Welcome to klenger.net
us your comments
really like your weight calculator! It seems to cover all the bases..
possible exception of one factor...
would like to compliment you on the website. My wife and I plan
a new Dodge and it happens to be spec'd out like yours, right down to
for your time and info.
have a bookmark to your Arctic-Fox site. I don't exactly remember how I
your site, it was probably from a post on rv.net forums. Next
new and first camper should come in. It's a cougar 314EFS 5er. I've
reading a lot of posts and websites learning about the electric
for making your site available, it is very informative.
for your time,
have a very informative web site. I have a Dodge 2004.5 DRW. You
service bulletin #18-037-04. My motor serial number is between the
listed on the bulletin. I'm wondering if you had the reprogramming of
Cummins ECM done on your pickup. If so, did this give you better fuel
mileage? Do you know anybody who had this done and got worse fuel
I'm wondering if there are any bad side effects from this change.
appreciate your help.
Thanks for the very nice web-site and info. I'm looking to drop
end on my 2005 Ram diesel. Have you have any additional
vibrations or problems
after doing this?.
thanks for all the work you do to help others on the dodge diesel site
the RV site. I found your instructions on the BrakeSmart install easier
understand then the inst. they send. What’s the saying a picture is
thousand words. LOL Friday the better half & I are going
over to the
to give it a test run.
your info on the Diesel sight. You have done an excellent job on the
information that you give about yourself and the family. I
you have the 6 speed. I am looking at a new 2005 35oo Laramie
ft box and I am torn between the manual 6 or 46re. I am guessing you
the 6 speed and feel it is superior over the auto. If you care to
on your take I would appreciate it very much
- Edmonton Alberta Canada
came across your web page in the TDR. You seem to have a good
of the Dodge Cummins trucks, so I am hoping you can help me with a
question. Why aren’t Dodge Cummins trucks (2500 & 3500)
available in Mexico?
a note to thank-you for your website and the information on the Arctic
Fox... Any way thanks once again for sharing your insights.
be using your web site to further educate my self.
to bother you but somehow or another I found your website. I'm located
on Long Island NY
and unfortunately my local Dodge dealers are not very helpful. Im the
owner of a 2002 dodge 3500 with the Cummins power plant. AND I LOVE
IT! Found it on EBay- flew to Texas and drove it home - Anyway...
having a heck of a time getting a straight answer from anyone regarding
tow mirrors. I currently have manual tow mirrors. As I said earlier I
sorry to bother you bit your help is greatly appreciated
a word of thanks for posting pics of your installation. My RV shop used
install their first BrakeSmart on my new A/F 29-5E. Second, does the
have a manual override, allowing the driver to manually apply brakes in
to halt a coach swerve? If so, how is it activated?
just about convinced me to get a 27.5L of my very own. :o)
they start using a Wardrobe slide in the bedroom? Kinda like
I'm currently hauling a Mallard 265H fiver with a 2000 F250 V10 4WD.
for the inspiration. Now all I have to do is find a good cheap
read your article on the 16K SuperGlide. Was wondering if you
it yourself or had a dealership drill the holes?? If done by
was wondering how it went? I've just picked up a new truck, and
it makes me
a bit nervous to think of intentionally putting holes in the bed.
wanted to thank you for the info on lowering your Dodge 3500. I lowered
QC, DRW CTD using the procedures you showed, and it was an unbelievable
the photos and info you and Matt 400 and others had given. I posted a
“thank you” on the RV Net Tow Vehicles forum, but just wanted to thank
personally. I would have hesitated to just wade in without the guidance
here and at TDR. Thanks again. Al
first learned of you thru Brake Smart posting on IRV2. Great pix
install. Ordered one last night. Spent two hours looking at
different sites reading all the cool stuff you have put together.
running T 105's , the same battery monitor and had the
switch out the factory converter which at pdi was toasted anyways
Iota 45 amp converter/smart charger. We have a Honda 2000 EUI. Love all
help you provide with your links. A big thank you from me and the
silly your hooked" grin from my wife. What I should have been
was reflecting on the day? My favorite saying " Being a
Christian is the most fun you can have with your clothes on."
across your info on lowering the rear by removing the two spacers. I am
considering doing this to my 2005 3500 srw and was wondering if
done this on your latest truck and how it worked out in the longer run?
problems or additional info I might need? I don’t have anything
right now as I have my desert fox toy hauler for sale along with some
plan to purchase a regular lighter trailer in the future but this will
much smaller toungue weight eg., , 1000#’s. I really appreciate
info you have posted great stuff! Thanks, I just wanted to do a double
before I do this lowering project.
downloaded your simple (and excellent I might add!) gear-speed
spreadsheet. Thanks for posting it! I am not well versed in
building spreadsheets etc. After I saw on your website that you
one of your "dislikes", Microsoft, I just had to let you know
that no Microshaft product was used when I opened gear-speed
I used Open Office , on SuSE Linux 9.1 ! It worked great!
http://www.openoffice.org It also works on the MAC and that MS
job! Hope you like Tucson,
I love it when I can get down there... Next time you fly out of
TUC on an
Alaska Airlines MD-80 come up front and say hi!
