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RE: Question on cable connection

Common problem with rig's that have a single exterior coax input as our TT does. Performed this simple modification to our TT and we have no problems watching our Directv HD satellite programming through the single exterior coax input. Awesome! Thanks for posting the link.
RedRocket204 09/02/14 09:26am Travel Trailers
RE: how long does your battery last?

Do you keep your battery topped up and disconnected from the TT when the TT is not in use? If not, chances are your battery is getting depleted within a couple of weeks then it sits without a charge for ??? amount of time...this is not good for the battery life. I also went ahead and changed all lights in the TT to LED so my evening draw is lessened. I have two 12V batteries with a ground disconnect in the event my TT sits without use. When I winterize the TT, I pull both batteries out and have them on a charger to keep them topped off which I understand as very good, long term maintenance. Just some ideas to help with dry camping. EDIT: some good info provided in the post which precedes mine.
RedRocket204 09/02/14 09:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Best way to patch fiberglass?

I would repair it with glass but if you are concerned about doing it I have an easy fix- Cut out around the damaged area and fill it with expandable foam so you keep H2O out. Sand it down as flat as you can. Then buy a 4x8 foot piece of 0.020 matte aluminum sheet with an adhesive laminate on it. Have the metal cut to run entirely across the ramp and cover the hole. It should look just fine and you will be good to go! If you need the aluminum- PM me. I can cut and ship a sheet with the adhesive already applied so all you have to do is peel and stick. I'm surprised you didn't mention Sun Cure: http://www.amazon.com/Sun-Cure That is exactly what I would have used for that repair and yes, it would have stayed water tight and a permanent fix. I actually carry a tube of it in my trailer just in case. I have done WAY to many fiberglass repairs and know this stuff works.
RedRocket204 08/28/14 02:37pm Toy Haulers
RE: Pre trip charge

Get a charger and bring battery home to fully charge. Hook it back up the day before you leave and turn fridge on propane. We store our batteries in the garage between trips and if a long time between charge them up while they are in the garage. That is exactly what I do as well. OP, get a good charger (link to read up on battery chargers). Don't forget to bring the batteries with you and re-install them before towing as your brake's break-away circuit requires the battery to work.
RedRocket204 08/19/14 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Apache Camping, Everett, Washington

The RV dealer game is one of relationship and service. This is driven by the reality that purchase frequency of RVs are much lower than cars. This means the primary game is selling accessories and servicing / repairs-- Will add that the accessories and paid for service are higher margin items that they should be selling at a higher volume too. If a dealer chooses to not sell accessories, that's their business model they chose. Way too many businesses have lost sight of proper customer/business relationship which will lead to constant future business. I choose to do local business when I can even if the prices are higher (not outrageously higher mind you) as I value what local businesses bring to the community. I do not blame you for never wanting to spend a dime at Apache Camping after their response to you. For Apache Camping, must be nice to have so much business that you turn away potential customers. Apache Camping better hope their "so much business" never drops off.
RedRocket204 08/14/14 08:49am Travel Trailers
RE: son damaged awning

How did they force it? Did they manhandle the tube by spinning/twisting it so it rolled and that snapped the lock allowing it to roll? Lots, and lots of beer made those decisions. :B
RedRocket204 08/13/14 09:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slide adjustment or motor

Keep in mind my issue was actually because of misalignment which seems slightly different from yours...but yes, the same type of resulting behavior was experienced most likely because of binding on mine. A bit more on my slide issue... Slide is ~ 4' x 14', a large slide. The motor is a screw drive type. The screw drive motor turns a gear which makes the rod (rod ~ 14' in length connects to each side of the slide) move. If I remember correctly, each side has it's own passive gear that it moves on, in and out. My slide would actually have one of those side gears jump a tooth or two and become misaligned. This would cause the binding when fully in or out...resulting in the clicking heard from the slide motor. Hand cranking would unbind the slide and then the motor had enough torque to move the slide. It's been a while but I believe I captured correctly what the problem with my slide was. The dealer never gave me an absolute of what they did to readjust the slide. I sense they had to re-position the bars the slide moved on so it no longer became misaligned. Good news is when they finally spent the time to do the job correctly, I have not had an issue with it since...knock on wood.
RedRocket204 08/13/14 08:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Slide adjustment or motor

Sounds like slide adjustment. I fought a slide adjustment issue when I first bought my used TT but fortunately, I did buy it from a dealer who was ultimately able to get it fixed. Keep in mind it took them about 4-5 tries to get it fixed but I had the same issue of the fast clicking when it would not move. I would need to hand crank the slide out a bit and then could use the slide switch the rest of the way...sound familiar? Also, check when the slide is in and out on the seals...it should line-up and seal properly, no gaps or misalignment. Our's didn't seal properly when in and was a tell-tale sign of the slide out of adjustment.
RedRocket204 08/13/14 06:50am Travel Trailers
RE: tongue jack blocks for levelling trailer

If you are going to raise it that high make sure you are using wheel chocks on all the wheels...wheel chocks are cheap.
RedRocket204 08/12/14 09:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Microwave and Honda EU2000i Companion

I, too, think that it is likely that your converter is drawing enough to cause the dimming of the lights when you run the microwave. I'd test that theory by making sure the battery was fully charged OR turning off the battery cutoff switch when attempting to run the microwave. Or, the OP should just unplug the micro from the wall outlet and plug an extension cord from the Gen into the microwave and see if it works.
RedRocket204 08/12/14 09:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Big SUV or truck

