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RE: The cost of a Diesel Truck

I really never brought the difference in cost into the picture. Nor did I think about the resale value. I wanted the easiest way possible to tow my trailer in my retirement years. I've towed with all sorts of different vehicles since 1982. I figured I did my apprenticeship with everything else and now-a-days I don't ever see myself towing with anything else. It's just so easy....and quiet.
Vintage465 07/01/22 08:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulling new heater duct

There is a lot of good thinking behind using an actual elbow to get around a corner if it possible to do that. Problem is usually where it's that tight, it'd be stinker to try and get a elbow in there. I'm in the "mental engineering" phase of adding some ducts to cabinets so the coffee cups aren't ice cold on those 20-30 degree mornings. I also need to add a duct over to my wifes side of the dinette so she's not freezing her legs off while I roasting on my side of the dinette.
Vintage465 06/19/22 01:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Unhooked for the night.

If it's an overnighter thing I don't plan to unhook unless leveling requires it. The most I may do is unplug the 7pin connector....and I usually don't even do that.
Vintage465 06/19/22 01:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Harbor Freight Predator 3500

I heard one running the other day and it was very quiet. At leas as quiet as anything I've heard. I have a Firman Whisper Quiet 3300/3000 and I think the Predator may have been quieter.....that's really my wifes opinion because she doesn't beleive our Firman is whisper quiet! It is 58db @ 20 feet........
Vintage465 06/16/22 05:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Older Reese hitch

I'm thinking that we need to know if your two hitches are of similar design. Meaning are they both chain and snap-up type or are they friction type or do you have one of each? If they are chain and snap-up type, you should not need to change the snap ups on your coach. If they are friction type It's likely what QCMan indicated. And if you have one of each, the whole idea is out the window.
Vintage465 06/13/22 07:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: brake shoes

i have about 10k miles towing on my 33 ft tt thought i would check the brakes and pulled drum of to my surprise i only one wheel had any brake lining left i was stopping with only 1 wheel brake do brake shoes not last that long on a tt 80% of travel is on interstate so i dont use them that much they have never been overheated or never notice them dragging or running hot when on road is this normal When replacing, I'm thinking you're aware that it is no longer customary to replace shoes. It is actually cheaper to get the whole assembly from from etrailer or Amazon(ugh)than to replace the magnets and shoes.
Vintage465 06/12/22 04:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: brake shoes

Witht the EZ-Lube system by Dexter, you'll get several thousand more miles out of your shoes because of all the grease on your shoes.....cuts down wear ya know...Just kidding...So in reality I've noticed the Chinese made brake assemblies tend to "chunk-out" more so than the Dexter USA made units. 10k does seem a little low...Ok, a lot low! Can't look right now but it seems you said your coach is a 2002? It may have had Dexter's already....at which point I have no logical explanation for ya'alls...........unless your brakes are way under sized,
Vintage465 06/12/22 04:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bought a second truck.

When we were kids my dad had an RV shop. We minions were his work force and wired up all the tow vehicles to campers and trailers. The early 70's Ford pickups that were "Camper Special" had a factory camper plug under the front drivers side corner of the bed. The bracket that held the recptical almost always had a pair of Vise-Grips holding the nut in place so the guy/gal on the assembly line could air gun the bolt. They seldom took the Vise Grip off. It was good supplier of Vise Grips. It the later years when a F250 or F350 Camper Special came into the shop we'd find a rusty pair of Vise Grips still there! I was the 2nd owner of a 1972 F-250 camper special so I didn't get the free vise-grips. I was the original owner of a 1979 F-250 camper special, still no vise-grips. I feel cheated, LOL Well, it is possible that by 1978-1979 Ford figured out how to fuse the nut to the bracket and eliminate the need for the Vise Grips.......
Vintage465 06/12/22 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery question???? XXXX UPDATE XXXXX

They need to be "Equalized" how to do that on your system I do not know. I know how I'd do it but it requires hooking them in parallel to a DIFFERENT charger. Don’t equalize AGMs. It will damage them. True statement. Everything I've read is that AGM's aren't supposed to be equalized.
Vintage465 06/12/22 10:09am Tech Issues
RE: Charging 6v golf cart batteries?

Maybe you guys could stick to helping the OP rather than continuing one of the decidedly dumber arguments, even for this group, in recent memory. Guy had/has some valid questions that he was getting good advice about and then BAM enter the stupidity crew! I will stand corrected and consider myself "schooled" on thread hijacking.:o Also I thought I was addressing the OP and after checking I was actually responding to another contributor....But I do think my analogy was on point:W
Vintage465 06/11/22 09:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging 6v golf cart batteries?

