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RE: Securing cable outside trailer

Do you have a front molded cap? On mine it is wide open behind that cap. I's a hybrid, so has the fold-out bed in front.
soon2bexpat 05/19/20 08:18am Tech Issues
RE: Securing cable outside trailer

Sorry. I want to attach the cable to the vertical front of the trailer, down to the battery on the tongue.
soon2bexpat 05/18/20 11:52am Tech Issues
Securing cable outside trailer

I’m adding a solar panel and want to run the wire to the controller along the exterior of the trailer. I’m looking for suggestions to secure the wire.
soon2bexpat 05/18/20 09:55am Tech Issues
RE: Problems when replacing 7 pin connector

Number one hook up the ground wire first. It's most likely the white wire and it's at the 7'oclock position when looking into the socket on the bumper. Once the ground is hooked up you can just play with each wire until you get it right. I'll try this method next week. I came to an RV park today because when I connected it the second time yesterday, as I wrote above, the trailer battery was completely drained, after just a few minutes. Won't even recharge fully using a generator. So I needed electricity. I assume I should leave the black power wire for last?
soon2bexpat 05/11/20 01:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Problems when replacing 7 pin connector

No helper around. I’m in the Lincoln NF in NM. The Yukon’s cap has a diagram but it’s on the outside and worn down to the point of being unreadable. I’m going to try to take a picture and then mess with it in Lightroom to see if I can get anything out of it. But I would think that would match the vehicles owners manual,so not holding out much hope.
soon2bexpat 05/10/20 12:31pm Tech Issues
Problems when replacing 7 pin connector

I have a Curt Bluetooth brake controller. Works great but last week, it kept going out on me. Figured maybe the unit was bad, being Bluetooth and all. Get unhitched and see that the problem is a cut in the cord on the trailer side of the 7 pin. So I order a new trailer side plug and cut off the old one. Here’s where everything goes to hell. I thought I could pull the end off the old plug to see how the wires are hooked up. But it’s like a solid piece. So I figured the wires going into the end would be in order and proceeded to wire it that way. Plugged it into the tow vehicle, turned on the TV headlights and saw the running lights turn on the trailer. Good. But the other lights (brake & turn) wouldn’t turn on and the brake controller couldn’t make a connection. I disconnected the trailer but the trailer running lights stayed on. Couldn’t figure that one out, so I pulled the bulbs so that the trailer battery wouldn’t die (I’m boondocking). So today, I figure I’ll give it another try. The TV manual had a diagram for the 7 pin (‘02 GMC Yukon XL). Turns out I had it wired wrong. So I rewire the trailer connector to match the TV diagram. But when I plugged it in, the only thing that worked was the left turn/left brake light. At least the running lights were off. So now I’m stuck. Any suggestions?
soon2bexpat 05/10/20 12:20pm Tech Issues
RE: What's happening with your summer gig?

I was supposed to start my workamping summer gig as a cook on 5/15 in MN. They're closed, don't know when they're going to open and are not sure if they will be taking on workampers after all. So, come 5/15, I'll be filing for unemployment.
soon2bexpat 04/12/20 10:30am Workamping Forum
RE: best brand for older hybrid?

I had an '00 Jayco and now have an '02 Thor. Not sure if there's a whole lot of diff in quality. But if I get another hybrid, it will have the beds attached with cables instead of the poles below and the tents permanently attached to the bed floor.
soon2bexpat 04/12/20 10:26am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Heated Mattress Pad

I used heated blankets but they never seem to last. Went to this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZSHDE0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 19 months of use and it is going strong and feels awesome.
soon2bexpat 12/23/19 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Water heater leaking from side or bottom?

G6A-8E I've ordered a new tank.
soon2bexpat 09/29/19 07:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Water heater leaking from side or bottom?

OK, thanks. It’s an Atwood in my NTM ‘03 Thor hybrid. I don’t think I can replace it before I hit the road next week. Hopefully I won’t have a bigger problem the next 2 weeks.
soon2bexpat 09/28/19 08:36am General RVing Issues
Water heater leaking from side or bottom?

I am getting water leaking around my 6 gal water heater. It’s not coming from the hot or cold water lines and not from the outside drain area. But there’s water on the floor by the side of the heater facing the rear of the trailer. The water line running back goes below the floor. There doesn’t seem to be any other place it could come from. Is it possible to have a side leak in a WH? It’s not gushing but a steady drip.
soon2bexpat 09/27/19 07:00pm General RVing Issues
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