Hello, I have lots of questions. Any feedback would be awesome
1) Trailer oxidation
removal and wax
: I have read that some people do not care to wax or shine their exteriors at all, some do the floor polish thing with good results and others use a normal or marine wax. Our Scamp
is definitely oxidized and I would like to do something about it. I was looking up a product on Amazon today that I think I am going to order. It is called Meguiar's M4965 Marine/RV Fiberglass Restoration System
. Has anyone used it on their oxidized egg with success?
2) How long until the battery goes dead
?It sounds like a 5 gallon propane
bottle will last for several days even when cooking, running the fridge
, and even the heater on cold nights. I am more worried about the electrical
system. We have some sort of Charger doohicky installed in the trailer, but we just got this thing so have not played with things much. The trailer's battery
charges while we are going down the road
with the Tow Rig plug hooked to to the trailer right? When we get to our campsite, is it realistic to be able to go about 3 days with just running a light
or two, using the water pump to do dishes, and using the blower on the heater? There is a chance the campground has a electric hook ups, but there is also a Yamaha 1000is generator
on the back of the trailer that the first owner built a special mount that attaches to the back bumper and sits over the spare tire. I noticed the generator
was leaking gas when I got home, so one more thing on the list. Not sure where it is leaking from? When the battery
goes dead, how long do you think it will take the generator
to charge the battery, speaking of the battery, how do you know if it is good or not? Just take it to Autozone or whatever and have them test it?
3) What is the correct Tire Cover for a 13' scamp
spare tire 23" or 24"? The old one that I just pulled off was 23; however, on a trailer cover site it does not have that option.
4) I want to make sure my trailer does not leak
, as there have been things screwed into the fiberglass. I understand Silicone
is the devil.
When i first started looking on this site, I saw recommendation for other products to use as in a type of caulk or stuff in a tube. Now I can't seem to find them. I already have a package of the white caps, most of which are missing on the scamp
, so I will be sure to put those on after cutting, polishing and waxing.
I have been doing lots of research on awnings. Lots of good stuff on here. If I go the awning
route, I think I will install a rail and do an 8' Shademaker extreme. In the mean time I will do a EZup
type 100 dollar coleman awning
. Is there anyone that really prefers these to having an actual awning
on their egg?
6) RV Mat/Rug
. Do most people find that a 6'x 9' rv mat is a good size to have next to your small egg? It seems like a 9' x 12' is too large and a 4' x 6' is more of a large door mat.
Sorry for the long list, this site is a huge help and great for a newby like me. Thanks to all.