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RE: Trailer Brakes HOT after adjustment

I tested brakes by driving around under tow for approx. 5-10 miles braking hard and also using my Tekonsha brake lever to brake hard (not at the same time). I did hard braking doing 30-40mph. I did this to adjust my Tekonsha gain setting and to be sure brakes did not lock up on a hard stop. After the drive, I pulled over near my home and went back to touch brake drums. They were very hot to the touch...all 4. I know if I did this with mine, they would all be hot? If you drive around without hitting the brakes that much or hard on the trailer, how hot are then then? Unless I missed something in your post? Mitch
MitchF150 10/11/22 09:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Cold in the bedroom.

It seems strange that the bedroom does not have it's own vent? On my rig, with the front bedroom, middle living/kitchen, rear bath, the bath is the only 'room' that does not have it's own vent because of where the entry door for the rig is.. I only have 2 vents. One in the middle and one to the bedroom. Normally, I don't like to run the gas furnace as it's loud and uses a ton of gas.. I always have at least power hookup at the sites I go to, so we have a small electric heater that I'll use in the living area. When the door to the bedroom is closed, no heat really gets in, but usually the comforter and shared body heat is fine.. We close the bedroom door because all the LED lights that stay on makes in the living area makes it really bright in that room. So much so, you don't need any lights on when going to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Anyway, is there anyway you can add a furnace vent to the bedroom? I know when I use ours, it really heats it up nice.. It's just loud when running.. My furnance has about 4 unused 'cutouts' that can be used for additional vents. It really blasts the air with only 2 of them being used! Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/08/22 10:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Not destroying the awning

About the only rule of awning use I go with is to not tie them down... If it's too windy that you need to tie it down, it's too windy to have it out in the first place. It'll just take you that much longer to bring it in if you need to quickly. I've had my manual awning out and been out in the middle of the night in my under ware bringing it in before.. Funny for sure, but was able to do it quickly. Now I have the electric awning and it's just a push of the button if needed to bring it in in the middle of the night.. I'll watch the weather forecasts and judge from there what I do with the awning. I've left it out all weekend at times and sometimes it never comes out.. Just depends on the location and the forecast.. Have never lost an awning in 20 some odd years of this RV thing. :) Do whatever works best for you and go from there.. Good luck, Mitch
MitchF150 10/08/22 10:12am Beginning RVing
RE: The Television won't pick up the cable channels

TURN THE ANTENNA OFF (the wall plate with the switch, light, antenna connector and 12 volt outlet.. TURN IT OFF) He said he did that in his first post... Other than checking the TV input settings and such, get a cable long enough to go from the post to the tv and plug it in directly. Then see what happens. That will eliminate the RV's cabling setup and then you can go from there. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 10/06/22 09:22am Tech Issues
RE: Why not jack trailer under the spring plates?

If under warranty and you Jack from springs when manufacturer says no and something goes wrong…no coverage. Well, any 'warranty' can be denied for any reason... So, in the end, do whatever method works best for you and your situation... If you are unsure, or unable to physically do this, probably best to have some sort of 'road side assistance' coverage so you can just call someone to do it.. ;) Sounds like the same 'internet' rumors that get passed down from generation to generation.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 10/02/22 03:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Why not jack trailer under the spring plates?

I know this is all about jacking rigs with leaf springs... That's why I like my torsion suspension setups I've had on the only 2 rigs I've owned for the last 20 years.. This is my old 2003 Prowler Lynx TT. What you don't see in the pic is the jack stands on either side on the frame as well. The bottle jack is just there to get the tires off the ground initially and then I put the stands under and release the jack so it's just there to jack up again to remove the stands.. Anyway, I've done the same on the Rockwood, I've just gotten a larger bottle jack cause I needed more extension on the pistons.. And NO, the frame is NOT bending... It's just the way the picture came out.. ;) Mitch https://i.imgur.com/DkWcJUUl.jpg
MitchF150 10/02/22 11:09am Tech Issues
RE: Leaky roof, any ideas where it’s coming from ?

Well, you'd have to see the rig in person I'd think and get up on that roof yourself or hire someone to inspect it for you. Then all you can do is take it from that assessment. Other's have pointed out some good things to consider too, so you would be taking on a big project that could only get deeper once you open it up.. Hard to say. Guess it depends on how much you want it and how much more $$ you feel comfortable investing to repair it... You could just low ball the offer and see what happens... But, then the seller might accept it! So be prepared for that and only offer if you are serious about it. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/26/22 10:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grey Tank Filling

Do we need to turn off the water when we leave for an extended amount of time to prevent this from happening again? Yes.. Lucky it didn't fill up on ya! Not really sure what would fill the grey tank when hooked up however? Might need to test it by putting some water in the fresh water tank and turning on the water pump and see if it 'cycles' on/off without anything being used water wise? It might take awhile for that to happen if over 4 days, the grey tank didn't overflow? I've seen a couple of campers in full hookup sites with a nice waterfall feature added to it when the owners left the water turned on and something broke inside... I turned off their water when I saw it, but they didn't get back for hours.. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/26/22 09:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaky roof, any ideas where it’s coming from ?

