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RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

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Huntindog 09/30/16 01:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

Non sequitur.Remember this from page one? "Yeah, and where do you propose that this additional moisture which the warm air can hold comes from? Regular furnaces exhaust all the combustion byproducts, which includes the moisture (hydrocarbons + oxygen = H2O as a major byproduct). Running a furnace adds no additional moisture to the interior air." That sir is non sequiter. All of your comments on this thread have been of no consequence... The OP wants to know if venting will cut down on condensation. Will venting cut down on condensation. yes or no?
Huntindog 09/30/16 10:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

It could be said the additional moisture comes from the human body.It could be said that the earth is flat. Doesn't make it true. Bottom line. The human body DOES introduce moisture into the air. This is one reason why we must drink water,,, to replace it.So what? Are you really so stupid as to think that only happens when the furnace is on?Soooo. Do you vent your TT when using the heater in cold temps? Yes or no. Do you use a dehumidifier when using your TT with the heater on in cold temps? Yes or no.
Huntindog 09/30/16 06:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

It could be said the additional moisture comes from the human body.It could be said that the earth is flat. Doesn't make it true.It could be said that your argument makes sense... Doesn't make it true. Bottom line. The human body DOES introduce moisture into the air. This is one reason why we must drink water,,, to replace it. This moisture can cause condensation when inside a small heated enclosed box like a TT, when the outside temps are cold. This condensation can cause serious damage to the TT. If you want to eliminate this source of moisture, you can simply take the humans out of the box.... Of course this isn't practical, so other methods SHOULD be used. If you do not believe this, or want to employ any of these measures... It is your TT, and your money and your choice to do so. Happy camping
Huntindog 09/30/16 05:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Question about faster hitch unhooking

This falls under: "Grab a beer and watch this".:B Seriously, this is a BAD idea. There is so much pressure that it probably won't slide out without pulling the TT... So you might end up collapsing the all of the jacks and find the TT tongue falling to the ground... Not to mention somebody not clear of it could get hurt.
Huntindog 09/30/16 03:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Jay Flight Anti Theft Lugs?

What you probably have is a type of lug nut that has a thin chrome metal cover on it. These tend to get distorted in use and cause the problem you describe.... There are better chrome nuts available that are chromed without this cover. If this is the problem, I suggest replacing them all now. They will one by one cause problems down the road. Nothing worse than a flat, and not being able to get the tire off because of this.
Huntindog 09/30/16 03:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Changed shank length

So it will change the tracking... Big deal. Virtually every TT/TV matchup will track differently than another one... You just get used to it. Even the Hensly hitch will cause tracking to be different than a standard WD system. They tell you that right up front. It is NOT a big deal at all. As for the OPs observations. We had an extensive thread on this awhile back. It's focus was on whether a longer drawbar necessitized a hitch capacity rating reduction. The mod. contacted some manufacturers for input. An engineer weighed in. The consensus was that it DID not for the very reason the OP measured. I wrote about my experience in going to a longer drawbar, making my ride bouncy when lightly loaded. And surmised that the WD bars may have been adjusted too tight with the new bar. I never got around to readjusting them, as I got a new truck, but I am glad to see the OPs before and after observations which corrosponds with what I felt back then, as well as the opinions of many in that thread. Good info and good work. Thank you
Huntindog 09/28/16 06:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Mistaken ideas about how a diesel engine works

I had a 2001 Dmax, I traded for a 2011 Dmax. Same truck right down to the color. But the 2011 has a lot more power available. Setting the cruise control to the same speed as I did with my 2001 while towing results in worse MPGs... But I tend to arrive at my destinations faster. The reason is simple. With more power available, the 2011 is able to keep the speed closer to where the cruise control is set. This burns more fuel.. It's OK with me. though, as I like to arrive sooner.
Huntindog 09/28/16 03:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My Blue Ox Sway Pro Experience (Bad, but now resolved)

