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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By NewBlackDak
This

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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-21-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By NewBlackDak
All the specific things you mentioned(air...

All the specific things you mentioned(air conditioner and heaters) are huge power consumers and generally not a good fit for inverters. It would take a large inverter with an very large battery bank...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-18-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By NewBlackDak
If you donít have an auto-level system, do not...

If you donít have an auto-level system, do not try to lift your trailer with stabilizers. They are not made to lift the trailer.
Jack stands or blocks will make it more stable, especially if you...
Forum: Going Green 01-08-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By NewBlackDak
The best you can do is have the batteries inside...

The best you can do is have the batteries inside where you control the temperature. Eg under the bed.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-13-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By NewBlackDak
Check the fuel pump. If things are quiet, you...

Check the fuel pump. If things are quiet, you should hear it priming.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-10-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By NewBlackDak
https://palominorv.com/travel-trailers/puma-destin...

https://palominorv.com/travel-trailers/puma-destination/39PQB/2553

https://www.keystonerv.com/product/hideout/comfort-travel-trailers/floorplans/38FQTS
...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-06-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,041
Posted By NewBlackDak
I kept finding my thermistor off. Most likely...

I kept finding my thermistor off. Most likely from the wife or kids digging around in there. Some white tape took care of that.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-03-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,478
Posted By NewBlackDak
Absolutely. What happens is your voltage is...

Absolutely. What happens is your voltage is boosted while your usable amps are reduced.
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 12-03-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,613
Posted By NewBlackDak
It is for those who refuse to waste their money...

It is for those who refuse to waste their money chasing a new car all the time. Many people will not take the hit of a new car, and some of us expect to get 10 years of useful life from a vehicle....
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 12-03-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,613
Posted By NewBlackDak
Yep. 15 trips for us in 2020. 2 of them were in...

Yep. 15 trips for us in 2020. 2 of them were in improved campgrounds. Everything else was dry camping, and most were in those ďcharging desertsĒ.
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 12-03-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,613
Posted By NewBlackDak
Iíve never seen any EV/charging signs in UT, ID,...

Iíve never seen any EV/charging signs in UT, ID, NV, or WY either.
I think thats kind of the point those of us accustomed to looking for the signs arenít used to relying on our nav system to tell...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 12-01-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,613
Posted By NewBlackDak
Yes my gas powered truck looses range towing, but...

Yes my gas powered truck looses range towing, but it goes from 450-500 miles on a tank to 200-300 miles on a tank. Itís also easy to find a place to top off in under 10 minutes.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-29-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By NewBlackDak
Iím totally ordering one!

Iím totally ordering one!
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-26-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,401
Posted By NewBlackDak
Yep. The max payload is actually a better option...

Yep. The max payload is actually a better option for towing travel trailers.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-25-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,478
Posted By NewBlackDak
https://battlebornbatteries.com/product/magnum-ene...

https://battlebornbatteries.com/product/magnum-energy-msh3012m-msh-series-3000w-12vdc-pure-sine-hybrid-inverter-charger/
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-25-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By NewBlackDak
My link didnít come through, but itís the...

My link didnít come through, but itís the glowstep revolution.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-25-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,401
Posted By NewBlackDak
Starting in January means traveling during prime...

Starting in January means traveling during prime bad weather months. Not too much on the west coast, but as you are leaving CA and driving across and over the Rockies to get there.

I would think...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-25-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By NewBlackDak
I put a set of these on mine. Best upgrade Iíve...

I put a set of these on mine. Best upgrade Iíve ever done. Theyíre solid and adjustable, but donít need 5 feet of clearance to open like the Lippert solid step.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-21-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By NewBlackDak
Using Home Power

You should be able to run lower power items like the TV. Anything that you would be able to run on a single circuit at home should be fine. The converter(battery charger) and fridge(if turned on)...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-18-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By NewBlackDak
And they pretty cheap and easy to replace if they...

And they pretty cheap and easy to replace if they are damaged.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-17-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By NewBlackDak
Oh they will do it while charging you full retail...

Oh they will do it while charging you full retail price for the new hitch and labor. Then, unless clearly specified, they will keep the old hitch without giving you anything for it. If you know all...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-17-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By NewBlackDak
I have the Sandstorm 286GSLR. Iíve put a Maverick...

I have the Sandstorm 286GSLR. Iíve put a Maverick Max and a couple small dirt bikes in it, but it was a really tight squeeze. I had to strap the bikes to the SxS to make it work. The longer garage on...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-17-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By NewBlackDak
https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/travel-trailers-and...

https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/travel-trailers-and-fifth-wheels/sandstorm/306GSLR/5532
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-09-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By NewBlackDak
Depends on the toys and the toyhauler. I can have...

Depends on the toys and the toyhauler. I can have a Commander max in mine and the kitchen is still usable, and you can still get up the stairs tot he bathroom and bedroom. Iíve also had 3 quads in it...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-08-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By NewBlackDak
I would drain the toy tank and use the fuel. The...

I would drain the toy tank and use the fuel. The generator should be exercised monthly. Put some stabilizer in that tank.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-08-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By NewBlackDak
I have been considering one for awhile. How hard...

