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RE: China Bomb got me, now to repair

You can also use scrim tape. I got some from Amazon, I believe. It’s used to repair Darco.
GrandpaKip 06/25/19 08:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Terrible factory splices in brake wiring

Are you going to rewire with a star pattern or keep it in series? (If you already said, sorry, I missed it)
GrandpaKip 06/24/19 07:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing tub surround

Last step on my bathroom rebuild is the tub surround. The original was getting brittle and cracked during removal so bought a new one (boy, are they expensive for a simple piece of vinyl). My question is: can I use the same rivet holes for installing the new surround? I was going to use the old one as a template and simply drill the holes for rivets and faucet placement in the new one in the same locations. Howie That’s how I’d do it if the walls are in good shape.
GrandpaKip 06/20/19 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: water heaters

If a water heater turns on to make the already hot water hotter, then it’s a hot water heater, isn’t it? The world is full of oxymorons; fortunately, they are mostly harmless.
GrandpaKip 06/20/19 08:08am Travel Trailers
RE: 04 Chev 1500 as a tow vehicle 8000lb camper

So many armchair drivers, So little experience driving his combo.
GrandpaKip 06/19/19 07:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie in trouble, cleaned ac filter cover won’t go back on

Is the ceiling flat? Doesn’t look like it from the pics.
GrandpaKip 06/18/19 09:31am Travel Trailers
RE: What the normal expected discount off MSRP?

At the last RV show, some dealers had everything from 30% to 50% off MSRP. All had monthly payments listed. A lot of people don’t buy on price, but on monthly payments. I wouldn’t offer anything until I had done my research on the model I want. Once I have a good idea of what the general price range was, then I’d offer x% off of whatever their “MSRP” is.
GrandpaKip 06/18/19 09:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Seeking custom rig

An outdoor kitchen usually takes space out of the bathroom and you still have an indoor kitchen. I carry a knock-down 22” Weber charcoal kettle grill and a solid surface hot plate for cooking outside. I used to have a 2 burner Coleman camp stove which worked well. I don’t have an outside sink, but it wouldn’t be difficult to rig one up. I do have an outside hose with a sprayer. I have never liked the dorm style fridge found in most o/s kitchens. As previously stated, you probably won’t find an o/s kitchen in something that can be pulled by your Pilot.
GrandpaKip 06/17/19 04:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do airbags help?

I get less bounce with the Andersen than I did with my other WD, but some roads still cause porpoising. Sometimes, changing speed helps. When I set them up for the Silverado, I used the tongue jack to raise everything to make it easier to adjust the nut. Then I tightened it one turn, let it all back down and remeasured. Kept it up until the truck sat properly. I did this with the truck unloaded. If I have a lot of stuff in the bed, I’ll usually make another half turn from “normal”. The chains on mine are so tight that they feel like a solid piece of steel.
GrandpaKip 06/17/19 03:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do airbags help?

Hey folks, he has an Andersen hitch. It doesn’t have bars and uses a tensioned chain instead. Whole different animal than hitches with bars.
GrandpaKip 06/17/19 07:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Dinette cushions

Probably going to have to have some made unless you can do it yourself.
GrandpaKip 06/16/19 07:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Medical marijuana

I'll support you in nationally legalizing Marijuana if you support a national reciprocity for being able to carry my firearm everywhere in the country. And I’d be a an abortion supporter if they’d allow it up to the 18th year. Sometimes you don’t know you’ve got a bad one until it’s a teenager. Ok, unknot your panties. I was just kidding. :):) Eat the children before they turn into teenagers... trust me on this one But then I wouldn’t have the really nice adult children I have now. Happy Father’s Day to all you daddies out there!
GrandpaKip 06/16/19 07:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Do airbags help?

The chains are supposed to be tight. How much are you compressing the urethane bushing? Should be about 1/4” or so, if I remember correctly. I raise the tongue and truck with the jack to make it easy to adjust the tension nut. I have about 600# on the tongue and have no problem returning the front end to spec. Do you know the tongue weight?
GrandpaKip 06/16/19 07:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Medical marijuana

I'll support you in nationally legalizing Marijuana if you support a national reciprocity for being able to carry my firearm everywhere in the country. And I’d be a an abortion supporter if they’d allow it up to the 18th year. Sometimes you don’t know you’ve got a bad one until it’s a teenager. Ok, unknot your panties. I was just kidding. :):) I’ve always been in favor of retro-abortions. Not enough Darwin awards.
GrandpaKip 06/15/19 08:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with Jeep Wrangler

I cannot comment on actual towing with a Jeep, because I’ve never done it. Numbers however, are another story. Both those campers will be over 400# tongue weight when ready to go. With a weight distribution system, real close to 500#. That leaves you with about 800# for you, your family and anything else you put in there. You will probably be close to max. I would be concerned with the Jeep’s tow rating because you will be at max or over. I would not want to be at max on both those weights at the same time, pulling a sail through the air. If you want to keep the Jeep, you will probably have to set your sights a little lower. You could also go to a Jeep forum to get opinions from people who have actual experience towing with one.
GrandpaKip 06/14/19 09:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Rear-Living TTs: Likes, dislikes, features, models...

I had a rear living TT once. The problem I had with the rear living TT is that this requires the bathroom to be in the middle. This causes it to be hourglass shaped with very little room in the middle of it. So narrow that 2 people have a hard time getting by one another. I finally decide on a 20 foot ,rear bath, right side (curb side), dinette design. This still allows me to set at the dinette and look out the window at my campsite and things behind it. But, it makes the trailer FEEL much larger because the trailer is wider in the center. This is the reason we didn’t look at RL campers, especially in our size range. We like the open feel of front bed, rear bath.
GrandpaKip 06/13/19 08:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Outside Kitchen Gas Strut Supports

100# may be too much. I did the same on a bed and ended up going back to the original size. The OEM might not be of the best quality, either. It might be a good idea to use a solid prop instead of just the struts to hold the door.
GrandpaKip 06/13/19 08:20am Travel Trailers
RE: How does everyone transport their kayak

On our former truck that had a topper, I made a removable rack out of 2x4s, 3/4” EMT and big pool noodles. It held 2 kayaks upside down, side by side. Now I have the Adarac racks and a roll up tonneau cover. But I have to put the kayaks right side up if I don’t want the bow to hit the truck roof.
GrandpaKip 06/13/19 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Replacement mattress

For around $500, you can get a decent mattress and you won’t hit the plywood base. If you do the work, the bathroom could be less than $2k. Seems like you don’t really want to buy a new one, so just fix the one you have.
GrandpaKip 06/13/19 07:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Medical marijuana

That’s just campfire smoke. ;-) If nothing else worked as well as pot for whatever ailed me, I’d carry it along wherever. But I would be quiet about it. Sorta like having adult beverages in parks where alcohol is banned.
GrandpaKip 06/12/19 08:33am Travel Trailers
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