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Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-17-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,114
Posted By DonRich7878
It has been observed that a majority of RV'ers...

It has been observed that a majority of RV'ers use some form of WD/Sway hitch. Therefore, can we say that a majority of RV sway roll over accidents happened while using this equipment? Dr Brick...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 01-17-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By DonRich7878
Think of it this way. A trailer is "pulled" from...

Think of it this way. A trailer is "pulled" from a center pivot point forward. If the point of resistance is greater on one side of something being dragged, that side will torque to the center of...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-17-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,114
Posted By DonRich7878
Jon, Commercial operators, meaning someone who...

Jon,
Commercial operators, meaning someone who does it for a living (100,000+ miles per year), when asked “should I use a WD with my 2500 on the next Airstream vacation?", I'm only guessing here,...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 01-17-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By DonRich7878
Unlike common toyota brakes which causes a pull...

Unlike common toyota brakes which causes a pull to the side with the most drag, trailer brakes out of side to side balance will always torque towards center line, or in other words, cause the trailer...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-06-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By DonRich7878
Gypsy, what is the brand/model of your 4 stage...

Gypsy, what is the brand/model of your 4 stage convertor? Did you go with the AGM or wet cell T105's?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-28-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By DonRich7878
Field and Stream, Thank you for catching my...

Field and Stream, Thank you for catching my error.

5.0 Ah is the correct number.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-28-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By DonRich7878
What do you think caused a primary power Phase...

What do you think caused a primary power Phase Shift in your van?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-28-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By DonRich7878
I like your switch. Much more convenient then...

I like your switch. Much more convenient then pulling a fuse..
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-28-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By DonRich7878
Power Vampires

In addition to normal power consumption when on, most modern electronics will pull "phantom power" even when turned off. This includes your Invertor, convertor/charger, and the battery monitoring...
Forum: On The Road... 12-23-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,170
Posted By DonRich7878
Good find..

Good find..
Forum: On The Road... 12-23-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,170
Posted By DonRich7878
Depending on who your carrier is and the data...

Depending on who your carrier is and the data device, iphone or verizon jetpack for example, the data device often has a built in signal level meter. I also use the Opensignal Ap ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-23-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,131
Posted By DonRich7878
Hey Jeeplover, I hope you plan to use your...

Hey Jeeplover, I hope you plan to use your Gladiator and not some rented pickup truck. You'll have much more fun if you stick with the jeep. For even more fun, I say stay off the freeway as much...
Forum: On The Road... 12-22-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,223
Posted By DonRich7878
Tow Pig

In days of old, a "Watson Dolly" was used when the tow vehicle was under rated for the job. See the movie Long Long Trailer.


Today, Toyota tow vehicles use the tow pig...
...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-21-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By DonRich7878
Lots of info on the F150Gen here. Neutral Plug...

Lots of info on the F150Gen here. Neutral Plug fix still applies..

https://www.f150gen14.com/forum/threads/towing-an-airstream-with-gen14-and-propower-7-2.776/
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-21-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By DonRich7878
dz, if the gentleman didn't know why his power...

dz, if the gentleman didn't know why his power manager faulted out, it is unlikely he would know how to DIY a neutral plug. As you didn't provide a validated set of wiring schematics to assist in...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 12-21-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By DonRich7878
The Propane Alarm is a ineffective parasitic DC...

The Propane Alarm is a ineffective parasitic DC powered device that pulls a whopping 5Ah of battery power every 24 hours. As delivered from the factory, can not be turned off. To save battery power...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-21-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By DonRich7878
[QUOTE=Squeegee;2563692]You may need a neutral...

[QUOTE=Squeegee;2563692]You may need a neutral bonding plug similar to what Honda generator users need with some EMS systems. OSHA requires a floating neutral on portable generators ...

Just...
Forum: On The Road... 12-21-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,170
Posted By DonRich7878
The yagi is a directional antenna with...

The yagi is a directional antenna with significantly higher gain and performance, over the omni directional with equal gain in all directions. The omni is much easier to use because of this...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 12-21-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,165
Posted By DonRich7878
I think RMKrum wants to speak with a manager...

I think RMKrum wants to speak with a manager...
Forum: On The Road... 12-21-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,170
Posted By DonRich7878
We love the Sea Perch RV resort and use a Wilson...

We love the Sea Perch RV resort and use a Wilson with yagi pointed at the ATT tower to the north.

I really like your clean antenna install..
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-21-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,390
Posted By DonRich7878
LNB is correct, in my opinion, the primary reason...

LNB is correct, in my opinion, the primary reason for using a generator is to operate an AC unit. Typical alternator in your stock truck at idle will only push around 1000 watts using the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-07-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,287
Posted By DonRich7878
In addition to the unlawful offense "Over Loadin...

In addition to the unlawful offense "Over Loadin Your Truck" cited by Colt, I would like add other important vehicular laws listed by state to insure we stay on the "Right Side of The Law"...
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-01-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 69,613
Posted By DonRich7878
If you have a list of the states with poorly...

If you have a list of the states with poorly written registration tax insurance laws, please post and let everyone know? Thanks in advance..
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-01-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 69,613
Posted By DonRich7878
I don't always agree with Mr. Cross, but when I...

I don't always agree with Mr. Cross, but when I do, he is normally correct...
Forum: Full-Timing 11-18-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,510
Posted By DonRich7878
Spot Trace

Spot Trace data sheet https://www.globalstar.com/Globalstar/media/Globalstar/Downloads/Products/SPOT%20TRACE/SPOT-Trace_Sales-Sheet.pdf. $99. Works without cellular service.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-13-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 198,984
Posted By DonRich7878
Could this be an act of vandalism, some type of...

