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RE: New gadget

We like it, thanks for posting this!
neschultz 09/21/19 02:55pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Mercedes ML350 towing hitch with travel trailer

I had the same model and year car. The owners manual said that you cannot use a WDH! I think it is because of the way the hitch is cantilevered off the unibody frame. Have you towed with it? Did you have airmatic suspension. I heard that caused issues when the car had. Mine is just the regular suspension. I will re-read the manual. Thank you. I had the regular suspension. I never towed anything with it except a utility trailer. TT had too much tongue weight so we sold the MB and got a RAM pickup. We’ve now changed to a 5th wheel on a semi-permanent site in FL and snowbird.
neschultz 09/18/19 07:22pm Towing
RE: Mercedes ML350 towing hitch with travel trailer

I had the same model and year car. The owners manual said that you cannot use a WDH! I think it is because of the way the hitch is cantilevered off the unibody frame.
neschultz 09/18/19 07:01pm Towing
RE: BlueTooth Brake Controller

We had this Prodigy one on our last TT. The control unit mounted on the TT frame and plugged into our truck. The TT cable plugged into it. Really handy when pulling with multiple trucks ...and my knees weren’t constantly hitting it. You did not actually “need” anything in the truck for it to work. But it came with a remote control that plugged into the cigarette letter for a display, setup, and a manual control. I hung mine from the air vent right by the shift lever where you could see it and access the manual switch easily. It did pair with the unit on the TT but I’m not sure if it was Bluetooth or not. It was the best, easiest to use brake controller that I ever used.
neschultz 09/12/19 12:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Schwintek slide out of whack

Does the slide controller show any error codes? LCI has some nice info on their web site.
neschultz 09/03/19 07:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Buy Remote Thermostat For AC (controlled by Android app) ?

Make sure that your new one can replace your current thermostat before you buy. Dometic uses a proprietary serial data connection between the thermostat and AC/furnace. I’ve been looking for a WiFi, programmable replacement for years.
neschultz 08/28/19 07:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Seeking Advice from Mercedes ML350 drivers

I had a 2014 ML350 and you cannot use a WDH. I think it’s due to the way Mercedes mounts the trailer hitch frame. Sold it and bought a pickup to tow the travel trailer.
neschultz 08/23/19 04:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: cable splitter location

Not the right year but here’s a List of some locations. Why not run the cable in thru the satellite connection?
neschultz 08/11/19 06:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Fridge, Now That Hole in the Side..

If you close off the outside vents you are going to come up with some sort of ventilation for the condenser. Why, my residential fridge at home doesn’t vent to the outside? In my case, the condenser is in the bottom and I figured that air would go in at the bottom and out the top and sides, just like in a house. I have been thinking about closing the top vent though to prevent moisture and outside temps from leaking in. You think that’s a bad idea? compressor fridges don't need ventilation they need circulation. all fridges give off heat, a fridge with no ventilation will heat up your trailer, big difference between a 100 sqft trailer vs 1000 sqft house! I don’t think that heat from the refrigerator is a big concern. Our 10 cubic foot residential model only uses 140 watts when it’s running. And our 40’ 5th wheel is at least 400 sq. ft. with the 4 slides open.
neschultz 08/09/19 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Fridge, Now That Hole in the Side..

If you close off the outside vents you are going to come up with some sort of ventilation for the condenser. Why, my residential fridge at home doesn’t vent to the outside? In my case, the condenser is in the bottom and I figured that air would go in at the bottom and out the top and sides, just like in a house. I have been thinking about closing the top vent though to prevent moisture and outside temps from leaking in. You think that’s a bad idea?
neschultz 08/08/19 11:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Fridge, Now That Hole in the Side..

I put tape on the back side of our bottom one but left the top alone. If it rained hard from a certain direction, our back one would leak at the gap between the vent and it’s frame so I caulked it with Dap. I did have to open it once after caulking it but it was easy to do ...just used a knife to cut the caulking and then re-caulked later.
neschultz 08/08/19 05:47am Travel Trailers
RE: New GPS needed

We’ve been really happy with our Garmin. Had a RV760 for the TT but included it with the TT when we sold it because it had a wireless backup camera and was large. We still have a 3 year old smaller unit in the car that we use often.
neschultz 08/03/19 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: What's it look like under there?

