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RE: New Travel Trailer....Outback 323BH

Keystone is well known for a quality product. You won't be disappointed.
qmrichardson 09/01/13 08:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Queen Short Matress Solution

the walking space at the foot of the bed is so limited that I just gave it up completely and installed a residential sized queen. it pushes against the back of the entertainment center, so no extra support is needed.
qmrichardson 08/22/13 08:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: another wd question

I must have flipped the head assembly bracket ten times back when I was trying to do it myself. I second guessed everything and must have tried every angle under the sun. I'm pretty handy sometimes after a few youtube videos but setting up these hitches obviously takes some experience. I say to have it done professionally and be done with it.
qmrichardson 08/22/13 07:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: another wd question

when I got my first WD hitch, what helped me a lot was watching the instructional youtube videos that etrailer.com has out there. Unfortunately, after devoting many hours to trying to get it perfect, I don't think I ever got it right. I paid Camping World to setup my current hitch and they did a phenomenal job. One look, and it was plain to see that everything was perfectly level with no sag in the rear of the truck. Well worth the money to know it's right...
qmrichardson 08/22/13 06:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer showing signs of potential problems ...

I use a stick that is shaped like a big Y, and it leads me to the water.
qmrichardson 08/22/13 03:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: New trailer pics

From the photo it almost looks like I could use my current head as the head of the bars appears to be the same design. I would be swapping out the bars and the brackets on the A-frame. Might not be too bad to install. It's the Reese SC hitch kit. Yes, the sway control is built in and works quite nicely. I got into some wind on the interstate while on my maiden voyage, and had no sway problems at 65 mph. From the looks of it, Reese just copied the equalizer design and ran with it. I was going to buy the equalizer but camping world only had the reese kits and I wanted to roll it up in my loan and have them install it for me. I had the dual cam with sway control on a previous trailer and didn't care for it, but it's probably because I didn't have it setup properly. In my case, it's usually user error when there's a problem...
qmrichardson 08/21/13 10:24am Travel Trailers
RE: New trailer pics

Sweet! Time to paint the truck.....:B The truck will remain white. If I changed the color, it wouldn't tow as well :)
qmrichardson 08/21/13 07:36am Travel Trailers
RE: New trailer pics

Nice rig. I think you are supposed to plug that hangy downy black wire with the plug on it into the truck somewhere. Just sayin'. thanks for the advice. I thought it was one of those things you drag on the ground to reduce static electricity. I'll find somewhere to plug it in :) The campsite was a premium slot at Disney's Fort Wilderness. They upgraded me for free upon arrivial because they had some extra sites not being used. Woot!
qmrichardson 08/21/13 05:47am Travel Trailers
New trailer pics

Here's a few pics of my new Terrain. Had a chance to take it over to Disney's Fort Wilderness and really enjoyed the extra room from having two slides. The Reese SC hitch performed like a champ. This trailer is very light, so towing it with a cummins seems completely effortless. http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g263/tjedge2/1-2013-08-09_zps9cf9ca48.jpg http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g263/tjedge2/2-2013-08-10_zpsd64baf4d.jpg http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g263/tjedge2/3-2013-08-11_zps615ecf02.jpg http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g263/tjedge2/4-2013-08-12_zps1fc5bacf.jpg http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g263/tjedge2/5-2013-08-12_zps7c6871be.jpg
qmrichardson 08/20/13 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Going from 26' to 33' total length

you won't have any trouble at all. It'll look intimidating at first, but when you actually tow it, you'll see it's no problem. I just went up to 35 feet overall when counting the tongue and bumper, and got around much easier than I thought I would in the beginning.
qmrichardson 08/19/13 08:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer showing signs of potential problems ...

