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RE: Watcha working on?

New stereo for garage.
ScottG 04/10/20 03:00pm Toy Haulers
RE: Arctic Fox 30U - looking for advice!

Unless it's crispy, for 2005 I don't think that's a bad deal at all.
ScottG 04/10/20 02:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: How are your solar panels mounted?

My gloriously powerful and efficient factory system is mounted in its entirety to the top of one of my AC units. It does a splendid job of keeping the batterys up (as long as I'm also plugged in...) and making the little controller on the wall put on an impressive show - which I believe, was the whole point of the "solar system". OTOH, I'm sure it adds something. It would do a good job of keeping up with a cell phone charger (for one unused phone).
ScottG 04/10/20 09:39am Travel Trailers
RE: No 12VDC Power

He said it all worked for several days after he put the battery in so not RP. I caught that but if by "all" he meant the (incondescent) lights were working, it could still be in backwards.
ScottG 04/10/20 09:25am Tech Issues
RE: 2011 Flagstaff Classic Super Lite Slideout Struggling

Just taking a shot here but if you lift the flap of carpet at the front of the slide, are there rollers present? They dont usually have ball bearings but it's possible. Scott
ScottG 04/10/20 09:22am Travel Trailers
RE: What day is it?

Since retirement twenty years ago, I use the number of pills in my seven-day pill-minder to tell me what day it is. :B:B:B
ScottG 04/10/20 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: No 12VDC Power

The clicking part sounds like an auto resetting circuit breaker. If so they are available at any auto parts store. This! Also, is there any chance the battery is hooked up backwards? The colors of battery wiring on RV's can be rather goofy sometimes!
ScottG 04/09/20 10:50pm Tech Issues
RE: 2020 PSD owner compares it to his 2019 PSD towing 18K

"Hydraulic lifters have become more reliable because you don't have to do valve lash adjustments every 150k." Non issue IMHO. Agreed. It took me 30 minutes to do one and that included cleaning and putting my tools away. Also, after the initial 150k adjustment, it really doens't need it again.
ScottG 04/09/20 10:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Weight Distribution with sway control question

Huntingdog, I'm sorry but you're wrong on both counts. Yes, it pushes the trailer back in line but there's nothing dangerous about it. I've even had it in the snow. Is the force "significant"? It is enough to do the job, nothing more. It is easily overcome when turning by the weights involved. No, it does not use friction for control. It doesn't use brake material anywhere like other systems do. It uses pure spring pressure via the spring bars pocket climbing up off the cam. You could submerge the entire thing in oil and it would still work the same. Best of luck to you. Scott
ScottG 04/09/20 09:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extended warranty. What are your thoughts

Remember that the dealer doesn't pay that much for a warranty so you can dicker with him until he just wont go any lower. The last time I bought a auto makers warranty, they started out at $2800. I told them I'd pay $1k and after lots of going back and forth, he finally sold it to me for that price. He then told me they only pay $800 so anything over that is gravy. BTW, it was a total waste of money - never used it. Haven't bought one since.
ScottG 04/09/20 04:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Weight Distribution with sway control question

I've had the Equal-i-zer and it worked well. It was easy for me to install without drilling anything. I've read that the Reese is harder to set up correctly (and RV dealers don't always get it set right, either). The 2-point provides some anti-sway friction, but the 4-point will do more. I liked the Andersen better than the Equal-i-zer mainly because it was easier to deal with chains than heavy, long bars when disconnecting and reconnecting. It worked just as well, too. Only, the Andersen is best for trailers under about 7K lbs as it cannot level the rig properly when there's a lot of tongue weight. True regarding the Reese as it requires additional tweaking once trailer is loaded but a competant dealer should thoroughly explain the function of any WDH to buyer. It may be harder than some but the difficulty lies in having to get the truck and trailer dead straight in order to set the cams up right. After that, hitching up is no harder than any other hitch. The Anderson would be just as important to have dead straight during setup.
ScottG 04/09/20 02:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question about trailer brakes

Rubber lines age out, crack or fail internally and you can't tell the quality of a line by looking at it other than seeing it's rubber, which I know isn't the best. Looking at the price of it, there's no way it's can be that high end. It's made to a price-point. "Steel" (or copper nickel) doesn't suffer from any of those issues and it's just the right way to do the job. My drums work surprisingly well. They are the same exact brakes our last TT had (which was 2K# lighter) but have a lot more stopping power for some reason (wiring probably). I can lock them up pretty eassily. Like I wrote, not enough miles a year to justify at this point.
ScottG 04/09/20 11:34am Towing
RE: Converter replacement

Another vote for PDI.
ScottG 04/09/20 11:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Extended warranty. What are your thoughts

Not a snow balls chance!
ScottG 04/09/20 11:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which Roadside Assistance to select this year

Absolutely none. I've need RSA once in 30+ years of RVing. I am money ahead even if I need service down the road. I admit I have the luxury of being able to change my own tires though and I understand that some have physical limitations making that impossible.
ScottG 04/09/20 11:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Weight Distribution with sway control question

The Anderson is a great idea and is probably easier to install at the beginning of a trip than other systems like the Equalizer (maybe). However, it doesn't have the active sway control of the DC. The Anderson resists movement but doesn't actually apply force to move the truck and trailer back in-line. I've found this feature to be most helpful in some situations and would prefer it over any system that doesn't do it. I believe the Husky Center Line system also has active control (could be wrong). I am not bashing the Anderson, just pointing out an observation.
ScottG 04/09/20 11:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Question about trailer brakes

Because of this thread, I looked into the disc conversion. Looks like it would be around 2K and frankly, I don't like some of the details. The idea of running rubber line all over the trailer is not acceptable to me. I've replaced to many of them. I would have to plumb hard line, which means having to design an entire circuit with all the pieces. The kits don't include the actuator either, kwhich is like $800+ and would be tough to find a place for on my TT. Since we only put about 5K miles a year on it, it just isn't worth it at this time. If I ever need new brakes, I'll revisit it but between having an exhaust brake and being generally easy on my brakes, I never end up needing to do brake work.
ScottG 04/09/20 08:49am Towing
RE: Old tv cabinet

That's some nice work BB! Did you also add the surround sound speakers above the TV? They're sweet.
ScottG 04/08/20 08:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about trailer brakes

That's just the area that runs against the drum. Your magnets wear dots are gone so it's time to replace them. Thank you! I was wondering about those holes. The Dexter manual says that, "the magnets should by replaced if any part of the magnet coil has become visible through the friction material facing of the magnet." It doesn't mention the dots at all. :) Glad to help! S
ScottG 04/08/20 07:25pm Towing
RE: Old tv cabinet

Mount a long support arm type TV mount in the back of the opening and use it to have the TV to sit in front of the old cabinet. You'll have to use some kind of straps to control it during transit though.
ScottG 04/08/20 07:21pm Fifth-Wheels
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