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RE: How long can you go on a 50 amp extension cord?

i've personally done 50'...25' on the primary cord and another 25' on a 50-amp extention but it was fall and no need for either AC. as i recall there was no significant voltage drop in the coach. i keep a digital meter plugged in that displays voltage and cycles. i guess it woukd depend on the quality of the cords.
rk911 09/30/20 10:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would You Take A Vaccine COVID-19

we'd likely wait a bit to see if it's safe AND effective. i see no reason to rush.
rk911 09/30/20 02:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: Natchez Trace

Can anyone tell me if a 38ft motorhome is advisable to drive on Natchez trace hwy in Mississippi ? yup. we drove our 35' + toad fron N'ville to at least Tupelo, MS wifhout issue.
rk911 09/29/20 03:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tow vehicle specs

clicky and from personal experience i'd recommend installing a separate wiring harness ans bulbs in your jeep. it sounds harder than it really is. when we started towing back in '03 the diodes (which function like an A/B switch) in the original wiring harness kept blowing leaving us with no tail lights or blinkers. we put in a second set of bulbs in our jeeps connected directly to the umbillical connector in the front of the jeep. Sorry to hear about your problems with your previous wiring. I don’t know about the A/B analogy the current diodes pass current from either source and do not backfeed to the other leg. Anyway FWIW ours have been trouble free in two different vehicles for many miles good. ours failed in Custer State Park, SD as we were leaving a restaurant after dark. :E thank God we still had headlights and drove the few miles back to the campsite with the still functioning 4-way flashers. Had the diodes replaced the next day in Rapid City but they failed again a week or two later while heading back home. we drove the last 100+ miles in daylight only with no tail or brake lights on the toad. when we got home we installed the second set of bulbs and separate wiring harness. yeah, the A/B switch is not a precise analogy. :@
rk911 09/27/20 02:59pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow vehicle specs

...All Wranglers are 4 down towable, manual or auto... all current year Wranglers might very well be flat towable but in case the OP is considering buying a used Wrangler the advice is the same...check the owner's manual under Recreational Towing before purchase.
rk911 09/27/20 12:42pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow vehicle specs

clicky and from personal experience i'd recommend installing a separate wiring harness ans bulbs in your jeep. it sounds harder than it really is. when we started towing back in '03 the diodes (which function like an A/B switch) in the original wiring harness kept blowing leaving us with no tail lights or blinkers. we put in a second set of bulbs in our jeeps connected directly to the umbillical connector in the front of the jeep.
rk911 09/27/20 09:59am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow vehicle specs

Your best source of towing information is Remco Towing. Richard looks like Remco is getting out of the toad biz... the best info on the flat towability of a specific yr/make/model is the mfr. ___________________________ Dear Remco Industries Towing Customer: After careful consideration, Remco Industries has decided to discontinue the manufacture and sales of its vehicle towing kits (remcotowing.com), as of October 1, 2020. The standard warranty terms will be honored for all units shipped prior to October 1, 2020. Orders in place and active prior to the announcement date will be honored according to the terms of that order, regarding product availability, warranty or support terms. The discontinuance of this product line is in keeping with our practice of rationalizing low demand products and replacing them with new products with improved design and functionality. We appreciate and value your partnership. While we regret any inconvenience this announcement may cause, we are pleased to announce that we continue to research and develop new and alternate products that provide complimentary additions to our current product offering. We sincerely appreciate the confidence and loyalty you have shown us over the years, and we look forward to working together in the future. Please feel free to contact your Remco Industries sales representative if you have additional questions. Best regards, Remco Industries
rk911 09/26/20 09:17pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow vehicle specs

most, not all, jeeps can be flat towed with either manual or automatic transmission. best to check the owner’s manual for the specufic year and model jeep you’re looking at. directions should be in a section titled “Recreational Towing” or similar wording. you’re also going to need a baseplate for the jeep, a towbar and an auxillary braking system. lots of choices for these. but before you buy anything make sure you know how much weight you can safely tow. a quick way is to subtract the GVWR from the GCWR but that won’t tell the complete story. so let’s say the curb weight of the jeep you want weighs in at 4200-lbs but your MH’s specs indicates the GCWR - the GCWR is only 4000-lbs. that jeep is too heavy. and be sure the hitch on the MH is rated to tow the weight of the jeep. even some diesels gave 5000-lb hitches. even if the tow bar is rated for more weight than the GCWR-GVWR test you’re stuck with the smaller figure. the best way is to get actual axle weights of the MH you’ve bought or will be buying. or at least calculate those weights.
rk911 09/26/20 03:18pm Dinghy Towing
RE: New Wiper Blades

Trico Wiper Blades
rk911 09/26/20 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Options to Winegard Trav'ler

we've had the Trav'ler on the DISH western arc for 5-years now and love it. the only places we've not been in the past 5-years are the mid-Atlantic and New England states. we've also had no problems finding public and private campsites with clear views of the sky.
rk911 09/25/20 10:48am Technology Corner
RE: Tire Pressure Chart For Continental Tires

