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RE: Macerating pump to empty black/gray tank

... The unit works as designed but I find it to be very slow method of dumping. It is nice to have in a pinch but I avoid using it in general. The Flojet is just too slow for me If I had large tanks like many non-TC RVs, I might not always use my macerator. I do find it more comfortable to use than the stinky slinky. I also back flush my tanks a couple of times a year in the comfort on my own home/driveway, sitting in a chair while I drink a beer. Wayne yep, I never considered tank dumping to be a race against time. I get a FHU site every 3 days or so, dump the gray thru the hose, then use the macerator on the black tank as needed. bumpy If your ever at a dump station, dumping your tanks can quckly become a race against time. Since this is the TC forum I did consider editing my post. Since tank sizes are smaller on TC's slow macerator performance is much less an issue. I'm glad to see there is now a warning concerning running macerator for more than 15 minutes. While it may not apply much to TC's. Dumping large tanks can be a real issue using a macerator.
Lantley 11/25/14 05:30am Truck Campers
RE: Macerating pump to empty black/gray tank

While the Flojet is a worthwhile option to have,I seldom use mine. The unit works as designed but I find it to be very slow method of dumping. It is nice to have in a pinch but I avoid using it in general. The Flojet is just too slow for me
Lantley 11/24/14 05:40am Truck Campers
RE: Electrical truck to trailer connection question

Now that you have built the barn follow through and install electricity in the barn. 20 amp circuit would do 30/50 amp would be better. Leave battery in RV and keep trailer plugged in 24/7. Installing electric would be the professional thing to do and eliminate monkeying around with connecting RV to truck etc. With electric installed you could go in and out of the trailer as you please without having to do anything.
Lantley 11/24/14 04:33am Tech Issues
RE: Question about traveling in freezing weather

I wouldn't worry about it. you aren't going to be in that deep of a freeze for that long while traveling. I agree running heater is a waste of propane for me. It sounds as though daytime temps will be above freezing. Things are not going to freeze solid in a couple of hours.
Lantley 11/24/14 04:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What Do You Do First?

Setting up order is really unimportant. Everything can wait until you need it. Concur. My order varies, and can be situational. In hot weather- maybe it's electric for AC. Another time, it may be water. Regardless of the order, I'm done in 20 min You guys have obviously never hooked up at a site with bad electric and been forced to change sites.
Lantley 11/23/14 01:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: Garmin back up camers

I have the Garmin 760 LMT and the BC-20 back up camera. It all works very well. Camera image is far from HD quality,but it is adequate as a back up camera. There is no night vision lighting,camera does not work very well in the dark. Nevertheless the camera is a nice option. Being able to use the Garmin display is a tremendous plus. You can switch between camera image and map view with the touch of a icon on the display screen. The biggest advantage of the Garmin camera is that you don't need a separate monitor for the Back up camera. The Garmin GPS display can serve both purposes. My camera is mounted on the rear of my 40' 5'er. I had to order the extension cable ($35.99 ? additional) to get the image to display properly. Without the cable the camera image was erratic and went in and out. In the end the install works well. For less then $200.00 I added a decent back up camera. I have had the set up for 2 season now without any issues
Lantley 11/23/14 01:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: attn: Weight Police

I go by the rear axle and tire ratings for 5th wheel pin weight. There are a lot of variables that go into the manufacturer's GVWR and GCVWR. They apply to the Rockies as well as Clearwater Beach. But tire weight ratings and axle weight ratings are linear with no variables unless you're planning on jumping the dunes with your 5th wheel attached. just my humble take on it. So if the rear axle is rated for that weight does that mean the rest of the truck is rated for the same weight as well? Where does the GVWR come into play?
Lantley 11/23/14 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW MPG

The difference in MPG is negligible 1 MPG at most. Whatever the dually lacks in MPG's is returned via additional braking power. DRW vs. SRW MPG's is really a non issue. I still don't understand the braking thing. The brakes are the same on the SWR as the DRW trucks unless a model change. I have never ever been able to lock up my rear wheels on my srw trucks while towing. The DRW simply gives you more tire surface on the ground which translates into more braking surface,(twice as much surface). In the end the additional tires provide better braking. It's not a matter of locking up the tires but a matter of a shorter stopping distance. Imagine if Fred Flinstone could have stopped using 4 feet vs. 2! My point is that the brake pads, rotors and hydraulic system does not have enough power to make two wheels slide with a load on it so how is two more wheels going to make you stop faster? If anything, the two extra wheels and fenders is more weight to stop. :S Like many things on the forum. We calculate,figure,wonder,hypothesize and imagine but none of this is a substitute for actual experience. We draw firm conclusions based on everything except actual experience. I have towed the same 10K trailer with both a dually and a SRW truck. The DRW truck stops significantly better. If in doubt get your hands on a dually and give it a real life trial.
Lantley 11/23/14 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: High cost of diesel

The world demand for diesel fuel is higher than it's ever been, hence the high prices. Global economy and all that. I just installed an additional 91 gallons so I get to choose when and where and at what price I get my diesel. I never understand the aux. tank logic. 91 gallons of diesel is worth $350.00. The tank itself is $500.00. I'm not sure where the savings is vs. filling tank with diesel 125.00 at a time. Yes occasionally. I may have to make a 145.0 fill up. But how often are you forced to buy overpriced fuel. My numbers are not precise but I'm not sure how buying/carrying more fuel results in savings? I understand you may fill up when its bargain priced. But how do you predict the future. Buy today,price could drop tomorrow. Where does it end? I'm not trying to challenge your choice there are lots of people using aux. tanks. I just don't understand how buying more fuel results in savings.
Lantley 11/22/14 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: What Do You Do First?

