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RE: Who all makes aluminum sided aluminum framed TT’s?

Yep. My aluminum sided, wood framed trailer is assembled with staples. It's held up fine though with no water penetration or wood rot.
TurnThePage 10/21/20 12:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do propane fire pits put out any heat?

Mine doesn't put out enough heat compared to the amount of propane it burns through.
TurnThePage 10/19/20 08:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Henry Tropi-Cool VS EPDM Roof Coatings

TurnThePage what did you use? Are you happy? I used the Hengs product. It's only been a little over 2 years so I can't make any grand claims, but so far I'm very happy with it. My roof is only about 18' long. It took about a gallon and a half to get three coats on it. Application was simple. It was a hot day when I did it, so it was almost drying too fast, and was starting to skin over in the tray. Two partial days to clean and prep, and one day to apply the three coats.
TurnThePage 10/15/20 06:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Henry Tropi-Cool VS EPDM Roof Coatings

I wonder why you need to coat an EPDM roof membrane. They last 30+ years on a building without doing anything to them. The RV EPDM membrane itself is typically warrantied against failure for 12 years. What would be the effect on the warranty if you slather on some other product? One really good reason is that even if the EPDM roof is still in reasonable condition, after a few years it's mostly black and gets super hot in the sun. When I recoated mine, the entire RV stayed much cooler.
TurnThePage 10/15/20 06:14pm Tech Issues
RE: sway bar instructions

Me thinks that the mentioned issue/condition is strictly for the add-on friction sway bars and has nothing to do with all those popular and expensive hitches with anti-sway built in. The condition is that sway mechanisms keep the truck and trailer in line. When the tire traction is not great enough to overcome the resistance of the sway mechanism, skidding when turning will result. It does not matter what brand, style or price point is involved.Strictly speaking, I can't argue. I just don't think it's a thing with those "expensive" hitches, while there are various warnings when using the add-on anti-sway bar.
TurnThePage 09/29/20 09:28am Travel Trailers
RE: sway bar instructions

Then there are all those popular, expensive brands that can't be adjusted for slippery conditions. You are simply not to use them in slippery conditions. your TT should not sway with out one. They are only for emergency situations. Then all those folks with the popular, expensive brands need to get off the road at the first sign of inclement weather? Or do they need to remove all the weight distribution and then continue on? Me thinks that the mentioned issue/condition is strictly for the add-on friction sway bars and has nothing to do with all those popular and expensive hitches with anti-sway built in.
TurnThePage 09/28/20 12:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: NuCamp Avia- what others compare overall?

The prices on all trailers appears to be ridiculously high right now. Water leaks can happen on even the most expensive units. You can pick a more reasonably priced unit and do some preventive maintenance right after purchase. I found many potential leaks on my trailer when purchased new, and spent a couple afternoons and $100 to prevent them. It's been outdoors for over 16 years with no leaks. Grand Design is no longer considered to be above the rest, but they do have some clever designs that really makes great use out of available interior. Their Imagine XLS 22RBE is almost as perfect a floorplan as I could "imagine" in a shorter, fairly light weight trailer. Full size walk around queen, large bathroom, lots of counter space and storage in the kitchen. Very clever layout in my personal opinion. Outdoors RV has a couple smaller models that are very comfy inside and are considered to be well made. If nothing else, they are stout.
TurnThePage 09/20/20 05:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Deep cycle battery maintenance

I use one of these purpose built water jugs. It fills each cell uniformly without over filling or making a mess. It makes the whole job quick and easy.
TurnThePage 09/14/20 11:51am Tech Issues
RE: Deep cycle battery maintenance

I just had to add water for the first time in over a year, and I also keep my trailer plugged in full time at home. Since I'm strictly a recreational RVer at this point, and have a generator (and 150 watts of solar), I don't worry about the batteries too much. I have a TM-2020 meter that tells me their current state of charge. I exercise them once in a while, but no set schedule. I otherwise pay little attention to them. I've gotten over 8 years of service from each pair of 6 volt batteries with that routine.
TurnThePage 09/14/20 09:43am Tech Issues
RE: replacement air conditioner

It's nice to see these options out there. Definitely expands my future RV choices.
TurnThePage 09/14/20 09:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Solar Panel Wiring on Rubber Roof

I'm going to "third" the suggestion for Eternabond. You can cut just a few strips to stick it down in a few places and you'll be good to go. Mine has been attached that way for about 15 years. And I did in fact also use the Hengs roof coat a couple years ago over the top of all of it.
TurnThePage 09/08/20 09:42am Tech Issues
RE: Significant hiatus but I'm back!

