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RE: Charging 6 V. batteries while boondocking?

Look to see what the output of your rig charger is and run the generator. Additionally be conservative with using the batteries. The water pump is the big killer. Run battery or little lp coleman lampsfor lighting at night. Everyday start the genny and charge the batts back up. We dry camp all the time and run the genny a few hours in the morning then the evening. We do the dishes and bath when the genny is running to continue to put amps back into the battery. Eventually I will put solar up on the roof and will put in enough watts so I wont have to run the genny as much.
Crabbypatty 08/18/14 05:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suburban 2500…6.0 vs 8.1 vs Excursion V10

We have the K2500 4x4 Burb with 8.1L and its a beast. I do not know if the Excursion is 3/4 ton or not. Our Burb is rated for 12,000lbs of towing. Our first TT was small and light 27 around 5000lb which we sold and bought an Aluminum frame Sunnybrook at 7,000lbs. Both being unloaded weights. Add water and gear and it weighs at least another 1500 lbs. The burb pulls it no prob and being a 3/4 ton it barely moves when hitched up. We have over 195,000 miles on it and if we could find another one we would buy it. So our replacement will be a one ton diesel quad cab short bed as out next TT will be a fiver now that we are empty nesters, I want a king bed and bigger bath.:)
Crabbypatty 08/17/14 06:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: I guess 80 mph is the new 65 mph

Only when NOT towing and then very rarely. Not smart.
Crabbypatty 08/16/14 05:26am Travel Trailers
RE: boondocking

Use portable lights instead of house lights. The water pump will kill the battery for sure, so use it sparingly. Your tow vehicle will charge the battery when plugged in. So hook it up and run car for an hour a day. Depending on your TT charger that could put 30 amps back in the battery. Use the campground showers or use baby wipes. When you get some extra cash add a second battery. As for a future generator stay away from the cheap loud ones and wait until you can buy a Yamaha or Honda inverter series gen. They run for a long time, use little fuel and as importantly they are quiet. So you and your neighbors will get along better.
Crabbypatty 08/15/14 05:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: No power to trailer when battery is connected

Follow the negative cable to the ground. Its usually in a spot where it gets blasted with the water road dirt etc. Take it off and wire brush everything. Re install then spray with bettery terminal protectant. Do this after you disconnect from battery. BYW did you check to see of the battery is dead??
Crabbypatty 08/15/14 04:26am Tech Issues
RE: Air Up - Air Down Manifold

Sweet. We outer beach camp and that would be handy especially with 8 wheels! Where did you get the parts?? Thanks John
Crabbypatty 08/13/14 04:42am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Bearing running hot

Every Spring before I set sail for the year, I clean, inspect and repack my bearings. The dealer charged $50 a wheel or $200 +tx in my case, but it takes just over an hour to do it all. I have found trouble before it started. Blown seal letting water in turning grease to mush and bearings starting to go. Been riding for 11 years this way never an issue. I once had a brake issue while traveling and that taught me to carry my own spare parts as they can be hard to find on the road. I carry two sets of bearings and spare breaks and magnet among other house hold items. breaking down on the road is no fun and I try to prevent all that work in my driveway so i can enjoy the road. I would pull inspect replace if needed and repack all of my bearings if I were you. Happy Trails.
Crabbypatty 08/13/14 04:35am Towing
RE: More Campground WIFI questions

I have a smart repeater connected to a Hawkins booster and a fiberglass dipole on the roof. You will be amazed on how many wifi spots there are after you turn it on. However it's only as good as the cg system and how many other people are between you and the cg antenna drawing down the bandwidth.
Crabbypatty 08/11/14 10:17am Technology Corner
RE: CW crashed my camper

Why did you even take it? Your at as much fault as CW and should never have signed for it. CW should have checked the goods before they accepted the unit for sale. A thorough pre flight should have revealed these items. I would have asked for another unit. The bowing wall is a non starter. I do wish you the best of luck am sorry for the aggravation, perhaps you can give them the unit back.
Crabbypatty 08/10/14 06:40am Camping World RV Sales
RE: new York propane ban?

I dont know who makes up this gibberish, but Im off to fill up my 30's today. Its also the same dealer that does my bbq tank.....
Crabbypatty 08/08/14 04:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Cell Booster Install

I had purchased the wilson system like yours and the main drawback is that small candy bar inside antenna is worthless. I never was able to get much boost and you have to sit 1-2ft from that crappy antenna. I actually mounted the trucker antenna on the batwing of my old rig which worked well. I have a new to me TT now and need to find a new way to mount that as well. I ran my cables through the roof vent as I have max air covers. never leaked. But this time I ma getting the building system with a larger antenna that is meant for rooms. My TT is 8x34 and the living section is 8X22 and we want to just sit and use the phones anywhere not being stuck in one spot. Good luck
Crabbypatty 08/07/14 04:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grease for WDH

The creek of the hitch on turns is the wd bars doing what they are supposed to do. The only grease is on the hitch ball. If Ihave to make a super sharp turn like pulling into a site. I will remove the bars, but thats only happened once in 11 years.
Crabbypatty 08/06/14 04:32am Towing
RE: installing a brake controller and hitch

Its not hard but needs to be done right. Dealers always make extra money on doing the additional work. But on my first TT I paid to have it done. Now I would do it myself. The controller hooks into the wiring harness of the TV and you might need an adapter wire for that. Go to etrailer.com and tell them the TV you have and which controller you would like, they will give you assistance. You can also order your hitch from them. The only trick is the set up the WD bars properly, measure twice drill once. Just take your time. Part of rving for some is the joy of doing the work. Happy trails
Crabbypatty 08/06/14 04:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Bad camping neighbors

If you don't say something then its your bad. If you say something and nothing happens then its up to the park to enforce compliance.
Crabbypatty 08/05/14 04:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Xantrex Inverter Question?

Call www.donrowe.com for assistance. they set me up in my first TT with a Xantrax 1200 and now in my new to me TT a Xantrax pure sine wave 2000. Never even know its running..
Crabbypatty 08/04/14 04:47am Tech Issues
RE: Winegard Wingman

Second JackHD. Took the batwong off caught the Jackhd on sale at CW for $37. Went from 3 fuzzy channels to 2 dozen.
Crabbypatty 08/04/14 04:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping on the beach

I do not but we camp on the beach and it's to far to walk so there isn't much foot traffic where we love. Just look at my sig!
Crabbypatty 08/03/14 12:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NH Accident

Crabbypatty 08/03/14 10:15am General RVing Issues
RE: What Did You Do For Your Travel Trailer Recently?

In preparation of dry camping I will be installing a long range wifi repeater and cellular amp antennas next week. I have my smart repeater from my old TT but I have to get a new cellular booster.
Crabbypatty 08/02/14 02:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: What Did You Do For Your Travel Trailer Recently?

4x4bob, no I didnt either, I let the air down to 20lbs put it in low and drove it out!
Crabbypatty 08/01/14 04:32am Travel Trailers
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