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RE: surge protector and water filters

Do you put it before the pump or on the output side? it filters the water before going into the onboard tank.
philh 02/24/21 04:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: Mad Dash for Drinking Water

We have 6 3.5 gallon cubes with RO water and a sanitizer added. Also, anytime there's extra space in the pressure canner, we throw in a qt or two. That water is good for decades.
philh 02/21/21 12:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Cell Phone..had to ask?

New batteries is your ticket
philh 02/21/21 12:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Ford EV F-150 battery source in jeopardy .

Welcome, Ford, to the club of insufficient batteries. Tesla and others have battled this for over a decade. And it's going to get worse, a lot worse.
philh 02/21/21 12:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with F150 Poweboost

Powerboost is the only F150 with a 30 gallon gas tank. That’s it’s only gas tank option. Battery space has to come from somewhere. Depending on the wheelbase & cab, standard tow package could have a 23 or 26 gallon tank with the other engines. HDPP & Max Tow get the 36 gallon tank non hybrid. Bottom line: 30 gallon ain’t bad. My 2018 has 36g tank
philh 02/21/21 12:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The Future of Chryslers SRT Division

To work in the SRT group, you had to be a gearhead. What they have done is distributing the SRT design work to functional groups. It's a tremendous cost savings, HOWEVER, IMO, the SRT badge will quickly drift off to being a pretty badge.
philh 02/21/21 12:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sway Question

Upgrading tires to 10 ply will help a lot. I'm on a much smaller trailer and was surprised how much difference upgrading truck tires did to the stability.
philh 02/21/21 12:20pm Towing
RE: My new desk area....

I'll wait to get the new 5th wheel, but working at home in the TT has us a bit cramped right now.
philh 02/21/21 12:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

I just bought a rigid air compressor that uses the rigid batteries. Is it a perfect solution, no... but it has a 120 psi capability, and one battery charge increased tire pressure from 40 lbs to 60 lbs on all four trailer tires. Package is TINY, and I keep the battery charger plugged into truck's 120V system
philh 02/21/21 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Where would my LP regulator leak?

I had to replace both the valve and one pigtail (did both), to stop the leak. This is on a 2 year old TT. when I drained a tank after just one day on a heater (barely used), I went looking for the leaks.
philh 02/21/21 11:58am Tech Issues
RE: Leaving Illinois, going full time.

your experience is exactly the one I didn't want to live... so, we sold B&M before heading out for weeks on end. Our landing base is a park model in a campground in the middle of nowhere, with security and a gate. Perfect solution, no, but it beats where the house was located. I can travel and be secure in knowing our stuff is relatively safe.
philh 02/21/21 11:55am Full-time RVing
RE: Battery Life

Grit Dog Golf cart batteries are great--until you try to run a microwave via a 2000 watt inverter. Then you find out they had better be about 80% full or the inverter may shut down. And the OP asked about using his leveling jacks. Idk of alot of people that have $50k 5th wheels and live solely off of an inverter. You can't really "use" a big camper's amenities off of a little inverter. And the OP doesn't even know how to check a battery, so doubt he's got a mac daddy electrical system hooked up. Although, with a rig that size, for roughly the cost of 2 SIO2 100ah batteries, he could have a 6 to 8 battery bank of 6V FLA or SLA batteries that would make a whole costco size case of Hot pockets in the microwave, as fast as he could eat them if that was his jam. And still blow dry his hair and make coffee the next morning without even charging up. But wouldn't a pair of 12V batteries do better cooking a costco size box of hot pockets?
philh 02/21/21 11:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Gas Credit Cards

