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RE: Disconnect battery when not using?

Yes, as said above you need to disconnect the batteries when you leave to head home. Not a good idea disconnecting until you get home. You need the battery connected for the break away switch while towing. Depends on how it's wired. On mine, the breakaway switch is wired directly to the battery.
philh 01/17/20 09:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Zoning Law

call them No, for two reasons, 1st you're unlikely to get a correct answer. 2nd, they are now alerted to what you might do. As said above, better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.
philh 01/16/20 08:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is a good camp stove to buy now days?

campstove, as it has awesome attachments like the griddle, grill, etc
philh 01/16/20 08:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

But regulators are still hesitant. Human are funny as we can tolerate fatal error made by our own. But for machines, it has to be more than perfect. Boeing might be having an issue or two with machine control :(
philh 01/15/20 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Grand Design vs Mini Winnie plus?

have you shopped dealers? I found several thousand dollars in difference from one dealer to another on an even smaller TT.
philh 01/15/20 10:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Bent Kingpin?

OP and anyone else experiencing these failures should be filing complaints with NTSB. It's a road safety hazard and does pay attention to a developing pattern, and could issue a recall.
philh 01/15/20 10:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

You seem to acknowledge that Tesla batteries work better but at the same time deny that there is any reason for them to. Either that or there is no reason, they just do so it must be magic. I don't understand your thought process. They work "better" because they are taking risks other manufacturers are not willing to take. Things like denser packs, less cooling, less physical protection, higher energy transfer rates. All the manufacturers are using one of two battery designs. There's ZERO battery advantage. Tesla is a new manufacturing company. Hasn't been hit with massive lawsuits or govt "intervention", yet. It's coming. They will play a little too fast and loose with safety or govt specs and get burned. They all have. Some learn from other's mistakes, some are destined to learn them on their own.
philh 01/14/20 06:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

Guess you can tell we don't like generators... :) Propane or gas? LOL
philh 01/14/20 06:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Deciding on Battery Replacement

IMHO, you would be better off with a pair of 6V AGM golf cart batteries, like Trojan T105-AGM. Over 35% more stored power. Not cheap. You would have to order them through a golf cart distributor or solar power store. Not cheap is an understatement.
philh 01/14/20 09:59am Tech Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

The just released Porsch can't keep up with a 10 year old Model S, costs more and doesn't have nearly as much range. I take that as Tesla is way ahead. The new Volvo and Audi don't compare well either. They are all using the same batteries. How they choose to put them in their cars is where a lot of the performance differences is coming from. Tesla has made choices other mfg will not make with battery placement and battery pack density. There is nothing new here, just application of same technology. Battery energy is pretty much a physics limitation.
philh 01/13/20 08:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Check your shorts again... Tesla now trading over $520. When will the madness end? I'm off the gravy train having earned the money to pay for the Cybertruck. At this point, it seems "irrational exuberance" although analysts are still setting price targets north of $600. It's crazy, there is nothing in their financials supporting this market cap
philh 01/13/20 08:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why are my batteries water overflowing during charging?

you over filled them. To the bottom of the ring with full charge
philh 01/13/20 08:27pm Tech Issues
RE: More tire pressure monitor discussion.

Wife's garage queen, we were getting ready for a long trip, pulled it out of the garage, low tire alert, 28 psi. Checked it and confirmed the pressure TPMS alert. Started looking, it was a barely visible nail. Pulled the nail, plugged the tire and refilled the air. That's when I decided the TT was getting TPMS.
philh 01/13/20 08:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Truck bed plug or just use plug in bumper for 5th wheel

I use the one in the bumper with no issues, I have one in the bed, but it is at the front for when we load the TC and will not work with the fiver. I apologize to all I have offended by plugging into the bumper. Apparently it's now a violation of proper etiquette. I can barely type this without cracking up :)
philh 01/13/20 07:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Small flys/ gnats coming out of commode.

sewer flies. PITA little things
philh 01/13/20 07:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TV went out, easy fix.

thinking out loud, and I've never seen this happen, but maybe HDMI-1 had a corroded connector?
philh 01/13/20 09:42am Technology Corner
RE: Duallies in Tennessee

9.75% sales tax is extremely high and results in a lot higher total annual taxes paid in Tennessee than most other states with having the same yearly income. For instance: Michigan's sales tax is 6% total max by law and so much is tax exempt. Groceries, drugs, fuel, etc. The 4.2% income tax doesn't kick in until you annually earn way over the average income and even less after deductions are taken. We know as we have lived in Michigan for 78 years and how much would be paid for state income tax. 83% pay zero income tax in Michigan. Florida on the other hand not only has a higher state sales tax but the counties also add a tax percentage too on top of the state percentage. They also have a yearly personal property tax too. We won't even mention the extreme taxes people in many other states like California, New York, New Jersey, and several others are saddled with and then add in the very high cost of living there too. Makes Michigan, Tennessee, and Florida seem to be about tax free by comparison... MI sales tax is applied to fuel WRT MI income tax, I'm calling BS on 83% number. I'd love to see the source of that detail, because even my retired father in law, whose income was way down, still paid state income tax.
philh 01/13/20 09:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

CNBC car industry analyst this morning said Tesla is years ahead in their battery technology and in mind-set of continuous improvement that others car makers will be unable to catch up for sometime. Tesla must be putting a tight lid on Panasonic to keep their battery technology exclusive and proprietary to Tesla. Years ahead on technology? Hardly. They do have a jump on product availability. the race to silicone based energy storage is where it will get interesting. If someone can figure out how to get around the current known physics, that will be the game changer.
philh 01/13/20 09:30am Tow Vehicles
Folly of searching for used cargo trailer

Five for five on scammers. Finding HUNDREDS of new trailer ads, a few used trailers priced as much or more than used trailers. But OMG, the scammers... This is a typical response Thank you very much for getting back to me but I would like to clarifysome things first.I have the clear title and the bill of sale. All the paperwork notarized by a legal attorney are ready to be transferred under new owner's name. I also want to let you know that the price is firm, non negotiable $800.00.I am selling the trailer at this price because myhusband passed away not long ago (he was very sick) and this trailerbrings me bad memories and that's the reason why I want to sell itasap. Another reason for selling it is because I work in military andright now I'm on a military base (814 Medical Detachment-Bismarck) on Bismarck,ND. We are training and getting ready to leave the country. The trailer is already at the shipping company Fargo, ND ready for delivery because someone agreed to buy it,but in the end henever got the loan. For this reason, the shipping is already paid for.I will use e bay in this transaction for our protection. If you arenot aware of this program, you should know that it will allow you totest and inspect the trailer before paying me.The inspection periodwill be set to 7 days and I think that is enough time for you to makea decision about the trailer . If you won`t like my trailer you notifye bay and you send it back at my expense. But I assure you that won't be the case. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for eBay (full name, shipping address and phone number), so we can get the ball roll . I'm going to need one this summer as we adjust and start balancing out stuff between the B&M and our retirement park model. It would be bonus if I could find a good deal on a car hauler, which would allow me to set up wife's garage queen in a pseudo garage.
philh 01/12/20 04:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: parachute for sale

No Parachute 25,000 Feet Airplane Jump Complete Video You don't have to be completely crazy to jump out of a perfectly good airplane without a parachute but it must certainly help. Me? I'm staying with the plane! Have you ever seen a perfectly good airplane?
philh 01/12/20 04:50pm Around the Campfire
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