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RE: Weight Distribution Hitch

I have the same hitch, and it is noisy when I first start out, but then it is fine after driving a bit. It is also rusting in the contact areas for the bars, but I figured that greasing them would defeat the action of preventing the sway control, so haven't done it. Looks bad though. Pulls good down the road though. Mike
mike-uswest 01/25/20 09:31am Travel Trailers
RE: timbrens

I have had them on my truck for nearly 15 years and had to work with them to get the right gap in the unloaded state, but they were great in helping, and I like them a lot. Mike
mike-uswest 01/22/20 06:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins 5 year old synthetic oil with 1000 miles - change ?

If he can still pull the dipstick out it is good, go for it. Mike
mike-uswest 11/07/19 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toyo tires?

I had the Toyo M-55 on a truck, and they were great. Mike
mike-uswest 10/09/19 07:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wave 6 heater

I do not know the heater in question (looks to be an LP unit) I normally use a collection of 1500 watt Electrics. I have special outlets and circuits to handle that much power 12 ga wire. One outlet per breaker. Wire bent around screws on the outlet (Standard house type 15/20 amp) not the anemic RV quick box type. Now for my 38' er I can use up to 4 of them (actually rigged for 5) before I need to kick in the furnace. One thing about electric heaters Many folks will try to convince you this or that or some other electric heater is somehow better than the rest... but every 1500 watt heater puts out EXACTLY the same amount of heat. EXACTLY. 100% efficient.. Why do I say this. Loss in an electrical system is expressed as heat.. IN this system the loss is thus recovered as it's the desired product. So 100% efficient. Most rare in electrical systems.. Even the fan the fan has some loss converting electrical to mechanical (Expressed as heat) Some friction loss (Heat) and of course power is used moving the air.. (more friction loss so it too becomes heat) 100% efficient. it's all heat. Unless you have a lot of batteries, that is hard to do out in the boonies. I hate the sound of a generator all night. Mike
mike-uswest 10/07/19 06:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wave 6 heater

I have a Wave 8 in my 30 ft. Arctic Fox and was in low 20's temps this last week. With the vents open for fresh air as needed, it was low 60's in the mornings when we got up. That was on medium. That was fine, we were hunting. You can get up and turn on your furnace to warm it up a little bit and get back in bed while warming, then get up. Put the Olympian back on high, and it will keep it up if you want. Low propane use and no electricity for the Olympian. Mike
mike-uswest 10/06/19 04:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: tongue jack slipped

Make sure you have the tires well stabilized. Been there and done that. Hit my carport beam and put a fancy twist in the top of the ladder. Mike
mike-uswest 08/27/19 08:27am Travel Trailers
RE: iRV AM-FM iRV 34 radio problem

I called the company, thank you delwhir, and he said that it sounded like a power source problem in the radio. They are foreign made and no parts available. he suggested a new one, $150 to $200. I don't call that cheap. It takes care of my DVD for the TV among other things with three area speaker system and fits the spot it is mounted in. I am not even sure how to get it out!! I will just keep going as I have been I guess, for now. Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 08/07/19 08:32am Tech Issues
RE: iRV AM-FM iRV 34 radio problem

Thank you all for the help. Mike
mike-uswest 08/03/19 11:56pm Tech Issues
RE: iRV AM-FM iRV 34 radio problem

I have, I suspect, the same type of 2016 AF and the radio has never worked. We got the AF a few months ago, used. Just plain dead. I haven't searched for the fuse since we just don't use a radio that much. And I have a long list of other items to fix or improve. But just in case, where is that fuse? In the fuse box or somewhere else? Sooner or later the wife will notice it and then it will jump up the priority list. The fuse in mine is in the fuse box, fourth from the bottom.
mike-uswest 08/03/19 06:56pm Tech Issues
iRV AM-FM iRV 34 radio problem

I have a 2016 Arctic Fox 25Y Travel Trailer that has the iRV AM-FM iRV-34 radio in it and is giving me problems. Most of the time after it has been sitting for awhile, and sometimes even when we have been using it, it will not start with the remote or with the switch on the radio. The switch has a light on, so it appears to be getting power. I found the 20 amp fuse, and if I remove it and put it back in, it gives a little spark and will work most of the time after. I replaced it with a new fuse, and no change. But the switch on the radio always shows power is getting there at all times. I put some Ox-Gard on the fuse, an aluminum wire antioxidant and that didn't help. Does anybody have any ideas? Thanks for the help. Mike
mike-uswest 08/03/19 04:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar question

Will do, thanks for the help. Did that on the solar that I put in my old trailer, I didn't set this up, and I can't see that it has any. Mike
mike-uswest 07/22/19 11:14am Tech Issues
RE: Solar question

Sounds good. I will talk to them at the shop to try to avoid troubles again. Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 07/21/19 11:43am Tech Issues
RE: Solar question

Also, the controller has been working good, charging up rapidly in the morning and getting up to 14.6 to 14.8 to start for the daily charging. Seems normal. Mike
mike-uswest 07/21/19 11:18am Tech Issues
RE: Solar question

I didn't use the plugs, I used the configuration of the wires or the polarity of the wires as marked going + to plus and - to - . The problem I had was on movement of the battery case the wires shorted catching on fire and blowing the neg pole out of the right battery. Replaced the wire that looked like it was the one that shorted with a piece of PVC pipe to protect it, and both batteries since I want them to be the same age (6 volt), and everything was fine for a couple of trips. Then on another trip, hooking up to leave the lake, pulled on the plug to hook to the truck, blew up again and blew the neg post out of the right battery again. The fire extinguishers are getting expensive, let alone the batteries. I have it going in to the shop this week. Hope to get it figured out, I have a reservation at the coast starting Friday. Thanks for the reply's. Mike
mike-uswest 07/21/19 11:13am Tech Issues
Solar question

I have an Arctic Fox 25Y that I bought used, and it came with 2-100 watt Zamp solar panels on it. I picked up a Grape 160 watt panel and got a combiner box and hooked them together parallel. I have been told that the wire used in the Arctic Fox is a 10 gauge hookup to the controller. It has been working fine for over a year, but I am having some shorting problems at the batteries, and need to know if that could be causing any problems? Mike
mike-uswest 07/21/19 09:15am Tech Issues
RE: Things to do in Alaska?

Fish !!!!
mike-uswest 07/16/19 06:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tembren system vs oversprings

I like my timbrens.
mike-uswest 04/03/19 04:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: SAUERKRAUT in your BBQ sauce ?

Ick !!!
mike-uswest 03/18/19 04:32pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: CB Radios??

We use them between rigs when we are traveling across the state going hunting. Cell phones don't work in a lot of that area. Mike
mike-uswest 03/14/19 08:35am General RVing Issues
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