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Old 11-04-2014, 04:08 PM   #31
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Thanks...wife will be glad I have a lot of projects already! Can afford to pay more for a better one, just have to keep looking.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:23 AM   #32
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Hello
Quick note: Found a TT in much better condition except for booth was removed and couch removed, but rest of it is fresh and in good shape.
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I searched here and it seems most of these 27-28' bumper pulls are 2 5/8" hitch ball, I am going to have to move it tomorrow. Is that correct for '06 era trailer?

Also, while you're reading this..I'm going to put in some flooring (pergo type I think) and customize it a bit with a fold down table and loose chairs which wife prefers. Hints on good flooring if you are reading and have ideas? I have installed bamboo on my house on the whole first floor, so I'm good with installing anything but pergo sort seems easier than cutting vinyl flooring and nicer looking IMHO. I'd rather it be secured however instead of feeling like its floating and moving up and down as you step on it like some Pergo installs I've seen.

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Old 11-21-2014, 11:32 AM   #33
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Oh and while I'm good at backing up trailers, I am wondering if the tongue weight is too much for the 1/2 ton pickup to move it, can't we just load any loose items in the rear to offset it? I have a short 2 hour camp planned next weekend to try it out, figured I could put a cooler and chairs, stuff in the back if needed.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:33 AM   #34
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^^^2 5/16" on the hitch ball size.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:49 PM   #35
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oops you're right...swamped at work must have read it too fast!
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:59 PM   #36
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I picked up the 27' BH no slides (about a 2006) and it towed great. I was really surprised how easily it moved with a Tundra 4.6 with towing package, I mean accerration was hampered but it cruised really well and stopped pretty good for not having trailer brakes hooked up yet.

I washed her down - a light spray with pressure washer didn't do squat so I had to use car wash soap and brush. It wasn't really horribly dirty and moldy (problem in gulf coast area is mold on RV's) but what was there took some scrubbing. I was amazed at how water running off was white - I wasn't using a scrub brush just a long handled brush but I guess the paint was oxidized pretty good.

The prior owner before selling had someone try to clean it and they must have been an idiot and seem to have used something like bleach or something on a few sections as some of these areas the dirt appears to be really stuck on and may take some rubbing compound as even elbow grease was not terribly effective. The door handle in particular is dark with mold but doesn't come off. I may use grey or black spray paint on it. The wheel housing plastic has some stains, but the most annoying is the window rubber trim which has discoloration which doesn't come off. I'll have to search.

We got the thing w/o tanks and battery as they were removed. Does it take 40lb cylinders? I have the mount and a cover, its a far sight taller than a bbq grill tank.

Anyway, thanks for all the help. I think I need to recaulk the skylight over the shower as it had a very slight water on the edge of it after we had rains.

The booth and couch were removed and a countertop added where the couch would be, and the booth is empty but wife prefers it. We're going to just load stuff in there adn maybe mountain bikes, thinking of using a small antique table and a couple benches.

Getting it all setup going to use it this weekend. Thanks for advice.
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The white stuff you see running off is likely from the roof and caulking, and has run down the side of the trailer. This can in time lead to the dreaded "black streaks" on the aluminum siding which can become baked on and be quite difficult to remove if left on for too long.

The propane tanks are likely 30# tanks which is what most trailers have, but some use 20# tanks (grill tanks).
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I didn't see leaks up front, but I noticed the roof flattened out a bit at the front and water puddled a little bit on the sides of front roof, it wasn't as peaked as the rest of the trailer. I'm going to really keep eye on it but may look into removing the ceiling panels and checking out the underside if that's possible. I am handy and could reinforce things to get that profile again if the wood is just sagged.
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I didn't see leaks up front, but I noticed the roof flattened out a bit at the front and water puddled a little bit on the sides of front roof, it wasn't as peaked as the rest of the trailer. I'm going to really keep eye on it but may look into removing the ceiling panels and checking out the underside if that's possible. I am handy and could reinforce things to get that profile again if the wood is just sagged.
The front of the roof should and does flattened out to meet the front cap.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:12 PM   #40
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Well we're loading up for first camping weekend at the Texas Renn Fest with family. Yes, I still have a lot of stuff to do but the "bones" as my buddy calls it on the trailer are good. I still have to get propane bottles, a battery, hook up a solar charger, remove wheels and check brakes, get a spare tire, etc. Using coolers and a coleman stove outside to cook as we don't have facilities there. LOL, we're tent people so not really used to this But this is a short trip and going to just get out there. The kids aer really excited and fighting over which bunk and everything! Have to load a picture although it looks pretty typical. Appreciate all the advice.
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