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RE: New to the RV World - Towing Mirrors Recommendation

Do a search "door mount trailer towing mirrors". I have a set I used with my Explorer and they work great. About $60 each or so. A PITA to get adjusted just right but great for rear vision. Before that I used the suction cup mount ones from Wally World. They worked, not great but they helped. Stick on your original mirrors. My new stock F150 mirrors are wide enough for my trailer now with the Explorer as a backup tow vehicle ;)
Boomerweps 08/25/19 02:42pm Travel Trailers
One year old Furrion radio will not turn on

Worked fine last season except once I had to use the remote to turn it on, power button wouldn't do it. Now neither power button or remote will turn it on. Still displays incorrect time. Any suggestions for a fair priced replacement, preferably with a DVD output to television (unlike this one)?
Boomerweps 08/24/19 11:09am Technology Corner
RE: what defines a 3/4 ton?

Wasn't thinking this before, but you made me look. And consider. My new 2019 F150 has a CCC of 1990#, so that makes it a 3/4 ton, almost a one ton!
Boomerweps 08/24/19 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Yet another "Is this generator a good one" thread

Predator from Harbor Freight has as good a reputation as many. Decent price. Considering the 3500 watt unit myself.
Boomerweps 08/24/19 10:27am Tech Issues
RE: This is what happens when you don't pay attention

I always taught my kids that at least one out of any ten drivers shouldn't be allowed on the road due to inattention and incompetence. So keep looking around you at all times!
Boomerweps 08/20/19 01:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions on single axle trailer and SUV tow vehicle

I have a KZ 18th (toy hauler) - single axle and 3500lbs. I don't need all the bells and whistles and this camper has been perfect. I've stayed in it for over 145 days in the past 2 years and towed it out to Big Bend and back. It's easy to tow, easy to backup, easy to park and tons of room inside with a full shower/toiler and queen bed. Have not had a single problem - Cherokee make a WolfPup 16 which is slightly shorter and narrower but does not have a full bathroom. On the Wolf Pup toy hauler, it's a wet bath IIRC. My 16BHS has a dry bath, no sink in the BR. I like my TT but if the grandkids' bunks weren't part of the purchase decision, I'd have got the couple's version with the north-South bed in the front and bathroom across the back. IF you get a Wolf Pup, new or used, check out out the various modification threads here to find hidden, unused storage space.
Boomerweps 08/11/19 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing speed

As the famous driver once said. What is behind me, is not important Raul Julia in the movie "Gumball Rally", after he rips off the windshield rear view mirror, "The first rule of Italian driving. What's behind you doesn't matter." I set my cruise control on 65mph. When I had to tow without my WDH, 62mph ended up being the sweet spot. I'm surprised a few others here also ended up using 62. Best control and best mph was a bonus.
Boomerweps 08/07/19 12:22pm Towing
RE: Truck Caps

Overall, I won't likely get another truck cap. While you gain on weather protection of cargo, you limit cargo height (think refrigerator, garbage cans, etc.) and severely limit vision from the inside rear view mirror (like looking through a small tunnel with a low overhead). IF you do get a topper, getting a ladder rack on it is extremely useful. Lift up sides make it easier to get stuff forward in and out, sliding windows work better for dogs or for simple truck bed camping. I just went with a folding tonneau cover on my new truck. Easy to fold up and fairly simple to remove entirely if needed, by one person. The one truck cap I owned was a fiberglass LEER (very heavy) on a "long bed" mini pickup and was a two man grunt to move, four people MUCH better. There are lighter weight plastic and aluminum toppers that would be easier to handle AND not be a significant cargo capacity drain. Once you buy the topper, probably not looking at 5th wheel trailers in the future with that truck.
Boomerweps 08/07/19 12:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fender mount towing mirrors?

There are newer versions that clamp on the door. They hook into the window frame, a V arm protrudes outward and a ratcheting strap hooks to the door bottom edge firmly. I mounted some to the outside of my factory mirrors on my 2008 Ford Explorer. Helped A LOT looking down the edge of the TT. I don't recall the brand but a quick search showed on Etrailer and amazon Wheel Master Eagle vision for $47 each. CIPA makes a version, too.
Boomerweps 08/04/19 09:42am Tech Issues
RE: Trailer Feels Heavier After Hauling for Period of Time

Most all travel trailer use electric brakes. Some are self adjusting, some are not. You can jack up your TT and check your brake adjustment and see if they are dragging. What kind of brake controller do you have? Is it an aftermarket add on? Is it possibly not a progressive type? My first one was a timed type, the longer you activated the brakes, the more current supplied for more pressure, locking up and overheating the brakes in hilly areas. I had mine smoking and smelling BAD! Wheels hot to the touch. Last have your transmission and transmission cooling checked out. I think if it overheats you will lose power.
Boomerweps 08/01/19 10:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Queen rv bed

The size is called a short queen or RV queen when buying a replacement mattress. If you are having problems finding the original size, try Amazon. I bought the Zinus brand foam mattress for my TT and highly recommend it. Unfortunately the RV bunk size mattress significantly jumped in price before I could buy them ;)
Boomerweps 07/29/19 11:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with GM 1 ton extended passenger van (Savana/Express)

