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RE: Can I Tow This With My Truck?

If you listen to a lot of people they'd have you towing a motorcycle trailer with a diesel dually. I towed a 34ft. 7,500 lb. trailer with our Chevy Silverado 1500 all over the south with no problems. Keep your speed below at 65 mph or below and you'll never have a problem. You will use your truck 90 percent of the time not towing anything so why shackle yourself with a monster truck for towing something under 8,000 pounds?
HappyTrails2U2 03/20/16 05:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leaking toilet questions

Most likely you have a flush valve that's leaking. Pretty common for Thetford toilets especially back around 2000 to 2010 I believe. Get down on your knees and lean over the toilet and flush it while using a flashlight to look at everything behind it to see where the water is coming from.
HappyTrails2U2 07/20/15 01:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Not a big enough trailer

You could try to lose them. We used to take our kids on vacation in our travel trailer when they were young. We left them at gas stations and rest areas along the way a couple of times but it didn't do any good 'cause they always found us. :)
HappyTrails2U2 07/20/15 12:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: WD hitch or not

The first time an 18 wheeler passed you towing that trailer doing about 80 mph you would be taking the next exit looking for Camping World to buy a WD hitch with some sway control and a new change of underwear. :B
HappyTrails2U2 07/20/15 11:49am Travel Trailers
Camping in Destin, FL in 1962

I found this old photo where I went camping with my Uncle and Aunt in Destin, FL back in 1962. I'm not sure what the make of the trailer was? Anybody recognize it? I went back to Destin, FL in the late 80s and couldn't believe how the place had grown. In 1962 there was only one RV park there and no motels in the area where we were staying. The RV park was actually in what they call Emerald Beach now. There was one fishing pier about a mile from the RV park and fishing was great off of that pier. Amazingly I was able to find some of the pilings still embedded in the sand on the beach on my trip back in the 80s. I would guess they're long gone now. There were only 3 or 4 other trailers in the park during the time we stayed there. I remember one was an Air Stream owned by a retired military man and his two daughters from Australia. I fell in love with Pedi she was 15 and I was 13. :D If I had known then what I know now I would have bought property that summer instead of buying the motor scooter that I paid $175.00 for. The government was selling, actually giving, property away back then at $14 an acre in the area in order to get people to move there. You couldn't buy an eighth inch square piece of property there for that price today. http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h40/GShipe/e4248ca6-7a47-4d41-87d4-cba3c97425ba_zpsplqrzyxj.jpg
HappyTrails2U2 07/20/15 11:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Vent fan opinions

We had 3 vent fans in our Rockwood 8315BSS Signature Ultra Lite 34 ft. travel trailer. I ordered one in the bedroom from the factory. Lots of people like us like the noise of a fan while we're sleeping. To bad we spent most of our time in the South where it was 100 plus degrees a lot of the time which was to hot for anything other than the A/C on high. I've seen the temperature at 98 degrees at midnight in Jackson, MS.
HappyTrails2U2 07/12/15 01:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Outside front trim coming apart

Pictures are worth a thousand words.
HappyTrails2U2 07/12/15 01:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: 20 Amp House circuit will not power camper, generator will

Does your generator still run everything?
HappyTrails2U2 07/11/15 06:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black vs White

Having spent the last 5 years in the hot sun in Mississippi and Georgia in our travel trailer the direction that you park your trailer will have a big impact on how well your A/C cools. We spent a year parked broadside to the evening sun without shade near Jackson, MS where that summer the temperature reached over 100 degrees for something like 35 days in a row and the 15K A/C unit struggled to get the temperature in the low 80s. After that we tried to make sure we were parked with one end or the other of the trailer aimed toward the afternoon sun not broadside. It was the difference between night and day. In 100 degree days parked with the end toward the afternoon sun the unit didn't struggle at all to keep it cool inside and would actually cut off time to time. Of course parking in the shade will keep you cool but I'd rather fight the heat as tree sap on my trailer anyday. We tried that once and once was enough. Pine tar is nearly impossible to get off.
HappyTrails2U2 07/11/15 03:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: bearing heat

