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RE: Surgeguard Surge Protectors (schematics)

My suggestion is to buy a new PI unit. Field replacement parts - life time warranty - consider where you're at now... Buy a Progressive Industries Surge Protector they run circles around Surguard Surge Protectors
PatrickA51 06/16/16 02:17am Tech Issues
RE: Are TPMS sensors rugged enough for gentle off-roading?

I am thinking about a TPMS for my single axle trailer -- probably a good idea! But in doing the usual research, it looks to me like the sensors are sort of like little knobs that attach to the valve stem and stick out a little. Will those sensors stand up to low-speed off-pavement towing? (Rarely over ten miles an hour, and usually much less.) Will they get caught on brush and branches that stick out into the roadway? Can they withstand the gravel that will inevitably bounce up and hit them? Sorry if this seems like a naive question -- I searched the archives and came up empty. Thanks in advance for your advice! (And by the way, which make and model would you recommend? I'm looking for one where I can replace the batteries myself, rather than sending it back to the factory.) My Ram 2500 Laramie CC/LB 4x2 IL-6 6.7LCTD, has them. I was going to order a Ram Power Wagon 4x4 and they come standard on the Power Wagon 4x4. I was going to order a PW but could not get the LB/IL-6 6.7L CTD (Cummins Turbo Diesel) . So I would say they are good to go.
PatrickA51 06/03/16 12:49am Tech Issues
RE: And we are off!

Have a safe trip. Take your time and enjoy.
PatrickA51 05/28/16 01:43am Truck Campers
RE: Not a TriMetric, but for $20 might be worth trying out...

MrWizard I have an older system from AMSolar. I also have a Xantrex 2000W Prosine Inverter. The Xantrex Control Panel still works fine. The AMSolar control Panel took a dump and doesn't read correctly.(the leds went south) Other wise it works also. will this unit work with that system?
PatrickA51 04/19/16 02:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Wow... I didn't drive my dually much last year....

Wait -- did you see the awesome garage/barn in one of the OP's shots? Where I live (southern Calif), that would be a multi-million dollar structure. Room for tools and equipment and vehicles and materials. Wow! Isn't that the truth! :S Also my 2016 Ram only has 1560 miles on it. It's still "Virgin"
PatrickA51 04/19/16 02:05pm Truck Campers
RE: What are your favorite state parks to camp?

Hands down, the Anza Borrego Desert State Park in CA. Most other CA State Parks are now way over priced and overrun.The State is trying without success to balance the budget on the backs of out-of-state travelers, be it via airport taxes or state run services or entities. They closed or curtailed many minor State run Parks due to budget constraints but now are going to raise taxes once more on cars. There was an out-of-control era of CA State Park acquisition which finally became unsustainable. Many other states have wonderfully operated State Parks. jefe They already did raise the taxes on New Vehicle License Fee's. Feel the pain. I would rather stay at a BLM Campground but they are becoming few and far between also.
PatrickA51 04/17/16 06:39pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Where to buy Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C

The best for RV use is the Viair,12 volt and will put out at least 120PSI. More than enough for your needs. I use This one I have the same pump with a different name. Nice pump. I have that same compressor plus. This one https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M7a53340fab2a9ed05637174875bde1c5H0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300 You can get the Porter Cable Compressor at Amazon. Both work well. Good luck
PatrickA51 03/13/16 05:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Took delivery today

Congratulations nice looking rig you got there. Too bad you won't be able to tow that F-350 behind the new Concord.
PatrickA51 02/28/16 01:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: US2200 vs T-105

Brian - read up on the US BATTERY verses TROJAN look-alikes on-line.... They have some good reviews... Would be nice to know someone that actually has used those brands... I always like to look at how long they will produce 25AMPS... Roy Ken I have some older Interstate U2200 battery's in my RV. I am going to get Trojan battery's when I replace my battery's more than likely the AGM Trojans. I have had good luck with the Interstate Battery's nut they are no longer made in the USA, They are now made in China,(or so I have been told,not sure) the Trojans are made in America.
PatrickA51 02/26/16 09:08pm Tech Issues
RE: 2015 Ram Cummins Fuel Restriction

You want a diesel cap, a gas cap seals fumes in, creates a vacuum x2 Is the fuel tank plastic?
PatrickA51 02/26/16 09:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing Both?

If you are going to use the truck in your profile picture,2015 Dodge Ram 3500 CTD Laramie Longhorn Dually 4x4 you have more than enough vehicle to do the job.
PatrickA51 02/26/16 11:59am Truck Campers
RE: Start looking for a boondocking site: eclipse (Aug 21 2017)

Astro, you are right that it is visible in the daytime. But since it is an eclipse, it is also a new moon, which means that the stars at night are at their best. So that is why I want a boondocking site where I have completely dark skies and also a good vantage for the eclipse -- hopefully on a mountain top, where we can see the moon's shadow moving across the landscape. (That is what I have heard, anyway -- I have never actually seen an eclipse.) What about Joshua Tree NP. Maybe Grand Canyon North Rim?
PatrickA51 02/20/16 01:29am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Is it ok to travel with a full plastic gas can on my bumper?

