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RE: Trailer hitch pin

about 18-19kips. What is a "kips"?
deltabravo 01/12/21 06:54am Travel Trailers
RE: How difficult to install new brake drums

I'm surprised no one said to buy a new trailer because the ash tray was full. Or when the black tank was full.. LOL
deltabravo 01/10/21 01:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Truck camper trade-in at dealer question.

Probably a bit dealer dependent. Ditto on the above. A reputable dealer would want to inspect it if they plan to keep it and resell it. I don't think there's a "wholesale buy/sell" network for RVs like there is for cars and trucks, i.e., dealer auction houses, for lease returns / dealers cast-offs Most of last year I kept getting the bug for various new AFs. By late July I was looking at AFs again after already deciding to keep my 10 year old 811. (that scenario happened several times last year) While on a trip to Colorado from WA, I stopped at an AF dealer. I talked to the salesman I'd been dealing with via email off and on all year. He looked up retail book value (NADA) on my 2010 811. It showed $12,xxx. He said that if they had my camper on their lot, they'd list it for $17k. He said they typically always list stuff for $5k above book value. Book value vs. actual values for RVs, especially Arctic Fox campers, is way different. I've seen this a lot in the PNW, where AFs tend to sell for a lot more than book value. Book value is mainly only used by banks for the amount of what they will loan for a used RV. Dealers use it to determine low-ball trade value as well (for the uneducated RV customer). The dealer never told me what they'd give me for trade, because I told him I'd sell it outright. Even before I told him that he said I was better selling it myself. That was why we had the discussion about book values and what they would list it at: to give me an idea of what I should ask for it. Further along in that trip I decided to keep my 811, then on my way home I changed my mind again. After getting home from that trip (mid august), I listed my 811 for $22k ($5k more than what the dealer said he'd list it for, $10k more than book value!). I sold it for $20k to the first guy that looked at it. He paid for it with a brown paper bag full of $20,000. In the current RV market, there's no way I'd consider trading in a rig if I had time to sell it. I wasn't in a hurry to sell my 811. Part of what prompted me to sell it and upgrade was: 1. I knew at some point I'd want a newer / different camper. 2. Hot RV market meant I could make a mint on selling my 811 3. I don't like the new gray AFs or the frameless windows
deltabravo 01/10/21 09:46am Truck Campers
RE: Do NOT use Flex Seal on your camper roof!

This is what I did when I wss bored last summer after I found an old tube of Dicor
deltabravo 01/10/21 09:24am Truck Campers
RE: Smartplug Converstion

I have always had the Marinco. This was my mod a few years ago: Installing a Marinco marine style power inlet for RVs
deltabravo 01/10/21 09:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Leaving breakers in the camper on while away?

we leave trailer plugged up What in tarnation?!? I though this was an electrical discussion, not plumbing.
deltabravo 01/10/21 09:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Leaving breakers in the camper on while away?

If you turn off the breakers when you leave you will come back to dead batteries because the DC charging system is on one of those breakers. Food in the fridge will go bad., unless you unload it before leaving. If someone doesn't want AC power on in their rig when they lave, pull the shore power cord out of the park pedestal.
deltabravo 01/10/21 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: How difficult to install new brake drums

Here's a few more of my videos and brakes and bearings: Trailer brake and bearing inspection | 7x12 Cargo Trailer Maintenance DEXTER NEV-R-ADJUST Trailer Brakes and How They Work When I replaced the brakes on the black trailer in the first video, I went to the self adjusting brakes, which is the project in the second video. I will never go back to manual adjusting brakes again.
deltabravo 01/10/21 09:06am Travel Trailers
RE: How difficult to install new brake drums

Also, is it simpler to replace the whole hub/drum assembly vs just the brake kit assembly? "Hub/Drum" is a totally different set of parts and replacement project than the "brake kit assembly" Hub/drum is what you remove when repacking the bearings and inspecting the brakes. Drums last a long time. There's no really reason to replace them unless they are out of round or have been machined beyond their maximum diameter. Replacing the brake backing plate assembly is simple: clip the wires, remove 4 nuts on the axle flange that hold the brake assembly in place, reinstall new brake assembly and reconnect the wires. I show the bub/drum R&R (bearing repack) in this video
deltabravo 01/10/21 09:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Cool Mods - Thread restored 10/18/2012

