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RE: PUZZLER: Slides & jacks are dead

If your slides are rack and pinion there electric and your jacks may be electric also. Sure sounds to me like you have a electrical problem . First you need to do some checking with a volt meter what’s the resting voltage after a night of charging let them rest a couple hours and check compare to battery charts that are available on the internet. While your at it check the charging voltage also and compare to what your converter is rated at. Look at your converted and after making sure shore power is disconnected then tighten all the screws on the distribution board both sides. Something going on your batteries are not charging or bad converter. Could also be a bad frame ground or battery ground. Sluggish slides or jacks are almost always a low voltage issue.
JCK 10/02/21 11:33am Tech Issues
RE: 30amp Gen/50 Amp RV Generator Help

Maybe your running through a surge protector that’s detecting a open ground . Other people have said if that’s the case you need a neutral grounding plug and plug it into one of your 110 outlets . Some one will come along and discripe this better
JCK 08/23/21 07:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Las Vegas

My screwup it was 120 degrees etc just change the 2 to 1 and the record temps will be right. We’re at Zion NP now 108 degrees for the highs to hot for most of the campers I’ve talked to. Can’t wait to get to Bryce where it should be cooler. Jeff
JCK 06/20/21 06:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Las Vegas

Well Bob it was 215 degrees at the turn of to Willow beach Marina and Campground at the Campsite it was 220 degrees. Very nice area tubing boating right on the Colorado river. I must say my Grand Design Imagine and Colman Mach AC did great. It had to be 215 inside trailer upon arriving 4 pm. By midnight it was down to 75 inside coach and still 110 outside. A few measurements taken with my infrared thermometer. Concrete pad 250 deg. Door handles , body panels, awning supports , aluminum steps etc. 260 deg. All in all a nice stop over. Beautiful out this morning cloudy 100 deg. Took a short walk saw some wildlife and on to Zion today. Jeff
JCK 06/17/21 09:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Las Vegas

Bob is it going to be warmer or colder. Don't make me wait
JCK 05/22/21 07:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Las Vegas

We decided to stay at Willow Beach Marina and camp ground. Just of 93 south of the Dam . We originally wanted to boon dock Wally World or a casino. A lot of the Walmart don’t allow overnight any more and security at the casino’s is questionable. Probably the biggest issue is the heat Avg. daytime temp in Vegas is 106 in June . We didn’t want to run our portable Generator all night and take the risk of having it stolen . So we opted for the campground with hookups . See you on the road Jeff PS this area was half way between Flagstaff and Zion and just a overnight stop
JCK 05/21/21 07:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Las Vegas

Thanks for all the replies Jeff K
JCK 05/03/21 09:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Las Vegas

We will be traveling through Las Vegas on or around June 16 2021. It will most likely be hot that time of year. Do any of the Casinos have electrical hookups to run my AC and walking distance to the strip. This is only a one night stay .
JCK 05/02/21 04:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Missoula, MT to Columbia Falls and W Glacier

We took Rt. 2 from Michigan to Glacier in 2017. Was a good road and some of it is four lane. For the most part flat and decent scenery. I don’t remember which state but it had many lakes very pretty.
JCK 01/29/21 02:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pulling Long Travel Trailer to Glacier

We stayed at St. Mary KOA easy in and out plenty of room. We came in from Rt. 2 at Browning . We had a 30 ft trailer ball to bumper at that time .
JCK 01/22/21 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: How will my new F350 behave in cold temps?

You don’t need to do anything extra just drive it. As soon as you get up North fill up with fuel. Fuel in the northern states are blended for winter . Really cold mornings at start up let it idel for a minute then drive of slowly. Diesels warm more quickly at light loads.
JCK 12/19/20 10:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow vehicle charging RV batteries

Old wizard 13.2 to 13.4 is measured at the trailer batteries truck idling. After a 6 hour run home stop for lunch in camper Refrigerator on gas lights on for lunch a few other parasitic loads. I back in barn use battery disconnect 24 hours later I can check battery voltage and it will be 13.1 volts check it many times . The AGM do carry a higher voltage though. What I’m getting at is my truck has no trouble keeping my batteries up traveling even after a night of Wally World. Where you run into trouble is when you try to charge a big battery bank. I have 2 AGM capable of supply 80 amps to 50 % state of discharge
JCK 12/05/20 12:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow vehicle charging RV batteries

