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RE: Interesting dog names

We had 2 Beagles growing up. Their names were Ruff and Ready.
2112 07/30/21 09:09pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Furnace Air Flow

Thanks Doug, This is looking towards the furnace about 10' away. This register is the only one I feel air blowing out of. https://i.imgur.com/BQvAvmzl.jpg This is looking towards the rear register about 6' away. Sorry for the poor quality. I see the foil tape blocking the path. I'll clean that up. https://i.imgur.com/5lY6npGl.jpg Unfortunately, the registers run left to right. It will be difficult get anything down in there. There are two round flex ducts running to the front bedroom and basement. I can barely see them behind a panel. It would take some effort to get my hands on them. I doubt I could fit my big self through the basement hatch. Would I learn anything from cutting a window in the coroplast under where the duct connects to the furnace? Maybe the flex duct disconnected or pinched? I'll be working right above the axle. https://i.imgur.com/n4OOIfQl.jpg
2112 07/28/21 11:45am Tech Issues
Furnace Air Flow

During our Texas freeze this winter I noticed the furnace had very little air flow and the ducts appear to have collapsed. The floor vents at the front and back have no air flow. They barely get warm after running for a while. The service tech said it's typical for the ducts to 'bow' as they did and the only thing he can do is replace them. And then the new ducts will eventually do the same. The small amount of air flow is considered normal. Is it typical for rigid heater ducts to bow in the center and pinch off the air flow? How much air flow is considered normal? Is there a minimum CFM measurement at the vent that defines 'normal'? What's the best fix for this? The bedroom and basement gets zero heat. Unfortunately, the furnace is buried in a cabinet under a counter and the underside is covered with coroplast. Nothing is easy to get to. Any help on this is appreciated
2112 07/28/21 08:22am Tech Issues
RE: Want to replace incandescent bulbs with brighter LED

I found a use for these LED paddles. My camper only used 6 so I had 14 left over. I soldered a PCB mount 5.5mm barrel connector on the connection pads and use a 12V wall wart to power it. I may make a stand or hanger for it. https://i.imgur.com/7dojWPyl.jpg
2112 07/27/21 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where did you get THAT?

I was using one of my DC-DC converter chargers to charge a 10Ah gel-cell used to power a Q-Beam and thought I'd post a pic of what I'm talking about https://i.imgur.com/2Sk4kycl.jpg
2112 07/27/21 10:12am RV Lifestyle
RE: Boondocking Water Question

I installed a valve similar to THIS
2112 07/24/21 02:37pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 1/2 ton towing a 5th wheel

OP has left the building
2112 07/24/21 02:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton towing a 5th wheel

My FW UVW is 8100 and dry pin weight of 1170lbs. It weighs 9500lbs loaded, ready to camp and the pin weight is 1500lbs empty tanks. My 2011 F150 GVWR is 7700 with 2080Lb payload. Your payload is 1660lbs. I'm 200lbs over the 4000Lb rear axle rating (5%). I also upgraded to LT tires. It tows and stops great, no problem with hills. I have not towed in true mountains and probably never will. Everything is great UNTIL I fill the black and gray tanks. The tanks are forward of the FW axles, putting a lot of extra weight on my trucks rear axle, and I can tell the truck is not happy with it. My guess is with the tanks full I probably have at least 4600lbs on the rear axle. From my experience and considering the information you provided, I give your idea a thumbs down. The published 1325lb pin weight is unloaded (dry). That will go up by 100's of lbs. You will run out of rear axle payload before you even get in the truck. Your truck can TOW this camper, it just can't CARRY it well.
2112 07/21/21 04:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Space under slide to add plywood to floor

I had the same problem. The soft spot was under the back corner of the slide. Right where the slide met the wall. I pulled the slide about 3/4 of the way out. I got under the slide and slid a 1'X 2' 14ga steel plate between the carpet and decking. I bought the pre-cut plate at HD. It wasn't easy but I got it in. There was a black fabric material between the decking and carpet that gave me problems. I filed the corners and edges of the plate smooth so it would slide in easier without catching on the carpet or fabric. About a year later the floor deteriorated enough that it became a large soft spot. Even after the leak was fixed. It cost me $2800 to have it done right 12 years ago. I have no idea how much that would cost today. I do know they had to pull out the slide to fix it.
2112 07/16/21 10:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Chasing the green monster away

That's good information Mex. You commented on this several years ago. At that time I was having terminal corrosion issues on my truck battery. I didn't realize a quality battery would leak between the plastic case and lead post. I sealed around the posts using Dow Corning 732 silicone adhesive and problem solved. Now sealing around the posts is part of installing a new battery in our car and truck. For some reason I don't have the same issue with my boat and camper batteries so I don't bother sealing them. Thanks
2112 07/16/21 04:14am Tech Issues
RE: Where did you get THAT?

DROK 5A DC-DC Converter recommended by Gdetrailer. I use these as battery float and conditioning chargers for my group 27 & 29 batteries, using old 19.5VDC laptop chargers as the input. Easy to dial in the proper voltage and are very stable and reliable. No guessing at what voltage/current your battery is getting, 100% controllable. Not recommended for bulk charging because it is limited to 5A. Excellent battery maintainer, not charger. Really handy to have. I have built a few for friends for their boat batteries or they have built their own after seeing how I use them.
2112 07/13/21 05:29am RV Lifestyle
RE: No power to outlets when in battery mode.

We use a solar charger similar to This and a USB hub to charge our electronics. Place it in the sun during the day and charge our phones and iPad overnight.
2112 07/12/21 01:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: KZ Connect C231RBKSE Refrigerator Quit Working

I'm glad to hear you got it working. Did the dealer provide an explanation of why it wasn't working for you? Do yourself a favor and buy a decent voltmeter for troubleshooting such issues. Don't buy the cheapest and you don't need the most expensive. $30 will get you a decent DMM. It will help us help you in the future.
2112 07/11/21 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: r v with a group

Facebook has a very active Texas RVer group
2112 07/10/21 07:20pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Wen 2000w Inverter Gen on woot for $380 today

I have a regular shop I take my Stihl yard equipment for service. They also service Honda. Asked them about the Champion, they said no way... so I imagine all these other less known brands are even harder to service. A Champion is just as easy to service and repair as a Honda. Either have parts readily available. Your service shop knows he can mark up Honda parts more than Champion and Honda warranty pays more for Labour. Of course he wants you to bring in a Honda for service.
2112 07/10/21 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Ventline replacement vent clip

I couldn't get mine back on when I replaced my 3 vent covers about 4 years ago so I left them off. Do I really need them in place? The vents raise and lower, don't leak, what do the clips do?
2112 07/08/21 07:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: How many can they get in that camper?

Looks like fun to me. Reminds me of our camping trips as a kid in the old Chevy station wagon. There were 7 of us.
2112 07/07/21 04:23am RV Lifestyle
RE: Looking for a good deep cycle battery charger

Dang Mex, that's $500. He can get a 4 stage 45A Progressive Dynamics PD9245CV for $200 and use that as a portable charger.
2112 07/06/21 01:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Cost to have someone wash your FW

My guy, Anything RV is $10/ft excluding roof. He does wash the AC cover though.
2112 07/05/21 06:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for a good deep cycle battery charger

The other day I tried doing a 2nd charge, boat motor wasn't lasting will probably look for a quality Marine Battery.You don't want a marine battery, you want a true deep cycle battery for your application. If you can handle a 130Lb battery THIS would be an ideal battery for your motor. It would be best to recharge it with a 30A charger.
2112 07/05/21 03:33pm Tech Issues
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