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RE: HP vs altitude & gas vs diesel

The trailer we are pulling last time I weighed it was 15901lbs and yes I pulling it with a gasser and just like all motors it has power lose at altitude. Newer gas motors adjust to the higher elevations on the fly unlike older models. But you can't run diesel gears in them, you have to gear them so they run in their power band when pulling grades, but when we are running down the interstate I can still run in 6th gear at 2K rpm at 65 mph. My not sure about the other brands but Fords 6.2 with the 6 speed and 4.30 gears is a very capable pulling platform. If you want to give your truck a test take hwy 191 south of 80 in Wyoming to Flaming Gorge Lake in Utah. On our last trip we were from sea level to 10K feet and it was a pleasure to drive. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/24/14 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DC compressor fridge power usage question

One thing to remember when looking for a fridge with a 12v compressor is the compressor is still 120v AC it just has a dedicated inverter built into the box mounted on the side of it. You can do the same thing with a standard compressor but mount a dedicated inverter close to your battery to eliminate running heavy 12v wiring to the fridge. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/21/14 05:15am Tech Issues
RE: AGM Batteries

You can say anything you want about AGM and flooded cells I'm sold on my Optima Blue Tops. Two months into the 12th year on the same set is hard to beat. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/17/14 03:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Brake Smart Needed working or not

I have one that has a bad case but I won't be back to my home base until next week. I had it on a 2000 F350. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/14/14 09:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford navigation ?

The elevation feature is gone. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/05/14 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dish 311 Receiver With Tailgater???

The 211k, 211 and 411 are the only ones listed to work with the Tailgater, they have to have the internal programing and power supply to run the Tailgater. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/03/14 05:50pm Technology Corner
RE: 17.5 tires

Everyone with a blowout or tread separation with a GY G614 please state what year this was and the date code. Since 07 the GY G has been very trouble free. So those that keep reporting problems they had but don't tell the whole story make it harder for buyers to make an informed decision. . My first set was the originals that came with our 03 trailer, the second set were made in Feb 07 after the so called redesign. They only made it 2.5 years before one failed, no more GY G tires for me. I also like to buy stuff made in the USA but it also has to be dependable and the G 614 isn't.
Denny & Jami 03/29/14 11:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 17.5 tires

We had G614's on our Cameo as upgrade from Carriage. They had about 20,000 miles on them, and were 3 years old when one exploded and did $6,500 in damage to our trailer. We were going 55 mph, and the tires had 110 psi. We just had the tires inspected and told they were good. The $6,500 did not include the road service. We did everthing by the book to take care of them, including keeping them covered. Please take my advice, get the 17.5 wheels and tires. Very common experience with the 614, our first set had one that the tread came off but still have 110 psi in it. Our second set I found one starting to do the same thing so I was lucky that time, no damage. The Sumitomos are also cheaper that the 614 when it's time to replace them. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/27/14 06:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 17.5 tires

We are running 17.5 Sumitomo H tires. After 2 sets of GY 614 G with treads coming off both sets I went to tire that will last. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/25/14 06:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long does an AGM Battery Last?

I wonder how a BAD battery is built ? Most all the batteries that I have had fail, (a bunch) appeared to be fully charged, and actually were fully charged. They stood at 12.7-8 state of charged, burned a 12v lite bulb very brightly, but when hooked to a load tester, they instantly drop to 0 - 5 volts. I'd really like to internally see what takes place in that situation. Dadgummit, off topic again !! Edit........ I have had super good luck w/ house deep cycle batteries, and not because I don't cycle them. What happens is one of the connections between cells is weak so it will conduct current normally under light load but under heavy load it will have to high of resistance so the voltage will drop. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/14/14 09:37am Tech Issues
RE: How long does an AGM Battery Last?

Our two Blue Top Optima are on there 12th year and show no signs of giving up. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/14/14 08:02am Tech Issues
RE: Ethanol Gasoline Emissions Study I SMELL A RAT

You can say anything you want but you won't change my mind on 10 % corn gas, I've been using it for years in all my play and work trucks(now just play trucks)with no problems. I also use it in my generators, lawn mowers and outboard motor, the last time I had any problems with a generator was with the varnish regular gas left behind. I've also left in our 01 Alero for just short of 2 years with 10% in it, it started right up and ran fine. Denny .
Denny & Jami 03/13/14 05:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Nev R Lube bearings

Remember they are never lube not never check or replace, I changed ours because one was running warm to the touch and it was leaking some grease when i removed it. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/09/14 03:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Nev R Lube bearings

I replaced ours at about 75K and it takes a very strong press to get them out, I used one of the old bearings to press the new ones in. You have to be sure that all the pressure is put on the outside race so the bearing won't be damaged. I ordered ours from Dexter. You will also need a 1 7/16 socket and a way to remove the large snap ring the retains the bearing, the nut is torqued to 145 ft lbs. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/09/14 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Optima Battery

If was to replace my Optima D34M 55 AH I would go with the D31M 75AH ones. They would still fit my tray and give some more capacity. Denny
Denny & Jami 02/08/14 06:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Optima Battery

We've had a two of them in our trailer that have been trouble free for 11 years, if they fail they will be replaced with the same thing. Denny
Denny & Jami 02/08/14 01:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Myth

The 80% is related to the continuous load on a breaker, if you load a breaker continuously over 80% of its rated value it will trip from heat not overcurrent. You never design a circuit that will operate over 80% of full rated load. Denny
Denny & Jami 02/05/14 09:36am Tech Issues
RE: Generator- gasoline or propane?

I would go with gas, don't lessen to all the dome and glum about ethanol I've been using it for years without any problems even with it sitting in the tank for months. Denny
Denny & Jami 02/02/14 09:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: When hooking up the tailgater

If you have BOTH an exterior satellite connection and a cable connection then we are talking about 2 different things. Most RV's only have one outside connection which is designed only for the use of a campground cable connection. These cannot be used to connect to satellite unless the connection is modified and many can be successfully modified with the use of an additional cable and an A/B switch. I have done it hundreds of times. Maybe with a standard dish but not a Tailgater. Denny
Denny & Jami 01/28/14 06:52pm Tech Issues
RE: When hooking up the tailgater

Don't use any kind of A/B switch or splitter with your tailgater, you can use the cable hookup if you can confirm that it's a direct connection with no splitters. As far as a used unit make sure it works by hooking it up to the receiver and make sure it will find the satellites, it will do that without being authorized. Denny This is not correct. NO cable hookup will be direct. Period. You can either disconnect the incoming cable connection from its current location and relocate it to your satellite receiver or you can install an A/B switch to make the process easier. I'm not sure about other RV units but our sat and cable connections go directly to the entertainment center, that's where I could if needed isolate the cable coax with no splitters. Right in the Tailgater manual it states direct connection with no splitters or A/B switches. Denny
Denny & Jami 01/28/14 09:34am Tech Issues
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