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Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 08-03-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By DocRob
Poor Brakes

I know there are trailers out there with drum brakes that work, but I've never had one. (In five bumper pull trailers) On my most recent trailer after checking the shoes for grease and adjusting the...
Forum: Expandable and Hybrid RV Discussions 09-16-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By DocRob
keeping the bunk ends dry.

The pictures noted in my initial post show the cheap tarps on for winter storage. Can't drive with them in that configuration. I've added a picture of what the insulated tarps look like when...
Forum: Expandable and Hybrid RV Discussions 09-13-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By DocRob
Keeping the Bunk Ends Dry in My Roo

I have read a number of campers making recommendations on how to keep the bunk ends from leaking and the information is great. I do believe that some other things might compliment the suggestions...
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-15-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,619
Posted By DocRob
Weight issue

Your thinking is exactly right but there can still be an issue because the tongue weight may be way off. In my Roo 17 the tongue weight is usually over 500 pounds and so you say but that's on the...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-14-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By DocRob
Minor changes for better living in my Roo

I posted a major modification the other day and created a bit of a stir so I decided to post some simple changes that have given me a more organized environment and some piece of mind.
1. changed...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 08-13-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By DocRob
Frame

Point taken. The frame is an I beam but not a very thick one. The flange is just over an eighth of an inch. The axle support does two things. Spreads the load so that the pressure exerted by the...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 08-12-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By DocRob
Spare parts

Just a side note since I put this new axle in I have the old one for sale cheap. 3500 pound tor flex with timken brand bearings. Sort of heavy to ship but if you live anywhere near Baltimore have...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 08-12-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By DocRob
Yes, I agree just curious about the reason for...

Yes, I agree just curious about the reason for the red ink. Wasn't trying to stir things up just thought others might find my work interesting.
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 08-12-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By DocRob
Airdale, Whats with the red ink and the bad...

Airdale,
Whats with the red ink and the bad math? I'm not asking anyone to ride in my trailer but I didn't want the axle to fail in the middle of nowhere. The gross weight for my trailer is listed...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-12-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By DocRob
Space at my fingertips in my Roo

I had the wheel wells out (different issue) and I noticed that behind the lower drawer under the sink was about 8 inches of wasted space. Now maybe in a big RV that's no big deal but in my Roo I...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 08-12-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By DocRob
Frame changes and mods

The frame is stiffened by the 40 inch axle supports.

The weight of the trailer reflects solar, water, dual batteries, rear storage rack with generator, different sink, pantry addition, dinner ware...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 08-12-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By DocRob
Weight and Warranty

In reply to the current comments:

I didn't care what the trailer weighed I only cared what the axle was "seeing" so when it was weighed it was connected to the tow vehicle with the WDH on and...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 08-11-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By DocRob
A Weighty Issue with My Roo

I love my little Roo 17 and it has everything my wife and I need but it didn't come with much carrying capacity and with all the modifications that I have made over the last couple of years it was...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 05-09-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By DocRob
cd4620 - I did a couple of things to explore the...

cd4620 - I did a couple of things to explore the wall.
Sometimes you can remove an outlet and look inside.
Drill a small hole put in a clothes hanger and move it around.
Get on a ladder and see...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 05-09-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By DocRob
No I didn't make the doors. I wanted them to...

No I didn't make the doors. I wanted them to more or less match the current ones so I bought them raw and finished them.
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 05-09-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By DocRob
Tongue storage

bikendan - not sure of current weight but the box only adds about 20 pounds or so. The hitch, bars, chains, etc. are not in the box while towing but clearly the extra battery, leveling blocks, jack,...
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 05-08-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 502
Posted By DocRob
Rear Outside Storage

I've seen a number of threads concerning what can and cannot be done with rear outside storage. I think we all know that today's bumpers are not much more than sheet metal and can't hold much.
I...
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 05-08-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By DocRob
Tongue Storage Box For My Roo

We live with a lot of "stuff" and it seems there is never enough space for it. I wanted to make room for the things I carry for setup and the things I don't need once I've setup. Since I have a Roo...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 05-03-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By DocRob
Dinner wear in wall storage cabinet

While I'm not proud of the cabinet work I thought I'd post this modification I did sometime back. It's bounced down the road a couple of thousand miles so I know it works and I thought some might...
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 05-02-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By DocRob
I think a got the sink, faucet set, and popup...

I think a got the sink, faucet set, and popup drain from amazon. Just make sure that the faucet set clears the mirror etc. I noted that the sink weighs a bit more than the former plastic crap so I...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 05-02-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By DocRob
A pantry for my roo

I hate wasted space and I wanted more food storage space in my Roo. What I found was that the engineers who put this thing together made the entire wall nearly 4 inches thick to conceal a vent pipe....
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 05-02-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By DocRob
Bathroom sink in my roo

So I had a note concerning how I installed the sink and then during the picture download process lost it. At any rate I'll try again.

1. Remove the old sink, couple of screws and some mastic....
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 05-01-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By DocRob
Bathroom sink for my Roo

Trailer bathroom sinks are many times too little, too low, and poorly placed for real world use. I changed mine out will an new faucet and now it's functional.
The change turned out to be easier...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 05-01-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By DocRob
Furnace protection from Mud dauber nests

We all know about the little screens you can use to keep mud daubers out of your furnace, but I had a problem with mine and came up with a simple solution.

This issue was that the little springs...
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 04-11-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,406
Posted By DocRob
setup in a Roo

My frustration had always been trying to make the beds. What I recently decided to do was to open the screens so I could stand outside and make the far side of the bed. I still have to go in and...
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