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RE: 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton

For a RAM/Hemi you want a newer one with 8 speed tranny rather than the original 6 speed.
Me Again 10/23/19 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Smoke Detectors

I ask because you hear stories all the time when disaster strikes, where the fire department makes a point to say "There were no working fire/Smoke Detectors in the Home". I don't know if that creates a snag when negotiating a settlement with the Insurance company or if the fire officials are just stressing the importance of detectors. Just a side note, the American Red Cross has a program to install free smoke detectors with 10 year batteries. We had them do it for our 5th wheel in a NW park and in our park model here in Arizona. Chris
Me Again 10/23/19 08:23am Snowbirds
RE: 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton

While boating and talking about right-a-way we always said tonnage wins hand down. The same can be said for tow vehicles. We towed a 16K 39' 5th wheel and now a 8K 27' TT with the same 2015 3500 RAM 4x4 CC SB. It towed/tows both just fine. Do I want to get rid of the 3500 now that the 5th wheel is parked in our summer RV park, nope! I love the 3500 diesel RAM. Chris
Me Again 10/22/19 05:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV snowbirding or MX or Carribean

DW and I recently retired and we are debating wether the RV snowbird lifestyle in the southern states is the way to go or rent or buy a condo apartment in MX or some affordable carribean countries. Beside the obvious attraction to water, beaches, and warmer weather this is somewhat offset by language issues, poverty (increased criminality?), culture, food, etc. We have previously experienced a short two month stint RViing south and spent some holiday time in MX and a Carribean country, however, we are torn. Ideally three winters spent experiencing each one would be great, but unfortunately we do not feel that we have the luxury of time on our side and would not want to waste it. Are there members out there who have experienced the same dilemma and what were the compelling reasons to choose the RV snowbirding. Would you make the same choice again given the opportunity? Thx We are on our 12th Snowbird winter. If you choose a nice RV Resort with lots of activities you will live longer, as you will stay active. In those twelve years I have done things like build a house with Habitat for Humanity the first winter. Serve as a wood shop monitor one morning a week. Played pickle ball and now bumpy ball. Race RC trucks on the parks race track and fly model airplanes. Ride our bikes a lot. Go to dances. Go to plays at Hale Theater in Gilbert. On and on! We started out for the first 7-8 years with a 29' 5th Wheel, then a 39' 5th wheel(now are sunbird home in the NW) and now a park model with Arizona room. If one is bored in one of these Southern Snowbird resorts, it is their own fault! Chris
Me Again 10/22/19 08:35am Snowbirds
RE: Air bags or "Bump Stop" type suspension

You are saying your 250 sets lower in the rear than the front when hitched? If so air bags are the BEST option, air to get truck "LEVEL" not unloaded stance!!! If stock shocks add Bilstein's. This combo you WILL thank me. Sad a 250 needs help with that little pin. Just about all Ford's do! Even on the F450 review fish posted, the owner installed airbags. OP, bag it and don't look back!
Me Again 10/22/19 08:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

JUST rolled into mesquite approx a 1000 miles trip with our 40 ft Landmark on the back of a 2015 Ram dUALLY .4000LB PIN truck is 4000 empty ,tires are Yokohama 245/75/17 e at 55psi.AVG speed 65-72mph,tires run cool and the ride is very nice,rec pressure at 65 is not nice. "Recommended pressure" is for FULL RAWR. Did you weigh your truck loaded and then use the weight/inflation chart for your rear tires? There are all kinds of yellow books for dummies, https://www.dummies.com/, on the list I do not see one for inflating tires correctly! So the wheels of the bus go around and around at max sidewall. https://i.imgur.com/gp9ii9Sl.jpg
Me Again 10/19/19 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

Nobody does this between stops. It takes a lot of pulls to start it with a dry carb. It's unlcear from your post what the new valve does. I would imagine gasoline smell emanates more from any gas spills on the outside of the generator. My Hondas don't stink. The new position allows one to turn off the fuel and leave the generator running.
Me Again 10/15/19 04:16pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

Wise crack aside, I don't think it's an unreasonable question since nobody does this. Why did Honda bother to change the valve so people could do it?
Me Again 10/15/19 07:16am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

for transporting the generator between stops on a trip, it is nice to be able to run the carb dry,Why do you need to dry the carb between stops? Because I do not want all the other stuff under the Backflip cover on the bed to smell like gasoline. You guys are working overtime on being anti dry bowl people!
Me Again 10/14/19 05:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

