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RE: Warning Seattle drivers!

Why do people write the work "prolly" all the time?Hmmm, dunno. :B
BillyW 08/24/16 04:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram integrated brake control

Read Otrfun's first complaint post about these brake controllers for some insight. It sounds like the brake controller is modulating the pulse too aggressively to keep the braking experience nice and smooth. That's my take anyway. If you apply lets say 12v to a circuit for only fractions of a second, a typical testing device will likely read a reduced voltage. The brakes will also feel that lower voltage. Lighter duty axle brakes don't need as much voltage to work properly. The more HD axles require a higher voltage. If the brake controller would stretch out, or increase the number of those momentary voltage pulses, the over all reading would be higher, and likely the hd axle brakes would work.
BillyW 08/23/16 09:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Level Hitches

My Equal-I-zer hitch can definitely be noisy when going slowly through a campground, regardless of noise mitigating efforts. It also tends to be a little greasy for my tastes. However, it is extremely easy to use and really shines when combined with an electric tongue jack. A bonus is that you can leave the weight distributing bars attached to the tow vehicle after unhitching, and just push them up near the rear bumper. They don't need to be stored or left on the ground. Aside from the mentioned caveats, I'm very happy with mine.
BillyW 08/22/16 12:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Why the extra bathroom door?

As stated previously. When taking a shower, it lets the bedroom act as a dressing room. The DW would not have a trailer without direct entry to the bathroom off the bedroom.Now this makes great sense! It provides overflow space to either the bedroom or the bathroom, while still isolated from the rest of the RV. I can get on board with that. My question has been answered and my mind has perhaps been changed. :)
BillyW 08/22/16 11:54am General RVing Issues
RE: New Travel Trailer Purchase - 3 models in mind

Regardless of brand, inspect your desired trailer carefully for construction deficiencies. Thoroughly inspect the roof edges and any wall/roof penetrations: vents, exterior lights, doors, windows, etc. A long term water leak is probably the most common killer of travel trailers. Look at and test EVERYTHING during the PDI. My cheapy travel trailer had areas that would have been guaranteed to leak and would have ruined it in a year or two. I searched out and sealed everything on the exterior. My toilet had a cross threaded connection which leaked a little, which was fixed under warranty. Mine is 12 years old and lives outside full time, and requires minimal maintenance. Aside from some sun fade, it's in great shape. I think if you are aggressive initially, your chosen trailer can last a good long time.
BillyW 08/22/16 11:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford 6.8 Y pipe mod opinions/ recommendations

I'm not familiar with the V-10 specific mods you mention, except replacing the muffler. A nice rumble is pleasant sounding... until you are towing. Then that endless drone can get old fast. Everybody in the vehicle needs to speak louder. You have to play the stereo louder. And it goes on for hours. It was very hard to get my wife to go camping after I modified the exhaust on my old F150, even though it was mild. JMHO
BillyW 08/21/16 01:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why the extra bathroom door?

Many of us travel with children, grandchildren, or both. A little privacy is appreciated.That's just it. To me the only non-private moment would be that instant you step from your bedroom to the hallway to the bathroom and could potentially be seen while in the hallway. Otherwise, with the pocket door there, you get to hear each and every detail of a child's (or anybody's) night time visit to the restroom. And it simplifies the little buggers' ability to spy into your bedroom too. Dumb door. :)
BillyW 08/21/16 01:11pm General RVing Issues
Why the extra bathroom door?

Many units include an additional pocket door between the bathroom and bedroom. This seems like such a waste to me. That area could be used for so many other things. It makes sense if the main door might be blocked by a closed slide, but otherwise what's the use? Am I missing something?
BillyW 08/21/16 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Level Hitches

The Blue Ox system mentioned is a complete solution, not something you can add to a pre-existing hitch.
BillyW 08/21/16 10:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Other propane ceramic heaters

I love my Buddy heaters. I think the open window/roof vent idea is an ideal solution.
BillyW 08/21/16 10:25am Tech Issues
RE: Ram 1500 rear coil spring upgrade?

