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RE: registration

Moved to Class A forum from 5th Wheels.
BarneyS 02/21/19 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power converter

Wonder why you think it may go bad. The PD series of converters are one of the best in the business. My trailer has a 9100 series converter to which I added the Charge Wizard way back in 2004 when we purchased it new. It has run almost continuously since then and shows no signs of giving up. If it does, it would be an easy swap out for a new one. I don't think I would worry about it conking out on you while you are on a trip. If, by chance, it does then you should be able to get another one fairly easily. I would not replace it just because it is getting older. Barney
BarneyS 02/20/19 11:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F150 with a new Travel Trailer

I think that after three pages of replies and some that are getting to be off topic and complaining about the forums instead, I am going to close this one. Thank you all for participating. Barney
BarneyS 02/19/19 06:26am Towing
RE: I can't decide between a Hensley or ProPride Hitch.

I much prefer the Hensley stinger over the large, bulky, heavy adjustable stinger of the other hitch. In all my years of towing, I have never had a situation where the adjustable stinger would have performed any differently than the fixed stinger of the Hensley. In addition, there are no parts to break or require adjustment on the Hensley stinger and it is lighter. Barney
BarneyS 02/16/19 08:05am Towing
RE: Thomas Payne, Rec Pro, or Best Furniture

I will 2nd the recommendation for Brad and Hall furniture in Elkhart. We purchased a Lafer "Kiri" chair from them more than 13 years ago and it is still in use today with no visible wear or mechanical failure. It is a very comfortable chair that I use every day. It replaced a fairly large upholstered recliner that came with the trailer when new. I like it because it does not take up a lot of room yet it swivels and reclines completely in addition to being comfortable for either sitting or sleeping. :) We also replaced the uncomfortable sofa/bed that came with it with a leather reclining sofa that we got from Costco. You can see it in use here. Barney
BarneyS 02/13/19 08:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: SunnyBrook titan 31BWKS

The Titan line of Sunnybrooks were the top of the line for that manufacturer. They are an exceptionally well built trailer with aluminum house frame (one of the first to do this) true gel coat sides and end caps, and very nice upscale interior decor and furnishings. They were a fairly expensive line of trailers when new. Ours, although not a 5er, is going on 15 years old and still looks almost like new. It was, until this year, used all year long and we spent three to 5 months every winter in it plus using it during the summer months. Now it sits permanently in my son's family campground where we will use it as our "summer place" until we no longer can and then it will belong to my son to do with as he wishes. It is a very comfortable well built trailer that towed very well. In all the years we have had it, it has never been in a repair shop or had anything major go wrong with it. We have, of course maintained it well and have had to replace the refrigerator three years ago. Everything else, other than tires, is as it left the factory many years ago. I don't think you can go wrong if you find a good Sunnybrook Titan trailer that has been maintained well. Good luck on your search an purchase. Barney
BarneyS 02/12/19 04:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Text to speech

I just tried it out on my Samsung S8+(an Android device). What an annoying thing!!!! It announced every single thing that was going on. Had to double touch every button and icon. Turned it back off after about 5 minutes of that nonsense!:M I guess if you could not see very well it might be useful but it certainly is not for me. Barney
BarneyS 02/12/19 02:27pm Technology Corner
RE: I camouflaged my Honda EU2000

I suspect the Krylon paintin the spray cans would do the job. I have used it on most of the plastic things on my trailer (window trim on outside doors, stove vent, fridge vent on roof, all the little plastic hookup up receptacles etc.) and has lasted for over 12 years without changing color or yellowing like the original material did. Barney
BarneyS 02/12/19 02:08pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Reese Dual cam vs Equalizer

Not sure why the links didn't post. I added them via the hyperlink tab. Turns out the salesman was showing me two different hitches. One was an original Equal-i-zer and the other was a Fastway E2. The reason your links didn't show is because our software will not let new members post links for a certain period of time. I don't know how long that is but the reason is to help prevent dealers from coming on here and posting links to their stuff or websites. According to our rules, links to commercial sites are ok as long as they are in answer to a question asked but you cannot just come on here and post a link to something that is for sale unless someone asked about it first. I posted links to the two hitches you were talking about in my post earlier. Barney
BarneyS 02/11/19 04:41pm Towing
RE: Reese Dual cam vs Equalizer

