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RE: Storing my Travel Trailer

Where problems usually occur (especially in my area) is when you have large temp/humidity swings from one day to the next. When those happen, the longer it takes for those changes to equalize inside the TT, the greater the chance for mold issues due to condensation. Case in point - Monday we had low 80s and low humidity. Tuesday we had low 90s and double the humidity. If I kept one closed all the time, I'd have some type of dehumidification inside the TT. With top vents popped, temp stays consistent with outside temp. Much more difficult for condensation/mold to occur. YMMV
93Cobra2771 08/25/16 09:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Ceramic heater

Oil filled in main area, and small ceramic on a shelf in our front bedroom does the trick. Oil filled takes a bit to heat up, but is silent other than the click from the thermostat. It puts out tons of consistent, noiseless heat. When taking showers, the ceramic goes in the bathroom.
93Cobra2771 08/25/16 07:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Storing my Travel Trailer

Leave top vents open all the time, and I have max air vents covering them. Your dirt intrusion is coming mainly from the side windows being open. I leave open year round and have zero problems.
93Cobra2771 08/25/16 07:24am Travel Trailers
RE: 3 step for travel trailer

That has to be a typo, surely.
93Cobra2771 08/24/16 11:03am Travel Trailers
RE: 3 step for travel trailer

Love my glowsteps, mentioned above. If you were closer to east Tennessee, I'd give you a great deal on my old steps.
93Cobra2771 08/24/16 10:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Eternal bond tape or Dicor?

I like good seals and something easy to inspect, tape can have all kinds of issues once applied, and looks like CR** when used around vents and skylights. Spoken like someone that doesn't know how to install something as you call "CORRECTLY" and I'll take my job done almost 8 years ago that still looks the same as below that much later over anything you can show me using Dicor .... http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u639/12491/Eternabond%20install/TVAntennaAfter_zps4868191c.jpg width=640 http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u639/12491/Eternabond%20install/VentBathroomAfter_zps838dfdfd.jpg width=640 http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u639/12491/Eternabond%20install/RearLadderSecondOverlapFinished_zpsbdc1659c.jpg width=640 Larry Moderator edit to re-size picture to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width. Very nicely done! Love the work around the antenna. I'll have to take a pic of the dicor sculpted masterpiece from the factory that I have. Was trying to work out how to handle mine and you have given me inspiration.
93Cobra2771 08/22/16 01:54pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Eternal bond tape or Dicor?

If you already have the eternabond, that is what I would use.
93Cobra2771 08/22/16 01:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: RV Roof Reseal

If done correctly, the existing caulk is removed, and new dicor self leveling caulk is applied. Most manufacturers say to do this on a yearly basis. You can also apply a new layer over an existing layer, but it is generally suggested to only do it once like that. It is a bit tedious to do, but can be done if you are decently handy and feel up to the task. Materials wise, you can expect anywhere from 8-14 tubes of self leveling dicor. It will vary according to how heavy you lay it on, and how many items you have stuck through your roof (vents, etc). I have done a couple. I personally went with eternabond tape over all my seams, so I never have to worry about the sealing on my roof again. Materials for eternabond will be less that what you will spend at the dealer. Plan on a couple of good weekends to apply it correctly, but it is so worth it in the end.
93Cobra2771 08/22/16 10:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Digital thermostat upgrade help needed

Your lucky day, I had it bookmarked: Makarios RV.com
93Cobra2771 08/22/16 09:12am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Digital thermostat upgrade help needed

I lucked out with my coleman mach and found an OEM replacement that was literally plug and play. Love the digital and how it keeps things so much more consistent. What is the name and model number of the replacement? Take your existing thermostat off the wall and look for a part number on it. Google the part number plus the word digital. I don't remember which site it was, but the site cross referenced the analog thermo for the digital one.
93Cobra2771 08/22/16 06:22am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: MORE...Leveling Travel Trailer with air bags

Here's one for you. I spoke to a "suspension engineer" and he suggested that I remove all the leafs but the main one and then add air bags between frame and axle. Let the airbag carry the trailer weight and not the spring. The single leaf spring would now be just to locate the axle. It was suggested if the trailer doesn't lower down enough, to heat the spring to remove temper. He offered that to level a trailer you can raise the low side AND lower the high side to give you much more range of level..... Interesting! Essentially, doing what your engineer suggested is the same as a trailing arm suspension. I think someone suggested that earlier. Using the leaf as the trailing arm is actually a pretty good idea, as it keeps you from having to fabricate anything. Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to do a little beefing up, such as tying the shackle mounts together side to side and such.
93Cobra2771 08/22/16 06:18am Travel Trailers
RE: MORE...Leveling Travel Trailer with air bags

