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RE: Any new developments in hitches?

Teach the little woman how to do it. Problem solved, no out of pocket expense!
campigloo 07/14/20 09:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Wiring question.

I’m guessing the yellow would be lights(?) The black and white maybe after market add on.
campigloo 07/14/20 09:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Small Travel Trailers

Not to second guess why he wants tandem axles, but why does he want tandem on a small, light trailer? Tandems do not turn or corner well, they tend to bend the axles as each wheel turns a different radius and fights the other axle for traction. Hard/impossible to manuver by hand also. 2 times as many wheels, brakes, bearings, tires. Tandem does handle uneven surfaces well since no one tire dipping into a rut/hole will cause the trailer to dip. That's about it for benefit IMO I would want tandems too. Better ride while towing with an extra wheel on the ground in case of blow outs or cooked bearings. All for a minimal price difference.
campigloo 07/14/20 09:26am Travel Trailers
RE: setting up a battery bank

Ditch the coffee pot is good advice. We use a 10 cup percolator and use the propane stove to make it work. Makes a great cup of coffee and uses 0 watts. Walmart, about $15.
campigloo 07/14/20 09:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Vehicle for Towing

If you’re not towing anymore than that get anything. If you like a sedan or smaller suv you can usually find someone to pull a trailer a few miles for next to nothing.
campigloo 07/11/20 11:08am Travel Trailers
RE: loss of spouse

Winnietrey, so sorry for your loss but what a wonderful post. My wife and I are approaching that time of life. Hopefully not real close, but. I found your philosophy very comforting and am printing it for future reference. Thank you!
campigloo 07/09/20 05:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Ram is awsome!

I hope you enjoy yours as much as we’ve enjoyed our 2012. I find the computer to be very close to hand calculations. Wait till that Cummins breaks in! Mine, solo, at 65 gets about 20mpg. 60 I’m getting 22. I run my tires at 65 front and 45 rear. I helps a lot. After 216,000 miles, 49 states and 4 Canadian provinces it still runs like new. It did anyway, until an 80’ sweet gum attacked. Enjoy!
campigloo 07/09/20 04:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Moving on up

I hope you put a ton of miles on it! Enjoyed having you as a regular. Happy travels, hope to see ya on the road sometime!!
campigloo 07/09/20 04:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Axle and Hub Question

Looking on my phone is hard but I don’t see a problem. A blue mark will indicate overheating but doesn’t necessarily indicate a ruined axle. If they had to beat the bearing off maybe; but yours looks just fine to me Like Lynmoor said, run! Get a second opinion if it makes you uncomfortable but avoid CW like it was corona. (unless it’s served chilled)
campigloo 07/09/20 04:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air conditioner noise reduction

My wife recently informed my that she could not sleep with the noise of the roof air conditioners and that we would not be allowed to use them during the night anymore. I would buy her a tent, much cheaper and easier... Have you priced a divorce lately? :) If it was just about saving money I wouldn't even have this rig. I have no regrets about doing this and am looking forward to our next trip. Hahaha!! “she got the gold mine, I got the shaft”!
campigloo 07/08/20 04:16pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Horrible customer service

I dropped good Sam years ago for that very reason. I’ve never used the financing branch but the rest of it was equally bad.
campigloo 07/08/20 04:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: Bucking while towing

I’m guessing you’re talking about porpoising where it bounces like a seesaw. Try new, quality shocks. I put Bilsteins on my ram 2500 along with a set of stable loads. On roads that I previously had to slow to 45 I can now run at 60. Also, when riding solo and the stable loads disengaged I get better handling and a noticeable difference in body roll.
campigloo 07/06/20 04:39pm Towing
RE: Stay on your own side....

There are plenty of sightseeing places in the 48. Go see what’s in your own country. Canada will open soon enough. Are Canadians still regularly doing their shopping in the US?
campigloo 07/06/20 12:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class C vs Trailer for Cross country with family? Help

Have you thought about taking just the truck for the commute? Hotel it on the travel days and rent a trailer from somewhere near where you want to actually have fun. In that area, some of the rental companies will even deliver and set it up for you.
campigloo 07/06/20 12:24pm Beginning RVing
RE: Switching from 12 volt to 6 volt batteries

To reduce consumption consider 12v TV sets. We bought two about a year ago and they’ve been great. They draw less than half the power the ac version pulled.
campigloo 07/06/20 12:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: towing with Subaru Ascent

I like sway bars. It’s true that if you’re loaded properly you shouldn’t need it. I’ve found they can be really nice in unexpected gusts of wind coming broad side.
campigloo 06/26/20 06:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: When I'm driving do I run my fridge on propane or electric?

With all the rigs on the road it seems from some posts that a major fire is inevitable in your rig. So true. I’d be willing to bet that any second you’re going to get in a wreck and die. The best thing to do Is stay off the road completely.
campigloo 06/26/20 05:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2007 Heartland Trailrunner Battery Drain / Reverse Polarity

I’ve never heard of a trailer that old having an inverter. What is a red lit switch? The inverter gets a drain? How old is the battery and what type battery is it? Normally the shore power has nothing to do with the 12v except for the converter trying to charge the battery. This sounds like a defective battery. Could you be overthinking/trying too hard?
campigloo 06/24/20 07:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: no power

If your lead acid battery got discharged to nearly nothing and sat dead for a short time it probably sulfated and will never hold a charge again.
campigloo 06/24/20 07:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question about solar panels

However you wire it make sure you use the same type battery throughout the system and use about the same age. In your case, new.. Don’t mix 6v with 12v and don’t mix agm with lead acid, etc. I wired mine separate from the battery that came with the trailer. I have 4 6v gc for the coach and use the 12v only for the tongue jack and emergency brake. I use a trickle charger I got from academy to keep it charged. Works well, I just store it in the propane tank cover when rolling.
campigloo 06/23/20 03:55pm Travel Trailers
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