i have a 2002 chevy trailblazer would like to know how big a motor home i can tow safely i was thinking a pop up thanks john
Yes, I know its set up wrong. This was back before I knew a thing about what I was doing. I drove this from Cleveland, Ohio to Pocatello, Idaho. TV has the 4.3 TT was a 21' Prowelr, weight was around 2800, IIRC. it's really pulled great, especially after I flipped the axles and got it sitting level. I have since moved to the rig in my signature, but routinely pull my FIL's pop up. Don't even know its behind me, even on the bigger passes. That 4.3 is a great motor.
Enjoy! You'll have a blast with it. Nothing beats a hot shower and soft bed when camping. Pick yourself up a can of Ozium to get rid of the smoke smell. You can get it at Walmart by the auto air fresheners.
I have a $60 brake controller. One you can get at Walmart. What benefits could I expect from a P2 or P3. I really dislike not being able to lightly hit the brakes without the electric brakes trying to bring me to a complete stop. They come on slow but keep coming on.
I had the same 60$ one, and just got a P3 last week. HOLY CRAP! What a difference! When rolling to a stop sign , the 60$ controller waited a couple seconds, then applies full power, whatever you have it adjusted to, now matter how lightly you a pressing the TV's brakes. With the P3, it senses how fast, or slow you are coming to a stop and applies the proper voltage so the trailer braking matches the TV's braking. Thus, no more getting banged around by the trailers brakes.
Fourteen degrees below ambient temp does not sound right to me. Sounds like a/c is not working properly. A properly running a/c should give you a 17-21* cross temperature. Meaning there should be a temp difference of you supply air and return air of that. If you only dropped 14* below the outdoor temp, something ain't right. I've been here in Salt Lake City for the last seven days, a ew days over 100*, and my 25' fiver has been a cool 72* consistently, with full sun on a least one side all day.
We use bottled water and a 5 gallon jug of water from home for drinking / coffee / cooking for the simple fact of making our onbaord water last longer for showers, clean up, etc.... carry 10 gallons for cooking / coffee, and a case of bottled, that means 15 more gallons for showers.
3- Buying a 20 yr. old RV thinking they got a great deal because it looks like new
I'm very sorry we don't all have ten of thousands to spend on a brand new rig. What do you propose I do? Promptly take my fiver off the road, burn it and throw myself a beating?
How is the Cherry Hill Campground? How does the water park rate? I'm thinking about taking the family up there sometime.
I give it a solid "meh". Of course, I'm a 35 year old male, some I don't do the water slides. Too many kids and I just feel weird standing in the middle of them all. They a free pool, three slides (Cardiac Canyon is pretty fun. Sometimes I'll do that one) and another pool that your can use with your water slide admission. They also have a lazy river. I think rates are something like 35$ a night. Water park is 20$ I think. Spots are pretty level. Try and get yourself spot F15. It seems to have the most shade. Lots of stuff nearby to do , too. If you do hit it, be sure and let me know what you thought.
I'll do all ya'll one better. I'm one my first trip out now with my new to me fiver. Set up yesterday. Leveled side to side, chocked the tires, pulled the pins on the landing gear and dropped them as far as I could and replaced the pins, unhooked the umbilical cord, opened the jaws and pulled forward. Notice what I forgot? Yeah. I forgot to LOWER the landing gear. Pulled up and the trailer dropped about six inches. Oops! I'll never do that again.
We left Pocatello, ID yesterday morning at 7, and got to Cherry Hiil campground in Salt Lake City around 10:30. Despite my TV having over 170k miles, it pulled the fiver great. Temp didn't ever go over 210* on the big pass on I15. Put a new P3 in before I left. WOW! Absolutely amazing. I'll never tow without one from now one.
After we got set up, went to Walmart for supplies and picked up a Honeywell digital thermostat. Put that on, an the a/c has been keeping us a nice 72* despite the 100* heat here. Got a cooler full of Corona, and have been killing the Corona cocktails. If you've never had one, do it! Also got a brand new bottle of Elijah Craig. Now, all I have to do for the next 9 days is sit back and soak it all in.
On 32" TV for the kitchen, I say no its not worth paying extra for. The 60 htz refers to, IIRC, the refresh rate. Ever see a TV or computer screen on the background on the news, and it looks like the picture is rolling? That's the 60 htz rate. It moves to fast for the eye to see, but a TV camera can pick it up. They claim the higher the number over 60, the better the picture because its faster. Probably true. But, honestly my eye can't see much different.
As far as 720p and 1080i, again 1080i is supposed to be a better picture. Myself, I can't see a huge difference, especially on a screen that small. You get up into the 50's, then maybe look at 1080. Best advice I ever got TV shopping, actually from a commission payed salesman..... Forget all the numbers, and look at the picture. Buy what looks good to your eye, and forget all about htz, 720, 1080, and contrast ratios.
When you get a chance, climb on top and pop the cover off. Good chance your coil is dirty. If it is, good chance you are icing up. If it happens again, shut the AC off for a couple hours, but leave the fan running. If it is iced, this will thaw it. Then, when you turn it back on, you should get some cool air till it ices again. If it is icing, and the filter and coil is clean, then next likely reason would be an undercharge. AKA, loss of freon. But, that'll be our last resort.
If you say your cold air was 81, and your warm air was 71 at 3' downwind of the unit, that doesn't sound right to me. That's only a 10 degree cross. Anytime I take a cross in a home, I typically go 3 to 4 foot off the plenum, and look for a cross of 17-21 degrees. You're only getting ten. Is you filter and coil clean? Is there a chance your coil froze up? You said it was quite hot out, so it must have been running a lot. Good chance of it freezing. Also, what speed was your fan on when you took the cross? That makes a difference too.
If tread pattern is different, might get interesting in emergency manuvers or extreme braking, try to avoid those, LOL.
I'll have to drastically change my driving habits, but I'll take a crack at it. :B