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RE: Sleeping bags vs. sheets & blankets

Sleeping bags for us. Singles for the kids with a sheet underneath to keep their toys contained, and a queen size sleeping bag for us. When it's warm, I just use the 1 leg/1 arm air conditioner. Now with the hard side, the kids still use their sleeping bags in the bunks, but we have converted to sheets and comforters since the comforter was included in the d├ęcor.
bdhoun 09/01/15 07:20am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Clothes Rack

Great idea for a hybrid! :B I created a similar solution back when we owned a popup but because the underside of the bed platform was unfinished I just ran a length of nylon rope back and forth across the underside of the rear bed, creatjng 20' or more of dry hanging space for wet towels, bathingsuits, etc. The advantage was I could leave the rope in place when I pushed the bed in, no need to remove or store anything later. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mimP4OCmwWQ/SSCQXR-YldI/AAAAAAAASBc/ts0JibXgtCw/s640-Ic42/Clothesline%252520Attachment.jpeg height=300 width=600 That was several trailers ago and we've since moved on to a travel trailer that allows us to use this bumper mounted clothes rack which like yours is far more convenient than stringing rope between trees and keeps our laundry largely out of sight. ;) https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6NcUHPjiFug/VP-K0P2-pfI/AAAAAAAAAUI/lJwluv9hJIM/s576-Ic42/P1060545.jpg height=300 width=600 That bumper mounted clothes line looks pretty neat. Did you make it? or is it an actual assembly you can purchase?
bdhoun 07/14/15 05:19pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: 12 volt outlet?

Since RV'ers got away from 12 volt TV's and generally use regular TV's and inverters some manufactures stopped putting 12 volt plugs into trailers. My toy hauler didn't come with any. Its an easy install where you can usually hook into an existing 12 volt light or switch wiring. I put one in the main living area using the wiring running to some under cabinet lights and another in the bedroom where I pulled power from the light switch. In both cases the trailer wiring is 10ga so its big enough to powder a 12 volt plug and a couple led lights. Depending on what you want to charge you might want to install a single or double USB plug instead of the standard 12 volt socket. I put a 12 volt socket in the living area but all it ever has plugged in is a USB adapter so when I did the bedroom I just put a double USB plug in. Have a couple of each might be a good idea. yea it appears i dont have 1. great advice on the USB plugs, I will likely do something like that near the dinette, maybe a 12v on the outside. just seems weird there is no way to plug anything in when on battery power, i guess its mod time the main reason i ask is i have a 12v tire inflator which ive had for my jeep, it has a 10ft cord. 10 feet not enough to reach the TT tires if I needed to add some air. So i suppose i should at least add a 12v outlet outside. Unless someone has a different suggestion? I'm thinking od doing the same thing. My previous trailer had a 12V at the outside radio, my new one doesn't.
bdhoun 06/10/15 04:15pm Travel Trailers
chocking wide spread axles

We are the proud owner of a new Freedom Express with wide spread axles. My old hybrid had normal axle spacing and I used Bal X-Chocks. Don't think they will fit the new trailer though. I know BAL has wider version of x-chocks that extend further but do they work just as well? Maybe I'll just go back the wedges. What do you guys use for chocking?
bdhoun 05/24/15 06:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Recommend a HTT for a family

I suggest any of the 3 bunk hybrids. Our kids love having their own "room"
bdhoun 04/24/15 07:42pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Motorcycle (dirt bike)rack/rails on Shamrock 19 ?

The tongue on my '07 Jayco has a tag/name plate warning not to exceed 1000 lbs of tongue weight. I am at 800 lbs with just propane and a battery.
bdhoun 03/20/15 07:10am Hybrid Travel Trailers
light weight trailer with a murphy bed

Thinking of upgrading from our hybrid. Looking for a trailer with a front murphy bed, 2 double bunks, a u-dinette. We want the amenities of a 30-32ft rv, but at a 26-28 length. I see jayco has a murphy bed in some white hawks, but not quite what we are looking for. Do any of you know what other brands offer murphy beds?
bdhoun 02/02/15 05:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Full Hookup Issues

The Jayco hybrids don't use leaf spring suspension, rather the torsion axle. So doing an axle flip is not an option. The easiest solution would be to level the trailer with taller blocks so the entire hybrid is higher. This might mean you will need to use a folding step to make it easier to get in and out. So far, I have not had issues with my '06 dumping, but I have had to walk the hose on a few occasions.
bdhoun 10/10/14 07:12am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: are hybrid trailers cold in winter?

Again, I will mention that it depends on what you think is cold. We try and go out for 1 last weekend in October before I need to winterize. Nights could be about 3-4 C, 35-38F with the potential for frost. I run 2 electric heaters and set the furnace at about 65F. The furnace might cycle a few times. Of course to keep condensation manageable, we crack some windows and leave the tent ends unzipped a little. Use PUGS and Reflectix in the tent ends. When we go to bed, the sleeping bag does feel cold, but it warms up quick. We use a queen size 10C rated sleeping bag. Maybe a mohair blanket on top. Usually by morning I feel hot as the hybrid doesn't really get that cold. Suggest putting some carpet on the floor to keep your feet from feeling the cold from underneath. Then again, my son is in Scouts and they have winter camped to -10C in a tent. Nice mummy bag and sleeping on a thermarest ground pad, sleeping toque and warm pj's and all is good. Just need the right equipment for the right job.
bdhoun 10/08/14 10:26am Hybrid Travel Trailers
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