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RE: And Another Battery Question

Having used GC2 batteries for many years, both myself and my son have seen voltages similar to yours. They seem to charge up fully, and when in use drop down in voltage to around 12.6 or so. Not much below fully charged. The biggest plus for them is that they hold the charge and last longer than most 12V batts for some reason. The real number is what your voltage is in the morning, esp if using furnace in cooler weather. Our 4-1/2 yr old 6Vs will be at 12.2 or so in the morning and recover very quickly when the sun starts shining. Sons act similar. Personally (with no actual proof!!) feel that this is a normal pattern for a true deep cycle 6V pair!! Also, hydrometer almost always shows above 1275 when recharged!!! Never have checked in the morning, no problem, no fault!!!
TUCQUALA 10/27/21 11:11am Tech Issues
RE: Water pump question

A 2 way valve and 2-3 ft hose can be added directly to the filter inlet side. Not sure what components the kits have, but should have all or almost all. Hose length is what you need to reach the A/F jug!! If you can't push the pex tube back far enough to add the valve, cut and use sharkbite fittings as necc.
TUCQUALA 10/18/21 05:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hwy 93 from Missoula to Salmon, ID.

There is a good sized forest fire near the MT/ID border, east of the MT43 junction. Pretty sure it doesn't affect 93 (other than possible smoke), but just some more info for this time of year trip.
TUCQUALA 09/21/21 12:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Opinions on 2014-2018 Travel Trailers

Previous trailers were a Pioneer ('04), Jayco ('10). Now own a '16 Outdoors. Quality wise, I would rate them ORV, Pioneer, and Jayco 3rd. It didn't have any major problems, was just mediocre construction and finish. What I have seen with ORV in the last few years is a lowering of quality, based on reviews and complaints from new owners. Seems to me it started about the '19 or early '20 models. Maybe minimal impact stuff, the main construction is the same, but quality control and finishing has suffered. If we were looking for a newer trailer, I would probably look at other brands, and really check them out. If I was looking for my first trailer, I would look for a good used one 4-6 yrs old. Any minor stuff would be taken care of (or should have), and you would see major stuff starting to show. A well taken care of and maintained one that age will show!!!
TUCQUALA 09/21/21 11:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Minneapolis

Personally I would go the north route, but then I haven't been there in a few years. South puts you into the airport area, but further east of it and into a network of freeways!!! Then you need to go back up the west side to whichever highway you are heading out on.
TUCQUALA 09/12/21 06:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: corner separating

If you're not aware, there are screws under the rubber strip on the front of the mouldings. They have probably "pulled" (go into the edge of body side panels) possibly from heat expansion. Only a thought on my part, but this year has been good and hot in most of the country and your travels had to be in hot areas sometime this past year. As to fix, I'd pull the vinyl strips out and check the attaching screws. If they won't tighten and pull the mouldings back to proper position, maybe longer ones and some epoxy in the holes might do it.
TUCQUALA 09/12/21 06:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is there a quiet water pump?

The pump is not very noisy as made, but (as mentioned by others) the installation and the hard lines inside an RV amplify the minor pump sound!! Example: I am using one (same model as inside our trailer) to pump from a 200 gal tank to the trailer up on our property in NE WA. It is "plumbed" with 3/4" hose from tank and then to trailer. You can stand right next to it and all you hear is a hum from pump!! The trailer pump and lines have been modified and insulated from contact with cabinets and floor, and it is still not near as quiet as the outside pump!!! Better than when delivered, but the basic "rattle" is still there, but reduced to a more acceptable level!!!
TUCQUALA 09/08/21 10:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Man, they don't make 'em like they used to

Know what you are saying!! We had a 2004 19T4 for many years, and even though it was considered a low priced entry level trailer, it was well built. AND, had many features (we found out later on a 2010 Jayco!!) that were standard, not optional!! Auto changeover LP regulator (Jayco was manual!!), bed platform was solid, finished edges, smooth surface for mattress (Jayco was single piece of plywood, raw, unfinished)!!!! Never was under the trailer as to tank mounting, but do remember the Jayco fresh tank almost fell out!! Galvanized 2" strap sheet metal screwed to the frame members (half pulling out)!!! Pioneer - $10K new, Jayco - $18k new!!!! Our Outdoors is very well built, but has had some minor construction glitches that never had with the Pioneer!!!
TUCQUALA 09/08/21 10:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Surge Protector - Hardwired without transfer switch?

