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RE: Vibe Travel Trailers

I have the 2016 Vibe 308BHS and really like the floorplan. Ours had a leak brand new around the outside kitchen and the dealer had to keep it several weeks right after we bought it to repair leak and dry up the moisture. I was very disappointed that a brand new camper was leaking (rain water) on the dealer lot. I've sadly come to believe that about half of brand new campers have leaks, right out of the factory. A word of advice...get a moisture meter, learn how to use it properly, and go over every square inch of the camper before you buy it. Overall, the build quality is nowhere near as good as our previous camper, 2008 Jayco 28BHS. However, now that we have the leak fixed and minor issues worked out, we really enjoy it. The spread axle has not caused me any problems. My 2014 Silverado 1500 pulls it just fine. Here's a pic of my homemade x-chocks. They really help with stabilizing the camper. https://i.imgur.com/EvOAiIvl.jpg
plasticmaster 03/05/20 01:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Xchocks question

https://i.imgur.com/EvOAiIvl.jpg Here's my homemade x-chocks for my spread axle travel trailer. Without the chains and turnbuckle, the wheels still move and I get a seesaw effect of the chocks when I push the back of the camper. With the chains and turnbuckle, the wheels are held rock solid and don't move when I push on the back of the camper.
plasticmaster 03/05/20 12:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question on inner bearing grease seals

What's funny is (1) they don't need as much attention as you think (2) it's very simple, my wife did the bearings the last time while I was at work.Wow! This is awesome! I'll be sharing this post with my wife! Maybe she can start doing the bearings.
plasticmaster 02/01/20 12:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question on inner bearing grease seals

For the marine application you want to make sure its a double lip seal not a single lip seal.The cheap ones and more expensive ones I'm looking at for boat trailer are both double lip seals. I believe the seals on my travel trailer are double lip as well, if I remember correctly.
plasticmaster 01/21/20 12:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question on inner bearing grease seals

Don't use the EZ lube feature and you won't have to worry about blown seals. There is also no need for EZ lube on a trailer that is never immersed in water like a boat trailer. EZ lube seals are not like Bearing Buddies that are found on boat trailers. I have never seen EZ lube seals on a boat trailer. BarneyMy travel trailer and boat trailer both have the EZ lubes with the zerk fitting on the end of the spindle. This fitting channels the grease to the back of the spindle near the seal and pushes through the bearings. I pack all bearings by hand for both trailers, but only fill the hub with grease with the zerk on the boat trailer. I never use the zerk on my travel trailer.
plasticmaster 01/21/20 10:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Question on inner bearing grease seals

Are you really willing to risk your boat trailer for a few dollars?I don't mind the extra money for the seals. I'm just trying to figure out if it's really necessary to pay that much for seals. What am I getting from the more expensive seal that I'm not getting from the cheaper one. I've got 2 years and over 5000 miles on the cheap seals I just removed with zero issues or problems. Just trying to figure it out.
plasticmaster 01/21/20 10:17am Travel Trailers
Question on inner bearing grease seals

When replacing the inner bearing grease seals, does it matter what brand the seal is? The reason I ask is because I bought National brand seals today at my local parts store for almost $12 each and now I'm finding seals online for less than $3 each. That's a substantial difference. Is the expensive one really any better. This is for my boat trailer, but this question would apply to my travel trailer as well since they both use double lip grease seals. Thanks.
plasticmaster 01/20/20 07:38pm Travel Trailers
Mount trailer tires yourself at home?

Do any of you mount trailer tires to the rim yourself at home or do you always have it done at a tire shop? Just wondering if there's any significant money savings doing it yourself at home and how difficult it is.
plasticmaster 01/15/20 10:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Endurance tires?

The back side of the rims say 2830 pounds. Does this correspond with being able to handle the 80psi of the Goodyear Endurance tire?
plasticmaster 01/14/20 04:47pm Travel Trailers
Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires?

Are the Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires made in USA? Are these the Carlisle trailer tires that a lot of folks seem to like?
plasticmaster 01/14/20 11:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Endurance tires?

The sticker on the side of the camper says GAWR of front and rear are 4400 pounds each. It says the rims are 15x6.0JJ. Does any of this indicate whether or not my rims can handle 80psi?
plasticmaster 01/14/20 05:02am Travel Trailers
Goodyear Endurance tires?

My double axle travel trailer has a GVWR of 9597 pounds. The tires are ST225/75/15, load range D. They are Constancy LY188 with a max load of 2540 pounds each and speed rating of 75mph. The max pressure is 65psi cold. I'd like to replace them with the same size Goodyear Endurance trailer tires. They have a max load of 2830 pounds each and max pressure of 80psi. Would these be a good replacement? Are there any other factors I need to consider? Thanks.
plasticmaster 01/13/20 06:12pm Travel Trailers
Gas grill replacement

My travel trailer came with a bumper mounted gas grill that hooks into the camper propane plumbing connection. This grill is cheaply made and has mostly rusted out. I'd like to replace it with something better that could be mounted to the swing out bumper arm and hook it to the camper's propane connection. I understand that the camper's propane system is a different pressure than a standard tank hooked directly to a normal grill. Is that correct? Any recommendations on what to get? Thanks.
plasticmaster 01/09/20 05:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best connectors for brake wiring?

Did you see responses to this question on your other post? I only saw one response, so I thought it would be better to post this specific question as a new thread. I didn't want the question to sort of get lost in the other thread.
plasticmaster 04/02/19 07:01am Travel Trailers
Best connectors for brake wiring?

I need to rewire the brakes on my travel trailer. What type connectors should I use for splicing the wires together? They need to be reliable and hold up well. Also, I'll be doing it over in storage where I don't have power so soldering is not an option. Thanks.
plasticmaster 04/02/19 06:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Still getting "Check trailer wiring" message 2014 Silverado

https://i.imgur.com/dz4U0YQl.jpg Here's the pic.
plasticmaster 04/01/19 06:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Still getting "Check trailer wiring" message 2014 Silverado

I'm having trouble posting pic.
plasticmaster 04/01/19 06:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Still getting "Check trailer wiring" message 2014 Silverado

Okay, I think I found the problem. Without the trailer attached to the ball hitch, I plugged the trailer cord into the truck. I was able to wiggle the wires and weird connectors just outside the trailer hub and recreated the problem. It must be a bad connection inside these weird connectors. Therefore, I'm going to replace all of these connectors. I'll try to post a pic of the weird connectors in a moment. What type of connection should I use?
plasticmaster 04/01/19 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Still getting "Check trailer wiring" message 2014 Silverado

Here's a crazy thought I had. Could I trick the truck into thinking there's a trailer connected? I could plug in a spare 7 pin plug and only use the ground wire and blue brake wire. I would wire these to a normal spare tail light that I could lay in the bed of the truck. If I press the brake pedal, would the spair light illuminate according to how hard I press the brake? If it were to work, the truck would think a trailer is connected and I could drive it this way a few days and see if I get the "check trailer wiring " message. If I did, I would think something in the truck is causing the problem. If not, I would think the problem is in the trailer. Would this work?
plasticmaster 04/01/19 07:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Still getting "Check trailer wiring" message 2014 Silverado

If it is a wiring issue on the trailer, is it limited to the ground wire and the wires going to the 4 individual brakes? I hope I wouldn't have to replace wires going to all the lights.
plasticmaster 04/01/19 03:59am Travel Trailers
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