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RE: Oven temperature too low

Do you really use one of those ovens?? We thought it was just a place to store pans and such.We use ours all the time. It is a feature that I paid for, it is a feature that I paid for, so yes we enjoy having it. Reading here about how many (I have even known a few) don't use many features of their TTs makes me wonder why they bought one. Some don't use the oven, microwave, shower or toilet. Heck they could have bought a box trailer for a whole lot less money and been just as happy.
Huntindog 12/02/16 02:38pm Tech Issues
RE: 30,000 lbs behind the Ram

Local racer uses a KW with a huge custom sleeper to tow his rail car. Licensed as an RV with "Not for hire" decals and no CDL needed. That is because it is licenced as an RV. I am talking about regular everyday DRW pickups licences as pickups and towing a trailer with a GVWR greater than 10k. Per regulation, if it has a GCWR greater than 26k, then a CDL is required. Again, recreational vehicles are different. Well if RV's are exempt than all is good. Those who need a dually to haul heavy loads are happy. Those who want a dually to haul their RV are happy. So, it's only those who want a heavy truck and trailer to drive around empty that are annoyed and I guess they can buy a GM.:)?? My 2011 is over 26K. The newer stuff is by more.
Huntindog 11/30/16 02:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Eternabond on a four year old Kodiak Travel Trailer

Did you remove any excess caulking before applying the Eternabond? Or did you just apply the Eternabond over top what was there? Reason I ask, my current trailer gobs and gobs of caulk around all the seams, and places like skylights, etc. I installed Eternabond on every seam and all the through holes on my roof. It is still applied like the day I did it and no leaks after three years. Good question. Hope somebody weighs in with an answer. Removing the old caulk will considerably complicate the job for sure.The little bit I have worked with it, I noticed that it likes to lie flat. It just doesn't conform very well.. So yes, IMO, gobs of caulk, or even a normal amount will be a problem. I also am skeptical of using it here in Phoenix due to the intense sun we get... I don't think it will hold up.... But nothing does here.
Huntindog 11/29/16 11:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Cordless drill for scissor jacks

I only worry about things I can control. If it bothers me, I can DO something about it. And to H*** with everyone else. Swell. :RWorks for me.:B
Huntindog 11/28/16 05:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Door switch

All of the parts arrived, and I finished this project today. It works exactly as I wanted it to. It was a fun project that cost about $5 and will have lasting benefits. Might even help when I sell it someday. I want to thank everyone that contributed to help me figure it out.
Huntindog 11/28/16 05:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cordless drill for scissor jacks

And now the color post police show up !Aw yes, this forum seems to have a lot of people that are really concerned with what others do. And want them to stop what ever it is so they will not be annoyed. It can be anything from the way someone pulls into camp to the way they type their posts.... The funny thing is that these people are destined to be unhappy. They have zero control over how others do things. I only worry about things I can control. If it bothers me, I can DO something about it.:B
Huntindog 11/28/16 05:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric tongue jack...Dead battery????

If you cannot crank a manual jack 30 rotations up to pre-load the bars, you loose you man card. :) I am 72 years old and just do it because it needs to be done. I suspect the manual jacks are on their way out because the electric model is a popular feature that can be advertised as "standard" and the market will accept the price. Like power windows in autos, they are handy and popular enough to be installed on all models. However, to say a manual jack is some form of drudgery is bit of an overstatement.I would like to invite you to Phoenix next summer, when I am hitching up. I will install my factory manual jack just for you. If you can do it, I will buy the beer. My 1 ton crewcab dually fully loaded with 3-4K in the bed, plus 1400# of TW..... Oh yeah, it will be around 115 degrees. I will watch you cry as you surrender your 'Man" card.
Huntindog 11/28/16 04:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cordless drill for scissor jacks

Surprised no one has fashioned a motor to each jack and a central control for all 4 or 6.Motors are available, but pricey. I am sure it has been done.
Huntindog 11/28/16 12:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric tongue jack...Dead battery????

I am mystified as to why some TTs still come with manual jacks. Just about any TT should be using a WD hitch. Most all of these hitches are much easier to hook up when using a power jack to take the pressure off the bars by raising the rear of the TV.... In my case, with a 1 ton CrewCab dually and about 1400# of TW, there are not to many popeyes out there with the kahuanas to use a manual jack for that load. But even for the lighter units, it is a substantial amount of weight, and with more women that ever involved in RVing, it just seems that PJs should be standard equipment. As for reliability. Good jacks simply don't fail. I have been using Atwoods since 2000, with no problems. Batteries can go dead, but that is a problem whether using a PJ or not.
Huntindog 11/28/16 03:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Swap from St tires to LT

