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RE: Chevrolet trucks set record on the Alcan!

I love old Chevy trucks. That straight-6 235 is still a good engine. It was the reason GM waited so long to introduce a V-8. Here's my '48. I've always dreamed of taking a major trip up north in it. Wally's '48. - http://sandeace.com/48/TruckOnHill500.jpg Nice, same age as me! :C
PackerBacker 02/06/16 03:43pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Schwintek motor controller location

I just finally got a call back from "Mike" the Palomino tech. This guy is awesome! He told me where all the controllers are for my three slides and other great info on a fix. Thx everyone for your input on my dilemma! So out of curiosity, where are the controllers in your trailer?
PackerBacker 02/04/16 01:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Schwintek motor controller location

Try an rv dealer or an independent rv repair facility. I have found most will guide you the right way in a pinch. ... Eric
PackerBacker 02/04/16 08:05am Travel Trailers
RE: is storing the TT (not travelling) slightly tongue-high ok?

I also do as mentioned, stow our's slightly nose up.
PackerBacker 02/04/16 04:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Schwintek motor controller location

As a point of reference, our's is behind the panel under the bathroom sink.
PackerBacker 02/04/16 04:45am Travel Trailers
RE: 2015 RAM Integrated Brake Controller.

I tow 32.5' that is usually around 8,500lbs With a 2014 Ram 1500. the integrated brake controller works much more effectively than the Prodigy that I used with my Ram 2500 that pulled a 30'5th wheel at around the same weight. I set the integrated controller at level 4 and I can just about lock the trailer wheels using the manual activation at around 15 mph; beyond level 4 they actually lock up. When at normal driving speeds I easily feel the trailer brakes engage when I touch the truck brake pedal which is what I have always considered as normal.
PackerBacker 01/25/16 01:23pm Towing
RE: where to measure to determine if trailer is level

I use just check two doors in the trailer, one is a pocket door and the other is on hinges. When both stay in place, I know that the trailer is level.
PackerBacker 01/19/16 02:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: 14" or 15" Wheels?

If it were me, I would always want the most weight capacity available.
PackerBacker 01/15/16 06:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Cruisers Enterra 316RKS

We've had the 2014 Enterra 314 RES for two years now. We've camp around 120 nights a season with our's without any significant issues and we've only had two relatively small problems. The overhead cabinet hinges kept popping out of the doors because the spring mechanisms were too strong/heavy the other issue is a night shade string that broke. Overall we've been pretty happy with our's. There are still 2016 models for sale at dealers.
PackerBacker 01/13/16 05:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Went from Class A to Trailer - any lessons learned?

L'Andante is super easy to back into position, with her backup camera and our large vehicle experience. But the toad we use, a 2006 Jeep Liberty, is really not my favorite vehicle. Feels much too small for me. I prefer my pickup. We decided on a TT so we'd have a larger driving vehicle, a lower height, and more modern conveniences than L'Andante (2004) has. I will miss that huge wardrobe, though, since we'll be packing four seasons of clothes, layering on more as we head north. But we already have plenty of plastic tubs to hold what won't fit in the TT's clothes storage. I can certainly relate to wanting a larger vehicle. We also had a Jeep Liberty toad (08) and at the time I really missed my pickup and all it's room. Don't think I'll ever get away from a truck again. ... Eric
PackerBacker 01/13/16 12:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Went from Class A to Trailer - any lessons learned?

We went from Holiday Rambler class A to our current TT because we were simply not traveling much anymore. The RV was sitting in South Carolina all winter and in the NY Adirondacks all summer. This year we're not even bringing the trailer go SC, we just rented a beach villa for several weeks. The biggest disadvantage we found was the difference in storage. The class A had a ton of underneath storage as well as huge inside cabinets. It also had two thermopumps as opposed to our single AC unit in the trailer. The advantages of our TT are the better living space especially in the living room area and much lower insurance & vehicle registration. We went from paying $1300 to $490 for insurance and from $840 for tags each year to a one time $78 tag for the trailer. Prior to our class A we had various trailers so going back was not a big issue for us.
PackerBacker 01/12/16 01:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: No Electrical Outlet In Slideout

Our's has outlets under the overhead cabinets in the slideouts.
PackerBacker 01/10/16 04:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Covering AC Unit? When to and When NOT To?

As mentioned, you should not keep it covered while traveling. There's a nice new cover somewhere along I87 in upstate NY that used to be on my neighbor's trailer. :B
PackerBacker 01/09/16 04:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Best trip mapping site

Murray, I use AllStays when in the US and they now have a lot of information for destinations within Canada. Here's their website, I just copied the Campground section; http://www.allstays.com/Campgrounds/Canada-Ontario-campgrounds.htm There are a lot of map links within the website.
PackerBacker 01/04/16 12:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska

I just don't see flashing back as a common courtesy. For one thing, unless you are in a long line of tight traffic particularly at night, there's just no purpose to flashing a vehicle to pull in. For myself, I prefer to use my own judgement before turning back into a slower lane. Having towed several race haulers over the years, I've had folks flash just because they were race fans.
PackerBacker 01/03/16 07:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Storing TT for winter

OK - it's about 50/50 on this one. Since I go out at least once a week and 'fart around' I think I'll put them down. My TT is on even concrete - and the weather in West TX isn't too bad (at least normally ;o)). Thanks guys! Yeah where you are you'll be fine with the stabilizers down. :C ... Eric
PackerBacker 01/03/16 05:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Storing TT for winter

What about the stabilizers? I have a 28BHS model and have it parked and winterized for the next few months. But I've heard several different opinions on whether I just leave it on the wheels and jack levelled, or if I also deploy the stabilizers on some linx blocks. Thoughts? Up around us where we have spring frost heaves, we do not leave stabilizers down. If you are on concrete or other solid pavement, it's not so much of an issue. ... Eric
PackerBacker 01/02/16 04:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Storing TT for winter

So if I put covers on the tires, rodents nesting in them over the winter won't be an issue, correct? Never in all my years of owning and storing have I ever seen any rodent nesting in my tire covers. We've had mice get inside the rv on the odd occasion but never in the tire covers.
PackerBacker 01/01/16 11:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Storing TT for winter

I store mine with the tire's covered and pumped 10 lbs over max and sitting on 2x8's. I also tilt it slightly up in the front to allow rain and snow melt to run off easier even though it has a dome roof.
PackerBacker 01/01/16 05:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Heat source when away for the day

If it's below 30-32F we leave the furnace on 66F if we plan to be away more than 4 hours or so, otherwise we leave nothing on.
PackerBacker 12/31/15 12:23pm General RVing Issues
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