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RE: Do Some Travel Trailers Have Levelling Jacks?

If you know what you're looking at, and crawl under most travel trailers that were built in the last 10 years or so and are on a Lippert frame, you might have second thoughts before you jack it up to change a tire let alone jacking the entire thing up off the ground to level it. My thoughts as well! TT frames seem to be the thinnest possible to reduce weight and allow for more vehicles to be used as TV's. Leveling jacks would test frame strength and probably not turn out well! Same reason adding a lot of weight to the rear bumper scares me.
penguin149 09/25/22 09:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery disconnect - switch or fuse?

OP here. Thanks for all the help! I've ordered a master cutoff switch and 20" 6 gauge battery cable. Plan to mount it on the outside of the battery box, under the box handle. I'll pull the 10A fuse and see if the slide works....did not consider that the slide might have its own fuse.
penguin149 06/13/22 07:52pm Tech Issues
Battery disconnect - switch or fuse?

Looking to add a way to disconnect the battery on my 2019 Keystone Bullet 243BHS. There's a 6 gauge wire coming off the battery to a circuit breaker mounted on the frame, which leads to a second circuit breaker and then under the trailer enclosed by the coroplast. There is a second wire (12 gauge) from the positive side of the battery that has an inline 10A fuse and goes directly under the trailer. I pulled this fuse and can't find what it controls. Any ideas? The prewired rearview camera? The tongue jack is wired to the 2nd circuit breaker and has an inline 30A fuse. What's the best way to disconnect everything from the battery? Switch (any recommendations?) or inline fuse (40A with 6 gauge wire)?
penguin149 06/12/22 04:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

Impact drivers are loud. Be prepared to get dirty looks from your neighbors!
penguin149 05/13/22 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Putty or butyl tape?

A couple of awesome write-ups JBarca! Thanks for that education. I plan to keep this TT for 10+ years so I'm going the butyl tape route. Looking for naphtha now. Is VM&P naphtha acceptable for this project? Looks like I can get it at Lowes, TSC, etc.
penguin149 04/20/22 08:25pm Travel Trailers
Putty or butyl tape?

Found a leak around my outside kitchen compartment door. Planning to remove the door, check for any damage and reinstall the door. Should I use putty tape or butyl tape around the door frame and TT side? Thinking the putty tape would compress and spread, allowing me to trim the part that oozes out. Butyl tape is stickier but wouldn’t squish like the putty tape. Can’t decide which is better?!
penguin149 04/13/22 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: WDH for Kodiak 160 Hybrid trailer

Your hitch weight seems low for a 2700# HTT; I'd expect it to be 350+ pounds. I had a Jayco X17C HTT and used an E2 hitch from Fastway - very pleased with it. Offers WD as well as some amount of sway control. An E4 is better but more $$$. Never have cared for add-on friction sway bars.
penguin149 04/06/22 08:40pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Dish portable dish.

The Winegard TV Signal Finder app is very good to see if you have a clear view of the satellites. Takes a lot of the guess work out.
penguin149 01/19/22 08:49pm Tech Issues
Bypassing gas strut on entry door

Just upgraded to a 2019 Keystone Bullet and the entry door has a gas strut at the bottom that holds the door open at a 90 angle. That's nice at times but I'm thinking I'm gonna miss the door being open to almost 180. Always like the view and ease of entry in my old TT that did not have the strut feature. Looks like a "c" clip could be popped off the end of the strut to allow full motion. Short of drilling holes to add a door holder, what other options are out there? This is what was on my old 2011 TT Camco 42386
penguin149 12/19/21 07:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT tires look askew!

OP here again. Thanks for all your input here. All turned out good with the TT and pulled quite nicely on the trip to its new home! Tires wear looked OK. Now to sell my hybrid TT!!!
penguin149 11/18/21 05:21pm Towing
Keystone Bullet 243BHS

I'm looking at a used 2019 Keystone Bullet 243BHS. Anyone on here have a similar unit? The owner told me the floor was replaced by Keystone and upon researching, that seems to be an issue with this model. Floor felt solid; did not feel any soft spots near the door etc. Also said the water heater was recalled and replaced. Let me know the good, bad & ugly about this model! Anything in particular I should look for? All appliance and TVs, etc are Furrion; I don't have any experience with that brand. Is the roof well built? Several years ago, I had a 2002 Keystone Cougar and it was a nice TT. Never had a problem other than regular maintenance.
penguin149 11/10/21 07:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT tires look askew!

OP here. Thanks for the quick replies! And for the photos posting tips. My McAfee anti-virus software didn't like that website! I plan on going back to take a more serious look at this TT this weekend and will ask the owner if he could pull it forward a few feet to see if it straightens the tires out. This trailer has a very wide stance (gap between tires) and is advertised as easier to tow, etc. Was concerned about possible bent/warped axle or spindle.
penguin149 11/10/21 07:11pm Towing
TT tires look askew!

I'm looking at a 2019 Keystone Bullet 243BHS TT and the tires look askew. Not sure if this trailer has torsion axles? I took a couple pics but not sure you can see the issue. The tires on the curb side are not at the same angle/on the same plane/one tire leans more than the other/not sure how to describe! What could this be? It was parked in a somewhat tight spot, so not sure if they are just torqued and would straighten out? Or if it's something more severe. I didn't get a good look at the other side but the axles underneath the trailer looked OK....camber looked about right, etc. Any thoughts or input would be appreciated. Should I keep this TT on my list of possibles or just pass on it and keep looking? Not sure why the photos won't load correctly? Right click and open in new tab works.... https://ibb.co/5vTK2R1 https://ibb.co/yQfWTPS
penguin149 11/09/21 08:06pm Towing
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