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RE: Residential fridge

I’ve got a resi fridge, with an inverter and 2 golf GC6 batteries and it does great, and would not have an RV fridge after this. But we are in the southeast, and there really aren’t places to boondock. I’ve spent 12 hours on the road, and the fridge was still running, and the batteries still had a good charge. The charge from the truck doesn’t keep up, but definitely extends the range. Find your inverter and turn it on before you leave and you’ll be in good shape.
wowens79 10/17/21 07:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Tire Question

I’m on my second set of Cooper AT3s. Got 55k out of the first set and I’ve got about 25k on the second set. They have been great. They are a more aggressive tire than the Michelin. Plus the Coopers are American owned and made.
wowens79 10/16/21 06:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Mount 100lb mini-split condenser to rear wall?

Not sure about the mounting, but I love my mini split in my man cave. Super quiet, and efficient.
wowens79 10/04/21 08:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Nowhere to go

Here in the south east, the state parks that you want to go to stay pretty booked. After labor day, some of the campgrounds on lakes you can find some sights. The Campgrounds in the mountains stay pretty booked. You have to book way out, or luck into a cancelation. There are some state parks that always have availability, but they are in the flats in the middle of GA, and not really an appealing place to go, no beach, no mountains, no lake.
wowens79 10/01/21 10:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck not getting fuel

The fuel pump is the only thing on my 6.0 that has left me on the side of the road. It died at 195k 6 miles from the campsite. It's now at 256k, and still going strong.
wowens79 09/28/21 11:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: I'm actually in favor of high cancelation fees....

I miss the days of a spur of the moment weekend trip being an easy thing to do. I've had pretty good luck finding cancelations, but I hate the uncertainty. Should they put in something like if you cancel 3 times in 12 months, you can't make another reservation of 6 months? I hate to say it, but I'm not sure if the financial penalty would bother that many people.
wowens79 09/28/21 07:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking into getting first TT

Think about a popup, Ours had a king, queen, the table made a short full, and the couch made a twin, so lots of bed space, not much walking around room. We really enjoyed ours for 9 years, and in someways liked it better than our TT.
wowens79 09/22/21 03:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking into getting first TT

Consider a hybrid camper, you will have more bedspace, and it will be lighter. It won't be as roomy, but it would be easier to find a tow vehicle for. Like everyone has said, a suburban, or a expedition won't handle it. The problem is the payload capacity of the tow vehicle, which is the amount of weight that can be added to the tow vehicle. This includes weight of passengers, and anything packed into the car, as well as the tongue weight of the camper, which when loaded will probably be 1000lbs. I can see needing 2000lbs of payload easily. Overloaded like that, those campers will be wiggling that suv all over the road, and will be miserable to pull. Also, the bunks in campers are pretty small, we bought our bunkhouse when our son was 12, and like 5'6, now he is 6'2" and does not fit on the bunks, so we end up having to use the couch for him, so think about growth. Sorry to be a downer on the SUV, but I've got 2 friends in the last year that listened to the dealer and bought campers like what you are looking at, and had 1/2ton trucks. Both were miserable towing, and ended up buying 3/4 ton trucks.
wowens79 09/22/21 05:08am Travel Trailers
RE: New Truck question(s)

While the Peak ho and torque numbers are similar between your 6.2 and the motors in the hd trucks, if you look at the torque curve, you get lots more torque at lower rpms. I wa awaiting for the 2020 Chevy hd to come out, but I think Chevy messed up staying with a 6 spd. In all the comparisons, the Ford 7.3 handles loads much better. But if you stick with a similar size trailer, the 7.3 may not be needed, but it’s priced similar to the others.
wowens79 09/17/21 09:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5er accidents

I'm not creating a "Rolling Road Block", doing 65 because the other traffic never use the right lane and are running 10 to 20 over the speed limit at least. Where exactly is the average speed in on a busy urban freeway upwards of 80-90mph? I'll wait for you to provide data supporting your position. Yes, there is the stray vehicle doing it but I never suggested keeping up with the outliers. I don't have data, but I-85 south of the ATL airport between College Park and Newnan on the weekends, is crazy fast. Without the camper, I've been flowing with traffic, and been doing 85. Good thing is, it's pretty new interstate, with wide lanes, and good pavement.
wowens79 09/09/21 05:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er accidents

