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RE: Replacing a WFCO 9855, Options?

Do not replace with a WFCO. The stated 3 stage charging frequently does not work. Progressive Dynamics, IOTA, Power Max are all good. For camping plugged in I recommend 35 amp PowerMax If you are off-grid a lot using a generator etc something different might be better. x2
ktmrfs 02/19/20 07:42pm Tech Issues
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

More fuel for the fire: 1) People who replaced their ST tires with LT tires increased the effective load carrying capacity .... because: 2) The load carrying capacity of ST tires is calculated differently than LT tires. The result is that ST tires are rated to carry about 20% more load, but at a lower speed.This people tryied increasing the size and load ranges with STs before throwing in the towel and stepping up to LTs What a waste of money on all those STs I owned Maybe it's because our experience is that the ST's are fine. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, between myself and a few friends I've traveled with we have put over 300K miles on ST tires with NO blowouts and a total of two nail punctures we caught with the TPMS before the tire went down. That's about the same rate of nail punctures I've had on my tow vehicles. So I see now reason to go out and get a set of 16" rims for LT tires since there are NO 15" LT tires that have an adequate load capacity for my trailer while the LRE ST tires have a reasonable extra load margin.
ktmrfs 02/19/20 05:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

More fuel for the fire: 1) People who replaced their ST tires with LT tires increased the effective load carrying capacity .... because: 2) The load carrying capacity of ST tires is calculated differently than LT tires. The result is that ST tires are rated to carry about 20% more load, but at a lower speed. the endurance ST is rated for load capacity the same as other sized ST's yet it carries a speed rating similar to an LT tire, IIRC it is speed rated to 87mph (maybe 81) at rated load, much higher than the typical ST speed rating of 65. Not as high as many LT's but definitely higher than I'd ever need for a trailer tire!
ktmrfs 02/19/20 11:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Any problems with Goodyear Endurance tires?

I've had endurance on my TT for two years, maybe 3K miles and they are doing fine. NO issues. But as a comparison my trailers have close to 50K miles on them with a combo of towmax and Maxxis tires and in the 50K miles no blowouts or tire failures either. I did have two nail punctures but the TPMS caught those long before the tire went flat. Got a low pressure warning, close look at the tire and yup, a nail in the tread.
ktmrfs 02/18/20 07:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: ??? MOLD ??? Damp Area. ??? SOLUTION ???

A dehumidifier would definitely be my first recommendation but also find that ceramic heaters help remove moisture. Run both when RV sits long. ceramic heaters, or electric or gas heat will lower the RH as it raises temperture, but it won't remove any moisture. Lower RH means less likely to have condensation.
ktmrfs 02/17/20 02:42pm Tech Issues
RE: ??? MOLD ??? Damp Area. ??? SOLUTION ???

Another viable option is to buy a 30 pint home-type dehumidifier. That will remove up to 30 pints of water a day. We do exactly that when storing our motorhome and sailboat. Set it to 50% and forget about it. No mold or mildew ever. X2 X3. In a small living space in a humid environment, a dehumidifier is often what's needed. When we head to the coast along comes the dehumidifier. Typically it takes about 8 hours to remove the first 4 gallons of water, from then on we empty it once a day or so. Most of them have a drain tube so you can hook it into a drain line if you want.
ktmrfs 02/15/20 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Duramax vs Power Stroke Fuel Economy Tow Test and Drag Race

Surprised by the Ford milage. The 10 speed is looking good so far. Under 200 miles per gallon for DEF? Doesn't seem right. agreed on the DEF useage. DEF consumption should be around 1 gallon/100 gallons of fuel. Can vary some, but 200 miles/gallon of DEF???? nope. something is amiss.
ktmrfs 02/15/20 04:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The Cummins soon to take on the Ike

Personally, to me there's so much more to a tow rig that I wouldn't use these Ike times to make any kind of decision on a tow rig. It doesn't tell me anything important and they're all good enough going up or down the hill. yup, I agree. All the trucks are now way more than capable for towing what the majority of us tow over the mountains we tow. For us when we have looked at new trucks, creature comforts, features, styling etc. etc. are way higher on the list.
ktmrfs 02/14/20 10:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

