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RE: Mirrors.. no one said we needed Mirrors

They may have a rear facing camera? Just a thought.
Sjm9911 08/28/22 07:08am Towing
RE: Tongue weight limits and wdh

Dont forget the weight of the wdh has to be added into the equation also. Weight is weight, it needs to be factored in.
Sjm9911 08/26/22 07:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbraked trailer, towing limitations

I think brakes on light campers is a newer thing. Probably because of lawsuits because of accidents and different state requirments. Coleman, in the 90s had brakes on anything 2000 lbs and over then in like 2000 put them on all there campers. Just estimated dates mind you. So, not everyone is running around without them. And it wasn't a thing from long ,long ago.
Sjm9911 08/24/22 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbraked trailer, towing limitations

https://www.nj.com/sussex-county/2022/08/pickup-pulling-excavator-loses-brakes-crashes-into-nj-tire-shop-authorities-say.html Not saying they had or didnt have brakes, but they did impound everything. That means they will check if they needed them and they were hooked up. Usally, in a minor fender bender they dont check. But if something bad happens, they definitely will.
Sjm9911 08/24/22 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbraked trailer, towing limitations

Just add them. Its pretty strightfor2a4d if you have the backing plates. You can get them as a set on like e trailor, all you have to do is 4 bolts on the hub and add the wires. Dont forget the break away switch and the controller. If you are semi handy it will take a day. But probably like 4 hours.
Sjm9911 08/24/22 10:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: air compressors

I have the small pankake compresser in my truck also, a 3 gallon harbour freight. It will run off the pitlet in the truck ( inverter). Anything bigger like the 6 gal ones will not run on the outlet in the pick up truck. It will fill a tire, slowly, but way faster then a dc compresser.
Sjm9911 08/23/22 03:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water heater temperature

I think some use something like this https://www.google.com/search?q=mixing+valve+for+camper+shower+to.regulaate+temp&oq=mixing+valve+for+camper+shower+to.regulaate+temp&aqs=chrome..69i57j33i10i160l2.12309j0j4&client=ms-android-att-us-rvc3&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#oshopproduct=gid:17031744422212463474,mid:576462679379661889,oid:16818771997018407337,iid:8973696960797328739,pvt:hg&oshop=apv I never installed one though.
Sjm9911 08/19/22 02:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Need help from experienced woodworker

Cleanwood, sorry. https://www.maxwarehouse.com/products/wood-clnr-clnwde-qt
Sjm9911 08/08/22 07:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need help from experienced woodworker

Oak is an open grain hardwood. The first coat of an oil stain will pretty much determine the color. Additional coats will add some depth but not change the color much. A different colored stain may be required. Stains should always be tested in an obscured area. In my experience, trying to match a piece by staining is difficult. When the manufacturer finished the wood, they sealed it. Surface sanding may give the appearance of bare wood, but it still might be sealed and not accept stain as readily. You might try treating it with a liquid paint remover. Then sand, and try again as mentioned in your other forum. Ill agree, I always use clearwood before staining. I think it helps to open up the wood grain to accept stain or paint.
Sjm9911 08/08/22 07:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

Doug, and what advice do you have have that is maybe helpful to the situation? I did say some like it and some dont? And i believe I said to do it as a last resort? At least now we know where you stand. Almost like we needed the helpful advice. Oh, no , we didnt. Lol. I am just stating a FACT. After 43 years as a RV tech, I think I would know what works and what does NOT work. If a person wants to take the time to remove the refer and then spend a couple of days rotating the refer and then reinstalling. Then do it. A LOT of work for something that will not work. Years ago People with a blocked refer would burp when selling and the refer "appears" to work when they sell it, but a few days later it is blocked again and the new owner is stuck. Newbies have no idea how much RV refers cost and cost to replace a cooling unit. Blocked refers, the freezer will work, THAT is what gets buyers to think the refer is OK. Doug Ok so it works just dosen't last? Trying to read in between the lines. I dont know how it would appear to work. It works or it dosen't. I get it may not last, depends whats in the tubes blocking it. I do know with the smaller ones, people have had sucess that lasted years. http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/facepalm-hand-gesture-smiley-emoticon.gif If it doesn't last or last long, did it really "make it work"? So, one must ask themselves the question, how many times per trip am I willing to remove a 120+ lb fridge, turn it upside down, turn it back over then reinstall it and cross all your fingers and toes and hope it works again for the rest of the trip???? Really, if it is dead (IE not working properly), either do a proper repair (like a new cooling unit) or replace entire fridge. Burping is a temporary bandaid which may last 1 hr or it may last yrs, one really does not know for sure since there is no magic window to peer in to see where the blockages are. Once you start having internal crystallization (which is what creates the blockages) the game is over, one crystal begats another and another each cycle.. Take a fridge out ONCE and I can assure you that you really will not wish to do that again.. Bigger fridges takes two people, might get away with one person on a 3 cuft ones but anything of 10 cu ft or larger you are in the 120 lb+ weight and they are insanely top heavy. See thats the info and knowlage you should share. Given you experiance and all that. I get people get board helping others, but tbh, you have good things to say, then say them. Not the boilerplate it will not work. Dont be that guy doug, your much better then that.
Sjm9911 08/07/22 06:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

