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RE: surge protector and water filters

I had what was supposed to be the top of the line Progressive ems. It shut down several times when it detected low voltage, like it was supposed to do. On the one power surge that I’m aware of, I didn’t know there was a problem until I smelled melting wire insulation. My next one will be a Hughes.
campigloo 02/21/21 03:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: 2500HD ride

My trailer and truck are almost identical to yours. Get rid of the extra leaf springs. I assume you already have a wd hitch. I added 4 good shocks, absolutely the first step. I then added some things called stable loads. They basically engage the overload springs. And the biggest improvement was a gen-y hitch coupler. I separates the truck and trailer by inserting a vertical pivot point. They are incredibly heavy but they work. A road near my house that I had to slow to 40 I can now run at 60. My neck no longer aches after driving 30 minutes. It’s well worth the money and weight, IMO!
campigloo 02/03/21 03:59pm Towing
RE: Dishes for RV

Never broke any of it...but I am not allowed to dry them LOL Aww shucks!
campigloo 02/03/21 03:17pm Beginning RVing
RE: The mechanics secret

Hey cool! I’m headed to Tractor Supply tomorrow! Thanks for the tip!!!
campigloo 01/31/21 04:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Pulling Long Travel Trailer to Glacier

We have pulled our 36' trailer to 49states and 4 canadian provinces, including Glacier. There is always somewhere in the west to park. You'll have plenty of truck though you may not fit in some parks. At worst you can get close even if you're not in the park itself. You wii be amazed when you get there!
campigloo 01/22/21 05:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Drill Holster (tip)

I like to put the jacks down first because one of the slides is really heavy and throws the thing out of level; enough to feel it when walking around. My wife’s job while all this going on is to wander around and find something she likes.
campigloo 01/18/21 04:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone Installed a Bigger TV?

It’s easy! Measure carefully and get the biggest one that will fit. If you dry camp, compare watts however.. We boondocks a !ot. We put a 12v in. Works great with a fraction of the draw.
campigloo 01/17/21 01:50pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Green Valve Stem Covers

I installed an oversized blinker fluid reservoir so I con leave it on for lots of miles. Man, must be nice to have that kind of cash. I have to do like most people, only use them when I might make a turn. Do you have this problem too, seems my left blinker comes on just before I turn right??
campigloo 01/16/21 12:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: I Was Stimulated Today

We got ours way sooner than I ever thought we would. I bought a pound of silver and have change left over for week of camping!
campigloo 01/08/21 08:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Quick GVWR help

Grit dog is right about the trailer profile. Imagine that a tall square front 8’ wide is actually a big sail. It’s a lot of drag which also means more hp and more strain on the trans. which means more heat. Have you considered popups?
campigloo 01/08/21 06:57am Beginning RVing
RE: Defective Renogy Solar Panel

I have a Renogy rover30 mppt. The original went bad and I sent it back. They diagnosed the problem and within 10 days I had a replacement unit. Pretty good I thought!
campigloo 12/30/20 02:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing challenges with flagstaff 25FKS

Not only new to RVing but posting on forums too. We have maxis trailer tires that we put on new. We thought that would help the sway. It didn’t. We pull at a max speed of 68 MPH most of the time 65 and 60 in the wind. The current truck squats a lot when attach the TT. We have a lot of experience pulling boat trailers and low to the ground box trailer (high school band trailer). and never had one that will sway. I think we have the sway under control as long as the weight distribution hitch is on. We do load the bed of the truck because the camper has a slide. We put our bags and food in camper. The bed of the truck has all camping stuff. We check tire pressure s for both truck and TT before and during all trips. The squat is probably your problem and that points to the hitch. You should have at least 1000lb spring bars and an adjustable head. Tilt the head back more and it should help. Your truck shouldn’t squat more than about an inch. It sounds like the front end is so light you’re losing steering.
campigloo 12/12/20 12:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dirt road travel

We took our Outback tt across the top of world highway as well as gravel and dirt roads around the western US. I’m not endorsing Keystone or Outback and I don’t think most are any better or worse. What I did figure out is bring a compressor of some sort with you. When you get on one of these rough roads, deflate your tires on trailer and tv and go slow. Deflate makes a huge difference. Reinflate when you get back to a real road. I like fiberglass siding for a bunch of reasons. Happy travels!
campigloo 11/20/20 06:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tranny overheated

Also keep in mind the only thing a trans flush flushes is your wallet. Just have a proper fluid and filter change
campigloo 11/15/20 04:12pm Towing
RE: RV Flag Pole

I made a mount for mine. I use a ***** head in the inch and a half receiver in the back of my trailer. I welded a 1 1/2” nipple to it and screwed a 3’ x 1 1/2” pvc pipe to it. I stuck my 20’ alum paint roller extension handle in the tube with a plastic washer on the handle for a snug fit. I used 2” fender washers on the top end with shower curtain hooks to make a 360* swivel. It works pretty good for my 3x5 flag.
campigloo 11/15/20 03:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator use during travel

I have an Outback like yours. I put solar on it and occasionally needed to run the gen while on the road on a cloudy/rainy day. I cut the ends off of a typical 30a extension cord and connected in line with the shore power and through the underbelly to the front of the trailer and long enough to reach the bed of the truck with lots of slack. I slipped the tonneau cover slightly rearward and put wedges under the lid to create a draft of cool clean air. I use rubber bungees to stabilize the gen. I’ve run it for several thousand miles like this from Alaska to Florida and points around and it works great. No carb or oil or overheating problems.
campigloo 11/15/20 03:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Books for first time RV owners?

Most of the rv stuff is not that complicated. Help them buy a set of basic hand tools and show them how to replace a tire. I barrel jack is really handy if they have a trailer. Rv tire changes are a little different than on a car. Mostly get them to understand that if they don’t get scared of a problem and think they can’t handle it, just stop and look at it and think it through. They can probably do more than they’re giving themselves credit for. They also might enjoy a subscription to trailer life or motor home life magazine. There are some informative articles on maintenance and just plain fun stuff, especially for a beginner. I hope they enjoy the new toy. Happy Travels!!!
campigloo 11/02/20 08:30am Beginning RVing
RE: Looking for fellow RVing writers

Tried to PM you ellenbehr - you don't allow PM?? I would if I knew how... Where's this setting? Or maybe I was offline? Sorry... I went in a matter of seconds from feeling fairly web-savvy to web-idiot :o It's great to see there are so many fellow writers here! Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger. I call myself a proud techno dinosaur!
campigloo 11/02/20 08:20am RV Lifestyle
RE: Books for first time RV owners?

Most of the rv stuff is not that complicated. Help them buy a set of basic hand tools and show them how to replace a tire. I barrel jack is really handy if they have a trailer. Rv tire changes are a little different than on a car. Mostly get them to understand that if they don’t get scared of a problem and think they can’t handle it, just stop and look at it and think it through. They can probably do more than they’re giving themselves credit for. They also might enjoy a subscription to trailer life or motor home life magazine. There are some informative articles on maintenance and just plain fun stuff, especially for a beginner. I hope they enjoy the new toy. Happy Travels!!!
campigloo 11/02/20 08:15am Beginning RVing
RE: Grease gun/ grease recommendations

I just looked at the maintenence schedule on Dexters site. It states that annual inspection of the bearings is REQUIRED. Since an inspection means you gotta disasemble it..... You might as well hand pack them at that time....Which means that the EZ lube feature is worthless. All downsides and no upsides. Yeah you’re right! And while you have them out wash them before the fresh high heat grease goes in.
campigloo 11/02/20 07:32am Travel Trailers
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