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RE: "New" 6V batteries, dead

I have a Craftsman trickle charge battery maintainer that I have used to keep my batteries charged and fresh. In fact, it brought a completely dead car battery back to life that I used for two years in my '65 Chevy Van. Apparently it un-sulfates them. Just bought a used TT that had two 6v's that were working but were almost out of fluid. Added some distilled water and have had them on the trickle charger for a few weeks now (alternate charging them). Will be interesting to find out how good they are now (they were made in 2013). So, note to self, when storing TT, unhook battery.
LVJJJ 10/11/17 07:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Gray/black tank gauge issues?

you'll know when the grey water tank is full when it backs up into the shower or tub. Lost count of how many TT's I've had since the '80's, none of them, new or used ever had a gage that worked good. Become one with your black tank and keep an eye on the shower.
LVJJJ 10/10/17 08:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Cleaning an epdm roof

outta sight, outta mind, two many bad knees
LVJJJ 10/10/17 07:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Atwood furnace

Could just be that its an Atwood
LVJJJ 10/07/17 07:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: New TT for Compact Cars

With that tall flat back it will take almost as much power to pull it as a bigger ultralight. A Ford Model A is more aerodynamic in reverse than forward since the air clings to the large flat rear end. Seems like there are already a ton of choices in this market segment. I would be more partial to a scamp type design. Amen, that's why I built an air deflector and mounted it at the back of the roof on my flatback Tahoe. Breaks up the vacuum and releases the TT from the air flow and keeps the back clean. Note that airplanes are bulbous in the front and taper to a point at the back, must be a reason why. LIttle TT is a little ugly alright.
LVJJJ 10/07/17 07:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone ever tow with a '60's/'70's muscle car ?

Towed with a 1965 Chevy Van (flat front) starting in 1988 when installed a 1970 292 inline 6 w/headers, HEI, TH350. Did the job for 90,000 miles and it can still tow.
LVJJJ 09/28/17 12:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow rating.

I like it when my TV weighs more than my TT.
LVJJJ 09/28/17 11:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Long Hauls - How often do you check fluids?

depends on the age of the vehicle or engine. In our 2005 Roadtrek (in 2005) hardly ever. In our 1994 Suburban, every morning when cold. Used only a quart in 5,000 miles but need to keep track of those old ones. In my 1965 Chevy Van w/292 inline 6, not often when engine was new in 1988. Now, after 90,000 miles, every morning. I always try to keep it level when parking for the night.
LVJJJ 09/28/17 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Road Debris: Gotta Be Some Upset RV Owners Out There.....

A few years back we drove through a Morman Cricket migration near the Ruby mountains in Nevada. The highway as well as the countryside was black with their crawling bodies. It sounded like driving through water or on wet pavement. This was for about a mile and my Cherokee's undercarrage and inner fenders were a mess with their crushed bodies. I'm sure if we didn't keep our speed down, we could have slid off the highway. Did that too, probably right behind you
LVJJJ 09/27/17 06:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Carpet Removal In Bunkhouse

carpet in RV's is stupid. Rip it out everytime we buy another TT. One of our recent TT's was an '85 Wilderness with carpet in the bathroom??????why??????? There had been a tiny leak in the p-trap and over years it quietly seeped under the carpet and completely rotted the floor. So, I got to rebuild the whole rear end of the floor of it.
LVJJJ 09/26/17 06:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Road Debris: Gotta Be Some Upset RV Owners Out There.....

when we lived in Las Vegas ('03-'06) we saw lots of couches and big stuffed chairs all over the interstates, and other furniture. House got too full, had to throw some back.
LVJJJ 09/25/17 06:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Good weight distribution set up

I'll be towing a Jayflight slx 294 qbsw. Dry hitch weight is 780, trailer dry is 6480, Gvw is 8250. I want something a little bigger just so I won't need to buy another one if we ever get bigger trailer. Since you obviously have something now that you're using 1. What is it 2. Get to a set of scales and get some REAL NUMBERS and not those useless "DRY" ones you are now using. 3. Depending the min would be around 1200 with a probable end one in the 1500 range, but those are TOTAL GUESSES at this point. But what you now have is a fairly heavy trailer already so not sure how much heavier especially hitch wise you could get. Larry I have Reese with tounge weight of 1000lbs and 10000 gross. It has sway arm so I can't back up with it. Also I'm towing with ram 1500 hemi not sure if that helps You also need to make sure you educate yourself since if that "sway arm" is the friction bar type you can in fact back up with it. You just have to be careful about making "EXTREME" turns and accelerating slowly when backing and I always loosened it if I was expecting to make many maneuvers backing into a site. I have the 1200/12K Equal-i-zer for my 1K TW 32' 7500lb GVW trailer and am totally satisified with it, but that's behind a 9500lb 1T full sized Ford Van. Larry (Hi Larry, Larry here) Camper76, Amen to the Equal-I-zer. Get rid of the old chain drive weight distributing bars with sway bar, they darn near killed us. Problem with an anti-sway bar is that the trailer has already started to sway and so the little bar has too much work to do to catch up. Equal-I-zers (and other more expensive quality devices) don't let it start to sway, and you can back up without getting out to loosen anything. Although, if I'm on a hill, or the truck won't be level with the trailer, I take the bars off before backing. You sure a 1/2 ton truck can safely tow all that weight?
LVJJJ 09/20/17 09:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Best polish for travel trailer

