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RE: gravity filling tank

Just don't pressurize the tank. If I fill mine too fast near the end, it always burps water out. Water going in faster than air coming out. These tanks don't like pressure at all. I have a mini ball valve and hose extension on my water hose to regulate flow into the tank. I let it roll out for a few min to keep things clear.
mosseater 06/04/19 06:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: LED LIGHTS

I put 3200k throughout the trailer and it's a great light. I spent about $8 per lamp times 13. The best part is, the led doesn't scorch the inside of the plastic lenses. Almost no heat at all. Well worth the upgrade.
mosseater 05/29/19 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Those dang mineral streaks

Reliable RV Cleaner. Like magic.
mosseater 05/17/19 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sunnybrook Edgewater 2009 Roof

I don't recall if all their line had a walkable roof, but our 08 is. I've been up there and it seems fine as long as you're careful and think light thoughts.
mosseater 05/17/19 05:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone ever use one of these

Guys at hunting camp use them. They say they work fine but won't fill up the cylinder completely full. I never used one so just going by what they said.
mosseater 05/15/19 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: What brands of Travel Trailers are NEW & Quality

Even for an entry level trailer, we have been pretty happy with our Sunnybrook (Sunset Creek). I don't know how they've been since Winnebago took them over, but they had the lowest employee turnover rate in the Midwest at one time. I toured their facility right after Winnie took over and the new units looked pretty nice. When you consider lightness and cost as the primary factors, It's hard to build quality without making it heavy. My biggest gripe is even the small tasks involved in building trailers get fubar-ed. I mean, how much longer does it take to properly drive a screw to do it's job than to slop it in sideways and miss the intended component? Goes to pride in workmanship I think. As far as I can tell, they're all varying degrees of junk. If they made them too well, you wouldn't need to buy another one. Or the cost would be prohibitive. The markup on trailers is obscene. As stated, if we continue to buy junk, they'll continue to make it.
mosseater 05/09/19 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best way to make white trailers white again?

This stuff is the bomb. Spray on, wipe off black streaks and bugs. Can add to wash water or use straight out of the bottle for tough stains.
mosseater 04/18/19 05:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford's new 7.3 Super Duty Gas Engine for 2020

I'll be replacing my 5.4 L 150 with a superduty, so the 7.3L will probably be my engine of choice. I hope to see good results in the real world before I plop down the cash. Fingers crossed.
mosseater 04/15/19 05:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Question re axle replacement

Trailers are notorious for bad axle alignment/installation. If you ever read the specs from Dexter or Lippert, I believe you'd find that axle installation measurements are supposed to be very precise. I had to have mine aligned and they ended up moving a spring hanger over 1/2" inch. Tires wear nicely now.
mosseater 04/04/19 05:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Texas RV campgrounds

We stayed at Green Tree Village twice. It's pretty nice unless your looking for a destination campground.
mosseater 04/02/19 05:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lubing my Reese Strait_Line hitch w/Dual Cam

I've used a dab of Vasoline on my cams since new. Tongue weight runs around 1050 */-. I have not seen any issues with control. Really helps quiet it down. I also shoot a little penetrating spray on the snap chains. As the bars shift, the links can pop and groan a little. Mine doesn't make a peep.
mosseater 03/22/19 05:51pm Towing
RE: firearm question

To those that say carrying a gun doesn't make you safer probably never owned one or can. One thing that's a fact while carrying, I go out of my way to avoid any confrontation with people. While driving or otherwise. I believe this is in response to my comment. I'd like to clarify that I stated "simply having a gun does not make you safer". What makes you safer by having a gun is being properly trained in using the gun AND understanding that it is a last resort AND using all the other tools in your arsenal (like avoiding confrontation). Many people who are not familiar with guns do think that simply having a gun makes them safer. If they've never handled, let alone fired, a gun, they don't realize it's not as simple as it looks on tv. These are the folks who will buy a gun for protection but not get the proper training or understand the responsibility or repercussions that go along with it. And these are the ones who make mistakes that destroy innocent lives along with their own lives. With the right comes the responsibility. A firearm, or any weapon, is not a magic talisman against evil. You have to have the skill, knowledge and most of all, the will to use it. A gun will do, if you will do. If you have no interest in availing yourself of the proper instruction and knowledge, I would recommend against it. This is a good post from Toedtoes.
mosseater 03/18/19 05:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: firearm question

