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RE: 55 amp Converter

To clarify, your looking for a converter. The WFCO is known to be problematic so as suggested before, contact Randy at best converter. I would personally recommend the PDI 9260 for it's robustness and three stage charging. I did this upgrade two years ago from the WFCO. I used the 55 amp one its like a 5 amp upgrade from factory. I did not get the link port thing. Saw no need for it.
byrdr1 01/02/15 01:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trip Report: The Perfect Family Trip!

trausa3, thanks for sharing what you have done. It was an interesting morning read for me. I will leave my camper(30 ft from my front door)(mancavemorning) this morning for the last christmas breakfast family thing. It was nice to see your trip through your eyes, words and vision. ONE DAY maybe. Again thanks for sharing.. Dont worry about what your family thinks about your trip and videos. You can enjoy them anytime you want and one day someone will want to watch them. I agree about the short utube videos.. make them and see how many hits you can get.. One thing would you do this trip again with a generator so you could have some AC/power when needed? That would be on my radar for a trip like this if I made it. randy
byrdr1 12/27/14 06:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

:) Wish we could Thanksgiving week was our last trip there for the year..... will be back to OL sometime in the spring....... X2.. May for bike week we'll do it again.
byrdr1 12/27/14 05:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Loading my Golf Car into the bed of my 3500 Dodge TV

tractor supply has a set that each holds 1000lbs each so you have 2000lb load weight over both of them. They have a arched center. like a bow it allows the cart to go up and over without dragging. They have a strap that you hook to bumper to keep them from falling or moving. they are not cheap. but neither is a GC.They are right at 8 feet long too. When I used them to load my cart in my LB truck before 5er they fit under the CG in the bed and they took the length of the bed to store them. Just in case they did not fold in half either. randy
byrdr1 12/27/14 04:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Michigan to the Carolina Coast & back with 3 kids?

I think that is do-able plan. There are lots of things for the kids to do in the Charlotte area while you go to convention. Not sure where the Pirate cove Cg is at NC coast. But again lots of things to do at the coast of NC in the summer. You plan to travel while the kids will be basically sleeping which is good. Make sure you have DVDs or some type of playable devices to make sure you dont get that ARE WE THERE YET? We used to drive to FL always at night when our 3 were younger. Now they are all grow up. You plan to do things with them on the way down that will work. You have a good plan and if you allow for a few unexpected detours you should be fine. Now as with all my posts this is JMHO. randy in NC.
byrdr1 12/27/14 04:48am Roads and Routes
RE: You know what question is coming next, right?

We will be at the cabin in Idaho-- snow expected Christmas eve. But we can look out the window at our new-to-us toy hauler sitting along the driveway. And yes we may go fire up the furnace and watch a movie out there on Christmas day when the kids get here. Merry Christmas you'all! -brent Sweet what a cool thing to be able to do! RANDY
byrdr1 12/19/14 06:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: You know what question is coming next, right?

Looks like it will be mid 50s and NOT camping & at home for the holidays. New granddaughter will be getting all the love, Son in law has work that day. Thanks for our firefighters, police, EMS and others who have to work on days we take for granted. Merry Christmas to you and yours. randy
byrdr1 12/19/14 06:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tiny Homes

Watched tiny homes this weekend and both of them built theirs and hit the road. ONe from Ca to New York. the other from Colorado and moved to oregon in it. both pulling them behind a truck..one they kept covering or shading out the license plate. randy PS there is a movement of these but they can cost $30k and up. My wife said would it not be better to just by a TT or 5er? and use it..
byrdr1 12/18/14 12:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Utility trailer conversion to an RV trailer!!

