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RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

Both sort of right. Paris is about 40 sq mile circle so if one was talking about the radius it would be about 3.6 miles. In any case it is pretty high density of people with many living in small close together apartments. I feel lucky to live out in the country where self isolation isn't difficult at all. We went out for the first time in a week to the grocery store arriving at 6am opening. We were pretty much the only people there and they had everything we needed.
work2much 03/24/20 02:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: Time for maintenance/projects?

Reseal the RV roof. Building a carport to put the tc under. Considering a small ground solar array to be used in conjunction with the TC's LFP battery and inverter to power our house this summer sans the air conditioner.
work2much 03/23/20 10:02am Truck Campers
RE: Can a modified sine wave inverter damage rlectronics

Some reading
work2much 03/23/20 09:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cut off switch with solar panels

Can someone post a link of a good switch to shut off power from 270 watts of solar to the controller. Thank you. Something like this would be appropriate. Circuit breaker
work2much 03/19/20 10:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cut off switch with solar panels

Yes, most controllers need to have 12v power to turn themselves on and running solar panels to them without the battery connected isn't advised. On our Victron it emits the high voltage alarm to remind me. It is a good idea to circuit protect the wiring anyway so I installed a blue sea circuit breaker between the roof combiner box and the solar charger to protect the cabling anyway. It is mounted inside the camper on our system as I like to turn off the solar once the LFP batteries are full or close to full. LFP doesn't benefit from a small trickle charge when full or close to full. This could be mounted anywhere between the panels and the controller. https://i.imgur.com/E0NaJIZl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. On the battery side I also installed a circuit breaker between the solar charger and the battery to protect that cable as well and to work on the solar charger if needs to be deenergized but I wish to keep the rest of the system live. https://i.imgur.com/HWdtAfAl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
work2much 03/19/20 10:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

Just to keep in mind these numbers, 1% etc.. are those cases where people were tested, known to have the virus and died. Most people who contract this virus will not get tested and recover like past "flu" issues. Data and percentages can be very deceiving and impossible to decipher what they mean for the majority of us. There seems to be no doubt that this virus is more deadly and easier to catch than past viruses but there is no reason to panic, the odds of death are still very low for most. Stress in itself can lower ones immune systems ability to fight off a virus. The best advice has been given many times, practice good sanitation, avoid others in close proximity. If you are fortunate enough to be able to avoid contact with others for a few weeks do so. Don't hoard needed supplies! Don't panic. Nobody wants rot get sick but in particular those of us in reasonably good health with very small odds of mortality from this could pass it along to someone who is elderly, sick or with otherwise compromised immune systems where risk of death is higher.
work2much 03/17/20 12:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: AF 1140 Dry Weight

2017 Ram 3500 4x4 diesel with our old AF 1150. No issues at all and that was loaded for multi month use over rough roads. Truck was bone stock in first picture. Later added a sway bar and rancho adjustable shocks. Never felt like I was on a ragged edge. This truck is a beast. Our new camper weighs in about 800 pounds more. We have about 30k now on the truck with either that AF or the Host on the back. https://i.imgur.com/6sqzbm2l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/cOfM1rnl.jpg
work2much 02/27/20 01:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Graveside Boondocking?

There is a reason why cemeteries have fences around them. People are just dying to get in.
work2much 02/26/20 10:31am Truck Campers
RE: Over weight? Does it bother you?

I often wake to a cold sweat from a reoccurring nightmare where the entire truck collapses underneath me as I head over a sheer cliff into the endless abyss while the entire internet screams GVWR! GVWR!!!!
work2much 02/21/20 09:47am Truck Campers
RE: Alternative Generator For our campers

Yes, leaving your trucks engine running to generate a 2000 watt power source (or running the starter battery dead)...much more efficient than a small gas generator...
work2much 02/04/20 10:46am Truck Campers
RE: 11 1/2’ TC owners wish they had a 9 1/2’

Height has been our only restriction and that isn’t much different from our last camper (arctic fox)
work2much 01/25/20 09:56am Truck Campers
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

