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RE: Q: Epever/Tracer MPPT 30 programming

Forget PC programming, get the MT50. It's apparently WAY easier than the PC program and gives you a remote screen.
afidel 04/29/21 07:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Outside Kitchen Travel Trailers

We just bought an RV for our latest camping tur during pandemic. Thinking of buying charcoal smoker grill for camping through this review https://affordablemag.com/best-charcoal-smoker-grill-combo/ Any recommendation?? I have an Akorn Jr that I use when camping, works great for a family of 4. Can smoke a meatloaf, 6-8 pound pork butt, cook small individual pizzas, and do chicken, burgers, or hotdogs for 4. I keep it in the walk around area next to the street side of the bed when traveling, the outside is perfectly clean and it has a latch so it stays closed in transit. I would put it in the bed of the truck but it's about 2" too tall with my backflip cover and 1500.
afidel 04/28/21 12:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help creating storage space

Thank you That is a great idea. I need to make sure I have the room to rehang that door and a place to order the cabinet. Some manufacturers think more than others :-) MC I was impressed by the layout of this unit, build quality is another matter. I also wish I had a roof vent in the main living area and cross breeze windows by the couch. All things to lookout for in the next trailer in 4-5 years =) *Edit* After getting the stupid 3D thing to let me into the bedroom I don't think you have enough room to rehang it, but you probably don't need to, looks like there's a decent amount of room between the bedroom door and the slide, just find a unit that will fit in that space.
afidel 04/27/21 10:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help creating storage space

If you're willing to rehang your bedroom door so it can swing into the bedroom you could add a "linen" cabinet to the hallway like we have. It's about 5" deep on the inside so maybe 5.5-5.7" deep total. Ours is big enough that our boys can both fit 2 weeks of clothes in it easily. Forum hates my photo link so here's a YouTube link showing the cabinet: Video
afidel 04/27/21 09:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: different axel width

Dealer replaced the front axel today. Now have two new axels (matching set)for the price of one. I'm a happy camper today. Nice, name the dealer please, always good to give praise when a dealer goes above and beyond.
afidel 04/26/21 10:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stand up tent, Split poles

Weird, we had 15 Copper Canyons that were about 8 years old in my last Boyscout troop and not one broken pole. We had broken pole strings, ripped tents, and lost poles, but no broken poles. I know my particular tent experienced 50 and 60 mph gusts and a 90+ mpg straight line wind that we were sure was going to spawn a tornado. Perhaps they cheapened them after we had purchased them, but that was one line of tents I could wholeheartedly recommend. Glad they were able to work out your issue and get you out for your big trip!
afidel 04/26/21 12:22am Tent Camping
RE: JayFlight SLX245RLS / Outback 240URS /Keystone Bullet 261RBS

No experience but the 240URS was on my short list last year, could never find one to look at in person. The one negative I remember was the small grey tank, the positive was low tongue weight due to the rear bed slide.
afidel 04/25/21 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Van Storage of Camping Gear

Consider a Thule Hullavator Pro or similar lift mechanism, takes almost all of the effort out of getting the boat up and down, if you're fit enough to paddle you should be able to use one.
afidel 04/25/21 05:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Test charging stop for large EV’s, busses, trucks, mohos.

.......... If this place saves on petro chemical fuels, where does the energy come from that generates the power to do the charging? People tend to ignore the fact that it takes a lot of energy to move oil across country to refineries, refine that oil into gasoline and diesel, and then deliver it nation wide to service stations. All of that also requires fossil fuels to get that fuel to us so we can burn it. :S which is why pipelines are more efficient. we won't consider an electric vehicle much less a MH until two things occur: a full re-charge takes the same amount of time it takes to refuel now...about 10-min for a 4-wheeler and maybe 20-min for the MH. the range between charging is roughly the same as what we're seeing now...about 150-mi for the cars and 300-350 in the MH. and of course the charging stations need to be where we are. American ingenuity being what it is i 'spose those conditions might occur before my wife and i leave this Earth but it'll be a race. Well then good news, model 3 long range on a v3 supercharger can add 75 miles in 5 minutes and 180 in 15 minutes so pretty much the same as what you're asking for. Tesla has already stated that the semi will be able to charge fast enough that the 500 mile pack will be able to drive as long as the driver has hours available if they charge on their lunch break and during their sleep period. It might be slightly slower for team drivers, but that's a pretty small niche.
afidel 04/24/21 11:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best 14” trailer tires