Appreciate the feedback. I’ve heard great things about the Equalizer but have also read that its pretty loud. I’ll look into the Blue Ox, any quieter?I have heard NOTHING about noise when using the Blue Ox.
TurnThePage 09/05/20 12:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Poor workmanship -- Entry Level VS Higher Price ????

And on the other hand, tipped employee minimum wage is $2.13/hr. This is false information. You are quoting a specific part of the requirements for tipped employees, while leaving out critical information to mislead. $2/13/hr is the portion required to be paid directly by the employer regardless of how high the tips are. BUT if the total hourly rate with tips included is less than the minimum wage, the employer is required to make up the difference. Net result, no one is making $2.13/hr. Reality is most tipped wait staff make double or more than minimum wage. There is a reason, they don't fight to switch to a straight wage system and outlaw tipping.This is NOT false information. Employers are "supposed" to make up the difference, but there are many ways to get around that. I have several relatives who do that kind of work in Indiana. They are dirt poor. Now back to your RV quality conversation.
TurnThePage 09/04/20 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Significant hiatus but I'm back!

I've been using my Equal-I-zer for 16 years and it's been perfect, aside from the groaning and popping. I'm seriously looking into the Blue Ox Sway Pro for my next one. It looks like it checks all the boxes.
TurnThePage 09/04/20 10:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Question about tires

The door sticker is for best ride, but for towing heavy, you need to air up to get full use of tire load capability. Like mentioned full pressure in rear, and try about 42 in the front. A bit of trial, to know what handles best, after all hooked up and towing. Jerry Nope! That's not right. The inflation pressure on the sticker on the door frame includes the max load (GAWR's) and unless specified otherwise, includes the towing limitations published by the vehicle manufacturer.That may be technically accurate, but I know from plenty of experience that airing the tires up closer to their max, yields a significantly safer and more stable ride. My Ram 1500 recommends 41 PSI on both axles, which IS enough for stable and safe towing.
TurnThePage 09/03/20 01:22pm Towing
RE: MH Manufacturer of Choice - Poll

At the moment for me, it would probably be Fleetwood/Holiday Rambler simply because they have the floorplans and features I want at a price point I could live with. I too am intrigued by the new Ford F53 chassis. And since I would not likely be fulltiming, a gasser would do what I needed.
TurnThePage 09/03/20 01:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Poor workmanship -- Entry Level VS Higher Price ????

And on the other hand, tipped employee minimum wage is $2.13/hr.
TurnThePage 09/03/20 12:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Poor workmanship -- Entry Level VS Higher Price ????

If people keep buying the cheapest RV they can find, that's what the manufacturer will make for them. You get what you pay for. If you get a cheap one don't complain later that it is made cheaply. What was that saying, "A poor man buys everything twice" Unfortunately there's very little choice as far as quality manufacturing is concerned. Grand Design set a pretty good standard when they were new, but appear to have fallen in the with the rank and file since. I would gladly spend an extra thousand or two for a known higher quality unit that is otherwise identical to the rest. Ever look at a small trailer? For some reason in the RV industry small equates with cheap. Only decent small trailer is an Airstream, but they are not worth anywhere near the price they ask. RV industry also equates small with entry level. Hey RV industry. I want a SMALL 22/24ft high quality trailer. I do not want entry level, I do not want cheap,I will never want large! Are you listening? Actually, there are some quality smaller trailers out there. Lance, Outdoors RV, and Northwoods all manufacture some pretty good units. Yeah, the quality control bug bites them too, but the materials in general are a step up. Then there are the fiberglass shell trailers: Oliver, Bigfoot, Escape, Casita, etc. Some of those are definitely pricy now, but you do get a much more robust package in my opinion.
TurnThePage 09/02/20 12:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Watch That Diamondplate!

Back in the '70s I welded a crescent wrench to the fender well doing just that. Man that thing got hot fast!
TurnThePage 08/31/20 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: 30 foot run of sewer hose--downhill?

I have about a 3 foot drop over a 50 foot run. It works fine. I've been doing it for 16 years now and have never run into a problem, aside from cheap hoses. I've never had any surprises left in the hoses.
TurnThePage 08/31/20 08:57am General RVing Issues
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