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RE: second trailer wiring

I would pull fused power off the trailer battery, through 12 volt relays, to run the second trailer lights. Tap the incoming wires off the pigtail to trigger the relays. Then is there is some drastic problem on the second trailer, the TV and first trailer are unaffected. The electric brakes are the only one you HAVE to run straight through. It isn't compatible to relays.
christopherglenn 07/18/14 11:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: generator auto start/stop

which one are you running?
christopherglenn 07/13/14 09:21pm Toy Haulers
RE: Help! propane detector went off now what?

I have noticed when the propane runs out, the water heater tends to attempt to light, and can't. The unburned propane under the floor is enough to set off the propane detector.
christopherglenn 07/13/14 09:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Airing down the g614

I ran 35 in my g614's 2 weeks ago at Pismo. Took the dually to 25 up front and 30 out back.
christopherglenn 07/12/14 07:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: 1st pull.... A couple surprises, and my 1st cab dents!

Heat kills tires. High speeds generate lots of heat. With Florida known for high temps, and running 72-75 - I am with LarryJM..... 70 something in Montana in January I wouldn't be worried about the tires.
christopherglenn 07/10/14 05:36pm Towing
RE: inverter/charger

My inverter/charger has a set of AC input AC output and DC + & - terminals. add in 2 grounds and that is 8 wires. The DC are huge (I have a 3kw 6kw surge unit) 4/0, the AC side is 6 guage.
christopherglenn 07/04/14 03:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Running a bar fridge off an inverter while in transit.

Yes, it will work. And quite well. I would (if you are worried about keeping the trailers batteries up in transit) look at Trailer chargers. They are designed to charge the liftgate batteries on trailers off the trucks power. By eliminating all voltage drop in the charge line from the truck to the batteries, you can fully charge or maintain the trailers batteries under loads (of less then the charger is rated for). The charge line in my truck to my trailer rarely gets over 13.5 volts, even with the alternator pushing 14.4 volts. My inverter/charger keeps my mini fridge running 24/7 except when in storage.
christopherglenn 07/04/14 03:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: 6V Batteries - Won't start generator

I would go for a stupid large cable between the batteries, and from the frame ground to the neg terminal of the bottom battery. By stupid I am saying 0 or larger. Most everything goes from the pos terminal to ground, so just doing the middle and ground side will help a lot. Fwiw, I am running 4/0 on everything - 4 cables between my 3 12 volt batteries, and 1 to ground. I also run 4/0 both ways to the inverter/charger, but that is another subject.
christopherglenn 07/03/14 08:38pm Toy Haulers
RE: Generators

Got a Costco 2k generator for a long weekend at Pismo. The onan 5.5k would run the inverter/charger at 150 amps (its max)(in the morning), the 2k would have to be throttled to ~100 amps. I ended up running the onan until the charge current dropped to about 75 amps, then switched to the Costco generator for a few hours. The onan is a lower, bass noise, then Costco is a higher pitch. The Costco generator burned about 1/4 the fuel as the onan, but even on the beach at 5 feet, wouldn't start the 15k ac.
christopherglenn 06/30/14 12:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: E-rate question

The load ratings are 112 to 113 for some of the tires in your link.. P255/70R18 112T the S or T is a speed rating.
christopherglenn 06/24/14 12:00am Towing
RE: wiring options for second ac

Very few 30 amp units are wired for a second AC.. Your best bet is a separate power inlet for a 15 amp cord just for the AC.
christopherglenn 06/23/14 11:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Portable generators...What brand?

Costco has a ~2k for ~$500.. 1 year no questions guarantee is hard to beat..
christopherglenn 06/23/14 11:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Honda 3000is generator

if the planets align a 2k will run a 15k AC.. you loose ~3% per thousand feet of elevation. A 3k is more then 15% more powerful then a 2k. I would guess the fridge kicked on with the AC element and overloaded the generator. That or is overheated wherever you had it running.
christopherglenn 06/22/14 06:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tricky parking techniques for big trailers

instead of unhooking and rehooking the trailer, cut the wheel, back up a foot or two, cut it the other way, and pull forward the same, cut it back and back up again, etc. You can jackknife the trailer faster then lowering the gear and unhooking. FWIW I only do that on soft stuff - no pavement. Way to hard on the trailers suspension and tires.
christopherglenn 06/20/14 02:08am Toy Haulers
RE: How much alternator do I really need?

There is a voltage drop in the charging wire from the trucks batteries / alternator all the way to the trailers batteries. The lower the trailers batteries are, the more current (amps) can be pushed from the alternator to the trailer. Real world 5-30 amps is all that goes to the trailers batteries. If you have lots of lights on the trailer, you can suck up another 10-20 amps there as well. Most any alternator over ~100 amps will be fine when you are running down the road - at idle they put out 5-10% of their rating in most cases. The truck can use most of that with the lights and heater / ac on.
christopherglenn 06/20/14 01:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: pismo beach sand with wd bars and airbags. few questions.

2wd unhook before hitting the sand, 4x4, you only really need to unhook if you are going over dunes. dropping air pressure in ALL tires is far more important then weather the wd is attached or not.
christopherglenn 06/12/14 07:29pm Toy Haulers
RE: Too Heavy for E's Tires..either LRF/LRG or 17.5 tires

I put goodyear g614 tires on my trailer. 7k axles as well. I needed new rims for the higher pressure. I have about (3 axles) 24k of tires on 21k of axles on a 18.5k trailer. The g614's are also rated to 75 mph, so no issues running the desert at speed in states with higher then a 65 limit.
christopherglenn 06/12/14 07:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: LCI Trailair air pressure ?

I run mine ~1 inch below the mark for the best ride. YMMV..
christopherglenn 06/09/14 03:04pm Towing
RE: Specific Gravity of Diesel Fuel VS Motor Oil

in a running engine, the oil pump will pull both in, mix them, and pump the now thinned mix through all the bearings. I would be more worried about melting the piston..
christopherglenn 05/17/14 01:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Would You "Downgrade" To A Tent?

Years ago I backpacked. There are places we went in the Sierras, that are a 2 day walk from the nearest road. When my boys get big enough, and if they are interested... Ugh.. no running hot water.....
christopherglenn 05/17/14 01:11pm General RVing Issues
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