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RE: Cannot open grey or black tank

With both valves not opening.... That is very unusual to have both stick at the same time... I think there may be another reason than the valves themselves. Can you post up some pics?
Huntindog 12/25/20 05:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Confirmed 2021 RAM Cummins no CP4.2

Just wanted to share this with everyone as FCA has confirmed that there is no CP4.2 in the 2021 Cummins in the article below. Great news now just wondering if they will retrofit my 2019 Cummins to the new pump if/when the CP4.2 grenades. https://www.hdrams.com/ram-moves-away-from-the-cp4-2-injection-pump-for-2021/ RobThis is indeed great news. The CP4 is the reason I did not even consider Ram when purchasing the truck in my sig. I wonder how they were able to heep the power numbers up using the CP3.... That was the reason tthe CP4 was used before. It ran at higher pressure enabling more power. No matter... It is great news. Now 12V really has something to crow about.
Huntindog 12/23/20 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Carpet wear from slide out room

There are glide strips made to put down where the carpet is being worn. They are about 6 inches wide and 3 feet long. They are removed when the slide is extended.They are called "Slide Slickers" They work well.
Huntindog 12/23/20 06:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Washer/Dryer combos

How much water do they use? In the ballpark of 12-15 gallons per load. That is doable for boondocking.... Occasional use.
Huntindog 12/23/20 05:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Washer/Dryer combos

How much water do they use?
Huntindog 12/19/20 06:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hey GrandpaKip

From reading the OPs previous posts, he has already commited to making his trailer stationary. That being the case, I have a different take on the situation.... There are VERY few towable RVs that will hold up to full time use. Even the (few) better ones are not as durable as a real house. "There are VERY few towable RVs that will hold up to full time use." You might want to tell that to the thousands and thousands of snow birds that have snow birded in their permanent "towable RVs". Some for as many as thirty and forty years. GuyI actually live in the heart of snowbird country. When I was looking for my first TT around 30 years ago, I looked at many such snowbird units. Most all of them had been modded in one way or another similar to what you are doing. All of them showed the effects of constant use, coupled with the inferior matrials they were made of.... Made them a poor choice. That sentence is being quite chairitable. Most of them were slums. What shocked me was how proud they were of their units, thinking that their mods added value.... Which they expected me to pay. I ended up finding an older TT that was unmodded and in great shape. So no, I won't bother telling them.... They do not see things as they are, and never will. You found an older trailer but yet it wasn't made of "inferior" materials ! Not sure where you are coming from, but you are quite lucky. Also if they are "slums", then "slums" are doing quite well for themselves-renting for 4K a month where we are GuyInferior... Yes the same as all the others. Materials meant for occasional use. But, that unit had been stored unused for 17 years... Indoors!. It looked like new, inside and out. I paid 2300, used it for 4 years, and sold it for 3300. As for 4K a month... A vacant lot close to the beach can command more than that. Location, location,location. My original post was to answer a question that GrandpaKip asked me on another string and I am not sure why you felt you should chime in, but since you did , I apologize for rattling your cage and will now bow out. Respectifully, GuySo you posted a message to a specific member on a public thread, and did not expect any other comments from others? If so, that is what a private message is better suited for. Actually, I think you like the attention and comments from others,,,,as long as their opinion agrees with yours. If one disagrees... Then they become "blather" That is the only way your actions make sense.
Huntindog 12/19/20 11:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Hey GrandpaKip

From reading the OPs previous posts, he has already commited to making his trailer stationary. That being the case, I have a different take on the situation.... There are VERY few towable RVs that will hold up to full time use. Even the (few) better ones are not as durable as a real house. "There are VERY few towable RVs that will hold up to full time use." You might want to tell that to the thousands and thousands of snow birds that have snow birded in their permanent "towable RVs". Some for as many as thirty and forty years. GuyI actually live in the heart of snowbird country. When I was looking for my first TT around 30 years ago, I looked at many such snowbird units. Most all of them had been modded in one way or another similar to what you are doing. All of them showed the effects of constant use, coupled with the inferior matrials they were made of.... Made them a poor choice. That sentence is being quite chairitable. Most of them were slums. What shocked me was how proud they were of their units, thinking that their mods added value.... Which they expected me to pay. I ended up finding an older TT that was unmodded and in great shape. So no, I won't bother telling them.... They do not see things as they are, and never will. You found an older trailer but yet it wasn't made of "inferior" materials ! Not sure where you are coming from, but you are quite lucky. Also if they are "slums", then "slums" are doing quite well for themselves-renting for 4K a month where we are GuyInferior... Yes the same as all the others. Materials meant for occasional use. But, that unit had been stored unused for 17 years... Indoors!. It looked like new, inside and out. I paid 2300, used it for 4 years, and sold it for 3300. As for 4K a month... A vacant lot close to the beach can command more than that. Location, location,location.
Huntindog 12/18/20 04:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hey GrandpaKip

