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RE: Tire Buckling

As said check the pressures, but I say it's normal. Mine definitely do it too.
opnspaces 11/09/17 11:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: LP Tank Selector valve

might be a broken indicator, but i wold do kind of as BobNDot said but with a slight twist. shut off tanks remove pigtails to relieve pressure at the tank connect pigtails open valves slowly flip or turn selector switch to point at each tank one at a time. Does the indicator go green?
opnspaces 10/31/17 10:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Coiled Wiring Connector

I don't have one but I have considered it many times. I need to change my plug end anyway so I might. As far as that huge bump at the driveway, Maybe they had some nasty flooding in the past from a desert monsoon.
opnspaces 10/24/17 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which is the right move in a split second decision?

If the trailer starts swaying the option is to apply the trailer brakes. Then once it is back under control you slow down. Take your foot off the gas and keep the trailer brakes manually applied until you slow down. You need to put tension on the joint between the hitch ball and the tongue. There are two ways to do this. Put on the trailer brakes while the vehicle is still under power. Or accelerate to attempt to fix a problem that is caused by going too fast.
opnspaces 10/11/17 11:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: water dripping over doors

As suggested clip a wooden clothespin at the end of each gutter.
opnspaces 10/08/17 12:26am Beginning RVing
RE: summer slushie recipe

Okay waiting for the recipe............summer or not it already sounds good. :)
opnspaces 10/02/17 10:32pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Where to store the tow hitch and stabilizer bars

I have an equal-i-zer so when camping I leave the hitch head in the receiver tube. I swing the spring bars out wide to lay against the rear bumper and leave them there until I hook up to go home. If I do remove the spring bars they lay across the tongue behind the propane bottles. The head stays locked into the receiver At home everything sits off to the side on the garage floor.
opnspaces 10/02/17 10:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oven Help!!!???

place the tile/stone/pan above the burner and below the food. You are trying to distribute the heat coming up off the burner so it doesn't create hot spots on the bottom of the baking dish.
opnspaces 08/18/17 01:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Sway

One other thing of note. Yes everybody is correct that correct weight distribution is very important. BUT, after all is said and done, your trailer will always have a little bit of wiggle as you pull it down the road. If you want no wiggle you have to find a used Hensley Arrow or Pro Pride hitch. But be prepared to spend $2500 for new or hopefully cheaper if used. Hensley ProPride
opnspaces 08/12/17 08:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge normal?

I always pre-cool in the house refrigerator before loading the RV fridge. But after that I don't worry about putting pulling out a can of soda and replacing it with a warm can. Do you remember the refrigerator commercial from the 70's where they open the door a a bunch of ping pong balls (representing the cold) fall out? That's kind of the effect you get when you open your RV refrigerator. But unlike a household refrigerator your RV fridge has a slow recovery rate. What the commercials don't show though is that when you close the door all the items in the refrigerator start releasing ping pong balls back into the compartment. So as long as air can move around the food, the more cold items in the refrigerator the less the opening of the door affects the temperature.
opnspaces 08/10/17 10:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: CD PLAYER door problem???

I don't see a manual release in your picture, nor in the pictures of ones on ebay. If you really want to find out you'll have to pull the 4 screws holding it in the cabinet and then disassemble the unit. Another option is to hook something small inside the edge of the tray and pull out gently while you push the eject button.
opnspaces 08/01/17 02:02am Tech Issues
RE: Who drives? Him or her?

I always did all the driving, my wife would have nothing to do with it. I would have walkie talkies, but only use them if there was no cell coverage. With a walkie talkie only one person can talk at a time and the reception is usually horrible. With a cell phone I cna put it on speaker phone and concentrate on driving.
opnspaces 07/24/17 08:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hooking up to house sepitc

I'm curious if anyone has actually overflowed their septic system by dumping all at once? My holding tanks are 36 gallon which is about the same size as a standard bathtub. What would be the difference?
opnspaces 07/24/17 08:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Another camping trip to reflect on around future campfires

I guess one of the neighbors had nothing better to do than call the county. Yeah sometimes it seems that people might have too much time on their hands.
opnspaces 07/19/17 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another camping trip to reflect on around future campfires

Good catch.......one should ALWAYS pay attention to that 'feeling' Question is.......... How in the heck does one have left over steak, lamb and potatoes :H That is kind of funny. The food was leftovers from my friends in the next campsite and my family had just finished eating. So to clear counter space while i did dishes I slipped the pan into the oven. Unfortunately it got forgotten as soon as the campfire was lit. Yes I would have loved to eat it as leftovers but not after sitting out un-refrigerated for a day and a half. :)
opnspaces 07/19/17 06:13pm General RVing Issues
Another camping trip to reflect on around future campfires

