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RE: How often should I wash my trailer & roof?

Forgot to mention, nice username. You can guess the year model of my SVT. Check with the manufacturer on your roof. Some are made for it, some are not. You will be getting up there to recaulk your roof once a year, so you may as well plan on getting up there sooner than later. Or do like I did and use eternabond tape on every seam. Then theres no recaulking to do.
93Cobra2771 05/04/16 01:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: How often should I wash my trailer & roof?

Mine is under cover, and gets it a couple times a year. Unless it's covered in bird poop or heavy pollen. The roof gets maybe once a year. A dirty roof will get the sides dirty quicker, but under cover pretty much stops all that.
93Cobra2771 05/04/16 10:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Fender skirt questions

You could also tape a piece of butcher paper or similar to your TT, mark the old holes on it, and then transfer to your new fender. My new fender came pre drilled (actually, not drilled as much as a hot tool was melted through). They matched pretty well. I got mine straight from the manufacturer though. A universal fender would be different of course. After mounting, mine appeared like it wasn't going to lay down very well. A few times in the sun caused it to fit into position like it was supposed to.
93Cobra2771 05/03/16 11:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Minor Annoyance Solved--Propane Tanks

Nice fix.
93Cobra2771 05/02/16 08:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New truck, New trailer, TONS of sway!

I have a sway pro and now 2000 lb bars on a work and play wb25 pulled by a 2016 f250. I kept experiencing sway even after changing from 1500 to 2000 lb bars. I quizzed e trailer and other ford forums and discovered the ford trucks with built in sway control act against the actions of the sway pro making the trailer sway more. We just returned from Charleston, about 260 miles. I had turned the sway control off, you have to do it every time you start the truck, and drove all the way with one hand and no, no sway. Yup. This is also what I recommended the OP try. This is a common situation, but few Ford owners want to come out and talk about it, or they dont realize TSC can be part of the problem. My post was without the explanation as I dont own a Ford. But I have hands on, direct knowledge and experience with this. This is why turning off TSC is worth trying when people are experiencing problems, to feel the difference with it on and off, and confirm if it has a negative affect on your set up...or not. No one wants to hear this...no one wants to believe it...but its real. Hum, I've towed my current trailer with a 2010 and 2012 F150 with Electronic Sway control turned on, plus with a Reese Strait-Line System (HP Dual Cam Sway Control), never any sway. Two different trailers with my 11' F150. Three different hitch setups (EZ Lift/friction slider, Reese Dual Cam/Hensley Arrow). Never had to disable mine either.
93Cobra2771 05/02/16 05:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Removing tires

I removed two per side. I also see no problem with jacked secured and taking all four at once.
93Cobra2771 04/27/16 06:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Fender skirt hangers/brackets

You can always remove the other one and use it to duplicate. I ended up ordering one just because I didn't want to spend the time to form it and such.
93Cobra2771 04/27/16 06:07am Travel Trailers

Drop Hitch is route I would go...
93Cobra2771 04/26/16 01:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: New truck, New trailer, TONS of sway!

Fact is, the OEMs cannot make a one size fits all truck. Mods are the route to fix them. FYI, my buddy with an 11 dually put bags on his truck for his 14k fifth wheel. He didn't like the amount of sag in the rear, nor did he like blinding everyone with his headlights...
93Cobra2771 04/22/16 12:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: New truck, New trailer, TONS of sway!

Not everyone. :-)
93Cobra2771 04/22/16 10:56am Travel Trailers
RE: New truck, New trailer, TONS of sway!

I agree with the last two comments. At this point we don't have enough info to help you out... By the way, also sent you a private message.
93Cobra2771 04/22/16 06:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Cost to Replace Travel Trailer Awning

Replacement fabric is 150-250, and it's a two man project at home with a friend...
93Cobra2771 04/11/16 06:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley or....

When you are all hooked up and such again, take a bunch of pics so we can see the setup. Even as far as standing in the bed of the truck and shooting down on the assembly, perhaps zoomed out a bit...
93Cobra2771 04/07/16 06:30am Travel Trailers
RE: BAL type landing legs much less stable than scissor jacks?

