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RE: Surge protector

Search " Portable Generator open ground " here an rv.net. You should get many hits on what to do.
WNYBob 09/24/20 07:54am Tech Issues
RE: Surge protector

There is an issue when using a Generator! You will need a special wired adapter to use with a generator! Make sure you do not get an Open Ground indication, you will need a floating ground plug. You should be looking at an EMS (Electrical Management System) which does a lot more than simple Surge protector. Yes, they are more expensive, but the value if your electrical system/components is very high.
WNYBob 09/24/20 07:45am Tech Issues
RE: Suspension hardware

I replaced my suspension with brass bushings and whet bolts about 2 years ago. I also replaced the equalizers with Dexter EZ-Flex equalizer. Best thing I've done for the camper. It smooths out the ride and lessens the sway when trucks pass. The suspension kit was from E-Trailer.
WNYBob 09/20/20 11:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Monitor Install

I just did the same thing! It gives quick and easy information. Hardest thing was tracing the battery negative wire back to the terminal block. Actual time about 1 hr.
WNYBob 09/15/20 04:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Border closings

Unlike other countries Canada listens to is people!
WNYBob 09/15/20 06:26am Snowbirds
RE: Interesting entry steps / stairs.

Looks like mounting hardware would interfere with most RV doors closing.
WNYBob 09/13/20 06:09am Truck Campers
RE: Preparing to Camp Host

Here in NY Camp Hosts are "State Positions" so politics and paper work to get a spot. On a plus side, toilet cleaning is responsibility is on SP employees not hosts.
WNYBob 09/13/20 06:03am Workamping Forum
RE: Just bought Truck Camper- how do I move

I did the strap thing, when I brought home my TC, but it was a much lighter TC. From Long Island to Grand Island (Buffalo) It was white knuckle trip, and would not recommend with a heavy TC. Maybe with steel I beams under the frame to keep straps/chains away from sheet metal! Old time tie down systems did that, but they went away for reasons.
WNYBob 09/13/20 05:57am Truck Campers
RE: AGM upgrade

I agree, as I upgraded to "Progressive Dynamics with Charge Wizard" as I lost 2 batteries with short life. Happy so far. I did add a cheap (China) monitor with a shunt to check voltages and amps.
WNYBob 09/13/20 05:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Beech Lane Levelers

I have Anderson Ultimate set, they work great. Less backing up and adding lego blocks. All you have to do is back on to them (set brake, so you don't roll off of them), check level, repeat if not level, and then chock them in place. You can use on one or rwo wheels.
WNYBob 09/12/20 06:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Thought on suspension equalizers

I upgraded my suspension a couple years ago to to E-Zflex and brass wet bolts (OEM plastic bushings were worn through). The difference was amazing! I don't use sway bars and it cut sway dramatically when trucks passed. My truck rattles more going over than the TT does going over RR tracks.
WNYBob 09/10/20 06:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Top of Slideout Not Fully Retracting

I use Harbor Freight Bar Clamps on the inside. Just reverse the end to make it a spreader. That and a awning topper will keep the rain out. I've had no water in the camper since installing/using both! My camper is a 2011, so it is not new. WNYBob
WNYBob 09/07/20 05:16am Tech Issues
RE: Truck Camper For Chevy Silverado 1500

Here are links that have long bed campers. Travellite Campers LancCampers.Campers Please note your available payload as 1500 are limited in what they can carry. I had a Travel Lite 800 and it was pushing the truck's limits. WNYBob
WNYBob 08/24/20 08:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Poor Tire Install

How old were the tires that blew? (Check the date of your "new" ones) Always check the DOT dates and demand tires that are less than a year old! WNYBZOB
WNYBob 08/17/20 01:02pm Towing
RE: What ONE feature do you really like/want in your next RV ?

A frame and underlayment that won't promote fiberglass siding! WNYBob
WNYBob 08/11/20 04:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: RVing during Pandemic and looking relocate

Come on East! We have wonderful health care here. Cost of owning a home is one of the lowest in the country! Lots of camping, including the #1 & #2 State Parks on the country. Where is this place, and it Western New York! Yes it gets cold here, but we have some of the best skiing east of the Mississippi. Come give us a try, (after you quarantine for 14 days, that is) WNYBob
WNYBob 08/11/20 11:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What's changed about camping?

Camping has changed since the definition of a CAMPER went from being a person to a thing! WNYBob
WNYBob 08/02/20 02:14pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Thinking of New Aluminum Sided Travel Trailer

Check out Lance "no wood" build using Al frame an Azdel fiberglas backer. Should last a long time, but you get what you pay for. WNYBob
WNYBob 08/02/20 02:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: DC power issue after installing inverter

Get a Generator/Inverter and power the rig through the shore power connection. Then the converter will do its job of providing AC and DC.
WNYBob 07/26/20 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: Truck camper loading question

Never position the cabover lower tha the rear, as the fore/aft Center of gravity is closer to the Cabover. And possible tipping.
WNYBob 07/16/20 06:21am Truck Campers
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