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RE: Price Aside, Which one would you chose Hensley or Propride?

Forgot about the adjustable stinger on the PP - wouldn't have changed my choice, though, as I haven't found any PP locally used. If I was buying new, however, the adjustable stinger would probably sway me, as well as the price to the PP.
93Cobra2771 10/31/14 06:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Ultra-Fab Power Twin II Review

Wow, very interesting setup.
93Cobra2771 10/30/14 12:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley Arrow - Really that hard to hookup?

I third the backup camera. They are under $100 on ebay/amazon/walmart and well worth the money. HA is no hard to hookup. The trick to hooking up is to UNHOOK correctly. Remove all the tension off the screw jacks. Pull out. DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREW JACKS till after you are hooked back up. Once the stinger is ready to go in the HA, your steering wheel must be straight. Otherwise, the head will start trying to turn, and may throw you out of alignment.
93Cobra2771 10/30/14 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Price Aside, Which one would you chose Hensley or Propride?

I would go with whichever one pops on craigslist first. That's what I did. There have been three local to me in the last three years. I bought two of them. One for $450. One for $200. Not typos. Both Hensleys. In very good condition other than crappy paint. The third one I put a friend on, he paid $800 and got lots of extras including a cover. You can't go wrong with either. My opinion, go with the one that is the least expensive.
93Cobra2771 10/30/14 12:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: What is your Opinion of KZ Trailer Quality?

Our 06 is very solidly built. It has 5300# axles under it, with a GVWR of 10,000. However, it only wieghed 7800#. In other words, it was built with lots of cargo in mind. I would not hesitate to purchase a KZ again.
93Cobra2771 10/28/14 08:49am Travel Trailers
RE: What is it?

Yep - my friend owns a quicklube and they drop the trans pan and the pan under the motor. As do I. Honestly, it's not that bad. Just awkward laying on your back while doing it. The funnel thing under the oil filter, with two outlets, is the culprit. If it only dropped it out the front it would be great, but no, it has to drop it out the back too - right on top of the pan under the motor. That's what the square rubber pieces are for - allowing the oil to finish draining out of there. It would almost be worth it to put an oil filter relocation kit on it so I didn't have to deal with it any more.
93Cobra2771 10/24/14 07:19am Tech Issues
RE: Covering camper inside barn

No tarp for sure. If it were me, I would not cover it at all. It will get dusty. But it will come clean with a good easy wash.
93Cobra2771 10/23/14 11:32am Travel Trailers
RE: What is it?

Anyone who has ever changed the oil on an EB should recognize this. It's an access cover on the splash pan to drain the oil from the oil filter. Remove this cover before removing the oil filter. You can twist it back on. The opening will be located on the driver side under the engine. Bingo. It lets oil flow through the "skidplate" that sits below the motor/trans. I take my entire plate off prior to draining oil, makes life much easier.
93Cobra2771 10/23/14 11:23am Tech Issues
RE: Hitch for 3/4 ton TV and 37-ft TT

At that size, I would strongly recommend the Hensley or the PP. If you watch your local craigslist, you will likely find one used for a fraction of the cost. I have found three local to me in the past 3 years. One for 800, one for 450, and one for 250. Guess which two I got and refurbished (basically painted them).
93Cobra2771 10/22/14 10:57am Towing
RE: Under frame cooking table storage for travel trailer

I forget to update: I checked the table out yesterday after I got home. No water puddled on top. Table was a bit dusty but I didn't see evidence of road grime/water spray. And that was with 150 miles of rain at 60mph. As of right now, I won't be making any changes. I guess, as I think about it - the underbelly itself doesn't get covered with road spray. And the rails are right beside the table itself, literally covering the entire edge of the table. I guess airflow under the TT is such that it never really sucks up on to the table.
93Cobra2771 10/17/14 10:16am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Under frame cooking table storage for travel trailer

I guess I would be the friend with uneven folding table. I hope your next site is uneven, your camping buddy :-) It's not like a called you out by name. Once you attain your "bacon master" status, you'll be looking to upgrade your table. LOL
93Cobra2771 10/17/14 06:35am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Under frame cooking table storage for travel trailer

Not so far. I actually use them. I hang a trash bag off one and drape my power cord over another to keep it from sliding off the table. And if they do get in the way, I simply pull them out. They are fully floating in the table, just like a garage door. They are just right enough to stay in, but loose enough to pull without any tools.
93Cobra2771 10/15/14 05:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Under frame cooking table storage for travel trailer

Great concept, as we are always looking to bring everything and the outside kitchen sink along! It's not just the mud and dirt, but mechanical abuse; ie ground clearance. I do a lot of logging and industrial roads and old, overgrown retired roads. Would not work for our conditions. I can definitely see that as an issue. Only way to work around that would be to skin the "chassis" of the table slide with some lightweight aluminum or sheetmetal to use like a skidplate on a truck. I think the entire assembly hangs down ~3", so there isn't much of a loss of clearance. And if mounted close to the wheels on the camper, less chance of banging on stuff.
93Cobra2771 10/15/14 01:33pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Under frame cooking table storage for travel trailer

Very slick and clever! Do you travel with the table upside down or right side up? I'd think the legs might be prone to flop out if it's right side up, which would obviously be a bad thing, but upside down it would seem likely to collect any water that splashes up. I initially was going to do it right side up. Then realized I would have to fashion a way to keep the legs retained with a pin or such. Decided I would go the more simple route and go upside down. The table fits VERY close to the underbelly, so I'm hoping that it won't be full of water when I go check it out today. I considered the folding tables, but a few of my friends have them and they don't sit level enough for me.
93Cobra2771 10/15/14 12:44pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Under frame cooking table storage for travel trailer

