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RE: Battery acid crud on top of battery

Another method is baking soda & vinegar. And rinse well.
Captain_Happy 08/21/19 06:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: When is a WDH neccessary

Not exactly the route I went but the down sizing was. I had a Motor Home that I was using as my home base. I had bought a 17 foot Casita single axle trailer to travel with. I'm single so room was not a problem. Used the money from the sale of the MH and bought a used 40 foot 5th wheel trailer and had it hauled to my lot, probably never to be moved again by me. So that left me with a 17 foot Casita/ Tacoma pickup. As far as WDH is concerned, that is a question only you can answer. What I can tell you is the rig rides smoother with than without. I use an Andersen WDH which also has it's own built-in sway control.
Captain_Happy 07/23/19 07:23am Towing
RE: Ghost Battery Drain

Had the same battery draw problem on the last Ford F53 Motor Home. Spent days going over the rig looking for battery draw. Never found it. So I just added a knife blade disconnect on the starter battery. Problem solved. No more drained battery.
Captain_Happy 07/17/19 06:06am Tech Issues
RE: RV Parks in/near Ruidoso, NM

Another vote for the Circle B RV Park. we tried a few of the others but always came back to the B.
Captain_Happy 07/14/19 06:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Barefoots are coming -- bring cash

I'm thinking the price range of a Casita trailer is the $25,000.00 range. So I don't think Casita's builders are to concerned about a new entry into this market.
Captain_Happy 05/08/19 07:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Need good quality but inexpensive in line check valves

ON some RV's the check valves off the water heaters are metal ones. On my Forest River 5th wheel trailer, the 10 gallon water heater has the metal 1/2 NPT screwed right into the water heater female inlet & outlet fittings and the water lines fittings screw into them. Now I also have a Casita trailer with a 6 gallon water heater, and the check valves look like brass heavy duty check valves. NO matter what you do, which I think you've already figured out is, your going to have to get away from the plastic ones because cold weather. I'd start by looking on Amazon first, and then an RV parts store. Good Luck.
Captain_Happy 04/08/19 07:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mini-Split Airconditioners

Not sure about mounting them into RV's that the roll down the road, but here in our park in Nevada there about 3 stationary 5th wheels that have them installed. And when the day comes when my 15 BTU unit quits I'll be installing one myself.
Captain_Happy 04/05/19 07:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best 2 Wheel Drive Automatic Trans Trucks to Flat Tow

When I was Rving with a Motor Home I was flat towing a 2010 Ford Ranger, 2 wheel drive, manual tranny. I installed the base plate, extra lights in the tail light enclosures, and a ready brake system. The only way to flat tow it is to install a driveline disconnect. So a Tacoma 4x4 I'm not sure about, I'd have to get the owners manual out do some reading. Not sure about the new Rangers, or Chevs.
Captain_Happy 04/02/19 07:07am Dinghy Towing
RE: Best sewer hose for permanent installation?

Did mine using 3" BLACK ABS
Captain_Happy 03/26/19 07:55am Full-time RVing
RE: Is Roadside assistance worth it?

I have my roadside with my insurance company, USAA. I dropped Good Sams years ago.
Captain_Happy 03/24/19 08:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Anderson WDH pros and cons

The Andersen WDH is lighter then the Reese WHD. NO need for a sway bar either. Once you get it setup right it's easy to use. I use one on my Tacoma pulling a 17 foot Casita. I really like it.
Captain_Happy 03/19/19 07:36am Travel Trailers
RE: New Ford F53 Chassis

This all sounds just great, but wait a minute, remember the great write up on the 6.0 from Ford back in the not so long-a-go pass. See how that one worked out. Just like every new coming out on the market, give a couple of years. If Ford has done all the real world testing it ought to already have the numbers.
Captain_Happy 03/06/19 08:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: History of the Grand Canyon

You ought to see what "We the people" did to Joshua Tree National Park when the National Park Rangers where not there to protect it.
Captain_Happy 02/14/19 07:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flat towing a pre 2011 Ford Ranger

I use to tow a 2010 Ranger, 2 wheel drive manual tranny. Put tranny in neutral and unlock steering wheel. Not sure about the 4 X 4 models.
Captain_Happy 02/08/19 08:58am Dinghy Towing
RE: F150 with 24' TT and an Andersen WDH - Thoughts on Andersen?

I've my Andersen WDH hitch for almost 3 years now, and I really like it. No need for a separate sway control unit. My towing setup is a 2017 Tacoma rated to tow over 6,000 lbs. Trailer is a 2009 17 foot Casita trailer. So I'm not in the same weight class as you are. But it works for me. The reason I bought it was for a problem of using a Reese WDH on my Casita trailer. The brackets that the bars chains have to be attached to where right where the Propane bottles where mounted on the front of the trailers frame. So instead of having the bottles relocated (expense) I found the Andersen WDH hitch. The brackets that the chains go into can be relocated by making the chains longer. My tongue weight is probably right around 450 to 500 lbs. I've still got the Reese WDH. makes a really nice boat anchor.
Captain_Happy 02/04/19 08:42am Towing
RE: Rt 14 Utah from US89 to Cedar City

Hwy 14 has some really steep downhills on the way to Cedar City. So take it slow and easy. Beautiful drive though.
Captain_Happy 01/30/19 08:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Travel Trailer Insurance Increase

That's how most insurance companies work these days. Offer a low rate to get your business and then raise your rates every 6 months. They all do it. So every 6 months to a year you have to shop around for another company that'll offer a lower rate.
Captain_Happy 01/24/19 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: All electric vehicles?

All this talk about electric cars is very interesting reading. But here's one think on one has brought up about daily cost of operating an electric car. Right now when most people go to the gas station you've paying a gas tax that pays for the building and maintenance of out highways. So in the future when everyone is now driving around in an electric car how are the roads and highways being paid for. My brother and I where just talking about this same problem yesterday. Something to think about. By the way he owns a Prius.
Captain_Happy 01/19/19 09:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Abilene State Park

I lived in Abilene for over 40 years, and the state park is probably one of the prettiest in that park of the state. Lot's of big live oak trees.
Captain_Happy 01/12/19 08:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trip from Delaware to Utah National Parks and Grand Tetons

If you going to any of the Utah National Parks, you'd better start off in the southern part of the Utah because in June it's already pretty warm. any later like July, it'll be up in the 100 degree range or higher. Then work your way north where it's a lot cooler.
Captain_Happy 01/12/19 07:47am Roads and Routes
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