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RE: water into trailer

I have had water regulators stop working because they get a build up of minerals inside. You can fiddle with one trying to clean it out or just replace it. I always carry a spare just in case this happens. Bob
4x4Bob 07/28/14 08:44am Beginning RVing
RE: What do you have in your tool box

And, do not forget to take your most important tool-----Your credit card. Because, not matter how much you plan, mother nature will zap you with a problem that you have not covered. Bob
4x4Bob 07/27/14 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Is this September?

Enjoy your cool weather. Here we have another day of triple digits to go along with our drought. I need to work on the TT, so I will be getting up at 0530 tomorrow and hope to be done by 0900. Bob
4x4Bob 07/26/14 11:13am Around the Campfire
RE: Did ya' ever notice?

I always look because I want to make sure that there is no critter that has been trapped inside and wants out and will land on me in the process. Think Racoons. Bob
4x4Bob 07/26/14 10:52am RV Lifestyle
RE: Stopping for lunch rt16 nh

Here is an idea. Find a safe place to park and make lunch in the Rig. We do this all the time. Gives the driver a break and you have a quality lunch. Bob
4x4Bob 07/26/14 10:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Goodyear and/or Maxxis owners

I have had Marathon tires on three Travel Trailers. I experienced loss of rubber in chunks on two trailers, and in one case delamination of tread that cost $8,000.00 in repairs. One Marathon tossed the tread at 560 miles while running 55 MPH. This was before I became educated on tires through reading this site. On two trailers I have used Maxxis and have had no problem. Also, I check the air pressure before and during each trip and check the tire and wheel temp each stop. Based on my history I would not recommend Marathon's to anyone. Bob
4x4Bob 07/26/14 10:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Amazon Same Day Delivery

I ordered an Electric Jack for my Trailer from a well known RV supply house on Amazon. I marked standard shipping. The next morning I walked out the front door and almost tripped on the Electric Jack laying on my front porch. Was amazed at how quick they were able to deliver it to me. What was interesting, my bill did not reflect overnight delivery. Bob
4x4Bob 07/25/14 07:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Brand loyalty LOL or not

I own a travel trailer, there for I do not need a hobby. Because all of my time is spent keeping it rolling down the road. My current Jayco has 30 mods installed by me. i.e. the head board fell down onto the bed. I found 7 of the smallest staples that I had ever seen attaching it to the wall. I was amazed that the staple gun was able to fire the staple through the headboard material. And, this was the second Jayco unit that I have owned. As said it is a -----shoot as to what you will get when you buy a trailer. Just go camping and enjoy being out there and don't worry about what is out of sight in your unit. Just fix the problem and move on. Bob
4x4Bob 07/25/14 07:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campground pricing.

Depends on where you want to stay. We just finished a two week tour through Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and California. The lowest full hook-up camp ground was $25.00 and the highest was $65.00 per night which we stayed 5 nights. This was at a high demand area, West Yellowstone, Montana. Bob
4x4Bob 07/25/14 07:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Washing the travel Trailer

If you use a mobile RV wash company be careful if they want to use a power washer on your rig. If the power washer is set too high or they get too close the water can strip off decals and sealant. Saw this happen a few weeks ago in a campground in Idaho. The person using the power washer was on his cell phone almost the entire time he was working. Wife was afraid she would see him fall the roof of the rig he was washing. I don't know where the owner was, never saw him. Bob
4x4Bob 07/25/14 05:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tornado hits Cherrystone Campground in Virginia

This why when ever I sign into a camp ground I ask where is the designated storm shelter? Most times I get strange look and Huh? Then I ask just where do you plan to go if a bad storm hits? Some times I get an answer and some times more Huh. At least I know in advance what my options are. i.e. driving out of the camp ground to shelter if time permits or just reaching down and grabbing my ankles. Bob
4x4Bob 07/25/14 11:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Selling Trailer

