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RE: That time of year

In the Southwest, our high season just started. Good luck finding openings at camp sites down here.
trailer_newbe 11/02/19 01:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which WDH?

Bad links
trailer_newbe 10/31/19 09:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Grease gun/ grease recommendations

I have 1,000 miles on my 2018 trailer with EZ lube Zirks. I think I’ll do it the old fashioned way the first time.
trailer_newbe 10/31/19 09:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pig tail propane tank connector hoses.

They leak at the crimp joint where it transitions to the threads. Some designs are better than others, but if they seem to swivel easily, they will be leakers right out of the box.
trailer_newbe 10/31/19 08:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT for full time living or negatives of trailer brands

I would not recommend getting a camper and living in it full time. Your situation is not ideal for this venture. You won’t save money like you may think for starters. You’ll also have to fix everything yourself on the camper, because taking to a dealer will throw a huge monkey wrench in your plans. Managing camp sites, water, sewer, propane, etc is going to be a headache if you are moving from site to site. Full timing sounds good on the surface, but it takes planning and money. Most folks sell their home, and bank the money, and retire when they full time.
trailer_newbe 10/31/19 08:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Upgraded my tow vehicle, do I still need a WDH?

We just towed to Pepper Sauce canyon this weekend. On Friday we had 40+ MPH cross winds. Having a WDH with friction bars built in was nice. Driving down the road with a hollow 11-12’ tall box behind you acts a lot different than a low profile car hauler or landscaping trailer.
trailer_newbe 10/27/19 07:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Which WDH?

Try to find a used Hensley Arrow on eBay. A few $$ more will save you a lot of white knuckles and your DW will even want to help you drive sometime. That’s overkill for what he is towing with. Hensley Arrow hitches are very heavy and a pain to install and remove. They do their job very well but it would probably be the last on my list to purchase.
trailer_newbe 10/27/19 07:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Is this forum going to get fixed???

Just venting, hope it get fixed.
trailer_newbe 10/21/19 09:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: The View from Your Trailer -- let's see 'em!

Beautiful! Catalina Mountains!!!
trailer_newbe 10/21/19 09:16pm Travel Trailers
Is this forum going to get fixed???

Error messages up the wazoo. Can’t read post and cant reply to posts. This has been going on for months. What say you moderators, what’s the status? Thanks
trailer_newbe 10/17/19 10:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is a cover necessary ?

In Southern Arizona you MUST cover. Otherwise it will be destroyed in just a few years. Spent a good chunk of change building a steel trailer cover 17’ high, 14’ wide and 40’ long (room for a larger TT) to insure Mother Nature is held at bay.
trailer_newbe 10/17/19 10:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slideout Mechanism

Never choose this type of slide for a full 3’ slide. Just fine for smaller slides but for the main full slide, always rack and pinion.
trailer_newbe 10/07/19 08:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pulling with 1/2 ton

One half ton truck have more different GVWR and RAWR than any truck on the road. So when someone jumps up and says a 1/2 ton truck should stick with a 6k trailer I say bull dust. Need to stop watching you tubes/reading magazine specs and read the truck makers body builders weight specs and tow ratings on their respective websites for actual numbers specific to their model trucks options and std equipment. Or they bit into the 2800-3200 lb gvwr based payload debacle. Choose the right F150 gvwr/rawr packages for towing those 10k trailers. You obviously missed the point of the video, or simply did not watch it. The person in the video has a ton of experience towing many different rigs. He’s simply saying you can tow heavier with a 1/2 ton, but he wouldn’t do it himself. BTW...I would NEVER tow a 10K trailer with a 1/2, thats insane.
trailer_newbe 09/14/19 03:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pulling with 1/2 ton

Watch this—> Https://youtu.be/M75Sm7XaIdY
trailer_newbe 09/12/19 09:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2019 Keystone Outback 341RD

That will be a LOT of trailer for an F250 gas. As long as you don't have to do mountain passes you should be ok.
trailer_newbe 09/10/19 08:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Build Your Own Travel Trailer

Landscape trailers will likely lack the frame strength you will need. I know someone who built their own and they used a enclosed car hauler. If you can afford this route, you will have the strength and it will last a very long time.
trailer_newbe 09/06/19 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Propane pigtails leaking

Pig tails leak a lot more than you might think. They like to leak where the brass fitting transitions to the rubber hose (either end). The worst pig tails are the ones that you can actually turn the hose independent of the brass fitting. I try to find pig tails that are very tight in this area, because it they aren’t they will be leakers down the road.
trailer_newbe 09/06/19 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Difficulty getting the tow ball to release from hitch

Simple solution that works 100% of the time. Leave one of your WDH bars connected to the hitch but DISCONNECTED from the trailer. Use the bar as leverage to shake the hitch back and fourth using your arm to rock it. As you raise the hitch it will slide off.
trailer_newbe 08/20/19 08:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Equal-izer Hitch Bars

Our 28RL is in that 600lb tung weight range (dry) and we are closer to 1,000 lbs. or maybe a little more. I went with the 1,000 Equalizer bars because I want things to flex. No point making the ride uncomfortable and no reason to stress the trailer. Going with a hitch that is rated well above what you will be towing simply causes stresses to occur elsewhere, whether in the cab, or on the trailer frame. Buy a WDH for what your trailer is rated for and don’t go above because it does not add a safety factor. My neighbor has a 28’ Sonoma that is a little heavier than ours towing with the same truck. He’s been using an 800 lbs. WDH for six years and he really likes it.
trailer_newbe 08/13/19 09:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: My set up and TT length

Today’s 1/2 tons are better than ever and you should be fine. I personally did not like towing our 28RL (33.5’ overall length). The main issue was cross winds and big rigs passing me on the highway. The 1/2 ton (Tundra CrewMax w/ tow package) just got pushed around, rather than the Truck controlling the trailer. I also didn’t like the lack of torque in a gas engine when towing grades. Just my thoughts...
trailer_newbe 08/06/19 07:55pm Travel Trailers
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