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RE: Traveling with Propane on

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Mike134 07/02/22 05:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling with Propane on

No need to shutoff the flame on the frig when refilling. If you live down south you know that many homes have the gas hot water heater in the garage mounted on an 18" platform above the floor per building codes. Code officials figure you'd likely store gasoline in the garage( and the fumes sink to the ground) so that's why the heater is elevated. Your RV Frig is likely 3 feet or more off the floor and your outdoors so there is zero risk.
Mike134 06/30/22 01:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: thoughts on Ecoboost

I have 48,000 on mine with no issues. As someone above mentioned keep the RPMs around 2200 gives the best gas milage when towing. 9-11 MPG for me depending on wind direction.
Mike134 06/06/22 02:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are these brake magnets warn?

The four holes on the magnet are "wear indicators" if any of them are gone it's time to replace the magnet.
Mike134 06/05/22 06:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: towing a f-150 wheels down

You can find the owner's manual on the Ford website here. Page 311-312 says that if the vehicle is 2WD it cannot be towed with ANY wheels on the ground, ever. I'm not about to argue with the ford engineer that wrote that manual. But it would have been nice if they had explained how the vehicle can be damaged by towing with the front wheels on the ground on a 2wd truck. Two-wheel Drive Vehicles You cannot tow a two-wheel drive vehicle with any wheels on the ground as vehicle or transmission damage may occur. You must tow your vehicle with all four wheels off the ground, such as when using a car-hauling trailer. Because a two wheel drive truck the transmission will have some gears and clutches turning but without lubricant being pumped around/through them. That's why there will be transmission damage.
Mike134 05/29/22 09:01am Dinghy Towing
RE: 2022 F-150 Can Not install aftermarket brake controller!!!!!

Mike134 and Ivylog you are correct that the harness is there but you can't hook anything but the OEM to it. No adapter exists and the trucks computer will not recognize it,so it won't work.Everthing for the trailer brake system goes through the computer. I have installed all my other controllers in the past but this truck is a lease so I'm not going to mess with it. I guess that is the cost of driving a shiny new truck these days. And $50 bucks to install is a smoking good price. Here in upstate NY it's 3 times that. You sure? https://www.etrailer.com/bc-2022_Ford_F-150.htm
Mike134 04/27/22 07:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 F-150 Can Not install aftermarket brake controller!!!!!

On my '19 F150 if you pull off the filler plate on the dash you should find a plug waiting for the OEM controller. Get an adapter and you can use your P3. I like my OEM controller much better than the aftermarket
Mike134 04/27/22 06:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Beartooth pass

Reading the reply's, it's like asking if you'd go up a 30' extension ladder, some folks look and say NO WAY and others would be up at the top before you finished asking. All depends on the comfort level of the individual.
Mike134 04/26/22 05:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2021 F150 trailer disconnect alarm issues

Apparently, it is a programming error https://online.sodapdf.com/document/1cdcc1bc-e69d-4e89-b1d7-7019f7a5e503?url=https:%2F%2Fford.oemdtc.com%2F7459%2Ffalse-alarm-activation-with-a-trailer-connected-2021-ford-f-150&uid=1019974&cmp=spdf_all_partners_all_all_all_infolinks
Mike134 04/09/22 05:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cool New Cat Scale App

I wonder how it handles re-weighs. It knows if you've been to that scale the past 24 hours then just bills your CC at the re-weigh price.
Mike134 04/04/22 07:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Butt splice connector to join 10 gauge to 12 gauge wire?

Just doing my part to get to 10 pages of responses. Who would think butt splicing 12ga to 10 ga would have so many answers. Because opinions are like, well ya know as everyone has one!!! So true and folks feel that even though 1 or more solutions have been stated 5 times or more, they just have to duplicate what has been said adding their 2 cents.
Mike134 04/04/22 06:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Butt splice connector to join 10 gauge to 12 gauge wire?

Just doing my part to get to 10 pages of responses. Who would think butt splicing 12ga to 10 ga would have so many answers.
Mike134 04/04/22 12:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Remove me from your mailing list

Junk mail is good keeps the post office busy
Mike134 03/30/22 03:38pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: Butt splice connector to join 10 gauge to 12 gauge wire?

