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RE: Frog in fresh water holding tank!

My son had a Dolphin gas motorhome that he and his family lived in for over a year while his new home was being built. This MH had the fresh water tank in the rear area around the rear axle. It had a 1.5" or 2" tube that ran from the rear of the MH to the tank. Son thinks it must have been a breather tube like the one that go up through the roof normally. While cleaning one day he noticed something dark inside the white translucent tank. Luckly, it was accessible from the top via a hatch in the floor. He had to cut an opening in the top of the tank and install a cover that is used on boats to access the inside of the tank - almost identical to the first one linked above by fisherman. He stuck his arm in the hole and pulled out a mouse!:E. It was not possible to replace the tank so he used a sponge type mop with a 3 or 4ft handle to scrub the whole interior of the tank. Then he rinsed it well and filled it with bleach water and let it sit for awhile then rinsed it several times. He, his wife, and two children and a dog then lived in the MH for about a year without a problem. He never told any of them what had happened and they do not know about it to this day! I am spilling the beans here but doubt that they will see this. Hope not! :W:B Barney
BarneyS 03/29/20 11:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Just bought my first travel trailer

Don't know where you heard that. Must have been the Ford forum! :B I think you will find that the majority of "haulers", those who do it for a living, are using Rams with the Cummins turbo diesel. When I was looking to replace my F250 PSD I test drove all the "3/4 ton" trucks and the Ram came out on top easily for ride, luxury in the cockpit, and just fit and finish. In addition, you can not go wrong with the Cummins. That thing has torque you will find hard to believe. Here is a pic of the interior of the one in the my picture above. One more thing. That hitch weight of 1100 lbs is going to probably be north of 1300lbs when you are ready to camp in it. Mine is 1380 and advertised dry hitch weight is 1100lbs. Really is too much for a 150/1500 series truck regardless or what the salesman is telling you. He just wants the sale!:R Barney https://i.imgur.com/EWCj8tPl.jpg
BarneyS 03/29/20 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Just bought my first travel trailer

I would go for the diesel for sure! Our trailer is just about the same size and weight as the one you are considering and you can see that we towed it with a Ram 2500 with the CTD. Very pleasant tow and ride! :) Barney https://i.imgur.com/PWkiTCIl.jpg
BarneyS 03/29/20 10:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Snowbird returning to Ohio

Moved to Roads and Routes forum from 5th wheels.
BarneyS 03/27/20 07:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Snowbird returning to Ohio

We have found, over 19 years of traveling down to Florida and taking several different routes, that I75 all the way worked best for us. It is all good smooth pavement and not too many construction areas anymore. Barney
BarneyS 03/26/20 02:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: 7345 charger mod

Moved to Technology Corner forum from DIY.
BarneyS 03/26/20 02:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Awning Cost

Check these out. Barney
BarneyS 03/25/20 12:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Adjust WDH?

Look at the surface of the L bracket where the bars rest. Is it polished equally across or only at the front edge? If it is polished evenly across the surface then the bars are resting on it just fine. If not then I would do as you mentioned and add a washer or two to get a bit more tilt to the hitch head and then lower the L bracket one notch to see if that helps. The problems with having them not adjusted flat on the L brackets is that 1. they make more noise. 2. They do not apply sway control evenly throughout the sway event. 3. The may make the L bracket move from its' mounting position on the A frame. It is fairly easy to adjust so there is no reason to not have it just right. It just takes a bit of time. :). The sticky at the top of the forum deals mostly with the chain type of hitch but the theory behind the the adjustments is the same. Barney
BarneyS 03/24/20 05:50pm Towing
RE: Skyline Nomad manual

I agree that most manufactures manuals for the trailer are very generic and almost useless. What you really need are the manuals for the appliances that are in your rig. I think you can probably download the manuals for most of your rigs appliances from a website owned by member Chris Bryant who has his own RV repair shop,Bryant RV Services. Click here and be prepared with the model name or number of the various appliances you need manuals for. Hope this helps you out a bit.:) Barney
BarneyS 03/23/20 06:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hand-powered chainsaw -- for emergency use

Moved to General RVing Issues forum from DIY.
BarneyS 03/19/20 10:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Picture posting thread...anyone into it?

If you will follow these directions exactly, it is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of our moderators, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it. It is very simple to use. 1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app. 2. Copy the resulting URL. 3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions. Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.:) Barney
BarneyS 03/16/20 12:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Buy Now or Wait on the Crazyness to Subside??

A lot of the dealers around the southern Michigan area are advertising 0% financing for up to 60 months. Might as well use their money for free to get one instead of depleting my own cash. Sure wish I was in the market for a new truck! :W Barney
BarneyS 03/16/20 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Your Rig

Since I see several members trying to post pictures directly from their computer - which does not work, I am posting this for their benefit and others who are tempted to try it without success. If you will follow these directions exactly, it is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of our moderators, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it. It is very simple to use. 1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app. 2. Copy the resulting URL. 3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions. Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.:) Barney
BarneyS 03/13/20 05:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thank you Good Sam

Hello, I am closing this topic due to lack of activity. Thank you for your time and participating. Please feel free to open a new thread on this topic in the future if you wish. Thank you, Good Sam Care Team You forgot to close it! :B Barney
BarneyS 03/09/20 04:56pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Dual battery locking tool box for travel trailer

Snip... Anyway, thanks guys... I should have known better when I decided to post this... Mitch :@:h:@:R Looks to me like everybody is trying to help you. Barney
BarneyS 03/09/20 04:27pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dual battery locking tool box for travel trailer

I have a TorkLift battery box on my trailer and it uses a nylon woven strap to run lengthwise under each of the two batteries and then buckles on top. The strap runs in a grove in the bottom and under a couple of cross pieces at the ends to keep it in place. i also put a Battery mat lining the entire box to absorb any possible acid spills that may occur during charging. The underside of my lid I put a heavy rubber lining glued to the top. This setup has worked great for the past 5 or 6 years that I've had it. Barney
BarneyS 03/08/20 06:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Don't forget this weekend

I think we should adopt DST full time. Spring forward and stay that way. I'd vote for that! :). Used to be that way and I loved it. Barney
BarneyS 03/07/20 05:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie Seeking Some Information

I would take a close look at the Venture travel trailer models in the length you are wanting. They have a lot of good features including a large shower in the rear bath and the use of the murphy bed up front which gives you the advantage of a full bed and the sofa at the front of the trailer. They also have a continuous one piece roof that runs from the bottom front to the bottom rear of the trailer. It should be less prone to leaking at the seams than normal TT roofs. If I were in the market for a small TT, they would definitely be on my short list. I also agree on the recommendation to use a WD hitch. Barney
BarneyS 03/06/20 08:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Front glass window protection

My trailer is 15 years old, has a front window protector made with a metal frame with thin fiberglass panel as protection. You can see it in my signature picture just under the trailer name on the front (in blue). It has traveled all around the US with 15 years of travel between Michigan and Florida or Texas each winter. It has never had a ding or hole from flying rocks or anything else except bugs. The main use for the cover is as an awning over the window when parked. i would not worry about that window up front. Barney
BarneyS 03/05/20 05:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing issues with short wheel base motorhome

Moved to Dinghy Towing forum from Towing.
BarneyS 03/05/20 04:50pm Dinghy Towing
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