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RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

...You do understand that all the facts won’t be known until after the world population has achieved herd immunity.Then why are you so eager to dismiss any possible treatment as ineffective when all the facts won't be known for about another 9 months or more?
wing_zealot 07/07/20 10:29am Around the Campfire
RE: Update since buying my first TT

You don't need a trickle charger. I have never used one in over 20 years of camping. Either keep it plugged in when not in use or disconnect the battery when not in use. The battery will then stay charged. Instead of using a trickle charger, the guy can merely plug his camper in using a 30 amp/20 amp adapter.
wing_zealot 07/07/20 10:13am Beginning RVing
RE: Tow weight

possible yes, comfortable likely no. another option to consider is daytripping or tent camping to find your prefered location then buying a park model there. will give you way more bang for your buck. Bettter yet you can grab an older pop up for exploring quite cheap and usually get most of your money back selling them unlike travel trailers. Ok thanks. Yeah I’m just confused by the Numbers and ratings, that’s all. I’m good at Math, so I’m just curious if my truck says it can tow 7400 lbs comfortably, why I would have an issue with a trailer that weighed say 5200 dry or 6500 loaded? This is considering that my payload of my truck was still under the max allowed. The ratings on trucks usually have a safety factor, meaning they are tested and can prob do more but they place a number where anything over that amount is not suitable. For example, why put 7500 but they really mean you should only pull 5000. You can pull right up to the max of your trucks ratings as long as you don't exceed any ratings. Your limiting factor, the rating you will probably get to firs is the payload rating, or possibly the rear axle rating. To understand all the ratings better, read this clicky
wing_zealot 07/07/20 10:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

As long as you understand, a dry weight trailer of the size you are contemplating will have a loaded weight of somewhere around 1000lbs - 1500lbs more then the dry weight. The tongue weight needs to be at least 10% but better yet 12% of the Loaded Weight.
wing_zealot 07/07/20 07:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Without getting political....

...(Why are people looking at players, not flag?)...Because the people are astounded at the millions of dollars player's disrespect for the flag.
wing_zealot 06/29/20 10:15am Around the Campfire
RE: Generator Problem

Well anything I (and for that matter anyone else) could tell you would be purely a guess because we have no information about the generator, what it's installed in, and what (if anything) you've done up until this point to diagnosis it. So I'll guess low oil.
wing_zealot 06/29/20 09:56am Tech Issues
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

First - Science is undecided about whether the mask helps or not. Second - The whole idea about shelter in place, masks, etc. was to flatten the curve. None of those cure covid or stop the spread. The only cure is herd immunity or a vaccine; and a vaccine is still a year away if ever. So sounds like herd immunity (while protecting the most vulnerable) is the best solution.
wing_zealot 06/26/20 10:37am Around the Campfire
RE: Cribbing a trailer

Jack up the trailer slightly at each corner, one at a time, stack lumber under each corner, make sure each corner is level with the others, set the trailer down on the stacked lumber. Doesn't have to be exactly at the corner, can be in a couple of feet, whatever works out best for supporting the trailer. Personally, i would but cribbing under the axles also to keep pressure on the axles where the load was originally intended. But be careful where you crib the axles at, you don't want to bend them. How do you level the trailer?I would use a carpenter's level, but you can do it with a big pan of water on the floor if you want.
wing_zealot 06/25/20 10:52am Tech Issues
RE: Please....

How does my going somewhere affect you? If your staying home you're safe.
wing_zealot 06/25/20 10:30am General RVing Issues
RE: no power

Is the battery disconnect switch in the correct position?
wing_zealot 06/25/20 10:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Cribbing a trailer

Jack up the trailer slightly at each corner, one at a time, stack lumber under each corner, make sure each corner is level with the others, set the trailer down on the stacked lumber. Doesn't have to be exactly at the corner, can be in a couple of feet, whatever works out best for supporting the trailer. Personally, i would but cribbing under the axles also to keep pressure on the axles where the load was originally intended. But be careful where you crib the axles at, you don't want to bend them.
wing_zealot 06/25/20 05:33am Tech Issues
RE: Norcold N611RT not cooling in either AC and LP modes.

Do you have a 12V battery hooked up in the trailer?
wing_zealot 06/24/20 09:52am Tech Issues
RE: Several questions

you can stay in an aweful nice hotel a lot of nights for the cost of a rig + the maintanance that never stopsThey are talking about being on the road months at a time. You have any idea what a hotel would cost for 120 nights; not to mention the increased cost of eating out for 360 meals. Now do that for 3 or 4 years. You're talking $15K - $25K a year and no resale value.
wing_zealot 06/24/20 09:38am Beginning RVing
RE: Is anyone towing with a Chevy/GMC 1/2 ton 3.0L Diesel?

What's the Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight rating on each vehicle/engine combination? That should tell you something (assuming they're both tested per J2807 standard).
wing_zealot 06/24/20 05:53am Towing
RE: name of a valve I need to replace

Sounds like a 3 way diverter valve to me.
wing_zealot 06/23/20 05:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Frozen Dump Valves

Where does the end of the pipe stick out? The valve is more than likely within a foot of the end of the pipe.
wing_zealot 06/23/20 05:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: ? 12-Inch Female-Female Hose - What For?

Hook up your hose reel to another hose or the faucet.
wing_zealot 06/22/20 10:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie needs tow vehicle PSI advice

Whatever the sticker on the door says.
wing_zealot 06/19/20 10:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping Lights

Are they breaking the law? Is there a rule against them? No there's not but it kind of like the one's sitting outside watching there television or have there music playing to loud. I don't want to listen to your football game or whatever your choice of program is or whatever music you like. Lights is the same way only in a visual aspect.In most places there is a rule against loud music, a loud TV, or just plain loud in general. That makes a difference
wing_zealot 01/19/20 08:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping Lights

Are they breaking the law? Is there a rule against them?
wing_zealot 01/19/20 07:31am General RVing Issues
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