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RE: Sway Problem / Need Help

I used an Andersen with our former TT with a 600lb tongue weight and it worked great. Our new TT has an 1100lb TW and the Andersen couldn't transfer enough weight so got an Equalizer with 1200lb bars and it is perfect, both for sway and weight transfer. I would guess 1200lb bars would be what you need.
mordecai81 05/04/20 10:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Solar Questions

I have a 120 watt portable panel. The most I have ever gotten from it in one day is 40 a/hrs, and that was by repositioning it about 20 times late in the day just to see by how much I could break my old record of 28 a/hrs. 15-20 with no repositioning is more typical.
mordecai81 03/17/20 10:19pm Tech Issues
RE: DIY battery cable supplier

Mex, glad to see you are back! Things have been rather boring and quiet around hear while you were absent.. I’ll second that!
mordecai81 03/08/20 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Lithium Charging Article...

Thanks for the link. Interesting reading. I’ve got a Lithionics 125 a/hr batt on order so I’m trying to edumicate myself on care and feeding of LiFePOs.
mordecai81 03/08/20 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: 3.5 EB Engine Braking?

6 speed eco here. I manually downshift and let it scream. I like to be in control of the gears. The engine can handle high RPMs, I've never heard of one failing due to that.
mordecai81 02/17/20 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Planning on pulling Cottonwood Pass Colorado

Great vid, thanks! My wife is not gonna be pumped about the no guardrails!
mordecai81 01/04/20 11:37am Roads and Routes
RE: Planning on pulling Cottonwood Pass Colorado

Thanks. Paved is good! Looks like beautiful country on the satellite view. We may be boondocking north of the reservoir mid September. Will it be crowded with elk bow hunters? Bow hunting season is for almost all of September, muzzle loading is for 9 days about in the middle. Thanks. My wife and I fish and I never worry about bow hunters, but I try to be scarce during firearms seasons.
mordecai81 01/03/20 09:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Planning on pulling Cottonwood Pass Colorado

Thanks. Paved is good! Looks like beautiful country on the satellite view. We may be boondocking north of the reservoir mid September. Will it be crowded with elk bow hunters?
mordecai81 01/03/20 08:49am Roads and Routes
Planning on pulling Cottonwood Pass Colorado

Planning a September 2020 trip around Colorado and looking for insight on towing our TT west to east over Cottonwood Pass between Taylor Park Reservoir and Buena Vista. Fairly experienced mountain travelers with a good rig - F150 Ecoboost and 6500lb 25 ft TT. Any tips from those who have traveled this pass is appreciated.
mordecai81 01/02/20 11:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: Xantrex Truecharge2 Reliability?

I have a 2010 Xantrex TC2 20 amper that has worked well for me. I cut the ends off an old all copper jumper cable and have used it to charge my scrubber battery, but where it really shines is its equalization cycle. It's very effective.
mordecai81 10/26/19 07:56pm Tech Issues
RE: MaxxFan (Smoke with Remote Control) Best For Ventilation?

Our Maxxair fan with remote is mounted over the bed. I run it at 10% speed and exhaust at night even when it's cold out to keep moisture at bay while sleeping. Works great!
mordecai81 10/15/19 07:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Recommendations for TT in the 27 ft range rear living area

ORV 21RD. A bonus is no slide to deal with.
mordecai81 09/24/19 08:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Benefit to a cover

I removed those trim screws and wrapped the threads with eternabond tape then reinserted them. My goal is to do all external screws in this manner. Even the vertical trim piece screws get rusty from wicking water. I’m about 3/4 done. Will finish up next summer.
mordecai81 09/23/19 08:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: AGM Mystery Capacity Crash Below 75% SOC UPDATE

I have no experience with AGMs. I am also curious if this typical end of life behavior for this type.
mordecai81 09/22/19 10:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Estimated generator price

Horsepacking I saw a young lady carry a 5 gallon water jug away from where she dunked it into a lake. She washed her hair spread out an emergency space blanket then laid down on a granite slab hair splayed out on the shiny blanket and 15 minutes later she arose her waist length hair apparently dry. Re-write that story a bit and you’d have a good beginning to a pot-boiler or maybe a noir detective story;)
mordecai81 09/21/19 06:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Estimated generator price

At a NP campground right now with our Champion 3100. I bored my wife to tears on our after dinner walk around the loops with me pointing out all the different inverter gens being used. About 3 out of 5 were Honda 2000s. They are quiet under low load, but you could definitely tell when the reefer on electric kicked in. To be fair, when my wife cranks up her hair dryer in the morning the Champion really digs deep and throaty.
mordecai81 09/20/19 08:35pm Tech Issues
RE: skylight/sunroof. clear, cloud, or smoke.

I used white PlastiDip spray on our clear skylights. Still let's in a lot of light but knocks down the harshness.
mordecai81 09/20/19 07:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Run the USA is what?

Our current trailer is an ORV 20FQ. They discontinued that model but the new 21RD is the same trailer but a foot longer. It is ideal for us and our camping style, i.e. boondocking, shoulder seasons and much solar on the roof. Good luck with your search!
mordecai81 08/20/19 08:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery charger recommendations

I have the manual version of the charger BFL references. Works very well and the auto version is the way to go unless you are a goofball like me.
mordecai81 08/20/19 07:56am Tech Issues
RE: Run the USA is what?

Fellow Minnesotan here. Our state park system is the best in the country, hands down. Our first trailer was a 20 ft Rockwood Mini-Lite that we used locally and all the way out to the Oregon Coast. Decent quality and was perfect for a couple. When one of the kids would meet us on a trip they would tent it. Buy the trailer you two need and don't go bigger just for the rare times you are joined by one of the kids. We have a no slide ORV now but stayed sub-25 ft just for the reasons you mentioned. A WDH/sway control may be a necessity. Don't choose a trailer just to avoid that. Go quality first then the floor plan.
mordecai81 08/20/19 07:40am Travel Trailers
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