From reading the OPs previous posts, he has already commited to making his trailer stationary. That being the case, I have a different take on the situation.... There are VERY few towable RVs that will hold up to full time use. Even the (few) better ones are not as durable as a real house. "There are VERY few towable RVs that will hold up to full time use." You might want to tell that to the thousands and thousands of snow birds that have snow birded in their permanent "towable RVs". Some for as many as thirty and forty years. GuyI actually live in the heart of snowbird country. When I was looking for my first TT around 30 years ago, I looked at many such snowbird units. Most all of them had been modded in one way or another similar to what you are doing. All of them showed the effects of constant use, coupled with the inferior matrials they were made of.... Made them a poor choice. That sentence is being quite chairitable. Most of them were slums. What shocked me was how proud they were of their units, thinking that their mods added value.... Which they expected me to pay. I ended up finding an older TT that was unmodded and in great shape. So no, I won't bother telling them.... They do not see things as they are, and never will.
Huntindog 12/18/20 01:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hey GrandpaKip

From reading the OPs previous posts, he has already commited to making his trailer stationary. That being the case, I have a different take on the situation.... There are VERY few towable RVs that will hold up to full time use. Even the (few) better ones are not as durable as a real house.
Huntindog 12/17/20 06:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another tire question

My new trailer came with Load range H tires. Is that a problem?;)
Huntindog 12/14/20 02:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stale DEF

Well why didn’t you do some day trip driving with it during the summer months? 7,000 miles of day trips may be a bit too much. There is no drain plug for the DEF, that might cost 25 cents, instead you need to siphon it out if you want to replace the fluid.It is probably worse than that. My 2011 Silverado had a mechanisim to prevent siphoning. Basically a spring loaded door in the fill line. The Fords are likely the same. I believe it is a Govt. anti tampering requirement. I had to remove the tank to drain mine. DEFs shelf life varies a LOT with temperture.
Huntindog 12/08/20 05:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV without a WD hitch

You wouldn't necessarily even need a WDH with that combination. A 3500 will usually ride a lot better with a thousand or 2 pounds of tongue weight. I would have no problem towing it like it is at least until I discovered how it towed. If it turns out it would benefit from a WDH then go ahead and get one; otherwise, don't worry about it.I experienced sway once. I was very lucky that there was no other vehicles around. I needed all 3 lanes to recover. There was NO WARNING whatsoever. It went from fine to a near wreck instantly. Keep this in mind, when you decide to "try it first to see how it does" You may not be as lucky as I was. That was about 30 years ago, long before the internet was invented, and info was so easily exchanged.
Huntindog 12/08/20 03:22am Travel Trailers
RE: New Truck or New Engine

Haven't in years but my father and I use to rebuild the old 69 Dodge 318 a number of times, mostly just the heads and exhaust valves. Is it burning oil? Fuel mileage decreased recently? If not, odds are it is still going strong and doesn't need rebuilding. If so and it was my truck, I would probably tear the engine down for a top to bottom rebuild either myself or a trusted mechanic that routinely rebuilds engines. You may also want to discuss any upgrades for the engine that can increase performance while not increasing the wear and tear on the engine. While you have the engine out causing the AC to be discharged, I would also replace the heater core along with updating the heating unit doors with metal ones to ensure that isn't the next thing to go wrong.I have done a lot of motor swaps without discharging the AC.... In fact I have never discharged an AC for that reason... Just tie it up out of the way.
Huntindog 12/07/20 03:21am Truck Campers
RE: When is weight distribution needed?

