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RE: New Gears.... now what???

I fell for the speed freaks pitch. Spent a lot of money chasing the "cures". Sold the truck and got one that doesn't need a custom tune to do the job. Just frequent some forums and notice how many people post up, looking for advice on their tune problems. They get a lot of it. And a lot of advice gets dispensed.... I am sure a lot of them do as I did. Just move on to a truck that works stock. Not dissing anyone. If some people enjoy trying to squeeze more than the factory did out of their trucks.. To the point that they are willing to overlook some headaches.... Hey everyone needs a hobby. Someone who enjoys a performance vehicle is a Speed Freak but you're not dissing anyone. Hmmmm..... :h Forums are a hot bed for 3 groups of people. Those searching for information, those who enjoy helping others by providing information and those who want to argue every aspect of it. They are protecting mankind from failure.... or at least they believe so. We all have those people in our lives but their experiences are always based on their own track records and not reality. They are always willing to tell you why you won't succeed because they base everything on their own shortcomings. I know you're a nice guy with a differing opinion so I'll leave it at that. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Have you ever been to Vegas? :D You asked about my personal experience.... I should have known that you were not really curious... You just wanted to draw me out to critisize for what you feel I did wrong. You ignore the fact that you can find lots of problems that people have with tunes on any forum. Some people are regulars with the problem of the week. Some try to help others trouble shoot. Others like myself go unnoticed as we quietly head in another direction. No my truck wasn't tired, and I was using tow specific tunes, not race tunes. Plunked about a grand down on a banks exhaust and aftermaket intake/filter with minimal improvement. Then I moved on to better things. I do not use the term speed freaks as a slam... It is way to describe others that enjoy tinkering with their trucks. As I have said, it is not for everyone. A certain type of people enjoy it. Good for them and you. Others see things differently. I want to just buy a truck that will do what I want from the factory. Fortunatly we all now have some great ones to choose from. All it takes is money.
Huntindog 04/23/17 06:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Gears.... now what???

So for those that may be reading this, and are thinking it is all roses.... Look twice before leaping. It takes a special kind of person that is willing to overlook some downsides so they can get more performance. The original manufacturer has an engineering dept. that dwarfs all of the speed companies put together... If they "left some performance out"... There is most assuradly a reason. What problems have you experienced with tune that you got? You've got my curiosity up. Too high EGTs when towing uphill. I have frequented the forums I spoke of in the past. I fell for the speed freaks pitch. Spent a lot of money chasing the "cures". Sold the truck and got one that doesn't need a custom tune to do the job. Just frequent some forums and notice how many people post up, looking for advice on their tune problems. They get a lot of it. And a lot of advice gets dispensed.... I am sure a lot of them do as I did. Just move on to a truck that works stock. Not dissing anyone. If some people enjoy trying to squeeze more than the factory did out of their trucks.. To the point that they are willing to overlook some headaches.... Hey everyone needs a hobby.
Huntindog 04/23/17 02:55am Travel Trailers
RE: New Gears.... now what???

This comment is not for the OP who already knows what he is going to do..... From the first post. Any vehicle specific forum you go to, invariably has a performance section. The speed freaks hang out there. While they have a wealth of info, they also share a common theme. There are ALWAYS many posts of people trying to solve issues with their custom tunes. Amazingly, none of them seem deterred one bit by the problems... They seem to relish in them. So for those that may be reading this, and are thinking it is all roses.... Look twice before leaping. It takes a special kind of person that is willing to overlook some downsides so they can get more performance. The original manufacturer has an engineering dept. that dwarfs all of the speed companies put together... If they "left some performance out"... There is most assuradly a reason.
Huntindog 04/22/17 01:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Who's the best air conditioning guy in San Antonio?

RV units are basically throw aways. They are so cheap to purchase, and not really serviceable so as to make it impractical to pay someone to fix them.... All the ones I have seen do not even have gauge charging ports... They would need to be installed. Unless it is something really minor like a start capacitor etc. just get a new unit.
Huntindog 04/21/17 05:44am Tech Issues
RE: Where can I drop camper in middle of trip?

