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Forum: Rockwood 05-12-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By chaps2018
I shot this video of my pin box (Driver’s side)...

I shot this video of my pin box (Driver’s side) as I am lower the trailer onto the hitch, then raising it up. It appears the pin box is lifting 7/16”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8Qn0o42I8U
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Forum: Surveyor 05-11-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,499
Posted By chaps2018
My guesses: 1-Water Heater (Electric side) ...

My guesses:
1-Water Heater (Electric side)
2-Porch Light
3-Step light
4-Scare light
Forum: Rockwood 05-11-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By chaps2018
Just to make sure I am clear on the symptom…does...

Just to make sure I am clear on the symptom…does your front cap drop when you are hitching (ie, raising the landing gear as you put weight on the hitch)?

If so can you tape a ruler to the side of...
Forum: Exterior Maintenance | Roofs, Sealing, Covers & Vents 05-09-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,401
Posted By chaps2018
X2

X2
Forum: Cherokee 04-19-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,728
Posted By chaps2018
I have no illusions that my RV water heater and...

I have no illusions that my RV water heater and the 2x40 gal tanks in my attic are the same in terms of level of design for quality/lifecycle goals.

Its your money and your decision how to...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 04-14-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By chaps2018
Each system can use a sensor either in the...

Each system can use a sensor either in the thermostat or a remote sensor.

Are the sensors in a location where the sun is on them or airflow is blocked?

I have one sensor in a hallway that is...
Forum: Cedar Creek 04-14-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By chaps2018
Bedroom slide out floors are rotting

I wish Orvan had a brother that specialized in Chaparrals. Every brand needs an “Orvan”.

You are correct, this is a fundamental issue with slides. It doesn’t matter if you have a low end trailer...
Forum: Slide Outs 04-14-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By chaps2018
Slides bottoming out

Agree, the hose replacement should not have affected slide adjustment.

I am assuming this is a flush floor slide. Can you confirm?

Are the slide floors level side/side and front/back (measured...
Forum: Coachmen 04-09-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By chaps2018
Did you complete this install? Did you move the...

Did you complete this install? Did you move the wall? I suspect my Chaparral 360 has a very similar configuration in the basement.
Forum: Coachmen 02-22-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,285
Posted By chaps2018
I too had seen these before and I wondered how...

I too had seen these before and I wondered how well they worked.

Set of 2 RV Bumper Support Brackets Trailer Safety Bumper Reinforcement Mounts...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 02-20-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,977
Posted By chaps2018
Good advice! Especially since auto parts stores...

Good advice! Especially since auto parts stores commonly have boat trailer/utility trailer bearings. BUT—I have found the only places that carry larger bearings/seals for TT axles are local trailer...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 02-19-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,977
Posted By chaps2018
First time I had a bearing issue on the road, I...

First time I had a bearing issue on the road, I thought no problem, I have an extra set of bearings….then I realized I didn’t have any grease…DOH, had to use the current bad grease with ground up...
Forum: Western USA 02-03-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,207
Posted By chaps2018
We stayed at Carlsbad RV Park | Carlsbad RV Park...

We stayed at Carlsbad RV Park | Carlsbad RV Park (https://www.carlsbadrvpark.com/). Easy drive to Carlsbad and Guadalupe MTN NP. Nothing special.

Not sure if you have used...
Forum: Coachmen 01-20-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By chaps2018
Carbon Monoxide has no odor!

Just a reminder that you will not smell carbon monoxide. Hence the guidance above to trust the Carbon Monoxide detector!
Forum: General Community Discussions 01-20-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,369
Posted By chaps2018
This tool does work well albeit heavy and loud. ...

This tool does work well albeit heavy and loud. I typically go to a remote part of the park and use the tool so I don't bother others.

It does get stuck occasionally but the wood is relatively...
Forum: General Community Discussions 01-20-2022, 12:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,861
Posted By chaps2018
Sorry to hear of the OP's issues and frustration....

Sorry to hear of the OP's issues and frustration. A few observations from this thread--

1)Yes, sometimes there are unhelpful responses but I place a very high value on this forum and the very...
Forum: Coachmen 01-19-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By chaps2018
Yup, what he said.

Yup, what he said.
Forum: Coachmen 01-19-2022, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,285
Posted By chaps2018
Regarding the mfgr's labeling and this question. ...

Regarding the mfgr's labeling and this question.

My Chaparral has a folding cargo rack on it from the factory. It has a sticker on it that says 450# max.

Here is the tray (but not the...
Forum: Coachmen 01-19-2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By chaps2018
Highly recommend the eternabond tape over the...

Highly recommend the eternabond tape over the seam as well.

Also, i have found when in below mid-30's for a sustained period of time (and with the heat running) I have found condensation...
Forum: Coachmen 01-19-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By chaps2018
One of the best parts of having a Chaparral is...

One of the best parts of having a Chaparral is that you can get actual factory replacement parts. I too am surprised at the cost of that but what always gets me is the shipping cost for those large...
Forum: XLR 01-03-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By chaps2018
As noted, the red tape on the legs to prevent...

As noted, the red tape on the legs to prevent over-retracting the landing gear is paramount to it's longevity.

Also, do you ensure your jacks hit the ground at approximately the same time? If you...
Forum: R-PODS 01-03-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,093
Posted By chaps2018
This is correct. The first step in the furnace...

This is correct. The first step in the furnace sequence of operation is fan blower turns on to purge the combustion chamber of any residual propane. From there the Sail switch closes. The limit...
Forum: R-PODS 01-03-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,093
Posted By chaps2018
As noted, the furnace needs three things to start...

As noted, the furnace needs three things to start the blower-

-12v power connected to furnace
(Furnace may also have power/reset switch)
-Ground connected to furnace
-Tstat calling for heat...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 12-13-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,887
Posted By chaps2018
Note that these are only for 2 or 3 step units. ...

Note that these are only for 2 or 3 step units. I recently read on another forum where a guy used clevis pins to mount them to the bottom of the 4th step. Of course they have to be removed but the...
Forum: Coachmen 11-10-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By chaps2018
Please advise on any siphon solutions you might...

Please advise on any siphon solutions you might find.

I purchased a gallon meter to tell when I am getting close to the tank full-level so as to avoid the overfill/drain/siphon problem.
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