Life sometimes gives us some strange twists. The place where I store my trailer lost their permit and I had to suddenly vacate. Since I was only a week away from a planned weekend trip I pulled the trailer home on Saturday with plans to spend the week securing new storage, then take the kids camping the following weekend. Monday morning I get a message from my son that a Sheriff Deputy had left an unattended vehicle notice on the trailer giving me 72 hours to move it. Great I thought, that only gives me until Wednesday to get it moved, whereas I would normally bring it home on Wednesday to get the refrigerator cooling and the food loaded up. So I had to unplug the shore power and move the trailer away from the house on Tuesday so I could bring it back home on Thursday (well within the 72 hour limit)to start loading. This change in routine threw me off rhythm and I never got to do some basic upgrades that I had been planning on doing the next time the trailer was home. Friday was uneventful and we loaded up, drove out, and had a great weekend camping. It was a hot weekend though so I turned on the AC Friday night and left it on for the entire weekend. Come Sunday I repacked the trailer and kids and headed home. About halfway home a guy drives by me and makes that dreaded motion of pointing back at the trailer. I immediately checked what I could see in my mirrors and nothing looked amiss. There road at this point was narrow with a guardrail on the right and a crash wall on the left so basically nowhere to pull over. I had to drive a mile before I could finally pull over. All the while I was running through my head all the possibilities of what the guy in the car was trying to tell me. First check was tires, and they all looked good. I also checked the rear of the trailer and there was nothing wrong there either. So I hooked my fingernail under a window and it easily lifted up as if it had never been cranked closed. Now that I had a suspect I went in to crank the window closed and found a total of three including the emergency exit that were not secured. My guess is the guy saw the emergency window flapping and fortunately was kind enough to motion that there was a problem. The rest of the drive home was uneventful and I parked the trailer at the curb and asked the kids to empty all the food out. While they were working I called and secured a storage space although at an additional $40 a month in rent. Knowing that the rental office was closing in a few hours I did a rushed cleanup of the trailer. I also opened all the cabinets, the refrigerator, and microwave three different times to make sure there was no food left in the trailer and decided it was ready to go to storage. I stepped out of the trailer, closed the door and put the key in the cylinder. Then something in the back of my mind just gave me that feeling that I was forgetting something. So I went back in the trailer, looked in all the cabinets, looked under the dinette seats (finding overlooked dirty laundry) looked in the bathtub and toilet. Everything seemed shipshape. Being hot from a morning of packing, driving and unpacking I sat down on the dinette cushion and just looked around the trailer one last time. I'm not sure what caused me to do it but I reached over and opened the oven and looked in. There sitting in one of those cheap aluminum food trays was a pile of last nights leftovers including steak, lamb and potatoes. Knowing my camping schedule over the last few years, had I not found that tray of meat, it would have sat in the oven for months smelling up the trailer. :E Finally the rest of the day went smoothly, I got the trailer nestled in it's new storage spot and finally got to just sit in my air conditioned house and reflect on an overall enjoyable weekend.
opnspaces 07/18/17 11:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Single person - How difficult to do everything by yourself?

I've been soloing it since I bought the trailer in 2005. My ex would go along and usually kind of got the food ready. But aside from that I did/do it all. Sure it takes a bit longer without help, but if you think about it a helper really only makes it go a bit faster.
opnspaces 07/18/17 10:35pm Beginning RVing
RE: Trouble hooking up battery.

RV's are typically wired like a house. Black and red are positive and white is negative. BUT in your situation you will probably have to get a meter since you can't easily trace the wires back to the frame.
opnspaces 07/12/17 08:25pm Tech Issues
RE: EU2000 carburetor cleaning

I've cleaned the carburetor on my eu2000i many times in the last 10 or so years, and never had to replace a single part. I would just take it apart, clean the jets and orifices and put it back together. Floats typically don't wear out. Just set it aside where the carburetor spray can't get on it and reinstall the original. I never spray the plastic float as years ago I destroyed a float on a small engine that way. You need to pay careful attention to how the main jet comes out of the center. there is nothing to prevent you from installing it backwards, you just have to be careful.
opnspaces 07/12/17 07:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Black Tank Smell

If only the top 7 inches is truly loose I would grab it with a needle nose pliers and pull it out. Or you could possibly stick your fingers inside the pipe, spread them to wedge against the inner walls and pull it out. Then go buy a piece of 1.5 inch black ABS pipe from Home Depot and cut off a 14 inch long piece so you have something to hold on to. Smear some ABS glue around the end of the longer pipe and slide it back down in to the roof and into the other pipe. Hacksaw it off flush and put the cap back on.
opnspaces 07/11/17 11:03pm Travel Trailers
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