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Old 06-17-2019, 06:32 AM   #1
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how high can I go?

I am not an expert on how elevation affects the different systems in a typical travel trailer. Fridge, batteries, propane stove/heating, etc.

My question: Most campsites I am visiting this year are 8,000 ft +, but several campsites we are booking are at or slightly above 10,000 ft. Any things I should know or do different?

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Old 06-17-2019, 10:30 AM   #2
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If you have a sleep number bed, you must deflate it before going up.
Also things in squeeze bottles like mustard and ketchup might surprise you the first time you use them.
Adjust your baking times as stated on box.
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The generator has a 'high altitude' adjustment if you have an Onan on board.
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If you have a sleep number bed, you must deflate it before going up.
Also things in squeeze bottles like mustard and ketchup might surprise you the first time you use them.
Adjust your baking times as stated on box.
All good reminder. Thank you! We live at around 5,000 ft, so we are aleady use to adjusting baking times/methods.

Perhaps I will keep condiment bottles open in the fridge for the journey.
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The generator has a 'high altitude' adjustment if you have an Onan on board.
Hmmm.... Being a travel trailer, I just have an external Honda 2200. Don't recall if there was an elevation adjustment on it. I will have to look, but doubt it.
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Hmmm.... Being a travel trailer, I just have an external Honda 2200. Don't recall if there was an elevation adjustment on it. I will have to look, but doubt it.
It's going to be a Honda 1600 @ 8,000 ft.

Interesting read... Essential Altitude Tips For RVers Traveling In The Mountains
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:26 PM   #7
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Hmmm.... Being a travel trailer, I just have an external Honda 2200. Don't recall if there was an elevation adjustment on it. I will have to look, but doubt it.

I call my toy hauler a 'camper' just for the heck of it. Your is a TT but we don't know what kind it is. Perhaps a signature line with the specifics would help.
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I call my toy hauler a 'camper' just for the heck of it. Your is a TT but we don't know what kind it is. Perhaps a signature line with the specifics would help.
You can't read minds?
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If it fuel injected it will, most likely, adjust to the altitude automatically. If it is carbureted you may need to change the jet. Only mistake I made on my Champion was not getting the fuel injected model.
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If it fuel injected it will, most likely, adjust to the altitude automatically. If it is carbureted you may need to change the jet. Only mistake I made on my Champion was not getting the fuel injected model.
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Hmm.. Have no idea about fuel-injected. Athe ever-famous Honda 2200 generators fuel injected? If not, how would one "change the jet"?
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