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RE: The plastic under the trailer, and cross members.

I think you'll find that the corrugated plastic (Coroplast) is just hanging there to hold a few pieces of fiberglass insulation to the bottom of the trailer. The cross piece might be nothing more than a place to screw two different pieces of the Coroplast into. At any rate it's not structural so go ahead and pull it down and have a look. It does help on reassembly though to use something to hold the center of the sheet up while you install the screws around the edges. another post dealing with the underbelly Link
opnspaces 06/19/17 10:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: Adding insulation WITHOUT tearing up the rig??

Thanks for all the advice! I went to the service guys and asked for an estimate to install another...we'll see! Liking that dual hose Port A/C! We vacay out there cuz that's where our boat is/it's cheap. Living in So Cal, ya gotta take what you can get! There are NO lakes we can use our boat on close. We ARE considering the ocean/San Diego- but it's expensive! After paying for the trailer space, boat slip and gas, WHEW! Plus, I don't love floating in salt like I do the fresh water lake. So we considered Big Bear, but there's that pesky money again! Plus that lake gets geechy and seems to evaporate while you're out on it till your dock is on dry land. Are you looking for lakes you can overnight on, or just something close for the day. there's always San Vicente and El Capitan in Lakeside for day use, but you can't stay the night.
opnspaces 06/18/17 07:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Got me a little electrical issue

You should be looking for a distribution center like this. The colored things on the right side are fuses and the breakers are on the left under the thumb. The fuses pull straight out of the holes and no you won't bet shocked doing so. Pull them one at a time and look through them from the side. If the two legs are not connected across the middle the fuse is blown. http://i.imgur.com/EpvLTWcl.jpg
opnspaces 06/05/17 11:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coleman NXT-200 grill issue to be aware of...

Cityfrank It might be as Drew510 said, or it could be as the OP (cyberiankhatru) found. For cyberiankhatru's fix look at the grill where you screw the hose on. On that fitting there is a brass center pin that goes into the hose like on the picture below. http://img.banggood.com/images/oaupload/banggood/images/FA/15/571e8e30-cb62-4159-b6f3-73a79d33a803.jpg height=200 That center pin was not long enough to depress the plunger in the end of the hose to allow Propane flow. Since the pin is threaded into the fitting he used a tool to unscrew the pin 1/2 turn which made it stick out of the fitting enough to depress the plunger in the end of the hose.
opnspaces 06/05/17 05:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water Line routing.

I wonder if it's the same as the Utah. On that model with the slide out dinette you pull the screws that hold the trim piece across the slideout inside the trailer. Then the front of the step comes off and you have access to the pipes and pump. You can also partially disassemble part of the bottom under the slide from outside the trailer but access to things is a bit more difficult that way.
opnspaces 06/03/17 06:35pm Folding Trailers
RE: Still looking, need tall interior, but half ton towable

I feel your dilemma, as I also needed the 81" height and my truck is only rated for 7600lbs. That basically ruled out the slide models as the slide just adds too much weight. I know you looked at the Jayco 27bhs, but that model is 6,330 empty. Nobody tows an empty trailer unless they are towing it home from the dealer so it will only be heavier ready to camp. . I know you want a slide, but the Jayco 26bh (no slide) is only 4,700 pounds. With my kids I get one per bunk and the third sleeps on the jacknife sofa in a sleeping bag. It only takes a few seconds to put the sofa back upright and toss the sleeping bag in a rear bunk for the day.
opnspaces 05/29/17 09:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: New to RV lifestyle, need to know if this is normal

Also pull down the filter and make sure the air is being directed into the ducts and not into the attic. I used a roll of aluminum HVAC tape to seal up all the joints in the outlet box and the vents blow much stronger now.
opnspaces 05/22/17 01:17am Beginning RVing
RE: Mileage on axles

As others have said there is no real rating for your axles. If you had a few drivers you could run them 24hrs a day without worry. Well maybe after tens of thousands of miles you might want to repack them. But other than that you can run them continuously.
opnspaces 05/20/17 07:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: What was your first RV noob disaster (or near disaster)?

