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kuvtsiskay

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I know my 2015 510 and my friend's 2018 510 have slight differences. The window frame on the 2018 looks thicker, the overall size of the windows appear similar though. Not sure about other models. It'd be best to measure either way.
I see. I'm schedule to pick up my trailer on Tuesday so i'll measure when I get it. Thanks.
 

tacoma870

New member
Anyone with a socal teardrop going to overland expo west? The wife and I will going up there and we would love to check some out. We learned the company won't be up there with representatives so we were hoping maybe a few friendly people who have trailers would let us look at theirs. Thanks!
 

kuvtsiskay

New member
Some questions for any existing owners.

Water Tank:
I have the 30g water tank. How long does it normally last you with minimal use? Have any of you installed a water level monitor? Upgraded to a larger water tank?

I ran out of water after one and half day of use. This is just to wash dishes twice a day. Washing hands, Face, feet. No showers. I'm also thinking perhaps the other tank didn't get filled as it's hard to see when looking from underneath the trailer. Water did spilled back out when I filled the tanks.

Before the trailer, I would normally carry about 20g of water with me and that leaves me more than enough and then some.

Hot Water:

I find it hard sometime for the igniter to ignite. Also, per the manual, the propane should only be turned on and the switch to "ON" when in use. Am I not able to leave this on at all times? I find it a PITA after several use that you have to keep turning it off and on, off and on, etc....
 

Lucky j

Explorer
Wow, for what you are describing, les than 5 gallins of water should have been enough. Did you test the real water capacity with a five gallon or even a 1 gallin milk jug? Unless you use a lot of water for rinsing.

To wash one's feet, a wet hand towel is more than enough, same with face. Dishes cab be wash with a bot of water in the largest pan you got dirty and rince in a small clean water bucket by dipping.

If you really have 30 gallons of water, I think you need to rework your way of doing things a bit.

Food for toughts.

Have a nice one! :)
 

kuvtsiskay

New member
@Lucky j I agree that 30g should have lasted a week or more reason why I ask. I normally use less than 10 gallons when i'm out for two days. I find it strange when water spilled over when I filled it and not lasting more than 1.5 days.

Again, I couldn't visibly tell by looking underneath if the tanks was full or not.
 

Lucky j

Explorer
@Lucky j I agree that 30g should have lasted a week or more reason why I ask. I normally use less than 10 gallons when i'm out for two days. I find it strange when water spilled over when I filled it and not lasting more than 1.5 days.

Again, I couldn't visibly tell by looking underneath if the tanks was full or not.
I absolutely get it, this is why I would fill it, and then empty it using water gallons to make sure how much water you take out. And as an example, in our T@G, the tank is 13 gallons, but the way it is factory plumbed, only about 8 of them are available. a small mod makes it possible to get almost all of it.

It could also be the location of the water pick-up vs the trailer level. I am here not cause I know much about the socal TD, but because I like to learn about them. Now, this is only comon trouble shouting. ;)
 

Jensini

New member
If anyone in NorCal wants an AC unit for their SoCal trailer, I have one. I pulled it out of my trailer after 2 years, realized that where we travel, there is just no need. If you're in the desert, it might be important to you. Retrofitting this to your trailer will require some ingenuity, since you won't have the custom tongue box mine was in (I had to make some modifications to the box to get the unit out - SoCal for some reason built the box AROUND the AC unit, with zero ability to remove the unit, even for service). Requires a generator or shore power, or a seriously large battery/inverter setup.

Here's the deal - it's in my basement, I don't have any photos right now - but it's basically new. We never used it. I'll give it to anyone in the north bay who owns a SoCal (bring pics) and all I ask in exchange is a nice bottle of Bourbon!

I'm in the North Bay, 30 minutes north of SF.
Hi Tctundra, I'm interested in the AC unit if its still available. I live in the eastbay and have a SoCal 459 krawler I purchased from Treeline, picked it up in April 2018. Almost 6 months to build. Great trailer. Just got back from spending 4 days on the Mojave trail in may. Fun trip.
CJ,
 
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