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RE: air compressors

I just topped off the tires today to 85 psi on my A. Used this little Kobalt. Took my 19.5's up 10 lbs in less than 5 min each.
wanderingaimlessly 08/22/22 04:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: LCI slide control

Thanks Doug, I had basically done the same thing. Took it out this morning to look for a part #. Found the reset button on the slide stop set and pressed it. A half hour later put it back and it has not "misfired" again since. It had been showing the single red flash for stop not set.
wanderingaimlessly 08/21/22 05:32pm Tech Issues
LCI slide control

I had a new occurrence last night. My bed slide suddenly came in. The slide is a Lippert with this control. https://i.imgur.com/00IykpUl.jpg It will go back out after a couple of minutes. After getting up to check it, I did notice a clicking sound coming from the wall control, apparently some relays internally setting/resetting. It has gone back in by itself a couple of times since. Will apparently have a new project when I get home. RV is a 2010 Winnebago vista, Worm gear slide. Anyone experienced this before?
wanderingaimlessly 08/21/22 06:34am Tech Issues
RE: Newbie Tow Capacity Question

Unloaded weight is absolutely empty, no propane tanks, no batteries, and nothing in the water/sewage tanks. Even without loading for a trip, you will go up by 200-300 pounds just mounting batteries, and propane. Fully loaded, or gvwr is the max the springs, axles, tires, etc can safely handle according to the factory. Some manufacturers will go with the lightest frames, springs, etc to build the unit cheaper, hence lower GVWR. on some trailers compared to other similar sized units. Tank sizes also have a major influence on weights, water weighs 8 pounds per gallon, if the trailer has larger tanks, then it has to have heavier duty components to carry that weight. Keep the gvwr under your trucks maximum towing capacity, preferably by 10% or so. Also with a half ton truck, as stated above, watch the tongue weight, you want 10-15% of the trailer total weight to be on the tongue for proper control and handling, ensure the trucks cargo capacity can handle that weight plus the people, toys, or whatever else you will be putting in the truck. From a quick check, it looks like your cargo cap is right around 1950 lbs, so for a 6000 lb trailer you should have 720-900 lbs on the tongue, leaving about 1000 for people and stuff. Happy motorin
wanderingaimlessly 08/08/22 02:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tiny Truck Camper or maybe not.

Is that question like when m'lady ask if this dress makes her butt look big?:?
wanderingaimlessly 08/08/22 07:04am Truck Campers
RE: Jacksonville FL to Pigeon Forge TN to Evansville IN

If possible, try to limit yourself to 4 or 5 hours a day driving. Yes most folks can do more, but to make the trip less stressful 5 hours is a nice easy number. The interstate route of 530 miles is an easy 2 day run. 95 to 26 to 40 to 411 . As to mountains, are you pulling a toad? Interstates tend to have fewer really steep sections than secondary roads, but are also less interesting as far as things to see and do.
wanderingaimlessly 08/07/22 09:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Best security cameras for travel trailer?

I think you need to get the hotspot situation solved first. Once that is solved, the security cameras can pretty much be anything you want. Try looking at visible.com and their "party plan". From what I understand you can own all the phones on the party plan, that would include a dedicated line for your security system. Something that you might be interested in. They claim to have an unlimited data plan with no throttling which is hard to find for a reasonable price. Just dont plan on connecting anything else to it. Visible does not state this in their material or website, but you can only connect one device at a time to their phones. I bought a phone just for the RV, was only going to use it for a tv and laptop. I have to unplug the Roku tv when I want to connect the laptop, which is a pain when you consider how it is installed.
wanderingaimlessly 08/06/22 06:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for quick overnight near Richmond VA

Candy Land is way west. If you dont want Ashland spots next nearest may be Petersburg have not stayed there but know it exist. Or closer to the NC state line Yogi Bear Happy motorin
wanderingaimlessly 08/05/22 12:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Directv NFL Pkg

Does this help? Direct tv
wanderingaimlessly 08/01/22 01:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Need warm enough campground for Oct

Its not an absolute, wind can change this but as a general trend you can expect the temps to be 8 to 10 degrees warmer around the base of Cape Cod as compared to southern NH. Only about a 100 mile trip for that much warmer. RV parky
wanderingaimlessly 07/31/22 06:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I 40 knoxville to Winston Salem

Did that route last October, no issues at all.
wanderingaimlessly 07/31/22 06:48am Roads and Routes
RE: Coleman

