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New Pro ECL Interstate batteries

Has anybody used one of the new Extended Charging Life (ECL) batteries from Interstate. I am needing a new camper battery and these have lots of good things to say. They are saying charging and cell life technology like a closed cell battery(AGM) but at half the cost. And they cost a little more than the regular RV/marine batteries. Just looking for a real life story. thanks randy Quote from website: More Cycles, More Life. Get more camping, more comfort and more fun with the Interstate® Pro ECL Series battery. With more cycles and more life than the conventional flooded 12-volt marine/RV battery, the Pro ECL Series keeps your vehicle running 50% longer no matter where your adventures take you. High-powered Value The Pro ECL Series' cycling performance approaches that of absorbed glass-mat (AGM) batteries, but at a fraction of the price. With 100 repetitive reserve capacity cycles1, Pro ECL Series batteries offer you the best value for your money.
byrdr1 11/17/15 09:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Is this damage worth reporting to Insurance?

get an estimate to see whether it would be an insurance job. ladder is broken, trim piece looks like it would need to replaced. molding needs to be replaced. plastic/rubber bumper needs to be maybe cleaned repaired and painted. side light lens broken/missing. Me I would at least get the estimate then proceed from there. Cost might be higher than you think for a claim. but its all cosmetic right now.. can you live with looking at that each and every time you take camper out. randy
byrdr1 11/16/15 12:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ocean Lakes - Thanksgiving

Not only will I be at the fire station Thanksgivng Day and that Saturday but my shift also has Christmas Day as well. :( The holiday pay is nice, though. my son and son in law both are BFD's one is in school until Wednesday the other is on shift Friday and rolling down Saturday and had a few days off this week. thanks all you do! randy
byrdr1 11/16/15 11:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ocean Lakes - Myrtle Beach SC

First of all, the place is huge. The sites are a mix of back-ins, pulls throughs, sand and grass, and concrete. There are also a bunch of cottages. All together there are close to 900 sites, and even off season the occupancy rate seems to be about 65%. Our site was 1 row back from the Atlantic Ocean beach. http://i.imgur.com/odH4ocBl.jpg It just doesn't get any better. that's in the 2000 section, pretty much Ocean Front. second row over from Myrtle Beach resort, this separates Ocean Lakes CG from Lakewood CG. glad you enjoyed randy
byrdr1 11/13/15 07:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ocean Lakes - Thanksgiving

:) We will be there too........... Site 3019.. look me up. Really come by and look us up. Would be nice to meet you and yours.
byrdr1 11/11/15 08:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ocean Lakes - Thanksgiving

16 days and counting. Looking forward to our 4-5 night stay. Pie bingo, college football, shopping (wife & daughter), Christmas season kickoff....CAN NOT WAIT. Site 3019.. look me up. my whole family will be down by Wednesday night. Youngest gets out of college on Tuesday, the middle has class through Wednesday PM and then they will ride down together. And the oldest will be down with her family & their camper 11-21. We will have 5 families camping and plan a large Thanksgiving day meal. really come by and look us up. Would be nice to meet you and yours. randy
byrdr1 11/10/15 09:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TCM 2016 Calendar Contest Winners have been announced

Cool, thanks for sharing randy
byrdr1 11/06/15 07:13am Truck Campers
RE: used Truck Rant

Any 2003 f-250/350 or earlier with the 7.3 PSD will carry more value than the same year model or later with 6.0 diesel. 7.3 PSD is fords work horse engine. I am hearing good things about the newer 6.7 with DEF. BUT my wife says NO! no new payments...:) randy
byrdr1 10/22/15 12:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Flight roof replacement UPDATE

I missed the part about why you had to replace the roof on a new camper...? Work was completed at Bill Plemmons RV in Rural Hall NC. by a Master RV tech. They seem to be a great dealer based on what I have seen on the interweb and I have gone up there several times looking. Nice dealership. Thanks for sharing. randy
byrdr1 10/22/15 11:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Trip report: 9 days in the hills of England and Wales

Thanks for sharing.. randy
byrdr1 10/12/15 02:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Digital Photos--How do you organize them?

