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RE: Storage problem, Smaller wheels?

I'd notch the barn to fit the trailer. It's a pole barn right? Should be easy. If you don't like that, I think the idea of removing the AC cover should work. Mine looks like it has 5 inches of space between the cover and actual unit
pira114 06/24/16 03:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Use home sewer cleanout as dump station?

California is awful up tight about a lot things for a blue state, YMMV. Ha! That's the definition of a blue state! For what it's worth, there's no State law. It's whoever governs the sewage treatment in your area. Either city or county. I highly doubt they'd approve of any dumping of anything. The reality is that I won't hurt anything as long as it's only human waste and toilet paper. To find out, you gotta call.
pira114 06/24/16 02:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Pop-Up Camper Pops its Top on Expressway

The best lesson to take from all this is time. Look how much time goes by from the very start of things going wrong, to when the car hits the debris. It seems like a long time, and maybe he decided not to react, but t shows us some things. First, we're watching a video knowing something bad is about to happen, so we're watching for it. The driver wasn't, he was just cruising down the road oblivious to what was to come. No reason he should have expected it. Second, at whatever point he first notices something is going wrong, a second or two is not a lot of time. Reaction times are seriously longer than what a lot of drivers like to think they'd have. Finally, whether he meant to or not, he did the right thing. Most times driving through the debris is the safer thing to do. Yes, you'll likely incur some damage (and I bet he did), but swerving to avoid it would likely involve hitting other vehicles. People also tend to over react when swerving and crash anyway, often with more severe damage than had they not. As far as the pop up goes, I can only guess that it wasn't latched. Having towed many pop ups, I can't see how wind can get under the roof without the latch being left open or damaged in some way. Also, it kind of looks like the trailer is swaying a bit a few seconds before it went high order. Anyone else see that? Watched on my cell phone so I'm not sure. If it was, I'd emphasize that when your trailer starts acting funny, it's time to slow down and get off the road to investigate.
pira114 06/23/16 01:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: First Trip Tips

The 4 things I never leave home without: 1. Baby wipes 2. Extra zip lock bags in two sizes 3. Gorilla tape (used to be duct tape) 4. Pen and paper
pira114 06/22/16 12:47pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tow your Travel Trailer and take your boat

Quick question. The video suggests you off load directly into the water on the launch. Are you then facing directly into the water? It would seem so. I'm assuming two things. Your motor is lightweight and you'd need to get a bit wet. Just curious. But awesome idea and execution. I have a buddy with a very similar boat and problem. I'll forward this to him. Yes I offload directly into the water, i back the truck up to the shore of the lake and offload the boat into about 3 inches of water. The bow then faces out into the lake. At that point i unhook the back rope connections and then spin the boat around and unhook the bow connection. I would either wear boots if cold out or sandals in summer weather. The engine i use is a 9.9 HP yamaha 4stroke ands its the most basic model available weighing about 89lbs. I just take it out of the back of the truck bed and stick it on the boat. Awesome. I assumed a small motor, but was curious.
pira114 06/21/16 10:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Our small travel trailer build thread

Subscribed! Can't wait to follow this to the end. I love DIY projects
pira114 06/21/16 10:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow your Travel Trailer and take your boat

Quick question. The video suggests you off load directly into the water on the launch. Are you then facing directly into the water? It would seem so. I'm assuming two things. Your motor is lightweight and you'd need to get a bit wet. Just curious. But awesome idea and execution. I have a buddy with a very similar boat and problem. I'll forward this to him.
pira114 06/21/16 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Boatahome??

Actually, I'd love one. Many times my trailer use is for the sole purpose of having a place to sleep during a weekend of fishing. If I had one of these, I could stay on the water and be fishing off and on all day and night. No, it's probably not for the full timer or the person who travels great distances for extended time periods. But if you lived in an area surrounded by good lakes like I do, it has its merits. The one thing I saw immediately that might get old quick is the amount of steps it takes to get up and down.
pira114 06/21/16 03:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: The China-Bomb debate Put to rest

Well this settles it for me. I'm not using any tires on my trailer any more. Switching to tracks!
pira114 06/20/16 10:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Cover? Good/Bad Idea?

