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RE: Yummy!

But on the sweet side you knew how to deal with it!
campigloo 06/26/21 07:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Voltage Regulators

Its always smart to check the voltage upon arrival before unhooking or plugging in. You can do that with a cheap multi meter. I use one off Amazon that is AC/DC with a Hertz mode. While your there you could just have a voltage meter plugged into a wall outlet, that way you have an idea if your getting enough volts. Progressive Industries EMS hard wired in is best if you want good protection from high or low voltage, bad grounds and surges. My minimum is something like this for checking out AC outlets and DC batteries: While I'm in the RV I use one of these two to monitor voltage: I used to think the same thing about Progressive. So much so that I bought a hard wire 30a. I didn’t know I had a problem from a surge until I smelled wires burning on the ac out side of the unit. To make matters worse, when I called Progressive they not only were of no help but cut communication on the first call. The tech checked to see if they would warrant the unit, his idea not mine since I never mentioned warranty, and when he discovered there was no warranty available he cut the chat off and would not return additional emails. When I called there was no additional help available. I was hugely disappointed from a company that had such good reviews. Just my experience. EMS for 30 amp, they make a 50 amp also:
campigloo 06/26/21 01:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is my inverter fried?

Hi guys! Been gone awhile as I’m sure you’ve noticed and hopefully you gave up by now, lol. Thanks for all the replies and info. To wrap up and answer pianotuna’s question, I wrote off the China junk and got a Victron multiplus 3kva. I haven’t installed it yet but I’m really pumped over it. I like the resume for one. Victron is widely used in little things like oil refineries and on pipelines where reliability is paramount, boondocking is not their primary focus. I like the power assist and the trickle charger for the battery for the tongue jack. Thanks again for all the feedback!!! Mike
campigloo 06/26/21 01:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Is my inverter fried?

“Is my inverter fried”?? Looks like we may never know - :) 3 tons Hi. Haven’t been on the forum lately. Tried all sorts of stuff, kind of like what piano tuna was saying. It fried. It won’t even push a fan! Thanks for the help y’all!
campigloo 05/18/21 02:58pm Tech Issues
Is my inverter fried?

Hi y’all. I have a 2kw Renogy inverter/charger/auto transfer switch connected to 4 Lifeline 6v agm batteries, wired series/parallel. Just for fun and to see what affect it would have on the batteries I plugged a 5k btu air conditioner in. It has a 4.6 amp draw and the batteries were at 13.1v. It ran fine for about 5 minutes and I turned it off to see how the batteries responded. They went to 12.9. I plugged the ac back in turned to fan only and nothing! Turned the inverter off and a couple of minutes later the lights flashed and less than a second later, nothing. Plugged into shore power, nothing. Is this just typical Chinese quality? It’s been mounted in the camper since Dec 2019 with moderate to light use and has worked fine up until now. TIA for any thoughts!
campigloo 04/10/21 06:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Need more tongue weight

Maybe you could mount a nice tool box on the front of the trailer; over the tanks? Move the spare to an under trailer rack. Are your wd bars properly adjusted, maybe back off a link? Would like to hear what you did if you find something that works!
campigloo 03/25/21 01:56pm Towing
RE: Ideas to carry spare and bikes

I used a bracket that spans the width of and bolts to the trailer frame. Maybe it won’t eat up too much ground clearance. That would free up your bumper.
campigloo 03/25/21 01:32pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dehumidify in storage

Florida and south Louisiana summers are about the same. My family and friends and I have stored trailers all summer long for the last 50 years that I can remember. Mold hasn’t been a problem so far. It’s really not a problem.
campigloo 03/23/21 03:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Patching siding or replace

A good shop should be able to handle that easily. Keep in mind corvettes and boats have been getting patched for decades.
campigloo 03/10/21 03:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2011 outback

I have a 2011 Outback and my local generic dealer had the latch in stock. It was cheap and an easy fix
campigloo 03/10/21 02:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: How long do you drive/tow in a day?

When we go on long trips like Florida I try to do 10 hour days. Usually that is 2 ten hour days and then the last is about 7-8 hours. I have done a marathon of 16 1/2 hours once but, swear that won't happen again. Hahaha. I hear ya! I made a 13 hour drive from Orlando to Baton Rouge when I was 19 years old. I slept for 13 hours when I got there. Learned that nasty lesson early! A 67 VW micro bus is reallllyy slow! I wanted to get home BAD!!! Lol
campigloo 03/10/21 02:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2020 SportTrek 312VRK -noisy converter elec box/panel

If the battery is good look for loose connections. Sounds like piano tuna got it though.
campigloo 03/07/21 05:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT Floorplan with recliners on back

We have an Outback 298re. It’s a 2011 model before the island craze hit. It has everything you listed, but I had to ditch the original two swivel rockers for a Lazy Boy. It’s great, I hope I never have to replace it
campigloo 03/07/21 05:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: How long do you drive/tow in a day?

We have two distance records. One about 25 miles and one 700+. Now that we have time, 200 or until we get tired is about it.
campigloo 03/07/21 05:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: surge protector and water filters

I had what was supposed to be the top of the line Progressive ems. It shut down several times when it detected low voltage, like it was supposed to do. On the one power surge that I’m aware of, I didn’t know there was a problem until I smelled melting wire insulation. My next one will be a Hughes.
campigloo 02/21/21 03:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: 2500HD ride

My trailer and truck are almost identical to yours. Get rid of the extra leaf springs. I assume you already have a wd hitch. I added 4 good shocks, absolutely the first step. I then added some things called stable loads. They basically engage the overload springs. And the biggest improvement was a gen-y hitch coupler. I separates the truck and trailer by inserting a vertical pivot point. They are incredibly heavy but they work. A road near my house that I had to slow to 40 I can now run at 60. My neck no longer aches after driving 30 minutes. It’s well worth the money and weight, IMO!
campigloo 02/03/21 03:59pm Towing
RE: Dishes for RV

Never broke any of it...but I am not allowed to dry them LOL Aww shucks!
campigloo 02/03/21 03:17pm Beginning RVing
RE: The mechanics secret

Hey cool! I’m headed to Tractor Supply tomorrow! Thanks for the tip!!!
campigloo 01/31/21 04:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Pulling Long Travel Trailer to Glacier

We have pulled our 36' trailer to 49states and 4 canadian provinces, including Glacier. There is always somewhere in the west to park. You'll have plenty of truck though you may not fit in some parks. At worst you can get close even if you're not in the park itself. You wii be amazed when you get there!
campigloo 01/22/21 05:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Drill Holster (tip)

I like to put the jacks down first because one of the slides is really heavy and throws the thing out of level; enough to feel it when walking around. My wife’s job while all this going on is to wander around and find something she likes.
campigloo 01/18/21 04:04pm Travel Trailers
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