It doesn't seem safe but what else would I do? I haven't used my genny enough yet to know when I will need gas. There is a Gas can set up that holds ten gallons, it mounts behind the spare tire hanger on the Jeep Wrangler, So it's not illegal. I would not carry one myself. I would stop and fill a gas can if I carried one before I got to my camp site.
PatrickA51 02/14/16 03:00pm Tech Issues
RE: CPAP machine and batteries

Hey thanks for all the info you guys I know my batteries will hold it then, just maybe not use the humidifier , I assume you just do not fill or put the tank in to not use the humidifier. And again thanks for all the info this is a great forum love all the good info I have gleamed from it. I have humidifiers for my machines and do not use them. I was told that once I started using a humidifier I would never be able to stop.
PatrickA51 02/01/16 09:16pm Truck Campers
RE: CPAP machine and batteries

I my RV I have 6 6v 220ah battery's I have a 12v plug by the bed in the back of my RV. I us a 12v plug to run my Bi-Pap Machine off of. I have been on C-Pap/Bi-Pap since 2005. I have no problems what so ever with my machines. I always carry an extra machine with me if my machine in the RV takes a dump on me.
PatrickA51 02/01/16 06:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Steve McQueen's TC For Sale

Interesting.
PatrickA51 01/21/16 02:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Amazing MPG gains... Magic fuel, or ???

Hi Mark! Hey I got some unbelievable results one time by sticking my head out the window and howling like a dog, everyone should try it! http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/whazoo100/Cedar%20Mesa%20with%20Farctics%202009/002.jpg Hi Ya Skip! Whazoo I get those amazing fuel mileage results too especially when I;m going down a 6% grade hill and the RV in Neutral I wonder why ? :h
PatrickA51 01/10/16 11:18am Truck Campers
RE: Boondocking closures in Arizona

Folks, awareness on this very important topic is good, but lets keep the political rants out of this thread or I'll have to close it. x2 The Land belongs to the citizens of the USA, If you want to do something about it contact your representative not Rant here.
PatrickA51 12/27/15 01:43pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: If You Had To Buy A Tablet ?

Not sure why the aversion to the Apple products. For my money, I'd be buying a used Apple at that price point rather than considering the other offerings.I would not use an Apple if you gave it to me. Everything on an Apple seems difficult,clumsy and backwards to me. It is just a Ford/Chevy thing. I have a iMac Desk Top Computer, I also have a HP Note Book Computer. They are both almost the same. On my iMac I use Safari, on my HP I use Firefox. On my HP it seems that everyday there is some kind of Emergency Security Update or Emergency OS software update. On my iMac very seldom is there any kind of Emergency Update. On my HP I run an Anti Virus Program. (Kaspersky) Every time I get an update on the HP the update always seems to have an Anti-Virus program that they want me to down load in the back ground, Norton or McAfee. When I was running Windows OS it seemed like I was always getting Maleware, on my iMac none, on my HP almost every week. I am going to get an Apple OS Tablet when I get one. After the first of the year I am going to do away with my HP Lap Top and go to a Mac. My wife and I use the Square for our business, we use Android based phones, we are going to get a iPad Table to use the Square on. Just my thoughts, hope you all have a great holiday season and safe travels.
PatrickA51 12/20/15 11:19am Technology Corner
RE: First RV trip/drive

I agree with the person who said to first try a trip with less elevation change. The coast is nice. Perhaps Morro Bay. The least traumatic route, though far from the shortest, to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is probably: east via I-8 to Ocotillo, which has at least two lanes each way but sometimes high winds can affect high profile vehicles or even close the road. North on S-2 through the southern portions of the park. Or, adding many miles, North from El Centro on 86 and enter the park from the east side. Next choice: Go east via Ramona, turn north on 79 at Santa Ysabel. Turn right onto S-2, do not turn on the obvious S-22, go straight down the more gentle San Felipe Valley on S-2 to S-78. Turn left (east), proceed to Borrego Springs Road, go north (left) on that into the town. This route involves a lot of winding two-lane, but avoids the steepest grades and the big scary cliffs. There is no route which is totally without trauma. Perhaps scout first with a daytrip in the car if you are really worried about getting there. Watch out for folks in a big hurry to get to the off-road areas. I agree with what Tiger 4x4 RV Said, And I would say Morro Bay.
PatrickA51 12/13/15 04:28pm Class C Motorhomes
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