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RE: Charleston SC

Can't give you specific recommendations, but I'd suggest staying in the City Market area if you want walking and restaurants. Braod St and Meeting St is a good major intersection to focus on. Beautiful city, if you've never been. x2 on this it has been several years ago but wife and i stayed in the downtown city market area. a lot to be said for location. convenient to walk around all the sites and restaurants instead of driving.
sgfrye 05/11/21 06:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Truck Question

i have a 2017 f250 6.2 gasser with 3.73 rear end bought new. our first TT was 33ft approx 7500lbs loaded to camp. kept it year and half then bought a 38ft TT approx 9500lbs loaded to camp. i have put 37k miles on the truck. probably 1/2 that towing. up and down east coast mountains to the beaches. i have been very happy with it. the biggest advantage over my older f150 that i pulled the first trailer with is heavy duty suspension, etc. huge difference. the f250 pulls it solidly with almost no sway on open highways, plenty of horse power even in mountains. loves gas stations but no getting around that regardless, and maintenance and upkeep is way cheaper than diesel. at the time i bought mine, f250 trucks were priced about the same as the f150's
sgfrye 04/14/21 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Follow up Solar Question

Your solar panel probably puts out 18.x volts and the controller will drop that to around 13.x volts for the battery. 18 volts travels down wire more efficiently than 13 volts, so you want the controller as close to the batter as possible , within a foot or two. I would mount the controller near the battery and use the clips to clip to something that leads to the controller. Better yet, buy some "Anderson Plugs" and use those instead of clips. PWM is fine for this small of a system. I prefer an MPPT controller, but both will do the job. But honestly, your wire is probably so short to begin with that mounting the controller at the panel will be almost the same thing. good advice here, especially anderson plugs
sgfrye 04/07/21 09:45am Tech Issues
RE: Tell me about your 2011-16 F250 6.2L

2017 f250 2wd 6.2 3.73 rear end owner here. 37k miles so far. zero issues. started out towing a 7500lb TT, past 2+ years towing a 9500lb lb38ft TT up and down east coast. mountains to the beach. solid truck and dependable. loves gas stations but thats normal. ride is decent for a 3/4 ton truck.
sgfrye 03/31/21 09:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help!!!! Travel Trailer Back in

backing comes natural for me, i grew up on a farm and was driving and backing farm trailers when i was 6 or 7 years old so im not the best teacher (ask my wife) BUT, even being experienced i still slow down and take my time and block out thoughts of people watching us because our rig is a 38 ft TT that needs a ton of room to swing and back, but worth the extra TT living space. the one thing i cannot get my wife to understand. i use my truck mirrors for backing and she is my spotter but i cannot get her to understand that if she can't see my mirrors, i can't see her spotting me. good point for spotters unless you use cell phone or walkie talkies
sgfrye 02/26/21 09:51am Travel Trailers
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