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Old 05-28-2015, 08:31 AM   #15
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Something like this

http://www.amazon.com/Curt-Manufactu...ords=anti+sway

is a popular, effective, inexpensive choice.

This same unit can be found with various brand names and a range of prices.

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Old 05-28-2015, 08:34 AM   #16
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Good plan Sue
In case of any unexpected sway, you will find that the manual control on the trailer brake controller is your best friend. DO NOT try to use your TV's brakes to stop sway. As an alternative, accelerating will also stop most sway issues, but that is counter intuitive.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:01 AM   #17
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Thank-you Walt and Bob
Some good info and at least I know what the sway bar looks like that I should be looking at, there are soooo many different types and being a female some times led down the wrong path at a RV centre.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:09 PM   #18
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Well called around to some hitch places and they say go with the weight distribution hitch and sway bars, then I call a could of RV places and they said for my vehicle and trailer that, that is over kill and suggested just the sway bars, so getting that installed in a week.
Thanks to everyones suggestions and info helped a lot.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:37 AM   #19
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Hey, that's great. Sounds like you've got a trustworthy RV shop, not one that'll try to soak you.
Now get out there on the road and have some fun.

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Old 05-31-2015, 01:16 AM   #20
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Solar Panels

What is you suggestions on buying solar panels
I know there are other posts but I'm so new at
this. I would ONLY use the lights for maybe an hour
at most nothing else I would use. I go dry camping
so no hook-ups.
I saw some at a dept. store and they were 15w. Would this
be enough for what I would be using.
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Old 05-31-2015, 07:53 AM   #21
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Our camping styles are very different and I don't (yet) have solar panels. Not sure I ever will. I do a mix of boondocking and full hookup camping.
I can't imagine having all the advantages available in a Bigfoot and not using them, but that's what differences are all about.
That said, if you stick to what you've said, and convert all your lights to LED you might not ever need the solar recharging. Your Tow vehicle will recharge your battery whenever you are connected and allow you many days of dry camping. Nowadays the cost of LEDs is very minimal.
I suggest you install LEDS, invest in a battery monitor like

http://www.amazon.com/INNOVA-3721-Ba...g+in+voltmeter

and find out what can you do without solar first.

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Old 05-31-2015, 08:30 AM   #22
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Hi! I am Jessie.

My husband Carl, and I bought a used 19'Scamp 5th wheel last month (1984, I think)!
We pulled it home from KY, and a short trip last week, with our 4 cyl. 1988 Toyota, which is one reason we chose a Scamp. Because of the age of our truck, Carl does not want to get too far from home, but I am ready to seize the country! So we are looking for a bit larger truck, with a bit more room!
Ours did not come worth an owner's manual, so we are making discoveries on our own, and thankfully, this forum! I do not find the Scamp website easy to navigate, though I did finally stumble onto a maintenance page, from which I printed much of what I found.
Thank you for the add to thethe forum!
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:54 AM   #23
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Thanks Walt
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:13 AM   #24
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I would avoid the 15 watt solar panel. IMO it is way too small to do anything useful for you. I have a 50 watt panel with a 'smart' controller and all LED lighting and an Engel fridge which runs off it, along with incidental stuff like a radio, phone charging etc. I would consider the 50 watt panel the minimum. Doubling it would be my next move. The other consideration is the power of your storage battery, the number of amp/hours it stores. The bigger the better IMO!
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