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RE: GM wants to improve trailer brakes

"trailer manufacturers would need to get on board." Hahahahahaha It appears that GM wants trailers to be equipped with disc brakes. Like that's ever going to happen. We can't even get self-adjusting drum brakes on our trailers let alone disc brakes. I'll bet GM still makes vehicles with rear drum brakes.
opnspaces 01/22/20 05:47pm Towing

Here is manual that should help.Manual I would blow the furnace compartment out good with compressed air, compressor or can will work. Have you tested the thermostat? At furnace connect the two blue wires on terminal block. Furnace fan should start immediately. In 15-20 seconds burner should kick in. separating the two blue wires the furnace should go into cool down mode and then shut off. If no operation, Check the circuit breaker to insure it is energized. This is mounted on motor housing. Have you figured it out yet? The manual that enblethen linked has a wiring diagram.
opnspaces 01/21/20 10:44pm Tech Issues
RE: weep holes in cherokee 2019 304r

Maybe straighten out a paper clip and push it through the weep hole from the outside. Have someone in the trailer watch and see where the clip comes in.
opnspaces 01/21/20 10:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Check Me....I am OK with this set-up

It will be close but you'll probably be okay. 2,350 capacity - 800 lbs people = 1,550 available cargo. Taking your dry trailer and adding an average number of 1,200 for everything else and you get 8,200 + 1,200 = 9,400 lbs trailer weight. Take 12 percent of 9,400 for tongue weight. 9400 * .12 = 1,128 tongue weight. Add 75 lbs to the tongue weight for weight distribution. 1,128 = 75 = 1,203 tongue and hitch weight on the truck. Subtract the tongue weight and hitch weight from your available cargo capacity. 1,550 - 1,203 = 347 lbs. That means you have 347 available pounds for firewood and other things in the truck bed. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% You can also figure this as worst case weight wise. Available cargo capacity after passengers 1,550 Trailer GVWR 9,900 Approximate hitch weight 75 Tongue weight 15% 9900 * .15 = 1,485 tongue weight. Add in 75 lbs for the hitch. 1,485 + 75 = 1560 lbs. This would be 60 lbs over your available cargo capacity with no room for firewood. I'm betting it's also 60 lbs over the weight distribution rating of the receiver tube on your truck. So don't put 1,700 lbs of junk in the trailer, come in somewhere between the two numbers and go camping.
opnspaces 01/20/20 10:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can we pull a TT with our ‘20 Suburban

This may sound odd, but sit on the toilet when rv shopping and Imagine doing your business, wiping etc. Absolutely critical on this point and make sure you close the door and just try to pretend to wipe. I did this test 15 years ago and my trailer passed. Now 15 years later and the bathroom seems to have gotten smaller.
opnspaces 01/20/20 09:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question on inner bearing grease seals

Agreed on the quality for a trailer that is going to dunk the warm bearings under water. If your trailer has the bearing buddy caps then the more expensive seals are hopefully double lip seals which are required. The cheaper seal might be only a single lip seal which will leak with the bearing buddy system.
opnspaces 01/20/20 09:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Low clearance - cut this off?

The structure in my photo extends very low under my hitch. It is so low, it drags on most driveway entrances and exits. Other than making the hitch less adjustable for another rig in the future, is there any downside of bandsawing it off? Easiest way is to flip the bar over so the extra is on top. No issue being in the way of the tailgate, not in my setup anyway. I don't understand your response? He needs the drop shank to make the rig level, but it's a little too long and hits the ground. So cutting it off makes sense, but flipping it over doesn't... According to the OP, the issue is with the extra unused drop on the stinger drags on the ground through driveways. If he removes the two side bolts and turns it over he might gain enough clearance. This probably will not work if his hitch is currently much below the receiver. But it might be worth looking into. https://i.imgur.com/ijCxciMl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
opnspaces 01/20/20 05:42pm Towing
RE: Can we pull a TT with our ‘20 Suburban

Another showed us one a TT that he knew we’d love (floorplan and decor wise) and said he “thought” it came in a smaller size—it didn’t, and then he tried to convince us to upgrade the towing capacity however we could. I'll bet that was a 33 ft trailer he showed you. Yes it's probably all my perception. But it seems that any time a new person comes to the forum and says they found the trailer they love, it's about 31 to 33 ft long. And of course they love it, that is a big trailer with lots of room. Sometimes you have to lower your expectations in order to get a trailer that you can tow. Because while the manufacturer might say you can tow say 10,000 lbs. It's not going to be fun trying to tow that much down the road. You should have a list of requirements with you before you shop. You already know you want a bunk house. Do you want a walkaround bed or are you okay with a bed in the corner (harder to make in the morning)? What kind of camping do you envision doing? If you're going to do any camping without hookups (most forest service and BLM campgrounds) you'll want to make sure the waste tanks are big enough. I have 40 gallon fresh, 35 gallon gray and a 35 gallon black tank. With 4 young boys we would fill the tanks by the end of a weekend. And that's with me constantly reminding them to conserve water. Just be aware because some light trailers have only a 12 gallon black tank. When looking at a trailer find the Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC). If less than 1,000 lbs it's probably not a great choice. Most people seem to pack around 1,200 lbs when they camp. Now look at the exterior label on the front left (drivers side) of the trailer for the GVWR number. That is the max weight the trailer is designed to carry. Take that GVWR and add 75 to 100 lbs to account for the weight of the hitch. Now multiply it by .12 (ie. 6,000 + 100 x .12 = 732) That would be the projected hitch or tongue weight of the loaded trailer. Can your hitch support that number with weight distribution?
opnspaces 01/20/20 02:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can we pull a TT with our ‘20 Suburban

