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RE: Replacing a A-frame Jack, need to enlarge 2" hole to 2-1/4"

No need to weld a plate on to use to center the hole saw. Do like Cummins12V98 says. Clamps will work, but you can also add bolt holes to so it can be bolted down using the bolt holes for the existing Jack. I did something similar when replacing both crummy uncovered gravity and city water fill connections on my trailer with ones that had lockable doors. I needed larger holes to install them. I cut a small square piece of half inch plywood to use as a template. I used a 4 inch hole saw to cut a hole in the template. I then mounted one of the hatches to the template using the screws needed to mount it to the side of the trailer. I then removed the hatch and screwed the template to the side of the trailer over the existing hole. It stabilized the hole saw while I cut the first hole through the side of the trailer. I then removed the template and lined it up over the next hole keeping it in line with the first hole, screwed it to the trailer and cut the second larger hole. Worked great. Drill a 2-1/4" hole in plywood or steel and clamp over existing hole centering the template over existing hole. Drill away, ez-p-ze.
mobeewan 09/29/20 12:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Why Didn't I Think of This Before?

As recommended by SpeakEasy, use the winterizing connection to fill from your jug. Mine is inside under the sink. I used it with a 7 gallon Aquatainer for a couple days when the temps iced up my fresh water tank under the trailer. The pick up tube in the tank wouldn't draw water from the tank. If you put a gravity fill in the counter top it will reduce down to the tubing size going to the tank. It will take forever to transfer the water to the tank as it gets restricted and there is no pressure to move the water. Another issue is when using the city water to fill the tank. You run the risk of blowing water all over the galley when the tank fills and the overflow builds up pressure when water comes in faster than the overflow can handle. The water has to go somewhere. Ever have water come out the overflow for a few seconds, even after shutting off the tank fill valve. Use the winterizing connection to fill from your jug.
mobeewan 09/28/20 10:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Why Didn't I Think of This Before?

Are you only able to fill from the city water line and turning on a valve to fill the tank or is your outside tank fill a traditional gravity fill?
mobeewan 09/27/20 11:12pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: blackwater waste valve seal question

Couple of videos: waste valve replacement / maintenance Waste valve replacement / maintenance 2
mobeewan 09/27/20 10:51pm Beginning RVing
RE: fixed skylight dome 1422

The inner dome keeps the outer dome from sweating. If it sweats, the condensation will run down the insides of the opening, collect and run under the ceiling panel, soaking the roof insulation and running inside the ceiling making its way to the inside of the walls and eventually to the floor. Lots and lots of water damage. The same damage rain water will cause if the outer skylight dome leaks.
mobeewan 09/27/20 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Flashing rope light

Certainly better than a spinning glass disco ball with very bright colored spot lights throwing sparkles thru the trees in every camp site around. Yeah, saw that at a state park in Arkansas. :S Ooooh, I want one and some of them sparkely rope lights.I think I've got some strobe lights left over from Halloween:W Cool, I think i still have the Saturday Night Fever sound track somewhere.
mobeewan 09/27/20 07:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Flashing rope light

Certainly better than a spinning glass disco ball with very bright colored spot lights throwing sparkles thru the trees in every camp site around. Yeah, saw that at a state park in Arkansas. :S Ooooh, I want one and some of them sparkely rope lights.
mobeewan 09/27/20 02:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gas leak on Atwood 8531-I’ve dclp

On an older trailer I had, my dad said he could smell the propane when the furnace was running. Later I found the furnace shut-off valve was leaking through the valve stem. It was worse when I pushed down on the valve stem. I shut off the propane at the cylinder. Since I was running the generator for his CPAP I plugged in a small ceramic heater to keep us warm the rest of the night.
mobeewan 09/26/20 12:59am Tech Issues
RE: Accident with tow vehicle right before big camping trip?

Might be best to use a U-Haul thruck or van. I've seen U-Haul box trucks towing cars and small trailers when people move. U-Haul does rent pickup trucks and regular vans. Tell the insurance you want a U-Haul rental or reimburse the cost of your trip and reservations. Several years ago someone spun out and hit the right rear tire of my SUV after we had 14 inches of snow, sending me into a guardrail doing $1600 worth of damage to the left front. I was going to pick up my old TT to bring it home since deer season was ending. I told their insurance I needed a truck or an SUV because I had to bring the trailer home. They provided me a rental pickup from Enterprise. When I went to pick it up and sign the papers they told me I couldn't tow with it. So I had a brand new Silverado extended cab to drive around and had to wait over 2 weeks untill i got my SUV back to pick up the trailer. A couple years ago my truck broke down and I needed a vehicle for a couple days to get back and forth to work. I also needed to take a few loads to the dump in my utility trailer while i had someone available to help me. I rented a practically brand new pickup truck from U-Haul for a couple days. I was told there was no problem using it for towing.
mobeewan 09/25/20 03:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Powering multiple low voltage devices in the truck

On my previous truck I purchased an add on fuse block with 8 or 10 flat blade fuse slots. I mounted it high up on the insid right kick panel and ran an 8 gage wire to the battery. I added a 30 or 40 amp fuse in the wire near the battery. That gave me plenty of additional power for adding a CB radio, stereo speaker amplifier, cigarette lighter plug for a spot light and circuits for any other 12V DC toys I added.
mobeewan 09/20/20 06:35pm Tech Issues
RE: lug nut socket

