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The ol' RV pics

Discussion in 'Boats / Watercraft / RVs' started by drperry, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. drperry

    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    Trailer has a dry weight of 7400lbs

    My quad weighed 867lbs dry, with the factory tires, so I figure around 925-950 lbs with the bigger rims and tires...

    30 US gallons of gasoline in the trailer. (Pretty sure it's US Gallons)
    Which is another 180 or so lbs.

    Remind me around summer time, and the trailer is out of the back yard and I'll get a scale ticket for ya, provided the only scale that does that accepts debit cards and not just fuel cards for the bulk station it's at... I haven't looked close at it :lol:

    I know my truck weighs in at about 5800lbs so I'll be able to get a good reading on that scale... The DOT scale is too short to drop the trailer and get a decent reading... With the equalizer bars, it also throws the truck axle weights off :lol:

    But I definitely have no problem finding out the exact weight for ya... I just don't want to clean an entire park full of snow to get the trailer out :lol:
     
  2. drperry

    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    I'll get a more accurate fuel mileage rating this summer with an actual extended trip, so I'll be looking to get a lower number this time, since I'll be going further than 120 miles.

    That's the biggest reason mileage was decent... Short trip!

    I expect between 5 and 7 for the next one. That trip is 231 miles.





    Anywho. I upgraded the batteries today!


    I wen't from this:


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    Edit: Apoligies for the one that's upside down... Photobucket is being mean.... It's flipping it for me... If it's normal, ignore it.
     
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  3. dirtyoldman

    dirtyoldman I'm now on Medicare,officially old.

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    Those batteries should do the job,1000CCAs? :thumbs:
     
  4. drperry

    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    Yes sir!
    The generator turns over MUCH better now!

    But the biggest issue, was that the old battery was only good for two days powering just the sensor and radio's clock. So under real usage, only one day. I should be able to get 5 days standby, or 3 days regular usage before needing to start the generator.

    A solar panel will give me over a week of normal use, if not two.

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    dirtyoldman I'm now on Medicare,officially old.

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    I should look into a solar panel,we have tons of sunshine here :D

    I have one 950 CCA deep cycle battery in my toy hauler,seems to work good.In the mornings I fire up the generator so I can have fresh coffee,gotta have fresh coffee,right? :lol:
     
  6. dietz4ibanez

    dietz4ibanez Slowly going the way of the Buffalo

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    My brother does this and it boggles my mind.

    He will do all his city driving and heavy accelerating whether he is towing or not. Once he has his cruise control set on the highway he will reset his average mpgs. He could be going down hill and flat ground. He always shoots me a text or sometimes I am with him and he does it. I tell him, go through an entire tank, fill it up and then tell me what you got... :lol:
     
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    dirtyoldman I'm now on Medicare,officially old.

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    Sometimes brothers won't listen to brothers,I've had that issue :jester:
     
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    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    Percolated coffee is way better than what comes out of a machine, unless it's an electric percolator. :D2

    My generator uses .8 to 1.1 gallons per hour at 50% capacity...
    with a 30 gallon take, I'm good for awhile :lol:




    From fill up to fill up is the best way to do it!

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    First let me say my appoligies for missing this thread.

    Second, the awesome MPG Dennis is getting is due to the fact that he has converted the truck over to AMSOIL on all fluids. Just goes to show a high quality synthetic makes a difference. :D

    Third, Dennis, that looks like it will be a ton of fun when you get it out and a chance to enjoy it. :cheers:

    Forth, that is all! :)
     
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    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    :lol:

    That's AMSOIL in the engine only... If this trend continues, I'll get 12 now that the transmission is done, and once the rear end gets done :lol:

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