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RE: WDH

I notice a tiny bit of difference with no WD between full and empty tanks. With WD attached, it makes zero difference to the truck.
philh 06/25/19 07:40pm Towing
RE: What can I do with/expect from a generator?

Edit: Also, arguably you probably don't want to heat water with a generator when boon-docking. Probably better to use LP. If the generator is already running, AND you have capacity, why wouldn't you use electric to heat water?
philh 06/25/19 06:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: GM Colorado bent frame towing 2,100 lbs

Apparently not built Ford Tough
philh 06/23/19 08:18pm Tow Vehicles
Brand new A/C short cycling issue fixed

15k Dometic. Literally brand new. Before I installed the Microair Easy start, confirmed it ran... but never tried running it for any length of time. Put on the easy start... and it really works well, but again, never confirmed it ran for any length of time. Microair people are gone for the weekend. Searching the internet showed a lot of potential issues, so I drew a lifeline and called a friend :) A very very highly qualified friend. We run through all the usual suspects, which I had already done. Then he asks, did you check the barrier between hot air return and cold air... well no I didn't. Turns out that wasn't the issue. BUT, I'm looking at the thermister/thermocouple and it's tucked up out of the way of the airflow. BINGO, bend it so it's in the airstream, and not picking up radiant temp and/or some leakage from the cold air side, and it works. I stopped measuring the A/C temp when it got to 24°F below ambient. Don't know how cold it will get to, but this air was COLD.
philh 06/21/19 07:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Easy start on 2000 watt 13500 btu

doesn't make much sense IMHO to have a small genny running at near 100% capacity for AC only when you can buy the predator 3500 for not much more money. The 3500 runs my 13.5 AC at less than 50% capacity it is quieter, will last longer, and there is available capacity to use other electronics. Because your 3500 uses more gasoline at light loads than a 2000 generator uses at heavy loads. When my compressor is not running, I'm sipping fuel, gallon of gas will last me 12+ hours. With compressor running, I'll go through a gallon in 3.5 hours. Besides, my wife can lift and move the small generator, I'm not sure I would try and move a 3500 on my own.
philh 06/20/19 07:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

BEV vehicles cost an estimated 7-8k more than an ICE driven vehicle. That's to move 4,000 lbs of vehicle a hundred miles. Go to 300 miles, and that battery cost goes up a lot. How much do you think the battery cost would be for a 6,000+ lb truck pulling a trailer. Any idea how much those batteries will weigh, and what that might do to payload?
philh 06/20/19 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: water heaters

Must be a slow day for someone today. :D Real world problems
philh 06/20/19 10:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Oh WTH, may as well jump into the silliness full bore. In a series of tweets on Tuesday night, Elon Musk provided a number of new details about the Tesla pickup truck. Among these is the massive electric vehicle’s insane towing capacity of up to 300,000 pounds, or 150 tons. Weight Police where are you? puff puff pass
philh 06/19/19 06:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

And the thread takes a turn folks towards the Bizarre ROFLMAO. :B
philh 06/19/19 06:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: mild rant, contractors and repair folks

Contractor was no call no show... and this is a relative of a friend
philh 06/19/19 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buffalo DriveStation 3Tb External Hard Drive -- Dead ??

Prices in SSD have fallen like a rock. 500g around $50 now, 1TB around $120 Agreed, a 3tb SSD would be very pricey! Wow, I didn't realize they had gotten that cheap! Bigger are still too pricey
philh 06/19/19 11:05am Technology Corner
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Let me put it this wa, if the GM and the Chrysler’s are not so backward that they can’t even have the basic technology to produce low emission-low MPG vehicles, then they don’t even have to buy these credits from Tesla or anyone else.. It's cheaper for them to buy credits from a company that was and is still funded by taxpayer dollars. GM may be behind on development, but they are quickly going to catch up. Chrysler, well, lets just stick with they love their profitable jeeps and large cars.
philh 06/19/19 11:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Plain Black Wrapper

I would like to take my Renntech tuned AMG a about 220 mph down I94! Ain't sayin I'm gonna do it though, Eh! Just would like to. Rebelling against all the Porch Sitters and Nannys writing Laws just because there ought to be a Law. Some of youins should have ridden the old moonshiner routtes in a 66 SS396, in Tn at 160 over hills and dales. I bet some of you haven't ever gone over 55 mph since Nixon! :) What stretch of I-94 could you reach 200 mph without literally shaking the car apart at the seams?
philh 06/19/19 10:54am General RVing Issues
RE: mild rant, contractors and repair folks

If you are calling around to get "bids" for work, please call someone else. I am too busy to go around "bidding" on jobs for people who only want to pay the absolute lowest amount for a job. If you got my name from a friend or neighbor, then you know at least some people think I am good. My prices are what they are, if you want to be a customer than that's my price. That sword plays both ways, just because you're super busy, don't waste my time by quoting 3x the cost of the job because you're busy, or you think I can pay that much. Several years ago, I had a house on a lake. Quote to do all the windows, keeping in mind it was 7 average to small windows and one doorwall, was over 50k! I'm getting a quote for windows tonight. Company came as a reference from a friend and I made sure I told them who referred me. For me to buy the windows myself, would be about $1,200. Under $3,500 I'll probably sign the contract tonight. He hemmed and hawed a little bit when I made the appt... that sends up red flags he doesn't really want the business and I'll get hit with the "I'm too busy unless you're willing to pay" quote. I've replaced two HVAC systems myself, due to ridiculous quotes. One even included all new duct and moving a gas line... but there's no way that job was $38k (lake house again). Cost me about 5k in parts and about 40 hours in labor.
philh 06/19/19 10:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I've personally met Lutz, both in business and outside of business. I find him to be condescending pompous A**
philh 06/18/19 08:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Chrysler and GM both received pre bankruptcy funding. That money was discharged in bankruptcy. GM received bankruptcy funding and per the deal, was repaid. Taxpayers didn't receive dollar for dollar. Chrysler should have been broken up and pieces sold. Instead, it was GIVEN to a foreign auto maker in exchange for promises, that were largely never satisfied in spirit. Both had their massive loans discharged in the bankruptcy process.
philh 06/18/19 08:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Easy start on 2000 watt 13500 btu

The hard start will have to come out for the easy start. My 2500 doesn't even blink at my 15k A/C with an easy start.
philh 06/18/19 08:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

They have been at it longer so that shouldn’t be surprising and will be unlikely to change until more companies start designing EV’s from the ground up instead of adapting existing ICE platforms. There were others before Tesla. Tesla has defined the market.
philh 06/18/19 10:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

In case anybody is interested, I would wager on a Rivian pickup being out before a Tesla. I am guessing that phil and mich800 would be picking Rivian as well. They have experienced supply chain and manufacturing expertise. Ford has invested money in Rivian, and one of Ford's mfg executives was appointed to Rivian BoD.
philh 06/17/19 09:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Microair vs Hyper Engineering?

Would be interesting to know how a autoformer can help the situation, it actually seems like it would make things worse by drawing more current from the generator. BTW My Easystart works great on my Coleman 15k. That was my thinking as well.
philh 06/17/19 09:41am Tech Issues
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