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2 things I don't like about tiny houses is 1. most of the narrow stairs have no railing on the open side which is a disaster waiting to happen if you lose your balance and 2. the bedrooms in the loft without a decent size sky lite is just a fire trap when a fire breaks out, there is no emergency exit. At least RV's have fire exits when away from the exit door. Tiny houses are not built to code as far as fire egress and safety are concerned. I certainly would not want to be in the loft if there was a fire below and all you have is the toxic smoke that rises to the loft without a proper means to escape. I am sure when enough people start becoming french fries then proper building codes will be required for these tiny dwellings.
Ductape Dave 11/13/17 11:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Home RV parking

I used 18 x 18 concrete step stones, easy to put down and easy to move. At the same time I installed a 4x4 post with electric, water and cable hookups and being my sewer-line was right along side the trailer, I installed a cleanout for sewer hookup and dump. Its nice being able to work on the trailer while plugged in and if family visits with their rv.
Ductape Dave 09/23/17 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Who Loves their Coachmen Clipper

We purchased a Coachmen Clipper 17BH last year and could not be any happier. It has been a great easy to tow and set-up trailer. Has a lot going on inside for a small trailer with plenty of storage and this is after owning a class A and a class C. I have done a lot of mods to the trailer and enjoy doing it. My next one will be upgrading the tires to 14 or 15".
Ductape Dave 09/14/17 08:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Problems found on a new trailer

What azdryheat said, buy slightly used with most of the bugs worked out. Back in 2012 I bought a brand new class C and had 5 pages of problems, It went back to the factory 3 times after I spent 40 hours fixing all kinds of problems. The factory just puts band aids on it, after that I sold it. Never new again! I bought my Clipper slightly used and saved a bundle on money and problems. But no matter what you buy expect the unexpected!
Ductape Dave 08/21/17 06:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Timbrens or SumoSprings?

After much research I went with the Timbrens. Very satisfied with them and a great ride with no sag towing and I don't have to worry about blown airbags!
Ductape Dave 07/18/17 07:46pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Help Me Pick A New Camper!

Have a look a the Coachmen Clipper 17bh. It has a lot going on inside and we are very happy with ours. Your tow rating is the same as mine and I have no problem towing. Good Luck!
Ductape Dave 06/24/17 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: My opinion on slideouts

Slide-outs are great, what isn't great is the uneducated rv installers and the companies who hire them. I had one in my previous new MH back to the factory 4 times and it was never right, tore up the linoleum, came in crooked and leaked. Now I have no problems.
Ductape Dave 06/19/17 05:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Coachmen Viking problem & correction

You have to accept the way the RV industry is, as one dealer told us they build them broken and we get stuck fixing them. Back in 2012 I bought a new class C, after 3 trips back to the factory and 40 hours of my own labor repairing things and 5 pages of defects, I called it quits and sold it. Found out my unit was the last one made before Thanksgiving break at the factory, and they certainly took many breaks! If your handy it will not be so bad to fix the minor things and move on.
Ductape Dave 05/07/17 08:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel trailer hitch

I keep mine lightly greased and after unhitching the trailer I just put a baggie on it so I don't get grease on me.
Ductape Dave 03/25/17 09:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for smaller/lighter TT

Check out the Viking or Clipper, very happy with my Coachmen Clipper 17BH.
Ductape Dave 03/22/17 04:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need To Tint Skylight

What about using window tint film and apply it to the skylight, and you can choose how dark you want it.
Ductape Dave 03/19/17 08:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Need To Tint Skylight

I installed vinyl siding J channel on three sides and just slide in a piece of foil faced bubble wrap into the channel, it has an R value which helps block out the heat and can be removed when I want light.
Ductape Dave 03/18/17 09:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing Trailer with a 4Runner

I have a 2016 4Runner and tow a Coachmen Clipper 17bh with a dry weight of 2969lb and tongue weight of 420lb and use a WDH and try to keep the trailer light when towing. Before I bought the WDH I called Toyota Customer Service and spoke with 2 Engineers on separate occasions and both Engineers said there was no problem using a WDH. My Inquires are on file with a case number so I feel totally confident using one hearing it from the experts.
Ductape Dave 03/07/17 07:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: roof mounted ac vs side mounted ac unit

I was at the Hershey show this past fall and looking into the smaller trailers and several dealers said to me that the 13,500 roof unit will keep you cool in the summer but the window unit at 5000 btu will not keep up in the high heat. Also there have been a lot of complaints with the window units leaking (including the condensate finding its way in)and in smaller units it sometimes takes up valuable space(like above a frig. I ended up getting a coachmen clipper with the roof unit and am glad I did without worrying to stay cool. Also with the roof units they are placed in the center where you can direct the airflow front to back, how do you direct the airflow from a window unit when its at the front of the trailer?
Ductape Dave 01/15/17 09:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking to buy a ightweight, modest travel trailer

I was not referring to to popups but the same trailer as mine with the same toilet and no special base. I was just letting the person know to check the size of the tanks as some salesmen never mention it especially when I was shopping for one, sorry you took the joke thing offensively!
Ductape Dave 12/25/16 06:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking to buy a ightweight, modest travel trailer

Make sure you check the tank capacities. We have a Coachmen clipper 17bh and it has 25 gallon grey and black tanks, some competitors only have a 9 gallon black tank which is a joke. Also the roof air units will keep you cool while the window units are less in btu and can't keep up in the heat and have leaking issues.
Ductape Dave 12/25/16 08:59am Travel Trailers
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