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RE: 235 85 16 tires, what are you guys running?

After a long hot trip and the sidewalls starting to bubble on my Blowmax tires I went with Sailun 235/85R/15 S637. Great tire! With the Blowmax tires I could sit in an unmounted tire and literally collapse it. With the Sailuns, sitting on an unmounted tire is like sitting on a mounted inflated tire. They are at least 10-15 LBS heavier that the original tires, the sidewalls are so much stronger. Believe me, I did a lot of research before buying and it came down to the Sailun or the Goodyear G614. Settled on the Sailuns for the reviews and the price.
CJW8 12/08/16 09:39am Toy Haulers
RE: Brand New Member

If you are not in a big hurry, try and attend some trade shows that feature RV's Go to some dealerships and kick some tires. I would consider a curb side living room verses a curb side kitchen. We always seem to park with out doors facing the campfire and view. with out curb side kitchen we have virtually no windows facing the desired view.
CJW8 12/08/16 09:03am Toy Haulers
RE: Brand New Member

I would look at Carbon. Good middle of the road brand made by Raptor but not as fancy Actually made by Keystone. It is the next model down from the Raptor but still very nice.
CJW8 12/08/16 08:58am Toy Haulers
RE: 130 psi compressor for winterizing?

I have been blowing out my lines for years using whatever compressor I have and setting the regulator at about 40 PSI. I use a male garden hose to schrader valve fitting and a clip on air chuck, connected to the city water inlet. Someone just pointed out to me this doesn't clear the line between the pump and the tank. I do drain the freshwater tank and then run the pump until it is dry. I think this good enough as I have never had a problem.
CJW8 12/07/16 10:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Problem with the TH solar project

Series/Parallel should yield 73.6 VDC, correct?
CJW8 12/07/16 09:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda Yamaha vs Kipor Generators Reliability

I have had a Kipor 2K inverter generator for about 6 years. I always take it along and end up using it more than my onboard generator. No issues what so ever.
CJW8 12/07/16 08:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Megawatt Mod News Zot...

Aren't there any resorts nearby that have an internet connection?
CJW8 11/29/16 06:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Before I purchase a new converter....

Moderator, Perhaps this belongs in the Tech forum? OP Your batteries are shot and need to be replaced. You have been told this several times but seem to ignore it. If the one charged all night and is only at 12.3 it is shot! It should be at 12.7 after a period of rest. I think what was happening is your converter saw the low battery voltage and went to maximum output. You probably have an internal short in one of your batteries and the converter was eventually going into some sort of overload condition and shutting down, then you would see 10 volts again.
CJW8 11/28/16 06:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: DC powered A/C

I had the roof air removed and will switch to this if the window A/C isn't enough. click I have a dual hose portable. It is the largest one made for a 15 amp outlet and is rated at 12.5K BTU heating and 13K BTU cooling. Single hose portables are a joke but not this thing. If connecting the hosed to a window, they can get quite bulky and require the unit to be 6-8 inches away from the wall. If installing in an RV, I'd try and mount right against the wall with two holes for the hoses straight out through the wall. I use mine in a shop office
CJW8 11/23/16 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: Auto Level raises wheels off ground

My parking area slopes to the curb side so the curb side tires end up in the air. On a level area, If I start the auto level with the RV already lifted somewhat then all 4 tires can be in the air when it is level. If I start the leveling process with all jacks retracted and the front a little low then the tires end up on the ground. If it concerns you, I suggest you start this way. If you completely suspend the suspension, the axles can drop to the point such that the shackles in the center equalized can flip down and it is a real pain to get them back to their up position. It just happened to me when I lifted the whole RV up to replace all of the tires.
CJW8 11/04/16 10:53am Tech Issues
RE: How much do you love your backup camera

I wish there were a way to have my Ford back up camera on the back of my 5th wheel when I am hooked up. I do not want another dash device.
CJW8 11/02/16 11:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Xantrex TrueCharge 2 40A died

Thanks PT, I sent him a PM.
CJW8 11/02/16 08:29pm Tech Issues
Xantrex TrueCharge 2 40A died