I make a folder and call it "date" "xxxx"and just dump everything in there. I put the date first because windows likes to put things in order. So if you put the name...everything is all over the place. Date first made it easier to find. What I find sad is that we have all these photos, but rarely go back to look at them. I do this also. and I look at them but only when I am looking for something I took a picture and want to see if I can find again. but true about never looking again at them. randy
byrdr1 10/06/15 12:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Ocean Lakes, Mrytle Beach

US 501 and then get on SC544 right after the cooling pond by the power plant and follow it straight into Ocean lakes campground. we follow this every time. getting on sc31 would not save you any time. unless you are traveling back out to north myrtle beach and that area. using 544 will take you by coastal carolina college and there are stop lights and its 45mph but its the easiest way and 4 lanes all the way to the campground. I do this route 2-3 times a year. randy
byrdr1 10/04/15 05:29am Roads and Routes
RE: Major Advice Needed ASAP.

Get the 350! Also since you have the factory pucks sell your existing hitch and get a B&W. You will be very happy! I have been looking at the B&W that goes onto the rails installed in my truck now. Best hitch around. randy
byrdr1 09/30/15 09:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Underbelly repair tape

This why I like coming to this site. Information overload when you need it. thanks for some extra links in my camping favorites web sites. randy
byrdr1 09/30/15 07:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Blueridge Parkway questions

I never tell a fellow rv'er not to do something but we always have a home base and travel the parkway on the truck. There are some low tunnels and sharp curves that may not be the best thing pulling a fiver. Generally all the scenic pullovers are heavily travelled during the fall season and I think you would be hard pressed to find enough room to pull over and enjoy the scenery. This year as in past years we are staying a week closer to the southern end and then moving up north and staying another week. We enjoy that since it is stress free for us and allows us to travel the parkway in ease. I was thinking this very same thing. Find a nice RV park and park your rig and explore the parkway with your ride. The parkway has lots of curves and hills(mountains to climb). Was there over the Labor day (the very southern end) holiday and it was crowded. randy
byrdr1 09/18/15 04:42am General RVing Issues
RE: hendersonville, nc

looking for a campground around hendersonville nc. I have stayed at creekside in batcave down the road and I'm looking for something differant look up campgrounds around Asheville, NC and you should see all kinds. Hendersonville campgrounds On a side note my MOM is from Prosperity, SC and we have family in Chapin & Newberry. randy
byrdr1 09/01/15 02:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: North Carolina Hwy 501

Would he better to catch NC-87 to Pittsboro from around Fayetteville, other than driving through Fayetteville and Sanford (bypass around Sanford is open now too). US501 from I-95 is also pretty hilly too until you get to Aberdeen/Pinehurst area. Kinda up and down and on a two lane rd. PLus jumping off at I-95 onto US501 will put you through lots of smaller SC and NC towns.IE Speed trap towns. randy
byrdr1 09/01/15 01:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cougar landing gear fuse.

Assuming it is like my Cougar, it is an inline fuse holder, with a plastic cover. Open the cover and find a blade fuse inside. I've blown mine a couple of times. Looks like this. It is the little black module dead center in this pic. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HUZG2PFxaWA/T9N8osrt6tI/AAAAAAAAB2o/5j47Tu_UK58/s640-Ic42/DSCN2231.JPG Had the same problem with my cougar. Once I found it I kept a supply of fuses on hand. Then I bought a reset-able fuse from Amazon.(Bussmann (BP/CB211-30-RP) 30 Amp Type-I ATM Mini Circuit Breaker) It auto resets and it wasn't that expensive. Best wishes, randy
byrdr1 08/27/15 06:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Life subscription

Got mine this week and the only thing I really read anymore is the 10 minute tech page.
byrdr1 07/30/15 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Genny Exhaust From PU Bed

I CARRY MY GEN IN THE FRONT OF MY LONG BED TRUCK AND (sorry caps) use the 20-25 ft long 30a extension and a 50a to 30a converter cord. MY gen sits about 5 foot from the nose of my camper and then my bedroom is behind the closet and nose of this thing. the CO detector is mounted on the wall towards the front of the camper. I would do this if I had too. BUT so far its only been trial runs. been trying to figure out a way to have this working while going down the road. randy
byrdr1 07/30/15 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
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