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RE: 3 position Transfer Switch

I recently installed a 2000 watt inverter and only wanted to power specific circuits. Namely the GFI and the entertainment out lets. I used two of THESE to allow for the switching when other sources of AC power is not available and when I activate the inverter. Probably could have found relays that would do the same thing at a lower price. Got lazy and had a bit of extra in my RV budget.
Dale.Traveling 10/20/16 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best gas card/cc benefits

PenFed combined with a Flying J when I can. Only thing I use the PenFed card for is fuel.
Dale.Traveling 10/18/16 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Much Tire Air Pressure When Carring More Weight ?

Nuts, forgot about the difference with duels. Won't make that mistake twice. Need to stop posting after only two cups of morning coffee. The weight scale hitch is pretty cool. Will make finding a happy weight and repeating it easy.
Dale.Traveling 10/18/16 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Much Tire Air Pressure When Carring More Weight ?

Hancook Product Info PDF Includes pressure to weight table but the table does not appear to make a distinction between load range types. Based on the available info for an A11 245/70R19.5 80 psi or maybe even 85 psi will keep the tires well above 14,500 lbs. 80 psi puts the limit at 14,540 lbs which might be a bit to close and easy to go past when you're running close to that limit while 87 puts you up into 15,580 lbs which is well past what is needed. Maybe 85 psi will be a good middle ground. Not too high but will allow for variation as the season air temps start to drop. Plus an easy to remember number.
Dale.Traveling 10/18/16 05:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Much Tire Air Pressure When Carring More Weight ?

Timmac can't directly answer with the information provided. Specifically we would need to know the tire manufacture and tire size. Most, but not all tire manufacture have a table that will provide a load to pressure table on their web site. For example HERE is a Goodyear chart, or HERE is what Michelin published for example. I recall reading how you beefed of the rear of you rig for the added weight of the trailer but I sure hope you have a Dana 145 rear axle and not a Dana 80. The builder's placard listed tire pressure is based on axle rating and the tire rating as originally installed. Considering your rig is build on an 2008 F53 with an 80 PSI recommended pressure you could have a DANA 80 axle as I do (same pressure recommendation) which is has a max weight of on 11,000 pounds. If you tire size is 19.5 you might be over weight. If 22.5 you should be OK but not by much. Now the bad news. Looking at your profile image it really looks like you have 10 bolt wheels. The DANA 145 axle Ford uses only has eight bolts. HERE is the Ford published specifications for model year 2008 F53 chassis.
Dale.Traveling 10/16/16 05:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Parking Motorhome on limestone/gravel

Just my thoughts, for what they're worth. Wood will hold moisture and takes a long time to dry when it does get wet.My thoughts also. If an owner feels that something is needed under the tires I would recommend truck mud flaps considering they are made from recycled tires.
Dale.Traveling 10/13/16 04:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing 2013 Honda CR-v

What will kill the battery in a CRV is if you have the in dash NAV system which will be active with the key in to unlock the steering wheel. You can shut the radio off but not the NAV. Page 334 and 335 of your owners manual provides detains regarding which fuse to pull. You'll need a bright flash light, a magnifying glass, tweezers, three arms and a double jointed back, neck and left shoulder to get the fuse in and out.
Dale.Traveling 10/11/16 05:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Awning put up in wind

A Kodak moment you can share with him afterwards. Should look something like this - http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/sweetbriarmanor/20160712_063020_zpspcovetob.jpg height=480 width=640 Weather Guesser said the storm was suppose to go north of KC not south. In the blink of an eye it was gone.
Dale.Traveling 10/08/16 04:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Choice

Both power trains have pros and cons but will do the work you ask of them. Get the coach you will be most comfortable with.
Dale.Traveling 10/05/16 04:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hurricane Matthew

Leave the jacks up and let the coach bounce on the suspension. With the jacks inside the width of the tires the coach should be more stable with the wider foot print of the tires. Its not how fast the wind is blowing but what the wind is blowing you need to worry about.
Dale.Traveling 10/04/16 06:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: rv rears?

