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RE: Location of 7-pin distribution block?

I can not say for your trailer but all I have seen the underbelly is attached to the metal frame with self drilling screws. If you put the proper bit in your drill, they come out easily. The junction box shouldn't be very far in there. I have put back up lights on all of my trailers and every time, the one wire in the truck cord not connected to anything is the one for the backup lights but you should check it with a meter. What I do is run a wire from that box to the back and use small led lights something like this They come on whenever the truck is in reverse and work great.
pinesman 05/31/19 06:57am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Location of 7-pin distribution block?

If I understand what you are asking, You are looking for the distribution box where the cord goes from which hooks to the truck? On all three of the fifth wheels that I have owned, it is on the inside of the pinbox. On the travel trailers, I think it was on or under the tongue. Either way, just trace the truck cord back
pinesman 05/30/19 01:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: De-laminating

Another point to consider is that aluminum skin trailers have the same water damage issues as the filon, it just is not as easily noticed on the exterior. Because of that, they probably require a closer inspection on the inside for damage.
pinesman 05/23/19 05:47am Beginning RVing
RE: De-laminating

Like everyone else said, there is usually a lot more damage that you can not see. If you are new to this, you probably made the right decision. If the price was right for someone with more experience and time, their decision might be different. Another question is how much damage are you willing to live with and nobody can answer that question but you.
pinesman 05/22/19 02:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: Stand-alone GPS or smartphone?

When I upgraded my computer from Windows 8 to Windows 10, my Streets and Trips program still worked but the GPS puck will no longer connect and I never tried to replace it. That was not a good thing to find out the morning starting a 7500 mile cross country trip. I had the trip all mapped out on the computer and just assumed the gps puck would still work.
pinesman 05/17/19 05:42am Beginning RVing
RE: Raleigh to Charlottesville, VA advice

Where do you plan to stay? Time wise, it is not bad but distance wise, there are better route options.
pinesman 05/15/19 05:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Towing a 32 foot with a Anderson convert a ball adaptor

There is simply no comparison in the structure and frame of a gooseneck trailer vs. that of a fifthwheel rv trailer. While I have occasionally seen the converters used and people seem to get along okay, personally I would not pull my trailer with one.
pinesman 05/07/19 04:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camper fell

What kind of camper is this? 5th wheel? travel trailer? pop up? truck camper? Different types might require a different approach
pinesman 05/02/19 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: retreval from mud

Is there anyone nearby who has a tractor?
pinesman 05/02/19 05:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Route 501 in Virginia, Lynchburg to I-81

It depends on which direction you are going on 81. If I was going south, take 460 west to Blueridge and cut across to 81 there.
pinesman 04/19/19 05:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: coating geotextile fabric

I cant get a picture right now but all of the rock pad outside of the carport is covered with the fabric. Had some really hard rains and strong winds today and it did what I wanted.
pinesman 04/19/19 05:52pm Tech Issues
coating geotextile fabric

I have a crushed stone dust pad under a carport for my trailer. Around the sloped edges of the pad on the outside of the carport I have woven geotextile fabric to prevent erosion from all of the really hard rains that we have been getting. I had wondered about coating that fabric with asphalt sealer just to extend the life of the fabric, keep the cut edges from fraying, and possibly improve the appearance. Has anyone ever tried anything similar to this? Thanks.
pinesman 04/18/19 06:26am Tech Issues
RE: bluetooth stereo

I have finally learned and accepted that what I wanted to do will not work because the stereo just receives bluetooth and does not transmit. Thanks.
pinesman 04/15/19 12:08pm Technology Corner
bluetooth stereo

Does anyone know if the signal goes both ways from a bluetooth car stereo? Mine works fine receiving signal from my phone so I can hear my phone through the camper speakers but I can not get a separate bluetooth speaker to connect to the stereo
pinesman 04/14/19 01:52pm Technology Corner
RE: minimum amount of solar

What do you want to do more than now off-grid? You say no problem with how it is. With our current work life, weekends are about all we can do now. As retirement is quickly approaching and longer trips to our favorite dry campgrounds are in the future, I want to be able to stay longer before we go home or to a campground with electric to recharge. We have one generator and might get a smaller one just for running the converter but I think I could like the silence of solar. I am just basically asking what is the minimum to be worthwhile. I do not plan to mount them on the roof at this time but just sit them out on the ground.
pinesman 04/09/19 06:41pm Tech Issues
minimum amount of solar

I am considering starting into the solar age. I currently have 4 group 27 batteries and have no problem going for weekends dry camping with our current battery capacity. All of our lights have been replaced with LEDs, we take short showers, and do not use the furnace. The two fantastic fans are the biggest power users we have. For those of you with a similar setup, can I get by with one 100 watt panel to just keep the batteries up or is that just a dream? We do not normally dry camp when it is too hot and the small inverter we have is just to watch tv maybe an hour a day. Thanks.
pinesman 04/09/19 12:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Low pressure propane outlet - useless?

On my Camp Chef Ranger stove has a hose with a regulator that hooks directly to a grill tank. I bought the optional hose with a quick connect and NO regulator and it works great
pinesman 04/08/19 06:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Streaming to TV from Cell Phone

This is what I use HDMI adapter You use this on a Windows computer to mirror to your TV? I just use it on a Samsung Galaxy S7
pinesman 04/04/19 01:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Streaming to TV from Cell Phone

This is what I use HDMI adapter
pinesman 04/04/19 11:36am Technology Corner
RE: using the oven while on the road

I am very reluctant to try but thought I would ask if anyone already had. I think I will sit the casserole in the oven when we leave and lite the oven when we get there. This is dry camping so the microwave is not an option
pinesman 04/04/19 07:35am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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