I added the TTC-1223v variable springs, and removed the Timbrens (which sucked). I actually lost about 1/2" of ride height in the rear, but it rides just like stock if not better. They are much heavier than the original springs. I have yet to tow or haul anything significant with them. I promise to post once I do.
BillyW 08/19/16 06:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Update page 3: Tire pressure factory recommendations.......

Ahem, my 1500 is running P rated tires at a much lower pressure and still spins the tires maddeningly in the winter. Adding weight is the fix.
BillyW 08/17/16 11:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: How common is common.

It would be interesting to develop a database of the manufacturers that install their tanks that way. Can't imagine they all do it. Mine is kind of old but came from the factory with supports similar to what SoundGuy had done after the fact. I wonder if it only applies to certain sized tanks. Mine is a 50 gallon model.
BillyW 08/16/16 12:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Solar panel battery charge

I can go almost indefinitely with my two 6v charged by 150w of solar, rain or shine. I'm usually parked where I get the least direct sun as possible. We typically watch a movie or two at night in addition to the regular lights, pump, fridge. Maybe I'm a miser.
BillyW 08/15/16 09:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: It takes a village - Thank you

So what was wrong with the truck? he said the clutch was fixed He also said it was a Dodge! LOL!! NOT!!! ;)
BillyW 08/15/16 08:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Where To Purchase "Good Quality" Laptop Battery?

I've had very good luck with "refurbished" batteries from BatteriesPlus. It's been quite a few years now though. At work, we also used to have them refurb our laptop batteries with no issues that I'm aware of.
BillyW 08/14/16 11:58am Technology Corner
RE: *Updated* Fresh Water tank fell off while driving

If you read this post and did not take it as a warning to check your own tanks, regardless of brand, that is not my responsibility.LOL! Sorry, my bad. NONE of it ever was your responsibility. Just trying to be helpful to my neighbors. I know my tanks are good to go. Just for the record, mine is a Fleetwood Pioneer. Any others who own one of those should rest assured that even if the trailer rots around you, your tanks will not fall off. Happy Camping!!
BillyW 08/12/16 12:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: *Updated* Fresh Water tank fell off while driving

we never travel with anything in the tanks, period. I don't trust them on the road at all Properly supported there's absolutely no reason to not carry some water in the fresh water tank, the upside being you can use the fresh water system anywhere, at any time - really handy for road side stops, really, really handy if you vacate your campsite by the required time but want to spend the rest of the day at the beach and shower before you head home. I pressurize my water system at the beginning of the season and don't fully empty it until I winterize ... tank always has some content in it and here in Ontario where dump station / fresh water fill is often not available very early or very late in the season I fill the tank completely before leaving home. With proper tank support there's no reason not to. ;)I agree. And the OP is not doing anyone a favor by withholding the make and model of their trailer. In fact it is a dis-service to all of us. I am sure owners of the same make and model would want to immediately check their tank supports. 3oaks, you need to reread my post. I clearly stated that I am withholding UNTIL they've responded. As a business owner myself I know that even if 99.9% of my product is perfect, occasionally a mistake can make it through. When that happens I simply ask my customers to allow me to make it right, whatever that may be. I emailed the manufacturer right before I posted this thread last night. When they respond I will be sharing who they are along with either the steps they are taking to make it right, or a lot more details, including pictures, showing why I don't think anyone should buy their product.In the meantime, someone who owns the same brand could be oblivious to their own situation because the name is not in here. If/when you come back and share that name, they may miss it or it's already too late. Sharing the name is NOT a disservice to the company.
BillyW 08/12/16 09:26am Travel Trailers
RE: RV Quality

I'm very happy with my 12 year old $10k trailer. It came from the factory with a couple potential roof leaks, which I sealed with Eternabond right away. It' survived some pretty good off-roading, 2 kids, and a very active Siberian Husky. My wife and I still love it. It's been a great man cave too. I continue to get my money's worth out of it. In my mind many of the complaints here ARE the purchaser's fault. If the construction was so obviously shoddy, why did you purchase it in the first place?
BillyW 08/12/16 08:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Sway

Haven't heard actual tongue weight mentioned yet. . .
BillyW 08/10/16 05:01pm Towing
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