Power is likely gonna be the biggest concern. Since your trip is not complete, you will likely not empty it out for storage... And it would be nice to come back and simply resume the trip where you left off... I did this once in a boondock situation at a dog trial. I had to go home for work after the first weekend and return for the second weekend. With night time temps getting into the teens, I had to run the heat while I was gone. So I had a friend start my generator for a few hours everyday to keep the batteries up... And my fridge stayed running fully stocked and ready for my return. If this is what appeals to you, then an electric campsite will be your best option.
Huntindog 04/21/17 03:28am Travel Trailers
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

All the BS about new frame and alum body and how it would change the payload and towing capability. Yet this truck is rated to carry only about 100 lbs than my previous 2011 f250. also they can rate it to tow a million pound trailer it still cant carry the tongue or pin weight! Sometimes people tow trailers that aren't RVs. It's pretty easy to adjust a load on a utility trailer to take you up to the max tow weight without exceeding the carrying capacity of the truck. I believe the point was that since these trucks are getting so capable, that using a high profile RV would make them work harder...Possibly making them unable to exceed the speed limit. It isn't all about weight. Wind resistance can be an important factor.
Huntindog 04/20/17 04:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Gears.... now what???

430.00 and two hours for a gear swap sounds too fast and too cheap. I hope your present issues are the only ones you will have. For the record... I have done gear swaps, rear end rebuilds, transfer cases, Motors etc.. I know what is involved to do it right. I have also unfortunantly cleaned up a shops mess from time to time. Not sure where you got your numbers, HD, but it was $732 and took about 5 hours. They've been in business for over 40 years and all they do is gear work. The price I got from them was the same thing I got from a racing buddy who owns Allegro Racing so the price appears to be the going rate in this area.That sounds more reasonable. I may have confused you with another poster. My Apologies. As for your present issues. Are the new gears available from the factory? If so, then I would look to them for the solution. Try a vehicle specific forum. The guys that hang out on them usually are in the know.... Though they do tend to have a lot of speed freaks on them.
Huntindog 04/20/17 02:49am Travel Trailers
RE: New Gears.... now what???

430.00 and two hours for a gear swap sounds too fast and too cheap. I hope your present issues are the only ones you will have. For the record... I have done gear swaps, rear end rebuilds, transfer cases, Motors etc.. I know what is involved to do it right. I have also unfortunantly cleaned up a shops mess from time to time.
Huntindog 04/19/17 08:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: People who pull with a 1/2 ton

Completely disregard all of the previous advice. Pulling a 3500 lb. trailer with a half ton pickup will endanger you, your family and everyone else on the road. You need a 1 ton dually (preferably a GMC). Also consider a Hensley or ProPride hitch. . . .:) It's the ;) that gave it away. Do you have ANY idea how tempted I was to say that? But I was nice and addressed the question from my head, not my passion! So, since this was brought up ... you know you just can't beat a .... :B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:BI got a ton of smileys pasted on my TV... Enough to raise it's capacity by a 1000# easy.:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B
Huntindog 04/17/17 06:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Maxxis yesterday- not so sure

Most of the time max PSI is used on trailer tires because most trailers are towed near gross weight. Sometimes trailers do not weigh close to the gross weight and your tires may wear out in the middle at max PSI. So, over time, check the wear of your tires and its ok to reduce the PSI by 5 lbs or so in order to have your tires wear correctly.But... Treadwear isn't usually important to most people as the tires will age out loooong before the tread. Using max pressure will reduce any sway, and more importantly give a reserve capacity... This can be important. If on tire blows on a tandem axle for some reason, the remaining tire takes it's load. If running reduced pressure, or tires that are right to the limit, it means that the remaining tire should be replaced as well as the blown tire, as it was likely damaged due to being overloaded.
Huntindog 04/14/17 01:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric trailer brakes uneven drag around rotation

