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RE: Did I damage my house batteries?

Thanks for the responses. My motorhome is a 2018 Thor Miramar 35.3. I will have to look at the inverter/Charger and see what the model is. The old batteries were still working fine but once I saw the one battery swollen, I wanted to change both of them. Would turning off the battery switch while plugged to AC at my storage facility keep the batteries from overcharging? We do have stuff in the fridge so still need to be plugged in. Burch Depends. On an older Thor Class A we had, plugging in overrode/bypassed the battery disconnect and charged them anyway. Simple test to disconnect and plug it in to see if they are charging though. Is your fridge multi fuel( AC/12V/LP) ? Our Older gasser had issues though with the disconnect. In storage, unplugged even with the disconnect there was still a phantom draw somehere that drained them. Sold it before I figured it out.
way2roll 03/09/23 02:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Did I damage my house batteries?

Sounds like overcharging.
way2roll 03/09/23 09:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

Great discussion and I appreciate the opinions/facts on the topic. I really hope EV's (or some other method) succeed in the goal to make the planet a better place. Current state, it bothers me that they're introducing a lot of issues that are harmful to the planet and people, but I'll concede it's new technology so hopefully there is a cleaner path forward. We'll have to wait and see. I'll also concede that my passion gets the best of me sometimes and I veer off into irrelevant comments - trying to be cognizant of that. In any event I appreciate the perspectives on either side because it's that freedom that could fuel the energy to make things better. (pardon the pun). The irony is, I think most people want the common goal, it's the alignment on how we get there that's the stickler.
way2roll 03/09/23 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

Geez, that's why you are constantly making a friggin stink about EVs? Because your tax dollars are being spent on it... Get over it. Our tax dollars are spent on tons of stuff and no one person is EVER going to be happy with 100 percent of the way it's spent. And yes, we even pay into things that we have no desire to be a part of - big frickin deal. Reading comprehension. It matters - or in this case maybe that's part and parcel of the problem. EV's were touted as green using parts of science and one fraction of the process of production to convince voters and those in power to dump a bunch of money into it. They aren't green and they won't save the planet. Full stop. I don't mind tax dollars being spent on things that actually benefit the general populous. That is not the case here. EV's don't solve a single problem - ecological or otherwise. They actually cause a lot of problems many of which are short to come with long term consequences. That is a big frickin deal if you actually care. Sounds like you don't and apparently can be easily relieved of your hard earned money without question. More status quo and "well that's the way it's always been" drivel to self sooth.
way2roll 03/08/23 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camp ground near Thuront MD for Oct 20 - 23 or so.

I was afraid of that Looks like colorfest is 10/14 -15 so your timing should just miss it.
way2roll 03/08/23 07:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

No one is forcing anything. No one is forcing you to go to a dealership and buy an EV today or tomorrow. Stop fussing over stuff that isn't happening. Stop creating conspiracies that aren't there. Ah but you're wrong. The government has pumped Billions into the EV industry making Musk the richest man in the world. Where does that money come from? It comes from tax payers. So yeah, I am being forced to contribute whether I want to or not. And if you haven't missed it by the dozens of pages of these arguments, that's the biggest rub. It is being forced - literally forced, because EV's couldn't make it on their own for the past 100 years. Capital injection from taxpayers backed by cherry picked, half baked science, forcing auto makers to bend to your will is not the way to go about it all in the mantra of saving the planet. But Ev's won't save the planet. This isn't about being resistant to change, or being dumb or being a science denier. The contrary - it's about peeing down my back and telling me it's raining while forcing me to pay for it. So which EV are you getting and when do you pick it up? In for pics. LOL. Thanks I needed that this am.
way2roll 03/08/23 06:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camp ground near Thuront MD for Oct 20 - 23 or so.

