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RE: Are these brake magnets warn?

The magnates look good to me. Way better then the ones I replaced when I had the pop up and TT.
Sjm9911 06/03/22 06:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Country Water Fill - Class C Jayco

to "suck " fluid in could be a winterizing system to add antifreeze to system? city water pressure should push water in the fresh water fill unless that valve is stuck??????????? bumpy They probably have both, and the winterizing system is the only way to fill it without using a hose. Unless you get a seprate pump as stated above. Not having a gravity fill is not fun.
Sjm9911 05/30/22 09:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Country Water Fill - Class C Jayco

There is probably a way to fill it from the city water port also. If you have a hose with pressure. I feel your pain, no gravity feed on mine, and to switch it over the controlls are under the couch, that is under the rear slide bed. Plus, I can't see them well, so I turn things untill I hear the water flowing to the pump. Check the manual, try it both ways at home, then mark the valves.
Sjm9911 05/30/22 09:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: General newb questions - Advice?

Take some pictures of the controlls for the fridge. Mostly , at that age and if original, it needs to be switched over manually. As too if its a 2 or 3 eay fridge , only the controlls will tell. Same with the water heater. I dought it has an ellectric water heater, but it could have been added. Always have water in the water heater before starting it, or you could damage it.
Sjm9911 05/28/22 01:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Patio Mat Anchoring

... I deleted the post from the spammer who bumped this old thread, but now it makes Jerry look like a goober for bumping the thread. While Jerry may or may not be a goober, he's not the one who resurrected this conversation and please don't hold it against him. And as for anchoring the patio mat, I bought a bunch of these photo studio sand bags about six years ago and they're perfect. The soil where I usually camp is too hard to drive in any pegs (not too different than the concrete pads). So I put one or two of these on every corner. I also put on in the bottom of the collapsable trash/recycle cans so they can't blow away or tip over. If you decide to use them, make sure to fill gallon Ziploc baggies with the sand and then add those baggies to the sand bags. Otherwise the sand will slowly seep out and make a mess. Link to Sand Bags (Sorry Jerry. ;) ) Lol, didnt notice the original date. Hope they figured it out by now!
Sjm9911 05/24/22 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Patio Mat Anchoring

I use the matt on concrete, i have my kitchen set up on one side, and firepit on the other. Table and chairs near the camper and a cooler. So no anchors needed.
Sjm9911 05/24/22 08:22am General RVing Issues
RE: WDH

Look it up in the owners manual, it says something to the effect of a wdh is not needed towing 5000lbs or under. At least thats in my chevy book. Yours should be the same. I had my hitch allready and put it on, I just didnt set the tension on it all the way. As stated above its more for sway controll for me then weight distribution.
Sjm9911 05/24/22 07:05am Towing
RE: Extending Camper Tounge?

Lets get back to OPs original post, He wants to carry his boat in the truck bed. over cab Rack is out for them. They like to do it their way. Low and easy. So, as they questioned, about lengthening the tongue to accommodate their boat, is a reasonable option in a bolt on way , likely cheaper than a n over bed rack. certainly easier for use as they use it a lot. They can design and build it - he has a welder - for you who didnt read the whole thread. I read the whole thread, c frame campers are weak. They break and bend all the time. I would not recommend extending them. I gave options to better ideas. Have you seen a c frame camper or light trailor for that matter fail? I have, and not just campers but utillity trailors. Its always on the tounge. Yes , you can reinforce and weld them as they are. But sometimes they break where the reinforcement isnt. Unless you know the forces applied to the elongated tounge, I wouldn't chance it. But thats just me. You can do as you wish.
Sjm9911 05/22/22 07:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extending Camper Tounge?

Not sure how a c frame trailor will take the added stress of lengthening it. They are prety flimsy. May be better for the roof rack, or a beefier frame for the whole camper.
Sjm9911 05/22/22 01:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brooklyn Queens Expressway

The clearances say they are lower then you height. Just a quick search says its passable at higher heights but only in certain lanes. I wouldn't chance it. Accident in the taller lane, now your stuck or worse. But its up to you.
Sjm9911 05/11/22 07:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I know I wandered off...

Well I am pretty sure where the pup people are.
Sjm9911 05/11/22 06:32am Folding Trailers
RE: Leveling Issues

Ah , got you now. I just pulled to a level spot and did the install. If you level the camper even on a small slope, you move it on a fulcrum, rasing or lowering the front, so measurements will be different depending on the slope you parked it on. Measure it on totally level ground and I bet its probably on the money.
Sjm9911 05/11/22 06:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Gas fridge on the move?

I drive with the propane on. Since yours is an older camper , im guessing the controll knob is turning itself off while driving? It may just need to be replaced. Easy fix.
Sjm9911 05/11/22 06:10am Truck Campers
RE: Practicality of non-propane Camper

Two comments: -- NEVER needed a generator. But my largest draw is the air conditioner and I can only do a short time before I would probably need shore power to replenish. -- Would not consider electric heat. I use diesel. Diesel or gasoline are MUCH more energy dense than propane. (And using diesel or gasoline eliminates the need to carry multiple adapters for gas fittings in different countries.) A number of new builds are using a heat exchanger for hot water. Water typically stays hot for two/three days after driving. The systems on my truck are typical of expedition campers. Two commercial examples are: Aeon Nimbl You answered your own question, if you need ac for a long trip, no. If you need heat for a long trip ,no. Of you need lights and a water pump a battery will do. But it depends on your needs, people tent camp with nothing. It almost seems if you had an answer in mind before you started the thread, labeling people as unaware of the options that are out there. A little disingenuous if you ask me.
Sjm9911 05/10/22 07:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Blackstone Owner - Do I still need my grill?

I bring both, the blackstone can cook a steak, but you dont get the char. If im only out for a shot trip, I only set one up. A week trip gets the grill, blackstone and white gas stove set up outside. All have there uses, some cook stuff better then others.
Sjm9911 05/10/22 07:29pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Overnight stop in CT, NY, or NJ? Suggestions needed.

I would stick to the 287 to 87. I would look for something in ny off of 87. I live in jersey. And nothing really close to the parkway. Allair state park may be an option in jersey, but not sure how far off the parkway it is. And I never stayed there. Ny, is probably the best bet.
Sjm9911 05/10/22 04:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Leveling Issues

I am curious as to why your measuring and leveling the camper? You measure the tv for the wdh? After its hooked up you see if its level? Thats one. Two is are the tires all the same and inflated to the same psi? I wouldn't worry about an inch, especially since, it could be anything. But is just probably the small slope of the driveway as stated.
Sjm9911 05/10/22 03:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: 30A Surge Protector Recommendations

Get an ems not a surge protector. Much more likely to have low voltage at a campground then a surge. I have the progressave industry portable one. And as stated above found crossed wires, open grounds.
Sjm9911 05/08/22 08:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: No battery power

What they said allready, check the battery for power then follow the line. There will be an inline fuse or autoresetting fuse (they do go bad). Check to see if power is getting through that. Put a multi meter on your inside fuse, sometimes they look good but aren't. Clean up the ground conections.
Sjm9911 05/07/22 07:14am Travel Trailers
RE: 1983 Midas Kingston - free RV with a locked engine

Have fun!
Sjm9911 05/01/22 01:38pm Class C Motorhomes
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