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Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 05-11-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,235
Posted By acadianbob
The TST system is a good system. What I like is...

The TST system is a good system. What I like is the peace of mind that I don't have to be constantly watching my mirrors for a shredded tire.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 05-10-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,206
Posted By acadianbob
Do yourself a favor and order a F250 6.2 with...

Do yourself a favor and order a F250 6.2 with 4.30's. Fuel mileage impact is virtually non-existent (empty) and better loaded. You'll pull those grades so much better and hold your gears better.
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Forum: Roo | Shamrock 05-05-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By acadianbob
There are several brands out there now that are...

There are several brands out there now that are reasonably quiet. Shoot for a DB rating of 65. Remember that DB ratings are logarithmic and not linear. While not exactly right, a good...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 04-15-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,082
Posted By acadianbob
I'm also pulling a Wildcat 29RLX with a F250...

I'm also pulling a Wildcat 29RLX with a F250 gasser with Camper Package. My truck squats (from unloaded) but sits pretty flat. Trailer is maybe 3 inches nose high. I don't view it as a problem. ...
Forum: Expandable and Hybrid RV Discussions 03-28-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,364
Posted By acadianbob
I agree with that point of view. I suppose part...

I agree with that point of view. I suppose part of the issue is the availability of pit toilets and a hand water pump at campgrounds.
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 03-27-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By acadianbob
Didn't know that either! Never would have...

Didn't know that either! Never would have thought of that. Thanks.
Forum: Expandable and Hybrid RV Discussions 03-27-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,364
Posted By acadianbob
Totally agree. My bike is clean, oiled, and...

Totally agree. My bike is clean, oiled, and adjusted. I'm way too fussy about it to transport it "outside".
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 03-27-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By acadianbob
Yes, I tried using a voltmeter and it didn't help...

Yes, I tried using a voltmeter and it didn't help much at all . . . .
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 03-27-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By acadianbob
Yes, that diagram helps. Thank you. I have...

Yes, that diagram helps. Thank you.

I have two black negative leads coming off of the battery. I interrupted the one that went to the trailer frame with the shunt. So, everything "working off...
Forum: Expandable and Hybrid RV Discussions 03-26-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,364
Posted By acadianbob
I recently saw a thread on this topic where a...

I recently saw a thread on this topic where a poster mounted front fork mounts to the wooden seats (removing the cushions of course) of his dinette. My wife and I thought that that was such a great...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 03-26-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By acadianbob
Thanks for the help. I think I'm going to have...

Thanks for the help. I think I'm going to have to take the tops off of the boxes and map everything out. And I think I'll have to replace a smaller cable with a larger one. I see what you guys are...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 03-26-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By acadianbob
Foiled on Victron Install; Suggestions?

The Victron 700 is a very nice unit and relatively easy to install.

HOWEVER, I wound up with a big disappointment. Installed it in our new Wildcat to monitor the batteries (when dry camping)...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 03-26-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By acadianbob
The Victron 700 is a very nice unit and...

The Victron 700 is a very nice unit and relatively easy to install.

HOWEVER, I wound up with a big disappointment. Installed it in our new Wildcat to monitor the batteries (when dry camping)...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 03-26-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,738
Posted By acadianbob
It's interesting that some trailer/manufacturers...

It's interesting that some trailer/manufacturers will put out a trailer with minimal load capacity and tires/axles that are right on the edge. We've been fortunate enough to have bought trailer with...
Forum: Wildcat 03-26-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 59,355
Posted By acadianbob
I'm trying to figure out the different...

I'm trying to figure out the different experiences people are having. Some report excessive sag; others not. We are towing a 29RLX with an F250 and only have 2" of sag. Still 3/4" to the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 03-23-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By acadianbob
F250 gasser with 4.30's is an awesome tow...

F250 gasser with 4.30's is an awesome tow vehicle, easy to drive and maintain.

Go for it.

Upper 14's MPG around and about (Dirt township road and rural highways)

Lower 15's MPG on the...
Forum: Wildcat 03-18-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 59,355
Posted By acadianbob
Yes, I believe there is more spring compliance in...

Yes, I believe there is more spring compliance in the first inch or two of travel on the newer model years.

When we were looking at the 29RLX, the dealer had 3 of them. Two had 15" tires and one...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 03-17-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By acadianbob
Can you be more specific about the clearance...

Can you be more specific about the clearance problem?

At the hinges? Just closing the door? With the steps down? Steps up?
Forum: Wildcat 03-17-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 59,355
Posted By acadianbob
What model is that Michael?

What model is that Michael?
Forum: Wildcat 03-17-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 59,355
Posted By acadianbob
Isn't that the truth!! Tougher winter than usual...

Isn't that the truth!! Tougher winter than usual this year. We had about 10 straight days with overnight lows around -24.
Forum: Wildcat 03-17-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 59,355
Posted By acadianbob
P.S. Of course any truck squats with weight....

P.S.

Of course any truck squats with weight. So, I'm not surprised you got flashed towing at night. There is an additional issue likely with a Ford. All 4 lights work on "dims". So, with the...
Forum: Wildcat 03-17-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 59,355
Posted By acadianbob
Yes, I'd say that I'm 3" high on the nose also. ...

Yes, I'd say that I'm 3" high on the nose also. My F250 would have to squat a bit more than your F350, but I don't think I squat 3". There might be some additional squat after we are loaded for...
Forum: RV Industry News, Recalls, and Service Bulletins. 03-16-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,391
Posted By acadianbob
Forest River Extended Warranty Discontinued

Just got our attempt at the one year extended warranty returned from Forest River. As of 2018 model year, they are no longer offering the 1 year extended warranty. Dang . . . .
Forum: Wildcat 03-16-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 59,355
Posted By acadianbob
Thanks man!

Thanks man!
Forum: Wildcat 03-16-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 59,355
Posted By acadianbob
Quite wintery here yet!! Just home from the...

Quite wintery here yet!! Just home from the dealer.
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