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Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-04-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By jsutro
I would second the motion to install anti-sway...

I would second the motion to install anti-sway bars, and urge you to enlist the advice of a very experienced suspension professional. Coil springs are inherently wobbly, as opposed to leaf springs...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-21-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,938
Posted By jsutro
Did any of you ever experience classic...

Did any of you ever experience classic fishtailing downhill, with three daughters in the TV, and the trailer flinging bicycles off the rack on the back? Fortunately, I managed to rub off too much...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11-04-2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,112
Posted By jsutro
First off, Andy would tell you that the frames...

First off, Andy would tell you that the frames simply canít deal with the load, transfer stress to the coach, and it will break.
Structurally, thereís nowhere else but on the tongue. So I hang my 2...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 10-10-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,737
Posted By jsutro
What an amazing number of thoughtful responses in...

What an amazing number of thoughtful responses in such a brief time!
Scroll down to the bottom of any page, you will see that a sister forum on Social Knowledge is "Early Retirement." Much there...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 06-11-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,866
Posted By jsutro
Mattress Schematic

You can email customer service at Airstream. Ohio, and ask for a Mattress Schematic. Be sure to include your entire model / serial number.

You will receive an emailed attachment that can be used...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-02-2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,019
Posted By jsutro
Nice clean summary of the situation. ...

Nice clean summary of the situation.

Ranger gig in Yellowstone? Business, or Monkey Business?

A Titan is no lightweight among trucks. Though there have been magnificent advancements in...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 10-03-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,019
Posted By jsutro
Thank you all for information

As usual, Forum members provided useful thoughts about dealing with AS realities.

Good advice, darsea, to never let the trailer push the TV rear end sideways.

I got into a fish-tail...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 10-01-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,019
Posted By jsutro
How to manage brake systems on long downhills.

We are about 1/3 through a six week loop of the Southwest, Colorado Plateau and Continental Divide. The downhill from Leadville to Golden, in Colorado, was a lot tougher than the uphills until I took...
Forum: Refrigerators 08-24-2016, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By jsutro
Did nobody ever answer your post until now? ...

Did nobody ever answer your post until now?

The trick to remember about RV fridges is cool fins.
That's where the heat in the fridge is transferred to the outside.

When it's hot set up shade...
Forum: Full-Timing 07-06-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,754
Posted By jsutro
Hello Streamers: If you scroll all the way...

Hello Streamers:

If you scroll all the way to the bottom of this page, you will find several more forums managed by Social Knowledge Communities. I believe that you will find their "Early...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-06-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,934
Posted By jsutro
It you aren't far from a dump station, it helps...

It you aren't far from a dump station, it helps to smack up a bag of ice cubes and dump them into the Black tank. Then any motion at all helps to shove the solids around, assuring a well-flushed...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-10-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,504
Posted By jsutro
Second the remarks from billeppo! The F-150...

Second the remarks from billeppo! The F-150 with V6 3.5 Ecoboost is a good hauler - factory trailer package is really thorough with brake controller, traction assist, and tow/haul gearing shift...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 03-03-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By jsutro
Seems to me that for waste piping, you should be...

Seems to me that for waste piping, you should be using ABS pipe (Black) not white PVC.

Wider variety of elbows, sweeps, et al.

There is is reason why plumbers make big bucks.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-01-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,663
Posted By jsutro
Suggest you send an email to AS at JC, Ohio. ...

Suggest you send an email to AS at JC, Ohio. State your complete VIN, and ask for a mattress schematic to be emailed to you. Voila!

We had a mattress made to Schematic spec by one of the...
Forum: Tires 02-28-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,920
Posted By jsutro
So which is it, normal or potential failure? ...

So which is it, normal or potential failure?

This thread underscores what I especially appreciate about this forum: a vast number of very well-informed and experienced people have a wide variety...
Forum: On The Road... 02-11-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,823
Posted By jsutro
Very pleased with Arvika rack. Mounts on tongue...

Very pleased with Arvika rack. Mounts on tongue above propane tanks and batteries. I modified a little to move it aft, lower, and tighter space for two bikes to avoid any potential clearance problems...
Forum: On The Road... 02-11-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,783
Posted By jsutro
Already purchased Ferry passage in April from...

