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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-04-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,452
Posted By BlueThunder4
😆 Yes, we are absolutely installing a heavier...

😆 Yes, we are absolutely installing a heavier duty hitch receiver before we head to Moab. The current one is rated at 5k but I want more peace of mind not thinking of that hitch at max capacity,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-04-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,452
Posted By BlueThunder4
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-02-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,452
Posted By BlueThunder4
Ok wanted to give a last update as we have...

Ok wanted to give a last update as we have completed our Jeep build for Moab EJS in a couple months. This scale weight is with me out of the Jeep and 3/4 full tank of gas. Jeep is the 2020 Jeep...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-24-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By BlueThunder4
Switched out our Bilstein shocks to Koni FSD...

Switched out our Bilstein shocks to Koni FSD shortly after we bought our MH new and have been very happy with them over the past 3 years.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-13-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By BlueThunder4
RockHard 4x4 is one of the few after market...

RockHard 4x4 is one of the few after market companies that makes a bumper that is rated and comes with connection points for a tow bar straight off the bumper.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-07-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By BlueThunder4
It will be easier for you after the first couple...

It will be easier for you after the first couple of times you do it. Just follow the manual step by step and you will not have any issue. We have a 2020 Rubicon so are aware of the process. You...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-07-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,452
Posted By BlueThunder4
Thought Iíd post an update after we finished...

Thought Iíd post an update after we finished building our Jeep to our wants so you can see how weight is affected to certain mods you may plan on doing with your Jeep after purchase. Fuel level was...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 31,299
Posted By BlueThunder4
I thought the same thing😂. They are all boxes...

I thought the same thing😂. They are all boxes put on a chassis, if itís not assembled properly gas, diesel or otherwise it will fail. 🤦*♂️
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-09-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,452
Posted By BlueThunder4
Yep 4 door

Yep 4 door
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-09-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,452
Posted By BlueThunder4
Actual Scale Weight for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

In case anyone is interested for their next toad purchase of the true weight for a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with the one touch sky power roof option, here is our cat scale weigh ticket...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-01-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By BlueThunder4
We pull a 2020 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with...

We pull a 2020 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with our V10 gasser without issue. Personally I would spend the extra money elsewhere than the power increase.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-12-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By BlueThunder4
Ours has separate bulbs and wire installed, works...

Ours has separate bulbs and wire installed, works great without issue.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-11-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By BlueThunder4
Agree, sounds like the step motor. I just did...

Agree, sounds like the step motor. I just did ours a few weeks ago, purchased it off Amazon, got it in 2 days and took about 15 mins to install.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-10-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By BlueThunder4
Thanks all for the replies. Iíll check the specs...

Thanks all for the replies. Iíll check the specs Onan requires for oil, I have no problem getting more oil if this wouldnít work but didnít want to make another trip to the store if it wasnít a big...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-10-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By BlueThunder4
We just purchased a great low mileage 2013 Honda...

We just purchased a great low mileage 2013 Honda CR-V for flat towing and it is perfect for us. Very comfortable, lightweight and incredibly easy process to get it prepared to go ie no 15 steps to...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-10-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By BlueThunder4
Mobil 1 15W40 Motorcycle Oil for Onan Generator?

Quick question, had the wife pick up some 15W40 oil to do an oil change on our Onan 5500 RV generator. She got the right brand and weight oil but I see it says motorcycle oil on it. I have a lot of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,929
Posted By BlueThunder4
Agree with what others have said about letting...

Agree with what others have said about letting the trans downshifts control most of your speed and bleed off excess speed when needed with short firm brake applications. Donít be afraid to let the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-02-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By BlueThunder4
No brake pedal is fully released.

No brake pedal is fully released.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-02-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By BlueThunder4
2013 Honda CRV brake lights stay on

I recently bought a very nice low mileage 2013 CRV already setup for toad duty with separate bulbs wired into taillight housing, invisibrake system, and blue of baseplates. I noticed when hooked up...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-01-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By BlueThunder4
I switched from the stock Goodyearís to the Toyo...

I switched from the stock Goodyearís to the Toyo M154ís and absolutely love them. A much sturdier and solid feeling tire that handles extremely well compared to garbage Goodyearís we had on...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-09-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By BlueThunder4
Thanks for all the replies!

Thanks for all the replies!
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-08-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By BlueThunder4
Anyone Flat Tow an 85-2001 Cherokee?

Looking at some Cherokeeís as a tow vehicle behind our gas MH. These seem to have a good reliability record with good off-road capabilities and are decently priced, although they are starting to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-19-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,034
Posted By BlueThunder4
Unless the customer specifically requests a...

Unless the customer specifically requests a deviation from the manufacturer recommended specifications, I would not accept that cost of correction to the appropriate oil type. Would most likely...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-19-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,841
Posted By BlueThunder4
We also just installed new Toyo M154 on our coach...

We also just installed new Toyo M154 on our coach to replace failed GY 670ís and couldnít be happier. Very smooth ride and tire appears well constructed and sturdy. I will echo others on the manure...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-06-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,928
Posted By BlueThunder4
We also recently bought the latest acme tow dolly...

