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RE: Security While On Long Trip

My document protection plan is real simple. Purchase a shovel Purchase a water tight box draw map No problem thinking about document theft.:B Bob
4x4Bob 11/23/14 09:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Travel trailer tires

If that Trailer has not moved for 11 years, I would not move it an inch until I checked the wheel bearings. If they are good, they will still need new grease packed into them. 200 miles on a dry bearing could cause it to freeze up on you and that will ruin your day. Also, inspect the brake shoes to make sure that they will move and have not rusted in place. Bob
4x4Bob 09/02/14 08:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Look before you leave

I am an early riser, so I grab a cup of coffee and walk around the camp ground to get in a little exercise before sitting all day. One Morning I saw a Class A heading out with two hatch doors open and locked in the up position on the curb side. I tried to stop them but they just increase speed and kept going. The first left turn they made would have emptied out both of the storage areas. And, they were full of stuff. Bob
4x4Bob 08/29/14 11:03am General RVing Issues
RE: New to us Fleetwood Wilderness

If your "new" trailer has been sitting for 6 years, I would suggest that you pull the wheels and repack the wheel bearings. Plus, inspect the brake shoes, springs, and brake magnets. Nothing will ruin your day as when a wheel bearing goes hot and then locks up. bob
4x4Bob 08/28/14 08:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cleaning soot off fiberglass wall

After cleaning off the soot on the wall, you should take a small round brush and clean the inside of the burner tube. You probably had a spider crawl in there and build a web. That will cause the burner to act up. Bob
4x4Bob 08/27/14 03:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Labor Day and what are your plans?

I will be staying on a 2 manicured acre site with full hook-ups with lots of trees for shade. In the evening while sitting out under the awning I will be able to see deer or other critters moving about. The creek is within walking distance. Yup, can not beat camp driveway on a crowded weekend.:W Bob
4x4Bob 08/26/14 05:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mobile service

You may have done this, but just in Case. Google RV Mobile repair services in Wading River NY area. See what comes up. You might have one pop up that is out of area but would respond. Bob
4x4Bob 08/26/14 05:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in California

This morning, Sunday 8/24/14, at 0320 I was awaken by a very sharp shaking and rolling of the Travel Trailer. Some what of a surprise, as much as the unit moved around, it did not fall off the jack stand blocks. We were camping at Lawson's Landing, Dillon California which is some what West of Napa, about 43 miles. This camp ground is located at the mouth of Tomales Bay and the Ocean. This is the first timed That I experienced an Earth Quake while sleeping in the TT. Bob
4x4Bob 08/24/14 05:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: Personal best forAffinity Group

Do understand what you are saying. My solution is to take it camping with me. No not to read, to start the campfire.:W Bob
4x4Bob 08/19/14 09:28am General RVing Issues
RE: 12V Portable air compressor

Another happy Viair 300 user. I purchased mine 15 years ago when I was going out into the far outback with my Jeep. This year I replaced the yellow air hose because I accidentally pulled a bad kink into the air line. The unit runs my truck tires up to 8o PSI from the 70 I normally drive when not carrying a load. Also, the TT tires go up to 80 also. It rides with me in the truck tool box every where I go. Have used it to help others also., Bob
4x4Bob 08/18/14 03:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: I'm new to rving. Southeastern Michigan

afveteran Also I would suggest that you have 2 10 foot section of sewer hose with a fitting to join them together. Because not all campgrounds are equal. Example: I have had to move my TT so the slide would come out on one side with out hitting something and so the steps would not hit a tree or post or the other side. At that point the sewer drain may be further away then a 10 foot hose can handle. Bob
4x4Bob 08/16/14 02:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: Hirearchy

A few years ago I was camped at the Grand Canyon full hook up RV Park with our TT. There was a group of 7 Class A coaches parked on the next row behind us. They would walk through my camp site going to the Shower House/Rest Room which was located across the street from our site. When I said Hello, or How are you doing today? They would just keep on walking with out even turning their head to look at me. I told my Wife I was going to string some fishing line about 3 inches off the ground and then see if they would talk to me. However, the Wife is smarter then me. She told me they probably have a massive headache thinking about the payments on those coaches. And, it is obvious that they could not afford a bathroom when they made the purchase. :B Bob
4x4Bob 08/15/14 10:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sand and debris in water lines

