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RE: Electric Pickup?

No response to this post I made several days ago? And the recharge I was talking about should take no longer than 15 minutes. Towing 3 tons of trailer, or more, at 65 mph for 250 to 300 miles before a recharge is needed? This is an RV forum. If it can't do that under common towing conditions, then for us it can't do that.
Bobbo 11/13/19 07:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Broken key, locked out of TT, no spare :(

A few decades ago, my FIL was in his TT about to take a shower when he realized that he left something, I don't recall what, in his (unlocked) truck that he needed for his shower. He was in his altogether already, but it was dark outside with no lights in the area, so he opened the trailer door and hustled to the truck. The wind caught the trailer door and swung it shut. He had, out of habit, locked the trailer door as he was exiting. Since it was unthinkable that he should knock on another trailer door in his current state of dishabille, he just got the tire iron from his truck and popped the door open. He said he would just deal with the broken door later (when he was dressed).
Bobbo 11/13/19 07:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Water line burst

I've been RVing for almost 50 years. ALWAYS USED A REGULATOR (unless the campground's water trickled out of the hose). Never had any problems with my pipes. I use a "whole house" Watts regulator adapted for garden hose (male/female) set at 50-60psi. I never had any luck with the cheapo regulators that screw on your hose although others I know seem to have no problem with them. I know the larger regulator like I use work 100% of the time and allow full flow - no problem taking showers. https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/d3b9648e-131c-4b1b-8865-97f8fae132b5/svn/watts-pressure-regulators-3-4-lfn45bm1-u-64_1000.jpg height=200 Available at Home Depot and Lowes. Unless one of the granddaughters is with us, I just fill the fresh water tank and use the pump. For those occasions when a granddaughter IS with us, I hook up to the sewer with the grey tank valve open and hook up to shore water. (I am not about to try to teach a teenager about Navy showers.) If I hook up to shore water I ALWAYS use the Watts regulator pictured above.
Bobbo 11/12/19 09:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Microwaves on inverters.

Close to my setup - YES it can easily be done - Ours Works Great 1200 watt inverter microwave used many times during the day but no coffee pot Just yet Our 2Kw sine wave inverter easily powers the microwave for as long as needed The other half of the equation the batteries, charging & Metering / monitoring 200amp/hr LiFe battery bank that is dedicated to the inverter and heater blower motor no other house loads. A 220amp/hr lead acid battery bank for house loads. 600watts of solar and when cloudy for extended periods a 4kw generator with both a 100amp and 75amp converters Build yourself a nice system and you will enjoy it for years to come Any estimate on what a 200amp/hr LiFe battery bank would cost? (Remember, this is IN ADDITION to the house batteries.) Here is a link to a 100amp/hr LiFe battery for $1,300.00. Two of them would be over $2,500.00. I assume that is ball park. LiFe 100amp/hr battery Do you REALLY want microwave/Mr. Coffee THAT badly?
Bobbo 11/12/19 06:50am Tech Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Btw my 08 Silverado half ton with V8 motor gets full 3 mpg more then GM new mini trucks w 4 cyl motor,go figureImagine getting a solid 50 to 80 MPGe with more usable power. With today's technology, imagining is all you will do. Yah no. An EV car gets north of 100 mpg/e with a lot more power and torque than a gasser or diesel equivalent. Even if a truck is half that..... Towing 3 tons of trailer, or more, at 65 mph for 250 to 300 miles before a recharge is needed? This is an RV forum. If it can't do that under common towing conditions, then for us it can't do that.
Bobbo 11/12/19 06:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

I have a prospective buyer for my RV and HE is getting a loan thru Southeast Financial. I have complied with all their requests, RV inspection, Purchase Order, now they want me to sign a Power of Attorney giving them control over my title prior to giving me a check. I said I would sign one and hand it over with the title on receipt of the check. They said no check till I sign it. QUESTION. Has anyone done this ? Do I have concern ? ETC. ? i wouldn't...no way! I refused to, now the buyer said do what the bank wants or he'll cancel the deal. That is unreasonable and I never agreed to that as a sale stipulation. Why the heck am I even involved with his loan. SMH The answer to the buyer is "consider it cancelled."
Bobbo 11/11/19 08:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Btw my 08 Silverado half ton with V8 motor gets full 3 mpg more then GM new mini trucks w 4 cyl motor,go figureImagine getting a solid 50 to 80 MPGe with more usable power. With today's technology, imagining is all you will do.
Bobbo 11/11/19 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Extended run gas cap for Champion Digital Hybrid 4000?

