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RE: Considering a Jayflight 29 BHS from 2006 for family of six

Was the trailer loaded when you were pulling it? If there is not enough weight in he front of the trailer it will sway around and could be dangerous. Many times just redistributing the weight in the trailer will smooth it out. Yes there will always be some movement as you pull it. but it shouldn't feel like the trailer is the one in charge.
opnspaces 07/08/17 07:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bearing repack question

I didn't put a ton of grease in and around everything, but I was careful make sure both bearings were properly coated. Deano Hi Deano, I think you might be missing what the forum is trying to tell you. The important thing you need to be concerned with is how you packed the grease by hand into the bearings, not by the zerk fitting in the axle. The zerk fitting in my opinion is nothing more than marketing hype and should not be considered for bearing maintenance. If you properly packed your bearings by hand and forced new grease around the bearing rollers to the center. That is, if they are completely coated with grease inside and out, not just grease smeared around the outside. Then you bearings are properly packed and there is nothing more to do. Adding more grease to the center of the hubs doesn't really do anything except lighten you wallet. Also of importance is you can tighten the axle nut with a tool to seat the bearings. But in the end you have to loosen the nut until you can turn it freely by hand and then tighten it only finger tight. Do not spin the hub while you are doing these steps. If the cotter pin will not line up with the hole in the axle, loosen (do not tighten) the nut slightly until it does.
opnspaces 07/08/17 07:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: He's so confused

Sometimes you just can't help people. Hopefully his tires were overrated for the weight to where the 5PSI he bled out won't make a big difference.
opnspaces 07/08/17 12:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can we discuss Gin and Tonics, please.....

I didn't even know there was sugar in tonic water, I thought it was just carbonation. Or am I thinking about something else?
opnspaces 07/07/17 12:37am Around the Campfire
RE: Considering a Jayflight 29 BHS from 2006 for family of six

I think it's a great size, you'll have a great time and make some happy memories. I have a 27BH, a little shorter with no slide and 4 boys. When they were younger 1-8 the oldest took the top bunk, the second oldest took the jacknife sofa, and the two youngest shared the double bed. They were more than happy with that as we were camping. I had it this way because I refused to setup and breakdown the dinette every night. Fast forward a 10 years and the youngest takes the top bunk, the second youngest the full size, and the second oldest still on the sofa. The oldest at 18 has no interest in camping anymore. I never really had a space issue except about two years ago when the two youngest suddenly couldn't sleep together. So I let the youngest sleep in the queen with me until the oldest stopped going.
opnspaces 07/06/17 07:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pics of new to me travel trailer

Nice looking setup.
opnspaces 07/01/17 11:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing a flat TRAILER window: is auto glass what I need?

You want standard tempered glass. Find a shop that specializes in windows and shower doors and they can make a template of the frame and order a new piece of tempered glass to install.
opnspaces 06/30/17 09:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Mold in and on sides of draws

I would also say bleach. But do you know why the drawers are moldy? Is there a leak in the trailer to cause this?
opnspaces 06/30/17 09:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Greatest fear finally reared its ugly head

I agree with ttommy. It sounds like the bearings were too tight which causes excess heat. In the end though it doesn't really matter as long as the repair guy gets the replacements installed correctly.
opnspaces 06/26/17 10:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to get the tail light lens off

Maybe you need to pry out on the lens to clear the plastic tab.
opnspaces 06/19/17 11:32pm Folding Trailers
RE: Replacing coroplast on entire camper underbelly

On mine the heater runs in a metal channel under the floor. I always assumed that the heated underbelly was just radiant heat from the metal ductwork as opposed to an actual vent under the floor.
opnspaces 06/19/17 11:01pm General RVing Issues
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
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