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RE: Is a travel trailer with a slide out a good idea for me?

...They also seem to be more problematic compared to other tried & true designs.You say that based upon what? Personal experience and lots of research. Feedback from several technicians as well.
fdwt994 07/23/19 11:04am Travel Trailers
RE: carbon Monoxide alarm going off

Sorry, I can’t help it. Retired Science teacher syndrome. CO2 is carbon dioxide, not particularly dangerous except to the climate. CO is carbon monoxide, very bad to breathe. Have you tried a stand alone CO detector to make sure that’s what is triggering the alarm? Bingo
fdwt994 07/22/19 01:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is a travel trailer with a slide out a good idea for me?

Slide out for sure, especially with 4-6 people. Like anything else, routine maintenance will help prevent problems. Stay away from units with Schwintek slides if you can. Unlike cable or rack & pinion designs, the Schwintek don't have a manual "crank" if they are inoperable. They also seem to be more problematic compared to other tried & true designs.
fdwt994 07/22/19 01:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slide out leaks

Update: this morning I took some water jugs with me on the roof, and slowly poured water around the area where the leak was happening. I had quickly determined that the caulking right about my drain gutters was all but gone, went to wal mart and bought caulking, resealed it with quick dry caulking and it survived our latest downpour with no issues! Thanks for all the input and suggestions!! Thanks for the update! Glad you were able to take care of it before it caused damage. Happy camping!
fdwt994 06/07/19 05:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leveling blocks

To each his own, but the lego blocks we use have lasted us almost 15 years now with no signs of deterioration. We love them. Good luck in your decision.
fdwt994 06/07/19 01:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bumper Grill

I guess I'm in the minority here. I like the bumper mounted unit due to its close proximity to my outdoor kitchen and the fact that I don't have to find table space for it. Getting ready to replace our six year old unit with another of the same kind. They're hard to find though. Hopefully others know of places other than CW or AZ.
fdwt994 05/14/19 06:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer safety chain hooks and F150

buy 2 Threaded carabiners/link extensions from you local Hardware store X2. I installed the threaded chain links and applied some red loctite to the threads. Seems that folks like them and some are too cheap to pay $5 or so in the store. Now it's real easy to hook and unhook the safety catch hooks on my safety cables. I saw these at the local home improvement store, but none that seemed to have the weight / strength capacity of the chain itself. I'm willing to bet some folks are attaching these type of chain links and instantly reducing the strength of their chain.
fdwt994 05/14/19 05:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slide out stuck?

Any luck?
fdwt994 04/26/19 08:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can Not Locate Slide Out Control Box

Any luck?
fdwt994 04/26/19 08:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: mirrors for 2017 ford expedition

X2 for the McKesh. Ugly, yes, but solid and great field of view. I used them for almost a decade with no issues.
fdwt994 04/24/19 04:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Truck trailering packages

Like others have said, do your homework. Too many look at "tow ratings" and think they're good when that's one one of several ratings you need to understand. When we were towing with a 1/2 ton, the payload capacity was our limiting factor by far. Our "tow rating" was still 2,500 lbs under but payload was maxed out. The handling (i.e. ability to control!) was much improved when we moved to the 3/4 ton. Good luck!
fdwt994 04/05/19 06:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: insurance companies and cost

We insure our camper for $20,000. It's stored on a lot. Our auto insurer charges $268 premium for replacement with a $500 deductible.
fdwt994 04/01/19 10:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Question about towing capacity for a 2019 dodge Durango rt

Big difference in moving a trailer and towing a trailer. Your truck isn't rated to tow much weight. BTDT. My first tow vehicle was marginal at best, then I towed my camper to the Smoky Mt's. Going north from Chattanooga, I started up the Mt. going 65. I was going less than 20 when I got to the top... People were passing me blowing their horns and shooting us a Bird. I came home from that trip and went shopping for a Heavy Duty truck. Lesson learned. I bought a 3/4 ton and got used to parking 'Out where the big fish swim'. It ain't crowded out there... My advice is use enough truck. I've towed on that route. It definitely reminds you to have enough truck for the job.
fdwt994 03/30/19 06:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: cable slide outs

I'll trade you my Schwintek slide for your cable slide! If you haven't done so already, be sure to watch the video link that wanderingaimlessly provided. Very informative.
fdwt994 03/30/19 10:39am Travel Trailers
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