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Old 04-09-2018, 01:57 PM   #211
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So we went out for the weekend to Rabbit Valley, CO. It was a short trip from the house and the trailer did amazing on the road. The air bags and having the sway bars correctly did wonders.

We did have a battery drainage issue which we discovered the brake pull cord was out causing the brakes to lock at the camp site and uses electric. Once we got that put in its proper place, all went well. We enjoyed having the electric awning when it rained a little. All and all, it was a very comfortable trip.

I think we have all the basics down now and are ready for our long haul out to Vegas to Nellis, AFB. Since I am retired from the Army, I can use their site on base pretty cheap. It will be a nice little vacation/visit with the newest member of the Herold Family (Aaron). Hard to believe I will be a Pap. lol
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:47 PM   #212
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So we went out for the weekend to Rabbit Valley, CO. It was a short trip from the house and the trailer did amazing on the road. The air bags and having the sway bars correctly did wonders.

We did have a battery drainage issue which we discovered the brake pull cord was out causing the brakes to lock at the camp site and uses electric. Once we got that put in its proper place, all went well. We enjoyed having the electric awning when it rained a little. All and all, it was a very comfortable trip.

I think we have all the basics down now and are ready for our long haul out to Vegas to Nellis, AFB. Since I am retired from the Army, I can use their site on base pretty cheap. It will be a nice little vacation/visit with the newest member of the Herold Family (Aaron). Hard to believe I will be a Pap. lol


Iím jealous. I was stationed at Nellie and I would go back there in a heartbeat!
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:08 AM   #213
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You guys with some new 300tq's let's see some pictures!
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:41 PM   #214
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It's been awhile since I've been on here. I figured camping season is here and I'm ready to get the trailer out and de-winterized. I am in the process of moving so my camping might be limited this year. The good news is that I'm moving to Leadville, CO so I will be where I love to camp anyway. I still plan on getting out to other places though.

I like some of the upgrades I've seen you guys do. From 1l243 I really like the pull out drawers from under the bed. I might have to look more into that. I need to get my garage D-rings resecured though. Some of the cheesy self-tapping screws they use for them broke.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:15 PM   #215
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It's been awhile since I've been on here. I figured camping season is here and I'm ready to get the trailer out and de-winterized. I am in the process of moving so my camping might be limited this year. The good news is that I'm moving to Leadville, CO so I will be where I love to camp anyway. I still plan on getting out to other places though.

I like some of the upgrades I've seen you guys do. From 1l243 I really like the pull out drawers from under the bed. I might have to look more into that. I need to get my garage D-rings resecured though. Some of the cheesy self-tapping screws they use for them broke.
I have to give credit to Byron4 for the idea of the under bed storage. If I had not read his decriptive instructions on what he did I don't know if I would have tackled it..

As far as the D rings are concerned what I learned with my 300tq is that the outer D rings are drilled through the floor and into the top flange of the main frame BUT they are too short the drill head is barley though the flange. At least the top and bottom screws of the D ring are the one in the recessed area is probably OK.. But the threads barley make it if at all through the frame flange and could possibly be pulled out. The screws are 4" long. I had to order 4.5" long screws from Fastenal.

I thought about using 1/4" carriage bolts instead but in my case the screws were drilled so close to the center of the frame rail there is not enough room to get a nut on it. I am pretty sure with the longer 1/4" x 4.5" self drilling screws into the frame rail should be strong enough.

As far as the center D rings is concerned they are screwed into a thin piece of sheet metal that is welded between frame supports, carriage bolts would work here but I think you would have to add a thicker plate bolted to some angle iron between the frame supports.
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:06 AM   #216
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2017 300tq D ring upgrade.
I got the longer 1/4" X 4 1/2" self drilling bolts from Fastenal. The outside D rings are drilled into the main frame but the original bolts are too short.

Problem is that factory bolts are 1/4x 4" and too short. The top and bottom bolts are held by just a couple of threads. The center bolt has a better byte due to the D ring being recessed.

Longer bolts 1/4" X 4 1/2"


I don't think the new bolts will pull out


Center D rings
are drilled into a thin metal plate. I don't think they would pull out.

You can upgrade them with 1/4" X 4" Carriage bolts with nuts and washers.

Painted up

Keep in mind the more you tighten the more the thin metal plate will pull upwards. If this is a problem you may have to get some thicker steel plate that will hold it's shape. I don't put that much of a load on the center D rings so not a problem for me.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:05 AM   #217
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I left their weakly mounted D rings and added 5,000 lb ones with bolts and a thin steel backer plate. Rock solid.
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:23 AM   #218
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How did you mount your sewer hose storage? I bought a valterrra ez hose storage but fixed mounting brackets don't match up with frame.
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:52 AM   #219
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How did you mount your sewer hose storage? I bought a valterrra ez hose storage but fixed mounting brackets don't match up with frame.
I did the vinyl fence post mod. From Home Depot or Lowes get the 5 1/2" X 8' vinyl fence post. I cut mine just a little less than the width of the trailer. You will need to end caps. One end cap will be screwed on permanent the other end I just use a small bungee with eyelet screwed in center of cap and holes drilled in the fest post for the bungee hooks. You will also need 4 5" L brackets and 1/4" x 1/2" carriage bolts for mounting L brackets.

In this pic I only used one L bracket per end but later put two on each end for added rigidity.

This holds a 15' and a 10' Dominator sewer hose or one 20'

I did two of these one for the sewer hose and one for a 7' folding A frame ladder. For the ladder I used latches instead of bungee because it cost alot more. I painted them both satin black to look better under the trailer.

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Old 04-23-2018, 08:08 PM   #220
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I remember you used 1in lag bolt for main tv mount. Do remember their diameter. Seems like they shouldn't be to thick
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