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RE: 1977 dodge sportman

so what can a 3000 watt inverter can run in this camper? Unfortunately I have to answer your question with more questions. How many batteries does your RV have? Where are the batteries located? Are they 6 volt or 12 volt. If not sure you can tell by looking at the water fill holes. 3 holes = 6 volt, 6 holes = 12 volts. A 300 watt inverter will run a fan. Note that's 300 not 3,000. :)
opnspaces 07/18/14 11:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Material question - fabric under trailer

Sorry to hear this, from what I've seen on this forum over the years I hope my RV never springs a leak.
opnspaces 07/18/14 04:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: 1977 dodge sportman

a 3,000 watt inverter will run most household items. The problem is that the inverter can only provide electricity as long as the battery that is feeding it holds up. Below are two hypothetical answers to help in understanding the inverter capabilities. These are not actual tested figures, but they are close enough to real life to be relevant. support my Almost any inverter can run a cell phone/smart phone charger, or a laptop computer for many hours on a single 12 volt automotive battery. An inverter large enough to run a household microwave or your rooftop AC will drain a single 12 volt battery in a few minutes. If you really want to run household appliances your best bet is going to be to get a small generator. But watch out for the open frame contractor style generators like you can buy at Home Depot. Open frame generators are extremely loud. A small 1,000 watt generator would be good to keep the Sportsman batteries charged. A 2,000 watt generator will run mot everything in an RV except the AC. A 3,000 watt generator will run everything including the AC.
opnspaces 07/18/14 04:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: Old brakes, Old trailer

I would start with adjusting the brakes again. I've adjusted mine before and they loosened up after a few miles. In reality I imagine the brakes seated into their normal running position. I never had to adjust a third time though. Next I would go with the star wiring. Mine is still the factory wiring, but some day I will convert to star as it just seems like it would be better. Also you mentioned leading with the trailer brakes and a Prodigy controller. Are you using the manual lever to lead with the trailer brakes or cranking up the boost. If using the lever, try maxing the boost and you might not have to touch the lever again. If you are getting an intermittent NC reading I would check your ground. You should have a dedicated ground wire from the trailer back to the tow vehicle. Do not rely on aground through just the trailer ball. True story, I had a motorcycle trailer with a 4 blade flat wire connector, but the ground wire was not connected to the plug. I pulled the trailer that way for years (teenager) without a known problem. Then one day I was turning a corner at dusk and the trailer hopped a bit through the gutter and I saw the lights all go out and come back on. It took me a second to realize that the coupler had enough slop that as the trailer bounced, the coupler lifted slightly off the ball breaking the ground connection. I added the ground wire to the plug and the problem never occurred again. to sum my suggestions up: Set Prodigy to boost level 3. (manual is online or call them for one) Increase gain on Prodigy. Adjust brakes again. Check, repair, or replace all brake and coupler grounds. Rewire in star pattern and include grounds into this rewire.
opnspaces 07/17/14 09:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilets and Slosh Valve

Thor confirms there is a line in the top of the tank where water will slosh out. They say you can install a duck bill valve to stop the water loss but state you should not travel with the tank full. Easy for them to say but hard to do when you need all the water you can get when off the grid. To clarify toilet needs Dominic 320 will work but seeking other options. Just don't want Johnson laying on the bowl I'm confused and must be missing something. RV toilets do not have a tank, they only have a bowl. Are you losing water out of the toilet bowl? Or are you losing water out of your fresh water tank, into the toilet bowl, and then out the vent/overflow. If out of the bowl; on the last toilet use before hitting the road only fill the bowl about 3/4 of an inch to cover the valve to stop odors. Next time you need to use the toilet just add water and go. It uses the same amount of water either way.
opnspaces 07/17/14 08:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: "Vintage" Reese Dual Cam WDH

I tried to use that link and my pictures don't seem to upload by either dragging & dropping or selecting??? Just curious if you are using a windows computer and if so what browser are you using: Internet explorer, firefox, chrome? When you drag a picture to the middle of the screen it should popup a window with a new address to copy and paste into your message. Could you be using a popup blocker that is preventing it?
opnspaces 07/17/14 08:11pm Towing
RE: load bar question

Check the washer gap with the trailer disconnected or at least with the weight distribution bars off. The gap will be gone once you tension up the bars. If the bars are snapped up and the washers are tight you can check it also. Get down on your knees and look under the bottom of the hitch head under the washers. There should be a single bolt there that holds the head tilted against the washers. Make sure this bolt is tight. Have you been adding things into the front storage of the trailer? Little things can add up pretty fast to change the tongue weight.
opnspaces 07/17/14 07:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: My stupid Question of the day

OP, I would probably just do the 12 months routine. To be truthful though I only do mine every few years. I found the Dexter axle FAQ's today and found a snippet about E-Z Lube and bearing inspections (I added the red for emphasis below). Dexter FAQ's E-Z LUBE - What is the E-Z Lube option? The E-Z Lube option was designed specifically for the marine application where the axles are constantly being immersed in water. This feature provides a convenient method for purging the water from the hub cavity without having to pull the hub every time. The hubs should be removed every 12 months or 12,000 miles to inspect the bearings and it is imperative to replace the seal at this time to assure that the grease does not leak out the back onto the brake linings rendering the brakes non-functional.
opnspaces 07/17/14 05:24pm Tech Issues
RE: What is this?