I did my Ford chassis at 50k miles.
Dale.Traveling 10/03/16 04:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tape covering joints on outside of MH

I'm going to take a wild a@$ guess and say Eternabond.
Dale.Traveling 10/03/16 04:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 50 amp female to 30 amp male shore power cord question

Everything will work but you won't have as much power (amps) to play with. Turn too many things on at the same time and the breaker feeding the barn will trip.
Dale.Traveling 09/30/16 04:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Over Weight Axle, How Much Is To Much

Moving items forward will help, a lot. Had my coach checked a few weeks ago and found I was 140 lbs over on the rear axle but plenty of capacity remaining on the front. Moved a heavy two burner Camp Chef Grill and associated accessories from the very ear of the coach about 10' behind the rear axle to storage compartments directly behind the front axles. Dropping my potable water load from 50 gallons to 20 gallons also helped considering the tank is in the very back also. Added a couple of cases of bottles water up front to compensate for less in the tank. Lost 780 pounds off the rear and gained 260 pounds on the front. Watch the loading and distribution of the trailer weight. Not exactly sure what the dynamics are but somehow its critical to stability of the trailer while going down the road.
Dale.Traveling 09/27/16 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 13.5 rear AC amps

My Carrier 13.5 BTU roof A/C demands 11.2 amps with the compressor and fan operating. With only the fan measured 4.4 amps. Both the interior and exterior air temps at 74 degrees, 90% humidity and scattered light rain. Coach is in the driveway and I don't run the A/C unless I'm in it. Measurements were a few moments after initial start surge. Test equipment used was a Simpson model HE-95 clamp on amp meter. Last calibration is unknown. Suspect without a freon charge you will see an decrease below what a functioning system will demand. Split the difference and call it 7.8 amps.
Dale.Traveling 09/27/16 02:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverted voltage on 1999 Ultimate Freedom 40J

Your Xantrex Freedom invertor should be powering a few outlets in the coach in addition to maintaining a battery charge. Which outlets it will provide power is dependent of how it was installed. Also verify with the uses manual if it must be activated when power is lost. I'm not familiar enough with the model to know off hand. You could also call Winnebago to find out which outlets it is connected too.
Dale.Traveling 09/26/16 04:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shore power

Definitely sounds like you lost a leg of the 50 amp power. Problem is where? Multiple possibilities - 1. Camp ground breaker 2. Camp ground power outlet 3. Your power cord 4. Your shore power/generator transfer switch 5. Your coach wiring to breaker panel 6. Your coach 50 amp breaker and panel First thing to try is your generator. If power is restored with the generator running you just eliminated 1/2 the list starting at part of the transfer switch (#4) and working going down on the list. The switch could still be the problem but you know it will pass the generator power. Another easy try is if you have a surge protector on the end of the power cord. Try plugging in without it. Going deeper you digging into 120VAC power distribution and if your skills are not up to it I would advise calling for an assist. Many camp grounds keep phone numbers for mobile techs in the area. Getting bit by 120VAC will not make for a pleasant camp trip. Good luck and tell us what you find.
Dale.Traveling 09/23/16 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Outside tv

Vizio E280i-B1. Move between the home bedroom to the coach where it moves between the outside mount and the bedroom. http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/sweetbriarmanor/20160502_195038%202_zpsd6wqliyi.jpg height=298 width=531 http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/sweetbriarmanor/20160502_195048%202_zpsvjnqufre.jpg height=298 width=531
Dale.Traveling 09/21/16 04:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: soap spray leak detection

The company that makes the blower is called SealTech and they maintain a map of service providers. Click Here for their web site map. There are four testers in the northern Indiana area.
Dale.Traveling 09/17/16 05:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Does tire pressure drastically affect crosswind stability?

Have you weighed it? I have experimented with pressures from 75 to 100 and get the most stability at 80. Same tire size. Load inflation chart says 75 for my weight. Lower pressure it slows the response to steering inputs. Higher gets more reactive to road imperfections and skittish as the contact patch shrinks. YMMVSame experience with the same size tires but I air to 85. I played around increasing pressure. Once I hit 90-95 PSI it took a lot of concentration just to keep the coach in the lane on calm days in addition to the increasingly harsh ride of over inflated tires. What has helped the most for me was adding a rear track bar in addition to the CHF of the Ford chassis. I still get pushed some during heavy wind events but the steering response to such and the speed coach reacts to steering inputs has improved greatly. I get little if any movement from passing vehicles. The geometry of various rigs (wheel base to overall coach length), loading and balance of the load, towing, road conditions and such may effect how coach A drives as compared to coach B. In other words what worked for me might not solve your problem or concern.
Dale.Traveling 09/16/16 05:13am Class A Motorhomes
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