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RE: Replacement mattress

My husband and I own a 2000 Coachmen Catalina travel trailer. We are debating a new smaller more efficient one, but we would be trading for less space and more expense. My biggest gripe in the old one is the mattress. I am considering buying a Zinus 10 inch memory foam. I have tried putting 2 4 inch memory foam mattresses on the bed together but it is horrible and my pressure points sink to the hard wood platform. Will the same thing happen with a Zinus? Also we have a soft bathroom floor that my husband has patched up, but it is still soft and uneven. Has anybody just ripped out the entire bathroom, replaced the floor and put in a new toilet and shower? I hate that useless little tub in there. I'm thinking that maybe a small investment is better than over 25,000 for a new smaller trailer. Advice??? After dealing with the mattress that came with the camper, trying a memory foam topper with little success, we bought the 10" Zinus at the beginning of this season. We've slept on it about a dozen times, and are happy with it. I'm 250 pounds, my wife about half of that. We both like how it sleeps. I had the pressure point problem with the old mattress and topper, but no longer do with this one. I was able to get it for around $200 from Amazon. I don't know what they cost now.
K_and_I 06/13/19 07:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Rear-Living TTs: Likes, dislikes, features, models...

We have the Rockwood 2604. We like the rear living arrangement, as the view to the back is often better than the view to the front. We really wanted the 2 rocking chairs along with the sofa, but quickly found that the chairs had to be moved each time the slide was retracted. One had to be turned upside down and strapped to the sofa. We got rid of the two chairs, and found 1 rocking recliner that can be slid toward the door to make room for the slide. It's sill somewhat of a pain, but better than having two. If I had it to do over, I would probably still go with this model, as everything else is laid out to our satisfaction.
K_and_I 06/06/19 11:17am Travel Trailers
RE: TST 507 parts are expensive.

" I had a sensor fail. It reported no change in the tire pressure even after the tire had totally ripped itself apart. I no longer trusted the system I had. TST was no help, even though the sensor was less than a year old. I did end up buying a hew TST system as it seems to have the best reputation on the forums" ??? I watch the TP monitor fairly closely. I didn't see any pressure drop. We got to our location for the evening, and saw that one tire was completely shredded. I went back to the truck to check the monitor, and it still showed the tire had normal pressure (with no tire there at all). My question is why after such poor support would you buy a second system. If your truck had a engine failure when under warranty and they did not fix the engine would you then go buy a new truck of the same manufacture if it had the best reputation on a forum such as this one? Possibly. Every company has a defective part or two sneak through. I usually buy items like this based on word of mouth as much as any other factor. If most are having good success with this product, chances are I will too next time around.
K_and_I 06/05/19 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: TST 507 parts are expensive.

" I had a sensor fail. It reported no change in the tire pressure even after the tire had totally ripped itself apart. I no longer trusted the system I had. TST was no help, even though the sensor was less than a year old. I did end up buying a hew TST system as it seems to have the best reputation on the forums" ??? I watch the TP monitor fairly closely. I didn't see any pressure drop. We got to our location for the evening, and saw that one tire was completely shredded. I went back to the truck to check the monitor, and it still showed the tire had normal pressure (with no tire there at all).
K_and_I 06/05/19 06:52am Tech Issues
RE: TST 507 parts are expensive.

I've had outstanding customer service from TST. I called when I needed a couple screws for the anti-theft caps and they sent me a package of screws, extra caps, o rings for the valve stem connection and o rings for the battery cap--- all free of charge. I have enough to last a long time I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong. I called TST a couple of years ago for o-rings, and was quoted a price and an equal price for shipping. I ended up ordering 2 sets of o-rings since the shipping charge was the same. Last trip (last month), I had a sensor fail. It reported no change in the tire pressure even after the tire had totally ripped itself apart. I no longer trusted the system I had. TST was no help, even though the sensor was less than a year old. I did end up buying a hew TST system as it seems to have the best reputation on the forums, and I wanted the color monitor and repeater. I got it from Great RV Products rather than TST directly. How do some of you get this stuff sent free?
K_and_I 06/04/19 09:38am Tech Issues
RE: How do you share camping expenses?

The agreement prior to the trip was the sister was going to pay the extra vehicle charges and you were going to pay the site fees. How could it possibly be a surprise you paid more than she did? Only in my sweet dreams are extra vehicle charges as much as site fees. If they were, there would be another Ferrari in my garage. So, would that be the 3rd or 4th? :)I am thinking an F40 would look great sitting between a TestaRossa and 250 GTO. Go extra vehicle fees! Just raise your daily fee to $100. People might complain, but...
K_and_I 06/01/19 11:00am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you share camping expenses?

The agreement prior to the trip was the sister was going to pay the extra vehicle charges and you were going to pay the site fees. How could it possibly be a surprise you paid more than she did? Only in my sweet dreams are extra vehicle charges as much as site fees. If they were, there would be another Ferrari in my garage. So, would that be the 3rd or 4th? :)
K_and_I 06/01/19 10:34am General RVing Issues
RE: New mattress recommendations for not petite people?

