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RE: Yellowstone Trip

I've done this exact route in the opposite direction with a 5th wheel, it's easy.
allen8106 01/16/20 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck bed plug or just use plug in bumper for 5th wheel

I've done both but got tired of the cable rubbing the paint on the tailgate so I added one in the bed. There's a harness kit that T's into the existing truck harness. It's an easy install. My 2018 came with one in the bed already installed.
allen8106 01/16/20 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
5th Wheel Alignment & Lippert Correct Track

Lippert has a system for trailer wheel alignment called Lippert Correct Track. Has anyone had any experience with this system?
allen8106 01/06/20 12:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar system

I run 520 watts with 240 AH of battery capacity and by morning our capacity is down to about 70%-75% running my wifes CPAP, the refrigerator on propane, charging phones and running the furnace which runs on 12 volts. By 1:00 - 2:00 pm the batteries are back to 100% when tilted.
allen8106 01/06/20 11:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

His problem was the secondary step of moving the handle pin. since he didn't move the handle pin it allowed the jaws to come open.
allen8106 12/20/19 06:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery monitor gauge upgrade

I recommend the Bogart Engineering TM-2023-TV.
allen8106 12/13/19 02:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Rusty ball

Don't sweat it. It's not worth worrying about and don't add grease to the ball, you'll regret it the first time you rub up against it with your nice jeans.
allen8106 12/13/19 01:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: Best places to park the TT @ Yellowstone

Several places at West Yellowstone. We stayed there at the Buffalo Crossing RV Park. It's just outside the west entrance to the park.
allen8106 12/13/19 01:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: exchanging propane cylinder that came with TT

Depends, is your tank a 20 or 30 pounder? Most exchange stations I've seen don't carry the 30's. You can go to a commercial propane filling company and get a new valve installed.
allen8106 12/05/19 02:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just curious?

Check out New Horizon's in Junction City, KS.
allen8106 12/05/19 01:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best type of house battery

Crown batteries are about as good as it gets for lead acid.
allen8106 11/21/19 10:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suggestions please!

We would love to boondock but we have a very hard time finding places that we feel secure at. We have solar and generator but want to try and find blm or forest land out west in texas new mexico arizona and california for winter time that have designated campsites. Last April we tried our 1st Blm location which was Craggy Wash just outside of Lake Havasu City and a very bad encounter with a very unkind man. The place was full of homeless people lurking at us like why are we here!! so we turned around and left and needless to say havent tried any others!! So suggestion on places that are not to isolated, that is not our cup of tea! Thanks Tara We like the area around Quartzsite, specfically Scadden Wash area. We've also enjoyed some time off of American Girl Mine road down near Yuma.
allen8106 11/18/19 01:36pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Wichita to Albuquerque suggestions

If your looking to get there quickly I suggest US-54 to I-40 to Albuquerque. If you want the scenic route I suggest the US-50 to I-25 route.
allen8106 11/18/19 01:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Water line burst

I use a pre-set regulator 100% of the time at the faucet.
allen8106 11/18/19 12:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Monitors

I recommend the Trimetric TM-2030-RV from Bogart Engineering. I have this one installed on my solar system and it works flawlessly.
allen8106 11/18/19 12:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Registering 1-ton Truck in KS

For you folks who have a 1-ton truck registered in KS, roughly what does it cost to register a 2016 350/3500 (11,700 GVWR) 1-ton truck? Non-commercial, RV use only. Any vehicle or emissions testing? Thanks! My 2018 GMC 3500 HD cost me $772 in Kansas back in February. No emissions testing or inspections required.
allen8106 11/18/19 12:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is the purpose of low point drains?

They are for draining the water out of the system at that low point. You'll still need to close them after draining and either blow the lines out with air or winterize with RV anti-freeze. I prefer the anti-freeze method. Your choice though depending on how much risk you're willing to take.
allen8106 11/18/19 12:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: in need of macerating toilet options advice.

Hello there fellow RV nuts. I think our toilet is directly over the deeper end of the tank instead of the shallow end, I'm no expert but I've never known RV black tanks to be anything other than rectangular and flat. No "deeper" end.
allen8106 11/18/19 12:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: do you do this

I'm thru taking the fiver out for the winter. Probably won't go out again for 5 months at least. Do you raise your rv so the weight is off the tires? I never have in the past, but at the price of tires today, I'm thinking I'll start. And do you put a pair of jack stands under each axle? I've read that this might ever so slightly bend the axle when left for months. So where would you put the stand not to do damage? No I don't and it's never caused any issues I'm aware of.
allen8106 11/18/19 11:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much SOLAR?

Another kinda vague solar question... but it's about the best I can do. If a guy headed to southern Arizona in the winter months and wanted to have enough solar for a TV, travel trailer furnace, lights, to charge a laptop daily, and keep the trailer electronics going.... On average, how many watts would I need? 200 - 300 - 400? I will use 6-volt golf cart batteries. You guys that do it often have some idea on what is needed. Thanks for your help. I have 520 watts with a 1000 watt inverter and we get by pretty good camping in the desert near Quartzsite in January without issue. we run the furnace at night as needed, my wife's CPAP, charge our phones, run the water pump and most any lights we want.
allen8106 11/12/19 12:53pm Tech Issues
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