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RE: Winterizing a fridge.....

Be careful. Some built in chargers will boil the batteries. Best thing to do is attach a battery maintainer. Disconnect the negative cable and put the clamps on the posts. Maintainers will keep the batteries charged without cooking them. actualy the best thing to do is upgrade your built in charger so your not boiling it in the winter or summer. Steve
StirCrazy 10/24/20 05:31am Travel Trailers
RE: camping sites for a 42' fifth wheel?

I have a 39.5' 5th and while yes I cant get into a lot of forestry spots I have been able to get into any provincial park I have wanted to go to. it does take some research and booking ahead, but I find I can get into pretty much any thing that I could with my 30' bumper pull. having a good website that shows the size of the sites and such is very helpfull to plan your destinations, some times I drive out and take a look at smaller forestry sites and usaly there is a site or three that I can get into, just with no reservations in thoes sites you have to send the wife out in her car before I turn off the main roads to see if the sites are open and hold it till I get there. Steve
StirCrazy 10/22/20 09:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why diesels are most efficient around 1,800 rpm

every engine will have a different sweet spot, 1800 is not a best fuel milage point but rather a max power point, but this is even changing with new tech in diesel engins. this was originaly to do with power (as in electricity) direct drive generators need to run at 1800 rpm to make ac power, and there are exceptions to this now also. you max fuel economy will be the lowest rpm you can do the work with out getting into the turbo to much. for my 5th wheel and my 14 ford 6.7 going down the highway at 95kph at just over 1400 rpm and 4 to 5 psi on the turbo gives me my best milage but my torque hits 800ftlb at 1600 rpm and stays there to 2000 rpm so new technology is taking that 1800 power spot and making it higher lower or wider as in my truck. Steve
StirCrazy 10/20/20 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6L diesel in the news again

My brother-in-law has a tuned 2005 6.0L, but his is bulletproofed putting out about 400hp at the wheels. he must have done a lot more work than just tuning then, 400 hp at the engine was the point where they would stat blowing head gaskets because of the week head studs. I have a few of my friends who have hopped up 6L but they have done a lot of work to make sure they dont have issues. Steve
StirCrazy 10/18/20 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: hot water heater

do you have both switches on for electric, there is one on my Keystone at the hot water heater its self and one on the controle pannel. if I dont have both on then no red electric light. Steve
StirCrazy 10/17/20 05:35am General RVing Issues
RE: How often..

my last trailer I went 10 years with out a problem, the one before that 10 years no issues, this one i am on 4 years and I noticed a broken bead on a tire so I replaced that this spring. kinda when they need replacing for me, but I am wondering if the type of roads are different causing more stress on the tires down there? who knows. Steve
StirCrazy 10/17/20 05:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford 6L diesel in the news again

you know I think I know about 20 people whi had 6L and the only ones that ever had issues were the ones that "tuned" the engines, the guys that left them stock love them. Steve
StirCrazy 10/16/20 06:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fridge/Freezer door opening while driving

I had a simular issue but in my fiver, the pins in the door hinges have plastic bushings over them, when they wear down they allow movment of the door and the dometic plastic door catches cant handle the extra movment and let the door open. if it gets bad enough you will find your door right off and on the floor eventualy. its a simple fix to put new bushings on the pins and you can test it by opening your doors and lifting up and down on them and seeing if there is a bit of movment. Steve
StirCrazy 10/14/20 06:37am Tech Issues
RE: X-chocks and 6 point levelers

heck I dont even see the point of a product like that with the 4 point system in my 39 foot 5th. I just use regulare weel chaks on unlevel sites. Steve
StirCrazy 10/13/20 07:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck Camper Weight...I know, I know

He hasn't even put people in and he's overloaded. I dont think he is overloaded at all. still lots of room on the front axel and some on thre rear. GVRW is a useless number its the axes and tires that matter. Steve
StirCrazy 10/12/20 08:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone made the dive to Lithium and had it in four seasons?

why is this an issue at all? If you have a proper solar set up do you need power from the truck? I disconected that part of my wiring so I only have the solar set up powering the camper when I am not pluged into power. Steve Same here, BUT I have 4 panels installed to charge my 2 100ah Battle Borns. We've never run out of power, but there have been rainy days where the batteries only get back up to 90% charged. I wasn't sure if it would be OK to have the 14.6v from the camper converter backfeeding into the truck batteries / electrical system, so I disconnected the 12v cable from the truck. Exactly, with the exception if running a compressor refrigerator during inclement weather... yess that would be a reason to have 12V available if your driving at night. I use propane for the fridge, but I didnt want to take the chance that something would suck the truck batteries down while I was camping. Steve
StirCrazy 10/10/20 06:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Battery storage with solar

if your leaving the batteries on the RV and hooked to solar you are not storing them as they will still be in service. I have not pluged in my fith wheel in the winter for 6 years now unless we have some one visiting and staying in it. just have to change out the batteries next summer after 13 years. Steve
StirCrazy 10/10/20 06:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water left in Suburban water heater - UPDATE!

