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RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

Most of us with staabilizer jacks use this Milwaukee, but you could probably get something smaller if you're on a budget. The weaker ones sometimes don't do anything tho.Most of who? It was a joke...if you clicked on the link you would see that a 1" cordless impact wrench used to remove truck tires is waaaay overkill for spinning a jack down. When I replaced my DeWalt cordless I delegated the old one to trailer duty.
BurbMan 05/14/22 02:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Good Sam Credit Card from Cometity Bank

This is what happens when a company like Good Sam picks the credit card issuer that pays them the biggest % of the profits, not the one that will do the best job keeping their customers happy
BurbMan 05/14/22 06:48am Good Sam Club
RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

Most of us with staabilizer jacks use this Milwaukee, but you could probably get something smaller if you're on a budget. The weaker ones sometimes don't do anything tho.
BurbMan 05/13/22 07:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Residential refrigerator door shelf failures

GE has announced their entry into the RV appliance business with a new line of fridges, stoves, HW heaters, etc.
BurbMan 05/13/22 05:54am Tech Issues
RE: No shortage of RVs

Wonder how long it's gonna take for cars and trucks to come back in line
BurbMan 05/12/22 05:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Explain how emergency trailer brake gets power?

That connection is inside the junction box where your 7-pin cord terminates at the trailer. The breakaway switch is wired to both 12v positive from the TT battery and the blue brake wire.
BurbMan 05/12/22 02:33pm Towing
RE: Something I found that is amazing!

Not a bad build, I wouldn't mount the roll of paper towels right over the gas stove, that's an accident waiting to happen. It's probably pretty heavy for what it is...but I guess up there in AK he doesn't have access to cheap RV parts to build it lighter, so again, it's not bad!
BurbMan 05/12/22 11:49am Truck Campers
RE: Picked up 2014 Adventurer 80RB

$164 here on Amazon with Prime shipping. Click pic for link. https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/619cohn3NIL._AC_SL1200_.jpg width=440
BurbMan 05/12/22 11:39am Truck Campers
RE: Residential refrigerator door shelf failures

Same problem for us. I fixed it on the road by laying in a blob of JB Quick. Push some inside the hole, smoosh the broken pieces over the blob of JB and finally shape the outside smooth with wet fingers. All this must be done in under five minutes as that is how fast JB sets up. Be sure to get JB Quick, the regular stuff will not work cause it will sag during the longer set up time. I did mine on a running cold fridge, put the shelf back in the next day and that was the end of that. :B If your repair is a little too big, the JB can be sanded or filed down to fit. If you have not used JB Quick before, practice with a small blob on a piece of cardboard to see how it works before applying it to your fridge. Read the directions on the package first. Keep the heavy stuff out of that shelf. This sounds like your best bet for a repair, and as was stated, keep heavy items off of that shelf. Whirlpool used to make a good product, but the last 5 years or so we've noticed a rash of poorly engineered things like this and have found better quality and value in other brands.
BurbMan 05/12/22 10:30am Tech Issues
RE: Can Tow providers mount new tire to wheel ?

I see you have a Scion xA as a toad....why not just keep the mounted spare in the trunk of that? Then you don't have to mount it anywhere on the RV.
BurbMan 05/12/22 09:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can Tow providers mount new tire to wheel ?

You can find a tire service guy to mount a tire roadside but they don't have the ability to balance it roadside. If you have an issue with the front, it's going to be rough riding until you can find a shop to balance it. If you're going to carry a spare, I would have it already mounted and balanced so you can swap it out and keep going. I carry this Safety Seal tire repair kit with me, so I can easily handle any flat tire. The only times you would need to swap the tire is in the case of a blowout or a puncture too close to the sidewall that can't be plugged. Blowouts are rare unless you're running overloaded or underinflated.
BurbMan 05/12/22 08:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing first TT, need a bit of sanity checking advice