As you have discovered, the scissor jacks are indeed more stable than the stab jacks. I added some small jacks directly in front of the TT wheels. It also helps to tighten the stab jacks every day, as I have found they loosen from movement inside the trailer. JT strongarms or steadyfast system should also solve the problem. I've been kicking around the idea of the steadyfast system on mine.
93Cobra2771 04/06/16 07:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley or....

Ok, here is my hypothesis.... When the dealer installed the hitch, he placed the snap up brackets at 26.5" back from the coupler. They were forward as far as he could get them without moving the propane tanks forward. This left the chains at a measured 20 degrees from being plumb. So I pulled the LPG bracket and placed the brackets at the required 25.5", but still didnt like the angle on the chains so I called Hensley and I was told I could cheat them forward .5" so thats what I did. Sitting at 25" the chains are ALMOST plumb.... Now, my hypothesis is the previous angle on the chains was pulling the head back not allowing it to self center with the minor amount of pull I was putting on it in my driveway. 1000 pound bars with the chains sitting at 20 degrees will place a fair bit of pull on the head. I am still working on my battery upgrades so I haven't been able to test my hypothesis now that I have the snap up brackets moved. I hope to have the majority of my battery upgrades done this weekend. Now you see why I wanted you to slow using the brake controller. This would tell me whether it centers properly with some force applied to it. Sitting in the driveway and moving it around isn't enough force. I've had the bottom part (not the orange part) be shifted to one side or the other after making a turn in a campground. This happens because no rear force has been applied to the trailer in the slow speed of a parking lot, or the road is slightly downhill. Slowing down with the brake controller will tell you if it is truly centered while driving down the road. It will not center if: Strut bars are incorrectly adjusted/off center (addressed) Snap up brackets aren't equally mounted distance wise from the tongue. I suppose the snap up brackets forward position could cause the black bottom to "settle" to one side or the other. However, I would think even a minimum amount of rear force to the trailer would pull it back into position.
93Cobra2771 04/06/16 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley or....

Try this: When you come to a stop, manually use your brake controller to do most of the stopping. Also, as mentioned earlier, you need to travel at least a couple of trailer lengths to be sure you are straight. If the brakes aren't adjusted tight enough, it will push off one side or the other every time during a stop. And until you go fast enough to get the trailer to pull back (wind resistance) or you pull a slight hill, it is very possible it will stay off center till then. If the head pivots freely when you aren't hooked up, and the strut bars are snug when hitched, you should be good to go. Oh, and don't forget the grease on the strut bar ends. You can't have enough of it. And go ahead and buy some extra of the special zerk fittings. You'll need them. :-)
93Cobra2771 04/05/16 06:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Accident...

Guys - for the airbags to deploy, the sensors have to detect a certain amount of g-forces and be at a certain mph. It would seem that one or both of those factors weren't encountered. From the looks of the damage, I'm guessing the OP was slowed down considerably when the collision occurred. To the OP, how fast were you going prior to the crash? Glad everyone is OK, and what a nightmare for anyone pulling a camper.
93Cobra2771 03/21/16 12:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stop electric Awning Rattle

I've never been to a place where you couldn't use an auger stake - however I know there are places like that out there. Been a few where it took a couple of different tries to get the auger in the ground. Rock is the worst.
93Cobra2771 03/16/16 12:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Stop electric Awning Rattle

You can actually tie an electric awning down just like a manual one. Trick is that you need to leave some wiggle room for the TT to move while the arm is firmly attached. In other words, don't pull it down till it won't go down any more. This allows for the TT rocking during wind or going in and out.
93Cobra2771 03/15/16 12:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: I'm now completely confused about tow vehicles

x2 At the price range you are at with TV purchase, 10k will get you a 10-15 year old 3/4 ton truck with high miles. You aren't going to find a new enough half ton with good enough payload at that price range without having 250k plus miles. Find an older 3/4 or dually with 100k plus miles. Truck prices are still holding pretty high, even on used models with lots of miles/not great shape.
93Cobra2771 03/11/16 06:32am Travel Trailers
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