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RE: Looking for a New Jack(A Frame)

I had a Barker and had no issues with it until it just gave up one day. Nothing against them, I think it was just it's time. I replaced it with a Husky Brute 4500 and now I feel spoiled. Best trailer Jack I've ever owned.
pira114 08/14/17 10:07am Travel Trailers
RE: CA License & Registration Req for 3500 SRW with 11.7k GVWR?

And there's no rv endorsement. As li g as it's not for hire, no special license is required. Check out the links Old Biscuit posted. It's all you need to know.
pira114 08/11/17 03:46am General RVing Issues
RE: CA License & Registration Req for 3500 SRW with 11.7k GVWR?

That's not true. You can sign an affidavit stating the truck is for camping in if it has a bed cap. Get caught hauling anything and it's a huge ticket.
pira114 08/11/17 03:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Any towing difference between 8' or 8.5' width?

I like my 7.5 foot Winnie better than 8 footers. Backing into a tight campsite is easier, and I wouldn't try CA 9 from Santa Cruz to Big Basin RSP at all in an 8. With awning you'll be 8'9". Depends on where you camp. Depends on the driver too. I used to drive CA9 all the time with a much wider horse trailer. I wouldn't think twice about an 8.5, let alone anything less.
pira114 08/07/17 10:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bent Trailer Hitch Ball

One recommendation I have is go back to camping world and make them fix all this at zero cost to you.
pira114 08/02/17 01:27am Travel Trailers
RE: 1964 Roadrunner - Tow-Mater Cab-Over Bunk Resto-Mod

As usual, awesome posts! Love that trailer
pira114 07/27/17 04:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery boomdocking dlemma.

Not that any of the advice is bad, but it's really not that hard. I boondock a lot. '87 Wilderness with all original lights and inefficient appliances. One deep cycle marine battery. I charge it on a gen for about an hour a day. Maybe two, if I have no neighbors and no where to go. I never worry about running out of battery. With two 30lb propane tanks, I can go two weeks. Water is what I have to resupply.
pira114 07/21/17 12:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet usage

My goodness, I didn't mean to create an argument. No argument, no worries. I always like several varying opinions, theories, experience, etc. I'm not always right. No one is. We all throw in our posts and people can do more research based on that if they want. That's what I do. Helps me learn more. Never too old to learn. Never know enough to want to stop learning. Some people will go with whatever was posted more. Also, people new to this game can start learning answers to questions they didn't even ask. For example, everyone needs a bigger truck. Haha
pira114 07/20/17 12:55am Travel Trailers
RE: squirt

Spend $35?
pira114 07/19/17 02:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet usage

Keeping water in the toilet bowl is so that there is a VAPOR Barrier ..... Residential toilets have built in 'p' trap designed into bowl fixture. RV toilets do not..straight gravity dump so water in the bowl does keep seal wet but is for keeping the stink from waste tank coming back up thru toilet Simple..... As for weight..... If you need water to prevent stink, something is wrong with your vent. Water would prevent stink if you had it though. I was just pointing out why one would want to keep a seal wet. Totally agree with your comments about weights. But as we all know, a lot of people try to push the limits of those weights and say they'll just not carry water. Silly, but that's what a lot of people do. Also, you're dead on about frontal area vs weight for mpg. Try telling that to some people though.....
pira114 07/19/17 02:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet usage

Those seals, and most rubber components, are usually coated with a petroleum based product after manufacturing. This is to protect it from drying out in storage before it's installed in something. During installation and over time in general, that coating wears off, gets wiped off, etc. They can and do dry out. Drying out causes cracks, deformations, etc. Keeping seals lubricated in some way is just good practice. Or periodic replacement if it's cheap and easy. Often, these types of seals can outlast the component they're in. That's why it's not that big of a deal to most people. But when they fail, like in a toilet, it can be a pain. Keeping a bit of water in the bowl is a very low tech, low cost, preventative measure. That's all.
pira114 07/19/17 01:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet usage

To be clear, the reason so many say not to travel with water in the tank is just to save weight. Water weighs a lot. If you're well within your weight limits, you're absolutely fine carrying all that water. If your close to limits, see if there is a place to fill the water close to where you're going.
pira114 07/19/17 03:51am Travel Trailers
RE: 1964 Roadrunner - Tow-Mater Cab-Over Bunk Resto-Mod

Absolutely love this thread. Great project
pira114 07/17/17 09:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: generator on rear bumper cargo rack

I used to have my gen on the rear of my trailer. In a hitch receiver cargo tray. Used a hitch lock and u bolts to secure it. Zero issues. It was a Coleman 3500 construction type. Loud. I did hear it inside,but not enough to bother me. Same with vibration Only issue is if I tried to nap in the bedroom (rear bed layout). That was loud enough to bother me. Otherwise, it was fine. A newer quieter o e should be even better.
pira114 07/13/17 01:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Checking air conditioner. How to avoid stings from wasps ?

The wasp spray will kill on contact. It's nasty stuff, so don't get any on you. As mentioned, early morning or late night. I get them on my deck frequently. I like very early morning. Douse them good. Hit the nest. I've never been hit by o e that way
pira114 07/13/17 12:09am Travel Trailers
RE: In Search of a Unicorn

All manufactured items can have issues. Warranties wouldn't exist otherwise. That's why people buy new, not because there won't be problems. Maybe a used Airstream from a dealer that provides a warranty is something to consider. In the end, a trailer is a slapped together box on a frame with wheels. Things are gonna be slapped together wrong. Things will shake loose. Or maybe you'll get lucky. Ya never know until it's too late.
pira114 07/04/17 11:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Mold in and on sides of draws

Just use bleach. Bleach is so much safer than people think. Often safer than the alternative products. And more importantly, it works. Think about it. We use bleach to clean DRINKING water. It's fine to use. And the most effective
pira114 06/30/17 08:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is it always something?

Look at it this way, all the crazy frustrating stuff that happens this trip, will be funny stories to talk about around the campfire on the next trip. Which means there's always something to talk about. It's all about perspective
pira114 06/25/17 08:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking to purchase 1973 Terry...Newbie questions

For all we know this may be a great buy. That old, it may already have been restored or repaired to a great extent. In other words, we'd need to know a LOT more before giving any advice whatsoever. A lot more about the trailer and a lot more about the tow vehicle. In general though, yeah, that's an old trailer with lots of potential issues. A lot will also depend on your intended usage.
pira114 06/18/17 01:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Forest River takes their ball and go's home.

Goodbuy Hilarious
pira114 06/17/17 06:32pm Travel Trailers
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