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RE: Norcold 306 refrigerator not starting on propane

Is there a gas shut off at the end of the tubing feeding the burner? On my Dometic it is just a small screw head in the side of a metal connecting block.
WayneAt63044 10/20/20 06:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: New (to me) travel trailer

If the under belly is not enclosed it should be fairly easy to measure the tanks and calculate what they will hold. Probably not gonna be able to read make and model # of the tanks if labeled.
WayneAt63044 08/24/20 03:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Internet/antenna issue

If I recall correctly, the outside coax cable connector feeds the inside coax cable connector when the antenna amp button is in the off position (out). When the antenna button is pushed in, the signal is fed from the rooftop antenna via the amp for TV and the outside cable connector is disconnected except maybe to a bedroom connector. I've never been at a campsite where the cable connection from the campground also contained Internet. Internet was available via wifi only. Your setup may be different but this will give you a few things to check out with the campground host.
WayneAt63044 07/26/20 06:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mattress Recommendations

Here's what we bought and still love it. It comes 80" long and you can cut it down to 74"(or whatever length you prefer) with a serrated knife. We left ours about 76" for comfort. Sam’s Club 9/12/2012 8” Night Therapy Total Comfort Premium Memory Foam Mattress-Queen item 186150 Similar available at Walmart.
WayneAt63044 07/12/20 08:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Getting back into the TT game - been ahwile, have some ?s

Both are about 31' long; was that the "too big" you mentioned? You ruled out the second one if you don't want a queen size bed. Maybe reconsider what you really want as you work your way through choices. Once you figure that out then you'll be able to work the weight numbers game to see if your tow vehicle is adequate. The weights and cost of a new tow vehicle may change your mind, too. My wife & I do fine in our 26' (actually measures near 29') and when returning home after a few weeks in the trailer often comment about all the wasted space in our house.
WayneAt63044 06/17/20 07:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery isolation switch

The refer control board needs 12v to operate even if you are running it on AC. However, if your converter(battery charger)is operating you may be able to disconnect the battery. Try it and see.
WayneAt63044 05/28/20 05:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Schwintec Slide

If a motor wire was loose, I wouldn't think it would move no matter the mode. Does the controller give you a code identifying the issue?
WayneAt63044 05/21/20 03:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1956 Safeway trailer Vin location/plate

I've had RV trailers where the VIN is stamped in the A-frame that leads to the hitch. No extra plate, just stamped into the top of the frame. Kind of shallow and a repaint could possibly obscure it.
WayneAt63044 04/28/20 03:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where do get a new door, or materials to repair one?

Colaw is just down I-44 from you. You might check them out for a door assembly removed from another RV. https://colawrv.com/about-us/
WayneAt63044 04/13/20 02:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just curious......

"Ouch!! Yep, towing a trailer and good gas mileage are mutually exclusive.
WayneAt63044 04/11/20 12:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Weight Distribution with sway control question

I have used the Reese Dual Cam and my current Equal-i-zer 4 point with success. I had to switch to the 4 point when I changed trailers. The V-nose covers much of the hitch area so that there is no room to mount chain lifts. It has to be under-slung to work on my current trailer.
WayneAt63044 04/08/20 06:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Polyester-mites

What day is it??? I'd better go check my trailer.
WayneAt63044 04/01/20 02:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just bought my first travel trailer

Diesel vs Gas? What I've found over the years is that any of the V8s will get the rig moving OK(torque) but what you want to pass or accelerate at driving speed is horsepower. Thus what is the horsepower at 4,000 - 5,000 RPM? I traveled in a caravan to Alaska and could beat any of the diesel rigs up a hill with my gasser. Granted the mileage will be better with a diesel but as someone mentioned above, with the cost of diesel being higher there might not be a cost/mile advantage. There typically is more quarts of oil in the diesel and higher maintenance costs for the diesel (think oil change frequency). Also add the cost of DEF for the diesel. Just some thoughts to consider as you make your decision. My 7,800 lbs gross weight trailer is OK with my Ram 1500 Hemi but I wouldn't consider it for a trailer your size.
WayneAt63044 03/29/20 04:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: insurance

What value would you insure a 29 year old trailer for? Would the premiums equal your investment in short order?
WayneAt63044 03/24/20 03:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Med. travel trailer with bed and "living area @ oppsite ends

Single slide in the living area. No slide in the bedroom.
WayneAt63044 02/11/20 12:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Med. travel trailer with bed and "living area @ oppsite ends

We have a 2013 Forest River V-Cross Vibe 26VFK that might fit your needs if you can find a used one. We, too, wanted private access to the bathroom from either of 2 sleeping areas. The door from the rear short queen is solid and slides. The bath is over the axles and is separated from the center dinette/living area with a solid hinged door. The dinette is curb side and opposed on the street side by a slide out that contains a sofa/inflatable mattress bed. Kitchen is in the front. Gross weight is 7,800 lbs and we have towed it all over the US including mountains with our 2009 Ram 1500 Hemi Quad cab 4x2 with 3.92 gears. There is a door between the living area and rear bedroom which bypasses the bathroom. We leave it permanently closed and on the bedroom side filled the space with a wardrobe and on the living side built a bench across the doorway with a place to sit or pile something along with storage bins below.
WayneAt63044 02/11/20 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: 2 12v batteries---Mallard TT help

I wear socks to bed at night when it is cold and plenty of quilts keep us toasty warm. Be sure the socks are fresh and dry; not the ones you have worn all day. Have done this in Quartzsite for years when the overnight lows are in the 30s. Running an electric blanket seems to me a waste of precious battery power when off the grid. I reckon a trip to KS in the winter is another thing. When we leave St. Louis for the desert in January the weather and temps determine if we travel through OK City and Amarillo or take a more southern route. Your KS trip is north of our northern route. I, too, have wanted more battery charging from the tow vehicle but have never tackled that issue. Shouldn't be too hard to do with heavier wire routed to a separate connector added where the trailer connects to the tow vehicle and heavier wire to the batteries. I have always had 2 12V batteries in parallel as our TT has always had the space for both. We used an inverter generator every few days in the desert but then we were boondocking with no neighbors to disturb and our nearby friends did the same. Just didn't watch TV or run much electronic gear. It's a great time to read. I also used a 12V battery charger from an 400W inverter I added to the tow vehicle. We have survived 2 weeks that way without a problem. The issue was breaking camp to dump the holding tanks and resupply freshwater. Will you have to travel with the water system winterized? Just my 2 cents worth. Good luck, surely you'll get more useful advice/experiences.
WayneAt63044 11/29/19 08:18am Travel Trailers
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