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RE: camping using the travel trail

Agree with all the responses here but don't forget to unplug from the TT to the TV otherwise you will drain your TV battery. Fords do not energize the trailer unless the ignition switch is on. So no need to unplug the 7 pin.
Terryallan 03/29/15 11:52am Towing
RE: Weight Master, check my readings

Terryallen, your are including the 280lbs removed from the front axle in your 1300lb tongue weight. The TW is actually 1020. Personally I could care less about a little squat. My F250 sits an inch higher in the front with nothing attached due to the giant springs that are part of the snow plow package. Not all trucks sit high in the back unloaded. And the rear squating a bit does not automatically mean it is not set up correctly. Actually I wasn't, but I got my tongue weight from the last set of numbers he had. 2800lb unloaded rear axle, and a 4100lb loaded rear axle. Come to 1300lb. Meaning he has an approx 22% tongue weight. Pretty high. Not only is the truck over loaded, but so is the receiver. Seriously needs to move some weight in the TT.
Terryallan 03/29/15 11:44am Towing
RE: 7 way trailer plug issue...

I know you have checked. But gonna say it any way. Check the fuses, and relays to be sure they are installed in the right places to send power thru the brake lights to the trailer.
Terryallan 03/29/15 12:55am General RVing Issues
RE: 7 way trailer plug issue...

My 2010 F150 FORD Truck has the built-in OEM Brake controller. I'm not sure when this came out but was not on my 2004 F150 Truck. I'm thinking the 2009 F150 was the first year for this OEM Ford brake controller. When I first got the truck and hooked up to my trailer I found out I did not have electric brake action except when I operated the slider bar. http://www.road-reality.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/2011-Ford-F-150-Trailer-Brake-Controller.jpg height=200 It turns out the 2010 FORD OEM Brake controller is really embedded with the truck electronics and the speedometer has to be indicating at least 10MPH before the brake controller engages the electric brake action. Using the slider bar over-rides this action. I am not a big fan of this but was confirmed by the FORD Folks to be true. I kinda like the idea of pushing in my brake pedal when stopped at stop sign and actually apply electric brake action on the trailer. The only way I can do this is reach down with my hand and operate the slide bar to hold the trailer brake action while being stopped at a stop sign. My 2010 OEM FORD Brake Controller works just fine when going faster than 10MPH when applying brakes pushing down the brake pedal.. I could slide the trailer brakes like you indicated by setting the controller too high of setting when pushing down on the brake pedal.. Mine is set around a 5 setting for my trailer electric brake operation. You may be running into something like this in your 2009 Ford truck. Roy Ken Roy. Except for the useless timed brake controllers, MOST electric Brake controllers Prodigy, P2, Voyager, and the Ford, ect are Inertia activated, Meaning the trailer has to be moving for the brake controller to activate the brakes. Voyager has a mechanical pendulum that swings forward when the TV slows down, and applies the brake sending more power, the farther the pendulum swings during harder braking events. The Prodigy on the other hand has a accelerometer, sort of a electronic pendulum, that senses how hard the TV is braking, and sends the power needed for the trailer brakes to match what the TV is doing. I'm told the Ford controller works pretty much the same as a Prodigy, or P2. IF while sitting still, you press the brake pedal. Neither will send power to the trailer brakes. Why? Because they feel no movement / Inertia. So, there has to be Inertia for Inertia brake controllers to activate the brakes. Also IF you had a Prodigy you would notice. With the Prodigy, as you come to a stop, and the braking action slows, the numbers on the front begin to wind down until when you do get stopped. It is sending no power to the trailer brakes. That is one of the reasons it is so smooth. So it is normal for the brake controller not to activate the electric brakes at slow speeds.
Terryallan 03/29/15 12:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Weight Master, check my readings

looks are decieving... The trailer is in a driveway on grass etc... Post the info I asked and pics... dont worry what the truck looks like as others state here.. #'s dont lie...... You are correct. Numbers don't lie. According to his numbers he added 780lb to the rear axle, 3580- 2800 = 780lb, and 40lb to the front axle,3420 - 3580 = 40lb, and 220lb to the TT axles, 4960 - 4740 = 220lb for a total weight of 1040lbs. Remember the 1300lb pay load. If this were the end of the story. He will be over loaded when he gets in the truck. But it is the last set of weights that tell the tail. The no WDH weights. Rear truck axle weighs 2800lbs unhooked, and 4100lb with the TT just sitting on the ball. 4100- 2800 = 1300lbs. A 1300lb tongue weight? and remember he only has 1300lb of payload? Grass, or no grass. (don't know why you think grass makes a difference) something ain't right. I would suggest going back to the scales. The numbers don't add up. The tongue weight should not be that high. And I'm using his weights. Might want to redistribute some of the weight in the TT. And yes looks matter. Most of us can glance at a TT, and TV on the highway and tell if it is setup right or not. The TV should sit pretty much hooked up, as it does unhooked. the TV tail should NEVER be lower than the front.
Terryallan 03/28/15 09:16pm Towing
RE: Roof vent Cracked

