I have the lid but it totally broke off - in 3 pieces - by the time I got it. Supposed to rain tonight so hopefully lost-o-duct tape and a garbage bag will do the trick and we won't get wet. I might have well as lost it since I can't reattach it the way it was.
First trip of the season and got back to camp and noticed that one of our vent covers - the one over our bed - had blown off in the strong winds we had. I was surprised since we'd left both I them totally closed. :(
Was gonna replace with a MaxAir one but didn't know if I needed to replace the factory crank up/down cover if I'm putting a MaxAir one on anyway.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
And if I remember right those aren't that hard to put in yourself, am I right?
I know what the GAWR is but have a question about what's included in it, specifically the rear, since that's where the trailer is. My truck has a GAWR (RR) of ~5000 pounds. I was wondering what was "included" in that. For instance, is it like the GVWR where the full tank of gas + the 150# driver is included but nothing else? Looking at getting a new truck and want to be sure the new axle is okay for the TT.
I was curious if anyone could give me advice on how to tell if I need new brakes on my trailer and if my bearings should be repacked or not. I got it used in the fall of 2011 and haven't done anything with either before.
Also, should I do these things myself or take it somewhere to get it done?
It's been a while since I did research on what my truck can tow safely, etc. I'm looking to get a different truck and wanted to be sure I remembered how to figure if it could safely pull our TT. It probably won't be a problem since it's just a newer model of what I have now.
But...can someone refresh my memory on how to figure weights/GVWR/etc., please? :o
As I was putting the cover on out TT for the winter I checked the seams around the edges of the roof, air conditioner, etc. to see if there were any problems. I noticed that the seams on the edges of the roof - where it meets the sides of the TT the sealant/rubber material (can't remember it's proper name, sorry) was coming up just a bit on the top of the roof. I am thinking that as a preventative measure I should replace this in the spring, but wanted to get feedback from the knowledgeable group here. I forgot to take pictures of it, sorry. :(
If I should replace it, what do I seal it with? I know everyone raves about the Entrabond (sp?) tape, but is that for the seams too or just around things like the AC unit, etc. that are on the top of the roof?
Comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. BTW, this will be my first go at redoing this type of thing, so please feel free to be helpful as I'm a little nervous about doing it. :B
Hang on for a year or so. You'll get more comfortable with the driving and backing. Look for campsites that are pull-throughs....no backing.
Buy enough stuff to keep everything in the rig between trips. I unpack only dirty clothes and fridge food.
You'll eventually find campgrounds you enjoy. Go into the internet and look for state campgrounds, federal campgrounds, maybe even boondocking (takes more planning -- no water/electricty).
I wouldn't enjoy camping at GS campgrounds.....too many people.
x2 We have camped at primarily State parks thus far and are going to be at an RV park the next 2 times out. I like my space and from what I've seen/heard it seems as though that's not available at the RV Parks because they are private and have to pay taxes, etc. Therefore, they pack as many people/rigs as possible into the space.
Best advice I've seen/heard to get comfortable is 1) not to worry about the people behind you - they can go around, especially if on a highway and 2) find a vacant (or large, somewhat empty) parking lot and practice the backing up. DW is very uneasy about backing and hasn't done it yet, but then again I haven't taken her and the TT to a lot to practice. I'm sure she can learn, just as you can, but it does take practice and lots of patience. Just remember, we've all been there at some point in time.
Best of luck.
I don't really know much about delivering trailers, but have heard that there are places that do deliver. Are you looking at new or used? If new some places around here deliver to your house. Also, maybe a friend w/a TV that can pull it (or you can borrow to pull it)?
I don't know of any car rental company that rents trucks that have towing capablility - my in-laws are going to Nova Scotia later this year and were going to maybe take our TT but they didn't want to put that many miles on our TV and looked into renting one. They couldn't find a company (i.e. Hertz, Alamo, etc.) that rented trucks that had hitches (my theory is because they don't want you pulling anything with it in case you don't "know" what you're doing). Maybe UHaul trucks can pull it since they rent the trailers too?