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RE: TPMS

I’ve had the Trailer version for about 3 years now and it has worked well with both 50psi and 65psi tires. It does have a limit of 70 psi, but I’ve never had a problem with that. It does read about 3 to 4 psi lower than my air pressure gauges do. My son has 65 psi tires and the same system. No problems, either.
GrandpaKip 09/16/20 07:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Beech Lane Levelers

I have homemade Andersen type levelers. The camper is sitting on them at the moment near St. Augustine.
GrandpaKip 09/12/20 07:29am Travel Trailers
RE: 50 amp surge protector

The EMS has shut down for low voltage a couple of times (probably saved AC from damage), once for a ground fault, and once for reverse polarity, but never had a surge problem.
GrandpaKip 09/11/20 01:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sway Bars

Sway bars are for just what they say. They stop the sway when a large truck or bus passes. I am sure they would be nessessary with a tiny house. 4 point equilsier has built in sway control. You only need to add 1 sway bar. not quite. Sway bars are for those times when sway is induced in a emergency situation, like dodging a accident, or animal. They are only to help dampen sway once it starts. truth is. a properly setup trailer should never sway. EVEN when passed by a truck, or buss. You will feel them pass. but they should not push or pull you out of your lane. IF they do. You have problems that sway control will never fix.. Need to go back and work on the hitch adjustment some more. 18 wheelers do not bother my trailer in the least. I can feel them, but that is all. truth is. I can feel minivans more. but that is a normal thing. Not something sway control fixes, because it is NOT sway. Sway is when the trailer starts moving around all by itself for no reason other than it is unbalanced. This. A lot of people on here really don’t know what sway is and isn’t. I travel mostly back roads and never feel a semi coming and going by. Don’t feel a semi passing me, either on a 4 lane road.
GrandpaKip 09/11/20 01:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer brake advice

Sorry, but common sense should tell you that it’s not a good idea.
GrandpaKip 09/08/20 07:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Did I ruin my water heater, please help!

Make a check list for breaking camp.
GrandpaKip 09/06/20 09:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Tank monitor/Water heater/water pump issue

Glad you got it sorted out. Happy camping.
GrandpaKip 09/05/20 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Max length definition

Our box is 21’. Tongue is 3’. Cargo rack is ~2’. When asked, I put 26’.
GrandpaKip 09/03/20 08:09am Travel Trailers
RE: How to tow & push BACKWARDS?

Compact tractor. Mine is only 5’ wide and would move the trailer just fine.
GrandpaKip 09/03/20 08:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Small Trailer Weight suggestions

More than likely, they will be close to 6k# loaded. That would be about 720# tongue weight. Leaves about 450# for passengers and stuff. That would be uncomfortably close for me, both the truck and the trailer. Our trailer brochure dry weight was about 3800# and weighed over 4200# dry as scaled. We average 5k# loaded and have over 1000# as a cushion. We had a Frontier 4x4 that pulled it fine all over the US. It was maxed out on payload and axles but not on max tow. An actual dry weight of about 3500# would be my max target.
GrandpaKip 08/30/20 08:54am Travel Trailers
RE: BEWARE Keystone Hideout

Trailer A = 1000 units with 10% bad is 100 bad trailers Trailer B = 10000 units with 10% bad is 1000 trailers The number of bad trailers is different. Your odds of picking a bad one in either case is 1 in 10. Boy, isn't "10% bad" a mind-boggling thought? If we produced 10% of cars and trucks "bad" or worse yet 10% of houses "bad" we would be in a WORLD of hurt!!! Somehow, however, we accept it in RVs. I have been fortunate with my Dart. Only one manufacturer defect and I only found it when replacing the stereo. Some doodlehead switched the ground wire from a ceiling speaker and a nearby light. It is amazing that you really don’t hear anything about improving the quality of campers.
GrandpaKip 08/29/20 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Tank monitor/Water heater/water pump issue

20 year old camper, with original converter? If so, it may need to be replaced. Check output and connections.
GrandpaKip 08/29/20 08:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Small Trailer Weight suggestions

Average tongue weight should be between 10 and 15% of trailer weight. Brochure tongue weights are usually on the low side. Payload of the truck is more important than tow weight. What’s the payload of that truck from it’s yellow sticker?
GrandpaKip 08/29/20 08:26am Travel Trailers
RE: BEWARE Keystone Hideout

Trailer A = 1000 units with 10% bad is 100 bad trailers Trailer B = 10000 units with 10% bad is 1000 trailers The number of bad trailers is different. Your odds of picking a bad one in either case is 1 in 10.
GrandpaKip 08/28/20 07:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Stone look tile around fireplace

That stuff is meant to be attached to a solid substrate which the typical trailer doesn’t have. It also meant to be attached to a non-moving structure. If you are keeping the trailer on a permanent site, then it would work with proper prep.
GrandpaKip 08/28/20 07:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Travelling with Bathroom Fan Running

Pretty interesting. I wonder what causes different results? Might have something to do with length or shape?
GrandpaKip 08/28/20 07:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Tank monitor/Water heater/water pump issue

Are you plugged into shore power or boondocking?
GrandpaKip 08/28/20 07:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Removing pine pitch

WD-40 might work. I’ve used it to remove road tar.
GrandpaKip 08/27/20 07:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Travelling with Bathroom Fan Running

I accidentally left bath vent open on a 6 hour trip. There is a vent cover. Upon arrival, there was a fine coating of dust all over the bathroom. It’s now on our departure list to close all vents.
GrandpaKip 08/27/20 07:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Help ID'ing tub

Hmmm....I think I would look into a residential shower pan that fits and FRP panels for the surround. And replace the crappy RV faucet.
GrandpaKip 08/26/20 08:34am Travel Trailers
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