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RE: Need Christmas Ideas

Definitely an electric tongue jack. it's the one thing that he is guaranteed to use each and every time he hooks up the trailer.
opnspaces 11/19/14 06:37am Travel Trailers
RE: 12 guys heading to Deleware

wow that's a long looking combination. How did it pull? looks like a good time. :)
opnspaces 11/12/14 10:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: TV Mount help

Unfortunately it sounds like only the factory can answer this question. I found this FAQ Link to FAQ Which lists their phone number. 260-562-3500 or an email contact form Contact form Personally I would call them and ask how the walls both interior and exterior are constructed. Then you can formulate a plan on how to attach the mount.
opnspaces 11/12/14 06:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Safety brackets

Hey Roy, You say yours take strain off the lift cables. Are you lowering the roof to rest on the supports after you install them?
opnspaces 11/12/14 06:33am Folding Trailers
RE: Propane Tanks Question

If you belong to Costco they have 30 pound tanks for $40.
opnspaces 11/11/14 11:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Safety brackets

I'm don't think the Fleetwoods have a safety bracket. I don't think I've ever read about them in the 10 years I've been on this forum. I agree though with the suggestion of maybe two dowels with crutch tips. I would go a step further and use some velcro strips to strap the dowels to the support beams so they can't fall over during the night.
opnspaces 11/10/14 06:56am Folding Trailers
RE: delamination of the back wall

I read the OP and the replies and I have to admit that I am thoroughly confused. What is meant by the back wall is floating? :h and how does a floating back wall equate to it not being vacuum bonded? :@
opnspaces 11/08/14 09:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Equalizer brand Hitch problems

I'm assuming from your post that the trailer is parked until spring. If I was in your shoes the first thing I would do come spring would be to weigh everything. From there you will hopefully have an idea which way to go. I can't help but wonder if you are just tongue light. If this is true you'll never be able to adjust the sway out of the hitch. A trip to the scales will answer that question. As far as the popping and groaning, that it the hitch doing it's job. Removing a washer to quiet it down will most likely also remove whatever little bit of sway control you currently have.
opnspaces 11/06/14 12:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing water tank.

Is it possibles you have to pull out instead of turning the valve? On mine the low point drains look like they need to be turned, but they just spin freely when turned. After a few minutes I figured out I had to pull out on the valve and then it started draining.
opnspaces 11/05/14 06:57pm Beginning RVing

I agree that weights would be helpful in getting this figured out. There are many posts on here about how to weigh, but basically you need to find a public scale. CAT scales are popular but you can also go to a landfill, many moving companies, maybe even a grain silo or batch plant. With weight distribution engaged weigh the front axle of truck, the rear axle of truck, the total weight of truck and trailer if possible, and then just the axles of the trailer. You are basically pulling through slowly and stopping a each axle hits the scale. Next disconnect the weight distribution and weigh the front axle of truck, rear axle of truck, and all axles of the trailer. Now if possible disconnect the trailer and measure just the truck alone. front axle, then rear axle. What is the attitude of the trailer when you have the weight distribution installed? Is the front of the trailer higher or lower than the rear? Does your weight distribution use chains to connect to the trailer tongue or something else? If using chains which link are you using to connect to the snap hooks? Can you possible post a picture of the hitch all hooked up? Do you have a separate sway bar that you need to connect when you hitch up?
opnspaces 11/05/14 07:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Crock Pot Alcoholic Punch Suggestion?

Irish Coffee? Kahlua & Hot Chocolate? I always liked that as a Hot Irish Chocolate 1½ ounces Irish whiskey 1 ounce Irish cream liqueur (Baileys) Hot chocolate to fill mug. Whipped cream for topping. Haven't had that in a while and I have a desert trip in two weeks. Nights are going to be cold, gonna have to go buy some ingredients. :)
opnspaces 11/03/14 07:49pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: vent position in winter

Yep I think I closed my vent once when I realized the heater was on and it was open. After that time I just left it open and forgot about it.
opnspaces 11/03/14 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ahhh! We need to winterize our pop-up - TOTAL NOVICE

For step 5 have your husband find the water pump. If you're lucky there will be a T in the line with an open line. If so you use that line to suck the antifreeze out if the gallon jug. If no T in the line then you'll have to buy an aftermarket kit to add the T. Agreed on #4 with 3mtnlabbie except I turn off the waterpump and open a hot faucet to bleed the pressure out of the system. Then you can leave the hot open and pull the drain plug from the water heater.
opnspaces 11/03/14 12:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Balancing

If I understand your question you are asking if you should use hub centric (center balance) or lug centric (finger balance) balancing on your 5er wheels. I would say it depends on the wheel and the hub. If the wheel manufacturer states that the wheels should be balanced hub centric then your wheels should slide snugly onto the center hubs on the trailer. If the wheels and hubs do not slide snugly onto the hub then you really only have the lug studs to center off of and therefore need to do a lug centric balance. Clear as mud?
opnspaces 11/03/14 10:53am Folding Trailers
RE: Eliminate front to back wobble when parked?

Probably the best and cheapest way to reduce the front to back wiggle is the load the wheel chocks. You need 4 chocks and a helper. Also wood chocks work better for this as they won't crush or break. Park the trailer where you want it. Put a chock in front of the front tire on both sides of the trailer. Put a chock behind the rear tire on each side of the trailer. Put the tow vehicle in gear and pull the trailer forward a bit so the tires start to climb the front chock. Don't go to hog wild or you'll just crush the chock. Now press firmly on the brakes so the trailer cannot roll backwards. Have your helper kick the rear chocks up snug to the rear tiers then step back out of the way. Once the helper is out of the way put the vehicle in neutral and let the trailer roll back and settle between the chocks. The chocks should now be tight so you can't easily kick them out from under the tires. Your front to rear motion should be significantly reduced. Un-chocking is the reverse method, pull forward a bit and have helper kick the rear chocks out.
opnspaces 11/02/14 09:47pm Beginning RVing
RE: fresh water tank

I would leave it either empty or full, not in between. Before you pull out drain, sanitize and fill.
opnspaces 11/01/14 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: toilette tissue

There is no best paper. As was asked earlier, shat difference does it make if it breaks down in one minute or 10 minutes? We use whatever is in the house and have never had a problem.
opnspaces 11/01/14 03:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gauging interest in a custom built all aluminum TT

One thing I've always thought about on trailers is a way to protect all the roof penetrations from leaks without relying heavily on sealants. It seems like the easiest thing is to raise everything off of the deck. Could you build a raised platform that the AC sits on and overlaps so that water can't puddle around it? The holding tanks have to have a vent pipe that sticks out through the roof. Can you build an aluminum tube that sticks up 2 inches from the roof surface then slide the PVC vent pipe inside that tube? This would raise the leak point up off the deck and out of the puddles. In short make it impossible for falling rain to somehow leak inside. Of course the windows and door are going to be another real concern on sealing.
opnspaces 11/01/14 03:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: New GPS App for IPHONE and Android

I have the free Co Pilot on my iPhone but I don't use it much . It will plan a route just fine and even show you on the map where you are. But you have to pay for the upgrade to have it give you voice directions.
opnspaces 10/30/14 01:06am Tech Issues
RE: Unknown battery drain

How long was it pulled with the batteries hooked up? I'm going to bet you're fine though.
opnspaces 10/28/14 10:22pm General RVing Issues
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