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Forum: General Community Discussions 12-07-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By mawilson
Have you checked the electrical connections?

Have you checked the electrical connections?
Forum: Eastern USA 12-07-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,037
Posted By mawilson
Beaches on the East coast vary from yellow to tan...

Beaches on the East coast vary from yellow to tan to gray. I don't recall seeing any white sand on the East coast. Jetty Park sand is gray. Flagler Beach is shell dredged from the ocean bottom as are...
Forum: Surveyor 11-27-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By mawilson
Yes, for Surveyors, it's the same mounting block...

Yes, for Surveyors, it's the same mounting block used on the inside.
Forum: General Tech and Repair 11-27-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
Posted By mawilson
Screw holes where they ought not be

First the sad tale...
I wanted to upgrade the showerhead to an Oxygenics. Now you have two options for mounting the holder: two sided tape or screws. Since the existing holder was screwed in and...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 11-04-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,149
Posted By mawilson
CAD programs aren't particular really. Either...

CAD programs aren't particular really. Either units are missing in the
STL file or the slicers ignore it and assume mm. At least that's what I see using Fusion and the Cura slicer. Saw it in the...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 11-04-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,149
Posted By mawilson
Prusa and Ender have basically the same print...

Prusa and Ender have basically the same print volume: X 8.5"x Y 8.5"x Z 9.75". In real use don't push it. Much over 8"x8"x9" could prove problematic, especially the X and Y dimensions.
Forum: General Tech and Repair 11-04-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,149
Posted By mawilson
If you plan to print a Fusion model on a 3D...

If you plan to print a Fusion model on a 3D printer, you need to use millimeters unless you like scaling in the slicer.
Forum: General Tech and Repair 11-04-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,149
Posted By mawilson
V2 incorporates a few nice features. The knob on...

V2 incorporates a few nice features. The knob on the feeder is nice though most Ender users print one early on. The tension adjusters are another thing most users print if they need it. Glass bed is...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 11-04-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,149
Posted By mawilson
Be sure you export everything to STL/STEP/IGES....

Be sure you export everything to STL/STEP/IGES. f3d files are useless in anything but Fusion.
Forum: General Tech and Repair 11-04-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,149
Posted By mawilson
PETG is essentially the stuff of plastic bottles...

PETG is essentially the stuff of plastic bottles with glycol added to improve it's printing properties. As such, it's fairly durable and reasonably UV resistant. It will deform at ~90c. ASA might be...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 11-04-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,149
Posted By mawilson
The Prusa is a RepRap variant. It's highly rated...

The Prusa is a RepRap variant. It's highly rated and priced like it. The Creality Ender 3 is also a RepRap variant and highly rated. And it has a much more starter-friendly price: currently $160 (may...
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-29-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,625
Posted By mawilson
Our 243RBS isn't too far removed from your TT. We...

Our 243RBS isn't too far removed from your TT. We started pulling it with an F150 5L max tow. That did okay though it wasn't real happy with hills. We upgraded to an F250. Yes. It will cost you...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 05-11-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,609
Posted By mawilson
If you intentionally operate your vehicle with...

If you intentionally operate your vehicle with loads that exceed the published ratings, insurance companies are within their rights to deny claims and cancel your policy. They will assert that...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 03-06-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,814
Posted By mawilson
You would think, but you would probably be wrong.

You would think, but you would probably be wrong.
Forum: General Community Discussions 02-21-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,003
Posted By mawilson
"It is turning corners where I would freak" ...

"It is turning corners where I would freak"

Just remember you're turning the trailer. The further the axle is from the steering axle, the tighter it tracks. If you take a corner normally while...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 02-20-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By mawilson
I haven't done this yet but looks like a good...

I haven't done this yet but looks like a good solution: https://www.builtrightind.com/products/builtright-industries-dash-mount-2015-ford-f-150.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 02-20-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,058
Posted By mawilson
I may as well add my two cents. The F-150 3.5 Eco...

I may as well add my two cents. The F-150 3.5 Eco is fully capable of pulling the trailer you describe, on raw specs. The scales may have a different opinion, but we don't have that data.

That...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 11-26-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,019
Posted By mawilson
The right answer, as others have said, is a...

The right answer, as others have said, is a session at the scales. Those numbers, along with the pillar stickers and the stickers on the trailer (don't forget it has published limits, too), will tell...
Forum: Surveyor 11-26-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,021
Posted By mawilson
I suggest you fit it together as you described...

I suggest you fit it together as you described but, don't cut off the bolts in place. Mark them and back them out. Run nuts up on the bolts, then cut them. You can use a hack saw if you don't have a...
Forum: The Rally Zone | F.R.O.G. Events 11-26-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,445
Posted By mawilson
Idea for Next Year

We're sure we missed a great event, but, the cruise was booked before we knew the dates. Anyway, if next year is in the same area, I found what could be an interesting side trip.

Devil's...
Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 08-24-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,142
Posted By mawilson
Living in Florida, we wanted to keep the AC on in...

Living in Florida, we wanted to keep the AC on in the TT (set to 80) to keep humidity down.

I put a post in the ground near the trailer, installed the 30A box, buried ~100' of underground rated...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-20-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,792
Posted By mawilson
Need a new Equalizer shank

You may recall that I replaced my 4x2 5.0L F-150 SCab with a 6.2L F-250 Crew Cab FX4 (4x4). That thing is tall, 7' tall. And it has a Class V (2.5") receiver. My Equalizer has a Class IV (2") shank. ...
Forum: Surveyor 06-20-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,632
Posted By mawilson
Since you found the sticker with the serial...

Since you found the sticker with the serial number... The field under MFG# is the model number. E.g. B59516.711J0 is a 15k Brisk Air II.

If you found the serial number elsewhere, the sticker is...
Forum: Cedar Creek 06-18-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,752
Posted By mawilson
First, I'm sorry to hear you're stranded. Also...

First, I'm sorry to hear you're stranded. Also sorry you discovered "RV Customer No Service". Given that RV service quality is typically pretty poor, FR and CC service could be relatively quite good...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 05-21-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By mawilson
It will pull it. My TT GVWR is 7400lbs and I...

It will pull it. My TT GVWR is 7400lbs and I pulled it with a 2012 5.0L F-150 SCab with tow package. That said, you may not like how it pulls. North Florida hills had it dropping to 3rd and revving...
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