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RE: Stabilizer blocks alternatives

Would something like this be too pricey? Anderson blocks We just use 2 x 10 pressure treated wood cut to 12" lengths... but we have a different situation, too. Rob Yes, too pricey and too heavy. I have watched some review a while ago, and I remember each peace is like 8 pounds or so. I use whatever scrap lumber I have laying around. I just weighed one piece I have which is a 2x8 at 12", weight is 5 lbs. 5 lbs is not all that much weight to move, handle or store. I typically use 2x6 pieces that are about 10" in length under my stabilizers and that works fine even on a sandy area. Blocks of leftover wood are cheap, effective and will last longer than any plastic blocks with a given amount of weight on them. If weight is a huge issue, you do realize that can also be fixed? https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61wxxQwyvyS._AC_SL1500_.jpg height=400 width=100 Yep, a spade drill bit can be used to drill through or drill partial holes in a diamond pattern and not affect the strength of the board very much but yet remove some weight.. Something else to consider, pressure treated lumber when first bought is heavily laden with moisture as part of the treating process so those boards start out very heavy. As the board dries (after you buy it) it just needs some time sitting in the sun for a few weeks to loose the extra moisture back to the same weight as non treated lumber. Pressure treating plants don't bother removing the excess moisture before shipping to the lumber yards. Wood (even treated) is a natural product, plastic, not so much. Yes, I thought about drilling some holes, not sure how much of the difference it will be. I can take one peace, weight it before and after and decide if it worth it :)
alexey75 08/10/21 07:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Stabilizer blocks alternatives

Would something like this be too pricey? Anderson blocks We just use 2 x 10 pressure treated wood cut to 12" lengths... but we have a different situation, too. Rob Yes, too pricey and too heavy. I have watched some review a while ago, and I remember each peace is like 8 pounds or so.
alexey75 08/09/21 08:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stabilizer blocks alternatives

I've been using these plastic stands that I got off of Amazon. They stack on each other for storage, not as heavy as wood and they reduce the length that the jacks have to extend because of my taller trailer. https://i.imgur.com/n6kRRu3l.jpg I still put a piece of wood under the jack and the 'block' as it seems to spread the load better. I also added the Strong Arm bars and that's the single most best thing to removing pretty much all the 'bounce' out the trailer when walking inside. I have 4 on the rear and 2 up front. Here is the front setup. https://i.imgur.com/Nj7HWMDl.jpg Works for me. :) Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1 Cool! I like these yellow plastic stands!! It’s a good idea to have the strong arms, but I see it’s $400+ cad here…
alexey75 08/09/21 06:59pm Travel Trailers
Stabilizer blocks alternatives

Hello folks, We have scissor stabilizers on our TT. Usually we put a number of blocks under each stabilizer (probably up to 10-15”). I am looking to save weight (and space) of all the blocks we are carrying around. I see there are a lot of different types of plastic pads/blocks. These are nice but I don’t want to have 40+ of these pads. Is there any better solution than these thin plastic peaces? Maybe some DYI light weight solution? Thank you!
alexey75 08/08/21 09:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dehumidifier?

Thanks guys. We open the vents when we take a shower or cooking, but still, every morning all windows covered with water. About dew point, does it mean the windows inside should be about 46-50F, right? Usually we keep the temperature inside about 70F. I see in general the compressor dehumidifier are more louder than desiccant, no?
alexey75 06/16/21 06:45am Travel Trailers
Dehumidifier?

Hello guys, We’re pretty big family, every morning all windows covered with moisture. I saw on Amazon there are a lot of small dehumidifiers, something like that: Dehumidifiers Does anyone have good experience with these small dehumidifiers? This specific model probably not big enough for 28 ft trailer…
alexey75 06/15/21 10:59am Travel Trailers
RE: How 12v lights work?

Sounds like you have a short in the awning wiring? I assume it does this whether you are on just battery or 120v? And it's just the awning light that blows the fuse either way? Turn on your inside lights on and no problem? Turn on your awning light and it blows the fuse? Or a combo of both? Not sure how you test that, but you gotta somehow take the internal wiring out of the equation with some test wires to see if it's the fixture or the wiring? Good luck! Mitch Yes, it doesn’t matter if I am on battery or 120v. I thought the problem with led connector, so I disconnected the led, turned on the switch and it blow the fuse... Yes, it's just the awning light that blows the fuse. No issues with internal lights. Unfortunately I don’t have such long wires... I thought about it, connect one side to led and another side to the panel.
alexey75 05/01/21 07:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: How 12v lights work?

