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RE: Anyone using a Curt Echo brake controller?

$280. yikes. for a jerk-n-go controller? No. Are you the worlds laziest, or the worlds less mechanical driver? Is this for a small trailer that if you lost the brakes it won't matter? For $220 at etrailer you can get a really really nice proportional wired brake controller that you absolutely will never feel. It brakes as hard or as soft as the truck does. AND it is wired in. How hard is it going to be to wire your vehicle for brakes? How much does the local Uhaul guy charge to do the labor? How often do you buy/sell tow vehicles? Im not here to advise you on this product, but to advise you to get a proportional controller instead. I have 3 vehicles I use to tow. 1 X $280 vs 3 X $220 ? ECHO really makes sense for me! Glad I bought it! Oh, and it works perfectly!
larry cad 06/24/21 05:23am Towing
RE: Anyone using a Curt Echo brake controller?

I have trouble with my bluetooth radio staying connected on some days. that's just my 2 cents This is my concern. I don't lose my BT connection to my truck too often but it does happen. BT uses 2.4 ghz, which a lot of other things do as well. Too many things can interfere with a wireless signal and trailer brakes are too critical for me to ever be comfortable with BT. I have an ECHO, and it works fine with my Iphone, BUT, I can leave my Iphone at home, and still tow my trailer, and it works fine, with NO blue tooth at all! Losing the BT connection would be a total non-event.
larry cad 06/24/21 05:18am Towing
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

No one is forcing anyone to drive ev.however some cities will ban ice cars eventualy due to air polution. You obviously haven't heard that California has banned fossil fuel vehicles by the year 2035. If that is not "forcing" I don't know what is. X2
larry cad 06/24/21 04:59am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Manufacturing costs (financially and environmentally) will always be greater with BEVs (period). "End of life" (aka recycling) societal costs will always be greater with BEVs (period).Let me know when "End of Life" on an ICE also includes removing the pollutants and CO2 emitted over the 20 year life of refining the petrol and burning it. And let me know when the "End of Life" on an BEV will no longer require massive amounts of fossil fuels to properly recycle those expired batteries....and will no longer require 3,000-30,000 gallons of water to extinguish a flaming BEV. Trading one evil (oil extraction) for another evil (destructive mining) does not make either option righteous. X2
larry cad 06/23/21 06:09am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

For those of you who DO NOT live in the Youngstown Ohio area (i.e. Lordstown Ohio), virtually every project that comes into this area promising great things including lots of jobs, and lots of money turns out to be a scam. The "Promiser" ends of rich and invisible! Ask anyone in this area. The list of "snake oil" salesmen is long in Youngstown Ohio. Lordstown Motors is just another example. Wealthy CEO and Finance VP have both resigned and are now invisible. Panic has taken over. Don't hold your breath.
larry cad 06/21/21 04:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Generator/Inverter Mounted over Propane Tanks??

Propane for a generator burns up very quickly. Problem? Yep! You can't carry a spare can of propane so be prepared to drag up, and drive around until you can find a propane dealer to refill the cylinder. (frequently)
larry cad 06/21/21 04:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Lexington KY to Dayton Ohio

I-75 thru Cincinnati has been completely repaired and when I came thru there in late April was very smooth.
larry cad 06/21/21 04:18am Roads and Routes
RE: No power to Start 4K Generator in Fleetwood Terra 31C ClassA

Are you batteries all dead? You probably have two battery banks, one for starting the engine, and one for supplying the DC power to your coach accessories. It is possible that the bank which starts your generator is dead. However, typically, the coach manufacturer supplies a switch on your dash to connect the other battery bank to the generator for starting purposes. I is labeled different names by different manufacturers, but look for something labeled, "EMERGENY START" or something like that. It is a momentary switch, so push and hold while attempting to start.
larry cad 06/21/21 04:13am Tech Issues
RE: Aqua Hot & Residential vs. non-R - seeking Info, Dinette too

Residential refrigerators solve the many problems in propane types. Propane types are slow to cool, and have difficulty keeping cool in very hot weather. Also, propane types demand you keep the frig level when parked. If you read enough posts, you will read about many "fixes" to attempt to correct these faults. Residential frig does not have these faults and work in an RV the same as they do at home, and do not use any more energy. RV refrigerators are primarily Ammonia Absorption cycle, not LP. LP is used to power the cycle in the form of heat. So is 12v power. When it comes to actual energy consumption (power used to cool) the Absorption systems are way more efficient than compressor based residential units. But the trend is now to go toward safer technologies for RV's like residential refrigerators with inverters, and large battery banks. The OP referred to his current frig as "my current fridge is elec/propane." I was using his reference to what powers the frig, rather than what circulates inside the cooling tubes, to avoid confusion. I suppose I could have referred to a "ammonia/electron" frig. Wait, NO, that would be wrong too.
larry cad 06/21/21 04:08am Tech Issues
RE: Monitor panel inverted

Can't help you, but this is an ideal opportunity to see if Tiffin still provides good customer service after the buyout. Call the factory and get tech support to see if they can help you.
larry cad 06/20/21 05:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Aqua Hot & Residential vs. non-R - seeking Info, Dinette too