....snip Since all of us have 15inch rims and need at least LRD tires, LT tires aren't really an option, so we just stick with ST's. I use good year wrangler HT in LT21575-15 on my horse trailer. Load range D. Tire rack has them or any GY dealer can get them. that's only a 2,000lb tire. Overloaded on my trailer.
ktmrfs 02/13/20 08:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

Since all of us have 15inch rims and need at least LRD tires, LT tires aren't really an option.Rim size is real easy to change. If your luck changes, than you know what you can do about it. well, so far my "luck" on ST tires is about the same or better than my truck and cars. As in a previous post in 350K miles between myself and a couple of friends we have had no blowouts, just two nails that were slow leaks that TPMS caught, while in 1.2M miles I've had at least 4 quick flats on my cars/trucks. Luckily on a car/truck I can notice a tire going down quick before it blows.
ktmrfs 02/13/20 08:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

between myself, a couple we often camp with and a neigbor that travels a lot we have a combined 350K miles or more so under our belts. Tires all have been ST tires. Failures: I had two nail punctures that I caught thanks to a TPMS system and was able to repair. I have about 75K miles total on my trailers. Neighbor that has over 200K miles failures: Zero our camper friends, Zero Tires have included Maxxis, Towmax, and Goodyear endurance. Since all of us have 15inch rims and need at least LRD tires, LT tires aren't really an option, so we just stick with ST's. Of all the other people I travel with only 1 person has had experienced a tire blowout. By comparison, We (DW and I) have logged 1.2M miles on our cars and trucks. In that distance I'v had at least 4 tires go flat, one was a blowout. The other 3 I caught as they went down fast but at least on a car/truck I was able to detect the tire going down. Now that works out to about 1 flat every 250K miles, on the same order or worse than the trailer mileage all of us have accumulated.
ktmrfs 02/12/20 07:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

If you have 15" rims ( the most common rim) getting a 15"LT tire that has the load capacity you may need (at least what I need) LT are really not an option. LRC LT in 15" is about the highest you can find easily, a few D's and I have not seen any LRE 15". So pretty much leaves our LT in my case. Now if I had 16" rims, then LT's in LRE are pretty much the std LR.
ktmrfs 02/09/20 08:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV easy start A/C

I installed the microair unit. Easy to install, and it works extremely well. Instructions were well written. I did not buy the installation kit, but I highly recommend you get it. I know you're looking at a different brand, I'm very happy with the Microair. I agree, the micro air does what it claims. Ours has been a real time saver, only need on honda 2200 to run the AC at altitudes up near 7K feet, and my brother added one to his trailer as well. He couldn't get the AC started w/o it with the honda 2200, now he runs his at 6-7K feet quite often with no issues.
ktmrfs 02/05/20 09:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone Outback Travel Trailer

we've had a 2011 outback 295RE since new. We put about 5K miles/year on it, and 60 days or so of use/year, including some trips with grandkids, Daughter SiL et. Trailer has been absolutely trouble free, still looks like new inside. As far as the shower/bathroom in the 295RE it's been fine for us. Not overly large but large enough for our needs.
ktmrfs 02/05/20 09:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pumping out of a water jug

my solution that has worked very well 1) buy the 6 gallon square blue water jugs that have a vent hole and a big threaded spout 2) get some 1/4" SS tubing long enough to go to the bottom of the jug. Cut one end at a 30 degree angle or so and put flexible hose on the other end. 3) ream out the vent hole to just large enough to let you push the SS tube through it. 4) Then I added a RV water pump in my pass through near the water inlet and connected it to power with a switch. 5) I connected the other end of the tubing to the water pump inlet 6) I spliced in some tubing from the output of the water pump into the water inlet big flexible tubing. Now to fill from the external jugs, I put them on the ground, stuff the SS tube into the jug vent hole take off turn on the water pump and let it pump away. If it isn't easy to plumb directly into the water inlet, just run a hose from the pump outlet that is long enough to fit into the water inlet to the RV fresh water tank, insert it before you start pumping.
ktmrfs 02/05/20 04:30pm Tech Issues
RE: How best to upgrade Microsoft Office 2010?