From the awning into the wall.and this 'wall' is a 12v socket? No, it goes through the wall and connects to the panel.
alexey75 05/01/21 06:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: How 12v lights work?

From the awning into the wall. Yes, these are LEDs
alexey75 05/01/21 03:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: How 12v lights work?

I have the main internal lights and awning led on the same 15amp fuse. I inspected and disconnected the awning lights, checked the cable that goes inside, checked the switch, all good, but still it blows the fuse. The panel looks good (not sure what to check). The only thing that I cannot inspect, is the cable that goes from the panel to the switch, inside the wall. Any idea what can be wrong and how to troubleshoot it?
alexey75 05/01/21 12:47pm Travel Trailers
How 12v lights work?

I have an issue with led awning lights blowing the fuse, I am troubleshooting it and have a general question. When the trailer connected to shore power, do 12v lights get the power from the battery (and converter charges it in the background), or do they get the power from 110v through some converter?
alexey75 05/01/21 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Can I use this bearing?

Sounds good, thank you guys!
alexey75 04/26/21 07:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can I use this bearing?

Thank you all! Cleaned all the bearings this morning, looks good. I have another question. There is some space between inner and outer bearings. Was I supposed to fill this space with the grease?
alexey75 04/25/21 07:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can I use this bearing?

“Blue ring” is just a light, the picture isn’t so great. This is a grease next to my finger. But I am more concerned with the internal part of the bearing. Take a look first picture, see how dirty/discolouration inside the bearing. Can you see the kind of brown color inside?
alexey75 04/24/21 07:09pm Travel Trailers
Can I use this bearing?

I am doing my first bearing repack. Here are few pictures of bearing and race. https://ibb.co/kcT55Sx https://ibb.co/t8J92fq There is some discolouration inside the bearing. Can I continue using it? Unfortunately during this season we won’t travel a lot, probably around 1,000 miles. I hope it will be safe to tow it this year and I will replace these next year.
alexey75 04/24/21 06:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT Brake Service

Actually I experienced a sway last year. It was pretty windy day with gusts up to 50-60mph. We were driving for about an hour. We were going at a speed of 55-60 mph. At some point it felt like truck applied full brakes on the trailer for split of a second. It was very sudden/scary, I didn’t notice any sway before that. The good thing that the message came up on instrumental panel, saying some like: sway control... reduce speed... Maybe it recognized the sway even before I noticed it :? http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/yes/huge-thumbs-up-smiley-emoticon.gif Correct. Your vehicle has a sensor array located on the transmission hump between the drives and passenger seat, detects the movements of your vehicle and compares that to your steering wheel position and driver input to help determine if everything is all good or not. Nice to have these systems BUT.. I would recommend checking your load weight distribution on the trailer. It is possible your tongue weight may be on the light side. Instability can also be caused by adding too much weight behind the trailer axles. May tow perfect under idea conditions but add some cross winds and it may no longer.. Generally TW should be 10%-15% of the trailer weight, however, the lighter the TW compared to the trailer weight the less stable it becomes. I personally target 15% which is where the trailer will be as stable as possible. Granted, there will be times under the wrong combination of conditions that can upset the whole train and cause some instability and you will have to ride out the process of regaining control. I'm agree with you, nice to have it, BUT... I like to be able to control myself as well.
alexey75 04/05/21 09:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT Brake Service

Actually I experienced a sway last year. It was pretty windy day with gusts up to 50-60mph. We were driving for about an hour. We were going at a speed of 55-60 mph. At some point it felt like truck applied full brakes on the trailer for split of a second. It was very sudden/scary, I didn’t notice any sway before that. The good thing that the message came up on instrumental panel, saying some like: sway control... reduce speed... Maybe it recognized the sway even before I noticed it :?
alexey75 04/04/21 05:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help identify bearings parts

Great, thank you for all the tips!
alexey75 04/03/21 03:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help identify bearings parts

Probably it's a stupid question, is there a need to remove/re-install the race? Only if you are replacing the bearing. Sorry, not sure I got you. In my case I would like to grease the bearing, there is no need to remove the race?
alexey75 04/02/21 05:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help identify bearings parts

How about universal bearing packer? With that type of bearing packer you are limited to only grease that comes in a cartridge. I like to use the thicker grease that comes in a can and is made just for wheel bearings. For example: Timken Grease I bought this one: https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/motomaster-wheel-bearing-and-chassis-grease-0280421p.html The only thing it's not saying it's for high temperature. It's saying: Works effectively in application temperatures between -23°C (-9°F) and 163°C (325°F) Is it good enough?
alexey75 04/02/21 05:42pm Travel Trailers
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