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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-26-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By JMitchell
Wow. I've been thinking of trading up from my...

Wow. I've been thinking of trading up from my thoroughly loved/fixed 2014 to a newer 2019/2020.. but if this is how bad workmanship has gotten during the sales boom I may hold off a few years..
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-25-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,391
Posted By JMitchell
I'd say, beyond the water and electric...

I'd say, beyond the water and electric protection...

1) An electric tongue jack.
2) A battery drill and lug/stabilizer sized driver
3) A Levelmate Pro
4) Anderson or Beech levellers.. much...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-25-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By JMitchell
Sharing a trip problem...

So, DW and I were having our last-blast weekend trip last weekend and hit a snag late Saturday night...

After everything working perfect; suddenly, while DW was showering, every 110V appliance...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-27-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,657
Posted By JMitchell
My point of camping was to get close to my events...

My point of camping was to get close to my events / destinations.

So this weekend, towed my 19VRB to a campsite at Galloway NJ, for a weekend of Atlantic City and random campsite fun.

We did...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-15-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By JMitchell
I'm a Carlisle Radial Trail HD user myself, no...

I'm a Carlisle Radial Trail HD user myself, no problems so far on my new set (1500 miles so far)
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-22-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By JMitchell
Trailer in driveway.. WDH components in the pass...

Trailer in driveway.. WDH components in the pass through. When on the move the WDH parts come out and the Beech levellers and wheel chocks take up that spot.

Don't store both at the same time so...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-03-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By JMitchell
Awning replacement vinyl - Pattern on top and white on bottom?

Replacing a 13' Carefree awning and looking at ToughTop and Stone-Vos and others... Most I see are (or appear to be) single color both sides...

Am I missing something or do I have to specifically...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-26-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By JMitchell
Cheap late sleepers / cooler cabine

So wanted to share this seasons experiments with the group. DW and I are night-owls and late-risers, so I ditched our pull down shades for roller blackout shades.

But it was STILL too bright and...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-08-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By JMitchell
Not joking... FlexTape at Home Depot Lasts...

Not joking... FlexTape at Home Depot Lasts forever and waterproof/ no hassle.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-08-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By JMitchell
Check your "polarity reversed" fuse..one was...

Check your "polarity reversed" fuse..one was popped resulting in the same thing. 40A auto type fuse on mine.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-08-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,197
Posted By JMitchell
Good for you on the GY-;Endurance. I wish you...

Good for you on the GY-;Endurance. I wish you well with them.

I'm at 2300 miles on my Carlisle Radial Trails on my TT. I think it would be a GREAT Comparison to see how they age against a...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-01-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By JMitchell
Here's hoping for the best.. my uneducated...

Here's hoping for the best.. my uneducated response would be that yes, the previous owner didn't put a bypass line and valves in and opted for the (IMO) kludgey bypass to winterize the pipes.. it...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-01-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By JMitchell
That's truly unfortunate.. is that all appearance...

That's truly unfortunate.. is that all appearance damage, or combination of AC/Skylights, Fans, etc?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-01-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By JMitchell
I would check the reverse polarity fuse in your...

I would check the reverse polarity fuse in your box.. if everything works on shore power and your batt has voltage. I had same prob, was a blown 40A automotive type fuse on the bottom of the panel. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-21-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By JMitchell
He asked me, I figured I'd ask the regulars...

He asked me, I figured I'd ask the regulars here.. great source of all other info.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-21-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By JMitchell
Anyone recommend an attorney in Tampa?

Have a friend looking to sell his 2017 Tiffin Phaeton in the Tampa Florida area in a private sale; and he was looking for an attorney to look everything over for the sale to make sure he is doing it...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-16-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,635
Posted By JMitchell
Not the most seasoned RVer here, and I always...

Not the most seasoned RVer here, and I always 'thought' I wanted an outdoor kitchen, but 90% of our cooking is on my Coleman dual-fuel on my old coleman packable kitchen. That or my Outback grill on...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-11-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By JMitchell
As long as your TT isn't PULLING more than it's...

As long as your TT isn't PULLING more than it's wiring can handle (30A) then it should be OK. I'd imagine that if the 30A breaker was tripping it was worn out more than you were actually pulling that...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-08-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By JMitchell
I'm going to have to vote the other way on screws...

I'm going to have to vote the other way on screws coming in from the outside.. on my 2016 Sonic there were at least a few coming in from the framing side of the rear wall.. not the outside itself,...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-29-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,342
Posted By JMitchell
Made the switch from accordion shades to roll-up...

Made the switch from accordion shades to roll-up blackout shades! Here's to sleeping in!
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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-25-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By JMitchell
Don't lose hope! A few labor intensive repairs...

Don't lose hope! A few labor intensive repairs and you should be happy moving forward. The basics are easy to keep in mind, water ingress, electrical system, wheels/brakes.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-25-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 1,117,307
Posted By JMitchell
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Lehigh Valley PA glamping!329569
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-25-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,197
Posted By JMitchell
1000 miles in So made a few weekend trips,...

1000 miles in

So made a few weekend trips, 100 to 250 miles each so far. My new Carlisle tires handled great at 65 cold PSI, reading as high as 72PSI on myTyMate TPMS at 100 degrees F traveling...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-24-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,554
Posted By JMitchell
I'm very happy with our 2014 Venture Sonic...

I'm very happy with our 2014 Venture Sonic 190VRB. The layout had 80% of your goals alas, no hard separation for the rv=queen from the rest of the unit, but still ideal for a couple.

