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RE: how long to lower temps When living quarters at 100

this guy has your answer, I'd take the same measurements on your home's A/C to see if it's cooling correctly.If any of my a/c are blowing 75° air for more than a couple minutes, they're not functioning properly. You misunderstood you want a 20 degree temperature drop across the cooling coil. If your house is at 95 to start you want 75 discharge, start at 75 want a 55 degree discharge. Hopes this helps.
Mike134 06/07/21 06:36pm Tech Issues
RE: how long to lower temps When living quarters at 100

Measure the air temp at the return side of the unit versus the output side. If the return temp is say 95, and the output side is 75ish then the units are doing all they can do. X2!! this guy has your answer, I'd take the same measurements on your home's A/C to see if it's cooling correctly.
Mike134 06/06/21 02:19pm Tech Issues
RE: 3 axle break controller issues

My guess the 3rd set of brakes draws too much current for your OEM controller. https://www.hitchweb.com/blog/post/2012/02/21/testing-trailer-brake-magnets#:~:text=Testing%20Trailer%20Brake%20Magnets%20%20%207%22%20Brake,%20%20%20%203%20more%20rows%20
Mike134 06/03/21 02:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I-70 vs I-80 road condition, which is better.

Was just one I80 last weekend at the bottom of Lake Michigan, I'd take a different road but no choice for me. Road construction, bumps, traffic. Might be better as you get near Iowa.
Mike134 05/28/21 04:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: intermittent brakes

Mike, I appreciate your help and comments as I have waded through this. I have had the intermittant brake problem for a while. When I first dug into it I found the bare wires that were in photo in a ealier post. I cut the bare spots out and used proper connectors with heat shrink. The bare wires were and issue and I am glad I found it and fixed it. Today, I pulled wires out the axle, ran new wires and reconnected them, blue to one side of magnet and white to one side, I was told that it didn't matter which..there is not positive or negative. Correct the magnets don't care one wire to the pos. side one wire to the neg. side. My thought are that there is more bare wire inside the belly that I can see and from my tugging and moving them around they have grounded to the the frame.possible since they skinned those wires you repaired, they likely skinned others during the install I could run new wire all the way from the plug and bypass the belly to or may even apply 12 volt at the wiring going into the first axle.. I am not a automotive wiring guy, but I have completed rewired a house and a boat with a lot of electronics so I am not totally inexperienced. I am assuming that the breakway simply sends 12volts to the magnets?correctYou said the wires burnt when you pulled the breakaway where did they melt?
Mike134 05/25/21 04:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: intermittent brakes

Things are going the wrong way. After wiring the brakes I pulled the breakaway and burned the wires off...so I'm thinking that one of those wire must be shorted to the frame in the belly... any one else feel that way? If I was called to troubleshoot: Question #1 how did it work before you "fixed" it? Question #2 show me what you did. That's typically the location it's failed. I'm thinking you need a helper with a bit more wiring knowledge.
Mike134 05/25/21 02:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: intermittent brakes

no chance it's in one of the wheels. Only thing that could happen inside a wheel is the magnet goes bad either open (only that wheel wouldn't have brakes), or it shorts out blowing the fuse in your truck that furnishes 12V to the brake controller. Just a tip put some Vaseline into your new crimp wirenuts to weatherproof them before inserting the wires.
Mike134 05/25/21 10:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: intermittent brakes

If this helps, when I pulled the breakaway I had zero brakes but I had power at the front axle drivers side. That is when I started searching and found the bare wires. My logic (for what it's worth) now is a bad connector or wire between left/right side. I'd cut that connector off and redo the splice. You see power there yet none of the 4 wheel's brakes work. If it was farther "downstream" in the circuit some of the brakes would work.
Mike134 05/24/21 05:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: intermittent brakes

to narrow your search all four wheels either work or don't work correct? If that is correct then make sure you have good connections on both sides of the trailer plug and truck receptacle. work back into the trailer from the breakout location where the 7 wires separate to run the lights brakes etc. to the first connection at the left side of the front axle. Eye balling the connections won't tell you a thing. When I suffered the loss of all 4 wheel brakes it was a bad crimp connection where the 7 wire cord spliced onto the trailer wiring. Good luck
Mike134 05/23/21 07:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: intermittent brakes

looks like they where dragged over a sharp edge all skinned off in about the same spot.
Mike134 05/23/21 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: intermittent brakes

photo Don't know if this will work...found this inside of the wiring sleeve going to drivers side rear axle. One of the wires had tape on it so I'm thinking it is from original installation at factory. I have had trailer for 13 years and none of this has been touched and we got it from original owner. Received error message trying to open your photo
Mike134 05/23/21 10:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: intermittent brakes