I usually check for voltage and polarity before I do anything, have had too many occasions where it's bad and I need to move to another site. After that, then the power cord, slide out, water and cold refreshment after the easy chair :) This ^^^^ Power first. You maybe able to survive without water or sewer. But no power will force you to change sites. If/when a no power scenario occurs you will be aggravated enough. When no power leads to changing sites disconnecting water and sewer that you just hooked up will only add to your aggravation. Depending on how your slides are configured and where your sewer outlet is located. It maybe wise to hook up sewer before extending slides. In my case my outlet is beneath my slide. I have to crawl under slide to attach sewer. I have learned it is easier to attach sewer before extending slide.
Lantley 11/22/14 04:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: attn: Weight Police

What is the payload rating on your drivers door sticker? Those figures are specific to your truck and are more accurate than any on line source or brochure. As someone mentioned above the ratings are based on any trailer you may tow and are not calculated specifically for RV trailer use. After market add-ons do not increase your payload rating
Lantley 11/22/14 02:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW MPG

6 wheels on the ground compared to 4 wheels on the ground is not twice as much braking surface—1.5 times as much. Extra weight from heavier dually suspension reduces mileage. In Fords a dually always comes with higher numeric rear ratio making engine spin faster causing lower mileage. GM had a white paper out a few years ago saying diesels are more susceptible to reduced mileage from high engine RPMs than are gas engines. Luckily the low RPM torque peak in diesels lets you gear them for slow RPMs if you got a big enough engine. My son went from 7.3 regular cab long bed 16 mpg to 7.3 crew cab long bed dually 12 mpg. Your results may vary. Well I assumed we all knew both trucks would have front wheels which is why I mentioned 2 wheel vs 4 wheels being twice as much:S In your son case your just not comparing SRW vs. DRW. You are also comparing regular cab to crew cab. If you keep chassis,engine size and all other factors equal and only compare SRW vs DRW MPG difference is negligible.
Lantley 11/22/14 08:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW MPG

The difference in MPG is negligible 1 MPG at most. Whatever the dually lacks in MPG's is returned via additional braking power. DRW vs. SRW MPG's is really a non issue. I still don't understand the braking thing. The brakes are the same on the SWR as the DRW trucks unless a model change. I have never ever been able to lock up my rear wheels on my srw trucks while towing. The DRW simply gives you more tire surface on the ground which translates into more braking surface,(twice as much surface). In the end the additional tires provide better braking. It's not a matter of locking up the tires but a matter of a shorter stopping distance. Imagine if Fred Flinstone could have stopped using 4 feet vs. 2!
Lantley 11/22/14 07:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW MPG

The difference in MPG is negligible 1 MPG at most. Whatever the dually lacks in MPG's is returned via additional braking power. DRW vs. SRW MPG's is really a non issue.
Lantley 11/22/14 06:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is Hitching a Fiver Easier?

Hooking up a fiver is much easier simply because you can see the pin and hitch. I buying new the auto level feature is a must have option. I went from a TT with a Hensley hitch to a fiver with auto level. Hook up is night and day easier.
Lantley 11/22/14 06:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ordered 5th wheel delima

The whole point of ordering is to get the RV exactly the way you want it equipped vs. the way someone else ordered it. Ordering often requires additional wait time. I ordered my current rig and waited to get it equipped the way I wanted it. Just wait it out . You will be much happier in the long term. A few weeks wait is negligible over the lifetime of the RV. In the end the wait will be worth it to get what you wanted
Lantley 11/22/14 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I am mad....

The idea of dropping it off and just waiting for some undetermined date would be a deal breaker for me. Personally I would seek another option even if that required me to pay for it. Free/warranty is often more trouble than it's worth.
Lantley 11/22/14 06:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Dometic 2652 RBX Not Properly Vented In Tango Trailer

Hey, I get it guys. I'm clearly not Hemmingway. There was quite a bit of word vomit in my post and I could have done a better job with making it easer to read. It's not a forum for me to vent four years of frustration trying to get a refrigerator working properly. The idea is to share problems and help each other and that's all I tried to do. Point well taken on the grammar issue. The important thing is you shared your experience. In the end I did learn a bit concerning the correct venting of the fridge. I imagine many will find this thread beneficial.
Lantley 11/20/14 04:17am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic 2652 RBX Not Properly Vented In Tango Trailer

I was able to follow the story. Glad to hear you got things work out. As to proper formatting and punctuation it would help make your post easier to read. While Scott G's comment was a bit blunt! There is some validity to what he is saying. From a pratical standpoint more formatting would be beneficial.
Lantley 11/19/14 09:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Would you buy this truck?

When I bought my truck 3 years ago I was dead set on a 7.3 Powerstroke. After months of looking and all the crazy prices I bought my 2006 Duramax with half the miles and a much better transmission. I like Ford trucks but I don't like them that much. I guess a truck is worth what ever someone is willing to pay for it. How much do you suppose that dealer gave in trade for that pickup? Exactly as great as the 7.3 PSD is it is not worth 06-07 Duramax money.
Lantley 11/18/14 05:07pm Tow Vehicles
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