I loved this charger because it had so many features our converters don't have. Adjustable for different battery technologies, equalization to 15.5 volts, power factor corrected and the big one for me is temperature compensated. My RV can see from 115F to 0F and I leave it plugged in 24-7 when in storage. It can be easily forced into bulk mode by simply powering it down for one minute and turning it back on and it goes straight to 14.4V. It lost DC output. I have checked the 2 reverse polarity fuses and was told there is a fuse on the mainboard. I pulled the cover and checked that fuse as well...all good. I see nothing out of the ordinary inside on the circuit board except a large capacitor (450V 470mfd) that is slightly swollen on top. I have no way of knowing if it is bad or if it is the problem. I called a couple of Xantrex service centers and was told the same thing by both of them. These are non repairable throw-aways if out of warranty. This is an installed redundant charger and my other charger is a PD 75A deck mount. I am good to camp but I'll miss the versatility of having a smaller charger that will run on my 2K inverter generator verses having to run the 5.5K Onan to run my 75 amp charger. I am mostly dissappointed that this a $360 charger from a company like Xantrex is considered non repairable.
CJW8 11/02/16 06:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Great Stuff expanding foam adhesion test

I am wondering why not just use Gorilla glue? It is an expanding foam and it is much slower to expand. I am just thinking it might be easier to work with.
CJW8 11/02/16 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

Replaced all 4 RV TowMax tires that didn't last a year. I replaced them with Sailun 235/85/R16. These are good looking tires. I also replaced the closet rod that kept falling down with new metal brackets and a hardwood rod.
CJW8 11/02/16 12:06am Toy Haulers
RE: Another tire post

Wheels say 110 psi max on the back. I checked before I bought. Professionally balanced and installed with high pressure metal stems. I have run a TPMS system since 2008. Yes, I will drive 70-75 if conditions allow and the law allows.
CJW8 10/29/16 09:11pm Fifth-Wheels
Another tire post

My 2015 Keystone Raptor came with Trailer King 235/80/R16 tires. I was skeptical but figured I'd run them till one failed and then replace them. At about 5100 miles on a 1800 round trip in June they all failed. Fortunately they didn't blow out, they just started bubbling on the sidewalls. I put on the spare and bought a Tow Max to replace the worse one. The other two failed on the return trip but I took it easy and they got me home. After a lot of research I decided to try Sailun 235/80/R16 S637 tires. These are 14 ply tires. My dealer didn't have them in stock and were on back order from his distributor. He did have ST 235/85/R16 in stock which is slightly less than an inch taller. They were on sale for 169 so I got 4 mounted up and installed. Same specification, 4080 lb rating at 110 psi. The sidewalls on these tires are very heavy whereas on my old tires you could literally smash an unmounted tire flat. No way could I do this with the Sailuns. They are also significantly heavier. Another bonus id these tires are rated at 75MPH. We'll take an 800 mile round trip next week and I'll get to see how they ride. Thanks to those on here who have shared their experiences.
CJW8 10/29/16 01:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pls define "solar ready" in terms of RV industry

It means they were kind enough to run some pull wires so you can install sufficiently sized cables.
CJW8 10/21/16 01:12am Tech Issues
RE: AMP Draw Issues

You stated twice that your battery was charged by the inverter. An inverter does NOT charge the battery. A converter charges the battery. There are some high end inverters that have a built in battery charger but they are not very common as standard equipment on most RV's Since you checked the connections and found them good, I suspect you either have a bad battery or it is not getting fully charged. Another possibility is you have a converter and a whole house inverter. In this case, the inverter is powering the converter and the converter is charging the batteries that are being drawn down by the inverter. Perpetual motion doesn't work and will quickly draw down a set of batteries. If you indeed have an inverter, turn it off before proceeding to take it out of the equation. You also keep giving test results but unless I missed it, you have not answered questions asked such as what make and model of your converter? Someone else posted the "12 Volt Side of Life" link. I suggest you read it and part 2 as well as it is very helpful.
CJW8 10/19/16 11:19am Tech Issues
RE: Modifying The 36-Amp Megawatt List Of Materials

After 4 hours this morning at 14.8 battery was taking two amps the whole time. I suspended charging for the day because I had to leave. Is this As Good As It Gets? I will test SG and load test tomorrow.
CJW8 10/18/16 07:55pm Tech Issues
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