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RE: Any reverse snowbirds out there?

I have several friends that are residents of Yuma, Arizona that are reverse snowbirds. One goes to Montana for .the summer. Another goes to Show Low, Az which is in Northern Arizona at 6300 ft elevation so summers are mild compared to Yuma.
RCMAN46 07/18/19 06:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: External TPMS recommendations?

So you never look at your instrument panel to check you speed, oil pressures or engine temperatures!! I check my tire pressures for pressure trends that occur before the alarm points. One time I noticed a tire was loosing pressure and I pulled over at the next safe place. This is what I found. https://i.imgur.com/wLRep0hl.jpg Have I waited until I got an alarm I may not have been able to find a safe place to pull over before the tire failed and tore up my trailer.
RCMAN46 07/18/19 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: External TPMS recommendations?

If I were in the market for a TPMS I would give this system some serious thought. https://i.imgur.com/qNZu97sl.jpg Much better than having to wait and watch for several minutes to see all pressures with my TST system.
RCMAN46 07/18/19 09:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A poll: What does 2 blinks of the left signal mean to you?

Have been driving for 60 years. Do not remember anyone using the 2 blinks of left turn signal. But with the older cars before computers several blinks often meant you still had your signal flashing from the last turn you made. I have had truckers flash their headlights when I am passing with a trailer in tow to let me know it was safe to pull back into the right lane. Not sure I would even trust that in today's world.
RCMAN46 07/14/19 11:44am General RVing Issues
Running your propane Refrigerators while fueling?

Today I had an experience that should make you think twice about leaving a propane Refrigerator running while fueling. I was at a Sam's Club when the car next to me had a large hole develop in the gas line between the pump and the car. The lady pumping the gas did not know what to do. The attendant noticed the problem when the lady started yelling and shut things down. But before he got it shut down there was gasoline all over everything and possibly a couple gallons on the ground. There was a very strong gas smell many yards from the accident.
RCMAN46 07/08/19 05:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Signal strength for phone meter

Network Signal Info (Android at least do not know if it's there for IOS) Very good the default is the cell. it also does Wi-Fi. but it opens set to Cell. I had the Android app on my Motorola phone worked very well. It gave signal strength and location of available cell towers. Worked good on WIFI to determine dead areas around my home and outdoor shop. So far have not found a good app for the Iphones.
RCMAN46 07/08/19 05:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Wireless Fridge Thermometer - Are they accurate?

Accuracy is not as important as repeat-ability. I have found my Acurite wireless thermometer is very consistent with a dial thermometer that I have in the fridge. They almost always are within 2 degrees of each other. So if you find the wireless reports 2 degrees high or low just take that into account when you take a reading. I use Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries(good for -40 f) in my sensors and even in the freezer I get about two years service.
RCMAN46 07/04/19 10:00am Tech Issues
RE: 2020 GMC

Visually I see 2 maybe 3" MAX in the video. They did state that GM used the position of the axle on the springs and the shackles as their reasoning for the change.. Which goes along with my theory... Makes no difference though. We already KNOW what the result is due to the CAT scale tickets. 100#, so do some backward computations until you arrive at a method that matches the result. That will be the correct method. As an aside, banter on GM forums is that this move was only for the SB/CC models. It kind of makes sense, as that configuration could benefit from such a change. I have no idea where their mistake is but if the cat scale is right and the 2" is right then maybe they filled the truck with fuel after getting an empty weight and before getting their gross weight. How about how many passengers were aboard the truck during the weighing. A mistake I have made with the wife. When I weighed with trailer had her get out to check placement on the scale pads. As a result the front axle lost some weight. I will never say how much though.
RCMAN46 07/04/19 09:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GMC

Let’s not forget 700# lighter and 50% less tire drag. I would like to see the math you used to calculate the tire drag. Especially without having the drag coefficient of the asphalt. At least I assume he hasn't run a drag box across the Ike. But maybe... FYI comprehension of what you have read is important. Dually has 6 tires and SRW has 4 that is 50% less "tire drag". We good now? By some miracle the Chevrolet is a unicycle. The Ram system is 10 tires being drug down the road. 50% of that is 5. 4 tires for the trailer only leaves 1 tire for the Chevrolet. With 10 tires for the Ram and 8 for the Chevrolet I would calculate this as only 20% less drag from the tires. If you look at all of the things that are dragging the rotation friction from the wheels and tires is very small and can basically be ignored. Wind resistance is the major item another is friction in the engine. And as you have pointed out many times the v8 has 33% more moving parts than the inline 6.
RCMAN46 07/03/19 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GMC

Let’s not forget 700# lighter and 50% less tire drag. I would like to see the math you used to calculate the tire drag.
RCMAN46 07/02/19 08:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Switch to LIFePO4?

