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RE: Toy Hauler Toy Selection

Honda recently came out with theseTrail 125s. Small, good ground clearance and street legal. Many used to haul the Trail 90's around on the back bumpers of trailers in the 70's.
schlep1967 12/30/20 10:27am Toy Haulers
RE: Leaking Bunk End

I once had a dealer tell me RV's are the only thing he's ever seen water leaks go up on. In other words your leak may not be at the bed end. It may be getting forced in somewhere else and then traveling to where it can get out of the wall. You may have to get the unit pressure tested to find the leak. I would start up on the roof with fresh self level everywhere.
schlep1967 12/30/20 07:49am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Chairs i bought at Camping World No Good nothing done!!

Anything shipped must be inspected upon receipt. Waiting past 30 days you can almost guarantee you accepted what you got. And it's not just CW. I've been looking at pressure washers at the big home improvement stores. Reading the reviews about people buying them in the fall on sale and not using them until spring to find something wrong with them, and then the company won't do anything because it is past 3 months. Made me put off my purchase until I can use it when I buy it.
schlep1967 12/30/20 07:45am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Installing a safe?

Bolt it down. Just make sure if the other side of the bolt is accessible that you use carriage bolts on the outside. Don't fret about it being too easy to open at night. Just put the handgun on the nightstand at night. Lock it up in the morning if you are not carrying it.
schlep1967 12/28/20 05:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Intermittent 12v current drop when on shore power

My guess would be the converter. And just so you don't end up with a lot more problems down the road, you do not have a 240 volt system.
schlep1967 12/17/20 07:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best way to clear grit and sand out of 7 pin plug??

Duhh? Take it apart, wash thoroughly with soap and water using a toothbrush to get in crannies, rinse and let dry and put it back together. Duhh? Not all of them come apart. Some are molded together at the factory.
schlep1967 12/17/20 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Best way to clear grit and sand out of 7 pin plug??

I would not use any spray until you get as much as possible out with air. Wet sand sticks unless it is very wet. Add in an oily mixture like wd-40 and it will stick forever. If you are talking about the pigtail I would disconnect the battery in the trailer, unplug the camper and dip that pigtail into a bucket of water. Move it around, shake it, force water into it maybe even use a hose to flush the sand out. After it is clean hit it with the air to get it dry. Then add whatever you use on your pins normally. But if you are going back to the sandbox I wouldn't put any lubricant in there unless you plan on putting a plastic bag over it when not hooked up. And it wouldn't hurt to wrap it with plastic when it is hooked up.
schlep1967 12/17/20 05:10am Tech Issues
RE: looking for full time campground or spot, Murfreesboro Tn

Cop told me to stay out of La Vergne Was he trying to protect La Vergne? :B
schlep1967 12/16/20 12:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Converting a travel trailer to all 120/240 volt electric

As far as the reasons to replace the 12V system, well I am sure the OP has their reasons.. Part of it is they may be wanting to get rid of the battery maintenance/replacement costs.. What cost is there to maintaining the existing battery? Replace it every 5 to 10 years? A lot cheaper than any other option.
schlep1967 12/16/20 09:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Converting a travel trailer to all 120/240 volt electric

My neighbors fifth wheel has all been converted over and he just loves it. It is now a park model. The plumbing was even changed to residential. His rig is now permanent in an RV park. I'm just not seeing the benefit. What does he love about it? The only real improvement I can think of is getting rid of the propane heat so you don't have to fill the tanks. Everything else should be the same as long as you are hooked up to electric. My concern would be a power outage. With no 12 volt back-up your at the mercy of the parks power. You lose your cold storage, hot water, heat and even water if the park has a well instead of public service. With your 12 volt systems you keep all of these for a little while until the power comes back on.
schlep1967 12/16/20 07:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Converting a travel trailer to all 120/240 volt electric

Never done it. Wouldn't do it. If you're going to do it I would think your going to have to install electric heat/heat pump, residential fridge and residential water heater. Abandon the 12 volt wiring in place and use plug in lights where you currently rely on 12 volt lights. Running any new 120V wiring would likely be a code violation in more than one way. If you want to live in a mobile home get rid of the RV and buy one. It would probably be cheaper in the long run.
schlep1967 12/16/20 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: why aren't the frame rails of TT set evenly from the sides?

Without pulling the coroplast you will never know. They may have had to move one side out to accommodate tanks, plumbing or heat ducts toward the back of the trailer.
schlep1967 12/03/20 12:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Awning problem! All it does is click.

Is the motor turning but the awning not rolling up? I had an issue a few years back where the cap, the part on the end of the tube with three screws in it, had the center hole round out. And here is the bad part, you can't buy the $12 cap. It comes with the several hundred dollar motor. Luckily mine still had a month of warranty left so they sent me a new motor for nothing. I did fix the old one by drilling a hole through the cap and shaft and putting a roll pin through it so I have a spare that is much more solid than the factory version.
schlep1967 12/02/20 05:26am Tech Issues
RE: Are TT or 5vr Toy hauler handling better with trike loaded?

When shopping look closely at where the trailer axles are in relation to the garage. A toy hauler with both axles in front of the garage is suitable for a couple of light weight dirt bikes. If you can find one with at least one of the axles under the garage so you can get some of the weight over the axle, you have a better chance of not making the nose too light.
schlep1967 12/01/20 11:03am Beginning RVing
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 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
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