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RE: Add Awning To Slide?

Don’t see why not. A lot would depend on the skills of the installer. My question would be what is the effect on the slide when the wind buffets the awning? Is there room to add the awning over the slide so it is attached to the trailer?
GrandpaKip 10/23/21 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Running lights on cars

It seems I have found more nonsense than common sense in my post. The idea that on sunny day the lights would make a difference maybe not so much but on the gray day in a misty rain near dusk they definitely could save many lives and do. All GM products have had them for years but the other American vehicles don't it seems. I really can't believe some of the reply's here as being nothing short of nonsensical. After 16 years on this forum, you oughta be pretty used to the nonsense meted out. ;-)
GrandpaKip 10/18/21 07:26am Travel Trailers
RE: What causes soft floors

Our camper has a sandwich floor and there is a tunnel in it for wiring to go to the other side from the load center. It definitely deflects when stepped on but hasn’t gotten worse over the years. You may be seeing the same thing in some of the units you have looked at.
GrandpaKip 10/12/21 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Why ? trailer jacks so tall ?

Have you tried turning it 90 degrees? I did that and it worked fine.
GrandpaKip 10/05/21 08:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Back on the road 2022 Rockwood 2109S

Congratulations and happy traveling.
GrandpaKip 10/05/21 07:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Skyline RV forum

7 year old thread resurrected from the archive. Seeing that Skyline sold out to Evergreen in 2014, who then went out of business in 2016, 7 years is about right. Evergreen took a mediocre product and morphed it into total junk. Fairly common course of action in the RV industry. Sorry, I have to disagree. Our Skyline/Evergreen definitely isn’t total junk and has been relatively trouble free for over 6 years. It’s been cross country twice and up and down the East coast many times. We average several thousand miles a year. It lives outside on a mountain. A lot of folks on here just love to trash RVs. Perhaps another form of recreation would make them happier.
GrandpaKip 09/29/21 07:23am Travel Trailers
RE: 2021 Outback & Mini Max

I’d vote for a pop up vs. a travel trailer. Just not enough vehicle especially with the CVT. That tow rating is more for a utility type trailer. I’ve had Subarus for the last 30 years, my kids drive ‘em as do my in laws. Absolutely love ours, but I wouldn’t tow anything more tha than a pop up.
GrandpaKip 09/21/21 07:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Opinions on 2014-2018 Travel Trailers

We like our Dart. Has been relatively trouble free.
GrandpaKip 09/20/21 07:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Nice looking small trailer rig

The dealer did a horrible job of setting up the WD hitch. Can't say I've seen a sedan of any kind towing a TT in the US since the 70s. Yeah what a joke, I would like to see a sedan pulling a 4000 lb trailer. It’s done in Europe all the time. First trip to England, about 30 years ago, we saw a VW Golf pulling a 2 horse trailer. As far as Caravans (travel trailers), mostly pulled by Mercedes and Volvo estate wagons, occasionally a small truck. Weren’t too many SUVs back then.
GrandpaKip 09/14/21 07:14am Travel Trailers
RE: 2022 Shasta 25RS

GrandpaKip 09/14/21 06:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Help buying a small travel trailer

Can we get some information about build quality with the listed units above? Thanks Build quality is all over the lot. As said, 2 identical units next to each other can vary greatly in their fit and finish. All of them will have basically the same appliances such as the fridge, AC, water heater, etc. I would look at and compare: Cargo capacity Fridge size Tank size, though if going to full service campgrounds, it’s not that important. Interior and exterior storage Bath layout. Can you sit on the pot comfortably, turn around in the shower, brush your teeth (some don’t have a separate sink)? Type of AC. Roof mount is better. 2 tanks of propane Good luck and happy hunting.
GrandpaKip 09/09/21 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Rear Bumper Storage - how bad is it?

We carry between 60 and 100 pounds on the cargo carrier. With 100#, we are at 13% on the tongue. No sway or any other issues. The carrier is frame mounted. I wouldn’t trust the standard “bumper” to hold more than a spare tire.
GrandpaKip 09/08/21 07:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Foam Core Floor Repair. Epoxy?

When I repaired an area by the door on a previous trailer, I used some 2x6’s as the foam was 1/12” thick. Glued and screwed them to both top and bottom plywood. Very solid. Should have been 1 1/2”, not 1/12”. Bad proofreading.
GrandpaKip 08/31/21 08:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Adding scissor jacks for side to side leveling

Why not use Andersen types of levelers? I put the camper where I want it, put the levelers down, roll forward or backward a few inches, watch my level, and, presto!, it’s done. I may give that a try. Are those type levels tire size dependent? I have 14" tires. I measured my tires, then cut a 4x6 to fit. Had to make one a couple inches shorter than the other to fit between the tires. Been using them for several years. I also mounted a level on the camper that I can see in the mirror. I believe that the commercial ones are generic.
GrandpaKip 08/29/21 08:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Adding scissor jacks for side to side leveling

Why not use Andersen types of levelers? I put the camper where I want it, put the levelers down, roll forward or backward a few inches, watch my level, and, presto!, it’s done. As said by HDog, frames are cambered and you really shouldn’t be screwing around with that.
GrandpaKip 08/28/21 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Porsche as a tow vehicle? Depends on the trailer . . .

I would imagine both would be listed as totaled. The most interesting thing in the article to me was about the investigator who would recommend denying a claim if either was over weight specs. For the weight police, I believe this is a justification for bringing weights up, especially for folks just starting out. I would really be unhappy if that was my Porsche and trailer that was denied coverage.
GrandpaKip 08/23/21 08:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Brand New, Just beginning process

First, learn about weights of your tow vehicle and trailers. There’s a big difference between what the max tow weight of your TV is and what size trailer you can actually tow. Once you have an idea of the range of what you can safely tow, you can look at trailers that match. For example, my Silverado has a payload of 1800 pounds and is rated to tow up to 9000 pounds. In reality, about the most it can tow is around 7000 pounds loaded before it runs out of payload. Go to every RV dealer in your area and peruse the offerings. Good luck and happy hunting.
GrandpaKip 08/21/21 08:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Replacement exterior storage latches longer than 1 1/8"?

Looking through Amazon, I saw 1 1/4” and 1 3/8” cam locks.
GrandpaKip 08/20/21 08:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie: it appears tank hoses don't come with new trailer

20’ of Rhino hose, 2 4’ sections of gutter, and a hose support have served us well for several years. The hose and gutters live in a 5x5 vinyl fence post mounted under a cargo rack that carries the tote.
GrandpaKip 08/07/21 08:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Wastewater Tote & Fresh Water Containers - Do you use them?

27 gallon Thetford tote, 2 5 gallon water coolers and a 2.5 gallon water jug. The water jugs are filled at home from our well and are for drinking and coffee. Have a whole house filter for water hookup. We don’t boondock usually staying at state parks with electric and water. 30 gallon black tank, same for gray. Don’t use freshwater tank. Usually go 4-5 days on black, 3-4 on gray. The water jugs will last a little over 2 weeks. Tote goes on frame mounted cargo rack, water in truck bed. For really long trips, we just put up with not having our mountain water.
GrandpaKip 08/04/21 07:45am Travel Trailers
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