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RE: Home Built Toy hauler using pop-up camper

What would be involved with spinning the AC 90 degrees, so the fins are protected at the rear?
christopherglenn 08/30/15 06:04pm Toy Haulers
RE: Solar or Genny

Costco has a nice 2k inverter generator with a Yamaha engine for 2/3 the cost of the Honda 2k. We have 2 Honda 2k's at work, and I have a Honda 3k and the Costco 2k inverter generator at home. The Hondas ARE quieter side by side, but 20 feet away no one can tell which one is running.
christopherglenn 08/28/15 08:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 32bit vs 64bit machines

In most cases you want 4-8 Gigs of ram, and 2-4 cores in the cpu. The higher clock rate the better. Going beyond 3.4 GB of ram requires a 64 bit os. Once you hit 8 gigs of ram, start spending money on a SSD. *Most* computers don't *need* more then 3-4 cores, assuming windows and the video chews up 1-2 cores (peak) that leaves 2-3 cores for everything else. Unless you are going nuts with multi threaded software, or only have 2 cores, turn hyper threading off on Intel cpu's. The machine I am sitting in front of has 64 gigs, and 6 cores. I am currently bouncing between 7% and 13% cpu, and using 6.2 Gigs of the ram. Task manager says 2 cores are 0-1%, 3 of the other 4 are bouncing between 5-10%, the last one is actually doing some work. I also have a 480 gig RVD3X2-FHPX4-480G. This disk is beyond stupid fast. I routinely benchmark 1.2 Gig / second rear and .8 Gig / second write.
christopherglenn 08/24/15 08:33pm Technology Corner
RE: tuner for sub or not

First thing to do is a CAT back exhaust. It helps a bit in stock form, even more with a tuner. Most tuners advance timing (not much else to do) which requires higher octane then the "cheap stuff"..
christopherglenn 08/24/15 08:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: triple axle toy hauler

I have found fuel economy is more of a function of aerodynamics then weight.
christopherglenn 08/24/15 07:50pm Toy Haulers
RE: Thinking about a generator

These guys make fittings for Honda I series generators, they are intended for mounting portable generators in a generator shed. The idea is to direct the exhaust and waste heat out a duct, and keep the shed cooler and without CO and CO2. I would think these would work well in mounting a portable in either a box (with ventilation) or in a compartment of a trailer (again, with ventilation).
christopherglenn 08/23/15 09:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anybody installed air ride or air shocks for trailer?

In general, air hitches / pinboxes help the ride in the TV and do fairly little for the trailers ride. Something attached to the trailers axles (centerpoint, shocks, EZ flex, etc) help the trailers ride, but don't do that massive improvement for the TV. With My truck and trailer, side to side rocking of the trailer can barely be felt in the TV, front to rear rocking of the trailer gave me whiplash in the drivers seat. My Air pinbox all but eliminated that, and the centerpoint (in my opinion) should make the trailer last longer, as the frame and everything aren't getting the doodoo pounded out of it driving down the road.
christopherglenn 08/23/15 11:58am Travel Trailers
RE: 30 15 amp circuit breaker

take the original breaker, and hit amazon with the part #.
christopherglenn 08/23/15 11:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Parallel then series, or the other way around?

In the top image current has to travel through 1 cable between the "bank" pos and neg. In the bottom image it travels through 3. If all you are doing is running led lights at night and charging off a 100 watt panel, who cares. Put in a 60 or 80 amp (or larger) charger, or an inverter large enough to run the microwave, and the batteries with the shorter runs will take more of the load then the batteries with the longer runs. You can overcome this with very large wires, but usually banks are wires with #4 or smaller.. I have 3 12 volts, with 4/0 interconnects and leads to my inverter/charger.
christopherglenn 08/22/15 10:49am Tech Issues
RE: triple axle toy hauler

We have had to adjust our site occupancy guidelines to account for triple axle rigs. Several sites we used to consider appropriate for all rigs are now restricted to "no triple axle fifth wheels". Unfortunately, triple axle rigs require a country mile to make a turn and we have gotten tired of the need for them to drive across the fronts of neighboring sites to make a turn any other rig can easily make staying on the driving surface. The sum total of all that is we only have a very few sites in which we allow triple axle fivers and if they are sold out, we won't accommodate them in any other site. So there is at least a few parks in the world that having a triple axle rig will make it harder to get a site. As far as turning radius, what is the difference between a 40' 2 axle and a 40' 3 axle?
christopherglenn 08/21/15 02:13pm Toy Haulers
RE: Anybody installed air ride or air shocks for trailer?