Baja, no bypass on the Hughes. Maybe one of its shortcomings!! It is bypassed, power from socket direct into trlr like it was. Don't travel anymore at the moment, trailer is up on land we purchased last year. May put in a quick connect so I can easily go between the Hughes and direct input if and when needed!!
TUCQUALA 08/30/21 11:10am Tech Issues
RE: Fresh water tank

get a "turkey oil pump" to use in your water jug. Only 15-20 $$ and uses D batteries, pumps fairly quickly. Easy to store!! https://www.amazon.com/CHARD-FOP-23-Draining-Outdoor-Fryers/dp/B00HCC2L6A/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=deep+fryer+oil+pump&qid=1629739434&sr=8-2
TUCQUALA 08/23/21 11:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Surge Protector - Hardwired without transfer switch?

Have installed a 30A hardwired Hughes Watchdog. Didn't put in a "switch" (aSSume you mean a switch to bypass the SP) but will be doing it soon. Found out that the SP would kick out when running AC on generator due to voltage dropping below (very momentary!!) the "protection" low limit. Since trailer is now on our own 10 acres (not travelling anywhere), only running when needed on generator, I have disconnected the SP so we can run the AC!! Hughes sees no problem with the unit, the gen mfg doesn't see any problem with the genny!! So, no SP being used at this time!! Just thought I'd mention it to help with your decision!! So, are you happy with your Outdoors "replacement"??!!
TUCQUALA 08/04/21 06:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Reese dual cam… driver side seems to have more tension.

Of course having the trailer and tow veh both equally level is one thought, but I would check the hitch head for being slightly off level, or twist in shank or box. Our head is slightly off level, and one side (right in our case) is slightly different on tension, but not much so I don't worry aboot. No major difference in wear on the bars or cams. Also, when you pull up one side, the other side WILL have slightly less tension when lifting bar.
TUCQUALA 06/13/21 11:41am Towing
RE: Question about max 5th wheel size in Apgar, Glacier NP

Or a pup tent!!!!!
TUCQUALA 05/08/21 12:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northeast Oregon

To answer your question aboot the Joseph to Hells Canyon drive, most of it is paved. There are a few miles of uphill gravel/dirt on the NF road heading south from Joseph, otherwise almost all pretty much good pavement (but curvy!!). There are a few, nice NF campgrounds along the way, but really all are dry camping Woodhead Park on the Snake is a very nice CG, water & elec with dump station. But would be out of your way if coming in from I84 to Halfway.
TUCQUALA 03/01/21 10:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Level Mate Pro

How have you leveled in the past, with slide out or in??? Use past experience to set up the Level Mate. If you did it before with the slide in, level like before, and when slide is out, recheck the device for difference. You'll get a good feeling for the best setting after a bit of use. Perfect level is almost impossible to achieve if you're a purist!!! FYI, I level with slide in, with a bit of an offset to accommodate the slide when extended. Also still use bubble levels to verify. And they're not perfect either!!!
TUCQUALA 02/26/21 10:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Vortex II fans

"will the Vortec II move enough air to be worth while?" You betcha!! If going in the bath, it will vent the black tank quite well if pedal held down!!!
TUCQUALA 02/20/21 11:40am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Occupied RV Fire

If heater was a low priced coil or wire style, it still could have been pretty hot, and depending on what it was sitting on, could easily start a fire.
TUCQUALA 02/17/21 02:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide topper noise dampening

Flapping noise, flapping noise!! So many make such a big deal about toppers and wind noise. Yes it can happen, mostly on very large slides. Big deal!! No damage, just a bit of noise!! If it's that windy, you'll be hearing the wind and other sounds outside of the rv anyway!! Our main slide topper is 169" long, and, yes, it does "flap" occasionally. Doesn't bother us, and it sure doesn't bother the woodland creatures!! So many noise "police" out there in their rvs! Sorry for the rant, but had to let off steam!! Any slide topper topic always has the NOISE'rs come out of their shells.
TUCQUALA 01/20/21 09:25pm General RVing Issues

There is no dump station at Bakers Hole. There is a fresh water fill spigot on the entrance/exit road. Water spigots are also located in various spots within the loops. You probably know that there are also about half of the sites with power and water, located near the highway.
TUCQUALA 01/16/21 05:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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