Thanks to all for your helpful responses. Much appreciated! The file that was sent to me that I am unable to open right now, is an Excel file and has the following suffix after the file name: .nonp.xlsx So I tried removing the x from the end, and the file still won't open in my 2010 M-soft Excel. Any suggestions? Regarding enabling Macros, I searched and found instructions to do that, and I find that Macros are already enabled in my M-soft Office Excel 2010, even though I had never touched those settings before. If I understand correctly the file name is something like Filename.nonp.xlxs. If this is the case, the likely issue is that the file was named and saved incorrectly. A office file should be Filename.xlxs or filename.docx NOT filename.something.xlxs until the file is saved correctly office or likely the clones won't open it. I don't know about that. The extension is always everything after the last '.' I renamed a file and it still opened ok with 2 dots in the name. I tried saving a file temp.noop and yes it did save it as a docx file and I was able to open it. So...... the op should have been able to open the file. I suspect the file may be corrupted and office is unable to open it. I've on rare occasion had that issue.
ktmrfs 02/05/20 04:23pm Technology Corner
RE: How best to upgrade Microsoft Office 2010?

Thanks to all for your helpful responses. Much appreciated! The file that was sent to me that I am unable to open right now, is an Excel file and has the following suffix after the file name: .nonp.xlsx So I tried removing the x from the end, and the file still won't open in my 2010 M-soft Excel. Any suggestions? Regarding enabling Macros, I searched and found instructions to do that, and I find that Macros are already enabled in my M-soft Office Excel 2010, even though I had never touched those settings before. If I understand correctly the file name is something like Filename.nonp.xlxs. If this is the case, the likely issue is that the file was named and saved incorrectly. A office file should be Filename.xlxs or filename.docx NOT filename.something.xlxs until the file is saved correctly office or likely the clones won't open it.
ktmrfs 02/05/20 03:22pm Technology Corner
RE: RV easy start A/C

delaying the start of the fan will help if your at the "almost" instead of "barely" adequate stage. For many many AC starting issues with generators your often no where near the "almost" conditions, your at the "won't" condition. The micro air easy start will work for those "won't" and "almost" cases. The posted solution may work for some of the "almost" conditions. A time delay circuit for the fan start is less than $10 worth of parts. I suspect the profit on this solution is quite high. But if it works for you great. I made one for less than $10 with a time delay relay and a resistor to set the time delay. Unforetunetly the time delay relay for this has been discontinued.
ktmrfs 02/05/20 11:24am Travel Trailers
RE: How best to upgrade Microsoft Office 2010?

Thanks to all for your helpful responses. Much appreciated! The file that was sent to me that I am unable to open right now, is an Excel file and has the following suffix after the file name: .nonp.xlsx So I tried removing the x from the end, and the file still won't open in my 2010 M-soft Excel. Any suggestions? Regarding enabling Macros, I searched and found instructions to do that, and I find that Macros are already enabled in my M-soft Office Excel 2010, even though I had never touched those settings before. removing the x is not going to solve the problem. office 2007 and later should open .xlsx and .docx files with no issues. They can also create .docx or .xlsx files. it's possible the .xlsx file is corrupted
ktmrfs 02/05/20 11:15am Technology Corner
RE: Traveling in a group— How do you handle it?

I agree with you. Cell phones will keep you connected as much as you need or want and meeting for lunch breaks or rest stops, etc will keep you fairly close in miles. We often travel as groups of 2-4 and rely on portable radios rather than cell phones. we don't rely on cell phones. we travel to many places without cell coverage for as much as 100+ miles. What has worked well for us is a GOOD set of portable radios. They are good for a few miles range in most cases so we can coordinate rest stops, etc. etc. and keep in touch. Also these are much easier to use than a cell. just push the talk button and your connected. look on ebay for baofeng UV5r radios. they also recieve the weather service channels. for a similar radio that is more rugged, Rugged Radios often has a sale on RH5R radios. a Baofeng made for them that is more rugged. We use them for offroad motorcycle riding and they last a few years with lots of abuse.
ktmrfs 02/04/20 09:43pm General RVing Issues
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