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RE: The mysteries of Horsepower and other things explained

Wow, lots of info.. Lots of conflicting info... So somebody is right and somebody is wrong? But who's who?? :h I am looking at you____________:B :B :B Sure glad the guys at PickupTrucksdotcom do their hill climb pull tests .........All discrepancies of right and wrong are covered in the OP. Basic torque and horsepower are defined by laws of physics. Drivability opinions are fine but do not change the physics.
smkettner 01/26/15 04:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I want to install a 12V digital volt meter

I would leave the backlight on. Probably just a couple milliamps and far less than even the propane detector. Consider mounting out of the way so it does not stare at you when watching tv or trying to sleep etc. Can always add a momentary button switch later.
smkettner 01/26/15 01:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: What could make LED bulbs burn out?

Look for LEDs rated 10 to 30 volts.
smkettner 01/26/15 01:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Anyone Towing a 5er with a Half Ton TV?

There are a few of us brave souls getting along just fine. I did have to rebuild my transmission throttle body at 187,000. Clutches are fine. Your call if that is premature failure.
smkettner 01/26/15 01:21pm Towing
RE: electric problems?

^^ Yup, Op said it was clean. Next step is to get an amp draw reading. Need a clamp-on ammeter.
smkettner 01/26/15 09:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic thermostst smoked

Dometic digital replacement
smkettner 01/26/15 08:56am Tech Issues
RE: Wiring recommendations

smkettner 01/25/15 10:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Refridgerator replacement

I assumed a Bluegrass Festival was camping in an open field. And yes skip the solar or keep it down to 100 watts(storage) if mostly in the shade when off grid camping. Second 4D would also be fine to save weight. I mistakenly had 8D in my head when reading.
smkettner 01/25/15 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: LT or P Tires ?

GY has terrible marketing with Wrangler. Perception is a premium tire when reality is there are several low end Wranglers that I would not touch including most OEM P rated.
smkettner 01/25/15 07:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: electric problems?

Are you sure the electric side of the water heater was off? Any chance you checked the voltage? Still odd for the 30 amp pedestal to trip before the 20 amp branch circuit if was as you said. For best performance get the roof shroud off and see if the coils need cleaning.
smkettner 01/25/15 07:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: LT or P Tires ?

Can't tell you the difference because my truck came OEM with GY Wrangler ATS LT265/70R17-C. Lasted 89,000 Now on second set Silent Armor getting 70,000 Door sticker says to run 36 psi and I am generally at 42/50.
smkettner 01/25/15 07:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Chassis Batteries not charging

Chassis battery starts the main engine. House battery powers the living area of the RV. You need to check the voltage on your charging system.
smkettner 01/25/15 07:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Charging Battery?

Yes the battery is damaged and has lost capacity. Charge it up immediately and hope for the best. You need to keep lead-acid fully charged. Battery must have a float charge or disconnect to prevent discharge. Battery Tender Plus is 1.25 amps? You will need a week to get a charge. If you have not opened the charger take it back and get a 10+ amp automatic charger and leave it on overnight. Very low and you may need to jump start the charging with a second battery. Yes the tv should power all those items. However they often have a separate connection so if you remove the battery it may disconnect those items. Best to have a battery when towing so the break away brake system is functioning.
smkettner 01/25/15 06:17pm Beginning RVing
RE: LT or P Tires ?

Those P Wranglers are weak. Check these Wrangler LTs with Kevlar and 60,000 mile warranty. Need load index 121 for LT http://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/wrangler-all-terrain-adventure
smkettner 01/25/15 06:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bike rack on back bumper

I did it with three walmart bikes for a few years no problem. Depends on how the bumper is attached. Got some nice bikes and a class III receiver welded to the frame a few years ago before the rust or Murphy caught up with me. Even now I carry one inside.
smkettner 01/25/15 03:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: The mysteries of Horsepower and other things explained

smkettner 01/25/15 02:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Water leak. Normal? Problem?

Have you removed the plug to inspect the sealing surface? If there is a rubber gasket it probably needs to be new.
smkettner 01/25/15 01:36pm Tech Issues
RE: The mysteries of Horsepower and other things explained

The 4.3 Chevy didn't do the heavy work of moving 80,000 lbs of load....the electric motor did that. The Chevy engine charged the batteries that powered the electric motor.I am thinking that 4.3 was running close to flat out during most practical use. Sure they could turn it off as a demonstration in a proof of concept. Moving 60,000+ pounds across country that 4.3 is not going to get a rest.
smkettner 01/25/15 01:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality Shore power cord

For generator use I would stay away from a 50 amp cord. Go with a 30 amp or make your own 40 amp. While #10 is fine go #8 EPDM 3 conductor right here at $4 per foot. http://www.stayonline.com/soow-600-volt-bulk-wire.aspx Get your 30a twist lock to go direct into the Honda Companion. http://www.stayonline.com/detail.aspx?id=6774 Then get the needed 50 amp end to connect to the existing cord or the connector on the side of the RV. http://www.marinco.com/en/6364crn
smkettner 01/25/15 12:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Did you ground your PD 9200 series converter?

I ground everything.
smkettner 01/25/15 12:26pm Tech Issues
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