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RE: How Important is Garage Storage?

Mine lived outside for almost 15 years and did fine, but as mentioned it is starting to show aging effects. A couple years ago I started covering the roof and top foot or so with shrink wrap. It's almost 20 years old, and I get nervous about moisture sitting on it through freeze/dry cycles. The aging awning actually seems to be a little better since I started covering it. Ultimately, with good maintenance, my trailer has spent the majority of its life outside with zero leaks or other weather related "showstopper" problems.
TurnThePage 02/27/21 09:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Freezer not freezing

What's the outside temp? If it's too cold, your freezer won't freeze.
TurnThePage 02/25/21 04:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Deep cycle battery chemistry explained

:) Too bad my work here got covered with the sands of time. Such is life.:B Yes, such is life. This forum is especially excellent that way.
TurnThePage 02/24/21 08:35am Tech Issues
RE: 50 Gal Water Tank Mounting

My 2004 Fleetwood Pioneer has a 50 gallon fresh tank that is supported by two square bars (C channel might be a better description) fastened to the frame via nut and bolt. I drag that trailer through serious back country with lots of major bouncing going on with zero issues. It's mounted directly to the trailer frame? Meaning the bars go from one side of the trailer to the other? Is there any significant bending from the weight?Yep. Mounted directly to the frame. No bending at all. The bars are pretty stout though. Maybe I can find my way under there to take a pic tonight.
TurnThePage 02/23/21 04:27pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 Gal Water Tank Mounting

My 2004 Fleetwood Pioneer has a 50 gallon fresh tank that is supported by two square bars (C channel might be a better description) fastened to the frame via nut and bolt. I drag that trailer through serious back country with lots of major bouncing going on with zero issues.
TurnThePage 02/22/21 08:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Compring manufacturer quality

Love the Tiffin class A motorhomes. Not so much their Wayfarer. Based on reviews I've seen, they are constrained by serious weight limitations that appear to take a toll in short order.
TurnThePage 02/16/21 06:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Patching Coroplast

On edit, there are awesome cleaning products out there that will deal with anything that's managed to get stuck on. I have a product that's used to prep vehicles for paint that really does a job on anything I've encountered.
TurnThePage 02/16/21 05:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Patching Coroplast

I can't help you with the proper clean up but I patched my coroplast about 15 years ago with a spare strip of Eternabond tape. Yeah, it's white and sticks out like a sore thumb (if and only if you're under the trailer), but it's been bullet proof the entire time.
TurnThePage 02/16/21 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Cell Phone..had to ask?

I bought new Pixel 5s for my bride and myself. They're cheaper than the new phones from the competition, perform very well, excellent photos, big storage, and the battery charge lasts twice as long as anything else I've ever tried. Nothing against older phones, except that stuff does actually eventually wear out, and more importantly those models stop being supported and so fall behind on security updates.
TurnThePage 02/15/21 09:35am Technology Corner
RE: oh joy...........

Have 153000 on it. Jerry, Both ecobosts will work. Looking at used vs new. Most of the 2.7s have 3300 lb ra. Gm come std with a 3900. Marty I always wonder about that. Do they really have a lighter duty rear axle? Or is it the same axle with lighter springs, etc? I wonder, but not enough to actually look into it. :B
TurnThePage 02/14/21 01:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Frame strength of small TT's

In the case of my old 24 foot trailer, yes the shorter trailer shares the same frame rails as some of the the longer models. To a point. I believe that makes my trailer stronger foot for foot.
TurnThePage 02/14/21 01:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Drilling holes in trailer roof to install solar: worth it?

I mounted panels to my plywood roof with screws over 15 years ago. No leaks ever. I'm not all that handy either. I ensured that I was hitting the cross members and not just the thin plywood. I squeezed a little caulk in each hole before screwing into it and left a layer of caulk between the brackets and the roof, and then used good self leveling caulk over the top of the whole thing.
TurnThePage 02/13/21 10:12am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Sway Question

1A) Make sure your current equipment is up to snuff: Essentially, inflate your tires to the correct pressure for your vehicles. For towing, that isn't the value listed in the door jam either. If you don't know that information, you can simply inflate your OEM (or equivalent) tires to the max pressure listed on the side of the tire (on both the trailer and the tow vehicle). Other safety equipment like a trailer brake controller should be installed. 1B) Make sure your tongue weight is at least 10% of total trailer weight. Even more would be preferable. 2) After those first two steps, you can then consider adding anti-sway and weight distributing hitches. There are a wide variety. Your vehicle should tow fairly stable before even adding one. 3) One you've performed those other steps, you can fine tune to your hearts content. Many people upgrade their tires on their trailers right away. Many people driving half ton tow vehicles upgrade their P metric tires to LT rated tires too. People also often add air bags to enhance the rear springs of their tow vehicle. Lots of fun ways to spend your hard earned dollar.
TurnThePage 02/12/21 09:45am Towing
RE: FOB keys and theft

I can't even start my truck if I toss my jacket (with the fob in the pocket) in the back seat.
TurnThePage 02/12/21 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: Ram 1500 at Load Maximum Woes

I didn't see where you upgraded the parts that actually do the work, the axle shafts and bearings. Sorry but I cannot understand how adding more weight to the vehicle can increase the payload. All you are doing is compensating for the overload. Not any safer at all! I don't think the parts that actually do the work are overloaded. Just the soft springs. That's the case for my similar setup anyhow.
TurnThePage 02/03/21 02:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 at Load Maximum Woes

I tried Timbrens on my Ram 1500. Terrible ride empty and loaded. I then tried a heavier progressive spring. It was better, but still not what was needed. Ultimately, I added springs that were 50% stiffer. They have been great. Ride is still good and it handles even overloaded conditions very well now. I like your solution, but think if I do anymore, it'll probably be Sumospring bump stops.
TurnThePage 02/03/21 09:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Feather 22RB Alternatives

I think your truck will be fine. You could spruce up the suspension a little if you want. Maybe add airbags or Sumosprings. Even your P rated tires are capable. That 2.7 is awesome. There's a youtube video of an F150 with a tuned 2.7 snapping the drive shaft while drag racing/towing.
TurnThePage 02/01/21 09:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jayco or Grand Design

Aside from perusing their webpage, I'm not up on Jayco anymore. Grand Design has the cleverer designers, and their layouts and features have been copied by nearly everyone. As clever as I believe GD to be, I'm not as impressed with their construction. They are manufactured with OSB, which is probably not a big deal unless you spring a leak. Fit and finish has been less than stellar when I've window shopped them over the last few years. Surprisingly this last year hasn't been as bad. The larger tanks are important to us. Between those two, I would likely select GD, but as noted the dealer is an important part of the equation. JMHO of course.
TurnThePage 02/01/21 07:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: TFL Truck tests Ford Raptor vs Ram TRX towing on I-70

I liked it but wish they would be more realistic in general when testing half tons. A 5000 lb trailer is just too light, while pushing it to 10k or more is too much. As an RVer, I'd like to see them tow a 30' trailer that weighs around 8000 lbs. Carefully loaded, I think that would work with the Raptor and TRX too. Gawd, I would love to tow with one of those!
TurnThePage 01/19/21 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: T-Mobile Coverage

I too have been a Sprint customer for a very long time. Here in the inland northwest it's been great, but it has let me down in out of the way places like around the Salton Sea. I was looking forward to T-Mobile, but am leery. There are some known dead spots around my neck of the woods in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area.
TurnThePage 01/11/21 06:44pm Technology Corner
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