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RE: replacement caulking or sealant?

Butyl tape, don't confuse it with the cheap putty tape, they aren't the same. Putty tape dries out and fails in time.
beemerphile1 08/29/14 05:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Map on your dining table?

Put it on the table and cover with a piece of glass. That would allow you to write and erase with a grease pencil.... Agreed, you can also use dry erase markers and the map can be updated yearly.
beemerphile1 08/28/14 09:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Bad Tasting water in trailer

Have you ever sanitized the system? I do ours at the beginning of camping season and again about mid-season. Algae in the tank can cause a rubber taste.
beemerphile1 08/28/14 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Brakes -- At What Size/Weight

I've never seen a TT without brakes. Some smaller trailers don't have them, check the laws in your state. If I recall correctly the maximum in any state is 3,000#. Many states require brakes at a lesser weight.
beemerphile1 08/28/14 09:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Remote switch to turn off inverter

The inverter left on with no load does not use much power, so IMO not worth the bother for daily camping. If away for a few days you can turn it off outside. What does draw that the inverter gets blamed for is the television when it is "turned off" It is not off, it is in standby still drawing some. If you leave the inverter on, unplug the TV entirely (or have it plugged into a power bar with its own on/off switch.) Not necessarily true. I have a Harbor Freight 2000/4000 that idles at 2.25 - 2.5 amp DC. Has never bothered me because I bought it for using my 'stealth' electric chain saw.
beemerphile1 08/27/14 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: Cheap Sway Control

Since my trailer is so light (15'box, 19' bumper to tongue), I'm just going to try the sway bar for now.... Before you make that decision weigh the tongue of the fully loaded trailer. Check the rating of your receiver. Receivers are often rated for a maximum of 500# without a WDH.
beemerphile1 08/27/14 10:18am Beginning RVing
RE: Cheap Sway Control

...Is it a fair statement to say sway control and weight distribution save fuel? No, they don't save fuel. They save lives and equipment. A WDH (weight distribution hitch) transfers some of the trailer tongue weight onto the front axle of the TV (tow vehicle) to restore steering response and reduce the load on the hitch. Sway control helps to prevent trailer sway.
beemerphile1 08/27/14 06:05am Beginning RVing
RE: Electric extension cord - what kind?

IMO a 16 gauge cord is good for a lamp. A trailer needs 12 gauge cord minimum specially at that length. Not knowing what RV you have it is probably 30 amp or 50 amp service. 16 gauge = 10 amp 14 gauge = 15 amp 12 gauge = 20 amp 10 gauge = 30 amp
beemerphile1 08/26/14 01:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: WFCO & Trojan Batteries

Boost or bulk charging has nothing to do with leaving it plugged in all winter. Do you drycamp often? Do you need a reliable boost/bulk charging mode?
beemerphile1 08/26/14 11:33am Tech Issues
RE: 50 Ways to Lighten Your RV

http://omoriginals.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Visa-Mastercard.jpg width=400 Very lightweight and small. Easily packed. Don't leave home without it. :B
beemerphile1 08/26/14 06:05am RV Lifestyle
RE: Getting ready for a trip.

leave it packed No better answer. We keep both RVs packed except for clothing and perishables. Did require buying duplicates of some things.
beemerphile1 08/26/14 06:00am Beginning RVing
RE: refrig drain hose

An often overlooked thing about those lines is that they need a trap in them. Without a trap holding a little condensate they are a direct line for cold to escape/heat to come in. When you do replace it, loop it down and back up to create a trap.
beemerphile1 08/25/14 09:36am Tech Issues
RE: KEY ???

The ch751 is not a universal key. A universal key is the screwdriver a thief can open the door with faster than you can use the key. They aren't for security, they are to keep the door closed. Put any lock cylinder you want in there, the screwdriver is still faster.
beemerphile1 08/25/14 09:30am Travel Trailers
RE: towing

I'm not a fulltimer or MH owner but I have noticed that Jeeps appear to be the most common and possibly Saturns next. Less and less Saturns though since they haven't been built for a few years.
beemerphile1 08/25/14 06:17am Full-time RVing
RE: ONAN generator makes clicking when running?

My generator has a mechanical counter (hour meter) that clicks when operating. It clicks at regular intervals though, not sporadic like yours.
beemerphile1 08/25/14 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: 20amp feed through gfci?

Use what you bought, it will be fine. A word tho, the typical residential or commercial receptacle must be in a box. A mobile home/RV receptacle does not require a box.
beemerphile1 08/24/14 06:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Wall supports

Look for very small staples.
beemerphile1 08/24/14 06:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: gray water tank

The Xplorer Class B's built on Dodge chassis of that vintage were all Marine toilets. There is no underbelly tank. The tank is part of the toilet itself and is emptied via a dump valve that is along side the grey water dump valve.... Yuk! A recirculating toilet. I had one of those once and hated it, you are flushing the toilet with urine!
beemerphile1 08/24/14 06:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: Using a Front Mounted Hitch to Park Trailor?

Many, many, many people do that exact thing with boats. No reason you can't do it with any trailer providing you don't exceed the hitch rating.
beemerphile1 08/24/14 06:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: I have POWER

Building codes are for the purpose of saving lives and property. Violation of code risks lives and property. It shouldn't be taken lightly. A 30a supply on a 20a device can cause a fire.
beemerphile1 08/23/14 08:41am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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