I have centerpoint on mine.. We have left open cans of soda (kids) just about everywhere, and they don't bounce. Get cut off on the road, and all bets are off.
christopherglenn 08/21/15 02:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2006 Duramax LLY vs. LBZ

Actually that started with the new ecm on the LMM, 07.5 trucks. An 07 or earlier set back to stock leaves no fingerprints. Not true. The LBZ came out with the new 32 bit processor. Believe me, GM can tell if an LBZ truck was ever tuned by the software they have. This is a full proof way of telling. First application of new, 32-bit E35 controller, which adjusts and compensates for the fuel flow to bolster efficiency and reduce emissions They look at the CVN history. The LBZ and older only report the last update (most recent flash), the LMM and newer report the last 10. Flash a LBZ to factory, and the history only shows it as a factory, the LMM shows a non factory tune (or several) with the last one being factory. It also only updates the history if is it is different - flash a factory tune 10 times in a row and it only counts as 1 of the 10 in the history.
christopherglenn 08/18/15 09:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda eu3000i

It should be easy if you can get to the back . Why would you want to take it out ? In the back just jump across the run connection , put it on a toggle .All the key is really for is to engage the starter and make the run connection . I have one mounted in my truck for seven years and have never taken the key out or turned it off . To shut mine off I shut off the fuel and walk away , it runs for a minute and then shuts down . Because I want to leave the generator running when I'm not around and I don't want to give someone a way to shut it down. I hadn't thought about just turning off the fuel. I guess I'd have to address that too. I may need to think a little more. Maybe a locking door to cover the whole control panel. Leave it running when you are not around and don't want to give anyone a way to shut it down? I hope you are not trying to make friends camping. They can always unplug it to get back at you, or pour water in the gas tank to shut it down.
christopherglenn 08/18/15 09:19am Travel Trailers
RE: 2006 Duramax LLY vs. LBZ

Actually that started with the new ecm on the LMM, 07.5 trucks. An 07 or earlier set back to stock leaves no fingerprints. Other then pulling a glow plug and putting a scope into the cylinder, the EGT probe is your best bet.
christopherglenn 08/15/15 10:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone have or used one of these? automated safety hitch

They like to call it a safety device, and say it is exempt from length limits, but in reality it is either a load carrying frame extension, or a converter dolly. Depends on the judge. If it were permanent to the tow vehicle, it would be a load carrying frame extension, but in their ads they show dropping it with the trailer attached, moving the TV, and recovering it with the load still attached - in which cast it would be a converter dolly. dot approved it as a extended frame seeing it attaches at three points and the tires swival not the frame As I said, depends on the judge.
christopherglenn 08/15/15 10:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2006 Duramax LLY vs. LBZ

As long as it has the 6 speed (up and down buttons on the shifter) the hardware they are the same. The 5 speed LLY's are a completely different matter. If the 8th digit of the vin is a D it is 2006 LBZ HP/TQ 360/650 , if it is a 2 it is a 2006 LLY HP/TQ 310/605. The easiest way to look for a tuner is to check the exhaust manifolds. The first thing you do when tuning is an EGT probe, that is where they go.
christopherglenn 08/15/15 05:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone have or used one of these? automated safety hitch

They like to call it a safety device, and say it is exempt from length limits, but in reality it is either a load carrying frame extension, or a converter dolly. Depends on the judge. If it were permanent to the tow vehicle, it would be a load carrying frame extension, but in their ads they show dropping it with the trailer attached, moving the TV, and recovering it with the load still attached - in which cast it would be a converter dolly.
christopherglenn 08/15/15 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Suggestions requested – “Grandkid camping”

Inflatable mattresses do wonders 3 times a year - even at 8 or 9.
christopherglenn 08/15/15 05:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spread axle setup?

You get the scrubbing of a 3 axle, the weight distribution of a 3 axle, the weight capacity of a 2 axle, the cost of a 2 axle, the breaking of a 2 axle. If they are far enough apart, you loose the ability to use tire chocks that lock the axles together. I have a big and heavy 3 axle trailer, I can tell you that tire quality is far more important then axle spreading on the scuffing end of things.
christopherglenn 08/13/15 11:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Adding solar with existing inverter/charger

They are 30+ volt panels, 310 watts each. The charge controller will down convert the voltage and increase the amps. Combined into discharged batteries it should bulk between 40 and 50 amps, absorb is whatever the batteries can take (plus other loads). I plan on (5 year plan) having 2 mid ship, 2 over the garage (Toy Hauler). I am planning on sliding racks so I can stack one on top of another, normally having 4 exposed, once set up deploy the second set and have 8 on the roof. Sliding out from under the static panels with linear actuators it is a push of a button to deploy or retract. Tied into the slide control so when the slides retract the panels retract (manual deploy) should keep me out of trouble. 2400 watts of solar on the roof should run 1 ac easily as well as charge the batteries at the same time, and reduce need for the genset to when multiple ac's are required. We will see in 5 years what actually happens....
christopherglenn 08/13/15 03:45pm Tech Issues
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