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  1. Newmar X-Aire might be a consideration.
  2. Chad, Congrats on what we had reported to us as a great rally. Sorry we couldnt make it. Life got in the way. Truly appreciated the T-shirts and the special gift though. Thank you to those who we missed seeing, hope to see you soon. My wife continues to improve from her accident and we are looking forward to getting back into our rig to travel. As for now, she continues to convalence.
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    I am running Hercules. Compared them with the Sailuns as well. Chose these due to availability. So far so good. Not heavy though.
  4. OP-have you considered renting to try it out?
  5. It is a good thing that you are proceeding cautiously. Lots of opportunity to be taken advantage of.
  6. The last rig we bought, we moved our money to an account at his bank, which we opened for this purpose + $500. Then went to the local branch with him and transfered the funds to his account. He signed the title in front of the bank officer, and we left. Drove down the street to the trailer, hooked it up and left. Pretty clean and easy. I felt much safer doing it this way than doing a wire transfer or bank check.
  7. Do you have to add air as the water is leaving the drum? With an HDT you have a supply of air handy. I have a trailer with a tank for cutting concrete, I also added a valve so we could pressurise the tank. It works pretty good but usual I run a pump. An old RV pump works great.
  8. Interesting thing about kids. They learn from the parents. My kids(30s & 40)learned that they needed to be careful with water usage very early in life. We started camping with them in a tent trailer and moved from there. They all knew about water conservation and we did pretty well. Now they dont camp with us, but our habits have stayed with us and we still conserve, unless we are in a park, and even then we find ourselves being thrifty. Habits are hard to break and good habits can benefit you for your lifetime.
  9. If the water capacity is the only factor to change rigs, then perhaps an aux tank or barrel when you boondock. Many use HDT tanks or tank locations as well as some other container like an inflatable bladder, used with a pump WHEN needed, otherwise stored. I have seen some pretty creative ideas/solutions to this issue. It is amazing what people come up with when faced with such a challenge. https://www.readycontainment.com/product/truck-bed-water-bladder/?attribute_pa_size=small&attribute_pa_potablenon-potable=potable&attribute_pa_baffledun-baffeled=un-baffled&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjLWQjfTI4gIVCh6tBh2FCAa8EAYYBCABEgLwrvD_BwE there are other options, but here is an example. Depends on your needs and budget. I have also seen plastic barrels used for dumping waste tanks, mounted on a hitch mounted platform with the necessary valves, and used so that the trailer never has to move. Just dump the trailer to the barrel, take it to dump station and then stow away. Pretty slick is bondocking is a regular things and you like to be AWAY from "civilization".
  10. Sounds like you have a solution figured out Glenn
  11. What about a skylight for service access? Attach it to the plywood box. Try Icon. I like the idea of it being above the roof and running the lines on the roof. Maybe put your solar panels above the lines, on short standoff brackets. That can help keep them out of the direct sun.
  12. As to framing the cassette opening, yes, double joist it in the opposite direction to the rafters/joists in your roof. I will be doing some cassette installs in my home and I have trusses and my larger cassette in my 2 zone system is about 28" square, so in the direction of the trusses I can jsut cut the drywall but where I have to cut the truss that is in the way, I have to cut it back far enough to be able to add double framing(2X4, 2X3 or whatever is there) so as to support the load that I removed. And the cassette has NO STRUCTURAL WORTH. If you make your opening slightly larger so that you can use some plywood as a box, which will come down and act as a chase to hold your cassette(will you need any space above the cassette for air gap?). Dont forget about access for your line set and your condensate drain too. And the drain should have some fall, so that you dont over flow your pan and spill inside. A/C supply houses have some nice covers for these lines etc, made for dressing up the lines and drain. As to the electrical, you COULD simply wire this one as a stand alone sub with a cord, wired to 240VAC and a breaker. Later, you just plug that cord into what ever you will do in your solar configuration.
  13. I know this might not work for your inmmediate need, but when I worked in industry, we often would run grease lines to a bank of zerks, using 1/4" poly flow lines. A common bank could serve many bearings. Perhaps this could help you in the future. Another option could be to use some 1/8" pipe nipples to extend the location of the zerk to a more accessible spot.
  14. I would think that load weight would be the most impactful thing to tire wear, then perhaps if there is NO suspension, that might cause some bouncing and that could attribute to tire wear also. I would also think that the double wheel would fair better on tire wear over the single wheel. I find that this is similar to tire wear on my work truck. Dually with a service bed. Others seem to replace tires at 30K miles, I have over 50K miles on mine and still not ready for change. BUT, I do monitor tire pressure, watch my loading, dont over load the truck and drive at below speed limit. Maybe as I have gotten older and spent $ on things that cost me, I have learned a few things about how to become more EFFICIENT.
  15. I have seen that website before. A bit pricy for me. I have a friend who built a similar device with the platform, ran out of $ before he could get the proper certs to sell on open market. His wheel assembly uses an air bag. Nice option for load balancing. Gotta get my hands on one to try it. He has a bunch in his yard, brand new, just sitting.
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