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RE: air compressors

I have a VIAIR. rated to 120PSI. Never took it that high but I have used it to set truck tires to 80. Look for one that uses alligator style battery connections not a cigeratte lighter plug
belairbrian 08/22/22 05:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mods to our new Freedom Express 192rbs

Latest Change, A compact DVD player. Only about $40. Powered by USB which was already there. Wiring went behind Audio panel, so no drilling required. The DVD came with a RCA to 1/8 headset so I just used it in reverse to back feed TV audio to the speaker system. https://i.imgur.com/lHFmzZL.jpg
belairbrian 08/07/22 08:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Attempted truck theft - I hate thieves

The only minor inconvenience afterward was having to carry two separate keys for the ignition and doors. I remember when that was normal. Still is when i drive my 92 corvette
belairbrian 08/04/22 08:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mods to our new Freedom Express 192rbs

Next up was Fixing the Cabinets. Why in the world is there a 20" tall cabinet over the sink with no shelf? I guess so I can build it out the way it works for us. After this is the two 30" tall ones by the door. https://i.imgur.com/6TsyJOI.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OGPHvcH.jpg
belairbrian 08/01/22 02:10pm Travel Trailers
Mods to our new Freedom Express 192rbs

So, like most of us, you like the floor plan but there are some things that you would have done differently. So we start modifying things. First up was adding the rear view camera. I saw a working display model of the Voyager system at CW and was not impressed. So I decided to do it my way. Wifi Camera and Monitor from Amazon. Custom Mount plate - 3D printed. Cut off voyager connector and splice in connector provided with camera. Monitor Custom Mount - 3D printed https://i.imgur.com/817TCs3.jpg https://i.imgur.com/u40Zu11.jpg
belairbrian 08/01/22 01:47pm Travel Trailers
error posting signature pic

tried to update my sig pic with new rig. Got the rror below. Image is 179W x 98H pixels. File size is 7.8K https://i.imgur.com/tXNE1sO.jpg
belairbrian 07/31/22 07:43am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: WIFI Light Switch

If you want to use only wifi, you would leave the switch on and put the controller wither before teh switch (better) or after it (likely easier). If you put it before the switch, you can have the controller on but the switch would still turn them on and off (as would wifi). After the switch, would work much the same, but turning the switch off would likely require turning on the switch and turning on by wifi (the controller would loose power and would either revert to it's default state or remember last state, realy depends on the internal design of the controller). All the controller is is a wifi controlled switch. So you are in effect putitng two sitches in series.
belairbrian 07/31/22 07:24am Technology Corner
RE: WIFI Light Switch

Have you considered using light controllers vs switches. There are LED controllers that go between the power source and the light fixture. Typically operate on 5-28v. The module would be powered by the 12v to the light fixture. So you can put it inline between the switch and the fixture. But you will need to use LED bulbs if you aren't already. Here's an example. Ignore thw power brick as the RV 12v system repalces it. LED controllers
belairbrian 07/31/22 06:55am Technology Corner
RE: FEMA will be purchasing RVs

Agree with Dutch_12078 Way back when, a couple weeks after Katrina, we went looking for a 5th wheel to replace outr travel trailer. Went to alocal dealer near Mongtomery. walked in and said we wanted to look at some units. They told me they only had 5ers as the FEMA guy came buy that morning and bought all 160 travel trailers. They said we were free to look at whatever was left (5ers). But no one wanted to help us. They were too busy agruing about how to split the profits.
belairbrian 07/29/22 08:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: What kind of deals are out there?

We just traded our 2009 fth wheel for a 2022 travel trailer. Trade offers were all over the place. We told the dealers we were looking at TT under 20ft 6K or less GVWR. None new for sure which model they would be negotiating. Offers were $4K, 6K and $8.5K. NADA retail was $12.5K so you can kind of see the ratios. The high offer was about 70% of NADA retail.
belairbrian 07/29/22 07:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Apple Maps

Should only be interstates, but could include major state highways if they are coded as such. I can tell you that even if I use avoid highways it will still route me on 4-lane state highways with 65 mph limits. It should also offer routes with highways as optional.
belairbrian 07/29/22 07:44pm Technology Corner
RE: New Freedom Express 192rbs is home

That 490 tongue weight was likely about right,,,,, before the battery and propane tank were added. Enjoy Probably so. just another reference for not using factory numbers. It's pretty much loaded so I'll get a new weight soon. May actually go down. I had to remove the spare from under the a-frame to get the equalizer brackets on. No way to put it back on. So it will likely end up in the truck. The rear bumper has zero clearance from the body and a sticker warning any non-factory attachments will void the frame warranty.
belairbrian 07/28/22 12:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Freedom Express 192rbs is home

That is a handsome looking trailer! thanks, still getting used to seeing something that size in the driveway
belairbrian 07/28/22 11:57am Travel Trailers
New Freedom Express 192rbs is home

We went over and picked it up today. Dry it barely moved the back of the truck. Before anything went in it I put it on the tongue scale they had about 10 gals of fresh water in the tank, which is forward of the axels. and no suprise the published dry weight of 490 was 600. We'll see what it is once it's loaded. PDI went pretty good, the outdoor griddle was missing but they went to the warehouse and grabbed one. After we got home found one of the adapter brackets was missing so we'll go over and deal with it tomorrow. Luckily the dealer is 5 miles away. After about 18 years in a fiver, I was kind of proud I hit the hitch alignment on the first try. I guess 4 years of towing the High School band trailer kept me from getting rusty. Safely home on our parking pad. https://i.imgur.com/YplZsxO.jpg width=640
belairbrian 07/20/22 08:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Travel Trailer

29ft and 7000 lbs has to be a dry weight. Even a 29ft ultralight is going to be close to that. We picked up our new "ultra light" 19ft today and it's 4400 dry.
belairbrian 07/20/22 08:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Going Back to a Travel Trailer

When you say "12V 'fridge", is that a 12V COMPRESSOR refrigerator ? Yes, 10cu ft compressor fridge
belairbrian 07/17/22 07:55pm Travel Trailers
Going Back to a Travel Trailer

Well after almost 20 years we are going back to a travel trailer. We started out back in 2003 in a Mallard 721 with bunks in the back. It was me, wife and two kids 4 and 6. It worked until a3 day rain out and being in that small space. Came home and bought a Springdale 5th wheel bunkhouse. Over the years we've been through a few 5ers most recently our 2009 Coachmen Chapparal. So we decided to downsize a bit. Kids are out of college now and one is in another state. So yesterday we signed on a 2022 Coachmen Freedom Express 192RBS. Delivery is Wednesday afternoon. Dropped of the old 5er already. We had actually made the deal on a Catalins 184 BHS,then my wife dissappeard during the PDI. She calls me and says she found one she liked better. To Be fair it was a new delivery to the lot. Size wise we're essentially going back to the same length we started with all those years ago, except the layout is so much better. Also going from a 09 to 22 the changes in equipment are staggering. I asked where the poarch light was and was shown an LED strip under the awning. WiFi prep, solid steps, 12v fridge, some sort of dome antenna rather than a crank up. Indoor outdoor stereo, outdoor grill. Not sure which truck will get the tow duty yet. Have a Tundra 5.7L and a 8.1L 2500HD. Think I'll try it out with both and see. The GVWR is well within both trucks capability. Probably coming home with just a ball in the hitch. The new equalizer won't be here till Thursday. But it's only 5 miles at 35-45 mph.
belairbrian 07/17/22 01:28pm Travel Trailers
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