Another Upgrade: Shurflo Water Accumulator tank
deltabravo 01/04/21 09:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cool Mods - Thread restored 10/18/2012

Added a Micro Air Easy Start: Here's a video of the project
deltabravo 01/04/21 07:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for Truck + Truck Camper, Seeking Guidance

Thanks, I'm looking into Truck Camper Warehouse. Any Arctic Fox on their lot really needs a dually. People haul the short bed 811 and short bed 865 on SRW trucks, but they end up right up against (usually OVER) the weight limits of the truck. Those are the two smallest AF models, which are both made in a long bed version as well. For 10 years I had an 811 long bed model on my dually, which pushed the GVWR limits of the truck in my signature. Pick the camper first, then make sure you get a truck that has the capability to haul it. My Arctic Fox 811
deltabravo 01/04/21 06:58am Truck Campers
RE: It’s been a good run

So if it ain’t broke do I just buy the same set or go with AGM’s as it is a pain the check the water levels and can possibly move them Inside etc. AGMs for sure. The fact that's in a pain in the neck to check water level is exactly why I replaced my AF batteries with AGM. It's exactly why I killed the wet cell batteries too. My AGM Battery Upgrade
deltabravo 01/04/21 06:51am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Replaced a bunch of screws and resealed them Stainless Steel Screw Upgrade
deltabravo 01/03/21 08:30am Truck Campers
RE: Slide out awning

I got tired of going up on the roof and cleaning off the top of the slide when camping in the woods. Oh, and wiping down the roof when it was wet. Then there was the time I stopped overnight and it snowed. That was a mess to clean off the slide roof. WHen I decided to finally install a slide topper, I ordered it through a dealer, who ordered it from Northwood. Northwood sent it to the dealer with a new unit delivery so I didn't have to pay any freight / shipping. The dealer wanted more labor fees to install the awning than what the awning cost, so I installed it myself as shown in this video I did other upgrades at the same time I installed the awning.
deltabravo 01/03/21 08:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Stereo/Radio install

If what you said was true, then perhaps you care to explain as to why EVERY "circuit board" in every vehicle and RV actually has every parts SOLDERED to said board? That's an apples to oranges comparison. Circuit boards are mounted to things to don't vibrate. Wires in RVs are not secured in such a manner to prevent movement and vibration.
deltabravo 01/03/21 08:15am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding a new 120 vac circuit and outlet

Here is how I did it for our trailer. Barney That's a really good idea too, then you can run it from the other outlet on the power pedestal.
deltabravo 01/03/21 08:09am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Interstate Golf Cart batteries, which line is best deal?

If the GC2 is poorly maintained there is a good chance it will fail at 13 to 18 months. Generally you will easily get 8+ years if maintained properly. Proper maintenance (regular water checks) is the key. In my camper it was pretty much impossible to check the water in the batteries until the camper was off the truck and all cables disconnected and batteries removed from the sliding batter tray. Because my camper stayed on the truck all summer, water checks only happened once a year. Because I have an inverter/charger, the batteries gassed more when charging, losing water. I killed the batteries due to poor maintenance. This was my solution to the problem.
deltabravo 01/03/21 08:02am Truck Campers
Adding a new 120 vac circuit and outlet

In my last several RVs, I've installed a new, dedicated circuit and outlet for a space heater. It's not often that I have electric hookups, but when I do, I use the space heater for heat. I don't camp when the weather is below freezing, so there's no need to run the propane furnace to circulate warm air around the holding tanks. In this scenario, a small space heater is all I use. Both were easy upgrades because the new outlet location is close to the electrical panel with easy access to everything. This video shows how I did it in my Arctic Fox 992 truck camper, Here's another video showing how I did it in my Nash 17k about 2 years or so ago.
deltabravo 01/01/21 07:19am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Looking for portable electric space heater for rv!

Make sure to check the outlet you plan on using. If it has stab connectors, replace the outlet. I can't stand those "RV" style electrical outlets. High chance of a fire if the RV assembly guy didn't seat the wires correctly. I went a step further and added a new outlet on a dedicated circuit which I show in detail in this video I did it again in my truck camper last month. The primary purpose of these new outlets is a dedicated circuit for a space heater
deltabravo 01/01/21 07:10am General RVing Issues
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