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RE: Wash and wax aluminum sided trailers

I use Nufinish once a year on my fiberglass and the aluminum TT's. I also use Nu Finish on my 2006 aluminum TT. I use a car wash/wax during the year and wax everything except the decals with Nufinish; apply Protect All to the decals. Take my time (typical two partial days) and lots of towels. Works for me.
VAfan 12/20/14 09:59am Travel Trailers
RE: quality gone down hill.

I bought a Funfinder because I believed the rep it had for quality. The first thing we had trouble with was the dinette table. It separated from its base plate. I noticed immediately that the table top had been held to the wood base solely by staples. No Glue!. I turned the whole thing upside down and laid on a good amount of Gorilla glue. I couldn't bring the trailer back under warranty because we were campground host in a very remote region of Big Bend National Park for four months. It gets better. I soon noticed that a small leak coming from beneath the shower was not a little overspill from the door opening as I had originally suspected. I opened up the access panel and could not believe what I was seeing. the drain was never connected. What ever amount of water dripped down into the drain pipe was all that went into the holding tank below. The rest seeped onto the bathroom floor. The problem turned out to be the sub floor. It was not cut short enough to allow the drain to be connected. I managed to cut the floor back enough to connect the drain. Did Cruiser, a family owned company, get bought out by yet another corporation thereby lowering its standards for the almighty profit? Hard to believe they make it to the consumer – has to be more than one person that’s knows things are wrong. My Forest River Cherokee had lots of obvious goofy stuff wrong....at what point does someone say….”Ok…looks great to me....ship it!”
VAfan 12/16/14 03:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jack is too short

Jack is “vertically challenged”! Sorry…..been one of those days……
VAfan 12/10/14 03:42pm Travel Trailers
Anyone just keep the first trailer?

We have an 2006 27Q Cherokee we bought new in 2007. It was an upgrade from a 1976 Apache pop-up (I wish I still had). Our trailer is paid for with very little personal property tax and insurance…and we like it. I’ve fixed lots of stuff and I know what we have. We are looking at trailers with recliners and picture window in the rear and are having a hard time determining if it is it worth the change. Just wandering if anyone just says….we love our first trailer and will keep it until the wheels fall off!
VAfan 11/30/14 04:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: I messed Up!!!!

Don’t beat your self up…..not the first time this has happened. I’ve had leaks though the years and fixing pex tubing is fairly straight forward – lots of fittings and info.
VAfan 11/27/14 05:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone have damage from blow-only winterizing?

The only damage I had was when I forgot to do the outside shower. Otherwise no issues and I only put AF in the traps. Wow...thanks for reminder...just ran antifreeze though the outside shower...going down to the mid 20's tonight. Finished winterizing this past weekend and put on the cover. Had that feeling I forgot something. I only just blow out the lines in the fall if we are still camping and do both to winterize. We occasionally get down to single digits; not worth the risk. I've had leaks at the connections but not due to freezing.
VAfan 11/17/14 03:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Forest River Travel Trailer Quality

We bought a new 27Q 2006 FR Cherokee and love the configuration. That being said…..repairs include: dealer raised the trailer because it was close to “bottoming out” on both tires in turns; I replaced all 4 tires the 2nd year (Carlisle brand and load range at edge); I replaced the rear axle because it straightened; 2 leaks at water tubing connections making the press board cabinet trim swell (I fixed leaks and trim) and a few cosmetic repairs. FR took care of the bottoming out issue but they were somewhat reluctant and I needed to stay in contact with them. No real regret because like I said we love the configuration and the price was low enough at the time we could buy it new instead of the used trailer they used for the bait and switch. I’m thinking all trailers have issues. Maybe I’ll buy an “upgraded newer used” trailer next time; let the previous owner take care of the major issues.
VAfan 10/15/14 07:38am Travel Trailers
RE: 27-30ft TT with recliners - recommendations

Thanks for the replies everyone. Never was really an issue until we spent an evening with some friends in an Outback with recliners....just like returning to our house after looking at new homes.
VAfan 10/14/14 06:43pm Travel Trailers
27-30ft TT with recliners - recommendations

Looking for info regarding 27-30ft TT’s with recliners. Thinking about removing the sofa and installing recliners in the our 27ft Cherokee but buying another trailer is an option.
VAfan 10/12/14 07:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Myrtle Beach shows

Thanks everyone; the Pirates Voyage is awesome. Great food and looks like you can't have a bad seat in the middle...not sure about the sides. Look for $3.00 off adult ticket in the coupon books.
VAfan 10/08/14 06:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Myrtle Beach shows

Planning on spending next week in Myrtle Beach and taking in a couple of shows. Any details regarding show recommendations, coupons, best seats, etc. would be welcome.
VAfan 10/04/14 09:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question About Pontoon Axles ?

When I bought my 99 Tracker 20’ and added a 75hp Yamaha - I thought the same – not sure I want to tow this thing for any distance. I replaced the tires with 205/65-10 (aka 20.5x8x10) Load Range E (1650lb) by Loadstar. We’ve tow it multiple times this summer for 75+ mile trips with no problem and (now) will not hesitate to continue. This is good article in iboats: http://forums.iboats.com/forum/general-boating-outdoors-activities/trailers-and-towing/600084-pontoon-trailer-and-tires
VAfan 09/02/14 04:06pm Around the Campfire
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