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RE: HELP NEEDED, Some lights work, Others dont

Can you pull a switch panel and see if a wire worked loose?
WayneAt63044 05/24/21 08:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's under the coroplast?

My 2013 Forest River V-Cross Vibe had the same siphon issue with the fresh water tank. The overflow/vent fitting was no where near the top of the tank on the sidewall. I re-routed that hose so that it loops above the top of the tank. Since the tank is under the chassis & under the slide out, I had to extend it forward (along the street side on my rig) to get it above the top of the tank. Now no worries. The tanks are so shallow there is only a few inches between placement of the low point drain and the vent. The foam at the edges/penetrations of the coroplast is just to fill voids to keep the critters out and not a big issue. Mostly hollow above the coroplast on mine. I haven't had a slow draining issue.
WayneAt63044 04/30/21 07:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need recommendations for a new Short Queen size mattress

Get the Queen layered memory foam mattress of your choice and cut the length to 74" or your choice. We got ours at Sam's and cut it down to 76" because there was room for the extra 2" and it was desired. Our plywood base had no sag.
WayneAt63044 04/27/21 02:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fast tongue jack

Is it the speed of the jack or the distance you need to raise the tongue? If distance, consider the Fastway Flip Jack extension. If speed of the jack, what's the make & model of the jack you have?
WayneAt63044 04/23/21 07:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: slide out controller

My Forest River slide controller was laying on the floor under the pantry cabinet. The only access is by pulling out the drawers below the shelving cabinet which is near the power converter. It was not mounted in any way until I mounted it to a vertical surface in a position that I could push the button & read the codes - I still have to remove the drawers.
WayneAt63044 04/04/21 07:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slide out issue

I, too, have the Schwintek slide and have replaced the top seal as described above. I find any wet lubricant like silicon makes the seals sticky and creates drag. Baby powder is a better option and there is very little friction and it doesn't soften or deteriorate the seals.
WayneAt63044 03/28/21 07:19pm Travel Trailers
Tow Vehicle Spare - Have you checked it?

We all talk and read about trailer tire issues but when is the last time you considered your tow vehicle spare? The spare under my 2009 Ram 1500 has never been on the ground and at 12 years old I'll be replacing it. I'm not sure of it's condition but at that age, even though the sun has not gotten to it, I figure it's time for a change. I've ordered 4 new tires and will move the best of the removed tires to the spare. What good is a spare if you cannot rely on it? Just food for thought as we all plan our travels for the new RVing season. Be safe out there!
WayneAt63044 03/26/21 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Axle Service

If you cannot do that yourself, I would recommend the less expensive option. New brakes on a pre-assembled backing plate are readily available as are new brake drums with new bearings for about $100 per wheel. Adding the labor makes $750 sound reasonable. Check out Big Tex (in your area near Random Lake). Given a choice, I prefer the non self adjusting brakes as they run cooler.
WayneAt63044 03/08/21 07:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Drill Holster (tip)

All my prior trailers required a crank or drill to operate the stabizer jacks. I prefer that as my current one has electric jacks and boy are they slooow!
WayneAt63044 01/18/21 02:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water pump not circulating anti-freeze

Was your fresh water tank empty when you added 7 gal of antifreeze? If not, you've already diluted the antifreeze. Do you get anything from the faucets with the pump running? Did you before the antifreeze? I suspect you would be better off researching "winterizing an RV" to learn the processes if you've not already done that.
WayneAt63044 12/08/20 02:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mattress Reccomendations

Here's what we use in the trailer and at home: Sam’ s Club 9/12/2012 8” Night Therapy Total Comfort Premium Memory Foam Mattress-Queen item 186150 $212. Still comfortable 8 years later. We cut the trailer mattress foot with a serrated knife to our preference which is a bit longer than a short queen as we have room to walk around the foot of the bed.
WayneAt63044 12/08/20 10:40am Travel Trailers
RE: RV without a WD hitch

I have an E4 and you will need a heavier version of it when you do decide to add it. The E4 you mention is rated at 1,000 lbs tongue weight and 10,000 lbs trailer. You will be exceeding that. Go to the 1,400 lbs/14,000 lbs trailer rated one. My 7,800 lbs GVWR trailer has about 900 lbs hitch weight and broke some hitch parts when hitting severe road bumps using the 1,000/10,000 version. I don't have 1 ton truck experience so cannot comment on that.
WayneAt63044 12/07/20 07:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Norcold 306 refrigerator not starting on propane

Is there a gas shut off at the end of the tubing feeding the burner? On my Dometic it is just a small screw head in the side of a metal connecting block.
WayneAt63044 10/20/20 06:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: New (to me) travel trailer

If the under belly is not enclosed it should be fairly easy to measure the tanks and calculate what they will hold. Probably not gonna be able to read make and model # of the tanks if labeled.
WayneAt63044 08/24/20 03:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Internet/antenna issue

If I recall correctly, the outside coax cable connector feeds the inside coax cable connector when the antenna amp button is in the off position (out). When the antenna button is pushed in, the signal is fed from the rooftop antenna via the amp for TV and the outside cable connector is disconnected except maybe to a bedroom connector. I've never been at a campsite where the cable connection from the campground also contained Internet. Internet was available via wifi only. Your setup may be different but this will give you a few things to check out with the campground host.
WayneAt63044 07/26/20 06:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mattress Recommendations

Here's what we bought and still love it. It comes 80" long and you can cut it down to 74"(or whatever length you prefer) with a serrated knife. We left ours about 76" for comfort. Sam’s Club 9/12/2012 8” Night Therapy Total Comfort Premium Memory Foam Mattress-Queen item 186150 Similar available at Walmart.
WayneAt63044 07/12/20 08:04pm Travel Trailers
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