The single most efficient way to convert power to heat is an electric heater. I take exception to this. Heat pumps will convert more electric energy to heat than an electric heater by a factor of 3-5 times.
RCMAN46 07/02/19 11:09am Tech Issues
RE: New Ram/Cummins vs GM/Duramax on the IKE

Dynos: Factory Rating/Dyno Measurement Ram: HP 385/338 TQ 900/828 Ford: HP 440/387 TQ 925/806 Chevy: HP 445/337 TQ 910/771 interesting when the same trucks were tested at the IKE run. https://i.imgur.com/GLQYmUcl.jpg
RCMAN46 07/02/19 11:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram/Cummins vs GM/Duramax on the IKE

Can you provide a link to your source for the gear ratios. CHEVROLET DEBUTS ALL-NEW 2020 SILVERADO HD Thank You I did a lot of searching and not find that one. A lot of good information on that link.
RCMAN46 06/30/19 06:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram/Cummins vs GM/Duramax on the IKE

Allison 10L100 1st- 4.54 x 3.42 x 910= 14,129 lb-ft 2nd- 2.86 x 3.42 x 910= 8,900 lb-ft 3rd- 2.06 x 3.42 x 910= 6,411 lb-ft 4th- 1.72 x 3.42 x 910= 5,353 lb-ft 5th- 1.48 x 3.42 x 910= 4,606 lb-ft 6th- 1.26 x 3.42 x 910= 3,921 lb-ft 7th- 1.00 x 3.42 x 910= 3,112 lb-ft 8th- .85 x 3.42 x 910= 2,645 lb-ft 9th- .68 x 3.42 x 910= 2,116 lb-ft 10th- .63 x 3.42 x 910= 1,960 lb-ft Can you provide a link to your source for the gear ratios.
RCMAN46 06/30/19 06:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram/Cummins vs GM/Duramax on the IKE

Torque multiplication of the Ram Aisin 6-speed w/ 4.10 1st- 3.75 x 4.10 x 1,000 lb-ft= 11,275 lb-ft 2nd- 2.00 x 4.10 x 1,000 lb-ft= 8,200 lb-ft 3rd- 1.34 x 4.10 x 1,000 lb-ft= 5,494 lb-ft 4th- 1.00 x 4.10 x 1,000 lb-ft= 4,100 lb-ft 5th- .77 x 4.10 x 1,000 lb-ft= 3,157 lb-ft 6th- .63 x 4.10 x 1,000 lb-ft= 2.583 lb-ft 1-3rd are under-drive gears, 4th is direct, and 5-6 are overdrive. Torque multiplication of the GM Allison 10-speed w/3.42 1st- 4.70 x 3.42 x 910= 14,627 lb-ft 2nd- 2.99 x 3.42 x 910= 9,305 lb-ft 3rd- 2.15 x 3.42 x 910= 6,691 lb-ft 4th- 1.80 x 3.42 x 910= 5,602 lb-ft 5th- 1.52 x 3.42 x 910= 4,731 lb-ft 6th- 1.28 x 3.42 x 910= 3,984 lb-ft 7th- 1.00 x 3.42 x 910= 3,112 lb-ft 8th- .85 x 3.42 x 910= 2,645 lb-ft 9th- .69 x 3.42 x 910= 2,147 lb-ft 10th- .64 x 3.42 x 910= 1,992 lb-ft 1-6 are under-drive, 7th is direct, and 8-10 are overdrive. The Duramax was winning the torque to the wheels battle even with a 3.42 and it was also winning the horsepower battle according to the manufacturers ratings. The gear ratios you used are for the GM 10L80. I have doubts that the GM 10L1000 will have the same ratios. I base this on the statement in one of the GM videos that you will be able to skip 1st gear when running with no load. This implies a much lower first gear than 4.70 with the 3.42 rear gear. I have not been able to find published gear ratios for the 10L1000. I suspect they may be close to the Allison TC10.
RCMAN46 06/30/19 03:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What’s better in 12v batteries?

From my experience if you are talking about wet lead acid batteries for RV use the battery set that weighs the most.
RCMAN46 06/30/19 10:46am Tech Issues
RE: New Ram/Cummins vs GM/Duramax on the IKE

Removed as I had bad data.
RCMAN46 06/30/19 10:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas station at junction of 75 and 93 in Idaho

Challis is only 2 miles to the North of the 75/93 junction. I am almost positive you can find a gas station there with your requirements. And looking at google street view the gas station at the 75/93 junction appears to have adequate room. I suspect prices may be higher than in Challis.
RCMAN46 06/30/19 10:21am Roads and Routes
RE: New Ram/Cummins vs GM/Duramax on the IKE

"I believe the V8 and the I6 diesels deliver peak torque at essentially the same rpm's." Actually the Duramax reaches max torque (1600 rpm) at 200 rpm less than the Cummins (1800 rpm). Both engines produce max horsepower at the same 2800 rpm.
RCMAN46 06/30/19 10:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram/Cummins vs GM/Duramax on the IKE

" The 10 speed did not beat the 6 speed in a drag race " I do not recall there was a drag race. I suspect from a standing start towing 16,000 lbs or more so with 35,000 lbs the 10 speed will definitely shine against the 6 speed.
RCMAN46 06/30/19 08:41am Tow Vehicles
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