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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By Bigfin
Check out Progressive Dynamics and their...

Check out Progressive Dynamics and their converter replacements. Made all the difference in my battery charging. The TV does not have the ability to do the job, for various reasons. Search for PD in...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 09-14-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Bigfin
Thanks to all who shared their insights/expertise...

Thanks to all who shared their insights/expertise with caulking. The winner appears to be Bigb at least with Proflex. The taping and foaming window cleaner along with my digit worked really well, I...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 09-12-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Bigfin
Proflex RV sealant (clear) or?

Howdy! I have tried several times to use the listed product for TT sidewall sealing issues such as where the awning channels attach to the sides. I like things NEAT and this product has always been a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-03-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Bigfin
Humor I hope?...Reminds me of a Washington State...

Humor I hope?...Reminds me of a Washington State patrol investigation of a van with a very large driver some 30 years ago. Seems the large driver could not fit in the factory seat and so improvised a...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-02-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bigfin
Again, several weeks later I ask the question...

Again, several weeks later I ask the question noted above! I don't use the EZ Lube system and expect to replace the backing plates and brake hubs at next service of the braking system. Does anyone...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-01-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Bigfin
Ditto those that pack wheel bearings by hand...

Ditto those that pack wheel bearings by hand every year or two and inspect the brakes and suspension systems at the same time. Being pro active with such things is just part of RVing in my...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-01-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bigfin
All respect to those techie types. We live a...

All respect to those techie types. We live a simple life. We don't need fancy telecommunication gadgets and are perfectly happy with Iphone's and an off brand ATT using service. I have a dongle and...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-28-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Bigfin
FWIW, I just attended to mine, my $.25...

FWIW, I just attended to mine, my $.25 only!...Save yourself time and frustration by 4 posting trailer (jack stands), do all wheels together. Use factory parts, I am comfortable with their parts. If...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-13-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,733
Posted By Bigfin
Who needs trailer mirrors?

Who needs trailer mirrors?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-13-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,105
Posted By Bigfin
Don’t want to confuse matters, but the...

Don’t want to confuse matters, but the conversation from my view seems to have gotten off track regarding: outside vs inside air usage and the “baffle”. The baffle is internal under the inside cover...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-07-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,105
Posted By Bigfin
Ditto dropping the interior cover and checking...

Ditto dropping the interior cover and checking the separator between incoming/outgoing air. Ours was just placed with no sealing of edges, etc. There is a YouTube regarding the issue, which I took...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-04-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,108
Posted By Bigfin
Jack stand the trailer to gain access (good time...

Jack stand the trailer to gain access (good time to check brakes/suspension). Wire brush really rusty areas, use paint on rust converter (no washing) flat black Rustoleum brush on.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-31-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Bigfin
Howdy...Had that very situation happen to me fall...

Howdy...Had that very situation happen to me fall 2021. Was traveling west on I90 east of Seattle to head for some two weeks touring the Olympic Peninsula. Had an Expedition as TV (had a F250 on...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-18-2022, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Bigfin
Howdy! Shouldn't be too difficult to diagnose. If...

Howdy! Shouldn't be too difficult to diagnose. If leaf springs are in good shape maybe the shackle and equalizer bushings are shot? I just upgraded my 2017 with Dexter wet bolt kit and yes, the nylon...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 07-07-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Bigfin
Dave has it right. Snap off all other breakers...

Dave has it right. Snap off all other breakers and my AC will function on 15 AMPs. Make sure any extension cord is not too long and gauge is heavy enough.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-26-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bigfin
This discussion prompts me to ask a question of...

This discussion prompts me to ask a question of the "court". As I noted in a previous post, I plan on a backing plate/brake shoe/magnet and hub replacement routine in two years. I have searched...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-25-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bigfin
I pull the brake drums every 2 years and repack...

