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RE: We're using the TT's fridge as a "semi-lifeboat"

Nice shop....and fridge NRA! Thanx! Here’s a long shot of the whole garage. We built that about 5 years ago. We’re on a hillside, so I used the slope to lower the floor of the RV bay, instead of raising the roofline. https://i.imgur.com/cXkYyDFl.jpg :):) Lol, your garage is bigger than my house. //Just under 1,100 square feet
afidel 04/08/20 07:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: The View from Your Trailer -- let's see 'em!

Liberty Harbor RV Park https://i.ibb.co/y0fQ9HW/E48-FC549-DD34-47-EB-ABA1-F4-FA571-D7734.jpg width=600 Wow, I hope you're a medical person helping with the crisis, because otherwise I can't imagine why you'd want to be there right now! /One of my favorite campsites I've stayed at due to what it allowed us access to, but man Jersey City is about the last place on earth I'd want to be during a pandemic.
afidel 04/04/20 10:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: New luxury off grid trailer -- very fancy . . .

Can we not just glue some of those flexible panels onto out awnings? Nope, too thick and they have a minimum bend radius which the roller probably exceeds if you could make them fit.
afidel 04/01/20 01:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: New luxury off grid trailer -- very fancy . . .

What puffery, you can go off grid for'months at a time', but it has a 100 gallon fresh water tank. According to the WHO 15L per person should be considered a bare minimum during an emergency and 20L is a good target for minimal hygiene. That's 10 gallons per day for a couple, hardly months.
afidel 04/01/20 01:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hideout 338lhs the grey back tank wont drain

This is just a guess based on what I can see online, but it looks to me like the rear grey tank handle probably only handles a small tank for the sink in the half bath.
afidel 03/30/20 11:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: vinyl black spot removal

Mr clean magic eraser worked well for us. The mop head did an amazing job on the underside of the awning as well.
afidel 03/26/20 06:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: No 12V power to prewired back up camera

It might be a backup only setup where there's only power from the 7 way during reversing. I know there are two models from Furion, a during monitor and a backup camera, not sure if the wiring is actually different between the two.
afidel 03/26/20 04:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Floor plan: Front Bathroom, Middle Kitchen, Rear Lounge

If the Oliver does it for you also check out Scamp 16 layout 5 & 6.
afidel 03/23/20 11:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spring Shakedown Trip cancelled

Michigan is leaving campgrounds open but closing restrooms, reservations, cabins and other similar structures. Basically if you're self contained you're good. Now that makes sense. California could take a lesson. Do people really camp in MI in March? Sure, it's going to be 70 tomorrow, though quickly diving into the 30s with an overnight low in the mid 20s Saturday into Sunday, gotta love early spring.
afidel 03/19/20 11:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spring Shakedown Trip cancelled

north carolina state park campgrounds are closed till further notice. trails and restrooms are open Michigan is leaving campgrounds open but closing restrooms, reservations, cabins and other similar structures. Basically if you're self contained you're good. They're even waving the state recreation pass (probably because there's nobody to enforce it). They are strongly suggesting online booking beforehand since walk-ups aren't allowed and cell service at campgrounds is iffy. Ohio state campgrounds are open including cabins but the hotel style lodges are closed. I'd expect our restrooms and cabins to close soon as it's kinda insane to leave them open given all the other statewide closures.
afidel 03/19/20 05:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spring Shakedown Trip cancelled

I'm taking my rig out of storage a month early to use as a home office/study area. It's going to cost me ~$60 to heat for the month, but that's cheap for the sanity it will preserve.
afidel 03/18/20 11:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wall mounted AC units

