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RE: How do you pay your bills on the road on extended trips?

Virtually all my bills are in some way automatically paid. Some debit from the checking account, some charged to a credit card. The only bill that is not on automatic are the infrequent ones, like a doctor bill that comes in the mail. And I use my cell phone as a hotspot to use the internet securely. Cheers!
Ltrip 09/08/20 09:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV extended warrantee

Sorry to hear about your situation. Extended warrantees are a tough decision. Many say they are not worth it. I got an extended warrantee on my 2018 Arctic Fox 25Y. A shop said the springs were sagging. I replaced the springs and the warrantee covered it without any hassle. Company is PreserveRV. Good luck!
Ltrip 08/06/20 05:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: TV or TV antenna or ?? just quit

Shastagary, good thoughts. However, I believe something else (undetermined) happened. I was in Denver. I did the channel scan. Found numerous channels I was watching 1 channel while eating breakfast. The image on the screen froze. From that point on, the channel scan pick up 0 channels. Until I got home. The only change I did was disconnect, then reconnect power to the trailer using the battery isolation switch. Weird!!! Thanks!
Ltrip 07/24/20 03:08pm Technology Corner
RE: TV or TV antenna or ?? just quit

OP here with an update....... I got home and went to try some more troubleshooting. While traveling, the trailer is powered 100% of the time.  At home, when troubleshooting I disconnected the battery. When ready, I reconnected the battery and tried to search channels.  Worked fine!!!!! I did nothing else.  Just disconnected power and reconnected. I assume that process "reset" the small circuit board that is on the connector plate. I hate electrical problems! Thanks for all your tips and suggestions!!
Ltrip 07/23/20 03:24pm Technology Corner
RE: TV or TV antenna or ?? just quit

OP here again with an update....... Thanks for all your advice. I unscrewed the face plate that has the booster switch along with the satellite and TV connections.  I found no fuse.  The face plate has a circuit board in it and 3 cables attached: antenna, cable, and satellite.  I tightened all connections. I turned on TV and ran the auto scan for channels.  No luck.  No channels found.  Bummer!! So, at this point, I will wait until I am home and can get a qualified person to troubleshoot.  Over the air TV is not THAT important  :) ???????Thanks again!
Ltrip 07/11/20 09:54am Technology Corner
RE: TV or TV antenna or ?? just quit

Thanks. The cigarette plug had a fuse and it was blown. I replaced it and the TV works now. I will take the plate off to check for antenna fuse. Thanks!
Ltrip 07/10/20 12:04pm Technology Corner
TV or TV antenna or ?? just quit

We are on a 3 week trip.  2 weeks into it and am now in Denver CO.  TV and systems working well until this morning. I am in a 2018 AF 25Y.  We are using the over the air antenna. Turned on the system; made sure the "button" was for TV (not cable); Went into the TV to do the channel scan. Everything working fine.  Had it on a channel while we ate breakfast. All of a sudden the image on the screen froze.  I waited a minute and tried to change the channel....The channel changed, I saw the channel number, but no program. I re-ran the channel search.  Failed.  No channels found. It is as if the antenna just quit. Does the antenna have a fuse?  I have checked all the connections.  Seem OK. ???????I have not yet gone up on the roof to inspect. Then a different, but related?, problem.  The TV is plugged into the Charging Center via a cigarette lighter plug.  That plug now has no power.  The TV wont go on.  However, in the same charging center are 2 USB ports for charging.  They have power.  I would assume The entire charging center would be on the same fuse/circuit. Very confusing.  Any tips or suggestions would be much appreciated!!! Cheers,
Ltrip 07/10/20 10:03am Technology Corner
RE: US 95 in Idaho, early July

Bud, and others, thanks for the feedback. I will, of course, check the Idoho roads website Sunday night before we leave Monday morning. But it does not look good for a quick clean up. We are meeting family in Boise, so dont want to miss that stop. Then Ogden, Rawlins, Denver for more family. I am rather resigned to going back toward Walla Walla, then La Grande and I-84 into Boise. That is exactly the path we were on to get to Moscow! Cheers,
Ltrip 07/04/20 10:12pm Roads and Routes
US 95 in Idaho, early July

I am in Moscow, Idaho traveling to Boise, ID on Monday. US 95 is closed south of Riggins due to a landslide. Google Maps says closed until July 10. I tow a 30' travel trailer with my F250. What is a "quick" suitable alternate route??? Thanks!
Ltrip 07/04/20 04:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

Concluding this subject. I found a good shop in Reno/Sparks willing to work wit the extended warrantee company.  They got the job done in 2 days.  Replaced the 2600 lb springs with 3000 lb springs.  Extended warrantee covered a majority of the cost.  Waiting to see if Dexter will do anything.  All is good. Shout out to  Preserve RV, the extended warrantee company.  Easy to deal with and covered the claim!
Ltrip 06/17/20 10:30am Tech Issues
RE: Flat Leaf Springs- Replacement Required?

