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RE: New Thermostat Question

Thank you pianotuna
noteven 01/19/21 05:45pm Tech Issues
RE: New Thermostat Question

pianotuna - can you say the make and model of your window fan and post a picture? My base camp trailer is a Roughneck. 2x40K btu furnaces, spray foam insulated "basement" all plumbing except tanks above the floor in the heated envelope. Very winter capable with 2 furnaces "except" only one furnace delivers heated air to the tanks compartment under the floor. So if the main furnace goes down there is no way to force warm air downstairs to the tanks while a fix is done. Either furnace will heat the trailer unless it is cold out - below -30C. NRALIFR - I place a remote thermometer in the coldest area of the tanks compartment in the above trailer. The temp there cycles with the main furnace's cycles - but I would like pianotuna's fan setup in the return for that "main" furnace. thanks
noteven 01/19/21 08:08am Tech Issues
RE: DYI Electric brakes

Adjust electric drum brakes every. 2k miles, even if the mfgr says they are self adjusting. We have poor experience with self adjusters . Have a helper apply the brakes in the tow, its better than pulling the pin on the breakaway switch. use a V/A meter to insure application at each wheel. Volts and amps. Undersize or poor connections in wiring will still show voltage but not the amperage to fully engage the brake. 12 v dc needs a fat wire with strong connections to carry the current to those magnets. Simplest method to verify brakes are working is to use a compass. with the brakes engaged, the north needle will lock onto that wheels magnet. I held my iPhone up to the wheel and the compass did nuthin'... Just kidding - using a compass is a great tip thanks.
noteven 01/19/21 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
TFL Truck tests Ford Raptor vs Ram TRX towing on I-70

2 - turbo/supercharged engines vs "Ike Gauntlet" TFL Truck Raptor vs TRX
noteven 01/19/21 07:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: SeeLevel tank monitors

Ray on the Love Your RV u tube channel did a detailed video of installing SeeLevel monitors. My current camper came with the system.
noteven 01/18/21 09:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Converting to 12v fridge Canada question

Nova Kool Coquitlam BC Canada
noteven 01/17/21 09:13am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Just a little road trip....

Have a good trip Gary - sounds like fun. Oh and make sure not to cross various lines on a map - according to politicians license plates begin shedding virus’s’z immediately upon leaving um town? or is it health region? Or is it province? Anyway it begins immediately...
noteven 01/17/21 09:06am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tire went flat in the driveay. Damage?

.... For starters, I would stop buying antique tires built up with multiple cotton plys. ;) ..... I'm pretty sure only a few people got that joke! This reader did...
noteven 01/17/21 08:37am Towing
RE: Social distancing

Politicians 25 miles
noteven 01/17/21 04:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer too long for truck?

A ProPride or Hensley Arrow hitch will eliminate the zig zags from the bow waves of large vehicles sharing multi lane roads with you, and the weathervane sway effect of cross wind. I towed with a used Craigslist ProPride for a couple years. Truck and trailer ran like on rails.
noteven 01/15/21 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: 60a DC-to-DC Charger Powered by 220a Alternator

otr - check on line for Ford’s upfitter or body builder manuals - I believe the electrical manual is separate from the chassis manual. There should be alternator output information there and/or a phone number to call. I have a Renogy 40amp DC-DC charger on the project parts shelf. The literature for it states the input draw of the charger can be up to 1.5 times the output (60 amps for a 40 amps out model) and to size wiring accordingly. Ray on the Love You RV u tube channel installed one and showed current measurements. This device is connected to the starting battery not directly to the alternator.
noteven 01/14/21 11:26am Tech Issues
RE: Real world weight sticky?

My 2017 Cirrus 820’s “as equipped” weight placard from the factory includes the options, fresh water, and propane. It is accurate.
noteven 01/10/21 12:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Chock RV on snow/ice. NEED HELP!!!

My Roughneck travel trailer weighs 1250-1300lbs on the hitch. I think a wheel on the jack would go stuck ...
noteven 01/10/21 12:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Chock RV on snow/ice. NEED HELP!!!

To release them drive off and then give them a couple gentle hits with something heavy - chunk of firewood - to break them free. If you overdid the hot water freeze in you might have to use hot water to thaw them free again. My 2x6s froze to the ground last time... only seemed to contact ground/ice on 1 of 6 sides, but I COULD NOT break free a few of them. The ice was stronger than the doug fir and I just hammered off pieces of wood, and ended up just leaving some wood frozen to the ground. Ya wood is porous and will really freeze down. Wood does not conduct heat from hot water very well for that thawing method either. I had plastic lego levelling blocks in the mind. The mechanical ice pick method (screws) is better with wood. I fought with levelling on snow and ice once. I park on the tires now.
noteven 01/10/21 06:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Chock RV on snow/ice. NEED HELP!!!

What I would do on Canadian ice or hard pack snow is put a full kettle on the stove to boil, go out and place the levellers. Pour a bit of hot water over them so it melts them in a bit. Then go have coffee or tea while they freeze in. To release them drive off and then give them a couple gentle hits with something heavy - chunk of firewood - to break them free. If you overdid the hot water freeze in you might have to use hot water to thaw them free again. If your water tank is empty snow turns into water when you heat it, but it takes a lot of snow.
noteven 01/09/21 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Snowmobile trailer tire question

I've towed an about 5000lbs enclosed garage trailer on 14" Marathon tires about 30,000 miles. I didn't think to get an alignment when the trailer was new so the first tires were replaced at about 10-12000 miles. After alignment wear is better. The trailer has been towed in all temperatures up to 90F. It's 12 years old. I don't tow it above 65mph.
noteven 01/08/21 05:25pm Towing
RE: Chevy/GMC bed height

Have a look see at the GM guide GM Upfitter Guide
noteven 01/08/21 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is it a sin to modify an antique cast iron griddle?

Cowboy Kent Rollins' cowboy cooking channel on youtube has some cast iron care and feeding information. You can re season rusted cast iron cookware by throwing it in the campfire to burn off all previous seasoning and start a re-season.
noteven 01/07/21 08:20am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Avoiding Low clearance routes

If you choose a "truck/RV" GPS - cruise around with it in "OMG!" mode tow vehicle only for a while so you understand what it is on about when it is in warning mode. Also when you have planned a route with 2 inches to spare under a particular bridge BEWARE of fresh paving under the bridge :)
noteven 01/06/21 06:57am Beginning RVing
RE: [SOLVED] Can an inverter on a car charge the house battery?

Who here prefers the sound emissions of an idling fuel injected V8 to the “pleasant hum” of a 3500rpm generator?
noteven 01/04/21 04:31pm Tech Issues
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