Standard length sockets will fit most lug nuts. I carry (2) 4 way lug wrenches, one in standard and 1 in metric to give more leverage when removing lug nuts. I also carry a torque wrench and (2) 6" extensions for it with the correct size sockets for the truck and the trailer lug nuts on each extension in my truck tool box so I don't have to hunt for everything.
mobeewan 09/16/20 02:46pm Beginning RVing
RE: Solar Cable Tangles

3/4 inch plastic wire loom Extension cord reel
mobeewan 09/11/20 03:22am Tech Issues
RE: Bad Water Smell

If your hot water still smells like rotten eggs even after sanitizing you may have to add some white vinegar to the water heater tank and let it set. It is recommended to remove the relief vale to pour it into the water heater tank, but you could also use the winterizing connection to pump it into the tank by opening the nearest hot water faucet to the water heater. Drain the water heater first before filling it with 2 parts vinegar one part water. So for a 6 gallon water heater tank you'll need 4 gallons of white vinegar. You'll need a little extra if you use the winterizing connection but don't have to mess with removing the valve. This will also help to descale the water heater if it's needed.
mobeewan 09/01/20 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Watch That Diamondplate!

I learned about the diamond plate, but it was just a tiny spark. My biggest blunder was when I had a socket wrench that i was using to install 2 new 12v batteries on my trailer. The wrench slipped from my fingers and i accidentally dropped the socket wrench across the contacts of one of my new batteries when tightening a cable. Luckily I had a shovle close by I could use to knock the wrench loose with which was now welded to the lugs. I used a rag to pick the wrench up to look at and man was it hot. Had to drop it and let it lay a while. The there was a melted spot on the handle and I was no longer able to operate the thumb lever to change the direction of the gears. Went back to the autoparts store for another battery. That was about a 100 dollar accident. Now I slip a piece of hose over a wrench when playing with batteries.
mobeewan 09/01/20 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ladders

I use a werner 13 foot folding ladder I bought on sale at Lowe's or Home Depot on sale for $79. A few years ago. I either carry it in the truck bed or laying on edge secured and padded with a shipping blanket in the main trailer aisle so it doesn't move around or damage anything. I also bought a set of Werner ladder pads I can slip over one end to protect anything I need to lean the ladder against.
mobeewan 09/01/20 04:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to tow & push BACKWARDS?

I was able to pull my 28 ft trailer into my back yard from a private street behind the house tongue 1st by using a front hitch previously had installed on my truck. I left about 6 feet behind the truck before the trailer was in it's final location so that I could unhitch back the truck up and drive around the trailer. I then used a powered tow dolly that I bought to try to get it in its final location but the tires kept spinning on the grass and dirt. The guy that cuts my grass was there so I was able to get him and 2 neighbors to push on the trailer while I guided it into place. The reason I pulled it in that way was because I wanted the entry door facing the house instead of away from the house since the neighborhood is kind of sketchy. There's only 2 windows on the opposite side of the trailer. One tiny one at the kitchen sink and 1 escape window for the front bedroom which I could block, in case anyone wanted to break the windows to get in. I'm wanting to move the trailer down the side of the house Because I want to build a shed and workshop with the trailer is sitting. If I pulled the trailer from the back yard to the side yard I then can't get it from the side yard to the street easily Because a crepe Myrtle tree would be severely damaged. So I'm getting a steel fabricator to make some metal wheels with cleats on them that will dig into the turf in order to use the dolly to pull the trailer without the wheels spinning. I found some metal wheels online that are made for using walk behind self propelled mowers on steep hillsides. They are drum shaped with cone shaped cleats on them. However they are $700 the each. I think I can get 2 wheels made that will work for less than $700. I'm waiting on an estimate right now. Hopefully that will allow me to move the trailer around easier along with putting strips of plywood down under the rear wheels so I don't have a problem with the rolling resistance across the grass. Hopefully this might give you another idea. I don't think adding a hitch to the rear of the trailer is a good idea since any amount of turning that may occur while moving the trailer is going to put a lot of side to side stress on the rear of the trailer where the hitch would be mounted.
mobeewan 09/01/20 04:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: AmeriLite 23BW water tank fix replacement

Is the leak between the fitting and tank or the threads where the drain valve screws into the tank? Is the fitting cracked and leaking from the threads?
mobeewan 08/27/20 09:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Travelling with Bathroom Fan Running

I occasionally left both the vent above the front of the living/dining area and bathroom at the rear slightly open. Added Maxair over the front and Maxxair Turbo/Maxx over the rear bathroom hatch.
mobeewan 08/27/20 08:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water refill when dry camping

I bought a spare sure flow pump for the trailer and mounted it to a small cutting board. I attached a 2 pin plug for power and added fittings with hose barbs so I can pump from a container into the water tank fill on the trailer. My winterizing tube is long enough that I can insert it into a water jug and draw from it to supply the trailer using the trailers pump just the same as if it was my water tank. This came in handy when my tank under the trailer started icing up in the wintertime.
mobeewan 08/26/20 02:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Table top propane grill help needed.

I can barely read the text, could you please make the pictures even bigger so I can't read it at all I would appreciate it? Thank you.
mobeewan 08/22/20 02:55am Travel Trailers
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