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RE: No heat / Furnace not working

It's new. Take it back to the dealer. I had a furnace in a class C that worked fine until the temp got below freeziing. Then fan would run but only cold air. Stove worked. Turns out it was moisture in the regulator. The regulator would freeze. It would allow enough propane for the stove to work but, not the furnace.Had to replace the regulator and purge the tank to get the moisture out.
canoe on top 11/13/21 11:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Recommend a TT (rough roads, no campgrounds)

The Demster is an amazing trip. I've done it twice. The first time, in 2005, with a Jeep Cherokee and a Coleman pop up. The second time, in 2007, with my Ram CTD and a 24 ft. Nash. I had planned to go again this summer but gave up because of the issues with crossing the border. When I went, the road ended in the village of Inuvik, more than 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. They have, since, pushed the road the last 50 miles to the Arctic Ocean so you can, actually, drive to the Arctic Ocean. North of the Arctic Circle, the road is on a gravel berm to keep from melting the perma frost.There are sections that are fairly rough and, at least, one 12% grade that can be challenging when it is muddy. 4WD recommended. You cross two rivers,the Peel and the Mackenzie on ferries. Bridges would get wiped out every year during spring break up.The tundra, north of the Arctic Circle, is like no place else on earth.From the beginning at the intersection with the Klondike Highway, just south of Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, it is about 229 miles to the first available fuel at Eagle Plains. Plan accordingly.The 500 mile trip will take two days. The Dempster is one of the most beautiful and unique trips I have taken in my life. I hope to do it, at least, once more in which case I can report on how a 30' trailer with two slide outs handles the road. I realize that this post is a bit off topic but, hopefully will relate for some to the origianl idea of rugged ttailers.
canoe on top 11/06/21 12:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Recommend a TT (rough roads, no campgrounds)

Northwood, which makes Arctic Fox and Nash and a few other brands, builds their own frames in house. If you look at the frame on an Arctic Fox and, most other trailers, you will see why they have a reputation for being rugged.They also spec the suspension to allow for a genreous CCC which means that, with normal loading, you are well below the maximum capacities of the trailer. Ron Nash, who started the company, wanted to build a trailer that he could take elk hunting in the mountains of Oregon. The result was a four season, stout trailer that can handle some rough treatment. Some years back, I towed a Nash up the Dempster highway in the Yukon and Northwest territories. Up and back, it's about 1000 miles of unpaved road. Prior to that trip, I did quite a bit of research which lead me to choose a Northwood product. I wasn't disappointed. Strong usually means heavy. My current, 30' Arctic Fox with, two slides, weighs 10,000 lbs ready for camping.That's heavy but, it doesn't break.It handles very nicely behind my Ram 2500 CTD.
canoe on top 11/05/21 01:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Four season TT under 28 ft.

I had a Nash and now have an Arctic Fox. Have used both at temps a bit below zero with no problem.
canoe on top 10/27/21 11:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Suburban SW6DE questions

Suburban heaters unually have a switch on the unit that can be turned off so that if you accidently turn on the switch inside when the unit is empty it won't burn out the electric element. In everyone that I have seem, there is, also, an electric switch inside. As mentioned, there's a separate switch for the propane heater.
canoe on top 10/12/21 11:05am Travel Trailers
RE: High profile tires on off road packages on trailers. hmmm

A two inch taller tire only gives you one inch of additional clearance.I prefer a taller tire, within reason, for the reasons mentioned above; fewer rpm and spans pot holes etc. better. A more agressive tread might help with braking on snow or mud. Not something that's going to occur for most people very often.
canoe on top 10/03/21 12:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best Four Season Travel Trailer

I know that catalytic heaters have a lot of safeguards but, they still consume oxygen.I have friends that use them although they turn the off when they are sleeping. I have never been a fan of combustion inside other than the stove while cooking. I leave one or more ceiling vents open slightly to deal with condensation. I would not consider that adequate to replace consumed oxygen.
canoe on top 09/26/21 01:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best Four Season Travel Trailer

You might look at the Arctic Fox or Nash 22G.
canoe on top 09/25/21 12:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best Four Season Travel Trailer

