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Old 11-16-2017, 04:58 PM   #5097
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Never had it happen to me until this past summer, I had a 20lb tank that the local ACE hardware refused to refill. I had gotten it from Home Depot on their propane exchange. Went back to Home Depot, they exchanged it without question.


Amazing. This summer, during the hurricane aftermath, I saw two cargo trailers pulled over for overloading and tongue weights being checked- a first.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:50 PM   #5098
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We got a big surprise for our trailer today...no sound from one our speakers! So while diagnosing, I found this...Click image for larger version

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Connectors weren’t crimped well and one connector is way too big. Did a little love squeeze and all is well.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:31 AM   #5099
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Unfortunately we can't store our Airstream at our house, so we have to store it elsewhere. Fortunately down the street is a mini warehouse storage facility. They have a few pull-through and a few back in covered spots (about 30 of each). When we picked up our new 27FB (we had the 23D), we discovered just how much that extra 6-in in width and 5 feet in length mean when trying to back the Airstream in. After some very tight maneuvering, I discovered how difficult it was going to be putting the 27FB into the very tight space (you can't open the door of the Airstream it's so tight), and with the storage bays as close as they are to the spaces, I was right up against them putting the Airstream in.

We talked to them about a pull-through, but they haven't had any openings in months and we're about 20 down the list. So, looking for other alternatives, I stumbled onto: https://www.trailervalet.com/xl/

At around $600 it wasn't as bad as some of the other motorized options. We got it yesterday evening, and took it down to our storage area. It works as advertised and I'm quite pleased with it. The only downside is it still takes two people to put the Airstream away since you can't see around the Airstream from where you are. But it made getting the Airstream in and out of the space much easier (although it is a bit of work physically... my 18v battery drill didn't have enough torque to move the Airstream).

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I don't understand how that thing stays vertical when it's only connected by the ball. Unless it's that collar that screws up against the tongue - but that seems like a lot of stress to put on it.

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Old 11-17-2017, 01:11 PM   #5100
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I don't understand how that thing stays vertical when it's only connected by the ball. Unless it's that collar that screws up against the tongue - but that seems like a lot of stress to put on it.

- a different Wayne
It's got a collar on it that you tighten once you get the unit on there. They give you a wrench that helps you tighten it. After a few trips I'll update you, but so far seems like cheap insurance. With a pole on one side and another camper just a couple of inches away it wouldn't take but a little mistake to cause several thousand dollars worth of damage.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:07 AM   #5101
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It's got a collar on it that you tighten once you get the unit on there. They give you a wrench that helps you tighten it. After a few trips I'll update you, but so far seems like cheap insurance. With a pole on one side and another camper just a couple of inches away it wouldn't take but a little mistake to cause several thousand dollars worth of damage.


Have you seen this alternative? We are considering it once we get our TB.

http://www.purplelineusa.com/product...iler-mover.php
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:03 PM   #5102
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Have you seen this alternative? We are considering it once we get our TB.

http://www.purplelineusa.com/product...iler-mover.php
Interesting.

Are you looking at the Enduro or the E-Go? Wondering what the differences are.
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:15 PM   #5103
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New big honkin' duramax diesel....no more drama on the 10% grades!
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:42 PM   #5104
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:42 PM   #5105
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We got a big surprise for our trailer today...no sound from one our speakers! So while diagnosing, I found this...Attachment 299295

Connectors weren’t crimped well and one connector is way too big. Did a little love squeeze and all is well.
BTW, an inexpensive upgrade is to replace the Clarion speakers with a better brand. Plug and play.
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:22 AM   #5106
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New big honkin' duramax diesel....no more drama on the 10% grades!
I have that truck (2016 version), and it pulled our 23D like it wasn't there. With the 27FB, it's still pulling like there's nothing behind you. Best thing I ever did was sell the 1500 and go up to the 2500 HD.

You're going to love it.
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:28 AM   #5107
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Have you seen this alternative? We are considering it once we get our TB.

http://www.purplelineusa.com/product...iler-mover.php
I've seen several systems similar, but the price is a bit much. Fate actually intervened yesterday! We got a call from the storage facility and they had an opening in their larger pull-through areas. Not only are they 20-inches wider (actually measured), but 4 feet longer. The cost was the same, so for us it was a no-brainer. When the guy saw how tight we were in our old spot he was amazed we even got it into the spot (I'll admit even I was amazed we got it into that spot! we only had a couple of inches on both sides... There was no room for error. Talk about sweeting it out, trying to park your new 90K trailer for the first time, you don't want to ding it up!).
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Have fun with your new Chevy Duramax! I have a '16. What an awesome truck! Good luck with it and all the sweat factors go away!!
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Interesting.



Are you looking at the Enduro or the E-Go? Wondering what the differences are.


I sent them an email asking which one I would need for a 27FB, providing them a link to the Airstream specifications page (they wanted the weight information).

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Yes, you will certainly need the eGo200, 4-motor system and you will also require an upgraded tongue jack wheel. Our recommendation is the Fulton F200 tongue jack.
Please note that due to the weight of your trailer the turning circle will be diminished, however forward and backward movement including movement up slopes will be absolutely fine.
Here is a link to the Purpleline Products page with costs and two editorial page links / reviews from “Trailer Life” and “RV Life”.

$3,599.99 for the system they recommended.

http://www.purplelineusa.com/product...iler-mover.php

I have not done further research, yet. I would love to hear if anyone else has their products to learn more!
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