RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog


RV Sales




RV Parks


RV Club


RV Buyers Guide


Roadside Assistance


Extended Service Plan


RV Travel Assistance


RV Credit Card


RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact  

Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'LVJJJ' found 175 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 9  
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: How much can I expect to save on a new last years model?

I suggest you NOT buy the RV at Camping World. Their prices may be competitive, but their after sale service reputation is dismal. Buy your supplies at CW, but buy your camper at a RV dealer. My experience and opinion. Our little local RV shop and dealer has better prices on accessories and supplies than Camping World. I avoid Camping World at all times.
LVJJJ 03/20/18 04:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do all lightweight large TT's tow terribly, or just ours?

When I bot a "new" '05 27' Trail Cruiser had to reset the equal-I-zer hitch on my '94 GMC Suburban k-1500. Thought the tongue height was about the same as the '04 Tahoe we got rid of. Set it up the same but turns out the Trail C was lower than the Tahoe so it sat a little high like yours does. So I lowered the height of the adjustable hitch to the lowest hole, added some washers and solved the handling problem. Now there is a slight squat at the rear of the Burb but the TT is quite level. So, I think you may be starting your hitch adjustment with the ball a little high.
LVJJJ 03/20/18 03:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric heaters

Get one with a remote control. That way you can adjust it or turn it on/off without having to get out of bed. Heck no, I just put it close to the bed and kick it over when I want to turn it off.
LVJJJ 03/18/18 08:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Converter hum

Over the past 30 years I've had many TT's (too many actually, that's why we're broke). Anyway some of the converters hummed some didn't. Had nothing to do with the fan, the cheaper ones have a 60 cycle hum cause they are cheaply made (read, China). Had a WFCO in an '04 Tahoe that hummed a lot, the better one in our '05 Trail Cruiser is completely silent. Never let the hum bother me, helps silence the other voices in my head. NOw I have to listen to them.
LVJJJ 03/12/18 05:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water Filling

Each time I put water in the tank with an approved potable water hose (white with blue stripe), I pour a little bleach down into the hose before squirting the water into the inlet. Keeps it clean without wasting a lot of water filling the tank all the way up then draining it. Has worked good for 26 years.
LVJJJ 03/12/18 05:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Getting used to a longer trailer

Went from a 22' to a 27' recently, haven't noticed a lot of difference. Been towing for many years. I refer to getting around corners as taking "square corners." Pull way into the intersection before turning the steering wheel in the direction you want to go. Keep those trailer wheels off of the curb. We did pull a 30' Trail Lite for a while, wasn't a big deal for me. Interestingly, I learned about takeing square corners when first driving my 1965 Chevy Van. As it is foward control (with the engine between the two front seats), you have to pull into an intersection farther than you think because if you don't you'll cut the corner and put scrapes in your rocker panels. Back in the day you would see a lot of flat front Chevy vans with dents and scrapes along the right side cause people started turning too soon.
LVJJJ 03/12/18 05:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Inverters Why ??

Used to use my Roadtrek Motorhome (Class B)(it towed a trailer)(all I have is a trailer now so this is a legit post) as a portable office for my consulting business, used the inverter to run my printer.
LVJJJ 03/09/18 09:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: TPO versus EPDM

black streaks come from good 'ol dirt on the roof.
LVJJJ 03/09/18 09:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: ?replace broken glass in framed crank-out window?

I use tinted Lexan to replace the translucent window in the door, have done it on every TT I've had. It's really stupid that the manufacturers put non see thru windows in the door. A clear window adds needed light, lets you can see whose knocking on your door and allows you to watch your dog to see where he's pooping when the weather is cold.
LVJJJ 03/08/18 08:03am Travel Trailers
RE: How many miles are on your Tow Vehicle??

1965 Chevy Van, 90,000 miles since installing 292, TH350 in '88. Probably over 250,000 total. 1994 GMC k-1500 Suburban, 144,000, only about 6,000 towing since purchased in 2017. Was a one owner, garaged only driven 6,000 miles a year, so looks pristine. Have had to make many small upgrades to get the weak 350 to be able to tow around 5500 lbs. I think the 6 cyl 292 is a better tow motor.
LVJJJ 03/08/18 07:57am Travel Trailers
RE: RVing through Colorado - worried about curvy roads