JMO but wouldn't it be easier to haul two 2'x4' tables flat in your truck bed? I've struggled with both and the two 2'x4' is easier to deal with. Nice idea though. I typically throw our chairs (4), loading blocks (4 stacks), sewer hose support (1), firepit and assorted firewood, 14" small round weber grill, and other assorted odds and ends in there. Gets a bit crowded. Plus, my bed is the 5-1/2' bed, so the table won't fit in there with the tailgate up unless I leave it sticking out the top. And I really like only having one table to deal with. Which means my bakflip bed cover has to be opened up at least one panel. Which gets my chairs wet if it's raining. So, no, it wouldn't be easier. :-)
93Cobra2771 10/15/14 12:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Under frame cooking table storage for travel trailer

Good idea, nice write up. Question: Does the table get filthy riding under there while on the road? That is a great question. I will know today when I go check it out. We just got back from Myrtle Beach, and the last 150 miles were in the rain. I can say that in non rain conditions, table seemed to stay pretty darn clean with very little dust. It is mounted three feet in front of the TT wheels. If I feel it is getting too much filth on it while traveling, I'll put a wind deflector made of coreplast in front of it to shoot the air down. In fact, I could fully box it in with coreplast if I wanted, as I work for a printing company and I can get 4x8 sheets of black coreplast at cost.
93Cobra2771 10/15/14 11:55am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Under frame cooking table storage for travel trailer

As I'm sure a lot of you do, I travel with a cooking table to do most of our cooking outside. However, having a travel trailer, storage of a six foot long cooking table is a bit of an issue. I got tired of carting the table in and out of the camper, as I had to store it on top of the bed when traveling. I considered getting a folding table that folds to three feet. After looking at them, I realized I would never be happy with how they don't open up perfectly level. After all, how are you supposed to cook a killer batch of bacon if all the grease won't pool up where you need it to on the griddle? So, I started brainstorming on a way to carry the table. Really, the only place that would work was under the frame of the TT. The trick: how to do it with a minimum of weight but strong enough to not give any problem? I searched the internet over for ideas. Found a few that stored their spare tire, and other odds and ends under frame. However, my TT has an enclosed underbelly, so I wasn't going to be able to use any of that space. I decided that slotted angle would be the best bet. I would make some drop brackets and bolt them to outside lip of the ibeam frame. Then run a six foot piece of angle to the other side of the TT. I even considered using the angle to make a sort of underbelly box that I could store other things in, such as chairs, etc. As I started sketching it up, I began to realize that it might be more cumbersome than I first thought. My plan was to let the edges of the table rest on the angle and basically slide it in and out kind of like a drawer. As I was brainstorming with a friend, he remarked how neat it would be if it could be on rollers, kind of like a garage door. Just so happened, I have rollers, and garage door rails! Now, I was cooking. New plan. Drill into the side of the table, and stick garage door rollers right in to the table. I drilled through the soft plastic and then into the metal frame of the table, like so: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/14922739773_d9563c8722_t.jpg image by 93Cobra#2771, on Flickr Mount garage door rail instead of angle. Much lighter weight. Plus, if it can hold up a 300# garage door, I imagine it will be OK with a ten pound table. I drilled four holes per rail. I had to mount to the outside lip only, as the inside lip wasn't accessible without cutting into the underbelly, as well as notching a piece of channel that the underbelly is retained by. *Note, in this photo, the angle and the rail are temp mounted for mock up purposes. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/15356696507_c5d527f4bf_t.jpg image by 93Cobra#2771, on Flickr Once I got the rails spaced correctly, and mounted (I used grade 8 hardware on all of it), I then fashioned a removable piece of slotted flat, with pins and clips, to retain the table in place while traveling FYI, the table is 6'. The distance from the outside edge of my driverside ibeam to the outside edge of my passenger side ibeam is exactly 6'. Happy accident. The below picture isn't great, but you get the idea. And, even though it looks like it is crooked, it is actually perfectly straight - curvature of the lens on the camera makes it look bent. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/15543846192_8400d06888_t.jpg image by 93Cobra#2771, on Flickr I have close to 1000 miles on this mod, and everything looks as good as the day it was installed. I was originally going to paint it black, and my do that in the future. However, I'm so dang proud of it that I'm leaving it as is so people will see it and ask about it. :-) Hope this helps someone in their quest on how to transport their cooking table.
93Cobra2771 10/15/14 11:04am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Which maker has some of the best/longest Warranty Offers???

Yes, Starcraft has a two year warranty.
93Cobra2771 10/14/14 10:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Have you switched from friction sway control to HA or P#?

jerem0621, Interesting picture and story. It appears that only one side was torn in a tension incident. The strut normally forces the head forward (and the ball into the TT coupler pocket) when properly adjusted, and the threaded strut rod just falls out of its tube when pulled straight ahead in mock tension by these pin holes. It is hard to imagine how this occurred. Perhaps the head was somehow allowed to suddenly rotate by the rear strut pin coming out, and the strut rod, trapped by the tongue frame, twisted out of its pin mounting when the head rotated. One would think the strut pin boss would break off first, but the forward threaded strut rod end is solid steel otherwise. Thanks. Wes ... My HA I picked up second hand had elongated holes in the same position on both sides. The HA people said it was caused by improperly adjusted strut bars, allowing the head to flop back and forth.
93Cobra2771 09/25/14 09:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Glad For 2 Year Warranty

They all have problems. It is certainly an inconvenience, but it happens. The fridge was a supplied product from the manufacturer, so it's hard to blame starcraft other than saying their chosen vendor has an issue. There are only a couple of vendors of fridges, so either you got very unlucky or a lot of them have the same issue. As far as the couch, sometimes they make running changes when they realize they are having issues. Hopefully that will be the case.
93Cobra2771 09/24/14 07:36am Travel Trailers
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