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So the OP paid $80 to ship it back. $240 (20% of 1,200) 80+240 = 320 So what is the justification for keeping the rest of the $160? I think I'm with the original poster on this one. But it would be interesting to know Have you contacted them and asked them to justify the extra $160? Have you contested the $160 that you feel was kept in error with your credit card company or bank?
opnspaces 02/23/15 05:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: One tire looks overloaded??

Hi Plumber, True we say weigh the trailer and in truth it's the best thing to do. You don's necessarily need a CAT scale, you just need a scale. Maybe try googling public scales and see what is in your area. You might find a grain elevator, landfill, or moving company nearby that will weigh it for you. As far as what to do if you are overweight. Well really nothing at the moment. If you are overloaded when you drive in you are no better or worse than if you had not weighed it in the first place. But you might also be able to move some things around in the trailer so get the weight more even. Anyway good luck with it,
opnspaces 02/20/15 12:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Attaching stabilizer/jack

I've had my stabilizers off a few times. I would reuse the self tapping bolts. if any won't tighten down use a nut and bolt on it.
opnspaces 02/11/15 09:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sway Control Upgrade

There's no grease on an Equal-i-zer spring bar either. The grease stays on the hitch head around the outside of the sockets that the spring bars slide into.
opnspaces 02/11/15 09:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sway Control Upgrade

I agree with Terryallan, if it's swaying you need to figure out why and address that first. If it's not swaying, or after addressing the sway if you want a different hitch I would go with the Equal-i-zer over the Blue Ox. No real reason why except I already have an Equal-i-zer and it works for me.
opnspaces 02/11/15 12:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: chevy suburban

My Suburban has the barn doors. I don't like them because there is a big center post that is right in the middle of my rear view.
opnspaces 02/10/15 10:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: No More Kirkland Batteries!

Don't know about the automotive batteries, but their flashlight batteries are absolute JUNK. I have never had batteries leak and corrode in devices like these Kirkland batteries. I've had so many leaky Kirklands I've gotten fairly good at removing the corrosion. Lets see this is what I can remember in the last 10 years. 4 WII remotes. The WII balance beam. toy helicopter remote. two TV remotes. 2 under cabinet LED lights. TV remote again. Clock radio backup battery. Living room clock. various kids toy cars and trucks. In shore the Kirkland AAA and AA batteries flat out stink. So if they are stopping carrying them then I say good for the unsuspecting consumer.
opnspaces 02/07/15 10:46pm Tech Issues
RE: New To Travel Trailering

Are you kidding? A 22ft behind an F350??? You're gonna need a bigger truck!!! ;)Sorry just joking around a little bit. :) I like the setup, did you home build the spring over kit or buy the a kit from someone like Dexter.
opnspaces 02/06/15 11:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: 12 volt longevity and recharging??

Check your voltage in the morning. I'll bet you can get two to three days before your battery bank gets near 12v. It used to be that folks on this forum would say you can expect 1 night of furnace per battery. Note you have three batteries just split into six parts. Now something must have changed because we're telling you to only expect one night of furnace for 3 batteries. Anyway go and have a good trip. But please tell us how the batteries worked when you get home.
opnspaces 02/05/15 11:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: bunkhouse room or cave?

I think a room would be a waste of space and would opt for standard bunks. My kids have never spent much time in the back by their bunks. They are either outside, inside eating, or inside watching a video before sleeping. I agree with the put the head at the opening of the bunk. Being that young I would also use a bed rail and keep her on the bottom bunk for safety. Remember kids are very susceptible to suggestion from their parents. Instead of calling it a cave call it her barbie bed, or her playhouse, or just her camper bed all for herself. :)
opnspaces 02/05/15 09:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bought our first camper

Don't know your floor plan, but on mine I would remove the dinette table and place the pack n play on the floor between the benches.
opnspaces 02/05/15 01:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Best Generator size for small (23') Travel Trailer

Hello Ron, welcome to the forum. A 1,000 watt generator is fairly light, and depending on what you want it for it will probably not be enough. It will not power most microwave ovens. It will not power the air conditioner. It might not power the battery charger. It will power you 120v outlets for up to about 800 watts. It will run the 12v accessories, but possibly not charge the batteries. Assuming you are mainly concerned with the maintaining the battery state of charge, it would be helpful to know what converter/charger your trailer has. Some chargers have a 40,50,60 amp charge mode that a 1,000 generator can't power. In these cases the batteries will only get a trickle charge and take days to recharge. Depending on your needs, you might want to consider a 2,000 watt generator.
opnspaces 02/05/15 01:41pm Beginning RVing
RE: Considering Purchasing a Used Travel Trailer

