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RE: Leaving ceiling fan on while traveling

And there is always the chance that the sloshing around will empty a drain trap enough that you pull air in through your grey water tank vent. Wouldn't be so bad in our trailer if it was the shower grey tank but if it was the kitchen grey tank it would stink something horrible.
schlep1967 08/06/20 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Weight Calculations

Real world measurement. I added a cargo rack to the frame of my camper. It weighs 55 pounds. I put 100 pounds on the rack. All this was done as the tongue sat on a scale with the trailer level. The weight went down 24 pounds. So, the tongue weight decreased by about 15.5%. Let me finish your sentence. So, the tongue weight decreased by about 15.5% of the weight added to the rear of the trailer. What was the tongue weight (scale reading) before? The 24 pounds divided by that number would be the amount the tongue weight decreased.
schlep1967 08/06/20 09:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Weight Calculations

At most you are going to get some guesses on this one. To mathematically figure it out you would need exact length from the coupler to the center pivot point of the axles and from the pivot point of the axles to where the bike will be hanging on the rear. You will also need the weight of whatever apparatus will be used to hold the bike. I would also question the frame strength of the camper to have that weight bouncing around back there.
schlep1967 08/05/20 09:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Is this a problem?

Thanks for the replies. For more info, trailer is a 2021 and I’ve only had it about 3 weeks. It hasn’t even been rained on yet! I think I’m going to email the manufacturer so at least I’ll have a record that this goes back to the trailer being new. I’ll also follow up with looking at other trailers of the same model to compare. You’d think they’d at least use OSB with a smooth side. I didn’t get up there, but it does fee solid and not like water damaged OSB feels. You gave yourself the best answer. Contact the manufacturer and get your picture to them.
schlep1967 08/05/20 05:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Legitimate concern with ultralight flooring.

If you want to be prepared in case of rain and wanting to get him inside. Some blocks of wood under the steps and bring a few 2' by 4' pieces of 1/2" plywood with you to put on the floor to get him to whatever seat he would occupy in the living room. The plywood will spread the weight over a larger area of floor.
schlep1967 08/05/20 05:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram Short Bed best slideer hitch

I'll recommend an auto-slider. Especially since you don't know when you did it. It could have been turning into or maneuvering around in a tight gas station. With an auto-slider it becomes a non-issue at all times. I've been using a PullRite Superglide for 10 years with no issues. If I were looking today I would check out a few of the newer brands that have come out over the years.
schlep1967 08/05/20 05:00am Towing
RE: Parking on area with dirt/grass stability

Put boards under the jacks and tires to spread the weight over a larger area. It is normal to get some settling. After a few adjustments it should stop moving. Unless of course you are on a recently filled in area. Then it could keep moving for a while
schlep1967 08/04/20 11:00am Beginning RVing
RE: Carrier air v won’t start

There is a very small red flashing light in the unit that is flashing off and on (not in a code) Yep, I had the same thing. Once the campground replaced the 50 amp breaker it worked fine. The red LED is powered by the 12 volt side. If you get 2 beeps and the control panel lights up, green on light, it is the A/C power. If your breaker is not kicked test the power at the campgrounds post. I didn't have a multi-meter with me to test the voltage but the guy I camp with had a surge protector that analyzes the post power when plugged in. It told us "open L1". When the service guys finally found a meter to test the post there was 120 on one leg but nothing on the other leg of the 50 amp.
schlep1967 08/03/20 05:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carrier air v won’t start

I had the exact same thing this weekend. The 50 amp service only had power on one leg. According to the manual 2 beeps means a problem with the power.
schlep1967 08/02/20 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: rockies or smokey's

Read your trucks owners manual. It may tell you not to use cruise control when towing.
schlep1967 07/29/20 10:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: More water needed....

Have her read your description of her in a public forum "a long haired red-headed she devil". You'll likely have plenty of water and more room in the bed.....
schlep1967 07/29/20 06:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Transporting Raft from Campsite to Launch Ramp?

I guess the big question here is, is this just for within the campground or will you need to travel public roads to the boat ramp? If within the campground you may be able to get away with one or two of the kayak dollies or even a hand/refrigerator truck with the bottom platform removed. the heavier hand trucks normally come with better rubber wheels that disperse the load. Slide one under the boat and run straps around it. Walk the boat to the water. If you have to leave the campground onto public roads, start looking for a Harbor Freight Trailer that is legal for road use.
schlep1967 07/29/20 05:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Will my trailer fit in this space?

Yes, it might fit. Do yourself a favor. Every time you get it in there without damaging something, put $50 in a coffee can. That way you'll have a good start for when you do tear up your house roof, gutter, shed and or the camper.
schlep1967 07/28/20 10:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Weird noise! I know. I know but need help!

I had a strange noise when parked a few weeks ago. It was coming from the outside of the fridge compartment. Sounded like the cooling fan was hitting something. Got out the ladder and removed the the top panel to see some no longer sticky duct tape flapping in the breeze from the cooling fan. Hope your fix is as easy as mine was.
schlep1967 07/28/20 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: awning problem

If the remote control worked your fuse is probably good. My guess would be the manual switch you were trying to use before you tried the remote. If possible pull the panel out and check to make sure the wires are attached to the back of the switch. If the wires are tight on the switch then you will need to test the switch to see if it works.
schlep1967 07/28/20 05:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bumper pull versus fifth wheel

I pull a 22 ft. bumper pull wt. 3700# with a 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 3.6L gas with no problem. Will my PU handle a 24 ft. 5th wheel? You are asking the wrong question. Length has very little to do with towing capacity. Your question should be "How heavy of a 5th wheel can I tow?" And the answer to that question would be, It depends on how your truck is optioned out. Look inside the door panel for the placard that tells you your weight limits of your truck. Payload will be your killer for the 5th wheel. Many 1500's are technically over weight when you fill the tank and put the family in it.
schlep1967 07/27/20 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Excessive Heat in Fifth Wheel

You may also want to check the voltage coming into the fifthwheel. If everybody in the park is running two or three A/C units you may be getting low voltage and therefore poor performance from your units.
schlep1967 07/24/20 11:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exclusive: Utterly Unique Fifth Wheel

Interesting concept. With the high ceilings a ceiling fan would help circulate the air. As for the more steps to get in, I'm thinking those that are unstable on steps would feel better if the top 2 or 3 are inside the "house". When comparing the weight and center of gravity, comparing this to one of the raised back end units currently popular for extra storage, you are only raising the center section of flooring. When you account for the A/C units being moved below how much are you really raising the center of gravity? Add in a generator and you are basically back to the same point.
schlep1967 07/24/20 07:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue Tooth Electric Brake controller

I have a 40 ft Class A MH. I am going to pull a trailer with electric brakes. Curt makes the Echo mobile Trailer break controller that plugs into the 7-way plugin on the back of the coach and then you plug the trailer brake into that Echo Device. The device is managed thru Blue Tooth as an app on your phone. I am concerned if Blue tooth will have a strong enough signal when my phone is with me on the dash. Has anyone had any experience with this type of set-up? Your phone is not controlling the brakes. It is manged by your phone. Managed as in you can use your phone to adjust the amount of brake applied. Like adjusting the dial on a regular brake controller. When you plug in the 7-way plugin and apply the brakes the plugin/brake controllers inertia reader will adjust the amount of voltage applied to the brakes. I'm sure it would use the settings previously applied if the bluetooth signal is lost.
schlep1967 07/22/20 01:05pm Towing
RE: Needles Hwy, Height Restriction.

Have a look at google street view for those tunnels and the warning signs as you enter the roads.
schlep1967 07/22/20 11:24am Roads and Routes
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