Has anyone been able to mod/DIY an auxiliary tank for the Habor Freight predator 3500 inverter? I’m curious to know if the generic metal (Honda/champion/etc) generator gas caps on amazon will fit/thread. The pre-made kits on eBay/amazon are stupid expensive ripoff. All other parts hubby already picked up locally.
We recently purchased a 2005 Coleman Fleetwood “Resolute” with the intent of remodeling it to our tastes. The trailer has seen some obvious use, but was priced so low we can afford to fix anything that needs fixing. Shore power works fine, city water as well but the previous owner had never utilized the propane system. What can I do to ensure it is in safe working order prior to attaching propane and using the fridge, hot water heater, stove, etc?
It also has a propane line that ends in a quick connect for an outside stove which was not included when we purchased. Is it advisable to cap that line? The quick connect makes me somewhat nervous from a leakage standpoint.
Hello All, After owning out last travel trailer for close to 10 years, we realized that we didn’t use all of the space it had to offer. So after we talked about it, we decided to sell that one and and get something smaller. We ended up purchasing a 2013 surveyor cadet 191t. We like it, there are some down sides I now realize after camping in it so far this weekend.
Switching from a bigger trailer with dual axles to a small trailer with a single axle. This thing is a beast to back up and get straight! I could back up my old trailer in one or two steps. It took me about 20 minutes and 30 steps to get this thing into place and it’s still not straight! Guess I need some more practice!
Another single axle complaint. Even with all four stabilizer jacks down it still seems a little rocky. Do I maybe need to put a little bit more tension on them? I don’t want to damage them by making them carry to much weight.
The stupid stove hood vent. It took flipping through the owners manual. A search on rv forums, a little bit of cussing. A screw driver and a ray of hope from above to get this thing open! Now I’m afraid to close it in fear of having to go through this again!
I wish it had a couch like out last trailer. I figured we really didn’t need it, which we don’t. But when it’s raining like it is now, it’s either laying on the bed or sitting at the dinette.
Other than that, we are really digging this trailer. It weighs about 3400 lbs and I can barely even feel it behind my truck! I felt like I didn’t even need to put it in haul mode. It has climate control with I think is awesome, I don’t even have that in my house!
If anyone has any tips or suggestions feel free to comment. Thanks
We had an awesome time but just hopped from hotel to motel to hotel. My wife and I have discussed doing this more but in an RV.
Here's the problem: we don't actually think we would like RV camping.
We love the outdoors, but we don't love the idea of sitting around a campfire every night roasting marshmallows. I like to be on the move, to see things, to explore.
I don't know how else to say it: the thought of hooking up water, cable, and electricity and grilling burgers next to my RV every night for a month is not my idea of a good time. It seems... boring. It seems like a lot of work just to have a change of scenery.
Don't get me wrong... we loved being on the road. But what we loved was seeing amazing sights, doing some food tourism, some hikes, etc. We drove through an RV campground in Canada next to a river, and saw people cooking hot dogs, making sandwiches, kids biking. All four of us, including the kids, said, "No way that's for us."
Yet I can't get the romantic idea of traveling a lot more often in my own accomodations out of my head.
Has anyone else out there wrestled with these things? Are most of you really into RV camping or are there also people who use their RV as a place to crash each night?
I really just want a hotel on wheels... a safe way to travel (i.e. everyone buckled in), a quick shower and bathroom I can take with me, beds and air conditioning that I can take with me (since we live in Texas, we prefer A/C in the summer season). I don't really care about setting up in a lakeside campground for a week and playing checkers or reading books or even cooking extensively.
Should I stick to motel hopping or is there a style and class of RV that fits my family's wants and needs?
I really appreciate the time you've given to read this and look forward to your comments. I won't be offended if you tell me I'm way off about RVing... like I said, this comes from ignorance mostly.
I’m interested in hearing from Tacoma owners that tow a travel trailer. Would love to hear what you tow, it’s UVW and GVWR, your WD hitch set up and any other insight you would be willing to share. I’ve got a 3rd gen with the 6400 towing capacity and we are in the market for a TT. Thanks!