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Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-02-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 69,440
Posted By corn18
I remember starting the fighter portion of my...

I remember starting the fighter portion of my F/A-18 training in the RAG at Cecil Field (VFA-106). I pretty much thought I was the sh!t. Went out on a 1v1 against an A-4M. That guy pretty much...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-01-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 69,440
Posted By corn18
Now that's funny stuff right there!

Now that's funny stuff right there!
Forum: Boondocking 07-22-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By corn18
Certainly a lot cheaper than trying to install...

Certainly a lot cheaper than trying to install enough solar/batteries to run everything. BZ!
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-20-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By corn18
We need to evolve more than just electric cars. ...

We need to evolve more than just electric cars.

Walked - tens of thousands of years
Rode an animal - hundreds of years
Wheels (trains/cars) - hundred of years
Fly - hundred years

Surely it's...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-20-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By corn18
I like that one, too. $299 is fine if I don't...

I like that one, too. $299 is fine if I don't have to buy a new one every two years.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-20-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By corn18
Couldn't find a Bone in stock, so I went to...

Couldn't find a Bone in stock, so I went to Harbor Freight and got this one. Very heavy duty and large wheels to roll over things. This should hold up.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-20-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By corn18
Dang, that Bone creeper isn't in stock anywhere. ...

Dang, that Bone creeper isn't in stock anywhere. Advance Auto said they had one but when I called, they didn't. Would love to get the Bone Rough Rider. That would allow me to work on my RV in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-20-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By corn18
I need a good mechanic's creeper

I have owned about 5 mechanic's creepers over the years and they all break. I would love to invest in one that will last the rest of my life. I don't do a lot of work under the vehicles, but all...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-07-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,809
Posted By corn18
Looks like you will need a trip to the scales to...

Looks like you will need a trip to the scales to get the weight on each axle. Not sure they had the yellow sticker with the cargo rating back in 1999.

With a RAWR of 5,246 lbs and a GVWR of 8,800...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-07-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By corn18
One case that comes to mind is buying a new RV...

One case that comes to mind is buying a new RV and haven't sold the old one, yet.

For the OP, not sure why this would be an issue. At one point, I had loans on four cars, a horse trailer an RV...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-07-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,809
Posted By corn18
As mentioned, look at the payload sticker on the...

As mentioned, look at the payload sticker on the driver's side B pillar. That will tell you your payload as it came from the factory. It won't be 3,500 lbs. Better yet, got to the scales and weigh...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-25-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,296
Posted By corn18
If the additional cost contributes to a price...

If the additional cost contributes to a price that is higher than the market price, then people will go elsewhere and that company/dealer will go out of business.

Not sure why that business...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-25-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By corn18
Great!

Great!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-25-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By corn18
Good for you. I'll never pull the Ike.

Good for you. I'll never pull the Ike.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-22-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,432
Posted By corn18
Do you know anyone that camps with a trailer now?...

Do you know anyone that camps with a trailer now? We went camping with our giant 5er and invited 3 couples over for a night around the campfire. One couple went for a 20ft couples trailer that they...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-22-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By corn18
Do you have a garage that the back of your truck...

Do you have a garage that the back of your truck fits in? My truck won't fit in my garage, but the truck bed fits just fine. I put an electric hoist on my garage ceiling and lift all kids of stuff...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-19-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By corn18
If it can pull the Ike, it can pull anywhere. ...

If it can pull the Ike, it can pull anywhere. The 6.6 gasser did great. Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FBAbE8dE3k

One of the main reasons I stopped drooling over oil...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-15-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,765
Posted By corn18
I like this Blue Bird Wonderlodge. ...

I like this Blue Bird Wonderlodge.

https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2004-Blue-Bird-M380-5021179104

Seems a low risk way to get a great DP.
Forum: Just Conversation 06-12-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,914
Posted By corn18
I did about the same thing. Always working at...

I did about the same thing. Always working at home helping with the dog grooming/boarding/breeding business. Cutting wood, trapping and hunting to make extra money for the family. Never had a paid...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-07-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By corn18
If that is what you want to do, then there is no...

If that is what you want to do, then there is no tax implications and no wash sale.

But as mentioned, it doesn't really accomplish much other than to tax gain harvest stock B, which can be useful....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-06-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,854
Posted By corn18
That's the direction I am leaning as well. If I...

That's the direction I am leaning as well. If I ever get permission to buy a new truck it will be the F-350/7.3L/4.10 gears. No oil burning BS.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-06-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By corn18
Looks like 30A only. Hope it works. ...

Looks like 30A only. Hope it works.

https://softstartup.com/
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-05-2022, 02:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,587
Posted By corn18
C'mon. It's smaller than most U-Haul trailers. ...

C'mon. It's smaller than most U-Haul trailers.

OP, just don't go crazy and load the CX-5 with stuff and enjoy your camper.
Forum: Going Green 06-04-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By corn18
3000W inverter will pull 294A at max load, so a...

3000W inverter will pull 294A at max load, so a 300A class T fuse is recommended.

Use 4/0 wire to parallel the batteries and hook up the inverter.

You can increase the breaker size to the DC...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-04-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By corn18
Lippert has an Andersen type hitch out

Saw this on another forum. I think it's cool. 60 lbs. $800. Gooseneck version will be available at some point.
...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-01-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By corn18
Concur. Keep in mind a gas engine likes to...

Concur.

