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Forum: Modifications and Upgrades Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By JRTJH
A word of caution about using "drive-on ramps",...

A word of caution about using "drive-on ramps", one of the moderators here who is no longer with us was backing up the chocks so his DW could pull the chock. Things went wrong, crushed her thumb and...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By JRTJH
Cal, Those results, from what I can see range...

Cal, Those results, from what I can see range from 2001 to 2014. There are no recalls listed on that site for Marathon tires in the 1990's. My 1993 HR Marathon tires were recalled twice. The...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By JRTJH
Depending on the way the bed pedestal in your...

Depending on the way the bed pedestal in your trailer is built, you may need to beef up the railing where the lift kit attaches to the pedestal. Many use 1x2 fir or spruce to build the platform. ...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By JRTJH
My 1993 Holiday Rambler had Goodyear Marathon ST...

My 1993 Holiday Rambler had Goodyear Marathon ST tires on it. They were recalled in 1994 and the replacements were recalled again in 1996. On the second recall, the Goodyear tire dealer in...
Forum: Technical Corner Yesterday, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By JRTJH
Two methods of providing power "out of the...

Two methods of providing power "out of the inverter" affect the answer.

IF the inverter is "always connected to the refrigerator, then yes, "pure sine wave power is applied.

IF the inverter...
Forum: Keystone RV Service & Warranty Issues Yesterday, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By JRTJH
Good Luck and keep us posted. I think the...

Good Luck and keep us posted. I think the majority of members are on your side and rooting for your success.
Forum: Keystone Questions Yesterday, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By JRTJH
Dirt and mud falling off the steps inside when...

Dirt and mud falling off the steps inside when folded in may (I don't have the steps so no personal experience) be stopped by using a heavy duty plastic boot tray, possibly cutting the edge against...
Forum: Campgrounds & Destinations 02-14-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 695
Posted By JRTJH
If you're planning to hit Middendorf's for lunch,...

If you're planning to hit Middendorf's for lunch, you can head across the Mississippi river west of Hammond, take US1 to LeCompte and be at Lea's Lunchroom for dessert. Best damn pies in all of...
Forum: Campgrounds & Destinations 02-14-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 695
Posted By JRTJH
Shrimp? Buy 'em by the washtub for pennies on...

Shrimp? Buy 'em by the washtub for pennies on the pound at the docks in Cameron, LA. The shrimp boats radio in their "anticipated refrigerated truck needs" and once they dock, they fill those...
Forum: Full-timers & Snowbirds 02-14-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By JRTJH
A 6' hauler is $14,450 according to their...

A 6' hauler is $14,450 according to their "products" page..... Quite a bit more proud of that than I'd be.... YMMV
Forum: Technical Corner 02-14-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By JRTJH
I certainly can't fault your logic. Feeling at...

I certainly can't fault your logic. Feeling at ease with the trailer is a priority. Nothing wrong with the way you're doing it.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-14-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By JRTJH
The sensor, if it's the freeze plug (I think it...

The sensor, if it's the freeze plug (I think it is) is inserted into the evaporator fins in the ceiling. Its purpose is to prevent condensation from freezing and blocking (ice dam) air flow through...
Forum: Full-timers & Snowbirds 02-14-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By JRTJH
This is a direct quote from the website: "... is...

This is a direct quote from the website: "... is if the Swivelwheel system is legal to tow in all states. There are basically 22 states that do not allow double trailer towing, which some call...
Forum: Technical Corner 02-14-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By JRTJH
That's a matter of opinion by many. To me, it's...

That's a matter of opinion by many. To me, it's the same answer as the question, "Is it best to leave the television on all the time or just when watching?"...

I know that sounds "trite" but...
Forum: Towing 02-14-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By JRTJH
The VIN will allow any Ford dealership to provide...

The VIN will allow any Ford dealership to provide you with the information regarding GVW, Payload, Max Towing, and if the receiver is OEM, the maximum trailer ratings for the hitch. Adding air bags,...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-14-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By JRTJH
I'd wait for a warmer day before tearing into the...

I'd wait for a warmer day before tearing into the air conditioner. While it may be a bad compressor, chances are that there's nothing wrong with it if it was working last year. Many of the newer...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 02-14-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By JRTJH
Years ago, Airstreams were "light years" ahead of...

Years ago, Airstreams were "light years" ahead of other "mortal built trailers"....

Things like the univolt system, the precursor to converter/chargers was standard on Airstreams in the 60's when...
Forum: Travel Trailers 02-14-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By JRTJH
Here's one of probably hundreds of sources. It's...

Here's one of probably hundreds of sources. It's probably a special order item at any local "small RV parts house" as they likely don't sell enough to keep it in stock. ...
Forum: Travel Trailers 02-14-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By JRTJH
DO NOT seal the INSIDE of the vent expecting to...

DO NOT seal the INSIDE of the vent expecting to prevent outside water leaks !!!!! That you'll do is mask the symptom and hide the outcome (until the roof rot is unavoidable).....

ONLY seal...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-14-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By JRTJH
Then, it's either the fuse in the fuse panel or...

Then, it's either the fuse in the fuse panel or wiring under the trailer. You can, based on what I see of your floorplan, run a new wire from the fuse panel, inside the rear cabinet, under the entry...
Forum: Keystone RV Service & Warranty Issues 02-14-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By JRTJH
They want YOU to sign a document before they will...

They want YOU to sign a document before they will "allow" you to take your trailer off their lot???? I'd present them with the payment book and tell them that until they release YOUR property to...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-14-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By JRTJH
I'd suggest taking the lower vent panel off and...

I'd suggest taking the lower vent panel off and checking for 12 VDC input to the control board located in the lower left part of the rear of the refrigerator. There's a black plastic cover, remove...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-14-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By JRTJH
You're probably too young to remember the old...

You're probably too young to remember the old "mechanical points" in automobile ignition systems. There were two "contact points" that opened/closed to allow voltage to the coil to produce enough...
Forum: Toy Haulers 02-14-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By JRTJH
If trailers, like cars or even refrigerators...

If trailers, like cars or even refrigerators looked the same year after year, people with "functioning" items would likely think, "Mine looks just like that new one and it's working, so why buy?"......
Forum: Travel Trailers 02-14-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By JRTJH
To me, based on the photos posted, this is...

To me, based on the photos posted, this is probably condensation from "shower steam" condensing on the colder vent lid. It doesn't look like the typical "roof leak" but rather condensation.
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