I pull the brake drums every 2 years and repack by hand. Gives me a chance to blow out debris from around the brakes/drums and check the condition of the bearings/races. I do pull the rear seals as I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-25-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,163
Posted By Bigfin
Ordered my SD in late November 2021, got it in 4...

Ordered my SD in late November 2021, got it in 4 months. Sales guy said the short lead time because it was of a lower trim?...Very happy now!
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-25-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 839,995
Posted By Bigfin
Just upgraded the suspension with Dexter's wet...

Just upgraded the suspension with Dexter's wet bolt kit. While at it I checked the brakes (OK for now, total backing plates/hubs due in two years), repacked the bearings and rotated tires. While the...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-20-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Bigfin
Update...Interesting that I received only one...

Update...Interesting that I received only one reply to my original query regarding having to remove the shock absorbers, or not. Just figured more folks had tacked this job? Annyway, the answer is...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-19-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,223
Posted By Bigfin
Trailer is kept in the driveway, not under cover....

Trailer is kept in the driveway, not under cover. We live at the 3,200 Ft. level and experience 5-8 feet of snow a year, but since the trailer is 4 season, we use it all year. I blow out the water...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-18-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Bigfin
Dexter suspension upgrade

Howdy! Received my Dexter wet bolt kit and have the trailer 4 posted with wheels off. I have searched posts on this forum about the subject, viewed Youtubes etc., but see no reference to doing the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-14-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By Bigfin
I’ll add my $.02 here. I only open the gray tank...

I’ll add my $.02 here. I only open the gray tank to flush the hose after draining the black tank, unless the gray tank fills. If the gray tank fills while we are dry camping and we are in the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-03-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Bigfin
Ditto the advice regarding AAA. DW and I had our...

Ditto the advice regarding AAA. DW and I had our TV transmission fail catastrophically last year. AAA RV coverage sent a tow truck with flat bed in rush hour traffic. The TV went on the flat bed and...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-31-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Bigfin
Just call me "tool guy", I love tools! So, when I...

Just call me "tool guy", I love tools! So, when I have had to drop the coroplast for various reasons, I use my trusty pneumatic hammer with a chisel tip. Job done quick!
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 05-20-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Bigfin
Sorry for the delayed response, we have been in...

Sorry for the delayed response, we have been in an “internet free zone” on the Oregon coast. If the respective state maps are downloaded, the app seems to work fine without connection. Follow Exact...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 05-17-2022, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Bigfin
Sue, of RVTW, shared that “follow exact route”...

Sue, of RVTW, shared that “follow exact route” had been fixed. I am on my third trip since the fix and all seems well, at least on my iPhone. She did say that an update to the app was needed on both...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 04-29-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Bigfin
FWIW, I have noticed that when using the RVL app:...

FWIW, I have noticed that when using the RVL app: after choosing the trip, but before opening the trip segments, at the bottom of the segment sections the mileage and travel times are much more...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-19-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Bigfin
Almost the same truck as an F350, my F250 took 4...

Almost the same truck as an F350, my F250 took 4 months from order to delivery. The dealer offered that the XLT trim level was the reason short wait time. I was surprised and delighted!...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 04-19-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By Bigfin
I do believe most newer Ford trucks have a trans...

I do believe most newer Ford trucks have a trans temp gauge available. My 2015 Expy did as a scroll through and on the new F250 is is part of the cluster.
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 04-17-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By Bigfin
Update: RV Life app "Follow Exact Route"

Hi All...I was notified by tech that the much anticipated "Follow Exact Route" feature now works on Android as well as iOS (which I have). It is necessary to download the latest app version and on...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-01-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,753
Posted By Bigfin
First trip with my "factory fresh" 2022 F250 XLT...

First trip with my "factory fresh" 2022 F250 XLT premium, 7.3, 4X4. 3.55 EL, pulling 7,000 lb. trailer. 270 miles one way over three mountain passes, computer said 8 MPG @ 65MPH top speed.

And...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-01-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By Bigfin
Wow, thanks to all for great thoughts about this...