So someone split my 12 volt battery in half. :E Must have been the previous owner. Think of it using this analogy.....One 12 gallon gas tank......used it for 10 years, rusted out. Replaced it with two 6 gallon gas tanks linked together. They're still 6 gallon tanks, but they equal 12 gallons. Same with the battery. No doubt the coach came with a 12v. Someone wisely(in my opinion) replaced it with two 6v's wired to equal 12.6v,+/- to be compatable with a 12v system. All is good, no technical or mysterious discussion necessary...... Now you go and make an incorrect analogy that make's wa8xms point relevant. ;) If you have 2 - 6gal tanks and one is empty, assuming you only need to go say 20miles, you have full capability (I'm assuming you get better than 3.5mpg). If you have 2 - 6v batteries and one is damaged, drained or otherwise taken out of service, you can't operate even if the remaining battery if fully charged and in great condition. What you are describing would be 2 - 12v batteries. You can wire them in parallel which would be equivalent to pulling off of both 6gal tanks simultaneously. Or you could put in switches/valves, you can choose one battery/tank to operate off of and when empty switch to the other. But for the OP, he has 2 - 6v batteries wired in series to put out 12v power. - If he asks a question and describes it this way, he is likely to get good advice. - If he says he has a 12 volt system with 2 batteries, there is a very good chance, people will assume 2 - 12v batteries wired in parallel and the advice will be wrong. Well, The OP said.."So someone split my 12 volt battery in half. Must have been the previous owner". I think I made it pretty easy to understand how a coach delivered with a single 12v battery was retrofitted with 2-6er's to be compatable with a 12v sysytem. Notice I mentioned the two 6 gallons are linked, meaning they will draw down as a 12 gallon unit. Seems you are seeing it from usage or draw down perspective and I'm seeing it as two 6's equal 12, but the two sixes still have the identity of 6v batteries.
Vintage465 06/11/22 10:01am Tech Issues
RE: Bought a second truck.

When we were kids my dad had an RV shop. We minions were his work force and wired up all the tow vehicles to campers and trailers. The early 70's Ford pickups that were "Camper Special" had a factory camper plug under the front drivers side corner of the bed. The bracket that held the recptical almost always had a pair of Vise-Grips holding the nut in place so the guy/gal on the assembly line could air gun the bolt. They seldom took the Vise Grip off. It was good supplier of Vise Grips. It the later years when a F250 or F350 Camper Special came into the shop we'd find a rusty pair of Vise Grips still there!
Vintage465 06/10/22 01:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Charging 6v golf cart batteries?

Vintage465 try here: https://parallaxpower.com/extras/archived-tech-docs/ Thanks! According to the manual that is a converter ONLY and is not suitable for 12v charging. Their words not mine.
Vintage465 06/10/22 12:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging 6v golf cart batteries?

This is a picture of my electrical center. I just noticed that is does say "Converter Output: 12.6 VDC Current 15 AMPS" So maybe it is supposed to charge the batteries and I need to troubleshoot this further. One thing I thought was odd is when the switch in the lower right is in the OFF position, the house outlets in the camper will work if I'm plugged into shore power. Seems like OFF would mean, it truly breaks the circuit. https://i.imgur.com/RhLasiCl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. I did a fair amount of looking for a manual for that converter but to no avail. But in the digging I did, indicates to me that is 1990's or earlier technology....that unit would fall under what would call a "battery boiler". I would replace that guy with better unit like a Progressive Dynamics set up.
Vintage465 06/10/22 12:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging 6v golf cart batteries?

So someone split my 12 volt battery in half. :E Must have been the previous owner. Think of it using this analogy.....One 12 gallon gas tank......used it for 10 years, rusted out. Replaced it with two 6 gallon gas tanks linked together. They're still 6 gallon tanks, but they equal 12 gallons. Same with the battery. No doubt the coach came with a 12v. Someone wisely(in my opinion) replaced it with two 6v's wired to equal 12.6v,+/- to be compatable with a 12v system. All is good, no technical or mysterious discussion necessary......
Vintage465 06/10/22 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging 6v golf cart batteries?

