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Low clearance - cut this off?

The structure in my photo extends very low under my hitch. It is so low, it drags on most driveway entrances and exits. Other than making the hitch less adjustable for another rig in the future, is there any downside of bandsawing it off? http://www.winecountrystarparty.com/images/Image2.jpg
DarkSkySeeker 01/20/20 12:16pm Towing
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

Note that cleanliness was never named. DW simply doesn’t like using public showers. Continuing off topic - me neither. So many campground reviews mention the cleanliness or not of the bathrooms and showers and I would prefer never to enter one even when struggling in my 6'2" frame to turn around in my bathroom and shower in the RV.
DarkSkySeeker 01/15/20 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Solar charge current

Yeah, that's why it's there. So - here's a silly example. If I had a big array and one battery, the charge controller would limit the 50+ amps to perhaps 4 amps to the one battery?
DarkSkySeeker 01/14/20 10:36am Tech Issues
RE: Solar charge current

The controller handles the current that's needed. Whazzat? The controller knows how much current to pass depending on battery capacity?
DarkSkySeeker 01/14/20 10:21am Tech Issues
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

I feel that absolutely requiring FHUs causes one to miss out on many beautiful campgrounds. The first thing my brother asks when I propose we travel with our trailers together to a campground is, "are there hookups"? He seems to require one. I prefer not. Generally, I find that campgrounds with hookups are more crowded, built with site after site in a row, and more developed for families with kids. Of course, that is a generalization. He has his favorite spots and so do I. My favorite spots are less developed with no hookups and less crowded. I do find myself struggling to find a dump station in the locations I like however. That is a pain. I've had some luck pulling into a campground and paying for the right to dump in an open spot and then moving on, but more and more this is difficult. The capacities in my trailer are perfect for a 3-4 day weekend, and stretched for a week long trip.
DarkSkySeeker 01/14/20 10:17am General RVing Issues
Solar charge current

I've read about solar charging systems, and am impressed when the owner boasts of the current generated. What I don't understand is how a system that generates 20-50+ amps doesn't fry the batteries. In these high current systems, is the charge being passed through a bank of batteries in parallel so each battery sees reasonable current?
DarkSkySeeker 01/14/20 10:11am Tech Issues
RE: Rats!

We use spring traps and leave the bodies on a fence railing where the local crows know to check for a free meal.That's cool! I don't know if they smell them or see them, but the bodies are gone in less than 24 hours.
DarkSkySeeker 01/08/20 12:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Rats!

I'd rather see you use spring traps and dispose of the bodies. We use spring traps and leave the bodies on a fence railing where the local crows know to check for a free meal.
DarkSkySeeker 01/08/20 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: Suburban SW6 lights but drops out after 30+ seconds

This is what was wrong with mine: https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29783932.cfm
DarkSkySeeker 01/07/20 03:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Suburban SW6 lights but drops out after 30+ seconds

How was the main circuit board tested?
DarkSkySeeker 01/06/20 05:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Rats!

Sorry to read about your problem with rats. I have problems with them too. They've eaten the seat cushion for my dining table. I used electric traps inside the trailer with good success. There's no winning here. All you can hope for is to keep them at bay.
DarkSkySeeker 01/06/20 05:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Bathroom vent cover repair

If you haven't done this before Here is a short video that will help you. The work is done. The video was really helpful, thanks. The hardest part was knowing for sure which seal and which replacement cover to buy. I can't believe how flimsy the stuff is. 25 cents more plastic would beef up the cross section and make the lid much more stable. Hard to believe cost cutting on the vent lid is that vital.
DarkSkySeeker 12/09/19 09:19am Travel Trailers
RE: It is no wonder

I have never gotten the Capcha popup. Me neither.
DarkSkySeeker 12/07/19 10:49am General RVing Issues
RE: It is no wonder

I get a lot of help here. I figure it is mostly because even after 3 years with my travel trailer I am still a newby. Admittedly there are occasional conflicts, but rather than get pulled in by those, I just try to ignore them. I recently subscribed to "NextDoor" and the conflict there makes this forum look tame. I am not sure why the slightest difference of opinion on forums and social media invokes such hostility.
DarkSkySeeker 12/06/19 10:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Bathroom vent cover repair

I have a cargo trailer and the lid is solid, very old, and not deteriorating. My RV is 3 years old and the lid is like a potato chip - thin, fragile, and in multiple pieces.
DarkSkySeeker 11/26/19 12:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extender Gas Cans

I,m in ohio and the other night they showed a car at a red light poof up in flames .guy had couple gas cans in the back seat and lit a cig. fumes explode don,t take a chance. Key information here: lit cigarette cans in back seat :@
DarkSkySeeker 11/25/19 04:07pm General RVing Issues
Extender Gas Cans

This past weekend, we had up to 10 hours running time in my RV with our Honda 2000 on 'ECO' mode. It was running the lights, furnace fan, fridge, radio, and about 300 watts of other equipment (we run telescopes, cameras, and laptops). We were boondocking where generator sounds were not an issue since we had no neighbors. Rather than have to 'gas up' first thing in the morning or top off, I am considering an extender gas can. So of course I have questions. Given the photos of extender can products, is it true that the Honda siphons from the extender can? Is there a special cap for the Honda? Since I can run close to 10 hours on the gallon of fuel in the Honda, are there 2-3 gallon extenders? Are there preferred brands? Can I refuel the extender can while the Honda runs?
DarkSkySeeker 11/25/19 11:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Bathroom vent cover repair

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DarkSkySeeker 11/25/19 10:03am Travel Trailers
Bathroom vent cover repair

So I looked up from inside the bathroom in my Forest River Wildwood 27 RKSS and saw a crack in the plastic cover of the vent. It turns out the entire perimeter of the cover was disintegrated, and over the weekend it just fell off. The frame, raise and lower mechanism, and screen are intact. Is there a replacement part that is just the plastic cover, or do I have to replace the entire mechanism, hinge, frame, and screen?
DarkSkySeeker 11/25/19 10:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Merchandise Certificates Expired Upon Arrival

I explained again that I was holding in my hand the printed-out certificate that Meredith had emailed to me. The rep said, and again I quote, Well, we don't send them out by email, only by mail, so that certificate won't work, you might as well throw it away. This is where you say, "I'd like to speak to a Supervisor".
DarkSkySeeker 11/21/19 05:19pm Good Sam Club
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