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RE: Battery over charging

The converter on my friends 2002 trailer has a spot for an add on device. I remember the connector looking like an old phone line connection. The device changed the charging pattern to work better when leaving the trailer plugged in 24/7. sounds like the wizard I have for my progressive dynamic charger for may trailer https://www.progressivedyn.com/rv/charge-wizard/ made exclusively for the progressive dynamics charager I’ll have to see what brand of converter I have to see if this might work. Thanks
Rwake901 10/26/20 12:08pm Fifth-Wheels
Battery over charging

Without changing the converter do they make something I can install in-line to keep from over charging my batteries. If I leave my 5th wheel plugged in all the time it will eventually boil my batteries unless I turn off the battery switch. I was hoping that maybe they make something that I can just install in-line to keep this from happening, but still keep the batteries charged. Thanks
Rwake901 10/26/20 07:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rut Roh....Water heater bypass valve kaput?

Can you just use a Pex valve from your local Lowe’s, Home Depot or Menards?
Rwake901 10/12/20 03:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for opinions on Open Range Quality

I am of the opinion that no matter which rig you purchase you will be working bugs out for a period of time initially. Don't by a rig if you are not a handy man :) This is 100 percent true! If can’t work on your own rig your going to be waiting on repairs at your dealer more than using it.
Rwake901 09/29/20 09:41am Fifth-Wheels
Front Rock Shield

I noticed that the front of my 5th wheel down low is getting chipped up from rocks or whatever. Do they make Rock Shields for the front of a 5th wheel?
Rwake901 09/22/20 02:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bed rail clearance

Thanks for everyone’s advice. I think I’m just going to leave it the way it is. :)
Rwake901 09/19/20 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
Bed rail clearance

I’ve been towing our 5th wheel now for over a year and a half and finally got around to measuring the distance between the bed rails and the 5th wheel on a level surface. I have 5 1/2 inches and never had an issue plus it tows level. When I Googled it I found some say 5 inches is enough some say 6 or more. I only have one hole left in the 5th wheel hitch to gain 1 inch clearance but since I’ve never had an issue I’m not sure it’s worth doing. What is your clearance or opinion? Thanks
Rwake901 09/17/20 07:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

The other one that works quite well is the Mopeka. The only problem that I have had with it is that the battery life is only about a year(or less in cold weather). It uses sonar to check for the height of the liquid/gas interface. I ended up making a remote battery system for mine so that the battery can be changed without removing the propane bottle. X2 on the Mopeka. Install the app on your phone. They work great!
Rwake901 08/07/20 04:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Remote Door Lock?

I ordered one from Latch.it.org. Looks like a nice unit. All metal, two fobs and the key pad is back lit. They are a family owned business in the USA. I emailed the company and they sent me a $15 off coupon. Looking forward to using it. Thanks for all your responses.
Rwake901 07/31/20 09:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Remote Door Lock?

Also, they have a reputation for having a pretty good sale around Thanksgiving. I think 30% off or so. How often do you have to change the batteries? Will they last a year or only a few months?
Rwake901 07/29/20 01:25pm Fifth-Wheels
Remote Door Lock?

Has anyone changed out their door lock/handle to one of the keyless push button/remote door locks? I’ve been looking at them and wondering how well they work. They seam to range anywhere in price from $108.00 to $250.00. Thanks
Rwake901 07/29/20 10:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ditching Dometic Thermostat?

Yes, I did ours a month or so ago. You need one that runs on batteries though. Thermostats in an RV are 12 volts and house thermostats are 24 volts. If it’s battery operated it will work. I used a Lux digital one. Here’s how to wire it. Red = RH+RC - Power Yellow=Y - AC compressor White=W - Heat Green=G - Fan High Blue=No connection Gray=No connection - Fan Low
Rwake901 07/08/20 07:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Howdy. New Owner With Questions Not Found in the Manuals.

It is my understanding that most “wine coolers” only cool down to around 40 degrees. I purchased one for my work and that’s what the instructions said.
Rwake901 06/29/20 01:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snow Birds ??

So I called the resort in Florida that we want to stay at this winter and out of 450 sites they have 4 available for the dates we want to go. I guess this Covid-19 isn’t scaring most people. We picked a site and I’m calling on Monday to make reservations. Might end up spending the whole winter in the RV for the most part or with a mask on but at least it will be warm. lol The good side is there are two lakes so I can go fishing. Stay safe everyone and thanks for all the responses.
Rwake901 06/27/20 05:59pm Snowbirds
RE: Snow Birds ??

Illinois has more than twice the confirmed Covid cases per 100,000 residents and a death rate more than triple that of Florida. Maybe going south from Illinois is the safe move. lol.... Good point! We will probably end up going even if we can’t do much. Better to be warm than cold in Illinois.
Rwake901 06/24/20 03:55pm Snowbirds
Snow Birds ??

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 30100018
Rwake901 06/24/20 10:00am Fifth-Wheels
Snow Birds ??

To all the snow birds who go to Florida, Texas etc. for the winter are you still planning on going with this COVID-19 thing going on? My wife and I finally retired this spring and were excited about spending the winter in Florida in our new 5th wheel. Now we are not sure what to do. We already went down last year and picked out a place to stay but we are holding off making reservations to see what’s going to happen with this virus. Just wanted to see what everyone else is doing. Thanks
Rwake901 06/24/20 10:00am Snowbirds
RE: The more I learn, the more I realize what I don't know

Just went through the exact thing a year ago. After owning two different motorhomes we decided we wanted more room. So we traded our motorhome for a 5th wheel and a new pickup truck. What we have determined after using the 5th wheel for a year is that the motorhome was the best for traveling in. The 5th wheel is best for room, comfort and ease of maintenance. So they both have their strong points. In my opinion if you’re planning on doing lots of traveling stick with the motorhome. If you’re planning on going to one location and staying for a while get the 5th wheel. A lot less maintenance and a lot more room inside. Which is what we plan to do this winter in Florida for 4 months since we retired this spring. Good luck on your decision.
Rwake901 06/19/20 01:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: fifth wheel gas stops

I too pull a 36 ft FW with a gas engine. I found that when you’re looking for a gas station that you can get into price doesn’t matter. It’s more important to me that I can get in and out easily. Also I only get off on exits that have at least three gas stations that way I have a choice of which one is easy in easy out. When you’re only getting 6-7 miles to the gallon you learn quickly because you’re stopping a lot. lol Also when we stop for the night I always unhook and top off the truck with gas without the FW.
Rwake901 03/13/20 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
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