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RE: Great Basin: trailer limit of 24 ft, or is that combined?

Here is info on campground. Some sites are larger. The site length is what the park service feels is right. Many sites can handle larger then listed. A trailer may need to disconnect and tow vehicle located else where. Campground infoIf they ask it is 24'. If you fit then stay. No fit then roll back down.
smkettner 08/28/16 10:26pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: How Big a Gen to Run a Converter? Some Info.

When does a generator get annoying? Honda 2000 barely off idle for 6 hours or full throttle 3 hours.All the above? :BAnd I do agree compared to solar. The point is even Honda makes quite a racket at full throttle when you follow the directions and max it out. Always good to hear from BFL13 again :)
smkettner 08/28/16 09:42pm Tech Issues
RE: NHTSA& EPA want to limit speedof vehicles over 26,000 lbs

I would far prefer to have large trucks for local delivery only. Long haul should be on the rails. Trouble is rail needs significant improvements to reduce cost and congestion. Nothing wrong with a 60, 65 or 68 limit for large vehicles commercial or private. JMHO It would make 26,000 GVWR as a cut-off for all kinds of large vehicles.
smkettner 08/28/16 09:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine/Electronics Upgrade???

OK so fill it up and carry 10 gallons in a couple jerry cans to see how far it will go. Then fill it up and see where your capacity really falls.
smkettner 08/28/16 06:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Still can't decide between DRW or SRW?

Buy what you NEED not what will only fit in your garage!And does the OP NEED a dually to tow within the rating?
smkettner 08/28/16 05:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer suspension sag?

Not sure the slide adds that much when tucked in and rolling. My springs were sagging worse on the kitchen side when I replaced them (all 4).
smkettner 08/28/16 04:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: How Big a Gen to Run a Converter? Some Info.

When does a generator get annoying? Honda 2000 barely off idle for 6 hours or full throttle 3 hours.
smkettner 08/28/16 02:22pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 amp to 30 amp

Use a 50/30 adapter and your existing surge protector. All works fine together.
smkettner 08/28/16 10:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire tread is gone in one section!!!

Get some 15" LT tires.
smkettner 08/27/16 08:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Change Differential Gears to new Ratio?

It is possible to get a measured improvement. Much better chance with electronic controls today vs the older stuff with a carburetor. Sure a little extra for tires that you are already purchasing might pay off. Still not sure if a gear change will be money ahead or how long to pay off the cost. What was the tire size change? Even so every set up can react differently.
smkettner 08/27/16 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford is raising their fuel capacities.

Plenty of times I could have used another 10 gallons in my truck. OEM is just 25 or about 170 to 190 range when towing.
smkettner 08/27/16 06:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Change Differential Gears to new Ratio?

Then how come I use less throttle at 50 mph than at 60 mph? (and way less fuel) Lower engine speed equals larger throttle opening, which effectively negates any fuel savings.I believe we are talking same speed less RPM.
smkettner 08/27/16 06:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar Battery Charger ??

I would get 100 watts minimum for the effort. Also need a controller. Verify that the chassis battery will also maintain the house battery... many will not. $120 watts $100 But shop local and avoid shipping.
smkettner 08/27/16 12:23pm Tech Issues
RE: COSTCO no longer wants motorhomes in gas lines?

10 deep last night is absolutely nuts. Have better things to do. Filled up at shell. And that was with the DW's Subaru. Can't imagine going in a large RV. If only more would consider an electric vehicle for city driving. :R Filling at home for 70% less is life changing.
smkettner 08/27/16 12:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Change Differential Gears to new Ratio?

2000 rpm is pretty good for gas or is this diesel?
smkettner 08/27/16 12:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Converter Running all the time

Did CW replace the main 'reverse polarity' fuses? Did they fix the polarity or are you charging the batteries in reverse? Does the colored wire with a fuse go to the positive and the white wire to the negative?
smkettner 08/27/16 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: INVERTER SELECTION HELP?

400w looks to have 12v terminals for general connections. Use #6 wire. I think it will work just fine connected direct to the battery.
smkettner 08/27/16 10:08am Tech Issues
RE: A/C Question

114 is all clear and good to go. That meter is very conservative on where it marks the green.
smkettner 08/26/16 10:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: INVERTER SELECTION HELP?

I assume this is the inverter: http://wagan.com/wagan-tech/power-inverters/elite-200w-pro.html http://wagan.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/98x98/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/a/wagan2600_inverter-200w.jpg width=100 Have you found some banana plugs rated 30 amps you could put right on the battery?
smkettner 08/26/16 10:23pm Tech Issues
RE: INVERTER SELECTION HELP?

Are you sure it was the inverter vs the poor battery connection? Did it shut down for overload or low voltage?
smkettner 08/26/16 09:44pm Tech Issues
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