I have been comfortable in my Artic Fox at a bit below zero. I have factory storm windows which, apparently, they no longer make. Thermopane would be the next, best thing. If you are looking at four season, remember that the dump valves have to be enclosed and heated, not just the tanks.Tank heaters are, also good.Winter camping pretty much requires 120 power. Ideally, shore power, otherwise, you will be running your generator quite a bit to keep the batteries charged because of furnace use. Would require a pretty good battery bank and a lot of solar to go that route.
canoe on top 09/24/21 12:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Suggestion needed ASAP

Cinder blocks are unreliable for supporting weight like that.They can disintegrate without warning which makes it pretty dangerous to work on something heavy supported by them.Boards,jackstands or something similar are much safer.
canoe on top 09/18/21 01:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need help for locating a new Generator box

Looks like that weighs 92 lbs dry. Figure 100 with fuel. Looking at the leverage a platform like the one pictured above would have, I would not hang that on a flimsy trailer bumper. I would suggest a trailer hitch welded to the frame.
canoe on top 08/01/21 08:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: New trailer, new generator?

With an Easy Start you might be able to run your AC with the generator you have. Cheaper than a new generator.
canoe on top 06/10/21 11:43am Travel Trailers
RE: The Bowlus is Back

The tongue weight is probably, pretty low but, you'd think, for $200 grand, they could throw in an electric jack?
canoe on top 06/06/21 12:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: The Bowlus is Back

Two weeks of battery and 19 gallons of fresh water? I suppose an electric awning wouldn't fit with the aerodynamic styling but the one shown? I had a better awning on my old pop up. Four people? I don't think so. Impressive looking, particularly the interior. $190K? You can get a really functional TT for about a third of that. Add solar and the expensive batteries if you like. And, you'd have realistic FW capacity and something other than a cassette toilet.
canoe on top 06/05/21 12:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black tank stench won't go away

If there are no leaks, I would suggest not emptying the tank quite as often. Use lots of water to flush each time and wait until the tank is half or three quarters full before dumping. That allows enough water to accumulate in the tank to break things up and flush more thoroughly. Check the seal at the flush valve. Is the bowl holding water between flushes? Rubbing a toilet brush around that seal and putting a little vasaline on it helps. Assume, since you've been living in it for all this time and it only started recently that you are using sufficient chemicals. Also, might check vent pipe to be sure it's not plugged? Is the bottom of the trailer enclosed? Might be a leak ih the sewer line?
canoe on top 05/29/21 04:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: nautilus retractable shower door question

I had a similar problem. Ran a bead of caulk between rail and top of tub. Solved the problem.
canoe on top 05/26/21 10:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Owners manual discrepancy.

Makes no sense at all.Very difficult to raise the front with the rear stabilizers down. If you try to lower the front with the stabilizers down the jack will just come off the ground. Not only does it not make sense, it wouldn't work.
canoe on top 05/04/21 11:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Suggest All season travel trailer for work

Thanks for the update on the storm windows. I had them for my 2006 Nash and have them for my 2008 Arctic Fox. The thermal pane windows might not be as effective as the storm windows but, would certainly be more convenient.
canoe on top 04/06/21 11:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Suggest All season travel trailer for work

Arctic Fox/Nash definitely top choices. Get the factory storm windows.As mentioned, the big problem would be either leaving the heat on all winter or re-winterizing after every trip. If you don't have shore power you're going to need significant battery capacity to get you through the night and you'll have to run the generator quite a bit during the day. At least two 6 volt GC batteries. With my previous Nash and current Arctic Fox, I've seen 5,6 below with no problem. Could, probably handle -10. As you know, it, occasionally, gets colder than that in Denver so, plan accordingly. If your trips coincide with extreme temps, 10-15 below, you might have to not use the onboard water system and use portable water containers. Not conducive to showering.
canoe on top 04/04/21 11:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for reliable travel trailer

One thing to remember being in Colorado is altitude. An engine without a turbo or supercharger loses about 30% of its power at 10,000 ft.Many passes in CO are higher than that.What that means is that you will need more tow vehicle for the same trailer in CO than you would at sea level. Not only for climbing the passes but, also for descending.
canoe on top 03/01/21 12:10pm Travel Trailers
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