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RE: Schwintec Slide

If a motor wire was loose, I wouldn't think it would move no matter the mode. Does the controller give you a code identifying the issue?
WayneAt63044 05/21/20 03:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1956 Safeway trailer Vin location/plate

I've had RV trailers where the VIN is stamped in the A-frame that leads to the hitch. No extra plate, just stamped into the top of the frame. Kind of shallow and a repaint could possibly obscure it.
WayneAt63044 04/28/20 03:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where do get a new door, or materials to repair one?

Colaw is just down I-44 from you. You might check them out for a door assembly removed from another RV.
WayneAt63044 04/13/20 02:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just curious......

"Ouch!! Yep, towing a trailer and good gas mileage are mutually exclusive.
WayneAt63044 04/11/20 12:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Weight Distribution with sway control question

I have used the Reese Dual Cam and my current Equal-i-zer 4 point with success. I had to switch to the 4 point when I changed trailers. The V-nose covers much of the hitch area so that there is no room to mount chain lifts. It has to be under-slung to work on my current trailer.
WayneAt63044 04/08/20 06:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Polyester-mites

What day is it??? I'd better go check my trailer.
WayneAt63044 04/01/20 02:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just bought my first travel trailer

Diesel vs Gas? What I've found over the years is that any of the V8s will get the rig moving OK(torque) but what you want to pass or accelerate at driving speed is horsepower. Thus what is the horsepower at 4,000 - 5,000 RPM? I traveled in a caravan to Alaska and could beat any of the diesel rigs up a hill with my gasser. Granted the mileage will be better with a diesel but as someone mentioned above, with the cost of diesel being higher there might not be a cost/mile advantage. There typically is more quarts of oil in the diesel and higher maintenance costs for the diesel (think oil change frequency). Also add the cost of DEF for the diesel. Just some thoughts to consider as you make your decision. My 7,800 lbs gross weight trailer is OK with my Ram 1500 Hemi but I wouldn't consider it for a trailer your size.
WayneAt63044 03/29/20 04:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: insurance

What value would you insure a 29 year old trailer for? Would the premiums equal your investment in short order?
WayneAt63044 03/24/20 03:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Med. travel trailer with bed and "living area @ oppsite ends

Single slide in the living area. No slide in the bedroom.
WayneAt63044 02/11/20 12:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Med. travel trailer with bed and "living area @ oppsite ends

We have a 2013 Forest River V-Cross Vibe 26VFK that might fit your needs if you can find a used one. We, too, wanted private access to the bathroom from either of 2 sleeping areas. The door from the rear short queen is solid and slides. The bath is over the axles and is separated from the center dinette/living area with a solid hinged door. The dinette is curb side and opposed on the street side by a slide out that contains a sofa/inflatable mattress bed. Kitchen is in the front. Gross weight is 7,800 lbs and we have towed it all over the US including mountains with our 2009 Ram 1500 Hemi Quad cab 4x2 with 3.92 gears. There is a door between the living area and rear bedroom which bypasses the bathroom. We leave it permanently closed and on the bedroom side filled the space with a wardrobe and on the living side built a bench across the doorway with a place to sit or pile something along with storage bins below.
WayneAt63044 02/11/20 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: 2 12v batteries---Mallard TT help

I wear socks to bed at night when it is cold and plenty of quilts keep us toasty warm. Be sure the socks are fresh and dry; not the ones you have worn all day. Have done this in Quartzsite for years when the overnight lows are in the 30s. Running an electric blanket seems to me a waste of precious battery power when off the grid. I reckon a trip to KS in the winter is another thing. When we leave St. Louis for the desert in January the weather and temps determine if we travel through OK City and Amarillo or take a more southern route. Your KS trip is north of our northern route. I, too, have wanted more battery charging from the tow vehicle but have never tackled that issue. Shouldn't be too hard to do with heavier wire routed to a separate connector added where the trailer connects to the tow vehicle and heavier wire to the batteries. I have always had 2 12V batteries in parallel as our TT has always had the space for both. We used an inverter generator every few days in the desert but then we were boondocking with no neighbors to disturb and our nearby friends did the same. Just didn't watch TV or run much electronic gear. It's a great time to read. I also used a 12V battery charger from an 400W inverter I added to the tow vehicle. We have survived 2 weeks that way without a problem. The issue was breaking camp to dump the holding tanks and resupply freshwater. Will you have to travel with the water system winterized? Just my 2 cents worth. Good luck, surely you'll get more useful advice/experiences.
WayneAt63044 11/29/19 08:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Short queen mattress at CW

