We returned Sunday from a 2500 mile trip to Black Hills, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton and I have a few questions for the group...
- When running the EU2000i generator to charge up the battery... how do I know when the battery is charged up? The status lights in the trailer seem too general (12v, 11v, 10 v).
- What should I use to lug water to the trailer and pour into the tank? Is there a collapsable water jug of about 5 gallons?
- Gusting cross winds across North Dakota made for a long day. Is such buffeting normal or is there a miracle cure?
- Some heaved sections of road gave that bucking bronco feeling, with a rythm that matched the car/trailer resonant frequency causing some annoying bobbing. Anyone run into this? Solution (other than find a better section of road).
- That my gas mileage heading into a light wind at 70+ mph was terrible. At 60 mph it improved about 25-30%.
- Don't bring my 15 yo stepdaughter on a trailer trip (are we there yet, I'm bored, when are we going home...) although her friend was delightfull. I'm about ready to trade
- On-board water and black/gray tanks with four people lasts 2 days, battery lasts 1 day.
- The Explorer tow rating has a footnote that I discovered while skimming the manual - it is reduced ~2% for every 1000 ft of altitude. So how do you accomplish this in the real world? Okay - I know this is coming... toss out stepdaughter!
Actually the Explorer did okay on 9,000+ ft passes - with a couple slow climbs at 30-40 mph.
- I have a million bugs to clean off the front of the trailer. I Walbernized the front twice before I left so I will soon see how stuck they are!