RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'Atlee' found 356 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 18  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Delamination: deal breaker?

For me it would be.
Atlee 02/19/18 01:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Odd things that Happen when on the Road

Who's to say that wild turkey hadn't imbibed of wild turkey before he/she/it flew across the road? :) For me it was a wild turkey (not the alcoholic type) crossed the highway, seemingly out of nowhere, and bounced off the glass, and then continued on into the brush and woods, never to be seen again. This topic brings to mind some of the other "flying objects" along the highways and freeways stories on the news lately. People, often dumb kids or teens, dropping or hurling heavy objects off overpasses at vehicles, in some cases doing serious damage and grievous injury, or worse, to their occupants passing underneath at freeway speeds. Be aware. I now tend to look for pedestrians on overpasses as we approach them, just in case. If someone does throw something at you, about all you can do is brace for impact, but it's better than nothing.
Atlee 02/19/18 01:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Nitrogen in Trailer Tires

Forget about nitrogen in tires. My TT came new from the dealer with nitrogen in the tires. Since then, I've had to add air from my compressor. Are the tires any less good now? Nope. Nitrogen is just a marketing ploy to get you to spend more money.
Atlee 02/18/18 07:33am Travel Trailers
RE: New converter and batteries

Thanks again. As you can see this old man figured it out from the instructions without getting my son and S-I_L involved. :E I'd like to do a few pictures, but I've never gotten the hang of posting pictures on RV.Net. I have no problem on other forum's, just here. Great plan, great set up. How about a picture? To post a photo on the forums, Click here. To use it you: 1. Upload your picture to the app. 2. Copy/paste the resulting URL into a post. Do not make ANY changes to the URL. Don't add anything and don't take anything out. 3. You are done. The photo will appear and be properly sized for use here on our forums. Take a look at my post announcing the app here. That should help you out a bit. Barney
Atlee 02/16/18 06:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Modification of the pass thru & underbed storage Jayco 23RB

The following are pictures from my initial modification of my then new 2017 Jayco Jay Flight 23RB. For what ever reason (probably to save some money) Jayco liked the "open concept" WRT the pass through storage and the under bed storage. I didn't so I fixed it. I've already taken off the bed platform. It originally hinged up at the forward wall. https://i.imgur.com/NsT0vO6l.jpg Beginning the framing process. I used roof joist connector plates (nail plates?) to connect the parts. Used one on either side of the joint. https://i.imgur.com/GrTU0ynl.jpg A look from inside the pass through. https://i.imgur.com/qRzje1Kl.jpg The completed section with the plywood backing. https://i.imgur.com/fAbkNgLl.jpg A look from the pass through. https://i.imgur.com/5QNfZx9l.jpg The bed platform was cut. This portion was permanently screwed down. https://i.imgur.com/C0adhiDl.jpg The rest of the bed platform is attached using the old hydraulic struts. https://i.imgur.com/ICUhsjbl.jpg View of the finished project from the pass through. https://i.imgur.com/pTs7n3il.jpg Complete with 10" foam mattress. Ready for football tailgating season. https://i.imgur.com/se0laFBl.jpg
Atlee 02/16/18 06:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: HEY we need a sticky for our TT pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pictures of my 2017 Jayco Jay Flight 23RB. Bought it new in June 2017. https://i.imgur.com/gTPE4axl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/M38azybl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tco02dzl.jpg This picture was taken at our friends river camp. https://i.imgur.com/6NcZYu0l.jpg Typical set up at a road football game. A sectioned off portion of a large parking lot. https://i.imgur.com/hnky4ADl.jpg
Atlee 02/16/18 05:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

This is my tow vehicle. 2014 Ford F150 XLT Supercab 4x4. It has the HD payload package. The HDPP requires the long wheel base, so my truck has the 8' bed and 163" WB. It's tough to move around in a tight parking lot. https://i.imgur.com/XCabis8l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jwHmTEwl.jpg
Atlee 02/16/18 05:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: New converter and batteries

