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RE: Dirt road travel

We took our Outback tt across the top of world highway as well as gravel and dirt roads around the western US. I’m not endorsing Keystone or Outback and I don’t think most are any better or worse. What I did figure out is bring a compressor of some sort with you. When you get on one of these rough roads, deflate your tires on trailer and tv and go slow. Deflate makes a huge difference. Reinflate when you get back to a real road. I like fiberglass siding for a bunch of reasons. Happy travels!
campigloo 11/20/20 06:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tranny overheated

Also keep in mind the only thing a trans flush flushes is your wallet. Just have a proper fluid and filter change
campigloo 11/15/20 04:12pm Towing
RE: RV Flag Pole

I made a mount for mine. I use a ***** head in the inch and a half receiver in the back of my trailer. I welded a 1 1/2” nipple to it and screwed a 3’ x 1 1/2” pvc pipe to it. I stuck my 20’ alum paint roller extension handle in the tube with a plastic washer on the handle for a snug fit. I used 2” fender washers on the top end with shower curtain hooks to make a 360* swivel. It works pretty good for my 3x5 flag.
campigloo 11/15/20 03:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator use during travel

I have an Outback like yours. I put solar on it and occasionally needed to run the gen while on the road on a cloudy/rainy day. I cut the ends off of a typical 30a extension cord and connected in line with the shore power and through the underbelly to the front of the trailer and long enough to reach the bed of the truck with lots of slack. I slipped the tonneau cover slightly rearward and put wedges under the lid to create a draft of cool clean air. I use rubber bungees to stabilize the gen. I’ve run it for several thousand miles like this from Alaska to Florida and points around and it works great. No carb or oil or overheating problems.
campigloo 11/15/20 03:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Books for first time RV owners?

Most of the rv stuff is not that complicated. Help them buy a set of basic hand tools and show them how to replace a tire. I barrel jack is really handy if they have a trailer. Rv tire changes are a little different than on a car. Mostly get them to understand that if they don’t get scared of a problem and think they can’t handle it, just stop and look at it and think it through. They can probably do more than they’re giving themselves credit for. They also might enjoy a subscription to trailer life or motor home life magazine. There are some informative articles on maintenance and just plain fun stuff, especially for a beginner. I hope they enjoy the new toy. Happy Travels!!!
campigloo 11/02/20 08:30am Beginning RVing
RE: Looking for fellow RVing writers

Tried to PM you ellenbehr - you don't allow PM?? I would if I knew how... Where's this setting? Or maybe I was offline? Sorry... I went in a matter of seconds from feeling fairly web-savvy to web-idiot :o It's great to see there are so many fellow writers here! Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger. I call myself a proud techno dinosaur!
campigloo 11/02/20 08:20am RV Lifestyle
RE: Books for first time RV owners?

Most of the rv stuff is not that complicated. Help them buy a set of basic hand tools and show them how to replace a tire. I barrel jack is really handy if they have a trailer. Rv tire changes are a little different than on a car. Mostly get them to understand that if they don’t get scared of a problem and think they can’t handle it, just stop and look at it and think it through. They can probably do more than they’re giving themselves credit for. They also might enjoy a subscription to trailer life or motor home life magazine. There are some informative articles on maintenance and just plain fun stuff, especially for a beginner. I hope they enjoy the new toy. Happy Travels!!!
campigloo 11/02/20 08:15am Beginning RVing
RE: Grease gun/ grease recommendations

I just looked at the maintenence schedule on Dexters site. It states that annual inspection of the bearings is REQUIRED. Since an inspection means you gotta disasemble it..... You might as well hand pack them at that time....Which means that the EZ lube feature is worthless. All downsides and no upsides. Yeah you’re right! And while you have them out wash them before the fresh high heat grease goes in.
campigloo 11/02/20 07:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Incline and dips - determining clearance

I don’t know much about 5ers so this may sound stupid but here we go. Could you make something that would hold your tailgate part way open and part way closed while your crossing the dip?
campigloo 10/24/20 05:03pm Towing
RE: Picture Posting Test Thread

https://i.imgur.com/DrsGDA2l.jpg
campigloo 10/24/20 10:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Grease gun/ grease recommendations

The void in the hub is meant to dissipate heat. Don’t fill it with grease. Best to grease and inspect them by hand.
campigloo 10/24/20 10:20am Travel Trailers
RE: carpet dyeing

Good idea! Glad it worked so well for you.
campigloo 10/11/20 02:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding underbelly weather protection, is it safe?

I think you’ll be fine just going over it. If it looks questionable to you just replace it before you cover it. Even if it should somehow develop a leak, there is normally nothing under the floor that has a spark. You could also pressure test it before you do anything a check for a leak. It should be a fun project. Enjoy!
campigloo 10/11/20 01:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Floors

The laminated floors are usually pretty good. His probably got wet. They’re used because they have some insulation value and they’re light. Unless maybe it’s a toy hauler I doubt you’ll find any camper made in the last 30 years that will have plywood flooring.
campigloo 09/22/20 01:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trail Lite 7212 Underbelly access

I’m not familiar with your model but on mine and many in the industry it’s a corrugated plastic called cloroplast. (Not sure on the spelling) It’s sealed using expanding foam and held up with sheet metal screws and fender washers. Pretty easy to deal with but it’s also pretty bulky. Just remove the screws and work it loose. Hope this helps
campigloo 09/22/20 01:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: solar charger

If I’m reading this right you will have it basically in storage. I have my original house battery disconnected from the coach. All I use it for is the tongue jack. I use a $15 solar charger from Academy and it keeps it nicely topped off. If you’re just looking for a maintainer to supply the phantom loads on your trailer, a little plastic 50 watt or so plastic panel will probably work. The beauty of these is they’re cheap, no mounting required, no fancy controllers and will keep your battery charged. Im holding on for the you’re an idiot posts!
campigloo 09/19/20 07:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Valley weight distribution hitch?

That type hitch is just fine. If you’re worried about quality, which is legit, see what the Eaz-Lift would cost. If you don’t have a whole lot of tongue weight go for the Valley.
campigloo 09/15/20 10:08am Towing
RE: Great Smoky Mountains Bear FoundScavenging On Human Remains

When I was a kid we were camped in our little trailer in the Tetons. Down the way a family was grilling steaks. Yogi strolled up following his nose. He was just a small black, but these yahoos grabbed the streaks and WENT IN THE TENT! And just like sky guy said, one swipe and he was in. It sure didn’t take them long to get out though! And Yogi enjoyed his steak in the tent.
campigloo 09/14/20 01:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Flying Floating Flooring

I think what he’s talking about is resilient tile. Super easy to install and looks good. Cut it with a utility knife. You don’t need expansion joints and water doesn’t phase it. You would still want to make accommodations for the slide rollers.
campigloo 09/14/20 01:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Flying Floating Flooring

If the weight of the rollers is a concern could you put a strip of flat aluminum there and paint to match the wood? It might not look TOO bad.
campigloo 09/13/20 04:00pm General RVing Issues
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