I have been considering one for awhile. How hard was the install?
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-05-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By NewBlackDak
Tiny toy hauler, like a wolf pup or KZ sportsman classic

The smallest I have ever seen is the the InTech Flyer. Itís only 14í, but isnít much more than a tent.
You could look at the Geo Pro G19FBTH. Itís just over 20í, and is more like a normal travel...
Forum: Boondocking 10-26-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By NewBlackDak
Download the ďUltimate CGĒ and Campendium apps.

Download the ďUltimate CGĒ and Campendium apps.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-22-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By NewBlackDak
Grand Design Solitude, tow vehicle

All the new HD trucks are quiet inside, and comfort really depends on trim levels. Theyíre not going to have the ride of a car.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-22-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By NewBlackDak
In many places the purchase price for the...

In many places the purchase price for the 350/3500 is lower Thant he 250/2500.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-22-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By NewBlackDak
Youíre only getting that payload number from a...

Youíre only getting that payload number from a stripped down regular cab on a 2500. That trailer is planted firmly in SRW 1-ton country.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-20-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By NewBlackDak
Your Cummins has a different torque curve than...

Your Cummins has a different torque curve than the Duramax the Allison was setup for. You can buy an Allison programmer and change the shift points.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-20-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By NewBlackDak
How much does that rig weigh? The E is rated...

How much does that rig weigh?
The E is rated for 3640 per tire.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-19-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,768
Posted By NewBlackDak
Those fools have to go to rolling blackouts...

Those fools have to go to rolling blackouts already, because they canít power everything. What happens when everyone has an electric car?
60% of our power grid runs off coal and natural gas. Until...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-17-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,418
Posted By NewBlackDak
Yep. There is no cage or structure to deflect...

Yep. There is no cage or structure to deflect impacts or rollovers. Modern and new doesnít make it safer. It may in fact make it less safe, because manufactures are constantly in search of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-11-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By NewBlackDak
Before the toyhauler, we carried 3 stacked...

Before the toyhauler, we carried 3 stacked inside. There was just enough room for them with the slide pulled in.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-11-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,768
Posted By NewBlackDak
Thatís a bit dramatic. I ran my 12v fridge off my...

Thatís a bit dramatic. I ran my 12v fridge off my single 200W solar panel(that came on my trailer), and the 2 GC2 batteries I would have had anyway for the whole first season. We mostly boondock.
I...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-10-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,185
Posted By NewBlackDak
The problem is that the alone time I want is for...

The problem is that the alone time I want is for playing my banjo. Canít really do that when someone else is trying to sleep!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-10-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,418
Posted By NewBlackDak
I have seen many motor home of every class not...

I have seen many motor home of every class not fare well in accidents. Even if the structure does OK, there is a massive amount of loose debris flying around that causes fatal injuries.

No matter...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-06-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,185
Posted By NewBlackDak
I wonder about this when my wife and I retire. We...

I wonder about this when my wife and I retire. We both have to be up about the same time for work.
Our natural cycles are quite different. Iím awake with the sun, and ready for bed as soon as it...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-05-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,768
Posted By NewBlackDak
I have a similar setup except my trailer came...

I have a similar setup except my trailer came with a nicer 200W setup with MPPT controller. I added a second 200W panel I got from Loweís for stupid cheap over the first winter. 200Ah of CG2...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-02-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,768
Posted By NewBlackDak
When the drunken guitarist shows up, I just get...

When the drunken guitarist shows up, I just get out my banjo and go to town.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-02-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,768
Posted By NewBlackDak
Iím seeing the opposite. People roll in with...

Iím seeing the opposite. People roll in with their 45í rolling Taj Mahal and run the generator non stop so they can keep the TVs and air conditioners going all the time.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-27-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By NewBlackDak
LEDs are sensitive to voltage fluctuations. Is...

LEDs are sensitive to voltage fluctuations. Is it happening when another 12v source kicks in(eg your water pump).
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-26-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By NewBlackDak
I like the buss bar method. Mainly for ease of...

I like the buss bar method. Mainly for ease of installation/isolation if necessary.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 09-23-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By NewBlackDak
If you are exposed to atomized liquid sewage,...

If you are exposed to atomized liquid sewage, COVID-19 should be really low on your list of concerns.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-22-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By NewBlackDak
Competent welding should be able to fix that...

Competent welding should be able to fix that easily.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-21-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By NewBlackDak
I live in the high desert with plenty of...

I live in the high desert with plenty of freezing, and aside from my first winter we always use compressed air. The pink stuff only goes in the traps.

Hereís what I do after tanks have been...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 09-21-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,902
Posted By NewBlackDak
I agree. No idea what heís talking about. From...

I agree. No idea what heís talking about. From about Ď02 until just recently, most 2500 & SRW 350/3500 were identical save a couple overload leafs. In fact, my 6.4 2500 has the same axles as a HO...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-19-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,768
Posted By NewBlackDak
$2K would probably cover the cost to swap to a...

$2K would probably cover the cost to swap to a propane fridge, and you could sell off the 12V.
Iím out west with plenty of sun, so itís different for us.

A 12v compressor fridge with a pair of...
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