I used to live about 5 miles from Cunningham falls. I can tell you that Cunningham falls and Greenbrier - which are the 2 closest CG's - won't fit your rig very well. These are older, tight State parks, in the mountains and even if they have a site to fit it, it's white knuckle getting in and out. Probably the closest CG's are in the Gettysburg area. It's about a 20 min drive from Thurmont and there are a few that are full hookup. Outside of that, you have Rambling pines but it's a little off the beaten path, Yogi in Williamsport and KOA in Harpers ferry. They're all about 30 - 35 mins from Thurmont. On Edit; I would book sooner than later. The dates you are talking about is "leafer" heaven. People come from all over to Thurmont for the mountain leaves and Fall fest in Thurmont. So many people that cars get parked lined up on the highway and off ramps. It's nuts.
way2roll 03/08/23 06:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

No one is forcing anything. No one is forcing you to go to a dealership and buy an EV today or tomorrow. Stop fussing over stuff that isn't happening. Stop creating conspiracies that aren't there. Ah but you're wrong. The government has pumped Billions into the EV industry making Musk the richest man in the world. Where does that money come from? It comes from tax payers. So yeah, I am being forced to contribute whether I want to or not. And if you haven't missed it by the dozens of pages of these arguments, that's the biggest rub. It is being forced - literally forced, because EV's couldn't make it on their own for the past 100 years. Capital injection from taxpayers backed by cherry picked, half baked science, forcing auto makers to bend to your will is not the way to go about it all in the mantra of saving the planet. But Ev's won't save the planet. This isn't about being resistant to change, or being dumb or being a science denier. The contrary - it's about peeing down my back and telling me it's raining while forcing me to pay for it.
way2roll 03/08/23 05:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

Not a single person has yet to explain to me what problems EV's are actually solving.Automobile and truck tailpipe emissions of co2. Yeah it's always "tailpipe emissions". That was the original earth saving mantra. Unfortunately that's only a small percentage of the actual impact. You think the machines that mine raw materials have decent tailpipe emissions? How about the ships that transport it, or the trucks that deliver them? How about the caustic and hazardous waste, ecological impact from mining, continued dependency on foreign nations and the lack of their eco and humanitarian friendly operations? Nevermind the continued emissions and impact from producing electricity to run EV's. Ev's aren't saving the planet and reciting "tailpipe emissions" means you haven't bothered to do any real research on the topic. You have to look deeper. You'd think people really interested in saving the planet would do the homework to ensure that their fancy purchase is having the actual benefit they have been lead to believe. But snippet "talpipe emissions" and bury heads in sand to justify the continued digging in pockets to support them. Just don't look behind the curtain so you can keep feeling good about it. Of course the ever popular responses when presented with these facts are "we never really cared about it being green, they're just cool"."reductions in emissions yielded $270 billion in social benefits in the U.S. in 2017" "deaths attributable to air pollution due to vehicle emissions dropped from 27,700 in 2008 to 19,800 in 2017" https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/decreased-vehicle-emissions-linked-with-significant-drop-in-deaths-attributable-to-air-pollution/ Just a quick example. Tons of articles on this. Direct health benefits is a great reason to continue reducing vehicle emissions from burning gas/diesel. Also a good reason to continue to expand solar/wind/battery/hydro/nuke power and reduce coal/gas generation. My main question would be around the root cause of such a reduction. Since EV's had hardly any market share when these studies were done, and ICE's were/are still the primary vehicle, isn't safe to say that the efforts in CO2 reduction in ICE's for decades attributed to this decline, as well as environmental regulations on companies? These articles are great but have really nothing to do with EV's. They actually highlight the fruits of efforts to reduce CO2 and increase efficiency in ICE's. BTW I am not an EV hater. I think they're neat. Awesome if you want one. But they are not the silver bullet to saving the planet that the sales pitch in order to garner votes and taxpayer dollars would have you believe. And that is my overarching point. Buy what you want, I couldn't care less. But I don't like that some facts from some science was cherry picked to support the massive capital injection via tax dollars. I totally support saving the planet. but I've read article after article about how raw materials are mined and shipped for EV's and it's ugly. Permits are already landing on desks to mine unknown regions of the sea floor because they know the resources on the surface are finite. We don't have a clue about the geological impact of such deep sea mining or the ecosystems they could destroy. And that's just one example of impacts that get swept under the rug. Do EV's themselves reduce CO2 emissions at the tailpipe? Sure. Of course there is no tail pipe. Is the entire process green? Nope. Unless you are considering the cash being fleeced from taxpayers. https://www.motorbiscuit.com/ev-car-batteries-destroy-environment-violate-human-rights/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/alanohnsman/2022/09/19/dig-this-the-shift-to-evs-requires-a-massive-expansion-of-battery-metal-mining/ https://youmatter.world/en/are-electric-cars-eco-friendly-and-zero-emission-vehicles-26440/ https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1031434711/your-next-car-may-be-built-with-ocean-rocks-scientists-cant-agree-if-thats-good Just a few
way2roll 03/07/23 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

