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Welcome and sorry to hear about whatever happened. First, take a breath and slow down. It’s all good. You have a new RV with all kinds of features, apparently including a generator. Learn how that works and keep your batteries charged with it. It may run off the coaches gas tank or propane. If propane it uses it fairly rapidly. Remember it’s like any other engine. Needs oil checked and changed occasionally. Figure out what you have for house batteries and if you have an inverter on board. If you do, you can use it to power small AC appliances like charging computers etc. Air cond will require a plug in or running the generator. Good luck and try to have fun with the experience.
Grit dog 07/01/20 11:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hood Cover for Ford E450

^ Magnetic sheet is the ticket I think. Just make sure your hood is not aluminum. Idk if new Ford Vans are Al or not. Many vehicles are now, including many Ford models.
Grit dog 07/01/20 10:23am Class C Motorhomes

Never seen one, you could be the first! It would definitely put the "H" in CHMSL!
Grit dog 06/30/20 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Problem with Cat scale weights

Tell the wife to get out of the truck bed and re-weigh?? JK So does it have 5k of pin weight or not? Can you even tell the difference? 2000-2500lbs should about "level" your F350. 5,000lbs of pin weight will set it on the bump stops or [email protected] close. Which was it?
Grit dog 06/30/20 02:14pm Towing
RE: Hey Michigan people, title and registration question

We purchased a used trailer from private individual in Indiana many weeks ago. Of course we bought it during the pandemic shutdown, we are just dumb that way. I cannot get a straight answer out of SOS. They say they are open now for vehicle registrations, but they do not define "vehicle", as in does that include recreational vehicles (or motor RV's) or just cars and trucks. Has anyone from Michigan registered or title transferred of their trailer since June 1st? Buying used trailer during pandemic? Why is that dumb? What diff does it make if there's the Rona or not? He!!, I've sold 2 and bought 1 car since the Rona. Just luck of the draw... But why ask us rather than calling or stopping by your dmv office? Are you saying they didn't give you a straight answer over the phone and then refused ot answer your question as to whether they'd register your trailer?
Grit dog 06/30/20 02:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing a 4500lb TT with an SUV

aj, Christy ghosted this thread a couple weeks ago. No need to argue with the weight ninnies. Well, it's always fun I spose.
Grit dog 06/30/20 02:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hood Cover for Ford E450

The problem with getting too creative is we are 50 miles from a metro area with buying options so (in the age of Coronavirus and trying to limit contact with shoppers) we have to make do with we have. I don't understand this logic. Not by choice, I end up buying most "stuff" online anyways. Of course you can strap a tarp to it. My presumption was you wanted something you could easily install and leave on long term without issue with wind or water damage to it or the paint. Is the hood steel or not?
Grit dog 06/30/20 01:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Culling the herd....

^Yup Darwin Award candidate!
Grit dog 06/30/20 09:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Timbren SES

Doubt the springs are worn. Sounds like you scored a cherry older truck! Timbrens work great. They are not the most “plush” upgrades, but they do the job. Know that you can adjust or fine tune them by raising or lowering them. Research the dimensions and measure the sag or clearance of your truck loaded. Then you can determine how effective or how much they will play a part in holding the load.
Grit dog 06/30/20 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: Extreme Mold & Water Damage: I need help!

Honestly a trip to the dump or a couple gallons of gas and a match are the 2 best solutions here.
Grit dog 06/30/20 09:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Hood Cover for Ford E450

Not sure I’ve ever seen a hood cover in particular. If you think that clear film protects it adequately, just clear bra the whole hood. It’s pretty easy to do on large relatively flat surfaces. I don’t believe that will prevent damage from large hail though. Easiest, cheapest, most secure method I can think of is buy a roll or sheet of magnetic material, if your hood is steel. Cut to size, done. Anything that moves around will scratch your hood in the wind.
Grit dog 06/30/20 09:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 15+ F150 - Breakaway Cable anchor?