I’ve seen as high as 18 amps going to trailer batteries on start up of truck. And hour later or so still seeing 6 amps. Even if voltage is 13.2 to 13.4 amps is what gets the job done. Sure it won’t fully charge but on a 4 to 6 hour run I’m usually close to full charge. I’m using AGM batteries with low charging resistance. The charge line on my truck carries a 40 amp fuse so manufacturer has to size charge wire to carry load.
JCK 12/05/20 11:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Franklin NC to Pigeon Forge TN

I have gone the route I suggested several times with my DP and toad but only been 441 with the car several times and traffic is always a mess. ferndaleflyer I’m going to take your route tomorrow. I Want to thank everyone for your responses Jeff
JCK 11/01/20 04:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Franklin NC to Pigeon Forge TN

Flyer My trailer is 30 foot ball to bumper . I would guess 441 traffic is a problem . We have been on 441 but only from the north side
JCK 10/31/20 04:52pm Roads and Routes
Franklin NC to Pigeon Forge TN

As the subject line says we’re traveling with the camper from Franklin to Pigeon Forge Mapping programs say use Route 441 over the Smokies . I’m ok with that just looking for input from From other Campers that have driven that Route . I will ask at the campground office but would rather hear from fellow travelers. I can take I 40 around that’s the way we came from Ohio. The go around route is longer and would like fresh scenery . What do you guys think Jeff K
JCK 10/31/20 01:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: GM's Max Trailering Package

Had a 2015 Max tow GMC 1500 If memory serves me wright it had 4300 lb. rear axle and around 1800 payload . I think the standard rear axle is 3850 lbs. I had a 28 foot Keystone bullet that was right around 6500 lbs. Truck handled it fine but you could never drive with one hand . Trailer didn’t sway but truck was constantly moving around probably because it had 20 inch P rated tires . I don’t get it you buy max tow / max payload and they give you P rated tires shame on GM . Kept it two years and got a 2017 GMC 2500 HD problem solved That’s a nice excuse to convince the wifey you need a Duramax Denali, but you and I both know that the tire store coulda fixed that problem for less than $1000. Or you could just air them XLs up to 50+ psi in the rear and solved most of your “issue” for free! Grit Dog The tires that came on my 2015 NHT max payload with 6.2 and a eight speed were those wide 20 inch tires P series I had them aired up to the max to no advail . At that time you couldn’t buy a LT tire in that size. So it would have required a rim change also. We’re not your local traveler we’re you can get buy with what you have. Two trips out west first to Oregon 7200 miles Another to Black Hills , Devils Tower ect 4500 plus miles . There’s a reason you don’t see half tons out West . The wind is always blowing hard and the grades are long and steep. Buy the correct product for the the Job and enjoy the ride Jeff K I drank the Pink coolaid once and will never buy a 1500 again 1989 Ford Diesel 2002 HD 2500 8 liter 498 Cubic inches Allison 5 speed trans 2004 HD 2500 Duramax 2015 GMC 1500 6.2 eight speed 2017 GMC 2500 Duramax five speed 2019. GMC 2500. Duramax six speed Best truck of all of them
JCK 10/26/20 06:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM's Max Trailering Package

Had a 2015 Max tow GMC 1500 If memory serves me wright it had 4300 lb. rear axle and around 1800 payload . I think the standard rear axle is 3850 lbs. I had a 28 foot Keystone bullet that was right around 6500 lbs. Truck handled it fine but you could never drive with one hand . Trailer didn’t sway but truck was constantly moving around probably because it had 20 inch P rated tires . I don’t get it you buy max tow / max payload and they give you P rated tires shame on GM . Kept it two years and got a 2017 GMC 2500 HD problem solved
JCK 10/25/20 06:42pm Tow Vehicles
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