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Travel Trailers History

Posted on November 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

A travel trailer is towed behind a road vehicle to provide a place to sleep which is more comfortable and protected than a tent. It provides the means for people to have their own home on a journey or a vacation, without relying on a hotel, and enables them to stay in places where none is available. However, in some countries campers are restricted to designated sites for which fees are payable.

Travel trailers vary from basic models which may be little more than a tent on wheels to those containing several rooms with all the furniture and furnishings and equipment of a home. They are used principally in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand and are rare elsewhere.

In the United States and Canada, the history of trailers can be traced back to the early 1920s, when those who enjoyed their use were often referred to as ‘tin can tourists’. As time progressed, trailers became more liveable and earned a new name in the 1930s and 1940s, which was the house trailer. In the 1950s and 1960s, the industry seemed to split, creating the two types that we see today, that of the recreational vehicle (RV) industry and mobile home industry. Today trailers are classified as a type of RV along with motorhomes, fifth wheel trailers, pop-up trailers, and truck campers.

In the United States, it is generally illegal for passengers to ride in a travel trailer, while in motion, unlike horse-drawn trailers and coaches. Triple towing (towing two trailers) is not allowed in some states, such as California, Alabama, Florida, or New York; however, triple towing is permitted in Texas if the combined length does not exceed 65 feet (20 m).

Off-road trailer also called 4×4 trailers, tentrax, and jeep trailers, are built specifically for exploring the extreme backcountry without having the restriction of paved highways or gravel roads. These are designed to handle rough terrain. Many off-road travel trailers are equipped with a tent and bed, a skid plate, large tires, lift kits, and articulation systems.An innovation in the trailer types is the “toy hauler” or “toy box”. Half living area and half garage, these trailers allow ‘toys’ to be brought to the countryside. A ‘fifth-wheel’ is supported by a hitch in the center of the bed of a pickup truck instead of a hitch at the back of a vehicle. The special hitch used for fifth-wheels is a smaller version of the one used on 18-wheeler trucks and can be connected by simply driving the tow vehicle under the trailer. Fifth wheel trailers are popular with full-time recreational vehicle enthusiasts, who often live in them for several months in one place, using their pickup truck tow vehicle for local errands. A fifth wheel trailer tows more securely than a traditional travel trailer because the hitch weight sits directly over the pickup truck’s rear tires. Since part of a fifth wheel sits over the bed of the pickup, it also reduces the overall length of the vehicle/trailer package while allowing the same room as a comparable length travel trailer.

Additionally, the hitch’s location in the pickup’s bed reduces the risk of jackknifing and allows for more manueverability when backing. Because of the greater room available on the roads in North America, these vehicles are more popular in the United States and Canada than in Europe or other parts of the world.

Comments on Light Travel Trailers

Posted on November 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

It’s important to research the size and style of travel trailer you plan to purchase.

Many of the heavier Ultra Lite Travel Trailers that are 6000 pounds plus may be questionable for those looking for an allowable tow capacity. It seems that now the label of ultra lite has become a marketing tool in order to sell more trailers while the actual weight factor is ignored in favor of the perception that the trailer is really easy to haul, has a sleek and simple design and is going to save on fuel. While these bigger lightweight trailers may be nothing for a larger diesel pickup to carry, they may be somewhat misnamed when it comes to selling a true lighter weight and portable trailer.

Campers and travelers looking for a reasonable trailer to haul around should always keep in mind that a trailer’s weight will not take into account all the equipment, clothing, bedding, kitchenware, food, fuel and other gear that must be hauled along with the trailer thereby adding hundreds of more pounds to the trailer. When a trailer is said to be light weight that is a relative term and may not mean that a small pickup truck can carry it.

Be aware that there is a considerable range when talking about trailers of this class and be reasonable when matching up a towing vehicle with a towable trailer. A small lighter crossover with a 1-1/4″ hitch is not going to be able to haul a 5000 pound plus travel trailer over a mountain pass very well and may even suffer from axle damage while towing such a heavy load. The right trailer for this type of smaller vehicle might be a pop-up tent trailer or other type of lightweight towable camper. Always be certain to match the trailer with the vehicle that will be towing it. That being said, there are still great opportunities for finding trailers that can be towed by every day, purposeful vehicles.

It is exceptional to consider that the techniques used in the construction of these trailers will combine sleek and wind resistant designs that will not only allow for towing from a smaller type vehicle but also make for better gas mileage and manageable towability. New units in this field are able to carry the name ultra lite travel trailers simply because they are built with material such as aluminum and other composites instead of steel and wood and are specially designed to make sense for the car, minivan, small pickup truck and lighter SUV to haul.


The Basics of Guitar Pickups – A Guide

Posted on November 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

According to a guitar pickups guide, a guitar pickup is a device that is used for trapping vibrations made by guitar strings and then changing them into electronic signals that will be recorded and amplified. It is usually used with acoustic-electric and electric bass and rhythm guitars and come in passive (multi-transducer and magnetic) and active (piezoelectric and optical) types.

Types to choose from

Magnetic: Magnetic guitar pickups are made from permanent magnets that are enclosed within thin coils of copper wire, and may either be connected to a pickguard or neck (ideal for archtop acoustic-electric jazz guitars) or mounted on the body of the guitar. The voltages from magnetic string vibrations travel through radio transmissions or cables to be recorded or amplified. With outputs between 1 V rms to 100 mV rms, high-output models create more flux through strong magnets while others heighten voltage by increasing wire turns.

Piezoelectric: Piezoelectric guitar pickups are used as alternatives to magnetic ones. Besides providing unique sounds and producing great output impedance, they rarely pickup unnecessary fields like hums and feedback. They are also fitted with buffer amplifiers to avoid losing full frequency responses.

Multi-transducer: These guitar pickups produce different outputs, with each one dedicated to a particular guitar string. Allowing independent amplification and processing, they may be built into guitars and synthesizers but they are still relatively uncommon.

Optical: Optical guitar pickups function using LED light sources that give off light beams that are regularly interrupted by the strings. Using photodiode or phototransistor detectors, a guitar pickups guide will tell you that these guitar pickups are immune to magnetic and electric interferences.

Some things to remember

Semi-linear pre-amplifiers are great with piezoelectric guitar pickups because they prevent louder clippings from happening, and then makes whatever passes through less noticeable.
If you’re looking to achieve a wider range of sounds, then a piezoelectric guitar pickup will do this for you, over magnetic ones.