4x4Bob, do you mean this filter? http://www.amazon.com/Camco-40671-Replacement-Cartridge-Filter/dp/B000BUQOEA/ http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515PdldChGL._SL1500_.jpg width=300 Is that a filter or just a housing? Frank That is just the Filter. It fits into a blue transparent case with hose fittings on both ends. That filter will come with a small scrub pad for when the filter exterior is showing signs of dirt. It can be scrubbed off and the filter put back into the housing. Bob
4x4Bob 08/15/14 01:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sand and debris in water lines

I use a different kind of water filter. It is a CX-90 by taste pure. It has a light blue outer case/housing that is semi-transparent so you can see what is going on inside. The filter it self is a combination of ceramic and charcol and it filters down to .3 micron. I have built a small wooden holder that resembles a H-Beam. Two sides slip down over the rear bumper and two sides stick up about 4 inches to hold the filter tied down with a rubber cord. Then I connect to the TT with a short section of white hose. This filter part is replaceable and will last about a year. If the ceramic part becomes dirty you can clean it with a pad that comes with it. This will stop the sand and stuff from getting into your TT. Bob
4x4Bob 08/14/14 08:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: son damaged awning

If you are going take your awning apart and replace broken parts make sure you fully understand the danger of the spring. People have lost fingers when something slipped. Bob
4x4Bob 08/13/14 09:27am Travel Trailers
RE: 2012 Viewfinder Signature Leaking Slideout Problem

Fred I would like to suggest to you to preform a Leak Test. This is where air pressure is pumped into the unit and then soapy water is sprayed every where on the out side. Bubbles will appear where there are leaks. You will know for sure where the water is coming in and you might discover more then you thought you had. Most RV shops will do this for about $100.00. They will give you a report and then you can decide either to fix it your self or have them do it. Bob
4x4Bob 08/12/14 04:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wires are MELTING!!!!

When we had our 2007 Jayco Eaqle 322FKS we had an electrical problem the 2nd year. I finally found it in the electrical panel. Seems that after a few thousands miles of travel some of the wires in the panel had loosened up and was arcing. This caused a build up of resistance on the connections. Plus I found some of the wire insulation has melted off the A.C. wiring. I then cleaned up the terminals- reconnected the clean wires and tightened everything down. That was the fix.... Hope yours is that easy. Happy trails, The same thing happened to our 2007 Jayco Eagle 288RLS last month when we were 3 days from home. We sustained smoked circuit breakers and melted wires also. After returning home I replaced the Iota fuse panel/converter with a Progressive Dynamics fuse panel/converter with 4 stage battery charge. The Iota in our our unit did not have the 4 stage. Bob
4x4Bob 08/12/14 08:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Securing generators while camping?

Here is some information for you who want to purchase chain at Home Depot. The chain they sell comes in three grades. 36 -46-and 76. 76 being tow chain. Each grade up is much harder then the lower grade. The same with padlocks. Check the hardness rating. If a good citizen comes by with his battery powered cut off saw, he best bring a spare battery and a cold drink. He will be there a little while. Bob
4x4Bob 08/11/14 08:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Was Lucky -Fixed Stuck Awning with no problem

rockhillmanor; Thanks. Iam going to finish washing the awning tomorrow, so I will check the screws. Bob
4x4Bob 08/10/14 10:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spring Bar Opinion needed.

I would like to offer another reason to switch to a Equal-i-zer hitch system with built in 4 point sway control. A friction operated anti-sway bar can work good up to 25 feet of TT. After 25 feet some people have added another one on the other side trying to keep sway down and maintain control in windy conditions. I know, I used to tow with a frame mounted sway bar. Then I upgraded to my Equal-i-zer hitch with 1,200 lb bars. World of differance. My TT is 33 feet from hitch to rear bumper. I made one panic, tire smoking stop, trying to avoid a 18 wheeler that turned right in front of me. No jack knifing or loss of control. Also, I have been nailed from the side with wind gusts that would pushed me around before. No control problems now. Bob
4x4Bob 08/10/14 02:04pm Travel Trailers
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