You should be able to find a lid at any RV accessory store that sells that brand of roof vent. Note: White plastic or nylon SUCKS as far as longevity exposed to UV in sunlight. Black works best. In horridly hot climates I avoid dark tinted transparent lids. They want me to remove the cover and bring it in for a match. That looks like I need to remove the entire unit. I Cant see where I even access the hinge pins without removing the crank hardware. Then seal roof asgainst spring rains, then wait... You will need to remove the inside shroud, and the hand crank to free the lid from the riser. Then go on top, and slide the lid out of the hinge. Take it to the dealer. Should be between 15, and 25 bucks. Bring it back ,and install it. No need for it to be off for longer than the trip to the dealerDone and done. You sir, are a genius. I've done it a few times, Hail, and what not
Terryallan 03/28/15 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Weight Master, check my readings

I know you ain't gonna like this. But looking at your pic. and IF the wdh is installed. You don't have enough truck. It looks like the truck is squatting excessively in the back, and is up in the front. It should sit pretty much like it does unhooked. Maybe an inch or so down in the back. But not that much.
Terryallan 03/28/15 03:58pm Towing
RE: Ants

Why would moving cause you to have mice, or ants :?. As long as you don't leave food out for them to come for. you won't have any
Terryallan 03/28/15 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roof vent Cracked

You should be able to find a lid at any RV accessory store that sells that brand of roof vent. Note: White plastic or nylon SUCKS as far as longevity exposed to UV in sunlight. Black works best. In horridly hot climates I avoid dark tinted transparent lids. They want me to remove the cover and bring it in for a match. That looks like I need to remove the entire unit. I Cant see where I even access the hinge pins without removing the crank hardware. Then seal roof asgainst spring rains, then wait... You will need to remove the inside shroud, and the hand crank to free the lid from the riser. Then go on top, and slide the lid out of the hinge. Take it to the dealer. Should be between 15, and 25 bucks. Bring it back ,and install it. No need for it to be off for longer than the trip to the dealer
Terryallan 03/28/15 01:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Dogs that go outide at night,suggestions

I would just follow the CG rules. that way you can't go wrong. Remembering that you have to be with the dog to clean up after it.
Terryallan 03/28/15 01:39pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Newbie- good list of need to haves and nice to have items

I would suggest you pack light, and not carry anything you don't need. Space, and weight are premium, and the TT you have is pretty heavy to begin with.
Terryallan 03/28/15 07:21am Beginning RVing
RE: New tow vehicle

Now you need a bigger trailer! Yep, and it won't be long in coming. One of the first times you hook that little trailer to that monster truck. You will want something more for it to pull. May as well go ahead and get a TT, or 5er that fits the truck. WHY? Like my buddy said when he got a 2500, and then a bigger TT. It will pull it won't it? Yep, So bigger you go.
Terryallan 03/28/15 07:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: First travel trailer, what should I buy?

What we think about your camper is not important. YOU have to pick the Trailer that fits your needs, and your wants the best. You have to get the one you want. Because YOU are the only one you have to please. Just take your time and pick wisely
Terryallan 03/27/15 04:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: Open Road TT?

I bet if you ask him. He will show you around inside the trailer. RV owners are usually VERY proud of what they have, and will show it off at every opportunity.
Terryallan 03/25/15 04:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: high air pressure - @ 150 psi

IF it is purging at 150 psi. that is the psi the safety valve is set at. IF you want lower psi. You would need to get a safety valve that is set to the psi you want. It pops off when it hits the set pressure
Terryallan 03/25/15 01:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tow capasity

Looking for a new TT, my 2010 Chevy Tahoe can tow 8,200 lbs. Can I safely tow a TT with a dry weight of 7,000 lbs? We are a family of 4 so I would say we would have about 600-800 lbs of gear not leaving much room to spare. Thanks. you can. But the family will have to drive separately, and carry most of the gear.
Terryallan 03/23/15 07:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: RAM?

In actual fact. It is a Fiat.
Terryallan 03/23/15 03:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV sale negotiation

IF they are going to have it delivered from another dealer. You will need to agree on the price first. Of course you need to keep the refusal option on the table in case there is something wrong with it. Just make sure you are happy with the price. Once it arrives. You will pay what you agreed on.
Terryallan 03/23/15 02:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: How does Anderson WDH compare to others?

You do know. That IF you hide sway under a special really expensive hitch to control the trailer. You have other problems that may someday jump out and bite you someday. Find the reason for the sway, and fix it.
Terryallan 03/23/15 07:24am Beginning RVing
RE: How does Anderson WDH compare to others?

Truth is. For that TT. Just about any WDH will do the job, From a Reese to an EZ-Lift. I use a EZ-Lift for my 31' TT. I had a Reese for my 27' TT. Both do the same thing.
Terryallan 03/22/15 11:53pm Beginning RVing
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