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RE: Covering Furniture

I do the bed sheets as well. My favorite is when 1 chair has red and the other has blue. Change of colors brightens up the living space.
wopachop 12/01/19 01:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: 12V TVs - Size from 24-32

My 12v TV runs off that adapter. Seems silly I have to be on shore power to use my 12v tv. Meant to run 12v to it but havnt yet. The TV itself sucks. I would get a regular 120v tv and a small inverter.
wopachop 12/01/19 11:47am Technology Corner
RE: 4 year old Forest River vent covers already failed

Looked up that Turbo model. Never heard of it before being new to trailers. What do you like about it?
wopachop 11/29/19 08:45pm Tech Issues
RE: 4 year old Forest River vent covers already failed

3. How are you going to keep vent lids from getting damaged or ripped off when you have them open for whatever reason - when either in the RV or away from it - and unexpected high wind gusts occur?One option is forced air with the lid completely closed. There is still a small gap that lets air flow out the trailer. I leave this little fan running on low almost 24/7 with the lid closed. Ive got a different 12v blower fan that sucks air from outside the trailer. Uses an automotive air filter. That one is nice because it creates a positive cabin pressure which helps keep out dust. Negative is that its loud even on low. I use it more during the summer. https://i.imgur.com/mxYAMbcl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/EXaQ95Ul.jpg
wopachop 11/29/19 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: pressure washers

Do any of you use a pressure washer to clean your RV? Is it harsh on the finish and decals?Driving in the rain at freeway speeds is much harsher than a pressure washer spray from 1 foot away. I'll say not even close on this one. That water is coming out at a lot more than 70 mph, lol. Think about it, a 2500psi + pressure washer. Pretty much any model with a gas engine will peel your skin off with a narrow angle tip, instantly. But you could drive with your head out the window in the rain and it'll just sting. (Wear glasses if yur gonna try this, lol) Ive ridden motorcycles in the rain. Doing 30....40...50mph those droplets hurt!! I also have a gas pressure washer and use it all the time. From 1 foot away the blast is mostly air and mist. Very gentle and doesnt hurt. I think it comes down to the mass of the water droplets.
wopachop 11/28/19 10:41am Beginning RVing
RE: pressure washers

Do any of you use a pressure washer to clean your RV? Is it harsh on the finish and decals?Driving in the rain at freeway speeds is much harsher than a pressure washer spray from 1 foot away.
wopachop 11/28/19 08:40am Beginning RVing
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

Doesnt supreme gas lose octane as it sits? The 91 you bought a year ago might be 87 octane by the time you use it. Star Tron cleans the carb and removes water. Its not just about the ethanol getting gummy.
wopachop 11/28/19 07:40am Tech Issues
RE: 4 year old Forest River vent covers already failed

Thanks so far. So the white color maxAir covers will still yellow? Im fine with black, just wont match the AC covers. But im definitely into function over fashion.
wopachop 11/28/19 06:52am Tech Issues
4 year old Forest River vent covers already failed

Trailer is a FR Stealth Toy Hauler. Believe its a 2016 and i got it used a couple years ago. I noticed the roof vent covers were already discolored, brittle, and almost looked furry when the trailer was only 2 years old. They developed small chips and cracks. Seemed like they deteriorated so much faster than my friend's trailer thats a 2003 Warrior and still has the original vents. That trailer sits outside uncovered 24/7. (same with mine) Does Forest River just use extra cheap products? Imagine there can only be so many manufactures of trailer vents. Big storm here and went down to the trailer yesterday. Found a vent cover on the ground broke into pieces. I got lucky and judging by the small puddle in the trailer it must have just blown off. Waiting for sunlight to go down and check on my temp repair. Big heavy blanket in a trash bag with bricks holding it down. I might finally invest in a MaxAir vent cover for the broken vent. But should probably replace the other 2 vents. I have duct tape on them covering the small holes. A buddy suggested "heavy duty" vent covers on amazon. I have not searched yet. Curious what brand vent cover you guys/gals would recommend? Also wonder what online trailer shops have the best deals? There are a couple RV supply shops up here. I try to support them and buy my propane there. Have bought other little parts there over the years. Can give them a call to price check once i learn the brand of vent cover to seek out. Thanks for any advice!!
wopachop 11/28/19 06:38am Tech Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

Star Tron is my favorite. X2 for Star Tron. I took two generators to a small engine shop about 4 years ago to get the carburetors replaced on both of them. They sold Star Tron, Stabil, Seafoam and about three or four other brands. They highly recommended the Star Tron over all the others. I've been using it ever since and haven't had any more problems in any of my small engines.Same with the local motorcycle shop. A semi clogged carb is very apparent on a little ATV or dirt bike where you fluctuate RPMs. I switched from stabil to Star Tron a couple years ago. To the OP if you can find a 5 gal metal gas container that will help prolong life. Plastic gas cans breathe. If you know anyone with off road toys they might have a 5 gal metal gas can they can give you. Race gas is commonly sold in metal. Could even visit a local MX track if one is close. Keeping the tank or gas can completely full also helps prolong life. For something like a portable genny or power washer keep the tank full.
wopachop 11/27/19 01:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