I've seen a couple of TT flipped over lately, and they looked like bigger TT being pulled by 1/2 ton trucks or suv's. These dealers will sell people anything. I tow my TT on the interstate around 65-68, but I'm amazed how many go flying past me. I think the amount of power some of these diesels kick out now, they don't strain pulling at 80-85, so people do it.
wowens79 09/08/21 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: LOCAST Receives Unfavorable Court Rulling

Here is what I do not understand about Loacast, also cable and satellite. You operate a tv station... The rate you charge for your PRODUCT (Advertising) is based on how many people watch your shows. Now someone comes along and offers to, let's say, double your viewership. Now you have more viewers and logically you now charge more for advertising and profits go up all with NO additional expense on your part. So you SUE the folks who did you this favor. Or you charge them a fee Should you not be sharing your additional wealth with them (Paying) But no. that's not how it works. I work for a small cable company, and our service area is far enough out, that local TV service over the air is marginal without a rooftop antennae. But we spend money on a large antennae, or fiber route to rebroadcast their station so thousands more can get it, and they want us to pay them, and keep going up and up. It is crazy.
wowens79 09/01/21 05:39am Technology Corner
RE: Towing with a 2022 Ford F250 7.3L

I've been looking at an XLTs, and I think there are actually 3 things navigation wise to consider. The XL has a smaller screen(5" maybe), and I don't think it will show a map, but if you have your phone connected, you will hear them tell you to turn. Double check me to be on the safe side. On the XLT, it has a bigger 8" screen, and there are 2 possible ways to do maps. On all the XLTs you have Car Play or Android Auto that connects to your phone and you can choose from a couple of mapping apps that will show in the screen and give directions over the speakers. There is also an option of built in Navigation that is like an extra $500. I don't know why anyone would pay for it, it is not as good as the phone option. Everything I read/watch says that the new 7.3 is a beast.
wowens79 08/27/21 01:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Travel Insurance ??

If you had to cancel right before the trip, or mid trip, I just don't think you would be risking more than a couple of hundred bucks. I don't think it would be worth the hassle of finding a policy, and then having to get a claim out of them. Just go camping and enjoy youself, and use the money you saved on not buying the policy for a nice diner.
wowens79 08/27/21 01:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions for a Weight Distribution Hitch

Take a look at the Blue Ox Sway Pro, no noise, and you can backup with it. I've had one for 6 years, and would buy it again.
wowens79 08/24/21 01:00pm Towing
RE: Tips on asking friends for mootchdocking?

The fact you mentioned the longer the better, and needing to know how to ask, means you shouldn't. If you need long term, find a longterm site. I think the suburban/rural ratio has some determination in this also. There may be HOA/City issues if its suburban, if they have a 100 acres, thats a little different.
wowens79 08/23/21 11:33am Beginning RVing
RE: AC doesn't keep up with heat

I’m down here in the Southeast, so we deal with that regularly. My camper is a similar size, and only has a 13.5. Couple of things to try. Get 2” thick seat cushion foam, and cut to fit in any skylights, or vents. Cut them just a little big and they will stay in place. Makes a big difference. Keep the shades down during the day. Set it on 65 at night and let it get cold all night, and that gets it a head start for the next day.
wowens79 08/15/21 08:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Big Lagoon State Park FL campground?

They seem to all be on the new system. The problem is all the parks on the coast get booked up 6-12 months in advance.
wowens79 08/12/21 08:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stone Mountain campground

Honestly, I've been to the campground once, and won't go back, we live about 45 min south of it. We've been to the park a couple of times with friends that wanted to go, and never enjoyed it. They have a couple of things for kids, but it's expensive for what it is, and crowded. It would be OK, it you want to be in the area for a game at the Dome or meetings downtown, but as somewhere to go for camping, I would not recommend it. Lots of better campgrounds in North GA, but they will be hard to get into in November at this point.
wowens79 08/09/21 10:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Can I rent your RV?

No way, there are just to many quirky things about RV's. To many things that can go wrong, clipping a curb and bending an axle, leaving the antenae up and breaking it. Wrecks, even just minor fender benders from not being used to towing a 30' box. Forgetting to store things and damaging inside on the road. I'd never ask someone to borrow an RV, or boat, there is just to big a chance of messing something up accidentally be know knowing things. The fact that they would ask tells me they don't know enough to handle it.
wowens79 08/03/21 10:17am General RVing Issues
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