Sounds like you were talking about the Fastway E2 hitch.. In that case, there is no comparison between that and the Dual Cam. The Dual Cam wins hands down! Here is the original Equal-i-zer hitch that I was discussing earlier and which I assumed you meant in your original post. Barney
BarneyS 02/11/19 12:02pm Towing
RE: Reese Dual cam vs Equalizer

Your salesman was mistaken. The main sway control on the Equal-i-zer 4 point hitch comes from the friction between the two sockets where the bars insert into the hitch head and the upper metal portion of the hitch head. The amount of pressure on that surface when the bars are tensioned is tremendous. This is what they are talking about when they say "rotational sway control". They count each bars socket as one point of tension each. The secondary points of sway control (3-4 of the 4 point) is the contact surface of the WD bars on the flat portion of the L brackets. There is one on each side of the A frame so they are counted as one point of tension each - hence the advertising claim of 4 way sway control. The amount of steel on steel pressure is MUCH greater at the hitch head compared with the pressure on the L brackets so most of the sway control comes from this area. Hope this helps understand it a bit. :) Regarding the Dual Cam system - The big advantage to that one is that the tension increases the more the trailer tries to swing. Also, the Dual Cam does not restrict the trailer from returning back to center like the Equal-i-zer does. The Equal-i-zer tries to hold the trailer in position no matter what angle it is at. That means that the same amount of sway control tries to keep the trailer "turned" as it did when going straight. This is in contrast to the Dual Cam which assists the trailer in straightening up after a turn or sway event. One big advantage to the Equal-i-zer is it's ease of installation and adjustment. The Dual Cam can be quite difficult is some cases to get installed and adjusted. It take much more time but the effort is usually well worth the time. I towed for years with the Dual Cam system and that is what I would go with again if I were you, especially since you are familiar with the hitch. Barney
BarneyS 02/11/19 09:22am Towing
RE: Taxes?

Thread has become too political. I was hoping it would not. Thread closed. Barney
BarneyS 02/09/19 12:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Checklist(s)

Click here and go down to #2 "Checklists and Procedures" for a lot of ideas. Barney
BarneyS 02/08/19 08:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Okay, I have frozen pipes??

Snip... If you blow the lines out and fill the traps with the pink stuff, if you pour in a lot in the Freshwater tank and pump the lines until it runs out in the sinks, and toilet. That stuff might turn slushy, but in the South, that's not a problem. It turns slushy in the North too but also doesn't matter as the stuff does not expand when freezing like water does. :) Barney
BarneyS 02/08/19 07:43am Travel Trailers
RE: I camouflaged my Honda EU2000

Snip... I don't have a photo hosting account that works with forums any more, that's why there's no pics.... When photobucket stopped allowing photos on forums, I gave up sharing photos. Snip... To expand just a bit on the post by Mr. Wizard - It is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of our moderators, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it. It is also much easier to use than Photobucket used to be. It is very simple to use. 1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app. 2. Copy the resulting URL. 3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions. Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.:) Barney
BarneyS 02/08/19 06:50am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Brakes are NOT working

I would check at the office of the park you are at. I bet they know of a reliable mobile RV tech that they call. Good luck. Barney
BarneyS 02/06/19 05:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tioga and George?

The RV community has suffered a great loss! Rest in peace George. Barney
BarneyS 02/05/19 06:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: u shaped dinette

Possibly cut the corner of the cabinet, or probably easier, cut the seat of the dinette at a 45 degree angle on the end. Barney
BarneyS 02/03/19 04:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing TT using a 2019 Santa Fe

Snip... Safety is my first priority so I'll wait it out until I can get a rig that will be better suited for what we are looking to do. Thank you all for your help. Good decision! :) I think that now you have made a decision, and many have put in their 2 cents, this is a good time to close this thread. Good luck. Barney
BarneyS 02/03/19 11:52am Towing
RE: Protective shield on a GMC Acadia

Moved to Dinghy Towing forum from Towing.
BarneyS 02/02/19 02:13pm Dinghy Towing
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