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RE: Yet another reason I won't let my dealer touch my trailer

If you have a C channel frame, you can drill a 1/2" hole, put the bolts through and tighten them down with a nut and lock washer. If you have a tube frame, like I do, you can't get to the inside of the tube to install a nut and washer. If you drill a 7/16" hole and thread it to take a 1/2" bolt, you only have about 1/8" of thread in the trailer frame to hold all of that pressure. That is not enough thread to be secure with the stress that it takes. The answer is to drill it out to 11/16" and insert a rivet nut. When you tighten down the bolt, the rivet nut expands behind the steel of the frame side giving a MUCH more secure connection. Google "rivet nut" and you can see how it works.
Bobbo 12/15/19 07:21am Towing
RE: Best Fuel Preservative for Pure Gas ???

Seafoam for me, and I always buy 91 octane ethanol free gas for my small engines.
Bobbo 12/14/19 08:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Old propane tanks on new RVs

Interesting. So, very possibly, this whole thing could go back to the factory. Or, to a thief who switched tanks with the OP sometime in the last two years. Wouldn't be hard if the OP stores his trailer away from home. Why would anyone bother to do this? The "thief" could just go exchange them... Why? Exchanging the tanks costs money. Swapping them with a trailer sitting there costs nothing. IMHO this is much more likely than the dealer going thru the expense of finding used tanks that look good enough... What thief would bother putting old cylinders on? The dealer did it whether intentionally or not. Maybe knowing that would slow down the discovery of the larceny? It would not be discovered until the next use of the TT, then the trip to the propane filling station. That way, if there is video, they don't know how far back they need to review the tapes. Of course, I am not skilled at jumping to the correct conclusion without any evidence, so what do I know? ON EDIT: It may also hide the fact that there was a larceny at all. It may make the owner think the dealer had done it. ;)
Bobbo 12/14/19 08:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yet another reason I won't let my dealer touch my trailer

OP here. Just an update. I got out today and removed the sway cam arms and brackets from the trailer frame, drilled out the holes to 11/16" to take the rivet nuts, and re-installed the sway cam arms and brackets with the 1/2"x1.5" bolts the way the specs said. I even got to use a torque wrench I bought a few years ago to torque them down to 75 foot-pounds. Life is good.
Bobbo 12/14/19 08:08pm Towing
RE: E-mail

Agree with drsteve. It will depend on both what app on the computer you are trying to read email with and what email provider you are using.
Bobbo 12/14/19 07:38am Technology Corner
RE: Rusty ball

Don't sweat it. It's not worth worrying about and don't add grease to the ball, you'll regret it the first time you rub up against it with your nice jeans. I always tow with grease on the tow ball and the WD pivot points. I am careful when I get around the grease, and don't wear good clothes while working the trailer.
Bobbo 12/13/19 07:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: How much water to ad to black tank when starting out.?

I put two toilet bowls full. I figure each toilet bowl full is approximately a gallon. I also put two toilet bowls full every time I flush "solids."
Bobbo 12/13/19 07:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: Old propane tanks on new RVs

Interesting. So, very possibly, this whole thing could go back to the factory. Or, to a thief who switched tanks with the OP sometime in the last two years. Wouldn't be hard if the OP stores his trailer away from home. Why would anyone bother to do this? The "thief" could just go exchange them... Why? Exchanging the tanks costs money. Swapping them with a trailer sitting there costs nothing.
Bobbo 12/13/19 07:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Old propane tanks on new RVs

Interesting. So, very possibly, this whole thing could go back to the factory. Or, to a thief who switched tanks with the OP sometime in the last two years. Wouldn't be hard if the OP stores his trailer away from home.
Bobbo 12/13/19 08:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Old propane tanks on new RVs

It not the factory, they come without tanks. The dealer did that to you. Any new trailer we've purchased, be it a popup, hybrid, or travel trailer, has always arrived at the dealership with empty propane tanks that the dealer would then purge & fill before delivery to me. Not challenging you, or calling you a liar, but how do you know the trailer arrived at the dealer with tanks vs no tanks and the dealer added them? I really want to know how you know that. After retiring from my career I wanted something to still get me out of the house a couple of days each week so I ended up working for this dealer, for 7 years. :) New trailers always arrived with empty propane tanks. Our Spree came from a different dealer I also know well - his new trailers were also delivered to the dealership with empty tanks. Thank you for responding.
Bobbo 12/12/19 07:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water filter upstream of the pump?

