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Old 02-08-2021, 12:40 PM   #41
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Sometimes I think everyone should have to own a popup or a sticky for several years first so that they will really appreciate an Escape If our Escape had been our first trailer I'm not sure we would ever have truly appreciated how wonderful it is!
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Old 02-08-2021, 01:30 PM   #42
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I just installed a Pioneer stereo in my trailer. I connected the red and yellow wires together to a power wire. Apparently this is a mistake. Does the red wire keep the stereo's amp on all the time?

Never mind-- Crutchfield told me that as long as I hold down the "SRC" button on the stereo to turn it off I'll be okay.
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Old 02-08-2021, 01:59 PM   #43
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I just installed a Pioneer stereo in my trailer. I connected the red and yellow wires together to a power wire. Apparently this is a mistake. Does the red wire keep the stereo's amp on all the time?
as an alternative to switching the red wire, you can pop the faceplate off when you're not using the stereo and are on battery power.
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:32 PM   #44
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What does "turn towards the side that is getting out of line" mean?
I can understand "place your hand at the bottom of the steering wheel and move it in the direction you want the trailer to go".
For me, "getting out of line" means swinging outside of where I want to go. In line means getting in line behind my truck. I try to mentally draw a line that I want my wheels to follow and try to keep them on that line. Sometimes I actually put down something to mark the line, like pine cones or leaves.
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:40 PM   #45
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Question Recommended torque?

What is the recommended torque for a 5.0?
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:55 PM   #46
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It's been said to get out and look around when backing. But don't just look behind your trailer, look up also. If you have a spotter who gets out to guide you while backing, remind them to look up as well. My wife didn't look up on the day I first backed our initial travel trailer (a 23 footer) into the side yard, and I mashed the corner of the rain gutter with the drain spout.


Loessn, I can't resist asking: engine torque or lug nut torque? (as if I didn't know better!)
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Old 02-08-2021, 08:06 PM   #48
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For me, "getting out of line" means swinging outside of where I want to go. In line means getting in line behind my truck. I try to mentally draw a line that I want my wheels to follow and try to keep them on that line. Sometimes I actually put down something to mark the line, like pine cones or leaves.

I still don't get it, if I need to back around a bend or corner. What then is out of line?
With my hand on the bottom of the wheel, if I need the trailer to go around a bend to the left, I move my hand to the left. Nothing simpler.
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Old 02-08-2021, 08:07 PM   #49
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Look high, look low, look everywhere you go

That's advice I received from a buddy who left his cook kit behind, up in a tree, to protect it from bears, on the start of a long, remote, Canadian canoe trip. They had food, but were eating it with their fingers and cooking in tin cans.


I try and take it to heart. And Go slow is a sound suggestion.
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Old 02-08-2021, 08:51 PM   #50
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What is the recommended torque for a 5.0?

95 pounds.
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Old 02-09-2021, 01:33 PM   #51
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Dear UT in CO, Wow, your detailed reply is excellent advice, thank you again! I agree that an investment is worth it for all components; they last longer, perform better all that you said. The Bose speaker is a worthwhile recommendation. Many thanks again! IdahoJJ
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Old 02-09-2021, 11:10 PM   #53
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As an extra bonus, I bought an audio Bluetooth transmitter for my 24" 12v TV similar to this one at this link https://www.amazon.ca/Bluetooth-Tran...2729024&sr=8-5
and it works beautifully to transmit the television audio through either of my Blue tooth speakers; the sound from my Marley is better than my old soundbar and now I never have to carry my soundbar and still have great booming stereo sound for my tv!!

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Tell me more Mars, I tried a Bluetooth transmitter on my television and found a delay in the audio. It was very annoying. Is there something I am doing wrong or could do differently?
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Old 02-10-2021, 01:06 AM   #54
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Tell me more Mars, I tried a Bluetooth transmitter on my television and found a delay in the audio. It was very annoying. Is there something I am doing wrong or could do differently?
Yeah, I use wired audio for video.
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Audio and video have to be syncíd. Specific equipment for this will have an adjustable delay for this purpose. There will be digital latency. For consumer use, there is wireless HDMI, but a wired connection is always more reliable.
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Old 02-10-2021, 11:29 AM   #56
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Tell me more Mars, I tried a Bluetooth transmitter on my television and found a delay in the audio. It was very annoying. Is there something I am doing wrong or could do differently?
Iím using the exact one Mars is using on our TV (from bed to dinette on 19) and it has worked great.
Maybe it is the unit you bought as there are lots of variations in BT products.
Could be the distance is too far for your unit to transmit, or it doesnít have enough transmission power. Are there any kind of adjustments on the unit to increase the signal?
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Old 02-10-2021, 12:12 PM   #57
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I suggest doing a last walk around before you pull out each time. Also when you leave for your first time, stop at the first safe opportunity, rest area?, and do a walk around check to look for anything that has come loose. Such as hatch clips outside, esp the front window, adjust tow chains if needed, and do the same inside. It's better to catch the cabinet doors that come open after 5 miles than at the end of a long day towing. Leave twice the space you think you need when stopping.
Stay in right lane, take your time, enjoy the trip
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:23 PM   #58
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Iím using the exact one Mars is using on our TV (from bed to dinette on 19) and it has worked great.
Maybe it is the unit you bought as there are lots of variations in BT products.
Could be the distance is too far for your unit to transmit, or it doesnít have enough transmission power. Are there any kind of adjustments on the unit to increase the signal?
Thanks Greg, here is the one I bought.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I don't think distance is the problem, we place the television on the counter so likely less than 10 feet.
I wonder if it might be my bluetooth speaker? Here is the one I have.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
We are in the process of moving and I think I have packed the transmitter up already. Hopefully I find it once the move is over and will try it again.
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Old 02-17-2021, 01:57 PM   #59
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Could you elaborate on the problems of running the fridge on 12v while driving-also do you know if this would apply to the compressor fridge.
Iím planning on powering it with the two solar panels and at least two lithium batteries.
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Old 02-20-2021, 04:07 PM   #60
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Cool Oven or not?

We are still compiling our list of options and having an oven is questionable. Wow much if any does everyone use theirs? The microwave would appear to suffice if we have a good grill.
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