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RE: Researching Generators

Here are a couple of thoughts. - Honda has a great reputation and high price. I chose Champion...good reputation and lower price. I have had good success so far! - 2000W vs. 3500W Consider moving it around. The 3500 is big and heavy. Where do you carry it? I chose 2 2000W linked together. I can pretty easily carry a 2000W invertor/generator. I can easily put them in a variety of places for transportation. Carry 1 2000W if you do not anticipate needing the AC. Carry 2 if you do. 1 2000W will run virtually any other appliance...1 at a time. Yes, even the small microwave. Lots of choices and options. Cheers,
Ltrip 07/05/19 10:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Magnetic Cam Locks???

I have replaced all of mine with These ,they can all be keyed alike so I only have one key for everything. Just pick the size and how many you want. I also like that they have a cover on the key slot that moves when you insert the key,thus keeping all grime out.They have worked flawlessly for more than 7 years. I just finished the same project. I had 4 keys for my TT. Now I have 1. All the locks are keyed alike. No CH751. I have the take off locks if anyone is interested. (PM me) Main door keyed for G354. Slam latch locks, qty 2, keyed for G390 (they all are) Cheers,
Ltrip 06/11/19 10:09pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Choosing a travel trailer

I totally second the comments about TT weight and the TV ability to tow it. Be sure the truck can easily tow it. Along those same lines, look at carrying capacity. That is the amount of stuff you can put in the trailer. Example: GVWR (I think that is the right one) Maximum trailer weight is 10,000 lbs. Empty weight is 7,000 lbs. Carrying capacity is 3000 lbs. I have seen some trailers where carrying capacity is 800 or 1000 lbs. Not enough in my book. Look for storage compartments. Is there enough for your stuff? Some trailers will have more than others. Look for seating arrangements. This may not apply to you, but with kids it might. Where do you sit when looking at the TV? Many trailers are awkward with the TV 90 degrees offset from the viewing angle. Look for capacity of tanks, especially if you plan to dry camp. Beware the size of the master bed. Some queens are 60x72, others are 60x80. Don;t go by the descriptive name, check the measurements. Same for bunk beds, I assume. When we were shopping, we liked the Imagine. Almost bought it, but Arctic Fox won the day for us. Good luck!!
Ltrip 06/04/19 09:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: wheel leveling chocks

I recently bought these from Amazon: Beech Lane Camper Leveler 2 Pack - Precise Camper Leveling, Includes Two Curved Levelers, Two Chocks, and Two Rubber Grip Mats, Heavy Duty Leveler Works for Campers Up to 35,000 LBs (2) They work very well!!! You place the leveler then rool up as far as you need to get level. Then add the 2 chocks. Pretty simple. Not inexpensive. Cheers,
Ltrip 05/03/19 04:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Low pressure propane outlet - useless?

I have the same low pressure connection on my Arctic Fox 25Y. I bought a propane fire pit (Outland). As others have said, I removed the regulator and hose and replaced it with a hose that screws into the fire pit and has quick disconnect on the other end. Works great!!
Ltrip 04/08/19 08:43am Tech Issues
RE: Chevy has more cargo volume! I'm sold!

Right on! I think the Chevy ads are the worst.
Ltrip 02/23/19 05:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Any other gas stations giving rv's gas discounts like Pilot?

Seven cents off Pilot Or Flying J ain't a lot since they are 40 to 60 cents higher than other stations in my travel area ! That has been my experience. I use Gas Buddy to find low priced diesel. Cheers,
Ltrip 02/10/19 04:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: tpms

This question has been asked and answered numerous times in numerous threads. I believe that TPMS will eventually save your fifth wheel from damage due to a blow out. I won;t leave home without it. I had it on my fifth wheel and it warned me of a blow out at least 3 times. I was able to stop and change the tire before it disintegrated and damaged my trailer. I use TST and am very happy with it. Cheers,
Ltrip 02/05/19 04:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you put in black tank treatment pod prior to storage?

During camping season, after I dump tanks, I add treatment to the black tank and add several gallons of water. It helps if there is an odor issue and is ready for the next trip. Perhaps I over do it with the treatment. Find one whose "perfume" you prefer/tolerate. For winter, I also add treatment, and a couple gallons of water, AND RV anti-freeze. I haven't had a problem in several years of this process. Cheers,
Ltrip 02/02/19 06:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator advice

My other thought was to buy two 2000w ipower generators. One for charging or both when needing more power. Would I be better suited with a large generator or two smaller in parallel when needed? IMO a large generator to just charge up a 12v battery might be overkill and inefficient. For me, the decision of 1 vs 2 generators comes down to easy of moving them around. 2 small ones are definitely easier to handle ! Yes, 2 small (2000W) generators cost more, especially when adding in the parallel kit. You will save a small amount of fuel running only one generator when you don't have a high load, but it would not be enough to recover the additional costs in your lifetime. Also, don't condemn Champion for one bad experience ! IMHO, I would rather own a Champion than the A-Ipower model. X2 Ease of manhandling the generator (s) is a key consideration. I went with 2 Champion 2k models. So far I am happy.
Ltrip 01/25/19 05:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Problem with Champion generator

Yes, check the vent setting in the gas cap, and check the fuel on/off switch. I had a problem with my Champion 2000 right out of the box (leaking gas). Called Champion and had a great response. I was concerned because the "authorized" repair facility was a lawn mower shop. It was fixed in a timely fashion and has worked fine ever since. The gasket on the float bowl was crimped. They installed a whole new carb.
Ltrip 11/19/18 05:59pm Tech Issues
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