And now their build quality is no better or worse the FR, Thor or Keystone. Seems GD spends most of their resources on keepin’ the kool-aid vats well filled for the thirsty faithful.Well, as an owner of a previous Thor product and now a GD product - and also as someone who tried to contact Thor customer support (and was ignored) and also my interactions with GD customer support which solved an out of warranty issue at no expense to me, all I can say is your comment is made out of ignorance. Call me a kool-aid drinker - I don't care - that's a term usually given to someone who is very happy with something that is given by someone who isn't very happy with what they have, so all they can do is tell others how crappy the thing they don't have is. All I have to do is walk into my GD and compare the still new smelling interior to the off-gassing chemical smelling Coleman TT I happily sold. And that's only the first thing on the comparison list. I am finding that GD owners seem to be happier overall with their experiences dealing with the manufacturer than other brands that are largely similar in construction. In our search for a 5th wheel I have joined a few FB groups and GD owners in general seem more satisfied. I also like that GD has a repair facility where owners can opt out of the dealer experience for repairs if they so choose to travel to GD. I would much rather have a factory tech fixing something like a slide over the "techs" I have seen at most dealers.
work2much 01/23/20 02:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

When their homepage shows a picture of a fake office, that throws red flags to me. I think that's the architects rendition of their building under construction. Here is what the new facility is shaping up to be. Still Tiny compared to their competition but I guess they need to start somewhere. Despite that a lot of money is being spent. https://i.imgur.com/QUytndDl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/o9F3gwil.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HmVKUW6l.jpg
work2much 01/22/20 02:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

Alliance RV is selling units now. There are some dealers with small numbers on their lots but they are selling out very fast through the RV shows. They are currently being produced at their smallish shop while their new production facility is being built, but they are manufacturing units for sale. They have at least 3 models they are currently showing (and selling) at the rv shows through their dealer network. Here is a unit you can buy today. https://www.cousinsrv.com/product/fifth-wheel/new?s=true&manufacturer=alliance+rv No dog in this fight just stating facts. There really isn't a lot different that I see between these and Grand Design, Montana, Pinnacle or Vanleigh. Lippert frame, dexter axles, similar if not identical layouts, furniture etc..
work2much 01/21/20 02:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Low cargo carrying capacity rant

Always good to check the numbers. Also published dry weights are usually less than delivered trailers with added options. This has been an issue with many 5th wheels we have looked at. Great to have all that storage but not a lot of cargo weight capacity especially for folks wanting to do extended traveling. You might have a look at the Keystone Montana 3700 LK for a somewhat similar rear kitchen floorpan with 3200 pound CC. You can also add the Legacy package which will give this beast disc brakes.
work2much 01/11/20 11:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana for fulltiming??

These folks have been full timing in a Keystone Cougar for 9 years now with no major issues. The Montana should make a very nice full time rig. https://www.youtube.com/user/LoveYourRV/featured
work2much 01/09/20 04:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Artic Fox New 2020 Legacy Package

“The Legacy 2020 ups the ante by offering a thoughtful array of upgrades and feature content that really makes it special.” The article would have been more interesting if they detailed what was "upping the ante". Aside from shinier appliances this looks just like our old 2006 AF.
work2much 01/09/20 10:44am Truck Campers
RE: Grand Design Reflection 150 Series

Personally I would go with a inverter generator like a Honda 2200 or Yamaha in place of the propane Onan unit. They are a lot more efficient and much quieter as well.
work2much 01/07/20 10:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grand Design Reflection 150 Series

I don't think any Grand Design units come with a generator prep as a standard. Even the top of the line Solitude it needs to be optioned in for additional cost. Since it isn't listed as an option on their website I am betting it isn't available at all on their lightweight units. I don't think it's even available on the full size Reflection models. Only the Solitude as an option. To avoid talking to a dealer give GD a call. They are pretty easy to talk to. Customer service number 574-825-9679
work2much 01/07/20 10:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: "Lite" 5th wheels

Some things I have noticed in some cases. Smaller tanks, fridges, water heaters, frame sections, axles, wall sections, payload capacities, less durable interior finish materials. Often no generator option, single AC unit.
work2much 01/02/20 10:49pm Fifth-Wheels
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