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RE: What is this make?

if theres any water stains?RUN!!!!!! I think I see a little tar repair at the roof edge line. Really depends on price and owner skills.
GrandpaKip 12/06/19 01:01am Travel Trailers
RE: exchanging propane cylinder that came with TT

@GrandpaKip: Do happen to have a picture of yours? Where did you get them with the float gauge? Thanks! //KMac One of them came from Costco and the other from Camping World. Bought one to see how it would do, then bought the other a year later when it was on sale and I had a coupon. I tried the screw on gauge a few years ago and got rid of them; really worthless. No pictures as I’m in Italy at the moment.
GrandpaKip 12/06/19 12:56am Travel Trailers
RE: exchanging propane cylinder that came with TT

If you are going to replace with new, I suggest getting one with a built in float gauge. The gauge makes it simple to get an idea of how much is left in the tank. I really like the 2 I’ve got.
GrandpaKip 12/05/19 09:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Voice Controlled Travel Trailer

I’m in Italy at the moment. I can only imagine how a self-driving car would function here in the land of driving rules, regulations, stop signs, red lights, etc. are just suggestions and are to be ignored. Though seemingly chaotic at times, traffic flows, hardly anyone gets in an accident and aggressive driving does well. It’s actually impressive. For my camper, I want it as simple as possible.
GrandpaKip 12/04/19 12:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Voice Controlled Travel Trailer

HAL was just a bit to the left of IBM.... I’m sure that was just coincidence...
GrandpaKip 12/04/19 12:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: And the smokey glass stove cover is no more

Just my opinion but .... DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ON THERE THAT WILL BURN. Those saying to put wood on there, very bad idea. A burner gets turned on under the wood next thing your camper is on fire. Either replace the glass or make a cover out of sheet metal. Yeah, I wouldn’t do that, either. Just giving Mr. Murphy a head start.
GrandpaKip 12/02/19 07:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Voice Controlled Travel Trailer

Just more shtuff to quit working at the least convenient time. Anybody remember HAL? -Sotto voce- “No, Kip, I don’t think it’s a good time to go outside the camper. I think you should stay inside...forever.”
GrandpaKip 11/20/19 08:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Plumbing HELP..?

Get a local woodworker/carpenter/handyman to cut you one out of treated 1/2 plywood. Have them attach it and you paint it.
GrandpaKip 11/18/19 06:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Total EV Travel Trailer/ Caravan

That’s very cool.
GrandpaKip 11/18/19 05:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Broken key, locked out of TT, no spare :(

Good deal!
GrandpaKip 11/17/19 08:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Space Heater

Quote “Or they have a reading comprehension problem.” Yeah, a lot of that going on. And, I suspect, the beginnings of cabin fever. Anybody need a fence post?
GrandpaKip 11/17/19 08:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Tongue jack maintenance

There is a zerk on the Ultra-Fab. I do a couple pumps every spring, but it still makes awful grinding noises. Been this way for 4 years. Goes up and down, though.
GrandpaKip 11/16/19 09:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Half ton towable fifth wheel

I asked a salesman at CW about the Cougar Half-ton Towables. He was surprised at my question of pin weight and couldn’t tell me what the weight was on the smallest unit, so he went and looked it up. 2200 pounds. I laughed and he stated that he didn’t know of many half tons that had that much payload. They could pull it, though. The majority of back roads that I have driven in the UK would be no fun in that rig.
GrandpaKip 11/16/19 09:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Plumbing HELP..?

Pex is extremely easy to work with. There is a ratcheting crimper that is also easy to use in confined areas. In replumbing our house, I used a combo of push-on fittings, full ring clamps and the ratcheting crimps.
GrandpaKip 11/16/19 08:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Space Heater

We use a small 1500W ceramic space heater that is not adequate. Today we looked a Lowes and saw a much larger heater, but is was also only 1500W. So my question is what kind of heater would be better. I know we could use the propane furnace, but prefer to not have to when we have electric hook-ups. I feel the same way and I do not think I am stealing electricity unless the campground specifically asks or says not to use electric heat. We use a small ceramic heater that we use in conjunction with the propane furnace when needed. Most campgrounds we have stayed in do not have a price difference for 50 amp vs. 30 amp service. Usually the pedestal has both as well as a 15 amp outlet. Obviously, if there was a problem, the owners would do something about it.
GrandpaKip 11/15/19 08:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Broken key, locked out of TT, no spare :(

Sounds like it is kaput. Why not just drill, discombobulate, and replace it? Save the $ on a locksmith.
GrandpaKip 11/14/19 07:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Screws being pulled out on Awning

Stainless steel machine screws through the wall and a decorative backing plate with acorn nuts, if you can’t figure out the root cause.
GrandpaKip 11/12/19 07:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Screws being pulled out on Awning

No, not normal. Something is binding and if not corrected could result in the channel popping off the wall. Is this a manual or electric awning? Also, you should be concerned that this is a leak danger.
GrandpaKip 11/11/19 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Blow out water lines question

I pressurize the lines with AF, then crack the cold inlet on the water heater for a moment to put some in the tank. Works for me. Whoa! Glad it works for you but I don't think it will work for anybody else. When you get even a little bit of AF in the hot water tank it is very difficult to get it all out. You will have foamy, smelly hot water for a long time. If you drain your water heater there is absolutely no need to put anything in the tank. The small amount of water remaining in there will do no harm if it freezes. Barney I do it mainly to get some AF in the short line that goes in the bottom of the tank. I just rinse the tank before heating it. Never had hot water foam. A bit of smell first couple of showers, but nothing to worry about.
GrandpaKip 11/10/19 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Replace or reseal skylight

As above. I had to do the same. I used Eternabond to seal it.
GrandpaKip 11/10/19 08:02am Travel Trailers
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