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RE: Onan marquis 5500 generator

It should bog a little when a heavy load is first applied, but once the A/C is running, it should stay stable. If it is continuing to bog afterwards, most likely a dirty carburetor. It's starving for fuel under load. You might get lucky, and find that it's just a dirty fuel filter. While this is a very popular generator, no rebuild kit is available that I could ever find. Ultimately, I replaced the carb on mine. Not overly complicated. Runs perfectly once again. Believe it or not, we had these exact same symptoms and the Onan tech ended up determining my carb was letting TOO MUCH fuel through. He replaced the carb under warranty and things run beautifully now. -- Unrelated, you might want to double-check Amazon affiliate rules on putting affiliate links on forums. I do a bunch with it and it seems that you are only supposed to share them on sites under your own control (or for social media, under accounts that you fully control). My understanding that what you're supposed to do instead is create pages on your own website that then have the affiliate links, like this: Note, sharing affiliate links in posts is often also outside of forum guidelines. I have no idea if it is or isn't here on but I know it's not allowed other places.
ependydad 01/24/20 08:55am Tech Issues
RE: Morryde Step Above

I should have known Torklift would have a work around by now. But it's not a cheap work around.... Not cheap, but dare I say BETTER? :B
ependydad 01/21/20 01:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Morryde Step Above

I don't have them but I will likely end up with them. Only because the manufacturers are forcing them on us. With this style of step they have more options for door location since they do not have to build a box below floor level to store the steps. They can now put the steps above the axles. Which makes it impossible to replace them with the Torklift steps because there is now no box to stow the Torklift steps in. My concern was the situation where you can not get the steps down level due to terrain. If you can not fully deploy the steps, you can not close the door. Friends of mine ended up in this exact situation for an overnight stop and had to pull the steps in while they were inside. I'm still not quite sure how they did it. Torklift has the GlowStep Up-rising steps that are the answer vs. the MorRyde and Lippert solid steps: width=500
ependydad 01/21/20 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Full timing question

It all depends on where you want to go. I spent $1,075 for the month of December in Florida near Sarasota.
ependydad 01/21/20 12:26am Full-time RVing
RE: Morryde Step Above

Friends of mine posted to Facebook on Friday or Saturday night and showed a picture of the inside of their rig with the steps in the door. They said that the site was so unlevel, they couldn't get the steps deployed properly for an overnight stop and just gave up. Steps you can't always use are absolutely worthless.
ependydad 01/21/20 12:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Orlando area long term recommendations

If you were not looking to stay during the months of January to March, you should have many, many places to choose from. Agreed. We do the Thousand Trails + Trails Collection hop starting in November. By the time the start of April rolls around, we can get into anywhere that we want. Makes for a nice cheap year of stays- about $800/year for us (after our initial $5,000 investment 4 years ago). But, you have to move every 2-3 weeks.
ependydad 01/17/20 12:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Survey for online reservation vs old school phone and email

Ha. I had a choice between 2 campgrounds at the end of the month. I literally chose the one that I could reserve online vs. the one I had to call the park.
ependydad 01/17/20 12:27pm Beginning RVing
RE: 1st trailer... septic hookup questions

People think they’re “cleaning” the sewer hose with gray water by dumping the gray after the black. IMO, gray water stinks too! Here’s an article that may help you:
ependydad 01/13/20 08:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mail Service? What's available?

We have been using St. Brendan’s Isle mail service for a few years now. Totally happy with them.
ependydad 01/13/20 08:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Compartment Door Slam Latches

Another who haven't had issues, but since it sounds like replacing them is a pretty big hassle.. can you buy the replacement and then just salvage the parts? I'm not willing to pay $40+ to replace a 50 cent part. For the rest of my doors, it would cost me over $400. I don't disagree, but it sounds cheaper than buying a whole new latch + having it painted to match. Hope you can find the part you need.
ependydad 01/10/20 11:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Keystone Montana for fulltiming??

