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Forum: Towing Today, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 135
Posted By travelin texans
My Wrangler Unlimited had a payload of 800lbs...

My Wrangler Unlimited had a payload of 800lbs with a tow rating of 3500lbs. I figured with the possible tongue weight of a 3500 lb trailer at 400+ lbs one of us would have to stay home or catch a...
Forum: Keystone Recalls Today, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 57
Posted By travelin texans
Had recliners in my last 3 5th wheels none of...

Had recliners in my last 3 5th wheels none of which were bolted down.
If you feel it necessary to do something before travel, turn them back to back tightly in the corner.
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 372
Posted By travelin texans
I would bet a coffee & donut that 99.99999% of...

I would bet a coffee & donut that 99.99999% of the RVs you see traveling down the highway have their fridge running on LP for the trip.
Forum: Tow Vehicles Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,415
Posted By travelin texans
We bought a Jeep 2 years ago, got home & no...

We bought a Jeep 2 years ago, got home & no owners manual, called the dealer who said there wasn't one "all that information is now in the infotainment system, you can print or download that manual,...
Forum: Travel Trailers Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 300
Posted By travelin texans
From Texas currently in Arizona & have traveled...

From Texas currently in Arizona & have traveled all across the country, my opinion if you have/buy any rv over 25'+/- in length 2 acs would be mandatory, maybe not in Alaska. Even the northern states...
Forum: Travel Trailers Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 300
Posted By travelin texans
Also if you get the heat pump option you'll need...

Also if you get the heat pump option you'll need to realize that any outside temps below about 40 degrees the heat pump will blow cold air at that time the furnace will be required.
Forum: Towing Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,563
Posted By travelin texans
Thanks John! Now there will be no question when...

Thanks John!
Now there will be no question when I whip this out!

I've already been banned twice, once for 2 weeks the other for 2 months, for pointing out to readers that they may want to check...
Forum: Toy Haulers Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By travelin texans
We studied THs very closely before we bought our...

We studied THs very closely before we bought our last 5th wheel with the thought of using it as a shed/craft room, no toys, but we both found the living area to be too cramped with usually ALL the...
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 04-18-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 372
Posted By travelin texans
Absolutely! Set the fridge control to "auto"...

Absolutely!
Set the fridge control to "auto" then it will switch on it's own when shore power is removed just as it was designed to do.
Forum: Travel Trailers 04-18-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,461
Posted By travelin texans
I don't recall where/when I read that there's an...

I don't recall where/when I read that there's an older GM power window motor that's a direct replacement. Might Google something like that.
I can't believe Dometic wasn't of any help with a...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 04-18-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By travelin texans
Disconnect your shore power, turn on the fan, if...

Disconnect your shore power, turn on the fan, if the fan still runs it's 12 volt, if not it's 120 volt & any fan from HD or Lowes should work. Be sure if it hangs down further than the original the...
Forum: Towing 04-18-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,563
Posted By travelin texans
I was just requested by the moderator of another...

I was just requested by the moderator of another forum to list my qualifications for giving "weight police" advice. Could some of you guys that also give advice about weights on here PLEASE tell me...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 04-18-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By travelin texans
Could be the check valve on the hot outlet side...

Could be the check valve on the hot outlet side of the heater is stuck shut or partially stuck if you're getting some water from the hot faucets.
Forum: Fifth Wheels 04-17-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By travelin texans
Don't drive yourself nuts! Pick one of your 10...

Don't drive yourself nuts!
Pick one of your 10 gauges & use it every time. A pound or 2 difference won't make a bit of difference in the ride, tire wear or load carrying capabilities.
Forum: Freeways & Byways 04-17-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By travelin texans
Danny, You mentioned the Cadillac Ranch. As a...

Danny,
You mentioned the Cadillac Ranch. As a kid growing up just north of there that was very eccentric of the old guy to do that & quite a sight to see. At that time you could tell what year, the...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-17-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 128
Posted By travelin texans
Skip the friction hinges. Read some of forums...

Skip the friction hinges. Read some of forums where folks have those from the factory & can't keep the flimsy doors together.
They have a magnetic type at most hardware stores that consist of a...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 04-17-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 214,363
Posted By travelin texans
You won't regret that upgrade! Best $$ I spent...

You won't regret that upgrade!
Best $$ I spent on my last 5er......
Forum: Freeways & Byways 04-17-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By travelin texans
The Oasis Rv Resort just west of Amarillo is nice...

The Oasis Rv Resort just west of Amarillo is nice with good spaces.
Ft Amarillo Rv Park is also very nice, not as big as Oasis, but has shade trees which could be beneficial if it turns off hot. ...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 04-17-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By travelin texans
Do you move your foot from the pedal so the valve...

Do you move your foot from the pedal so the valve snaps shut or slowly release the pedal. Mine if you didn't let it snap shut it would leak.
Smearing some plumbers grease, found at most hardware...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 04-17-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By travelin texans
Not sure of your question? Here's how I...

Not sure of your question?
Here's how I connected everything. Begin at the campground faucet with either the splitter or the regulator whichever you want 1st then possibly a short hose to the filter...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-16-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By travelin texans
That sounds like my DWs BIL (I'm in no way...

That sounds like my DWs BIL (I'm in no way related to him), he's never had the bearings packed on any trailer, his argument is "when was the last time you packed them on your truck?". For those...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 04-16-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 478
Posted By travelin texans
If you think 12 ton jacks are overkill, I carry 2...

If you think 12 ton jacks are overkill, I carry 2 - 22 ton bottle jacks.
I found these 2 that were shorter than a 6 or 12 ton & thought that shorter heighth might be beneficial if a tire was flat,...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 04-16-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 478
Posted By travelin texans
Just to clarify, NOTHING absolutely NOTHING but...

Just to clarify, NOTHING absolutely NOTHING but bodily waste, water & toilet paper go down the toilet in a rv, or any other toilet for that matter. What you do to discard feminine products is up you,...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-14-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By travelin texans
If the previous owner had it plumbed into a...

If the previous owner had it plumbed into a septic system leaving the valves open you most likely have a bigger issue with the black tank than just adding a connection.
Toilet paper & poop make a...
Forum: Travel Trailers 04-14-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By travelin texans
Definitely use the furnace at night when the...

Definitely use the furnace at night when the temps are the lowest. There's possibly a furnace duct blowing into the underbelly to warm the water lines that the space heaters can't get to. Using the...
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