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RE: Mach 15 a/c not cooling well

Closing a bedroom door does little unless you can also close or block off the vents in there. You don't say what make and model your travel trailer is, but not all are created - or insulated - equal. IMHO, 15K is not a lot of AC for a 33 ft. TT in the conditions you are describing. We have two Coleman Mach 15Ks on our 35' fifth wheel and they keep the inside of the coach at 72 - 74 with temps in the low 90s and heat indexes in the upper 90s (plenty of humidity in the mid-Atlantic states right now). Is your RV prepped for a second AC? Rob
Second Chance 06/30/20 07:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Any Alabama full-timers?

From Kiplinger: "Car sales are taxed at 2% by the state (half of the general tax), and municipalities can add to that, with the maximum local levy at 5.25%. Most vehicles are subject to an annual property tax, with rates set by municipality. The levy applies even to vehicles not used on the road. In Shelby County, for example, the tax on a private passenger vehicle valued at $16,800 would be approximately $124 per year." Link You'll also want to check into the legal requirements for establishing legal domicile there - some states are easier or more difficult than others. Rob
Second Chance 06/28/20 09:53am Full-time RVing
RE: Wi Fi boosters

I'll have to agree with the other two folks who have posted. Campground Wi-Fi is often marginal and you would be spending money to improve your connection to bad internet. Rob
Second Chance 06/26/20 04:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Dish pay as you go, and Pathfinder Dish

I bought Winegard Pathway X2 auto dome. It’s advantage is it lets you choose either DISHs eastern OR western arc. This is an advantage if there are trees or hills as the sats are located in different areas of the sky so higher chances of getting a signal. DISH is way more RV friendly. You can change locals daily if you want. You can reauthorize your sat box from your phone. X2^^ The Pathway X2 is not only eastern AND western arc capable, it has a larger reflector and stronger signal. With a Dish outdoor account, it's extremely easy to change locations with the phone app to get locals, too. Rob
Second Chance 06/26/20 08:52am Technology Corner
RE: Sailun tires

I don't know what Walmart sells, but Sailun tires are very popular with the commercial trucking crowd and with full-timers on the other forums I'm on (mostly towables since that's the crowd I run with). I've not read of a Sailun failure on any of the forums. We ran the Sailun S637 load range G ST tires on our previous fifth wheel for 30,000 miles without a single issue. I just had the OEM tires removed from our new fifth wheel and replaced with the same Sailun S637 LRG ST tires. It's peace of mind for me. Rob
Second Chance 06/26/20 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transporting RV batteries in your TV

I would keep them in battery boxes or on plastic so there's no chance of acid damaging anything in the trunk. Rob
Second Chance 06/25/20 07:40am Travel Trailers
RE: 220V circuit for electric dryer

Our Whirlpool stacked pair are both 110V - and the same size as the Splendide stackables. Rob
Second Chance 06/23/20 03:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Well built, new Travel Trailer Suggestions

Reflection travel trailers by Grand Design offer several floor plans that fit within your parameters. The ones in the size range you want gross 9,995 lbs. and up. Rob
Second Chance 06/23/20 11:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Kayak hooked to ladder?

If the ladder is rated for 300 pounds and the kayak weighs 33 pounds then you would require a 9G jolt/bounce to approach your ladder's limit. That is about where a fighter pilot in a G Suit typically passes out in flight. So if you're putting (G stress in your RV on a regular basis I'd be more worried about the RV as a whole than a kayak on your ladder. Our inflatable kayak weighs more than 33 lbs. and our son's 2-person kayaks weigh a lot more. I wasn't expecting a kayak that lite. Rob
Second Chance 06/21/20 07:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Kayak hooked to ladder?

