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RE: Tekonsha - Internal Error - No brakes

I'm getting the same error message. Sometimes unplugging it will help, sometimes not. Seems to be getting worse. Did yours keep working or did you end up replacing it? You re-awakened a 5 year old thread. The OP may not be around anymore.
bikendan 11/25/20 02:57am Tow Vehicles

If I was looking for a small trailer I would look at one with a rear slide. Same benefit as a hybrid without the downsides. Gary there's no hard-sided rear bed slideout TT that has 2 or 3 queen beds, like a hybrid does. Only one queen/king and maybe a sofa bed/dinette.
bikendan 11/25/20 02:54am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Should I get a new Tow Vehicle or a Bigger Gas Tank?

I get about 170 miles on a tank with my Tahoe and I start hunting for fuel. I tow at 55-60 MPH That that puts me over three hours of travel. I can’t go much longer without a bathroom break and a stretch my legs break and walk around the rig and make sure everything is okay break. Keep the frontier if it meets your needs, or get a Ram with the 3.6 Pentestar. That is a bullet proof motor. Thanks, Jeremiah The OP posted over 2 days ago that they are getting a Ram 1500 Ecodiesel.
bikendan 11/23/20 01:44pm Tow Vehicles

We did the typical progression of popup, hybrid and TT and next year a 5th wheel. We only left the Hybrid world because our camping style changed. We retired and wanted to take 3 month long trips south, during late winter/early spring. A hybrid is not the best choice for this. We definitely miss the openness of a hybrid and its versatility but we'll never go back to a hybrid because it doesn't fit our current lifestyle. The DW prefers the theater recliners and walk-around bed.
bikendan 11/23/20 01:32pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: 2012 F-150 tow rating

Should I trust the published towing ratings of my 2012 ecoboost at 11,500 pounds. I may buy a larger trailer from 4500 gross to 8000 gross weight. Thanks No you shouldn't trust that 11,500 number. Nearly all 1/2 ton will run out of payload capacity WAY before getting close to the max tow capacity. Look at your driver's door yellow Tire and Loading sticker. It'll say "Occupants and cargo should not exceed xxxxlbs". The driver is considered as an Occupant. That number is the max payload capacity. It's a good number to use unless you want to weigh the truck on a scale. That payload number dictates what you can tow.
bikendan 11/22/20 01:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Converter Question

Almost every RV built in the last 50 years, has a converter/charger. It's usually behind the fuse/breaker panel.
bikendan 11/22/20 01:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Should I get a new Tow Vehicle or a Bigger Gas Tank?

Doesn't anyone read the previous posts? The OP posted 4 1/2 hours ago, that they decided on buying a Ram 1500 Ecodiesel with a 33 gallon tank. Jeeezzz!:S
bikendan 11/21/20 02:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Any deals?

Background: Just purchased a 2021 TT. My shopping experience: Found the best deals from wholesalers, but RV Trader was my go-to place to compare new/used rigs. What exactly is a "wholesaler" ? I thought all manufacturers only sold through retail dealers. You are correct. The "wholesaler" tag is a marketing term. But, like RV Wholesalers for example, they deal in high volume sales, therefore getting better pricing from the manufacturer.
bikendan 11/19/20 01:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Honest RV Dealers - Are there any?

I bought my first new RV from House of Camping, near Chicago. They are a family owned dealership and treated me fair and square. no hidden fees or bait and switch stuff. highly recommend them.
bikendan 11/19/20 03:10am General RVing Issues
RE: 2003 Coleman Caravan

I'm looking for an owners manual or copy for a 2003 Coleman Caravan C25SLB. If anyone has one or could make a copy (Will pay for copy/postage), would be greatly appreciated. J Brooks I doubt that it will have any model-specific information, as nearly all RV manufacturers only provide a generic owners manual. it will only have basic RV systems information.
bikendan 11/19/20 03:07am Beginning RVing
RE: Harbor Freight Predator 3500 Generator On Sale!

The Predator 3500, Echo Bearcat IG3500E and Northern Powerhorse 3500i are all the same generator, and are a good quality unit for the price. But $799.99 is the regular price at both Harbor Freight and Northern Tool, so it’s not on sale. Harbor Freight occasionally has a coupon that applies to the Predator. I think it was 15% a few weeks ago, but they are rare. Yep, regular price. It's often on sale for $699.
bikendan 11/18/20 12:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Must-haves for Van or SUV as tow vehicle?

Yes, the V6 can handle a long trip. I can only speak from my own experience. I have a 2014 GMC Acadia that I ordered with the "trailering Package". It included the 4-pin wiring harness, hitch, larger radiator and transmission cooler. I have pulled a 5000# trailer with no problems. My normal hwy gas mileage is about 22-24, pulling the trailer dropped to 16. The V6 produces almost 300 hp, so it works well at pulling. The tow capacity with the towing package is 5100#. Without the tow package the same vehicle is limited to 3500#. How do you tow a 5000lbs TT with a 4 pin harness, since 5000lbs trailers have electric brakes. By law, you're required to have a brake controller to power the electric brakes, which requires a 7 pin harness.
bikendan 11/15/20 03:30am General RVing Issues
RE: settle an arguement

So I went out to look at the white sticker-not yellow-on the door. Here is the gAwr for the front is 5200 and the rear is 6290. What is GAWR? We did not buy this truck new. There is a Federal Inspection sticker on the door where the truck was inspected in Yuba City, Caliornia. I can't imagine why it was inspected federally. your 2015 F350 DOES have a yellow Tires and Loading sticker. It'll say "Occupants and cargo should not exceed xxxxlbs". It's either on the driver's door frame or the door itself.
bikendan 11/13/20 03:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dometic RM2652 refrigerator dead

Thanks everyone! We went through everything again this morning and found a fuse this time. Replaced the fuse and voila! Working. It will help others if you stated which fuse and where was it.
bikendan 11/11/20 06:04pm Tech Issues

Contacted them ...As Doug said Trailer legs not meant for motorhome. Well, they are called TRAILER legs, not RV legs.:B
bikendan 11/11/20 06:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Roof reseal

bikendan 11/09/20 02:49am Tech Issues
RE: 2014 Kia Sorrento LX Towing 2016 Little Guy MAX S

I'm curious about the alternative though. Any recommendation? Who are you asking? What alternative?
bikendan 11/09/20 02:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Financing for Park Model in Colorado?? Please help!

I would love to put this in the proper forum, but didn't see park model or anything close to it anywhere in the list. Considering it is a hybrid of sorts, this was my closest guess. I would suggest the Travel Trailers forum. A Hybrid Travel Trailer has canvas tent ends, like a popup. So nothing like a park model. And the longest they get is around 25ft.
bikendan 11/07/20 11:23pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Financing for Park Model in Colorado?? Please help!

Hello everyone! I have found my perfect little home (it's even deeded with the lot) in Fairplay, Colorado, and am co-signing with my mom. We have already been approved for a home that costs significantly more than the park model I'm looking at, however I can't seem to find anyone who will finance this for us. I saw a posting from 2014 by Crabbin Cabin saying he financed his with a CU, but I'm not able to track this user down. The owner will be placing it on the market soon unless we can secure financing. Any recommendations are so greatly appreciated. Thank you!! What's a Park Model thread doing in the Hybrid section?:h Moderator notified.
bikendan 11/07/20 02:21am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Battery problem

Do a Battery Load Test AND a hydrometer test.
bikendan 11/04/20 02:43am Tow Vehicles
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