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RE: TT Wear on one tire..only took few short trips

We have a 21 ft TT barely used. We prepared our truck and TT for long awaited trip out west. When we arrived at South Dakota we noticed three tires still looked new but the fourth looks like it has 50K miled on it. It shows a lot of wear. We are very concerned but have no answers as to what it could be. Would appreciate any ideas. Thank you. Larry50,000 miles of wear flat across the tread? How about post a picture.
time2roll 09/08/23 11:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

Or compare to a Stanley Steamer.... After going through the 17 steps necessary to start this car and then waiting 30 to 40 minutes for enough steam pressure to build, a driver could expect to travel about 35 to 45 miles before needing to stop and refill the 28-gallon tank with water. The water was heated by vaporized kerosene. Technology could probably improve this a bit but still careful what you wish for.
time2roll 09/08/23 12:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

I think we should try steam again as well.Yes and fired with coal or heavy sulfur crude ;) Anyone know the range of a steam train engine before needing water? Farther than an EV. :-)Are you sure? Google: During the very early days of steam locomotives, water stops were necessary every 7–10 miles (11–16 km) and consumed much travel time. With the introduction of tenders (a special car containing water and fuel), trains could run 100–150 miles (160–240 km) without a refill.
time2roll 09/08/23 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

I think we should try steam again as well.Yes and fired with coal or heavy sulfur crude ;) Anyone know the range of a steam train engine before needing water?
time2roll 09/07/23 09:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Proper Power Receptacle For Home?

Wire and install a 50 amp. Use a 50 to 30 dog bone.+1 Very few errors with a NEMA 14-50. The errors happen with the NEMA TT-30. Click 30 or 50 top left for all the details.
time2roll 08/26/23 08:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Xantrex AC to DC #XADC-60 Converter Issue!

12.8 to 10.6 in 5 minutes is close to 50+ amp load. This not a small load if the batteries are actually in good shape. A DC clamp-on ammeter would tell the story immediately.
time2roll 08/25/23 10:51pm Tech Issues
RE: In case you wonder

Yes so the real landfill culprit is the end user, not the EV/Phone/Tool manufacturer where the blame is placed. Eventually may need a CRV deposit like on an aluminum beer can.
time2roll 08/25/23 02:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: shifting on downhills

I don't know about the newer models but in previous versions that's what the tow/haul mode was for. When descending if you tapped the brakes it would downshift.Does tapping the brake cancel the cruise control? Or would the activated cruise control initiate a downshift on its own to limit speed?
time2roll 08/18/23 03:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: how to replace the charger inverter in a four winds

OK I have had the original charger inverter power supply working and the AGM battery is charging just fine. The problem I am having now is that the if I am running my A/C and my Microwave on shore power sometimes either or will trip the breaker. I just think the whole power supply unit is old and needs replacing. It is a Parallx 7300 Series power supply. I am thinking is it possible to change to a 50 amp supply instead of the 30? One other question. Do these new supplies come with a fan for cooling the unit? The current one to my knowledge does not.The 7300 will chronically undercharge the AGM batteries. Get a Progressive Dynamics replacement converter. If going 50 amp... may as well get the full 50 amp Progressive Dynamics load center. Only hard part might be pulling new 50a NMB cable from the entrance to the new panel. If access is easy it will be a slam dunk.
time2roll 08/18/23 03:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Disabling only charger on WFCO 8700 series.

Remove the black wire that feeds the converter charging unit with 120v power. Yes if the converter is on a separate breaker by all means just move the breaker to the off position.
time2roll 08/15/23 02:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Financing Rates These Days

I have enough saved up to either buy the truck outright or the toy hauler we plan to purchase. As bad as interest rates are, I'm guessing the truck will need to be financed versus the camper. Trucks are usually easier to get financed and rates are usually lower than an RV. But nothing is great these days and nothing can be considered "usually" anymore. In the past, 4.99% has been our norm for campers. With that being said, what rates are people seeing on towables in late 2023? I'm almost afraid to hear the responses.Check with your bank or credit union. Otherwise the dealer will often be able to arrange the financing you need at a competitive rate. Truck will be lower rate but shorter term. RV probably a bit higher rate but longer term. I would put 25% down on each and finance both. Keep the rest in a savings account. Can always pay them off or get a new lender if rates drop. In good times like today I also recommend making larger than minimum payment to the loan with the highest interest rate (probably the RV). Interest on the RV could be second home tax deduction but that is rare these days unless the first home is very low cost.
time2roll 08/12/23 10:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trying to replace 120v outlet

Get a voltage detector and see what is dead or hot.
time2roll 08/12/23 09:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Pre-cooked packaged bacon

Microwave? I still put my Costco precooked bacon in the skillet. Seems undercooked in the package to me anyway. And the last year or so seems like the quality has dropped... less meaty. Better cooked and better looking on top to see in the window with the other layers chopped badly and more greasy.
time2roll 08/10/23 08:40pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Site squatters

In recent years I have frequently observed large crowds camping together in several adjacent sites with loud partying/music late into the night. Camp hosts do nothing but usually leave for the weekend or holidays. You're on your own boys and girls. Reason I camp before and after July, August and no holidays or weekends. Cheers from the big Casino.Camp hosts are not the law but rather just there to observe and be helpful during daylight hours. Don't expect them to intervene with a bunch of drunks late at night in possible possession of unknown weapons. Instead call the ranger, local sheriff or police. They have the training, authority and a gun. Verify where to report the mayhem when you check in.
time2roll 08/07/23 10:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any Advantage to Lithium with Bluetooth?

What are the BT functions available in the app?
time2roll 08/07/23 05:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Unsolicited want to buy your RV people

Quote them 2x maybe 3x what you paid and let it go if they really want it. I do this all the time with realtors. They never call back. Or quote them the current price for a replacement and see what the response is. I have to admit that I'm puzzled by the angst about people asking if one's RV is for sale. "Yes" or most likely "No". If one doesn't engage further, what's the risk of the "scam"? If the risk is that an elderly person in a remote area will be attacked, that risk is always present and is neither unique to RV's nor a "scam".Yes I probably put that wrong. Go with at least 50% over new list price of a replacement. Need money for tax, title, options, etc. Sometimes I will just answer that they cannot afford it or that they don't have enough money.
time2roll 08/02/23 11:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Unsolicited want to buy your RV people

Quote them 2x maybe 3x what you paid and let it go if they really want it. I do this all the time with realtors. They never call back.
time2roll 08/01/23 07:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you handle no toilet in Pop Up?

At this stage of life I would eliminate the 20% of locations with no facilities. Otherwise may as well have a tent and backpack. Very few places I stay have facilities. Even when I stay in a place with facilities, I prefer to use my own. Mine is clean, sanitary, and convenient. I am old and half the time I need a facilities visit in the middle of the night. If not then first thing in the morning before I am fully awake or dressed.That is nice for you. What for the OP? My advice was based on the OP having no facility in the camper. How would you proceed with no facility in the camper?
time2roll 07/30/23 11:33am Truck Campers
RE: Brake hose failures

Yes that broken muffler would be a very odd road hazard. ;) Thanks for the follow up.
time2roll 07/28/23 08:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Brake hose failures

This is the hose mounted on the solid rear axle and the only real flex is the very slight movement of the caliper? Do I have that right? If so there should be virtually no mechanical stress on the brake line. Either the line is defective or an incredibly odd road hazard. Any pictures? I would be getting my next hose direct at a Ford dealer.
time2roll 07/28/23 03:35pm Tow Vehicles
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