i have only ever drained my Hw tank at the end of season, in over 20 years I have never had a problem like that or seen one. to rust your anode would have to be used up or the wrong type, or a brand with out an anode would have to have some sort of dammage to the protective coating or such. how old was this water heater? and what kind of water did you put in it? I could see brown from un treated water with a high algae content but the rust is what makes it harder to imagin Steve
StirCrazy 10/09/20 06:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone made the dive to Lithium and had it in four seasons?

why is this an issue at all? If you have a proper solar set up do you need power from the truck? I disconected that part of my wiring so I only have the solar set up powering the camper when I am not pluged into power. Steve
StirCrazy 10/09/20 06:33am Truck Campers
RE: Trying to figure out best 5th wheel? Advice appreciated

what a question. all your going to get is "mine is the best" with this one haha. every company can make your perfect rv, and every company has issues. the major issue I find is they operate backwards of car dealers. when a car dealer gets a new car in they go through it and make sure evrything is perfect and the add the PDI to the bill, a rv dealer for some reason wont touch a darn thing on a new rv that comes in umtill after there is a sales contract and only if you pick up the issue. I have a cougar 5th wheel and I can tell you I had to do 3 rounds with them getting stuff fixed up but I am very happy with it now. it is a true winter package good to 0 f or somthing like that and I have camped in it close to that and was fine. the best 5th is the one that you like, just make sure it hits you boxes with a true 4 season package, ask them to close it up if you are unsure if you can access what you want and so on. Steve
StirCrazy 10/06/20 06:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The trashing of our public lands.

you know I was expecting garbage throught out woods, when I saw everything piled around a full dumpster my first thought was they dont empty the dumpster enought, then looking at the type of garbage I dont think it is camper, but rather people looking for free disposal of there household garbage. Steve
StirCrazy 10/03/20 05:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel mileage 5th wheel vs travel trailer

No such thing as Canadian gallon (Imperial gallon) in Canada for 40 years now!...time to get over it (-: In Canada all gas/ diesel is sold in Litres at the pumps!....1US gal = 3.8 Litres. not that your post is worth anything to the topic, but the problem isnt in weather it is sold in L or Gal but ratxher how fuel milage is expressed. franly I got more than a few years on ya being in Canada and L/100 km is not a friendly fuel milage exparession, so since we are on a board that is largly americans I use mi/gal. as for imperial vs canadian, if we put 14mpg (cdn) we know it is bigger than the US gal for fuel numbers, so get over it as my driving is in Canada.
StirCrazy 10/02/20 05:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mount Revelstoke National Park Snowforest Campground

Our of curiosity, I used the reservation system to check site lengths for Snowforest and they were anywhere from 45 to 58 foot long. I was looking at sites there that were 65 feet and up also on there site. Steve
StirCrazy 10/01/20 06:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Mount Revelstoke National Park Snowforest Campground

just go on the canada national parks reservation system and lookup that campground. took me 2 minuits and I found there are several sites that are plenty big enough to handle my 40' fith wheel so yes it has sites than can handle yours. Steve
StirCrazy 10/01/20 05:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fresh water problem

how are you sanatizing,just putting it the city water conection or putting it in the tank fill? Are you runing off your fresh water tank or are you hooking up to city water when it smells? I had it when I was hooked up to city water it would taste/smell funny but when I used the onboard tank it would be fine. my sanatize process was using the fresh water tank as the source so it never got that bit bettween the city atachment and the water pump , so now I sanatize both ways. Steve After filling all of the lines with the bleach solution, open a faucet to relieve all of the pressure. Then, and only then, go around and push on the button in the middle of the shore water inlet and bleach water will backflow out of it so it gets sanitized too. BE SURE THE PRESSURE IS RELIEVED FIRST OR YOU WILL DAMAGE THE BACKFLOW PREVENTER! what button are you talking about? I am not sure even if i have this button how it would back flow up hill. Steve
StirCrazy 09/30/20 06:21am Travel Trailers
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