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RE: Adding second AC myself

Buy a Atwood if your concerned about noise. They are the quietest I've ever run across and also the most electrically efficient.
1320Fastback 08/01/20 09:21am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Toyota fake 3/4 ton spotted, overheated

Its hard to haul heavy up hill when you have the thermal capacity of a 2L bottle. I’m interested in what you mean by this comment. Just that some smaller trucks don't have the liquid coolant capacity to haul heavy, in hot weather. Stolen from the net- "Don't overheat it Vehicles designed for heavy towing that have a towing package from the factory come with a high coolant capacity radiator and sometimes a heavier water pump. When hauling a heavy load on a trailer with a vehicle that is not designed to haul such a load, the engine heats up far beyond the ability of the radiator to cool it down. The result is overheating, blown head gaskets, and cracked or warped cylinder heads. This is not to say that you should never tow a trailer with your vehicle, just find out what the towing capacity is and do not exceed it. On vehicles that tow heavy loads regularly, it’s a good idea to add an auxiliary engine oil cooler to ensure the engine oil in the crankcase is thoroughly cooled, because intense heat causes the oil to break down" I believe my old tow pig has 7 gallons of coolant in it. I've towed up the 17 mile grade out of the California desert on the way to Las Vegas in 95° air Temps with the AC on. There are 3 water stops along the way for those in need.
1320Fastback 07/15/20 11:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: where 2 get water for RV before you reach your destination?

I always fill up at home where I know the water is safe and agrees with us. Hate to get sick on the road over something so preventable. When on the road I only fill up at a campground spigot and use my own fresh water hose and filter. If your tanks fall out because they are full you've got some assembly issues and god knows what other short cuts they took.
1320Fastback 07/15/20 11:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toyota fake 3/4 ton spotted, overheated

Its hard to haul heavy up hill when you have the thermal capacity of a 2L bottle.
1320Fastback 07/13/20 09:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Towing MPG With Ultralight Trailer

7-9 is completely in the EcoBoost towing mpg range. The engine is either in Eco mode or Boost mode. Its one or the other, never the both at the same time and when it is in Boost it is dumping fuel in. I didn't catch the towing speed either but the faster you want to pull that parachute the more boost and more fuel your going to use. A EcoBoost towing at 75 will be getting 7mpg.
1320Fastback 07/11/20 11:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pet Peeves long road trip

If its a 3 lane highway I stay in the middle lane regardless of my speed just to avoid people merging who do not know how to do it. This is of course just when on ramps are coming up. If its miles to the next one I'll get back over in the right lane. Merging is a serious problem with the majority of drivers. They simply do not understand they need to be at the highways minimum speed by the time they merge. They also do not understand the car that is already on the freeway has the right of way under all circumstances and they need to avoid it.
1320Fastback 07/11/20 11:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many miles a day can we go?

Towing a 24' toy hauler with a old truck the most we ever did was 714 miles in one day. It was horrible but got us a extra day at the destination. 500 miles is really about all I would want to do and that is still a long day with minimal stopping time for fuel and food. Ideal would be 300-400 miles per day.
1320Fastback 07/07/20 10:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Trailer Quality Control

I always find it interesting the people will buy a 5-10-50 year old house but won't buy a 2-3 year old RV. My house, well the original part anyways, is 80 years old. Our 2015 toy hauler which we have had since new, and I did all the repairs on and there were many, we just sold. Went out and bought a 2005 model year toy hauler. The older one feels much heavier duty.
1320Fastback 07/06/20 09:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Conversation with Goodyear about Marathon tires

China would never do that. I mean they did 100% copy the BMW X series SUV and Land Rovers... but tires? No way. /s
1320Fastback 06/30/20 10:20pm Towing
RE: Super Noisy A/C

I have a AtWood AirCommand and it is easily 50% quieter than the Dometic it replaced. It is much colder, throws air much further and also uses less power.
1320Fastback 06/30/20 10:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Is anyone towing with a Chevy/GMC 1/2 ton 3.0L Diesel?

My 12 Valve when stock was 160HP/400TQ with a 5 spd.
1320Fastback 06/24/20 10:36pm Towing
RE: When I'm driving do I run my fridge on propane or electric?

Propane. Electric is when on Genny or plugged in somewhere.
1320Fastback 06/24/20 10:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Backing that trailer into a tight campsite..

I always try and do the Swoop technique I think they call it when ever possible. This is the one you are thinking of, works well. Yes that is it!
1320Fastback 06/23/20 07:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Backing that trailer into a tight campsite..

I always try and do the Swoop technique I think they call it when ever possible.
1320Fastback 06/22/20 11:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rotten floor

Straight up if it's spongy it is trashed. You will have to pull back the flooring, remove and cut back to good wood, screw down new ply over the frame and then glue the floor back down. Trailers use chipboard for the floors which is even less durable than OSB. I do repairs with CDX. While the floor is open use a coat hanger to reach all the insulation in the frame bay to remove it. It will be soaked with water. Let the bay dry out for a day or two before putting new insulation in and then fixing the floor as above.
1320Fastback 06/21/20 05:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Length of time diesel fuel stays good in tank

On job sites our will sit for months between phases in tanks that are freely vented. Our machines are all brand new with hundreds of sensors and whatnot and they have no problems with the fuel.
1320Fastback 06/20/20 01:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you know how much you can TRULY pull?

Toyota says it can pull 5,000 pounds because it can. It might not be 5,000 pounds of 22' travel trailer though. Does your owners manual give a rating for the frontal area of a trailer?
1320Fastback 06/16/20 11:32pm Travel Trailers
Deer jumps between truck and trailer

Ran across this on another site. Not good
1320Fastback 06/11/20 10:27pm Towing
RE: Removing Atwood AC cover?

Love this AC, have the same one. Maybe the gasket? If the 4 big mounting bolts are loose they might just need a turn or two to compress the gasket more. I just swapped our Atwood onto our bigger trailer from our smaller one and the big bolts were not as tight as I thought they should be.
1320Fastback 05/27/20 09:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Balance

Never have balanced our trailers tires. Never have noticed any odd wear either. I guess if I didn't mount them myself I'd spring for the extra balancing fee. If your having a shop do it just have them balanced.
1320Fastback 05/26/20 10:01pm Fifth-Wheels
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