I use an infrared thermometer to shoot the temps of the wheel hubs, and the brake drums on almost every stop. Lets me sort out over temp issues. Same, and like others have said I look for consistency across the 4 wheels. I wouldn't leave home without my infrared thermometer. Just check to see that all the hubs are with in a few degrees of each other. If not there's a problem.
HappyTrails2U2 07/11/15 03:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: my near disaster

Thanks for sharing so I could learn from it. I will incorporate a zip tie on mine in the future. You want to leave enough slack for sharp turns or you'll open another can of worms.
HappyTrails2U2 07/11/15 02:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Speaking of safety

I would just climb out one of the windows. http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h40/GShipe/PC224307.jpg http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h40/GShipe/PC224340.jpg
HappyTrails2U2 07/11/15 02:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: I'm curious ?

We bought a used 2010 Dutchmen Lite 25 ft. The weight is Typical problems include the plastic drawer slide rail mounts breaking, yes, all 6 drawers. I consider this due to poor choice of materials. That was one of the things I looked at when purchasing our Rockwood 8315BSS Signature Ultra Lite was drawers and cabinet doors. The kitchen drawers were built with aluminum instead of plastic parts. We lived in it for 750 to 800 nights over a 5 year period and never had any of the cabinets, drawers, chest of drawers or bed to break. http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h40/GShipe/photo8.jpg
HappyTrails2U2 07/11/15 02:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Size?

Considering the purchase of a modest TT or 5th wheel for annual 3 month+/- southern journey to get out of Michigan winter. Jeff I wouldn't purchase a new tow vehicle for that little bit of traveling. We towed our 34ft. Rockwood 8315BSS Signature Ultra Lite with our 1/2 ton Silverado all over the south for 5 years while I worked out of town. We went over the mountains in Tennessee and Kentucky a couple of times and had no problems. http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h40/GShipe/Rockwood8315BSS001.jpg
HappyTrails2U2 07/11/15 01:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bathroom Problems

You're stabilizers are not leveling jacks. Level your trailer with the wheels and don't put so much pressure on the frame with the stabilizers because it warps everything out of shape and your doors won't shut properly like you've already found out.
HappyTrails2U2 07/09/15 06:39pm Travel Trailers
Final report on our 2010 Rockwood 8315BSS travel trailer

We sold our 2010 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8315BSS travel trailer last month after 5 years and 5 months. I wanted to let everyone know that during the 5 years that we lived in it 3 to 4 nights a week while working out of town before we retired that I never had a major problem of any sort with the trailer. The only thing that ever happened to the trailer was actually nothing to do with the quality of the trailer. A storm blew the stove vent cover off on the outside of the trailer and also bent the front window cover because we forgot to put it down before we went home over one weekend and a propane tank connection went bad. The black water tank drain valve got stiff but it still worked just fine. The only thing inside that needed replaced was the cold water knob in the shower. The plastic knob cracked inside due to being turned off to hard by my wife again no fault of the quality of the trailer. The other equipment such as the A/C, stove, refrigerator, TV, radio and CD player, water heater, water lines and valves, sinks, toilet, 3 roof vents, slide outs, bed, couch and recliner, table and chairs, kitchen cabinets and drawers, bedroom chest of drawers, electric tongue jack and electric stabilizers, electric awning, and everything else worked perfectly the whole time. A conservative estimate on the number of nights that we spent in it would be some where between 750 to 800 nights. That would be figuring on just be 3 nights a week but there were some weeks we didn't go home for 2 weeks. I can honestly say the travel trailer was more reliable than our stick and brick house was during this period. If I ever buy another travel trailer it'll be a Rockwood of this same model if they still make them. Happy Trails everyone. PS I also meant to add that I appreciate all the great help I got here when we first bought our travel trailer. Some of the nicest people on the Internet are on this forum.
HappyTrails2U2 07/09/15 03:25pm Travel Trailers
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