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RE: awnning stains

Is it possible for the color to bleed through? Help:h If the brown stain is directly under/the same color as the top surface, I'd think that's exactly what's happened. Or it might have transferred from one surface to the other as the awning rolled up. This presuming that the fabric is something other than vinyl.
Francesca Knowles 04/23/14 04:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for Dry Weight info on older Palomino Mini

NADA's webpage for Palomino lists dry weights for every year/model produced beginning in the early 1970's. A quick look gives me the impression that they didn't put out anything much over 2,000 pounds during the 1980's. Your Ford could probably pull two or three of them at a time! ;) For a closer look, just select the various years at this NADA "Palomino" page.
Francesca Knowles 04/23/14 04:22pm Truck Campers
RE: How many cubic feet of air does my 16" tire hold?

Since the question is "how much air does the tire hold", I think something's being overlooked. How does one correct for the fact that our atmosphere is actually 78% nitrogen already? Seems to me that means that only 22% of the volume one puts into a tire when "airing up" is actually air. :h
Francesca Knowles 04/23/14 11:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement Locks for Under-Coach Storage Compartments

It makes no sense to spend $20 on a lock that can be opened with a $2 screwdriver. Find the cheapest locks that have different keys than what you have now. :B Didja miss the earlier pic or was it just too small for ya to see that since it uses no keys at all there's no place for a screwdriver in the "$20.00 lock"? If so, here's the pic again, only bigger!:) http://www.gokeyless.com/images/products/secondary1/1477.jpg width=500
Francesca Knowles 04/22/14 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replacement Locks for Under-Coach Storage Compartments

If yours are the commonly used cam-type locks and it's the common-key thing that worries you, those can be had as "combination locks". You choose/change the combination at will. http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-locks/Combi-Cam-locks.jpg Cost about twenty bucks a door if you add in the separately sold finger-pull. Link to source.
Francesca Knowles 04/22/14 03:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can't get my pic in signature

There's an entire thread begun by the site and dedicated to picture uploads in the "Forum Technical Support" section. First post there has detailed instructions re. signature photos: Here's the link: Rv.net...picture related FAQ's
Francesca Knowles 04/22/14 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many cubic feet of air does my 16" tire hold?

A tire is basically a torus (doughnut shape) object. For your desired use using that as the basis of the calculation will be close enough. The following link is a calculator and diagram that you can use to calculate the voulume. Notice that the diameter is to the middle of the tire and not just the rim diameter. I converted your tire size to inches (235mmm = 9.25 inches) then used that to get the height of the tire (.75 x 9.25 = 6.94 inches) divided that by 2 to get to the middle of the tire (6.94 / 2 = 3.4) then added in the rim diameter (16 + 3.4 = 19.4) to use as the diameter of the torus. I used the width (9.25 inches) as the "band width" of the torus. This gives 4095.6 cu inches for the volume. Volume of a torus As stated above this is the volume of the tire not the volume of air required to achive x psi in the tire. If you take the volume of the cylinder (cylinder volume) you can determine which cylinder will work for you. Mike Edited to correct grammer where I added in the rim diameter Honey, is that you? :B Can't help but ask- the O.P.'s question and the above answer sounds EXACTLY like a typical exchange between my Scientifically Challenged self and my Engineer Husband. As is usual with us, the above is an excellent answer, completely on point- and likely totally incomprehensible to the questioner. My next question would typically be: If I squish the air a little harder before putting it in the tire can I cram more in ? :@
Francesca Knowles 04/22/14 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dogs Riding And Tired

I wouldn't know how to tell if my dog was "tired". Seems to me she's always sleeping unless there's something interesting going on, at which point she becomes instantly Awake and Ready For Action. Even at her present ten years of age, she can be sleeping away after spending the whole day playing fetch with the Grandkids and STILL come out of her bed like a shot at the sound of the lid coming off the treat jar.
Francesca Knowles 04/22/14 01:54pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Tow Vehicle Feel

Sounds like "sway", often caused by too little weight ahead of the trailer center of gravity, usually the axles. Have you ever weighed the combo? Tongue weight before the addition of W/D should be from 10-15% for stable tow. Also: If tongue weight as measured before w/d is correct, the problem may be floating front end. In that case it may be that the w/d itself needs adjustment to restore a little more weight to the front axle of the truck.
Francesca Knowles 04/21/14 03:10pm Towing
RE: Can anyone here give me

Some resources I've found helpful over the years: In my opinion, U-Haul's "Safe Towing Guide" is an excellent resource that explains the basics very well. Link to guide E-trailer has a good page explaining the different "classes" of hitches at this link and another about weight distributing systems and add-on sway control devices at this link. Finally, Changing Gears has a calculator that can help one to determine real-world compatibility of a tug/trailer combination. Access by going to/reading the info at their "tow vehicle sizing" page here. Links to the calculator are provided at page bottom.
Francesca Knowles 04/21/14 02:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Good Sam Member Designation Under Forum Name?

You can have mine because I am NOT a GS member but they have the logo under my name. Not on my screen-?
Francesca Knowles 04/21/14 01:05pm Good Sam Club
RE: Out of level campsite pads

Isn't leveling the trailer part of normal setup? No kidding...especially in State Parks! I s'pose if one was paying a hundred bucks a night in a "resort", there'd be reason to squawk. I s'pose.
Francesca Knowles 04/21/14 11:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Do I need stabilizer or WD?

