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Old 12-29-2002, 04:52 PM   #29
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Can I get it yellow?:)
Sorry, JJ. I'm pretty sure they only came in white. You know you wouldn't want to part with Surfy, anyway! :angel
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Old 12-29-2002, 10:55 PM   #30
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[quote]Orginally posted by Mary F

Well I did find my sales brochures. The Base Camp model was the one we looked at. They also had one they called Trailer-for-Two, and for 1997 they were introducing their Grand Camp.

According the NM Secretary of State's incorporation records, the last year the company owed incorporation taxes was 1997. Presumably that's when they went out of business. They lasted officially from 1992-1997.
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Old 01-02-2003, 11:32 AM   #31
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Brochures

Thanks so much, Mary -- I got the brochure copies today. I still hope that a source for owners manual will show up sometime!

I am really a 'mechanical moron' (all that stuff was hubby's department) -- so I don't even really know what questions to ask.

The electrical connector on my car's trailer hitch is 4 plugs straight across -- the trailer's plug is round, with 9 holes. My son-in-law temporarily taped/wired a 4-hole plug to allow him to tow it down here ... but I need to fix this permanently. Is the 9-plug connector pretty standard? Where would I go to have one put on my car? Would that be an expensive proposition?

Thanks for any advice/insight.
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Old 01-02-2003, 12:33 PM   #32
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Dena, one of the best trailer wiring places to go to to have it done is UHaul, as they do them all the time to the cars/trucks of folks renting trailers. The Flat4 and Round7 (aka Bargman) connectors are indeed standard.

What I did on my truck was take my original Flat4 receptacle and put a Flat4 plug into it, then wired the plug to the new Round7 receptacle -- that way, if I want to tow a trailer with Flat4, I still have a place to connect it.

Wiring diagrams and color codes at:

http://www.marksrv.com/wiring.htm

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Old 01-02-2003, 01:15 PM   #33
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Good Idea

UHaul's a good idea, Pete. When I went to plug in my '89 the first time to my other tow vehicle, it was too short (hadn't even thought about it as it fit husband's truck). I called U-Haul and they made an 'extension' for me in just a few minutes.

When I went to pick it up I ask them if I could bring it back if it didn't work. He just smiled and said ''Sure. But it'll work, I promise. We do this all the time.'' And, of course, it did.
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Old 01-02-2003, 05:48 PM   #34
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BTW, UHaul also sells and installs trailer hitch receivers. I had one done on my ex-wife's Saturn once (1,000lb tow limit).

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Old 01-04-2003, 01:04 PM   #35
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Is the 9-plug connector pretty standard?
Hi Dena. Happy New Year!

As Pete says, most of our trailers have 7 pin connectors. I remember the Lite House salesman was very ''proud'' of their trailers having both the amber and the red turn signal lights. (I assume this is why your Lite House has a 9 pin connector instead of a 7 pin.)

Hopefully, your local U-Haul trailer-hitch guys will know what to do with a 9 pin connector...

:wave Wish I could be more help!
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Old 01-05-2003, 07:12 AM   #36
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9-pin connector, etc.

This weekend my son-in-law has been here visiting for the first time since he towed the LiteHouse (with my Dodge Caravan) here in November (I bought it from his father in Virginia), and I'm learning a bit more about this issue.

It turns out that he had brought the van to U-Haul up there, but they didn't have a clue about 9-pin connectors -- and that's when he got busy with electrical tape, etc.

I'll call the 'local' U-Haul hitch folks (all 50+ miles away!) tomorrow to see if they are more helpful than the VA ones.
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Old 01-05-2003, 08:02 AM   #37
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9 way connectors

Dena:

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Old 01-11-2003, 03:45 PM   #38
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Thought y'all would like to know...

I showed the picture of this trailer to Alane, and pointed out that it only weighs 770 pounds.

Thought y'all would be entertained at her reaction...



...she said, ''Yes, well, our ice chest only weighs 5 pounds, and we can't live in that, either.''
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Old 01-11-2003, 05:34 PM   #39
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can't live in it.

You have some work cut out for you, Eric, before Alane will find the trailer she will be happy with. maybe a Big Bigfoot.
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Old 01-12-2003, 09:20 PM   #40
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Jana Journeycake wrote:

''You have some work cut out for you, Eric, before Alane will find the trailer she will be happy with. maybe a Big Bigfoot.''

Well, she's not that extreme. She basically feels that unless we are dragging along a full bathroom, a real mattress, and enough floor space for us to walk past each other (basically, a 16-footer), we should save our money and keep sleeping in the pickup. I can see her point.

I was actually wondering if she would ever warm up to the idea of having an RV at all, since her experience of RVs has been mainly shaped by her parents' 36-foot Class A (not a lifestyle she cared to emulate). For my part, although I think small trailers are neat, I wouldn't even consider buying one if I were still single.

I have, however, wondered how much we could simplify and still have basic comfort. Could a trailer be light enough to be towed on the River Road at Big Bend N.P. (which is usually in better shape than the Park Service lets on)? They greatly discourage, if they do not ban outright, the use of trailers there.

That's where I'm coming from. The LiteHouse probably is too small for the both of us, but it does appeal to the minimalist in me.
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Old 01-13-2003, 07:44 AM   #41
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>dragging along a full bathroom, a real mattress, and enough floor space for us to walk past each other <

After I read about the pickup camper, I know I was going down the wrong trail. I agree with the real mattress part, and the bathroom part, well I even agree with the walking past part. second thought she has the right idea all the way around. Course when I get set up for a stay in place camp, I'm out more then in, so I need a roomy outside shade and rain protection.
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Old 01-13-2003, 08:49 PM   #42
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Could a trailer be light enough to be towed on the River Road at Big Bend N.P. (which is usually in better shape than the Park Service lets on)? They greatly discourage, if they do not ban outright, the use of trailers there.
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And well they should. Consider the logistics of getting a broken down trailer or motorhome out of there.

They reason that they are so strict is that some people have no sense and get in over their head before they know it or worse still never know it. People die in the park more often than most people know.

I have seen low clearance passenger cars stuck on the sand on the river road and sitting in a pool of oil on the ore road where the have holed either the oil pan or the transmission.

Sorry Eric I'll get off my soap box now.
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