- Buckley, WA
been awhile since we spoke on the telephone. I'm Bill from Gig Harbor, WA.
Today we are traveling to Colorado
Springs to inspect a 2004 Dodge 3500 to
purchase. Using you and the TDR as my guide, I'm buying the
6-speed NV5600, limited slip rear end. We wanted 4WD and the
3500 but not dually so this rig is SRW. And it's Red. I
your web site that you lowered the rear end of your truck. Now
you've had some time to play with that, how is it working when
And did you raise the 5th wheel hitch in the bed of the truck to keep
trailer all level? I'm thinking seriously about doing this
more bed clearance. Thanks so much for putting up and maintaining your
- it's great!
a quick note to tell you that you have a great site to use as
resource. Thanks for all the effort!
- Acton, CA
noticed in your web page that your Arctic Fox has 16" wheels. I
believe they come from factory with 15". Did you change the axles or
the hubs or did the factory do it. I'd also assume you did it for
your Dodge? By the way nice web site, with lots of good info.
for all the great pics and info, lowered mine this morning. I, too, had
with the round head spring bolts turning. It was tough because I was
myself with hand tools, no rattle wrench or anything. I did have plenty
blocks and jackstands, so here's what worked: I took a standard pipe
placed it on the bolt with the head snug in the jaws. I had my jack and
blocks ready so that I could just back off on the jack and the pipe
was pinched and held for me by a wood block from underneath the wrench.
of the axle is pushing the wood block and the wrench up and it is held
place. It worked for me way better than vicegrips or anything else.
will help someone else out too! Thanks! Tom
was very impressed by your generator installation in your Artic
Fox. Looks like a great install; simple, very
and easy to repair. I do have a question or two.
have just purchased an 2003 34 5B. It is brand new unit left
a dealer who no longer carries the Artic Fox product. He has had
on his lot for almost 2 years and was willing to sell it for less than
retail for a used unit. It is not generator ready but we plan to
a generator as soon as I make up my mind what kind and type.
for the help. Great Web Page(s).
Artic Fox 34 5b 5er
Ford F350 diesel dually
I found your website from the RV.net Open Roads Forum and it
informative. However I do have some questions about your towing weight
calculator program... Please let me know if these figures seem
to you. If you think that I have underestimated something please let me
am new to trailer towing and don't want to start off on the wrong foot.
thank you so much for publishing the Honda EU3000 vs. Onan noise
information! I can not tell you how useful this is to me right
bought a Honda EU3000 a couple months ago, and now I am second guessing
decision and considering switching to an Onan. The EU3000
required a lot
of custom work in order to make it fit inside of a vehicle generator
(custom exhaust and cooling work). So now I am trying to decide
should cut my losses and switch to the Onan 4kW MicroQuiet..
is more than you need to know....but I just wanted to thank
MUCH* for posting your wonderful info!!!!!!!!!1
was perusing your website today and have a question about the
I too have an analog thermostat and would like a digital one. I
5er. Do I understand you right that the Hunter 42999 or 42995
thermostats will work in place of my thermostat and that they wire
with no modification? Thanks.
Ken – I was hoping to compare results on solar panels… Mine
to produce far less current than I predict. I have 230 watts of
my RV. Living at my latitude (Sacramento
= 38 degrees) , I figure that at 9AM this time of year I should be
12 amps – but instead I am generating 4.5 amps. Have you ever
yours to see what kind of current you are getting from it at various
for a great site! I've bookmarked it and will probably be
rig very similar to yours between now and October when we can finally
break. We love to travel west and especially like the Rocky Mountain
west. I graduated from Univ. of Wyoming
as did one
son. The other graduated from University of New
Mexico but now is
taking his masters in GIS at U Wyo. The other son got his masters
UNM. Gives us lots of reasons to be out that way. Carolyn
share your faith in Jesus and RV'ing allows us to share our faith as we
I just went onto your website, now i have to stop and get my bearings,
seeing the pictures of who you are really brought some tears to my eyes
Mothers' Day page finished me off. Janet, i remember you with
colored hair, i think, i will need to get out the old cache yearbook
and see. Anyway, just wanted you to know ,i am greatly blessed in your
and will look at all the rest like savoring the last of a favorite
Remember seven up candy bars, Great!!
