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Old 07-05-2013, 09:24 PM   #31
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Yeah that's why I wrote that post
Oh and I didn't tell you the trailer was a Harbor Freight trailer lol.
I hope you're getting a good laugh because I can't type this without laughing out loud
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Glad you are in another part of the state! LOL!

I wouldn't put my Harley (if I had one) on that trailer behind that rig. But, like you said, it is insured. Just hope nobody gets hurt by your buddy's stupidity.
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Well he took his fifth wheel to Tahoe couple weeks back and realize he does need a bigger truck
And my Harley was just put on the trailer never towed with it. but he did tow his Harley with the trailer to Bass Lake about a month ago.
I have a 17 foot car trailer but that would make everything way too long.
I'm just going to stick to camping without extra vehicles lol.
I would never think of putting my Harley on a trailer that I bolted together and only has 10 inch tires.
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I tow my flatbed with an 18-foot deck on it to carry my wife's Acura, or I will tow my dump trailer with the Jeep in it (much shorter package) behind the RV so we have transportation when we are camped. We don't have any road bikes so that is out. The '46 Jeep gets a lot of attention but its impractical in some situations. If we are going to Reno in the summer for instance we will tow the Acura- driving the Jeep in 100 degrees+ is not my idea of fun. We did tow the Jeep on our big trip back a few years ago. Got caught in a couple of rainstorms and all without the top on it. Also sat through a blizzard in Amarillo but the Jeep stayed on the trailer and we stayed parked at an RV park for 3 days.
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Yeah that's a nice jeep my friend had an old one too he just sold it .it was on the ranch. Old World War 2. not sure what year but it definitely was a World War 2 1
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Yeah that's a nice jeep my friend had an old one too he just sold it .it was on the ranch. Old World War 2. not sure what year but it definitely was a World War 2 1
My '46 is a CJ2A, civilian Jeep. My youngest son has a 1942 Ford GPW Ford-built Jeep. They are relatively rare. He is doing a ground-up frame-off restoration on it hoping to have it on the road for his 16th birthday.
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that's awesome
More kids need to learn how to turn a wrench.
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Power inverter I have for the RV is a xantrex 1500. model is x power
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Power inverter I have for the RV is a xantrex 1500. model is x power
Running only one 100 watt panel on that inverter is a waste really. It can handle 15 times that! It is best to match the inverter with the output potential of the panels you plan on having. Or you can go with the panels that have their own microinverters. They are more expensive, but only marginally because the inverter is an integral part so it eliminates the need for a separate one. http://www.lowes.com/pd_180260-40683-GS-1000-KIT_4294707765__?productId=3956065&Ns=p_product_qt y_sales_dollar|1&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product _qty_sales_dollar|1&facetInfo=
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I have had the xantrex inverter for like 3 years just sitting in the garage thought I would just use what I had .I figured it would be big enough
Isn't the real problem not having enough battery storage as long as you can keep the batteries charge no matter how many panels you have?
I can see it running the battery's down really fast like using a microwave.
But isn't it true as long as you can get the batteries charged back up you should be okay?
If not you're suggesting a really small 100 hundred watt inverter like Home Depot or Lowes or Harbor Freight sells.
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