been towing all over the western USA since the '80's, much of the time with my '65 Chevy van as the TV, now with a Suburban. I think the curvy roads are the most fun, sure beats long interstate stretches. Lately we like taking the blue roads (two lanes), we see a lot more country, less crowded and more fun to drive. We go around 60 MPh. The winds are the worst on flat land, where they can come roaring along without hitting obstacles like mountains, plus there are no trees to indicate they are blowing in the desert so you can get hit with a rogue wind that can push you into the other lane (bad if you're on a two lane road). Had to pull off a couple of times with the flat front van, cause I could hardly make any headway against a strong headwind. As others have said, pay attention to weather reports and stay off the road if it looks bad. I have a Mountain Pass book that lists all steep mountain passes in all western states, it gives me exact location where the uphill starts, how steep it is (% slope) mile by mile, where the emergency ramps are for semi's, how curvy the roads are and of course elevations. It mentions whether or not trucks can make the curves and recommends trucks take another route, and tells if there are passing lanes or not, or is 4 or 2 lane, and even how narrow the roads are. I have altered our planned routes based on this book. In Colorado and other states with mountain passes, they usually post signs at the bottom of the pass what the slope is and whether or not you should use it if you're towing. We tried one in Utah that said don't use it to tow, and ended up almost losing our brakes on the downhill side. Going down is worse than climbing. Some slopes can be 10% or more, I avoid those now.
LVJJJ 03/03/18 07:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Ok, here we go!

I buy used because I LIKE to work on them and repair 'em. Grease the bearings check the brakes, replace light bulbs and caulk the whole thing. So, I'd suggest the OP buy new unless he knows and wants to work on his TT a few weeks before going for his first camping trip. I always say, every TT has leaked, is leaking now, or will leak.
LVJJJ 03/02/18 08:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: plastic radiator crack, Burb

Took all your advice, got a new radiator from NAPA, $179. Was easy to install as the General engineered the Suburban so you can get to all the hoses and bolts from the top, real important when you have a 4x4. NAPA has them in stock which was great since I wanted to get it done before the predicted snow storm hit. Just made it.
LVJJJ 02/24/18 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: How hard to replace siding on 2 year old trailer?

Several years ago had a Nomad aluminum siding TT. When brand new, during the first camping trip down to the desert southwest, the street side began swelling up in the hot sun, but would go back down at night. After a couple of those swells, it crinkled the siding and left big vertical creases in the siding. Took it back to the dealer and he replaced the whole side himself.
LVJJJ 02/24/18 08:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Sway Control - Who Saved the Day?

Guardian Angel x2. No question in my mind. I had a similar situation many years ago when we were towing a 24' Lynx with my old 1965 Chevy Van heading south on I-5. We were in the middle lane of a 3 lane section heading down a steep hill. Two semi's blew by me a high rates of speed on either side at the same time which started a violent sway. Tried everything I knew to do, applied trailer brakes only, sped up a bit, stayed off the TV brakes, I figured it was all over when suddenly the TT came right back into line. Had WD hitch with anti-sway bar. Shortly after bought an Equal=I=zer. There have been other situations where we were saved by divine intervention.
LVJJJ 02/22/18 04:56pm Towing
plastic radiator crack, Burb

Got a 94 K-1500 Suburban, only 144,000 miles but has developed an antifreeze leak via a 3" crack in the driver's side plastic rad side tank right around where the upper oil cooler line screws in. I can get a new rad for $185 from NAPA here in town, but have heard about plastic tank repair kits. Those things work and hold up? Is probably better to replace the radiator realizing that a failed patch wouldn't be good towing in the desert. Any thoughts, experiences with the patch kits?
LVJJJ 02/16/18 06:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Switching From Hensley To SwayPro

Good grief, reading about all the hassles of Hensley etc., sure makes me appreciate my Equal-I-zer, a rather simple answer.
LVJJJ 02/15/18 02:37pm Towing
RE: Down sides to being a TT Camper?

Been towing since '87, never ever had a problem parking the TV in the campsite.
LVJJJ 02/15/18 02:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with a 99 GMC Suburban 7.4L

Golly, if I lived near there I'd buy that thing in a second. In fact, if you don't want it, I may drive down there. 454 is a great motor, overheating and A/C are very easy to fix. Towed with an '88 Burb 454 for years with double slide 30' Arctic Fox. Because the '88's were lower compression and small valves, I had to add headers and aluminum radiator (when we lived in Las Vegas). Up here in the Pacific NW, 454's are really hard to find. As for 9,000 lbs, my '94 K-1500 Burb with 350 and 3.73's is rated to tow 10,000 lbs.
LVJJJ 02/15/18 07:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: tires

If you have different tires front and rear, you can't rotate them. I always put the same kind of tires all the way around. Trailer towing presents enough white knuckle situations, why add to that with mis-matched tires? Good handling means a more relaxed trip.
LVJJJ 02/15/18 07:34am Travel Trailers
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 9  

New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS