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RE: Calculated MPG

I also am one of them. I track fuel mileage on all vehicles and on trips I track expenses for fuel, campsites, and total expenses so I know average total cost per day. I love watching the average campsite cost go down when boondocking! Luckily, I don't have to worry about expenses, it's just fun to me. On the other hand, we went to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta through Fantasy rv Tours last fall, and that $600/night really screwed up the average for that whole trip. JK
JKJavelin 01/14/22 06:16am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Site UP Michigan - Finger Lakes

I'm not a water or boat or ship person at all, but we were at the Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point a few years ago, and the story boards they have there were extremely interesting to me. JK
JKJavelin 01/13/22 02:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Price breaks on new Pickups?!

I was at the Ram dealer this week for oil change, fuel filters, transfer case fluid change. The last time I was there, in July, they only had one vehicle in the showroom, a 1500 pickup. This week they had a Challenger ($55,000),a Grand Cherokee Trackhawk ($97,000), and a Grand Wagoneer Series III ($112,000). That Wagoneer was close to 7 feet tall! I didn't see any sale price on any of them. JK
JKJavelin 01/13/22 02:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

Too bad, we will be in the area in March. But... my wife gave me the complete set of TNG for Christmas, in Blu Ray!
JKJavelin 01/10/22 06:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: LiFePo4 vs Lead Acid...Some points of interest.

OK to delete the tracking, marketing referral and search data after the item number... https://www.amazon.com/Lithium-LiFePO4-Battery-Perfect-Trolling/dp/B09N6Q9ML9 Wow! This company is Energy Lions. Easy to confuse with the more established Lion Energy. Even the lion head emblem is similar. Still, a lithium battery with a BMS for under $300. Too good to be true?
JKJavelin 01/08/22 07:59am Tech Issues
RE: Curt BetterWeigh?

Here: Ray will show you how it doesn't work.
JKJavelin 01/06/22 01:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: LiFePo4 vs Lead Acid...Some points of interest.

Yeah, I was waiting for this to start... But as poor basic grammar becomes more common, it will become the norm, and eventually, accepted. What was this thread about??? JK
JKJavelin 01/06/22 06:30am Tech Issues
RE: Portable surge protector

In my signature you can see over 400 nights spent in our rv, and over 300 of them were plugged in with our PI PT50X. When I bought it I also got a cable and lock, and used it at first, then stopped bothering. Nothing ever got stolen and I've never heard of one getting stolen. JK
JKJavelin 01/04/22 06:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is all DEF the same?

It's been well established in the muscle car community that Fram makes about the worst oil filter you can buy. Can you trust them with anything else? (FWIW, I buy Baldwin oil filters) JK
JKJavelin 12/31/21 07:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide out broken

Agreed. Follow your battery positive cable. It may go to what looks like a terminal. That may be the circuit breaker that skibane is talking about. On my Open Range there are 2 of them and they are called a Shortstop circuit breaker. Mine are 50 amp and are automatic resets. Some are manual resets. They do fail, so I carry a spare. Good luck! JK
JKJavelin 12/28/21 07:07am Tech Issues
RE: Simplest battery monitor and shunt? Advice for non-expert

This monitor is the one I have. It is an awesome little unit. I had one of these a couple years ago, and it was ok for some basic information, but I had a hard time setting up some of the parameters. I ended up giving it away after I had my solar system installed. But for $30, not much to lose. JK
JKJavelin 12/15/21 06:08am Tech Issues
RE: Looking for small fifth wheel, no bunks

We just love our Open Range floorplan (31.5'), though I'm always looking for something that may be our next rig down the road that would be 34' or less. One thing that many manufacturers do is put the dinette, along with most its windows, on the wrong side. To me, sitting at the table looking at my neighbor's site would be a deal breaker. Although a little long at 34.5', the closest I've found that checks pretty much all our boxes is the Evergreen Bay Hill 295rl. Too bad they're out of business. JK PS... Opening the slide to access the fridge only takes about 10 seconds, we do it all the time.
JKJavelin 12/08/21 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generators: Cummins 4500 vs Westinghouse vs. ?????

I bought the Champion 3100/2800 in 2018,and it does perform well, but is louder than I expected. I wish I bought a Honda. JK
JKJavelin 11/30/21 07:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Generators: Cummins 4500 vs Westinghouse vs. ?????

FWIW, last March we were at an rv Park in New Mexico and I saw a guy messing with his generator. It was a Westinghouse 4500 that was giving him problems with starting, something to do with remote control and choke(?). He was a full timer and was tired of the problems and was going to get a Honda. But, this could be an isolated case. JK
JKJavelin 11/28/21 08:35am General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

I would think that there would definitely be a charge (no pun intended) for using the EV chargers. After all it is KOA. How much does it cost to fully recharge empty Tesla anyway? Anyone here knows the real numbers? TY In BC Canada at home about 8 bucks Canadian currency. At a supercharger (in BC) probably about 24 bucks. I’m never empty when I start so a little speculation here. I think my biggest supercharger bill was around 19 bucks...ish. Prices vary depending on region. We do most of our charging at home. Interesting. And how many miles does $19 get you (or $8 at home)? JK
JKJavelin 11/27/21 05:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Replaced/updated cheap ceiling speakers...

Very nice and congratulations! I was going to retire from my job on my 30th anniversary, but decided to do it 3 months earlier. They also did milestone gifts, but even though I was 99% to 30 years, I didn't get the award. Kinda like getting the finger instead, but no regrets. JK
JKJavelin 11/26/21 06:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions for a shorter 5’ver…

I want a 5th wheel that's 28 feet long on the outside, but 35 feet long on the inside! Seriously, in 2010, Open Range made a bunkhouse 5th wheel with a slideout on the REAR of the trailer (335BHS). 33'6" towing length, and with the slideout extended, about 35'6" long. The bunk-room, with a door. Not quite what the OP is looking for, but close. https://i.imgur.com/jqWMSJbl.jpg
JKJavelin 11/23/21 03:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jake Braking A 5er Down Long Steep Incline

Cummins12v98, I believe this how the Ram engine brake works: Full mode, just letting off the accelerator will activate the engine brake. Auto mode, you must tap the brake pedal to activate the engine brake. I prefer the Auto mode to prevent it slowing down all the time, so I am able to coast. My trailer weighs near 12k lbs. JK
JKJavelin 11/23/21 02:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Converting Honda generator to propane

No, I didn't, but just watched this the other day. He makes it look easy. https://youtu.be/rAqX26a5Ukc
JKJavelin 11/21/21 02:58pm Tech Issues
RE: MorRyde IS is finally happening

Curious what this costs? I had a spring break recently on a trip. It could have been substantially worse, but makes me worry now. I believe that the 7K IS system is now running AROUND $6500.00 ? I am sure someone who just purchased can correct me. the cost of NO MORE WORRIES -$ PRICELESS MY OPINION is that it is worth every penny on a RV that will be around, if your planning on getting rid of it in a couple years, probably not...$6500 I think that to much can somebody confirm the price ? Sounds pretty steep. I got a quote from them about a year and a half ago, something like $3600. They also did rally specials knocking a few hundred off. But I guess those days are over... JK
JKJavelin 11/20/21 07:27am Fifth-Wheels
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