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RE: Battery disconnect - switch or fuse?

OP here. Thanks for all the help! I've ordered a master cutoff switch and 20" 6 gauge battery cable. Plan to mount it on the outside of the battery box, under the box handle. I'll pull the 10A fuse and see if the slide works....did not consider that the slide might have its own fuse.
penguin149 06/13/22 07:52pm Tech Issues
Battery disconnect - switch or fuse?

Looking to add a way to disconnect the battery on my 2019 Keystone Bullet 243BHS. There's a 6 gauge wire coming off the battery to a circuit breaker mounted on the frame, which leads to a second circuit breaker and then under the trailer enclosed by the coroplast. There is a second wire (12 gauge) from the positive side of the battery that has an inline 10A fuse and goes directly under the trailer. I pulled this fuse and can't find what it controls. Any ideas? The prewired rearview camera? The tongue jack is wired to the 2nd circuit breaker and has an inline 30A fuse. What's the best way to disconnect everything from the battery? Switch (any recommendations?) or inline fuse (40A with 6 gauge wire)?
penguin149 06/12/22 04:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

Impact drivers are loud. Be prepared to get dirty looks from your neighbors!
penguin149 05/13/22 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Putty or butyl tape?

A couple of awesome write-ups JBarca! Thanks for that education. I plan to keep this TT for 10+ years so I'm going the butyl tape route. Looking for naphtha now. Is VM&P naphtha acceptable for this project? Looks like I can get it at Lowes, TSC, etc.
penguin149 04/20/22 08:25pm Travel Trailers
Putty or butyl tape?

Found a leak around my outside kitchen compartment door. Planning to remove the door, check for any damage and reinstall the door. Should I use putty tape or butyl tape around the door frame and TT side? Thinking the putty tape would compress and spread, allowing me to trim the part that oozes out. Butyl tape is stickier but wouldn’t squish like the putty tape. Can’t decide which is better?!
penguin149 04/13/22 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: WDH for Kodiak 160 Hybrid trailer

Your hitch weight seems low for a 2700# HTT; I'd expect it to be 350+ pounds. I had a Jayco X17C HTT and used an E2 hitch from Fastway - very pleased with it. Offers WD as well as some amount of sway control. An E4 is better but more $$$. Never have cared for add-on friction sway bars.
penguin149 04/06/22 08:40pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Dish portable dish.

The Winegard TV Signal Finder app is very good to see if you have a clear view of the satellites. Takes a lot of the guess work out.
penguin149 01/19/22 08:49pm Tech Issues
Bypassing gas strut on entry door

Just upgraded to a 2019 Keystone Bullet and the entry door has a gas strut at the bottom that holds the door open at a 90 angle. That's nice at times but I'm thinking I'm gonna miss the door being open to almost 180. Always like the view and ease of entry in my old TT that did not have the strut feature. Looks like a "c" clip could be popped off the end of the strut to allow full motion. Short of drilling holes to add a door holder, what other options are out there? This is what was on my old 2011 TT Camco 42386
penguin149 12/19/21 07:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT tires look askew!

OP here again. Thanks for all your input here. All turned out good with the TT and pulled quite nicely on the trip to its new home! Tires wear looked OK. Now to sell my hybrid TT!!!
penguin149 11/18/21 05:21pm Towing
Keystone Bullet 243BHS

I'm looking at a used 2019 Keystone Bullet 243BHS. Anyone on here have a similar unit? The owner told me the floor was replaced by Keystone and upon researching, that seems to be an issue with this model. Floor felt solid; did not feel any soft spots near the door etc. Also said the water heater was recalled and replaced. Let me know the good, bad & ugly about this model! Anything in particular I should look for? All appliance and TVs, etc are Furrion; I don't have any experience with that brand. Is the roof well built? Several years ago, I had a 2002 Keystone Cougar and it was a nice TT. Never had a problem other than regular maintenance.
penguin149 11/10/21 07:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT tires look askew!

OP here. Thanks for the quick replies! And for the photos posting tips. My McAfee anti-virus software didn't like that website! I plan on going back to take a more serious look at this TT this weekend and will ask the owner if he could pull it forward a few feet to see if it straightens the tires out. This trailer has a very wide stance (gap between tires) and is advertised as easier to tow, etc. Was concerned about possible bent/warped axle or spindle.
penguin149 11/10/21 07:11pm Towing
TT tires look askew!

I'm looking at a 2019 Keystone Bullet 243BHS TT and the tires look askew. Not sure if this trailer has torsion axles? I took a couple pics but not sure you can see the issue. The tires on the curb side are not at the same angle/on the same plane/one tire leans more than the other/not sure how to describe! What could this be? It was parked in a somewhat tight spot, so not sure if they are just torqued and would straighten out? Or if it's something more severe. I didn't get a good look at the other side but the axles underneath the trailer looked OK....camber looked about right, etc. Any thoughts or input would be appreciated. Should I keep this TT on my list of possibles or just pass on it and keep looking? Not sure why the photos won't load correctly? Right click and open in new tab works....
penguin149 11/09/21 08:06pm Towing
Eternabond tape on fiberglass sides

My 2011 Jayco X17C has a leak. It’s a HTT and on the front bed the there’s a seam where the fiberglass siding meets the metal trim, water is seeping in. It’s not much but enough that it’s wicking up and has caused some damage. I’m thinking about putting 2” Eternabond tape along this seam to seal it from leaking. Has anyone used Eternabond tape on the sides of their TT? Would there be any drawbacks doing this? Do you think it would look OK? I’m pretty particular about how my trailer looks but I cannot have it leaking!!
penguin149 09/30/21 12:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rear Bumper Storage - how bad is it?

Gotta worry about the bounce too. I had a reinforced bumper on a previous TT with a cargo carrier/bike rack. Everything bounced and bounced and bounced....almost lost the bikes on the interstate as the expansion joints in the road made the bounce worse. Finally quit using it out of safety concerns.
penguin149 09/08/21 07:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Norcold "C" code

Shore power is good. When connected to truck is good. Only problem is when on TT battery.
penguin149 07/24/21 08:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Norcold "C" code

That's what I'm hoping! It's a new battery (this season) but it's a NeverStart from WalMart. I knew better and did it anyway!! :D
penguin149 07/24/21 04:04pm Tech Issues
Norcold "C" code

My 2011 Norcold fridge gave me a "C" code last weekend. I plug in to AC at home, let the fridge get to temp and then run on propane while traveling. Fridge fired up on propane as expected. When I arrived at the campground, noticed the "C" code. Found that indicates low voltage. Plugged into AC at the campground and fridge worked fine. When leaving, unplugged from AC and "C" code returned. Plugged brake harness into truck and fridge fired up and "C" code was gone. So, is this a battery problem or convertor problem? My Shumaker charger says the battery is at 12.4 volts.
penguin149 07/24/21 02:32pm Tech Issues
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