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Old 08-10-2018, 07:39 AM   #14121
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Since the underbelly on my trailer is off. And because I have gotten paranoid by the reports of folks's waste tanks falling off their trailers. I finally McGivered a solution that makes me happy. A while ago, I found several hundred feet of bull-tape. This is the stuff they use to pull large wire thru long stretches of conduit. They blow it thru and then use it to pull the wire. The stuff I got has a tensile strength rating of 2500lbs. It's made of woven polyester. So I added a couple of bands on each of my waste tanks. Used a wire fish tape to pull it across the top of the tanks. Hopefully this will provide ample insurance to keep the tanks in place.


I have some bull tape as well and I use it to tie all kinds of stuff, plants, table umbrellas, make a dog lead, etc
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:17 AM   #14122
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Not really going to use my rear rack and wanted a bike carrier instead so off it came which meant no more spare tire.. Que the BAL Tire Carrier.. Pretty easy install, took me maybe an hour or so. Off to Goshen now so we will see if it arrives when I arrive!

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Old 08-10-2018, 12:39 PM   #14123
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What did we do? We lost propane without a good or quick explanation (to me).

Drove from Biloxi,MS to Atlanta,GA yesterday. Got level, hooked up, and cooked supper on gas stove, and washed dishes with very hot water. Everything seemed fine when we went to bed. Got up this morning and turned stove on for coffee. Stove would light but would only sustain a very tiny flame. Switched to newly filled tank; still no go. Made coffee and breakfast on Coleman camp stove outside. Had hot water for DH’s shower and warm water for breakfast dishes.

Now stove won’t light at all and water heater not heating water. No propane leak smell detected. Finding a Home Depot now for a propane gauge.

Suggestions? Solutions? Help?

Thanks in advance for your kind assistance.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:40 PM   #14124
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Regarding propane loss , It seems y’all are more helpful than even you know!

Came back from errands, and propane appliances are all functioning properly! I guess they just needed a “time out”

Happy Camping!
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:06 PM   #14125
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Regarding propane loss , It seems y’all are more helpful than even you know!

Came back from errands, and propane appliances are all functioning properly! I guess they just needed a “time out”

Happy Camping!
Did u bleed the air out?
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:00 PM   #14126
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Regarding propane loss , It seems y’all are more helpful than even you know!

Came back from errands, and propane appliances are all functioning properly! I guess they just needed a “time out”

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Did u bleed the air out?
You also need to crack the tank valves open when you're first putting gas into the system. Winging the valves open on an empty gas line will make the tank think there's a leak and it will close the high-flow valve.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:41 PM   #14127
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Regulator could have been froze up?
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:29 AM   #14128
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Did u bleed the air out?


I have read this tip before and this as been in the top 5 Especially for fridge and hot water heater.

I bleed the air by lighting and burning the front burner until it burns smooth with no air belches.

Works every time
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:10 AM   #14129
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Looking for advice on storage of the countertop sick covers. Is it best to leave them in the sink or to stow them elsewhere?
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:49 AM   #14130
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We leave ours on the sink, then when camping out it in a cupboard.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:00 AM   #14131
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Looking for advice on storage of the countertop sick covers. Is it best to leave them in the sink or to stow them elsewhere?


DW leaves on sink then when using sink DW just leans it up against the cabinet.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:29 AM   #14132
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Installed a 30 amp pedestal outlet. No more 15 amp adapters!.

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Old 08-11-2018, 11:24 AM   #14133
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Added a bracket to carry my tote. It's hinged on the back to make it easy to slide in and lift up. Foam pipe covers give it protection and provide a snug fit between the underside of the TT and tote.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-11-2018, 03:24 PM   #14134
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Installed a 30 amp pedestal outlet. No more 15 amp adapters!.

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Did you say hip hip hooray when you connected for for the first time. I have a 20 amp for now and does good for AC when loading or cleaning. DW turns off AC to run broom vac
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Old 08-11-2018, 03:25 PM   #14135
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Added a bracket to carry my tote. It's hinged on the back to make it easy to slide in and lift up. Foam pipe covers give it protection and provide a snug fit between the underside of the TT and tote.Attachment 182905Attachment 182906


Wow very neat, you should patent it
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Old 08-11-2018, 03:58 PM   #14136
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Did you say hip hip hooray when you connected for for the first time. I have a 20 amp for now and does good for AC when loading or cleaning. DW turns off AC to run broom vac
I did but not for the reason you think. I picked the hottest most humid day to dig the trench and back fill. If the human body is 90% water then I was 10% of myself when I finished. LOL
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:29 PM   #14137
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I did but not for the reason you think. I picked the hottest most humid day to dig the trench and back fill. If the human body is 90% water then I was 10% of myself when I finished. LOL


Oh yeah we always seem to choose the worst day to do projects, then the DW always says why didn’t you wait for a better weather day.
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:26 PM   #14138
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Upgrades to FR3

Since 2014 we have made a lot of upgrades and this year I added:
- built 6 shelves in large closet leaving half for hanging clothes
- moved the trailer plug up to the bottom of the bumper. It hit the ground more than once and and the toad wire would get knocked off.
- moved the thermostat to next to the bathroom door so we can see and use when the main slide is in.
- installed indoor/outdoor thermometer and mounted it next to control panel.
- moved the generator exhaust so it vents just behind front wheel on drivers side and then installed Genturi.
- vented the range hood to the outside and moved it back so we van see the stove top better.
- installed pvc shutoffs on both low point drains.

Seems like more....
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:33 PM   #14139
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I have a XLR Nitro 23kw, that has a leaking the underbelly and unable to find the shutoff valve for the rear portion of the trailer. When I put water in the potable water tank the water flows out whether it is hot or cold. The underbelly is leaking and bulging on the right side looking from the front. no leaks in side the trailer at the sinks or shower. where do I go to find a schematic for the plumbing??
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:36 PM   #14140
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Unhappy XLR nitro 23kw toy hauler

water leak in the back or rear half of the toy hauler in the underbelly. can't find the shut off valve. attempted to fill the potable water tank and water runs right out, not sure if it is at the connection or in the tank itself because can't find the car shut off valve. need help
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