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RE: Awning problem! All it does is click.

That clicking is the electric brake (in the awning motor assembly) kicking in, 12v releases the brake. If voltage is low the brake will not release.
WNYBob 12/02/20 05:45am Tech Issues
RE: Who uses a pop-up canopy?

We had one with 4 legs until a big gust of wind caught it and threw it 40 ft. Breaking a part I can't find. So I looked around and saw a Gazelle 6 sided pop up. I talked with the owner and he said it was great. Easy up and very stable in the wind. It was a Clam Quick-Set Gazebo/Canopy $$$ I bought a Gazelle gazebo almost identical but cheaper. I've been happy with it.
WNYBob 12/01/20 05:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pure sine wave inverter suggestions?

Samlex Inverter, a little pricey but a real pure sin wave Inverter.
WNYBob 11/09/20 09:17am Truck Campers
RE: Heating Cost: Electric vs. Propane

Please remember exchange tanks usually don't have 20# in them! More like 15#.
WNYBob 10/28/20 07:11am General RVing Issues
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

I have invested only $28,000 over my total ownership of pickups! $2,300 for a well used '98 Silverado $12,000 for a lightly used '04 F-150 $13,700 for a new 2011 Silverado (only 48,000 miles). I feel very lucky, but I cannot afford another pickup in retirement!
WNYBob 10/11/20 05:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Aluminum or fiberglass trailer

Look for "azdel" backed fiberglas. Lance is one mfg. It is resin based, not wood.
WNYBob 10/04/20 05:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Surge protector

Search " Portable Generator open ground " here an rv.net. You should get many hits on what to do.
WNYBob 09/24/20 07:54am Tech Issues
RE: Surge protector

There is an issue when using a Generator! You will need a special wired adapter to use with a generator! Make sure you do not get an Open Ground indication, you will need a floating ground plug. You should be looking at an EMS (Electrical Management System) which does a lot more than simple Surge protector. Yes, they are more expensive, but the value if your electrical system/components is very high.
WNYBob 09/24/20 07:45am Tech Issues
RE: Suspension hardware

I replaced my suspension with brass bushings and whet bolts about 2 years ago. I also replaced the equalizers with Dexter EZ-Flex equalizer. Best thing I've done for the camper. It smooths out the ride and lessens the sway when trucks pass. The suspension kit was from E-Trailer.
WNYBob 09/20/20 11:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Monitor Install

I just did the same thing! It gives quick and easy information. Hardest thing was tracing the battery negative wire back to the terminal block. Actual time about 1 hr.
WNYBob 09/15/20 04:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Border closings

Unlike other countries Canada listens to is people!
WNYBob 09/15/20 06:26am Snowbirds
RE: Interesting entry steps / stairs.

Looks like mounting hardware would interfere with most RV doors closing.
WNYBob 09/13/20 06:09am Truck Campers
RE: Preparing to Camp Host

Here in NY Camp Hosts are "State Positions" so politics and paper work to get a spot. On a plus side, toilet cleaning is responsibility is on SP employees not hosts.
WNYBob 09/13/20 06:03am Workamping Forum
RE: Just bought Truck Camper- how do I move

I did the strap thing, when I brought home my TC, but it was a much lighter TC. From Long Island to Grand Island (Buffalo) It was white knuckle trip, and would not recommend with a heavy TC. Maybe with steel I beams under the frame to keep straps/chains away from sheet metal! Old time tie down systems did that, but they went away for reasons.
WNYBob 09/13/20 05:57am Truck Campers
RE: AGM upgrade

I agree, as I upgraded to "Progressive Dynamics with Charge Wizard" as I lost 2 batteries with short life. Happy so far. I did add a cheap (China) monitor with a shunt to check voltages and amps.
WNYBob 09/13/20 05:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Beech Lane Levelers

I have Anderson Ultimate set, they work great. Less backing up and adding lego blocks. All you have to do is back on to them (set brake, so you don't roll off of them), check level, repeat if not level, and then chock them in place. You can use on one or rwo wheels.
WNYBob 09/12/20 06:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Thought on suspension equalizers

I upgraded my suspension a couple years ago to to E-Zflex and brass wet bolts (OEM plastic bushings were worn through). The difference was amazing! I don't use sway bars and it cut sway dramatically when trucks passed. My truck rattles more going over than the TT does going over RR tracks.
WNYBob 09/10/20 06:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Top of Slideout Not Fully Retracting

I use Harbor Freight Bar Clamps on the inside. Just reverse the end to make it a spreader. That and a awning topper will keep the rain out. I've had no water in the camper since installing/using both! My camper is a 2011, so it is not new. WNYBob
WNYBob 09/07/20 05:16am Tech Issues
RE: Truck Camper For Chevy Silverado 1500

Here are links that have long bed campers. Travellite Campers LancCampers.Campers Please note your available payload as 1500 are limited in what they can carry. I had a Travel Lite 800 and it was pushing the truck's limits. WNYBob
WNYBob 08/24/20 08:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Poor Tire Install

How old were the tires that blew? (Check the date of your "new" ones) Always check the DOT dates and demand tires that are less than a year old! WNYBZOB
WNYBob 08/17/20 01:02pm Towing
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