YES they meet "CODE" but IMHO they are just as bad as stab and jab receptacles. X2!! on the WAGOs GARBAGE!! Since the two of you are passing yourself off as experts, why do you not like WAGOs? Experience? Personal preference? You'll have to determine if 38 years as a licensed electrician makes me an expert. Wago's rely on spring pressure to hold a strip of metal against the wire just like those CHEAP back stabbed receptacles use. Tiny point of contact unlike wires that are twisted together then covered with a wirenut. I will say WAGOs are handy when doing speaker wires (not life safety speakers such as a fire alarm system) or connecting multiple control wires that do not carry more than 0.25 amp current.
Mike134 03/29/22 06:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Butt splice connector to join 10 gauge to 12 gauge wire?

I need to join 10 gauge to 12 gauge -- and believe it or not, I have never used butt splice connectors. They're fine, and you have plenty of choices. Also, look at WAGO 221s. YES they meet "CODE" but IMHO they are just as bad as stab and jab receptacles. Simply put your touching a small surface to complete the circuit with these. MUCH better off with a wire nut or even a butt splice. I built over 100 Dental Clinics in my career and I did not allow them on my jobs. Only place I did was connecting low voltage draw lighting. X2!! on the WAGOs GARBAGE!! Grit dog this post just might get to 10 pages before the week is done!! LOL I've already unsubscribed, way too much email notifying me of yet another post. I'll just peek in every so often
Mike134 03/29/22 03:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire Load/Inflation Calculation

Based on 1,500# and adding 5spi that would be running 45psi at 1,6540# capacity. CapriRacer has suggested adding 15% to the tire weight and that would put you at 1,725# and use 50psi at 1,760# capacity. You already inflated the tire load a bit so IMHO either 45 or 50 will be just fine. You have been running 50 for three years how even is the tread ???????? /\ /\ /\ THIS will tell you the right pressure. Don't listen to the guy down the block, who talked to his cousin, who knew a guy that read it on the internet.
Mike134 03/29/22 08:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Load/Inflation Calculation

I upgraded to GD endurance and also increased one size from 205-14 to 215-14 and ran them at 60 PSI for the past 8000 miles. Turns out that is too much pressure because the center of the tread is wearing faster than the edges. I'll be going down to 55 psi this year hopefully that wears them more evenly across the entire tread. The sticker on the TT calls for the OEM tires to be at 50 psi
Mike134 03/29/22 05:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Butt splice connector to join 10 gauge to 12 gauge wire?

Do it right....solder them together, then use the heat shrink. Solder is good but a good crimp is just as reliable. How can I say for certain? I have yet to see a building I wired the past 40 years using crimps burn down. How often do you drive those buildings down a pothole mired freeway at 55mph? LOL. (42 years as a general Yea, I get the push-in outlet thing contractor),, but moving vehicles are not the same as a stationary building. Those are just garbage. No good Union electrician would ever rely on that type of connection. But the point was a crimp connection is just as good and even better than solder when solder is done wrong. IE to much heat not enough heat, wrong flux, wrong solder.
Mike134 03/27/22 12:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Butt splice connector to join 10 gauge to 12 gauge wire?

Do it right....solder them together, then use the heat shrink. Solder is good but a good crimp is just as reliable. How can I say for certain? I have yet to see a building I wired the past 40 years using crimps burn down.
Mike134 03/26/22 05:33pm Tech Issues
RE: are there upsides/downfalls to single-axle TT's?

It all sounds lie a huge waste of money to me. Selling your house will cost you big $$$$. Selling the trailer to buy a smaller one? Big waste of $$$ too. Keep everything you have. Grandkids need room. You do plan to take your grandkids with you, don't you? Lol…another “expert” opinion that has nothing to do with the question! As long as the OP realizes the opinions he gets here are no better than what he'd get from the campground bar patrons/"6 beer experts" he'll do fine. Sites like this are great for questions like "how does this gizmo work?" For opinions roll a dice. Safe travels
Mike134 03/24/22 07:04am Travel Trailers
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