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RE: Help with 2017 surveyor 243RBS

The piece of hose sticking out the bottom has a fitting on it but no cap, yesterday in the rain i crawled around under it with no luck location anything, tonight I will pump it dry with the pump, or drop the underbelly cover and give it a look up in there, I was hoping to skip that last part. the temps tomorow are going to drop to the mid teens, so tonight the deed will be done one way or another.
1stgenfarmboy 12/05/16 02:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help with 2017 surveyor 243RBS

Not that I see, there is this pipe and 2 low point drains at the rear of the trailer with caps on them, the tank is in the front, I can see it when I remove the panel where the pump is.
1stgenfarmboy 12/05/16 01:07pm Travel Trailers
Help with 2017 surveyor 243RBS

My dealer is closed today, I have called a couple more dealersw, no one can help me.. I need to drain the fresh water holding tank, there is a pipe sticking out of the underbelly by the place where it says " holding tank drain" but I can't find a valve for the life of me. what the heck am I missing. Dar
1stgenfarmboy 12/05/16 12:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mouse

Tell her Trump sent him back over the wall to mexico where he had got seperated from his family.
1stgenfarmboy 12/02/16 12:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need to park it for a long time (just venting).

Give her a good cleaning, take out the batt, and if possible park it in a closed in space like a storage unit or the like. with it inside and covered I don't think you will have anything happen to your baby. Dar
1stgenfarmboy 11/29/16 12:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: New to RV'ing. Want to fulltime. First post -- Hi!

but you can buy 4 new ones for the cost of one Airstream, and have a brand new one every 5 years for 20 years, my wife would go with that option the way she likes to change the decor and furnature.
1stgenfarmboy 11/29/16 10:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Just bought our first new trailer!

As for my thinking, you can buy a 50 or 100w self contained solar unit for less than $150, be it good or bad in some folks eyes they will work for keeping the single battery toped off even on shady or overcast days, the 50w system on my Lance TC spoiled me because if I didn't need the A/C or heat I could camp for months with no shore power, LP was my biggest problem. and I parked it under roof when not in use and the battery never was dead, It would get enough light to keep the battery charged. I personally don't like running a genny so that could have an effect on my thoughts.
1stgenfarmboy 11/29/16 10:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Just bought our first new trailer!

Congrats on the 3rd child to be, and the new trailer, I would think your dealer would stand behind a problem in the spring, if not he is not a "good" dealer, we also just bought a 2017 TT and only camped in it once so far and I don't see any more in the future till spring, for myself the best aftermarket mod is a portable solar set up, so your battery stays charged, it is so very handy. Dar
1stgenfarmboy 11/29/16 08:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Midway between NY and Los Angeles CA

It's low 70's around Austin today, south and west just get's warmer.
1stgenfarmboy 11/28/16 02:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Thank you

I also have been keeping up with your travels, It's good that things are looking up and you are past the bottom and headed back up, you are in a beautiful part of the country, these forums are a nice thing to have around, I am on motorcycle forums, Diesel truck forums, Subaru forums, and it sure makes the fear of a breakdown or major problem when along way from home a lot less scary knowing I can contact good folks all over the country and they will be happy to help me. Dar
1stgenfarmboy 11/28/16 10:23am Travel Trailers
RE: New to RV'ing. Want to fulltime. First post -- Hi!

I would traid in the 4runner for a truck, motorcycle hauling problem solved, I think the 4 runner can tow your trailer but a truck would be better IMO, My friends are leaving to fulltime in 2 days with a 26ft TT and 2 motorcycles in the bed of his truck, sold his 70 acre place and house last week....it is my dream but not my wifes.
1stgenfarmboy 11/28/16 10:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Outside storage access on bigger TT's

we also have one pass through on our 2017 Forest River Surveyor 243RBS, when I got a plan of what I use every time and what I just like to have along, I put it all in old wooden boxes with the front cut down low so I can see in, It works out well, the inside has more storage than we could ever fill unless we were full timming in it, so hiking poles, step stool, broom, extra chairs, hot dog sticks, extra extension cord, extra hose, card table, stuff like that goes inside one of the closets. We still havent taken a multi week trip in it so some redoing may be needed for that. Dar & Barb
1stgenfarmboy 11/08/16 12:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: how long is your tear down/setup time?

No more than 20 min to park it, push the button for the awning, push the button for the slide, drill down the jacks, plug in the water, power, sewer, and get out the chairs, " BAM " then if we need one start making a fire. then unload more things like the colman stove and table cloth as needed. packing up maybe 25 min, just because I like to put it back neat and tiddy, and make sure the fire is out........well.........because Smokey Bear said so. If I take motorcycles in the truck bed and or kayak on the rack, add 20 min.
1stgenfarmboy 11/08/16 11:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Lance 1475 on a Subrau Outback?

I have an 03 LL Bean H6 outback, I think I would be OK towing my utility trailer across country at 2,200lb, but not more, I feel like it would just be to hard on the drivetrain, I towed it 2,300 miles in 3 days on a blazing trip to Boston and back to pick up a motorcycle and when I got home I felt like it was glad to stop.
1stgenfarmboy 11/08/16 11:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

If I was going to buy a diesel truck with hopes of little to no problems, it would be a 94-98.5 12v NV4500 trans, almost no electronics are needed for the engine, and the trans ( as long as the 5th gear nut has been addressed and you keep the fluid clean ) will keep shifting even when some things wear out, I have been pretty deep in the diesel world ( dodge mostly ) for the last 15 years in performance and personal trucks as well...heck my truck is 1st gen on the home page of cummins forum, I have driven most of them and worked on most of them, the sweet spot is a Dodge 98 12v cummins 5spd, sure some of the others have better frames, interior, looks, what ever, but for reliabity and if you do need something the parts are everywhere and not real expensive. If you can get past the fact the truck is 18 years old, look for a low milage southern truck. I should add I am a chevy guy and love the looks and fit and finish as well as the duramax/allison team, but the reliablility is not there and the parts are astromonical in cost. Dar
1stgenfarmboy 11/04/16 02:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

Russ! ! ! keep lots of nice clean fuel supplied to your VP44 pump and you need a fuel pressure gauge if you don't have one, and you mite get a few more miles out of it, I have owned 3 VP44 pump trucks and that is the first weak link. I'm sure buy now you have broken the 300k mark.
1stgenfarmboy 11/04/16 01:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 tow

5-7k Lb TT will be fine behind your truck with Load equilizer and sway control. Oh.... and welcome to the forum, some good "opinions" here but you can't do to much research.
1stgenfarmboy 11/04/16 01:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: sway control requirements

under perfect towing conditions no, but when that not so perfect time comes along you don't want your trailer going one way and you going another.......so yes on both.
1stgenfarmboy 11/04/16 01:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where to meet family between Colorado and North Carolina?

If your kids like to do the nature thing, southern ILL ( shawnee national forest ) has some very nice quiet campgrounds and some cool hikes, some forts, conoeing in the swamps, indian stuff, but if they need the Gatlinburg type intertainment then it wouldn't work.
1stgenfarmboy 10/28/16 11:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Auto awning not tight enough

Thank you folks for your input, this is my 1st power awning and it just seems a bit odd after having so many old style ones, and how tight you could make them, I guess it is normal for this style so I will put it out of my mind. Thanks again guys Dar & Barb
1stgenfarmboy 10/27/16 10:21am Travel Trailers
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