The short answer is no. I have not. But it's not about the likelihood. It's about the cost. Choose wisely.
mosseater 03/18/19 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Shenandoah National Park in April

We've stayed at Andy Guest campground at Shennandoah River State Park. They don't have full hook ups but it's a nice campground and fairly close to Luray and Skyline Drive.
mosseater 03/14/19 05:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2016 F250 tranny

I don't claim to be an engineer, but I have to wonder why we need two OD gears? I'd rather have the rpm spread broken up more in the previous 5 gears and give me one OD with a reasonable ratio. My 4 spd dinosaur only has one OD and it runs fine that way for the most part. I do lock it out many times on hilly routs, so I'm fine with some rpms. I just fail to see why they make them overly complex with extra gears then ad an extra OD. I'd gladly take an extra gear between 1st thru 5th or 6th, then have one OD. Prolly all about fuel economy, but it it won't pull either of the OD without down shifting into "D", what's the point? If I want a sizable jump between any gears, put it between OD and the last gear before OD. It's going to shift out of OD anyhow.
mosseater 03/12/19 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Extended Warranty Question

I've had two longer term vehicles and both had several repairs...after the extended warranty WOULD have run out. I don't bother.
mosseater 03/12/19 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide Out Mechanisms

We’ve had three rack and pinion slide trailers. I won’t even consider anything else. Same.
mosseater 03/12/19 05:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: New hitch

I'm very happy with my Dual Cam for 10 years. 34' and 8K lbs. It must be set up correctly, but works great in my experience. Haven't owned any others.
mosseater 03/05/19 05:54pm Towing
RE: drain pipe to protect awning

I use two half round "D" profile gutter sections. I place the upper edge into the gutter. The two sections overlap in the center. I cut two, 1" wide slices off of 4" pvc and took about 1/3 of the round section away so they slip over the gutter and awning roll and act like clips to hold it on. Make sure you trim and smooth all sharp edges on the pieces so you don't cut the fabric. I only use it for winter storage, not travel, but it might actually hold on. It's pretty secure.
mosseater 03/04/19 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Reese Dual cam vs Equalizer

I've had both. I actually had a couple failures of the Reece cam arms. I do not believe that this was due to the anything wrong with the hitch itself, but rather the relationship of the heights of my truck vs. the camper tongue which required a severe hitch head angle that attributed to the failures. This is a good point and should be considered when choosing your hitch head style. Typically I've found if the ball coupler is mounted on the top of the trailer A-frame a round bar style hitch works best. This allows the bars to set below the trailer frame and decrease the chance that the head will impact the frame and dislodge the bars. If the coupler is on the bottom of the frame then a trunion style head works nice and gives you the most ground clearance. I towed for 10 years with a round bar style Reese Dual Cam it worked flawlessly the entire time. I have ZERO experience on the Equal-I-zer 4-point so I can't say good or bad. If I went back to a TT, I'd use a Dual Cam in a heartbeat simply because it performed perfectly without any failures. This is a valid point about the relative heights of the coupler socket. I didn't realize what the issue was until I had bent my trunion socket on my hitch head, and spit a bar across the pavement late one night in a campground somewhere in Nebraska I think. If you use a trunion bar hitch with an upper "A" frame socket on your trailer, a higher hitch ball is usually required. That, or know your absolute turning angle and don't exceed it. I used a 1" rise, heat treated ball rated at 24000 lbs and my issue was resolved. Hitch has worked beautifully for 10 years and is very quiet if I keep the necessary lube in the necessary places.
mosseater 02/22/19 06:01pm Towing
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