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RE: Has anyone seen this Monolith?

Didn't some billionaire hide something worth a lot of money out there somewhere? Mabey they found it and don't realize it.
schlep1967 11/24/20 11:53am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Geocache of a mysterious nature in Utah

Didn't some billionaire hide something worth a lot of money out there somewhere? Mabey they found it and don't realize it.
schlep1967 11/24/20 11:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Black Tanks Won’t Flush

I'll take my stab at this. Following the title you are trying to rinse out your black tank(s). Your post says you have two unmarked connections. I'm guessing for water hose hook-up to rinse the tank(s). This is the hard part because every brand, model, year of trailer can be different. In my wet bay there are 3 places to hook up a water hose. A city water connection that goes straight into the water lines. An onboard water tank hook-up that fills my onboard fresh water tank. And a black tank flush hook-up. My guess is that the one you are hooking up to that is not then running out of your black tank is filling your onboard fresh water tank.
schlep1967 11/24/20 08:21am Tech Issues
RE: Reliable Walkie Talkie?

Anybody have recommendations for reliable walkie talkies. I have tried Midland, and now I have Cobra from last year. Not real happy with either. I put new, out of the package, rechargeable batteries and charged them overnight. The next day the battery indicator was dropping with very limited use. Any suggestions? So far this thread really went away from the actual problem. I have both Midland and Cobra handhelds that are years old. Batteries seem to last quite a while in mine. Get away from the rechargeable batteries unless you do a good bit of research and buy premium ones. Quality batteries will make a big difference in the radio's you already have.
schlep1967 11/23/20 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: Are there any threads here that........

someone who thinks they know everything doesn't turn the topic into an argument?? :? Asking for a friend. How to prevent this... Before posting repeat these lines to yourself: I know 20% about most things. I know 100% about nothing. I know 80% about very few things. Be nice.
schlep1967 11/20/20 08:28am Truck Campers
RE: Draining hot water tank

The comparison to a home HWH is not really relevant.. Unless you let your home HWH sit for months without using it at all?? I know my folks drain their HWH before they Snowbird for 6 months.. Bet you use yours everyday.. :) To let 6-10 gallons sit for months... I'd just drain it.. Couple of weeks, sure leave it alone.. I have a anode rod in my new trailers HWH... I don't want it just dissolving away for no reason because I don't want to drain 6 gallons of water.. I drain mine by opening the low point drains and then open the pressure relief valve and it all drains without any tools. Whatever works for you is the way to go in the end.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1 Have you ever removed that anode rod after "draining" using the low point drains? I would be very surprised if you don't get a good bit of water out when you remove the rod.
schlep1967 11/20/20 05:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Draining hot water tank

If several months, yes I would drain it. Especially if it wasn't filled from a water source I know. If it was filled from my well, I know there is not a Sulphur issue. Others, it can stink something terrible when you heat it up and run it into the camper.
schlep1967 11/19/20 12:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice on towing a 5th wheel

Thank you! This is really helping. I wondered about the pin weight "wet". Really hoping to get by with a 3/4. It says hitch weight is 1338 with a GVWR of 10195. So I should expect a pin weight of like 2,240??? That's a big difference. It's supposed to be one of the lighter 5th wheels with no slides in the bedroom. That advertised hitch weight of 1338 is the DRY pin weight based on the DRY published weight of 5th wheel Yes...wet pin could be 2240 (22% of GVWR) Any recent 250/2500 truck will handle & carry that weight OK Why all the advice on 250/2500, knowing full well the 1 ton is the better choice in many ways :h There are other things to consider. Like registration fees. If the 1 ton is not necessary, and it is not for the size 5th wheel he is looking at, why pay the extra registration fee every year?
schlep1967 11/19/20 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: awning

Do you have a multimeter or test light? You could check that plug for voltage when you activate the switch. That may tell you that plug is for something else (like awning lights)if there is no voltage to it when you push the switch. And you could also use them for the next step that will be to test for voltage at the awning motor.
schlep1967 11/18/20 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Check this if you've bought a used RV recently

Ok people. His LP alarm is not bad. He is saying his smoke detector never had a battery in it. He thought the beep was from the the smoke detector, but without a battery it couldn't beep. Good find, glad you found it before it's too late! Yep. I was just addressing the issue he didn't know he had.
schlep1967 11/17/20 06:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Check this if you've bought a used RV recently

Odds are the LP/Propane detector runs off of you RV Battery. If your unit is not plugged in to keep the battery charged or on a solar charger, that detector and other parasitic draws will drain the battery. When the battery gets low, the detector chirps. You are going to want to charge that battery before freezing temps hit.
schlep1967 11/17/20 05:36am General RVing Issues
RE: travel during covid

