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RE: 5th wheel or bumper pull

i have a the f250 6.2 gasser 2017 model. 3.73 rear end. first of all you will love this truck. i have approx 25k miles on mine, at leat 20k towing our 38ft TT which cat scalled approx 10k lbs loaded to camp. wife wanted 3 slides and we loved the floor plan so much. rear living room and large shower this floor plan in a fiver was pushing my truck limits, and i don't like a stressfull towing situation tows our rig like a dream. plenty of horespower, stable suspension, lots of available payload. other member mentioned gas stations. only drawback and is correct. this is a loooong truck trailer combo. gotta plan ahead on gas stops because of station layouts and getting to gas pumps. need alot of room to to back up and turn etc. but its not that bad after you get experience.
sgfrye 08/23/19 06:26am Towing
RE: Good Sam - what's in it for the campgrounds?

google pretty much is the go to for on information anything nowadays, as with amazon.com with goods and such. not sure if thats a good thing but what the public dictates. i use the reviews on google and tripadvisor to help us make a decision on a campground we have never stayed at before and its never let us down.
sgfrye 08/20/19 07:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which Stand-alone GPS system to purchase?

i primarily use a garmin and have for years. i like the lifetime updates. my wife will have google maps on her iphone for real time traffic info and backup i can tell you from experience there is no one gps system that is one hundred percent accurate, and they all have pros and cons.
sgfrye 08/20/19 07:25am Technology Corner
RE: Camco EAZ-LIFT R6 TT Hitch

you are going to get a ton of answers to this question but here is my 2 cents with this same setup. our first TT was a 33ft, approx 7500lb loaded to camp. had one sway bar. towed like a dream with a ford f250 gasser. when we traded that TT in on a 38ft approx 9500lb TT i had the dealer move the hitch to it off old TT., same setup, same results, tows great after about 15k miles total on both Trailers. easy to hook up and disconnect. its a tried and true system. YMMV is my disclaimer
sgfrye 08/20/19 06:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Material on outside of slide out warping

hard to say without photos but sounds exactly like the slide on our previous TT. looked like there was a problem but never had any water intrusion or know problems because of it.
sgfrye 08/20/19 06:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery or no battery????????

An inexpensive Group 24 marine/deep cycle will serve the purpose just fine. exactly cheap wally world hybrid deep cycle batteries have always done great for us on 2 different travel trailers we don't boondock or drycamp. and they will last a long time if you keep them properly charged and fluid levels checked. ive always used them as my deep cycle trolling motor in my boats
sgfrye 08/19/19 09:07am Tech Issues
RE: Harbor Freight solar working great!!

thanks for the update.. sometimes best thing to do is keep it simple
sgfrye 08/19/19 06:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Pressure

i always inflate to max psi on tire sidewall, towing or not
sgfrye 08/16/19 12:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Using an automotive battery charger when onboard fails

I've had the converter fail while camping. Back then, I didn't bring a stand-alone charger with me. But I did have my jump pack, which had a sealed lead acid battery inside. I only needed power for one more night, and this worked fine, though looked a little odd. http://www.2manytoyz.com/camp/tt-jumpack.jpg width=640 Now I carry my old Diehard (Sears) 12V automatic battery charger. I used this to keep batteries fully charged for several years in my garage. http://www.2manytoyz.com/hardware/alt/setup1070.jpg width=640 lithium jump boxes are worth their weight in gold. i have one in my truck, boat, and wifes suv at all times While on another camping trip, someone with a new 5th wheel asked if I could help troubleshoot their battery issue. Dead converter. I loaned him our charger for the several days we were in the same park. Turned out he was one of the folks that reviews campgrounds for Woodalls. Gave me the latest campground guide when he returned the charger. That said, yes, a stand-alone charger will keep your camper going. Mine will only supply up to 10A continuously. But with it charging all day, with little 12V usage, any spikes at night will be supplied by the charger AND the recharged battery bank. The jump pack lasted for years. Every few years I had to replace the internal battery. The case eventually started cracking. Finally threw it away. I now carry a DBPower lithium jump pack in each of my vehicles. https://amzn.to/2Z7FW5p
sgfrye 08/15/19 12:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Wireless Battery Voltage Meter

dang, i don't have an answer but can tell you my basic setup. first, did it ever work properly? my monitor is inside front compartment only about 3 foot away from battery. i use a small cheap usb rechargeable battery bank to power it. other than that i don't have an answer if it worked originally. the sensor on battery cable has to be turned in proper direction its not user friendly but i mainly got it to measure voltage while my TT is at home so i can stay on top of recharging batteries.
sgfrye 08/15/19 06:27am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Using an automotive battery charger when onboard fails