I was out in the middle of the desert with my popup. While folding up to leave I had already removed the bed support bars when my brother said he needed to remove the block under the tongue jack. Without thinking about it I pushed down hard on the rear bed to take the weight off the tongue. There was a pop as the slide rollers gave away and the bed fell to the ground. We did get it slid back onto the rails to get home and I had to buy some new rollers from an RV salvage place to fix the bed.
opnspaces 05/17/17 07:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: Viking 17BH bottom drags

I would try adjusting the links on the chains to see if there is a happy medium that prevents dragging into the driveway.
opnspaces 05/17/17 06:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: hitch stop

I can't think of a lock to prevent that. My Suburban gets close and I've always wondered if it was possible for the trailer to contact the TV in a tight turn going forward. The only thing I can think is to keep a close eye on the trailer when turning around and open the turn up if it starts looking like it might hit.
opnspaces 05/17/17 06:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Repacking the wheel bearings

I pack my bearings every few years if I feel like it. They should be good for thousands of miles so no I wouldn't pack yours every year. Now if it was a boat trailer that the bearings get submerged then I would repack often.
opnspaces 05/11/17 06:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black tank valve replacement Jayco 26BH

I pulled the underbelly on my Jayco a few times. Look carefully at the screw heads, they are probably Robertson (square drive the looks like a Philips) I bought a cheap set of drivers at Walmart that included the #2 Robertson bit that fit in my cordless. Just take off anything that is holding the underbelly on, in my case it was the two rear stabilizer jacks and a strap under the drain pipe. Then Jayco also ran the propane line for the water heater right up through a hole in the underbelly. I used a razor knife to slice a single cut from the LP line to the edge of the underbelly. Then just lay on your back and take out all the screws around the underbelly near where you need to work. In my case Jayco used a smaller piece 5x5 under the tank so i didn't have to drop the whole underbelly down. For reinstall it helps to use a floor jack and small piece of wood to lift the underbelly up while you install the screws. It's not that the underbelly is particularly heavy, it just helps take the sag out of the center so you can line up the screw holes easier. Oh and a new valve is $14 which is way cheaper than the gas to pull the trailer 100 miles.
opnspaces 05/11/17 06:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: fresh water tank replacement

Is there a big enough opening that the sensors are installed from inside the tank?
opnspaces 05/06/17 02:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Two rocks, broken side window

That sucks. I've had my emergency window broken twice in my trailer. Both times a glass shop was able to replace the glass,but it wasn't cheap.
opnspaces 05/01/17 10:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Taken all the steps to prevent sway. Still swaying. Help!

I know it's a pain in the rear, but if the old perches are still on the axles you could take the lift off and see if the sway goes away.
opnspaces 05/01/17 08:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Remove white writing on frame

I would guess paint thinner or lacquer thinner
opnspaces 04/30/17 10:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Battery power lost to trailer.

I would start at the battery and take a reading from both posts. Then trace the negative wire back to the frame, Take a reading from the ground bolt to the positive terminal. If that works out then trace the positive wire down and measure from any connections to the negative on the battery. I'm betting you'll find a circuit breaker somewhere close by that will be limiting the current flow.
opnspaces 04/30/17 10:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Swivel tongue jack options...

Unfortunately for what you're facing, the caster is going to work against you. While caster is a name for the wheel, it's also a behavior built into the wheel. If you look at a shopping cart you will notice that the wheels behave the same way your tongue jack behaves. That's because of the angle of caster built in. The front end of your car also has caster built in and it's why the steering wheel centers itself as you come out of a turn and keeps the car going in a straight line when you let go of the wheel. If you wanted your tongue jack to not pivot as you move the trailer you would have to find a wheel where the axle is directly beneath the jack tube. It might be easier to get the trailer lined up and try to push it where it needs to go. If the caster tries to spin you will need to kick it around 180 degrees so it will track straight. If that's not possible because you need the wheel physically in a different spot, then another option is to load the back of the trailer so the front becomes lighter. This won't stop the caster swing, but at least after you get the trailer where you want it you should more easily be able to spin the caster wheel around where you want it to sit without the trailer moving.
opnspaces 04/30/17 06:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: A/C rooftop unit shroud (updated with photos)

If the original cutout is so the condenser (radiator looking part) can breathe then yes you will have to cut the new one out.
opnspaces 04/28/17 10:41pm Travel Trailers
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