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RE: looking at tt

I often see these as rental tt. Thus, one tough, idiot-proof trailer. You know what happens when you idiot proof something.. they just make better idiots :) Well that's all good stuff to here. I was going to take my ladder with me go look at the roof and check the seams and if ever thing looks good I will probably end up buying it.
fireman41 04/09/14 04:57pm Travel Trailers
looking at tt

So Saturday I'm going to go look at a 2011 jayco 26bh. I'm told that's its in real good shape. Other than water problems is there any thing else I should look for. Is there any problems that this modle of TT is know for. Thanks for any help.
fireman41 04/09/14 05:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Finally, something with payload and handling

I wish those pos Cascadia I drove at work ran that good.
fireman41 03/26/14 06:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My Parent's 1984 Starcraft Starflyer 19

Unless you want to make the trip you could hire it out and have someone load it up on a flat bed and hual it out to you.
fireman41 03/19/14 09:44pm Folding Trailers
RE: I am thinking the answer will be "yes"

Maybe I'm not seeing something here. But loaded up to 11300 the hitch weight would be around 1800 pounds on the high end. You have 2700 pounds of pay load, a good WD hitch can move weight from the rear axle to the front. So why couldn't you pull this TT safely ?
fireman41 03/08/14 02:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '15 F450 - Towing Capacity 31,200 lbs

Towing 31,000 lbs in a pickup truck is nuts.
fireman41 03/05/14 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which motor should we get.

There is no replacement for displacement. The 8.1 in the gm did have the 6 speed allys for two years. 2006 and 2007 classic
fireman41 02/21/14 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire & Axle Question #2

If I were to do something like that I would leave out the center axle and up grade the front and back. But why tho?
fireman41 02/16/14 10:15am General RVing Issues
RE: 1971/72 Terry Travel Trailer 24ft

E trailer has all kinds of goodies to help you with all you trailer light needs.
fireman41 02/14/14 05:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hypothetical question regarding removing catalytic conv.

Have you tried other areas for better gas mileage? You could look for tires that have low rolling resistance a better flowing air intake system, a good tune up. But you kinda have to face the fact the you have a engine that one small engine size bigger than most engines out there and it just takes a lot of gas to run.
fireman41 01/21/14 04:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Silverado 3.42 or 3.73

The company I used to drive for had semi trucks that had 2.94s tide to an 10 speed direct drive transmission. They pulled ever dit as good as the the trucks that had 3:55 and 10 speeds with over drive
fireman41 01/21/14 04:31pm Towing
RE: Silverado Towing Question

1/2 ton is still a 1/2 ton and I just do not understand why you would limit yourself to such small light trailers. Most serious campers eventually up grade to larger trailers. A 1/2 ton pretty much guarantees you will have yo upgrade the truck too. Its a light duty 2500 with a 1500 badge. It has eight bolt wheels.
fireman41 01/19/14 04:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Am I Exceeding GVWR?

Your golden. I have left my depo with only 50lbs left and that's out of 80000lbs
fireman41 01/19/14 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Our trailer

How well does the avalanche pull that set up. I have been looking at getting one as a third vechile. I would keep it as a tow vechile and long trips.
fireman41 01/19/14 07:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Death of an Excursion

If you like the truck rebuild or replace the engine and sink a few bucks in other places. Replacing the engine is still cheaper than replacing the truck.
fireman41 01/18/14 05:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: 95 suburban engine mods

If you haven't done so I would ask around some of the Chevy truck fourms. You could also call edelbrok and ask them. They might be able to put some sort of kit together. But remember to include in computer programming too.
fireman41 01/17/14 07:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: towing

OK I'm not an engineer so I have to ask. Why does a goose neck hitch put more stress on the trailer than fifth wheel hitch?
fireman41 01/16/14 03:39pm Towing
RE: What Tow Vehicle is Enough?

I have a 37' outside length 5th wheel that I tow about 13,000 to 14,000 pounds depending on how long of a trip. I just sold my 2002 chevy crew with 8' bed with 6.0 gas and need to get another truck. ....... The 6.0 pulled it fine but definitely slowed down on the hills on the highway. I am ok with that though as I am in no rush anymore........ I will be doing a cross country this year. I am old enough now to know that whatever brand I buy will need maintenance because it is a million mechanical parts and they will all eventually rust because they are made of steel. They are what they are regardless of who makes it. Sadly I wouldn't think twice about buying a Toyota if they made one big enough. I do like statements like this, it is fine if you get dragged down on the interstates with extra lanes for others to pass you. I personally see this as a safety issue on two lanes, if you get dragged down to 45 to 35 on a grade on a two lane without a passing lane, the backup be hind you will start to get impatient and then may try risky pass that could put others and you in danger. While a newer 3500 6.0 gas could do a good job of pulling, you might entertain the thought going to a diesel. Well I guess I better keep my 18 wheeler off the road than. At 80000 lbs 25mph 30 mph is the most I'll get out of it on most of the two lanes around here.
fireman41 01/12/14 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best RV Show

The Pittsburgh RV show is nice. Its all in doors
fireman41 01/08/14 06:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: The Better TV 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

Many people do not understand the difference between a half ton that carries the load on the rear on the axle itself vs 3/4 and one tons that have free floating axles where the load is not carried directly on the axle. Break a rear axle on a half ton and the wheel falls off. Break a axle on a 3/4 and wheel stays put. That is just one of the many things that make the heavy duty trucks much better, but a very important one. Lose the bearings and the hole axle and wheel comes off. I have seen more 3/4 and 1 ton trucks setting along the road missing the hub assembly than I have seen 1/2 tons with broken axles. So don't go thinking just because you have full floating axle that it cannt break, and that you won t lose your wheels.
fireman41 12/29/13 08:58am Tow Vehicles
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