Where does the power come from for a pump? From the generator, maybe? It has a 120v and a 12v outlet.
Bobbo 11/10/19 07:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ? Power Cord Protective Cap

I am in the carry it back to the RV camp, myself.
Bobbo 11/10/19 07:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

And EV makes sense for our long travel miles. Right now I can imagine a big percentage of us will be opting for EV trucks when available and makes economic sense. I disagree. No EV can touch the long travel miles that my TV gets with a 36 gallon tank. I can get an honest 400 miles towing or 650 miles not towing. I don't think an EV will give me that kind of distance in my lifetime. I will opt for an EV when I can get 250 miles between charges, towing, and that charge takes no longer than 15 minutes. I can do that now with my TV, easily, with distance to spare. And I mean an honest 250 miles, not at 250 miles the battery is dead and you are stuck on the side of the road.
Bobbo 11/10/19 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Try this one out. I live in a place where car ownership is restricted to ONE car per HOUSEHOLD. No personal trucks. Further, car size is restricted what you call sub compact cars. Mine is a 2004 Toyota Yaris. About the size of a Suzuki Swift. I didn't know Maryland was so restrictive! :p
Bobbo 11/10/19 07:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Magnetek 3230 power converter problem

Agree with the PD 4600 model replacement. That also comes with a replacement 12v circuit board. Just cut back the burned negative wire to new copper and put in the new circuit board.
Bobbo 11/09/19 07:33am Tech Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

???? What good's a pickup if you can't haul anything in the bed. Truck Camper owners ?? Not for U, for sure. https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/7/20953718/gm-chevy-c-10-e-10-electric-pickup-sema-2019?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11819&utm_content=11819+CID_8a1ba1471d8883178190c9483db3bc7d&utm_source=cm_email&utm_term=A%201960s%20pickup%20turned%20electric%20hot%20rod Made it a clicky.
Bobbo 11/08/19 07:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Recommendations for good brand tow dolly.

I used a Stehl tow dolly for 3 years. It is one of the least expensive out there, but worked well for me. I had electric brakes on it, but didn't install a 12v battery for the breakaway switch. I put a connector on the car's battery and plugged the breakaway switch into the car's battery with an 8' cord when towing.
Bobbo 11/07/19 06:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: MIA - Mexico

Especially after reading about the couple that was murdered on Padre Island. My wife just read about them! Very bad, but with how close Padre Island is to Mexico we can only imagine what happened to them. 140 miles is close? A 3 hour drive? Yes, that is close.
Bobbo 11/07/19 06:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Brake light/ turn signal

Broken wire somewhere. Easiest just to run a new wire. Butt connector (weatherproof) it at the light and at the 4 pin connector. You can try to track down the break, but why bother. Running the new wire is easier. Another possibility is the socket is bad, but I am betting on the wire.
Bobbo 11/05/19 09:23am Tech Issues
RE: Sewer drain is lower than the dump drain.

Happened to me once, last Sept. You have two choices: 1. get a macerator pump 2. let the hose fill up then walk it from the RV to the dump station, over and over and over. That eventually empties the tank. It is what I did.
Bobbo 11/01/19 08:28am General RVing Issues
RE: HITCHGRIP Carrying Tool

I tow a 37' Mesa Ridge BHS310, I cannot imagine pulling it without the Hitch Grip. I firmly believe the hitch saved my family from a major accident on our last trip. it did what it was supposed to in an emergency maneuver and we were able to maintain control. It earned a restoration and now looks good as new. Uhhh, the Hitch Grip is a tool for carrying your trailer hitch head from the tow vehicle to the garage to store it for the winter. It attaches to neither the trailer nor the tow vehicle.
Bobbo 11/01/19 08:18am Travel Trailers
RE: a paradox

https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/second-consecutive-quarter-what-americans-spent-most-money Made it a clicky
Bobbo 10/31/19 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: HITCHGRIP Carrying Tool

I have been using one for two years. If I lost it today, I would have another on order tonight. It keeps grease off of me. It lets me carry the hitch, easily, at the balance point. While it doesn't make the hitch lighter, it makes it easier to manipulate. https://i.imgur.com/uc1F6BZ.jpg
Bobbo 10/29/19 06:06pm Travel Trailers
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