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RE: When to grease those wheel bearings???

My owners manual says 12,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first. I have the bearings greased and the brakes adjusted every other year. Never have had a problem with bearings or brakes. Each rv owner must determine their usage and then decide what suits their needs.
galexander 04/10/14 04:17pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Brake Control with HTT And Chevy Suburban

Congrats on your new camper. I have the same model camper and yes you do need a brake controller. I also recommend a weight distribution hitch(WDH) with the built in way bars. They really do help keep the trailer under control when semi's or other large vehicles pass you. There are a lot of brake controllers out there but Prodigy and Tekonsha seem to be the ones people get the most. I have the Tekonsha and have had it for 6 years and have been very happy with it. I bought a Equal-i-zer 4 point hitch and really like it. They are not cheap but I look at it this way, what price do you put on your family? There are many brands out there so do your homework on the web and see what you like and want. I know you will enjoy your new camper so have fun.
galexander 04/08/14 07:08am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Could not wait any longer

Congrats on the new camper. DW and I are also looking at retirement in 2016. Haven't decided yet on the retirement RV. Good Luck and Happy Camping with that new camper.
galexander 04/07/14 05:48am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Wooo hooo Picking up our camper Tuesday!

Congrats on the new camper. Happy Camping.
galexander 04/05/14 06:23pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Found it! But CCC looks awful low?

DW and I saw the same thing last year when we where looking at the X17Z and decided to move up to the next size, the X18D. GVW is 3,715 lbs. and CCC is 685 lbs. We load pretty much all of our big gear into the back of our truck, including the bikes. Do not trust the flimsy bumper on the camper to put a carrier and two bikes on it. As far as options go, the fridge, the cooktop, the oven, the microwave, the furnace, the toilet, the a/c. They are all options that add weight to the camper. We take what we need and leave the rest at home. Good Luck on your camper hunt.
galexander 03/10/14 07:29pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
Spring Cleaning

It's such a wonderful day, presently 72 degrees and the sun is shining so I did some RV spring cleaning. Cleaned and scrubbed away the dirt and grime from the roof, cleaned all the black streaks from the sides and washed and waxed the camper. Loaded pretty much all the gear and now waiting for some time off to go camping. Will sanitize and clean all the tanks at a later date. Even though it's nice now, winter is not quite over yet. I can only hope. So now I think I will pop a cold one and admire that good looking camper. Happy Camping to All.
galexander 03/10/14 02:01pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Comparing Jayco X18D to Roo/Shamrock 183 and Starcraft 187TB

DW and I have had our 2013 Jayco X18D for a year now and have been completely satisfied it. There is just the two of us so this smaller unit is just the right size for us. A slide out would be nice but for the extra cost and maintenance, it is not worth it for us. The best advice on what to buy is to buy what you like, what fits your needs, and how much do you want to spend. Good Luck
galexander 02/21/14 01:04pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Electric tongue jack question

My camper came with an Atwood Tongue Jack and it does not interfere with the bunk down and it does not interfere with the tailgate on my truck being in the down position also. I would think that your type of camper and truck would play a role in the ability to open or close the bunk end and open the tailgate. My last camper would not allow me to open the tailgate on the truck but would allow the bunk end to lower. I have had two campers with Atwood Jacks and I have had no problems at with them. Do your PM work on them.
galexander 02/08/14 04:39am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: New Member - First Camper

Congrats on the camper. Welcome to the forum. Leaks can destroy a camper quickly. Get em repaired.
galexander 02/01/14 05:39pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Yellowstone and food/showers in hybrid

DW and I went to Yellowstone a few years ago. We were told to empty fridge at night, put food into cooler inside vehicle. Put all other food and anything that smells, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, etc. into bear boxes. Some campsites had their own bear box and others had community bear boxes. Shower house was clean and cheap so we used it. We tried to make our meal menus to be cooked on the grill to avoid odors in the camper. The Rangers patrol campgrounds very regularly and they will stop and say something if you leave a cooler out unattended. We spent 7 days there and never saw one bear, in the campground or out in the park. Had a great time. Just follow the rules they tell you and you will have a great time. Enjoy. By the way, we had a pop up at the time.
galexander 01/20/14 06:00am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Bears?

The National Park Service website has excellent articles on bears and what you should do and not do to have a pleasant camping experience. Also the internet is full of articles about bears. But with that said, as others have said, if the bear really wants in, they will get in. I remember as a small boy when on vacation seeing what a bear can do to a car if he or she wants in. I saw cars with the doors pulled down from the door edge,just like rolling down a window. They crawl in, tear out the backseat and get the trunk area. I have been backpacking and RV camping for fifty years and have had only one bear encounter so be "bear smart" read up on the do's and don'ts and have a great time.
galexander 01/14/14 06:11am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Have a blessed Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year To All
galexander 12/22/13 02:31pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for heater recommendations

I have used both types mentioned and prefer the ceramic heaters as they are smaller and take up less room and do a fairly good job of heating the camper up. If you have both, try them each out and decide what works best for you. If you don't have one or the other, maybe you can borrow one from a friend or relative.
galexander 12/11/13 01:05pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Said Goodbye to the Roo

Congrats on the new TT
galexander 11/23/13 04:23am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Going through camping withdrawl!

Nice to have camper siting behind the house, can go "Driveway Camping" anytime I want to.
galexander 10/27/13 03:18pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie with a Jayco 23B

Welcome and Congrats on the new camper. Next logical step if you feel the battery is fully charged, is to check the circuit breakers and fuses. I presume that they would be below the fridge. On my camper, I have a main switch to turn the lights on and an individual switch on each light. Check their position. Good Luck.
galexander 10/17/13 03:56am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Covering Hybrid for the winter

I used to cover our camper during the winter but this year I am not. I replaced the cover last year with a new one and it got ripped to shreds this past winter. From now on I will clean the roof, wash the camper and put a good coat of wax on it. I also have seen dealers with all of their inventory left to the elements all year long and they don't seem to be too concerned. I know people say that the sun will fade the siding over time and others say a good wax job will protect your camper. Time will tell. Just MOHO.
galexander 09/30/13 04:56pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: A/C not cooling properly

Congrats on the Upgrade. Glad everything worked out for the best.
galexander 09/29/13 04:16am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Roof maintenance

With all the campers I have had over the years, I only have used Dawn dishwashing soap and a scrub brush to clean the roof twice a year, Spring and Fall. At the time of cleaning the roof, I check the caulking for any cracks and repairs. Never have used any kind of special cleaner and never have had any problems. Most rubber roof material just need a good cleaning a few times a year to keep them looking like new. JMHO
galexander 09/14/13 05:20pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: My new HT happy happy

Congrats on the new camper and Welcome.
galexander 09/09/13 05:50am Hybrid Travel Trailers
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