Nope, it's because no one can answer the question. .You don't want an answer, you wouldn't accept an answer. You want an argument. It's always the same with you deniers. Science is stupid and you know better. I love science. I do however prefer unbiased science with no agenda. I think you're holding the mirror the wrong way. They do say ignorance is bliss though.
way2roll 03/07/23 08:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

Nope, it's because no one can answer the question. EV's aren't solving anything. They're just creating new and different problems along with exacerbating some old ones. Because it's *not* a question, it's your opinion. Others have given theirs. You disagree. Nothing more. Even if that were true, my opinion doesn't require digging into your pockets to support it.
way2roll 03/07/23 06:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

But snippet "talpipe emissions" and bury heads in sand to justify the continued digging in pockets to support them. Just don't look behind the curtain so you can keep feeling good about it.Well, maybe this is why nobody's wanted to answer you. Nope, it's because no one can answer the question. EV's aren't solving anything. They're just creating new and different problems along with exacerbating some old ones.
way2roll 03/07/23 05:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

Not a single person has yet to explain to me what problems EV's are actually solving.Automobile and truck tailpipe emissions of co2. Yeah it's always "tailpipe emissions". That was the original earth saving mantra. Unfortunately that's only a small percentage of the actual impact. You think the machines that mine raw materials have decent tailpipe emissions? How about the ships that transport it, or the trucks that deliver them? How about the caustic and hazardous waste, ecological impact from mining, continued dependency on foreign nations and the lack of their eco and humanitarian friendly operations? Nevermind the continued emissions and impact from producing electricity to run EV's. Ev's aren't saving the planet and reciting "tailpipe emissions" means you haven't bothered to do any real research on the topic. You have to look deeper. You'd think people really interested in saving the planet would do the homework to ensure that their fancy purchase is having the actual benefit they have been lead to believe. But snippet "talpipe emissions" and bury heads in sand to justify the continued digging in pockets to support them. Just don't look behind the curtain so you can keep feeling good about it. Of course the ever popular responses when presented with these facts are "we never really cared about it being green, they're just cool".
way2roll 03/06/23 04:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

Not a single person has yet to explain to me what problems EV's are actually solving. They are creating new and different problems many of which contribute to the very climate and ecological issues they were touted to solve. A claim by the way that was all a ploy simply to garner votes and pad the pockets of the few using taxpayer dollars. And the silly claim that if you have an RV you already own an EV is complete grasping at straws. My RV won't move an inch under "EV power" Sure many of the items on an RV use batteries. So does every other ICE vehicle for the past 5 decades. There are also many systems that don't use batteries, like the AC, Microwave an not the least of which are the actual engine and generator - well they do use a battery to start, so there's that. Back to the OP, I am pretty sure that ICE's will remain as long as there is demand. Once more EV's hit the road, electricity demand will go up and so will prices for electric. Simultaneously fossil fuel demand will decrease and so will it's price. Raw materials for batteries will become harder to get and EV prices will start to climb as a result along with more ecological impact for mining - rinse and repeat. At that point, along with another political shift and the understanding that we aren't really "saving the planet" some real head scratching will start to happen.
way2roll 03/06/23 03:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Question about double towing