I can't seem to find a psi chart for Continental tires. Anyone on here that can steer me to one. is this it?
rk911 09/24/20 08:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadside Assistance Programs

I've had Coach-Net since 2010. I've used them twice to tow the truck/rv combo and once to tow the truck only. In addition, they've come out to replace a blown tire, or one that was about to, 3 times. All it has cost me was my annual premium and the cost necessary to replace the damaged tires. Each time the service guys were quite capable and did things properly. I just don't have anything but good things to say about the service I've received from them; it's been well worth the cost of the premiums. Hope this helps. My research show comments of folks that have recently had bad results with Coach-Net being responsive or not paying the claim. Who knows......could just be their unusual situation. Apparently the company sold a few years ago, and not operating in the same manner. It's just that I don't get any better overall opinions for the other companies out there. I'd heard that, too. All I can relate is my experience. My last service request was earlier this summer. I wasn't towing and was close to home when a coupler in my truck transmission line failed and I lost nearly 6 quarts of fluid immediately. I called Coach-Net and they sent out a tow truck and delivered my vehicle to the shop of my choice. As they normally do, the service rep called to make sure the tow truck had arrived and all was well. It was then she informed me that I had the basic coverage and it wasn't supposed to cover my truck unless I was towing. But since she'd discovered it so late in the incident they were going to cover the fees completely; and they did. I decided on my own a couple days later to upgrade my subscription to the premium level. Others may have had a lesser experience, and it's certainly possible that I may in the future. But, so far, I just can't complain about the service I've received from them. Hope this helps. On the website all they are showing for towables is the Premium package that covers all vehicles, even those that you do not own. Since I did not renew in May, they consider me a new customer and the upcharge is $40 over what it would have been in May. Not a big deal but shows how they value a 10 year customer. i get it but try asking.
rk911 09/21/20 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roadside Assistance Programs

we've had Good Sam ERS since 1986, used them several times with no complaints although the last use i can recall was several years ago.
rk911 09/19/20 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weather stations

...A weather radio gives you voice forecasts, local and wide-area, and alerts for most anything you could think of. You just need to be in range. To me a weather radio is a necessity.... completely agree. been preaching that for years. we have one in the house and the MH each on an external antenna, but the geek in me loves toys and this personal wx station looks cool.
rk911 09/19/20 10:30am Tech Issues
RE: Weather stations

That Tempest system looks pretty good. Hmmmm.... agree. does anyone have any real-world experience with it? is the 1” pole mount a screw-on type or compression with screws or bolts?
rk911 09/19/20 07:31am Tech Issues
RE: Best portable heater (30 amp) for my rv?

750 watts keeps my TT warm but not my tanks. How are you warming your tanks? Hi Lwiddis, I replaced the furnace return air grill with this...It pressurizes the duct work and keeps the plumbing from freezing up. It is controlled by a mechanical thermostat which is tucked against the outside wall inside the kitchen cabinets. got a link to share, pls?
rk911 09/18/20 08:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Best portable heater (30 amp) for my rv?

If you want quiet, get an oil filled heater. They take up more space but do the job. Otherwise, get the heater you like. As said, they are all about 1500 watts. Even the cheap ones. our 1500-watt fan heaters are whisper quiet and take up virtually no space. https://i.imgur.com/INdaDHVl.jpg
rk911 09/18/20 03:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Best portable heater (30 amp) for my rv?

We have 2 of the small cheaper 1500W ceramic heaters that are common to Walmart etc. They are easy to store and you can run 2 on high (25A for both). pretty much the same thing except ours have heating elements and a fan. we use them on coolish nights when the furnace is too much and we want to do without the noise of the heat pumps. a 1500-watt heater at full bore will consume about 12.5-amps at 120-volts.
rk911 09/18/20 02:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Kitchen and Bathroom fans

The fans are 12v, so it's not going to be a GFCI outlet problem. Do you have a light near the fan? Is that light on a wall switch? The previous owner may have used the light power to power the fan also. You just have to work backwards, making sure all the wire nuts are tight. I always tug on both wires, to make sure everything is tight. well, duhhhh. where was my brain? sorry
rk911 09/18/20 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Honda CRV weights

Looking at down sizing from a 2013 4 dr Wrangler to a 2013 Honda CRV. I cannot find the curb weight of the CRV. We have a gasser now and want to reduce the weight we tow but still have room for a small mobility scooter and wheel chair in the back of the CRV. Also, since the CRV is much lower in the front than the Jeep, what works to lower the Blue Ox towbar closer to the height of the of the CRV connections. We are towing with a 2016 Newmar Canyon Star 3911 (handicap) 2013 honda crv curb weight as for the hitch issue, we use a BlueOx Drop Down bar. https://i.imgur.com/NApWxnil.jpg
rk911 09/18/20 10:19am Dinghy Towing
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