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  • If it appears the trailer is going to skitter about once it's unhooked, I would try chocking the wheels with something more robust like a large stone or a hefty piece of firewood. Chocking both sides of the wheels might also help. In short, just…
  • And if you took out your air conditioner you can re-purpose the fan as a swivel-mounted personal cooling device. It's a bit loud, but it makes a breeze that puts the Not-So-Fantastic Fan to shame.  :-)
    in A/C Fan Comment by ScottG July 16
  • Not that I am aware of. They are not really available for the 320 either. The ones posted here were created by members based on careful assessment of their own trailers. If somebody with a 400 does the same, I'll load 'em up!
  • I was only able to see the gaps if I opened the window, stuck my head into the opening, and looked directly at the space between the frame and the camper wall. If you have done that (and/or tried Homebodyatheart's light trick) and you still don't se…
  • That's the one! @Geo was the DIY and I see @irvingj contributed. Thanks, @pthomas745.
  • Yep, there's another more recent thread on this topic including descriptions and photos from the member who did the swap themselves. I can't put my finger on it but if you do some searching it should pop up.
  • I'd never noticed the drip pan until I read this post. It looks like the Alde may be mounted such that there is a space between the bottom of the unit and the drip pan (and that would make sense...). If the condensation was forming on the bottom…
    in Alde Drip Pan Comment by ScottG July 12
  • At the very least, I would have expected the dealer to properly hook up the trailer for you, if only to cover their own liability as you pulled it off the lot.
    in Wire on chain? Comment by ScottG July 10
  • It's been reported here that USB jacks also consume a little power, even when nothing is plugged into them. I can't confirm this personally, and I don't know how much power we are talking about. I only have one jack in my 2015, but I think more …
  • SAM said: I will add that the gazeteer does not always distinguish paved vs unpaved roads. Agreed. Well, technically it does make a distinction, but it is not always correct! However, it will give you a better sense of where you are and …
  • My Renogy PWM controller is only rated for 10 amps. A 100W panel can put out up to ~6 amps, so I couldn't go much above 150W without a controller upgrade. However, it sounds like the controller nuCamp is installing can handle the extra input. If…
  • Tabfortwo said: My question is do I need a suitcase with a controller if I charge through the 7pin since I have solar built into the trailer already. I agree with Verna--hooking up a solar panel to the 7-pin connector will bypass your bu…
  • "Maine" + "Wilderness Park" = Ditch the GPS and carry one of these!  :-) Glad it turned out okay. At least now you are virtually guaranteed that your second trip will be be better than your first!
  • I'm curious about the drip pan under the fridge. I assume these are still 3-way fridges. I don't believe mine (with the older model Norcold) has a drip pan, nor have I even noticed anything dripping.
  • What? You didn't find my response helpful?  :-) :-) :-) Seriously, since my vintage didn't come with those clips, what do those of you that have them do when you want to adjust your windows from the inside? Do you have to unclip and reclip every…
  • You are correct about the boiler--the same heating elements provide heat for both hot water and cabin heat. However, cabin heat also requires the circulator pump to operate to push heated glycol through the convector heaters under the benches. E…
  • "Mosquito Lake" and "Locust Lake"... They sure look like nice places, but they don't sound very inviting!  :-)
  • @Homebodyatheart, some people have reported a thin strip of plastic inserted into the track in which the bug fuzz sits. It apparently just pops out. @BrianZ reported something more elaborate in his frames that might be an alternative to the bug …
  • It could also be a faulty circuit breaker--much easier to replace than a converter. Regardless, start at the beginning. It's possible that some problem with your battery (or even an overly discharged battery, as SAM noted) is causing the overloa…
  • SAM said: Charge line.  I assume the OEM signal wire kit will convert from a 4 pin to a 7 pin, but you may want to confirm. +1. Be certain they are installing a fully functional 7-pin connector. It seems unlikely they would not do this, …
    in Tow Package Comment by ScottG July 3
  • I agree. Troubleshooting 101 says start with the battery itself. Put it on a separate charger and see if it takes and holds a charge. Measure the voltage at the battery itself with a decent voltmeter. If the battery checks out. Start working tow…
  • I agree that the regulator is important. However, as BrianZ implied, most devices have their own regulator. Sometimes it's integrated into the hose, however, so make sure if you replace your hose you don't accidentally eliminate your regulator! …
  • This was a popular topic a while back--do a search and you will probably find several threads. IIRC, the ultimate proposal was a heavy chain with a heavy lock wrapped through both wheels and around the axle. No, I don't do that. I have loking hi…
  • Since it's already off, throw it out. Opposable thumbs do the same thing!  ;-)
  • I do a quick check the hitch and its associated components. Trailer separation = not cool. Sometimes I feel the hubs right after stopping. I had some issues my first season when I think my brakes were a little out of adjustment. No issues since …
  • @Om3, when the dust cleared, where exactly was the trailer hitch ball? Was it still attached to the ball mount/draw bar on the tow vehicle, or was it still in the [email protected]'s trailer coupler?
  • Hi @pingnc. Are you seeking help with a specific problem, or just curious if others are experiencing this?
  • BrianZ said: @ScottG, here is what I see underneath after removing the stabilizers.  Arrows point to the three mounting bolts, but only the forward one goes through the visible frame (it's kind of hidden behind a drainage tube opening).  The tw…
  • The "hairnets" do help--quite a bit, but make sure you also do the bug fuzz and weatherstripping retrofit if necessary. The gaps under the front window frame are particularly large and not at all obvious until you go looking for them. The hairne…