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  1. Highly recommend the Anker brand of USB chargers. We have several of their multi-point chargers and they have been flawless for about 5 years now. Anker battery packs were what my (now former) airline provided to all of the pilots for use with our flight deck iPads. Don’t know if that’s a solid referral, but it should be.
  2. By chance was your truck subject to the headlight recall? I find I'm constantly flashing at SuperDuty trucks that seem to have their high beams on. They are blinding and annoying to oncoming vehicles.
  3. And Oliver wants 2-3 days to do this? Something is off with that…
  4. Or $1500 for the RecPro/Houghton 13.5k heat pump and maybe 4 hours labor? Cheaper yet and you can use the heat function versus propane if you have 120 volt power.
  5. I always checked and double checked the gear shift on our Honda Fit before locking the doors. Usually I would push the car the last couple of inches up to the motorhome before hooking it up - partly as an additional check of the transmission status. I guess I need to work on my sense of humor. If it happened to me, I would not be amused. But since it happened to someone else, I guess it's OK to chuckle a bit.
  6. From a couple of homebuilt airplanes to a motorcycle. Your risk tolerance is a bit higher than mine! Interesting you went from composite to sheet metal - wish I had your composite skills. I very much dislike the fiberglass work - mostly because I'm very bad at it. The RV-10 I just built had a lot more fiberglass work than the RV-7A. Sorry for the thread drift.
  7. Elections have consequences. Yes, I know, this probably violates some forum rule.
  8. This is exactly where our water leak occurred during our trip to Alaska. The flexible hose line came loose at the pump. Took longer to move the bed out of the way and find the adjustable wrench than it did to find the leak and tighten the fitting. Sorry too, that you are having issues and I hope you get them resolved quickly.
  9. Yikes! Sheet metal airplanes are the only way to go 🤣 Actually, I've owned three composite airplanes in the past...
  10. Looks like a burner, maybe for the Truma AquaGo hot water heater? No idea how to work on it...
  11. I'm going to hazard a guess. No shore power, inverter not turned on.
  12. They are. Bought my Timkens from them (they are just down the street) and they all checked genuine with the app. Didn’t trust the ones from Amazon.
  13. It was a pleasure meeting you and your spouse in Whitehorse. Glad you had a good, safe trip. And you beat us (not by much, though). 12,430 miles 😉
  14. Scam artists will come out of the woodwork. Saw that after Andrew in 1992 in Miami. Power may be out for months. Those with Teslas, Rivians and Lightnings will find it difficult to get them recharged.
  15. Should be plenty of Ram trucks available, assuming this report is accurate. https://wolfstreet.com/2022/09/20/new-vehicle-inventory-still-near-record-lows-with-twist-fuel-efficient-cars-vanish-full-size-pickups-pile-up-ram-dodge-jeep-overstocked/
  16. There are bound to be some dealers who are taking a long term view and not going to take advantage of their customers. You may have to look a bit to find them and even buy an airplane ticket to get there, but I am sure they are out there. Just glad I don't need a vehicle right now. I have never paid above MSRP for a vehicle and don't want to start now...
  17. Suggest you ask the folks that towed Elite II trailers with a Tacoma (much better tow vehicle overall) that were close to 100% of the rated towing capacity. I've never towed at close to 100% of rated capacity, but don't think it would be particularly comfortable or very safe. As an aside - I towed our Elite II with a supercharged Tundra (550 hp), beefed up OME suspension and upgraded brake rotors and pads. We encountered uncomfortable brake fade on some downhill stretches between Jasper and Banff in Canada. I used engine braking as much as possible and still want even bigger brakes now. Uphills were no problem and never taxed the cooling system (engine or transmission) at all.
  18. In response to John Davies post about Honda quality - Hard to find any product these days with quality as good as in the past. Even Olivers. OP was looking for a generator that would (a) fit in Elite I front basket and (b) power a Truma or Dometic A/C. The Honda EU3200i will do both. Didn't say it was a cheap solution or maybe not even the best solution - but it meets both requirements. Haven't seen anything else that does.
  19. I misstated the generator in question - it's the new EU3200i. 22.5" long, 12.0" wide, 17.8" high. Won't that fit?
  20. Isn't the new Honda EU3000is the same form factor as the 2000/2200? If so, it might be a solution to the current requirements for startup of the the Truma or Houghton A/C and it would fit in the Elite I basket. It's pricey, but so is an Oliver.
  21. As sensed by the EMS - 117 volts, 23 amp current draw, 60 hertz (cycles). E0 - no errors as you indicated.
  22. Not sure why you think the Honda 2000i won't fit into the front basket - we carry two Honda 2200i generators there. As to the ability to start the Truma A/C with one 2000i, I'm not sure. What I did discover on our recent trip was that use of the "ECO" mode does not work well during the startup of our Houghton A/C. I think the Truma may have a lower inrush current than the Houghton - which has a much lower startup current than the stock Dometic. Our experience was with both Honda generators paralleled and both in ECO mode. When I switched it off, the generators worked fine.
  23. Curious why this topic is being brought up yet again, when back in 2018 the OP said this (only one of several similar comments on various threads over a couple of years) - "I've watched many of the TFLTruck videos and I really like there road test on the ike Gauntlet. OK, I watched the video on the Gladiator and it preformed as I thought it would, this trailer is too heavy for towing with a Gladiator. Now a trailer like a Casita will probably be ok, maybe even the Elite trailer will work, but the Elite II I would think not."
  24. It would be helpful if you indicated which brake controller you are using - are you talking about the built-in model in the later Tundras or an aftermarket one? You may also find that a new trailer has poor performing brakes until the shoes get properly bedded to the drums. The process is discussed either in the owners manual or the Dexter axle manual - I don’t recall where I found it.
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