Don't try to feed new wire thru the axle. Just run it on the outside and use zip ties to hold it in place. Piece of cake to go thru the axle, tie the new wires to the old and use the old wires to pull it thru.
Mike134 05/23/21 07:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: intermittent brakes

Replace all the splices, wiring never fails in the middle, always at the connections. I have checked everything visible and I can't see anything that looks like it would be a problem. I have heard of insulation wearing off inside the axles over time. It might not be my problem but I think that I will pull new wires thru and then I will know. Replacing the wiring will give you peace of mind that the wires are are good and you'll need to replace all the connections for the new wires so in the end your problem will be fixed. safe travels.
Mike134 05/22/21 08:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: intermittent brakes

Replace all the splices, wiring never fails in the middle, always at the connections.
Mike134 05/22/21 06:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I-70 vs I-80 road condition, which is better.

I 70 when going under Chicago, especially during commuter times and weekend travelers.
Mike134 05/18/21 06:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Back before cellphones

We went on a 2 week canoe trip in the Boundary waters back in '75 No way to contact us or find us. We just crossed our fingers when we got back everyone would still be there. Can you imagine what our grandparents/great grandparents went though sending their sons to war and no contact not even a letter for 6 months? Yeah folks are just a bit to wrapped up in the idea of "cell phone security"
Mike134 05/17/21 06:30pm RV Lifestyle
RE: SRW vs DRW

I believe the basic premise is, all things being equal: tires, surface, brakes, etc., a DRW will stop shorter than a SRW. Yes, there are tons of different parameters, but ignore them and consider everything is the same for both trucks. Heck, pull two of the rear duals, check the sopping distance, put the duals back on and recheck the stopping distance over the same surface. That should give a decent answer? Best answer so far.
Mike134 05/16/21 02:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

Here is a challenge that Pickuptrucks.com ran on 2018 1 ton SRW and then 2017 1 ton DRW where they did a braking challenge from 60 MPH to 0. 1 ton SRW: Chevy - 165.3 feet Ford - 158.3 feet 1 ton DRW: GMC - 133.39 feet Ford - 139.68 feet The DRW test was done on a drag strip (Las Vegas motor speedway). The SRW test was done on a dusty airport runway in Kingman AZ. Those are two completely different surfaces. LOL. I really don't think those conditions are that much different as to invalidate the results. You've never raced on a dragstrip have you? The guys running for money will even select which lane is the stickiest to run on. In addition airport runway friction levels will vary and the FAA requires it to be checked. https://www.faa.gov/airports/resources/advisory_circulars/media/150-5320-12C/150_5320_12c_chg1.pdf
Mike134 05/16/21 07:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

Here is a challenge that Pickuptrucks.com ran on 2018 1 ton SRW and then 2017 1 ton DRW where they did a braking challenge from 60 MPH to 0. 1 ton SRW: Chevy - 165.3 feet Ford - 158.3 feet 1 ton DRW: GMC - 133.39 feet Ford - 139.68 feet The DRW test was done on a drag strip (Las Vegas motor speedway). The SRW test was done on a dusty airport runway in Kingman AZ. Those are two completely different surfaces. LOL. Just goes to show how worthless internet info can be unless you drill down and verify. Sorta like the "facts" you hear boasted at the local gin mill after the patrons have had a few to many.
Mike134 05/16/21 06:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

What would be really interesting is if they did them pulling a trailer or 5th wheel. Same trailer, same test and see what the results were. That would be actually useful. If the dually stops faster, I'd expect the same result pulling a trailer. Just have to make sure all test trucks send the same strength brake signal to the trailer.
Mike134 05/15/21 08:44pm Tow Vehicles
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