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RE: How noisy is your A/C?

Our GD TT is quieter than the previous ducted Apex, Both quieter than than the non ducted before that, but still louder than the home heat pump.
riven1950 02/23/20 08:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Pickup truck roof racks?

Of course since station wagons have gone away, a SB CC is now filling that role... Some of these beds are incredibly short... Barely enough to haul a washer or dryer by themselves. Buy a set, and it will take two trips. Show me a picture of a station wagon with a washer and dryer in it. I think both would fit in a SB pickup but most SB pickup owners are smart enough to let the seller deliver,unpack,setup and haul away for free;)
riven1950 02/14/20 04:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pickup truck roof racks?

Millions of buyers disagree with you. I've hauled lots of 10' long drywall with my 5.5 bed. With the tailgate down it is almost 7.5 feet. And my crew can fits in my garage. I agree. Everyone does not want or need a long bed
riven1950 02/13/20 05:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pickup truck roof racks?

I use a Thule roof rack in combo with a Yakima bed rack for our kayaks. The reason for the combo is I have a tool box mounted permanently behind the cab. Without the tool box you could use a pair of Thule on roof or a pair of Yakima on the bed rail. Yakima and Thule are not cheap but Very stable. Both can be easily removed. 2018 F150 CC short bed Eco Edit: The Thule is not strapped on. The have rubber pads designed for a specific vehicle and are tightened down with a hex wrench. Real nice fit
riven1950 02/10/20 02:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Florida toll charges

Coming down the west coast do as others have said to avoid the tolls. 41 is not a bad drive, lots of gators to see. Just gas up before heading on 41. If you venture up the East coast you should do the Turnpike for sure. I95 is murder around Miami area.
riven1950 02/08/20 05:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: TravelLite 690 Camper

Check with DMV . WE bought in SC and paid tax per NC requirements when getting the permanent registration in NC. I THINK that is pretty much how it is done.
riven1950 02/04/20 03:33pm Truck Campers
RE: question on inverter use / 120 v refrig / other crazy ?

OP here. Thanks so much for all the info and advice. Based on the comments I suspect the fridge will be used for storage for now unless he gets a bigger genny / solar / bigger inverter. Solar and more / better batteries make sense but I don't think he wants to spend those $$ right now. He only uses it for a place to hang out during the day. Maybe an overnight or two on occasion. He has a small gas heater mr buddy or something like that he uses but not while sleeping. I did advise him to get new co and smoke detectors no matter what he does. The cook top works and apparently the furnace. Would this old stove top require 12v power or would it depend on the model? The current owners just recently put two new propane tanks on board and they are full. I was thinking that for now he could just hook the battery up to the 12v fuse panel ( or whatever it is called ) and then he could have 12v lights and juice for the furnace / stove top if needed. Would that make sense? This would bypass the converter and eliminate all a/c power. Of course he would have to keep the battery charged occasionally with his little genny or take it home and charge it on ac. unless he goes solar. He could use his little inverter to charge phones etc. Thanks
riven1950 01/29/20 03:45pm Tech Issues
question on inverter use / 120 v refrig / other crazy ?

I found a 1990 TT for my BIL to use for his hunting camp. It has been sitting in a yearly lot lease park for years hooked up to power / water, no battery so i am guessing the converter works or they would not have lights. Where he is moving it there will be no power or water hookup. The original frig has been replaced with a small frig running off 120V ac. I looked but could find a plate on the frig that would show amps used but it is not big, fits in the original TT frig space. He was asking me what he could run off his battery ( 12 volt deep cycle ) and 1000 watt HF inverter. He also has a small 1000 watt HF generator but doesn't want to run it much due to noise. I have no answer for him as I have a 2019TT, no inverter, and use full hook ups. He does not care about AC use, HWH, or furnace. Maybe microwave, but probably not. He would mainly use frig and lights. What will he need for that and best way to hook up? Can he hook the inverter to his battery and plug that into the 30 amp cord with an adapter? I told him the battery would not last long, just no idea how long. Thanks
riven1950 01/29/20 05:48am Tech Issues
RE: F-150 HDPP?

I can testify they are hard to find. I was not looking used but when I bought my 2018 new I had a couple of dealers search for a new one. None to be found. Don't know if they can search for a used one. I ended up with a Heavy duty towing package,XLT,ECO. Payload sticker is 1790#. I put e rated tires on it and it meets our needs,and pulls great, although I would have bought the HDPP if I could have found one. Short of ordering new you may have a hard search. Good luck
riven1950 01/26/20 05:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: lino cracked after cold spell

OK, got it now. Never used one but looks like it would do the job
riven1950 01/25/20 03:44am Tech Issues
RE: disk brake questions

Performance Trailer website was very informative. Any idea of what the labor cost would be from a place like that? I realize I can find out from them but am not quite ready to make the plunge. Just wondering if someone knows approximate cost.
riven1950 01/25/20 03:37am Towing
RE: lino cracked after cold spell

It's called a couture gauge, $10-$15 exact shape. Try word floors around a rock fire place, plank floors around cabinets. https://www.lowes.com/pd/General-Tools........Bh1RNAR-EAQYASABEgIR4_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Link doesn't work and I don't understand your comment:?
riven1950 01/24/20 02:17pm Tech Issues
RE: disk brake questions

Thanks for the info folks.
riven1950 01/24/20 02:13pm Towing
disk brake questions

Couple of questions please. 2019 GD 2500rl is TT WE are close to Myrtle Beach and I know there are a lot of RV owners there. We are thinking about going with a disk brake conversion. Has anyone had this done in the NE area of SC or SE NC? Price? Trying to find a reliable shop to do this at a reasonable price. Thanks
riven1950 01/23/20 06:20am Towing
RE: lino cracked after cold spell

If you want to replace sheet vinyl yourself and worried about screwing up all the cuts in a small area just get some of this paper or similar and make a template. No need for a professional. Maybe cut a little big and trim. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blue-Hawk-Builder-s-Paper-1-Pack-Paper-3-ft-x-140-ft-Drop-Cloth/50265367 I have done that before in small baths. Probably could find some nice vinyl remnants ( roll ends )pretty cheap. Just check, some of the better vinyls are not supposed to be glued all over, depends on the backing. I am sold on the new vinyl planking but not sure how it would do in really cold climates. Luckily we don't have hat issue.
riven1950 01/22/20 07:21am Tech Issues
RE: Water Pumps

Two issues IMO. Location and installation without concern for rattling pipes / poor mounting. We don't use ours much but the current TT has the pump located solidly in the outside storage area and I have a hard time telling it is running. Past TT pumps located inside in cabinets much more obvious.
riven1950 01/16/20 05:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: good Sam VS AARP.

I quit AARP myself Well, actually never joined. Like someone said personal reasons...
riven1950 01/16/20 05:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Florida Camping

In our experience you will only find a few days here and there via cancellations until the end of March, then it becomes easier. If you are good on the computer and check often you will likely find sites. May not be ideal and require moving.
riven1950 01/15/20 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Pets and National Parks

My ex and I back packed into the SW entrance of Yellowstone back in the 70's for 2 nights with our little dog. She ended up hearing things in the night and I think almost got us eaten by a bear. The last day Rangers road in on horseback ( only humans we saw ). They were not amused with the dog growling at their horses. Took my DL and told me to come get it when we got out of the trail. They sat me down for a long talk, told me about the possible fines and then let me go. Young and dumb but memories!
riven1950 01/10/20 03:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Just for you Gritdog 30 mph backwards

Don't look like to much traffic. Nice job. Now could you try it with a 30' TT? :)
riven1950 12/31/19 01:57am Tow Vehicles
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