That is the 1 ton van. They use the same model numbering system from the truck line. You may find out the van does near as well as your current truck towing your TT. You don't mention the van's model year.
Boomerweps 07/29/19 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: first post: 2010 explorer and wolfpup 16fq

just curious what drop you had there is a reese wd hitch on craigslist right now for 125.00 from craigslist. Reese hitch with 2 5/16 ball and 1,000 lb bars Drop hitch is 6 1/2 or 2 inch rise Have brackets for the trailer I bought my signature TT specifically so I could initially tow it with my V6 2008 Explorer XLT with factory tow package. It towed adequately using the Husky Centerline TS WDH with 400-600# spring bars but extended mirrors are a must. Braking and control were fine, but it sure slowed down on hills :( TT about 3600-3700# loaded. I did have to go through a weight reduction in both TV & TT, I initially overloaded the TT and TV drive axle by a couple hundred pounds! I was glad the dealer talked me into a WDH (used at a good price installed). Otherwise it really sagged down the TV even though in specs for hitch and TV for weight towed. Mine is a 2" ball. Never measured on the Explorer, just used the WDH as set up & moved the TT around the yard with a basic ball hitch a few times. With the F150: Front 37 & 5/8". Rear 39 & 1/2" unloaded Front 38". Rear 38". TT no WDH Front 37 & 1/2". Rear 38 & 1/2" TT WDH TT measured at corner of cabin box. TT hitched no WDH. Front 19" Rear 21" TT with WDH. Front 20" Rear 19 & 3/4" I lucked out, I did NOT need to alter my WDH from the setup for the Explorer to the F150 ;)
Boomerweps 07/29/19 11:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: first post: 2010 explorer and wolfpup 16fq

I bought my signature TT specifically so I could initially tow it with my V6 2008 Explorer XLT with factory tow package. It towed adequately using the Husky Centerline TS WDH with 400-600# spring bars but extended mirrors are a must. Braking and control were fine, but it sure slowed down on hills :( TT about 3600-3700# loaded. I did have to go through a weight reduction in both TV & TT, I initially overloaded the TT and TV drive axle by a couple hundred pounds! I was glad the dealer talked me into a WDH (used at a good price installed). Otherwise it really sagged down the TV even though in specs for hitch and TV for weight towed.
Boomerweps 07/27/19 01:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: When is a WDH neccessary

I towed my current TT, 3877# GTWR, 23' long tip to stern, a so called 16' actually 18' rounded front to back, with my 2008 Explorer. A WDH was needed from the squat and steering control. Not needed with my new F150 but makes for much better towing, no sway, and levels out the truck. I think, unless you can get a great deal on the WDH with install from your TT dealer, you should try the new TT on a standard hitch first (assuming within hitch weight specs). I lost one of my spring bars on a trip from improperly attaching it in a hurry. Found out when setting up camp. Towed home with no spring bars, 70 miles one way mostly on interstates. No probs but sidewinds could be felt at times so I kept the speed at 65mph.
Boomerweps 07/23/19 08:20am Towing
RE: F150 drive modes

I have an F-150 and have never heard of "ECO mode." What is that? My truck has standard mode, tow/haul mode, and sport mode. Five drive modes in 2019, 10 speed transmission. Normal, eco, tow/haul, snow/wet, sport. M on the gear selector means you can use the up/down buttons on the gear selector to manually shift. You can also use the up/down buttons to lock out speeds in Drive.
Boomerweps 07/22/19 03:41pm Towing
RE: Which comes first, the trailer or the hitch system?

As others may chime in, the tow vehicles' (TV) cargo capacity is a key consideration. He's got to allow for the load on and in the tow vehicle which includes the weight of the Weight Distributing Hitch (WDH) and trailer tongue weight. I use a Husky Centerline TS WDH that has the no chain setup and has sway control built in the design. My dealer tech did a great job on setting it up and I bought it USED from the dealer. I downloaded it's manual and verified it was set up correctly, it was. I bought a new TV that only had a +3/4" difference in Hitch height but of course had a significant change in suspension, 2008 Explorer to 2019 F150, both with towing package. I connected my WDH to my TT, drove to a flat parking lot and took measurements connected, disconnected, with and without WDH spring bars. All were within tolerances. The manual is very clear on the set up. I have full confidence in installing this WDH on any vehicle or trailer.
Boomerweps 07/17/19 09:10am Towing
RE: Dehumidifier ?

Thanks
Boomerweps 07/14/19 08:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dehumidifier ?

a compressor dehumidifer suitable for a RV will draw about 1-2 amps max, no where near what an AC uses. Ours draws less than 2 amps and will pull 5 gallons of water/day out of the trailer during humid fall/spring days at the coast. They are basically a VERY small unvented AC unit. room air passes over the cooling side to extract water, the heat side is just vented into the room. The electronic dehumidifiers typically use a peltier device (semiconductor) , not very efficient, nor will they remove enough moisture if you are in a situation where the humidity feels high. Cool (pun intended) I sit corrected. Could you give me a link towards a "compressor dehumidifier suitable for a RV"? I'd love to have one myself that relatively sips power. I would then relegate my peltier version to my upstairs closet. Edit: just used my Kil-a-watt on my newer, smaller D/H (I run two in my basement). 3 amps with the compressor running!
Boomerweps 07/14/19 06:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dehumidifier ?

My only concern with using the electric heater and AirCon together is the amperage draw if both kick on at the same time. That can easily exceed your 30amp system. I had to be too cold with the Air to keep the humidity down and not sweat in bed in my Wolf Pup last year. If possible temperature wise, a cracked window and a vent fan on works better. I did buy and use one off those electronic dehumidifiers. It helped some, not near as effective as a compressor type, but uses much less power. A compressor type D/H uses power similar to an AC unit. It will eat up most of your available power.
Boomerweps 07/14/19 01:40pm Travel Trailers
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