That would be my thought on saying it has a 'new roof'... In that, if they stripped the old one off and put a new membrane or whatever on it.. Then they would/should have had to pull everything off the roof first.. ACs, vents.. Everything.. If they just re-coated it, they could have just pulled the cover off the ACs and done deal.. But, if it's condensate line is plugged or leaking, then it's not been fixed.. Yes, being above the slide, takes that out of the equation for the source IMO. That's why I said maybe the drip rail, but when the AC unit was mentioned by johnhick, "bingo" went off in my head.. At least enough to think that's a good place to start the search.. Might still be worth it for the right price... I saw others in the $60k range for the same year/make/model of rig, so?? Does not matter what they paid for it brand new.. It's what it's worth now that matters and condition is a major factor in the rv world. Good luck if you go for it! Like I said, it looks good from the other pics, and 140k is not much on the engine as long as it's been maintained of course. Since it seems to be an online deal, I don't know if you'll be able to see it in person first, but that's the only way I buy vehicles, but that's just me.. Mitch
MitchF150 09/25/22 09:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do Some Travel Trailers Have Levelling Jacks?

I think those self leveling jacks are placed a lot closer to the axles than at the very ends of the rig like the stabilizer jacks are placed.. I got the "strong arm" stabilizer jack extensions and those made a huge difference in the bounce/wobble of the rig once leveled.. I'll use boards under the tires to bring the rig close if it's off more than a full bubble of level just sitting there. More if necessary.. But, I crank them enough to get some weight on them to 'stabilize' the rig, then crank on the strong arm bars and it's pretty much rock solid at that point. I know that's not your question, but I also jack up my trailer with a bottle jack to check the brakes and pack the bearings and I put jack stands on either side of the frame as close to the axles as I can and it's actually very solid! I'd do that in the camp ground, but too much trouble and effort when my strong arms do a good enough job for "camping".. :) https://i.imgur.com/n6kRRu3l.jpg Mitch
MitchF150 09/25/22 08:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leaky roof, any ideas where it’s coming from ?

If it's this ad text I found then it's a pretty nice rig otherwise by it's description and pics... They do disclose the "some water intrusion at the roof", that's at least them being open about it... "PRICED FOR QUICK SALE – below wholesale - ONE OWNER - PURCHASED NEW: Rare Rear Bath and a half coach. Looks, Drives, Runs Great. This fully loaded diesel pusher is equipped with a 400 HP Caterpillar Engine and an Allison Automatic Transmission, 7500 Diesel Generator, Equalizer Levelers, Outside Awning. Coach is completely loaded. TV’s have been re-replaced with Flat Screens. Purchased New in January 2005 and has been housed in Florida all its’ life. Owners are non-Smokers and non-pet owners. Some water intrusion at roof. See copy of original window sticker in photo section. Sellers will consider an Auto or truck as partial payment. This RV won’t last long at this price, come check it out today" It might be worth going for it at that price.. Depends on how much you want to invest to find the leak and fix it. You've probably got a good amount of room to negotiate so offer $30k and see where it goes if you are willing to accept the leak repair. Might still be a good deal in the end?? Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/25/22 07:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaky roof, any ideas where it’s coming from ?

Ahh... Yes, the AC leaking could do that too.. I missed that.. Good catch johnhicks! Still.. Depending on how long it's been leaking, could be more damage that just has not shown itself yet? It would be a good idea to pull the AC unit and inspect further from there... Seal is just a gasket and you'd have to remove the unit to do that anyway. Not hard, per se... But a couple person job I'd say. Mitch
MitchF150 09/25/22 04:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaky roof, any ideas where it’s coming from ?

Likely the drip rail on that side of the rig. By the time you see it on the inside, it's probably been leaking for awhile to have soaked thru.. So, roof line and probably forward and back from where you see it in the pic.. You could try to "seal" the outside, but damage is probably already done.. Without seeing it, no way to tell for sure, but that's my initial gut feeling by just the pics. Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/25/22 03:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best quality: Micro Minni, R-POD, E PRO

Any Forest River product can be of dubious quality. Not true for the one I have... Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 09/24/22 06:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Recommendations? Good value inexpensive travel trailers.

