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RE: Water Heater Soot

I blew out the burner tube and tried adjusting the small screw to increase or decrease airflow and I still get the same problem. It is not quite as bad but it is still there. I'm going to let the dealer look at it now. Let us know what he finds out.
CavemanCharlie 07/31/15 07:56am Travel Trailers
RE: traveling with water tows better?

I don't notice the difference on my rig. My Tank is way forward right behind the front wall. It only holds about 25 gallons, maybe less. I wish it was bigger. I use it up on a 3 day weekend.
CavemanCharlie 07/31/15 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: was this one of you guys??

And, no, the safety chains should not break. I think the hitch receiver came off before that happened. Cretin . I for one don't want to be attached to the trailer after the tongue hits the pavement and starts to turn over. . Me either.
CavemanCharlie 07/31/15 07:50am Travel Trailers
RE: was this one of you guys??

Well I had something similar happen to me, with a better result. I fell asleep and the rumble strips woke me. As you can see from the video below the truck swayed quite a bit. I did have both Torklift stable loads and a superhitch & supertruss. I figure both probably helped. I did not have time to think about manually applying the trailer brakes as I had only just woken up. This highway was in Nevada, BTW. Asleep Bet you were awake after that. And, needed a change of underwear.
CavemanCharlie 07/30/15 07:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Another question about solar

How do you know when a salesman is lying. His lips are moving. It's BS
CavemanCharlie 07/29/15 07:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another question about solar

How do you know when a salesman is lying. His lips are moving. It's BS
CavemanCharlie 07/29/15 07:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: was this one of you guys??

From what I see as soon as the trailer came through the tractor trailers wind cone the trailer started to sway, this is not uncommon especially since the truck looks to be a little tail heavy. A cross wind aggravates the situation although I couldn't tell from the video how much if any wind was present. If the driver had used the brake controller the trailer brake light should have lit up so I have to assume he never touched the brakes. I would think instead of trashing the operator and providing no real useful information we as a group should be discussing this and maybe providing useful information that might help keep someone else out of this situation. What I would have done in this situation, I have been here a couple times towing rigs for work that weren't set up quite right, is as soon as I felt the trailer start to sway I would have got my finger on the trailer brake controller and started to apply the trailer brakes which usually takes care of the problem right away. If I reacted to slow and the sway got excessive I would have applied the trailer brakes and powered up the truck to pull the trailer straight. Once the rig straightened out I would pull over and rework the hitch setup. To tell you the truth passing a tractor trailer is my ultimate test of how well my truck trailer combo is set up. When I hook onto a new trailer I feel the rig out and avoid passing big rigs on the freeway until I have a feel of the combo and am confident that its set up right and running well. You know you have a good combo when you pass a big rig going down hill in a Wyoming cross wind and the trailer doesn't wiggle. From my experience speed isn't really an issue if the rig is set up right. As for the feel well its all in your rear. Your butt is connected to the seat and will give you the first indications that something is getting loose before you see it in the mirrors. I agree with this. Except I don't think the trailer brake lights come one when I apply the trailer brakes with the controller. I'm not sure though. For those of you saying he should have hit his pickup brake that is the worst thing you can do. Actually, he did a purdy good job of hanging on to it. Maybe the trailer brakes were not hooked up?? We have no real way of knowing from that video what all the conditions were.
CavemanCharlie 07/28/15 03:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Refrigerator on Propane and stopping for Gas

No
CavemanCharlie 07/23/15 07:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air conditioner struggling

Oh God , here we go again. Get a better AC. Mine will put out 45f to 50f degree air on a 90f degree day. Now, the next thing that happens is that someone tells you that's impossible and it will freeze up. No, it doesn't. True, I have a older AC and it's still using the old style refrigerant. But, someone on here said that they had a AC called Penguin that worked as good as mine. I have heard, but do not know, that the Atwood AC's are good too. The Coleman Mach's are junk. My brother has one. They are also the company telling everybody that you can only drop your air by 20 degrees. That is just something they made up to cover there junk AC units.
CavemanCharlie 07/21/15 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel Mileage

Actually using cruise control is NOT the best way to get good mpg as it will try to keep the speed constant regardless of the terrain, wind, or road conditions. This, of course, means that the throttle is being constantly manipulated which in turn means more fuel is being added during hills, overpasses, head winds, etc. Better to keep the throttle at a constant position and letting the speed decrease when needed. Ron Thank You, I agree and have found that is how I get my best mileage. You have to learn to read the road, the conditions and, drive accordingly
CavemanCharlie 07/21/15 07:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why is Fridge Sweating?

