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RE: Two honda generators in tandem

First of all 2200 + 2000 = 4200 (not 4400). Secondly at that altitude you are losing a lot of power; however, the AC should still run. Also, is that running watts or starting watts? Running watts could be way less and make a difference depending on other loads sucking power away at the same time as you trying to start the AC. Make sure everything else is turned off before you start the AC. Lastly, the start capacitor in the AC could be going bad.
troubledwaters 08/14/19 08:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing 5th wheel near the trucks limits

Thanks for the info all, I think I have decided against this set up.If that fifth wheel was a Travel Trailer you'd be fine. Just saying - you can tow a lot bigger TT with any given truck than a 5th wheel.
troubledwaters 08/14/19 05:29am Towing
RE: 7 way socket not working

Clicky
troubledwaters 08/13/19 10:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: New to RVing.....please help

Before I order...which I need to do soon....is this what you're talking about? https://i.imgur.com/89sOSCql.jpgYou don't want this if your TT is 30 amp. If your TT is 30 amp you want a 50 amp male to 30 amp female.
troubledwaters 08/13/19 10:30am Travel Trailers
RE: 5,000 mile F150 Ecoboost 10speed pulling 8,000 review

Several comments on here about using E-rated tires. Just for general information if you special order a 4wd F150 you can get it with load range C LT tires (LT 267/65 18C) for $295. This is much easier and may be less expensive than swapping tires on a brand new truck. Interestingly though, the 2019 Towing Guide shows that you have to have 20" tires to get the max rated tow capacity. I have not been able to find out what the tow capacity is with 18" tires of any sort and my dealer can't tell me.ClickyI am not sure what you are trying to show me but I was referring to all the blocks marked with footnote 9 which says 20" wheels required. What would those numbers be if you don't opt for the 20" wheels? Of course, I am mostly concerned with the 3.5 Ecoboost with max trailer tow package which gets the 3.55 rear end.Groover The 20 inch wheels as you have stated are required to get the highest GCWR(18400) and tow capacity(13200 for 4X2 and 12900 for 4x4) in the 2019 150 when paired with the max tow package. Now with the 18 inch wheels they both drop. The GCWR for a 4x4 is then 16200 with a tow rating of 10700. The 18 inch LT tires are just an added option for stability with the non HDPP. Those LT tires also take away from the trucks payload as they weigh a good 12-15 more lbs each on avg to drop the vehicles payload by a good 60lbs just for tires.YUP, what he said. The chart seems pretty clear. I'll add one thing though, according to Ford published info, the tires add a total of 43 lbs (10.75 lbs each).
troubledwaters 08/13/19 05:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Limit refrigerator door opening

A couple of peel and stick felt pads on the adjacent cabinet should be sufficient.
troubledwaters 08/12/19 05:30am Tech Issues
RE: AC question

It's an either or proposition. You can't run the AC and have low utility bills. The AC is an energy hog and the insulation in a RV is just about non-existent. If you run the AC, you will pay thru the wazoo. If you don't run it you may have moisture issues. Pick your poison.
troubledwaters 08/09/19 02:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone Make a 2-Tank Regulator that is Not Auto-Changeover?

Buying a regulator and tee valve will cost just as much or more then the auto changeover regulator. Just buy a direct replacement auto change over regulator and use it like you have been.
troubledwaters 08/09/19 05:24am Tech Issues
RE: question about parallel generators

Is it an inverter generator? If yes, the size of the two doesn't matter, what ever size gets you to approx 3600 running watts (depending the size of the AC). If it's not an inverter generator, you can't parallel it.
troubledwaters 08/07/19 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: Hooking and unhooking of axis

A fifth wheel reacts a lot more slowly to TV input to begin with. Meaning you have to move a lot farther with the TV to make a direction change to the 5er. Maybe you should look at TT's. You can back them into tight spots quicker and easier with a lot less truck maneuvering to get it there.
troubledwaters 08/07/19 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing speed

I generally travel at 65 when towing. I have not had an issue with other traffic that is running faster then me. They do their thing and I do mine (You're going to be doing 65 in the far right lane right!).
troubledwaters 08/07/19 06:15am Towing
RE: Bunkhouses similar to 272BHS with light hitch weight

...I understand what you’re saying and that’s fine. My frustration comes from the inability to calculate ANY weight to ANY certain degree seeing as how it’s impossible to know that any weight is actually accurate from the manufacturer. How has anyone ever purchased a vehicle and camper and known they’d be compatible if we can’t rely on payload numbers or tongue weight numbers from the manufacturer?.Go to the dealer's lot and look at a TT you would like. Look at the sticker on it, it will have a weight on it "As Shipped". Add 1200 lbs to that weight and multiply by 12%; that will give you the tongue weight {close enough; 100 lbs one way or the other ain't going to kill you}.
troubledwaters 08/06/19 09:02am Travel Trailers
RE: rv registration

What address do you file your income tax at; TN or GA. That's your domicile and where you need to register your TT at.
troubledwaters 08/05/19 11:56am Beginning RVing
RE: A new trend in RV fridges?

