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RE: RV Site UP Michigan - Finger Lakes

Lots of choices. There's a state park that is highly rated just over the bridge Picture rocks Taquamana falls Procupine Copper harbor Take M26 Can take a boat over to Isle Royale Go over to Mackinac Island Mackinaw City just on the south side of the bridge
philh 01/12/22 06:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Walmart has new auto battery maker

Batteries are made to different specs based on sellers request. Mopar batteries were higher spec Interstates at the time I retired. The Interstate truck delivered them both. We had very few failures with the Mopar branded ones. Interstate and Delco however didn't perform as well. I have a 2010 Chally SRT that still has the factory battery. Part of me thinks I should replace the battery, part of me wants to see how long it will go.
philh 01/12/22 05:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Will my WFCO 55 amp over charge?

And I haven't really pulled it apart and looked at what it would take to replace. I know it's not just a standalone unit like in our old campers. I replaced just the convertor charger unit. Drop in repleacement
philh 01/12/22 05:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing capacity

payload usually will knock a 1/2 T out of the running, no matter what it's tow weight rating
philh 01/08/22 06:10pm Towing
RE: Will my WFCO 55 amp over charge?

WFCO converters use a voltage and current sense along with timers, if too much current is being drawn during storage and the voltage is low enough over a specified time limit it will never go into storage mode (13.2V) And yet when I replaced the POS WFCO, my problems went away. They are well known for never going into bulk charge and not cycling storage. They are cheap junk POS.
philh 01/08/22 06:05pm Tech Issues
RE: LED RV Awning Party Light with Mounting Channel

On my TT, I took LED strip and glued it the the roller and ran 12V power with a 4 pole connector. It worked good, until it didn't.
philh 01/08/22 05:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Will my WFCO 55 amp over charge?

wfco chargers are POS and known for boiling batteries dry and/or never going into bulk charge mode.
philh 01/08/22 01:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Walmart has new auto battery maker

wonder if sams club will change too. They were using east penn mfg duracell batteries
philh 01/08/22 01:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane question

I have two 40lb onboard tanks and have a 20lb spare that is used for a firepit too.
philh 01/08/22 01:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing capacity

Phil J2807 is the TESTING standard. It doesnt change how payload is calculated. J2807 TESTING, which all manufacturers have signed up to, merely establish the test conditions under which the vehicle must be able to pass a test in order to establish the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight (GCVW), which is the combined weight of trailer and tow vehicle. It is simply a standard test methodology to establish GCVW, nothing more. It did not/does not change how payload is calculated. Look at your yellow sticker. It says combined weight of ALL passengers and cargo must not exceed xxxx lbs. It does not say all passengers except one that weighs 150 lbs must not exceed. We all know towing a flat bed trailer with weight is far different than a RV and with an RV, one will likely exceed payload way before reaching their GCVW. Mike Mike, From the Ford towing guide ... All vehicles calculated with SAE J2807® method except Cutaway/Chassis Cab models.
philh 01/05/22 05:28pm Towing
RE: Towing capacity

"one correction, 300 lbs of passengers are already accounted for in the payload capacity. Also some amount of hitch wt, maybe 100 lbs(?) is also accounted for." I don't think so... Payload usually does not include multiple passengers, just a 150# driver and half a tank of gas and does not address the WDH/weight. We do agree the OP has way more trailer than truck... :C Towing Capacity usually includes a 150lb driver and full fuel tank. Payload Capacity only includes the full fuel tank. The driver is considered as an Occupant and not factored into the Payload Capacity. Dan and Captain, SAE J2807 specifies 150 lb driver and 150 lb driver along with 100lbs of hitch equipment. All the OEM's have signed up to follow the standard. “Tow Vehicle Total Weight” (TVTW) for testing for ¾- and 1-ton trucks allocates 150 pounds for the driver, 150 pounds for a passenger, the weight of all tow package equipment, and 100 pounds of optional equipment (hitch ball, weight distribution bars, and such) split evenly between the front and rear axles. Motor Trend summary article on J2807 Cliky link
philh 01/02/22 05:45pm Towing
RE: Jacking up with MorRyde IS

I did make them. They are 3/4" AC solid core plywood glued with Permatex PL3 and screwed. There are no internal supports even with 17,500# setting on the four. The front boxed are longer and do have a pc of 3/4" plywood mid way vertical. They are holding up well with 6 years of full-time use. I cut all the pcs from one pc of plywood. Very nice. Not sure how I would store them. I'm already over GVWR in the trailer, and don't have a lot of free space. Could see about making room in the truck bed.
philh 01/02/22 05:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Router

I upgraded from a single point router to a mesh router a few months ago. Best investment I ever made. Until doing so, I had no WIFI at either end of my house, only in the center. Now, I have good signal in the yard 100 feet on both sides of my house, and everywhere in between. What brand did you go with? How does the network connect to the modem? Do any have a CAT5 connection?
philh 01/02/22 08:14am Technology Corner
RE: Towing capacity

you can only load 300# of people and gear {which is not much} without being over. Now check your max rear axle weight rating and do not be surprised if you are well over it... one correction, 300 lbs of passengers are already accounted for in the payload capacity. Also some amount of hitch wt, maybe 100 lbs(?) is also accounted for. You're absolutely correct, 1/2T will very likely be out of payload capacity long before running out of tow capacity.
philh 01/02/22 08:03am Towing
RE: Jacking up with MorRyde IS

Those boxes, did you make them? Is there internal structure too?
philh 01/02/22 07:53am Tech Issues
RE: Need help to buy Rv Trayler

With that length of loan you're going to have a very very expensive "toy" that will continue to depreciate. If you're going with 140 month loan, it tells me you are trying to manage payments. Run the numbers out and look at the total. It will be frightening.
philh 01/02/22 07:42am Beginning RVing
RE: How to see grand canyon

What a great thread. We plan to do something very similar after I retire November 2026. The Grand Canyon is my number 1 priority destination. From NC, we hope to also do one big circle of the USA. Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Mt Rushmore, Niagara, Florida Keys, etc. We stayed at Boyd's in Key West. They are expensive, as is everything in KW. Week we were there (thanksgiving), park was 100% filled. We literally got the last spot, and booked it 9 months ahead. Staff there is AMAZING! I will add, CCLB truck is not the best vehicle to navigate downtown KW. We used our electric bike most of the time.
philh 12/30/21 02:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: MODEM / ROUTER Question

If it's a new unit, highly likely it will require each device to be reconnected.
philh 12/30/21 02:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Jacking up with MorRyde IS

These are the internal sensors that integrates with Ford TPMS monitor. I don't know if there's a weight restriction on electric jacks, even then the rear jacks currently need something underneath as I ran out of stroke on the rear jacks. Currently have (2), 2x12 stacked under the rear jacks. I'm wondering why the rear jacks are on bolted on so close to the corplast underneath the trailer.
philh 12/30/21 02:47pm Tech Issues
RE: How to see grand canyon

Philh, There is a lot to see and do along the route you have outlined, but some it kind of mode dependent. How will you be traveling and with what other stuff? Matt - also in Belleville, but really New Boston Planning to leave after labor day and head up through MI UP and would like to get over to visit cody firearm museum in MT. Would also like to see some stuff in Utah. We are traveling and may wander all the way back to Tampa too. IF, we can get into one particular campground near pheonix, we may scrub the FL part of the trip. We'll be in a shorter 5th wheel that has large onboard tanks. Friends in a large Class A may join us for grand canyon. I need to update my sig, we sold our house in Belleville a year ago and have a permanent site near Union City with a park model
philh 12/30/21 09:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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