I don't like the look of toppers, at all, LOL but even if I succumbed to one, still can't see me getting climbing in with heels and a skirt to get out the baby's bag for daycare. This is why I was considering the large SUV. Even though none of them are my style either. Just want to point out that even with two car seats in the back seat of a crew cab truck, there is still a lot of floor room for diaper bags, groceries, etc. where you would only need to put a stroller in the truck bed. Current trucks are a lot more family friendly than they used to be. We have both a crew cab truck w/ canopy and Sequoia and actually prefer to use the truck for family outings...although 2 kids and no car seats but additionally, two small dogs.
RedRocket204 08/12/14 08:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF Warning in F350

He has no point. Degraded DEF will NOT perform the job for which it is intended. Nor will DEF that has been purposely contaminated such as someone pouring straight water, or peeing in the tank. For these types of things, the EPA REQUIRES that the DEF system intiate a shut down sequence whenever the system has been compromised by poor quality DEF... They simply will not allow a DEF system to let the truck continue to run with a DEF system that is allowing the motor to pollute, due to bad DEF... This applies to ALL brands equally. So saying that it can't happen to my Ford (thump chest here) is a foolish statement. Now let me ask you something since you seem to be the expert on DEF...does DEF switch from good to bad overnight or does it slowly degrade? Is it possible one manufacturer has a sensor that is more sensitive to a certain degree of degraded DEF than another? Spoken by someone that doesn't live here. And that has never stopped you from offering up your opinion either. So saying that it can't happen to my Ford (thump chest here) is a foolish statement. You like to talk of blue koolaid drinkers...I think the stranglehold the bow tie has on you is cutting off the blood to your head.
RedRocket204 08/11/14 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I dont understand!

Edit: never mind, time wasted looking it up in a manual
RedRocket204 08/11/14 03:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: I dont understand!

RedRocket204 08/11/14 02:55pm Dinghy Towing
RE: DEF Warning in F350

I see nothing where Fish says DEF does not degrade...in fact, he says he does understand it does degrade --> yes we all know that the shelf life is reduced with elevated temperatures. The point he was making is that it seems GM is more sensitive to degraded DEF...pretty easy to read and understand that was his point. Here is a document about DEF degradation: https://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricants.com/main/additionalinfo/DEF%20Shelf%20Life%20and%20Fluid%20Quality.pdf EXAMPLE: In 2009 the two hottest months in Phoenix Arizona were July and August. The average temperature for both months was 95F (35C), according to the data from the National Weather Service. The average daily temperatures for these months ranged from 104F (40C) to 85F (29C), while for some days daily highs reached 115F (46C). For areas that see these average temperatures DEF shelf life would be 6 months.
RedRocket204 08/11/14 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Safety chain clevis hooks too tight on F150

Try hooking the safety chains from underneath the hitch instead of on top before spending the money on new ones.
RedRocket204 08/10/14 08:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Taylor Park

My only thought was that it has the affect of turning away a great deal of commerce. That should be of interest to all of the local merchants and the local/state gov. who benefit from the extra sales tax/occupancy tax... Please don't take this the wrong way as it's not meant to be critical of what you said above, as I kinda side with you on the subject... There are some towns where the residents prefer it to be a quiet, lazy town versus making it a "booming" economy with everything that goes along with it. Just the way it is.
RedRocket204 08/08/14 05:57pm Toy Haulers
RE: Taylor Park

Can't understand why those towns would not be more atv/utv friendly. It's because in the past, the Californians believed the rules didn't apply to them. ;) There are ATV/UTV friendly towns in CO, just not all of them.
RedRocket204 08/08/14 11:30am Toy Haulers
RE: 2014 Ram 2500 Cummins - my last hesitation

If you have any thought of ever going to a fiver get a 1 ton for the payload.Otherwise a 3/4 ton will be fine with most bumper pulls OP stated he wants the bed for toys...although no specific mention of the toys. He also stated a TT around the range of 10k GVWR. If the toys are bed loaded ATV/UTV, then a 1 ton absolutely makes a lot more sense. OP, since the foot print between a 3/4T and 1T SRW is identical, it does make more sense to pay the minimal extra $ and go with a 1 ton. You will be a lot more pleased with the extra payload ratings. It is nice to heavily load my bed and then hook up my 9500 GVWR TT, load the family and know I'm no where near being overloaded. And yes, I do some significant mountain passes almost every tow. I would not be able to say the same thing with a 3/4T. And as mentioned, lots more options if choosing to upgrade to a 5'vr. Although my latest thought is I will be selling the TT in 4-5 years and go with a slide-in. I am absolutely shocked how much 4 season slide-ins weight...1 ton area if not 1 ton DRW.
RedRocket204 08/08/14 08:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Taylor Park

GPSfileDepot - Taylor Park ATV Trails 2014 Map (BobT) On the gpsfiledepot site, user BobT recently updated his GPS maps for Taylor Park that you can download and put into your GPS. His maps also work in conjunction (same color coding schema) with the recommended book by Charles Wells, ATV Trails Guide Colorado Taylor Park, Crested Butte I will be out there in a couple weeks myself. Looking forward to it as I have a couple of friends flying in for it.
RedRocket204 08/08/14 07:45am Toy Haulers
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