Use your CW gift card to splurge on something you would like and get an 8" memory foam layered mattress from Walmart about $250. We've been using ours for over 6 years now and love it. Get a queen and use a serrated knife to trim the foot to fit the space you have. We left ours a little longer than a short queen.
WayneAt63044 10/28/19 02:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replacement steps

Thanks, Barney, for your assistance. I've had 3 SunnyBrook trailers and enjoyed them all. Retired the last 2 from hail damage and getting rear-ended.
WayneAt63044 09/30/19 03:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replacement steps

I used Lynnmor's suggestion when my Forest River step bolt pulled through the floor. I added a 1/8" x 4" x 8" steel plate above the floor (covered by an entry rug anyway). I drilled from above down through the floor on through the step mounting about 1" inboard of the original screw. This was the 3rd attempt as my first 2 efforts were insufficient. This has worked very well for a few years now and inexpensive. I'll post a picture as soon as I get that process figured out. "border=0" For Full-Size Image.
WayneAt63044 09/29/19 02:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: First TT advice

You correctly state that dry weights are meaningless at the beginning of your post but then do the comparison later in your post using dry weights. My advice would be to get the gross numbers for the trailers you are considering and then use those. If you figure tongue weight at 13% of gross, you can work backwards by deciding what tongue weight you can tolerate and calculate the max gross. It will be less than the 8,700# tow rating of your tow vehicle. For example, if you decide 800# tongue weight to be the max load you want to carry, dividing that by .13 gives you max trailer gross of 6,154#. My original trailer experience 20+ years ago is the same as yours. I wanted no more than a half ton truck as my daily ride to work so bought a trailer to match that. Not been disappointed. Good luck!
WayneAt63044 09/19/19 11:17am Travel Trailers
RE: AC/ Stabilizers/ F.Cap wax - need your thoughts

Someone will respond re: waxing products. My Lippert stabilizers have a motor shaft pin that drives the long screw. That may be your issue rather than the motor gearbox, I replaced it with a spiral pin, a regular roll pin couldn't handle the force and also sheared. I prefer the jacks that I had on 3 SunnyBrook TTs that I would run with a battery powered electric drill. Much faster than the slow Lipperts.
WayneAt63044 09/08/19 09:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: replacing brakes on 1 of 4 wheels?

I'm a bit confused but does grease on a brake make it grab or slip? I recently experienced a grabbing brake (tire squeal) and found a brake wire broken which eliminated the others from working. Could you have a wiring problem? True story: I had a brake spring break applying some braking leaving Capital Reef in Utah. It made the trip up to the lookout on southbound route 12 a bear and heated things up & melted off the lug nut covers. I removed the destroyed brake and lubed the bearings and drove to Mesa, AZ with only 3 brakes. I could not tell a difference while braking when compared to all 4 working. This tells me you may have more of an electrical issue than greased brakes ruining a tire.
WayneAt63044 09/08/19 02:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slideout Sticking

Baby powder is recommended for slide seals as anything that makes the rubber soft just makes 'em sticky and can pull the seal apart destroying it. (I learned the hard way.) Make sure your seals are not damaged to prevent future leaks.
WayneAt63044 08/28/19 04:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buy Remote Thermostat For AC (controlled by Android app) ?

neschultz is right on. The RV thermostats are not the same as residential and are not directly interchangeable. I have rewired my AC/furnace control boxes in all my RVs to use a better t-stat with less temp difference between on & off. Thus I could use a residential t-stat. I've not searched on-line for a product that will work; maybe someday someone will make one.
WayneAt63044 08/28/19 04:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: carrying Atv in short bed truck with TT

Does the weight of the ATV plus the tongue weight of the trailer fit within the load specs of your truck? Perhaps you'd get the best fit of weights and space by putting the ATV in a toy hauler but that's an expensive solution.
WayneAt63044 08/23/19 11:02am Travel Trailers
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