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RE: How cold should the air conditioning get the RV?

The other factor to consider is humidity. The higher it is the less cooling you will get.
joshuajim 08/11/20 04:54pm Tech Issues
RE: airtabs

Large trucking companies spend large amounts of money to gain a tenth of a mile per gallon. Have you EVER seen Airtabs on a semi?
joshuajim 08/09/20 05:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hard Start kits: Supco SPP6 vs. Dometic #3310727.015

There is virtually no difference between that Dometic part and the Supco SPP6- both are PTCR based start devices. Supco does not recommend the E series for RV applications- because if you shut the compressor and try to restart it right away, the E series will put the start cap in the circuit, a PTCR device will not. My response to that- doesn't short cycle the A/C (most new thermostats will not let you anyway). DuoTherm does make a couple of better options- p/n 3102903.006 , which is a true potential relay (unlike the Supco "E" series quasi potential relay), and a really good, though very expensive start kit, the SmartStart- unlike anything else on the market (at ~$370, it better be :) ). Another option I am looking at is the 5-2-1 compressor saver- a true 3 wire potential relay. Note that the benefit for the non-PTCR type kits is really only in running off an undersized genset- they keep the start capacitor in the circuit until the compressor comes up to 75% of speed, which takes a fraction of a second longer if the genset bogs down. I strongly agree with the 5-2-1 compressor saver. I was a Facilities Manager for a large school district fo 17 years.. We had thousands of 5 ton units here in the desert. The ONLY "hard start" kit that would consistently start old worn out units was the 5-2-1. We tried every brand available and the 5-2-1 was the best.
joshuajim 08/08/20 01:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Oregon Coast in September

A number of years ago we spent 9 days at Harris mid September. It rained continuously for the entire 9 days. Just sayin’
joshuajim 07/31/20 10:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Minimum gate opening width needed for TT parking........

Do you have room to add a gate on the other side of the house? If so with a large back yard you might be able to drive in and drive out with minimal fuss.
joshuajim 07/31/20 10:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Eu2000i muffler cleaning ideas?

It's on page 55 in my owners manual. Great... send me your manual so that I can read it :)
joshuajim 07/26/20 06:48pm Tech Issues
RE: water line vibration

I found that my system vibrates until all air is completely purged out of the system. Go to the furtherist outlet and let it run. If you have an external shower drain that too.
joshuajim 07/25/20 07:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator cold air catcher

Unfortunately, cold air flows just like water. When you open the door, cold air will settle and warm air will replace it at the top. Might save a degree or 2 in the crispers but that’s just about all.
joshuajim 07/21/20 08:45am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Deep metal "groaning sound" from hitch. Is this normal?

I’ve been using a Equalizer for many years. Early on I had the typical groaning. I studied the installation and discovered that when fully loaded for a trip that the bars were not 100% perpendicular with the L brackets. This resulted in the bars rubbing on a thin edge, not the full flat L bracket surface. I adjusted the L brackets to be 100% perpendicular with a carpenters square when static and the noise mysteriously went away. Now when moving at road speed the trailer will porpoise some and the bars will constantly change contact which is normal.
joshuajim 07/16/20 11:06am Travel Trailers
RE: I Just Ordered Sta-Bil For The Toad

Yeah... My gas mileage is up to 3 days per gallon. ;)
joshuajim 06/05/20 08:17am Tech Issues
RE: tapping the top of awning to project it from the sun

My trailer has been parked under the brutal sun of the desert for 7 years. Shortly after I got it, I got some 6” wide Eternabond and put a layer on top of the awnings when rolled up. It’s flexible so it rolls up without a problem and is still flawless after 7 years. No worries about having to install and remove temporary covers.
joshuajim 05/11/20 08:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ramp recommendation for large senior dog for Class A?

The one I used for my senior golden was... Here Be careful of getting anything shorter than 72 inches as it will be too steep.
joshuajim 05/01/20 08:18am RV Pet Stop
RE: Fuel Usage Difference 2019 versus 2020

I’m now getting 3 days per gallon :B
joshuajim 04/27/20 07:14am Tech Issues
RE: F-150 HDPP?

Check the yellow sticker on the driver door. My HDPP is 2460#. Standard is about 1000# less. BUT, you will probably have to look at 1000 stickers before you find one. They are very rare.
joshuajim 01/26/20 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rats!

I'd rather see you use spring traps and dispose of the bodies. Poison is a horrible death and if another animals eats the carcass, they're dead too. I use a product called RatX. It interrupts the digestive system of rats and mice and is totally harmless to birds and other animals. Available at big box or Amazon
joshuajim 01/07/20 04:38pm Tech Issues
Rats!

Last fall when I was winterizing my Wildwood, I noticed that rats had chewed off one if my brake wires. Fixed that at the time and put out rat bait to eliminate the problem. Just before Christmas we were having the grand kids over and they like to stay in the trailer so I dewinterize it and noticed that fresh water reading did not work. Not a real problem at the time since it was just sitting out by the barn so I put off investigating, but I was pretty sure it was the rats again. I checked this past week because the temps were in the high 50’s and determined that they has gotten into the enclosure around the water tank. This is what I found when I dropped the lower cover. https://i.imgur.com/50WNXKUl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/adhSCOUl.jpg †he issue is that the hole that was cut for the slide out rod was far too big. About 3” x3”. I cut a piece of expanded metal with a tight fit to remedy the situation. I used expanded metal because the compartment is heated and if there is no relief, no hot air will enter the compartment. https://i.imgur.com/CON30zel.jpg Fortunately, FR placed hardware cloth over the duct entry to the compartment so the rats could not get into the interior heating system.
joshuajim 01/06/20 01:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Creative Towing

We don't need those sort of vehicles here. Why?
joshuajim 12/07/19 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Howling wind

Right now here in the Mojave the winds are 30 steady with gusts to 54.
joshuajim 11/25/19 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: F150 HD Payload and Max Trailer - How to spot them?

Some upsides to the HDPP is a better mpg's and from what I've read a little better ride. If you get the tow mirrors then it's almost exactly the same width from mirror to mirror as an F250/350. Towing with an HDPP 3.5 should be quieter. The 3.5 EB won't be turning 4,000-4800 rpms when pulling steeper grades. Sorry to have to disagree with you but my real world experience with my HDPP is that it rides like a truck (LT tires and heavy duty springs and shocks). Part of the problem is that the TPMS is set for 55# front and 60# rear. No way to get a decent ride at those pressures. I rarely get over 15 MPG empty and typically 8 to 9 towing 8,000#. I live 9 miles outside of a little town so most driving is on rural roads with very little in town. Six years of ownership confirms all these facts.
joshuajim 11/15/19 07:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 HD Payload and Max Trailer - How to spot them?

All HD Payload packages are long bed and have 7 lug axles(versus 6 for the standard F150) in that model year. Because of this the HD's had a special wheel that the regular trucks did not have so they should be easy to spot a mile a way. The 2015 and up HD F150's have a 6 lug axle. It is only the 2011-2014 that had a 7 lug. NOPE. My ‘13 HDPP has a 6’-3” bed and 8200# GVWR. Payload is 2592# Is it a crew cab? If so, then you have the longest bed in that cab configuration just like I did with my 2012 F150HD. It may be the longest bed in a crew, but it NOT a long bed. That’s 8’.
joshuajim 11/13/19 08:06pm Tow Vehicles
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