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  1. a well done video....an honest first hand assessment. What did you think of our lovely colorado I70 through the mountains? It tested your hitch I'm sure!!
  2. Dan Patrick, Texas Lt. Governor, was just on Laura Ingrahm show. He just stated that texas has 7, 177 ICU beds, & 1525 have covid patients in them. I believe that's about 25% (don't have my calculator handy).. The vast majority are sick people of other issues because they stayed away from hospitals the past 30 days he stated. We learn more about this virus every day. It's prudent to wear a mask in close proximity to other people, for extended periods of time, or where a 6' distance can't be maintained. It's become so politicized now days....it's an election year & nothing happens by accident.
  3. batteries can show good voltage, or a surface charge, but still not have the amps to spin that starter. The batteries are beginning to sulfate or short between the plates. I have seen this personally, and I too was totally confused as to the condition you are describing. You could have only one cell beginning to fail & the rest are good. This will make accessories that require 12 volt appear to work, but really only the ones that require small amps properly work. It takes a proper "load" test to determine the health of the batteries. The batteries probably have to come out to do this test.
  4. It is additional information......the sensors also give temperature. I find the information for the 6 tires I am monitoring on the trailer useful. TPS systems come on many vehicles these days, & just not high performance. It's useful information. I have never driven an engine low on oil, but it still has a oil pressure gauge. The temperature reading is helpful I feel, as temperature rise can be a precursor to bearing issues, or the fact the the bearings are running cool. I use the TST system, & like the fact the batteries can be replaced myself. The little sensors probably do best on steel valve stems. But, you are correct, with a catastrophic tire failure, the system may not help much. It also saves time in running around the vehicle checking all tires, as I know what the pressure is. Anyway, that's been my experience.
  5. I live in colorado, & visit Wyoming (Glendo State Park) every year. So I am out of state, and it is confusing I agree. I don't remember the exact prices from last year, but can explain the system to you, I think!! If you are going to be in Wyoming for a month, you will save $$$ by purchasing the annual pass. I believe it is $50, something like that. This $50 annual pass gets you into the park for the day, but it does not include any camping fee. A camping fee is xtra, or on top of the entry fee. The camping fee is something like $8 per night. Then if you wanted electricity, this is also xtra, and electricity is $6 per night. So with regards to the annual permit, your break even is 7 nights...something like that. I think you can stay 14 nights per reservation, if you reserve the spot in advance. You might have to leave & go to another park possibly then...not really sure on that. The annual non-resident pass is vehicle specific....you stick it on your windshield. Shout back if I confused you!! Wyoming is beautiful in the summer...as you know......dan
  6. Why would you want that large of an inverter? Are you sure you need/want something that large? The larger the inverter, the greater the idle consumption of the inverter. The greater the cost as well. I bought a couple of Aimes inverter/charger with transfer switch. They have many dip switches & mode switches for flexible charging & programing. There quality is good, lower price point, & above average customer service. The 3K unit died while off grid, & I bought a 2K and had it installed 5 days later. I got the 3K repaired under warranty, now have a back up. I prefer the 2K over the 3K because of idle consumption. I believe the 3K draws 65 watts at idle, the 2K draws 30 watts at idle, this being with no load. If I had a residential fridge, & maybe you do, I would wire up a 1K inverter to power that appliance by itself. A couple people on this site have done that. That sounds like a nice battery you plan to use, but heating hot water or running an A/C still is not too practical. There is still a lot more energy in gasoline & propane for those larger draw items. Anyway, there are lots of people on this site that can give you great advice.
  7. a 1500# trailer? You sure you need a 7 pin RV plug? Would an adapter possibly work for you. An adapter would be used to adapt from a 5 pin on your vehicle to 7 pin......if I understood your question.
  8. DQDanny

    Generator Noise

    putting your generator in the bed of a pick-up will magnify the sound. The loudest generator I have heard in my 25 years of camping was a month ago with this situation I am describing. I discovered that when I got 11' away from my Honda 3000, the sound from my generator was drowned out by his yellow champion that was in his pick-up. And he was over 100 yards away. I ended up enjoying his company as a fellow camper, but incredibly loud was his setup with his yellow genny in the bed of the pickup.
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  10. oh wow.....anybody have a link for that socket cleaning brush......I spent hours one day with a bitty piece of fingernail emery board & small screwdriver.....very tedious & it was only a moderate cleaning...
  11. I saw the change/sold on e/bay. I hope it closes & meets your goals. If the sale goes south, text me & I would like to visit about your trailer. dan 3oh3-726-68oh6
  12. Is your fridge set to gas or electric? If you are running the fridge on electric through your inverter, that is a 300 watt draw when the fridge runs. Also, your inverter will have a static draw, depending on the size of inverter it could be up to 50-75 watts. You could probably consider upping your solar capacity.....if possible. Do you have the ability to measure how much your rig is drawing? I would guess with the info you provided, you are just using more amps than you are replacing.
  13. Hi Phil.....sorry to hear of your change in plans due to family illness.....I pray the situation changes & improves. A couple questions on your trailer.......are Tetons a fiberglass or rubber roof? Is it wired with an inverter? And in that small vanity slide in the bedroom, is there a small sink in that corner? I see the sink in the bathroom, & some 4 slide tetons have a second sink in that 4th small bedroom slide. A beautiful trailer.....Is the trailer sitting in your personal storage facility? If so that should be a strong selling feature!! I really enjoyed reading over the past couple years of your questions & your approach to getting a trailer & tow vehicle for traveling in......sorry your plans changed....thanks for your time...dan
  14. A couple weeks ago I drove 375 miles one-way & purchased a used EZ-Floater Air bag hitch by HitchCrafter. It was listed on this site. I looked for a couple months on-line most every evening.....were not many used ones out there. So be patient if you have time & they do show up.
  15. DQDanny

    Best place to search

    Ebay.......have bought one, & sold one , on E-bay.
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