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RE: Older, white trailer is yellowing

You're right beem! Sorry, but I'm not sure the material. Here's a pic: http://imgur.com/PFAl6MI You can see the white of our truck for comparison. Here's your picture; http://i.imgur.com/PFAl6MI.jpg width=480 It is painted aluminum. You can use any automotive polish and wax but be aware that the paint on your trailer is very thin and aggressive buffing could remove too much paint.
beemerphile1 05/01/15 09:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Amp Hour

Terminology is incorrect, nothing doubles, it is added. Example; one 12v group 24 @ 80ah one 12v group 27 @ 100ah What exactly do you double? You don't, you add.
beemerphile1 05/01/15 06:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Dumb question about batteries

It is BEST to have matched batteries but not mandatory. It would be foolish to dispose of a perfectly good battery in order to have a matched set. Just buy and add another battery.
beemerphile1 05/01/15 06:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Laptop use on generator power question

First thing I would check is the voltage output of the generator, if off the hertz would also be wrong. The sine wave should be fine.
beemerphile1 04/30/15 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Amp Hour

12v in parallel = add the ah 6v in series = add the voltage
beemerphile1 04/30/15 09:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Stupid question about power cord.

As you push the cord in keep turning it slightly to the right like screwing it in. You keep turning it to the left when pulling it out.
beemerphile1 04/29/15 07:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Older, white trailer is yellowing

Kind of critical to know what kind of siding. Filon? Fiberglass gelcoat? Painted aluminum? Other?
beemerphile1 04/29/15 08:23am Travel Trailers
RE: sawdust keeps showing up

Construction debris. We had metal shavings in ours for a couple years until I removed the refrigerator and cleaned out the compartment. The compartment was full of metal shavings and saw dust.
beemerphile1 04/28/15 09:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Disconnect

To me it's irrelevant whether the disconnect switch is wired into the positive or negative side ... in my case I've always wired into the positive side. I always tow with the disconnect switch turned on and have never forgotten to check it as I always want the TV charge line to be constantly maintaining a charge on the trailer battery as I tow. This is just my opinion which is unlikely to ever change despite these never ending, mind numbing online debates over who is "right" and who is "wrong". :R You are correct in that it doesn't matter for those that are perfect and never make mistakes. However systems are normally designed to compensate for those of us less perfect who are capable of mistakes. If installed correctly in the positive line with the breakaway connected prior to the switch, mistakes can be made and still not put lives at risk.
beemerphile1 04/28/15 07:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Are We Allowed to have a gun in an RV for protection?

I have the CCW app on my phone and find it very useful. The app knows where I am and knows where my permits are honored. My Ohio resident permit and Pennsylvania non-resident permit make carrying concealed legal in 39 states. I avoid states that don't honor my 2nd amendment rights and spend my money in those that do. An 18.5" barrel shotgun makes a good home defense weapon and is legal in most states. Many states require a CCW to have a loaded weapon in a vehicle and a MH is a vehicle when not parked and tethered to utilities. If you dont have a concealed carry permit it's illegal to carry a firearm in a motorhome in in every state unless the home is parked and hooked up. Even then it's a grey issue in some states like Virginia. I personally wouldn't do it and I've worked in law enforcement. "Every" is a strong word, and makes this an incorrect statement. Carrying a firearm in a vehicle in my home state of Vermont, for one, is quite legal without any sort of permit unless one is e.g. a felon who may not own a firearm. Most states are rather more restrictive, several a lot more restrictive. They didn't say any state, they said every state which is correct.
beemerphile1 04/28/15 07:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Member

MOD # 1, If you haven't already Install a battery disconnect switch. :B A what? I have owned about a dozen trailers and have never used a disconnect in any of them.
beemerphile1 04/28/15 06:29am Beginning RVing
RE: Braking

What 'brake controller' do you have? Do you feel this at slow speeds only? and did you read the manual and go through the setup and adjustment procedures?
beemerphile1 04/28/15 06:27am Beginning RVing
RE: Battery Disconnect

I was taught electricity goes from negative to positive. So with that said, I would hook it to the negative side. How would you connect the breakaway for safety? The breakaway should be able to operate whether the switch is open or closed.
beemerphile1 04/28/15 06:21am Travel Trailers
RE: WFCO Quality

The WFCO 8725P that I installed in place of the original Elixir ELX-20 works fine and I have no complaints. The Elixir failed when one year old, the WFCO is now 5 years old and the batteries are 4 years old.
beemerphile1 04/28/15 06:11am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Disconnect

For a trailer the disconnect always goes on the positive and the breakaway is connected prior to the switch. That way the breakaway will work whether the switch is open or closed.
beemerphile1 04/27/15 06:17am Travel Trailers
RE: The Death of The Samboree?!

We quit going to the GS rally/samborees/campouts/gatherings when the cost of them went thru the roof. Ohio Samborees are less $$ than staying at a state park and at the Samboree all entertainment and some meals are included. The Ohio Samboree coming up in two weeks is $45 for the two night event and early nights are $10 each night. Those prices are per rig/family. The summer Ohio Samboree is $65 for three nights.
beemerphile1 04/24/15 11:48am General RVing Issues
RE: proper way to hook up weight distribution hitch

See here. :) Barney and also read this; http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/14265335.cfm
beemerphile1 04/24/15 10:15am Travel Trailers
RE: question for the experts UPDATED 04/29/15

I doubt it was the battery. Any chance the trailer had moved slightly and was binding the jack post? I had it happen.
beemerphile1 04/24/15 10:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Overnighter near Wheeling, WV??

There is a Cabelas near there that allows RV overnights. My thought also and get in some shopping at the same time.
beemerphile1 04/24/15 06:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Prevent Grey Water Smells

Yes they do sell gray water treatment but I have never needed any. Like others have said, if the system is working correctly there shouldn't be any smell inside and only outside when dumping.
beemerphile1 04/24/15 05:53am Beginning RVing
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