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Jinx & Wayne

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    Quilting, golf, bird hunting, fishing, ice cream stands

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  1. They find an outside threat, real or otherwise, to provide common ground for cooperation? What, me cynical? Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  2. Glenn. Thank you. I am glad you are happy with your mini-split. The rooftop unit has worked well for us. I would not be surprised to find that my old 37' Carriage is better insulated than most other RV's so maybe that is why it works. I know how heat pumps work, I had them in my house in Maine. They work well. I just don't need one and don't want to make ad hoc changes to the rig. My experience is that those types of changes will come back to haunt me. The electricity savings of a couple of dollars per month does not offset that desire. I don't ever plan to live in South Texas, Ari
  3. We will likely full time for We are full timing for another couple of years and then using the trailer as a summer place after that. I appreciate the advice but I've been happy with the rooftop unit and will stay with that We went the middle road. We bought a quality older unit and lived in it for a year. Then we had it rebuilt. Not as fancy as a custom unit, but it works for us. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  4. The answer to your first question is, Yes, this is a cool site. When you look at the guidelines will may see that your method of communication is unlikely to be cool here. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  5. My apologies. When I read "carrying capacity" I assumed you were referring to the truck. The RV will handle weight up to its carrying capacity. That does not include occupants. My comment bout the truck still stands although the 3065# doesn't relate to the truck. The F-250 payload numbers are close to that number. The only way to accurately measure pin weight is to weigh the loaded vehicle. That doesn't help you if you are trying to decide which truck you want. Weight of the trailer transferring to the truck does not affect towing capacity - it didn't go away, you are still pu
  6. Not all fiver leveling systems are hydraulic. Many, particularly older rigs, have jacks operated by an electric motor. There are no safety pins - they don't fall down. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  7. My RV guy says he sees much more warranty work on Dometic as compared to Coleman. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  8. I'm not sure what "carrying capacity" means. Look at the pillar inside of the driver's door. There is a sticker that probably reads something like: "The combined weight of cargo and occupants should never exceed ___ kg or ___ lbs." (That what it says on my F350 dually). In your case that is the GVW (10,000#) minus the curb weight (truck plus fuel). If that number is 3065# you are likely under trucked. That 3065# number does not include anything that is in the truck that was not there when it left the factory except fuel. So passengers, dogs, coffee cups, purses, maps, stuff in the bed,
  9. My Carrier is 16 years old but its only been full time for three years. The biggest problem is that getting a unit with a heat pump takes months on back order. Every RV place says they don't know when they can get one. Naturally this is happening three weeks before going on the road. It looks like we will have to go with the auxiliary A/C until we get to Maine. My RV guy in Maine tells me there is another brand (not Dometic or Coleman) that is fully compatible with the Carrier mount and controls. He is looking at the issue and getting estimates together now. Decided against a m
  10. The mini splits I've seen run on a platform connected to the trailer hitch of the RV. Are there other mountings? We have a fiver so there is only one end of the rig for mounting a rack to carry Jinx's Pedago trike and my bicycle. That rules out a hitch mount for any other purpose. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  11. I am going to get a new AC/heat pump unit. Replacing Carrier RV14112A 13.5k ducted unit with a 15K unit. Looking at Dometic Air Command and Coleman mach 15+. Pros? Cons? other units better? Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  12. Thank you for the manual and ideas. The issue appears a bearing in the compressor. We've done a cost benefit analysis and decided to replace it. It is 16 years old and Carrier is no longer in the RV A/C business. If this bearing is going we don't want to put more money into the unit. So I'm starting a thread on recommendations. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  13. Ah, the life of a RVer. Just awoke to a high pitched whine coming my the Carrier 68RV14112A AC/heat pump. Not sure where to start troubleshooting. Thoughts? Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  14. I think you are asking whether you can keep your michigan plates as a resident of Indiana. Check out Indiana BMV website. I think you have 60 days to get a new license and re-register/re-title everything. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  15. My rig came with a handhold next to the toilet for getting up. You might try adding one. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
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