We also recently bought the latest acme tow dolly and absolutely love it! It was incredibly easy to complete the couple of bolts required to assemble and tow our car easily. It is very light weight...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-02-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
This is how it operates on its own

This is how it operates on its own
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-02-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Itís a Magnum 1212MM, it has a basic on off...

Itís a Magnum 1212MM, it has a basic on off inside that shows its inverting, bulk, absorb, float charging but nowhere can I see an adjustment device to change the settings. In the manual it states...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-02-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
This is from my manual, I do not have the...

This is from my manual, I do not have the optional controller they reference but can certainly purchase if needed to adjust something. These are the current default settings which to me appear ok...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-02-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Ok, so hopefully I’ve finally done this all...

Ok, so hopefully I’ve finally done this all correctly. I went and got these 6 volts and reconnected everything as it was originally set up with the 6 volt. Each battery is 230AH. Plugged in the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-01-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Any one have experience or knowledge of these...

Any one have experience or knowledge of these ďVMAXTANKS 6 Volt 225Ah AGM Battery: High Capacity & Maintenance Free Deep Cycle Battery ď? They seem to have great reviews and 225AH ea which is way...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-01-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Thanks guys 😆 , yep I will be going back to qty 6...

Thanks guys 😆 , yep I will be going back to qty 6 volts arranged as original as I lost amp hours going with this setup. No big deal really as I am able to return them however my buddy is buying them...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Thanks everyone so much for your quick replies...

Thanks everyone so much for your quick replies and help! I turned everything back on and all is well! I will get a better gauge wire for the neg terminals tomorrow, and read that link. Hopefully I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Ok here is how I have it wired now, disconnected...

Ok here is how I have it wired now, disconnected at switch still. Basically I kept all the wires going where they were with the old set up with the exception of I know have a pos to pos cable...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
So am I understanding correctly that all I need...

So am I understanding correctly that all I need to do is buy another jumper cable and use that one and the one I have to place one on the pos to pos of each battery and the other on the neg to the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
No diagram on the battery tray, I googled and ha...

No diagram on the battery tray, I googled and ha I will just send these 12v back and get two new 6v do wiring is the same. I love amazon they said no problem just send them back and already refunded...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Yep they are definitely 6v and I connected 2 12ís...

Yep they are definitely 6v and I connected 2 12ís now I just need to get 2 new 6volts and hope I didnít destroy my entire electrical system. This may turn out to be a very expensive lesson! I think...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Thanks for the quick replies appreciate it.

Thanks for the quick replies appreciate it.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Thanks for the help, you are right 6volts. I...

Thanks for the help, you are right 6volts. I never turned power on but did have it connected for a second before taking it off. Hopefully I didnít just fry the entire electrical system by sending...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Batteries original are Harris GC2RV

Batteries original are Harris GC2RV
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Uh oh maybe the original were 6volts? Hope i...

Uh oh maybe the original were 6volts? Hope i didnít fry the coach! They are the same size as a 12v so I assumed they were 12v 🤦*♂️
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
In the pic it is the only single wire connecting...

In the pic it is the only single wire connecting the two posts (lone wire on each post) one is pos the other is negative on opposite battery.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Thanks, both the originals and the replacements...

Thanks, both the originals and the replacements are 12v?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-31-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,141
Posted By BlueThunder4
Battery HELP PLEASE

Ok so disclaimer, I know absolutely zero about electricity or electrical theory. That being said I started what I thought would be an easy task of replacing the factory lead acid house batteries with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By BlueThunder4
I use a low pressure, pressure washer with a foam...

I use a low pressure, pressure washer with a foam cannon and chemical guys black light soap and wash with a hand mitt as well as extended reach pole for the high areas. All of this is run through a...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-20-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,308
Posted By BlueThunder4
Thanks all, yes kind of a cross your fingers...

Thanks all, yes kind of a cross your fingers situation I guess. Unfortunately we have 245/70/19.5 so Im sure they arenít as popular a size as the 22ís but Iím hoping I get lucky.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-20-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,308
Posted By BlueThunder4
Anyone Order From SimpleTire?

Has anyone ordered tires from SimpleTire? Iím looking to order 6 Toyo M154ís from them and when I asked about tire dates they stated they canít confirm DOT date codes from their suppliers but they...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-01-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,703
Posted By BlueThunder4
It’s different because you haven’t paid to take...

It’s different because you haven’t paid to take that gas from their tank. While at the campsite you have paid for use of the electricity, water, and sewer. If you were to take an excess of...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-01-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,703
Posted By BlueThunder4
Yes, this debate could go on forever. Using the...

Yes, this debate could go on forever. Using the same scenario that 98% of campers are driving ICE vehicles would mean that only 2% would be potentially charging their EV. Given that percentage and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-01-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,703
Posted By BlueThunder4
We have the newest acme ez tow dolly which...

We have the newest acme ez tow dolly which requires that the steering wheel is NOT locked and remains free to turn. This is perfect because the steering column does not lock on the Volt when it is...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-31-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,703
Posted By BlueThunder4
We recently bought a Chevy Volt which we get...

We recently bought a Chevy Volt which we get about 70 miles on battery only in the summer and 52 miles in the winter, it will then switch over to gas if needed for a total range of about 400 miles. ...
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