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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
RE: Shurflo water pump issue

Make sure your not sucking in any air through the pump inlet tubing. The slightest bit can keep the pump from priming. Recheck to make sure the strainer bowl is properly seated and is tight. Check any flexible vinyl tubing between the tank and pump. I have had to replace the short pieces of vinyl tubing on the pump inlet a couple times because the tubing had lost its pliability and was no longer sealing on the fitting hose barbs no matter how much I tightened the hose clamps. Air was being sucked in between the tubing and barbs. New tubing and new hose clamps solved the problem.
mobeewan 08/19/20 05:02pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 amp cord storage ideas?

surplus pilot helmet and kit bags $25 and under 19" x 19" for helmet bag with 2 outside pouches 22"L x 12"W x 20"H for flyers kit bag Or use a cheap nylon or canvas shopping bag.
mobeewan 08/16/20 08:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: airtabs

Maybe Airtabs with nitrogen in the tires and dryer sheets you could get say maybe 50 mpg improvement. Only if you light the dryer sheets on fire and then drop them down your pants. Now your talking beans first. That would get some hydrogen for a little added thrust.
mobeewan 08/14/20 10:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Non Slip shower floor

I use white plastic soft vinyl shelf liner that comes on I believe it is a 24 inch wide roll. It is like the spongy nonskid shelf liner with the square holes in it used to keep dishes from sliding around. It felt a little weird standing on it at first, but I got used to it and stopped noticing it. I cut mine about 24 x 16 or 18. The only problem was that although being solid vinyl and it does not soak up water, water did get trapped under it, so I had to hang it to drip dry or stuff would start growing under it. When it does need cleaning I lay it in the tub and scrub it with a soft bristled brush with a little Dawn or clean it with Soft Scub with Bleach when I clean the tub and walls.
mobeewan 08/13/20 11:51pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ACME nut destroyed

As others have said. Looks to me like something hit it. Vandalism maybe?
mobeewan 08/13/20 10:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: airtabs

Maybe Airtabs with nitrogen in the tires and dryer sheets you could get say maybe 50 mpg improvement.
mobeewan 08/13/20 09:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: tire changing jack

6 ton bottle jack. I won't use those trailer aids as they put all the weight of one side on one axle. A bottle jack only lifts the flat tire an inch or so and the other tire stays on the ground so that side of the trailer is supported by both axles. I have 5200 lb axles. TT has 7850 lbs on the axles. 1/2 of 7850 is 3925. 1/2 of 5200 is 2600 lbs. I'd be supporting 3925 lbs with 2600 lbs of axle using a trailer aid. Another problem besides the axle is that all the weight on one side of the trailer would be supported by a single tire. You now doubled the weight on that tire. Another issue is if you have body damage from a blowout and turning the tire will cause more damage. I carry a 9 ton bottle Jack. It can be used for more than changing tires.
mobeewan 08/09/20 11:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Outdoor Shower - Low or High?

I connect and disconnect from the low point drains when I need water outside. I didn't want to add another hole in the outside of the trailer. My low point shut off valves are under the sink. The low point drain tubing is just in front tires. I added adapters and garden hose quick connects to the open ends of the tubing.
mobeewan 08/05/20 04:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to empty fresh water tank without pump?

I've had to replace the flexible tubing between the tank and pump a couple times because it just wouldn't keep a seal on the barbed fittings any more. Air was getting sucked through the joints and was keeping the pump from priming. After replacing the old used tubing with some not new, but unused left over tubing I had that was still soft and flexible the pump was able to draw water from the tank again.
mobeewan 08/02/20 05:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: Vault Toilet Decorations

Thats why I bought a porta potty years ago for my pop-up and tent camping. Cr@p smeared around and vomit in the corners of the outhouses.
mobeewan 07/31/20 02:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pulling more than 50 amps ?

100 amps available....50 amps per leg x 2 legs...so answer is yes fcooper is right. You are not thinking about how a 50 amp / 240 Volt system works. You have 2 120 volt legs with 50 amps available on each leg not 25 amps on each leg. 50 + 50 =100 amps of 120 volt power.
mobeewan 07/30/20 09:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Transporting Raft from Campsite to Launch Ramp?

Light boat and raft dollies
mobeewan 07/28/20 11:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: More water needed....

As recommended a small 4 x 6 trailer to carry water jugs or storage tanks, extra food, tools, etc. The other option is 5 to 7 gallon jugs filled and set on the floor inside the RV and set outside when you arrive at your camp spot to use to refill the main FW tank.
mobeewan 07/28/20 04:24pm General RVing Issues
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