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RE: Disadvantages of flipping trailer axles?

Easily 13 years on mine with no problems. I'm 6'5" so the 6 inches difference cause by the lift isn't really a problem. But I did build a 6 inch high platform for a step since most women are a bit shorter that me. If I ever buy a different trailer I will make the mod without hesitation.
opnspaces 06/17/22 01:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's the real scoop on propane tank re-certification?

Can't answer your question. But if you're a Costco member it's half that price. My local Costco used to stock the cylinders in the warehouse. But I don't recall seeing them on the floor in last year or so. Costco
opnspaces 06/13/22 12:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fire, Cast Iron, and Soot

Try plain old water and see what happens. You could also use soapy water but no scrub brushes. Or put the cast iron in a bag and just use it sooty next time.
opnspaces 06/09/22 04:46pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Generator Stopped Sending Power

Check that there are no breakers tripped on the generator itself. Is there possibly an illuminated overload light on the generator? If the generator checks out then treat it like it's plugged in to shore power. Is the shore power cord plugged in (to the generator) Are any breakers in the RV tripped? Is there absolutely no power? Or do you have some outlets powered and some not powered?
opnspaces 06/09/22 04:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: black tank not venting?

Empty the tank and then get up on the roof. Remove the black tank vent cap and see if the black vent tube us up to the roof or if it has slipped down into roof (Means it has slipped down into the tank) If it is slipped down you might be able to grab it with something and pull it back up. If the pipe is pulled up high maybe try having someone down near or under the empty black tank. Drop a few ice cubes down the pipe and see if they hit the bottom of the tank. This will at least tell you if there is a plug of sorts in the pipe.
opnspaces 05/31/22 03:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Country Water Fill - Class C Jayco

Maybe the hose had an air leak at the fitting at the fresh water inlet
opnspaces 05/30/22 12:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: CC safety

As said you pretty much have to almost touch the pad for it to work. I wouldn't worry about somebody standing behind you with a high tech scanner, the technology just doesn't work that way. Although there are a quite a few people in this world that are more than happy to make misleading claims and take your money for a protective sleeve. And seriously, what's the concern? It's a Visa. If they somehow steal your card you get the money back. My unsolicited advice... Login to your visa card website or call the card company using the phone number on the back of the card and ask for assistance. Setup an alert that sends you a text any time the card is charged. Set the dollar amount for the alert as low as possible (typically $1). Then go about your day and don't give this another thought. I have this setup and I often get that text while standing at the register waiting for my receipt to finish printing. If not I definitely get the text before I get to my car. If you ever get a text when you know you didn't just use the card you can be concerned. Until you figure out that it was your monthly Netflix renewal. Yep even after many years I still get caught by that one every month.
opnspaces 05/29/22 09:24am Technology Corner
RE: Black Tank Odors

Home Depot website seems to call the AAV a cheater vent. Link
opnspaces 05/29/22 08:42am Travel Trailers
RE: towing a f-150 wheels down

You can find the owner's manual on the Ford website here. Page 311-312 says that if the vehicle is 2WD it cannot be towed with ANY wheels on the ground, ever. I'm not about to argue with the ford engineer that wrote that manual. But it would have been nice if they had explained how the vehicle can be damaged by towing with the front wheels on the ground on a 2wd truck. Two-wheel Drive Vehicles You cannot tow a two-wheel drive vehicle with any wheels on the ground as vehicle or transmission damage may occur. You must tow your vehicle with all four wheels off the ground, such as when using a car-hauling trailer.
opnspaces 05/29/22 08:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: Trailer Brakes

Before you replace any wires see if the brakes are working. Make sure the trailer battery(s) are showing at least 12.3 volts or more. Make sure the batteries are connected and any battery disconnect is not in the picture. Unplug the trailer from the truck, this is very important. Otherwise backfeed can fry the trucks brake controller Pull the emergency breakaway cable and pin out of the controller Try to pull the trailer forward a few feet. If the trailer rolls you have a brake problem. Put the pin back in the breakaway Also this just occurred as I finished typing this. Check the entire umbilical for damage. Last year I helped my neighbor replace the plug on his trailer cable as he was already late to leave and had no taillights. The lights still didn't work. Then I looked at the umbilical and it had been pinched in a turn and partially cut through on the bottom.
opnspaces 05/29/22 08:02am Tech Issues
RE: The Awning