OK, thanks all for your input. Here are the specs: GVWR= 6050, GAWR-= 3105 ON FRONT, 3245 ON REAR, GCWR=10088. MAX TRAILER WEIGHT AT 5000=600 LB TONGUE LOAD. They to not reccomend as WD hitch/ I'm thinking may get one sway bar for extra safety, and take it from there. Specs look great- you have tons of leftover capacity, so no need for w/d. Last but not least per sway control: Since most trailers of that era over 2,000 pounds came with electric brakes I'm assuming that your Shasta has them and that you'll be using them along with the appropriate in-cab brake controller. As noted earlier, a properly loaded/balanced trailer shouldn't sway except perhaps rarely due to side winds. Such unexpected events can be very quickly brought under control by manual activation of the trailer brakes. It's most important when using this method to avoid applying the tow vehicle brakes at the same time, instead only easing off the accelerator very gently. The drag applied by the trailer braking against the forward motion of the tow vehicle straightens the whole shebang out just like magic. Have fun!
Francesca Knowles 04/21/14 10:35am Travel Trailers
RE: lp deal

Is it a "supercenter"? I ask because if so it looks like the answer is "yes" for Club Members, at least according to this Good Sam link NEW! Camping World LP Gas Discount Exclusively for 2014, members save 25% on LP Gas on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at Camping World SuperCenters. Discount is off regular retail price and there is a 40 gallon limit. LP Gas is available at most SuperCenters.
Francesca Knowles 04/20/14 02:35pm Good Sam Club
RE: Overweight Toad?

I think the majority of stress comes from the constant bouncing and jarring depending on road condition. I have no idea how they come up with the 3500 weight limit but I am sure they would be conservative to protect themselves. There is also the well known feature of most non-diesel motorhomes that the chassis doesn't usually extend to the rear of the unit. As is the case with the O.P.'s 1992 Winnebago Brave 27 footer, the hitch is mounted to what amounts to the "house" frame, usually not considered sufficient to tolerate more than maximum class II towing capacity of 3500 pounds. Though some might be fooled by the OEM 2" receiver opening, class II is the hitch specified/supplied by Winnebago for this unit. Link to brochure that says so. That brochure also contains an illustration of the chassis/frame components themselves, so it's easy to see where the chassis ends and house-framing-only begins.
Francesca Knowles 04/20/14 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Overweight Toad?

Bumpy nails it as usual...gonna begin and end this post by agreeing with BOTH of his earlier opinions! :) obviously you just asked so that you could get one person to say, "yes that is a good idea to tow it", and intend to do it anyway. Sounds right to me- very much in keeping with t'other "question" you posted about whether or not it's a good idea to tow the rwd Infiniti in question BACKWARDS on the dolly, this despite mfr. directives against the practice. Your decision after two pages link of mostly don't-do-it advice: So before everyone starts tossing eggs at each other, I think I'm going to put my tires on the opposite side of the car so when I'm towing backwards, they'll be rotating the correct direction. I'm not going to use the brakes on my dolly, as not having the weight on the dolly could cause braking issues. I'll put a strap around the steering wheel just in case the locking pin snaps. Hopefully it will go well, but I'll be sure to take it slow for the first day or so. Thanks for everyone's advice. Maybe I'll drop a line to the mythbusters to see if they can test some of these theories out. It would make for some good entertainment. :-) Tom So let's sum up: You're going to tow the car backwards, thereby putting most of the stabilizing weight on the ground, and without auxiliary braking . Which last is I believe against not just common sense but the law to boot. And now you further seek an endorsement of the idea that it's O.K. to ignore the tow limit stated by the RVmaker, which by the way likely ALSO includes a requirement for auxiliary braking. Here's my multiple-choice opinion- please choose your favorite from among the following choices: #1: Sure-go ahead and do it....provided you do so at a speed never in excess of 25 mph or that achieved by that Honda towing the space shuttle, whichever is slower. OR #2: if it is truly a one time thing, have somebody else drive the toad. bumpy
Francesca Knowles 04/20/14 01:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CB channels...

What do all you folks-in-the-know think about itty bitty CB's like this portable? link to description I'm liking that I might be able use it in the house, the car, and even in camp with my portable backup battery... http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/m000037284_sc7?$splssku$ width=300 This is starting to sound not just useful but also fun- and I'm always looking for fun things I can actually do from the comfort of my lawn chair!:B
Francesca Knowles 04/20/14 11:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do I need stabilizer or WD?

Let's keep in mind that the O.P. is talking about towing a 15' trailer that weighs about 2300 pounds dry. Even presuming he could fit in/on another thousand pounds, road weight likely can't won't exceed 3500, max. Without knowing the exact specs of the tug or what else he might be carrying in it, 2008 Ridgelines are generally spec'd at around 5,000 tow pounds. I think adding on a weight distribution system for 350 pounds or less of tongue weight may well be more trouble than it's worth. You MIGHT need a simple friction sway controller, but the only way to determine that for sure is to properly load the trailer for the road and test it with the tug. The trailer's P.O. said he didn't use/need any such add-ons; but driving habits differ and this may prove different with this combination.
Francesca Knowles 04/20/14 11:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Walmart Wouldn't Fix a Flat

No such law here in Washington. Since the local Sears store did the repair, surely it can't be "against Georgia law"- could just be Walmart policy that the store guy's blaming on the State. I've heard that some Walmart tire stores won't even SELL tires for a travel trailer, let alone service/repair them.
Francesca Knowles 04/19/14 04:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Good Sam Strikes Again

?? All I said was that they had rechecked boxes to be placed on a email mailing list after I unchecked them to opt out. I guess I misunderstood what you meant when you made the following statement- It gives your email address to companies for mass mailing. I thought you meant to infer that GS was giving the address to OTHER companies. Sorry!
Francesca Knowles 04/19/14 04:35pm Forum Technical Support
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