There are a lot of hidden weight adders to a truck, like oversized tires, tube steps, bed cap or cover, etc etc. 400 lbs over the spec'd weight is not a lot. So by now you should have the gist that this trailer is a little over what your max ratings are...but honestly I wouldn't stress too much about it. We towed a 34' TT with out 2500 Suburban, the GVWR on the truck was 8600 lbs and it was at least that when we loaded up to go camping, sometimes 8800+ if we had kids' friends in the 3rd row + firewood in the back. Before you get too caught up in the numbers, think about your options... Option A is you buy this trailer, load it up, dial in the hitch, then take the rig to the scales and see where you are. My guesstimate is that you will be a few hundred lbs overweight on the truck, it will drive OK but it will work pulling that trailer. You may have to make some mods to the truck like a trans temp gauge, external cooler, possible airbags or spring helpers in the back, and managing weight and what you pack will be part of every trip. You may or may not want a bigger truck down the road depending on how happy you are with how it drives. Plan on taking most hills at 55mph or under. If you're not up for that and just want to hitch 'n' go and not have to worry about any of that, then option B is to just buy a smaller trailer. The challenge with Option A is that there are no guarantees, you can invest $$ in truck upgrades and still not get to where you want to be. We went down that path, as did many other members here, only to wind up with a bigger truck, and in our case, followed by a bigger trailer. You need to stay under the axle capacities, because those ratings are safety-based and tied to brake and tire ratings. GVWR is a rating set by Ram to ensure component longevity and a good driving experience. You can load past GVWR but the truck won't drive the same and stuff will wear out faster. You're not going to be wildly overloaded to say that this TT is a non-starter for you, but you'll always be right at or a little over the trucks' ratings, and know what that means going in.
BurbMan 05/12/22 07:04am Travel Trailers
RE: New Ride

In 36 months it will be more like this: https://www.datocms-assets.com/27230/1610677961-star-trek-warranty.jpg?w=1000&auto=compress,enhance width=640
BurbMan 05/11/22 10:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ride

https://www.startrek.com/sites/default/files/images/2021-07/incoming_transmission_header-02.jpg width=640
BurbMan 05/11/22 10:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Overnight stop in CT, NY, or NJ? Suggestions needed.

Lived on Long Island for many years and have towed the TT over the GWB and thru the Bronx more times than I care to remember. Definitely more traffic this way than 287, but it only takes one accident and you're sitting no matter what route you take. Not saying this is a better way to go, only wanted to let the OP know about the CG in Jersey City if that was a fit with his plans.
BurbMan 05/10/22 08:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Overnight stop in CT, NY, or NJ? Suggestions needed.

GW Bridge is a tough travel. :) Mike The bridge itself usually isn't too bad, and the exit for 87/Deegan is right there when you hit the Bronx. We lived on LI for many years and most of the pain of the Cross Bronx going East is after that Deegan exit. Not saying always but most of the time. Why I didn't recommend staying on 95N up to 91N to Hartford, it's brutal. There will be some pain going over the bridge, but at the same time 287 is no bargain either....
BurbMan 05/10/22 04:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
New Blackstone Owner - Do I still need my grill?

We started with a charcoal BBQ then went to a Coleman Road Trip with the interchangeable full size griddle. Love the Road Trip but the griddle makes a mess. Cooking just a 1/2 lb of bacon sends so much grease into the burner pan it's awful to clean. The directions say to fill the burner pan with water so the grease floats off, and while that sounds good on paper, it never quite works that way. So we pulled the trigger on a 22" dual-burner Blackstone. Looks like the grease will be much more manageable with the grease cup. Is there anything you can't cook on a Blackstone griddle? is there any reason I still need to bring the Road Trip along? We love a good steak and some BBQ chicken, but thinking back our camping menu evolved around the charcoal grill....seems like we have a lot more options with the flat top. Give me some opinions and good recipes!
BurbMan 05/10/22 04:10pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Overnight stop in CT, NY, or NJ? Suggestions needed.

There's a spot in Jersey City not too far from the NJ Pike, Libery Harbor RV Park, exit 14 off of the turnpike, take I-78 east. Beautiful views on NYC and a lot of folks use it as a camping spot to visit the city since there is a scheduled passenger ferry that runs across the Hudson. If you're coming up 95, skip 287 and stay on 95, then take 95 across the George Washington Bridge then you pick up 87 NY Thruway right after you cross the Hudson, so you'll miss a lot of the traffic on the Cross Bronx (95N). Then 87N to 287 to 684 to 84 to Hartford.
BurbMan 05/10/22 02:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to Clean Underbelly of TT After Removing Tape

FYI, I spent $$ on the Darco OEM underbelly tape, but the best tape that I have found for underbelly use is the Gorilla Tape they sell at the home centers. Stuff sticks like iron and is impervious to the elements.
BurbMan 05/09/22 06:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leveling Issues

Without getting complicated, trying to establish level to a high tolerance is going to be difficult. Unless there are signs of something obviously bent, damaged, misaligned, etc..., I'd probably call 1/2 inch good enough given the limitations of your means of measurement. That's where I was heading with this...in the absence of an identifiable problem I would say there isn't one.
BurbMan 05/09/22 06:06pm Travel Trailers
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