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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-20-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,209
Posted By ThomasE
I had the same problem as you, over rough roads...

I had the same problem as you, over rough roads my door would pop open. Low tech solution, use a piece of blue painters tape over the plastic part that rotates, tape it down to the fridge front. ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-27-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By ThomasE
I used machine screws through the existing holes...

I used machine screws through the existing holes to attach a piece of sheet metal aluminum to cover up the old water heater opening It's bare aluminum in my gallery pics but I've since spray painted...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-16-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,729
Posted By ThomasE
I've only used my fridge on 12v a few times while...

I've only used my fridge on 12v a few times while towing, and though it never ran the battery down, it never really kept the fridge cold either. If I'm driving many hours in hot weather, I'll let it...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-09-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,642
Posted By ThomasE
Thanks John and Raspy for your input. I suspect...

Thanks John and Raspy for your input. I suspect my LED lights flickering is due to inconsistent voltage from the transformer. It randomly flickers when hooked up to shore power, but not on battery...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-09-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,642
Posted By ThomasE
I am interested in getting rid of my converter...

I am interested in getting rid of my converter portion and just using a smart charger as well.

I've taken apart my power center box to replace the fuse block to be an automotive style ATC fuse...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-24-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By ThomasE
I have a P2 controller and it's suppose to be...

I have a P2 controller and it's suppose to be powered all the time. The display will blank out after a while with the ignition off. But even without keys in the ignition, if I manually activate the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-25-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,871
Posted By ThomasE
Gutters can help a lot in deflecting rain from...

Gutters can help a lot in deflecting rain from running down the windows. I have some of this installed around the windows.
Essential Products RV & Marine - EZE RV Gutters...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-04-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By ThomasE
I've done exactly what you're considering because...

I've done exactly what you're considering because the bathroom door on my Burro swings out into the aisle, if anyone is standing there I can't open the door. I used the large size 3M brand command...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-26-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By ThomasE
I thought about a drain plug but I don't see...

I thought about a drain plug but I don't see anything that would fit, what I have appears to be a standard household shower drain. Also what ever I use to plug it can't stick up much above floor...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-22-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By ThomasE
I don't have a solution but the same thing...

I don't have a solution but the same thing happens to me if when the gray tank is fairly full. I always try to dump the tanks when possible before leaving a camp site. Since I never use the shower,...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-21-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,658
Posted By ThomasE
Nice to know this coupler is repairable if need...

Nice to know this coupler is repairable if need be. I have this type of coupler on my trailer mostly without any problems so far. Once or twice it wouldn't release the tow ball, which I remedied by...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-21-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By ThomasE
I replaced all the lag screws (your first...

I replaced all the lag screws (your first picture) on my Burro with galvanized 1/4" carriage bolts and lock washers/nuts. You could also use a regular washer and nylon locking nuts. I priced out...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-11-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,288
Posted By ThomasE
I got these off ebay to replace the ones on my...

I got these off ebay to replace the ones on my 2000 Burro. Style-wise they're pretty similar to the originals.

2 Red 2 Amber 6 LED Rectangle CLEARANCE 12V Side Marker Lights Trailer Camper | eBay...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-08-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,507
Posted By ThomasE
Pete, did you order your axle directly from...

Pete, did you order your axle directly from Dexter and shipped to you? Or did you need to go through a dealer?
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-08-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,048
Posted By ThomasE
I used a short section of clear braided hose...

I used a short section of clear braided hose under my sink when I added a pressure accumulator, haven't had any problems. Main thing is you can't run hot water through it. But the type of hose is...
Forum: General Chat 05-26-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,851
Posted By ThomasE
I have a shower and have never used it. You...

I have a shower and have never used it. You could say I sort of disabled it since I removed the hot water heater, but a cold water rinse off would still be possible. The gray tank would fill up too...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 05-26-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By ThomasE
I recall reading about a Burro axle replacement...

I recall reading about a Burro axle replacement by another member, found the link here...
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f72/86-burro-17-axle-55342.html
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-27-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,850
Posted By ThomasE
My truck has the factory mud flaps but that still...