I'm not exactly what you would call petite at 260 pounds. We just replaced our mattress with: Zinus My DW is quite a bit smaller than me. We both like it having slept on it 10 nights. It is a little firmer than I expected, but that has not been a problem.
K_and_I 05/30/19 11:02am General RVing Issues
RE: new generator question

I have my EMS set to delay 136 seconds for the AC, but it also serves as a delay between generator start and power to trailer. EMS also cuts power to trailer when voltage drops below 104V.
K_and_I 04/24/19 09:55am Tech Issues
RE: Canadian Rockies summer 2020

I got a lot of info from here: Clicky
K_and_I 04/22/19 03:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: minimum amount of solar

More info for the OP: For whatever it is worth, we have a 120 watt portable panel. It keeps us fully supplied with electricity for many days at a time. (This is for two people.) But we are minimalists -- no TV, no music, careful use of electric devices. We run the furnace only at shower time in the evening -- the furnace is a big energy hog. For us, the goal of camping is not to replicate the relative luxury of being at home. Instead, it is to listen to the silence, to be reasonably comfortable, and to be as far from other people as we can get. But everyone has a different style of camping, so (as always) your mileage may vary!! Dan, Can you elaborate a little? I don't want to derail this post, but I think perhaps you can add more info useful to the OP (and me ):) I too have an interest in portable solar, just to "help" to not need the generator as much. What system do you have? I know you do a lot of daily trips (hiking, etc) away from the camper. How do you secure the portable system when you're away? TIA
K_and_I 04/20/19 08:52am Tech Issues
RE: Friday Funny - nice home-built

Johnny Cash knew how it was built Clicky
K_and_I 04/20/19 06:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Cargo Trailer Windows Leaking

Thanks, Dave. His window does have plugs at both top and bottom. I'll pass along your suggestions. Thanks again.
K_and_I 04/20/19 06:37am Travel Trailers
Cargo Trailer Windows Leaking

My son bought a new cargo trailer to convert to a travel trailer with storage. He has been having trouble with the windows leaking during a hard driving rain. The manufacturer sent him a new window to replace the first one, but it's no better. The windows appear to be LCI 8800 sliding window. Is it to be expected that these will leak? Any suggestions for him?
K_and_I 04/18/19 04:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing Concertone Stereo,

I replaced a Concertone ZX 690 in my 2011 Rockwood with this: iRV66 AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3/MP4 DIGITAL5.1/SURROUND SOUND/BLUETOOTH RV RADIO STEREO It fit the hole exactly, and with a supplied wiring harness, plugged into my existing wiring. Perhaps your Concertone is a different size/model, but if this one will work, I found it on ebay for under $250. Do a search. What a low grade POS the IRV stuff is. They're not worth $0.25 let alone $250.00. The IRV is even worse than the OP's Concertone and that says a mouthful, as those were not anywhere close to audiophile grade to begin with lol. But then again when all youre driving is $6 speakers WTH. It's been good enough for me, but maybe that tells you more about me than about the radio. :) Seriously, I was looking for something that would plug and play with the existing wiring (and existing hole), and this did the job. As you said, the speakers are not that great, so why spend a lot of money and time putting a better unit in unless you replace speakers as well. It was not worth that for me.
K_and_I 04/10/19 07:04am Tech Issues
RE: Comanche, British Bride and British SIL on Vancouver Island

Lonnie, We've never met, but I have enjoyed your posts here. We wish you and your family well. Getting old is not what it was cracked up to be, but I haven't found an acceptable alternative. All we can do is all we can do.
K_and_I 04/08/19 07:29am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Replacing Concertone Stereo,

I replaced a Concertone ZX 690 in my 2011 Rockwood with this: iRV66 AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3/MP4 DIGITAL5.1/SURROUND SOUND/BLUETOOTH RV RADIO STEREO It fit the hole exactly, and with a supplied wiring harness, plugged into my existing wiring. Perhaps your Concertone is a different size/model, but if this one will work, I found it on ebay for under $250. Do a search.
K_and_I 04/04/19 03:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Question re axle replacement

It's hard to see it from this distance, but I had a problem with tires wearing on one edge. I laid a straight edge across the middle of both tires and found one wheel towed in quite a bit. After a little reading, I thought I must have bend a spindle, so I replaced both axles (Dexter no longer made the axle I had so I had to do the pair). There is some good info here: Axle Problems
K_and_I 04/04/19 03:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Meter on order

Follow up note: I emailed the seller for info on how to change the color of the display. His response... Please press down key and step to item RFS, press middle key to select, press up or down key to change the color schemes, press middle key to confirm the selection, then disconnect USB power cable and re-power display, it should change the color schemes you select. It worked as advertised. I had tried the RFS button, but didn't realize I had to un-power the display to make it take effect.
K_and_I 04/02/19 09:47am Tech Issues
RE: New Meter on order

Reversing the wire through the sensor took care of that problem. As I think about it, the drawing showed the negative cable, and I used the positive, so I should have reversed it. Thank you all. Now, a couple of follow up questions. Can the meter panel be switched to black vs white? I can't find any way to do it. The pictures of the unit I bought showed both on the Ebay site. It isn't a big deal, but the panel is bright, and I'll probably have to cover it if we have someone sleep on the hide-a-bed in the living area. I understand the voltage, current and remaining capacity readings. Are the other details worth bothering with? Thanks again for all of the help.
K_and_I 03/19/19 08:10pm Tech Issues
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