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RE: Protruding items....

Probably staple heads. I had a Jayco popup many years ago that had a staple head poking through the roof. Looked just like your photo. Jayco ended up replacing the roof after many calls. Not sure what I would do with yours except caulk it.
daystrom 09/29/14 04:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: water damage found....

Look at the rubber bulb seal where is connects to the outside of the trailer above the slide room. Doubt there is a leak anywhere on the roof. The rubber roof material folds down the sidewall an inch or so. If there is any sealant where the bulb seal meets the sidewall however, this could be leaking allowing water to seep past it to the inside wall.
daystrom 09/29/14 06:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Any Fridge Damage?

Has anyone had damage to a refridgerator from an off level trailer? I just can't see how a few degrees off level can be so damaging to them!
daystrom 09/27/14 03:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Turning radius question

How close do bumper pull trailers track the TV wheels? I know a lot more than 5th wheels but within a foot?
daystrom 09/22/14 03:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Turning radius question

There are ordinances like that but he abides by the laws. I don't want revenge or to make his life more difficult than it already is, I just want clear egress from my drive.
daystrom 09/22/14 03:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Turning radius question

Yeah I agree that it isn't all that tight but my concern was the slight drop off from yard level to street level. If the trailer tracks outside of the TV, the right side will go down the grade. It may be of no concern, just didn't want the back of the trailer to drag on the yard when the wheels go down the grade. Will have to measure that.
daystrom 09/22/14 10:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Turning radius question

That's funny! His car is his nicest possession. I've lived across from him for 22 years now. When we moved in 22 years ago his roof was in bad shape. Now 22 years later it is in really bad shape, so much that it is collapsing between the rafters. But that's another story. I'm just thinking off tracking and turning radius!
daystrom 09/22/14 06:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Turning radius question

colliehauler: That's exactly how I come home. Pull into the alley and back 'er in. No problems doing that. I just would like to pull OUT going south without having to deal with the guy across the street. majorgator: A no parking sign is the best idea out there! I have a close friend who is a patrol officer in the same city. Maybe I can get some of those 'by order of police' signs too! I have no problem running over the grass or sidewalk. My concern was the off track of the trailer. If it cuts too close to the inside, I worry about the curb side tires running down the 18" grade and the overhang of the trailer scraping the lawn. If the wheels of the trailer track close (within a foot or so of the TV), the turn is fine with the gold car in place. I found this neat calculator but it is designed for big trucks/5th wheels. http://www.itd.idaho.gov/dmv/poe/offtrack.htm
daystrom 09/22/14 05:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Turning radius question

Jack_Diane_Freedom: Backing into the street from the alley could be possible but would require a lot more skill than I have! There is a power poll very close (shown in photo). Easier to pull in than to back out of! WayneAt63044: Other side of the alley is usually jammed pack with vehicles. Leaving north or south will get me to a major road so nothing is forcing me one way or the other. Backing the trailer toward the north would be difficult if that car was there! Neighbors to the north would move if asked; just looking for other options in the event they are not around. Drbolasky: The one good thing about the guy across the street is that he doesn't wan't ANYONE parking in front of his house so he ALWAYS parks right in the center. Not enough room for a car in front or behind. If he pulled any closer he would risk a citation for parking too close to a road. He's smart enough to know this. All: I guess my worry was turning too sharp and rolling down the 18" grade. The more I vision this, it would be the same turning angle if the gold car wasn't there and I took the turn invading his spot. The difference is about 7' which would simply put my tandems that further back into my drive. I just can't picture at what point the trailer axles would begin to pivot and move forward compared to the location of the truck. Thanks for the comments so far!
daystrom 09/21/14 05:58pm Travel Trailers
Turning radius question

Got a question about the turning radius of trailers and need some fresh eyes/minds. I live in a suburb of a small city. I’m lucky enough to have a large enough driveway and no HOA (100 year old neighborhood) that I can store my trailer at home. I’ve never really had a problem getting in or out of my drive as there hasn’t been cars parked on the street for the past 3 years during the day. Coming home I can come from the south and pull into the alley directly across from my driveway and back it in even with the gold car where it is parked. The issue I may run into is the guy that lives across the street. In the photo, his is the gold car. His spouse recently retired and the car is always in this spot, day or night. He and his spouse are old and going senile. They hate my wife and I, don’t know why but they do. Asking him to move his car is totally out of the question, he would slam the door in my face. The car that is just north of my driveway comes and goes so it may be possible to exit north. My question is, in the event that both cars shown in the photo are where they are in the pic, does it look like I would be able to pull my truck and trailer out of my drive going south. Here are some specs: My driveway is 12’ wide The street is 25’ wide My trailer is 30’ 10” hitch to bumper The center point between the tandems is 20’ from the hitch The truck’s wheelbase is 13’ The length of the truck from front bumper to hitch is 18’ 4” The distance from the center of the rear wheel to the hitch is 5’ From my measurements I think I should be able to pull out with trailer attached going south. The off track of the trailer could ride on the sidewalk, curb lawn with no issues. However my lawn drops down a few feet to sidewalk/road level. I don’t have an issue getting my truck out, will the trailer track close to the truck’s track when making this turn? The scale is on the map. http://i.imgur.com/wqE61fr.png?3 Looking at my driveway to street. You can see how my yard drops slightly to the road level: http://i.imgur.com/hpkhww0.jpg?2 Thanks!
daystrom 09/21/14 04:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: F150 3.5l w\EcoBoost, MaxTow package