A couple of things come into play with the most important thing being the weight capacity of the Burb. As said look inside the drivers door jamb and find the yellow sticker, It will tell you how much you can carry. then start subtracting everything that you will be putting in it. Next look in the owners manual or on the actual hitch for the capacity of the hitch. Here you should find something like. Capacity: 500 lb weight carrying 1,000 lb weight distribution. (important for tongue weight consideration) This is important because the hitch is part of the frame now and you can't change out the rear hitch for an aftermarket with more capacity. Your towing capacity, the easy number that GM will advertise like crazy to you. How tall are you and your spouse? there are many lite or microlite trailers out there. But they often save on weight by lowering the roof and therefore the ceiling. You don't want a trailer you have to duck when inside to keep from hitting your head. Do you have a place to store the trailer? If you're thinking driveway know that the model number on the trailer is usually not the length. For instance my trailer is a 27BH. But bumper to end of the tongue is 29'6" So take a tape measure with you when shopping and add 2 ft to whatever measurement you find. You won't be backing the trailer until it hits the garage wall. So don't measure with the tape pressed to the wall. Also for a driveway look up, if the house eaves stick out that will be your measure point. The trailer most likely won't fit under the eaves. Now that you have the above information it's time to go shopping.
opnspaces 01/20/20 02:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: No! I’m not top heavy.

That would earn him a ticket here. What would the ticket be for? Too high? The buggies are mostly tube so they probably weigh no more than 2,000 lbs each.
opnspaces 01/20/20 01:52pm Towing
RE: Low clearance - cut this off?

Yes you can trim it down a bit. But make sure you're only trimming the part that's in free air. I wouldn't cut anything that is between the clamped pieces. If you want to avoid cutting you could try disassembling the hitch and flipping that part over. But my guess is then it will stick up too high and interfere with the tailgate opening.
opnspaces 01/20/20 01:42pm Towing
RE: Why do I still look at my tankl level gauges?

Hook up a hose and macerator. I'm sure the garden department would appreciate the free fertilizer.
opnspaces 01/19/20 05:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Suburban furnace issue

When you say it shuts down after 5 minutes does the burner and fan shut down? Or does the burner shut down but the fan continues to run until you turn the thermostat off? Are you plugged into shore power when this happens, or are you running off the battery alone? Is there black soot on the outside of the trailer around or above the furnace exhaust port? Can you find and tell us the model number of the furnace? Do you have a digital multimeter to be able to take some readings? Does your thermostat control only the furnace? Or does the thermostat control the furnace and the AC?
opnspaces 01/19/20 11:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Cargo light replacement bulb

Definitely go with an LED bulb. You'll probably have to look at the old bulb to see if it is in fact a 921 bulb or something different. As far as the K value I personally don't like the color of 6000K LED's I find them to be way too glaringly white. So I always find LED's in the 3000K range as they more closely mimic an old school incandescent light.
opnspaces 01/18/20 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Snake Repellent Testing - Advice

Is sending the mother in law out to scare the snake away cruel and unusual punishment.....for the snake?
opnspaces 01/18/20 09:45am Beginning RVing
RE: Porch light

yes an 1156 round or maybe a 921 flat.
opnspaces 01/18/20 01:46am Tech Issues
RE: high quality rubber ergonomic potentiometer knob

Go nautical. Ships wheel
opnspaces 01/17/20 07:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Why do I still look at my tankl level gauges?

I was just thinking about this. I know we are all familiar with stock tank level gauges not being accurate. On my trailer sometimes I push the button and the level looks right. And sometimes I push the button and know in my head that there is no way it's that full. So it brings up the questions? Why do I press the button at all? If the reading seems high I ignore it because these sensors all stink.If the level seems about right I believe it. But then how do I know it's not actually wrong? I guess my theory is that based on the way the sensors work it is safe to say they may read high, but they will never read low. What's your theory, Am I on the right track or all full of p@@p?
opnspaces 01/17/20 07:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Porch light

You'll probably have to open the lens and take a look at the bulb. If you look carefully there might be small indents on the lens where you can use a small flat blade screw driver to pop the cover off. Once you have the bulb out you can match it up at your local auto parts store. The gasket if any should be reusable.
opnspaces 01/17/20 06:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Disconnect battery when not using?

And turn the battery off as soon as you are not using, towing or connected to power. If I read it right, one of the posters said to disconnect the battery when connected to shore power. I've always been under the impression that the battery needed to be connected in order for the converter to keep it charged. In fact, that's what the dealer told me 15 years ago. Is there a different way of thinking now? You missed the word "or" but yes you are correct. In order for the battery to charge on shore power it still needs to be connected. This is interesting and good to know about the red key failing. Where did you get yours? Is it from Harbor Freight?
opnspaces 01/17/20 10:21am Travel Trailers
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