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RE: brakes for dinghy tow

Been using Ready Brake for the last 9 years. Inexpensive and works well. Nothing to put on the floor or store. Hook up and unhook in 30 seconds. What more could you want? Also available built into a tow bar. Jim
jauguston 03/25/15 01:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Electric Blankets pros and cons

Jay, There are two types of inverters used in RV's. MSW and PSW. MSW means modified sine wave and are the most popular as they are lower cost. PSW is pure sine wave and they create power similar to what you have in your house. They are more expensive. MSW inverters will work on almost everything you may want to use it for in a RV but there are a few things that don't like the modifier sine wave. Jim
jauguston 03/13/15 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: 10K hitch on a 2007 Sportscoach Elite...No Longer?

Dennis, Freightliner says there chassis left the factory with a 10,000# hitch. It doesn't sound like he is trying to go into dangerous territory to me. I have the same coach with a 10,000# hitch. Jim
jauguston 03/12/15 03:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 10K hitch on a 2007 Sportscoach Elite...No Longer?

They must have dropped the 10,000# one. The sticker on mine is still quite clear and not hard to read. I would give them a call and ask if they can still make you one. Jim
jauguston 03/12/15 03:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 10K hitch on a 2007 Sportscoach Elite...No Longer?

If they are still in business contact Hidden Hitch and purchase their 10,000# hitch. If you get that far I can give you all the numbers from the sticker on my hitch. Jim
jauguston 03/12/15 02:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford 7.3 Diesel...only 185 HP

Our first Motorhome was a 1986 27' class C on a Ford F-350 chassis with a 6.9. Talk about gutless on hills! It had a 3 speed automatic to boot. I added a aftermarket turbo kit and a Gear Vendors overdrive/underdrive as a underdrive along with 3" exhaust and that made a good driving setup. I did all the upgrade work myself- when I was younger (-: Jim
jauguston 03/12/15 02:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to keep cool while (partially) dry camping all summer?

There is not much you can do about the night but for the day a quiet generator (#1 Honda or #2 Yamaha) is your best bet. If you have one of those already you are out of luck. They have the quietest portable generators. Jim
jauguston 03/12/15 01:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Blankets pros and cons

There have been reports here that they do NOT like MSW inverter power if that is what you plan to power the blanket with. Jim
jauguston 03/12/15 01:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Use of LiFePo4 batteries in RV?

FLA batteries have been the standard for a very long time and have worked well. Now we have available AGM batteries that come with the same dimensions as the commonly used 6v golf cart batteries (I have 6 of those)that have a longer life and will accept a very fast charge although there is a higher cost. Those two options will cover the RV market well for a long time. Until those batteries demonstrate that they are a viable finantially practical option I can't see them finding their way into the RV market in any kind of a large scale. Jim
jauguston 03/12/15 01:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: 10K hitch on a 2007 Sportscoach Elite...No Longer?

We have a 2005 Sportscoach-Elite. It is on a Freightliner XC-R chassis. It has a Hidden Hitch brand 10,000# hitch. If you have the same chassis I see no reason you could not upgrade to the same hitch I have. The R on the chassis ID designates raised frame. The frame is above the storage compartments allowing pass through compartments. Jim
jauguston 03/12/15 12:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Using TV to charge battery

If you can tolerate some noise Harbor Freight has a 900w generator for $99.00. I just bought one for the occasional time I want portable power for a project. It has a two cycle motor so you have to mix oil with the gas like a chain saw or two stroke outboard. It is very small and weights 38 pounds. You could plug your shore power cord into it and use the converter built into your rig to charge your batteries. Jim
jauguston 02/07/15 02:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Attention CPAP users

I use a Resperonics System One Auto. Got the 12v adapter cord from cpap.com. You will be asked for a copy of your prescription to purchase from most C-Pap product retailers. I e-mailed a copy to them. When I had my sleep study and failed it the place that did it wanted to furnish the machine. I had been warned that would happen and I just politely asked for a copy of my prescription and I would take care of aquiring what I needed. No argument. The 12v cord comes with a power plug (Cigarette Lighter)on it. I found a always hot 12v wire under the bed and connected a socket I installed on the side of our bed frame to it. I added a heated hose from cpap.com and spliced it into the power wire for the machine. No more rain out from the hose. Jim
jauguston 12/31/14 07:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Attention CPAP users

Virtually ALL C-Pap machines run on 12v. The brick in their 120v AC cord converts 120v AC to 12v DC. Places like cpap.com stock 12v power cords for most brands. Jim
jauguston 12/31/14 09:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Defective brakes on 7 month old TT

I am just about certain that when all is said and done you are going to find out you are dealing with not a defective TT but a defective person with a grease gun in his hand. Everything indicates that is what happened unfortunately. It will be VERY hard to prove otherwise. Jim
jauguston 12/05/14 04:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Defective brakes on 7 month old TT

Getting warrantee on brake parts may be tough. Brake parts are generally considered maintainance items and are not warranteed.
jauguston 12/04/14 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Basement storage

We have roller trays in our front and rear pass through. That leaves the center one fairly narrow so no real issue with things sliding around and the roller trays are sure handy. Jim
jauguston 10/29/14 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: transmisson coolers

Buy a two brass step hose barb splice fitting that are 5/16 on one end and 3/8 on the other end. Use a short piece of 5/16 hose from the coupler to your existing 5/16 pipe. Jim
jauguston 10/11/14 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar in the shade

I don't believe that solar only is a viable system for the typical RV'er yet and may never be if they camp in non-serviced sites. The tradeoffs you have to make are not acceptable to most folks. A small generator similar to my Honda EU1000 will replenish batteries when the solar system sits there doing nearly nothing. A combination of generator then solar is great but solar only not so much. Jim
jauguston 10/08/14 08:34am Tech Issues
RE: Ryobi RYI2200 extended run caps

In order for a extended run tank to work the generator has to have a fuel pump. I may be wrong but I believe the Honda EU generators are the only ones with a fuel pump. I have a 3 gallon extended run tank on my EU1000 and it works fine. Jim
jauguston 10/07/14 09:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar in the shade

Shady or cloudy means very little output. I have a 800watt system and camp year around here in Northwest Washington. Sunny - 40a output - cloudy nearly nothing. I carry a Honda EU 1000 to recharge batteries when the sun doesn't shine in non-serviced State Park sites. We have a coach mounted Onan QD7500 but seldom use it. The need to park in the sun for solar to work efficiently is seldom mentioned by the solar only advocates. Jim
jauguston 10/07/14 09:12pm Tech Issues
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