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RE: Tire rotation question

Not all spares are regular tires, mine is a compact for emergency use only. what the ? I've never seen a trailer with a compact spare. Using one of those on a trailer sounds like a recipe for disaster Actually it's sized correctly for both diameter and load and it's on a steel rim. My regular trailer tires are mounted on aluminium 'mags' (not magnesium).
PackerBacker 08/26/16 03:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet: porcelain or plastic?

I've had a couple of each over the years and prefer the porcelain although I'm guessing it likely doesn't much matter.
PackerBacker 08/26/16 12:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire rotation question

I do not agree with "no need to rotate trailer tires". The spare tire or tires deteriorate with age, the same as the other tires carrying the load. .... Not all spares are regular tires, mine is a compact for emergency use only.
PackerBacker 08/26/16 12:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Issue with awning

I found something that might help should you want to try to jump the circuit, there is a battery schematic for a switch. You might be able to pull the switch out then connect it directly to a battery with the 3rd wire to a tester or 12-volt bulb then toggle the switch to see if it works. http://www.learningaboutelectronics.com/Articles/SPST-rocker-switch-wiring.php ... Eric
PackerBacker 08/26/16 06:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Issue with awning

You might want to contact your rv dealer and ask the service rep how to test the switch. I've had issues in the past with our (then) motorhome and several times got to speak directly with an rv tech. I would be hesitant to jump or hot wire a circuit without knowing if I might fry something else. ... Eric
PackerBacker 08/25/16 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: It's that time again!

The best camping is just coming up from my perspective; there's nothing like the fall in the north east. :C We don't shutdown until mid-October.
PackerBacker 08/25/16 06:38am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park Tenants Rights in South Carolina

Pretty simple to me; if they do not want you there, then leave!
PackerBacker 08/23/16 02:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why the extra bathroom door?

Handy, saves walking around after a shower or getting up in the night. Also provides privacy when friends or family stay over. After now having one, we would not be without one again. :C
PackerBacker 08/21/16 01:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Issue with awning

Last night I had my wife push the button while I presses on the arms slightly to release any tension from it retracting. The mother would still not spin unless you pressed the button then released and pressed again. You are making me think now! I had an issue with the switch on my Lippert jack, it would sometimes work and other times didn't. I have to believe these switches are all the same. For my jack, I shut the battery cut-off then cleaned the switch and flipped on & off a couple dozen times. It hasn't failed since.
PackerBacker 08/21/16 09:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Issue with awning

I've had a couple different electric awnings over the past 8 years. What I have found is that they will struggle at times for various reasons. I have had the assembly get out of 'square' in higher winds. Typically I will put it out and push or pull one end left or right based upon a simply visual check. It is similar to what would happen at times with the manual ones that I've had. Another thing I have done is spray dry silicone on the gas struts.
PackerBacker 08/21/16 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Phone camping app

I only ever use Allstays; best app for our needs.
PackerBacker 08/20/16 04:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Required Vehicle Documents for Canada Entry?

When towing we have always been asked for both vehicle registrations; this is typical when the camera system cannot pick both up due to total length at the booth.
PackerBacker 08/17/16 07:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Toilet Ball Seal -- Winter Care?

We put in about 1/4 cup of veg. oil and rv anti-freeze. Have not had a problem. Same here. This works! .. and it's cheaper than olive oil. :W You guys are cheaping out; my toilet gets nothing but the best extra virgin olive oil! :B
PackerBacker 08/16/16 01:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet Ball Seal -- Winter Care?

I pour enough olive oil in bowl to cover seal......doesn't evaporate & lubricates seal. It will turn slushy in really cold weather but causes no harm Exactly what I do too.
PackerBacker 08/16/16 05:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Refrigerator & water heaters

When we are not traveling, we keep our trailer in a seasonal campsite; fridge stays on 7/24, hw heater turned off when we are not staying at the trailer.
PackerBacker 08/16/16 05:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Slideout Topper

I guess my main concern was that we camp year round. I worry about water sitting on it and freezing. If I had to leave while it was frozen I would have a problem. Happened to us twice, once in South Carolina and once in Virginia. We also hated the flapping noise in strong winds along the beach. I ended up taking mine off.
PackerBacker 08/15/16 12:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slideout Topper

Trying to keep a topper from sagging over time is like herding cats; they all end up sagging at some point. It's not an issue, rain will find it's way off either end. To me, the prime purpose of a topper is to have leaves, needles, water etc... come off as you bring the slide in.
PackerBacker 08/14/16 02:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is Your Insurance Company on Your Side?

My fridge starts itself. Just leave it on auto. Good to go. Yup, they all should restart themselves whether on auto or not. We have power outages at our summer site in the Adirondacks all the time and the fridge always restarts even though I leave it on AC power all the time.
PackerBacker 08/13/16 05:17am General RVing Issues
RE: can you back your trailer up like this?

The sad thing is now that the video is out some idiot will probably try to actually do that. :S
PackerBacker 08/11/16 08:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Storage below the snow belt

I've stored both our motorhome and our current TT in Myrtle Beach at Coast RV for 2-3 months at a time while we traveled back to Montreal. Never had an issue. We still winterized because there are times when the temps get into the 20's F for the odd night.
PackerBacker 08/09/16 05:56pm Snowbirds
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