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RE: TIres, looking for long wearing, all weather load range E

I run Sailun terramax at's, I got 50000mi on my last set towing a 14K 5th. I only got 30000mi with my BFG AllTerrain Ta's I used to run. Steve
StirCrazy 05/09/20 05:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Side patio

That's good. I don't think I've seen that on a TT before. But now that you mention that I do remember a company offering a patio that attached under the trailer and slid out and was set up. Don't know who it was but was a nice idea provided you had enough CCC for it. ya we almost bought it, but decided on a 5th wheel instead. the best part was that you didn't have to put the patio out, if you had the room you could if you didn't leave it folded. there are a couple nice lake side spots I go to which this would have been perfect for. Steve
StirCrazy 05/06/20 07:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Side patio

You`ll only get the outside patio in a Toy hauler 5th wheel. So I would say you are out of luck for a TT with a patio. We have an outdoor matt. you just need to make sure that you get one that is breathable. some people buy indoor/outdoor carpet which will kill grass in a day in direct sun. With that said, I like the side patio on the 5th wheels. sometimes you get a site that's all dirt/gravel. this would be a welcome addition to that. I looked at this before I bought my 5th patio trailer Steve
StirCrazy 05/05/20 09:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Chinese Versus TAIWAN Hand Tools

And why was a 4" hole saw in vacinity of work....just asking for an 'encounter' which never bodes well for 'encountie' thats what I was wondering.
StirCrazy 05/03/20 05:44pm Tech Issues
RE: The shorter the center of gravity, the better right?

I think blocking 3" on front to move COG is extreme. I can get the same result by moving liquor from front to rear of camper. if you were talking about me, so do I. the blocking so much isn't for the COG but rather so I don't smash my tail lights out loading or driving down the road. with that blocking I only have 1/2 to 3/4" between my tail lights and the rear overhang of the camper. having to put 3" of lift on it so I have clearance between the cab and the front overhang is a pain also. Steve
StirCrazy 05/01/20 05:38am Truck Campers
RE: The shorter the center of gravity, the better right?

one thing I haven't seen mentioned is to watch how far that center of gravity is in front of your rear wheels, the more it is closer to the front the greater percentage of weight that is transferred to the front tires. I end up blocking mine back about 3" from the front of my box to keep the COG about 2.5 to 3.5" ahead of my rear axel. I don't suspect I have a short box model as its a 10' but I do suspect the newer ford boxes are longer than the older ones and even shifted back the amount I do there is only 1/2" between my tail lights and the trailer overhang. Steve
StirCrazy 04/30/20 08:18am Truck Campers
RE: Best Truck Camper AGM battery?

Steve, it sounds like I read your reply a little harsher than it was intended, so I’m sorry for jumping on you. My camper only has room for a single battery, and group 31 is the largest that will fit, so that’s what I use is all good, my camper I just picked up only had room for one battery also, so I decided to use the battery compartment to store the little things and the storage under it I converted into the battery compartment to hold two 210AH golf cart batteries and still have some storage. I was going to go with 235AH batteries but they were 1/2" to tall to fit through the opening. I thought about AGM but it was still hard to make work and at three times the price it would have killed my solar system savings account :) still have to figure out how to take a small BBQ with me and better stairs. Steve
StirCrazy 04/30/20 08:12am Truck Campers
RE: Best Truck Camper AGM battery?

batteries are hardly a mystery to me, out here a 210AH flooded is 145.00 Dang..That's cheap..Here a flooded 90 ah battery is $125.00 not on special with Napa and Les Schwab being the only two local places..AGM's are $200+ only from Napa.. that's for a 6v so you would need two to get 210ah 12V Steve
StirCrazy 04/30/20 08:04am Truck Campers
RE: Best Truck Camper AGM battery?

who cares, if you have the room to put them in vertical but not enough to check water you can put a watering kit on. problem solved with out spending 3 times the money. just because you can doesn't mean you have to. Steve I cares. I don’t want flooded batteries and watering systems, period. If you want them and are ok with watering them, that’s your choice. My choice is to buy an AGM and enjoy NOT fiddling with it. Judging by your recent posts, it’s apparently just one of those things that will forever be a mystery to you. No problem, just accept it. I didn’t spend three times the money, either. I spent more than the flooded Trojan batteries I was using, but not three times. Not even two times. Just because “Crazy” is part of your forum name doesn’t mean you have to go bats*** crazy about what battery type other people use. :):) batteries are hardly a mystery to me, out here a 210AH flooded is 145.00, a 6V agm with the same capacity is 500.00 and a lithium with that capacity is 2000.00. would I have lithium if I could, of course, way lighter, smaller and you can tuck them anywhere, would I go AGM.. probably not, the benefits don't justify the price but if money wants an issue then ya but 290 for two 6v is a heck of a lot cheaper than 1000 for AGM, but if I couldn't have made the normal 6V batteries work I may have had to look at a different method. don't get me wrong I would still love lithium but right now but the price is a tough pill to swallow. maybe you guys get stuff a lot cheaper down there, good on ya if you do, to bad its not the same up here. I don't care what someone ends up using I just merely pointed out that if it was only over head space that was an issue , the OP could still use lead acid with a watering kit to work around that and save money, then you jumped all over me ;) Steve Steve
StirCrazy 04/29/20 08:09am Truck Campers
RE: Best Truck Camper AGM battery?

