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RE: Looks like a nice TT

depends on what is important to you. For us access to seating, fridge, beds, bath and panty with the slide(s) in is very very very high priority for rest/lunch stops etc. It may not be for you, that is for you to decide. It's not clear what is accessible with the slide in. Next, usually trailers with similar designs have a exit door in the bedroom for emergency exit in case of fire etc. Looks like this is lacking that which means the bedroom emergency exit is out through a windows if there is anything (fire/smoke) blocking the access to the door. There is a reason many trailers with similar designs are on the lot with slides OPEN, easy to overlook what it's like with slides closed. A panty with a slide!????????
eend 08/05/22 07:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery over charging.

Voltage will rise as the plates become exposed to air... Current will rise but not voltage while using a properly functioning controller. The controller should hold its 13.x to 14.x set point voltage up to its current limit regardless of battery condition. The voltage will decrease once the current limit is reached. eend - Is this the same battery you said was toast or did you buy a new battery? My guess is your bad controller toasted the old battery. I took the bad battery back to Costco last week and got a full refund and I bought a brand new one back. But I did order a new controller yesterday so it should be here today according to my friends at Amazon.
eend 07/31/22 08:16am Tech Issues
RE: Inverter wire size?

I installed a 1000 watt inverter, I wanted to use 8 gauge wire, but that is hard to find and expensive. But I bought a cheap set of 12’ 8 gauge booster cables for $13.00 at our local Canadian tire store, Cut the clamps off, and soldered new round connectors on , and works perfectly.
eend 07/30/22 09:24pm Tech Issues
Battery over charging.

I have 2 100 watt solar panels on my roof, and a Zamp solar controller which came standard with the trailer. On the display it shows that the battery is sitting at 16 volt, when the sun is out and charging and I can hear the battery hissing. I always thought that that the controller holds it at 12- 14 volt. Does this mean that my controller is pooched? With this over charging at 16 volt, my inverter won’t work either.
eend 07/30/22 01:13pm Tech Issues
New battery cost.

We are ready to head to Montana next week, from Alberta and today I found out that my battery is pretty much toast, Deep cycle batteries run about at about $175- $190 dollars here in Canada. Just curious what the cost is on the in the US? It might be cheaper for me to get one at Costco or any other place. When I do a Google search nothing comes up because I’m in Canada.
eend 07/24/22 09:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Missing catalytic converter

We had a cat stolen last week off one of work trucks. It was off a F250 and that thing has 2 cats on it. It was going to cost $3200 Cnd plus install. So we just straight piped it. So we will have to live with the check engine light being on.
eend 02/03/22 08:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where did the Non weekend RVers go?

I’m thinking that they are all producing TickTock videos of their vacations in their rv’s.
eend 01/09/22 06:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: The RV Demand Continues

Here in Alberta the rv lots are practically empty with new units, what they do now is put all their used stock as well as customers units that are in for repair up by the main highway and roads so it looks like they full. Same goes for some car dealerships specially their lots are empty. Everyone like rv manufacturing plants, automotive plants, appliance plants all must be waiting on the same 50 cent computer chip!
eend 12/28/21 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

Those parks that only allow newer rv’s are for yuppies only, you don’t want to be there anyway.
eend 12/27/21 08:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Finding a TT that does not have Bunkhouse

Arctic fox has some nice layouts, and you get a quality trailer. https://northwoodmfg.com/arctic-fox-2/north-fork/.
eend 12/27/21 08:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Tandem axle vs single

Single axle usually has bigger size tires. Also if you need to replace tires, single axle is cheaper than tandem.
eend 12/27/21 08:17am Travel Trailers
RE: RV Queen mattress

We had an original, terrible mattress in our airstream, I switched it out to a Zinus from Amazon, had to cut it to size and used an electric knife, which worked awesome and mattress slept awesome. I will be getting another one for our new to us Arctic Fox.
eend 12/03/21 09:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rv Reno.

I looked on line and there are a few Facebook groups , and it is actually amazing what they done, lots of people got rid of their oak cupboards with the brass handles and etched glass, and painted them white with black handles. So I think I might go for that this spring.
eend 11/28/21 07:57am Travel Trailers
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

Never been asked , but if I were to be asked that my rv is to old , i’d tell them to stick it where the sun don’t shine. I’d take my business elsewhere.
eend 11/26/21 10:37pm General RVing Issues
Rv Reno.

I We have a 2013 Arctic Fox, my wife hates the cabinet colour and I’m not a fan either as they are cinnamon colour. The flooring is dark Brown vinyl , the seats are taupe, walls are very off white. We are thinking of updating the whole interior to make it brighter as it is pretty dark and gloomy. Would you repaint ,re-upholster and put down new flooring in your rv?
eend 11/26/21 09:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Running lights on cars

Here in Canada it is mandatory to have DTRl, it really makes a difference, now you can see the on coming vehicle from far away. The lates vehicle models have all LED lights that are very bright that look front marker light. All US vehicle that are imported to Canada from the US need to go in for safety and DTRl are on the list to be operational.
eend 10/17/21 08:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Renting your RV

Last year we rented out our airstream for a long weekend, we signed up with Ruckify ( A Canadian company) it was a great experience, the rental company ( Ruckify) took care of all insurances, damage deposits. We removed our personal belongings and left all the pots pans cutlery etc. For an extra fee they rented our generator, . Th renter came a picked up the rv, I went through the rv with him and off they went, the rv had to be returned at 2 pm on their last rental day and they left the the thing spotless upon their return. We rented it out for $125.00 a night, and the generator for 30.00 a day. Easy money. And with this COVID thing a lot of people are either renting their rv out or renting an rv. This is no different than renting a home through VRBO or Air BNB .
eend 10/09/21 11:04pm General RVing Issues
Used RV prices.

We sold our airstream a few weeks back, a guy contacted me and said “I want it” , I said to him who ever shows up with the money first is the winner, and I had lots of intrest in it. Guy shows up with certified cheque for the full amount, he hooked the AS up to his Mercedes and off he went. The reason we sold our AS is the the layout did not work for us. So we were in the market for a new to us trailer in the 22-24’ range. After looking at a few trailers, the quality sucks, and price out of this world, some people wanted brand new price for a 5 year old rv. But yesterday we found what we wanted , a 2013 Arctic Fox 22GQ for a good price$17000.00 It does need a little cosmetic work, but that’s minor, at least it did not leak and no delamination. We are exited, and hopefully we can take it this winter, since it is an Arctic FoX.
eend 10/03/21 08:12am Travel Trailers
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