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RE: Looking for a new trailer

Tow vehicle has tow capacity of 6500 lbs. Already realized that one of my choices is too heavy. Oh, yeah, then the Outdoors RV models will likely be too heavy, that's the one downside of their stout construction, they're very heavy for their size.
afidel 04/17/21 10:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for a new trailer

Sounds like you're planning a lot of boondocking, Outdoors RV has better quality frames and lots of insulation. Here's a model you might want to look at:
afidel 04/17/21 03:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: 50amp EMS w/surge

I can't answer definitively, but I can say that a EMS-HW50C works just fine with a Camco 30->50 dogbone and also with a Camco 20->30 with the 30->50 dogbone.
afidel 04/17/21 02:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: New River Gorge bridge rv pks?

Adventures on the gorge has 10 RV sites, I know nothing about them beyond what they have on their website. I stayed with them about 5 years ago in a tent and used their rafting and food service and that was all first rate.
afidel 04/17/21 01:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Misplaced Keys

At one time in the 1960s Oldsmobile only made 7 -8 different key combinations for all its cars. This also applies to your lock. Well, Global Link has 90 key combinations for RVs and then there are at least 7 other manufacturers of RV locks, so there's a lot of potential keys to check. As far as picking, if they're global link it's going to be quite difficult because they have both top and bottom pins.
afidel 04/14/21 10:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Are damage deposits at parks customary?

IMHO the correct way to handle this would be for the rental pool to self-insure. Take a small cut off each rental and place or into an account to be used for such damage. It's an RV site, the amount of potential damage is extremely limited. To expect every guest to put up a large deposit is asking for the kinds of reactions seen here, and for good reason since about 50% of landlords use damage deposits as a way to pad their rental rates while advertising a lower rate.
afidel 04/13/21 01:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 30 amps for 50 amp trailer

Yeah, I was referring to these: width=240 Since most 20amp/30amp/50amp pedestals have a GFCI 20 amp outlet, and that adapter is GUARANTEED to trip the GFCI circuit, not only is that adapter expensive, it is also nearly worthless. It is guaranteed to trip the GFCI circuit because the same neutral wire is used for both the 20 amp outlet and the 30 amp outlet, Since the 30 amp outlet is using that neutral wire, the current on the neutral wire of the 20 amp GFCI outlet will not match the current on the 20 amp GFCI hot wire. Sorry that I confused which adapter you were referencing earlier. If it's a modern to-code 50A pedestal then just use the 50A =) I figure that's more designed for older parks with no 50A available and a user that wants to run a pair of ACs, would easily work if the second AC is a 13.5.
afidel 04/10/21 12:22am Travel Trailers
RE: 30 amps for 50 amp trailer

Yeah, I was referring to these: width=600
afidel 04/08/21 11:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: 30 amps for 50 amp trailer

OK,first, I have 50 amp service and have stayed at places without 50 amp available. It is possible to use an adapter that runs to both 30 amp service AND 15/20 amp service giving you the ability to run everything you normally would. As stated, I have had to do this multiple time with no problems what so ever. Ouch, $55 for those adapters, since I can run my trailer on 20A including the AC I don't think I'll be picking one up anytime soon.
afidel 04/08/21 06:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Suggest All season travel trailer for work

So here in NE Ohio I went through 20-30 pounds of propane a week, that was with an electric fireplace burning pretty much 24x7 at 1200-1500W, thermostat set at 40 outside of work hours, and all windows covered with Reflectix. If you needed to keep it above 40 without the electric figure closer to 50-60 pounds per week (based on BTU value), and on top of that you'd need enough battery to run the blower that much. Basically you'd be looking at ~28 gallons @~$3/gallon per 2 week use just to keep it from freezing even if you could get a big enough set of tanks and a solar system big enough to keep up with the blower load.
afidel 04/05/21 02:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing up grades with "M" and 1 gears

This might be a dumb question so excuse me if it is. My 2009 Chevy Duramax with Allison has the engine brake for descending down steep hills (not a Jake brake), it works well and I use it all the time when descending. Now my dumb question and I ask myself this every time the engine brake is required and comes on. Is more fuel used during this downhill braking scenario??? No, by definition engine braking is running the cylinders without fuel so you're using less fuel than letting the engine idle and using the friction brakes.
afidel 04/04/21 11:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing up grades with "M" and 1 gears

On my GM transmission tow/haul auto works great. Please note that to get engine braking to work I have to manually brake below 50mph, the transmission and engine won't go into lockup and engine compression braking until I hit ~48mph if going faster than that.
afidel 04/03/21 02:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rear view camera placement on trailer?

Thanks all! Has anyone tried epoxying a bracket to bolt their camera to rather than drilling holes in their roof? I'm sure I could seal up the holes just fine - just wondering... I definitely wouldn't put the holes in the roof, much better to put them in the rear wall.
afidel 03/30/21 10:32am Tech Issues
RE: Furrion 12 Volt Refrigerator Issues

Not sure if the compressor fridges use the same type of thermistor as the 2 ways, but if they do it's worth trying to unplug it from the control board. On the 2 ways that puts it on emergency mode where it just goes full throttle on the heat for the exchanger. That got mine plenty cold so I ordered a replacement thermistor which should hopefully get me back to normal 32-40 temps.
afidel 03/30/21 10:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Pushing a TT into position from the rear bumper...?

What about renting a skid steer or a tractor? I'm thinking somehow add a ball to the bucket or fork, and lifting the tongue to maneuver the trailer into position. You might already be renting the equipment to prepare the site. Brian They make a fork mounted ball hitch. I actually have one, we used the forklift at my dad's factory to stow our previous trailer for the winter. Link
afidel 03/29/21 10:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lithium batteries and new solar charger

The way to heat it is 12V pads in parallel with the battery, if the BMS has the battery shut off from charging all the power will flow into the pads and allow them to heat quickly, once the batteries are warm enough to accept charge the resistance of the pads will be so much higher than the battery that most of the current will flow into the battery.
afidel 03/29/21 10:45pm Tech Issues
RE: LifePo4 Voltage at .5C - .6C Discharge

They're going to be very flat down to about the 20% SoC level and then quickly dive.
afidel 03/29/21 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Cant find a place to stay near Harrisburg, PA, help!

Walmar Manor, $500/month and has good reviews.
afidel 03/27/21 12:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Unable to use park tv hookup

You're almost certainly running into the antenna booster. There will be a small button to turn it off and a red light that will be on when it's active. Most often it's on the coax plate behind the main tv, but Rockwood has apparently also put them at the secondary tv in the bedroom and under the dinette (why?).
afidel 03/26/21 02:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh water pump

Yup, I've done exactly what you are thinking about, one park had such low pressure that the shower dribbled out about 2" from the head, turned on the fresh pump and full normal pressure showers, made the wife much happier =) Oh, and you can leave the city connection on and use the two together, that way the 15 gallon tank made it the full week, no need to refill after every 2 showers. If you have a large fresh tank or it's a short trip that up to you on which way you want to go.
afidel 03/25/21 04:18pm Travel Trailers
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