For those worried, I recommend making a long tether and tenthering it to your wrist.... You know like the kill switch you wear on a jet ski so it doesn’t leave you in the middle of the lake!
Grit dog 06/30/20 01:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery replacements in 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 Diesel

there must be away you can disconnect both some kind of part you plug in.I,ve seen the after math of a battery explode ain,t pretty. Yup, it’s called unhooking them..... How on earth would you splode a battery if you touched a hot cable to ground? I mean unless you had the balls to hold it there? Lol
Grit dog 06/30/20 01:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

^I bet.... You guys crack me up! Why have a diesel when you could have the torque multiplication of a screamin 5.4 Triton?? Lol I got news for anyone that believes this. I’ve had a couple F250s with 5.4s. One in AZ in a reg cab 2wheeler would at least get out of its own way( without a trailer ). One in a 4x ext cab in CO wouldn’t pull itself up a hill without screaming, with a trailer it was just as loud and twice as slow!
Grit dog 06/30/20 01:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Toyhauler hitch/truck setup

Presumably it took more air the second trip to level up your truck (heavier pin due to less weight aft in the TH)? You can easily approximate the difference in pin weight, assuming 6" dia airbags, or whatever they are, cross sectional areas of both bags x the difference in psi from your heavy setup to your light setup will get you close to the difference in pin weight to help see if it could be a primary cause of the difference in handling.
Grit dog 06/29/20 02:51pm Toy Haulers
RE: Newbies looking to purchase

Thank you all for all the input. I am extremely handy, to the point that the last time I had a vehicle in the shop was in 2015 to replace an A/C compressor in my Honda. Everything else I do myself, including building furniture (I.e. I can take care of poor workmanship). What I don’t expect to have to deal with is slides getting stuck, or jacks dropping down the highway, etc. Thanks again, all! I think the number of "major" issues that you alluded to above are very few and far between. If you know your way around under the hood and in a woodshop, you'll be able to handle most any RV type repair, IMO. Sorry, not speaking to the best brands as I don't have a Class C, but do have a TC which is quite similar. I'll add that since you're looking at Super Cs which by their expense, I believe the camper portions are all from fairly good quality brands.
Grit dog 06/29/20 02:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tuson electronic trailer sway control

^ Makes sense, I suppose? At least more sense than the other 99.9% of RV travel which generally happens NOT in snowy weather. But then again, I don't understand alot of things. I've towed thousands of miles on snow/ice packed roads and don't ever recall trailer sway starting if one side was on wet and the other side on frozen. I'll keep an eye out for it next winter.
Grit dog 06/29/20 02:30pm Towing
RE: Battery replacements in 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 Diesel

Look harder. They're both under the hood. Have to take off a support bracket to get at the passenger side one. You can see it in the rear R corner of the engine bay. If you can lift a battery, you can replace them yourself. $100+ labor to pull n plop 2 batteries? No thanks.
Grit dog 06/29/20 02:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 100 watt Solar decision

After dedicating serious time looking around for batteries, I feel like out of accessibility interstate batteries might be the winner. Lots of people don't like shipping batteries, probably because they have heavy lead in them? Anyways, I live in a rural area and even I have a store that's an "interstate dealer" near me. But the terminals look a lil different than all of the other ones I've been looking at, surely they are still compatible with everything. Right? Interstate 6v "Extreme Cycle" Battery And Pianotuna, why are you so interested in getting those SiO2 Batteries? Yup, that's a typical 6V golf car type battery of the size you want. Make sure it fits. Most GC batteries wouldn't fit in my TC compartment due to being too tall. I found Mighty Max 6V that were a bit shorter, they're on Amazon too, bout $200/es
Grit dog 06/29/20 02:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: 100 watt Solar decision

BrettMM, amazon deliver to you? There's literally a half dozen or more different 6V 200ah type batteries on Amazon.
Grit dog 06/29/20 02:11pm Travel Trailers
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