Good Morning Rip Van Winkle
troubledwaters 07/26/19 06:56am Tech Issues
RE: Battery cut off switch

IF YOU WANT ALL OF THE ELECTRICAL SHUT OFF DISCONNECT THE BATTERIES. the cutoff switch DOES NOT turn everything off.My factory installed cutoff switch turns everything off.
troubledwaters 07/26/19 05:17am Beginning RVing
RE: Tie switch into existing light

You have to run a wire from where the light is to where you want the switch to be. Get a switch and a box (if necessary) and mount the switch in the wall. Connect up the wires properly and your done. Easier said then done. The hard part is running the wire between the two and mounting the switch (if you are at all concerned about aesthetics), connecting the wires is a 10 minute job.
troubledwaters 07/26/19 05:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for White Christmas RV parks

Tahquamenon falls State Park Michigan upper-peninsula What's the Christmas time average temp in the UP ? My BiL has a house on Lake Gogebic and right after Christmas when they go to snowmobile it's as low as 40 below. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!Average high in Paradise that time of year is 23°, low 7°. There are always extremes however, could be much hotter or much colder than the average. Minus 40° would be rare even in January/February (wind chill is a different story however). Snow however is pretty typical from end of October thru early April; especially anywhere near the lake. Yoopers usually expect it to snow from Thanksgiving to Mother's day.
troubledwaters 07/25/19 08:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 50 amp cheater box

At the campground I am familiar with its not going to work. It will work from the standpoint that you will power up both legs of your 50 amp system, but you're not going to have more than 30 amps. The main feed is 30 amp, the 20 amp receptacle is tapped off of that 30 amp feed. They did not run a separate/independent 20 and 30 amp feeds to the pedestal. If they would of done that they would of simply installed a 50/30/20 pedestal and if they would of, that would not mean you can somehow dog-bone 100 amps out of it.Please let me know the name and location of this place; I want to make sure I never get close to there. The place sounds like a nightmare with duct tape and baling wire-cobbled up electrical panels and probably everything else. Wonderful, don't get close to there. Just so happens to be a state park with everything duct taped and bailing wire tied together lol, wired all 30 amp pre 1980. I expect you only stay at brand new high falutin resort type places where everything is brand spanking new? You'll find the same situations at a lot of State and Fed facilities if you open your eyes. For the RVnet code fetish club, you haven't a clue what, or what version, of a code was in effect when park A, park B, or park C's system was installed. Popcorn a poppin.No, most places won't be like that at all. Nobody I know of has "separate/independent 20 and 30 amp feeds to the pedestal". Most places will have 100 amp feeds to the pedestal, the 50 Amp, 30 Amp, and 20 Amp receptacles are all wired off the 100 amp feed with the appropriate circuit breaker. If all you have is a 30 amp feed to the pedestal, with a both a 30 amp and 20 amp receptacle wired off that feed (reminds me of knob and tube wiring), I don't want to be there. And how many other sites are on that same 30 amp feed? You didn't even mention circuit breakers; I'm sure those must be in the pedestal however? I hope your popcorn popper is as a the kind that you put over the stove burner, you don't have enough power to run an electric model. Now if I could just get the name and location; it seems it would be mutually beneficial to me and you for me to have that information.
troubledwaters 07/25/19 07:14am Tech Issues
RE: 50 amp cheater box

error - double post thing again
troubledwaters 07/25/19 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: 50 amp cheater box

At the campground I am familiar with its not going to work. It will work from the standpoint that you will power up both legs of your 50 amp system, but you're not going to have more than 30 amps. The main feed is 30 amp, the 20 amp receptacle is tapped off of that 30 amp feed. They did not run a separate/independent 20 and 30 amp feeds to the pedestal. If they would of done that they would of simply installed a 50/30/20 pedestal and if they would of, that would not mean you can somehow dog-bone 100 amps out of it.Please let me know the name and location of this place; I want to make sure I never get close to there. The place sounds like a nightmare with duct tape and baling wire-cobbled up electrical panels and probably everything else.
troubledwaters 07/25/19 05:43am Tech Issues
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