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RE: Gas TV for a year long trip

The new 7.3L gas with the 10 speed automatic should be a fantastic tow combination. Of course, a lot of folks won't touch an all new powertrain for the first year.
theoldwizard1 07/12/19 09:04pm Tow Vehicles
6 people in an F350

Any doing it ? 2 adults, 4 children ages 7 - 11. Any way you can legally put the four kids in the back ?
theoldwizard1 07/12/19 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Does anyone make 'em anymore?

You are not going to find a camper that does not have electric setup, but that does not mean you have to use it ! Check out a Scamp or a Casita.
theoldwizard1 07/11/19 08:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Will I kill my mini-van?

If you are going to do this, get a cell phone app that works with a BlueTooth OBD-II dongle and monitor engine coolant and transmission fluid temperature.
theoldwizard1 07/09/19 06:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Go 5 miles over in Indiana and foreit your vehicle

These types of seizures have bee ruled unconstitutional and most law enforcement agencies have stopped this practice.
theoldwizard1 07/09/19 06:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: 100 amp service

Maybe he wants to bring his kiln along !
theoldwizard1 07/09/19 06:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Upper, lower, and heater hose replacement

KNOCK WOOD ! 1998 E150, after 21 years, original hoses !
theoldwizard1 07/08/19 04:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Northern Michigan advice

The Upper Peninsula is a completely different experience. You should try it some time !
theoldwizard1 07/08/19 08:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Xantrex vs Magnum

What ever brand you chose, go with a PURE SINE WAVE inverter. You appliances will appreciate it !
theoldwizard1 07/08/19 07:58am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Induction cooktop amps?

How many amps do these things pull? Assume you have to have special pots, flat bottom? We occasionally dry camp and run off 2 Honda 2000's. Any counter top would likely draw less than 15A, 20A at most (homes typically have 15A breakers; newer home MAY have 20A breakers for the kitchen). Good quality, flat bottom vast iron or steel. Even stainless steel pans with aluminum exterior cladding will work (the aluminum just spreads the heat faster).
theoldwizard1 07/07/19 06:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Duracell 6 volt batteries

They also sell the larger capacity 6 volt batteries like Sams offers but at a lower price, around $120 Can give the specs on the "large capacity" 6V battery ?
theoldwizard1 07/07/19 06:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: new westinghouse generator 3700/4500

In essence, they ARE THROW AWAY DEVICES, when they die they become huge doorstops unless you can find another junked one that doesn't have the same problem. You better be willing and able to diagnose, source parts and repair it yourself. The exception to this seems to be Champion. Yes, they are made in China, but they have support and parts network in the US. Not sure how you get parts for a HF generator.
theoldwizard1 07/07/19 06:03pm Tech Issues
RE: (update bought Hankook tires)

When the first 13" Carlisle on my brand new boat trailer within less than a year, I had to buy what the tire store at the highway exit had. Nanco Inexpensive bias ply. I bought a second (and ultimately a third). They looked like brand new 10 years later.
theoldwizard1 07/06/19 07:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fiberglass wall bubble

These problems are more related to no not enough glue that water intrusion. I have see whole sides loose and no water intrusion anywhere. Maybe (but probably not likely) ! The problem is, until it is opened up, you won't know ! If it is a leak, and has been leaking for sometime, the cost of the repair could be huge ! The substrate is likely "organic" (luan plywood) which rots and mold when exposed to water. Worst case, peel of some/most/all of the fiberglass, replace the rotten plywood, replace the roof. $$,$$$ !
theoldwizard1 07/06/19 07:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Lion Safari UT - new tech battery, not cheap

I would probably buy a Battle Born if I had that much money. Better reputation and it has a built in battery management system.
theoldwizard1 07/06/19 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Duracell 6 volt batteries

FYI, Duracell golf cart batteries are manufactured by East Penn which sells under multiple brands including Deka. Costco sell Interstate golf cart batteries. About the same (good) quality and about the same price. The "king of the hill" is probably Trojan. They are much more expensive and will not necessarily last that much longer.
theoldwizard1 07/06/19 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Researching Generators

Thank you for the responses. I've looked at the Champion 3500 dual fuel and like it thus far. If you are planning on running it off the your LP tanks, it run them down quickly. Did you watch that video I linked ? I know it was a Predator, but that Champion is going to weigh about as much. At my age, I could not hoist one of those up into the bed of a pickup ! That got me thinking, can I run the AC via the generator and run the refrigerator off the inverter like I do when traveling? Not without some significant rewiring.
theoldwizard1 07/06/19 04:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Need Tires - Planning Ahead for Travel Trailer Purchase

You could get by with a P/XL rated tire but if you put on significant miles, a LT tire will yield much more tire life and at the same time have more excess load capacity than you mound ever use with a 1/2 ton. XL or LT have stiffer walls and besides more miles, they help reduce sway. Go with LT !
theoldwizard1 07/06/19 04:01pm Towing
RE: Generator

I bought their 2200 watt model. Used it for two weeks at Quartzsite and took it back. Why ? It is rated at 2000 STARTING watts and only 1600 running watts. height=480 width=500
theoldwizard1 07/06/19 06:32am Tech Issues
RE: Researching Generators

Watch this video Westinghouse iGen2500 Vs Predator 3500
theoldwizard1 07/06/19 06:26am Tech Issues
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