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RE: popping/clicking noise from hot water heater?

It could be that the gas switch was always off, but the electric switch was on. Or he has mice.
MSchu 02/18/21 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: RV navigation (Device or app)

I've always just used my old garmin gps and maps on my phone. It always has worked fine, except for the last few miles into or out of an out of the way campground. Most state parks and scenic areas are off on some small country roads, and occasionally the map will try to send you down some gravel road "shortcut". I usually try to check out the route the night before to avoid any surprises
MSchu 12/01/20 08:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Drawer and cabinet doors peeling

Poplar is great for painting, but doesn't stain well. I would be tempted to just sand and paint everything as long as it's still solid.
MSchu 11/21/20 05:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: 6 Volt Interstate batteries

The batteries are only part of the system. I put 2 6v Interstate batteries in my trailer and the first year the old converter boiled 1/2 gallon of water out of them. I changed it out for a Progressive Dynamics converter and in the 3 years since I have had to add very little water. I'm hoping this adds enough life to the batteries to almost pay for the converter.
MSchu 09/29/20 04:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: About to buy Rebuilt TT (previous salvage) Please help!

For me, $8500 isn't a huge amount of money. A lot of new trailers depreciate more than that in the first year. If you're paying cash and can live with the possibility of the trailer being too damaged to keep, I'd say go for it. It's exactly what you want. Maybe the guy would let you hook it up and tow it 50 or 100 miles and see if it stays together
MSchu 09/01/20 08:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Will my trailer fit in this space?

How often are you planning on using the trailer? If it's only a few times a year it might not be too bad. but if you're going camping every month or so, backing into that tight spot is going to get old quick. I have 4 or 5 ft of space to play with when I back in my trailer, and it still takes a few tries most of the time. And even a small bit of damage from hitting one side or another could add up to an expensive repair.
MSchu 07/28/20 08:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Enclosed underbelly

We have an enclosed underbelly on our trailer, and it has made it tough to get at and replace things like the converter and water pump. But we have been surprised with temps in the teens at night (way below the forecast low) when camping at higher elevations in February and March and it was nice to have everything protected. And there were days of towing in 28-30° for a few hours before it warmed up. For me it's worth a few extra hours of work every year or two.
MSchu 07/24/20 09:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Life of AC?

I think I would add a hard start capacitor kit and see if that solves the problem. 3 to 5 years sounds way too early for an AC to go out. Mine is 25 years old and still works fine
MSchu 07/10/20 07:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Axle and Hub Question

When I bought my used trailer the previous owner showed me a receipt for having the bearings packed, and the shop had replaced a bearing they said was bad. Two years later I pulled the hubs to repack again, and all four hubs had red grease on the outside bearings, and black grease on the inside bearings. I couldn't figure out why someone would use different grease like that, it didn't make sense. Then I finally realized they didn't use two different kinds of grease, they only repacked the outer bearings and ignored the inner ones so they didn't have to buy new seals. Then lied about the bad bearing, if they had actually found a bad bearing they probably would have greased everything. That's why I try to do my own work
MSchu 07/09/20 09:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Recommended Products For Restoring Fiberglass Shell

I just did this to the front cap on my 25 year old Holiday Rambler, and it came out great. I used the Zep wet look wax. One word of warning, though. If you hate using gloves like I do, you'll find out how well this wax sticks to your fingernails and really shines them up! Hopefully I won't have to go out in public until it wears off.
MSchu 07/03/20 07:21am Travel Trailers
RE: 1983(?) Holiday Rambler Monitor

There's a vintage Holiday Rambler page on Facebook, they should be able to help you with identifying your trailer and with the overhaul. Good luck!
MSchu 04/25/20 08:56pm Travel Trailers
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