TR-3 (stores don't carry it anymore, you have order it online, the only stuff I've found that actually takes all of the black streaks off)
LVJJJ 09/20/17 08:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Home RV parking

I see you live where it might freeze once in a while, as such, pavers usually don't work to well, they come up with the frost heave, happens to me every winter and I keep telling myself, this summer I am going to pour deep concrete strips. Then I'll cover those up with 2X12's as wood is the best surface to park on to preserve tires. Now I'm parking on a well compacted gravel driveway on a 2 x 12 on one side and 3/4" marine plywood on the other to make the trailer level. We use it for an extra bedroom as we live in a one bedroom park model, and around Thanksgiving we fire up the fridge to store the extra turkey's in. We keep it plugged in and heated to 50 degrees. I vote for the strips, if you change TT's, just pour a couple more.
LVJJJ 09/20/17 08:48am Travel Trailers
Trail Cruiser problems

Looking at a very nice 2005 Trail Cruiser, has the perfect floor plan for us so we're interested. We also like the fact that R-Vision trailers are really pretty light (we had a 2000 Trail Lite for a short while). I noticed that the floor outside of each frame rail slopes down toward the outside wall. Knowing that R-Vision uses "sandwich" panels and no studs or joists, it would seem that this might be a common problem. It doesn't bother me too much unless it becomes a serious matter, mighten it?
LVJJJ 09/18/17 07:51pm Travel Trailers
Trail Lites really light?

Just looking for some info someone may have regarding trailer weights. Normally no trailer is as light as the manufacturer says, except maybe for Trail Lite? About 17 years ago we had a 2000 30' Trail Lite and as I remember is was really light for a 30 footer. My 454 Suburban yanked it around pretty good. We're now looking at a 2003 Trail Lite Model 8263S that supposedly weighs around 3800 lbs dry. I know its going to be 3 or 400 heavier with options, but just wondered if anyone has actually weighed one. I'm a little gun shy, our current trailer is a 22' 2004 Tahoe that was supposed to weigh 2900 dry. After we bought it we weighed it and it weighed 4300 lbs!! which didn't make any sense, still wondering how gullible we were.
LVJJJ 09/04/17 04:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Practical tow capacities not the extremes or limits?

the 6.0 is a heck of an engine. We had an '05 Class B Road Trek (4L80E trans) motorhome that weighed 8,000 lbs and towed a 6,000 24' Rainier travel trailer and could go as fast as we wanted up most hills, just set the cruise (in tow/haul mode). Got about 11 mpg. Always thought there was no substitute for cubic inches, not true anymore. Towed a lot better than my '88 454
LVJJJ 09/04/17 04:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any towing with a Nissan NV3500?

what's a 2014 SL? Better be a one ton pickup
LVJJJ 09/04/17 04:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Advice F150 1/2 ton

Here we go again. Why oh why does everyone with a 1/2 to truck (or so it seems) wants to tow a big long trailer right close to all capacities???? That's too much trailer, try something 24' or less and don't believe the maufactureres statements that their trailers are "light." What a joke. I have a '94 GMC Suburban K1500 1/2 ton with 350, 3.73 gears, heavy duty towing package (trans cooler, oil cooler, extra sway bars, etc.) Supposed to be able to tow 10,000 lbs. I tow a 22' 4500 lb Tahoe "Lite" (yeah right, maufactureres info says its supposed to be 2900 dry, it's actually 4300). Use an Equal-I-zer hitch so don't even know it's back there. When we towed a 30' double slide Arctic Fox we did it with an '88 454 3/4 ton Suburban. So, if you buy this trailer, I hope I don't end up on the same hiway with you.
LVJJJ 10/25/16 10:28am Travel Trailers
RE: those looking at generators

The last Champion I had was really loud (bought about 7 years ago). I think it was about 1300 watts. It was so bad I threw it away. So, are the newer Champions any quieter than they used to be. I assume this big one weights a lot? Because of weight issues and the fact that we really don't need a 3000, anybody know if the new Generac 2000 is better, quieter, etc. than the Honda and Yamaha gens?
LVJJJ 10/25/16 10:17am Travel Trailers
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