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RE: Unique Usage -- Looking to Buy

20-30% off msrp is the price you should be shooting for. Honestly, I'd be looking at a used unit. Do you have any friends that are knowledgeable about campers? Have them come along in your search. You can get a very nice unit around five years old for probably half the money you are talking about on a new unit. In fact, that's what I have in the unit in my signature. It was five years old when I got it, and had been used literally 6 nights. Still smelled new inside. If you are patient, you will find a good one. Craigslist is a gold mine. Won't be as easy to find one now, but when fall hits, they will start popping up pretty fast, and late winter/early spring is the "silly season" for campers to show up for sale. They will come and go on craigslist in droves.
93Cobra2771 07/29/16 05:47am Travel Trailers
RE: How we installed an exterior shower

If the back side of your external shower is unaccessable and in a cold space as mine is.. don't forget to figure out a way to drain it in cold weather.. I didn't and it froze breaking the fixture.. I have no idea why the low point drain wouldn't empty it even with the hose removed but it didn't..I think there is some type of check valve in the fixture?? Now I don't use it at all.. Low point drain isn't enough for winterizing. You should run RV antifreeze through all the lines. Or at least blow them out.
93Cobra2771 07/27/16 05:50am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dealers Screwed Holes in The Roof - HELP

I have seen them installed same way as well. Would definitely complain to dealer. I would pull them, install correctly, and eternabond the holes. And I bet they tossed the rest of the hardware...
93Cobra2771 07/27/16 05:48am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: A/C tripping the breaker

Check the voltage before you throw parts at it...
93Cobra2771 07/26/16 01:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: to cover or not to cover

I tend to agree, no cover. Is it on a seasonal site or at home? As long as you reseal the roof every season I think you should be fine no cover. Maybe cover during the off season but that's it. Cobra its at home..., when you "reseal the roof every season" are you talking about the chaulk around the antena, vents, ect. Its a metal roof on the TT Yes. Even as a metal roof, every seam, vent, etc needs to be resealed. Pretty much any hole in the roof.
93Cobra2771 07/23/16 10:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing 35+ footer

Nope, the HA and the PP both have 1400# tongue weight limit.
93Cobra2771 07/22/16 07:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Will high temps and humidity do and damage to a camper?

I should elaborate - my area (east Tn) has major temp swings, as well as humidity changes. Old saying around here "if you don't like the weather, wait till tomorrow". Those swings in temps and humidity are what get you. If TT isn't vented, condensation on the inside can be an issue. Sometimes that can lead to a musty smell.
93Cobra2771 07/22/16 06:50am Travel Trailers
RE: to cover or not to cover

I tend to agree, no cover. Is it on a seasonal site or at home? As long as you reseal the roof every season I think you should be fine no cover. Maybe cover during the off season but that's it.
93Cobra2771 07/22/16 06:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Smell/odor in trailer

Do you leave vents open while in storage? If not, try that. Even if not in storage, you can leave vents open with max air style vent covering. Not only does it let the TT breathe, but it keeps moisture and condensation out.
93Cobra2771 07/22/16 06:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Many Questions?

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7785/28187236600_c8f72a5a9a_z.jpgtrailer-image-cartoon by 93Cobra#2771, on Flickr **Note - I do agree with the previous cartoon, as a camper dealer will tell you anything. :-)
93Cobra2771 07/22/16 06:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Eternabond lifting rubber roof

Doubt the Awesome would cause lifting. Has nothing in it that would. I'm thinking the same as 93Cobra that the membrane didn't bond well with the deck and the tape is just exaggerating it.It is probably not "lifting" but has lost the glue bond between membrane and sheathing. What is unknown is the type of adhesive used, an organic adhesive will loosen with just water introduced. Add in a strong butyl based surfactant and you have the formula for common glue removers. First time I've heard the word "butyl" and "surfactant" used on a forum in a long time. And a I used them the last time I saw them. You, sir, have been in the cleaning chemical business at one time or another (I'm guessing). :-)
93Cobra2771 07/21/16 07:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Many Questions?

You keyboard curmudgeons should be ashamed of yourselves. This is the first time that I have chimed in with my thoughts on the boorish behavior by some of the old guard on this site. It's pathetic. The OP wasn't asking for your nearsighted uninformed opinions on his truck. Don't answer a question that wasn't asked. Oh, and by the way, the OP specifically said that he wouldn't be traveling much if at all. It's very possible that his built up F250 could be much stronger than your 97 3500 Dodge. How would you know? Why would you even bother to make judgment. Some of you act like Persnickety keyboard wielding old ladies! I think you need some more fresh air. Old Grumps! Just my $.02 So much win with this post. :-)
93Cobra2771 07/21/16 07:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing 35+ footer

It won't get you beaten near as bad as payload on a 150. :-)
93Cobra2771 07/21/16 01:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing 35+ footer

Irony: Member saying payload is meaningless. It isn't meaningless, it is a number derived from the GVWR. So are you saying he should ignore it since his truck is basically a F350 other than rear springs? And yes, I'm pretty familiar with his year vintage heavy duty trucks. The other true irony is the my 11 model F150 has very close to the same capacities as his vintage Heavy Duty F250 (payload being the biggest difference). However, if I came on here with my truck wanting to tow the same trailer he's looking at, I'd be worse than a drunk driver on the interstate ready to kill and maim anyone driving near me. I'm not quite sure how it's ironic, but whatever. In his particular situation (2015 Cummins Ram 2500), it's my opinion that he can ignore his GVWR and rely on his axle and tire ratings to determine what's within the safe capacity of his truck. That's because the GVWR and thus payload rating of his truck is unrelated to the capability of his truck (not true for your F150). If he's properly registered for his weights there are no legal implications to doing it, and there are also no practical reasons it isn't completely safe and within the capability of his truck. Ironic because you are the only person I can remember on this site saying to disregard the payload. Payload is simply a calculation from GVWR. Just like everyone else's TV in here, all those numbers and ratings apply one way or another. To say they don't apply to his truck and they apply to my F150 is once again, ironic. You can be over your GVWR and under payload or axle ratings. The inverse can also apply. All about how you are loaded, what you are pulling, etc etc.
93Cobra2771 07/21/16 09:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Will high temps and humidity do and damage to a camper?