How much does the kayak weigh? Most RV ladders are rated for a max of 300 lbs. static. The kayak bouncing down the road is going to put several times its weight on whatever it is mounted on. I have seen, however, several examples of kayak racks made specifically for that purpose with supports welded to the frame rails underneath - much safer setup. Rob
Second Chance 06/20/20 08:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just wondering

His question was directed at me I assume. I made the comment below on a closed thread. "Just bought a $260 Marine Starter for my Boat, could have gotten a Communist Chinese Made for $100. Out on the water in 5' seas, what starter would you want to depend on???" Things do happen as in running out of fuel and having to change from one tank to the other. YES I have done that. Not much fun as I was thrown from one side of the boat to the other. :B I used shut mine off all the time in those conditions... had better control and the boat was more stable under sail than under power. Rob
Second Chance 06/20/20 09:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Deciding to full-time RV with family

Join these two forums and their associated web sites with educational material and read until your eyes hurt: Escapees RV Club Forums RV-Dreams.com (go to the Ful-Time Living section in the menus on the left) Rob
Second Chance 06/20/20 09:01am Full-time RVing
RE: Do most parks check/copy your ID? (Victims of ID theft)

A few National Forest campgrounds require ID at check-in. We also have to show our military IDs whenever we use a military FamCamp - whether it's on or off base. Once or twice a year we stay at a "mom and pop" campground (usually off the beaten path) where they don't take credit cards. If we don't have enough cash, I'll write a check... but have never had a problem with it. As stated above, credit card payments are still the safest. Most ID theft happens on-line or with electronic payment instruments these days, but your bank or credit card company usually offer pretty good protection against fraud and theft. Rob
Second Chance 06/20/20 08:58am Beginning RVing
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

You probably don't have the rear axle capacity to carry that pin weight, even with a dually (2001). The engine will handle it fine. Maybe not at 70mph, but at any reasonable speed. He says he has a dual rear wheel truck. Why do you think he doesn't have the payload for a 15K fiver (3,500 lbs. pin weight)? Rob
Second Chance 06/18/20 03:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing stovetop

I full time and have a Magic Chef stove/oven. Hate the oven and only use my Breville electric toaster oven. So I pulled out the Magic Chef, installed the Breville, and am going to add a new stove top unit. This unit will fit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0878WLFTX/?coliid=I1UCS9AXMB3SX4&colid=2VHMZ3X3C4277&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it It looks like a simple install. Just wondering if anyone has an opinion or suggestion before ordering it. Made your link clickable: Link Rob
Second Chance 06/18/20 09:49am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Slide Toppers on a slide that has an awning attached

This mirrors our experience. Rob
Second Chance 06/15/20 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: NM 6 I40 to Belen

6 is a small 2 lane road without shoulders. nmroads.com shows lane closures for bridge maintenance through dec 2020. Being familiar with Albuquerque, I would take i40 to i25 south, but avoid the evening rush hour. Other times of day traffic may be busy, but not stopped. X2^^. Rob
Second Chance 06/15/20 07:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Can my Dodge Durango GT haul a 4400 lbs travel trailer?

What year is your Durango, how is it equipped, and what does the sticker on the driver's door say about maximum payload? Does it have a factory towing package? Take the maximum payload from the door sticker and subtract the weight of passengers, gear, and 100 lbs. for a weight distributing hitch. If you don't have enough payload left over after that for 660 lbs. of trailer tongue weight, you won't have enough payload capacity. Rob
Second Chance 06/15/20 07:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Slide Toppers on a slide that has an awning attached

Thanks Rob. I always thought they were plastic. I learned something new today :) I'll look into a topper for that slide-out then. Check the flange around your slide first - they may not all be metal. I just happens that's the way our Solitude is built. Rob
Second Chance 06/14/20 02:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide Toppers on a slide that has an awning attached

Our dinette slide on the door side has both an awning and a topper (rig in signature). https://i.imgur.com/qUQgX4il.jpg Rob It looks like the topper brackets are attached to the slide trim instead of the slideout wall. Is that how they are attached? I'm ok with doing that as long as that plastic flange or whatever its called is sturdy enough. It's not a plastic flange - it's metal (and fairly thick) all the way around. Plenty sturdy. Rob
Second Chance 06/14/20 12:33pm Fifth-Wheels
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