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RE: keeping passengers in back of class A cool

Considering that the coach is probably burning 8 or more gallons per hour, why are you concerned about 1/2 gallon more for the generator? It's not the generator that's drinking all the fuel...
Ductape 07/24/14 05:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge brakes on a trailer behind a DP

Unlikely it has anything to do with what the tow vehicle is. You said you never go more than 50 miles with the truck. I expect you probably also never tow less than 50 miles with the DP? If you do, what is the result? My guess is something causing a slow buildup of heat until it reaches a critical point, and that point is more than 50 miles.
Ductape 07/22/14 06:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rvi brake system what settings do you use for Wrangler?

Nice looking combo.
Ductape 07/22/14 06:25pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Rvi brake system what settings do you use for Wrangler?

I use large SUV high sensitivity, however Jeep is not stock. 37" tires. May be useful to others with large tires.
Ductape 07/21/14 12:21pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Cannot run A/C while at highway speeds

You could temporarily run gens in truck bed and use a cord to the trailer, that will rule out your Gen box box and all the possibilities of airflow to the gensets.
Ductape 07/19/14 05:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Cannot run A/C while at highway speeds

More possibilities. Check fan rotation, is it pulling external air front to rear? If reversed pushing hot air out the front works fine until high speed airflow overcomes the fan, then you get high head pressure and high current. If your trailer has a hump ahead of AC as many do then perhaps there's some sort of turbulence interfering with air flow through the coils st speed. Motorhomes are flat on top.
Ductape 07/19/14 05:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Cannot run A/C while at highway speeds

PS you must have access to an amprobe with the max current feature. Let that record the AC circuit, then just the fan, then just the compressor. You'll have your answer then.
Ductape 07/19/14 04:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Cannot run A/C while at highway speeds

Just to verify- your gens are still both running, but the overload lights are on? If yes, that rules out oil safety. Not familiar with your AC, likely there is only one fan motor with double shaft operating internal blower and external fan. I would inspect for signs of contact between fan blade and shroud or coils. Maybe some deflection under high wind load ? What kind of stat, mercury or solid state? Does it have a restart delay? A real puzzle .
Ductape 07/19/14 03:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Front wheels locked

Maybe a sticky front caliper combined with old brake fluid. Overheated fluid can boil if it has too much moisture contamination. If so would expect some signs of hot brakes, discoloration or stench. If it was a gear problem in the diff or TC expect it would have grenaded happening at speed.
Ductape 07/19/14 03:44pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Fresh Water Inlet Squirts Back

" I noticed the 1/2" air vent hose has a low spot in it's travel trapping water. Could the lack of an open air flow there be the cause of my problem?" Bingo. Need to route that line so it slopes continuously down from the vent opening to the tank with no water traps.
Ductape 07/19/14 01:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Front wheels locked

Does it drive normally after you replaced the tires? Do you use a toad braking system?
Ductape 07/19/14 12:21pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Ford 2600 lb chassis

Power won't be a problem. As others have said, MPG in the 6-7 range. We get around 6.5 @ 65 mph. With a heavy toad we are around 25k combined weight.
Ductape 07/19/14 12:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: External Generator use on Class A

We use a 2k Honda when boondocking because it is more fuel efficient than the onboard Onan. I leave the WH and refrigerator on propane because I prefer to not put that wear on the generator. We run 2-3 hours a day usually to charge up.
Ductape 07/19/14 12:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would this be safe?

No problem at all. Just mind your polarity as always.
Ductape 07/17/14 06:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: No Sleep

My house is haunted. My wife lives here. This forum really needs a "like" button. :D
Ductape 07/17/14 06:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: VIAIR air compressors?

I have had one for ten years or so. An expensive tool but it does exactly what they claim. Before that I used an inexpensive 12v compressor that was slooooow.
Ductape 07/17/14 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mountain driving and towing with a gas class A

Here is my opinion. If the Class A Gas MH weighs more than 15,000 pounds I wouldn't do it. Not that you can't do it. But it is just because it would drive me crazy to drive a slug like that. Uphill would be frustrating. Downhill would very nervous. Downshifting will be your friend going downhill. Keep off the brakes as much as you can. What is your rear gear ratio? Hope it is 4:56 or lower. This is obviously an uneducated answer. MANY on here who actually have class A's with the F53 can easily pull 3k up and down a mountain despite being 16-23k rigs. I can't speak for a 5er so I wouldn't. X2. Which will be better on a grade, 20k lbs of gas MH with 362 hp or 40k lbs of diesel with 450? Do the math. Even at max GCW of 26k the F53 has a better power to weight ratio than most diesels.
Ductape 07/15/14 04:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: if trailer tires only good to 65mph, why not switch?

I switched several previous trailers over to P tires with the needed load capacity and lived to tell about it. And drove the speed limit often, whatever it happened to be. In several hundred thousand miles I can recall about 7 flats on a trailer and every one was an ST. There's always a clique of doomsday prediction at the ready when this subject comes up.
Ductape 07/12/14 06:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black vs. White A/c shrouds

One post with no citation or evidence does not convince me the shroud color makes a difference that large.
Ductape 07/12/14 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: It just feels wrong

If you'll let me run an extension cord to your grid I'll plug in and run the heat pump... Save on propane. ;)
Ductape 07/11/14 06:22pm General RVing Issues
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