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RE: Champion 4500

Has anyone tried the Champion 4600 or 4650 inverters? do you have a link?
bikendan 06/15/21 03:45am Tech Issues
RE: Thor Industries now has $14 billion in backlogged orders

North of Seattle they are circling the lots with the units to make it look like they are packed, same with auto dealers. I can verify that.
bikendan 06/13/21 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Quiet series generator 9500 watts!!!

No thanks. Another made in china piece of garbage from harbor freight. At that price you could do better. other than Honda or Yamaha, what other inverter generators, at that price, are not made in China? i spent a whole day next to the HF Predator 3500w inverter generator and i was very impressed. And i own a very quiet Honda 2000i.
bikendan 06/07/21 03:22am Tech Issues
RE: 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla

My 2014 F150 SCREW 3.5 Ecoboost with Max Tow package has averaged 10-11mpg towing from Washington State to Arizona the entire 4 years I've owned it. I pull a 26ft 6500lb loaded TT.
bikendan 06/05/21 03:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Quiet series generator 9500 watts!!!

67db is not quiet. I have a cheap Champion 3500w/4000w open frame contractor-style generator that is slightly quieter and it is NOT appropriate for campground usage. For home power, desert or auto racing, this generator is great.
bikendan 06/05/21 03:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Slideout Help

How about some more information - like what part of the country are you in? What make and model of RV? I have used this site before with success: Rob Going by the 57719 number, it would be South Dakota.
bikendan 05/31/21 02:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh Water Drain

Also, there should be a manual with the unit and it will tell you all you need to know that's not true. most RV manufacturers only provide a generic owners manual, with no model-specific information.
bikendan 05/25/21 02:57am Tech Issues
RE: Schwintek slide

We have one, they work great on small side outs. x2. after 5 years, it still works good, knock on wood.
bikendan 05/23/21 02:36am Tech Issues
RE: What is the Passport America plan

we have been PA members for years. we have always been able to find nice places to use it. since we retired in 2014, it's been way worth the cost. so much that we have signed up for 5 year stretches. but if you only can camp on weekends and holidays or the summer, it probably won't work for you. we are big fans of PA.
bikendan 05/12/21 02:23am General RVing Issues
RE: First Long Road Trip

Sorry to say but unless you have a 3/4 ton SUV, a 36ft long trailer is WAY too much trailer for a 1/2 ton SUV. A good WDH isn't enough.
bikendan 05/10/21 01:15pm Towing
RE: Gros Veture Campground (or others) Grand Tetons NP

I looked at Coulter Bay and they are completely full. Which Colter Bay are you talking about. Colter Bay RV Park campground or the regular Colter Bay campground?
bikendan 05/05/21 01:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Tech recommends new Inverter (@ $2,500 to install)

why is this in the Towing forum?:h
bikendan 05/01/21 02:17am Tech Issues
RE: Ford as a tow vehicle

My 2011 Tahoe was one of the early AFM engines how can your 2011 Tahoe have one of the early AFM engines when my 2007 Avalanche had the 5.3 AFM, 4 years before yours.
bikendan 04/30/21 02:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: TravelStar 17CK

Looks like the FW tank drain.
bikendan 04/27/21 11:11am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Real life Hybrid towing experiences

I towed a 3000 lb hybrid Kiwi trailer with a 2003 Honda Pilot 4wd. It was a great towing experience, even though I was extremely hard on the Pilot. It did everything I asked of it, and more. the OP is asking about a hybrid TOW VEHICLE, not a hybrid TT.
bikendan 04/26/21 02:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cleaning trim

All of the small plastic fittings on my Kodiak have turned black from pollutions or whatever. I've scrubbed them with a toothbrush and Comet with bleach and that has lightened them somewhat but not brought them back to white. Any suggestions, besides replacing every darned one of them? I used Totally Awesome from the Dollar Store, on my Roo. IMHO, it's road grime that discolored the white plastic parts.
bikendan 04/23/21 01:09pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

I have a 1999 Dakota with payload of 1275. Why does a 13 year newer 1/2 ton ram only have 1600? Because of all the comfort items, options, etc. Yep, all that extra bling lowers payload.
bikendan 04/18/21 11:37am Beginning RVing
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

For those saying "just do it" and don't worry about the numbers, please remember that most people asking "can I tow this" don't have the years of towing experience that you do. And before they start ignoring the numbers they should understand the numbers and have more experience towing within those numbers before letting loose. Reminds me of my co-worker. Nice kid fresh outta college. Boss teaches him all the big equipment. The boss has been around for years and is well-versed on the equipment. New guy has never driven anything but his car and that for only about 5 years. One day, I walk in from the warehouse and see a massive hole in the wall to the breakroom. I ask what happened. The new guy did it trying to move a pallet out of the hallway. Apparently, the pallet was in the corner which had a support pillar in the middle of the space. He was trying to maneuver the forklift around the pillar to grab the pallet and miscalculated. I asked "why didn't you just use the hand jack to move the pallet?". He never thought of that. Because the boss, who had the experience and skill to operate the forklift in most any situation, never suggested that a smaller tool might be a better and safer tool in certain situations. Just because YOU have the experience and knowledge to tow more than the truck is rated for, doesn't mean everyone should be doing so by default. x2! Well said. Those that say "just do it" are almost always experienced towers and aren't taking in the fact that the vast majority of the "can i tow this" group, have never towed anything. Especially with all the new Covid RV owners this past year.
bikendan 04/17/21 12:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: RV parks around Chattanooga and Vicksburg

why is this in the Tech Issues section?:h
bikendan 04/16/21 02:54am Tech Issues
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

I'm screwed, huh? So although I can technically pull almost 10Klbs... the tongue weight alone screws me? That's because Payload Capacity is more important than Towing Capacity. Nearly all tow vehicles will run out of payload WAY before getting close to max towing capacity. And yes, 1180bs is not good, especially for a truck. The door sticker capacity was based on when it left the factory, as equipped. You're going to have to lower your expectations on traier size. Suggest that you look at a hybrid TT.
bikendan 04/14/21 11:10am Beginning RVing
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