As far as build quality, only a few are seen as good. Airstream and some west coast brands Arctic fox, Lance, Outdoors RV seem to get good ratings and owner reviews, but finding them on the East coast is difficult, and when you do, they are expensive. While warranties are also poorly handled by many manufacturers, they do give a little hint to build. Most only offer a one year warranty, and those same ones tend to have the lowest quality control, some offer 2 to 3 years, and seem to be better supported. Look toward Grand Design, Jayco, Winnebago, KZ and a few others for the longer warranties and then look to online user groups to see how they handle support. Some companies actually vary their warranty from line to line so pay attention to that as well. If they shorten the warranty on some model lines, they likely shortened some other things too. Happy hunting
wanderingaimlessly 07/30/22 07:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Best security cameras for travel trailer?

I'm not sure what you are trying to build for a system, but I have these at my S&B Amazon Note my house is remote, I use a Mobile hotspot for internet which this ties into. When we travel the hotspot goes with me and I activate an old cellphone on a prepaid plan for a month and let it provide the web access. Setting 2 of these to notify me when they sense motion only uses a couple gigs of data per month and they do offer cloud storage. These do have an onboard micro sd card similar to a trail camera for when you have no service available.
wanderingaimlessly 07/26/22 05:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Smaller Couples Trailer with a Slide Out + Queen Bed

4500 lbs loaded weight and a walkaround bed and slide are not common, maybe k-z
wanderingaimlessly 07/25/22 04:58am Travel Trailers
RE: '14 Heartland Tourque Awning LED lights

Not trying to be snide, but did you check at the switch for voltage? At least that will send you either to the lights, or back toward the fuse panel. And if none to the switch, can you run a new hot wire to it?
wanderingaimlessly 07/24/22 05:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

And for some people, they want to explore as they go, so they may be quite happy to stop for an hour every couple hours to visit a museum or tourist sight, etc, as their truck charges. Possibly, but that would be dependent on the museum or tourist site to have fast chargers and also fast chargers accessible to a vehicle pulling a trailer. I guess they could always unhook which would get old quick if it had to be done enough times. Or they park at a fast charger and walk or take an uber to the sight. And, again not all people interested in traveling with an electric truck will have a trailer in tow. The point is simply that the video shows it could work depending on an individual's travel style, etc. It's really no different than choosing a trailer vs truck camper vs motorhome, a class B vs a class A, a 12ft tent trailer vs a 36ft 5er, etc. It's about finding what works for you and letting others enjoy what works for them. We don’t tow with a truck so our EV tow vehicle battery is smaller. Makes for shorter charging. Typical 20 to 40 minutes. About right for walking the chihuahua, pee break, refill coffee cup etc. At lunch we are quite often we get the warning message that we are charged before we finish lunch. But the ford truck has a slower charge rate and bigger battery so probably not a good comparison. Probably the only inconvenience is about 1 out of 8 or so times we have to unhook because there are no trailer stalls at the supercharger or it’s too congested to do an “alongside” charge. Meh, it’s a little trailer. Takes a minute to unhook and maybe two to hook up. The advantage of a little travel trailer. :). But apparently you are doing it in a region that is geared to recharging your vehicle, AND you don't mind searching for charge locations and gearing ALL of your travel to fit those stops. I have no idea how this would work out, have not looked at it, but,,,, since you have professed the ease and simplicity of your style of travel, map a trip from,,,,,, Salt lake city, to the mighty 5 and on to the grand canyon. Maybe even continue on to the Rio Grand Valley. Does it still work easy?
wanderingaimlessly 07/23/22 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric TT

Have not even tried the math, but a question. If the trailer had a large battery pack at maybe 48 volts, 500 amp/hrs, and about 1800 watts of solar, how much assist could they provide to the tow vehicle? Guessing it could be done via a 3000 watt inverter powering the ev the same way and speed as a 30 amp outlet. Would it provide enough to be worthwhile?
wanderingaimlessly 07/23/22 11:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Renogy 20A MPPT Controller- electrical/amp question

Smoke and CO detectors? Thermostat?
wanderingaimlessly 07/22/22 03:29pm Truck Campers
RE: AC air not cold

If the outlet air is 20F cooler than the input air then the A/C is working as expected and you have inadequate insulation or cooling capacity or both. This is it.
wanderingaimlessly 07/22/22 01:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2 a/c units on 1 gen?

Stagger the start up and yes. From Micro air site the watts run around 1500 with the soft start in place.
wanderingaimlessly 07/22/22 01:30pm Tech Issues
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