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Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 11-23-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By wingnut60
Yes, good post. Surprised that you were not...

Yes, good post. Surprised that you were not already aware of the markup on the product, with the number of DRVs you have owned.
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 11-23-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 25
Posted By wingnut60
I don't have any personal experience, but have...

I don't have any personal experience, but have read of those who have put a 240volt dryer in their fiver. The power is there, just have to know how to wire it--not for a novice to do, nor an...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 11-19-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By wingnut60
Married the wrong woman, eh? :p

Married the wrong woman, eh? :p
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 11-16-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By wingnut60
Ditto on that, but I would have preferred you got...

Ditto on that, but I would have preferred you got a Ford 250....:)
Forum: General Community Discussions 11-16-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By wingnut60
Generally, a TT will have about 10-12% of GROSS...

Generally, a TT will have about 10-12% of GROSS rating on the tongue, so that is a ballpark number you can work with. 6-700# kind of equates to a max 7000# TT thereabouts. And if you get a long one,...
Forum: New Member Intros 11-16-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By wingnut60
Welcome. Lots of info to gather if you will just...

Welcome. Lots of info to gather if you will just ask a question.
Size, tow vehicle? for starters.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 11-12-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By wingnut60
Roam America, sent you a PM.

Roam America, sent you a PM.
Forum: General Community Discussions 11-12-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By wingnut60
You should get better and longer service from 2x6...

You should get better and longer service from 2x6 deep cycle batteries. Don't believe there are any real 12 volt deep cycle batteries. However, if you are going to always be plugged in when using...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 11-08-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By wingnut60
Yes, cleanliness is the way to succeed with...

Yes, cleanliness is the way to succeed with Eternabond. And, yes, when you painstakingly follow the instructions on the Eternabond website, it will outlast your trailer. Had it on both top end...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 11-07-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By wingnut60
Google for Hepvo waterless valve...this is a...

Google for Hepvo waterless valve...this is a device that replaces the usual P-trap in drain lines. Used to save space below sinks/showers, etc. It has a design such that if you run a cleanout...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-27-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By wingnut60
Adding air bags to a suspension that is already...

Adding air bags to a suspension that is already too stiff for the load doesn't make sense to me. Or did I mis-understand what you are saying?
As Jim said, the C/C units of RAM and Ford are de-rated...
Forum: New Member Intros 10-21-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By wingnut60
Had a 5500 Onan in the '05 when bought it in '07....

Had a 5500 Onan in the '05 when bought it in '07. Moved it to a '15 DRV when we traded in 2017. Gen ran very well with minimum maintenance. Was running just fine when we sold the '15. Used a lot of...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-12-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By wingnut60
That should be the way it will work. But...

That should be the way it will work. But probably you need to know just how to connect in the J-box on side of the generator box. Do you have the hour meter and start/stop switch already in the...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 10-07-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By wingnut60
Thermocouple would be easiest and cheapest to...

Thermocouple would be easiest and cheapest to replace first...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-05-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By wingnut60
Best way to gage weights--take the GROSS weight...

Best way to gage weights--take the GROSS weight or the unit, not the dry weight, hitch weight of fiver is generally figured at 20% of GROSS, not dry, to know what weight could be placed on the rear...
Forum: New Member Intros 09-29-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By wingnut60
No matter where you ask questions--if you end up...

No matter where you ask questions--if you end up deciding on a DRV new or used--please contact either RVsForLess in Knoxville, TN (closest) or RollingRetreats in Elk City, OK for quotes. They...
Forum: Keystone 09-15-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,394
Posted By wingnut60
History lessons are great....

History lessons are great....
Forum: Keystone 09-13-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,394
Posted By wingnut60
I don't know anything about Raptors, but the...

I don't know anything about Raptors, but the brochure lists 3100 to 3600lbs difference between dry and gross weights. Don't think you can put that much weight in the rear...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-12-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,731
Posted By wingnut60
Duane, Depending on how low and how long the...

Duane,
Depending on how low and how long the temps get, several things will come into play to keep operating--this is what I have found out for staying on a temp basis (not long term) in really cold...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-12-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,731
Posted By wingnut60
Not sure about the CH, but we were in Cherry...

Not sure about the CH, but we were in Cherry Creek SP in Denver Feb '19 for 2 weeks--got down to -11 couple of nights, and 6 days never above freezing. Furnace + space heater kept us ok, but took a...
Forum: New Member Intros 09-10-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By wingnut60
Yes, welcome to the forum. Methinks you don't...

Yes, welcome to the forum.
Methinks you don't have enough toys...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-08-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,731
Posted By wingnut60
Can't recall where the numbers were, but someone...

Can't recall where the numbers were, but someone has posted the BTU content of normal propane and the kW cost of electricity and compared when the costs stand in relation to each other. Simple cost...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 09-08-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By wingnut60
Well, you have plenty of truck. Might have to...

Well, you have plenty of truck. Might have to look at real weights--ever get it weighed for actual numbers? Are you hauling a toy or empty?
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-06-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,731
Posted By wingnut60
We are near Grand Jct, CO. Tues is leaving day,...

We are near Grand Jct, CO. Tues is leaving day, drop of 40d at least from today, but little chance of moisture. Was going over Douglas Pass and thru Flaming Gorge, but, nope--round to west and then...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 09-06-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By wingnut60
If you don't overload the rear axle capacity, new...

If you don't overload the rear axle capacity, new shocks usually are a good addition. Adjustable air bags can help a lot also. Remember, 2 normal truck tires have a total load capacity of about...
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