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Need Help Identifying Trailer

I'm trying to determine the model/length of this Kit Companion trailer from the 1960's. Anyone into vintage trailers that might recognize it? Here is the link: thanks Moderator edit to fix picture link.
CarnationSailor 06/08/23 09:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Condition of AZ 260

Thanks for the info.
CarnationSailor 05/25/23 06:24pm Roads and Routes
Condition of AZ 260

I have read where some of the Arizona highways are in bad shape as a result of the heavy snowfall last winter. How is AZ 260 between Camp Verde and Show Low? Any really rough sections? Thanks
CarnationSailor 05/24/23 11:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Slow rise shades problem

You might start here: I found Irvine Shade and Door to be very helpful.
CarnationSailor 05/01/23 01:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Hot water heater question .....

In "the old days", there was a gas switch inside and an electric switch outside on the heater itself. Maybe look for a rocker-type switch on the outside of your water heater? FYI: Forest River's spec's for this trailer says the water heater is "Gas/Electric DSI".
CarnationSailor 04/26/23 04:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch questions

"ALL will hit when backing up..." I have not heard that before. Please explain why that is true. Thanks
CarnationSailor 04/18/23 04:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Accessing Spectrum Internet Public Access Points

It is interesting that the Spectrum wi-fi hotspot map lists both Spectrum and X-finity but my user name is at I'm' going to have to try one hot spot since I'll be there come Sunday with at least 1/2 if not a full hour to kill. (I like to arrive early so as to get the best parking) My user name is also at even though my account is with Spectrum. I think that is because Charter Communications owns Spectrum.
CarnationSailor 04/13/23 03:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Accessing Spectrum Internet Public Access Points

As I recall Spectrum jumped into the cellular phone service, the WiFi access points are default for connection for Spectrum phones, phone over internet protocol, the phones use cellular only if there is no Spectrum WiFi access point available The Spectrum wiFi access points are used not by default, but only when "Wifi Calling" is turned on. Otherwise, they are only used for data.
CarnationSailor 04/12/23 07:38am Technology Corner
RE: Accessing Spectrum Internet Public Access Points

I have Spectrum Mobile for my cell service provider so I can use these access points with my cell phone. I can also use Xfinity access points even though I have no service with them. (Some sort of cooperative agreement must exist between Spectrum and Xfinity.) I also have Spectrum internet service at my home so I assume I should be able to use these access points with my computer although I have never tried. I know of no other way to use them.
CarnationSailor 04/10/23 08:32am Technology Corner
RE: Calc. Turn Radius w/Truck + 35' 5er

Try this:
CarnationSailor 02/06/23 05:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Calc. Turn Radius w/Truck + 35' 5er

I have a 36-foot 5th-wheel that I tow with a 2015 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab. Prior to moving, I lived on a cul-de-sac with a 55-foot diameter. I could turn in the cul-de-sac and never approached 90-degrees between the truck and trailer. I would guess the closest I came to it was 120-degrees. Hope this helps.
CarnationSailor 02/06/23 05:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaf Spring Failure - Replace the Others?

After 3 springs broke during the years I get fed up and install the IS .That system put the end of the worry to get stock on the road. What's the "IS"?
CarnationSailor 01/19/23 07:59am Tech Issues
RE: Leaf Spring Failure - Replace the Others?

Thanks for all the helpful responses. I will be replacing all 4 leaf springs with ones that are about 10% higher rated and of higher quality. I will be paying up for the higher quality, but the peace of mind I get in return will be worth it.
CarnationSailor 01/05/23 12:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Leaf Spring Failure - Replace the Others?

How many RV’s are on the road that have never experienced a spring failure? Yet somehow you believe you got 4 bad ones. I say replace them all, then send the old ones to me for proper disposal. I don't think I have 4 bad ones nor does anyone else who responded to my post. I'm just trying to understand what I'm dealing with, and what would be prudent to do. (Maybe you should read the thread again.)
CarnationSailor 01/04/23 08:42am Tech Issues
RE: Leaf Spring Failure - Replace the Others?

You mean like this: BROKEN SPRING Yes. Despite the axles, tires, rims, springs etc. being nominally rated for the load of my 5er, the manufacturer replaced EVERYTHING between the frame and the ground. The photo of your broken spring looks just like my broken spring, and the chain around the axle looks like the way AAA rigged my suspension so I could tow it to a repair shop. Why did the manufacturer replace everything?
CarnationSailor 01/04/23 08:38am Tech Issues
Leaf Spring Failure - Replace the Others?

Last summer I experienced a leaf spring failure on my 2015 Crossroads Rushmore Springfield. The driver's side rear spring snapped in two about 2-inches from where it attached to the frame. After being alerted that the tires on that side were rubbing together, I pulled to the side of the interstate. I had just entered the highway about a mile back, so I was lucky to discover it so soon, and there was no damage to the tires or the trailer. I was very lucky! AAA got me to a nearby RV repair shop that happened to have a used leaf spring off of a 7000# axle, and it fit my trailer (My axles are 7000# too.) The used spring that was installed appears to be heavier duty than the one that failed. The used one has 7 leafs and each leaf is about 3/8" thick. The one that failed has 6 leafs and each leaf is about 11/32" thick. (1/32" thinner.) Both springs are about the same width. The tech that installed the used spring recommended that I replace the other 3 leaf springs with heavier duty ones when I got back home. Although the episode could have been a lot worse, I still wouldn't want to go through it again. Should I replace them, or just consider this event to be an unusual occurence that is not likely to happen again?
CarnationSailor 01/03/23 04:35pm Tech Issues
Towing TAG with Forester

Anyone have experience towing a TAG Basic or TAG XL with a Suburu Forester 2.5? My daughter's Suburu is rated to tow 1500# and she is looking at a TAG Basic (995# dry) and a TAG XL (1200# dry). She is concerned about how the Forester will do in the mountains.
CarnationSailor 11/12/22 06:33pm Towing
RE: Solar charger for 4 6v golf cart batteries LONG TERM?

I use the following 30-watt Renogy panel when my 5th wheel is in storage during our 5-month off season. Keeps our 4 6-volt batteries topped up.: And I use this charge controller with it: It should do the job for the extended periods you mentioned; however, you may need a larger panel to bring the batteries to full charge between outings. This will depend upon how low the charge goes during usage and how many days you have before the next usage. Good luck
CarnationSailor 11/06/22 01:04pm Tech Issues
RE: air compressors

I have a VIAIR 400P. 12-volt. Cost about $300, but worth it. Rated to 120 psi. I inflate my trailer tires to 105 psi. Just took a couple of them from 100psi to 105 in less than a minute.
CarnationSailor 08/23/22 09:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Proper outside storage

You don't need to do anything other than provide ventilation. Our 5th was stored on grass in the damp Seattle area for many years with no problem.
CarnationSailor 07/30/22 08:56am Travel Trailers
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