper as our families are very close. And YouTube is of course a great help for all things in this world nowadays. I was really hoping to them a book as a kind of "housewarming" present that they could thumb through at their leisure and keep in the trailer for situations that may arise. I will check out the suggested titles. On edit: I have already direct them to this website of course. Most of my knowledge is all from here anyway!
KMLsquared 10/29/20 07:29am Beginning RVing
Books for first time RV owners?

Good friends of ours just purchased their first travel trailer. They are total newbies, only tent camped their entire lives. They have two young children. I want to get them a book that covers the basics of owning and using and RV. They are not at all mechanically or electrically inclined. I also don't want to scare them with sky is falling type stuff. Anybody have any recommendations? P.S. I did search but did not turn anything up.
KMLsquared 10/28/20 12:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: Stripping down a rotten camper

Tow it to the dump first. Unhitch. Push it over onto its side. Cut all the bolts holding the floor to the frame outriggers. Cut away any wiring, gas lines water lines, tanks etc that are attached to the frame. Pull the frame off the rotten hulk and tip it back onto its wheels. Hook it back up drive away! No fuss, no long cleanup mess, fast and easy. You don't have to bother with a huge pile of work taking it all apart. Just leave it at the dump in one big chunk. They have big machines to bust it up and squish it! You'll have to prefab some temporary tail lights to legally get it home. When I was about 20 I bought a bare TT frame from a friend who rolled it. He stripped what was left of it. Think i paid 20 or 25 bucks for it. I made a flat deck trailer out of the frame. It was super simple. You don't want to try reusing the old bare floor for a flat deck. It's likely all rotten anyways. What I did was bought a bunch of 8 foot 2X6's and a bag of carriage bolts, lockwashers and nuts. I started at the back, put on the first board, drilled down from the top through the 2X6 and the main frame rail on each side, and ran the carriage bolts down from the top, did the washers and nuts underneath. Repeat until you reach the front. I cut around the wheels to suit. When I was done I had a marvelous little utility flat deck trailer that I hauled all kinds of things on, including small cars. I put a hitch on my 72 MG Midget and towed it with that. I rigged up proper lights for it and tapped into the MG wiring. I put four holes in the deck with chain ties to the frame for holding stuff in place. I used that trailer for everything. Moving myself and friends, transporting engines and transmissions, hauling firewood etc. I towed lots of small cars with it, including my father's broken down Mazda GLC from Cranbrook to Penticton BC. No trailer brakes..... I lived! Yes, I towed cars on it with a dinky little MG Midget. :) This Is how I did mine. But it was at a ranch with a skidloader. then we crushed up the body and loaded it on another trailer and hauled it to the dump.
KMLsquared 10/20/20 08:31am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: B&W Companion

When I bought my companion used one of the nuts was seized. A quick call to B&W and new ones were at my doorstep in a few days no charge. I haven't had another issue in 8 years. I have been drooling over the the new base though and $300 seems like the way to go! Also, I think if you do some more research you'll find that the B&W is one of, if not the, best hitch on the market.
KMLsquared 10/06/20 10:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery Monitor Install

Those things are super cool, I actually have 2, one for the charger power and one for power used in the RV. I also added a simple $20 Bluetooth monitor for battery voltage. So I can lay in bed and see if I need to get up are charge the batteries. Also it has very good data logging that I can scroll back thru for many months. Highly recommend one of those as well.
KMLsquared 09/17/20 09:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge repair

I purchased mine from Wick at RVCOOL LLC. It came fast and works well. He has good instructional videos on YouTube as well.
KMLsquared 07/29/20 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: Flashlights

I am a big fan of headlamps as well. Fenix makes good headlamps and Coast-Portland makes nice flashlights but get the aluminum ones/ not the plastic ones. I have had good Luck with the above without breaking the bank.
KMLsquared 06/30/20 08:54am General RVing Issues
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