It might be inside - Our fresh tank in a Winnebago was under the bed
neschultz 07/29/19 03:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV Toilet

I bought a set of Horst probes to try in our 5 th wheel that’s on a permanent site in FL when we return there in Oct ish.
neschultz 07/29/19 11:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Assistance with opening bathroom roof vent

I used one of these extensions on one fan that my wife was too short to reach. On a fan in the middle that was taller I used two. I had to get a 8-32 threaded rod from Lowes and hold in on with a double nut (screw in the rod first, then slide on the extensions, then the knob, then the nuts. Assemble loosely first and Mark the length and cut off the rod and then reassemble and tighten the nuts.
neschultz 07/27/19 06:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling with a Residential Fridge?

We swapped out our 6 cu ft Dometic for a 10 cu ft Magic Chef Residential from Home Depot. Great improvement in size but I did have to move the bottom opening down a few inches. It was our intention to leave the TT sitting in a RV Park in FL year round so I was only concerned with the trip down from MD. So I did these tests (we’ve always had wireless temp monitors in the freezer and the refrigerator): 1) Turned the empty refrigerator off. Refrigerator/freezer temps were unacceptable after about 3 hours. 2) Froze water in 3 containers. Put 2 in freezer and 1 in refrigerator. Decent temps for about 6 hours. 3) Filled the refrigerator and freezer with everything we wanted to take in addition to the 3 frozen containers above. Decent temps for 8 hours when I quit testing. In reality, by the time we unplugged, drove and plugged back in it was 10 hours w/o power and everything was fine. We made a few more stops ranging from 2 to 5 hours unplugged on the way to our destination and all was fine. While in Fl, we found/bought an older stationary 40’ 5th wheel (with a residential fridge already swapped into it) after 5 months and have now sold the TT. The larger unit makes a real difference. I hope this helps you Norman
neschultz 07/26/19 11:58am General RVing Issues
RE: How many people have cameras on trailer

An observation camera is like using a rear view mirror. I don't know of anyone that doesn't want to know what is directly behind them when traveling down the road. Knowing if someone is tailgating in your blind spot behind the TT can aid in preventing an accident. Can't tell you how many times, though my directional is on, that someone tailgating in the blind spot, decides to go around me just as I change lanes. Now for backing up into a campsite. Let's just say my wife doesn't have to get out of the truck to spot me. Backing up with a camera is a marriage saver, and makes the camp trip less stressful for me...and the wife. You may need to practice a few times with a spotter to learn and gain confidence using it, but it is well worth the cost. I agree with this. Sure you can live w/o it but it really makes life easier for both of these cases. Are your AC, radio, cruise control, automatic transmission, etc. really necessary? We had a Garmin BC20 backup camera on our last TT and it was really useful because you could adjust the length, width and tilt of the guide lines. So it ended up representing our TT width exactly and reflecting exactly where you would go when you backed up. If you used a properly adjusted one, you’d be hooked.
neschultz 07/26/19 06:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Mounting back up camera

I just used 1/8” aluminum stock from Lowes and made it big enough to mount the camera bracket to also
neschultz 07/25/19 01:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Psoriasis

Do you just see your derm twice a year? This derm told me that's all that's necessary and you give your own injections. Dale My case is a little unique. About 5 years ago, I woke up one morning with Vasculitis on one lower leg. It was very painful and looked (to me) like gangrene. I was quickly sent to Johns Hopkins to a wonderful rheumatologist that put me on a lot of prednisone to fix it (also had to have wound care - it was a fairly large open wound) and did lots of blood work, cat scans, etc. to see if there was an underlying cause. Luckily, there wasn’t. She’s the one that put me on Humira vs Enbrel and added methotrexate, and folic acid. Blood tests were monthly but have now grown out to every 12 weeks. So she manages all those vs my dermatologist. Humira is self injected every two weeks but Taltz will be once a month. Humira must be refrigerated so can be an inconvenience when traveling. I see the rheumatologist twice a year and my dermatologist once a year.
neschultz 07/24/19 05:13am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Psoriasis

I’ve been on them forever. My psoriasis is not very widespread but on the feet and will cause cracks and splits...making walking very difficult or impossible w/o them. Also have psoriatic arthritis. I’ve had no side effects but do tend to easily catch colds and upper respiratory ailments (2 to 3 times a year). My Humira is not working as well as it used to so my rheumatologist is switching me to Taltz. It’s “supposed” to work better on the psoriasis and not suppress the immune system as much.
neschultz 07/23/19 05:21am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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