It's for dumping the fuel out of the tank to save weight on long uphills. :Z No idea it's interesting it looks like a fuel door release except for the slash through it as if to say NOT the fuel door release. :B
opnspaces 07/17/14 01:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New home

I come back from lunch, sit down in my cubicle and pull up RV.net for a few minutes. And THIS is what I'm greeted with!!!:M Man that's cruel. :B Honestly though I looked at the picture and actually said the word "nice" under my breath as I was looking at it. Man I need to go camping.:D
opnspaces 07/17/14 12:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pioneer 19t4 TT water tank problem

I guess you could also install a screw out deck plate into the top of the tank near the outlet and see what's going on. Link
opnspaces 07/17/14 10:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Redecorating project finally finished!

Yes thank you.
opnspaces 07/16/14 10:55pm Folding Trailers
RE: Stolen TT - a word of advise

Another trick I do is pretty low-tech. Once the trailer is in place, I pull the license plate, put it in a plastic folder, and stick it in my truck. It isn't much, but if there are any observant peace officers, a trailer with no license plate will be obvious. Hey mlts you can make your low tech deterrent a bit better. Get one of the plastic license plates that the new car dealers put in the frame until the real plates come. Turn it over and write STOLEN on it in big bright red letters. Now every time you pull the plate to store in your truck, replace it with the stolen sign. That might get noticed faster than no plate at all. :)
opnspaces 07/16/14 01:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: New TT, bubbling on side of slide

I would call Jayco customer service. I'll bet they ask for a picture and go ask the shop foreman about it and get you an answer.
opnspaces 07/16/14 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Redecorating project finally finished!

Looks nice, how did you attach the loops to the ceiling that the thermometer and the kitchen cabinet are hanging from?
opnspaces 07/16/14 10:51am Folding Trailers
RE: Travel trailer battery

It kind of depends on what you use your trailer and battery for. First of all if you were happy with your last battery then go ahead and just replace it. If you just need a battery to run the emergency breakaway switch when pulling to the campground and then are on shore power then the Walmart battery is even overkill. If you dry camp or boondock then you might want to look into a pair of Costco or Sams Club deep cycle 6 volt batteries.
opnspaces 07/15/14 06:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Ready to Buy New TT but have roof questions

If it's new, try looking at some other trailers from the same manufacturer on the lot to see if they look the same. On my Jayco there were a few large bubbles on the roof. I'm talking a foot wide and 2 - 3 feet long. I asked about it and the salesman pointed out similar bubbles on the trailers all around the one we were standing on. I don't know how long it took as I wasn't concerned enough to pay attention, but they all disappeared over time. Now my roof is smooth with no bubbles and has been like that for years.
opnspaces 07/15/14 05:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Filling fresh water tank?

Sounds like it didn't fill the tank. When you said the sound of water filling stopped and the sensors didn't change, what did they read? Did they read empty the whole time, or did they read full? There will be an overflow for the tank, they all have one or we'd be reading about ruptured fresh tanks all the time. Don't turn the hose on too hard so the overflow can keep up and not let the tank over pressurize. I usually turn my hose on just a little bit and let it slowly fill the tank. It take a while (maybe 15 minutes to fill), but I'm doing other things at the same time and don't want to cause any damage if I forget to turn it off. I wouldn't worry about it, RV water pumps can run dry without any damage. Yes if you have water in the tank the pump can run for a few minutes while it fills the system including the water heater. Pump flow rates vary between 2 - 4 gallons per minute. So if you have a 10 gallon water heater it might run for a while. I would hook up the hose and use city water to fill the water heater and bleed the air out of all the faucets. Then flip over to fill the fresh tank and wait until the water starts coming out of the overflow.
opnspaces 07/15/14 01:40pm Beginning RVing
RE: Search on bathroom smells

The flapper in the air admittance valve on the output side of the trap under the sink can stick in the open position and let gray tank odor into the bathroom. They usually unscrew pretty easily by hand and replacements can be found in hardware stores. Here's a link to an air admittance valve from Home Depot. They are cheap enough that if you have a sink in the bathroom you might just want to just change it Link Thank you ... we have a problem with the toilet not holding water. DH happens to sell the one that is in there now, so we will replace it at the same time we remove the carpet from the bathroom. I think the toilet not holding water is your most likely culprit though. Get the toilet fixed and the smell will probably stay away.
opnspaces 07/15/14 01:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: Material question - fabric under trailer

Sounds like you are talking about Darco Darco I would replace it when done. The covering that posters are referencing above is probably Coroplast (plastic cardboard) that manufactures use as a second floor for an insulated underbelly. Coroplast A typical underbelly would be wood, insulation(sometimes) Darco,then holding tanks. A typical insulated underbelly would be wood, insulation, Darco, holding tanks, insulation, then Coroplast
opnspaces 07/15/14 11:09am Beginning RVing
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