Many Years ago....Service Station Credit Cards were the thing to have/use for fuel purchases. Dad had a Texaco, Shell and Conoco NOW ---any Visa, Mastercard, Discovery etc CC can be used and get CASH BACK Easy-peasy ---no need to try find a specific service station just to use their CC Pull up, pay will Cash Back CC, fill up and continue trip. 1 CC is set up for 3% Cash Back on Fuel 1 CC is set up for 3% Cash Back on Grocery 1 CC is set up for 3% Cash Back for On-line purchases 2 other CCs are set up for all around use....just as backups SWMBO is a master at playing credit card giveback. Anytime we go somewhere together, I have to ask her which credit card. I can't keep track of the changing programs. We pay off the credit cards every month, so interest rates don't bother me, and none of our cards have a fee except AMEX. Bad side to paying everything off every month, we just sold our house, and my credit rating dropped 20 points :(
philh 02/21/21 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: surge protector and water filters

Blue water filters are as useless as a colander. I went with a clear household 5u filter and only run off internal tank, even with full hookup. I'm amazed at how much junk the filter traps.
philh 02/21/21 11:24am Beginning RVing
RE: Best Cell Phone App

While not towing, I only use waze app. When towing, I have an older garmin that will be upgraded to RV unit this fall. I like having two different sources available. When they are in conflict with each other, then it gets to be interesting, and I have used a 3rd source, Inrex which will often allow me to quickly identify why there's a conflict.
philh 02/21/21 11:17am Beginning RVing
RE: Electrical Extension Cords

There is actually a term for that. It is called dry-docking. Great way to discover the things you would never think of. Once you go in the RV, pretend you are 100 miles from home, e.g., you can't go in the house for anything. Several years of camping, and we still take 2x what we need. It was one of the things I looked at in a new 5th wheel purchase, overly large cargo capacity for the trailer size. I'm actually afraid to weigh our travel trailer, because I don't want to know how over weight we really are :)
philh 02/21/21 11:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Coachmen Freedom Express Travel Trailers

I had a 2017 279RLDS Liberty Edition for 2 years. The frame rusted enough after one year so that when I prepped it for restoration, there were a number of areas where thin layers of metal peeled away. That was year one. Six months later the springs on the slide side failed and the tires were rubbing on the underside of the wheel well when traveling. Forest River acted real interested, but they never did anything. The gutter on the curb side had a persistent leak, and I had two screws pop up on the roof. The rest of it was great, but that was enough to make me vote with my feet. I traded it out immediately after I replaced the springs. Was the frame exposed to salt (coast or snow areas)? Can’t say about delivery from the factory, but not while I owned it. How very odd then! It's actually not. I personally know two people with lippert frames that had serious rust issues, and both also were missing welds. One is Coachman, the other Grand Design. The Grand Design trailer was considered by a different dealer, scrap material. Both were repaired by Lippert.
philh 02/21/21 11:06am Travel Trailers
Artic Fox 27-5L is on order

Plan is for fall delivery. Also need a truck, and waiting for 2022 Superduty production to start. Already making changes to the trailer that I don't yet have possession of :). Have scheduled in November, just before we leave for FL, getting the Independent Suspension and disk brakes installed. Funny thing, november was their 1st available appt!!! Changing Lanes Video on Morryde really sold me! Poor daisy did not like riding in the 5th wheel pre upgrade! Also looking at installing a fireplace in the living area. Looking forward to our new adventures!
philh 02/21/21 11:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinions on af fox mountain 235rls and af grande ronde 27-5l

We've ordered a 27-5L. On one of the AF facebook pages, there's been a recent spat of issues on the AF. In General, the lack of used units on the market is extremely telling about the quality. People get it and keep it! One dealer said he could sell every single one he is sent.
philh 02/21/21 10:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need Help Deciding which feature for trailer

X2 the Weber is the most sought after RV grill.......... never get a grill for home or otherwise without a cast iron grate !!! I would suggest that grill grate completely blows away cast iron. I took the cheap coleman grill, set it up with quick disconnect and run off trailer propane. It took a grill that should only find the nearest dumpster to throw it in, and made it a highly capable grill. I've put grill grates on my home grill too.
philh 02/14/21 04:31pm Travel Trailers
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