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RE: BBQ grill support bracket?

I bet there are only one or two RV barbecue grills on the market. so they probably all use the same mount rail. For the price I would buy it and try it. Just make sure to caulk behind the rail so the screw holes don't leak.
opnspaces 05/16/16 07:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Amazon now has free Prime same day delivery !

Some (a few) of my Amazon prime purchases are sent via USPS - although most are via UPS. Pretty tough to beat the service - and understandable some areas will make it a "mission impossible". . In my area of San Diego The USPS delivers Amazon packages on Sundays. Yes that is as I typed it. Postal service drivers are delivering Amazon packages 7 days a week.
opnspaces 05/16/16 01:00am Around the Campfire
RE: water pump question - update problem solved

I wonder if it's the opposite. Maybe the new faucet has a flow restrictor and the older ones don't?
opnspaces 05/13/16 10:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Refer question.. How long will it stay cold?

x3 It really is that simple. Purge the lines with a stove burner. Once purged you don't have to do it again unless you turn the bottles off for a few weeks. put the Refrigerator on auto. Unplug shore power. Go stand by the refrigerator door and listen for the clicking. If it clicks and then starts a low roar of the flame you're done.
opnspaces 05/12/16 05:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: How would you fix this?

Can you get to t from inside the trailer? It looks like the front edge is pushed up and wedged on top of a piece of wood. I would use a flat screwdriver or pry bar to hold the edge off the wood while someone pushes down on the entire assembly from inside.
opnspaces 05/12/16 02:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Refer question.. How long will it stay cold?

I think it will stay cold for 8 hours but I would go one better if there is room. First all the food should be chilled at home in the house refrigerator before moving it to the trailer. Also Freeze a half gallon milk jug full of water for a week before the trip then put the jug in the refrigerator with the already cooled food. Close the door and don't open it again. Get a small cooler for ice and drinks for the kids and go have fun.
opnspaces 05/11/16 11:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: Help with fridge and pilot light

Hopefully it was as simple as pulling the hose away from what was pinching it. Thanks for updating us.
opnspaces 05/10/16 11:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dumping fresh water

If I dump my fresh it is right into the street here the trailer is parked.
opnspaces 05/09/16 11:27am General RVing Issues
RE: What to use to create a "nightstand" ledge next to bed?

Do you have space for a small table from somewhere like Ikea? Otherwise maybe one of these next to the bed without the wheels. You get additional storage space and a place to set your water. Link
opnspaces 05/08/16 10:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: First Long Trip -- What are the "must dos" and "must haves"?

Most everything is covered so I'll just add. Let your bank and credit card companies know where you are going and for how long. Otherwise you might find a rude surprise when you try to fill up and the card is denied. Sure it's just a phone call to get it reactivated, but it's just a lot more pleasant if it never happens in the first place.
opnspaces 05/08/16 09:46pm Beginning RVing
RE: Help with fridge and pilot light

The first time I take my trailer out of storage it takes a good 30 seconds to purge the air out of the lines and light the stove burners. Turn on all the stove burners and let them burn for about 20-30 seconds to purge the air out of the lines. If you can burn all burners at once with a mostly blue flame you don't have a propane delivery problem. Now turn the burners off. After purging with the stove burners try to light the pilot light on the oven. I use a standard propane log lighter that you can buy almost anywhere. Set the oven on pilot and then hold in the knob while applying flame with the lighter. If the pilot lights then hold the knob for another 15 seconds. If the pilot won't light when holding the know then you have a problem. If the pilot lights and burns when holding the knob in, but it goes out when you release the knob, you have a thermal couple problem. The thermal couple is the metal rod above the pilot flame. If the flame is not heating the rod the pilot will go out. bend the rod slightly to make sure it is over the pilot flame. Now try lighting the refrigerator. Turn it on and have someone go listen for the clicking. On my refrigerator it tries three separate times and if it fails to light after three attempts it shuts off and won't try again. If that happens turn the refrigerator off, wait about five seconds and then turn it back on again. It might take a few tries to get it lit. It will probably never light if you don't use the stove burners first. If the above fails try running the furnace, then the water heater and then go back and try the refrigerator and stove again.
opnspaces 05/08/16 09:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: dry camping needs ??