We had issues that i had "fixed under warranty" then i fixed it my self after i picked it up lol. RV dealer service departments are a joke. My Window unit on my zinger was dripping inside. Im not 100% sure of the exact issue but i've modified the catch pan and pulled the unit out and used tyvek tape to ensure that the pan drains to the exterior. It seems to have worked. the down side to living in michigan is that i only need the AC to work for like a week out of the year. Fix the leak and wait another year to try it out again ha! Other than that it cools fine. Its not in the most optimal location to evenly cool the trailer but it does the job. It seems like it would be cheaper to replace than a roof top unit if it ever goes out. I would say just keep any eye on it. l Ha, we used ours for most of our 2 week trip to the UP last summer, daytime highest in the 80s and fairly high humidity from being just onshore meant we needed it.
afidel 03/09/20 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wall mounted AC units

The AC unit should be mounted to drain outside when the trailer is level. Key word, should. Verify it the first time you run it, make sure the condensate isn't sitting, draining back into the trailer, or leaking down an unsealed crack. I've read about all 3 scenarios with wall mounts.
afidel 03/09/20 05:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Not your dad's Airstream

1) won't sleep away from the wife for extended periods so dual twins won't work 2) putting the toilet directly next to 3 surfaces is stupid, from both a comfort and cleanliness perspective. Otherwise I like it, the storage is huge for that size trailer.
afidel 03/07/20 12:42am Travel Trailers
RE: We were shocked to learn our newly purchased TT

I agree with mockturtle about turning gas heater off at night. If I am dry camping then the water heater is turned on in the morning for dish washing and showers, then it is turned off. The water stays warm all day long.Do you turn your water heater "off" in your house as well? Same logic applies, except it has a much bigger tank, and will stay warm even longer. Besides, warm isn't hot. At home there isn't a bunk bed 6" above the water heater and that water heater wasn't made to RV industry "standards". I turn mine off at night because the thought of harming my kid because I was too selfish to wait a few minutes for hot water would be enough to drive me to suicide.
afidel 03/04/20 09:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electronic sway control

I was going to purchase it but found out at the last minute that it is not compatible with most modern GM trucks for some reason.
afidel 02/19/20 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT television

One thought on the cheap TV. Agreed, it is nothing special or made for RV use. Ours is rather basic, but it has a built in DVD player. No need for a dedicated unit with wires dangling from the wall where the TV is mounted. We buy a mittfull of the cheapo 5 dollar DVDs from WalMart, break out the popcorn or chips and beverage of choice, plug the movie into the side of the TV and sit there and enjoy. Redbox allows you to rent in one location and return in another, we took advantage of that when the kids were smaller and rented about 20 DVDs in the Florida Keys and returned half in Tennessee and half in Ohio, best $30 I've ever spent.
afidel 02/12/20 11:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing 20' camper with Jeep Liberty

Is there a yellow sticker on the door frame that lists the cargo capacity? Also you might need to check the owners manual for the actual towing specification. You might have already posted it, but what year is the Jeep. Also what's the trim package? Max curb weight for the Liberty is 4290 so they have at least 1,310 payload with is probably plenty if you aren't putting a family of near-adults in the Liberty. I'd be much more worried about the short wheelbase (104"), a 20' trailer isn't massive but between the trailer weighing as much as the tow and the short wheelbase it probably won't be a fun experience. It's like when I tried using the minivan to tow my trailer, I was within GVWR, gcwr, tow rating, etc and the minivan had a long wheelbase and big brakes, but it still was so sucky experience that I knew driving the trailer home I was buying a truck.
afidel 02/11/20 10:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

I just posted over in the NROA forum to see what their opinion of moving to 16 inch tires is. Seems like there is a lot of room in the wheel well. But $110 each for the tires plus, at a guess, $100/each for new rims is running up the cost. If you think that's expensive check out what it costs to repair the damage from a blowout (if it can be repaired at all).
afidel 02/10/20 10:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Soft & sometimes soggy ground

Agreed, for the house start with a base of 1's & 2's and then top with 57's. We had over 18" of rise over 12' of run so we built a little retaining wall with railroad ties, a stone base, and thick walled 1.5" pipe 6' into the ground. We used 10" timber locks to hold the pieces together.
afidel 02/10/20 02:06am Travel Trailers
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