Could this be an act of vandalism, some type of contaminate deliberately put in the tank?
Forum: Boondocking 11-08-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By DonRich7878
https://services.powerequipment.honda.com/content/...

https://services.powerequipment.honda.com/content/images/pe/models/eu7000isnag_pe_imglg.jpg

You are correct, in order to provide a full 50AMP service (approximately) using generators, dual EU7000i...
Forum: Boondocking 11-08-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By DonRich7878
I have used the dual EU2000i and companion for 12...

I have used the dual EU2000i and companion for 12 years with zero issue.
https://powerequipment.honda.com/generators/models/eu2200i-companion

Meets the power requirement and I can pick up the...
Forum: Boondocking 11-08-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By DonRich7878
I selected dual EU2000i Honda Companion parallel...

I selected dual EU2000i Honda Companion parallel units 12 years ago, zero issues. This configuration meets the power requirement and I can pickup the individual units without straining my back. ...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-08-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By DonRich7878
I don't always use AC, but when I do, I use...

I don't always use AC, but when I do, I use Honda EU 2200i Companion Generator..

https://powerequipment.honda.com/generators/models/eu2200i-companion
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-08-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,084
Posted By DonRich7878
407740 When men were men and F250's were...

407740

When men were men and F250's were scared..
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 11-04-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By DonRich7878
Sir, you are from Texas, no whining.

Sir, you are from Texas, no whining.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 11-04-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By DonRich7878
I recommend that you don't yank, potentially...

I recommend that you don't yank, potentially causing damage to the wire insulation resulting in fire and electrocution. God knows you don't want to bring the forum zero risk mitigation crowd down...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 11-04-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By DonRich7878
You require a cable stretcher sold by Grainger ...

You require a cable stretcher sold by Grainger ...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 11-04-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
Posted By DonRich7878
--------- Dave, the TV Antenna Amp switch for...

---------
Dave, the TV Antenna Amp switch for which you suffer, is from a common design going back over 40 years ago, before there was HDMI data formats. Airstream products are full of legacy...
Forum: Our Community 11-03-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,289
Posted By DonRich7878
Florida in February

Go to the Good Sams campground Florida directory -

https://www.goodsam.com/campgrounds-rv-parks/search/?state=FL&city=&zip=&name=&goodsam=0

- start calling ASAP. November is a little late to...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 11-03-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By DonRich7878
Tools in the Box

Like any master of his trade, one can never have too many tools. If I see someone with a smoke gun, I will grab a nice bottle of wine and invite myself to dinner.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-01-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,084
Posted By DonRich7878
-------------- Life is a risky endeavor. ...

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Life is a risky endeavor.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration web site, its a mind numbing risk to drive, over 3.5 million people have died on...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-01-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,084
Posted By DonRich7878
Hot

[QUOTE=geo;2551573]You will be facing a long and relatively steep climb and descent over Donner Summit in California. This is the highest elevation point of I-80. It may be hot during your drive that...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-01-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,084
Posted By DonRich7878
Windy I-80

While everyone seems to be betting against the little Jeep. My money's on Jeep because style does count...

South Dakota is one of my favorite states and I agree it can be windy, and it will...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 11-01-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,673
Posted By DonRich7878
Blue Boy

An option is a portable holding tank known as the "Blue Boy". When boondocking I will often use a FlowJet Macerator to pump out my black tank into the Blue Boy setting in the back of the truck. The...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-23-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,196
Posted By DonRich7878
Recurring drain plug failure

I’m sure Teflon pipe thread is better, but if anti seize is used, make sure it is rated as Food Grade.
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 10-22-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By DonRich7878
I know its been said before, but the best way to...

I know its been said before, but the best way to winterize is to take the AS to Florida for the winter.
Forum: On The Road... 10-12-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By DonRich7878
AirReg, To better understand your options, please...

AirReg, To better understand your options, please provide your phone model number and current cell provider..
Forum: On The Road... 10-08-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,297
Posted By DonRich7878
www.511."state".gov

Great topic..

Many states provide detailed real time "511" road conditions like this one for Nebraska, https://511.nebraska.gov/, where you can even track where the snow plows are working.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 10-01-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By DonRich7878
Self Close Slide Rails

Many of the drawers in my 2013 Classic fell apart in the first year and have since been rebuilt and the slides rails replaced with Gobrico Soft Close Side Mount Drawer Slides. No more popping...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-23-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By DonRich7878
Jon, there is a very high probability that the AS...

Jon, there is a very high probability that the AS in question was delivered to the dealership in the first place via a 1 ton dually without a WD, ..ball only. I think you owe us all an explanation...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 09-21-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,119
Posted By DonRich7878
Poring vodka down the drain is blatant alcohol...

Poring vodka down the drain is blatant alcohol abuse...
Forum: On The Road... 09-21-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,940
Posted By DonRich7878
Long Long Trailer

The 1954 classic The Long Long Trailer, includes a scene with Lucille Ball attempting to cook dinner while her husband drives to their next destination.
...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-03-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,519
Posted By DonRich7878
Copied from an earlier post in answer to a...

Copied from an earlier post in answer to a similar question..

The best coverage overall is provided by Verizon Wireless with a few exceptions. Key West FL and Newport OR for example, ATT is much...
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