My truck has the factory mud flaps but that still wasn't enough to prevent my trailer from getting pelted with thousands of pebbles plus tar splatters when I took my trip to Alaska. Larger mud flaps...
Forum: General Chat 04-23-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By ThomasE
Couple years back I drove the entire Going to the...

Couple years back I drove the entire Going to the Sun routine without the trailer from west to east. I'm quite sure I would have had no problems towing my 17ft Burro. But unfortunately that's not...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 12-03-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,608
Posted By ThomasE
A regular full size mattress will fit just right...

A regular full size mattress will fit just right width-wise in the rear of the 17ft Burro. If you haven't ordered a customer mattress already that's a way to save money. I use a full size foam...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 09-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,592
Posted By ThomasE
We went to Yellowstone and Glacier last year, you...

We went to Yellowstone and Glacier last year, you definitely want reservations for your campsites in the summer months. We also headed further up north to Banff and Jasper national parks in Alberta...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 09-22-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,009
Posted By ThomasE
I've stayed overnight at the Pilot truck stop in...

I've stayed overnight at the Pilot truck stop in Bakersfield and it was fine. I didn't park with the big rigs though, I noticed another RV'er in the regular lot and parked there as well. Noise...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-16-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,380
Posted By ThomasE
Could you describe how you built the doors? Is...

Could you describe how you built the doors? Is the center a single panel or assembled from strips? I'd like to upgrade my doors as well to nicer and lighter ones, and yours looks really good.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-16-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Poll: Burro Logo
Views: 3,197
Posted By ThomasE
My side logos started lifting around the edges so...

My side logos started lifting around the edges so I just removed them.
Forum: General Chat 09-11-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By ThomasE
Haven't had to yet, but I figure I could use my...

Haven't had to yet, but I figure I could use my trailer's battery to jump start my truck if I had to.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 09-03-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,473
Posted By ThomasE
Pfeiffer Big Sur is nice and has hiking and...

Pfeiffer Big Sur is nice and has hiking and nearby beaches. Andrew Molera state beach is near by and has horse back riding on the beach if you're into that sort of thing. Pismo state beach has a...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-02-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,606
Posted By ThomasE
I lean a ladder against the trailer cushioned...

I lean a ladder against the trailer cushioned with some foam or bath towel, that way I can climb the ladder and lean across the roof while facing the trailer.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-27-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,576
Posted By ThomasE
I investigated converting my dual to a single...

I investigated converting my dual to a single tank mount quite a bit as I've never gone through an entire tank in even month long trips. I haven't changed anything yet, but found this is what tent...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-11-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By ThomasE
Don't know if it would do anything for odors, I...

Don't know if it would do anything for odors, I haven't been using the enclosed charcoal pack. Try wiping down your fridge with a diluted bleach solution. Likewise I always leave the door and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By ThomasE
The Camco fan uses 2D batteries which supposedly...

The Camco fan uses 2D batteries which supposedly last a month in constant use, in fact there is no on/off switch. Ideally I would like to use a fan that connected to the trailer's electrical but my...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-01-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By ThomasE
Camco Fridge Airator review

I just got back from a weeklong camping trip and used a new gadget Camco Fridge Airator (about $15 from Amazon). My 3-way fridge cools very well on 120v. and propane, BUT unevenly, in that items...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-03-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,268
Posted By ThomasE
While driving through Alaska, my brake...

While driving through Alaska, my brake controlling intermittently flashed "nc" for a while until it stayed that way (not connected). Then I found out the brake wiring connections to the brake drums...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-09-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,776
Posted By ThomasE
Julie, take a look at this sticky for trailer...

Julie, take a look at this sticky for trailer weights in the real world. There are a couple Burro 17' listed at about 3200 lbs. I never weighed mine but that sounds realistic. I did weigh my...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-26-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By ThomasE
I switched out my original Atwood bi-metal strip...

I switched out my original Atwood bi-metal strip thermostat with a Hunter digital thermostat, model name is "Just Right" which I got from Lowes, and should be available from other places. It's...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 05-07-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By ThomasE
Nice looking trailer there! We're practically...

Nice looking trailer there! We're practically twins... What's the two shelves at the front dinette, next to the stove? I still have my stock sized 185/80/13 wheels and tires, but looking to move up...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-22-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,465
Posted By ThomasE
When I removed my hot water heater, I had an...

When I removed my hot water heater, I had an aluminum panel cut and bolted on using the same holes as the water heater, spray painted white.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-21-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,395
Posted By ThomasE
Was this Seacliff state beach?

Was this Seacliff state beach?
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-11-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,758
Posted By ThomasE
That's what I've done, I have one side of a...

That's what I've done, I have one side of a changeover regulator hooked up to a propane tank, the other side has a 1/4" MPT plug in it. I've been carrying two tanks, but using the unconnected tank...
Forum: General Chat 04-04-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,229
Posted By ThomasE
I forget the model number. It's original with...

I forget the model number. It's original with the trailer which is a 2000 model year, so it's at least that old. I'll post a pic this weekend if I can remember. I actually have the reverse problem...
Forum: General Chat 04-04-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,229
Posted By ThomasE
On my Dometic gas fridge, there's a little gauge...

On my Dometic gas fridge, there's a little gauge at the top front of the fridge, with a needle that swings to the right as it gets heated up by the flame. As long as the line is in the green area I...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-19-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,507
Posted By ThomasE
I got those telescoping ball things at Walmart,...

I got those telescoping ball things at Walmart, for something like $16 or so. Then I saw some at Harbor freight tools, that looked identical, for around $10. They're not perfect, still a lot of...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-04-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By ThomasE
I was there with my son several years ago, we...

I was there with my son several years ago, we camped overnight at the end of the road that led out to the racetrack. The vibrations were intense, and my truck almost went sideways a couple times...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By ThomasE
Thanks for the pics. I have the same battery box...

Thanks for the pics. I have the same battery box but I think my tongue area is a little tighter than yours, I'll have to see if I can squeeze a battery box sideways in there. You could screw/bolt a...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By ThomasE
Would you have a picture of your set up with a...

Would you have a picture of your set up with a battery installed? I also have a double propane tank holder, but I've never run through even one tank completely on 3-4 week camping trips. I figured...
Forum: Money Matters 01-15-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,960
Posted By ThomasE
You can go in and tell the cashier you want to...

You can go in and tell the cashier you want to fill up and they'll hold your credit card. After you're done pumping, go inside again to complete the transaction.
Forum: General Chat 01-10-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,498
Posted By ThomasE
I just installed Adblock Plus from the Mozilla...

I just installed Adblock Plus from the Mozilla site, it gets rid of pretty much all ads. There are versions for other browsers as well. Also have Webmail Ad Blocker (for users of yahoo mail or...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 01-06-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By ThomasE
These are off highway 5 vs. 101 but Mt. Lassen...

These are off highway 5 vs. 101 but Mt. Lassen volcanic NP, and Lake Shasta are nice. Further south from Yosemite are Kings Canyon/Sequoia NP.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-12-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 29,218
Posted By ThomasE
I would guess you will get 14-15mpg towing a 17...

I would guess you will get 14-15mpg towing a 17 foot fiberglass trailer with your Sequoia. Since you say you have the 4.7 V8, I am guessing it's a 2000 through mid-2000's model. I have a 2001...
Forum: General Chat 09-10-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By ThomasE
Michelin tweel is even older, there's a version...

Michelin tweel is even older, there's a version of it for skid steers
HowStuffWorks "How the Tweel Airless Tire Works" (http://auto.howstuffworks.com/tweel-airless-tire.htm)
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-28-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,757
Posted By ThomasE
Sometimes it's happens to me, where a campsite...

Sometimes it's happens to me, where a campsite slopes down towards the back, that I can't get the front low enough to make things level. I carry an old scissor jack for that. In a pinch I've also...
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