I just went through that with my 2018 Arctic Fox 25Y. Yours look pretty bad. Figure out what is the stock spring and then upgrade by 250-500 lbs on each spring. The key measurement is the eye to eye measurement when unloaded. Good luck.
Ltrip 06/16/20 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

Follow up from my original post............ I contacted Northwood and they said to contact Dexter. Here is what I sent to Dexter: ------------- Attached are 4 pictures of the 4 springs. The measurements I made are: Driver front – 25 15/16 or 25 7/8 Passenger front – 26 Driver rear – 25 ¾ Passenger rear 26 The driver side has the slide in it. The trailer is not completely loaded. ½ tank of water, empty holding tanks, no food or clothes. I weighed the trailer earlier. With ½ tank water, ½ tank grey, ½ tank black, no food or clothing. It weighed 8600 lbs. GVWR is 10,000 Please let me know if you think the springs are OK. To be clear…. Your “specification” is 26” eye to eye when on the ground and loaded. What is the range? Is my 25 ¾ out of range? --------------- Here is what Dexter sent back: ------------------- I looked at your photos and showed them to a service tech here at Dexter. We both agreed that the springs are not flattened, but that they did look a little suspect, especially with the trailer not being fully-loaded. One thing that he pointed out was that the bottom, smallest, leaf on some of the springs appeared to have reverse bending, most notably on the passenger side of the axles. I would say that, even though it may not be immediate, you will probably have an issue with the springs if they are not replaced. ------------- I am now pursuing warrantee coverage. I have a contract with Preserve RV. Any thoughts or comments from you will be much appreciated! Cheers
Ltrip 06/03/20 02:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

Update from me, the OP...... I got under the trailer and took pictures. The springs look ok to the inexperienced eye. They still have a bow to them. I found the tags on the axle. They are rated for 5200 lbs each...which matches the GVWR of 10,000 lbs. I called Northwood and they told me to call Dexter. I am waiting for a return call from Dexter. I will report when resolved. Thanks for all your insights.
Ltrip 05/18/20 02:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

Update from me, the OP...... I got under the trailer and took pictures. The springs look ok to the inexperienced eye. They still have a bow to them. I found the tags on the axle. They are rated for 5200 lbs each...which matches the GVWR of 10,000 lbs. I called Northwood and they told me to call Dexter. I am waiting for a return call from Dexter. I will report when resolved. Thanks for all your insights.
Ltrip 05/18/20 02:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

Thanks all for your comments!! I am going camping tomorrow. Not ignoring it, but dealing with it later. I got under and snapped pictures. I am no expert...obviously....but the springs are NOT flat. They still have a bow to them. I sent an email to my dealer. Good guys. I expect an honest answer. I will call Northwood next week to discuss. Probably wont be able to respond here until the weekend. Cheers,
Ltrip 05/10/20 10:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Wheel bearing maintenance interval

Thanks for the replys. The factory DID NOT do an adequate grease job, nor did the delivery dealer who “said” he re- packed all bearings...which led to a complete replacement of all bearings two years ago. The trailer shop here in Reno, Kro-Built Trailers, did the job right (including properly adjusting the electric brakes). So I’m thinking that I’ll wait at least one more year before having it done again...especially since campgrounds are still closed at this time. ?? Take care all, Larry Larry, I am in Spanish Springs and use Kro-Built as well. I know the recommendation is 12 months. I use a 24 month schedule. Kinda splits the difference between the 12 monthers and the 36+ monthers. I just had Kro-built do mine last week. Cheers,
Ltrip 05/10/20 04:04pm General RVing Issues
Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

I took our trailer to a shop for a wheel bearing repack. They have done work for me before and have good ratings. I think I can trust them. As part of the service, they checked the springs. They said the springs were sagged out of spec and need to be replaced. The trailer is 2 years old and I have about 10,000 miles on it. I am skeptical. I have a 2018 Arctic Fox 25Y TT. GVWR = 10,000lbs. Net carrying capacity = 3147 lbs. No, I have not weighed it loaded as we normally load it. It is my wife and I...no kids or pets. I find it difficult to imagine that we load 3000 lbs into the trailer. Does this sound possible? Sagging springs after 2 years and 10k miles? I have an extended service contract. I have not asked yet, but is something like this normally covered? Thanks!
Ltrip 05/09/20 09:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Suggest a TPMS.

I have and like TST. Has saved me several times over the years.
Ltrip 03/02/20 12:06pm Tow Vehicles
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