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Old 05-14-2019, 10:41 PM   #11
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Hitched up our new Hummingbird 17mbs

Hitched up our new 17mbs on to our 1947 Chevrolet show car today! Dialed in the hitch, anti-sway cams, and trailer brakes and went for a blast out on US 395 in a 20-25 mph cross wind! The hotrod inline6 and 5spd transmission handled it very well! Ready to burn rubber to the next car show in style!
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:13 PM   #12
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Not clear what you found, can you explain a little more? I just use a 12V cigarette lighter voltmeter to measure charge and discharge voltages.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:47 PM   #13
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That is sweet! Would look good on Rt66!
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:20 AM   #14
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Handy 12V Outlet and USB

What's with the 16FD USB outlets near the floor by the bed? And the 12V Outlet upside down by the TV? With this setup I can easily charge a couple phones and see a voltage monitor plugged into the 12 V outlet.

Not hard to do, but it is best to run the wire behind the fuse box and grab an unused fuse.
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Another great idea, thanks - I plug a voltmeter into the 12V socket above the TV but that pulls the small panel down from the cabinet real quick.
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Bike Rack

Many Jayco's come with the Jack-It bike rack on the front tongue. The racks are serviceable, if not particularly convenient. But there's a problem. There's no way to transport the bikes once you get to your destination.

I bought a $25 adjustable ball mount (Harbor Freight 95991). Just drill a 5/8" hole in the lower vertical Jack-It tube (two if you want), and secure with the hitch pin(s). Two bikes now easily fit on the vehicle. Typical of hitch racks, they shake around a bit but are otherwise quite secure.

Now for the bad news. I was quite proud of this mod and used it on a couple long trips. But I recently measured the tongue weight with bikes mounted on my 16FD trailer - nearly 500# !!!!! That's too much for my setup, and probably many others. And moving weight around ain't gonna fix it.

Still, not a bad scheme for bigger rigs?
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