I have sold two trailers advertising them my self. The sales went fairly quick and the new owners were happy when they departed because I explained how every thing worked and gave them my maintenance log. However, I did receive the phone call from Montana from a guy who wanted to purchase one of the Trailers. His trusted agent would be in the area for the pick up. He would write the check for $1,000.00 over asking price in case there would be any last minutes charges. I could then refund the left over amount to the agent. Told him that sounds good and I gave the address of the Sheriffs sub station for pick up.:B Just keep in mind there will be no chance of problems with Cash payment. Bob
4x4Bob 07/25/14 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: First TT - Looking for Opinions on Model

Mikeshu42 Asking questions before jumping in a very good idea. Because, salesmen will talk forever while leaving out important information you should want and need. Here is an example based on the 292BHDS that you were looking at. The base weight is 5,492 dry. The GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) which you should not exceed is TBA (not posted). The cargo capacity (CC) is 1,306 from which you must subtract the weight of at least one battery, one propane tank, and a full tank of water. So, you are down at least 450 lbs from the 1,306 before you throw in your stuff. With a family of 4, stuff adds up real fast. You can still have empty storage space and be exceeding the 856 lbs of CC you have left. And experience has taught me to share this information with your family because they will not understand why you are standing at the TT door with a check list and scale weighing their stuff. :W Bob
4x4Bob 07/25/14 09:51am Beginning RVing
RE: over chlorinated water holding tank

Don't forget to open your low point water drains if your unit has them. They could hold some of the concentrated chlorine mix that could bubble back up into your system. Bob
4x4Bob 07/25/14 09:15am Beginning RVing
RE: Roadside Repair Kit?

Some thing not mentioned yet. Once that engine and transmission warm up to hot the seals and gaskets may start to leak under pressure. You may be making frequent stops to refill the lost fluids. Bob
4x4Bob 07/25/14 09:05am Beginning RVing
RE: Mobile Rv tech-warranty work-do you guys tip????

In MHO you are very lucky that the RV tech is willing to come to your site for warranty work. He will have 3 hours and a tank of fuel invested before he lifts a wrench. I believe that warranty repair does not pay top dollar so I would pay a good tip if the job is done correctly and throw in a good lunch. Because, if he did not come out, you would have to detach your rig from the site and take it some place your self and then set up again when you return. Bob
4x4Bob 07/25/14 08:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Terry Dakota Leak?

Also, most RV shops will preform a Leak Test for you for around $100.00. Then if a leak is found they will repair it for you. Bob
4x4Bob 07/25/14 08:37am Travel Trailers
Update on my Fuse Panel/Converter Replacement

Today I picked up my TT from the RV repair shop. They had replaced the Fuse Panel/Converter combination in my Unit with a Inteli-Power 4000 Series unit. Testing had revealed that the problem had been caused by the wire becoming loose and then heating up. All five of the circuit breakers on the 120 side had been smoked. And one wire had the insulation melted back from the circuit breaker. After years of tightening screws and bolts, fixing loose fixtures, etc I had never thought of opening up the fuse panel and tightening the wire screws. Hope this report saves someone else from this problem. Bob
4x4Bob 07/24/14 03:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Carrying an extra propane tank

Every trip I go on I have my spare Bar-B-Q tank in the bed of the truck. It sits next to the spare 5 gallon can of gas with a buffer between them. Both tanks are tied down to cargo hooks in the bed of the truck and then I run a steel cable through the tops of both tanks and pad lock the cable. This last trip I dropped the trailer in camp and drove down to Home Depot to get some supplies to make a repair to the trailer. When we came out of the store there was an out standing citizen standing at the back of my truck looking at it. When we got back to camp I found all of the tie downs had been unhooked. Just the steel cable remained. Bob
4x4Bob 07/24/14 09:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Bad day camping beats...

Solution to your problem is an easy fix. Buy two bus tickets and then return to camping.:B Bob
4x4Bob 07/23/14 10:05am RV Lifestyle
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