IMO a lot of folks have handling/sway problems, don't bother (or don't know how) to check their tongue weight percentage, and purchase/use a WDH (and anti-sway) as a band-aid fix. With 15% tongue weight (bumper-pull) you shouldn't have any handling/sway problems with any vehicle. Many 1/2-ton trucks must use a WDH to because of their limited rear axle capacity (which ends up off-loading weight from the front axle), not because they inherently need a WDH/anti-sway to prevent handling/sway issues. We towed a 35', 10k bumper pull TT (with 14% tongue weight--1,400 lbs., and no WDH) with our '16 Ram 3500 SRW Cummins cross-country many times. Towed like a dream, even with 35 mph sidewinds. All you felt was one push/pull with every wind gust. When an 18-wheeler passed too close, again, just one push/pull, and that was it. Zero sway--completely stable.I will add, that a lot of people have no clue as how to properly setup a WD hitch to get the maximum benefit. This is obvious just observing rolling trainwrecks waiting to happen going down the highway..... And those that do not want to use a WD hitch just don't understand what they are missing. The thing about towing setups is that there are many opinions on just what level of performance is acceptable to each individual. I am anal about it. It starts with proper TW, Tire pressures etc, and ends with a properly setup WD hitch.... Because I do not settle for good enough,,,, I want it to be the best it can be. There have been a couple of times I was glad I was so particular. It is a lot like seatbelts. One can drive millions of miles and not need them (does that make one a fool for using them?) or have a wreck going around the block.... and be glad you were using them. That or some of us have been towing trailers of various types and sizes for over 40 years and make our choices based on experience with and without WD. I have a Reese HP trunnion style and an Equalizer 4-point in the shed ready to use. I’ve always preferred a simple, short ballmount when possible.:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R::R:
Huntindog 12/06/20 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: small all-electric travel trailer?

That seems like a pretty tall tale.... But then again the inflatable hot tub you use in your TT seems like an even taller tale Well, I guess the magical propane fairies must follow me around from RV park to RV park to refill my tanks without me knowing. But I'm not sure how to explain the 4 person hot-tub that shows up anytime I park.... https://i.ibb.co/Rg3v77W/FF4-B7-B3-E-4633-4-A7-B-A1-D2-1-F5-E54-EFED9-E.jpg width=600 Sorry you guys all have trailers that can't hold heat. Note: I do run propane heat also when it's teens or colder, because the furnace heats the basement and fire-place doesn't, and I did wake up once to no hot-water when it was 15F over night. It worked again after running the furnace for an hour. But mild-freezing nights it just isn't necessary. Oh and my trailer stays plenty warm into the negative teens, even without skirting or anything other special measures most people need.The 4 person Hot Tubs I am seeing online hold 210 gallons. That is 1680#
Huntindog 12/06/20 04:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: small all-electric travel trailer?

on Your "comfortable" is most likely not the same "comfortable" for everyone. There is no way that one single 1200W "fireplace" heater can easily provide enough heat to keep a "home like" temperature of say even 68F anywhere near 32F or below in 400 sq ft space. I can tell you from experience rebuilding several trailers from 20ft to 26ft (170 sq ft to 221 sq ft) the ABSOLUTE best temp one single 1200W heater was able to get those trailers to was 58F with outside temps at or below 32F. OK for working in, but certainly not "comfortable" to live in. And for the record, neither trailer had slides... Thanks for the assumptions, but you’re wrong. I keep the trailer at 70 during the day. I do turn it down to 64 at night. Once the trailer is up to temp, the fireplace has zero trouble maintaining the temperature down into the low 20s. I do use the furnace for recovery in the morning, mostly because I like the warm floor. If I kept the fireplace temp steady overnight, the furnace wouldn’t even turn on, but I like lower temps for sleepingThat seems like a pretty tall tale.... But then again the inflatable hot tub you use in your TT seems like an even taller tale
Huntindog 12/06/20 03:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: When is weight distribution needed?