Normal to some degree. Drums are much more tolerant to being out of round that a disc setup is.... That is probably why they don't bother truing them as well.
Huntindog 04/13/17 03:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Honda EU2000 parallel operation

banana plug cords tapped in before the 20 amp breaker will allow for higher output. Correct?Since the rated output is 13.3a, I'm not sure what you're getting at. You mean a surge current?No.If I understood SoundGuy right, it is possible to twin the honda's by making a suicide cord (two male 110 electrical cord) and pluging each end into a receptacle of the hondas... Doing this would tap the power AFTER the 20 amp breaker. twining the normal way with the banana plug cords taps the power BEFORE the circuit breaker. You understand correct about the paralleling, however there is no "higher output" to be had. Each generator limits out at less than 20A anyway sharing before or after the 20A breaker makes no power difference. Honda parallels them behind the breaker because they don't want someone trying to pull 26A from the 20A receptacle on the non-companion model. Correction: simply connecting the Hondas with a suicide cord doesn't work because there isn't a 30A receptacle. I think what people do is build a Y cable with 2 male 15A plugs and a female 30A receptacle. Simply suicide connecting the generators means you still don't have anywhere to plug in something more than 20A.Perhaps I should have said more power is USABLE. Of course each generator limits out at less than 20 amps.... So twining with a suicide cord doesn't really gain any USABLE increase above 20 amps. Now the hair is split. Not quite. The useable power isn't limited because of where they are paralleled. Paralleling 2 regular generators with the Honda cable would still mean on 20A are available since the receptacle is where you pull the power from and it's after the breaker. The issue is the lack of a 30A receptacle, not where the power is paralleled. A Y suicide cord avoids that and allows for for full power. The correct statement is that banana plugs allow for paralleling a companion model which includes a recepatcle that can access all of the power.Umm I agree. You just took a lot more words to say what I did.
Huntindog 04/12/17 01:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000 parallel operation

banana plug cords tapped in before the 20 amp breaker will allow for higher output. Correct?Since the rated output is 13.3a, I'm not sure what you're getting at. You mean a surge current?No.If I understood SoundGuy right, it is possible to twin the honda's by making a suicide cord (two male 110 electrical cord) and pluging each end into a receptacle of the hondas... Doing this would tap the power AFTER the 20 amp breaker. twining the normal way with the banana plug cords taps the power BEFORE the circuit breaker. You understand correct about the paralleling, however there is no "higher output" to be had. Each generator limits out at less than 20A anyway sharing before or after the 20A breaker makes no power difference. Honda parallels them behind the breaker because they don't want someone trying to pull 26A from the 20A receptacle on the non-companion model. Correction: simply connecting the Hondas with a suicide cord doesn't work because there isn't a 30A receptacle. I think what people do is build a Y cable with 2 male 15A plugs and a female 30A receptacle. Simply suicide connecting the generators means you still don't have anywhere to plug in something more than 20A.Perhaps I should have said more power is USABLE. Of course each generator limits out at less than 20 amps.... So twining with a suicide cord doesn't really gain any USABLE increase above 20 amps. Now the hair is split.
Huntindog 04/12/17 02:17am Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000 parallel operation

banana plug cords tapped in before the 20 amp breaker will allow for higher output. Correct?Since the rated output is 13.3a, I'm not sure what you're getting at. You mean a surge current?No.If I understood SoundGuy right, it is possible to twin the honda's by making a suicide cord (two male 110 electrical cord) and pluging each end into a receptacle of the hondas... Doing this would tap the power AFTER the 20 amp breaker. twining the normal way with the banana plug cords taps the power BEFORE the circuit breaker.
Huntindog 04/11/17 06:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000 parallel operation

Point is - electrically there's no difference between the authorized Honda parallel cordset or paralleling the two gensets yourself by interconnecting the receptacles on one genset to the other, other than one taps in before the 20 amp breaker, the other after it. I never read of anyone using a SUICIDE cord to parallel Hondas. And if I understand what you are saying correctly, there would not be any point in doing so. Would not tapping in after the 20 amp breaker limit the output to 20 amps? Using the Honda or properly homemade shielded banana plug cords tapped in before the 20 amp breaker will allow for higher output. Correct?
Huntindog 04/11/17 01:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000 parallel operation

