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RE: Which Progressive Dynamics Converter/Charger To Buy

I was able to get through to Randy at Bestconverter. He recommended the Boondocker BD1260CL to replace what I have. Happened to be cheaper than the Progressive Dynamics models and also on sale. Purchase made. Thanks everyone for your thoughts.
RobWNY 07/15/19 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: Which Progressive Dynamics Converter/Charger To Buy

I have 4 Lifeline 6v golf cart batteries wired in series/parallel. I boondock on occasion (couple of times each summer). I have a generator that I use if my 200w suitcase solar isn't a viable option (cloudy or sun is low in the sky). My wires are the standard 6 gauge wire that most RV's have. The wires connecting the batteries themselves are 2 gauge that I put together but beyond that, back to the converter they are what the manufacturer installed.
RobWNY 07/14/19 09:34pm Tech Issues
Which Progressive Dynamics Converter/Charger To Buy

My 5th Wheel came with the WFCO 8930/50 converter/charger and like most everyone else, it charges to 13.6v but won't go into bulk charge. I don't know which PD unit to replace it with. I tried emailing Randy at bestconverter.com to ask him and my email was kicked back undeliverable. I also tried calling and the phone just rang and rang. Is bestconverter still in business? The website is still up but no way to make contact with them.
RobWNY 07/14/19 08:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Trimetric Monitor and Battery Charging Help

CA_Traveler and red31 I know the WFCO products aren't very good and won't allow me to charge using the proper protocol. I plan on buying a different model like I had in my old camper but one thing at a time. For now, I'm just trying to get the monitor to give me the right percentage full number and I'm unsure what value to put in at P1.
RobWNY 07/12/19 10:36am Tech Issues
Trimetric Monitor and Battery Charging Help

I have a WFCO 8930/50 Converter/Charger in my 5th wheel. On the WFCO website is states that it will not go into bulk charge unless the batteries are severely drained or some other maintenance issue. That means the best it will do is charge at a rate of 13.6V under normal charging conditions. I also have Four Lifeline 6V Batteries wired in Series and Parallel and I have a Trimetric TM-20230-RV monitor. Per the Trimetric manual, the setting for P1 is the Charged voltage set point: The battery is signaled as “charged” when volts exceeds the P1 value, The default value for a 12 volt system is “14.3” Also, the Lifeline battery Specs state a voltage setting of 14.3 +/- 0.1 volts should be used when the battery temperature is 77 deg. F When I set P1 parameter to 14.3V I can't get a reading on the Trimetric because I can't charge at that rate under normal conditions so it never "sees" the batteries as being full. I only get dashes. When I set it to 13.6V I get 100% full reading. Should I leave it at 13.6V and call it good?
RobWNY 07/12/19 09:53am Tech Issues
RE: Pulling with a Ram 2500

I can't answer what size drop shank you'll need but I have a 10,000 pound 5th wheel that I tow with a 2017 3500 Ram with the 6.4 Hemi. It tows great and when I was within my first 5000 miles, I got 8.5mpg-9mpg when towing. Now that I have 8,500 miles on the truck, I'm seeing 9.7mpg-10.2mpg consistently. My previous tow vehicle was a 2015 Chevy 2500HD with the 6.0 and It never got better than 8.5mpg
RobWNY 07/11/19 08:56pm Towing
RE: "Best" RV GPS Nav Systems

I found doing my research at home of all places I want to see and go to, then using RV Trip Wizard to plan my trip solves the low bridge and best RV route to take. Then I re-create the trip using Google Maps. Then I send it to my phone for navigation on my trip. So far so good and is the easiest solution for me. it also doesn't clutter up my dash.
RobWNY 07/11/19 04:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cheater adapter to run 50 amp

I use a 30A to 50A adapter that works https://i.imgur.com/Gvjxmp3l.jpg but I've never used what you tried.
RobWNY 07/11/19 04:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New style entry steps

