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Old 02-09-2016, 08:18 AM   #15
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We used the Meguiar's Marine/RV Fiberglass restore system and it worked really well for us. I bought this:

Robot Check

to put it on and take it off. I actually went over it twice with the oxidation remover and put three coats of the wax on it. We are happy with the way it turned out.

Our 1982 Scamp doesn't actually charge the battery from the car, nor does it charge when plugged in. This is something we discovered (as newbies last year) after a full season of camping. I bought one of these:

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to check the battery. It's very easy to use. We'd like it to charge when plugged in so we are scheduled to take it in to our local trailer place in March and will have this installed:

Mighty Mini Compact AC/DC Power Distribution Panel
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:53 PM   #16
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... a friend uses a 12 X 12 straight leg canopy over their Uhaul 13 but had to make leg extensions because it isn't tall enough.
Mary and Bob, do you mean literally *over* their trailer? Does this provide enough shade to make an awning unnecessary? Do they also store it this way?
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:00 PM   #17
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Yes, the trailer goes under the canopy. No they don't use the canopy for storing the trailer. Not as much shade as an awning, but sometimes easier to deal with, plus it eliminates any leakage problems as the Uhauls are noted for.
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Yes, the trailer goes under the canopy. No they don't use the canopy for storing the trailer. Not as much shade as an awning, but sometimes easier to deal with, plus it eliminates any leakage problems as the Uhauls are noted for.
I bet this also really keeps the trailer cooler when parked in sunny locations! What kind of leg "extensions" did they make?
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:52 PM   #19
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regarding battery usage, last spring went on 10+ day trip only one night were we able to hook up to electricity. Moving site to site the tow vehicle fully charged battery. Last campsite in Glacier 6 day stay also no electricity and never had an issue with losing power. We have a good deep cycle group 27 battery, changed all interior lights to leds even ran the heater at night when needed and battery test showed still at near 75% at end of stay.
exceeded expectations.
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Since most of our camping is done in "BUG" country we use a dining tent , rather than an awning. Have fun !!!
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