I was looking at the Hankook Vantra 195R14 before I traded my last trailer in. Load index 104 (1,984 pounds) and R (106 mph) speed rated, and they're actually tested against modern LT testing criteria not 1970s ST testing.
afidel 04/23/21 10:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for a new trailer

Tow vehicle has tow capacity of 6500 lbs. Already realized that one of my choices is too heavy. Oh, yeah, then the Outdoors RV models will likely be too heavy, that's the one downside of their stout construction, they're very heavy for their size.
afidel 04/17/21 10:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for a new trailer

Sounds like you're planning a lot of boondocking, Outdoors RV has better quality frames and lots of insulation. Here's a model you might want to look at: https://www.outdoorsrvmfg.com/creek-side-21rd/
afidel 04/17/21 03:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: 50amp EMS w/surge

I can't answer definitively, but I can say that a EMS-HW50C works just fine with a Camco 30->50 dogbone and also with a Camco 20->30 with the 30->50 dogbone.
afidel 04/17/21 02:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: New River Gorge bridge rv pks?

Adventures on the gorge has 10 RV sites, I know nothing about them beyond what they have on their website. I stayed with them about 5 years ago in a tent and used their rafting and food service and that was all first rate. https://adventuresonthegorge.com/rv-camp-sites/
afidel 04/17/21 01:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Misplaced Keys

At one time in the 1960s Oldsmobile only made 7 -8 different key combinations for all its cars. This also applies to your lock. Well, Global Link has 90 key combinations for RVs and then there are at least 7 other manufacturers of RV locks, so there's a lot of potential keys to check. As far as picking, if they're global link it's going to be quite difficult because they have both top and bottom pins.
afidel 04/14/21 10:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Are damage deposits at parks customary?

IMHO the correct way to handle this would be for the rental pool to self-insure. Take a small cut off each rental and place or into an account to be used for such damage. It's an RV site, the amount of potential damage is extremely limited. To expect every guest to put up a large deposit is asking for the kinds of reactions seen here, and for good reason since about 50% of landlords use damage deposits as a way to pad their rental rates while advertising a lower rate.
afidel 04/13/21 01:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 30 amps for 50 amp trailer

Yeah, I was referring to these: https://cdn-tp1.mozu.com/17063-26403/cms/26403/files/a8b9610b-11b4-45c8-8497-d735fbb06c08?max=500&_mzcb=_1617128598748 width=240 Since most 20amp/30amp/50amp pedestals have a GFCI 20 amp outlet, and that adapter is GUARANTEED to trip the GFCI circuit, not only is that adapter expensive, it is also nearly worthless. It is guaranteed to trip the GFCI circuit because the same neutral wire is used for both the 20 amp outlet and the 30 amp outlet, Since the 30 amp outlet is using that neutral wire, the current on the neutral wire of the 20 amp GFCI outlet will not match the current on the 20 amp GFCI hot wire. Sorry that I confused which adapter you were referencing earlier. If it's a modern to-code 50A pedestal then just use the 50A =) I figure that's more designed for older parks with no 50A available and a user that wants to run a pair of ACs, would easily work if the second AC is a 13.5.
afidel 04/10/21 12:22am Travel Trailers
RE: 30 amps for 50 amp trailer

Yeah, I was referring to these: https://cdn-tp1.mozu.com/17063-26403/cms/26403/files/a8b9610b-11b4-45c8-8497-d735fbb06c08?max=500&_mzcb=_1617128598748 width=600
afidel 04/08/21 11:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: 30 amps for 50 amp trailer

OK,first, I have 50 amp service and have stayed at places without 50 amp available. It is possible to use an adapter that runs to both 30 amp service AND 15/20 amp service giving you the ability to run everything you normally would. As stated, I have had to do this multiple time with no problems what so ever. Ouch, $55 for those adapters, since I can run my trailer on 20A including the AC I don't think I'll be picking one up anytime soon.
afidel 04/08/21 06:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Suggest All season travel trailer for work

So here in NE Ohio I went through 20-30 pounds of propane a week, that was with an electric fireplace burning pretty much 24x7 at 1200-1500W, thermostat set at 40 outside of work hours, and all windows covered with Reflectix. If you needed to keep it above 40 without the electric figure closer to 50-60 pounds per week (based on BTU value), and on top of that you'd need enough battery to run the blower that much. Basically you'd be looking at ~28 gallons @~$3/gallon per 2 week use just to keep it from freezing even if you could get a big enough set of tanks and a solar system big enough to keep up with the blower load.
afidel 04/05/21 02:44pm Travel Trailers
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