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RE: Service temporarily unavailable?

I've been getting the same thing a lot. Reload will usually clear the problem.
mike-uswest 05/18/20 11:08pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: "Normal" refrigerator temps

In my last three RV's if it was close to 100 degrees, I was happy to get it below 50. My new one is pretty good, but the outside temp plays a big role in it. If you want to get a scare check the temp in a big ice chest at 100. Mike
mike-uswest 05/07/20 06:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Prodigy Brake Control ?

I checked the wires in the work trailer plug, and everything looked good. The hookup end of the plug was not looking as clean, so I will flush it out and dry it well. More things to play with. Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 04/24/20 05:32pm Towing
RE: Prodigy Brake Control ?

Thanks for the answers, what is there about the P3 that makes it better? If I go back to another P2, it is a 5 minute job to take one out and put the new one in. It has worked fine for years. Mike
mike-uswest 04/21/20 08:49am Towing
RE: Prodigy Brake Control ?

The plug on the work trailer looks good, and it really doesn't get that much use. I just watched a video on the Prodigy use, and it said that without the trailer on it when you turn on the key, it should show a NC, then two dots. It used to do that, but it doesn't now. I have noticed that when first starting out with the travel trailer I have been getting some weird messages on the controller, but I would push the brake lever over, and it would straighten up. I did buy it new, so I may have gotten the warranty on it, I can't remember yesterday, let alone what I did 15 years ago. I may just call them and go in as if I had my ducks in a row. Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 04/20/20 12:24pm Towing
Prodigy Brake Control ?

I have a Prodigy brake control on my truck and having a problem with it. I tried calling the company to ask some questions and they won't talk to you if you don't have the prof of purchase. I have had it probably 15 years, so there is no way. When towing my travel trailer it seems to work fine. When I attach the 7 way plug the light comes on showing the C that it is hooked up on the unit under the dash, and the numbers come up when applying the brake showing the level of brake application. I also have a large work trailer that has always worked before, but I was hauling some material yesterday, and there was no response on the control when the plug was attached. I had never tested it before, but when I checked the pin in the plug it did not show any charge coming back to the plug on the truck 7 way when I had my wife pull the lever on. I went back and hooked it up to the travel trailer and it is still working fine on it. The wires look fine in the work trailer 7 way plug, and back to the brakes at the wheels. Shouldn't there be a charge at the truck pin in the 7 way plug when the brakes are applied? I'm just trying to figure out how this works and where to go to get this working again. Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 04/20/20 09:47am Towing
RE: Fifth-Wheel Movie night

Are you getting Longmire free on something? On my Roku it is $3.99 an episode. Mike
mike-uswest 04/08/20 09:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Inverter Generator under $500 for a TC

I got a Champion, and it seems to work fine. Haven't had to use it much, I have solar. Mike
mike-uswest 04/08/20 08:53am Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

Fantastic area. Mike
mike-uswest 03/29/20 08:40am Truck Campers
RE: Truck overheating towing on long steep grades.

Thanks for the answers. It was about 75 out, and the engine temp. was a little over 200. I was doing 35mph with overdrive off, so I believe that is 3rd gear. My main worry is if I get in a climb this summer at 100 degrees I don't want things coming apart. Everything looks good and clean, but the first cooler that I think is for the transmission in front of the radiator has several areas where the fins are flattened down where something has come through the grill and smacked it. I know of no way to bend them back out. I will run it by the transmission shop and have them look at it. Thanks again. Mike
mike-uswest 03/22/20 04:43pm Tow Vehicles
Truck overheating towing on long steep grades.

The other day I came out of Death Valley to Beatty which is long and steep, but not that bad, but the transmission temp got up to 230 for most of the trip. I stopped part of the way up and let it cool before going on. This has happened a few time in the past, but I am looking to add a additional cooler if for nothing else make me more comfortable. The truck is a 2003 Dodge Cummins with less than 160,000 on it, and runs great. I would like to find an add on cooler that would not cost a mint and be an easy application to take care of this in the future. I have had it 15 years and other than this it has been a great truck. There doesn't seem to be a lot of room with coolers attached to the radiator now. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks, Mike.
mike-uswest 03/22/20 09:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nevada 267?

We will go down from Beatty and come out 395. Have a good time. Mike
mike-uswest 02/29/20 04:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Nevada 267?

Thanks. Have to go a different way. Mike
mike-uswest 02/29/20 09:02am Roads and Routes
Nevada 267?

Is 267 in Nevada open now down into Death Valley? Heading down there in a week.
mike-uswest 02/28/20 09:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch

I have the same hitch, and it is noisy when I first start out, but then it is fine after driving a bit. It is also rusting in the contact areas for the bars, but I figured that greasing them would defeat the action of preventing the sway control, so haven't done it. Looks bad though. Pulls good down the road though. Mike
mike-uswest 01/25/20 09:31am Travel Trailers
RE: timbrens

I have had them on my truck for nearly 15 years and had to work with them to get the right gap in the unloaded state, but they were great in helping, and I like them a lot. Mike
mike-uswest 01/22/20 06:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins 5 year old synthetic oil with 1000 miles - change ?

If he can still pull the dipstick out it is good, go for it. Mike
mike-uswest 11/07/19 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toyo tires?

I had the Toyo M-55 on a truck, and they were great. Mike
mike-uswest 10/09/19 07:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wave 6 heater

I do not know the heater in question (looks to be an LP unit) I normally use a collection of 1500 watt Electrics. I have special outlets and circuits to handle that much power 12 ga wire. One outlet per breaker. Wire bent around screws on the outlet (Standard house type 15/20 amp) not the anemic RV quick box type. Now for my 38' er I can use up to 4 of them (actually rigged for 5) before I need to kick in the furnace. One thing about electric heaters Many folks will try to convince you this or that or some other electric heater is somehow better than the rest... but every 1500 watt heater puts out EXACTLY the same amount of heat. EXACTLY. 100% efficient.. Why do I say this. Loss in an electrical system is expressed as heat.. IN this system the loss is thus recovered as it's the desired product. So 100% efficient. Most rare in electrical systems.. Even the fan the fan has some loss converting electrical to mechanical (Expressed as heat) Some friction loss (Heat) and of course power is used moving the air.. (more friction loss so it too becomes heat) 100% efficient. it's all heat. Unless you have a lot of batteries, that is hard to do out in the boonies. I hate the sound of a generator all night. Mike
mike-uswest 10/07/19 06:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wave 6 heater

I have a Wave 8 in my 30 ft. Arctic Fox and was in low 20's temps this last week. With the vents open for fresh air as needed, it was low 60's in the mornings when we got up. That was on medium. That was fine, we were hunting. You can get up and turn on your furnace to warm it up a little bit and get back in bed while warming, then get up. Put the Olympian back on high, and it will keep it up if you want. Low propane use and no electricity for the Olympian. Mike
mike-uswest 10/06/19 04:55pm General RVing Issues
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