Satellite box comment, was a Secondary observation The question was why can't I leave both generators hooked up , whilst running only one And on top of that He wanted to run the regular Honda 2000i, that did not have the built twist lock plug, to put power into the parallel harness, and plug the trailer into the twist lock on the non running Honda companion generator From that it devolved into all the posts by users saying they run only one but leave both connected even though Honda says , Not to do that It's your money and his money, do what you want , with your generators But rationalizing it is all ok, just to save a few seconds of work connecting them or disconnecting, does not mean that it's 100 percent perfectly ok do this all the time, that is not what Honda says You may never have a problem , but if you do, you have no recourse with Honda, because you did what you did So your answer as to "why" is that Honda said so. Not a reason that can hold water. As for your opinion that "time" of running makes a difference... That sounds like hogwash for all of the reasons already discussed. If doing this harms the generators, then it would be impossible to use them. Doing it less would just mean less damage is being done each time. I am sure it is just a safety CYA on Honda's part. Those cables are live whenever hooked up. That COULD potentially be a problem. Having said that, I and many others leave the cables attached to one of the Honda's ALL the time. That means they are live whenever it is running. Anyone messing with those cables could be in for a shock, just like they could when messing with any cord plugged in to a running generator.... The only 100% foolproof safe option is to never run the generator.
Huntindog 04/11/17 02:16am Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000 parallel operation

Yes you have to start one first, because the second one 'SYNCS' wave form to the first one, and yes one might run out of gas before the other one But that's likely to be seconds on start up and minutes on running out of gas Not hours of running time It could be. I have been known to go to sleep with my AC on powered by my Hondas. If one were to quit for any reason, it could be hours before I found out. And the OP DID talk about TV boxes in a subsequent post. No excuse being too lazy to read all of the posts.:B
Huntindog 04/10/17 05:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000 parallel operation

I'm sure Honda did every thing they could to prevent damage, by lazy people leaving the non running generator connected But they say to disconnect, if you are lazy and something goes wrong, they can say we told you so You have to go outside to start them or turn them off What is the big deal about following directions, connecting them or disconnecting them ? Your not saving any significant time or being significantly delayed By being contrary and lazy and having it your way Not trying to be rude, but what else can you call it, besides contrary and lazy Might understand if it was (2) larger generators with wireless remote start and shut down, saves a trip outside, even then best to flow the Mfg instructions But not with two manual start generators, Really no excuse for not following Mfg instructions Even when alternating between generators Well he does have to wait 10-15 minutes for his box to come back up, when shutting the hondas down. That to me is not always an option. Soo, I installed an inverter with an ATF. Problem solved. A cheaper option for the OP may be to keep just his box plugged into the inverter at all times. When he runs a generator, the convertor will charge the batteries while the inverter keeps the box powered. I seriously doubt that anything bad will happen leaving them twined. As already stated, they will run that way when starting, and when shutting down, AND when one runs out of gas.... What if one should get a plugged fuel filter, or stop running for any other reason? That surely wouldn't damage the one that kept running... I cannot believe that Honda would design something with such an obvious shortcoming. Just for curiousty, what do the other brand inverter makers say about this?
Huntindog 04/10/17 03:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000 parallel operation

I have two companions. Most of the time I only use one... And I use the twist lock plug. Simply because it is a much nicer plug, and it is resistant to becoming unplugged. On top of that, I no longer need the other adaptor. WIN WIN. Of course it doesn't provide 30 amps with only one unit running... So what? Using it as I do doesn't harm a thing. I don't see that as a WIN WIN situation. If you intend to use one most of the time, why spend another one hundred dollars for the twistlock which is mostly sitting idle doing nothing because one would simply suffice. As for becoming unplugged or because it looks nice is not worth the additional $$ for me. You really have to abuse it to get it unplugged. I use my Honds a LOT. My 30 amp twist lock adaptor is a quality piece. I have neve seen a 15 or 20 amp adaptor that doesn't look like a toy in comparison... So the 100.00 is worth it to me... Plus it gives me ultimate flexibilty as to which generator to use. My only point was that it seemed you were mislead by a tech as to the ability to use a companion by itself.... You can. Whether it is worth it to you is between you and your wallet.
Huntindog 04/10/17 04:12am Tech Issues
RE: Trailer axle bending.. Ideas

Smacking the axle into the frame is about the worst thing that can happen. If it is doing that, then it will happen repeatadly. Sooo. upgrading axles/springs WILL be better than leaving it as is. Every time the axle hits the frame, it is like taking a swing at it with a sledge hammer. So if your frame is a lightweight frame, something must be done, Did you know that axles can be custom built for your TT? Take the info off of the axle plate (a picture of it will do) and show it to a axle supplier. They can get you upgraded axles that will bolt right up... And it is not much more $$$ than buying an in stock axle.
Huntindog 04/10/17 04:03am Travel Trailers
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