It's true that you go to a dentist to get your teeth fixed. However, that's just not the way it works with RV dealerships. I'm sure there are some good ones with good techs but they are few and far between. It's unfortunate but you just can't trust the average dealer to tell you the facts and provide proper installations and repairs. Sad but true. Folks who decide to operate an RV for fun need to be aware of that fact. RV'ing requires a lot of self education. Without it you will be disappointed. Maybe it's not fair but it is fact. I'm seeing more and more folks in the campground who don't know an axle from a spring bar and sometimes it's just plain old scary. All true. I doubt I could afford my TT if I had to rely on paying a dealership to do things for me... And I would be so frustrated with the workmanship, I would probably give it up.
Huntindog 09/26/16 07:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: True, but scary, hitch story

This is a perfect example of why it is not necessary to lock the coupler when using WD... WD puts so much pressure on the ball that it simply cannot come off. I would check the coupler and ball for damage. The coupler is probably OK, but I bet the ball is damaged. If it is, do not use it, as it will damage the coupler.
Huntindog 09/26/16 06:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Loose Shackle Bolts From Factory??? *PICS*

I believe the bolts are shouldered bolts. I bet the nuts wont tighten any more, they are tightened all the way to the shoulder of the bolt.We have a winner. I have done a LOT of spring/shackle work over the years. Those are standard shoulder shackle bolts. That way the spring is left free to move as it should.... Ditto this. It's difficult to tell in a picture but all the visible shackle bolts appear the have the same amount of thread showing so it is likely they are all tightened down against the shoulders. However, the U-bolt nuts are clearly not tightened properly. The U bolts are probably fine. They are often not centered when in the bending tool perfectly... This pic appears like that. If torqued properly they will work fine... However, I have found that it is a good idea to recheck these soon after installation. They often lose some tightness intially, then are fine. I think it is the spring pack settling together the first few miles. I don't know about those U bolt nuts. The one closest to the camera looks to be about 1/8" up off the top plate. Hard to tell for sure.I blew up the pic... I could make an argument either way. Best to hit them all with a torque wrench just to be safe. As I said before, they do tend to loosen as the spring pack seats... What I find interesting is that I usually only see that once on springs.. Wheel studs can take several tightenings before they settle down.
Huntindog 09/26/16 06:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Loose Shackle Bolts From Factory??? *PICS*

Even if they wont back off, that's way too much slop. These are not precision suspension setups. They are meant to have slop. It allows for a lot of the necessary sideways movement the suspension undergoes when it is in a sharp turn. Less slop, would mean more stress on other things such as tires, bearings etc. When traveling straight down the road, the axles find the center spot. This also means that the installation doesn't have to be perfect. That is a good thing as it seems that the hangers of often not welded on perfect.. Yet there are few reports of problems from this. Probably due to the 'slop".
Huntindog 09/26/16 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Loose Shackle Bolts From Factory??? *PICS*

I believe the bolts are shouldered bolts. I bet the nuts wont tighten any more, they are tightened all the way to the shoulder of the bolt.We have a winner. I have done a LOT of spring/shackle work over the years. Those are standard shoulder shackle bolts. That way the spring is left free to move as it should.... Ditto this. It's difficult to tell in a picture but all the visible shackle bolts appear the have the same amount of thread showing so it is likely they are all tightened down against the shoulders. However, the U-bolt nuts are clearly not tightened properly. The U bolts are probably fine. They are often not centered when in the bending tool perfectly... This pic appears like that. If torqued properly they will work fine... However, I have found that it is a good idea to recheck these soon after installation. They often lose some tightness intially, then are fine. I think it is the spring pack settling together the first few miles.
Huntindog 09/26/16 05:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Loose Shackle Bolts From Factory??? *PICS*

I believe the bolts are shouldered bolts. I bet the nuts wont tighten any more, they are tightened all the way to the shoulder of the bolt.We have a winner. I have done a LOT of spring/shackle work over the years. Those are standard shoulder shackle bolts. That way the spring is left free to move as it should....
Huntindog 09/26/16 04:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