Why would anyone think that you can possibly exceed your RV's GVWR??? I full time with my 21k DRV. Last I checked It weighed 24k. UH, well wait a did that happen????? :B width=500 I thought, "him of all people???". Now granted, I ran overloaded by 1,000 pounds for 2 years and ended up with a buckled frame!
ependydad 01/10/20 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Compartment Door Slam Latches

Another who haven't had issues, but since it sounds like replacing them is a pretty big hassle.. can you buy the replacement and then just salvage the parts?
ependydad 01/10/20 09:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Gas grill replacement

I've used a Weber Q for years. I love it except that the holes in the burner get clogged up with drips and droppings from what I'm cooking. I used a kit from Torjik to convert it to low pressure from the camper: I recently tried a Grillbilly Rebel and have been pretty happy with it. It has covers over the burners that protect them from drips and whatnot. But at the cost of flare ups. After using it for a couple of weeks, I haven't decided which I prefer. But this grill is really nice and the regulator would twist out really easily.
ependydad 01/10/20 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone Montana for fulltiming??

I am a dietitian and my husband is a nurse. We are traveling, doing contract that are usually 3 months at a time. Right now we stay in air b&b’s usually but it’s so hard packing up and moving that often and it gets very expensive. Our poor pets get so stressed when we keep uprooting them. So, this is why we are going to get the 5th wheel. We have borrowed the in-laws trailer before and got a little idea of what it’s like. Because we have been on the road for about 6 months now we have already down sized considerably and just rent a uhaul when we move. My husband drives an F250 so we know what we can pull. We are a little worried that the Montana may be a little heavy. So the F250 can pull 15,900 lbs. Well at full GVWR of that 5er you really need a F350 DRW, while you might fit just under specs in a SRW you might not like the towing experience. And with fulltiming, they'll likely be at/over GVWR.
ependydad 01/10/20 08:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Tire Speeding Rating??

OP's TT tongue wt percentage 860/6740= 13%. At GVWR 11,260, 13% is 1,463 so at GVWR, axle wt is 11,260 - 1463 = 9,797 and /4 = 2,450 per tire needed. I'll caution people against using the bare minimum for what their tires need to carry. The /4 part can be a bit misleading depending on the rig. I know the OP's TT isn't a 16,000 lb. 42' fifth wheel, but on my old rig- I saw as much as a 500 lb. difference between my heaviest loaded tire vs. lightest loaded tire.
ependydad 01/09/20 11:39am Tech Issues
RE: Rv beach sites

We stayed at Camp Gulf. The beach front spots were expensive, stupidly tight, and didn't have sewer but it was great having the beach behind the camper.
ependydad 01/09/20 09:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Washer/Dryer worth it?

Here is one panel one more later. Second added Thanks Cummins.
ependydad 01/09/20 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much 5th Wheel can I tow with my truck

OK, a 5th wheel is not a “trailer” and it is not have anything to do with “how much can my truck tow”! A couple of years ago, they had a ½ ton Toyota towing the space shuttle! A 5th wheel puts approximately 25% of its loaded weight on your rear axel. 1, a fifth wheel isn't a "trailer"? 2, the pin weight is highly variable. I've seen anywhere from 15%-25%. It all comes down to the individual rig. One thing I'll do is run a rig's dry weights through a calculator to estimate/extrapolate it's wet/loaded weight:
ependydad 01/08/20 03:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Tire Speeding Rating??

Most ST tires are limited to 65 mph at 80 psi. The 65mph speed rating for ST tires is outdated information. I want to say it was 2-3 years ago that ST tires started coming with speed ratings stamped on them. Edit to add, it looks like eTrailer has a question/answer on their site about this:
ependydad 01/08/20 03:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Washer/Dryer worth it?

220v is a DRV option for dryer. 50a service is 220v. That's a neat option. I knew that 50a service is 220v but RV panels usually just split the 110 down each side of the distribution panel and tying a breaker together to get 220v would be a hassle. Do you happen to have a picture of your circuit breakers? I'm wondering if they're using something different than the standard RV panel.
ependydad 01/08/20 02:58pm Fifth-Wheels
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