I loved my '11 EcoBoost too. Great power from that little V6. I ended up trading it in on my current rig because of the minimal payload (only had 1,400 lbs), and soft suspension when towing. Both of these could have been fixed had I known before hand what I was buying. That was before I knew anything about payload, LT tires, etc. It sure drove nice unloaded though, unlike my F350! Fuel economy with day to day driving was in the 17-18 mpg range. Towing maybe 7-9. My diesel on the other hand gets 17-18 day to day and 12-13 towing!
daystrom 09/13/14 06:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another !@#$ Warranty issue!

Sometimes I'll use low fan with heat to distribute the heat better but normally it stays on auto.
daystrom 09/04/14 04:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: replacement caulking or sealant?

If you can't find ProFlex locally, OSI Quad from Lowe's or HD is just as good if not better. And it's half the cost too!
daystrom 08/29/14 05:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Leaks, and more leaks

I would recommend anyone that has gutter extensions to carefully inspect the seals around them. After pulling mine off I could not believe there was nothing behind them. You could see right down the backside of the drip edge with the rubber roof folded over the side, and the screw hole where water was seeping in. Was contemplating not using the cover this winter because I am sure it was the cause of pulling the extensions away from the oem sealant. Then my wife said I'll get icicles pulling on them then. Guess it's just another item to add to the check list! Pressure testing is the only sure way of finding these sneaky leaks.
daystrom 08/25/14 05:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Leaks, and more leaks

Luckily the roof is great and has not been a problem. Not too many places for it to leak and Dicor/Eternabond works wonders!
daystrom 08/24/14 01:19pm Travel Trailers
Leaks, and more leaks

Is it just my bad luck or a nature of the beast? Seems anymore all I do is chase leaks in my trailer. So much that I even built my own seal-tech machine to pressurize the cabin and and spray the outside with soap. First was the front gutter extension leaking behind the drip edge into the front closet, next was a leaky window frame, then the caulking (which looks very much like factory applied silicone) leaking along the top of the slide out bulb seal, and just recently the rear gutter extension leaking in the exact same place the front did. I'm almost wondering if covering the trailer in the winter pulled down on the gutter extensions enough to break the old caulking seal? Is it brand related? I know the Zinger brand ain't no Newmar! Miles of driving on poor roads? My friend has a 10 year old KZ that has never leaked. It doesn't move much however as it's at a permanent site. Or am I just over cautious checking? I guess the good thing is I've become proficient with a caulk gun! Also I've been a ProFlex user for a long time until recently when my local shop didn't have any. The tech recommended OSI Quad from Lowe's. Much easier to work with and half the cost. Just had to vent!
daystrom 08/24/14 01:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fixing corners

The corner molding is not that expensive, like $14 for a 12' section but you'll pay top dollar for shipping if you can't find locally. The rear of my trailer came a bit close to a parked car outside my house. Ended up taking the mirror of the car off with the rear corner molding of my trailer. The corner molding got pulled off and mangled up. I could get 8' sections shipped to my house no prob by UPS but I needed a 10' piece or I'd have a seam. Crossroads had exactly what I needed for $14 a piece. I had to pay $120 for shipping by freight due to its length. So if it is mangled up pretty bad I'd see if your dealer can get one first. Mine could but was going to pass the shipping onto me so I bought myself. If you can reuse it you'll probably have to put the screws in new holes if they ripped out.
daystrom 08/06/14 05:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: DEF Warning in F350

How much did you add? The tank is 5 gallons. If you used a 2.5 gallon jug it is possible that the level isn't above the sensor yet. Do as others said and fill up more. Mine resets within seconds of filling it up.
daystrom 07/30/14 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 f250 screw lariat fx4 6.7psd... 98kmiles

^^^ agreed. Find an F350.
daystrom 07/17/14 05:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: gas stations

Sorry for bringing this thread back to life... We just completed a trip from Ohio to Florida and back without our trailer. Along the way in the back of my head I tried to see how many RV friendly fuel stations were along the way that sold diesel. I didn't see too many that would allow a 1/2 tank allowance for my 26 gallon tank and most if not all had their pumps aligned perpendicular to the store. Has anyone been in such a pinch that you have dropped your trailer in a parking lot just to fuel up?
daystrom 06/15/14 02:31pm Towing
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