Thats the air on the floor beside the cabinet, its vented out the back side. Just delete the link to the ad. randy
byrdr1 12/18/14 07:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Feeling pretty good about KOA Wilmington NC

Wilmington KOA is ran by a good guy, he owns New Bern KOA also. They have good people who manage both campgrounds. We have camped at both and I would return to either one in a minute. New Bern KOA is on US17 north of NewBern about 2 miles over the bridge. The camp host there is very sweet lady. So if you need a place to stop for night or stay for few more either of these are nice places. Plus KOA wilmington has a fuel station and RV wash right outside the entrance. randy
byrdr1 12/18/14 05:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The death of a motorhome

ya'll making me sad reading this post.. Man I spend as much time in my camper not camping as I do camping in it. BUT it is parked 25 feet from my house and has cable & power. Frig works too :). Randy
byrdr1 12/18/14 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Metal carport for 5th wheel questions

I have a 20' x 40' http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j345/mooger42/garage_zps631eb176.jpg I would not want it any narrower than 20'. Notice the side braces which narrow the opening. I was relatively pleased with this company and their work. English is not the first language of the company and you have to be careful when ordering oddball things like I did. Nice RVport Fred. Lots of extra room. Concrete floor too thats real nice. I like the extra width. I only had a 16'wide space for mine and 41 length. I went with 12 ft sides and enclosed right hand side, wishing now I had done the back side or at least the gable on that end. I want to close it up for the winter and really can't without rigging it some how... randy
byrdr1 12/17/14 09:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel Spec Height Question

http://i.imgur.com/kQrY6HNl.jpg this is A frame RVport with 12 foot sides and you can see the front air and clearance.
byrdr1 12/14/14 05:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I85 area campground Virginia, North Carolina

I created a map of campgrounds open year round in Virginia. I have a few additions to make but this may help...https://batchgeo.com/map/75aca32e7062171131fbbaa23af9fac1 Nice info, thanks for sharing. randy
byrdr1 12/11/14 02:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Place in SC

Doesn't MBTP still rent TT's for week stays? Just asking randy
byrdr1 12/09/14 01:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gatlinburg-Pigon Forge Tn Campgrounds

We like River Plantation in Sevierville. X 2. We have stayed mostly in Pigeon Forge area. Several nice and some not so nice campground in ad around Pigeon forge. I have never stayed at a campground in Gatlinburg, only hotels. BUT they have several up that way too. randy
byrdr1 12/09/14 01:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Slide out toppers

I had Carefree of Colorado installed on my toyhauler. No issues so far. They are well worth the money, and I wouldn't have a trailer without them. X2. yes they can be noisy in high winds. I just spent a week camping in 20-30 mph winds with gust up to 45. They made noise but my slide out tops are as clean as they come new. randy PS I made a special effort to get them on all 3 slide outs plus 2nd AC when we bought our camper.
byrdr1 12/08/14 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Questions About Installing a Residential Refrig in a RV?

I will be doing the installation myself and am looking for suggestions and recommendation for the installation. How is the refrigerator physically mounted? Most refrigerator have rollers. How were they chocked? Are screws used in the back frame to secure it? Were any straps installed on the top to prevent it from tipping? What do you do with the refrigerator vents? So on your installation did they close the vents off? Or were they left partially left open? For the cabinetry around the refrigerator how much gap did they leave for air circulation? Can it be vented to the outside? If they did that, how was it done? Did they close off the gap between the refrigerator and cabinetry? How was that done? What suggestion do you have for securing the door during travel? Thanks Dont know if you have facecrook or not but there is a site RVtips and they have a great article on this. My friend installed one on his 10 year old camper. He breaks it all down plus has pictures of his install. randy
byrdr1 12/06/14 05:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

my wife finally over the holiday got rid of her flip phone and joined the new millennium. She got herself a Samsung S5. I was helping her last night to get some apps and she was like " I like this". I like this finger never leaving the text box(slide texting) to type a text. She likes the way she can see the pictures she had on her old flip phone. :) randy
byrdr1 12/03/14 09:32am Technology Corner
RE: Yet Another Pin Box Bike Rack - Many Pictures

great mod thanks for sharing. oh yeah I am not a welder but I can tell your dad is and the welds are sharp. randy
byrdr1 12/03/14 09:27am Fifth-Wheels
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