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RE: Trailering

Tomman, I have been a member of this forum for 21 years and have probably answered a number of the same question a hundred times. I don't consider it repetitious or boring because each person has a reason for asking and I consider it a privilege to help them out if possible. I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping people and I'm sure that is the motivation behind a most of our members also. Barney “Like”
GrandpaKip 04/22/21 08:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Skyline RV forum

Not that I know of. You could start one yourself. We are all just poor little orphans.
GrandpaKip 04/19/21 08:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Sliding glass door replacement.

It’s only a 1.5” difference. With some creative trim, you could make a residential unit work.
GrandpaKip 04/19/21 08:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh water tank broken exit tank elbow to the 12v pump

If you can remove the tank, install an inspection hatch on the top. Then you can install a new fitting on the bottom.
GrandpaKip 04/15/21 07:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Camco Trailer Aid did not aid at all

I’ve used the Trailer Aid several times and had no problem. Standard 3500# axles. Others have reported it doesn’t lift high enough, also. Maybe it’s the spring packs, equalizers, or space between tires. As stated, it is best to try your system at home first.
GrandpaKip 04/14/21 07:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer demand and prices

Periodically, I pass by 2 Camping Worlds, one in Hendersonville, NC and the other in Spartanburg, SC. Looks like both of their lots are full of RVs.
GrandpaKip 04/08/21 07:24am Travel Trailers
RE: how long of a 12 ga extension cord is safe to use

I have a total 110’ run from breaker to trailer using 10 gauge solid wire and the trailer’s 10 gauge cord set. There is usually 120-122 volts with small loads and a 4 volt drop with the a/c running. I only tested the a/c once and didn’t see the initial drop as the a/c started. I have no need to run the a/c in the trailer at home as I don’t have any a/c in the house. I have an EMS, so I really don’t worry too much about voltage drops. I would not run any less than 30 gauge that far unless you are just going to have a small (10 A or so) load.
GrandpaKip 04/04/21 08:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing up grades with "M" and 1 gears

I have found that, with our rig, using tow-haul works very well. But, I don’t have your setup and neither does anybody here. The manual, then trial and error and going slow will probably serve you best.
GrandpaKip 04/04/21 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch height

I set up the Andersen according to my truck owner’s manual and the Andersen manual. Wrote down all the truck measurements unhitched and hitched w/o WD. Hooked up the chains and started adjusting to get the front back down. I would guess that the ball is about 1 to 2 inches below the tongue when the trailer is level. The trailer sits slightly nose down when all hitched up.
GrandpaKip 03/31/21 07:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Pushing a TT into position from the rear bumper...?

I attached a 2” receiver to the bucket of our compact tractor to move various trailers around. It does have a bar to mount a ball, but it’s not accessible with the backhoe on. You would have to have about 10 feet in front of the trailer.
GrandpaKip 03/30/21 08:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Floor Plans

We really have no peeves about our Dart. Don’t have a problem with the bed. The toilet is in view with the door open, but never thought about it. The largest window looks out the driver’s side, but we don’t spend much time inside while we are awake. I put in a residential sink and made a 2 piece cover for it for more counter space. We use the dinette table for temporary counter space. We love the amount of storage we have and the big bathroom. All in a 21’ package with a 2000 pound cargo capacity. Unfortunately, it’s an orphan and we haven’t seen another trailer quite like it.
GrandpaKip 03/28/21 08:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Sealing Tape Option

Millions and millions of, too...cuz I bought my Eternabond on Amazon. The angels took the morning off here, it’s just gray sky.
GrandpaKip 03/24/21 07:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh Water Tank Replacement

Do a search for Mueller rv tank Okay, did that search and found nothing but talk of coffee makers. Sorry, it’s Moeller.
GrandpaKip 03/23/21 07:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh Water Tank Replacement

Do a search for Mueller rv tank
GrandpaKip 03/22/21 07:48am Travel Trailers
RE: How long do you drive/tow in a day?

300 miles/6 hours If a long distance, we’ll break it up and stay a couple nights in various places along the way. Last Thanksgiving, we spent a week going to Marathon Key and 9 days coming back. We do not travel on interstates.
GrandpaKip 03/07/21 08:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Waist disposal hose

I use a vinyl fence post to store the stinky slinky. But I want to know more about the “waist” disposal hose. I could use one of those.
GrandpaKip 03/05/21 08:25am Travel Trailers
RE: parking on hill

How far down the road? Are you going to use it meanwhile? I ask because if it’s going to stay put for months at a time, I would definitely rethink how it’s sitting now. The OSB is going to fall apart, it looks like the passenger side rear tire is pushed in by the edge of the 4x4 and the driver side rear tire doesn’t hit much of the 4x4.
GrandpaKip 03/05/21 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Has camper quality gotten any better in the last 10 years?

Any RV of any price point of any type will become a problem from lack of care/maintenance. So will a house, boat, vehicle and anything manmade. Things put together with staples are typical. Just yesterday, while cleaning the dinette area, I had to put 3 screws where staples were pulling out. As many members have said, “Some assembly required.”
GrandpaKip 03/02/21 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Replacement Question

Good to hear, glad you got it done! Great choice! Thought maybe the children above, were keeping you from returning. Jerry LOL
GrandpaKip 02/28/21 08:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Another Towing Question

Basically, your 150 will be at max load or over. It will pull that trailer but no one here can tell you how safe or comfortable that trip will be. Personally, I like to have a cushion on all the parameters of my truck and trailer. That said, if you decide to stick with your truck, the very first thing I’d do would be to go get new LT tires if P tires are on it now.
GrandpaKip 02/26/21 08:39am Travel Trailers
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