So oldman and driver, you would rather remove the cover and drain the gas in the carb to where? The back of my pickup. It is less than a quarter of a cup. It isn't hard, or a big deal and evaporates very quickly. It takes less than two minutes start to finish. Edited to add: By draining the carb, you are going to get more gas out of your carb bowl than running it dry. THAT is why I am a fan of draining instead of running them dry, therefore why I think it isn't a big deal. I would agree for extended storage, however for transporting the generator between stops on a trip, it is nice to be able to run the carb dry, load the generator up in the truck bed and drive to the next stop. Having the separate run switch makes this possible. Honda appear to have recognized the issue also, and now has the three position switch. Old Switch: https://i.imgur.com/RJBlx32l.jpg New Switch: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRt293z9JYPU4RvILN_WU-DyRrQNQMHvTEjQpa5gFTH7rkxVbmJNw
Me Again 10/14/19 07:24am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

unless you go to a station that sells Ethanol Free gas. I do, pressure washer, golf cart, chain saw and generator all get only ethanol free gas and Sta-Bil. https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=CA
Me Again 10/13/19 08:41am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

hutch mountain makes a nice shutoff switch similar to what the OP did that is plug and play for the 2000. BTW the new 2200i has a two position "off", on is an imediate kill like the old units, the second position shuts off fuel and lets the carb run dry. yes, you can drain the carb by pulling the side case digging out a screwdrive and pucking gas on the ground or into a jar, but the switch is IMHO a nicer alternative. Hutch mountain switch cost 4x as much, just saying!
Me Again 10/12/19 11:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

When I load reels as ballast I take left hand reels, and leave the right hand ones in the junk pile. The problem with rocks or reels(left or right hand) in a sudden stop, think wreck, can turn the ballast into missiles, not be be confused with mussels, which tend to stick tightly to things.
Me Again 10/12/19 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

So oldman and driver, you would rather remove the cover and drain the gas in the carb to where?
Me Again 10/12/19 03:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

They don't have fuel shut off? Yes, it is a combined fuel and ignition switch build into a single item. As other posted note, one could close the vent, however it is going to run quite a bit longer, wasting more fuel.
Me Again 10/12/19 12:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

I had a eu1000i for many years and now a eu2000i for 2 years, the thing I did/do not like is one can not run the carb dry. So I added a separate run switch to the eu1000i and today to the eu2000i. The 2000 was much easier, as I was able to reach is and cut the two wires between the fuel/run switch and plug, and extend them to the new switch without taking the case apart. The switch I got at Ace Hardware is advertised at having an O-ring to keep moisture out. BTW the switch closes to stop the generator, so I could not use the little on/off tab, as it was reversed for this application. Chris https://i.imgur.com/OChxSvnl.jpg
Me Again 10/12/19 12:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

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Me Again 10/12/19 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Backup camera

I am sure this has been discussed before, and I did look around in the search section. Does anyone have a wireless system on a 35' 5th wheel that works well? Looking at Furrion, Emmako, and others. The Furrion is a bit different and much more expensive. All of the others seem to be pretty similar. Seems distance and what is between the camera and monitor is the issue. I am guessing I would be around 40'. 2011 Jayco Eagle, so nothing pre installed. The tick for good range is a good 12V supply to the camera. Our 2017 Bighorn that is 39'4" long came with the Furrion mount pre-installed and hard wired to 12V from a sconce light on the back wall next to the window. I installed a second switch on the light so I could turn the camera off when not in use. Never had range issues. I could drive 600' plus from the trailer and still have reception at the display in the CC truck. We parked the Bighorn at our NW park and moved the camera to a TT we bought that had the mount and camera wired to the clearance lights. With LED lighting on the TT the camera works fine.
Me Again 10/11/19 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone towed with the new Chevy Gasser??

I found this video tonight. Guy bought a 6.0 and was not happy with it pulling 8000lb tt over a pass in CO, and traded for the 2020 gasser, and pulled the same pass. https://youtu.be/PVd7p91rBjc He’s claiming 9 MPG pulling a 8000 pound trailer over Rabbit Ears Pass? What goes up comes back down.
Me Again 10/11/19 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: generator stalls when converter tries to charge battery

We had eu1000i for 12-14 years, it always ran great. Got a larger trailer and in 2017 we were headed to the balloon fiesta in NM. Sold the 1000 and bought a eu2000i, it ran sometimes and missed and died other times. Used it this fall and same thing. Contacted Honda and they acknowledged a tech bulletin to replace the spark plug wire cap. They sent me the part and I installed it, so far it seems to be running better. Dissected the old one and found the clip that connects to the plug was loose on the top of the plug, moved freely around and in and out on the plug. Chris
Me Again 10/10/19 01:50pm Fifth-Wheels
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