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RE: new mattress needed, any reason to buy from camping world?

Super helpful. So people have been happy with Bed in a Box?
RetroAirBnB 01/24/21 06:55pm Travel Trailers
new mattress needed, any reason to buy from camping world?

Is there anything special about the mattresses in an RV? Can i just buy one from a mattress store?
RetroAirBnB 01/24/21 04:35pm Travel Trailers
Newbie trailer owner, question on water pressure pump

I bought a trailer for my side yard to create an AirBnB. Everything is powered up and running. There's a panel on the wall where I can check battery charge level, and levels in the tank. At the bottom of that panel, there are two red lighted switches. One turns on the hot water heater (which sparks and fires up). The other turns on the pump for water pressure. I ASSUME that the water pressure pump should ONLY be turned on when my renters actually need water pressure. Otherwise, if the pump is left on, it will burn out? Am I right in that?
RetroAirBnB 01/15/21 09:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie trailer owner, quite confused

This is great. thanks so much!
RetroAirBnB 09/05/20 04:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie trailer owner, quite confused

Very helpful. Thank you. I just ordered the adapter
RetroAirBnB 09/05/20 03:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie trailer owner, quite confused

OK, but maybe you can tell me this: can i connect to my home power? Manual says I can, but have to turn off all breakers in house and trailer first, then turn on. For some reason.
RetroAirBnB 09/05/20 01:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie trailer owner, quite confused

Well said
RetroAirBnB 09/05/20 01:22pm Travel Trailers
Newbie trailer owner, quite confused

I just bought my first travel trailer. A 2017 Riverside Retro 195. Mint condition with the all the manuals. I thought: "this will be great, I'm sure I can learn everything i need to by reading the manual." No schematics. Anywhere. And even the narrative is confusing. It's hooked up to the battery, no "shore power" yet. And only certain electronics seem to work. Ceiling fan, outside light, radio, pump. I ASSUME I have to have it plugged into power to get the other stuff to work, but nowhere can I find a description of what might be wired to battery and what might not be. I'm wondering, if there are other owners out here, if I post a link to a 5 minute youtube video walking through if people could help me figure things out?
RetroAirBnB 09/05/20 01:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to tow & push BACKWARDS?

My concern would be local and/or state ordinances about occupation of a trailer as a residence. I know where I'm at that's a complete non-starter and I assume California is even more strict as far as regulation. Before you sink a bunch of time and energy into this you'd be smart to look into the legalities of what you're thinking of doing. ^^^ What he said Yep. Airstream / trailer AirBnBs are permitted here. It's not a permanent residence.
RetroAirBnB 09/01/20 02:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to tow & push BACKWARDS?

Yes, thank you. That's what I was trying to figure out: how to rig up a tow bar on the rear bumper. There's no products out in the market that i can see which would make that easy.
RetroAirBnB 09/01/20 02:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to tow & push BACKWARDS?

Thanks very much. A come-along or electric winch is a great idea. There really isn't a tree situated where I could pull from, but i could certainly sink a very large post in concrete to serve that purpose. That's a great idea. There aren't trees or buildings in the way. The issue is that the trailer will need to fit into a side yard that is roughly 20' x 50'. So there's no good way to tow it in, and then get the tow vehicle out. The space is long, and narrow. Just too narrow. Thanks for the come-along idea. That + sinking large posts in concrete is certainly a way to do this!
RetroAirBnB 09/01/20 10:57am Travel Trailers
RE: How to tow & push BACKWARDS?

Thanks very much. I ordered a "Ultra-Tow Heavy-Duty Adjustable Trailer Dolly" thinking exactly that: that if I could push from behind, the person in front could steer with the dolly. It's the pushing piece I'm not sure about... I'm concerned I won't be able to manually push it given it's on gravel... and without some kind of mechanism between the 4runner and trailer.... just not sure how to do it.
RetroAirBnB 09/01/20 10:03am Travel Trailers
How to tow & push BACKWARDS?

I have a Whitewater Retro 195 travel trailer. I'm going to use it as an AirBnB in my yard. The way the trailer needs to be situated is such that I cannot tow it into position. I will need to PUSH the trailer in, from behind. The area the trailer will sit in is not paved, it will be on gravel. For that reason none of the motorized or powered dollies will work (based on the reviews I've read). I'm wondering how I might mount a tow bar on the BACK of the RV, which i could then hitch to my 4runner. Effectively towing / pushing it backwards a bit. The travel trailer has a large metal bumper, and I can see it'd be easy to mount a hitch RECEIVER on it.... and maybe jury rig something where i put in a 48" hitch extender, and then put a coupler on the end of that bar.... definitely not elegant, but maybe it will do the job? Otherwise I have no idea how to move the darn thing from behind. It's 7000 GVW. I can't be the only person with this problem.... does anyone have any solutions?
RetroAirBnB 09/01/20 09:47am Travel Trailers
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