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RE: Thoughts on a weird/unique way to empty holding tanks.

I've yet to see an RV that sits high enough to have a tank dump connection higher than the height of a commode in a pit toilet. I guess you could get most of the tank dumped, but it won't empty. I've never see pit toilets close enough to the campground roads to be considered useful for such a task. If a camp host or ranger saw that activity, they'd surely have a few things to say about it.
trail-explorer 07/12/21 02:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Should I Throw In the Towel?

Good to know that KZ uses OSB for the roof deck. That's a pretty low budget build, which means I will cross them off my list.
trail-explorer 07/12/21 02:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: No power to outlets when in battery mode.

A good way to charge phones and other electronics devices is a USB receptacle They are easy to add.
trail-explorer 07/12/21 02:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Articfox Truck Camper with multiple slides.

..side note I know they made 1 with 3 slides, Yes, only ONE of those was made, the AF 1163. The one with two slides is the 996
trail-explorer 07/12/21 02:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Roof Vent covers

Maxxair vent fan covers, This is similar to what I did because I didn't have fans in the original vents
trail-explorer 05/19/21 04:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone making a reliable new truck now?

Not all Chevy engines "drop cylinders". The 6.0 never did in any form that I'm aware of; neither did the 8.1. big block. The new 6.6L gas doesn't have that "feature" either. I'm not sure about the 6.2L in the 1500's. Mainly, it's just the 5.3L in the 1500 trucks. If you're looking for a truck to carry a camper you don't want a 1500 anyway so a Chevy should be just fine for you. ^^^ THIS!
trail-explorer 03/24/21 11:24am Truck Campers
RE: TT Brake Service

YouTube has a number of “how to” TT brake videos. Start there IMO. Here's one to get started. One on Bearing Repack too With ez lube system, I don't need to grease the bearings during the reassembling (after the inspection), right? I can grease it once I'm done, with grease gun, correct? You absolutely must grease the bearings before assembling them. Never reassemble a wheel up dry. I will never use the EZ-Lube grease zerk because of the excessive amount of grease in the hub and the very likely chance of grease getting on the brakes. Thoroughly clean the bearings and inspect them, then grease by hand. I use the grease gun to flush the old grease out of the hole in the spindle while it is apart, then never use it again. Do it right by hand and don't depend on gimmicks like EZ-Lube. Best write-up yet on EZ-Lube. That's my technique as well. Here's a video on EZ-Lube hubs which pretty much sums up what Lynnmor describes above
trail-explorer 03/24/21 09:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Sealing Tape Option

Just like other forms of roof sealing, Eternabond isn't the end-all, be-all solution. Leaks can still happen. Read here to learn about and Eternabond failure. The statement below sums up exactly what the link above describes happened with their usage of Eternabond: The tape will leak anywhere there is a small angle or crevice as the tape cannot fill in little gaps, you will have to supplement with lap sealant anyway to fill the gaps the tape leave behind, or water will get in and rot out what you think you are protecting.
trail-explorer 03/24/21 09:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Death wobble

We have a 2018 F250 at work that suffered from the death wobble. It had just over 20k miles on it when it started. Ford added or replaced the steering damper, aligned it, and recommended new tires. ........ We are at 35k now and it is starting to come back,. Something else in the front end is probably wearing out. Ball joints / or the like.
trail-explorer 02/08/21 03:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Death wobble

Yeah. This is no way just a "Ford" problem. Any truck with a solid front axle. Google Ram death wobble. Jeeps too (Wrangler = solid front axle)
trail-explorer 02/08/21 03:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Birth of the toy hauler

i know alpha was the first but i will always consider ww to be the first. But the second isn't the first.
trail-explorer 02/08/21 02:48pm Toy Haulers
RE: new mattress needed, any reason to buy from camping world?

Is there anything special about the mattresses in an RV? Can i just buy one from a mattress store? You can buy from where ever you want to, as long as what you get fits the space occupied by your current mattress. Measure it. Standard queen is 60x80 RV Queen is usually 60x74 or 75 Then there's mattresses with angled corners.
trail-explorer 02/05/21 04:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pre wire

It could mean prewired for cable TV or over the air TV. It could mean "prewired" but no TV antenna is included. Some cheap, low end brands don't include an OAT (over the air) antenna on the roof.
trail-explorer 02/05/21 04:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT brakes maintenance

If you going to pull the wheel and check the brakes, it's smart to re-grease the wheel bearings and also check the shacles and suspension parts. Here's a decent video on brakes and bearings
trail-explorer 02/05/21 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Credit Score

I have 2 credit cards through Bank of America, a Visa and Mastercard. I pay both of them off each month, and it hasn't affected my credit score, as far as I can see. Ditto - 2 cards with Bank of America. One doesn't get used, the other one gets used for nearly everything I buy. The charges and payments are such that there's never an interest charge because I pay what's charged every month, as the month progresses, rather than waiting for a statement to arrive and then sending off a payment. There might be a balance at the end of the statement period, but it's all new charges from the week prior. All my accounts are with B of A, so I keep tabs on everything through online banking and constantly make balance transfers to the CC. My score will fluctuate by 5-8 points, depending on what the balance is when the credit reporting agencies see the balance (and how much it is) on the card. The primary reason for using a CC card for nearly all purchases is the bonus points I earn. I use those points to get free gift cards, then I go on a shopping spree.
trail-explorer 12/16/20 01:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tailgate on or off

Gotcha thanks, this Eagle Cap 811 is made to fit both short and king beds, so I wonder if I should just leave it off Earlier you said you don't have one, so in essence, you don't have one to put on. What's a King bed? We haven't heard that term in reference to a truck bed.
trail-explorer 12/16/20 12:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Air Shocks

What do you recommend for air shocks? NONE. NOTHING. NADA.
trail-explorer 12/16/20 12:52pm Towing
RE: Shutoff valves for appliances?

3/8" inverted flare cap...done Or Remove fridge gas line back at the 'T' and install a pipe plug...done No 'brazing' required as RV LP System is screwed together from TANK to main line to 'Ts' to each appliance...screwed together All the above. I installed a cap. Done. I've never seen propane line brazed. Copper plumbing, yes. gas line, NO. Like Old Biscuit says, RV Propane systems are generally all screwed together.
trail-explorer 12/16/20 12:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Converting a travel trailer to all 120/240 volt electric

do "park" models run stuff on 12 volt? bumpy Probably should start your own thread for your question, since it has nothing to do with the OP's topic.
trail-explorer 12/16/20 12:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air Shocks

No mention of a weight distribution hitch here? Come on guys. Come where? This topic is about air shocks (or air bags probably) and NOT about a weight distribution hitch.
trail-explorer 12/10/20 02:24pm Towing
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