I spent over $400 for mine. Lasted exactly one winter and was ripped to shreds by the wind. Unless you live in an area with zero wind and your TT is as smooth as glass, I think they're a waste of money.
pira114 06/20/16 10:34am Travel Trailers
RE: RV Share - Feedback/Thoughts

Fastest way to ruin an RV I would think. Unless you had great insurance, I'd never consider it. And the cost of that insurance might negate any profit
pira114 06/19/16 10:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: The China-Bomb debate Put to rest

The problem with this whole discussion is that we all are coming from a perspective of being correct. When, in fact, none of us can claim that all of our statements are indeed fact. The facts are simply this. There are ST tires and LT tires. ST tires are made for the trailer application. LT tires are made for light truck applications, along with some of them designated as safe for trailer applications. Many tires are made in China. Many are not. Tires in both classes have failed prematurely for several reasons, an unknown percentage of them fail for unknown reasons. Tires in both classes have served people well past their life expectancy. Other than that, the rest is opinion. There simply is no data to prove it one way or another
pira114 06/19/16 07:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Adding oil to engine

If you can't find a friend or neighbor to help you, driving it a little low on oil like that won't kill it just to get it to a place that can check it for you. And you can watch and know for sure. I can't imagine a mechanic charging you to top off if you brought your own oil and just didn't know where to put it. If all else fails, I'd be happy to help if you're close enough to me. Don't know if you want to trust some guy from the internet, but the offer is there.
pira114 06/18/16 05:09am General RVing Issues
RE: The China-Bomb debate Put to rest

Like I said, I'd be comfortable with either. But there's a reason they make ST tires: http://m.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoTrailerTireFacts.do Why Use An "ST" Tire "ST" tires feature materials and construction to meet the higher load requirements and demands of trailering. The polyester cords are bigger than they would be for a comparable "P" or "LT" tire. The steel cords have a larger diameter and greater tensile strength to meet the additional load requirements. "ST" tire rubber compounds contain more chemicals to resist weather and ozone cracking. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=219 "Trailers will be more stable and pull better on tires designed specifically for trailer use. Since Special Trailer (ST) tires are constructed with heavier duty materials, they are tougher than typical passenger vehicle tires." There is NO independant tests that would verify any of it. There are no independent studies to refute them either. Just sayin. Internet posts notwithstanding of course...
pira114 06/17/16 07:03am Travel Trailers
RE: A crazy idea. Has anyone tried this.

We did the same as Rootus. We have a tablet that has a huge memory card. Then we download movies to it for movie time. Charging it during the day in the truck and using it at night, during thunderstorms, etc. Works pretty good. And works when no signal is available. Othwrwise, I agree with using a Roku
pira114 06/16/16 04:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: The China-Bomb debate Put to rest

Like I said, I'd be comfortable with either. But there's a reason they make ST tires: http://m.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoTrailerTireFacts.do Why Use An "ST" Tire "ST" tires feature materials and construction to meet the higher load requirements and demands of trailering. The polyester cords are bigger than they would be for a comparable "P" or "LT" tire. The steel cords have a larger diameter and greater tensile strength to meet the additional load requirements. "ST" tire rubber compounds contain more chemicals to resist weather and ozone cracking. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=219 "Trailers will be more stable and pull better on tires designed specifically for trailer use. Since Special Trailer (ST) tires are constructed with heavier duty materials, they are tougher than typical passenger vehicle tires."
pira114 06/16/16 07:26am Travel Trailers
RE: The China-Bomb debate Put to rest

Things break. I've had cheap tires last a long time, and expensive tires go full tilt way too soon. And vice versa. And yes, you'll still get a ticket in Ca for going over 55. The law is the law regardless of how stupid it is. And with the condition most of our roads are in, 55 might be too fast in some areas. It's impossible to say how many of these "China bombs" were actually due to road debris the driver was never aware of. Personally, I'd be comfortable with either type of tire from wherever
pira114 06/16/16 03:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Got new generator but........

I returned a shipped item from Home Depot and they honored the cheaper price. Did you talk to a manager? Might still be able to negotiate that
pira114 06/16/16 03:44am Travel Trailers
RE: New Medicine Cabinet

Must be frustrating to be a cabinet maker and seeing how cheaply stuff is made in an RV. I used to be a tile setter years ago and I still notice every little flaw when looking at someone's tile job. Or worse, looking at new construction. I imagine most professions are like that. Hard to turn off the critical eye. Good job on the cabinet. Wish I had those skills
pira114 06/15/16 10:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Help - I don't want to kill my truck with my trailer...

Here's what I found for your model: Exterior Length 27'11" Exterior Height 10'6" Exterior Width 8'0" Interior Height 6'5" GVWR (lbs.) 7,000 Dry Weight (lbs.) 5,320 Carrying Capacity (lbs.) 1,680 Axles (lbs.) 2 @ 3,500 Tire Size ST205/75R14C Fresh Water (Tank Only) (gal.) 37 Black Tank Caacity (gal.) 25 Gray Tank Capacity (gal.) 41 LP Capacity (lbs.) 40 LP Capacity with Upgrade (lbs.) 60 Awning Length 19' Slideouts 1 Furnace (BTU) 25,000 Water Heater (gal.) 6 Sleeping Capacity +6 Based on all that, you just need to go weigh it to see what the real weight is. I'm thinking with the above numbers, you'll be close to good. Which means you'll need real numbers to make sure.
pira114 06/14/16 11:24pm Travel Trailers
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