I use a whole house filter between the tap and the RV. If filling the fresh water tank, I use the whole house filter before the water goes into the tank. In 2009 we went to Fort Wilderness at Disneyworld. I hooked to their shore water without a filter. I sold that RV in 2017 and it still had sand in there. That is why every drop of water that goes into my RV plumbing goes through that whole house filter.
Bobbo 12/11/19 08:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Old propane tanks on new RVs

It not the factory, they come without tanks. The dealer did that to you. Any new trailer we've purchased, be it a popup, hybrid, or travel trailer, has always arrived at the dealership with empty propane tanks that the dealer would then purge & fill before delivery to me. Not challenging you, or calling you a liar, but how do you know the trailer arrived at the dealer with tanks vs no tanks and the dealer added them? I really want to know how you know that.
Bobbo 12/11/19 08:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yamaha Generator question

Not so long ago I bought a new Yamaha EF2000iSv2 generator. Maybe someone has already had an experience with this gen and can suggest how many appliances can I run with it? About 12 or 13 amps. You have to add up the amp draw for each appliance. If the batteries are low, the converter/charger may take up most or all of that. I have the 2000 watt Honda. It is dedicated to charging low batteries, and nothing else. Everything else is on propane. No microwave while batteries are charging. No hair dryer while batteries are charging. turn off the breaker if you need to run an appliance? That would work, except my whole reason for the generator is to charge the batteries. When boondocking, I plan on having NO 120v at all, except battery charging.
Bobbo 12/10/19 09:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Yamaha Generator question

Not so long ago I bought a new Yamaha EF2000iSv2 generator. Maybe someone has already had an experience with this gen and can suggest how many appliances can I run with it? About 12 or 13 amps. You have to add up the amp draw for each appliance. If the batteries are low, the converter/charger may take up most or all of that. I have the 2000 watt Honda. It is dedicated to charging low batteries, and nothing else. Everything else is on propane. No microwave while batteries are charging. No hair dryer while batteries are charging.
Bobbo 12/10/19 06:50am Tech Issues
RE: Yamaha Generator question

I agree with the others. At 9,000' you need two of the generators paralleled. Even then, you are not over powering your RV.
Bobbo 12/09/19 08:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

I have never seen it in gallon cans.. I wish I could get one of those Try Autozone. That is where I get mine.
Bobbo 12/07/19 07:49am Tech Issues
RE: Furnace running very hot...

I agree with needing an actual temperature measurement. IR Thermometer https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71c5DtsEW-L._AC_SL1500_.jpg width=160
Bobbo 12/07/19 07:48am Tech Issues
RE: senior pass

I can not say nice things about our current government. I've not heard that purposeful but I do not doubt it. Don't restrict this to "our current government." When the previous administration had a shut-down, the President directed that all parks be closed, even those without gates or rangers. They actually roped off portions of DC on NPS land. There is video of that instruction. He said he wanted to make it hurt to make a point.
Bobbo 12/07/19 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

https://www.amazon.com/Sea-Foam-Extreme-SF-16-Seafoam/dp/B0002JN2EU/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=seafoam&qid=1575689535&sr=8-1 Available at any big box auto parts store. I buy it in gallon cans and refill a couple of the 16 oz cans. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71RVVZeq9bL._AC_SL1500_.jpg width=160
Bobbo 12/06/19 08:33pm Tech Issues
RE: exchanging propane cylinder that came with TT

Are any of the exchanges still a proprietary fill that needs a special key?I have never seen a propane tank that required a "special key" to refill.This may have disappeared. I think it was the TS2 valve that had a magnetic interlock required to refill. Blue Rhino 2004 I had one of those Blue Rhino tanks one time. Uhaul could not refill it, and when researching I learned about the Blue Rhino locked valve. I came on this forum to complain, and someone told me it was impossible because Blue Rhino had quit doing that.
Bobbo 12/06/19 09:08am Travel Trailers
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