Well i wont be joining you guys here after all. Ive decided we are going to dive into camping, but not with a TT. We are going to start looking at hybrid popups, and a few popups. What you think you will get rid of us that easily? :h Not a chance, most of the people on here post in multiple if not all of the forums. So if you post in the Popup or hybrid forum here you will get a lot of replies from the same people. :) What can I say, we just love camping and these forums so we look at them all. I have a popup and I really like it for what it is. If you go with a popup I would make sure it has a heater and an actual refrigerator. Sometimes they just put in an icebox with a refrigerator door. With either a popup or hybrid you still want to open it up and make sure there are no rips or tears in the canvas. look along the edges and in the corners of the floors for wetness or discoloration that might indicate a leak. Good luck with your search, I know my kids enjoyed the heck out of camping for many years. Now my oldest (15) says he doesn't really like it anymore, but the other three still do.
opnspaces 02/04/15 10:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: use rv trailer hitch to carry 320 lb motorcycle

I wouldn't do it. The bumpers on trailer have a hard enough time supporting a few 30 pound bikes before they fail catastrophically. You will also probably have problems with sway as you will take too much weight off the tongue.
opnspaces 02/04/15 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: GE Supreme Silicone Sealant for sealing around roof vent

Thanks for the advice. Can anyone tell me what the lumpy ugly whitish blackish material that the POS used previously to seal the vent might have been? Janet I hate to say it but that ugly whitish blackish material is probably old Dicor which is what most are recommending. It can get dirty, but most people are not looking at your roof anyway. At any rate you needed it sealed right now and it is sealed. It will hopefully (probably will) last for the trip and then you can deal with it when you get back. Here's your basic options at least based on the group condenses of this forum. Peel the silicone up. Clean the residue as best as you can. Maybe try some of this stuff. Link Apply Dicor to seal the cracks. Peel the silicone and Dicor up and clean with acetone. reapply with Dicor. Buy a 50 foot roll of 6 inch wide Eternabond tape and tape right over the old caulking. Peel the silicone and Dicor up and clean with acetone. Buy a 50 foot roll of 4 inch wide Eternabond tape and seal the roof.
opnspaces 02/04/15 07:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: First Time RVer. Help a brother out!

Hello Yudarvish11 and welcome to the forum. It sounds like you have a decent tow vehicle, but you will want to find out a few more specifications before choosing a trailer. First realize that the max tow capacity is only one of the numbers you have to be concerned with. The marketing departments scream it in their ads so it's what we see, but there are other considerations. To make a good informed decision you probably also need a few more items that are on the drivers door jamb. GCWR (probably white sticker) RAWR (probably white sticker) FAWR (probably white sticker) Payload capacity. (yellow sticker) The weight of you, and any other passengers minus 150 lbs. Post those numbers here and we can help you figure out what you can pull. Here's a link to a running tow capacity thread about 1/2 ton trucks. Yes you have a 3/4 ton, but the way you need to consider the numbers is the same. Link
opnspaces 02/04/15 12:55pm Beginning RVing
RE: GE Supreme Silicone Sealant for sealing around roof vent

One of the concerns with silicone is that nothing sticks to it. So when the time comes to re-apply the silicone the new silicone won't stick. On top of that if you do decide to remove the silicone and go with an RV specific product, you will supposedly have a bear of a time getting all the residue off.
opnspaces 02/04/15 07:37am Travel Trailers
RE: new honda eu2000 rough idle

Mine purrs on Eco. If it needs partial choke to idle correctly then the idle circuit in the carburetor is obstructed. There was a time when the Honda's were running rough because of old fuel left from Honda. Here check this link especially page 2 with posts from Robert_at_Honda. Link It needs to go back to the dealer and they need to clean the carburetor again. If there is an 800 customer service number in your manual I would call it and ask them if it's supposed to be rough at idle.
opnspaces 02/01/15 11:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tanks cover

As said if it seems too loose pull it off, loosen the wing nut, slide the tanks apart a bit, and tighten the wing nut back down. Mine fits fairly snug and I have to rock it side to side to get it to come off.
opnspaces 02/01/15 11:17pm Beginning RVing
RE: Furnace Troubleshooting

You could always go with another Coleman type unit, but those are expensive. Many people on here myself included have switched over to an inexpensive digital thermostat. I bought a cheap non programmable thermostat at Walmart and it runs on AAA batteries and it does the job well. But mine only controls the heat. As said above these thermostats do not have a low and high fan speed. Some people just wire them on high fan and some add a micro switch to the side of the thermostat to control the fan speed. There are a few write ups here and on the net to help with the wiring. Link to digital thermostat Link to one of many posts about wiring.
opnspaces 02/01/15 11:02pm Travel Trailers
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