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RE: Any downside to a domestic refrigerator?

Depending on battery sizes - the are good for about 6 hours on their own. Not quite overnight. I'm not convinced it is that easy for the truck charge circuit to recharge those batteries plus keep up with the inverter down the road the next day. Jury is still out. Also issues with how they are installed, doors don't lock closed, not real "off" on a residential fridge, and winterizing the ice maker without the rear access. Motorhomes may be a more suitable application, but for towing and camping - I think I'll stick to my ice making 4-dr 2-way LP/Electric
Mile High 07/27/14 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Holes in battery compartment of Fiver

Sorry, cross venting is NOT required in a battery box. Years spent doing safety inspections on heavy equipment speaking here. Because hydrogen is lighter than air, a top vent is required for confined space installations. the vent must open to "an external surface". Most RV battery boxes (that I have ever seen) are made of an acid resistant ABS material, closed on the bottom and vented on the top, with a flexible hose attached to the top vent and running UP to a vent in the front or side wall of the basement. The explosive hydrogen floats up and out. It doesn't need circulation of outside air. It certainly wouldn't hurt anything to have a bottom vent, but it is not required.Not correct and not sure what heavy equipment has to do with RVs or the RVIA. It does no good to have a top vent without a bottom vent as the air remains stagnant. Natural draft ventilation requires air movement and air movement requires a high and a low vent for natural draft. It even applies to UPS rooms, a vent at the roof, and equal size vent at the floor. Boats do not require the bottom vent for obvious reasons, but they are vented at the rim of the lid to atmosphere and require a forced draft arrangement in the engine compartment while underway at speed supplemented by a mechanical ventilation means (fan) while stationary. An RV battery box located near the electrical gear in an enclosed cabinet has a vent at the top that goes to the exterior via flexible hose, and vent at the bottom remote from the one at the top (opposite end). If the batteries are located in their own compartment open to the ground below, they don't require anything, or they are in a box with ventilated lid to atmosphere to contain any spills. I can't say when it started, why, or whether it is required by RVIA, nor do I care. I'm just explaining to the RP why he has neatly cut 1-1/2" holes in the bottom of his battery cabinet from the factory. The battery lower vent neck fits through those holes. Lets just say it is stupid not to vent in the bottom: Battery venting
Mile High 07/26/14 08:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Holes in battery compartment of Fiver

Battery box is required to have a top and bottom vent. Airflow requires 2. If you can see the hole, the original battery box is missing. The original box has a vent out the bottom that fits through the hole, and a vent out the top that ties to a flexhose out the front. The battery box is totally enclosed and isolates the battery from the open arcing electric in the front compartment.
Mile High 07/24/14 07:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: how do you know when to trade

Technology and features continuously change on these, and at some point you just can't take it anymore and decide a new one will be easier than retrofitting the old one for those "must haves". We had a perfectly wonderful and garaged 2007, but auto-leveling, quiet AC, 4-dr fridge, finally broke me, just like it did on the 2007 when we had a 2004, and so on....
Mile High 07/23/14 05:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2013 F150 4X4 EcoBoost w/3.5L & 145" wheelbase

Nope, can't be done...you need a 1 ton at the very least, maybe even bigger. :B http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p80/Shadow_Grey/Cougar%205th%20wheel/20130712_125302_zpsc7050bf7.jpg Something like Shadow Grey's Cougar lite would be perfect! My cousin pulls one with a Tacoma 5.7. That Lakota looks pretty heavy but I don't know the numbers. Noticed the eco-boost will be the only engine in the Expedition/Navigator next year.
Mile High 07/20/14 08:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New fiver

Very nice!
Mile High 07/19/14 07:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: how do national parks measure the length of a 5th wheel?

