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RE: best brake controller 09 f150

Here you go: Factory IBC
ScottG 05/05/22 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A Bad Day mechanically

If nothing else, make sure he DOES NOT use a silicone product to seal it.
ScottG 04/29/22 09:19am Tech Issues

Sure looks like it would be fun. Check it out on Google Earth. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Buccaneer+State+Park/@30.2641418,-89.4077563,1585m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xdb99a6c3ac4eba69!8m2!3d30.2643535!4d-89.4056303 Copy and paste - sorry, can't make a direct link for some reason.
ScottG 04/27/22 12:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 50A RV with 30A plug?

Sorry but that's not a 50A cable - see how small it is in the second pic? It's a 30A cable that someone put a female 50A plug on. You are not going to be able to change the male 30A side and make it 50A capable. If you want 50A, you'll need an entirely new cord assembly.
ScottG 04/24/22 07:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Arctic Fox 25r interior wall removal

I've done a lot of invasive projects like this in RV's. Frankly, that wall is suspicious and could hide plenty. I would remove the thermostat and see what I can see. Maybe even remove the wood panel on the bedroom side if possible without doing damage. You would have to move the thermostat and you will lose the side of your cabinet. But again, first and foremost, I would verify what is inside the wall. It could be a chase for wiring like the 12v ceiling lights. And looking closer at the pic, it's plausible that all your tank level wiring, power for the stereo and 120VAC for the air conditioner is coming up through it. No way would I just start tearing it up without knowing what I was getting into!
ScottG 04/23/22 10:51pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Member Blocking is a Blessing

I have a long list of pointless contributors blocked.
ScottG 04/22/22 12:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Finding a 3500 series truck to test drive....

My 2003 RAM 3500 turns 20 y/o this year. Never had DW.
ScottG 04/08/22 07:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Not the cells that fail it is the battery Management System!

This is very helpful Don, thanks for posting. I have been trying to decide whether to buy bats with built in BMS' or buy 4 cells and an external BMS. I have only seen a couple of assembled batterys that can be easily opened and they are much more expensive and have no other attributes - you're just paying for the case. I think this makes the decision for me. Another benefit of stand alone BMS' is they tend to more often have better temperature protection and blue tooth. I can also over-size the BMS to head off trouble.
ScottG 04/08/22 10:49am Tech Issues
RE: Rand Mc Nally GPS

It means your device simply doesn't have enough memory left for further updates. This is why "Lifetime updates" doesn't really mean squat.
ScottG 04/06/22 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Bike carrier

Your bumper will carry the weight if you reinforce where it attaches to the trailers frame. In this pic, the piece of angle iron that is cut off at an angle, spans underneath the existing frame to the underside if the bumper itself and keeps the bumper from being able to rotate and tear lose. I carried nearly 100# of bikes over 13 years with this setup and never had any problem after this mod. Before that I ripped this bumper off with just a couple of light bikes. https://i.imgur.com/OLxUBFh.jpg?1 Note, I'm not responsible for the factory booger weld on the right!
ScottG 03/27/22 09:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Storage RV lot with GFIC breakers

Does the 50A or 30A have gfci??? Heck no! Actually the latest NEC update does require GFCI on those. So you will start seeing it in new campgrounds. Think of the fun CG owners are going to have with customers on that one!
ScottG 03/25/22 09:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Storage RV lot with GFIC breakers

Inconvenient truth, you have a ground fault. Start unplugging things until it goes away (fridge, water heater, converter, etc.) and then FIX that item. Do not circumvent safety or violate codes.
ScottG 03/25/22 03:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Campgrounds around Seattle

I live there. Both of those parks are great and are the best choices (IMO) in the area. Vasa can be hard to get a spot in because it's popular and and only has a few spaces. Lk. pleasant is also very nice and is within walking distance to restaurants and there is a Safeway with easy to maneuver gas/diesel pumps across the street.
ScottG 03/17/22 01:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: slide making popping noises

If it's a rack and pinion style slide, the shear pin on one side may have broken - that's exactly how they act when it breaks. The shear pins used for residential snow blowers are the same part and may be easier to find.
ScottG 03/17/22 12:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Shouldn’t your pets be on a leash?

At first people were happy just bringing 1 or 2 alligators camping. Now it's 4~6 or more. Where will it end? I guess there's no harm as long as they pick up after them.
ScottG 03/14/22 10:39am RV Pet Stop
RE: Micro-Air/RecPro AC problem

Keep this in mind. If the factory cap dies while the AC is running, it will stop and no harm is done. If you have a hard start cap installed, it will allow it to keep running and it will destroy the compressor. So if you don't need it, don't use one.
ScottG 03/08/22 05:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Happy Campers no longer available in CA?

Here we go..
ScottG 03/08/22 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Kill switch for Cummins

I have an 03. Do you have an automatic? If so then there is a small jumper wire where a clutch pedal switch would be on a manual. You can easily install a momentary button or switch in that wire so the starter wont engage. You're right, from what I've heard, a nice specimen can go for nearly what we paid for them.
ScottG 03/07/22 09:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: GFI electrical question

GFI needs a hard ground. Not true ! GFI works by measuring the current flowing in and the current flowing out. It trips if they are not equal. GFI can be used in old houses with no grounds (requires that the outlet be labeled as not grounded). This is correct. However, there must be some ground path back to the power source for the GFCI to be able to have a discrepancy between the current in the hot pin vs the current in the neutral pin. The GFCI works on the principle that that there is some current "leaking" out of the circuit. For there to be any current flowing outside the circuit in question, there must be some path for that current to flow back to the source. Electricity requires a closed path to flow. If that path does not exist, then current can not "leak" out of the circuit. In old ungrounded homes, that ground could be plumbing at the various sources of water. That "leak" the GFI is detecting is what is running up your arm on it's way to ground. For decades, normal house wiring was only 2 conductors to outlet or lamp. There was no path to the water pipe for most uses. A GFCI does not have to have a path to ground to work. It detects current flowing outside of the normal hot-neutral circuit as already described and assumes the leakage is through something else bad but it doesn't actually have to determine where it's going. A warning on replacing GFCI's! A few years ago they changed the connection points so the old "Line In" and the "Out" were reversed on new GFCI's. If you don't look closely at what you're doing and hook the new one up exactly the same as the old parts, you can put the new one (or a whole kitchen full..) in backwards and it will be dead (but not damaged). Don't ask me how I learned this lesson..
ScottG 03/05/22 02:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cooper AT3 XLT

I'll be replacing the Cooper AT2's on my truck next winter. Compared to the previous Toyo AT's, they have a better ride and better grip in the rain. Got caught in a surprise snow storm on a pass in Oregon (weather forecast = no snow) and they kept my truck and trailer (17K# combined) rolling up the hill without drama (and w/o chains). I was absolutely shocked by their performance. I like them enough that I will be getting a new set of AT3's to replace them. I've had a lot of different tires on our RAM over the last 20 years but these are my favorites.
ScottG 03/04/22 10:08am Tow Vehicles
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