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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
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#
joshuajim 11/13/19 05:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RULER reading???

What you want to use is a tapered reamer not a drill to increase a hole by that little of amount. No more costly than a large drill bit and much more accurate. https://i.imgur.com/3potWtfl.jpg
joshuajim 10/12/19 07:35am Tech Issues
RE: I think I'm looking at new batteries.

Final report - I put the batteries back in and turned off the disconnect. After 3 days they are still at 12.7. All is well.
joshuajim 10/01/19 10:45am Tech Issues
RE: I think I'm looking at new batteries.

No do them separately and use a hydrometer, to verify the weak sister cells. Ideally, each 2-volt cell would be available. That ended when the over-the-top tartop batteries disappeared. The equalization Must be current controlled. 5 amps per 100 amps amp hour capacity or 5%. MEX, you have mentioned using the 100w bulb to control amperage many times, but how are you actually measuring the amperage.
joshuajim 09/30/19 07:34am Tech Issues
RE: The mini splits are coming,

A more practical way would be for the current manufacturers to make an inverter unit similar to a typical rooftop. Yes it would cost more but way more efficient.
joshuajim 09/28/19 06:34pm Tech Issues
RE: I think I'm looking at new batteries.

9855 sounds like WFCO not the far better PD. Let them sit disconnected and see if voltage holds up 12.65+ for a few days. I would continue to use them until they develop other issues. Memory is the second thing to go! I looked it up and it’s a PD9260C.
joshuajim 09/27/19 08:13am Tech Issues
RE: I think I'm looking at new batteries.

OP here. Checked the batteries after setting overnight without any drain. 6.42 & 6.43 (12.85) with Fluke meter. Checked SOC with refractometer and all cells were slightly over 1.3. Guess there is nothing to worry about. 1.3 seems high and this is the first time I used a new refractometer. I calibrated it with distilled water at the same temp as the battery. Gonna throw them back in and see how it goes.
joshuajim 09/27/19 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: I think I'm looking at new batteries.

I always had different voltages with 6s in series. If the total was 12.6v, that might be 6.2 plus 6.4. You get more like 6.0 plus 6.6? I would give the pair a deep cycle to say 50% SOC and then a recharge and see what the SGs are after that. Maybe now a difference will appear, or maybe the voltages will even up some. Hard to tell now with all the SGs looking good if anything is wrong. They might just need a bit of exercise. Battery specs recommend doing that every so often if they are on a float for a long time. I'll give the deep discharge a try. I am concerned with the significant difference in bubbling between the 2 when on desulfation. They have been on "float" for a couple of months. Not much camping in the Mojave in summer.
joshuajim 09/26/19 06:38pm Tech Issues
I think I'm looking at new batteries.

I have a pair of interstate Costco 6v that are about 3 years old. We don't boondocks anymore and the trailer is at the ranch and hooked up constantly. PD9855 (?) does the charging. I did a SOC and all 6 cells are 1.275 or slightly higher. I checked the voltage on the positive (connection) battery and it is about a half a volt higher than the negative (connection) battery. When I put the Meanwell on the positive battery bubbles like crazy and the negative battery barely bubbles. I reversed the battery and the negative battery still does not bubble much. I cleaned all the connections and the interconnect cable reads 0 ohms. I'm pretty sure it means new batteries.
joshuajim 09/26/19 05:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacement Seals/O-rings for Portable Propane Cylinders?

My valves have both external and internal threads. One of these with it’s own O ring might solve your problem. Amazon
joshuajim 09/23/19 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: 6 Volt RV batteries

"Aren’t these foreign made?" :)I suppose they are made in Canada like the labeling states ??
joshuajim 09/15/19 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: Found a new way to test brake wiring and magnets

I've done the same myself but I never got to 12A. The bath fan and some other parasite loads were still on. But close enough for me.
joshuajim 08/31/19 12:39pm Tech Issues
Found a new way to test brake wiring and magnets

A rat chewed off one of my brake wires. I repaired it and wondered if any other places were chewed. After pondering it for a while, I turned off the converter, unplugged the breakaway switch and hallelujah the Tri Metric indicated 12 amps of draw. Now this will not test the plug or guarantee that some other wire had some teeth marks, but it is a quick and easy way to check.
joshuajim 08/31/19 08:27am Tech Issues
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