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RE: equalizer, where to buy?

Don't waste your money on the socket from Equal-i-zer. Tractor Supply sells a large socket that fits just fine for a lot less money.
daystrom 05/22/15 04:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: equalizer, where to buy?

There is no comparison between an add on friction sway control bar over an Equal-i-zer brand hitch. Adventurerv.net has good prices and is where I bought mine.
daystrom 05/22/15 10:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Did some damage to the TT

Also, hard to tell from the photos but it looks like the wood may have some wetness in the one part. The screw looks a bit rusty as well. Might take a look at that while the molding is off.
daystrom 05/18/15 02:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Did some damage to the TT

Been there, done that! Clipped a car mirror with mine and did the same damage and put a softball sized dent in the skin Total insurance claim was $2200. I took the cash, paid down the balance and fixed it myself. The corner molding was $12.00. Shipping was $120 since it was over 8' and had to be shipped freight. Easy fix. Use lots of butyl tape underneath and ProFlex down the sides. Get yours water tight first and foremost before you get water intrusion.
daystrom 05/18/15 02:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leak behind drip edge, insert molding

Right you are. Magnet is very attracted to the screws. What was I thinking!
daystrom 10/28/14 03:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leak behind drip edge, insert molding

All the screws appear to be stainless steel. Guess the factory anticipated rust!
daystrom 10/27/14 01:29pm Travel Trailers
Leak behind drip edge, insert molding

I've been chasing a leak for a while near the front of my trailer. Comes in the same exact spot in the front closet during hard rain. Light rains, no leak. I thought it was from the cap seal. Caulked it with Dicor - no help. Covered the cap seal with 4" wide Eternabond tape - no help. Caulked the gutter extensions - no help. What appears to be happening is the drip edge on that side (door side) gets overwhelmed with water and fills up. It can't drain fast enough which causes the water to fill up behind the vinyl insert molding. From there it finds its way past the screws and into the trailer. I know its up front because I can spray the front few feet of drip edge with a hose and get water inside once it fills up. How can I fix this? Remove the insert molding? Eternabond over the screw heads? I don't think the water is flowing out because the awning screws into the drip edge and the bolts hamper the flow of water. Thanks!
daystrom 10/27/14 10:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Cleaning & sealing a membrane roof

If you want to clean something, clean the gutters along the sides of the RV. This is where most of the dirt collects which causes black streaks.
daystrom 10/08/14 05:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Turning radius question

For the curious, I was able to pull out last week with no issues with the grumpy neighbors car parked across the street. Had plenty of room to spare. Thanks for the comments!
daystrom 10/05/14 06:33pm Travel Trailers
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
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