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RE: Thinking of New Aluminum Sided Travel Trailer

If you don't maintain the roof, the stick and tin will rot the same as the fiberglass sided trailer. Only difference is you'll notice it sooner with the delamination and possibly fix it before it becomes a totally rotted out worthless piece of moldy junk.
wing_zealot 08/03/20 05:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Sanitizing water system

1/4 cup bleach per every 15 gals water in the tank.This, plus you need 4 hours contact time. Which means you leave the chlorinated water in the system for 4 hours before you drain and flush.
wing_zealot 07/27/20 10:25am Tech Issues
RE: TrailHawk Hemi towing 27 foot TT, Blue Ox users?

Have you tried loading the trailer such that you increase the weight on the hitch by a 100 lbs (or more) to see if that helps?
wing_zealot 07/17/20 09:19am Towing
RE: Modern 1/2 ton tow vehicle question

3.5L ecoboost is 13,200 towing and 3,230 max payload, in the base configuration. We'd get a 4x4 crewcab so it would decrease a bit. So yes it's right at the ceiling of the specs. I am not arguing it's a good idea. In what appears to me to be on of the dumbest things that I have ever seen the max payload package requires 3.73 axle which for some reason drops the trailer tow rating to 11,300lbs on the 4wd version. 11,500lbs for 2wd. Not being able to get both on one truck is insane in my opinion. See the specs on page 19 of the tow guide, 3.73 axle. Ford 2020 tow guideThe 3.73 only comes on the Heavy Duty Payload Package (there is no such thing as a max payload package - I think your confusing HDPP package with max tow package), and the HDPP with it's beefier components weighs more. Hence, because the GCVWR is the same as the max tow package (w/o the HDPP), max tow is less. It's really a false narrative; You'll hit the limit on payload before you'll hit the limit on max tow anyways.
wing_zealot 07/17/20 05:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: where 2 get water for RV before you reach your destination?

I have never seen an established campground that didn't have water available somewhere on the property. If you're rustic camping or boondocking all bets are off.
wing_zealot 07/14/20 02:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tow weight

so 1400 lbs payload? thought you wanted more truck? I essentially want more pull without having issues with transmission or engine. I’m not sure if that will be much of an upgrade from my f150 that’s why I was asking for feedback. From what people have said and what I have read, the payload isn’t really a deciding factor as you can just load up the trailer with cargo and it will only affect tongue weight minimally. So that 200 lbs I lose on payload, I can throw in trailer and only add 30 lbs to the payload.Get an F150 w/3.5 ecoboost, you get more horsepower and more payload then the diesel.
wing_zealot 07/09/20 04:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

Ford 3.5 Ecoboost with the 10 sp transmission is a tremendous towing platform. My F150 has a GCVWR of 17,000 lbs., max trailer of 11,500 lbs, payload of 2500 lbs and will get 10 - 11 mpg towing, 22± highway (empty - probably even better if I'd drive the speed limit), and 18.5 mpg as a daily driver.
wing_zealot 07/09/20 05:49am Travel Trailers
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

...You do understand that all the facts won’t be known until after the world population has achieved herd immunity.Then why are you so eager to dismiss any possible treatment as ineffective when all the facts won't be known for about another 9 months or more?
wing_zealot 07/07/20 10:29am Around the Campfire
RE: Update since buying my first TT

You don't need a trickle charger. I have never used one in over 20 years of camping. Either keep it plugged in when not in use or disconnect the battery when not in use. The battery will then stay charged. Instead of using a trickle charger, the guy can merely plug his camper in using a 30 amp/20 amp adapter.
wing_zealot 07/07/20 10:13am Beginning RVing
RE: Tow weight

possible yes, comfortable likely no. another option to consider is daytripping or tent camping to find your prefered location then buying a park model there. will give you way more bang for your buck. Bettter yet you can grab an older pop up for exploring quite cheap and usually get most of your money back selling them unlike travel trailers. Ok thanks. Yeah I’m just confused by the Numbers and ratings, that’s all. I’m good at Math, so I’m just curious if my truck says it can tow 7400 lbs comfortably, why I would have an issue with a trailer that weighed say 5200 dry or 6500 loaded? This is considering that my payload of my truck was still under the max allowed. The ratings on trucks usually have a safety factor, meaning they are tested and can prob do more but they place a number where anything over that amount is not suitable. For example, why put 7500 but they really mean you should only pull 5000. You can pull right up to the max of your trucks ratings as long as you don't exceed any ratings. Your limiting factor, the rating you will probably get to firs is the payload rating, or possibly the rear axle rating. To understand all the ratings better, read this clicky
wing_zealot 07/07/20 10:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

As long as you understand, a dry weight trailer of the size you are contemplating will have a loaded weight of somewhere around 1000lbs - 1500lbs more then the dry weight. The tongue weight needs to be at least 10% but better yet 12% of the Loaded Weight.
wing_zealot 07/07/20 07:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Without getting political....

...(Why are people looking at players, not flag?)...Because the people are astounded at the millions of dollars player's disrespect for the flag.
wing_zealot 06/29/20 10:15am Around the Campfire
RE: Generator Problem

Well anything I (and for that matter anyone else) could tell you would be purely a guess because we have no information about the generator, what it's installed in, and what (if anything) you've done up until this point to diagnosis it. So I'll guess low oil.
wing_zealot 06/29/20 09:56am Tech Issues
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

First - Science is undecided about whether the mask helps or not. Second - The whole idea about shelter in place, masks, etc. was to flatten the curve. None of those cure covid or stop the spread. The only cure is herd immunity or a vaccine; and a vaccine is still a year away if ever. So sounds like herd immunity (while protecting the most vulnerable) is the best solution.
wing_zealot 06/26/20 10:37am Around the Campfire
RE: Cribbing a trailer

Jack up the trailer slightly at each corner, one at a time, stack lumber under each corner, make sure each corner is level with the others, set the trailer down on the stacked lumber. Doesn't have to be exactly at the corner, can be in a couple of feet, whatever works out best for supporting the trailer. Personally, i would but cribbing under the axles also to keep pressure on the axles where the load was originally intended. But be careful where you crib the axles at, you don't want to bend them. How do you level the trailer?I would use a carpenter's level, but you can do it with a big pan of water on the floor if you want.
wing_zealot 06/25/20 10:52am Tech Issues
RE: Please....

How does my going somewhere affect you? If your staying home you're safe.
wing_zealot 06/25/20 10:30am General RVing Issues
RE: no power

Is the battery disconnect switch in the correct position?
wing_zealot 06/25/20 10:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Cribbing a trailer

Jack up the trailer slightly at each corner, one at a time, stack lumber under each corner, make sure each corner is level with the others, set the trailer down on the stacked lumber. Doesn't have to be exactly at the corner, can be in a couple of feet, whatever works out best for supporting the trailer. Personally, i would but cribbing under the axles also to keep pressure on the axles where the load was originally intended. But be careful where you crib the axles at, you don't want to bend them.
wing_zealot 06/25/20 05:33am Tech Issues
RE: Norcold N611RT not cooling in either AC and LP modes.

Do you have a 12V battery hooked up in the trailer?
wing_zealot 06/24/20 09:52am Tech Issues
RE: Several questions

you can stay in an aweful nice hotel a lot of nights for the cost of a rig + the maintanance that never stopsThey are talking about being on the road months at a time. You have any idea what a hotel would cost for 120 nights; not to mention the increased cost of eating out for 360 meals. Now do that for 3 or 4 years. You're talking $15K - $25K a year and no resale value.
wing_zealot 06/24/20 09:38am Beginning RVing
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