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Mini-split: How to install the interior piece

It's a lighter duty trailer. I'm interested in hanging the interior portion where the bedroom TV would be in a front bed arrangement. I would guess it's a little heavier than a TV, but would be secured directly to the wall vs. on an arm like a TV. It's an outside wall, and I have no idea how the manufacturers strengthen the TV locations. The trailer has aluminum framing. All my old trailers were wood framed. What's the difference as far as hanging a significant weight on the wall?
TurnThePage 11/25/22 07:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Goodnight Irene, the party's over.

I'm in the market for a new trailer, but will be sure to check the mfg date among other things. Build quality is in the toilet. Hopefully these latest units will be a little better.
TurnThePage 11/23/22 08:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Imagine 22 mle or Cougar 22 mls

That king sized bed and lack of bedroom storage was a turn off for me. The queen bed in the Imagine is full sized, and there's lots of drawers around it. Not sure I like the windshield feature in the Cougar. Otherwise it's probably appointed a little nicer. I don't think you have a choice of fridge in the Imagine. You might in the Cougar. But doesn't Keystone offer some pretty big solar/battery packages now?
TurnThePage 11/21/22 09:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Removal of Refrigerator Roof Vent

It sure comes in handy for routing solar panel/wifi/network cables into the RV. I think it would be a lot more trouble to remove it than seal around it. JMHO
TurnThePage 11/12/22 10:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can you mount solar above vents?

This was really just an academic question. I installed a couple panels on my current trailer, making sure to avoid everything else up there. That was over 15 years ago, and it's all still going well. I'm in the process of planning my next (and likely last) RV. Optimizing solar will be high on the list.
TurnThePage 10/30/22 06:36pm Tech Issues
Can you mount solar above vents?

Is there any reason not to mount solar panels above attic or tank vents?
TurnThePage 10/30/22 11:32am Tech Issues
RE: Macerator question

We're not the same person. Or are we? :W Lots of good info here though. I appreciate all the input, and I think I've got it figured out. Thanks!
TurnThePage 10/30/22 09:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Replace instant hot with standard water heater?

Sounds like searching for something to worry about that hasn't happened yet, can easily be avoided or just dealt with.I'm definitely worried about it. Hopefully it's gonna happen soon. I'm dealing with it here and now.
TurnThePage 10/28/22 07:01pm General RVing Issues
Macerator question

I'm having to use my travel trailer into the fall and winter while it's tucked in my backyard. I have a cleanout about 50 or 60 feet away. I've always been curious about a macerator kit. When you use one, how do you deal with the remaining water/stuff in the hose after you shut it off? How does it do at or below freezing?
TurnThePage 10/28/22 06:55pm General RVing Issues
Replace instant hot with standard water heater?

I feel like I'm being pushed into a corner where I'll have to purchase an RV with an instant hot water heater, and I don't like it. I already grumbled about it in the Travel Trailer forum. I know this goes against the grain of the typical questions asked here, but I'm curious if anybody has ever swapped back to a conventional water heater. Is it difficult? How do the installed dimensions compare? Thoughts and ideas welcome!
TurnThePage 10/28/22 11:19am General RVing Issues
RE: More and more instant hot water systems

Has anybody ever swapped in a conventional water heater? I wonder how much work that would be?
TurnThePage 10/28/22 11:10am Travel Trailers
RE: More and more instant hot water systems

If the tankless units don't send the unused water back to the source that's a huge problem with CGs that don't have sewer hookups. a normal tank water heater doesnt either so I don't understand what your getting at.Perhaps not clearly stated, I think the point simply reinforced the original statement (mine) that they are wasteful because you have to waste so much water before you get usable hot water.
TurnThePage 10/26/22 09:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ram 1500 owners…Hemi & 3.92s?

My 2015 Ram 1500 has the hemi, 8 speed, and 3.92 gears. I love it. It scoots nicely and has been an excellent commute and tow vehicle. On the steering wheel, you can push the "gear down" button once, which takes it out of MDS mode (which isn't that noticeable in the first place). You have to do that every time you shift the vehicle out of park/neutral. That's good to know, there are 2 buttons that can kill the MDS (each time it's started of course). How many miles? You have an early 8HP trans. As good as it was back in 2015 still?The truck has about 93000 miles now and honestly, aside from some VERY MINOR wear on the edge of the driver seat where I get in and out, the whole rig is like new, drive train and all. Unless I choose to upgrade to a bigger truck, I can think of ZERO reason to change. JMHO of course. It's older but well aged tech.
TurnThePage 10/26/22 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 owners…Hemi & 3.92s?

My 2015 Ram 1500 has the hemi, 8 speed, and 3.92 gears. I love it. It scoots nicely and has been an excellent commute and tow vehicle. On the steering wheel, you can push the "gear down" button once, which takes it out of MDS mode (which isn't that noticeable in the first place). You have to do that every time you shift the vehicle out of park/neutral.
TurnThePage 10/26/22 09:08am Tow Vehicles
More and more instant hot water systems

Some of the brands I've been following and considering have switched to instant hot water systems. I don't know if I've ever heard anything good about them. Correct me if I'm wrong please. You have to waste water to get the hot water. You can't take a low pressure, water conserving shower. My current old school 6 gallon water heater has provided more than enough hot water in any increments we've ever needed, and it doesn't waste water or propane doing it. At least one brand requires winterization even if temps are near freezing. Pretty much useless up here except in the summer. I can't figure out why people would want them in an RV unless they always camp with hookups where it's always warm. At least some brands are including the water miser feature that recycles the "unused hot" water back into the fresh tank. Am I making too big a deal about this?
TurnThePage 10/25/22 11:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Cummins vs Hummer Towing 6,000 lbs

Cummins12V98. Please explain. 'Tow behind trailers eat more fuel than 5er's.' Thanks.I think it's all anecdotal, but there have been quite a few posts over the years that indicate just that. Speculation has been that the fiver is very close to the truck, reducing drag, despite being taller.
TurnThePage 10/16/22 09:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Correct Sealant for Windows, Marker Lights, Rain Gutter, ?

That silicone residue BS is just that....BS. RV forum nonsense. Dude, have at it then. I'm VERY confident that you'll learn from an experience that you can't easily back track on. In 2005 I had that exact conversation with a warranty worker at a Fleetwood manufacturing facility, while my RV was being repaired. He said they used silicone too, but not because it was the right product. In fact, I don't even think they paid much attention to horizontal vs vertical surface applications. After our conversation, he admitted that maybe they should rethink their methods.
TurnThePage 10/12/22 10:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Adding electric heat element to gas water heater

Thanks Doug!
TurnThePage 09/30/22 09:34am Tech Issues
RE: Adding electric heat element to gas water heater

Yeah, I've already ordered a kit and will likely take that approach. Thanks All!
TurnThePage 09/29/22 11:36am Tech Issues
Adding electric heat element to gas water heater

Because my old travel trailer may need to be permanently occupied for the next 6 months or so, I'm considering adding an electric heating element to the gas only water heater. The tank is aluminum, and it looks like the available kits use brass fittings. I'm concerned about galvanic corrosion. Anybody have experience with these things?
TurnThePage 09/29/22 09:30am Tech Issues
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