However be warned suspension lift blocks on a trailer aren't the best idea for several reasons. Side loading as a trailers tire/wheel and suspension slips sideway as the trailer goes around a corner or backing makes going to the next diameter U bolts.....heavier top plate.....and especially heavier spring keepers is a wise choice. Blocks add more leverage to all those components. Some trucks come from the factory with lift blocks. In fact Ford was removing them for some customers for free at one time, when they wanted a lower ride height. I have been using blocks on TTs for over 10 years, and LOTs of off road travel. No problems to date.. I do think that one should keep the size reasonable... But 2" is within my comfort zone.
Huntindog 11/26/16 12:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Swap from St tires to LT

I got steel blocks here:Custom lift blocks Yikes. That's a 1997 vintage website. ick. I have purchased from him several times. Talking to him, he seems to be an older gentleman that makes these things himself. Very good to deal with. I could care less about a flashy up to date website.
Huntindog 11/26/16 12:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Swap from St tires to LT

BlocksThose blocks won't work for trailer springs. They are 2.5" wide, trailer springs are usually 1.75" wide.
Huntindog 11/26/16 03:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Swap from St tires to LT

I used 2in blocks because these tires are 3 inches overall bigger than the stockers and i already had a few marks where the factory tires rubbed above them. Also i got the blocks and U-bolt from http://www.trailerblocks.com/ A little pricey but great quality!Wow they sure are pricey. I got steel blocks here:Custom lift blocks When I did it, they only offered steel blocks with a maximum 1" thickness. So I ordered double and welded them together. I see they now are offering aluminum blocks in many thicknesses... And the prices are a lot more reasonable.
Huntindog 11/26/16 02:58am Travel Trailers
RE: how to fix? major wear of rack & pinion electric slide

Finally realized all the jumping and jerking of the slideout in this rv really isn't normal. I can see on the underside of the slideout that the "rack" is pretty chewed up. I *think* this would be the rack & pinion system ?? The last time I brought the slideout in, it actually slid halfway back out all by itself! Had to tow it a few more miles, and that was scary, thinking it might jump out and hit a car... Not having any luck at all trying to find info on this tiny phone screen. How do I even start to take things apart and figure out what parts to buy? I've never done *anything* to a slideout. Have fixed lots of other systems, but I don't even know how to start this... It's a 2007 Palomino Puma 25RKS TIA JoyI have never heard of a rack failure like you are describing.... We need pics for sure. Gotta figure out why it failed.
Huntindog 11/26/16 02:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Hand wash only, air dry...

I have never taken my vehicles thru a car wash, but as a boy in the 70s, my dad took us thru one every Sunday.... It was the kind with brushes, and he never removed the antenna.... Never had a problem either.
Huntindog 11/25/16 05:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax

Just hold on.....I guess when I arrive at the service counter both Joe and I would agree that I brought my truck in.....but when I get home my wife would straighten me out and tell me, "no you took your truck in". No wonder I hated English. I think a lot of it depends upon what colour of truck you own.COLOR
Huntindog 11/25/16 12:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DIY suspension upgrade tips for full timer

A ball joint press makes it a lot easier. Also, consider the Lippert Neverfail bushings. No greasing and I have heard good reports. Minehave only been on a couple of years, but that is a LOT of miles with my usage. Lippert also makes a shock absorbing Equalizer. It works very well. I would choose that item based price.You just may be able to source rental tools for your project. I sure would give that avenue a thorough look :) That's a good idea. Do you have any idea what tools specifically might be needed beyond the basics I have?
Huntindog 11/25/16 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Swap from St tires to LT

Good job. Where did you get the lift blocks? I am using solid steel custom made ones, just because I couldn't find any. It appears that you could fit 16s if you wanted to... Would need new drums and rims though.
Huntindog 11/25/16 12:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Urgent help, heater failed

I did the dinosaur board the first time my heater failed on advice I got here on the forum. That did not fix it. The dinosaur board is kinda cool, in that it. has a diagnostic function. That function indicated that their was a fault with the sail switch. A new sail switch fixed it. IMO they just don't last very long. The Dino board is about 100.00. The sail switch can be had on ebay for 7.00. I now carry a spare. For the op, I recommend replacing the sail switch first. Don't bother trying to test it, as my first one tested fine with a meter, but was bad, and only working intermmitadly. Getting to the switch on a Suburban is a pain. Gotta pull the entire heater out. Practice makes perfect, I am pretty good/fast at it now. A tip: Once you have it out, cut and splice some extra wire into the wire loom. Then you can do some testing with the unit not installed.
Huntindog 11/25/16 02:57am Tech Issues
RE: Duramax

About 20 years ago I brought ... Took. I am almost certain that I took it out of my garage and brought it to the dealership.:) If you were at home, you took it to the dealer, not brought. If you were at the dealership, and your truck got there by someone else "bringing" it to you, then they "brought" it to you." At this point, what difference does it make? " This is an RV forum. Not a grammar forum. My expectations here are not for perfect grammar, but knowledge pertaining to RVs.... If I cared about grammar perfection, I would be hanging out at a forum for that.
Huntindog 11/25/16 12:51am Tow Vehicles
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