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RE: 50amp EMS w/surge

If you can get the portable, but wire in a make and female plug in the compartment. This will keep it safe. And for whatever reason will be easy to bypass.
dodge guy 04/19/21 11:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Generator vapor locking

I forgot all about this thread. Well I installed a new fuel pump and it was doing the same thing. We took a trip down to FL in mid October and the generator ran an entire day without issues. Yes it was in the 60’s outside. So what I did this year was install a set of stainless vents in the lower part of the generator door. This will feed cooler outside air to the generator air intake and expel the hot exhaust (not the actual exhaust!) I have upper vents ordered as well to vent the compartment. I forgot to mention that I put my little outside temp gauge in the compartment last year and the temps were near 200 deg. Seems a bit hot for an air cooled generator. So my thinking is the fuel is boiling in the carb and when it gets jarred it moves the air bubbles and the engine sucks in no fuel. I tried disconnecting the oil switch and no fix. I did try a new one and same results. I feel confident this will fix it. The front vents are faced forward and the rear ones to the back to remove the hot air. https://i.ibb.co/5TjmwXg/A74-DF767-E3-C8-4-D0-D-A534-5684-EFD5-D3-BD.jpgwidth=600
dodge guy 04/19/21 11:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question on changing legal GCWR

That a performance number, no legality behind it, only if it’s still under warranty and you were towing more than the 3.73 rating, hen they could’ve denied coverage. I went from 3.73 on my V-10 Excursion to 4.30 (factory option). Best thing I did for towing.
dodge guy 04/19/21 05:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: NEED ADVICE ON NEW TT AND TOWING

Having towed a 9300lb loaded TT with an Excursion (3/4 ton), I would not want to tow it with a 1/2 ton anything! And to add to that, I would not buy that trailer. It onny has a 1500lb CCC. You will max that out on the first or second trip. Look for a trailer that has at least a 2500lb CCC!
dodge guy 04/19/21 05:51am Towing
RE: A few mods done today

Final mod before I brought it back to storage. New TV for better viewing from the new recline sofa. https://i.ibb.co/qYVCzH0/B9456781-2-CAB-4191-90-BD-C35490347565.jpgwidth=600 https://i.ibb.co/SnFyfYQ/054-C5-C22-BD78-46-E0-B4-B5-8-BB16-BE44092.jpgwidth=600 https://i.ibb.co/FhMtxx0/F5-AADC44-40-AC-421-A-BAF3-F66-BEA8002-CB.jpgwidth=600
dodge guy 04/18/21 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A few mods done today

It's funny, but the first thing I did after buy my coach was REMOVE that rock dragger on the back of the coach. It sounds like it was just as easy to remove as yours was to install. I don't like providing free advertising either so it was a win-win for me. It should help the engine run cooler (better air flow out the bottom) and reduce the amount of rock chipping to the toad. I had just the opposite. Without it, I had rock damage on my Explorer. Found rocks at the base of the windshield and a couple on the roof. I got 2 things for one with it. It finishes off the rear and offers protection for the toad. As far as heat, the generator is already running hot, this isn’t going to block any airflow at the rear to cause heat issues.
dodge guy 04/18/21 05:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A few mods done today

Thanks. Yes, I try and make things look factory/professional! Looking forward to the rock guard stopping damage to my Explorer. Last year I lost a fog lamp, had tiny stone chips in the windshield, and found small to medium sized rocks in the cowl at the base of the windshield, not to mention 2 decent size rocks on the roof along the roof rack, all highway travel. And I’m anxious to see how much cooler the generator compartment runs.
dodge guy 04/17/21 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
A few mods done today

Got the MH out of storage and getting a few mods done! https://i.ibb.co/w48cF47/34-BA5788-AF7-B-4-EC5-ADDA-7469796654-FB.jpgwidth=600 Installed my Forest River rock guard I purchased from future sales. Easy to install with the provided L brackets that go on the middle hitch bolt! https://i.ibb.co/vDvPpzW/4060-EC9-A-C8-A8-418-A-99-FB-2-D6789-A55-B8-E.jpg width=600 https://i.ibb.co/DwQLn6w/95-B40-C77-6955-42-D0-807-B-17-F7-E5820-D9-E.jpg width=600 Installed my surge protector. Easy install but the connection are opposite of my needs. The input is on the top and the out is on the bottom. So I had to run the cable behind and connect it. It is Bluetooth, but it’s weak and drops out when I’m more than 15 feet from the protector. My Mh is 37ft long! https://i.ibb.co/VtsY0N0/B5-CD574-F-5226-48-CA-9795-3-DC0-C3-D9-BE5-E.jpg width=600 I also vented my generator compartment. It’s at the far rear and has always run hot and dies out when you hit a bump or make a sharp turn or anything that has a harsh hit. I narrowed it down last year to the fuel boiling in the carburetor (vapor lock). It always started right back up. So these lower vents will provide cooler air than what’s under the coach and the rear one will expel the exhaust heat (not exhaust!) I will also be putting 2 at the top of the door to vent the heat that builds up in there. I had my remote temp sensor in that compartment and it can get up to 180 on a 90 plus degree day. I also going to wrap the fuel line and carb. https://i.ibb.co/5TjmwXg/A74-DF767-E3-C8-4-D0-D-A534-5684-EFD5-D3-BD.jpg width=600 Still waiting on 5 star to email me my tunes! I know this thing is a tank, but it is a dog and can’t get out of its own way. Ford has it so detuned and the drive by wire is so lagging. I’ve been down to 40mph coming up out of river valleys, I90 in SD coming up out of the Missouri River has me down to 35 at the top, not acceptable!
dodge guy 04/17/21 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 50amp EMS w/surge

