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Forum: Full-Timers Yesterday, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By NewBlackDak
I had a boss like that. Had to plant a seed, and...

I had a boss like that. Had to plant a seed, and then convince home he came up with the idea.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-19-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By NewBlackDak
If you really intend to add more, I would just...

If you really intend to add more, I would just start with a buss bar. No sense in having to redo work later for something you already know is coming.
Forum: Full-Timers 11-19-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By NewBlackDak
Iíll do you one better. In our current home, we...

Iíll do you one better. In our current home, we opted to get rid of a living room off the front door, and it became our closet.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-06-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By NewBlackDak
A couple years ago we got a roll of that...

A couple years ago we got a roll of that reflectix, and cut some for each window. It was initially to help with heat in the summer. We like to dry camp in the desert with the ATV/UTV/dirt bikes....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-01-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By NewBlackDak
It will take 1.36 Gallons of propane to create...

It will take 1.36 Gallons of propane to create the same power you would from 1 gallon of propane. A 20lb propane tank holds 4.7 gallons.

The few friends I have with newer units with propane...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-31-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,807
Posted By NewBlackDak
Itís also with a low profile trailer with almost...

Itís also with a low profile trailer with almost no aerodynamic drag. Itís very different when youíre towing what resembles an 11-12í tall brick.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-31-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,385
Posted By NewBlackDak
Basically, those where you canít stand up in the...

Basically, those where you canít stand up in the bedroom.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 10-28-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By NewBlackDak
I personally know people who were/are facing...

I personally know people who were/are facing financial ruin. Yes they opened their restaurants/family fun centers/entertainment venues back up after no income for months. They feel that taking the...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 10-28-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By NewBlackDak
Many would rather take their chances than live...

Many would rather take their chances than live under that kind of government boot. Several family members have contracted it. The worst symptoms for one was the rash, and another still doesnít have...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-26-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,385
Posted By NewBlackDak
You have over 3400lbs of rear axle capacity left....

You have over 3400lbs of rear axle capacity left. Any mid profile should be within your capacity.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-26-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,385
Posted By NewBlackDak
Itís a gas truck, so that payload number is...

Itís a gas truck, so that payload number is probably close.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 10-25-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By NewBlackDak
We have an onslaught of teen and young adult...

We have an onslaught of teen and young adult cases. Everyone masks up for work and school, then gathers in big crowds.
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 10-18-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By NewBlackDak
Lost my TV antenna

So this just happened. No other damage, and weíre not sure how it happened. We havenít hit anything that I know of, so itís an odd one. Any suggestions for a replacement?

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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-06-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By NewBlackDak
Iíve done it a couple times, but it makes me...

Iíve done it a couple times, but it makes me nervous. I just drop the hose end into the clean out now, and do it that way.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-06-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By NewBlackDak
Even if you donít install panels and a controller...

Even if you donít install panels and a controller now, I would it. Panels keep getting more affordable and more efficient, and you many want them. Having provisions for if/when you decide to go means...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 10-01-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,921
Posted By NewBlackDak
Grocery stores around here have all installed...

Grocery stores around here have all installed glass or plastic boxes around the cashiers, theyíre wearing masks, and are never close enough to touch any one.
Weíre getting our groceries delivered.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 10-01-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,921
Posted By NewBlackDak
The downside to getting it is that youíre...

The downside to getting it is that youíre exposing yourself to the person giving the shot, who has been exposed to the hundreds of other people theyíre administering it to every day.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-30-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,053
Posted By NewBlackDak
Lol! Beat me to it. Iím swapping mine out...

Lol! Beat me to it.

Iím swapping mine out this winter. They are MUCH more efficient than an absorption fridge.
Forum: Boondocking 09-23-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By NewBlackDak
Youíre over thinking the generator start a bit....

Youíre over thinking the generator start a bit. The engine is much smaller, and doesnít take as much power to start as a car.
You could do something like this for 300Ah:
...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-22-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By NewBlackDak
Look at hybrids. The pop out beds are usually...

Look at hybrids. The pop out beds are usually pretty large.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-20-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By NewBlackDak
Now that you mention itÖ We do biscuits on our...

Now that you mention itÖ
We do biscuits on our CampChef. Baking rack on the griddle with an aluminum disposable pan over it. Works a treat.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-20-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By NewBlackDak
This happened in my previous home. Brand new...

This happened in my previous home. Brand new Viking range gets delivered and installed. The first time they open and upon closing the door the glass shattered in a million pieces.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-14-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,182
Posted By NewBlackDak
These are our reasons: 1. Towing stability. ...

These are our reasons:

1. Towing stability.

2. Onboard generator. I was sick of lugging around gas cans and portable generators.

3. Same living space in a shorter overall package, or more...
Forum: Full-Timers 09-09-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By NewBlackDak
Typical fifth wheel pin weight is 20%. 15000 * .2...

Typical fifth wheel pin weight is 20%. 15000 * .2 is 3000lbs. That is extremely high for a 2500. Some stripped down 4x2 2500s are close to that, but you havenít left room for yourself, a heavy fifth...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-02-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,148
Posted By NewBlackDak
Only problem is that there is no way youíll be...

Only problem is that there is no way youíll be able to replace it right now.
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 09-01-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By NewBlackDak
Mine is 10K dry, 14KGVWR Iíve only had it...