I'm with you. I think the previous owner saw the delam and sealed it up real good after the fact. As long as everything is sealed good, you shouldn't have to worry about further damage. Repairing water damaged delamination is very expensive if done properly, so I wouldn't bother on an 05 trailer unless it really bothers you. The chalk on the rubber roof is normal oxidation from the sun and weather, but after you wash it, treat it. It can benefit from some sunscreen as much as anything. I highly recommend a good thick coating of this stuff once a year. http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g263/tjedge2/IMG_2056.jpg
qmrichardson 08/19/13 08:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black tank odor in triailer

same thing happened to me last summer, but my vent wasn't clogged. The culprit was the toilet's blade seal. They are made of rubber and after several years of use, they harden lose the ability to seal as well. I called Thetford and gave them the model number of my crapper, and they sent me the blade seal. It's a really easy fix. Just unhook the water line to the toilet, take off the two screws at the base of the crapper holding it to the floor, flip the crapper over, reach in pull the old seal out and push in the new one. Takes five minutes, and no more black tank odor smell in the camper. hope this helps.
qmrichardson 08/17/13 09:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Opinions of Double Bed over Double Bed bunk houses

love it! The double overs have enough room for two kids on each bunk if they want to bring friends. The top bunk in mine has the duct for AC so it's definitely freezing up there. I noticed in Camping World yesterday they sell the vent cover replacements that have the option to close the vent off. I'll be getting one... The one in there now will let you adjust which direction the air blows but you can't shut it off.
qmrichardson 08/17/13 09:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Almost home after ~2000 miles - towing with a 1/2 a ton

when I switched from my half ton truck to my diesel, the biggest thing I noticed was that the trailer no longer pushed the truck around. The bigger truck gives you confidence in that you have more control. As stated above, you will always feel something when big trucks are passing you. You are pulling a house down the road afterall... Kudos to you for spending the coin on the pro-ride. That's money well spent and will make your towing much safer than a cheap hitch. I've had several weight distribution and sway control setups and will never use another chain setup again.
qmrichardson 08/17/13 07:44pm Travel Trailers
DIY bunk ladder

You'd think new bunk models exceeding 30K would come with a ladder... My son fell from the top bunk this week after almost successfully climbing up and hurt his ankle pretty good. The ladder height I need is 55 inches, but I've mostly just seen 60 inch ladders for sell to the tune of $50-60 bucks. I built this one for $14 in wood, $7 in stain, and $7 in hooks. $28 total but it was fun to do with the kids. I'm on my fourth travel trailer, and this is the third bunk model I've had to build a ladder for. you'd think I could at least get the spacing even on the steps :) I'm about the least handy person I know when it comes to wood working. I'll see if I can get this picture to post. http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g263/tjedge2/2013-08-16214000_zps3c6fcbec.jpg
qmrichardson 08/16/13 07:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hail dings in metal siding

Two of my TT's in Kansas had hail dings and it was purely cosmetic. Its too costly to repair, so use that money on something useful like a good weight distributing hitch with sway control our something...
qmrichardson 08/16/13 06:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Okay To Leave Batteries Connected While Stored?

I agree on the disconnect. I tried leaving it in before, and it'd be dead after just a few short days... I like bringing it home and putting it on the trickle every month or so for a few minutes to ensure it's good.
qmrichardson 08/15/13 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: What bunkhouse should I look at?

we seem to have a lot in common. My last trailer was a crossroads zinger too and I really liked it. I owned two trailers before getting the the zinger (Wildwood by forest river and a Gulfstream amerilite). Crossroads was hands down my favorite. After owning a few trailers, it's the little things you realize you need the most. I've seen some newer models with full size bunks that sleep 2 people each easily. Maybe you could benefit from this design and not have to get the quad bunk. I just got the 2014 keystone outback terrain 299TBH becasue I liked this design. I'm only a family of four with two small children so this is way more space than we need but it's nice to have nonetheless. It's only 6500 lbs dry, so you should be able to tow it pretty easily with your gasser.
qmrichardson 08/15/13 07:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Purchasing Help on mid to large bunkouses

I understand. Better to play it safe. I was at fort wilderness this weekend and saw someone towing a huge 5'er with a little Nissan Titan gasser. It was quite the sight to see...
qmrichardson 08/15/13 09:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Purchasing Help on mid to large bunkouses

How much weight are you comfortable towing with your suburban?
qmrichardson 08/11/13 08:19pm Travel Trailers
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