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RE: Add Awning To Slide?

Another option is a telescoping latter and a swiss broom....I'm being serious. We've had trailer's with slide toppers and those without and prefer those without. After owning a trailer with slide toppers for duration " 10 years " I've come to the conclusion that sweeping off the top and treating the seals trumps fighting mildew and dry rot seals. Our latest trailer has no toppers over the slides and we leave slides out year around.....much preferred. Ymmv
kellem 10/25/21 04:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: What causes soft floors

Worse case scenario is a roof leak....water seeping down the walls and absorbed by floor. When looking at used trailer's it would be prudent to avoid any and all trailer's that have soft floors. Imo
kellem 10/19/21 04:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing

I'd say your good. Maybe fill the traps and.....don't let your toilet seal go dry.
kellem 10/15/21 07:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing black and gray tanks

Plenty of room for expansion plus the residual of antifreeze during winterizing. Those tanks pose no threat of freezing
kellem 10/13/21 06:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brand New, Just beginning process

Probably a wise move. Price gouging while inventory is low targets the desperate and those gluttonous for punishment....you sound like neither.
kellem 09/16/21 04:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Frig vent

Good catch. Mine vents from the side of slide out via fan, not the preferred method.
kellem 09/13/21 05:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Frustrating !!!

Did you look at it to see if it was a leaky roof that caused the spongy floor? No I didn't but knowing that the roof was neglected for 2 years and permanently parked in a wooded setting suggests a seam leak being the culprit.
kellem 09/13/21 11:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Frustrating !!!

Frustrating... Sure.. Knowing how you took care of your trailer for so long and in 2 years, it's now leaking... Well, either there was leak that you had no clue of or because they didn't inspect?? Who knows. Don't fret it! Yes, you sold it to family, so you will be the one to hear about it for the rest of your life!! Does not matter the neglect after it left your hands.. You are now the one that sold them a leaking trailer... Now, if you just gave it to them for free... Too bad, so sad... I don't sell anything to family or friends... Give it to them or not at all.. Don't ask how I know! :) Mitch Mitch, sold them this trailer for 50% off actual value. Never had a single leak and trailer was mint. Probably won't sell to family in future though.
kellem 09/11/21 08:02pm Travel Trailers
Frustrating !!!

2 years ago the wife and I bought a new trailer suited for empty nesters and rather than trading in our previous trailer, we sold it to our niece and her husband. This was going to be their 1st trailer and they and their 2 children were very excited to receive it as this trailer was meticulously taken care of. They own a large parcel of mountain property and intended to park it there and use it frequently. I towed it to their house and patiently went over entire trailer and EMPHASIZED that the MOST CRITICAL part of maintenance was to clean, inspect and maintain the roof. They failed to adhere and recently indicated that the floor is spongy in several spots. I asked if they remembered the conversation I had with them and they said yes but didn't have a ladder handy....rant over.
kellem 09/11/21 07:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Man, they don't make 'em like they used to

The wife loves to camp so that burdens me to keep junk functional. We're on our 4th trailer from various manufacturers and always wear my toolbelt.
kellem 09/10/21 04:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: On top

All my trailers (4) have had " walk on roofs....as long as you can walk on water. ??
kellem 09/05/21 05:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: On top

Also have a 2020 Outback and I'm on the roof quite often for inspection. The roof is domed and flimsy between the rafters so I find it best to crawl as to distribute weight more evenly. I also wear crocs and knee pads.
kellem 08/28/21 03:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Big black bugs crawling across road

Dung beetles pushing their harvest.
kellem 08/27/21 05:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best Quality Travel Trailers

We've never considered an airstream even once , build quality is certainly there but no open floorplan when extended stays in inclement weather is a consideration. We're on trailer #4 and quickly realized a slide is a must for longevity of marriage. Been married over 35 years and not sure 2 slides are enough to maintain peice.
kellem 08/17/21 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Truck upgrade?

The 5.3 Chevy is certainly a great engine but stay away from the 4L60E transmission, I've been through 4 of them, yes 4.
kellem 08/10/21 06:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: 16 years with no blowouts, now two in a month.

I'm well aware that I'll likely pay for this BUT, never had a blowout on any of our trailers over a 20 yr span. Only procedure that I follow: Inspect before each trip. Inflate to max psi before each trip. Replace tires every 5 years. Sorry to hear of your run of bad luck. Hope you go another 16 years.
kellem 08/10/21 09:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Wastewater Tote & Fresh Water Containers - Do you use them?

Been doing it for years but the 30 gal black tank would last us 4 days. The fresh water tank required daily filling when the kids were aboard. Just the wife and I now and still much prefer state parks and for week long trips, simply throw the waste tote in back of truck. Our 2020 Outback 252urs has 60 gal fresh water tank and always leave the house with it full so for a 3 day trip, don't have to carry any totes.
kellem 08/03/21 07:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: slow toilet leak

I've yet to master the revitalization of flush ball seals, always had to replace them especially when the kids didn't understand the concept of keeping water in the bowl.
kellem 08/03/21 07:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: New 4" heavy duty bumper cannot fit Rhino drain hose inside

Many just strap the correct size PVC under bumper, no rust to deal with.
kellem 07/28/21 11:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Slide Seal Repair/Replacement NEeded

The likely culprit is the seal on top did not flip allowing water to seep underneath. I keep on hand a 10ft telescoping latter to inspect and sweep off debris. Something else that should be a part of regular maintenance is treating the seals with 303 or silicone as they will last MUCH longer and helps repel water.
kellem 07/28/21 07:32am Travel Trailers
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