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RE: Honda 2200i and 15k AC

microair rocks the world I went with Westinghouse 2500 to gain a little bit more overhead in the same small package.
philh 07/19/19 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric Propulsion Reality Check

Why the concern, just buy an inefficient polluting generator and plug in
philh 07/19/19 04:04pm Tech Issues
RE: I was flat out wrong about drones.

A neighbor had an issue with a drone hanging out near his pool when his teenage daughter was sunbathing. I suggested that it was time to clean his firearms while his daughter was at the pool. It apparently worked.
philh 07/18/19 07:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Missing camper found alive in White Mtns of Calif

Wouldn't a hand held GPS to guide you back to your starting point be in order? so would a personal emergency locator beacon
philh 07/18/19 07:15pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

As a free market libertarian, this bothers me a lot... but working for an international firm and doing business all over the globe bothers me that other countries are permitted to apply tariff's to our product and we have to just sit back and take it. Another problem here, If you think a US mfg is suddenly going to sell their product for less money, you've been smoking too much of something. They will raise their price to match the importers price. WRT the business owner forced to raise his prices... gotta love free market and options. I watched a local hardware business known for charging 50% more than the big box stores. He Lowered his prices some when home depot opened up 7ish miles away. Now that Menards is opened up 2 miles away, he's only a short period away from closing his doors... but he sure made a lot of money before they showed up.
philh 07/18/19 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fridge On Propane Battery Amp Hr Draw??? How Much

I wish Dometic would still make a fridge without electronic controls which draw electricity. My 22 year old RM2310 draws no power when on propane. It's new replacement draws around 2.5 amps which would kill my battery when boondocking. your fridge draws 30 watts? I find that extremely hard to believe.
philh 07/18/19 06:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: Is a converter upgrade necessary anymore?

mine was replaced with the MBA wildkat within a couple of months on a brand new trailer
philh 07/18/19 05:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to value trade?

Wholesale value on trailers is pretty low. A dealer on a trade in value will typically offer 75% of wholesale.
philh 07/18/19 05:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Generator / Invertor

That weight difference is HUGE. My wife can handle the 2000w on her own. I'm not sure I could handle the 3500 without a lot of pain pills the next day :)
philh 07/18/19 05:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: There's a reason to get rid of six-year-old tires.

Pipeman, What do you feel is a safe "timed out" in your situation? I am just curious and trying to determine a time frame for my equipment. Trailer tires, I'm of 5-6 year belief. Car tires for a garage queen, 7 years
philh 07/18/19 05:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What Fuel Do You Use in Your EcoBoost?

I run 93 octane when towing or if it's hot outside. Ford has said that you get an extra 10HP/10 Lb ft when running premium 10 hp is meaningless. The only time you would even see that is during wide open throttle operations, which is like never.
philh 07/16/19 01:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-150 what do I need for towing?

pick the cart... and with 1/2 Ton, cargo capacity will be your limiting number, not trailer wt.
philh 07/16/19 12:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Missing camper found alive in White Mtns of Calif

A friend that's involved in search and rescue, said she wandered out to go hiking. she did not take a phone or even water. Said she wasn't even appropriately dressed for hiking. He made no mention of a knife.
philh 07/15/19 07:35pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: camp ground cable into

You TV did not come with a built in tuner?
philh 07/15/19 04:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Interesting struggles - jack/fridge/water heater

Always check the charge on your battery drill used for your stabilizers the day before. Yup I learned the hard way, too. My power tongue jack has a brake on it and a little "key" attached to the manual emergency crank. 2 brand new 6V batteries that were fully charged :) No, this was completely jammed, as a FOD was in the gear
philh 07/13/19 06:53am Tech Issues
Interesting struggles - jack/fridge/water heater

Think with all the junk she's brought along on this 10 day trip, not only exceed capacity of the F150 and trailer, but not sure a 5th wheel could've handled it all... Got a later start then I wanted, put me at the beginning of rush hour traffic heading north out of Detroit. We stopped after about 3.5 hours, because one of the dogs was acting like they had to go... but neither one would. Opened up the trailer, and she didn't get the freezer door closed tight, and it had opened up spilling some frozen food onto the floor. :( Finally get to the campground, and tongue jack won't move. Won't move up, won't move down. FROZEN. Grabbed my electric screw gun... and that won't move it either. Finally grab a breaker bar, and it moves a little bit one way, and then a little bit the other way and finally breaks free. I'm suspecting a broken tooth right now. I put in a quick drain on the water heater... and now that it's nice and hot, I see a little dripping... sigh
philh 07/12/19 09:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Have they announced the 10-Q date, or is this just their "data we need to tell to make a great story"? Didn't see if they made a formal announcement, it was estimated {IRC} around 8/7. Expect a big announcement 10 days before.
philh 07/10/19 07:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Must Have Boondocking Items?

and a beloved companion :):) I'm reading various things from the lists in this short thread to my beautiful bride and apparently didn't enunciate this item well enough... she asked, why do you need a BLOW UP companion? We're still laughing... but there could be a point there.
philh 07/09/19 08:34pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Optimal Internet Setup for Travel Trailer

AT&T unlimited on a hotspot?
philh 07/09/19 07:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I project Pickup will be revealed week of 7/22. 1.5 weeks before quarterly earnings report.
philh 07/09/19 07:31pm Tow Vehicles
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