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Forum: Fifth Wheels 11-14-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Canonman
This was one of my first questions a few years...

This was one of my first questions a few years back. Above advice is spot on. Your generator = shore power. Your converter, likely a WFCO 89XX series, is rated to output between 13.2 and 14.4v DC...
Forum: New Member Check in! 11-12-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Canonman
Welcome to the forum. We love camping in Oregon....

Welcome to the forum. We love camping in Oregon. If you ever decide to head our way (Utah) we'd love to help with suggestions.
Forum: Towing 11-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,249
Posted By Canonman
I can say I've not noticed any "pitting" but the...

I can say I've not noticed any "pitting" but the hard shelled buggers are he!! on the front vinyl decal of the cougar:facepalm:
Not having much of a problem cleaning them off. I use the Meguiars...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 11-12-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,983
Posted By Canonman
I've been following this thread with some...

I've been following this thread with some interest.
IMHO I think this is what we're moving towards:)
As the "trailers" get bigger and longer, steam power will will be the new, diesel:lol:
Forum: Campfire Chatter 11-11-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By Canonman
You only have cabin fever if you stay in the...

You only have cabin fever if you stay in the cabin.
Ski and Snowsports Instructor December through April.
On the snow 6 hours a day, 5 days a week.
You gotta be quick or old man time will catch...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 11-11-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Canonman
Good on ya for going!! I'm super jealous. Nothing...

Good on ya for going!! I'm super jealous. Nothing like a little "Cloud Dandruff" to make things look pretty:)
Nice photos, thanks for sharing
Forum: Fifth Wheels 11-09-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By Canonman
Danny, I'm pretty sure 11.9 volts is a 60%...

Danny, I'm pretty sure 11.9 volts is a 60% discharged battery. You may want to beef up your charger.
Forum: Fifth Wheels 11-08-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By Canonman
I think our water would be considered "Hard" if...

I think our water would be considered "Hard" if weren't for the arsenic:)
Distilled for sure!
Forum: Fifth Wheels 11-08-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,983
Posted By Canonman
Here is a video that may help with questions...

Here is a video that may help with questions about the differences in fifth wheel configurations. The guy that does these has a ton of videos and most are really helpful regarding matching the right...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 11-08-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By Canonman
Personally, I wouldn't charge a battery I...

Personally, I wouldn't charge a battery I couldn't keep an occasional eye on. I pull the batteries at the end of our season and store them in the garage on a battery tender. I check the water level a...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 11-07-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,018
Posted By Canonman
You really can't go wrong with the grand circle...

You really can't go wrong with the grand circle tour. As a suggestion, the Ute Tribal Park is a "must see". The park practically surrounds Mesa Verde and has not been "restored". You'll see pottery,...
Forum: New Member Check in! 11-06-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Canonman
Welcome! Best advice we can give is go camping...

Welcome!
Best advice we can give is go camping as often as you can and ALWAYS Take the Scenic Route!
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 11-06-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,018
Posted By Canonman
Last pics of the season for us. The cover is on,...

Last pics of the season for us. The cover is on, the pink is in and the batteries are in storage on the tender:(
Zion NP 11-1-2018
Forum: Travel Trailers 11-05-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,892
Posted By Canonman
Not sure this is staying on topic for this...

Not sure this is staying on topic for this thread, but to answer your question; we've used the geo method for 6 years with two different campers. No problems whatsoever. IMHO the real key is to get a...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 11-04-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,042
Posted By Canonman
The onboard converter is supposed to reduce the...

The onboard converter is supposed to reduce the charge voltage to a "maintenance" level once the batteries reach full charge. That said, I have noticed our batteries "boil-off" when plugged into our...
Forum: Travel Trailers 10-28-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By Canonman
"yes I talk bad about the designers/engineers on...

"yes I talk bad about the designers/engineers on a daily basis"

Chuckster, I'll bet you see some real "head shakers" in the course of your repairs.
One can only imagine why things were done a...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-28-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By Canonman
This season I noticed some "boil off" using my...

This season I noticed some "boil off" using my WFCO converter. We dry camped for an extended period then stayed 3 days with hook ups then dry camped for 5 days. When we got home I checked the water...
Forum: Travel Trailers 10-28-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By Canonman
On our Cougar the two tanks are connected at the...

On our Cougar the two tanks are connected at the final 3" pipe just before the dump connection . Is your rig set up with two dump connections? Or, is the question more about getting maximum flow...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-26-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Canonman
That's some really bad news Try these guys:...

That's some really bad news
Try these guys: http://www.trekwood.com/
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-26-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By Canonman
1. Cause only 2 screws were into anything that...

1. Cause only 2 screws were into anything that would hold an 8oz fixture:)
2. Tech was out of chewing gum?
3. Tech was listening to "Guns and Roses" and just got carried away cause "It's So Easy"
Forum: Travel Trailers 10-26-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By Canonman
With the photos I can see exactly what you mean....

With the photos I can see exactly what you mean. That cap for the city water is made of a much more pliable plastic than the FW cap or the actual city water attachment. It deformed where the others...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-25-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,917
Posted By Canonman
You are correct. The Aisin is only used with the...

You are correct. The Aisin is only used with the HO Cummins turbo diesel due to the 900 foot pounds of torque. The combo is only available on the 3500 and heaver models.
And, I am so jealous:)
Forum: Travel Trailers 10-25-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Canonman
Nothing like "Life in the Great Frozen...

Nothing like "Life in the Great Frozen North":D
Forum: Travel Trailers 10-25-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By Canonman
Any chance the cap was deformed prior to using...

Any chance the cap was deformed prior to using the HW heater? I've not noticed exhaust temps from our water heater high enough to think they would melt a plastic cap.
On our Cougar the exhaust...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-25-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Canonman
Most converters are WFCO 89XX series. They...

Most converters are WFCO 89XX series. They provide multiple output/charging voltages for charging, as well as maintaining the proper battery charge level. It's much more efficient than connecting the...
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