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RE: roof on mobile suites

A roof with black mold spots Does OP know they are mold spot? With no info on trailer perhaps the "white" is coming off. Happened to me but not a mobile suits .
Beaker 10/13/14 12:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgate while towing question?

What do you all do? What are the potential downsides to towing with the tailgate in place? Don't know about presently and other states, but years ago a truck WITHOUT a tailgate in NYS would net you a nice fine.
Beaker 09/29/14 08:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Small Grey Tank drain pipe

Is there a reason for making the grey tank drain smaller? Money.
Beaker 09/28/14 04:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lighting/bulb question

I would start by buying the 36 LED panel in warm white and see how you like it. You can also buy a 48 led 5050 panel if the 36 is not bright enough. I would just buy 10 of them for $2 each as with both on they will be plenty bright enough. I used the 24 SMD panel in most of the lights and the 48 SMD in the bathroom and over the sofa where I read a lot. The 24 are a little dim; the 36 SMD would be better or 48 SMD if you want it bright.
Beaker 09/25/14 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Transfer Flow

I would have given anything to be able to go from point a to point b without having to fill up every 200 miles. It's pricey but 720 miles without stopping for fuel(40gal/toolbox) is nice!
Beaker 09/03/14 02:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Black water disposal for permanently parked RV

someone did suggest getting the septic tank drained more often if the black water or grey water are drained into it, Maybe just a matter of semantics, but when you have your tank pumped out it is not to "drain" it but to pump out the solids that have accumulated on the bottom. The leach field is what drains your tank and is what you need to be concerned about. If only the black tank is to be emptied I would not be concerned but the rest of the water use would be of concern.
Beaker 09/02/14 10:28am Beginning RVing
RE: Black water disposal for permanently parked RV

Dumping a large volume into a septic system is not a good idea as it stirs the tank contents and flushes some solids out into the drain field. This does not happen with a properly constructed and maintained sewer system.
Beaker 09/01/14 09:36am Beginning RVing
RE: Just Have To Vent, Thank You ...............

Are you saying you want to dispute the bill for the overnight site but you "ate the meal'? Sounds like other problems besides the campground WIFI to me if that's the case. They did have WIFI, wasn't working at the time.
Beaker 08/28/14 08:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best Price for LED lites?

Forgot to add, 3 out of 3 I bought from one dealer had a blinking or led out. Dealer has a good rating but if you want to know which one, pm me.
Beaker 08/28/14 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best Price for LED lites?

I tested them with a Lux app on my phone at about 1' and got 934 Lux. I have not seen any at that rating. I've been replacing mine lately. Just ordered some more tonight. Do what Alfred622 did and buy 1 of what you think you want. Doesn't seem to matter whether they are the paddle type or panel type although I think the panel type have the possibility of coming untaped. I found that the 24smd 3528 where fine for some applications but a little shy on light in others. You may want to try a 24 3528 and a 48smd 5050 of the same color. Prices for these seem to range from $1.50 to $4.50. As others have said buy from China or Hong Kong.
Beaker 08/28/14 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: US DOT Numbers

Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the FMCSA and must have a USDOT Number. Also, commercial intrastate hazardous materials carriers who haul quantities requiring a safety permit must register for a USDOT Number. Has anyone read the above from the FMCSA link posted? I am not a lawyer nor know the law. But I can read. OP was not doing any of the above. Or as dodge boy posted If you are driving to and from work even in a 1 ton and you have nothing in the truck you are moving and getting paid for then you are private. private vehicles do not need DOT#`s.
Beaker 08/28/14 07:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Insurance Company giving me a hard time

Now they are saying that they feel it is water that caused the sag and is not covered. In 2001, my insurance totaled my 1999 Trail Lite due to water damage. Got $2500 less than I paid for it 2 years earlier. Hope you get it.
Beaker 08/27/14 03:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Too much tail for the dog?

STOP the assumptions it had something to do with the truck, trailer, or set up. If we did that, we would have to go to bed. And stop watching Ferguson.
Beaker 08/26/14 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Auxiliary Diesel Tank Gravity Feed vs. Electronic pump

We have the Transfer Flow 40 gallon/toolbox. Yes it is pricey compared to the gravity flow, but the price is long forgotten and this thing is nice. Over 720 miles with both tanks full. And just filled up in Va. where we go every 2 weeks at 3.54$ instead of here where it is 3.74-3.97$. The replacement tanks seemed way overpriced for the small increase in fuel capacity. I don't worry about bed space as we travel light and I have a utility trailer for hauling the mower, lumber, etc. The way the automatic transfer works is to keep the ratio the same in both tanks and as they run low they will almost be the same. To me, stopping where and when I want is worth the price. Saving on fuel is a nice bonus.
Beaker 08/26/14 08:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: US DOT Numbers

Do I Need a USDOT Number? What is a USDOT Number? Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the FMCSA and must have a USDOT Number. Also, commercial intrastate hazardous materials carriers who haul quantities requiring a safety permit must register for a USDOT Number. Sounds like you're not transporting passengers interstate. You didn't mention hauling cargo interstate. You did not mention hauling hazardous materials interstate. Without qualifying for one of the above three, the rest of the information on the website has nothing to do with you. And no number needed. Even if this is correct, you will be cited for something.
Beaker 08/26/14 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Removable Pin Box?

get a reese side winder or revolution pin box then you can swing it in Can't do that with mine.
Beaker 08/19/14 03:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Louvered V-gate

One advantage of the V notch is that you can reach further into the bed while standing on the ground. I prefer mine over OEM gate.
Beaker 08/18/14 03:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 12V Portable air compressor

I have a MV50 which has been extremely handy. However, it does heat up to the point of shutting off unless it is a cool day.
Beaker 08/18/14 03:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Possible Frame Damage in new to me Travel trailer

any modern RV trailer built today has inadequate chassis under them, How about a 12 year old one? I recently purchased an 18ft, 2002 Thor Wanderer
Beaker 08/14/14 03:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Well!!! Huh?

Hey NC. We only have 3 seasons down here!
Beaker 08/13/14 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
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