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RE: equal-i-zer and backing up

It sounds like your L brackets are too far back on the tongue. I know I can't get to 90 without the trailer contacting the tow vehicle. But when I do have it back that far the bars are still about 3 inches from falling off the L bracket. Maybe take a tape measure and make sure the L brackets are between 27 - 32 inches from the tip of the tongue. If they are at 32 try moving them closer to the ball by an inch or so.
opnspaces 01/18/15 10:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: No hot water flow, what's up

I don't have my trailer at home, but based on Old-Biscuit's photo you can probably change the valve with nothing more than a channellock tongue and groove plier http://www.awdirect.com/product_images/zoom/channellock-tongue-and-groove-pliers-430-bulk0.jpg height=200 Turn off the heater and let it cool.Turn off the water pump or water hookup.Open the hot and cold faucets and let any pressure out.Open the pressure relief valve in the water heater and let pressure out.Remove the water heater drain plug and drain the heater.Using the channellock plier remove the hot water out (top) hose from the heater.Using the plier again remove the check valve from the tank.Wrap teflon tape on the new valve and screw it into the tank.Attach the hot water hose to the tank.Close the pressure relief valve and the drain plug.Open hot water faucet.Turn on water pump or shore hookup and listen for air at the faucet.Once the tank fills, turn off the faucet and turn on the water heater. Note: Many people do not know that tools like the ChannelLock plier above have a direction of use and the strength is on the solid jaw. In other words in the plier above they are set for pulling down on the handles to tighten something. If you pushed up on the handles you would be putting the force against the moveable jaw which is dependent on how tight you can squeeze the handles and more prone to slip. Crescent wrenches work the same way.
opnspaces 01/16/15 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help me Identify This one

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opnspaces 01/14/15 08:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Posting for friend who has question about weight dist hitch

In looking at BarneyS's pictures I can see it's possible that your hitch has a single rating. Typically the weight differences are a ways apart, but in the second picture Barney posted the two weights are very close together. Just to be sure it's clear though; we're talking about a sticker stuck on the receiver hitch that is bolted to the frame of the tow vehicle. We are not referring to the part that you can pull the pin and remove from the truck. On my Suburban the sticker states weight carrying 500lbs, weight distribution 1,000 lbs. Does your or your friends truck have a sticker on the hitch that states the weights, or is there only information in the owners manual?
opnspaces 01/13/15 01:06am Travel Trailers
RE: New purchase- Springdale 241rkkswe 2015

Congratulations, we want pictures after you get it home. :) One bit of unsolicited advice. Insist that they fix anything that's broken or not functioning when you do your PDI and before you pay the final balance. When they are waiting for your money they will jump to fix the flaws. After they have your money they may make you wait weeks or more to fix things.
opnspaces 01/11/15 11:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: 26bh

I'm partial to Jayco because I own one. It has not given me any real problems and Jayco even came through for me when my black tank ruptured out of warranty. Whether I caused the rupture or it was a faulty tank I'll never know, but they did send me a new tank which I installed myself. You may get a lot of replies for and against each model. Just remember that aside from the actual house structure and maybe the frame and axles, all the trailers use the same parts from the same manufacturers. So a failed refrigerator, stove top, AC unit, converter/Charger, light fixtures, holding tanks, water pump, water heater, furnace etc, the manufacturers all use the same parts from outside vendors.
opnspaces 01/11/15 11:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: UPDATE: UnderBed Insulation

I'll say right off that you did a much better job trimming that foam that I could ever do. I would go a step further though and put foam between the reflectix and the bottom of the bed. You can use small carriage bolts through the bed platform and some washers and nuts under the foam to hold it up. I second the idea of the 12 volt heated mattress pad instead of an electric blanket. Link Oh and we want to know how well your first insulation job worked.
opnspaces 01/11/15 11:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Flooded partial bathroom

Based on your description if it was mine I'd mop up the spill and go on with life.
opnspaces 01/11/15 10:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping at 25F w/ full hookups and no protection under TT

Is the 25F daytime or nighttime temperature? If night I wouldn't worry too much. Just open the cabinet doors at night and disconnect the fresh water hose.
opnspaces 01/11/15 10:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: What do you use to jack up your trailer?

I like the one that Jaxom posted better than the Old-Biscuit one as it does not need to be welded to the bottle jack. Jaxom suggested pad Old-Biscuit suggested pad
opnspaces 01/10/15 09:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Posting for friend who has question about weight dist hitch

Interesting, if your receiver is rated for 1,500lb tongue weight, what is it rated for with weight distribution? Or does it only provide one number?
opnspaces 01/09/15 11:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Weight calculations-2008 Jayco Eagle and 1991 Suburban

Referring to the GM Restoration Kit data for my model year truck, they state the GCWR for the 5.7L engine with 4.10 gears at 13,500. I'm curious about the GM restoration kit, I'm not familiar with it. Is it a website? Also I think you have a 2,200 lb tongue weight. I don't think you can count the WD bars to move the weight off the receiver because all the force still goes through the receiver.
opnspaces 01/09/15 11:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Flooded bathroom

Sorry to hear this happened. I'm picturing you had the gray drain valve open and went to sleep feeling that everything was taken care of. Definitely get it cleaned up as quickly as possible to prevent as much damage as you can. It's too bad the manufacturers don't advise you that they have plumbed the bathroom sink this way. but I guess that warning is only good for the original purchaser anyway. I'll bet that the kitchen sink drains properly into the gray tank, but I would verify that before trusting it.
opnspaces 01/09/15 10:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Yamaha ef2000is inverter generators with Twin Tech cables

I don't have a 3000i, but I think they are a nice generator. I'm curious though about your original post. I need a light genny for my four stroke snowmobile Why do you need a generator for a snowmobile? I have no experience with snowmobiles, but I just can't imagine what one would need a generator for.
opnspaces 01/08/15 11:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire Question

To answer the questions from your original post: Yes I would run an odd name brand tire if that was all that was available. Yes you can run an odd name brand tire on your trailer if it's the same size and rating. No it won't hurt anything.
opnspaces 01/08/15 10:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Accelerating my brake controller applies the trailer brakes

You might be on to something. The pedal switch would feed power to the cruise control to turn it off when you step on the brake pedal. Maybe if the brake light switch is bad it's feeding power to both the cruise control shutting it off and the trailer brake controller causing your problem. replacing the switch might repair both faults.
opnspaces 01/08/15 12:42am Travel Trailers
RE: DIY Fantastic Fan

I have a handful of the black 12v relays that come with aftermarket items like air horns, alarm systems and driving lights. They are all rated to at least 30A and can be purchased at your local auto parts store. I would bet that at high speed a fantastic fan pulls 3 to 5 amps maximum.
opnspaces 01/07/15 09:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: RV park reservations

I would at least wait a day or so and then call back. Say you didn't write down your dates and want to verify what they have on their books so you can put it on your calendar.
opnspaces 01/07/15 08:53pm Beginning RVing
RE: Accelerating my brake controller applies the trailer brakes

I second the question on how it was wired. I wonder if you accidentally tapped into the wrong wire when hooking it up. I'm thinking something like the voltage fluctuates or pulsates with speed on the power wire.
opnspaces 01/07/15 08:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gas oven goes out while in use

This may not be your issue, but I found that if I pull the oven door open too fast the rush of air will blow out the pilot. Since it happens rarely could that be your problem?
opnspaces 01/06/15 11:02pm General RVing Issues
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