Was the extension a factory mount or something aftermarket? My Carefree awning has a factory remote extension like you are referencing. But without a manufactured channel in the arm itself that supports the cable the extension would be useless. The link is the replacement extension which is flexible and folded over for the picture. But again it needs some kind of supporting channel for the somewhat flexible plastic "cable". Amazon
opnspaces 05/28/22 08:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Unknown or erroneous title on single axle fifth wheel

Looks like a 5th wheel to me. A truck camper is not flat across the bottom and the forward wall is usually vertical.
opnspaces 05/27/22 06:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: leaving the stick and brick for the summer

Thanks for all the info. The only thing I don't know is if I can shut off the water. Have to find out where the drip irrigation system is hooked up. Can't shut that off. I would shut off the water now and open a faucet in the sink to drain the pressure out of the pipe. Then turn off the faucet and go turn on the drip irrigation. It the drip is still going strong after a few minutes it's probably not controlled by that valve. But I'll bet that your drip is in fact downstream (after) the valve and therefore will be a problem that you need to come up with a plan for.
opnspaces 05/26/22 04:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Discoverer AT3 XLT

IF you are a member or have a friend who is I would buy the batteries at Costco. In San Diego Costco beats Autozone by at least $50 per battery.
opnspaces 05/21/22 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hot Exhaust On Differential

I'm with the suggestion of going to autozone and get a clamp on exhaust turn down. I had one of my kids bike tires pop and the reflector on the wheel melt and bend and it was easily 3 feet away from the exhaust on the rear carrier.
opnspaces 05/21/22 08:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires? Balance or Alignment

It could be balance but 25 is pretty slow for a balance problem to show up. Usually bad balance starts to show around 45 to 55. But since they are new I would take it back and have them balanced again anyway. Rotating the tires might mask the problem so make sure they put the tires back in the same positions. If the vibration persists then try rotating front to back. Can you describe the vibration you are feeling? Does it feel like a buzzing type of vibration or does the wheel wiggle side to side? If a buzzing it might be a harmonic from the design of the tire tread.
opnspaces 05/21/22 08:27am Tech Issues
RE: 2018 Jayco North Point bedroom remodel

I would call Jayco with the VIN and see if they can give you the specs. Years ago I had a black tank problem and they emailed me the design specs showing all the tank measurements and placements of the fittings.
opnspaces 05/21/22 08:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: leaving the stick and brick for the summer

I'm not in a position to leave for extended time but I have thought about it often. My brother in law's mom lives in palm Springs and one summer a piece of furniture cracked from excessive heat while she was traveling. Now she sets the temp at 95 when away and has never had a problem since. Personally I think setting it in the 80's would be a waste of money. I also would pay a trusted neighbors kid $50 to come into the house once a month to flush all the toilets and run all the taps for a minute to refill any evaporating P traps. That's $50 total not per month.
opnspaces 05/21/22 08:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Backup Camera

Assuming you can't just tilt the camera down I would add a license plate backup camera. If you have an aftermarket stereo in the dash it might already be able to wire in the new camera. Otherwise a small monitor can be added fairly inexpensively. I have this camera and like it an inexpensive monitor Run the wires into the coach and leave them under the dash or something. Then suction cup the monitor to the windshield when hooking up the boat and remove after. The camera has a 25 foot cable, but if needed an extension is fairly inexpensive. RCA cable
opnspaces 05/21/22 07:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: no charge at batteries

12.7 is not enough. Maybe the converter needs to see a battery before it goes full charge. Try disconnecting shore power and then hook up the battery. Take a voltage reading across the battery terminals and write it down. Then plug in shore power and take another voltage reading. You should be seeing at least 13.2 volts if the batteries are fully charged. Check the voltage of the starting battery or the starting battery of your car to make sure your meter is working. Give us the readings and we can tell you if it looks like anything is wrong.
opnspaces 05/10/22 08:22pm Class A Motorhomes
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