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2021 Feb Cruise Rescheduled to 2022

At least it's completely paid for ... I said I would never ever go on another cruise. Current wife really wanted one, and found one that made me say yes. This may be closer to retirement, and we may have our 5th wheel by then.
philh 09/22/20 06:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

hook up my travel trailer, tow it from MI to FL and see who gets there first. Not permitted to set up charging stations ahead of time. I wouldn't be surprised to see the electric take a week to show up.
philh 09/22/20 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: To Upgrade TV or Not

tires
philh 09/22/20 06:42pm Towing
RE: Wine Refrigerator; Not RV related

we had a brand new one that stopped within 24 hours of startup. Manufacturer admitted they had a problem and sent us a check. I bought a different brand on sale at Lowes and haven't looked back
philh 09/22/20 06:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Park models good and bad

park model with slides?
philh 09/22/20 06:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: OTR Mobile - GRRRR

You would have really hated life 22 years ago, before the internet went WIFI. My first use of remote computing, 75 baud acoustic coupler :) I couldn't get a straight story out of AT&T on directly contracting with them. Three different reps, three different plans/costs. I get the unlimited isn't truly unlimited. So far, haven't seen slow downs, even during heavy use months. Problem with T-Mobile, getting too many cell resets.
philh 09/19/20 08:32pm Technology Corner
OTR Mobile - GRRRR

I "was" a fan of OTR Mobile. for $60, seemingly uncapped data and speed on AT&T network was IMO affordable. Back in April they did a forced change to T-Mobile AND raised the price to $70. Service has been less than stellar. Now they are doing another forced change back to AT&T. Price now going up to $90 per month. Working from home (Covid), this has been a savior to allowing me to be virtually anywhere, but a 50% increase in approximately 6 months! I've looked at other solutions, and they all seem to be even more expensive.
philh 09/19/20 08:00am Technology Corner
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Going to take a LOT of electricity to charge those trucks. Look at CA with their blackouts. Batteries don't charge so well during blackouts.
philh 09/19/20 07:53am Tow Vehicles
Powering multiple low voltage devices in the truck

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 30144088
philh 09/19/20 07:50am Towing
Powering multiple low voltage devices in the truck

It's getting to be a wiring mess in the F150. In a year, we're ordering a SD. When towing, I have Rear trailer cameraGPS (like to run both this and Waze when towing)Front dash camTPMS (is the Ford Kit worth it?)2 phones Would it make more sense to get the overhead switches on the SD and wire things back to the fuse box? Any other suggestions to control the explosion of wires
philh 09/19/20 07:50am Tech Issues
RE: Half ton towing

Bottom line you need side wall stability on any tow rig! I followed a F150 towing what I would guess to be a 30' 5th wheel. I forgot to get the name of the 5er. The truck was definitely squatting, and best way to describe it, wallowing. I know when I went to 10 ply tires on my F150, towing my TT was much improved.
philh 09/19/20 07:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is anyone doing anything fun lately?

Working every weekend on our park model. TT has been sitting since last January :( Going to second amendment march in Lansing mi tomorrow.
philh 09/16/20 08:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Upgrading to a better phone

I went from Samsung 8 to iPhone 11 and HATE IT. The apple koolaid is poison. Don't do it. Loved my 8, had a broken screen (user fault), and a literally failing battery (age issue). Should have stayed with samsung, or repaired the prior unit.
philh 09/14/20 08:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Tow mirrors and rear camera

legally, yes Video operating in your tow vehicle, very likely illegal
philh 09/14/20 08:05pm Towing
RE: Oil Change - synthetic oil

There's always the failed engine a dealer mechanic friend dealt with. Woman came in with a non running vehicle. Sludge poured out of the drain pan. When challenged on never getting her oil changed, she said it was changed every 3,000 miles, just like her daddy taught her. Even produced receipts, all from the same oil change place.
philh 09/01/20 07:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Will honda 2000 start a 15k BTU air conditioner?

Aren't the easy start, soft start and hard start all functions the same on the start-up? Microair easystart electronically spins up the compressor at a slower rate. I believe the hard start is a big capacitor that may or may not work.
philh 09/01/20 07:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Oil Change - synthetic oil

You can always test the oil. I do, and towing has ZERO impact on results. What does impact the oil and really showed up on the truck, frequent short trips is horrible on engines. I run to 10k+ plus on all my vehicles. The oil analysis is not only piece of mind, but provides good information too.
philh 08/29/20 08:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Will honda 2000 start a 15k BTU air conditioner?

install a microair easy start and you'll be fine on the smaller generator
philh 08/29/20 08:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator storage for travel trailer

Small 2500 sits in the truck bed.
philh 08/29/20 08:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bowled the First 800 Three Game Series of My Life !!!!!

What a freaking awesome accomplishment.
philh 08/24/20 08:26pm Around the Campfire
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