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RE: Residential Fridge Report

Sounds like you may be drawing the batteries down below 50 percent... Not good for them so what was the voltage? My 21 CuFt draws 8 amps and runs less than 12 hours per day... Less than 100 AH/ day. Your Samsung should use slightly less and runs well on a MSW inverter. If you boondock often I would want four batteries. It was an impromptu test resulting from being too tired to unload the RV upon arriving home and not being able to hook up to 120v power that night. I didn't bother to check the battery voltage. I was surprised there was enough juice to bring in the 6 slides first. I suspect it was 11v or less by the time I tried to retract the levelers because they require, off the top of my head, no less than 11.5v to operate. My fridge draws 7a or so, and since the doors were not opened during the 17 hours, I'm guessing it didn't operate more than 8 of those hours; perhaps much less. BTW, I forgot to mention it's a 1000w inverter, and yes (based on this not too scientific test), I'd think anyone boon-docking with a similar setup would need four 6v deep-cycle batteries, preferably a good solar panel supplement, and expect to run a genset to recharge every day.
phillyg 05/27/16 05:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Why do people spell Cummins with a "ings" ?

To annoy you.
phillyg 05/26/16 09:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: best residential frig for a MH

We like the Samsung 18cf that came with our new RV. Don't know the model no. offhand.
phillyg 05/26/16 09:42pm Class C Motorhomes
Residential Fridge Report

Many folks are asking about residential fridges so here's my report FWIW. Samsung 18cf came installed and with only one battery. Dealership added one at my insistence. They're typical hybrid Interstate "RV/Marine" batteries so nothing special. Arrived home last night at 6pm and did not hook up to 120v power. Put out the slides and used the 6-point leveling and left fridge running off the inverter overnight. Was still running fine at 11pm today. Unloaded and pulled in the slides okay, BUT I didn't have enough volts left to retract the levelers. Regardless, I am satisfied the fridge ran for 17 hours on admittedly inexpensive batteries. Four 6v batteries would be much better. Also, no inside problems as we made sure the fridge stuff was well packed and no glass jars were allowed to roll around. We don't think fridge bars will be necessary.
phillyg 05/26/16 07:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: right hand lean

You have to know your left v. right weights to ensure it's balanced. If it's not balanced, my best guess is your springs are collapsing on the heavy side. Check that side closely to see if the mfgr. put in blocks to compensate for lean when it was built. Either way, get it evaluated at a truck spring shop to possibly have replacement springs installed.
phillyg 05/22/16 10:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1 million mile Toyota Tundra

I had a 1996 Avalon with nearly 400,000 miles, and I always said I wouldn't hesitate to jump in it and drive coast-to-coast. I gave it to my brother because I wanted (not needed)something new.
phillyg 05/20/16 04:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide weight/inside carrying capacity.

I wouldn't worry about that weight increase, if any.
phillyg 05/20/16 04:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Level up system

6-point leveling is great, but it's impossible to remove all movement of a FW on what amounts to six jack stands. If someone's dancing at one end, you'll know it at the other end. But, it's much better than just a stabilizer at the rear.
phillyg 05/20/16 04:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What brand/specs of wheels/tires on 2015 Montana 5ers?

The 614s were an option on mine. I didn't order the upgrade; it came with Trailer King and I'm going to go with Sailun tires.
phillyg 05/20/16 03:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do I have enough truck for trip?

The best thing you did to improve the setup was changing to 3.73 gears. If it were mine I would make the trip and do what everyone else said, take it easy.
phillyg 05/19/16 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: storing propane canister under fifth-wheel

I've been dragging those 1 pound non-reusable propane bottles around for the last 20 years and never had one leak, or go bad or anything.................. Me too, but I had one that did leak; guess it was a faulty valve. Regardless, I still carry a couple at times.
phillyg 05/19/16 08:20am General RVing Issues
RE: F150 Questions

Go to the 2014 Ford Towing Guide to find out specifically what your truck is rated to pull.
phillyg 05/19/16 08:16am Towing
RE: How bad is this? (urgent) Roof

I've had rubber roofs older than 12 years that have not needed replacement. How long the roof will last is unknown since it depends on the environment it lives in. Unless you have found active leaks I recommend you thoroughly wash the roof with rubber roof cleaner, re-caulk where needed, and consider using a coating.
phillyg 05/19/16 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: roku tv streaming stick

It's the data usage what gets ya.
phillyg 05/19/16 07:51am Technology Corner
RE: Lyndhurst, NJ- Paranoid locals call Homeland Security on RV!

3oaks, I think you're being overly critical of the OP's "rant." I believe he had every reason to complain, and he didn't have to accommodate the officers as far as he did. The OP said, "They had me get out of the rig and questioned the hell out of me, took my ID, my bill of sale/title and just relentlessly questioned me for around an hour, while surrounding me in a circle." That's way beyond Constitutional limits as indicated by DownTheAvenue and it appears to be an attempt to intimidate the OP. I don't recall that Homeland Security has any extra-judicial powers in the type of circumstance described. It wasn't a traffic stop since he was parked. Your parked RV is your home and it takes a warrant to do a legal search (and that's why, IMHO, they didn't do a thorough search). The officers could have perhaps gotten a warrant during the hour that you accommodated them, but perhaps a judge would have dismissed their request, you never know. If it were me I would have acknowledged their presence and told them to come to the closest window, would not have gotten out of the RV, would have maybe shown them my driver's license from inside a window (just to ID myself as a citizen), and would have used my phone to record the interaction. I would perhaps have questioned their statement as to why an RV is considered unusual in a parking lot in the city, but sometimes it's just best to say "I will not answer any questions and am I free to go?" Please don't get me wrong, I fully support law enforcement; I think they have a tough job. But, the description of what happened is exactly what gets people upset and why many citizens are turning against law enforcement. It didn't take 10 officers to get your attention, and I believe they exceeded their authority.
phillyg 05/17/16 11:13am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Do they cut hose end off at dump station on purpose?

I think to help differentiate it from the potable supply.
phillyg 05/16/16 02:46pm Beginning RVing
RE: No AC allowed?

I wouldn't stay there.
phillyg 05/16/16 02:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Does the Air Force rent Travel Trailers?

Yes, and tents, popups, camping gear, howitzers (joke), and a bunch other handy stuff.
phillyg 05/16/16 02:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Extended warranty on a 2009 5er?

I wouldn't, but I don't like extended service warranties in general.
phillyg 05/13/16 07:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Quick! Someone call the weight police!

So I guess that's not the TV used to pull the FW into the CG?
phillyg 05/13/16 06:18pm General RVing Issues
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