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Old 06-24-2015, 10:04 AM   #401
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After 3300 miles (on our way back home) one of the trailer tires blew in Joplin, MO! Luckily the rubber all stayed in tact. So no damage to the trailer. I plan on replacing all these China tires when I get home!
Wow! Goid thing all is ok. I guess these tires from china just cant handle long hauls. Its a shame we pay so much and have to replace tires.
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Old 06-24-2015, 05:38 PM   #402
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After 3300 miles (on our way back home) one of the trailer tires blew in Joplin, MO! Luckily the rubber all stayed in tact. So no damage to the trailer. I plan on replacing all these China tires when I get home!

Wow... That's not good to hear. Glad all is well. I thought maybe because these tires held air so well they might actually be better than my previous Trail Express tires. Apparently not. I was hoping to get through his year on these tires... I already have over 1,000 miles on them... This has me reconsidering that thought.


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Old 06-25-2015, 05:23 PM   #403
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Dropped the camper off with the dw! I roll back out east tomorrow with the kiddies
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:34 PM   #404
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Are our brakes self-adjusting or do I need to adjust the old fashioned way?


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Are our brakes self-adjusting or do I need to adjust the old fashioned way?


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Can't help you there. Not even sure what that means. Hahaha.


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Old 06-28-2015, 09:17 PM   #406
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Self-adjusting sort of ratchet out as the pads wear. Then when you install new pads it's reset.
Old fashioned means you have to jack up each wheel and adjust a star nut inside the brake (from an access hole) to push brakes out and compensate for wear.
I seem to have a decrease in braking with my controller turned up.


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"I seem to have a decrease in braking with my controller turned up. "

Has your trailer gotten heavier?
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I guess it depends on what else you have running. Your hot water heater will draw the most amps.
With all three on, I was showing 28amps, so I also switched my water heater to propane. I also had on a small dehumidifier, which draws 2amps... And a few interior lights.
I'm pretty sure this is somewhat common. On my previous Rockwood, all three put me at 26amps. The difference is the A/C. This 13,500btu Dometic draws about 2amps more than my previous 15,000btu Coleman Mach. Makes no sense.


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How do you switch the water heater to propane? There's the on/off switch in the bathroom and then the switch outside on the water heater itself. Are they different? I just thought the outside switch was like a master power switch and electric was the only option.....
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How do you switch the water heater to propane? There's the on/off switch in the bathroom and then the switch outside on the water heater itself. Are they different? I just thought the outside switch was like a master power switch and electric was the only option.....

Yes... They are different. The outside switch is for electric. The inside is for propane. You can have them both on, or run them independently. Just make sure there's water in your hot water tank when you flip the outside switch or it will fry your heating element instantly. We almost always run propane only, just because of the amp draw using electric.


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Thanks for the info on the water heater switches! Never knew there was a difference. You think they would have mentioned that on the walk through, lol!! In that case then, I'll just run off the inside switch and propane as well. Thanks again.

Anyone have any close call scraping the trailer's back end when towing/backing on an incline? We noticed the clearance is pretty tight back there when either backing into a hilly driveway/campsite and/or towing down a hill onto a flat road where the change is pretty abrupt. Just wondering if anyone else has had the same pucker factor I did, lol.
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