We just got back. The weather was beautiful! We pulled in about 7:30 pm Thursday and as the DW went to drop the electric jack, it literally dropped. A shear pin in the head had sheared off. Since it was dark, we left it hooked to the truck and tackled it in the morning. I took it off and apart and went on a search. No luck. Luckily, our friend had a bottle jack we used to take the truck off the trailer. That first night, our friend was wondering if he had enough propane for this last trip. I told him I thought I was set. Of course, around 11:30 that first night, my wife said "Hmm, the furnace is blowing cold air." Since I was pretty much asleep and lazy, I said I'd look at it in the morning. It got down to 25 degrees that night. Our little electric heater kept the trailer at a toasty 53 degrees... In the morning I checked and realized I was 1.) really smart, but 2.) really dumb. I had read somewhere that if you only leave one tank turned on at a time, you would never run out. When the "on" tank was empty, turn on the other one and get the empty one filled. Turns out I did just that. Only I forgot. Of course, I was reminded of it all weekend. Things were great until the last night when our friends two sons had clothes and a cell phone stolen from the pool locker. It could have been worse, I guess. Earlier we had commented on the added visible security at the park (Outdoors Adventures). Now we know why. Oh yeah, the part cost $9.00 from Ultrafab and I have two on order. I dug out the hand crank jack and just finished the winterizing. Tomorrow we'll take it out to storage and cover it. I will repeat, "Sad, sad, sad". With that said, it was a beautiful trip to end the season...
2007 Surveyor SV291
2005 Durango Hemi