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RE: Under cabinet coffee maker?

IMO, a high quality coffee maker, and high quality ground coffee, or grind your own beans, is best option for getting a consistent great cup of coffee. I would remove, toss that under counter B&D. For one person, it is hard to beat a pod style, high end coffee maker. Keurig makes a small counter top model that would fit nicely on an RV counter with limited space. Jerry
MFL 07/03/20 04:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Waterproofing the 1/8" thick exposed plywood

Whether it needed to be done or not, it was an hour job. Being retired, I have a lot of free time. Good job. I guess if I had a new trailer and had ever even noticed this, I would have found a way to protect it just for piece of mind. Yup, some of us are a bit more about perfection, than others, wanting things to look, fit, and work just right (me)! I likely would be fired first day, as an RV builder, on an assembly team!:B Jerry
MFL 06/26/20 03:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to price a used fifth wheel.

A 2011 FW of that size will certainly have SOME value. It sounds like it needs lots of work, as well a many things replaced. Just sell it to him at a price he will jump at, and both of you should be happy. I'd think at least 2k, but keep it an amount that you know he can afford, as well as cost of fixing. Jerry
MFL 06/26/20 07:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Brake Maintenance for Trailer in Extended Outdoor Storage

Six years is a long time to sit in the elements. Best option for brakes, would be to remove the hubs, clean the rust/corrosion from the hub braking surface area, and make sure the shoe pivot points are free, and lubed. After using the trailer, using the brakes, it is easy to put one wheel at a time up to properly adjust each brake. This being done, the brakes should work as good as they did years ago. Jerry
MFL 06/26/20 04:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Waterproofing the 1/8" thick exposed plywood

Good to hear, congrats on a job well done. When mine was new, I worked on it a little, most every day. My neighbors said they thought I bought a NEW one, so I wouldn't have to be fixing things. I replied, it is new, that is why I am working on it! :) Many don't realize, it's not the same as getting a new car or truck. Jerry
MFL 06/25/20 06:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

I don't recall but I think the 6.2 can be equipped with the 10 speed transmission otherwise if going with a 6 speed I would go with the 4.30 gears for sure. I would also give a hard look at the 7.3 with the 10 speed as this will probably be a little better towing experience. Good advise here! I think the 6.2 with 10-speed is only available in the 350. Jerry
MFL 06/25/20 09:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda 2200i or Honda 2200i Companion?

The companion has 1 "normal" 120v 20A outlet and 1 120v 30A twistlock outlet. You obviously can't pull 30 amps from it without having 2 generators in parallel. The "regular" Honda doesn't have the twistlock; instead it has a duplex 120v 20A outlet. Either will work if you don't need to plug in more than 1 thing.This is what confuses me - are you saying that even though the companion has the 30A outlet, I still need two in parallel to run a 30amp camper - stuff like microwave and AC? The 2200 may run some ACs if no other draw, and many microwaves, with no other draw. The reason it has the 30A connector, and is called the Companion, is it would normally be purchased as a 2nd gen, to be used with the regular 2200. Jerry
MFL 06/24/20 06:12am Tech Issues
RE: Waterproofing the 1/8" thick exposed plywood

I had a few unfinished plywood edges, a bit thicker than that, underneath my propane and pass through areas, that I just primed/painted. It has stayed sealed, no issue for years. I used a brush, so no mess or over spray. Jerry
MFL 06/23/20 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

We bought a Ford Edge ST with Eco-boost 2.7L twin turbo 335HP 380 lb ft of torque today. Things happen. Chris https://i.imgur.com/6i5E7sIl.jpg Very nice!! You will love that 2.7, if your wife lets you drive once in a while! Congrats, Jerry
MFL 06/23/20 04:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ac question

campermama, Check the voltage after the unit has been running for an hour, or better yet leave a Kill-a-Watt unit plugged in. https://i.imgur.com/cHvXik4l.jpg
MFL 06/22/20 12:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Chris the 150s with 2.7 have a 10-speed transmission, not sure on the edge, but would guess the same on new models. My son went from a 3.5 150 with 6-speed to a 2.7 150 with 10-speed. He is a fast driver, uses vehicles hard, but still gets good mileage. He does not tow with it though. He likes the newer 2.7, compared to the earlier 3.5. Jerry
MFL 06/22/20 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

Just a thought Rob (OP). A new Ford F350 crew cab with 7.3 gas, 10-speed, and 4.30 gears, would be about same price as 1-2 year old diesel. The Ford crew cab has a 48 gal gas tank. I think you would get a noticeable improvement in mpg, towing or empty. Jerry
MFL 06/22/20 06:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rotten floor

If just inside entry door, this is a common spot for leaks. Many doors do not seal well, even high up, and the water runs down, comes inside, possibly under the vinyl flooring. Another possible source of leaks, also common, is the window in the door. Water can get inside the door, from a leaking window, and come out the door bottom, on the inside. Jerry
MFL 06/21/20 01:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Advice o WDH after CAT scale

If you’re getting porpoising try uprgrading your shocks. I added stableloads to my spring pack and Bilstein shocks. The combo eliminated almost all of that. I only get it now on the most severe roads. There is a bridge near us that before I couldn’t go more than 45. I now run it at 60 no problem. Agree, a suspension improvement would help for porpoising, and keeping rear tires at max sidewall pressure when towing. Jerry
MFL 06/21/20 11:26am Towing
RE: fore and aft movement

My first hitch was the slide bar type, that had some slop from new. It soon led to more wear/slop/noise/banging, which is normal, with anything that does not fit right from the start. I do think the wrap around jaws, even if poor fit, would take longer to wear out. Jerry
MFL 06/21/20 09:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice o WDH after CAT scale

IMO, seems about right. How does it tow? If it handles good, under most conditions, no real need to change. Jerry
MFL 06/21/20 05:11am Towing
RE: Ac question

The length of the extension cord will make a difference, but a 12 awg HD cord should work. If only a tv in use, and as mentioned, converter not working hard, it should not be a problem to run fan only, on the AC. You can buy a voltage indicator that simply plugs into wall receptacle to monitor available volts, or use a meter to test if you have one. Keep in mind, if plugged into an outlet in garage, or house, is there more electric draw on same circuit, as well as the RV? Jerry
MFL 06/20/20 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just wondering

His question was directed at me I assume. I made the comment below on a closed thread. "Just bought a $260 Marine Starter for my Boat, could have gotten a Communist Chinese Made for $100. Out on the water in 5' seas, what starter would you want to depend on???" Things do happen as in running out of fuel and having to change from one tank to the other. YES I have done that. Not much fun as I was thrown from one side of the boat to the other. :B Lol...at least you weren't thrown out of the boat! Even a boat the size of yours would not be fun in 5' waves. I have seen several people thrown from their smaller boats. Even in calmer water, with boat circling, they could not get back in. Spent lots of time at family cabin on the lake. I've seen bout everything. Two speed boats racing, side x side, hit together, 175hp engine, and 200 hp props touched throwing both motors off of transom, and operators into the water. One motor still attached with safety chain. Jerry
MFL 06/20/20 09:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Just wondering

To keep from burning up the water pump impeller. This...if looking for a serious answer to question! A small boat in high seas will have the prop coming out of the water, roaring, and losing the cooling effect of water flowing through. Jerry
MFL 06/20/20 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Just wondering

To save fuel.
MFL 06/20/20 05:42am Tow Vehicles
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