Leave the vents open and covered with max air vents while in storage. You will have ZERO problems. Leaving no air circulating through the TT while in storage is where you run into issues.
93Cobra2771 07/21/16 09:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Eternabond lifting rubber roof

That's my thinking.
93Cobra2771 07/21/16 08:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing 35+ footer

Irony: The number of members recommending a fifth wheel with more tongue weight compared to a travel trailer. Even though the OP has stated that a fifth wheel will likely put him over his cargo ratings. The payload rating on his particular truck is meaningless because it's driven by the class 2 truck GVWR limit. His truck is literally identical to a SRW 3500 aside from the rear suspension, and if you look at the axle rating it's only 500 lbs lower than a SRW 3500. Tires, wheels, brakes, axles, chassis...all the same. A lot of us are recommending a second look at fifth wheels because he'd be fine pulling a reasonably sized one and they have some significant advantages. Irony: Member saying payload is meaningless. It isn't meaningless, it is a number derived from the GVWR. So are you saying he should ignore it since his truck is basically a heavy duty other than rear springs? The other true irony is the my 11 model F150 has very close to the same capacities as a vintage Heavy Duty F250 (payload being the biggest difference). However, if I came on here with my truck wanting to tow the same trailer he's looking at, I'd be worse than a drunk driver on the interstate ready to kill and maim anyone driving near me. **Edit - confused OP truck with a truck in another thread, have corrected my statements regarding the OP truck.
93Cobra2771 07/21/16 08:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Eternabond lifting rubber roof

Last year I applied Eternabond over all the factory applied lap sealant on my roof. I cleaned the surface using a 50/50 mixture of water and LA's Awesome cleaner. The Eternabond is holding well however I've noticed in a few (small) spots the rubber roof has lost its bond with the decking directly under where the Eternabond tape is. The tape itself is still stuck to the membrane, the membrane is lifting off of the decking. These are small 1" - 2" areas in probably no more than 5 random spots. No where else is this happening. Could the adhesive in the Eternabond be causing this to happen? I've never heard of anything like that. The adhesive in eternabond isn't solvent based, so my guess is that the rubber never adhered properly in the first place.
93Cobra2771 07/21/16 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing 35+ footer

Irony: The number of members recommending a fifth wheel with more tongue weight compared to a travel trailer. Even though the OP has stated that a fifth wheel will likely put him over his cargo ratings. Granted, some fifth wheels will likely hit his cargo needs, but very few fifth wheels will be as light on the nose as the travel trailer will be. Regarding the OP's question: Get the TT you want, and spend the money on a good PREMIUM hitch. A dual cam or equalizer, or a used Hensley arrow/propride (watch craigslist, they can and will show up on there). And yes, a 10,000GVW trailer will likely be more like 1200/1400# tongue weight, according to trailer layout. With a premium hitch, they pull just like a shorter trailer. They do require a little more care when backing into sites, but other than that they are just fine.
93Cobra2771 07/21/16 08:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Many Questions?

Thanks for all the great info.I have had my truck for along time. I put over 500k on it 10 years ago. It came with a 460,5th wheel z5 dana 60. Once the motor went I decided to rebuild. My builder talked me into a stroker. I find one of the most dangerous road hazards is merging off of exits - especially up hill. All that torque makes it more comfortable; gets you right up to speed. It also has that muscle car feel which is fun. It has a Probe racing 521 kit, and is .0040 over bore. As far as the cold goes - it is my favorite weather, and my big black mastiff loves it. Maybe he can help keep me warm, but he is not the snuggling type. I lived in SD for 4, winters. I could manage the cold I think. If people can sleep on mt. Everest. It would be a prolonged concern. I will definitely want an inclosed underbelly, and the oil heater is another great idea. I will visit a show or two - that is a prudent. 50a model vs. 30 is a great distinction. Thanks Again! My brotther just sold a 2003 cobra with 8k miles for 20k. 30a isn't a deal breaker, but makes things much easier in the winter. You can run several electric heaters without running your propane. And if the campground doesn't charge for electric, it's a win. A 30a trailer will leave you with enough amps for one decent sized heater and that's about it. More food for thought - a trailer with a slide will be less thermally efficient than a non slide trailer. The slides are even more poorly insulated than the rest of the trailer. Since it will be just you and a dog, you could likely do without a slide. Less space inside will make for less heating and cooling costs. If you can find one with insulated windows, they are a definite plus. A fiberglass sided version is better looking, but an aluminum sided one is more resistant to water leaks, delamination and such. It needs to say something "arctic package" or "four seasons" or "fully insulated. I've always like the 03/04 Cobra cars. If I didn't have a 93 I'd probably look for one myself.
93Cobra2771 07/20/16 01:25pm Travel Trailers
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