Yes, I just installed a Watchdog today. The system doesn’t know that you are splitting the power coming in. It just wants to see 2 120V circuits and a good ground and neutral. The only thing you have to watch (the EMS will do it too) is how many amps you are pulling. It will shut down early if it sees the voltage too low.
dodge guy 04/17/21 05:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: New River Gorge bridge rv pks?

We have 4th of July weekend booked and Mountain Lake Campground in Summersville.
dodge guy 04/17/21 05:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

The 2500 Ram has coils springs on the rear. Not the best for max loads. My coil springs are rated for 6500 lbs, WAY more than a 10,000 lbs class limited truck needs. Also I've noticed Fords have a saggy suspension with weight, something I haven't seen with the newer Rams. I respectfully disagree with your comment. Thats fine...My thinking was if the OP was going with a heavy truck camper. Those that have the 2500 Ram/heavy TC say they have sag and sway issues. BUt if the OP goes with a 12k 5th wheel trailer it should be fine. Hen you can get the air bag option that will level the truck out. But I’ve yet to hear a complaint from anyone with coil springs on a 3/4 ton.
dodge guy 04/17/21 05:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford experts - rear turn signal output to trailer stopped

Fords of that year have separate fuses for trailer taillight, left and right brake/turn lights.
dodge guy 04/17/21 05:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep missed the boat

I tell everyone to stay away from them. they are nothing but a problem.
dodge guy 04/16/21 09:51am Dinghy Towing
RE: Cybertruck has a yoke

That is the ugliest thing I have seen!
dodge guy 04/16/21 09:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

This is not some internet idea or ideal speculation. The manufacturer has provided specs. Greatly exceeding those specs is a poor idea and can result in an unsafe rig with poor handling and overloaded tires, wheels and suspension. Half ton pickups are great for hauling some sacks of fertilizer or plywood from the home center but most are not really set up for any heavy duty use. When the RV salesperson states a warning, I would take it really seriously and listen to the options they have as well as checking all the specs. “Greatly exceeding” we’re not talking 1000lbs here. We’re talking a couple hundred pounds. I for one would not worry about that. There are MH’s out there with smaller CCC and the same amount of storage as my class A with a 4200lb CCC! I’ve seen far more dangerous 3/4-1 ton setups in the road.
dodge guy 04/15/21 07:02am Beginning RVing
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

You have to take the "knowledge" dispensed here with a grain of salt. Some of these guys need a class eight to haul a utility trailer, and they can spend your money as fast as sailors on shore leave. I have a '13 Ram1500 and I tow a5k tare trailer all over this nation. Over 23k towing with the same rig and never had a problem. You see, some dude on the interweb made a statnent ,gotta be true. A half ton is fine for 5 or 6 k. I do tend to agree that the truck in question will be fine with a 5k lb trailer.
dodge guy 04/14/21 06:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

Yes that payload is way low! With you guys and your stuff in the truck, and the weight of the hitch you’ll be very near the vehicles weight rating (GVWR). You’ll only have a few hundreds pounds (maybe a bit more) left for trailer tongue weight. Any TT will need to have a hitch weight of 12%. So a 5000lb (lodes for a trip) trailer should have around 625-650lbs of tongue weight. That would limit you to a trailer with a 3500lb dry weight.
dodge guy 04/14/21 12:57pm Beginning RVing
RE: South Lake Michigan

Go about 2 hours north into MI and check out Silver Lake Sand Dunes right on Lake Michigan. if you have a 4WD vehicle you can drive on the dunes. or rent a Jeep, or take a tour on a 4WD vehicle. If you have the time I would highly suggest going north and into the UP. So much better things to see and do than along the MI/IN border.
dodge guy 04/14/21 08:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lights on a bicycle carrier

I have the Swagman XTC4 and I noticed the lights can be blocked, but they show through the spokes. I hav been look8mg for very small LEDs. To mount on the rack or last bike. Haven’t come across them yet. The 4 bike rack sticks out pretty far. I’m sure by the law I need a flag or lights. I did install some reflective tape on the last support.
dodge guy 04/13/21 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camco Trailer Aid did not aid at all

I ordered Goodyear tires for the Apex, decided I'd take the wheels / Castle Rocks off myself and take them to the shop. Pulled up on the Camco Trailer Aid and the tire didn't lift any at all. The shackles simply transferred the weight to the tire on the ground. So after 30 minutes of prep unhooking everything, swapping hitches, hooking up, moving twice, removing RV hitch from truck....I got out the trusty jacks and two spare tires. 30 minutes later I was done removing all four tires the old fashioned way. One spare on each side, one jack under the front springs. Sometimes it pays to trust your instincts and not the sales pitch LOL! Yep. Those only work on the torsion type axles.
dodge guy 04/13/21 06:05pm Travel Trailers
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