If you have a truck capable of towing a FW, curious what you would need the jeep for. Unless you are doing some serious off-roading/desert/rock climbing in which case a jeep set up for that probably isn't going to behave well being flat towed.
way2roll 03/06/23 10:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: In Search of Local Repair Shops for Motorhome

When we had our previous CLass A's we just took them to a local RV dealer. Oil changes etc, schedule an appt and in and out in the same day.
way2roll 03/05/23 07:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Settings for min/max tpms MBS 3500

Thanks for all the responses. Yeah I hear you on running sticker PSI but I have to say the ones on the MBS are pretty good and it rides nice so I'm going to stick with those. The ranges make sense are in line with what I've run on previous TMPS systems. Before I had TST and this one is a tire minder. Already I like the tire minder better for a few reasons but you actually don't have to set thresholds if you don't want. I can tell when a tire is losing too much pressure or gaining too much heat by keeping an eye on it so a threshold alert might not be something I set right now. It did give me an alarm yesterday when we came home from dinner and one tire is completely flat. Guessing I either don't have one tight enough or there is another issue but sorting that out today and glad it happened in the driveway and a week out from our next trip. I will say the MBS wheel covers are NOT TPMS friendly. The holes are small, difficult to line up and a total PITA getting back on. I may actually drill the holes out larger where the TPMS' are. There just isn't enough tolerance for my liking.
way2roll 03/05/23 07:21am Class C Motorhomes
Settings for min/max tpms MBS 3500

I am setting up my tire minder TPMS on our new MH on the MBS 3500 chassis. What are you guys setting your min and max PSI as well as temp thresholds? Sticker says to run 61 PSI front and 58 in the duals. To make it easy I usually just run 60 all around. Was thinking min threshold 55 and max 75. Is that too tight of a margin? Thanks
way2roll 03/04/23 08:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sprinter diesel tow question

For a technical answer you really need to run the numbers. Weigh the unit loaded for travel (water, food, people) etc and subtract that from the GCWR which will leave you with your towing capacity. I am surprised at how well our new Sprinter class C tows our CRV. The brakes on the sprinter are awesome (much better than our previous gas class A's). I do have supplemental brakes in the CRV though. The Sprinter has a good deal of low end torque so taking off is no issue. My only complaint is climbing hills at highway speeds and passing. 60+ MPH towing a car and the sprinter doesn't have much left in terms of acceleration. If you want to maintain 70MPH on the interstate and pass a truck going 68 - it will take about 3 minutes - no joke. But the diesel based class C's otherwise are very capable of towing a car provided the numbers are within specs.
way2roll 03/02/23 12:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: class A safety

I'm convinced much of the problem has to do with the driver. When I brought mine home from Florida to Arizona it was white knuckle terror for almost the entire trip. It seemed to lurch from side to side in the lane and require constant correction. As I drove more, even on that trip it got easier. Now, I pretty much one hand it and it's steady. What changed? Me. I learned not to overcorrect on every little movement. It is not a conscious thing, just experience. My advice for those new to the Class A game would be to give it some time before you drop big bucks on chassis mods. One mod I do recommend - a steering ball, aka suicide knob (no, they are not illegal). It makes maneuvering the beast in tight quarters and right turns and backing so much easier. I totally agree with this. I had never driven a class A before we purchased ours. I had alway had travel trailers. When I left the dealership to take the motorhome to my storage garage, I was not expecting the way it drove. As you say, I was white knuckled for the 50 mile drive. On the first drive, I was going through my head all the suspension mods I was going to do. After a few trips, I go used to how it drove and now after 5 years, I am totally happy with the way it drives. 99 percent of my so thought handling issues were just me not being used to driving it. Saved a lot of money on suspension modes. Now that's not to say suspension mods wouldn't make it handle better but in my case it would be a waste of money. Burch Agree with all of this. Heck when I get in my own different vehicles it's takes me a few miles to remember how each on handles differently. It's really fun going from our new MH to our CRV to my 87 jeep lifted with big tires. Every vehicle handles different especially MH's.
way2roll 03/01/23 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
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