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RE: Colorado 2016

Busskipper, Completely agree with you on Estes. It is not the Colorado experience anymore as they seem much more interested in how much money the town can draw in than anything else. I have no plans to ever return there myself. Fortunately there are many, many other places in Colorado to get that experience and you did a great review. If I were to recommend a location other than SW Colorado (Ouray, Ridgway, Silverton, Telluride and Durango) I would recommend the Buena Vista/Salida area. Lots of great things to see for that Colorado experience using BV/Salida area as a base.
RedRocket204 10/12/15 04:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lack of Power to slide

lots of different slides out there, you have to determine what you have before guessing. Yes and what the actual problem logically could be! I had an intermittent slide issue that finally went to a non-working slide. End result was a poorly connected ground direct from the slide switch. So, even though you can get direct ground from your battery, chances are the ground run is connected to the TT frame with a short run to the slide switch. Certainly something that should be checked. Ever since I found the slide switch ground location and cleaned, greased and tightened it back up with a lock-nut, my slide has worked flawlessly. Suggest checking the voltage at slide switch, using a different ground than the switch. That is how I narrowed down my issue.
RedRocket204 10/11/15 10:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Avoid this one when it shows up on Craigslist.

Not the way I would treat either rig! Exactly. Everyone is commenting on the RV, but those trucks... what are those people thinking? Lived on the NW coast of Oregon for 9 years and could not believe the amount of people who would drive out into the water. That sea water gets splashed up everywhere leaving salt residue behind. I would not want to end up with one of those used vehicles because you know almost all those people did not attempt to rinse out the undercarriage as they didn't know any better. And yeah, old video This is the Pacific Ocean, That is an RV Camper. Wait,WHAT? (05/16/13)
RedRocket204 10/10/15 08:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Cover, yes or no?

1. At low speeds, probably up to 30 mph, more like 10 to 15, will the cover tolerate travel, a couple of miles each way? I would not do it unless you know for a fact the TT will only be traveling 5-10mpg at most. The fabric flapping back and forth would not be good for items on the TT. My TT spends its life outdoors in CO without a cover and so far it's not been an issue.
RedRocket204 10/09/15 09:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: How'd You Like Driving this puppy down the road?

I miss my 460..f-series I do at times also miss my 460... just don't miss the highway wandering from the inaccurate steering.
RedRocket204 10/09/15 09:58am Truck Campers
RE: Air intake for front air conditioner

This video shows that most bad AC cooling problems stem from horrible sealing, specifically in the area you found wasn't constructed correctly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzdQoDublzs You may want to take a look as maybe this aluminum tape will help continue to seal up the area nice and tight.
RedRocket204 10/09/15 08:28am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Entry door window

Or, order EDWIN and be done with that horrible entry door window. We love ours.
RedRocket204 10/07/15 01:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: A Sheety Problem

A Sheety Problem? I still can't fold a fitted sheet! :o And who makes a bed when relaxing on vacation? {proudly}, not I
RedRocket204 10/07/15 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Modification ideas for boondocking

3. Has anyone ever considered setting up a mini drainback solar hydronic system on the roof to preheat the water for the hot water heater? I would be pretty simple to set up with some black tubing on the roof, and it would run on sunny days. When you came back from hiking, maybe the water in the hot tank would be 120F, so you wouldn't need to fire up the furnace. Just want to point out that this would be an additional item that would need to be winterized along with any other radiant heating you would consider. So if you do move forward, design into it ease of winterizing... something like sprinkler blow out ports or ???
RedRocket204 10/07/15 12:51pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Getting rid of Road Trip grill - replace with Weber Q?

The only thing I noticed I don't know if I like is the underside of the lid has a rough-cast finish and may be not the easiest to clean? I suppose that depends on your definition of clean. If you are talking to clean it to a level of looks like new? Yes, it will not clean up like that. The outside cleans up fairly easily and looks nice. Inside... at the end of the season I clean the inside with a pressure washer of course with the propane removed and the propane valve connection tightly covered with the Weber attached cap. I let the grill dry and has always fired right up like it was new... even at altitude :)
RedRocket204 10/07/15 11:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Floor repair and new vinyl in the WW

Dogs look very happy and that's what counts! :) Nice job!
RedRocket204 10/07/15 10:10am Toy Haulers
RE: intercom recomendations for driver to passenger

There are intercom's for tow people on 'one' motorcycle, but they are made for inside the helmut...maybe you could either find them with head sets or install them on a set of stereo head sets or some such Sena is a company that makes those for inside helmets... I have one of their devices, SMH5, and it works well. Not sure if they make a headset option.
RedRocket204 10/07/15 12:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: new released invertor generater