True
93Cobra2771 08/19/16 11:14am Travel Trailers
RE: MORE...Leveling Travel Trailer with air bags

That was my concern as well - not very much travel in these setups. Some more than others, but most pretty much about what your described. I don't see the ability to get enough suspension travel to make up for 4-5" difference like you are talking about. Most I've had was just over 4". I used my Anderson Levelers, and they worked like a champ. I use them just about all the time now. A small jack might work to see how much "push down" you can get on your axles. Wedge jack between axle and frame rail and see if it will give any.
93Cobra2771 08/19/16 10:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley Propride shopping, buying and experiance

So to remove the spring bars, you have to remove the pucks, correct?
93Cobra2771 08/19/16 08:34am Travel Trailers
RE: MORE...Leveling Travel Trailer with air bags

Shocks would certainly help the ride. Most of the shock setups I've seen put the shocks at a significant angle - not sure how much rise you could get out of them. You are tempting me to go with an onboard air compressor on my truck. Been considering it for quite a while. I also like the "pull a pin" method, as that would fix any issues should a bag fail.
93Cobra2771 08/19/16 08:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Heat Strips

I think I'll go ahead and order the heat strip. It'll help take the chill of on those cool fall mornings. We run the A/C fan all night for the white noise anyway. If the thermostat sees a need it will just kick on the heat strip. If that's not enough it'll kick on the furnace. Easy and automatic. Keeps me from having a portable heater sitting around taking up space too. Thanks for the input. Food for thought - running the a/c fan on cool nights will cool the insides down faster. You are passing the inside air through the coils that are outside in the cool air. Air conditioning without the compressor running. :-) You probably have already thought of that, but thought I'd throw that out there.
93Cobra2771 08/19/16 06:35am Travel Trailers
RE: MORE...Leveling Travel Trailer with air bags

I don't see why the above wouldn't work. Panhard would be a positive location, and since we are talking about a minimal amount of travel at that location you wouldn't have to worry about the axle shift that occurs with a panhard through it's travel stroke. My biggest concern would be while you are pulling the TT - if the bag were to start leaking down for any reason, then you could have big problems. Of course, plenty of over the road trucks use bags and have their own constant air supply. Might be a good idea to go ahead and have a small on board air compressor such as from firestone or airlift so air pressure can be steady while on the road. Could even plumb in a tpms so you would be alerted of a pressure failure. Wireless unit like I have with my truck airbags would be perfect, as it's 12v and adjustable. Park, unhitch, then hit the button till you are level. Would need to think carefully about the height of the bag, as you need it to be fully adjustable. Measure weight of camper on each side, then spec the bag accordingly. That's my biggest concern - lots of non standard parts that could leave you stranded on the side of the road. Unless you carried a spare of everything. The bag setup like above would also smooth things out nicely with the TT going. Much better than the equaflex/ez flex equalizers that are out there now. The drive on bags are a pretty neat setup too. But not nearly as crafty as what you are suggesting. most people wouldn't even notice your setup, but they certainly would see the drive on bags. Keep us updated - would also be better to simply update this thread, as opposed to starting another thread. I like to see threads finished out.
93Cobra2771 08/19/16 06:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley Propride shopping, buying and experiance

From what I've seen, there's sour grapes on both sides, for the most part. I'm not so sure the improvements aren't simply a different solution to the same problem. Seems they both have minor issues that would be nice to have improvement. My biggest issue with the HA is the spring bar retention/grease zerks. They have to be inserted exactly the right depth, and they are a wear item. And they are spendy. A much better solution would be a standard way of retaining the spring bars in the head, and then simply a standard zerk fitting for lubrication. How does the propride retain the spring bars in the head - same way?
93Cobra2771 08/19/16 06:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Helper Springs and WDH Adjustment???

double post
93Cobra2771 08/17/16 07:50am Towing
RE: Helper Springs and WDH Adjustment???

I would measure front fender height loaded/hooked/bars engaged as is. Then, do same once you have helper springs installed. If there is more than an one half inch of difference between the two measurements, you will likely need to add a washer or two of hitch angle to give your spring bars a bit more height. Cliff notes: less sag in the back with the helper springs will actually decrease the amount of weight being transferred by the spring bars (due to amount of angle difference between TV & TT). Sometimes it isn't enough to worry about. Sometimes yo might need to add a bit of angle to the hitch head (via a washer or two) to get things back where they need to be. Your tongue height will not affect the spring bar adjustment. In fact, tongue height is the last thing to adjust after spring bars are where you want them.
93Cobra2771 08/17/16 07:48am Towing
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