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What were they thinking?

Seen recently on Boise, Idaho Craigslist :R
LeBout 10/27/19 10:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Questions about pulling a fifth-wheel with a half ton TV

I really appreciate the comments. Thank you!
LeBout 10/25/19 09:40pm Fifth-Wheels
Questions about pulling a fifth-wheel with a half ton TV

I know from getting Trailer Life Magazine that there are half-ton towable 5th Wheels being made, but what I don't know is if they are practical. And I have a short bed F-150 (Supercrew) and although I've heard that some hitches with work with a short bed I've never talked to someone who actually does it. Is there anyone here who has that kind of experience who can answer my questions?
LeBout 10/25/19 07:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Move to Motorhome

I really appreciate all the comments and insights. Thank you everyone!
LeBout 10/20/19 03:23pm Class C Motorhomes
Move to Motorhome

After much thought and discussion my wife and I have decided to move from our TT to a motorhome to help facilitate our Oregon to Minnesota trips to visit our aging parents. I've been pulling TTs for years but have never owned a MH. I read over the FAQs and saw repeatedly that people cautioned about buying too small of a rig, but I never read an explanation as to WHY a smaller rig was discouraged. We're looking for a 21 or 22 foot unit, and I've noticed most come with a Ford V-10. What kind of fuel economy (or lack thereof) can one expect from a V-10 on the highway? Thanks in advance for the answers.
LeBout 10/12/19 05:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need solutions for reattaching Cover

I appreciate the suggestions. Thanks!
LeBout 06/05/19 03:50pm Travel Trailers
Need solutions for reattaching Cover

I have a conundrum. I removed the outside cover to our TT heater so that I could repaint it, but when I went to put it back on I noticed two of the holes in the frame where the holding screws go in are broken and I'm not sure how to resolve the problem so that I can securely get the cover put back on. As you can see in this picture, the inner frame is plastic and there are four holes in which screws go in to hold the outer cover on. Now, in this close-up, you can see the broken hole were the screw normally goes in. The PROBLEM is that the plastic is made in such a way that I cannot get my fingers BEHIND the screw hole. Is there anything that I can do short of installing a new inner frame???
LeBout 06/05/19 01:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Checking voltage on connected 6 volt batteries

Yes as MFL posted. The batteries will have an abnormally high voltage right after you take them off the charger. But that is what is called a surface charge. Good information. Thank you.
LeBout 04/03/19 09:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Checking voltage on connected 6 volt batteries

Yes, depending on what you're testing for. If you want the batteries state of charge you need to disconnect the shore power cord. But then you should turn on a load like the furnace and let it run for about 2 minutes first to remove the surface charge from the shore power. Should the reading be taken with the furnace still running or after it has run and is now off?
LeBout 03/31/19 04:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Checking voltage on connected 6 volt batteries

Question: when on shore power, do the batteries need to be disconnected from the trailer before putting a voltage tester on them?
LeBout 03/30/19 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Checking voltage on connected 6 volt batteries

Take a look at the red 6v batteries here and make sure that is how you have them hooked up. 12 volt side of life Yes, I have them connected in series. Positive to negative.
LeBout 03/30/19 12:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Checking voltage on connected 6 volt batteries

Checked my batteries the proper way and got a good strong reading (13+ volts). I will check them again at the end of our driving day.
LeBout 03/30/19 12:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Checking voltage on connected 6 volt batteries

No, the batteries are connected in series, positive to negative.
LeBout 03/30/19 12:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Checking voltage on connected 6 volt batteries

To get the paralleled voltage of the two 6s, you need to do the pos of one battery, and the neg of the other. Jerry It's weird. Whether I test one battery on the positive and negative terminal or whether I test the positive terminal of one battery and the negative terminal of the other battery I get the same reading. About 6.5 volts
LeBout 03/30/19 08:52am Travel Trailers
Checking voltage on connected 6 volt batteries

When checking the voltage on linked 6 volt deep cycle batteries is it important where the leads from the voltage tester are contacting the batteries? In other words, can the testing be done on one battery alone when they are linked?
LeBout 03/30/19 08:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Need some assistance

Get a portable car battery charger and run it off your generator until you get a chance to replace your converter/charger. Thanks Michael. Most likely while you were typing you're message I was in buying a portable battery charger. Have it connected to the batteries right now.
LeBout 03/30/19 07:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Need some assistance

I would check the new batteries and converter? If you buy two new batteries they will be charged up and everything will work fine. If the converter is bad your batteries will be low again after a few days. An easy test is to check the battery voltage with the generator off. Then start the generator and check the voltage again. You should see the battery voltage go up to the mid 13v to mid 14v range. If the voltage doesn't change your converter is bad or you have a blown fuse. I did this test and wasn't happy with the results. My reading with generator off and back on were both low. We have two more days travel to get to our destination. I would hate to ruin 2 brand new batteries. What's my next move?
LeBout 03/30/19 07:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Need some assistance

UPDATE: Doesn't seem to be the converter. I took the advice of several on this forum and didn't even ask to test the old battery. I just went ahead and purchased two new 6 volt batteries (Trojan brand) and plastic housing for each. installed the batteries and everything seems to be working good. We've run the heater several times and it's no longer cycling the fan speed from low to high. Thank you for all the help and advice. It's greatly appreciated! P.S. All this took place in Idaho Falls, Idaho. We are now in Bozeman, Montana on our way to Minnesota. :)
LeBout 03/29/19 04:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need some assistance

First of all, if your battery was low when you left, it will not charge much while driving. The small charge wire to truck plug-in is more just to maintain the battery, but will charge some. If your 12 volt battery is showing only 10 volts, it is extremely discharged. A generator alone cannot make up for a completely discharged battery, when a heavy 12 volt draw is present. Yes, get it tested, and fully charged, if still good. Jerry Thank you Jerry. Very helpful.
LeBout 03/29/19 06:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Need some assistance

Typical even when a generator is connected to have the lights go bright and then go dim?
LeBout 03/29/19 06:52am Travel Trailers
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