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RE: Montana LLC to save on sales tax

LOL, Oregon has very low registration fees compared to Washington state. Even after tax payer revolts. It was not uncommon for people to get an Oregon mailing address to register their cars and MH. The Washington State Patrol, would sit on freeway on ramps to Portland. If an early morning car with an Oregon plate, passed they would stop and check for residence address. If it was a Washington address, then the owner for some big fines.
rhagfo 11/25/22 05:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck starts on its own

Last night was watching tv heard my truck start . Went into my garage truck was running all lights on dashboard was flashing, Has anyone else had this to happen? The key was off 2019 Duramax. 2500 HD 80 thousand miles Busdriver, how about a little more detail. Where were your trucks key fobs? If in a pocket or purse, we’re the being move, if yours in a pocket was there other stuff in that pocket. Did you have kids or person your lap? Personally I believe through some activity you were doing, you managed to create the correct key sequence.
rhagfo 11/25/22 06:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Problem with a 6 year old Dometic frig

If the cooling unit has failed, you might consider a 12 volt compressor replacement cooling unit. We just did this change and could not be happier. Consistent refer and freezer temps, hard ice cream in the freezer and quick cool down. We got ours from JC Refrigeration
rhagfo 11/24/22 05:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck starts on its own

Talked to my service writer, he said there is no way to disable auto start on a 2019, said that feature was started 2022. Said probably a wifi signal close to my house I don't think a remote start will work if the vehicle is unlocked. I think you mentioned its parked in the garage. So, if you leave it unlocked, it should not remote start?... Best solution is to remove the key fob from your pocket once in the house. I just this afternoon triggered a remote start of our Ram while carrying a tool bag next to the pocket with the fob in it. I asked before as to what is the sequence on your GM fob to trigger a remote start. On our Ram it is lock doors then press the start button twice. That is what carrying the tool bag next to my pocket with the fob in it. Our 2014 GMC is lock, then hold start for 3-4 seconds. Seems less likely to happen in a pocket. Not as hard as you think, have you ever set of the alarm with the key fob in your pocket?
rhagfo 11/23/22 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The GEO Method and Space Heaters - Thoughts?

Well dad was a firefighter so he hated electric space heaters as do I. That said we heat electrically, I installed RV Comfort Systems “Cheap Heat” an electric heating element unit that adds on to our furnace. We can heat with gas or electricity with a flip of a switch. If you have a 30 amp service you can get 1,800 watts of heat on a dictated 20 amp circuit. If you have a 50’Mp service you can get 5,000 watts of heat on a 30 amp 240 volt circuit. All is UL listed. RV Comfort Systems
rhagfo 11/23/22 08:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Truck starts on its own

Talked to my service writer, he said there is no way to disable auto start on a 2019, said that feature was started 2022. Said probably a wifi signal close to my house I don't think a remote start will work if the vehicle is unlocked. I think you mentioned its parked in the garage. So, if you leave it unlocked, it should not remote start?... Best solution is to remove the key fob from your pocket once in the house. I just this afternoon triggered a remote start of our Ram while carrying a tool bag next to the pocket with the fob in it. I asked before as to what is the sequence on your GM fob to trigger a remote start. On our Ram it is lock doors then press the start button twice. That is what carrying the tool bag next to my pocket with the fob in it.
rhagfo 11/23/22 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck starts on its own

Well OP (Busdriver) hasn’t posted back since first post, so time to quit guessing until they do.
rhagfo 11/22/22 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck starts on its own

Last night was watching tv heard my truck start . Went into my garage truck was running all lights on dashboard was flashing, Has anyone else had this to happen? The key was off 2019 Duramax. 2500 HD 80 thousand miles Does the truck have remote start? If so did you or DW have a fob in a pocket or purse that may have gotten bumped. If no remote start I would replace the ignition switch.
rhagfo 11/19/22 08:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: DIY 50 amp to 20 amp pigtail

Your 50 amp should be a double pole breaker. I think it is a bad idea for what you are thinking. I would suggest getting thin breaker with two 20-amp breakers and installing a new receptacle. Some call breakers, wafer or tandem. X2! Best, safest way to go!
rhagfo 11/08/22 06:18am Tech Issues
Help needed. moving a 5th wheel with badly cracked frame

We have some friends with a 38’ FR Cardinal 5wheel. The frame is cracked above the wheels and has shifted such that the tires rubbed the frame and blue out on the curb side. If anyone knows of someone that can dolly tow it or lowboy tow in the greater Portland, Oregon area please respond to the post or PM me. Thanks in advance, Russ
rhagfo 11/05/22 02:59pm Towing
RE: 2023 Ram Reveal

I leave my 15 mirrors UP (ANTLERS) because the spot mirrors work best in that position. My 01 I have towing mirrors and the spots work the same up or down so I run down unless towing. Personally I really like my 15 mirrors. X2 Don’t know why Ford owners make a big deal of mirrors, when their diesel still uses the Bosch 4.2 Pump.
rhagfo 10/30/22 09:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Water pressure regulator

