Jump to content


Validated Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Nwcid

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. The Reese Goosbox is approved, which is why I chose it. It is not a normal 5th wheel "extension", it is a complete replacement. https://www.reeseprod.com/products/pin-boxes/goose-box/uW9rVuV4JAj75t!ZHQnotJoVbxIFMqvl Even without a camera, why would it be any harder then with my current truck? I can not see either my gooseneck ball in the bed, or the rear receiver when hooking up a standard trailer.
  2. Nwcid

    Onboard air compressor

    Thank you for the input. That makes sense. Again I do not plan on doing major use with the compressor, the majority would be for an air nozzle. I am not planning on filling an 80 gallon tank. Maybe adding a 10-20 gallon tank that would only be filled on an as needed basis and not as part of the brake system. It was more of a question of if I would run an impact gun on an occasional basis. I know they are making some great battery tools now but they are not cheap. I just thought that if the truck would supply enough air for occasional use it would be more cost effective as a 1/2" drive air impact is 1/2 the price of battery.
  3. Sorry for the typo, I will correct it. I agree you need to go by more than just axles. The sticker on the side of the trailer is what the manufacture rated it for and that is what you should go by. That was the very first line in my post. I was just giving examples. In my case on my current trailer, using even numbers, it is rated at 17,000 lbs even though I only have dual 7,000 lb axles. This manufacturer includes 3000 lb of pin weight to get the GVWR. The unit weighs in at just under 13,000 lbs meaning I have 4000 of payload and even at that it is easy to overload.
  4. My current trailer has a gooseneck attachment point on it now. It is the Reese Goosebox and I purchased it because I did not want a 5th wheel in the back of my truck and it has air bags. Is there any reason I can not put an appropriate height ball hitch on a HDT and run a gooseneck. Since I am asking about non 5th wheel attachments. How hard is it to add a traditional ball hitch for hauling my other trailers?
  5. Nwcid

    Onboard air compressor

    I am just trying to get an idea of what it is capable of. At home I have a IR with a 30 gallon tank that puts out ~5 CFM with a 135 psi max. This will run and do anything I need it to. For on the road I picked up a $60 Harbor Freight compressor. I did not expect it to be fast, but wish it had more volume. It has a 3 gallon tank with 1 CFM and a max of 100 PSI. While this will fill tires and my air hitch it leaves a lot to be desired for blowing out dust. I get about 1 min of good pressure then have to wait 3-4 min for it to kick off and have another ~1 min of air. I know tons of people rave about the Viair 400, but at $200 it is still just a 1 CFM compressor with no tank. My main use would for air is blowing dust off of us, the UTV, air filter, and tire filling. I do not plan on running air tools, but if I did, it would be an impact gun for working on the truck/trailer. Just wondering if adding a 10 gallon air tank would make sense. The truck compressor would still have to put out enough CFM to keep up.
  6. I know you already have the 100lb tanks, but you might check with the local propane supplier. Often times they rent 100 gallon (not lb) tanks and put them on a keep filled cycle. I am not sure what the cost would be, but it would greatly reduce your need to mess with the tanks ever few days.
  7. I do not want to know what this system cost, but I like it. This is how you do it "right".
  8. I will give this a shot. There are 2 main ways to use a hardwired inverter. In the past the "traditional" way to do it was to decide what circuits you wanted to run from the inverter and add a sub panel just for those items. In the past many inverters only had a 20-30 amp pass though circuit so you could not wire it directly inline with a 50 amp system. Now there are units, like the one you purchased that can pass though 50 amps and they can be wired directly to one leg of your RV. If you want to wire both sides, you need an inverter for each side. In my case I put my inverter on one side and then moved items in the main breaker that I wanted to run on the inverter and still keep from overloading. The next item you have to consider is the inverter output. When you are plugged in you are getting 50 amps x 120v on = 6000 watts on each leg. Your inverter is only 3000 watts. 3000 watts / 120v = 25 amps. So whatever you run on that inverter can never exceed 25 amps. If you do ever pull 3000 watts, not accounting for loss, you are pulling 250 amps of 12v, how big is your battery bank/solar bank? I have a 960 watt solar system and at peak it puts out just over 50 amps. I have a battery reserve of about 325 AH, which means just over 1 hr of run time pulling 250 amps. Depending on the size of your AC you would not be able to run both, and if you did, not for very long unless you have lots of solar and battery.
  9. Nwcid

    Onboard air compressor

    Do you know what PSI "stock" compressors go to? For air tools was it not enough volume or not enough pressure. Volume would be relatively inexpensive by just adding a larger holding tank. Increasing PSI will get expensive.
  10. That is not true either. You need to look at the sticker and the build to determine what you can carry. My last trailer was only 36' but it had a 3 x 6000 lb axles on it. So before even considering pin weight that is 18,000 lbs on the axles. Since it was not a "toy hauler" it only weighed about 10k so I had 8k available for loading. Many of the toy haulers have 3 x 7000 lb axles for a total of 21,000 lbs on the axels, again not considering pin weight. However most of the manufactures list them as 20,000 lb units. These units will have built in generators, 3 AC, full size appliances and weigh in around 16,000 lbs leaving 4000 lbs for everything else. While that sounds like a lot, and it is, it disappears quickly. Most hold at least 120 gallons of water, or 1000 lbs. 60 gallons of fuel. Add a 1200 lb UTV, some normal household items and you are full.
  11. Nwcid

    Onboard air compressor

    I know HDT come with onboard compressors to run the brakes and air ride equipment. How much volume, tank size and pressure do these typically put out? Are they adjustable or upgradeable? If I want to blow the dust out of my ATV, or off myself is there enough volume to do that? If I need to air up the truck or RV tires does it have enough PSI? Can you run air tools, including an impact gun?
  12. Nwcid

    HDT with HD Trailer

    Very nice. Thank you for sharing.
  13. Nwcid

    HDT with HD Trailer

    True, but you get exactly what you want and often built to a higher quality than mass produced. I do all kinds of custom projects. Some do end up costing more, but most do not.
  14. Nwcid

    HDT with HD Trailer

    Where are you finding a good used HD trailer for that price? I think Space Craft new start at $250,000, New Horizons are $200,000. I can't find used Space Craft, used New Horizons still hold a premium price. To go buy a new "mass produced" Fusion, Momentum, Voltage, etc 40-45' toy hauler is going to be close to $100,000. For that same price range I can build more substantial trailer that is set up exactly how I want. Those mass produced units, even the good ones only hold up so well to full or semi full time living.
  15. Nwcid

    HDT with HD Trailer

    Why not? Labor is often the largest cost. If you remove a large portion of that, then it gets much cheaper and you get exactly what you want.
  • Create New...