When you need the most power from a generator, when it's hot and you want to run a A/C is when you will find out that heat and altitude can cost you 40% of your generators output at 10,000 ft. It takes a Champion 3500/4000 to run our 13.5 A/C up there and even then the converter has to be turned off. Do you have your generator jetted for the altitude? I do know that jetting for altitude won't get you back all the power but it should help it run better and more efficient. I haven't rejetted my generators yet because I don't use them. Champion has a high altitude jet but it's only rated for up to 3000 ft or so the last time I checked. Thanks. 3000 ft only? Wow.
RedRocket204 10/06/15 10:12am Travel Trailers
RE: new released invertor generater

When you need the most power from a generator, when it's hot and you want to run a A/C is when you will find out that heat and altitude can cost you 40% of your generators output at 10,000 ft. It takes a Champion 3500/4000 to run our 13.5 A/C up there and even then the converter has to be turned off. Do you have your generator jetted for the altitude? I do know that jetting for altitude won't get you back all the power but it should help it run better and more efficient.
RedRocket204 10/06/15 07:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Marathon tires are not good tires

SP Times: "Goodyear Kept Tire Problems Quiet" 2006? ...For personal experiences, the following is a great long-running thread, which began in 2006 to present "Goodyear Marathon Failures" Present = 2011? :S
RedRocket204 10/05/15 09:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: What people in 1900 thought year 2000 would look like

Forgot the horse's in case they broke down, unless they are hidden in the back???? How much horse power is required for towing that though? At least there was no concern for emissions control at that time.
RedRocket204 10/05/15 07:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: new released invertor generater

Oh gee - im the guine pig, the new guy.. just kidding. I don't know the specifics of the Frigidaire 8k but when I hear or see 700 watts that I gotta think it will run it and even if the compressor kicks it up to max for a min I wonder if I should try it and just set it to non economy mode for the power spike. Then I wonder how much I will need AC in the rockies. Im stumped but all the help and advice is greatly appreciated. Champion sounds great but the 100 pound plus weight doesn't sound to fun. That is possibly the nice part about being able to run two inverter gens in parallel. Honda, Yamaha and Champion all have that capability with the correct 2000W models. Yes, it sucks having to buy and lug around two gens but that can also be a convenience. I believe the 2000W Champion only weighs ~46 lbs. You could always buy one, see if it works for your needs at altitude and then buy another and the parallel kit if the single unit doesn't work. If you ended up with two, you would only need to lift one 46lb gen at a time. But you're right, how much does one need AC at 9000+ feet in the summer? I know in certain areas it could get warm enough inside the TT during the day but those days would be infrequent.
RedRocket204 10/05/15 06:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: new released invertor generater

I have the Champion 3100, I too was in Taylor Park a couple of weeks ago camping at 10,006' according to my GPS. I never tried my 13,500 BTU AC but it would run my microwave no problem, I didn't re-jet the carb either. I mainly used it to recharge every couple of days. Gee, I wonder why you didn't attempt to run your AC? Could it be that it was as low as 19 degrees there on Sunday, 09/20/15? ;) :B I can't believe how cold it got for almost all the mornings I was there. The good news was that it quickly warmed up once the sun rose over the Collegiates and the days were exceptionally nice. Gotta throw in a nice picture of the aspens from that trip. http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii301/_RedRocket_/DSC_0265_1920_zpspm9wfoaq.jpg width=640 OK /offtopic
RedRocket204 10/05/15 02:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: what not to do before leaving on a trip

what not to do before leaving on a trip I thought the story was going to be about drinking tequila. :B
RedRocket204 10/05/15 02:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: new released invertor generater

Having a bit too much power is better than not enough... Doh! And I know stating the obvious... :) But, you bring up a good point about the elevation. I live at just under 8000 ft and my 2000W Champion will not power my small RV Microwave or even my small Kuerig Coffee maker by itself where I live as I tried it where both units were independently plugged directly into the running generator. I know it will not power my 13,500 BTU AC. But 8000 ft is not even that high here in CO. Just a couple of weeks ago I was at Taylor Park and the low elevation there is around 9300 ft. Again, wish I would have opted for the 3100W Champion. Now, unless I go the route of selling the 2000W and buy the larger 3100W unit, I will need to get a second 2000W Champion along with the Parallel Operation kit.
RedRocket204 10/05/15 01:55pm Travel Trailers
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