There is no direct answer to your question.. It's all opinions and luck of the draw and whatever it is you desire in an RV.. What I like in an RV is probably not what you like or want, or visa versa.. You can have two exact same rigs on a lot, you buy one, I buy the other for the same price. Take them out and maybe one ends up leaking or a cabinet door falls off, but the other one is fine... How do you quantify that result? You can't.. If you want an answer, the 2019 Forest River Rockwood Mini Lite TT I have is the best built rig I've ever had... :) It's only my second TT in some 20 years. The first one was a 2003 Fleetwood Prowler Lynx and it also was a very good TT and traded it for the Rockwood and got a heck of a deal.. If you bought the same 2 rigs, you may or may not have the same results? In the end, get off your computer, go out to an RV lot and look at them! :) You'll know if it's a pile or if it's got potential and what you are looking for in floorplan, size and such. Price is usually only a concern if you are on a budget or on the verge of homelessness.. ;) So, take the "free" advice and opinions on the internet and go from there I guess.. You'll still have the same chance of getting a good one or a bad one either way IMO.. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1
MitchF150 09/18/22 05:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Productions Ends in January

So, I remember that whole "If it came with a diesel, I'd get one too" said a lot as well.. To be fair, things changed. Pre-2007, it made sense. Then the 2007 emissions, and 2010 emissions, came along and the industry's solutions to those regulations have given diesels a bad rap and removed any financial benefit to owning one. Then the manufacturers' offerings have been lackluster, overpriced, "plagued with issues" (perceived or real is irrelevant). Yeah.. I only wanted a "V8" when I was looking for my next truck back in 2013.. Diesel was only for the "full float axle" guys as far as I was concerned. :) My Dad had a 2005 3500 Dually Ram and I told him to just hang on to it, as it didn't use that DEF stuff.. He towed a BA 5th wheel at the time, so that's what he needed.. Took my chance on the little V6 twin turbo, as that's what was on the lot and had all the other stuff I wanted at a decent price.. EV is the next thing, but gonna be too old by then to care.. ha, ha.. I'll just hang on to my gas engine stuff as I'll never need a HD truck for what I do. Mitch
MitchF150 09/15/22 08:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Productions Ends in January

I'm old enough to remember way back when on RV.net a lot of people said if they would just make a 1/2 ton diesel I would buy it.I was holding out for a Ford F150 diesel but they brought out the EB instead. The F150 had a 3.0 "Power Stroke" option from 2018-2021. The "Power Boost" and now the new "Lightning" are going to the "EV" trend now.. I think I've seen maybe 2 or 3 of those 3.0 Power Stroke F150's EVER.. Same with the other 1/2 tons with the oil burner option.. So, I remember that whole "If it came with a diesel, I'd get one too" said a lot as well.. They cost some 3 grand more right off the top just for the engine option, but you still didn't get any additional payload, and they probably weighed more too.. Mitch
MitchF150 09/14/22 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: current diesel fuel pricing

It depends where you are getting your 'fuel' from... I've seen in WA state from 4.09 for reg and $5.09 for diesel to $4.99 for reg and 5.99 for diesel. From the West side to the East side of the state this weekend from the top tiers to the local safeways and such.. Just depends on what fuel you want compared to price I guess... Mitch
MitchF150 09/12/22 06:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many of you own an EV?

I'm starting to get into the battery yard tools... Gives me an excuse to buy new tools! :) I'm still using a gas mower, chipper, edger, weed whacker, chain saw, but now have a cordless leaf blower, hedge trimmer, drills, impacts, saws and electric pressure washers.. :) I know that's not the question, but it does show that i'm moving to that battery direction for sure.. :) Mitch
MitchF150 09/08/22 11:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you need to sanitize a water tank that's never been used?

This topic comes up as much as running your fridge on propane while driving.. :) In the end, it's up to you what you want to do for you and your rig.. You will get more 'votes' for sanitizing as you will for 'no big deal' as that's just the way these things go.. But, in reality, it's probably 50/50 because those that don't are not just gonna praise the fact that they don't.. ha, ha.. For the record, I have not put an ounce of 'bleach' in my tank and I drive with the propane on the fridge.. Living on the edge I guess?? :) That's just what works for me and I'm good with it.. If Joe Smith does not agree, that's fine... He can do what he wants and we still both get down the road. I do a lot of other things that would probably get me banned from here or society as a whole too... 59 years old a couple of days ago, so just gonna go with it.. :) Good luck! Mitch
MitchF150 09/08/22 11:21am Travel Trailers
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