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RE: 2000 Fleetwood Mallard 29s water heater question

Dang.. I thought they got rid of those manual pilot light appliances back in the 80's... My 2003 Prowler had a Suburban electronic spark heater... My 2003 Coachmen Spirit of America TT still had a manual pilot light water heater. It was a pain to light in windy weather.
Texas Nomad 01/23/22 10:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Replace Jack-Knife Sofa

Thanks for your responses. I've spent a lot of time thinking about how this might be accomplished and decided not to undertake the project. To lower the platform on which the jack-knife couch rests would require some interior welding that would have to be outsourced.
Texas Nomad 01/23/22 10:14am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replace Jack-Knife Sofa

"Wall hugging"? Do you mean one that, when leaned back, does not go back? Not sure what you mean with the rollers.... You want to move the recliner forward on rollers to be able to recline? Yes, I've heard them referred to a wall hugging recliners. They can be placed as close as 2" or 3" to the wall and not hit it upon reclining. My slide is very narrow, too narrow to fit the depth of a recliner. I would need to fabricate a platform deep enough for the recliner to fit. It would need some kind of roller mechanism on the front edge of the platform so it did not gouge or scrape the floor as it moves in and out. I would scrap the old jack-knife sofa and replace it with a recliner. I was hoping someone on RV.Net might have already attempted something similar and could offer some tips.
Texas Nomad 01/10/22 05:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Replace Jack-Knife Sofa

I want to replace an uncomfortable jack-knife sofa in my small TT. It is located in the slide of my 2019 Coachmen Freedom Express 192RBS. It appears to me that a slightly elevated platform could be fabricated. It would need to be about 4" high to clear the wheel well and cover some wiring that is visible at the back. It would only need to be deep enough to allow a wall-hugging recliner to sit atop. The front edge of the platform could have a roller or casters like a mechanic's creeper. I'm handy with DIY projects but I would love for a few members to weigh in with their opinions and suggestions. Am I crazy to think this modification is possible? Thanks
Texas Nomad 01/01/22 11:18am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tandem axle vs single

Not necessarily! I have been driving for 70 years, 50 of them towing a trailer of some kind, and have never had a blowout in all of those years. Barney, Give me the contact information for your Guardian Angel. :) I recently purchased a used TT. Had a blowout 10 minutes after leaving the dealership. That very day I replaced all four tires with Goodyear Endurance. May your luck continue! Don't need the luck anymore as our trailer is done travelling and now sits permanently in a beautiful campground in the Northern Michigan woods.
Texas Nomad 12/30/21 12:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: I Winterized ............. but then this happened.

Thanks for all the suggestions. The toilet is a Thetford Aqua Magic II. I watched a couple of YouTube videos and ordered the replacement seal. Looks like it will be an easy fix.
Texas Nomad 12/30/21 11:49am Travel Trailers
I Winterized ............. but then this happened.

I winterized my used but newly purchased Coachmen Freedom Express 192RBS about two weeks ago. Today, I went to the storage facility to perform a minor repair. I looked into the commode bowl and discovered that all of the anti-freeze (about a quart) I poured in during winterization was gone. It was bone dry! I realize that the seal is leaking. This never happened in my prior Coachmen TT. Is there a DIY fix for this? Am I looking at a trip to the RV repair shop? Thanks
Texas Nomad 12/28/21 03:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Charging Battery with Solar Panel

Thanks for the links to information.
Texas Nomad 12/07/21 05:37pm Travel Trailers
Charging Battery with Solar Panel

I recently purchased a used 2019 Coachmen Freedom Express 192RBS. It came without a general owner's manual. There is an input on the side that I was told would allow a solar panel to charge the battery while at a campsite. Couple of questions: (1) Is this a dedicated input that ONLY charges the battery? (2) What panel watt output is generally recommended? (3) What type of cord/cable is necessary for the connection? Thanks
Texas Nomad 12/06/21 04:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: General Question on Discounts

I was thinking the same thing. Moving toward winter with gas prices rising, I was hoping the frenzy would cool a bit. If you Google "Best time to buy RV", the results show that sales slump in September. October and November are good with December and January being best. I'm getting ready to find out. :-) Still would like to hear if my estimate of 18% - 20% holds water.
Texas Nomad 11/13/21 04:45pm Travel Trailers
General Question on Discounts

I'm getting ready to purchase a new travel trailer in the 20' to 25' range. I've identified about four or five that fit my needs. It appears that dealers are willing to shave about 18%-20% off the MSRP. Is it realistic to expect this discount for a cash offer? Thanks
Texas Nomad 11/13/21 01:55pm Travel Trailers
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