Wow, thanks to all for great thoughts about this issue. Seems y'all have given much thought to back up keys and for whatever reason I have not. I usually take pride in my critical...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-28-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By Bigfin
Second tow vehicle key on board question

Hi all, would appreciate input. So, during hot tub with DW last night, she brought up an interesting question I have not seen before in this forum and did not have a clue as to how to search for even...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 03-21-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By Bigfin
Sorry I am a little late to the party, but I bet...

Sorry I am a little late to the party, but I bet I am not the only one wanting the “follow route exactly” feature to actually function. “Nobody” at RVTW seems to desire to address “fix” the issue....
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 03-19-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Bigfin
Knock, knock! Any update regarding enabling the...

Knock, knock! Any update regarding enabling the “follow exact route feature”? Thanks
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-17-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Bigfin
Understand. We used the propane lighter too for a...

Understand. We used the propane lighter too for a while. But, I want things to work and those standard piezo units did not work consistently. Plus that loud "snap" was irritating in addition.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-17-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Bigfin
Atwood stove ignitor upgrade

I have read other posts regarding the frustrating, ridiculous, idiotic, stove top igniter in at least some Atwood stoves and mine absolutely! After buying another stupid stock piezo unit and having...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 03-11-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,948
Posted By Bigfin
The PD wildkat has the ability (by way of a...

The PD wildkat has the ability (by way of a button on the board or an included remote) to manually change charge modes. With the genny running and the Wildkat set in "boost mode" the charge rate is...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 03-09-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,948
Posted By Bigfin
There were numerous sites that I could have fit...

There were numerous sites that I could have fit into, including the pull through next to the river that we selected. Secret is to go off season when all sites are first come, first served. Didn't...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-08-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,163
Posted By Bigfin
Ordered a F250, XLT Premium, 7.3, FX4, E locker,...

Ordered a F250, XLT Premium, 7.3, FX4, E locker, On November 29, 2021 and it is supposed to be here by March 20th. Dealer said the fast turn around was due to lower trim level.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 03-08-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,948
Posted By Bigfin
Yep, rain forests will do that...Oh, but the...

Yep, rain forests will do that...Oh, but the moss!...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 03-08-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,948
Posted By Bigfin
Update on WFCO 8955 replaced with PD Wildkat

Howdy...Just got back from a nearly two week winter outing in the soggy NW. In past trips I have had to run the genny for 2-4 hours a day when the sun wasn't shinning enough to get through the night...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-26-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bigfin
Or buy a bumper pull and be well within overall...

Or buy a bumper pull and be well within overall weight specs.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 02-16-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Bigfin
After being "surprised" in not a good way with my...

After being "surprised" in not a good way with my gray and/or black tank valves not sealing totally, I also put another valve on the end of dump line. In addition, I replaced the end cap with one...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 02-15-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Bigfin
Four posting my trailer

Howdy!..I am planning to update my TT suspension links and in addition this question also deals with my every two year wheel bearing/brake servicing. In the past I have checked the brakes and...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-11-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bigfin
We use our trailer year around and could not do...

We use our trailer year around and could not do that with a cover on. Decals suffer a little in the snow, but not enough to bother me and I may remove the ones suffering the most at some time....
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 02-10-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Bigfin
Glad you are happy with RVTW and RV Life app...

Glad you are happy with RVTW and RV Life app combo. The problem, experienced by me and others and noted in my OP in this string is that your preplanned route can “mysteriously” change and not for the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-08-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Bigfin
Thanks to those responding...I decided to place...

Thanks to those responding...I decided to place the pendant next to where the prior owner had installed an inverter. I will have to get on my knees to view, but no holes in the cases. The code...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-07-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Bigfin
Where to place Wildkat Remote Pendant?

Hi all...I have received and am about to install a PD 4655 MBA converter to replace the factory WFCO. Just wondered where y'all using the pendant located it, to be the most practical for use?...BTW,...
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