Already purchased Ferry passage in April from Bellingham to Haynes to give ourselves a running start. Will haul our 22' Safari, Toad Hall ( I go where I'm towed) to Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage, et al....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-29-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,953
Posted By jsutro
For about 10 years I towed AS, SOB, boats,...

For about 10 years I towed AS, SOB, boats, rubbish trailers, et al with an 02 Suburban Z-71. Can truly state that it was my favorite vehicle. It was starting to wear our one bearing at a time at...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 11-14-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,406
Posted By jsutro
Good decision, ibskot. There's another one out...

Good decision, ibskot. There's another one out there that's just waiting for you.

From a financial and time standpoint, pay the bucks upfront for the trailer that you want to own. You will spend...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 08-22-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,213
Posted By jsutro
Lively discussion today. Lots of good advice. ...

Lively discussion today. Lots of good advice. When it comes to E.Coli bugs, one cannot be too careful, for the intestinal distress can make you miserable for a long time.

I agree with spray...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-26-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,512
Posted By jsutro
Recommend solar battery charging, and inverter...

Recommend solar battery charging, and inverter for 110 volts for charging laptop computer. 12 volts is marginal. Generally for boondocking avoid electrical use unless you have a solar charger....
Forum: Boondocking 05-14-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,198
Posted By jsutro
Real estate agents use a push-button combination...

Real estate agents use a push-button combination to open a little key locker. I got ahold of one that has a shackle. Drilled a couple of holes in the bumper locker, and mounted it in there. It holds...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-12-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,688
Posted By jsutro
Two of my TVs have had front 2 inch receiver...

Two of my TVs have had front 2 inch receiver hitches. Usually used for packing bicycles, but excellent for putting the trailer into a tight spot, or getting it out of one. I never installed an...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-24-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 23,281
Posted By jsutro
Nice truck, you'll be happy with it. ...

Nice truck, you'll be happy with it.

Never did hear for sure, what are your plans regarding "Full Timing?" How long will you be staying vs. how far will you travel between staying put for...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-19-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 23,281
Posted By jsutro
Wow! 100 threads on TVs! How many hundreds...

Wow! 100 threads on TVs! How many hundreds of years of experience pulling trailers of all kinds, with all sorts of TVs? And still no "right answer."

Seems to me it comes down to asking...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-01-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,486
Posted By jsutro
Found them! Ten gauge Green & yellow poked...

Found them! Ten gauge Green & yellow poked through the ceiling and were covered by the light fixture.

Following Lewster's suggestion I will likely abandon the factory 10 gauge in favor of...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-31-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,486
Posted By jsutro
I'm starting to wonder how many ends can there be...

I'm starting to wonder how many ends can there be on one length of wire??
Is one of your dogs a Veichla? The red one looks like my daughter's dog.

Happy New Year, All Y'All. jim
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-30-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,486
Posted By jsutro
Oh, I hope not, Clancy! So far I have found NO...

Oh, I hope not, Clancy! So far I have found NO coordination between wiring systems - radio and CD over the sink where the discs and remote can fall in the drink, with speakers in every corner...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-29-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,486
Posted By jsutro
Solar Prewire - 2005 Safari, 22 ft

I cannot find top end of the solar electric panel prewire. The manual states that it is in the top of the refrigerator compartment. This model Safari has two vented access panels in the side wall,...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-27-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By jsutro
Sounds like an internal check valve is leaking,...

Sounds like an internal check valve is leaking, and causing the compressor to start against a high pressure. Or it might be a bad capacitor in the start winding of the compressor motor. Any good auto...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 10-27-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,325
Posted By jsutro
Hi Lisa, Here's an alternative thought. You have...

Hi Lisa, Here's an alternative thought. You have a line on a reasonably functional AS, which you intend to strip and make it into a photo studio. You already know that it leaks, the rear end is shot...
Forum: Trailer Values 07-15-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,451
Posted By jsutro
Look in the Classified Ad section and find an...

Look in the Classified Ad section and find an experienced AS surveyor who lives near the unit for sale. You need an independent assessment of its condition before you proceed.

Realize that $2000...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-20-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,967
Posted By jsutro
I second the motion to contact Randy at Best...

I second the motion to contact Randy at Best Converter. Tell him ALL the parameters of your situation: what you got, what you don't want and why, and what you're trying to accomplish when you are all...
Forum: Trailer Values 05-15-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,632
Posted By jsutro
AS Forums features a way to contact a local AS...

