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RE: Fed up with tire blow outs!!!

How fast were you driving. Most ST trailer tires are rated at 65 mph. x2 for this. amazed every time I hit the road with my tt, how many others blast past me. they must be doing 75+ mph. it's a wonder there aren't more blowouts.
GordonThree 09/07/20 08:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping in sub freezing weather

Sheesh lots of naysayers and fraidy cats on here! Have you camped in sub zero temperatures? The typical RV might do OK down to freezing but is just not likely to do well below zero. Even if the RV is set up to avoid frozen valves, pipes, and tanks, it will require LOTS of propane just to keep it useable. Condensation is likely to be another big issue. Water can condense on aluminum window frames and vent covers making them inoperable. Yes, I camp year round in Michigan. Haven't had any issues with condensation freezing anything shut. In addition to the furnace and electric heat, I run a dehumidifier. Me and my dog give off lots of moisture, so a powerful dehumidifier is important. Typically my water system is winterized by December, so I don't worry about pipe or tank freezing. When I was camping in Colorado and Utah in January, electric heat tape and pads, along with a hot water circulation system kept everything functional, even at -15F. I was boondocking mostly, so the generator was running almost 24x7, and had dual 20# tanks plus a spare. Lots of fuel was burned but such is the nature of extreme weather RV'ing.
GordonThree 09/05/20 08:00am Beginning RVing
RE: Camping in sub freezing weather

Sheesh lots of naysayers and fraidy cats on here! I would find someone local to you and work with them to outfit your trailer for very cold weather. Do NOT trust the manufacturer to have done anything to prep that trailer for what you're looking at. My trailer has been modified and can camp during all four seasons, in Northern winter, not a chilly overnight in the South. I wouldn't trust ducted heat. Use electric heating pads on tanks and electric heat tape on plumbing. Use the furnace too, keep it turned up. Extreme cold is not the place to cheap out and save energy. 100% agree with the previous recommendation for extra propane tank(s). I setup my generator to run while driving to keep the electric heating systems active and avoid running the batteries down. Don't expect to have any hook-ups at your campground. They may have a heated hose for you to fill with, I found finding open dump sites to be more problematic.
GordonThree 09/04/20 05:27pm Beginning RVing
RE: Boat Rentals

Yikes! The tiny campground up the road from me was asking $40 for half a day, included fuel.
GordonThree 09/02/20 07:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: "Infinite" Battery?

Radiation from a single cell, or a handful might be safe. What's it look like when multiplied by thousands like a Tesla uses? It is neat they've created a material to capture electrons directly, rather than the old nuclear batteries that relied on capturing photons. This battery makes sense for long term implants like a pacemaker, defibrillator, maybe future stuff like a cybernetic eyes ears, etc.
GordonThree 08/26/20 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: Help finding LP quick connect pigtail

Is the quick connect on the high or low pressure side? Might need to modify your grill, depending. Good question - unfortunately I am propane illiterate and have no way to answer your question. :-) All I know is, it's a line that comes from the regulator, down beneath the trailer to a quick connect. Sounds like low pressure. Might want to wait to buy your pigtail until you find out what connection you're left with on your grill when you remove its regulator. Likely you'll be working with a plumbing fitting, and not a propane tank connector. My Weber Q1200 for example, the regulator threads into the gas valve, so the regulator (which has the propane fitting) can be removed, and a quick connect receiver installed.
GordonThree 08/24/20 10:53am Tech Issues
RE: Help finding LP quick connect pigtail

Is the quick connect on the high or low pressure side? Might need to modify your grill, depending.
GordonThree 08/24/20 09:13am Tech Issues
RE: What's your battery setup on your travel trailer?

My battery setup is four group 31 AGM batteries. I retrofitted a dinette bench into a battery and inverter bay. When they were new six years ago I could go for days and days. Now they're about spent, I can go for a day.
GordonThree 08/23/20 05:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lynx Levelers -- 10-year warranty ?????