Star Tron is my favorite.
wopachop 11/27/19 10:56am Tech Issues
RE: first report new springs with a surprize result

What a fun thread. I have some guesses. 1. New springs and airbags improved aerodynamics and reduced bouncing which might equate to less tire drag friction. 2. Maybe a rear brake pad or e-brake was dragging slightly and freed up from work done to the rear wheel area. 3. You were in snow and driving to Florida. Maybe that first gas tank was mostly downhill? 4. Fuel truck guy accidentally put the high octane into the low octane bladder.
wopachop 11/21/19 06:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery

Trojan says to avoid freezing storage temps when you can. If the batteries are stored below freezing keep them fully charged. But constant full charge is not desirable for longest life. So you kinda have to weigh your options. I think for most people leaving the batteries installed is the most practical approach.
wopachop 11/20/19 11:36am Tech Issues
RE: Battery

Removing them cant hurt. Trojan says to avoid freezing temps. If you cant avoid freezing temps keep them at a high state of charge. But trojan also says to avoid keeping the batteries at a constant high state of charge. If the batteries are easy to access and it helps you sleep at night then store them at home. If buying new batteries doesnt break the bank then maybe the effort is not worth it. Would suck to hurt your back trying to remove a battery when the life expectancy wont be significantly increased. I remove my batteries to save money (hopefully) and helps me sleep at night.
wopachop 11/19/19 09:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery drain issues!

Got a pic of the hydrometer? Some auto stores sell the little testers with floating balls. You do not want that. I would skip the hydrometer and put the money towards a clamp on meter. That tells you lots of goodies. How many amps is your charger putting out? Do you have a mystery load you're trying to isolate? Ideally you would have both. Just seems hydrometers are better for guys who closely monitor their batteries. Maybe a solar setup and they want to see what state of charge they reach on an average sunny day. I suppose for your situation you could test and batteries and confirm they're toast. But you sorta already know that info by the batteries age and waking up to 10v. Sure you could bust out gloves and play with battery acid. I do it more for fun than anything. If you want a super fancy hydrometer check out the Hydro Volt. Made in Germany and auto compensates for temp. It cost around $40 though.
wopachop 11/19/19 08:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Which direction do you spin the trailer brake adjuster?

Thanks everyone knocked it out pretty quick. Didnt even get caught!! I did error a bit on the side of backing them back off more than i should. Did maybe 7 clicks back after it was too tight to turn by hand. They were all super loose i must have done 30 clicks to get the wheels to stop. Sure hope there is still a little bit of brake pads left. Will have to talk her into to pulling the drums at some point. Or at least pull of 1 drum and check for brake pad thickness.
wopachop 11/05/19 10:42am Tech Issues
RE: Which direction do you spin the trailer brake adjuster?

Rock on yeah just watched the video. Upward on the teeth expanded for that particular brake model. I didnt realize you could see the threads so easily. Now the real hard part is asking to do it!! I might just wake up early and do it while everyone is sleeping.
wopachop 11/04/19 02:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Which direction do you spin the trailer brake adjuster?

Sweetness!! Down and out will remember that always. Thanks for the video will give it a look.
wopachop 11/04/19 02:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Which direction do you spin the trailer brake adjuster?

Thanks so much!
wopachop 11/04/19 01:41pm Tech Issues
Which direction do you spin the trailer brake adjuster?

Going to try and talk my friend into letting me adjust the trailer brakes. Ideally i would inspect and grease the bearings but there is noway thats gonna happen before they go on a trip. I was the last one to tow the trailer and the brakes seemed weak. Full manual control wasnt doing much. I have a clamp meter and have read i want to see about 3a to each wheel. Which i will check later. Im pretty sure due to age the brakes need adjustment regardless. If im allowed, im just gonna jack each tire up and spin the adjustment until i hear scrapes, then back it off. Is that correct? Im worried the first wheel i do i might spin the wrong direction. Causing the brakes to be so loose that a component falls off. (no idea if thats possible or not) I would just pull the drum off but thats potential for the whole "why you messing with my stuff". Been watching videos but havnt come across one that shows the direction that tightens up the slack. If doing the driver side tires do i spin the little sucker upwards or downwards? Is the passenger side opposite? Thanks for any advice. I know we should grease bearings but this conversation comes up with all types of things. She thinks "if it aint broke dont touch it". While ive always been a fan of regular preventative maintenance.
wopachop 11/04/19 01:11pm Tech Issues
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