Sincerely appreciate everyone's help so far. Thank you! The black & white wire that come into the picture from the upper right seem awfully small to me for the entire camper to use? I took off some panels and traced the wire and it appears to be original to the camper. 20 years ago I melted some wires that were too small of gauge for a car amp I was using. So seeing these small wires in a camper make me sort of nervous as well. The fuse should blow before the wires melt. I think... For testing I've had appliances running, lights on, and a lamp plugged into house outlet and no fuses blew. So maybe those wires are fine. I guess I won't know for sure until I get out and use this camper some. Hopefully this weekend! https://i.imgur.com/iheQmjll.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. Those are real good batteries. If you don't drain them lower than 50%, keep them properly charged, keep the correct amount of electrolite in them and equalize them occasionally they will last years. They are made by Eastern Penn Manufacturing in the USA, the largest manufacturer of flooded batteries in the USA
Vintage465 06/10/22 11:50am Tech Issues
RE: Will a 3/4 ton do

I have an rv that is at the 14000 GVWR. I need a new tow vehicle and was wondering if a 2500 or 3/4 ton truck would safely tow this. I would appreciate your knowledgeable input on this. Would this being a 5th wheel make a difference? Thanks If I was going to pull a 14000 pound fiver I'd be going with a 3500 dually. Way Stable that way.............
Vintage465 06/09/22 11:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replaced WFCO with PD

All great info. I'm not planning to need to touch anything as my trailer is very seldom plugged in. Solar has safely taken care of my batteries for years and it will remain that way. When I plug in it's cause I need A/C while crossing the country, or there is some real emergency, while boon docking that my solar can't deal and I fire the genny up.......so far that hasn't happened
Vintage465 06/07/22 08:15am Tech Issues
RE: Replaced WFCO with PD

I have four 6v flooded old school golf cart batteries. I read up on the manual. What it actually says is there is a button you can push on the circuit board to "arrest" it(they don't recommend doing this) in what ever stage you like. Then after some event...like the end of the stage/cycle, it will default back to the algorithm........anyway, I don't see why I'd do that, but that's the way I read it. I read the Wizard manual a bit differently but the effect (end result) is the same. I do not recall seeing a LiFePO4 mode but they did enter into a deal with Battle Born to produce a converter for LiFePO4s and they may have added that mode to the wizard since (Would make sense to do so) No matter what model you have no matter if wizard is built in Like 4600 or 9200 or plugged in (9100 which I had) same wizard. Those with built in have an optional dongle. That's where the button is. You likely read it more accurately than me. I just saw that you can select a particular stage by pressing the button in a sequence and based on the flashes choose a stage and at some point it will automatically default back to the Charge Wizard being in control. And the Charge Wizard can be disabled by unplugging and removing the pigtail that connects the mother board to the fuse panel. Either way, I'll never mess with it unless it starts frying my batteries. I don't spend any time regularly plugged into shore power on a genny. So in reality this is all great stuff for someone else. I have had one PD with the plugin charge wizzard, and 4 with it built in. I have never seen a button on them so this is interesting. I just put in a whole PD load center into my camper last sumer and don't recal any button either.. weird.. just went on there site, if it has a built in charge wizzard there is no way to interact with it. it is all actavated automaticly by the voltage of the battery. Steve Seems to me that PD makes a lot of different stuff and they may not all have the same features. Here is what mine says and has about the mysterious button https://i.imgur.com/3SpkTOjl.jpg
Vintage465 06/06/22 12:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Replaced WFCO with PD

I have four 6v flooded old school golf cart batteries. I read up on the manual. What it actually says is there is a button you can push on the circuit board to "arrest" it(they don't recommend doing this) in what ever stage you like. Then after some event...like the end of the stage/cycle, it will default back to the algorithm........anyway, I don't see why I'd do that, but that's the way I read it. I read the Wizard manual a bit differently but the effect (end result) is the same. I do not recall seeing a LiFePO4 mode but they did enter into a deal with Battle Born to produce a converter for LiFePO4s and they may have added that mode to the wizard since (Would make sense to do so) No matter what model you have no matter if wizard is built in Like 4600 or 9200 or plugged in (9100 which I had) same wizard. Those with built in have an optional dongle. That's where the button is. You likely read it more accurately than me. I just saw that you can select a particular stage by pressing the button in a sequence and based on the flashes choose a stage and at some point it will automatically default back to the Charge Wizard being in control. And the Charge Wizard can be disabled by unplugging and removing the pigtail that connects the mother board to the fuse panel. Either way, I'll never mess with it unless it starts frying my batteries. I don't spend any time regularly plugged into shore power on a genny. So in reality this is all great stuff for someone else.
Vintage465 06/05/22 10:59am Tech Issues
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