AS Forums features a way to contact a local AS inspector. No guarantees, but a pair of local and independent eyes are better than none. Seller feedback is indicator of reliability- EBay keeps that...
Forum: Our Community 11-27-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,787
Posted By jsutro
This note is referring to your post about three...

This note is referring to your post about three years ago regarding fish-tailing: a pro trucker told me that you want to "stretch it out" by gently applying the trailer brakes AND gently accelerate...
Forum: 1997 - 2004 Bambi 05-21-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,785
Posted By jsutro
First off, check all the Pre-Runner factory specs...

First off, check all the Pre-Runner factory specs for every weight factor, load and CGVW in particular.And give it a very thorough maintenance - transmission, lube, ball joints, laternator, et al. ...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-22-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,033
Posted By jsutro
Excellent examination and discussion of the...

Excellent examination and discussion of the topic. There are a lot of theoretical givens, like the crossed chains will support the trailer tongue, the umbilical is still intact and the driver has...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-21-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,038
Posted By jsutro
Hey Neighbor, I know that Andy would tell you not...

Hey Neighbor, I know that Andy would tell you not to add ANY weight to the rear frame, lest it cause separation. I installed a front receiver hitch on two TVs so far. I use the front hitch to mount...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-26-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,589
Posted By jsutro
This is significant, Chuck; I believe that you...

This is significant, Chuck; I believe that you know what you're talking about.

Does the same situation exist for the '72 Land Yacht 25 footer? Would the correct location for the AC be about midway...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-05-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By jsutro
Are you talking about a Porta-Potti toilet, which...

Are you talking about a Porta-Potti toilet, which stores waste until dumped, or a composting toilet - which chemically breaks down the waste, but nevertheless, still needs to be dumped out somewhere?...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-02-2008, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,814
Posted By jsutro
Check out <Incaplastics.com> RV Tanks - # H136 ...

Check out <Incaplastics.com> RV Tanks - # H136 26 gallons, or# H 86 - 27 gallons. It would fill up either the next to last bay under the floor, just forward of the bathroom, or the bay forward of...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-01-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,814
Posted By jsutro
Grey tank in '71 25 footer

Hi Paul - my situation exactly, and I'm coming up with the same answers as others who responded - "put it behind the axle." Check out INCA Plastics. They make a 26 gallon tank that looks right, but...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 06-22-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,174
Posted By jsutro
72 Tradewind - Complete battery compartment is...

72 Tradewind - Complete battery compartment is available. Holds one series 27 batteryl This was curbside behind the rear axles, above and below the plywood floor. Includes lock and key, plastic...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-20-2008, 01:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,451
Posted By jsutro
Families come first. Everything else is...

Families come first. Everything else is unimportant. A second-hand Suburban can pull just about anything, and keep everybody close and cosy. And safe!

I like the way you're thinking, Neal. jim
Forum: Our Community 06-19-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,639
Posted By jsutro
Hi Jeepin Good luck getting back to work on...

Hi Jeepin
Good luck getting back to work on your TW. This thread went comatose for 3 years, and came back to life.

We all do what we expect will benefit our situation, though it doesn't always...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-18-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,386
Posted By jsutro
Did you find it yet? Try curbside rear...

Did you find it yet? Try curbside rear corner, under the closet's lower shelf at plywood floor level. jim
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-18-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 44,143
Posted By jsutro
Todd et all, "Sharing your experience has...

Todd et all,

"Sharing your experience has been invaluable to all the folks out there who need some reassurance that it is all do-able. You have gone a l-o-n-g way in your efforts to bring your...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 06-08-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By jsutro
Tradewind Battery Box

Battery Box available - all parts in good shape, except needs hinge to be re-riveted. I'm going to a two-battery setup, and will put both in the front, boxed into the new dinette. jim
Forum: Axles 06-06-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,418
Posted By jsutro
In my brief experience with AS & Forums, Inland...

In my brief experience with AS & Forums, Inland Andy and Aerowood reveal much sense with few words. I believe that they can be trusted with our time and money. jsutro
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-05-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 50,311
Posted By jsutro
Burning Virgin plus 1

The three daughters finally prevailed on their old man to come along, as Big Jim of Vertical Camp. You've seen it for years, tall, square, and lit up like a Rubic's Cube. I'm too sensible for their...
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