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RE: Camper/trailer advice?

Where there is will, there is a way.
galexander 09/03/14 05:32pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Storge in a Jayfeather 17Z

Plastic Totes come in all sizes and shapes and can store a lot of items. We use them for clothes, dish and plastic forks/spoons/etc. Use for towels, wash rags and just about everything you can think of. Keeps everything separated and in one place.
galexander 09/02/14 04:40pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Punctured tent material

Silicone x 4
galexander 08/12/14 01:58pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: What do you put in your beds...sheets?

We use old fitted queen size sheets on our three bunk ends mainly to keep the bed mattress's clean from body oils. Use sheets or blankets during summer months and sleeping bags during fall and winter months. We leave the sheets on the mattress's when folding up the bunk ends and they stay there until we open them back up. Easy peezee nice and easy.
galexander 08/05/14 07:43am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Water accumulation in rolled-up awning

Water in the awning has always been a problem for me so I have made it a habit to unroll the awning at least every two weeks or so if I haven't been camping. After reading posting, I went out and unrolled the awning and had very little water even after the weekend down pour of 2". As far as cleaning the awning, I have found that any RV Awning Cleaner available at Camping World or Walmart works just as good as anything I have tried in the past. I also have invested in a cover but they seem to tear very easily and usually only last a few years or so or at least the ones I have bought in the past. My last one was torn pretty bad after one winter. Priced one today at Camping World and it was $312.00 plus $79.00 for a 3 year warranty. Not in my budget with retirement one year away and and counting.
galexander 08/04/14 03:32pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: How much liquid will cover the bottom of my black tank?

I use a 2 gallon bucket, add treatment to bucket,add water to bucket,stir to mix treatment,dump into Black Tank and refill bucket with water and dump into tank again.
galexander 07/02/14 03:25pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Hybrid TT model suggestions?

As far as my own experiences go, I just got rid of my 2500HD Silverado because I was getting only 10 mpg when towing and 12 mpg when not towing. I had the 2500HD because the TT I had was heavy and big. I got rid of it because now it's just the wife and myself. We don't need a truck that big that sucks up gas like water. We bought a Jayco X18D Hybrid last year and have been absolutely happy with it. It weighs in at 3,715 lbs. unloaded, verified by scale. The GVWR is 4,400 lbs. Has only 685 lbs of cargo carrying load but we get by. Camper has three beds and sleeps 10 to 11 people. Most people, in my opinion only, bring why too much stuff with them when camping. We take what we need and leave the rest at home or load it in the truck. We just bought a new 2014 Silverado 1500 with the new 4.3 Liter V6 that has a 6,000 lb. tow rating and it is very capable of pulling our Jayco. We just returned from a 1,200 mile trip and the truck performed well and had no problems towing uphill, downhill. Averaged 13 mpg. Not towing, 17.6 mpg average. Point being, there are trucks out there that can and will pull a Hybrid or small TT with no problem. You just have to keep in mind your camper weights and vehicle capabilities when towing. A WDH in my opinion, is absolutely mandatory. As far as storage, we use plastic totes to store towels, clothes etc in the back of the truck and get what we need when we need it. I understand that everyone's needs are different and they need to adjust to meet their needs, the totes meet our needs. These are my opinions and not meant to offend anyone. I take what I have and make it work. Good Luck in your decision on a camper and tow vehicle.
galexander 06/30/14 08:45am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: New to Me AR-One 15RB

Congrats on the new camper and Welcome to the Forum.
galexander 06/29/14 10:20am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Kinked outside shower hose

I had the same issue on my previous camper. Was never able to find a solution. My newer camper has a ninety degree connection on my outside shower hose faucet so no kinks. This must have been a problem on previous campers which seems to have been corrected. I see on Amazon both styles of faucet with the one with a ninety degree connection going for $47.00. This may be your only option for a quick and nice installation. All depends on how bad you want to use the outside shower. Good Luck.
galexander 06/24/14 03:20pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: 2003 Jayco Hybrid Travel Trailer 18F

Price is always negotiable. Check out camper real good, go up on roof and walk around looking for soft spots, old cracked caulking, tears in the membrane. Inside, let your nose do the checking, if you smell a damp musty odor, or any other odd odor, there probably is or at one time was a leak and there may or may not be a mold issue. Check corners of the campers, check inside cabinets in the corners and bottom areas for damp or soft spots. Check bunk end door seals and caulking around outside of bunk end. Be through and take your time checking things out. Good Luck.
galexander 06/05/14 03:16pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: how to replace tire stud

Check your owners manual for wheel lug torque spec.'s. My manual for my Jayco says 14" tires torque to 90-120 Ft. lbs. with "clicker style" torque wrench. If you are using an impact wrench, torque to 40-50 ft. lbs. Take the hub to an auto parts store that has a machine shop on premises and match up the stud and they should remove the old one and press the new in for you at no charge. Of course, ask first. Good Luck
galexander 06/05/14 03:06pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Propane Issue - need help!

I have also had a hose go bad on me. According to the dealer, there is a built in safety device like a check valve that prevents gas flow in case of a broken propane line or regulator failure. He also said that over time, this safety device will gum up with stuff and the valve will stick closed or work intermittingly. The dealer replaced mine "Free of Charge" which surprised me and has kept me a customer over the years. Hose is relative cheap and I keep a spare on hand, never know when you might need one.
galexander 05/27/14 02:48pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: F-150 towing

Ford is not the only one to do that. When I bought my Chevy, I found that my Brake Controller worked but no brake lights and no battery charging. As you stated, it was missing a fuse but had the relay installed but it had to be turned around and re-inserted to work. Go Figure.
galexander 05/18/14 10:57am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Palomino Stampede outer bunk seal replacement

Thanks for the heads up.
galexander 05/15/14 04:59pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Hot water heater drain plug leaking

mackenziejk, you can buy a ready made brass nipple with a pet cock on it at most camping supply places. Works ok but after a few years, pet cock works harder due to corrosion, it is not made of brass and over time they will also leak.
galexander 05/15/14 04:57pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Hot water heater drain plug leaking

Yes, you can bypass the water heater but then you have no hot water and you must be sure never to fire up an empty water heater, you will damage it beyond repair. If you end up with a small drip after all your attempts to stop it, let it drip, you won't lose that much or just catch it in a pan and use water for washing dishes or the such.
galexander 05/15/14 04:54pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Hot water heater drain plug leaking

A few years ago I had the same issue with my water heater. I noticed that the water heater threads had scale on the threads, I took a small wire brush and cleaned up the threads and put in a new plug, no leaks. Now every Spring I make it a point to wire brush the threads and install the plug. Works so far.
galexander 05/14/14 03:48pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
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
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