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  • Re: Black Water Horrors

    dsatwork said:
    I use the 42 gallon for a 28' travel trailer if sitting out in a campground In Why, Arizona.  Just keep inspecting those fittings and you should be okay.  
    So you haven't tried to use it with the Tab?
    Not yet....  Since the dump station is across the street this hasn't been an issue.  When I get out to Arizona I will take some shots of the tank and check clearances too.  If I am able to upload a few photos I will do that too, but cell coverage is sparse down in the SW corner and may take a while.  
  • Re: Leveling

    I was up about 9K feet earlier this year in Colorado and the terrain dropped off sharply behind the trailer.  The only other thing behind the wheels was one of them concrete parking barricades which wouldn't have done much if the trailer rolled.  I not only took great pains in leveling the trailer, I installed my wheel chocks and found some decent sized rocks and wedged them behind the wheels.  As an added safety measure I also took the safety chains and hooked them to my Silverado.  

    My rear stabilizers were nearly fully extended and I needed to add cribbing under them to get the trailer level.  Needless to say the wind started to howl that night and we could feel the gusts hitting the side of the trailer and it was a bit scary thinking of the possibilities.  It didn't happen on that trip, but there have been times I'd wake up, thinking the trailer was rolling downhill.  And I know a lady who nearly lost her teardrop along the Blue Ridge Mountains after unhooking the safety chains, jacking the trailer up off the hitch and not properly chocking her wheels, then watching it take off downhill before lodging against a fallen tree.  

    Things can and do happen so evaluate the terrain, leave yourself an out and take whatever safety precautions you feel are necessary to protect yourself, others and your trailer.  
  • Re: Air conditioner replacement?

    Good question and the "Good News" is that there is indeed a remedy and work-around if you will that provides a solution (you do not have to replace your AC unit) to what you are inquiring about.  This very question came up a while back on the Little Guy forum buy one of our members and a solution was listed.  

    Actually I had to read your post again and it suddenly dawned on me that they do make an "in line" style thermostat (The Win100 unit) that plugs into the wall receptacle and this allows you to plug the AC unit into the receptacle that is built into the thermostat and this allows you to digitally control the AC unit as follows:


    Create Different Programs for Weekdays and Weekends
    The WIN100 allows you to enjoy the benefits of a programmable thermostat for your heating or cooling unit. This model offers the convenience of 5-2 day programming so you can create different programs for weekdays and weekends.

    The WIN100 also boasts a positive on/off switch, and a heat/cool switch that allows the use of this product for two seasons: summer and winter.

    User-Friendly Operation
    Offering straight-forward operation, the WIN100 has a patented Lux Speed Dial for easy programming, a positive on/off switch for streamlined operation, and battery-free memory storage.

    For added convenience, this ETL-approved thermostat can be programmed before it's plugged into the wall. Once programmed, it operates off of a standard 120-volt wall outlet (with ground), and it comes with two 1.5-volt G13 alkaline button cell batteries for the clock. 

    This unit is available for about $36 on Amazon Prime and will keep your trailer cooled to the desired temperature and via a programmable thermostat.  There are different units available and it would be wise to read the reviews and select the unit that best suits your needs.  




  • Re: T@B Travel To Alaska

    Om3 said:
    We are considering a trip to Fairbanks AK with our T@B 400 in early summer. With that said, has anyone made this trip and do you have any advice to give us? We are also  wondering the wear and tear (if any) that the T@B had in the journey. Looking forward to any experienced wisdom from folks who have made this journey with their T@B!
    I drove up to Alaska and back from Michigan (10K miles) back in the summer of 2015.  We drove the entire length of the AL-CAN highway from Dawson Creek, BC to Delta Junction and on up to Fairbanks, on over to Anchorage, Denali NP, out on to the Kenai peninsula, down to Valdez, Seward, etc.  We came back via the Cassiar Hwy, stopped in to Stewart, BC to see the glaciers and hit the southern most entry back into Alaska at Hyder which was very interesting.  Drove back through the Canadian Rockies via Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise, etc.  Two words - Breathtaking & Spectacular pretty much sum up that trip of a lifetime!  

    You can read read about our trip here:

    http://golittleguy.com/news/category/journey-to-alaska/
  • Re: It's heresy I tell you....but who needs a spare tire?

    I rolled the dice and drove up to Alaska and back (without a spare) from Michigan with my former Silver Shadow and without any issues.  I don't sweat it, I maintain sufficient tire pressure, keep speeds at or around 65 mph and continually monitor tread, heat conditions, etc.  Tire maintenance and monitoring to me is akin to changing engine oil, inspecting/lubricating wheel bearings, etc. religiously and maintaining the integrity of a vehicle.  

    Spare tire sits bolted and at the ready beneath my 2015 T@B Max.  No dragging issues and I am well aware of and conscious of steep driveway entrances, rail crossings, etc.  No problems thus far, knock on wood!   =)