AGM batteries are design for working upside down, or in applications where extreme shaking happens. What you do with your camper to require something like that? It lets you put a battery into a tight space where adding or checking water would be a royal PITA. Mine are crammed in at angle and it was install and forget. No watering systems or any other thing to bother with ever. It's a "Keep it simple stupid", solution just buy a battery watering system. I got mine off amazon (Canada)for 50 bucks. makes it easy as heck to top off water, I am even going to order a 4 GC set up for my 5th wheel now for the pure convenience. Steve you are still thinking of the batteries in a vertical orientation, AGMs can be stacked on their sides or tilted and need zero attention who cares, if you have the room to put them in vertical but not enough to check water you can put a watering kit on. problem solved with out spending 3 times the money. just because you can doesn't mean you have to. Steve
StirCrazy 04/27/20 08:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Best Truck Camper AGM battery?

AGM batteries are design for working upside down, or in applications where extreme shaking happens. What you do with your camper to require something like that? It lets you put a battery into a tight space where adding or checking water would be a royal PITA. Mine are crammed in at angle and it was install and forget. No watering systems or any other thing to bother with ever. It's a "Keep it simple stupid", solution just buy a battery watering system. I got mine off amazon (Canada)for 50 bucks. makes it easy as heck to top off water, I am even going to order a 4 GC set up for my 5th wheel now for the pure convenience. Steve
StirCrazy 04/26/20 05:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Choosing a camper for compatibility (short and long bed)

if you are planing on living full time in what ever you get, do yourself a favor and get a 1 ton truck that has a deicent payload. go duely even. for full timing your going to want a deicent camper for the space and tank capacity. Steve
StirCrazy 04/24/20 05:41am Truck Campers
RE: Wanting to upgrade truck tires. Need advice.

you could always go Sailune terramax, they have different versions of it now (MT, AT, and a couple others depending on what type of tread patteren you want) would also save you some money. Steve
StirCrazy 04/23/20 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 30 or 50 AMP surge protector

if your rv is set up for 50 amp power get a 50 amp surge protector. if you ue a portable one like me, just plug your surge protector into your 30 amp adapter cable. Steve
StirCrazy 04/20/20 08:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar Charging and Amp Hours

It really depends on your charge controller. Some are "smart chargers", slowing the charge rate as the battery nears the full stage. JDC1, Pretty much all solar charge controllers at some point in charging use PWM, so they are all "smart" chargers.''Except for MPPT controllers which act as a DC charger. Steve
StirCrazy 04/19/20 08:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Coleman Airxcel thermostat and controller box installation

can you find instalation manuals for both units? maybe if you can you can compare the wiring and see if you can find the common ones. Steve
StirCrazy 04/12/20 09:35am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Batteries - simple question

So, in reality, you WILL pay MORE for AGM and GET LESS capacity for the SAME BATTERY SIZE and will not get any longer service life. I myself have never understood why some one would buy an AGM for a normal RV setup. up here they are more like 50% more expensive and as long as you have a vented battery compartment why spend the extra? SteveOther than 1) Less self discharge 2) Never add water 3) Lower internal impedance which makes them better at driving higher current loads like inverters with lower voltage drop. 4) Because of the lower internal impedance, they also charge faster than an FLA battery I use them in both my boats mainly because of the self discharge characteristics. I add water twice a year, and its only a couple oz in each. a good charger minimizes water loss but ya I do have to add a bit. self discharge is never an issue as the solar keeps it topped up when it isnt plugged in and normally it is always plugged in at home. have no issues running my inverter and with the solar and/or being plugged in charging is never and issue, so in my case spending almost 400 bucks for a 180ah 6v agm vs 140 for a 210ah 6v lead acid just doesn't make since, but in a boat, that's a different story. Steve
StirCrazy 04/11/20 07:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Quarantine Mods?

got a couple things done. installed the power meter https://i.imgur.com/kpsgC40l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/f55Rd5Dl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VleTTJvl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9oTx3YDl.jpg I also got my battery watering system installed. https://i.imgur.com/cfLJtH0l.jpg Steve
StirCrazy 04/11/20 07:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Just curious......

I tow a 39 foot 12000lb 5th with a 2014 stock f350, i live in the mountians and get between 11 and 15 mpg(US) depending on my speed and wind conditions. Steve
StirCrazy 04/11/20 06:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Batteries - simple question

So, in reality, you WILL pay MORE for AGM and GET LESS capacity for the SAME BATTERY SIZE and will not get any longer service life. I myself have never understood why some one would buy an AGM for a normal RV setup. up here they are more like 50% more expensive and as long as you have a vented battery compartment why spend the extra? Steve
StirCrazy 04/11/20 06:26pm Travel Trailers
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