Made all our camping trips except one. That was changed from an out of state week to an instate week to avoid quarantine. Now the cruise we had scheduled in May 2020.... Got our money back for that one.
schlep1967 11/05/20 09:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Conclusion made: 95% of all TT's are a crapshoot

Buy what you want and the first thing to do when you get home is check the roof and add sealant anywhere you think looks suspect. And repeat this at least once a year. Fixing RV components is not rocket science but getting water intrusion can destroy any RV brand in a short time. Most new RV owners don't have a clue that the roof needs attention every year. And because of this they get 2 years in and they are complaining on the internet about failures.
schlep1967 11/05/20 08:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Inquiring minds want to know.-- Strange bracket

It looks like a stop plate for the piece that is sticking up in your pic. If that piece sticking up with the rubber foot on it were turned toward the trailer it would sit on that plate. Just my guess. I would look up the model and find some pics of it installed on other trailers.
schlep1967 11/05/20 08:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How do I move weight forward?

If the manufacturer had put the front axle behind the back axle, you would not have this problem. This is most likely a classic example of the salesman telling the design guy what the customers are looking at. High published empty pin weight makes smaller truck owner move away from these trailers. So they design them to shift the weight back when empty. That works fine, unless you use the same frame on a toy hauler where you add 1,000 or more to the rear. And now you have the OP's problem. Looks like you would have to travel with no water or fuel until you get close to your destination. Or maybe empty water tanks and water jugs up front to help offset the weight of the SxS in the rear. It's only an 11' garage (10.5' usable) so you aren't putting a lot of vehicle in the garage anyways. I would also argue that a lot of this was my own doing with the options. I got the 3rd AC in back (100 lbs), the glass doors instead of pulldown screen (80-100lbs), power awning on the rear (80?) extra side awning (80?), slide toppers (minimal and not any behind the axle). So that's at least 350lbs of "stuff" I added to the rear of the camper which is obviously taking away some CCC in the garage. I don't need to travel with 75 gallons (or full 115gal) of water either. I just always filled my tank on the old camper so I do it out of habit. Also, I can re-arrange stuff as well. Right now I have light stuff like the camper chairs under the front bed, which is the most forward storage I have. I can put my spare tire up there, or both spares (I ordered an extra that stayed in the garage), my tools, spare parts, etc. that I seldom use are in the passthru storage which can be moved to the bunk storage. I have a table top on the rear hapijack that is for the garage, but we have not used it once. I can pull that out and save 25 lbs off the rear. The table for the sofa was too big the one time we used it, so I bought a little side table. Another 20lbs. Other stuff we don't need can come out of the camper. Extra pots/pans, cups, electric griddle, etc. All this little stuff will add up. If I can, I will get this all done in time for Friday. I will then re-weigh with the cycle to see how the weight moved around. The problem is if you remove any weight from in front of the axles your pin weight will just get lighter. Moving weight from back to front is what you need, and I see you doing that with some stuff. But if you move 300 lbs from back to front and then remove a different 300 lbs from the front, you are gaining very little in moving weight to the pin.
schlep1967 11/05/20 06:35am Toy Haulers
RE: How do I move weight forward?

If the manufacturer had put the front axle behind the back axle, you would not have this problem. This is most likely a classic example of the salesman telling the design guy what the customers are looking at. High published empty pin weight makes smaller truck owner move away from these trailers. So they design them to shift the weight back when empty. That works fine, unless you use the same frame on a toy hauler where you add 1,000 or more to the rear. And now you have the OP's problem. Looks like you would have to travel with no water or fuel until you get close to your destination. Or maybe empty water tanks and water jugs up front to help offset the weight of the SxS in the rear.
schlep1967 11/04/20 12:54pm Toy Haulers
RE: How do I move weight forward?

So glad I have a 5th wheel and 1 ton dually. Don't have to worry about this stuff. Put stuff where I want and head on down the road. So you didn't read the thread at all and you are superior because you have a dually. Got it. His problem is lack of weight being on the truck. Not too much weight.
schlep1967 11/03/20 06:50am Toy Haulers
RE: How do I run propane furnace but not hot water heater

Turn off the water heater at your control panel or wherever your water heater on off switch is.
schlep1967 11/02/20 11:35am Travel Trailers
RE: two days cold coming, not winterized yet

Other option is to drain the fresh water tank and water heater. Then open the low point drains to get most of the water out of the system. Heat the camper as you planed to do. Then when it warms up hook up the hose and refill the water heater. After closing the low point drains of course.
schlep1967 10/30/20 11:25am Travel Trailers
RE: two days cold coming, not winterized yet

Fill your onboard water tank and disconnect the hose. If you trickle the faucets the grey water tank will fill up within a few hours and flood the camper. Everything else sounds fine.
schlep1967 10/30/20 11:22am Travel Trailers
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