Aqua Hot is a system, typically used in diesel RVs, that does 2 things, first, it uses diesel fuel to heat a circulating fluid around the coach to various radiators in the coach. Fans on the radiators blow warm air into the rooms, providing heat during cold weather. In addition, the Aqua Hot is used to heat fresh water, in place of a traditional water heater. This feature provides you with almost unlimited hot water. It would be near impossible to install such a system after market due to the elaborate plumbing involved. Residential refrigerators solve the many problems in propane types. Propane types are slow to cool, and have difficulty keeping cool in very hot weather. Also, propane types demand you keep the frig level when parked. If you read enough posts, you will read about many "fixes" to attempt to correct these faults. Residential frig does not have these faults and work in an RV the same as they do at home, and do not use any more energy. A few years back, one maker, Norcold, had a design problem in their propane frig that allowed the propane flame to start fires in the coach, causing a number of RVs to burn to the ground. That single possibility is enough to cause me to switch to a residential. No flame! Finally, if you want more room, you will need a bigger RV. 45ft diesels are very roomy as are the really large 5th wheels.
larry cad 06/20/21 05:03am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone using a Curt Echo brake controller?

Product Expert Kathleen M Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says: Yes, if you: Alternate towing vehicles or trailers - plug-and-play design makes this very versatile Are unable or unwilling to make changes to your tow vehicle's wiring/interior Have a BMW, Land Rover, Volvo, or other vehicle with multiplex wiring No, if you: Are towing a trailer with an RV or similar vehicle - your phone must be less than 50' from the controller or they won't connect Would get annoyed using a mobile app to operate the controller, especially if you use your phone for maps or music while towing Haul a trailer with more than 2 axles Found this. could help The Echo does not require you to have a phone connected in order to operate properly. Turn your phone off, or use it for other things and the Echo works fine. You can use the phone to program sensitivity and brake strength, but after that it is not necessary. I leave my phone on to the Echo app so I can monitor brake activity, but don't have to.
larry cad 06/20/21 04:44am Towing
RE: Anyone using a Curt Echo brake controller?

I got one last year, and love it! I have a 20' trailer with electric brakes, and wanted to be able to move it with my Jeep GC which had the right plug, but no trailer controller. I got the Echo, and it works great, particularly regarding the trailer brakes. I can monitor brake operation on my Iphone, and control the amount of braking with it also. Saved me from having to wire in a controller and I can use it with any other vehicle I may have to use.
larry cad 06/19/21 05:28am Towing
RE: Can you buy in one state and register in another

Florida is one of the best places to start. They have very few restriction in place regarding the virus which makes doing things there much easier. Florida also has a number of large RV sales locations which should make it easier to find the fifth wheel you want. Since you have internet access, check out Lazydays RV in Tampa Lazydays RV And also General RV near Tampa General RV Tampa Those are two of the largest dealers in the USA. They also have used RVs so maybe check those out also. There are others in Florida but that will give you a start. Regarding the legal requirements for purchasing, call one of the places listed above, or maybe someone living in Florida can comment. Should not be terribly difficult. Welcome to America! Hope you have a wonderful time here.
larry cad 06/19/21 05:10am Full-time RVing
RE: Can I use any 50 amp extension cord?

This is the female I used: https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/electrical-plumbing-lp-gas/rv-electrical-systems-and-accessories/plugs-connectors/power-grip-replacement_55-5002 Al Good choice, and simple to get hold of. Price is right also.
larry cad 06/18/21 07:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Seeking refrigerator tips... in AZ and heat is hampering...

Propane refrigerator MUST be level also.
larry cad 06/18/21 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: Buying an AC online??

Check with PPL Motorhome Parts online. PPL Motorhome parts They usually have good prices, in-stock, and good support in selecting.
larry cad 06/18/21 08:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Can I use any 50 amp extension cord?

Nine in stock here for a population of 30,000 in the entire county. They just made it a little hard to look them up. 14-50R at Home DepotEverybody has those. Not really for making an extension cord. Need to add a J-Box. Which is why I suggested using a NEMA 14-50C rather than a NEMA 14-50R. The "C" version connects directly to the end of the wire without a box. https://i.imgur.com/1IgG3wMl.jpg
larry cad 06/18/21 08:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Radio

The black wire on the new radio is the same as the black (negative) wire on the old radio. Hook them together. The Yellow and Red wire on the new radio can both be connected to the red (positive) wire from the old radio harness. The green/white, orange, brown, blue, and pink are not necessary. The rest of the hookup is just speakers. Both the original power wires should be suitable for powering the new radio. The yellow wire on the new radio is to retain your new radio programming, such as which channels you want saved, etc. The red wire is for you to switch the power to the new radio off and on. Since you probably have an off/on switch on the radio, you really don't need another switch so just connect red and yellow together and hook them both to the positive wire from the old harness. If you want to use the red wire to shut down power to the new radio, insert a switch into the wiring. This may save you some battery power when you aren't using the RV. You can also insert the same switch into the yellow wire which will remove all power to the new radio, which may also cause it to lose memory but will save battery power when not in use.
larry cad 06/16/21 05:56am Tech Issues
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larry cad 06/16/21 05:55am Tech Issues
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