Doug, and what advice do you have have that is maybe helpful to the situation? I did say some like it and some dont? And i believe I said to do it as a last resort? At least now we know where you stand. Almost like we needed the helpful advice. Oh, no , we didnt. Lol. I am just stating a FACT. After 43 years as a RV tech, I think I would know what works and what does NOT work. If a person wants to take the time to remove the refer and then spend a couple of days rotating the refer and then reinstalling. Then do it. A LOT of work for something that will not work. Years ago People with a blocked refer would burp when selling and the refer "appears" to work when they sell it, but a few days later it is blocked again and the new owner is stuck. Newbies have no idea how much RV refers cost and cost to replace a cooling unit. Blocked refers, the freezer will work, THAT is what gets buyers to think the refer is OK. Doug Ok so it works just dosen't last? Trying to read in between the lines. I dont know how it would appear to work. It works or it dosen't. I get it may not last, depends whats in the tubes blocking it. I do know with the smaller ones, people have had sucess that lasted years.
Sjm9911 08/07/22 04:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Our most used adapters when towing with an Electric Vehicle.

First thoughtwas thank god the parking lot was empty! Lol. Have fun. Didn't know anyone could use the tesla chargers. You camper is nice, cute almost. At the campgrounds, what do you usally plus in for the car and camper? Just curious.
Sjm9911 08/06/22 10:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

Doug, and what advice do you have have that is maybe helpful to the situation? I did say some like it and some dont? And i believe I said to do it as a last resort? At least now we know where you stand. Almost like we needed the helpful advice. Oh, no , we didnt. Lol.
Sjm9911 08/06/22 09:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

https://www.rvtravel.com/does-your-refrigerator-have-indigestion-burp-that-baby/ Thank you. I'll look into it and maybe give it a good burp. Burping NEVER fixes a partial or completely block Cooling unit. Waste of time. Doug
Sjm9911 08/06/22 09:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Jacking For Tire Change

I use the floor jack at home and have 2 bottle jacks for on the road, I take extra cribbing incase I need it for stability. Either way works. Use whats comfortable for you. If you dont like floor jacks dont use them, same for the bottle jacks. But learn to use something safely.
Sjm9911 08/06/22 03:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

https://www.rvtravel.com/does-your-refrigerator-have-indigestion-burp-that-baby/
Sjm9911 08/06/22 03:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

Thats not good. I would recomend burping it, but dont know for sure. If it worked on 110 then no use doing it, as it works, but may be worth a shot if you have nothing left. Some say it works. Some dont. It may be worth a try. I would leave that as a last resort. Tbh, dont know how you would burp a bigger fridge.
Sjm9911 08/06/22 03:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane fridge not working as good

Could also be your regulater, everything else working ok? Addtionally, as its a 2 way, maybe swap it over to the other setting to make sure that works. That will tell you if its a fuel problem or a fridge problem.
Sjm9911 08/06/22 05:37am Tech Issues
RE: Bike Rack for Trailer hitch?

I like the front hitch, or even a dule tow hitch, but they can reduce tow capacity. If you have a pick up truck, the mat that goes over the tailgate is an option. It has the feont wheel over the tailgate and the rest of the bike upright in the bed of the truck. Saves space.
Sjm9911 08/02/22 08:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

The horse got you about a total of 12 miles in a day. The automobile got you 30 miles an hour. But folks argued against the auto because "there isn't enough gas to run them", "you'll run out of gas before you make it to your destination", "there isn't enough gas to run all these autos" (ie, there is no infrastructure to power all these autos) and "they're too expensive to run", "they're a fad", "they are impractical", etc. In the end, the infrastructure was built to accommodate them. That's why there's a gas station on every corner. That didn't come first. Just like the infrastructure for electric vehicles isn't being built first - it's being built as more electric vehicles are put on the road. Supply and demand... Its atually a pretty fair point. When combustion engiens were being evented it probably was the same thing. Reliability, infastruture, and the like. And it probably didnt go swimmingly for them at first eaither. And , I will state i am in diffrent in this. I like the idea, but dont think its anywhere near sustainable yet. But , I never lived in the olden days eaither. So I guess anything is or can be possable in the future.
Sjm9911 08/01/22 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
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