These are pictures from my recent converter conversion. This is the new Progressive Dynamics PD4655 Wildkat MBA ready for install. Note, the new PD4655 has two cooling fans. https://i.imgur.com/jsdposvl.jpg Old WFCO ready for removal. https://i.imgur.com/It7Fm1Dl.jpg Old WFCO disconnected. The heat sink on the old WFCO was at the front of the compartment. The heat sink on the new PD4655 is at the rear of the compartment. https://i.imgur.com/atyVc2Gl.jpg New PD4655 installed. https://i.imgur.com/IWH4QLLl.jpg
Atlee 02/16/18 05:33am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New converter and batteries

Thanks. I'll study that when I'm not tired. Don't think it's going to be very long before I go to bed. Been fighting a cold and am a little worn out. Erroll I'd like to do a few pictures, but I've never gotten the hang of posting pictures on RV.Net. I have no problem on other forum's, just here. Great plan, great set up. How about a picture? To post a photo on the forums, Click here. To use it you: 1. Upload your picture to the app. 2. Copy/paste the resulting URL into a post. Do not make ANY changes to the URL. Don't add anything and don't take anything out. 3. You are done. The photo will appear and be properly sized for use here on our forums. Take a look at my post announcing the app here. That should help you out a bit. Barney
Atlee 02/15/18 07:33pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New converter and batteries

I'd like to do a few pictures, but I've never gotten the hang of posting pictures on RV.Net. I have no problem on other forum's, just here. Great plan, great set up. How about a picture?
Atlee 02/15/18 06:23pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
New converter and batteries

A couple of weeks ago, I swapped the WFCO 8955 converter that came with my Jayco 23Rb with a Progressive Dynamics PD4655 Wildkat MBA with the Charge Wizard pendant. Now I have what I hope to be a modern converter/charger that will keep my batteries in good shape for some time to come. And speaking of batteries, today, due to the good weather we have in Central Virginia, I replaced the Group 24 12V 85 amp/hr battery for a pair of GC2 6V 215 amp/hr batteries. Nearly tripled the power and now have what I hope are very robust batteries for future use.
Atlee 02/15/18 02:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replace the WFCO with an IOTA w/smart charger

As did I recently. Now I'm happy, and I believe the battery is also. When I first cut on all power after the "surgical" replacement, the little charge wizard was flashing about every 2-3 seconds. According to PD, this indicated it was charging the last about 10% of battery voltage. Now, when I go out and look, it's the little light flashes about every 8-9 seconds which means it's not in the maintenance mode. This should be good. We'll see long term if it's worth the "price of admission". I replaced my wfco with the PD unit with charge wizard...
Atlee 02/15/18 01:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Parallel 12volt, more capacity then AH rating? 2.7 x's more!

Trojan also makes true 12 deep cycle batteries. They sell 6V, 8V, and 12V golf cart batteries, and these are their true deep cycle batteries. Though you can get DEEP CYCLE 12 volt if you search hard enough most 12 volt batteries are MARINE/deep cycle these are really starting batteries and shoudl be kept 75-80% full or more. RUn 'em down to 60% and they start "Fast aging" According to whom? Trojan refers to their Marine / RV Batteries as DEEP CYCLE ... surely you're not suggesting that Trojan doesn't want anyone depleting any of their 12 volt batteries in this series down to just 80%?! :R
Atlee 02/13/18 08:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Asheville RV show

And that's what I plan to do with my Jayco 23RB. 27' long, no slide, and has a sofa and dinette. That all the room we need. We too went to the RV show in Richmond, VA. I saw nothing I'd trade my current TT for. I have noticed one thing though. The Richmond show has seemed to have gone down hill a lot in the past few years, and this year is especially so. There used to be a bunch of different dealers at the show, but last year saw both a big consolidation, Camping World bought 3 large independent dealers in 2017, and another supersized type dealer moved in last year, General RV Center. In fact given the general down turn in the Richmond show, and my lack of interest in a new RV, I may just skip next year's show altogether. At our last RV show GY tires were touted where whenever they are used. I also was not impressed by the imitation fire place heaters. Of course I am not impressed buy gas logs in home fire places either. I had an interesting talk with one of the dealers. He knew I was not buying so we chatted about slides and mods. From the dealers perspective, if you modify your TT or you buy a TT without a slide; you have better plan on keeping it for a long time. Dealer want to turn over their new and used inventory and currently buyer want slides and like new conditions.
Atlee 02/10/18 03:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Two 6 volt batteries or two 12 volt batteries ??

