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General Q & A / Re: Livin Lite "no wood", BS
« on: July 12, 2018, 08:55:36 PM »
Other than the luan in the doors of the older Camplites, where is wood?  There is none in my 2013 other than inside the door.

CampLite Travel Trailers / Re: wall cabinet attachment
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:43:04 PM »
Haven't tried it either. Just assumed it wouldn't work because aluminum is not magnetic?
but  I'll try anyway.

Don't use a magnetic stud finder.  Use one of the sonic ones.  They should work.

CampLite Travel Trailers / Re: Shower drains into black tank
« on: June 01, 2018, 09:45:36 AM »
Should definitely be going to the grey tank.  As was mentioned on, the shower is supposed to tee into the gray tank vent pipe.  The black tank vent is towards the back of the camper, at least it is on my 2013 21BHS.  There is nothing that would be visible from below, otherwise I would be glad to take a picture.  I'd get that back to the dealer and have them worry about it.  May not be a simple fix.

For Sale / Re: Wanted: 2015 or older 21RBS/23RKS
« on: May 23, 2018, 02:12:03 PM »
Don't think you'll find an older 23RKS as I believe they were new this model year.  I do like the layout though.

CampLite Travel Trailers / Re: Broken Tongue on 2013 13QBB
« on: May 22, 2018, 03:30:38 PM »
I would check that the remaining frame is not bent or twisted in some way.  The car must have hit the trailer with quite a bit of force to rip off the tongue, so I would not be surprised if the frame is bent.  That would be a whole new ball game if it is twisted. 

CampLite Travel Trailers / Re: Powering Fridge
« on: May 18, 2018, 06:37:41 AM »
If you have the 3 way fridge it will go for AC first, propane second and the on-board battery last so the quick answer to your question is yes.  You should know though that the fridge uses very very little gas and in a three day period I don't think you could use enough to measure the before and after difference.  A 20 lb tank can go for months if it's just supplying the fridge.

Agree 100% Just put your ear up to the lower outside vent for the frig and you should be able to hear that the burner is on.

For the dinnette in our 21BHS, you simply take the table top off of the stand, remove the stand from the floor, place the table top in the opening of the dinnette and drop the extra cushion on it.  Ours is a U shaped dinnette.  Perhaps yours is different.

General Q & A / Re: Tire Pressure
« on: May 05, 2018, 07:30:44 AM »
Good info, thanks. I was actually thinking of raising tire pressure on the tow vehicle not the trailer. Any thoughts?

I raise the tire pressure in my truck about 5psi when towing. It is still below max pressure.

Thanks for your input.  The weld is right under the rock guard in the front of the camper.  I would think they will need to take the rock guard off to do the weld but we shall see.  Hopefully it all gets worked out.

Just make sure the dealer is experienced welding aluminum.  If not, have them bring in someone that is.  other than that, should be fixed with no problem.  Once you get the initial issues worked out, the Camplites are rock solid.  We've had our 21BHS for about 4 1/2 years.  Had some issues at the beginning but now the trailer has been perfect for for several years.  We've taken it from Florida out to places as far as Arizona and Utah, and up to Tennessee; as well as locations within Florida.

I don't think the floor is an issue.  However, I would definitely return to the dealer for the weld.  I'm not sure where the weld is based on the picture, but I don't think it is a main structural weld, however, it should not be that way and will only fully fail over time.  The gap in the rock guard should be fixed as well since it should not be that way and should have been fixed prior to delivery.

CampLite Travel Trailers / Re: Dometic 2 way Fridge operation???
« on: April 05, 2018, 08:30:18 AM »
So DjSamuel & DavidM,

What input do you have about this question...

To keep the fridge cooling on a trip I assume that I need to be having the propane tanks open and when I disconnect from a site power connection, the fridge will switch over to gas because it would be on AUTO, as you have said after a couple of tries to get it started off of gas.

Do you agree with the assumption?

Clearly if I turn the tanks off while driving the fridge will not stay cooling in my mind.

Thanks for your input.

That is exactly how I always do it.  When I am home, I hook up the electric and turn on the refrigerator to let it cool.  When I press the on/off button, it turns on in Auto mode. I load the refrigerator up and then when I unhook the electric, I make sure it switches to gas; which it does automatically.  When I get to the campground and hook up to electric, the gas automatically turns off and the refrigerator switches to electric.  Works the same way for the trip home; I unhook and the gas burner lights until I get home and turn off the refrigerator.

CampLite Travel Trailers / Re: Dometic 2 way Fridge operation???
« on: April 03, 2018, 11:40:53 AM »
If you're in Auto, and are hooked to an AC supply, you will be operating on AC, not gas.  If you want to check if the gas operates correctly, just unhook the AC and you should hear the gas valve open and the igniter clicking prior to the flame.  On my Dometic in my 21BHS, there is Auto mode and gas mode, which would run the refrigerator on gas even in the presence of AC.  However, I believe the fact the Auto light is on indicates you are still in Auto mode.

General Q & A / Re: Andersen Hitch Triangle Plate
« on: March 31, 2018, 10:23:37 PM »
We've been using the Andersen hitch for over 4 years now.  We've had no problem with the triangle plate nor any play in the ball when hitched.  There is an adjustment inside the hitch itself on the trailer where you can tighten down the latch on the hitch once on the ball.

Thanks for the info.  I didn't know they redesigned the triangle.  That's interesting.


Keep up with the Latest from Livin' Lite / Alternative Web Site
« on: February 08, 2018, 05:18:05 PM »
If LivinLite does go away, and this forum is shut down, you may want to go to:

This web site formed as a spin off of the original independent LivinLite forum and grew after LivinLite took that forum over.  The membership is made up of mainly owners of LivinLite products but there are some areas for other aluminum trailers.  Lots of good information and it would  be worth your time to set up an account there since the future here is so murky.

Just a suggestion.


Keep up with the Latest from Livin' Lite / Re: CampLite will live!!
« on: February 04, 2018, 06:46:18 AM »
Makes no sense at all to me.   Why would you ditch a known name with a pretty good reputation, better than most I'd say?

I don't mean it makes sense as a strategy.  To me it does not.  Why lump a unique brand of trailer in with a typical name? 

However, given the money that's been dumped into modifying the Camplite line since the purchase, it would not make sense to throw it away.

I will say that people I know who are looking into buying a camper will ask me about my "Camplite", but most do not know who LivinLite is.  If they keep the Camplite brand, which is how I'm reading this, the impact may not be as bad as it may seem.  I have mixed feelings on the change to a steel frame.  Pre Thor, Livinlite did this with their fifth wheel for structural reasons.  I'm wondering how many weld issues they've had with the aluminum frames, both from the factory and with any repairs.  Big difference between welding steel and aluminum.

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