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RE: Flip Foot on Electric tongue jack

Had this flip foot on my previous TT and it worked great for four years, bought a new TT last August, put the flip foot on and seemed to be ok. Went camping that weekend and the thing would not flip until the last second hitting the ground and thus not allowing the foot to flip all the way down. Had to leave TT connected to TV. Got home and spend over an hour adjusting it. No good. Bought extra washers as the instructions said, still no good. Got mad enough I took it off and now am happy. Sold it to the neighbor who has had no problem with it flipping up or down. Must depend on the TT whether it works or not. I have no idea but I really don't need it. All is Good in camping land.
galexander 11/19/15 05:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gas mileage

Down sized my truck last year from a 3/4 ton 6L to a 1/2 ton 4.3 L. Gas mileage when towing averaged 9 mpg on the 3/4 ton and averages 12 mpg on the 1/2ton. Went from a 4400 GVW TT to a 5400 GVW TT. When towing, I try to maintain 60 mph.
galexander 11/07/15 01:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: jayfeather toilet issues Poop sitting on some black baffle

Try this easy method of cleaning black tank. Fill black tank 1/2 full or half empty of water, add a 20 lb. bag of cubed ice, put down toilet opening, take trailer on a 20-25 mile ride where you turn left and right,make it slush around the tank knocking the crud loose, flush tank with lots and lots of water. Should do the trick. Down side, you may or may not effect your tank sensors but the things never work right anyway. Good Luck and use chemical treatment and always flush tanks with lots of water.
galexander 10/28/15 02:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: If you could get a new one today.....

Just bought a 2016 Forest River Surveyor 201RBS. Has everything the DW and I want and is a good looking TT. Nice layout, options and decent quality. Metal drawer guides, all aluminum front appliance's. Front fiberglass nose. Enclosed and heated underbelly. Ducted air and heat throughout TT. All in at 25 feet. Last TT I buy before retirement, three years and counting. Good Luck on your search.
galexander 08/15/15 06:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Suggestions requested – “Grandkid camping”

DW and I found that the grandkids love to sleep in a tent next to the camper so they can have their somewhat own privacy. Has worked well so far but now the grandkids have not gone camping with us for two years now. They are now into other things, IPhone, IPad, IPod, girls, boys, soccer, baseball, etc. Sure do miss them but time marches on.
galexander 08/15/15 06:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: triple tent hybrids

I have a Jayco X18 and the DW and I Love it, but.......because of a serious shoulder injury I am now considering going to a TT. Is very painful opening and closing bunk ends when I have to raise my arm above my head. Will miss the tent and open air feeling but a man has got to do what a man needs to do.
galexander 08/12/15 03:48pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Help identifying a switch and gaining access( Now With Pic )

I had a switch in a previous camper that I had the same issue with, had no idea what it was for and wiring was inaccessible. After awhile I just forgot about it. On a camping trip one time,my grandson saw the switch and went over and turned it on, what kids do, turn on switches, a build in floor nightlight came on. Never saw that darn light before because I was not looking for it and it was never semi dark in the camper. Not saying that it is what your switch is for but might be worth looking into. Grandkids, just got to LOVE them. Smarter than the average adult. Good Luck in your search.
galexander 08/07/15 02:34pm Hybrid Travel Trailers

I myself, remove them every take down, hang them up on the clothesline at home and hose them off of dirt and other debris, let dry and put them back on next time out. Also hose off the tent ends of any dirt or other debris that might have gotten on them.
galexander 08/03/15 05:59pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Newby..

Welcome to the forum. Good Luck with your camper and have FUN!
galexander 06/21/15 05:42am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Slide is leaking

While I have never had a camper with a slide out, my neighbor does and said he was told by the dealer rep on his walk through to slightly tilt the camper downward on the slide out side and this will allow water to run off the side of the camper and keep water seepage into the camper at a minimum. Neighbor said he has had no leaks in five years. Yearly maintenance on the slide out would be must. Good Luck.
galexander 06/09/15 08:59am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: What Wheel Chock Do you prefer. X Chock?

Been using the orange colored plastic chocks and levelers for over 20 years. Cheap and work just fine.
galexander 05/03/15 06:09pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Question for hybrid owners

That would also be my guess. A plug in for a Fan/Light Combo that usually comes with pop ups.
galexander 04/26/15 03:09pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Jayco Hybrid Frame Failure

It's sad to hear stories about events that happen to people and their campers and it's even worse when the manufacture fails to help when a serious event occurs. I have had 3 Jaycos and so far have had no major issues. I feel strongly that a good dealer goes a long way in providing good customer service. The local Jayco dealer I have dealt with bends over backwards to provide excellent customer service. Not being mean spirited, but in the service department I use, I see a big sign saying to be sure your camper is winterized before service during colder months because units sit outside before and after service.
galexander 04/07/15 01:17pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Unknown odor - what is it? where is it?

I had a similar problem several years ago and a friend said to pull out the furnace and check there. Sure enough, one dead decaying mouse. Assume it crawled into furnace area over the winter and died. Something to check if you already haven't.
galexander 03/18/15 05:06pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Help on New Models

My Jayco X18D is a 3 bunk and has an unloaded weight of 3715 lbs and a loaded weight of 4400 lbs. Giving 685 lbs cargo. With just the wife and I we usually carry about 500 lbs. depending on how long we are out. Have had 3 Jaycos in the past and have been very happy with them. Newer campers have made many improvements regarding leaks at bunk ends but regular maintenance is a must. Good Luck in your search.
galexander 03/04/15 12:34pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Buying used hybrid

There are websites and youtube videos that you can search the web for about buying used campers and what to look for. The best thing to know is to let your nose do the work. If a camper smells funny, walk away. If all you smell is deodorizer of some kind,walk away. Someone is trying to cover up something. Good Luck in your search.
galexander 03/01/15 01:36pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: New Australian Hybrids

Nice camper.
galexander 02/27/15 06:35am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: 12V Replacement Battery Suggestions

Always have used Interstate Batteries with no problems. As midnightsadie said, keep em clean and keep em charged.
galexander 02/27/15 06:33am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Camper Bedding Question from newbie

Bought our sheets at Wal-Mart. Fits ok. Used to use straps but were just a hassle when folding up mattress for traveling. Just use sheet on mattress and then use either sleeping bag, blankets or cover sheet. Congrats on the new camper and have fun, that's what it's all about.
galexander 02/23/15 05:49am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: New Trailer

Congrats on the new camper. DW and I have had our X18D for two years now and Love It! Have had no issues with it. Recommend Pop Up Gizmos on the bunk ends, really does make a difference inside no matter what time of the year it is. We also found out that a WDH/anti sway bars do help a lot. We bought the Equalizer 4 point WDH and I am very happy with it. Again, congrats on the new camper.
galexander 02/15/15 12:08pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
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