IMO a lot of folks have handling/sway problems, don't bother (or don't know how) to check their tongue weight percentage, and purchase/use a WDH (and anti-sway) as a band-aid fix. With 15% tongue weight (bumper-pull) you shouldn't have any handling/sway problems with any vehicle. Many 1/2-ton trucks must use a WDH to because of their limited rear axle capacity (which ends up off-loading weight from the front axle), not because they inherently need a WDH/anti-sway to prevent handling/sway issues. We towed a 35', 10k bumper pull TT (with 14% tongue weight--1,400 lbs., and no WDH) with our '16 Ram 3500 SRW Cummins cross-country many times. Towed like a dream, even with 35 mph sidewinds. All you felt was one push/pull with every wind gust. When an 18-wheeler passed too close, again, just one push/pull, and that was it. Zero sway--completely stable.I will add, that a lot of people have no clue as how to properly setup a WD hitch to get the maximum benefit. This is obvious just observing rolling trainwrecks waiting to happen going down the highway..... And those that do not want to use a WD hitch just don't understand what they are missing. The thing about towing setups is that there are many opinions on just what level of performance is acceptable to each individual. I am anal about it. It starts with proper TW, Tire pressures etc, and ends with a properly setup WD hitch.... Because I do not settle for good enough,,,, I want it to be the best it can be. There have been a couple of times I was glad I was so particular. It is a lot like seatbelts. One can drive millions of miles and not need them (does that make one a fool for using them?) or have a wreck going around the block.... and be glad you were using them.
Huntindog 12/06/20 02:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: When is weight distribution needed?

Just my two cents but having one of the big diesels hanging over the front axle goes a long way to eliminating the need for weight distribution. Will 1400 lbs reduce the the front axle weight on that truck? Sure. Enough to matter...eh, not so sure. Even loaded up you still have more weight on the front axle than an empty gas version of the same truck does. I'd at least try it out before you go spend money.As a blanket statement, this can be false. The trucks may not always be the "same" The front suspension can have different spring rates and shocks. So it may be set up for the heavier diesel engine. Removing weight from the front of a vehicle with heavy duty front suspension would not be desireable.
Huntindog 12/05/20 04:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: small all-electric travel trailer?

Need a TT no more than 21', will always have full hookups and never use propane. Does anyone make such a thing? What temps are you likely to encounter?
Huntindog 12/05/20 03:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: When is weight distribution needed?

I'm not trying to stir the pot (well, ok - maybe a little) but my question is serious... In the old days the hitches/trucks required WD and Sway control for over 5k lbs... then we went to 2.5" hitches... Now my current truck has a 3" hitch... Here is my setup: 2019 F350 Dually Crew Cab Diesel 4x4 2021 Grand Design Momentum 28G travel trailer toy hauler Specs show my truck can HAUL (w/o weight distribution) 2100lbs on the hitch, trailer shows about 1400 lb tongue weight - maybe less when it's loaded (Toy Hauler)... 12k GVWR and 32' long... Truck has built in sway control... So my thoughts are to drop it on the ball and try it... Am I nuts? I have no issue getting a WD/SC hitch setup but it seems like an overkill in my situation... And they don't even make a 3" setup that I've found - only 2" or 2.5" and both would need sleeves/adapters to fit my hitch - which I was always told to not use an adapter with a WD hitch... Thoughts?Part of the human condition is that some are more particular than others. Observe the lashups you run across on the highway. On most days it is not hard to see some that would have most anyone on this forum shaking their head... Yet the person(s) operating these trainwrecks seem perfectly OK with them. So.... you will get a variety of opinions.... A few of which will agree with what you think. Whatever that may be, consider this: Do you want your dually lashup without WD to perform as well as a lesser TV with WD? If so then you will likely be satisfied without WD. If you want your lashup to be the best that it can be, then you want WD. It is a lot like seatbelts. You can drive a million miles and never need them, Or take a spin around the block, get in a wreck and be glad you had them. Fate is fickle and you never know when Mr Murphy will make an appearance. I have been towing with dually crewcab diesels since 2000. I can feel the difference in a 1 hole/link adjustment. I want my lashups to be the best that they can be. Not good enough. There have been a couple of times I was glad to have taken the time to dial it in the best it could be. It is your call as to what you are comfortable with. As for the do not use an adaptor with WD... That is an internet myth. Anyslop in the adaptor is eliminated when the WD bars are under tension. It will work fine
Huntindog 12/02/20 05:35pm Tow Vehicles
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