Joyce in Oregon
Found your site referenced on the Escapees website. Thanks
the information and a well-designed website. ...
for your response.
I saw your post on the Open Roads Tech forum, and I'm looking for
up similar to what you describe with your 15" Sharp LCD TV
off 12 vdc. My wife and I have a 26 foot class C motor
I'd like to replace our 9" 12 volt CRT TV with an LCD TV that I
also power using the 12 volt battery system in the motor home. Do
mind telling me what the model # of the Sharp is, and what kind
volt cord you are using? I'm assuming it's something that plugs
cigarette lighter type of 12 volt outlet. Thanks in advance for
that you can give us.
Morning, We have a 27-5L and were wanting to install 2 T105 Trojan 6v
Batteries. When I went out last night and measured it seems the bottom Battery will fix OK, but the top doesn't seem to
Height for it to go in...What did you do...Love your Website, I gets
interesting info off it...We live in Buckeye...
Enjoying your website. My wife and I purchased an 89 Allegro 33'
motorhome in January, and hopefully some day will get on the
road. We are
both in our early 70's and enjoy life to the fullest. Have been
for several years, from tents to popups, to pickup campers, to 5th
now a Class A. Jody (my wife) is on supplemental oxygen,
put a slight kink into our plans. But slowly we are working them
out. Have a 21 liter liquid oxygen tank permanently on loan in
the MH to
refill her Helios with. While using a concentrator at
We have a home on Bull
in North Central Arkansas, and enjoy it here. Have been retired
about 16 years now. Have fun, and hopefully we'll see
the road, sometime in the future.
think I found the reason for the blue wire in the Hunter
Your info paper was spot-on for installation. Thank you for the
work. When I was doing my install, I did not just pull up the
the Coleman thermostat. I continued to pull, and lo and behold a larger
came out as well. The small wires were attached to the larger trailer
with crimp-on connectors. The blue thermostat wire went to 12V ground,
ALSO crimped to the relay ground wires for the air conditioning. So,
we do not connect the blue wire to the Hunter Thermostat (as it does
not need a
ground) the wire bundle already has a cnnection from 12V ground to the
conditioner relays. There would have to be a ground path! As soon
larger bundle of wires came out, and I saw the three way splice to 12V
I knew how it was set up. You might consider updating your white
the subject, but it IS correct. It just leaves the "blue wire" thing
in some doubt.
just took your slide show tour through your home and neighborhood and
could think is heat and isolation. Am i far from the truth? No lawn! No
My how do you ever adapt to the heat?? I
have never been successful in dealing with it in Oregon
,much less Arizona.
Bless love in Christ, Joyce
saw your post on an RV forum and wondered if you could tell me
about the DirecTV
set up. I was planning on just getting a receiver for the house then
with me in the trailer over the winter. Do you know if I can do
I've checked the DirecTV website, but still am not sure.
Klenger, While doing an internet search for battery monitors, I ran
web page. You have done an outstanding job! I don't believe
I've ever seen a personal web page that is done as nicely as
reason that I'm writing is because you seem to be familiar with
setups for an RV and in particular with the Trimetric TM-2020.
... If you
can help me with this in any way, please let me know.
for your time.
7-pin Wiring Diagram - Thanks for posting the diagram. I left my meter
and your diagram saved me the work anyway.
read your June 11 post on RV.Net re: your Sharp15" lcd tv which you
sometimes run on 12v. I want the same, but no salesmen know
other than what the dispaly signs show & none show 12v capability.
model Sharp do you have & how much was it? Where did you get
power cable? For how much? How do you like the
it draw down the battery quickly or slowly?
spent about 40 minutes looking around your web site - got there from
after I found the 5th wheel short box - slider drawings.
time on your web site. Makes me want to invent the time to
my site. But grand kids and camping and work take up most
days. Thanks for the shoveling snow story, I had read that some years
humor. Write if you wish - Happy Trails!
stumbled across your website by accident while researching some info on
RV's. Have to say i have enjoyed it so much i have been unable to
work done this morning. My name is Phil i live in Portsmouth GB. I am
hours forward of you guys, so by the time you get this I
probably be leaving my office, so i wish you guys a good day as i come
end of mine.
you for this calculator. After 6 months of trying and reading how
figure what truck I need I think this has helped. But I don't
know if it
has. Has it? Is this combination do-able?
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