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Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-11-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,745
Posted By TXiceman
Alan, pretty much did all that you referenced. ...

Alan, pretty much did all that you referenced. On mine, I find the drivers side battery quieter than the passenger side battery. I also added flat braid ground straps from the negative terminals on...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-04-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,745
Posted By TXiceman
I put about $100 worth of ferrite chokes on the...

I put about $100 worth of ferrite chokes on the larger computer cables and cut the noise way down, to where the radio is usable mobile.

Ken
Forum: Wisdom and Writings 12-04-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,745
Posted By TXiceman
My 2012 F350 has the lights come on any time I...

My 2012 F350 has the lights come on any time I turn on the wipers. All cars should have this.

Ken
Forum: Pop-ups, Travel Trailers, 5th wheels and Toy Haulers 12-04-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,891
Posted By TXiceman
Livin_Lite brand is being carried by PPL...

Livin_Lite brand is being carried by PPL Motorhomes in Houston, TX

Ken
Forum: The Road Ahead 11-01-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,702
Posted By TXiceman
WE have cooked a complete Thanksgiving meal in...

WE have cooked a complete Thanksgiving meal in the RV on more than one occasion and no problems if you plan. The turkey was small enough for the oven. SOme items were prepared ahead of time and...
Forum: Under the Awning 10-25-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,808
Posted By TXiceman
Fuel prices maybe down, but it i sure not good...

Fuel prices maybe down, but it i sure not good for the oil industry. Lay-offs are a common occurrence in all of the oil related states.

Ken
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-25-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,043
Posted By TXiceman
The larger diameter tire has a large...

The larger diameter tire has a large circumference which means for each revolution of the wheel it will travel farther. The larger diameter tire is basically changing you final drive ratio to a...
Forum: Backpacking, Hiking and Tenting 09-02-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,865
Posted By TXiceman
NN5I auto correct. Litter or trash...

NN5I

auto correct.

Litter or trash patrol.

Other bad habits we found was doing a #2 in the corner of the screen shelter and leaving it. After the Rangers removed the pile, we had to wash...
Forum: Backpacking, Hiking and Tenting 09-01-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,865
Posted By TXiceman
We have been volunteering at State Parks and...

We have been volunteering at State Parks and National Wildlife Refuges for a bit over two years and it is disgusting at how trashy people are becoming. Today, my wife and I were out on liter patrol...
Forum: The Funnies 08-29-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,120
Posted By TXiceman
Yep, you need to be able to identify snakes so...

Yep, you need to be able to identify snakes so that you don't do such stupid things.

Ken
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 08-29-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,190
Posted By TXiceman
The converters will drive a short wave radio...

The converters will drive a short wave radio batty. Disconnect the converter and see how it goes.

Ken
Forum: Pop-ups, Travel Trailers, 5th wheels and Toy Haulers 08-03-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,787
Posted By TXiceman
Mine stays in the bed of the truck. It is a...

Mine stays in the bed of the truck. It is a Trailer Saver TS3 and weights a bit over 400# and does not easily come apart.

Ken
Forum: RV Systems 07-10-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,790
Posted By TXiceman
Some units are wire to put a solar cell up top...

Some units are wire to put a solar cell up top and wired to trickle charge the batteries.

Both of my Colemans have a plug up top and one below that can be connected to a solar charge controller...
Forum: RV Systems 07-10-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,790
Posted By TXiceman
Some A/C units have wiring to add a PV cell on...

Some A/C units have wiring to add a PV cell on the unit. There is a connection diagram next to the wires in your photo, but I cannot rear it. It should show an orange wire if it is used and what it...
Forum: Junk Box 06-14-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,357
Posted By TXiceman
They are lantern hooks. and often used to hang...

They are lantern hooks. and often used to hang garbage or food bags from to keep the small critters out.

Ken
Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 02-06-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,924
Posted By TXiceman
I listened to some of the pile up on SSB and was...

I listened to some of the pile up on SSB and was appalled at the operating manners of some of the operators. They tune on freq, start calling before the contact is completed. Not worth the effort...
Forum: Polls 11-16-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,179
Posted By TXiceman
we have a queen Sleep Number with dual controls. ...

we have a queen Sleep Number with dual controls. Love it. The previous trailer had a replacement memory foam queen that was really great.

Ken
Forum: Pop-ups, Travel Trailers, 5th wheels and Toy Haulers 10-28-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,891
Posted By TXiceman
My operating station is the cabinet in the...

My operating station is the cabinet in the bedroom. I brought up two coaxial cables from the propane tank area into the basement and under the cabinets. I found a place in the basement where the...
Forum: Under the Awning 10-28-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,922
Posted By TXiceman
I run an 857D with a Turbotuner and a Lil'Tarheel...

I run an 857D with a Turbotuner and a Lil'Tarheel II in the truck. For the trailer I use a Kenwood TS480HX with a LDG 200AT Pro tuner. For antennas, I use an Eagle One on the rear ladder and carry...
Forum: Rag Chew 10-14-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,914
Posted By TXiceman
No deductible. The fellow that lost the bucket...

No deductible. The fellow that lost the bucket stopped and we called the police and filed an accident report. His insurance is picking up the tab for the whole thing, including the rental car, lost...
Forum: Rag Chew 10-12-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,914
Posted By TXiceman
Ful timers off the road for a couple of weeks.

The title pretty much says it all. While in Atlanta, a 5 gallon plastic bucket fall off a truck in front of us, one lane over. We had slowed as traffic was dodging it. As we got clsoer to us, it...
Forum: Pop-ups, Travel Trailers, 5th wheels and Toy Haulers 07-14-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,731
Posted By TXiceman
All I have with me right now is a 20 ga. The...

All I have with me right now is a 20 ga.

The fuel consumption dropped about 1 mpg at 63 to 65 MPH...now 8.5 to 10 MPG as the trailer is about 2500# heavier than the previous trailer.

MAybe in...
Forum: Pop-ups, Travel Trailers, 5th wheels and Toy Haulers 07-12-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,731
Posted By TXiceman
The one thing I do not like is the 8.5 to 10 mpg...

The one thing I do not like is the 8.5 to 10 mpg towing at 63 to 65 mph. Dropped a good 1 mpg from the previous trailer...about 3000# lighter.

Still trying to figure out how to get a pair of...
Forum: Pop-ups, Travel Trailers, 5th wheels and Toy Haulers 07-10-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,731
Posted By TXiceman
New shack

We sold the Cameo and bought a 2013 HitchHiker (NuWa) Champagne 38RLRSB.

http://www.kansasrvcenter.com/inventory/275928/New-2013-NuWa-HitchHiker-Champagne-38-RLRSB.aspx

Have a nice cabinet in...
Forum: Under the Awning 05-18-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,525
Posted By TXiceman
I do not use a power washer on the trailer. The...

I do not use a power washer on the trailer. The pressure can lift decals, pull out caulk and get water where it does not belong.

Ken
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