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RE: Folding Tonneau Cover, Leer Trilogy or Extang Solid Fold 2.0

I bought a Solid Fold about three years ago. It is not watertight, some water still gets in. The part I really don't like is it's kind of difficult to fold up. I'm 5'9" and the bedrails on my truck are about chin level so getting the three sections on the 8' model to fold up requires a lot of muscle.
mbutts 04/23/16 08:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: about to purchase a 2005 kodiak 214 hybrid

I had a 2007 Kodiak and the bunk doors warped in the middle of the seal (if you picture the bunkend as a door, it warped where the doorknob would be). Close the bunks on a sunny day and look around the bunkend from the inside to see if there's any light (you'll have to stuff your head up into the canvas).
mbutts 04/18/16 12:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cable TV not working, Antenna working

Thanks for the tips. A few comments: Yes, this has worked before The TT is a 2013 model so the TV is digital Yes, the TV was set to Cable sritter, you may have hit on something. The TV is on a swivel. I'll take a look at the condition of that cable to see if it's now pretzel-shaped. Here's a photo of the Jensen antenna connection (I made an error and thought it said ANT, OFF, and CABLE, but the first setting is AIR). The fuse is good. http://i.imgur.com/DKzjdTcl.jpg
mbutts 03/24/16 07:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Cable TV not working, Antenna working

Bob, The plate has no button, just the selector for ANT, CABLE, or OFF. I tried it in all three positions without success.
mbutts 03/24/16 12:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Cable TV not working, Antenna working

Sorry, forgot to mention that the antenna is a Jensen omni-directional.
mbutts 03/24/16 12:49pm Technology Corner
Cable TV not working, Antenna working

Hi, I've used the cable connection successfully in my TT approx. three times in the past three seasons. At our first outing this year, the channel scan would run for 10-15 minutes, then only show really snowy images without audio on a single channel. All connections were verified to be connected and the KOA worker verified there was a cable signal at the box. Here's the six combinations I tried: Television set to Antenna, TT antenna switch set to CABLE, ANT, or OFF. After a new channel scan, receives 5 local over-the-air stations. Television set to Cable, TT antenna switch set to CABLE, ANT, or OFF. After a new channel scan, snowy, fuzzy image on a single channel. Any diagnostic suggestions?
mbutts 03/24/16 12:40pm Technology Corner
RE: What are the pitfalls of camping in a Hybrid?

I went the route of pop-up (3 yrs) hybrid (5 yrs) and now TT (4 years). If my hybrid hadn't decided to dissolve (design issues), I would still have it. Yes, the noise, possible rain, & set up issues exist, but you cannot beat a hybrid for efficient usable space. Not taking up floor space with beds is brilliant and ours had tons of storage, too. Being able to pull it with a full size SUV instead of a HD pickup was also very nice, kind of like using the family station wagon vs. having a dedicated tow vehicle.
mbutts 03/24/16 08:08am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: ND to Baja now to Alaska the good and the bad

Great post! In 15 years, we had never boondocked (what if the police throw us out, what if a crazy shows up, what if...). We just came back from a 10 day trip and stayed a night at a Cabela's in SC and another at a travel plaza in WV and WERE NOT MURDERED! Not even a little bit!
mbutts 03/19/16 06:22pm Full-time RVing
RE: Expedition Towing

I towed with a 2004 Expy with the HD tow package. It was fine for a 4,400 lb. trailer, but was really scary when we got our 29' trailer that weighed 7,300 lbs. White knuckle ride all the way. I think you'll be really disappointed when towing a trailer that size. I'd recommend a trailer with a gross weight, not dry weight, of 6,000 lbs.
mbutts 03/14/16 07:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Does any not pull their emergency trailer brake cable?

I trip over mine at least once a year and pull it accidentally.
mbutts 02/12/16 02:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Annual Budgets?

These folks post their expenses on their website: Technomadia
mbutts 01/27/16 11:28am Full-time RVing
Steve McQueen's TC For Sale

Something to look for at the Barret-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. Steve McQueen
mbutts 01/21/16 12:43pm Truck Campers
Own a piece of history!

Pretty cool Corvair Ultra Van listing. Moderator: This is NOT my listing, just thought others might find this interesting. Corvair Ultra Van
mbutts 01/13/16 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
Get a TT or TC to Match Your Ford Truck!

Ford announced a line of TTs and TCs today in Louisville: Ford Campers
mbutts 12/04/15 01:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: used Truck Rant

I felt the same way when I was looking in the Metro Detroit area. Used up, rusty trucks for premium prices. I ended up flying to Dallas and driving one back. Gigantic selection of used pickups down there, no rust, and the dealer even picked me up at the airport.
mbutts 10/22/15 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Notify Me

Thanks, ChooChoo! That's exactly what I was looking for.
mbutts 10/08/15 06:47am Forum Technical Support
Notify Me

I had selected "notify me of new posts" for a member on RV.net. How do I turn this off now?
mbutts 10/05/15 12:12pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! Broken Tongue Jack

I just had something VERY similar happen (chocks slipped out, trailer moved enough to bend the jack) while at a campground. Got a replacement Harbor Freight jack, hitched up with help from my bottle jack, then swapped jacks. Really not a bad job at all.
mbutts 09/27/15 11:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Sold the trailer

OK, I have the first item. I'll work on the rest!
mbutts 09/16/15 01:34pm Travel Trailers
Rebuild or Repair Lippert Tongue Jack?

I had damaged the original LCI 3,500 lb. tongue jack on my RV (chock slipped, jack tube was bent). I popped over to ebay to buy a new Barker jack (had one in the past and was happy) and I stumbled across a new Lippert Components jack for half the price of the Barker! (cue ominous music) I thought DW would be happy since it was the exact same model as the damaged one so it would match. I installed the new jack and it worked exactly four times. Gearbox seized as I was running it up after hitching to the truck. I originally thought I had electrical issues so I tried moving it with the manual crank. Nope, seized up tight. ebay guy (RVSurplusInc) says I need to speak to the manufacturer, Lippert says I need to return it to the dealer. I'm pretty sure I just learned a $140 lesson. Now I have two dead jacks. Has anyone ever disassembled one these buggers? I'd like to Frankenstein one jack out of the first one (good motor and gearbox) and the second one (good tube).
mbutts 09/14/15 12:54pm Tech Issues
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