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

trailmanor, I like your idea of cutting little slots all around and then bending the uncut pieces to enlarge the hole. It's not elegant, but it gets the job done. When you are done, you can clean up the little spikes and shards with a round metal rasp. And then if the raggedy edges of the hole are still visible after you install the new jack, slap on some caulking around the perimeter to hide the mess. ;)
profdant139 09/29/20 06:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Elko Nevada to Cedar City Utah-Help!

If there is any way you can carve out a couple of days for Great Basin Natl Park, it is well worth adjusting your route a little: Great Basin
profdant139 09/26/20 10:14pm Roads and Routes
Cruiser RV -- new ultralights for "extreme terrain?"

No photos, no floorplans, no specs -- just a press release: News release But I am interested -- I have had two Cruiser trailers and would buy another if it meets my needs. Unfortunately, the smallest one in this new line is 18 feet -- I want one that is a lot shorter, but I guess there is not a big enough market for that?? We'll have to wait and see.
profdant139 09/24/20 10:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Undercarriage Storage

Instead of lag screws, maybe use self tapping screws that go into the metal chassis, rather than into the plywood underbelly? Are these closed shelves? What are you planning to put on the shelves, and how are you going to keep the stuff clean, dry, and in place? This sounds like a worthwhile project -- please post photos when it's done!
profdant139 09/21/20 04:46am Travel Trailers
RE: AGE old AC question.

rexlion, notice that Terry succeeded in running the a/c at ohm. Resistance is futile. And Terry, I am glad that worked out for you. The first time I tried running the trailer a/c at home, the circuit breaker in the house blew. I upgraded the circuit. Then I tried again and the extension cord got very hot. I upgraded from an ordinary extension cord to a heavy duty cord. That worked just fine. Moral of the story: my guess is that you know more about electricity than I do. But to anyone reading this who is not an expert, it is a good idea to check that your home circuit is up to the task and that you have a sufficiently beefy extension cord.
profdant139 09/19/20 08:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Out the door....

Gary, I hope that you are well north of the smoke from the wildfires. Safe travels!
profdant139 09/18/20 05:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Towing to Julian from Pauma - Best Route?

You probably already know this, but use the pullouts to let the faster folks go by. It's been a while since I towed my trailer to Julian, but as I recall there were quite a few apple cider stands along the way. They tended to have pretty roomy parking lots -- that made it easy to pull over and then get back on the road.
profdant139 09/18/20 05:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Portable Wind Turbine as a power supplement?

It was a fun idea, though. Keep thinking outside the box!!
profdant139 09/18/20 05:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Bad air quality--finally taped a house filter on the A/C

wildtoad, it may look funny. But if you were stuck in a place with bad smoke (West Coast), this solution is a lot better than nothing.
profdant139 09/16/20 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone visit Yosemite Upper Pines lately?

Good decision. This is the view of the valley from Yosemite Falls a few minutes ago: https://i.imgur.com/x4I8p3cl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
profdant139 09/11/20 05:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Utah to Idaho

Traveling at this time of year is not stupid, as long as you stay alert. I recommend the National Weather Service long-range Forecast Discussions -- they are kind of technical, but they are right from the proverbial horse's mouth. Here is a link to the index -- choose the ones that pertain to your route: NWS Index Good luck!
profdant139 09/10/20 12:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Carbon Monoxide/Propane Alarm - Propane Leak?

Someone recommended doing without a propane alarm. I respectfully disagree. Yes, the alarm may occasionally malfunction. That's annoying. But propane lines can occasionally leak. That's fatal.
profdant139 09/10/20 12:35pm Tech Issues
RE: hitch lock??

We use one of these: Reese Simple and easy to use. We put it on at home because although we live in a nice area, we're in California, and there are thieves here and there. And on the road, we use it when we have to leave the trailer in a parking lot while we are running an errand with the truck. Never thought about using it in a campground -- but I suppose we could. The only drawback to this type of lock is that if you turn the key to unlock it and you hold the U-bar but not the base, the base can drop away and land on your toe, which is not good if you are wearing tennis shoes. Don't ask how I know this.
profdant139 09/06/20 07:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie trailer owner, quite confused

Retro, don't try to run the air conditioner off your house power unless you have a circuit that can handle that load and unless you have a beefy extension cord. And on a larger note, don't stop asking questions!! There is a bit of a learning curve for trailer owners -- it is not rocket science, but there are tips and tricks that you will pick up. Don't be discouraged --all of us old timers were newbies once -- and take time to laugh at the mistakes you will make. Speaking as someone who has been doing a lot of trailering during the last 15 years, my only regret is that I did not discover RV travel until I was in my 50s. I missed out on a lot of good years. Welcome to the club!!
profdant139 09/05/20 04:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Kebler Pass CO

teejay -- a wild guess -- is that Marcellina Mountain?? Very distinctive formation -- a big blob of lava that welled up and bent the overlying layers into an arch.
profdant139 08/30/20 09:57am Roads and Routes
RE: CA’s Big Basin Redwood State Park...

Alan, that's true, with a caveat. We have hiked through North Grove, the badly burnt grove just north of the General Grant area in Sequoia/Kings Canyon. There is an explosion of new growth, but there are also many dead giants looming over the seedlings. It'll take hundreds of years before these groves regain their mature state. My advice is to go see the remaining ancients while you still can!
profdant139 08/28/20 07:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Removing pine pitch

Ordinary vegetable oil works on tar and sap. It's cheap, too!
profdant139 08/27/20 02:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is there any good reason for this???

No reason. As Napoleon said, "Never attribute to conspiracy that which can be explained by incompetence."
profdant139 08/25/20 06:23pm Tech Issues
RE: CA’s Big Basin Redwood State Park...

Tragic loss of many, many old growth trees -- the park will not look like its old self for hundreds of years to come.
profdant139 08/23/20 10:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wet and dry bulb comfort measurements

Mex, if it's any consolation, even California has felt like Acapulco for much of August -- high temps, high humidities, and now add in a lot of smoke. I can tell you it's miserable, even without a wet bulb.
profdant139 08/23/20 09:58am Tech Issues
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