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Forum: Travel Trailers Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By sourdough
bigdawg - I would encourage you to look long and...

bigdawg - I would encourage you to look long and hard before buying a KZ trailer. Not trying to knock them or anything else, but John has given you a laundry list of reasons that the unit you are...
Forum: New Member Check in! Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By sourdough
Not being smart aleck but it's obvious you've...

Not being smart aleck but it's obvious you've never 1) pulled a trailer with a dry weight of 8000 lbs.- then loaded, with a 1/2 ton (been there, done that), and 2) don't know what you don't know...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers Yesterday, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By sourdough
Yep. I haven't "winterized" in a few years since...

Yep. I haven't "winterized" in a few years since we started to come to FL for the winter. Just need to drain the hwh every now and again. Hope all is going with you and yours Javi.
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By sourdough
Now.....be truthful here:), you have to turn 3...

Now.....be truthful here:), you have to turn 3 valves now instead of one!!!:lol: It does work though and no worry about malfunctioning check valves.....but that "twisting and turning?"..... It could...
Forum: Travel Trailers Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By sourdough
Post the critical numbers from the stickers...

Post the critical numbers from the stickers inside your driver's door; gawr (f/r), gvwr, payload. With a gvw of 8k on the trailer you will be looking at a tongue weight of approx. 1k or more. Then...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By sourdough
The brass fitting will be the check valve. With...

The brass fitting will be the check valve. With a one handle bypass valve (vs 3) the bypass valve diverts the water from the inlet to the water heater. Once it is turned and bypassing the cold...
Forum: New Member Check in! Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By sourdough
Probably need to clarify some things here. ...

Probably need to clarify some things here.

OP is very impressed with the 1/2 ton and the "almost 2500 lbs." of load capacity (which is actually really good for a 1/2 ton) but comes via a lot of...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By sourdough
Joe beat me to it. Wrote a detailed reply but my...

Joe beat me to it. Wrote a detailed reply but my ISP lost it. The check valve/backflow preventer on the hot water out side could be defective allowing water to enter the hwh. I am assuming you...
Forum: Towing 11-12-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,224
Posted By sourdough
If they are disappearing from the lighter areas...

If they are disappearing from the lighter areas but you still see them in the dark I would suspect (my opinion) that there is still some sort of bug residue. I would first ascertain, 100%, if they...
Forum: Towing 11-12-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,224
Posted By sourdough
Someone will probably have a better answer than I...

Someone will probably have a better answer than I do, but....

You don't see those spoilers anymore, virtually none even though the amount of RVs on the road has exploded exponentially. I would...
Forum: Campfire Chatter 11-12-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By sourdough
Winter Planning for next year

Many are putting away the rigs for the winter because it's a hassle to try to use them when it's cold. Getting to those out of the way places at times isn't possible. I've been sitting here missing...
Forum: Campfire Chatter 11-11-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,603
Posted By sourdough
I think people have "mileage" sort of like...

I think people have "mileage" sort of like vehicles; some are pretty tame...like grandma driving a car, some are like junior ripping the tranny, smoking the tires and blowing the engine. Like you,...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 11-11-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By sourdough
I have to chime in that the Eternabond tape is...

I have to chime in that the Eternabond tape is probably the answer. Not expensive and easy to apply....clean thoroughly before applying.
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 11-11-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By sourdough
Thanks for sharing; the pics are beautiful. ...

Thanks for sharing; the pics are beautiful. Coming from a desert climate we LOVED buying a home in the mountains and the snow....back when. The snow is beautiful and having it around as you go...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 11-11-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,907
Posted By sourdough
Looked at the video of the Traeger pellet grill...

Looked at the video of the Traeger pellet grill (camping). I'm not sure that it is a great "grill" for steaks etc. Smoker? Probably. Getting hot grill marks on a steak or burger and turning them...
Forum: Towing 11-11-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By sourdough
I think you are 100% correct. I, myself, believe...

I think you are 100% correct. I, myself, believe that the "cops" are the good guys. I've been stopped over the decades many, many times simply because I had lots of miles to cover in my job and...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 11-11-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,907
Posted By sourdough
2200 Update

Not wanting to wear this out but I'm thinking the Q series may just not meet my expectations. Did a ribeye a couple of days ago and seemed the 2200 was going to be OK. Tried hamburgers tonite (4...
Forum: Technical Corner 11-11-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By sourdough
In the camper we look forward to quiet...

In the camper we look forward to quiet generally....but, that is what we do most of the time. Puppy gets alarmed if either of us speaks up or says more than a few words thinking something is wrong,...
Forum: New Member Check in! 11-11-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By sourdough
We bought ours at CW there as well. After they...

We bought ours at CW there as well. After they finally made the transition to CW we have no complaints. Around our house it would be "guns up"....:D
Forum: Campfire Chatter 11-11-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By sourdough
As time has passed I've found sometimes I feel a...

As time has passed I've found sometimes I feel a little lethargic as well. This is not a plug or advertisement but rather just something I'm throwing out in case anyone might want a little pick me...
Forum: New Member Check in! 11-11-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By sourdough
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new...

Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new trailer? Lubbock? As in TX? If so, we're right down the road from you in Lamesa (at least part of the year). Did you buy it at Camping World in...
Forum: Travel Trailers 11-11-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,555
Posted By sourdough
Your comments are spot on John and I guess the...

Your comments are spot on John and I guess the reason it's so hard to understand some that, although they are towing overweight and you know are experiencing issues, insist everything is as good as...
Forum: Full-timers & Snowbirds 11-11-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By sourdough
Wanted to update this to correct any...

Wanted to update this to correct any misperceptions.

Went to the post office yesterday to run down the lost package. I related the story of the first package arriving at 8:53 and then the other...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 11-10-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By sourdough
I used a heavy duty dual action polisher with...

I used a heavy duty dual action polisher with Meguiar's 51? wax/restorer. I used a gray/black pad and should have used the blue pad with more stiffness. Oh well, I'll do that next go round - gotta...
Forum: Towing 11-10-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By sourdough
I know it's not for some, but I would at least...

I know it's not for some, but I would at least question the person about his knowledge of towing, dangers etc. Ignorant people should not be allowed to put anything behind their truck. Since the...
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