Our next,...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-09-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By JMitchell
So with my Chinese copy Ty-Mate sensors I just...

So with my Chinese copy Ty-Mate sensors I just figured that it was safer off-trip to leave the Schrader valve to hold the pressure instead of the TyMate sensors
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-16-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,342
Posted By JMitchell
Prepping for our first weekend of the season and...

Prepping for our first weekend of the season and taking our youngest (14) with us, so I added to the entertainment options. Hopefully watch Saturdays game by the campfire!

- 1080p projector $180...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-05-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By JMitchell
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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-02-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,342
Posted By JMitchell
Got out in the chill and installed the new...

Got out in the chill and installed the new MaxxFan [emoji16] first adventure with Eternabond, in my head I like it better than Dicor Lap Sealant, but Ill let you all know how it works out...323590
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-27-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,342
Posted By JMitchell
Un-Winterized and ordered a Maxx Fan to replace...

Un-Winterized and ordered a Maxx Fan to replace the garbage fan in my Bathroom.

No leaks or damage found after the cover came off! Yay!!
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-25-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,342
Posted By JMitchell
Thats fricking Genius!

Thats fricking Genius!
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-24-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,342
Posted By JMitchell
Added some hanging organizers to the front closets

Popped these in the 12"W X 41"H bedside closets. Much better storage use for jeans/tees than on hangers.. and now a few drawers ... for drawers :) Left room underneath for CPAP as well.

...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-21-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By JMitchell
I will say.. the Beech Lane ramps have a max...

I will say.. the Beech Lane ramps have a max height of 4" and I'd argue not to go past 3.25" if you want a solid looking setup under your wheels. Thats a plus to the levelmate.. you can scope the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-20-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By JMitchell
+1 for the Beech Lane / Levelmate combo that's...

+1 for the Beech Lane / Levelmate combo that's what I use.

Would have gone with Anderson's like a lot of other people but came across some articles that made me (at the time) reconsider shipping $...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-17-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,941
Posted By JMitchell
I'm a shirt time RVer, so take it with a grain of...

I'm a shirt time RVer, so take it with a grain of salt


My personal choice is an extension of how I travelled before having the trailer, and the magic of dry-ice.

I pre chill the fridge and...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-17-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By JMitchell
Now you all have me up late thinking again......

Now you all have me up late thinking again... need to take some more measurements and get real sketch figured out.. but a first pass at the suggested inverted caster design... 321526
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-16-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By JMitchell
Thats an interesting solution.. looking at 1.25"...

Thats an interesting solution.. looking at 1.25" lip of the hatch door, some inverted casters makes sense to glide the tray, and upper/lower guide rails to handle the torque when extended..

I'm...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-16-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By JMitchell
Super professional looking...

Super professional looking...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-15-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By JMitchell
Always looking to do something...Sliding cargo tray

So I've been jealous of all the Class As and 5ers with the sweet Morryde sliding cargo trays.. anybody retro one of them into their TT?

I'm thinking of a 20"x90" in my front pass-through bay that...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-26-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By JMitchell
+1 for strainer Had exact problem with my...

+1 for strainer

Had exact problem with my bath sink after reassembling after a major repair. Pressure to the back side of the faucet, nothing out the spout.

Stripped it all the way down, blew...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-23-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By JMitchell
Nice meters.. where did you source them? How hard...

Nice meters.. where did you source them? How hard to retrofit?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-23-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By JMitchell
Oops I meant 20 Ton

Oops I meant 20 Ton
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-23-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By JMitchell
I just bought this no-frills 12T (overkill) from...

I just bought this no-frills 12T (overkill) from Amazon
. Added a 4" platform to reach frame and lifted the sides of my TT perfect.
...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-19-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By JMitchell
I saw a few articles online about DIY, but also a...

I saw a few articles online about DIY, but also a couple companies selling Kits you could adapt, given proper measurements and a judicious amount of tearing out the existing closets, bed support...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-18-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,197
Posted By JMitchell
As to load rating Maximum single load 2040 lbs. @...

As to load rating Maximum single load 2040 lbs. @ 65 PSI
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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-18-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,197
Posted By JMitchell
Tires arrived.. of the 5 purchased, all 5 date...

Tires arrived.. of the 5 purchased, all 5 date codes are 3920, so for those asking if they are fresh, they are.

Once they are mounted up by the local mechanic I can start looking at longevity and...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-16-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,308
Posted By JMitchell
OK, I realize how naive that sounds reading it...

OK, I realize how naive that sounds reading it now.. just my frustration at looking through an owners manual that has NO information, and the lack of any good info / exploded drawings / parts lists...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-16-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,308
Posted By JMitchell
Noob question, but bearing seals, inner and outer...

Noob question, but bearing seals, inner and outer bearings, cotter pins... other than taking the wheel/hub apart, how do I know the size? Or are they universal?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-14-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,197
Posted By JMitchell
Manufacture date

I'll let everyone know when they arrive (scheduled Wednesday), but reviews from last year had <6 month old tires being delivered.. hoping with the hot 2ndvhandvRV market now these are still being...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-14-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,197
Posted By JMitchell
Balancing

I just figured that was standard from auto-shop days... am I mistaken? Realize I should have them balanced with TPMS in place.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-14-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,197
Posted By JMitchell
Thanks everyone for the input.. After some more...

Thanks everyone for the input.. After some more research I'm going to go with the Carlisle 6H04561 it's <edit found out this is CHINA not>US made, M speed rated and D load rated radial, found on...
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