For Westcoasting, I'd say the 2 6V batteries are best. He is not using an inverter to power a TV or what not. For the same reason, I'm getting a pair of 6V GC batteries. I want to run the water pump when necessary, run the furnace when necessary, run the lights when necessary, and run my CPAP machine when necessary. When necessary means when I do not have my generator(s) deployed. That 220 AH should tie me over for the night. I have no intention of every adding an inverter. ^ Two GC-2 (6v) batterys connected in series. Best bet for boon docking (dry camping). The "best" batteries for camping without shore power are those capable of providing sufficient reserve for your intended draw down, those which are suitable for mounting in the space you have available, those which you can properly recharge, those which you can afford, and as discussed in this thread - for those who ever expect to use an inverter to power significant loads, batteries which can sustain that load without excessive voltage drop. ;) This is a far cry from simply saying GC-2s. :R
Atlee 02/10/18 02:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailers where slides do NOT block access?

We'll have to disagree about ducted air. I don't think I've have another trailer that didn't have ducted air. Our last one didn't, and it was loud and by definition it couldn't cool the front and bathroom like it could the main living area. And it was loud. My new trailer, the first with ducted AC, works much better. I feel it does keep all areas the same temperature, and it certainly doesn't seem as loud. And if quick cool down of the main living area is needed, just open the vents and let it dump straight down. Also, my previous trailers that didn't have ducted air didn't have thermostat controlled AC. I had to manually cut it off and on to keep the air the right temperature. My ducted ac unit has a thermostat control on the wall. I can set it and forget it now. The AC thermostat takes care of everything. I also like the larger tank capacities of the Lance. Jayco is skimpy with their tanks.The Lance is a nice TT for sure - bu it doesn't have ducted AC - in case that matters to you. It does not. IME the ducted systems don't do a very good job of distributing air, particularly to the bedroom. The ducts are way too small. Also the ducted system does nothing to reduce noise that I can tell. The overhead unit still runs the same. The only one I've ever been around that was excessively noisy, turned out to have a fan bearing going bad.
Atlee 02/09/18 06:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Does length for sites include tow vehicle?

Usually it's the length of the TT. However you need to carefully read what they are asking for. Sometimes it can be both. I'm new to RVing with a travel trailer, but not RVing in general. When places say max length (ie: 25') does that include the tow vehicle too? I'm guessing so. I've only ever RV'd with a Class B and truck camper thus far, so I honestly never paid any attention to such things. I could fit most anywhere. But it's a whole other ball of wax now with this 30' trailer plus a 20' truck.
Atlee 02/08/18 10:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

I sure as hell hope not. I bought my last trailer when still 69. I've since turned 70. Going by you, I need to sell it and move to an old folks home. If I'm to old at 70 to tow a trailer, then I'm too old to drive a Class A with a toad, right. I think maybe if you drive a motorhome at 70 you are safe, but pulling anything behind it is not safe.
Atlee 02/08/18 01:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Interesting observations at Fishing Bridge in YNP

Nicer, yes. But it's something I don't care about. While in Yellowstone, I plan to get nice when I drive to Lamar Valley, or up towards Bear Tooth, or visiting the geyser's. When I get back to FB, I'll want a quick bite to eat, and go to sleep using my CPAP machine. For us if FB is the only CG available we will skip Yellowstone. All the other CG's in YNP are much nicer.
Atlee 02/08/18 09:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Class A Need Propane as we Travel Interstates

I presume you will be staying in FHU private camp grounds from time to time. If so, almost all of them, that are worth their salt, will a propane station to sell propane. But you should not go through a lot of propane fast. The biggest use of propane is the furnace. And if you are in a FHU rv park, just use an electric heater. We are new with a Class A and will need Prop? What is the best resource to check as we are moving down the road? Should we call the Truck Stop before arriving for the Prop I know and understand how get the Diesel at pumps If you guys have any suggestion concerning these matters Help!
Atlee 02/08/18 09:01am Beginning RVing
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 18  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS