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Towing / Re: Fleetwood Niagra Brake Shoes
« on: September 17, 2017, 01:24:48 PM »
Give the guys at ETRAILER.COM a call. Have your VIN number and they should be able to give you all the information you need.

Towing / Re: Breakaway not working
« on: September 17, 2017, 01:23:40 PM »
Breakway devices are direct wired to the battery so they will have their own fuse block inline. The box will usually only have one wire as the attachment to the frame connects the ground. Follow the wire out of the breakway to the battery and check to see if there is an inline fuse.
If you are assuming you brakes work (try running a temp wire from the battery and touch the blue battery wire and see if they engage to rule that out first.
At the end of the day, Breakaway kits are only $20

Halloween Rally / Re: Haunted Halloween Rally - Oct 06-08th, 2017
« on: September 07, 2017, 03:10:46 PM »
Pete and Phil are in Site 512.
We **probably** won't have any site decorations as we have to replace a lot of our stuff and don't know if we will have much of it by then, but if we don't we will have some fun costumes instead.

Towing / Re: How do I stop?
« on: September 07, 2017, 01:22:09 PM »
I think CampingPhil and ChefPete don't need a brake control in their truck.  There's got to be settings for it, right?

All trailers that have brakes have to be plugged into a Brake Controller, it is part of the pin out of the 7-way connector.
In our Truck, the Brake Controller is built into the truck and part of the console panel, so yes there is a brake controller and there is a manual override lever. I can go through the onscreen controls and increase or decrease the gain. The onboard goes from 6V-10V. (My prodigy p3 went from 6V-12V).

In our older Dodge Dakota, we have a Prodigy P3 and really like it. It saved our butts more times than I want to remember (***holes that decide to cut you off).

I might be the minority here...but I like using tapatalk instead of the web browser.  I find keeping up with multiple forums easier through tapatalk.

I don't visit PUP that much anymore since they discontinued tapatalk support.

Sent from my LG-G4 using Tapatalk

On the system side, Tapatalk is a constant drain and it ignores security, so we have do jump through hoops to keep it in sync. Tapatalk was popuplar before websites and forums were responsive, now that most forums auto adjust for phones, it gets hard to justify it. The other issue has to do with the fact that Tapatalk shows their own ads - they don't allow us to limit the type of ads, and we get no revenue at all from it. They keep it all. Its not like the system here makes much, but there is a monthly bandwidth charge that is getting higher and higher.

With all the new emerging technologies like Cell Phones and Tablets, we are in the process of redesigning the website and forums here.
The highest priority is to make sure the new website is fully responsive so that it can be viewed and used on a desktop, tablet and cell phone. (no tapatalk needed).

What new features and sections would you like to see?


Towing / Re: How do I know if I need a load distribution hitch?
« on: August 23, 2017, 09:32:58 PM »
Most of the better WDH have sway control designed into them, either 2 point or 4 point.
The top of the line is Equalizer. Reese is in the middle of the pack.

Towing / Re: How do I know if I need a load distribution hitch?
« on: August 23, 2017, 02:13:02 PM »
And until you have towed with a weight distribution hitch, you will never know how much easier it is. I will never look back.

Towing / Re: How do I know if I need a load distribution hitch?
« on: August 20, 2017, 05:48:15 PM »
Generally when the weight of the trailer is within 50% of the weight of the Tow Vehicle, you should be considering it.
Other factors that would make you use one is when the tongue weight of the trailer is at the limit of the hitch weight.
Here is a good general article primer:

Pennsylvania Grand Canyon / Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:46:57 AM »
Prepping has start at LGManor II :)

Ah, the smell of a travel trailer in the morning :)

Towing / Re: How do I stop?
« on: August 16, 2017, 01:18:52 PM »
Time delayed controllers are pretty much the low end of the scale. Almost all quality controllers are Proportional.
Prodigy series is the most well known and extremely easy to install as they make pigtails that plug right into the under-dash controls in your vehicle. The units are very small, and can be placed almost anywhere, but they need to be within hands reach. I have seen some terrible mounting choices. Most will put it on the lower dashboard right above your right leg. My truck has it integrated into the dashboard panel near there.

You are playing with your life, so don't go cheap.


Introduction and Show Off / Re: Hi from Harrisburg pa
« on: August 16, 2017, 08:51:00 AM »
We started as tenters for 10 years. Our first popup was a Coleman Seapine. That got us hooked into the popup world where we met all the great people here at camping rallies.
From the Coleman Seapine, we went to a Flagstaff HW27KS High Wall Popup which we loved and had for many years. Just this year, we sold the highwall popup and picked up a Heartland Lynx Prowler 2772LX travel trailer.
Hope to see you all at rallies.

Pop-Up Campers / Re: Downloading Manuals
« on: August 15, 2017, 10:51:32 AM »
The download area is now working again, you should be able to download that manual.

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