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RE: Tampa RV show

That is one MASSIVE event! We went, firmed up our decisions, next day ordered a new AF.
philh 01/24/21 08:58am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Ford super duty 3.31 rear end. Will it be a big mistake. ?

The 3.55 is better for the transmission, it ain't about the drivers comfort or convenience. I wouldn't want to pay for repairs on a 10 speed transmission. Why is 3.55 better for the transmission?
philh 01/24/21 08:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reviving flooded deep cycles

I built a charging circuit that would at least partially revive a lead acid battery. Pitched it with a whole bunch of other junk. Simple circuit, large cap, bridge and power switch
philh 01/11/21 09:04pm Tech Issues
SD Address, yay or nay?

Sold our B&M. Have a park model permanently parked in a campground. Buying a SD and 5th wheel in the fall. Still working, but this working from home is working out pretty good so far. Getting a lot of recommendations to set up a legal domicile in SD and corp in Montana for buying the new truck and 5th wheel.
philh 01/11/21 08:49pm Full-time RVing
RE: Giving it up

Prayers for you in dealing with your wife's disease.
philh 01/11/21 08:42pm RV Lifestyle
RE: New generator for new rv. Recommendations

Several "Knock off" brands such as Harbor Freight Predator, Champion and others have mixed reviews. but mostly good. I personally have never seen a negative report on either the Predator or a Champion. The new "dark horse" in the race is Westinghouse. They are the only one making a lightweight 2600 (peak) watt generator. Great if you are running a bigger A/C unit. it won't run a 15k AC. I had to add the ezstart to run the AC
philh 01/10/21 03:33pm Beginning RVing
Options for new 5er - help choosing

Artic Fox 27-5L Winegard carryout G2+ Sat dish (dish/direct)(HD sat-call for options) $1485 This option makes zero sense. I can purchase a G3 upgraded sat ant for around $500. What does an extra $1,000 gain me? Gateway Router $488 This one I'm thinking is a no. We're already using a hotspot from OTR that seems to work fine. Satellite is an interesting problem, I've never had an issue picking up the main broadcast stations, until this trip. I think I only get ABC. Gave up on Cable and satellite years ago. Short of putting up a separate antenna... Third question is on AC. They offer low pro 15k (and regular 15k) for the back AC. We'll be adding front low pro 13.5k option. Just wondering if there's any advantage of low pro over standard unit.
philh 01/10/21 03:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Busted!

Read the actual published law. We had an issue in my small town. I was very actively involved with the writing the city ordinance on parking "recreational" vehicles. Delayed the ordinance for almost a year, and finally the mayor directly stated he was tired of this back and forth and wanted a solution. My solution of not having any ordinance wasn't going to fly and we came up with a mutually agreed solution, and yes I had to take a long shower that night :( Fast forward several years, and I have a temporary cargo trailer in my driveway. New city inspector wrote a violation on the trailer. Wife took photos and a copy of the ordinance to the city manager, and she immediately cancelled the ticket and called him into her office and told him to go read the ordinance before he wrote any more tickets
philh 01/05/21 06:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Collecting 5th wheel Tow Data, just for fun, 2000 mile trip

1/2 ton is almost guaranteed to be over payload capacity with a 5th wheel.
philh 01/05/21 06:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reminiscing Part 3, old cell phones

I started off on a bag phone too. I really screwed up, because the phone vender put me into what they called a designer exchange. They gave me a choice between the two. Had I been thinking, I might have been able to spell my last name out with numbers... oh well. Lucky me, I now have TWO cell phones, one for work and one for personal. Company has offered to let me use my personal cell phone and not carry two phones. Sorry, I'll keep a dividing line somewhere.
philh 12/24/20 01:02pm Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone good with A/V receivers?

5.1, especially surround speakers is a challenge in long skinny room. Where are you going to be sitting the most watching TV. You want to be directly in front of the TV
philh 12/24/20 12:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Great time to Sell Your RV!

I've sold three this year. The last one I sold, I got $7k more than NADA Value, and $3k more than what a dealer said I should list it for. How did you determine the value to list it for?
philh 12/24/20 12:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Green Valve Stem Covers

Oh Oh! I purchased a utility trailer this past summer - it had green caps, i adjuste3d air pressure with my garage duty air compressor - am I liable to change those caps to some other color? Not! ;)try gold plated caps, you must be rich if you can fill your own tires with {shudder} air.
philh 12/24/20 12:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Green Valve Stem Covers

The vapor obeys boyles law, the liquid does not. That affects how temp changes affect tire pressure. Again, for most consumer applications, it will not make enough difference to be signficant or affect operation. Pull out the H2O phase diagram, it takes a lot of heat to begin having a meaningful impact on pressure. Boyles law falls apart with differences in temperature. In addition water vapor changing to pure gas is where you would see big pressure changes... I stand by my statement, automotive tires will never see the type of temperatures that will cause steam.
philh 12/24/20 12:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Green Valve Stem Covers

Really all a dry nitrogen fill does is eliminate water vapor which can go from gas to liquid and have a bigger pressure change effect. For those us where a few PSI is no big deal, no problem. Could do basically the same thing with plain dry air. All gases obay boyles law for pressure vs. temperature. You can not get passenger vehicle tires hot enough to transform to vapor... If you did happen to get them that hot, then you have bigger problems.
philh 12/22/20 11:17am Travel Trailers
RE: 110V Hookup

are you sure the outlet is 20A? Big power draws will be microwave, AC (during warmer periods), and the propane heater is a lesser item. Can you go with electric heat?
philh 12/21/20 05:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stale DEF

So, we decided e bikes are too risky. ! Why is an eBike risky?
philh 12/19/20 09:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire cover advice

tire covers are a false panacea.
philh 12/19/20 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Credit Score

You only care about credit score when you need credit :) As of tomorrow, we are completely debt free AND homeless :)
philh 12/14/20 06:33pm Around the Campfire
I-75 in GA - Accident Prone

Seems like every time I travel I-75, there's yet another accident. Going South, I had intended to make it to FL border, but after sitting in traffic for over an hour, got as far as Macon and called it night. Wouldn't you know, the next morning, got stuck in another back up due to an accident :(
philh 12/14/20 06:27pm Roads and Routes
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