It really depends on how you use your trailer. Furnace blower is the largest draw. With furnace expect 1 nigh of use per battery. In a mild climate figure 2 nights per battery. After that wanton use of lights will be a big draw unless you have LED bulbs. It's easy for us to spend your money. I'll bet that four 6 volt batteries and 300 watts of solar will put you back $1000 without even knowing if you even need to spend it. My opinion is I would use two 6 volt batteries from Sams Club or Costco wired in series. Charge the batteries full, get a set of jumper cables and go camping. If your batteries get low hook the jumper cables from the vehicle to the trailer and let it idle for 2 - 3 hours. If you make it three days then add solar and you'll probably make it a week without having to haul another 100 lbs of tongue for extra batteries.
opnspaces 05/08/16 07:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Days 10 & 11

Sounds like you guys are having a great time. I love reading the posts. But did I miss day 9 I think the posts jumped from 7& 8 to 10&11
opnspaces 05/08/16 12:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: First road trip with the jayco

#1 Enjoy your trip. otherwise Take it slow and enjoy the drive. Keep at least 1/3 tank of fresh water so you can use the bathroom if needed. take pictures and post them here. :) I always do a walk around before driving away after any stop where you leave the rig unattended. Make sure the tires look good and check to make sure the hitch up still looks good and nobody pulled your hitch pin or emergency breakaway cable while you were away from the vehicle.
opnspaces 05/08/16 12:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toy hauler rear ramp closing issues

You should also ask the moderator to transfer this post to the toy hauler section. I'm sure you'll get a lot more insight there as they all own toy haulers and one of them is bound to have experienced what you are describing.
opnspaces 05/08/16 12:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Toy hauler rear ramp closing issues

You might be on to something. I know on my trailer if the stabilizers are down too tight the bathroom door won't latch. The latch will not even get near the hole. Maybe if you loosen the stabilizer jacks the door will line up better.
opnspaces 05/08/16 12:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Water heater scorched, flame out, re-ignites

Sounds like you have a spiderweb in your burner. As Old-Biscuit says take it apart and clean it out then reassemble. They really are pretty simple to work on. One caution. when you clean out the brass propane orifice, just do as Old-Biscuit says, soak and blow out with air.Do not run any wire through the orifice as it is a carefully calibrated opening.
opnspaces 05/05/16 12:29am Tech Issues
RE: Day 5

I'm loving the daily reports. It sounds like you're seeing a bit of rain. Did you guys ever consider buying some rain jackets? :B I don't think I've ever been in a storm like that with all the lightning. I know it's probably dangerous, but I think I'm going to have to add it to my very short just started right now bucket list.
opnspaces 05/03/16 11:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Something humorous or silly that you've done camping

Sitting at work thinking about camping instead of working. I started thinking about some of the silly things I've done camping, so I figured it would be fun to see what others have done. One of mine. We were always tent and popup campers. Finally I bought my current trailer. On our maiden voyage I stopped at the local Walmart, parking well away from the store, to check the hitch (because I was a bit nervous). As I opened the drivers door to get back in the Suburban my son cries out that he needs to go pee. So I grab him from the car and we run across the parking lot while I'm picturing the layout of Walmart so we can go through the door closest to the bathrooms. After he's finished we walk back across the parking lot. I swear I was almost all the way back to the Suburban before I noticed the shiny new travel trailer with a fully functional bathroom hitched up to it and my wife standing there with a quizzical look on her face. :B
opnspaces 05/03/16 01:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Things I don't understand

Kids like to make toilet paper torches on their hands when going to the bathroom lol. So I always tell them the trailer bathroom is for emergencies and night time. What is a toilet paper torch that you can make on your hands? I Googled but I'm not sure what I'm finding matches what a kid would be doing in the bathroom.
opnspaces 05/03/16 01:29pm Travel Trailers
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