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RE: 12v to 120v inverter

Small solar panels and inverters are usually installed to support residential refrigerators and not much else. Do you have a residential refrigerator? Rob
Second Chance 01/20/22 11:43am Tech Issues
RE: New RV USB plugs, what amperage are they?

The ones in our Solitude fifth wheel appear to be 2.4A: USB charging port Rob
Second Chance 01/09/22 03:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Route 160 in Colorado

The Mountain Directory says there are several stretches of up to 8 miles of 6% grades and a couple of spots with 25 MPH curves. I used to drive that route in the '70... but not towing. Rob
Second Chance 01/07/22 08:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Whirlpool Micro/Convection oven

If you know how and have an ohmmeter, you can removed the convection heating element and check its continuity. If the meter reads infinity, the element is bad. If the element is good, it's likely an issue with the control board or temp sensor. Rob
Second Chance 01/02/22 11:33am Tech Issues
RE: water filter for taste and smell

A filter that will eliminate tastes and smell and permit enough flow for a shower doesn't exist in a size suitable for RVs. We installed one of these under the sink for drinking and cooking. It works really well. It's the ceramic shell and carbon block (not granules) that makes the difference: Under-sink filter Rob I found a charcoal with a flow rate of 4 gallons per minute. I think showers come in at about 2 to 3 gallons per minute. Granulated charcoal and carbon block aren't the same. Rob
Second Chance 12/25/21 02:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: water filter for taste and smell

A filter that will eliminate tastes and smell and permit enough flow for a shower doesn't exist in a size suitable for RVs. We installed one of these under the sink for drinking and cooking. It works really well. It's the ceramic shell and carbon block (not granules) that makes the difference: Under-sink filter Rob
Second Chance 12/25/21 08:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Finding a TT that does not have Bunkhouse

There are four models on this page that fit your criteria. You could try searching by model number: Grand Design Imagine Travel Trailers Rob
Second Chance 12/23/21 09:48am Travel Trailers
RE: WANTED -- "Special" Insulated Cup

These keep things hot or cold for several days (our pilot son-in-law won't use one because his coffee stays too hot). They come in different sizes and colors and we love ours. Zojirushi Rob
Second Chance 12/16/21 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Garmin dezi 580

We've used a Garmin RV760 for over 7 years with good results. The RV parameters are likely different than the commercial truck parameters, though. An additional plus is that the RV models have a lot of RV-related POIs such as campgrounds and RV parks, RV repair facilities, etc. You can still ask it to show you truck stops along your route and all that kind of thing. Rob
Second Chance 11/28/21 08:45am Technology Corner
RE: Towing With Water Pump Switched On. Burn Up Pump??

The only issue would be if you had a faucet jiggle to the open position - has happened to us with the kitchen faucet. We always travel with the pump off, but it sure started pouring water across the counter onto the floor when we turned the pump on at a rest stop. We were really glad the pump hadn't been on for the whole trip leg. We now leave a heavy rubber band on the kitchen faucet to hold the handle in the up position for travel. Rob
Second Chance 11/20/21 03:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TV

We have Dish Network with a Pathway X2 antenna. We also have a Verizon hot-spot with truly unlimited data so we can stream Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc., over the internet with the smart TV. Finally, we have a DVD/Blu-Ray player for our favorite movies and documentaries on optical media. We are full-timers, so the RV is our home. Rob
Second Chance 11/16/21 08:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Calling weight police - help

Loaded for travel, the Solitude 378MBS will put about 3,800 lbs. on the pin. Make sure the truck has that kind of payload left over after subtracting the weight of the hitch, occupants, gear, etc. Personally, I would only pull that trailer with a dual rear wheel truck. Rob How do you get from 2686 dry pin weight to 3800 load. That is about 1/2 of the carrying capacity of the of the trailer. Do you really think that much will go on the pin. Taking dry weights it has 18.7% dry pin weight. Carry the percentage forward to 16800 GVWR of the trailer give 3146 lbs of loaded pin weight. If pin weight increases to 20 percent load, the 3360 would be the pin weight fully loaded. Now we need to talk about generators and washer/dryer. W/D prep is in the nose, and generator well ahead of the axles. I made this work with my 16K 39'4" Bighorn because it had a 2435 dry pin weight with our 2015 RAM SB 4X4 3500 SRW with 11,700 GVWR and 7K RGAWR. And we were loaded heavy as full timers at that time. Almost all cargo, including LP, batteries, basement and closet contents, and all three waste tanks are forward of the axles on this model. Only the fresh tank is over the axles. Having owned two Grand Design fifth wheels and seeing the numbers for many others on the Grand Design forums, this configuration typically runs around 23% of the loaded weight (or GVWR if you don't have actual scale weights) on the pin. My Solitude 310GK, only 15K GVWR, puts over 3,300 lbs. on the pin - and that's without a generator and with lithium batteries (1/2 the weight of lead-acid). Rob
Second Chance 11/15/21 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling weight police - help

Loaded for travel, the Solitude 378MBS will put about 3,800 lbs. on the pin. Make sure the truck has that kind of payload left over after subtracting the weight of the hitch, occupants, gear, etc. Personally, I would only pull that trailer with a dual rear wheel truck. Rob
Second Chance 11/15/21 11:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

F350 superduty lariat diesel with 6 foot bed. The def tank takes the space of the 37 gal tank on gas models Mine is diesel with a 37 gal. tank. Rob
Second Chance 11/14/21 10:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

This is just a curiosity question... do you have a SRW shortbed? My 2012 F350 has a 37 gallon tank. Rob
Second Chance 11/14/21 08:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suburban swde6 water heaters

I think you have some numbers mixed up. The 5243A is a 10-gallon but is not associated with the model number you have preceding it. The SW6DE is a 6-gallon direct spark ignition. Rob
Second Chance 11/14/21 09:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leak on Lippert Hydraulic system

There should not be any pressure at the tank/pump interface so, unless the tank is overfilled, fluid should not leak there. I would look carefully at the pump itself and any attached manifolds. I had a leak in our Lippert system - but it was from the manifold that controls the slides. Rob
Second Chance 11/11/21 09:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv specific soap and waxes

Wash Wax All. Rob
Second Chance 11/09/21 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TX HWY 21

TX 21 is a good road and will accommodate your rig - but parts of it are two-lane. We usually jog up to US 79 to travel between those locations. Rob
Second Chance 11/07/21 12:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Old indoor propane lantern help

The big advantage is that you don't have to worry as much about the fuel jet clogging up like with a gasoline or diesel lantern. You can use the same mantles. Burn the new mantle with a match before you turn on the propane. This will prevent the mantle burning unevenly when you first turn on the propane. Carry plenty of extra mantles, too - they don't last long bouncing down the road. Be sure and turn off the gas before you go to sleep. If the flame should go out, you would have unburned propane escaping into the camper. (All this learned in my grandparents 1963 Terry travel trailer.) Rob
Second Chance 11/05/21 09:19pm Truck Campers
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