The Calif State Parks have varying max length restrictions for trailers. The length is based on distance from rear bumper of the TV to the rear bumper of the trailer. So a hitched 28' 5ver that measures 23'-11" from rear bumper of TV to rear bumper of the 5ver will be allowed where the park's max trailer length is 24'. Ya - not their problem if the bedroom of your 5th wheel is sticking out on the road ;) Colorado rounds to the nearest 5'. You can push it by backing way up on the pad to your axles, but you can't count on it being clear back there. There may be posts or rocks that prevent you from doing that. Bigger problem for us is the trees - I've had to lose many reserved sites that had enough length, but our slides wouldn't open or the trees were too low for the roof height. I've learned to use satellite view on Google Maps to at least get an idea of what is there before I get there.
Mile High 07/17/14 05:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: exploding tire

I've had 3 factory LT tires (Tacoma) throw belts on a 2003 5th wheel at the same time, thought it was coming apart. Not only would I not put an ST tire on my 5er, it also will not get an imported tire, regardless of whether it is LT or ST.
Mile High 07/17/14 01:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Must Have, Don't Need

Disk brakes are awesome as well - just forgot about them. I was descending Monarch Pass last week in CO and I thought I would try just braking with the trailer using the lever - holy buckets! I practically came to a full stop and I bet the guy behind me almost ran into me because of no brake lights :E Those disk brakes really take hold in a hurry. We've had an Onan generator in multiple rigs for years. If I had to make a list of 10 must haves, it would probably been down towards the 9 or 10.
Mile High 07/17/14 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: coiled breakaway cable for 5th wheel

OK, so the WHOLE BED comes off, what then? :B Ya, that's what happened to me :( http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1523/6528899/12657597/391815030.jpg
Mile High 07/17/14 01:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to level your rig?

X3:). I first level side to side with a board ramp, then disconnect and hit the auto level. It is calibrated to the bottom of the fridge. I also use bubble levels mounted outside for redundancy.Curious why you use a board ramp first? I just hit autolevel and call it a day - if I get overstroke, I retract, add some blocks under the overstroked pistons, then hit autolevel again. I will level even if it means both wheels on once side are off the ground.
Mile High 07/17/14 01:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to level your rig?

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Mile High 07/16/14 12:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: exploding tire

I can answer that one ! "because they say ST on the sidewall". :B And my <3 year old Michelin LTX A/T 2 :? That one must have hit something, like a carcass of an ST tire on the rig in front of you:) In the last four weeks, I've witnessed two blowouts, one on a boat in front of me and another on an oncoming Voltage 3 axle, not to mention over a dozen blown tire rigs on the side of the road. Nothing sours the fun filled vacation than sitting on the side of the road in 100 degree heat. Its just not worth gambling with cheap tires.
Mile High 07/15/14 11:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: coiled breakaway cable for 5th wheel

I bought one but refused to use it. It just doesn't look very sturdy at the connections.
Mile High 07/15/14 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: exploding tire

Makes you wonder if you should have invested in better tires rather than a TST system, eh? Ditch those STs and get real tires.
Mile High 07/12/14 10:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short bed or long bed?

I don't care what one has LONG or SHORT bed as long as they use within it's limits! I had a SHORT bed once that was enough for me. The prior was a LONG bed so I had something to compare to. You're contradicting yourself. First you bash anyone that would consider a short bed because of hauling drywall, now you are saying it has to do with limits. Maybe you just don't know what you want yourself, let alone try to advise anyone else. :S
Mile High 07/12/14 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short bed or long bed?

X2 I pay other people to haul drywall, and install it:) Short bed is a great tow vehicle if the payload is enough for the 5er.
Mile High 07/10/14 10:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Use Tripod or not?

I quit hauling mine along several years ago and got the JT Strongarms. Personal preference. I installed the Strongarms on the Toy hauler and what a difference. This new trailer has the Autolevel stuff on it. Still learning how to use it. I should have mentioned that. That is why I am asking about the tripod. Always helps to hear the whole story :R Waste of time to use the tripod if you have the autoleveling system.
Mile High 07/10/14 10:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Must Have, Don't Need

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Mile High 07/10/14 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Must Have, Don't Need

1. What do you love that you have in your trailer that you couldn't live without? 6-pt leveling, ice maker 4 dr fridge, trailair tri-glide pin box, quiet ACs (ducted returns), Travler satellite dish, dual anwings, D/W, W/D 2. What do you wish that you had in your trailer? 17.5 wheels and tires, 50A electric cord reel 3. What could you go without? Slide toppers, sofa bed 4. Have you found issues with the w/d and the d/w? Not a bit 5. Do you really use the outdoor kitchen and fireplace a lot? Fireplace yes - outdoor kitchen no experience
Mile High 07/10/14 09:28am Fifth-Wheels
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