Mine is 10K dry, 14KGVWR
Iíve only had it loaded to 13K. Thatís was full water, Fuel, a maverick max, and 2 dirt bikes.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-30-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By NewBlackDak
Agreed, and the older ones were noisier than the...

Agreed, and the older ones were noisier than the current generation.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-30-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By NewBlackDak
They can be replaced by anyone good with tools,...

They can be replaced by anyone good with tools, with a bit of electrical knowledge, and some caution.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-28-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,644
Posted By NewBlackDak
What brand do you recommend? This is new to me,...

What brand do you recommend? This is new to me, but extremely intriguing. Iím ready to change mine out, just to make my dry camping experience better.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-25-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,308
Posted By NewBlackDak
I usually go 4 years. If you never overload, and...

I usually go 4 years. If you never overload, and keep proper pressures they should make it fine. You usually get dry rot from ozone exposure long before the tread is done.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-25-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,308
Posted By NewBlackDak
I would go with Goodyearís or Sailun. Both have...

I would go with Goodyearís or Sailun. Both have very good reputations.
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 08-25-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By NewBlackDak
My truck keeps track

My truck keeps track
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-23-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,443
Posted By NewBlackDak
Iíve had that problem with the Megacab. I run out...

Iíve had that problem with the Megacab. I run out of real estate on the front of the truck, and itís impossible to get backed into the space.
I think thatís why so many people love the F-450 with...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-21-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,644
Posted By NewBlackDak
New 12v RV refrigerators - wow

Not if, but when my fridge needs repair, Iíll replace it with a 12V compressor fridge. My 380W of solar will keep it running for much longer than I could running on propane.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-20-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,148
Posted By NewBlackDak
You want that totaled. Itís likely the frame is...

You want that totaled. Itís likely the frame is tweaked, and itíll never be right again.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-17-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,443
Posted By NewBlackDak
I need about 75į to park at home. Itís...

I need about 75į to park at home.

Itís rarely the backing that requires 90į articulation for us. Itís the U-turns in little towns, and snaking around janky little gas stations.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-13-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By NewBlackDak
My toy hauler is 33í, and has a King. Itís...

My toy hauler is 33í, and has a King. Itís probably a result of trying to squeeze the bedroom dimensions to offer more living space.

The Keystone SPRINTER CAMPFIRE 27FWML might be an option.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-11-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By NewBlackDak
When we boondock, we set the furnace on 55-60 and...

When we boondock, we set the furnace on 55-60 and rely on warm blankets, pajamas, and sleeping bags. Itís enough to take the big chill out of the air and keep the tanks from freezing.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-11-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By NewBlackDak
We love our oxygenics shower head. It makes it...

We love our oxygenics shower head. It makes it feel like you have pressure, even when there isnít much.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-06-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By NewBlackDak
Iím in a Ď14 Ram 2500. Available ďpayload...

Iím in a Ď14 Ram 2500. Available ďpayload capacityĒ on mine is less than yours, but same axle capacities. I tow a 10k lb dry 14k max fifth wheel toy hauler(2300lb pin weigh) using the Andersen...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-06-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,330
Posted By NewBlackDak
Can you compare the bucking to a normal fifth...

Can you compare the bucking to a normal fifth wheel/gooseneck hitch? Iím happy with my Andersen, but this looks even better since there is no need to constantly install/uninstall a hitch in the bed.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-04-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By NewBlackDak
Did that include tax, or just registration? If...

Did that include tax, or just registration? If it included tax thatís pretty good. Utah is a scale that gets lower as the trailer ages. ~$240 the first year, and is ~$65 by year 6.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-31-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By NewBlackDak
So much this.

So much this.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-30-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By NewBlackDak
ďBed mounted 7-pinĒ means all the wiring is...

ďBed mounted 7-pinĒ means all the wiring is already there, so the higher package includes it.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-28-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By NewBlackDak
Pulled it tonight. The plug was just laying...

Pulled it tonight. The plug was just laying behind it. Donít know if was never plugged in, or was loose and worked itís way out.
All is working as expected now.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-27-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,341
Posted By NewBlackDak
Game Changing Design for Fifth wheels

Itís because the trucks are silly tall now. Mine is a toyhauler. Itís high, because itís intended for getting back off the grid. It still rides about 4Ē nose high when hitched up to my stock height...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-26-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By NewBlackDak
Iíve see the Broadlink RM2 used to control RF...

Iíve see the Broadlink RM2 used to control RF home audio/video equipment(and even outlets, etc). It may be an alternative.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-25-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,341
Posted By NewBlackDak
It does seem low. Itís begging for another axle....

It does seem low. Itís begging for another axle. If you have some wide open space in the basement, it would be great for kayaks and paddle board being big but relatively light.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 07-24-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By NewBlackDak
On the plus side. People avoid you, so I donít...

On the plus side. People avoid you, so I donít have to interact with strangers or make inane small talk.
Forum: Full-Timers 07-24-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,439
Posted By NewBlackDak
That is laughable. Even weekenders donít do that....

That is laughable. Even weekenders donít do that. Rugs, cooktop, chairs, bikes, hammocks, tables all come out immediately. People with kids have even more stuff come out.
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