i have a $40 "smart charger"bought off amazon i use for my boat batteries and i will periodically use it when home on my Travel trailer batteries to keep them topped off in condition instead of using onboard wfco converter. i turn off my battery disconnect switch to isolate the batteries first. been working well for me for boat batteries and TT batteries.
sgfrye 08/15/19 05:54am Tech Issues
RE: Real towing advise please

from my experiences with 1/2 ton pickup, 3/4 ton pickup, 2 Travel trailers, one approx 7500lbs catscaled , second 10k lbs cat scaled. you will be waaaaay happier with 3/4 ton. gasser is fine. my current truck is a f250 6.2 gasser, i like to keep things simple. payload on the truck is crucial. you can spreadsheet numbers all day long and adjust what you payload but in the end i decided on a 3/4 ton when i had the first 7500lb TT after towing it for 4 months with my old f150. i was borderline overloaded each trip. if you start shopping prices on new and used trucks, i know here in north carolina you can get 3/4 tons for the same prices as 1/2 tons . always had great towing experiences
sgfrye 08/15/19 05:47am Travel Trailers
RE: New Puma TT Purchase with problems

Unfortunately, you have already taken delivery of the camper. The best you can probably do is keep pushing the dealership for repairs under warranty. FYI... We've had our Keystone Montana for about a year now. Over the course of the year, I think I've rebuilt most of this camper. Little things that were just assembled shoddy or at a bare minimum to save a penny. I contacted my dealership on almost everything and the wait time was so long, I just fixed stuff myself ... probably much, much, much better than the dealership would have done and definately much better than original factory. Even though we have all the warranties and extended plans on this behemoth, the wait time for repair is awful. I'm just fixing stuff myself, and hopefully nothing earth shattering or horrifically major will ever happen. x2 i've basically done this on 2 new Travel trailers. mostly small things and recaulking. i would rather do it myself personally to make sure it is done correctly. on our current TT i did find a small window leak on a frameless window. due to interior frame being jacked in **** eyed. there is no way i or anyone could have seen this on a pdi unless i took apart each window and inspected. i could have taken it in for warranty work but i researched it and learned how to remove the whole window and reinstall properly. Good luck on yours. Keep pushing your dealership. Its under warranty.
sgfrye 08/15/19 05:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Wireless Battery Voltage Meter

This is a bit more than just a voltmeter. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-Battery-Monitor-Meter-DC-120V-300A-VOLT-AMP-AH-SOC-Remaining-Capacity-/163567042610?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10#viTabs_0 i have this one. and works well
sgfrye 08/14/19 12:02pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Charleston SC

The Mount Pleasant KOA fits your distance objective and is a well run, well maintained property. We’ve stayed there a few times and will definitely go back. another vote here for koa mt pleasant
sgfrye 08/13/19 06:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: anti sway bar

i would give it time to see how it feels. our TT is approx same size as yours. pushing 10k lbs loaded to camp. i have a ford f250. cheapo ez lift wdh with one sway bar. almost a year with this TT and have towed long distances. very little sway even on windy days. feels solid. an extra sway bar is not that expensive though.
sgfrye 08/13/19 06:23am Towing
RE: Largest TT out there

our keystone laredo 330 rl is approx 38ft bumper to hitch. love it. rear living with opposing slides, large shower, bedroom slide. pushing 10k lbs loaded to camp. with have a ford 250 gasser, no problems at all towing. tows better than our previous 33ft wildwood. i too prefer bumper pulls to fivers.
sgfrye 08/13/19 06:10am Travel Trailers
RE: New to RVing.....please help

The generator would be mostly used for when out on the land with no one around, so I guess its loudness wouldnt really matter. Thanks again everyone. Well then I suggest looking at Champion inverter 3500 watt gens, a lot cheaper than Honda or Yamaha and work well. i have this generator and i runs my 15k btu ac.. mine is gas/propane model. i don't run anyother heavy power users like microwave while ac is running
sgfrye 08/13/19 05:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Southern destination w kids week of New years? Where to go?

Myrtle Beach is not totally dead and it is actually a good time to go. x2 check out myrtle beach state park and huntington beach state park south of myrtle in murrells inlet charleston is good too. couple years back wife and i stayed at koa mt pleasant sc close to charleston over new years
sgfrye 08/12/19 06:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A/C on 116 volts?

I have one of these RV120VAC VOLTMETER (AMAZON) installed in one of my AC receptacles to alow me to watch the AC VOLTAGE all the time... This has the GREEN SCALE on it for easy viewing... https://i.imgur.com/mrQup2A.jpg height=300 Google image Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45 good post i have a digital readout version of this. at home when i cool our TT with 15kbtu ac plugged into 20 amp 110 outlet at garage i turn off our outside kitchen mini fridge and switch rv fridge to propane. when ac compressor is kicking in my voltage usually goes down to 110 or so even in hottest part of day.
sgfrye 08/09/19 06:11am Tech Issues
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