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RE: Help Me Understand

The GM trucks have a process to cut the field current in the alternator so they don't charge when the battery is full up and there is no other loads. This improves fleet fuel economy ratings. Nothing wrong. There was a tech bulletin on this.
owenssailor 03/08/20 10:40pm Tech Issues
RE: internet

We use Tracfone sims in our Samsung phones. Pay as you go. We also use a Straighttalk hotspot Also pay as you go. This has worked well NOTE Hotspot name has been corrected
owenssailor 02/20/20 10:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Best Fuel Preservative for Pure Gas ???

I use regular gas with ethanol in all my gas engines. Every can gets some type of fuel stabilizer. All the engines run fine after sitting for 6 months. My John Deere lawn tractor manual specifies to put a stabili zer in the fuel always.
owenssailor 12/14/19 10:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery

Wet cell batteries full charged with no load are fine in the cold all winter. Been doing that for 40+ years with the batteries in my boat. In Ont Canada it does get cold. Never had a problem. They discharge very little in cold weather.
owenssailor 11/17/19 06:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery storage

I'm in Ontario where it gets cold. For the last 40 years I fully charge the 2 batteries in our boat and ensure no loads on them. For my Miata and John Deere tractor the same thing - fully charge and take off battery cables. I leave them in Nov and come back in April. Batteries are all still mostly fully charged. Batteries with no load on them are fine in cold weather over the whole winter
owenssailor 11/07/19 08:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Difficulty Reducing Tongue Weight

I have experience towing a trailer with heavy tongue weight with a 1/2 ton. I can't fell transports coming up from behind let alone get any push. Heavy gusty winds I can fell some. I have towed this trailer about 70 000 miles over the lastst 7 years fro cost to coast to coast. The trailer is 28 ft cabin 31 ft overall with scaled weight of 6800 lb. Tongue is 1300lb. Tires are endurance inflated to 60 PSI Hitch is Equal-i-er 1400/14000. The trailer sits 1 inch down at the front. The current truck is a 2017 Silverado 1500 5.3 3:42 8 spd with 1960 lb payload. The tires are P-metric with rears inflated to max of 44 PSI and fronts at 40. Hooked up the front fenders are back to empty height. I had earlier towed that trailer with a 2012 Silverado with same setting. I didn't have the same payload but the towing experience on the road was the same. Based on my experience I suggest: inflate rear truck tires to max with fronts a few PSI less inflate trailer tires to at least 60PSI Get a 1400/14000 hitch. You can get some money back by selling your current on Ebay Double check that the trailer is not nose high I would not try to reduce tongue weight by putting a bunch of weight at the rear of the trailer. That can give you bad polar moments if any sway event were to occur. Actually tongue weight is your friend. A lightly loaded tongue is very bad news. I have towed a couple of flat deck trailers with very light tongues. extremely unstable I hope this helps Good luck
owenssailor 11/02/19 11:17pm Towing
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