November 2014 Blog Posts (17)

Trotwood Lark Camper Trailer?

     I own a 13ft camper trailer.  The only brand identification on it is LARK on the back.  It looks like an old Shasta.  I did some research and learned that the Trotwood company manufactured trailers long before Shasta and that Shasta was a cheap copy of the Trotwood.  I dont mean to insult Shasta owners, but I would like some information on my trailer.  Anyone own a Trotwood Lark or know anything about them?  Any info would be greatly appreciated.

     Thanks, Steve

Added by steve herring on November 29, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Refer leveling

When I was a youngster, there was a running joke. Three things you dont do: sword fight with Zorro, pee in the wind, or mess with me! Well there is the three things you dont do with an RV. Dont let her leak. Dont forget to winterize. And dont runthe refer out of level. Get an appliance level. I like the small square one with the green fluid. Place this onthe freezer shelf. Half the volume of the bubble( 2/3 diameter) in the circle anytime the fridge is on and your stationary more than 1/2 hour.… Continue

Added by david craft on November 28, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Help..can anyone identify this trailer


Added by Glenn Wallin on November 26, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Looking for an answer

Found this trailer for sale and am wondering if anyone knows what it is.... I'm guessing late 40's early 50's...I think at one time it had a single rear brake light



Added by Glenn Wallin on November 25, 2014 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Turning a blown out RV into a Global Expedition Vehicle(GXV)

Well folks,

This build and this approach isn't for everyone.

The base unit is a 1973 Winnebago Mini Winnie, power is supplied by a Dodge 360 engine.

The trials and tribulations are all here and encompass a couple of years of my life an ten thousand miles of travel across the USA. All the highs and lows are here as I prepare…


Added by Bill Shockley on November 24, 2014 at 8:43pm — 3 Comments

Weight distibution hitches (round bar)

I'm going to keep this simple as I can. I want to cover the round bar weight distribution hitch. The square bar are trickier to adjust can google your instructions if you wish. I would like to say that the Hensley arrow and the Pullrite systems are the best. The main drawbacks to these are they extend so far past the bumper, its hard to get any good equalization out of them. The farther behind the bumper the ball mount is, the higher the load on the spring bars to get the weight… Continue

Added by david craft on November 24, 2014 at 2:36am — 5 Comments


Im looking to buy a 8 by 17.5 tire real hard to find in Canada any one has one let me know please

Added by chuck king on November 23, 2014 at 12:59pm — 8 Comments

Top marker lights not working

I have a 1981 dodge motorhome the none of the upper yellow and red lights don't work I checked bulbs they are are ok any suggestions what it could be

Added by James and Yvonne Hoak on November 22, 2014 at 11:09am — 4 Comments

Brake Controllers: Inertia vs. Timer

I'd like to discuss these 2 styles because almost all brake controllers fall into these 2 catagories. i'm purposely skipping the old fashioned hydraulic/electric controllers. They were very good, but dont do well with the newer tow vehicles. So lets break it down:

Timer style: these controls are timer based. you basically set 2 features; overall gain, and delay. When the brake is depressed far enough to activate the stop lights, the controller activates. You set the delay for the… Continue

Added by david craft on November 21, 2014 at 11:03pm — 13 Comments


I would like to find a link to a cataloging of older small camp trailers showing sufficient details and unique features  that can help identify the manufacture, year, and unique features  I did find an attempt by someone to put together something like this but it was incomplete with small photos and very little details. 

Maybe with such a listing a cataloging of available information such as when and where manufactured, availability of parts, service manuals and schematics for…


Added by Dwayne Burgess on November 20, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Your RV Tires.

Whether its a trailer or a motor home,,, Your tires are right up there in the safety factor. I have come across several RV'ers who go screaming down the highway 75 mph 80 mph etc..In the last 3 trips from Waco to Padre Island, I have come across 3 RV'ers,, 1 motorhome and 2 travel trailers will tire failures.The motor home driver said his tires were only 11 yrs old and looked *fine. He was also fighting the lug nuts due to them being rusted on, (he bent his cheater bar on one lug nut).  Road…


Added by Lakota Wolf on November 18, 2014 at 2:27pm — 12 Comments

Waterline repair

I did a search and did not find anything on this subject. I thought it would be good to share some ideas and tips, and open the topic for discussion. I am a fan of the new PEX waterline. Its supposed to be good to 50 degrees below and I have yet to see a failure. Though I would still winterize it. I personally like "flair-it" fittings. They need no special tools and are trouble free from my experience. There are o-ring style fittings available too but ive had issues with these in the past. I… Continue

Added by david craft on November 17, 2014 at 1:33am — 4 Comments

It is a 1978 dodge sportman

It is a 1978 dodge sportman

Added by calvin cockrell on November 10, 2014 at 8:50am — 5 Comments

Engine will not turn over except for jumping solenold

Have power when i turn key but starter wont turn wire from battery is good put new ignition relay in and ignition switch in but still nothing

Added by calvin cockrell on November 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 55 Comments

The nightmare continues

In our quest to find a motorhome under $20,000 there always seems to be something seriously wrong with it. We checked out a 1999 fleetwood flair with no leaks or delam.In mint condition on the surface but when they turned on the AC it was obvious they had mice. Insulation in tiny pieces came raining down. My first impression was NO GO because of the damage you can't it worth a second look since all rv get mice sometimes?

Added by Bonnie Geddes on November 4, 2014 at 4:28pm — 6 Comments

need help

I am new to the rv world I have a 1969 prowler 20 foot tow behind trailer and on oct I lost all my a/c lights in the trailer except for the bath room. I have power to all lights  when the lights are off but when I turn a light on then I lose all a/c power to the lights. To me it sounds like a bad braker how ever none have triped, can some one help me or maybe point me in the right direction please. and it just had to happen on my birthday to

Added by Edward Mayfield on November 1, 2014 at 12:30am — 27 Comments

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