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    TV roof rack questions--tower system rack for naked roofs?

    (...stupid canoe still has me flummoxed...one of these days I'll get it right...) My truck has nothing on the roof. Are the tower systems (Yakima, Thule) that attach to railless roofs actually sturdy enough? I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around this concept (that's been around for...
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    dual hitch thingy for a boat?

    I'd like to carry my boat on my pickup while towing. For popup-free boat transport, I have a set of crossbars for the cab of the truck and a Yakima Drydock (kinda like a Thule Goalpost) in the hitch. https://yakima.com/products/drydock-2012-2018 Any reason I can't use a dual hitch type of...
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    Is this a new SPUT?

    Spouse couldn't find spouse's spectacles in the morning and had to wear prescription sunglasses to break camp. We tore that bed end apart but nothing. We looked on the ground outside but nothing. We even organized. Just as we were pushing in the bed end, we found the glasses zipped into the...
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    stupid roof rack questions...

    I have a 2008 Fleetwood with factory roof rails. Are these Fleetwood rails attached well enough to use without excessive paranoia? The brochure lists all sort of exciting accessories to go on the roof--cross bars, bike rack, boat rack, baskets, etc. The manual does not mention the rails at...
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    Jump starter for newbies

    I don't know what I don't know. Can anyone recommend a resource that explains and compares the differences? Any general opinions on the usefulness of these things? Or recommendations? I want something that will: 1. start my TV when the batteries die and I'm nowhere 2. charge gadgets when I'm...
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    trailer dolly vs tandem axle

    I'm considering a hybrid at some future point. To park it I would have to use a trailer dolly. Is a tandem axle going to cooperate with my dolly? Make it easier? Harder? Or not matter? I'm looking at both single and tandem axle trailers and parkability is a huge concern. (I have a geared...
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    pandemical hybrid musings...Jayco vs Shamrock/Roo vs SolAire vs ?

    Are there any major differences between the big brands in terms of bunk-dropping technology or quality? And what brands am I missing? Does anyone make a 7' wide hybrid anymore? I'm only half-seriously thinking about how cool a hybrid would be for road trips. The big popup is awesome once you...
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    Hauling water

    Does anyone have a good method for hauling water in the back of the TV? My popup has about 20 gallons capacity which isn't enough. (The popup would probably last longer if we didn't tow it with a full tank as it's already pushing its axle capacity but that's another issue...) We don't boondock...
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    Why are popup roofs so delicate?

    Why do we have to baby our popup roofs compared to other RV types? We have to be careful about putting things on them and distributing the weight when we do and watch them for cracking and give them frequent pep talks. Okay, mine is 11 years old. Are the new ones better? Why does my popup...
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    proper switching of AC to DC to propane with interior controls

    The controls for my popup's fridge are on the inside. (Great for most RVs, not-so-great for popups.) This means we have to select our power source before we close up the popup. We want to prechill on AC, tow on DC, and use propane at the campsite. (I don't mind towing with the gas on, but the...
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    Dog pre-rinse

    I know many folks have their dog pre-clean dishes to conserve water. My dog is willing to make this sacrifice and pre-rinse dishes as well, but I find the slime he leaves behind is so viscous and slippery that I use more water washing dishes after his help than if he weren't involved. At home...
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    White Mtns. (CA)?

    Has anyone dragged their popup up to the campground in the White Mountains (Inyo NF)? Is it an okay haul with a trailer? I haven't been up there in years and I wasn't driving. :) The Forest Service describes the road as single lane, narrow, and steep but doesn't outright forbid RVs because of...
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    anyone remove their wet bath and replace with shower+portapotty?

    Because it's winter, I'm thinking about things to do to my poor popup. I have a 2008 Fleetwood highwall Arcadia (almost same as Niagara). It has a black tank toilet instead of a cassette in the wet bath. There is a small gray tank for the sink and shower. The black and gray dump lines share a...
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    mounting dinette table to floor? (how sturdy is the floor on the slide?)

    Short version: can the floor of a 2008 Fleetwood popup slideout handle having a dinette table mounted with a single pedestal? Kids might lean on it! ... I have a love-hate relationship with our dinette table. It's big. Really big. (That's the good AND the bad.) I guess it's portable so you...
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    Alternatives to the BAG awning (but still an awning and not a canopy)

    On my last trip, we finally tested out the awning and the bag fell off the cord. (You are supposed to test stuff out at home--this is why. Sticking a dirty 13 ft awning inside your nice clean popup is not cool.) The spouse liked it and wants it to be fixed or replaced. Is the any reason aside...
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    2008 fleetwood roofs: is "AC prep" good for a fan/vent?

    Our popup doesn't have anything on the roof (except for a little piece of Eternabond [B)]). According to Fleetwood brochures, it's prepped for AC ("kit required"). There are dots on the ceiling where I assume one would drill to start making a hole. Anyone know what is in there? Does AC prep...
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    Dometic RM7551 (2008 Fleetwood highwalls)

    Another day, another issue. :) My fridge isn't closing properly. The previous owners said that it has to be locked every time you close it, and that appears to be the case although it still gaps at the bottom. Before I tackle the misaligned door issue, I'm wondering how it's supposed to work...
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    wheel well/fender fix?

    There is a narrow slit (about 2 inches by 1/4 inch) worn through one of the wheel wells on my popup. Yay. It hasn't resulted in any interior damage yet. For a quick fix, can I put some Eternabond tape on it? If I do, inside, outside, or both sides? Any other ideas for a quick, not necessarily...
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    Adjustable ball mounts: worth it?

    After fiddling around a lot trying to get close to a level tow with my "new" popup which will probably be off once I actually add gear, I'm wondering it it is worth the extra expense to get a draw bar with an adjustable height to account for changes in TV height due to loading, etc. They are...
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    Fleetwood roof rack?

    I have a 2008 Fleetwood which has tracks for a roof rack (I guess?). Any recommendations for good fits for this? I'd probably only use it for a canoe because this trailer is pretty limited on weight. How much weight can you leave on the roof and lift it? It has a power lift and no A/C, so I'd...




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