Mine often drips some from the fins. I have no drain tube, just a tray to catch the water which then has to be dumped out now and then. I have some friends that had a similar set up but, someone had lost there tray so the water then just dripped into the fridge.
CavemanCharlie 07/21/15 07:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: HELLO! New to forums and new (to me) camper (1995)

Don't get too discouraged. Work through one problem at a time! . Yup, think of it as a puzzle or a challenge. After you get it all working in the way you want and can best afford you will be able to be proud of yourself for working your way through the problem. It's all part of RV'ing
CavemanCharlie 07/21/15 07:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping in Destin, FL in 1962

Love the picture. How old were you? (approximately of course) Another thing that has changed is the way things are now a lot of campgrounds would not let you in with a camper that that had a Window AC in the front of it.
CavemanCharlie 07/21/15 06:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Egg shaped 'home'?

I didn't have time to read the whole article in the link gbopp provided. But, the picture shows it on the top of a cliff. I would be paranoid a wind would come up and it would roll away and over the cliff.
CavemanCharlie 07/16/15 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Found a definite cure for mice...

I loved the quality of my chicken eggs when they could wander the yard. Unfortunately, the new, free, dog I got hates chickens so I have to keep them penned up. I really need a Chicken Tractor that would allow me to move them around but, I'm too lazy to build one.
CavemanCharlie 07/16/15 08:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: HELLO! New to forums and new (to me) camper (1995)

We will also need a brand name and model of the water heater to help you out with that.
CavemanCharlie 07/16/15 07:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: HELLO! New to forums and new (to me) camper (1995)

The power converter on a 1995 Travel Trailer would be the old style. It will constantly charge your batteries. After awhile it will wreck them. Won't happen right away but, you can buy a replacement parts that will fit in to the exact place and be a modern charger. Best Converter is a place often recommended on this site for a replacement converter. . http://www.bestconverter.com/
CavemanCharlie 07/16/15 07:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking at new trucks

I have a 2004 Chevy pickup. It has been the worst vehicle I have ever owned and I'm 51 years old. I had Fords for decades before this and my family and friends talked me into thes one and I really, really, regret it. The transmision gave out at 80000 miles and it's been noting but trouble since then. Nest week it as to go in because there is a leak between the water pump and the engine. BUT, there is a aluminum plate that covers the timeing chain between the water pump and the block. This means there there are 4 gaskets where there could have been two. And, the leak could be in between any of them. I suspect next that they are going to tell me that the aluminum timeing chaing cover is warped and make me buy another one of them. That would require a lot of work. If it comes to that I'll junk the POS out. NEVER BUY A CHEVY.
CavemanCharlie 07/15/15 07:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Amazing apps that alert me to rain and ligtning

Then pony up a few bux to remove the ad's and support the guys writing this software, you are their only income. Ive upgraded all of my most used weather apps for that reason. Huh ?
CavemanCharlie 07/08/15 08:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Amazing apps that alert me to rain and ligtning

I drove across the desert to Las Vegas this afternoon into a group of thunderheads starting around Barstow. Not only did Weather Radio wake up to the EAS FFW's being issued, but it was faster response than Storm, Intellicast, ABCLA, and several others running in GPS Follow Me mode. The only service to beat Weather Radio was the built-in EAS Emergency Alerts built into the phones. It was probably 10 seconds ahead of even Weather Radio. And when I arrived in town.. Downpour, flooded streets, great light show, and more coming from the east. The FFW's were being issued about every 30min all afternoon. If possible, I want the option of pulling off the road and finding a place to ride out the storm. I DON"T want to just have to pull to the side of the highway because I can't see to drive. THAT is a very dangerous place to be. I LOVE this new2 cell phone technology! I, just a few weeks ago, discarded my old clamshell and upgraded to an android JUST to be able to utilize the apps and early warning. Oh god, my android gives me ad, after ad, every time I need to use it. Good Luck getting that thing to work in a emergency. Takes me over a minute just to get past the ad's
CavemanCharlie 07/07/15 06:23pm General RVing Issues
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