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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-22-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By Smittydos
Dead tongue weight vs wd weight

When I went to Reese seminars years ago they taught you that approximately 33% goes to the front of the tow vehicle. Then thirty three % is also shifted to downforce thru the frame to the back axle...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-31-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By Smittydos
Weight distribution bars should not be necessary...

Weight distribution bars should not be necessary as long as she keeps the balance of about 300# on the tongue. If the car loaded in the rear added with the tongue weight of trailer she could opt for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-31-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,467
Posted By Smittydos
I stand corrected my mistake

I stand corrected my mistake
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-31-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By Smittydos
The trailer must be small, maybe a teardrop. I...

The trailer must be small, maybe a teardrop. I own one and those are close to my trailer specs. If you do not exceed 2100 GVWR YOU WILL BE FINE. You must have a class II hitch on your Chrysler. I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-31-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,467
Posted By Smittydos
Motorhome pulling lots of power from my house

I could be wrong but you are showing 18 kWh difference. That is 18000 Watts on 115 Volt scale. That is 156.52... Amps over a 24 hour period or 2.333... Amps an hour. That does not look out of place...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,479
Posted By Smittydos
Do you own a 12 Volt (stab)Test Light. Find the...

Do you own a 12 Volt (stab)Test Light. Find the fuse or contact positions and see if they are on when engine is running and parking and/or tail lights are on. Let me know how it goes. Good luck I am...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,479
Posted By Smittydos
The rear photo shows on the description board...

The rear photo shows on the description board under MUX4 marker lites and tail lites position 3 & 6. Have you pulled the two black covers to right of row of maxi fuses you should find fuses and or...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-30-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,097
Posted By Smittydos
Roof Repair

The difference is I used 3/8Ē plywood to laminate to the roof.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-30-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,097
Posted By Smittydos
Roof Repair

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Check out the photo of same reinforcement to Toyhouse Escape Vent.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-30-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,097
Posted By Smittydos
As you might expect the roof repair may be a cost...

As you might expect the roof repair may be a cost prohibitive situation. Do dertermine how big the soft spot is and if I would say under 2íx3í you might overlay with something like diamond plate and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-30-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By Smittydos
I have a similar inverter in my trailer. Ute size...

I have a similar inverter in my trailer. Ute size of wire is dependent on the length of run. Be advised the bigger the better. Mine is only 6í from my battery and I put in 10 gauge wire because I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-30-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By Smittydos
That Motorhome is 20 years old and unless you...

That Motorhome is 20 years old and unless you bought it grime the original owner with impeccable records, itís hard to say what is going on. Do you know how many owners before you? Also you could do...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-30-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 270,895
Posted By Smittydos
Also who made the van conversion?

Also who made the van conversion?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-30-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 270,895
Posted By Smittydos
What kind of refer. Is it gas & electric or...

What kind of refer. Is it gas & electric or straight electric? Maybe the mfg name, the model # and I assume it is an under counter refrigerator.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,479
Posted By Smittydos
Does your Motorhome have a wiring box in a...

Does your Motorhome have a wiring box in a compartment outside below the drivers floor? Open that compartment and access the cover of the box inside.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,479
Posted By Smittydos
What is yr. ,make, model & chassis

What is yr. ,make, model & chassis
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-29-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,283
Posted By Smittydos
Looks doable to me . Can you find the weight...

Looks doable to me . Can you find the weight capacity rating of the trailer you will use? That should of course fall in to place. But itís worth looking at.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-29-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,915
Posted By Smittydos
Purifying by adding liquid chlorine bleach ...

Purifying by adding liquid chlorine bleach

Treat water by adding liquid household bleach, such as Clorox or Purex.
Household bleach is typically between 5.25 percent and 8.25 percent chlorine....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-29-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,915
Posted By Smittydos
Sanitizing FW Tank

I would like to chime in. I donít know what you have been told about purifying with bleach but you should never use too much in any type of RV plastic tanks and plastic lines can be adversely...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Smittydos
Just for my opinion the GM chassis is a definite...

Just for my opinion the GM chassis is a definite negative. The ball joints, the front springs & the inner air bags are all crucial to be perfect. With that many miles the you should be hoping for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Smittydos
It looks pretty nice and with the Ford chassis it...

It looks pretty nice and with the Ford chassis it seems like a wise choice. I cannot over stress how important the roof is on older coaches. Ask of the history of the roof with the seller and donít...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By Smittydos
You might check with your closest RV Repair...

You might check with your closest RV Repair Center who ever they are. I know we use to take donated parts so we could give personal attention to our return customers by taking your donated pasts and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,221
Posted By Smittydos
The hide a loft style beds seem to be pretty full...

The hide a loft style beds seem to be pretty full proof. I have put a few on in my day of different mfg. try to talk to someone who has lived with it in their rig. I know some of the older style use...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-28-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,040
Posted By Smittydos
See the owners manual or go on line with Onan and...

See the owners manual or go on line with Onan and check out Frequently Asked Questions or I believe Onan May have a tech chat line available. My first hunch is it wonít affect how you are configured...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-28-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,930
Posted By Smittydos
Does Jeep allow towing that unit with all four...

Does Jeep allow towing that unit with all four wheels on the ground? In many cases itís ok on a standard trans but with automatic trans not all two or four wheel drive vehicles can be towed flat on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,527
Posted By Smittydos
Most if not all duplex outlets in a home and...

Most if not all duplex outlets in a home and garage do not accommodate a plug that has a sideways blade contact. If you had some control when your house is being built you could possibly request a...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-27-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By Smittydos
One thing you need to know about shielding...

One thing you need to know about shielding material. If you install the aluminum foil or copper sheeting any shield is recommended to be physically grounded if not one but both top and bottom end of...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-27-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Smittydos
If all else fails if you take the filter off and...

If all else fails if you take the filter off and hand carry it to a competent Auto supply stir they can match and or cross reference the filter for you.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-27-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Smittydos
Sorry my phone misspelled Onan. Just locate your...

Sorry my phone misspelled Onan. Just locate your owners manual for the generator or some of the Onans have s data tag which list info like oil & air filter & spark plug specs right on the front of...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-27-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Smittydos
Each Oman model may take a different filter than...

Each Oman model may take a different filter than another model Oman.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-27-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By Smittydos
The boost button on a dash is only to be used if...

The boost button on a dash is only to be used if the house battery is up and the motorhome engine wonít start. You should never use the boost button to start the generator when the house battery is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,527
Posted By Smittydos
The whole problem is if you are plugged into a 20...

The whole problem is if you are plugged into a 20 amp duplex outlet and are only using one of the two plugs you will only safely draw 15 Amps Thru even the heaviest cord available is used. Because of...
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