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RE: 2017 Ram 68RFE Question

Actually, they are all reliable IF you take care of them as in change the fluid and filter.
SidecarFlip 09/16/19 07:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

Bottom line is, unless you travel to work or anywhere else via shoeleather express... You gotta have it so if it goes up or down, don't matter. But then you could always drive a Tesla and ignore the pollution the power plant makes because it's 'green. Green my butt. I don't drive that much, a tank of gas usually lasts me a month. I do use a lot of diesel for farming but it's also a write off so don't matter a whole lot what it costs, it offsets my profit and I pay the government less. If it was 5 bucks a gallon (diesel) fine, between the overhead cost and passing it on to my customers, all is well.
SidecarFlip 09/15/19 01:23pm Tech Issues
RE: has anyone else experienced this?

Chinese rubber. TL will replace them no charge. Of course you get to do the labor.
SidecarFlip 09/15/19 01:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

Only time my RV goes anywhere is vacation and my everyday buggy gets 41 mpg. I find all that interesting as was said, we are a NET EXPORTER of crude now. What happens in the Middle East should be of no consequence or impact to domestic pump prices. At 41 mpg, I'd never consider an electric vehicle but that is another subject. BTW, it's a domestic vehicle too. Made right here in Michigan at Wayne Assembly in Wayne, Michigan.
SidecarFlip 09/14/19 08:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Danger from charging golf cart inside toy hauler??

Not really so long as there is some air movement. I have to say that I've never seen a battery explode, heard of it happening but I've never had it happen personally
SidecarFlip 09/14/19 08:04pm Tech Issues
RE: What do you leave behind when gone for the day?

We just leave our 125 pound jet black chow lab mix behind, usually inside the RV. He's friendly with us, not very friendly with strangers. Never had an issue
SidecarFlip 09/14/19 01:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: Leaking outside storage compartment

Had that issue myself and my access door isn't adjustable. I did the light trick and I could see the bulb seal wasn't contacting the inner lip of the compartment at the top ans was allowing rainwater in. What I did was, I took a wooden mallet and carefully bent the inner compartment lip outward (where the bulb seal wasn't contacting it.) Took a couple 'adjustments' with the mallet and light checks but I got it handled and it don't leak now.
SidecarFlip 09/14/19 12:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Timken bearing sets

All I run is Timken or SKF.
SidecarFlip 09/13/19 08:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Converted to Lithium-Ion be careful.

I'll stick with my conventional flooded cell and AGM batteries thank you. If the hybrid ones ever get in line price wise with conventional batteries, I may try them. Until then, no way. Can you imagine using flooded lead acid batteries in your cell phone? lol. I don't have a cell phone.....:W
SidecarFlip 09/13/19 02:04pm Truck Campers
RE: incandescent bulb works correctly LED does not

Since we had a thread on incandescent bulbs and LED. My problem is that the incandescent bulb works correctly, switches on and off just like it is suppose to. The LED is on no matter what position the switch is in, on or off the LED stays lit. LEDs do not light up without power. Either your DC lighting switch is leaking....or something screwy about your DC lighting wiring system..... If it does, you'd better hurry up and patent it. Perpetual motion or lighting with no remote power is a fantasy.
SidecarFlip 09/13/19 10:28am Tech Issues
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

UPS tried the electric local delivery truck scenario and quickly found out that 'being green' wasn't the way to go.
SidecarFlip 09/13/19 10:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

I still feel there would more demand for a plug in hybrid than fully electric vehicle. The rear wheels could be electrically driven while the front uses a transverse FWD ICE power train. Cost of this hybrid system seems to be the biggest hurdle rather than going exclusively with with ICE or BEV. According to this report, there's a F150 hybrid coming Won't ever be in my garage for 2 reasons. One, a 150 is way too light for my uses and two, electricity belongs in a toaster, not in a vehicle.
SidecarFlip 09/13/19 10:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Back hurting from bed in travel trailer - need advice please

Sleep on the floor, it's firmer.
SidecarFlip 09/13/19 10:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Nothing Stays secure!

I collapse the suspensions a bit. Never have an issue and I use ratchet straps.
SidecarFlip 09/13/19 10:19am Toy Haulers
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Are any electric vehicles currently profitable for the manufacturer? Simple answer..... NO.
SidecarFlip 09/13/19 09:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Converted to Lithium-Ion be careful.

I'll stick with my conventional flooded cell and AGM batteries thank you. If the hybrid ones ever get in line price wise with conventional batteries, I may try them. Until then, no way.
SidecarFlip 09/13/19 09:10am Truck Campers
RE: Cost of accessories new camper

About right. I do all my own installing of everything so no labor costs. I find anything that is branded Torklift very expensive but in their defense, they do make a quality product and aren't shy about charging for it either.
SidecarFlip 09/13/19 08:56am Truck Campers
RE: Roll over

I'd say... It's seen better days. Least the didn't get hurt too bad.
SidecarFlip 09/10/19 06:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Radiator performance? Life expectancy?

Something many don't think about is the outside of the radiator, gunk and bugs build up on them over time, pull and clean the outside. People never give a thought about cleaning the rad. It collects all kinds of junk and it clogs the fins and reduced efficiency. I clean the rads on my farm reactors daily when in the field and my vehicles yearly FROM THE FAN SIDE, not from the front to the back. You can buy a cleaning wand on Amazon but I use compressed air and an extendable blow gun followed by a pressure washer with a wide fan tip installed.. You'll be amazed at how much better the rad cools when it's clean. Just like you body, works better when clean.:p
SidecarFlip 09/10/19 06:56am Tech Issues
RE: My DC Compressor Fridge conversion in progress

I would have used expanded foam block insulation, Lord knows I have plenty 3" left over from my in floor heating project I installed when I added on to the machine shop last year (PEX) but rigid foam, while nice, there was not enough room to get free access to the sides. Remember, it's not an open wall, just to access covers. I sure do like floor heat though. it gets real cold here in the winter and a 65 degree floor is nice on the feet. Your situation is different than mine is. You primarily camp in campgrounds where you have a pad or graded parking spot so levelling your TC is easier. My wife and I camp primitive all the time and it's rare that where I set down at, that the ground is level. That aspect alone makes a compressor fridge very attractive. If a Dometic compressor fridge works as well as the cool box we now have, it's a winner for us. Camping in the woods or a turnout is a lot different than a campground and why I always have my genny with me.
SidecarFlip 09/09/19 04:08am Truck Campers
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