Keep in mind a gas engine likes to rev. My 2500HD w/ 6.0L gas engine loves to be at 3500+ and it is not shy about dropping a gear to maintain 4500+. That thing is a beast and sounds...
Forum: Going Green 05-29-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,262
Posted By corn18
I like the tube TV vs. plasma/LED TVs. I got a...

I like the tube TV vs. plasma/LED TVs. I got a bonus in 1996 and bought a top of the line 35" tube TV for $2600. Weighed 180 lbs. I thought is was great.

Then plasma TVs came out. I looked...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-26-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By corn18
I couldn't get my 10k 5er level with a stock...

I couldn't get my 10k 5er level with a stock truck. I had to add a 3" subframe to the 5er just to get it level.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-26-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By corn18
Took about 10 days to get them from Australia. ...

Took about 10 days to get them from Australia.

https://www.safiery.com/ultrasonic-tank-level-bottom-sensor-no-penetration
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-25-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By corn18
I got the Safiery sensors in and the Tank 140. ...

I got the Safiery sensors in and the Tank 140. Got the sensors installed fairly easy. I used 18/6 irrigation wire and powered 2 sensors / 24V power feed. I got it hooked up to the Tank 140 and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-21-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By corn18
I have two solar charge controllers rated 50A...

I have two solar charge controllers rated 50A each. I have seen each one pushing 35A to the batteries. That's about the best my solar panels can do. If I had more panels, they might push more...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-21-2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By corn18
I installed a separate pump to suck water from...

I installed a separate pump to suck water from the city water inlet and pump it into the fresh water tank. Did this so I could refill the fresh water tank at state parks, where we camp mostly. I...
Forum: Going Green 05-18-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,262
Posted By corn18
No regrets. Just joy. The best part has been...

No regrets. Just joy. The best part has been not having to lug out the 75 ft 50A cord when I get my camper out of storage and bring it home to load it. I have to park on the street and in the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-13-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By corn18
Victron GX Cerbo tank 140 tank monitor

I was under my 5er yesterday pulling off the corroplast to check out the workmanship of the underside. Turns out they did a nice job. With the corroplast off, I had easy access to my tanks and...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-11-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 138,485
Posted By corn18
That's badass.

That's badass.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-09-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By corn18
In the picture, the two hoses coming out of the...

In the picture, the two hoses coming out of the top is the top of the fresh water tank. The one on the left is city water fill. The one on the right is the overflow. There is the same thing on the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-08-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By corn18
Can I add an anti-siphon to my overflows?

Finally got around to pulling the corroplast down from under my fresh tank. Turns out, that was easy. They used a nice wooden strip across the main frame members and used normal screws to attach...
Forum: Going Green 05-01-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By corn18
Solar panels kicking butt today

I have 6x200W panels flat mounted on my roof. Went to the camper today to do some work and flipped on the panels. The Cerbo GX was showing 978W and cramming 71A into the LFP batteries. This was at...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 05-01-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 69,440
Posted By corn18
The pig boat! I did two cruises on America. ...

The pig boat! I did two cruises on America. 91-92 and 93-94. Daytime EMCON recoveries were easy because there was always a 10 mile oil slick behind the boat.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 04-30-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 69,440
Posted By corn18
When we first started doing strike plans, we...

When we first started doing strike plans, we would usually use 8xMK-83 1,000 lbs dumb bombs for each DMPI (Desired Mean Point of Impact). Depending on the target, there were usually 4 DMPIs per...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 04-29-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 69,440
Posted By corn18
The only ordnance I dropped in combat was the new...

The only ordnance I dropped in combat was the new GPS guided JDAMs and JSOWs. No real reason for me to be onboard other than to turn on the master arm switch and hold the pickle button down until...
Forum: Just Conversation 04-27-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 138,485
Posted By corn18
That's not possible.

That's not possible.
Forum: Just Conversation 04-14-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By corn18
This one runs through the middle of our back yard...

This one runs through the middle of our back yard about 30 ft from the back of the house. We have a good system of french drain around the house and the downspouts all run through 4" solid PVC into...
Forum: Just Conversation 04-14-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By corn18
Put in French drain, works great, need advice

Our house is the third lot downhill from the main road. All the water from the first two houses flows through our backyard and then into the two neighbors downhill from me. The yard has always been...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 04-14-2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By corn18
Welcome aboard! I have 2 SOK 12V 206Ah in my...

Welcome aboard! I have 2 SOK 12V 206Ah in my setup. Work great. Can't wait for the heater retrofit BMS kit.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-11-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By corn18
Did they check the power distro box to see if...

Did they check the power distro box to see if there are any tripped breakers or blown fuses? Start there.

If I were trouble shooting this system:

1. Turn off the inverter with the switch on...
Forum: Going Green 04-11-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,147
Posted By corn18
Agree.

Agree.
Forum: Going Green 04-11-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,147
Posted By corn18
Your comparison to a grid tie system is perfect. ...

Your comparison to a grid tie system is perfect. The batteries in an RV are the grid. Anything that feeds power to the batteries is supplementing the grid power. Whether it is used for charging or...
Forum: Going Green 04-10-2022, 03:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,147
Posted By corn18
The difference between theory and application. ...

The difference between theory and application.

Like I said, I have my SCC output hooked to the main bus bars which are after the battery disconnect switch. When I disconnect the batteries from...
Forum: Going Green 04-09-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,147
Posted By corn18
These RV systems are pretty basic and everything...

These RV systems are pretty basic and everything does work together nicely to properly charge the batteries. You can be hooked to shore power while running the generator with 1200W of solar in full...
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