RESPIRATION IS THE ANSWER to your question.Bzzzzt. Wrong Answer. I'll claim that the OP breathes whether the furnace is on or not.How things work, part two: Ever noticed how much faster water evaporates on a hot day? Or how slowly it does on a cold day? That is what happens when you breathe in a warm TT vs a cold TT. So yes, you DO breath out more vapor on a hot day...(ever noticed that you get thirsty faster on a warm day? It isn't all due to sweat) You just can't see it. This DOES increase the humidity level in a heated TT. The air expelled from your lungs is always saturated with moisture. So what you are saying is the air you expel on a hot day is over saturated. I hope it never gets above 110f, I'm afraid of drowning. :BThis I believe. I am done. Gonna go talk to a wooden post now... It has a better chance of learning than some here do.
Huntindog 09/24/16 06:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

RESPIRATION IS THE ANSWER to your question.Bzzzzt. Wrong Answer. I'll claim that the OP breathes whether the furnace is on or not.How things work, part two: Ever noticed how much faster water evaporates on a hot day? Or how slowly it does on a cold day? That is what happens when you breathe in a warm TT vs a cold TT. So yes, you DO breath out more vapor on a hot day...(ever noticed that you get thirsty faster on a warm day? It isn't all due to sweat) You just can't see it. This DOES increase the humidity level in a heated TT.
Huntindog 09/24/16 04:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

You will have the same amount of humidity produced whether you run the furnace or not run the furnace. The furnace is not going to raise the humidity. It is not just the level of humidity that causes the problem. The difference in temp between outside and inside is what ultimately does it. Set a glass of ice water on the counter and watch the condensation form. Set a glass of room temp. water next to it, and observe that condensation does NOT happen on it. So not running the heat and having a cold TT will prevent condensation. But since most of us like it warm in our RVs, other control methods must be used. Breathing into warm air raises the humidity level more than breathing into cold air.... This makes the problem more severe. Do SOMETHING to mitigate it or you WILL have problems down the road. My owners manuals for my last two TTs from different manufacturers warn of this as well.
Huntindog 09/24/16 03:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

It is vital that RV owners take steps to control humidity. The condensation foming ofn the windows is a warning sign. Unless action is taken it will also form inside the walls. The water vapor penetrates all of the non air tight marterials until it comes in contact with the one it cannot penetrate. Usually the Filon outer layer. It then cools and condensates between the Filon and the luan that it is glued to. This breaks the glue bond and causes DELAMINATION. Venting works, at the expense of losing some heat. A dehunidifier works very well if you have a way to power it. My first one was a 40 pint model which did the job. It was recalled and I got a 50 pint one.... There is a very big difference in performance. Get the largest one that you can live with... You will thank me later for this advice.
Huntindog 09/23/16 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

But warmer air hold more moisture and when it comes in contact with the relatively cooler windows CONDENSATION will form on the windows. Respiration will increase the humidity of the airYeah, and where do you propose that this additional moisture which the warm air can hold comes from? Regular furnaces exhaust all the combustion byproducts, which includes the moisture (hydrocarbons + oxygen = H2O as a major byproduct). Running a furnace adds no additional moisture to the interior air. This is the correct answer....You guys can be right if you really want to. All you gotta do is stop breathing.:S
Huntindog 09/23/16 07:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: TV gearing.

I would use it whenever the trailer is hooked up. It will only help when towing. I generally do, however it affects gas mileage quite a bit, that's why I ask. I get about 9-9.5 mpg with TOW/HAUL, get about 11 without.Tow/haul is there for more than just performance. It raises the RPMs for upshifts, and downshifts more aggressively... As much as this improves performance. it also is easier on the TV. Short shifting under a heavy load puts a lot of stress on the drive train. Not using it just to save a little on fuel can have expensive consequences later on.
Huntindog 09/23/16 06:41pm Travel Trailers
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