I have the new style steps. Mine are the Lippert "Solid Steps". They do bring in extra dirt or water if it's raining. They also don't always lay flat so the screen door doesn't always shut easily. If there's too much tilt, the doors won't close at all. You also need a few feet of clearance as stated earlier to get in/out of your trailer. The plus side is they are protected while not in use and they are very stable when able to be used correctly. They also don't rust. My old trailer had the fold out type steps and they were starting to rust after a few years.
RobWNY 07/11/19 06:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Catskill Mountain area campgrounds

If your co-worker likes State Parks, Glimmerglass State Park near Cooperstown is very nice. Electric hookup only though so use of the fresh water tank and dump station would be necessary.
RobWNY 07/10/19 01:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fridge On Propane Battery Amp Hr Draw??? How Much

It can be either depending on your camping conditions. I just boondocked over the 4th of July and following weekend in temps that were in the low 90's during the day and low 70's at night. I used around 14-15 AH a day due to the fridge fan never shutting off. If I boondock when temps are in the 50's, I use a lot fewer AH to run the fridge. The fan alone will use about a .5 amp draw. Add that to what the circuit board and igniter power draw and you get to the numbers I saw.
RobWNY 07/09/19 07:43am Beginning RVing
RE: Lake George...Lake Placid....Cooperstown

While in Cooperstown, obviously the Baseball Hall of Fame is a must do for any baseball fan. Also, if you enjoy micro beers the Ommegang brewery located 12 minutes South of Cooperstown on Hgy. 33 is a fun place to take a tour and do a taste test or stay for a concert if one is scheduled while you're in the area. Ommegang
RobWNY 06/29/19 01:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bedrug Feedback

Do you have to strap everything in when you have a bedrug? For instance, if you had a cardboard storage box in there would it slide all over or stay put like they will with the spray in liners?
RobWNY 06/28/19 12:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting 5th wheel front cap clean without access to a hose

Can't you use boards or blocks under the feet so you don't have to extend the legs so far and thereby giving you more travel to lift the 5er high enough to get connected?
RobWNY 06/28/19 12:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Pressure Accuracy

I have the EEZ TPMS that gives me one set of PSI's, then I have a AstroAI ATG230 Digital Tire Pressure Gauge that gives me a different set of PSI's and I have a VIAIR 400P Portable Compressor that gives me yet another set of PSI's. Who knows which one is accurate if any at all. The important thing is they are all within a couple of PSI so I don't sweat it. I'm sure tire manufacturers aren't that worried about their customers being off 2-3 PSI.
RobWNY 06/27/19 12:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: They make a load range D now

Goodyear Endurance gets a ton of positive reviews on here and other sites. Jayco is putting them on their campers as standard tires now. My buddy has a small Jayco camper that came with Load Range D Goodyear Endurance tires. I just swapped out my Castle Rock China Bomb tires with Load Range E Goodyear Endurance Tires. Maxxi's and Carlisle tires also get good reviews.
RobWNY 06/26/19 06:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Have I Made A Mistake.....

If you signed a loan agreement with a bank, you're likely on the hook for the balance even if they were to take the camper back. I've seen so many people think they are off the hook only to find a couple years down the road they have a judgement against them because they failed to pay the loan back.
RobWNY 06/25/19 02:28pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Trip Planning

luv2gowalkabout nailed it. I have the Rand McNally Truckers atlas too. Always bring it with me when traveling. That's a good point to bring up. Always carry a map or atlas. If you are without service whether it be a Garmin or similar type navigation unit glitch or no cell service, you have something to navigate with.
RobWNY 06/25/19 02:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: 50 to 30 to 15 amps

I have a 50A to 15A Dogbone. You don't need two reducers. This is what I use. Your setup might be different but I'm sure you can find the right reducer for your rig. Click Here
RobWNY 06/25/19 05:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: China Bomb got me, now to repair

I don't know where you buy that stuff. It's like a woven plastic right that's breathable? I would think some plastic landscape fabric would do the same thing.
RobWNY 06/24/19 01:28pm Travel Trailers
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