Well I would say yes! We had a non gauge fix one that I quit using as it seemed to restrict flow too much in low pressure parks. Then got to a now park, hooked up without it and toilet would not flush!! Needed to turn on faucet in bathroom to flush. Put the old regulator on and toilet worked fine. Seems this parks pressure was near 100 psi. Now have an adjustable unit with gauge.
rhagfo 10/27/22 05:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: JC Refrigeration 12 volt compressor cooling unit

Your SRM 27 deep cycle batteries are NOT true deep cycle batteries but are RV/Marine batteries. They are compromise batteries. On a cold night they would probably NOT run the furnace and the refrigerator all night. The furnace blower is a high amp draw item. Richard Furnace alone T-stat at 65, outside low 30’s ran all night, on a single five year old SRM 27. Now run two in parallel, I didn’t see an issue. That was for a nine day period, charged during the day.
rhagfo 10/26/22 11:12pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: JC Refrigeration 12 volt compressor cooling unit

Well unit installed and within 2 hours refer at 38 and freezer at 5 degrees. Nora bad DIY project, hardest part getting unit out of the box, very well packaged.
rhagfo 10/26/22 08:24am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 6.7L Cummins VS 6.7L Cummins HO

Yes but watch out for the exploding fuel pump That depends on the year model and whether or not a CP4 injection pump is involved. Well Ram decided to go back to the CP3, and issued a recall on all 2019 and 2020 Rams with the CP4 to replace with the CP3.
rhagfo 10/21/22 06:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: JC Refrigeration 12 volt compressor cooling unit

$500 to ship puts you at $1285.00 For that much money I'd buy a 10 cu.ft 12V compressor fridge. I've had my GE 9.8 cu.ft 12V compressor fridge for 3 season and it's been flawless. It's a little power hungry but I have solar and a gen when needed so it works out fine. The added room going form 8 cu.ft to 10 cu.ft is well worth the swap out. All 12V 10 cu.ft fridges are pretty much plug n play. Not sure where you got $500 for shipping, it was $95, I also got a $150 discount as my four year old adsorption unit failed. We shall soon see how well it works.
rhagfo 10/18/22 10:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Good potable water hose?

@Second, I choked on the price of that winter hose. Still getting used to this. Thanks to all. I agree - pretty steep. But the cheaper (think Camco and others) typically don't last more than a couple of winters and often have a terrible plastic taste. If you are full-time, as we are, and don't run from winter and very cold temps, it's more than worth it. Rob I find the biggest issue with heated water hoses is that only the hose is heated. Fittings before and after the hose are not heated, and prone to freezing. I made my own with a standard water hose, heat tape, and foam pipe insulation. The heat tape is about three feet longer than the hose, I can wrap the faucet and the inlet at the trailer and really be protected.
rhagfo 10/18/22 09:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: How level should I shoot for?

I would drop the nose to 6" clearance to the rail, and be near level. This is our unit with 6" of clearance. https://i.imgur.com/19ZJtUc.jpg width=640
rhagfo 10/17/22 07:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electrical

I have a 2022 Grand Design Momemtum fifth wheel toy hauler with a residential refrigerator. The camper is 50 amp but I have a 30 amp service at home to plug the unit into to be able to run the refrigerator and one A/C unit. The 30 amp service is connected to a double 30 amp breaker that has a couple of out buildings attached to the other leg of the 30 amp breaker. There is a small refrigerator in one of the buildings but nothing else except mostly lights used periodically in the buildings. I’m having trouble with the refrigerator compressor in the camper shutting down periodically with one A/C unit running and am being told the “energy management system” is shutting it down because a 30 amp service is not enough. If I attach the camper to a single 30 amp breaker, will this help the situation. I find it hard to believe a 30 amp service will not sufficiently operate one A/C unit and the refrigerator but am not an electrician so asking for advice. Thank you in advance Your EMS will not shut down individual items like the refrigerator and leave the A/C running. If it shut down it should show an error code on the EMS display? How far from the panel is your 30 amp outlet from the for the RV. If the distance is too far more amps drawn, the less voltage over a long wire. My PI EMS shuts down at 103 volts, the compressor may shut down at a slightly higher voltage. Your best plan would be to install a dedicated 30amp 120 volt, or 50 amp 240 volt outlet for the trailer.
rhagfo 10/15/22 10:28pm Tech Issues
RE: heavier trailer tires and fuel economy

I know heavier tires on your truck decrease fuel economy but what about on a trailer? Looks like once you get it up to highway speed it wouldn't matter? why I asked was I got tired of the blowouts on the 12 ply junk and put some heavy 14 ply on my trailer. Wondering if and how much mpg will be affected Thanks ______________________________________________ 2020 Ford 350 6.7 PSD & 2017 F150 3.5 EB max tow GD Reflection 29rs If you are referring to the 5th wheel in your signature, get a good set of LT tires, and skip crappy ST tires. I run Yokohama LT 235/85-16E tire on our 12,360# GVWR 5th wheel. Your 5th wheel has a GVWR of 10,000#, the LT are more than enough tire for it.
rhagfo 10/11/22 10:20pm Fifth-Wheels
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