Sounds like you answered your own question. I've had several blocks in my lynx kits "fail" but haven't bothered with the warranty. After all, they're cheap and plastic, it's no surprise they'll eventually break.
GordonThree 08/23/20 04:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Muskegon, Manistee Salmon Runs

The fish are HOT right now in Manistee. 1000s of boats flooded into that tiny town about a week ago. Their numbers have died down a bit. Captains are going miles offshore to find them. Unless you have a reservation, good luck with a campground. There are no nearby National Parks (Michigan has one, it's a large island, and it's in Canada) We do have two National Lakeshores. I've heard if you're self contained the city will allow overnight parking in the main boat launch lot (like motorhome / truck camper towing a boat) Check the government websites for fishing license info (michigan dnr), you can buy online.
GordonThree 08/21/20 07:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Microsoft Outlook

I don't think you'll be able to buy a legitimate copy of stand alone Outlook. No doubt there are stolen / gray market codes for sale, but those are a **** shoot, a ticking time bomb as to when the code will stop working. I'd look at Thunderbird as other posters have suggested, or look at the basic tiers for a Microsoft 365 subscription, which will include Outlook.
GordonThree 08/20/20 03:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Need tires on my Ram Tow Vehicle.

I had wrangler silent armor with kevlar on my '13 Outdoorsman ... They felt great and towed well, but only 35000 miles and they were going bald. These were oem tires.
GordonThree 08/20/20 01:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need tires on my Ram Tow Vehicle.

I was considering the same, switching my grocery getter from 20 inch passenger car tires to 18 inch truck tires (range E) I'm not a fan of how these factory low profile 20" tires handle my trailer, and with a max sidewall of only 51 psi, they're not cut out for towing. Both 18 and 20 inch rims are a factory option, so the computer must have an electronic switch somewhere to reprogram the wheel size?
GordonThree 08/19/20 05:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Moving to 24v system, requires step down for house DC?

Just to clarify, I only run the HW heater off inverter in the afternoon if my batteries are topped up and I can leverage all my spare solar, which is usually the case. Typical overnight usage on batteries draws down to 75% or roughly 150 amp hrs consumption (running residential fridge, TV, Media player, NAS, coffee maker and LPAP), on a typical day I'm back up to 100 by 1 or 2 pm. Saves on LP when I can. Free hot water sounds great! Does your charge controller have a dump load / aux load output? Maybe you have it setup that way already, using a relay to switch electric on and gas off on the HWH automatically when hitting 100% SOC?
GordonThree 08/19/20 05:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Wilson/WEboost Sleek Model Model 460007

Most modern phones use new voodoo to talk to the tower that boosters haven't caught up with yet. Namely SU-MIMO and MU-MIMO. So if your phone has a decent signal, strapping it into a booster will likely make reception worse because the boosters do not support MIMO technology. However if you're on the boundary of a coverage area (say -113 or worse) then a booster will help because the phone has regressed to using a more primitive signal that the booster can understand.
GordonThree 08/18/20 09:29am Technology Corner
RE: New trailer heating options

In your first pic, I can see the vent for a propane furnace, roughly centered above the two wheels. You have a propane furnace buried in there somewhere. Can you post more interior pics? Btw congrats on the new rig.
GordonThree 08/17/20 06:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Moving to 24v system, requires step down for house DC?

Depending on your 12v needs, you could use either one big step down, or point of load smaller step-downs. Good quality LED lights should work fine with a 24v system, having built in regulation. Something else to consider is your emergency brake system, and charge line from the tow vehicle. What's the plan there, separate dedicated battery?
GordonThree 08/17/20 09:53am Tech Issues
RE: Boiling gas

185 F at sea level ... so a few degrees lower at 7000 ft? Metal can soaking up the Sun and it's 100 F outside? I could see it happening.
GordonThree 08/16/20 04:37pm Tech Issues
RE: cpap

Why turn off the humidifier? Does it really hog that much power for the comfort it provides? I think spending some extra time charging battery would be a good trade off for not having dried up sinus in the morning?
GordonThree 08/16/20 02:28pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Welocome Snowbirds

127 degrees is the forecast for Death Valley today... astounding!
GordonThree 08/16/20 10:23am General RVing Issues
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