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RE: 93 Bounder won't move when tranny is in drive position

Does it move if you place the shifter into Low? Or Reverse?
amxpress 04/08/17 04:32pm Class A Motorhomes
Chiropractic while on the road

I'll be retiring in 3 months and shortly there after, hitting the road for a month of travel. DW & I both see a chiropractor regularly and are wondering what our options are while on the road. Anyone experience this? If so, what options do you recommend?
amxpress 03/22/17 04:30pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Help with tires

Maxxis M8008 ST tires. Proven to be a reliable trailer tire. Make sure they balance them, too. You really don't plan on driving 80 mph with your fiver in tow, do you?
amxpress 03/20/17 08:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dinghy tow a 2006 Lexus GX470

Your GX uses Toyota's VF4BM FULL time transfer case. Do not tow it 4 down even with the transfer case lever in Nuetral. You will damage the transfer case internals. If you must take it with you, get a car hauling trailer.
amxpress 03/20/17 08:22pm Dinghy Towing
RE: looking at full timing for a while considering coleman

I recently walked through some Coleman TT's at a CW. They are not the level of TT I would want to full time in. They're great for the weekend RV'er and occasional week trip, but defineately not full timing. Things will break quickly full timing in one.
amxpress 03/20/17 08:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fifth wheel damage

If your hydraulic front jacks are bent, being that they are fastened to the frame, be careful. A friends landing gear was bent from dropping the trailer and resulted in bending the frame. They totaled his rig. Get an expert to perform a repair estimate for your insurance company.
amxpress 03/03/17 07:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need new tires

Maxxis M8008 ST tires are proven and a great trailer tire. I'm on my second set and have had no problems with them. I hear Goodyear has a new ST tire coming out, but until they've been out a few years and tested in the real world, I'd stick with Maxxis. Be sure to have the balanced with new steel valve stems.
amxpress 02/14/17 08:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shocks which do you have and why?

Though I don't have a dually, I just installed a set of KYB MonoMax shocks on all 4 corners on my 2007 Dodge 2500 CTD. I had Bilstiens on my other truck and they are very good. However, I'm am thoroughly impressed by the KYB's ride and no bouncing of the front when stopping. They are also less expensive than the Bilstiens, which was a factor for me.
amxpress 02/05/17 03:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Blythe Island Regional Park GA

If the odor from the pulp mill doesn't get you, the smelly water will. Sulphery. The only place I know where you smell worse after taking a shower than before. I've stayed with friends on Blythe Island, they're use to it.
amxpress 01/27/17 08:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I bought a Fifth-Wheel

Welcome to the "fivers" gang. Good advise so far. I wouldn't check the wheel bearings, I'd replace them along with grease seals. Be sure to check not only the brakes, but the wiring to the magnets. Enjoy your trailer.
amxpress 01/26/17 07:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best wheel bearing grease

Lucus red is a good synthetic grease. It exceeds specs and is a quality lube. I've used Amsoil grease for years with good success, also a high quality grease. You've chosen wisely.
amxpress 01/26/17 06:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carlisle or Maxxis

My Maxxis M8008 are made in Thailand and I don't care. This is the second trailer I've installed them on and they are by far the best ST tires I have ever used. . Maxxis is an international company with a large variety of tire types sold in North America, from bicycles to extreme off road tires. Their ST tires have a great reputation not only on this forum, but throughout the RV community. Go with the Maxxis.
amxpress 01/20/17 07:35pm General RVing Issues
KYB Mono Max Shocks

Just ordered a set of these shocks for my 2007 Dodge 2500 CTD. I had Monroes which were too soft, especially when towing my fiver. Anyone have KYB Mono Max shocks on their TV? If so, how do you like them?
amxpress 01/17/17 09:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bad back-Mattress Recommendations?

The Original Mattress Factory will make a mattress to fit your RV. You can visit one of their stores and try all their models, then give them the dimensions you want and they'll make it just for you. Easy, eh?
amxpress 01/17/17 09:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: LED headlight conversion

This is the OP. Thanks for all the responses, though as usual on here, many conflicting views I agree that LED replacement bulbs vary drastically based on brand and cost, both in quality and design. After looking at the reflector in my stock headlamp housing, I can see how an LED bulb might not be focused causing problems for oncoming traffic in my low beams. At this time, I can't afford to replace the complete headlamp housing assembly with ones designed for HID or LED lamps. SO, I think I'll study the many LED bulbs and install a pair in my hi-beams as I won't have to worry about on coming traffic and I can get a good idea on how good they'll light up the road. We'll see what happens, especially at night.
amxpress 01/11/17 08:41pm Tech Issues
LED headlight conversion

The headlights in my 2007 Dodge 2500 are very poor, especially after driving my daughter's 2016 Toyota with LED headlights. I have aimed them with my 5'er hooked up and my airbags adjusted to keep my TV level. I saw LED H13 bulbs on Amazon reasonabilily priced I am considering. Has anyone tried these LED bulbs? Do you like them?
amxpress 01/07/17 08:50pm Tech Issues
RE: clean new style flat windows

I've used a magic eraser sponge with water to remove spots and stains on glass and windshields. Mr. Clean is one brand name. Fine enough to not scratch the glass.
amxpress 01/06/17 09:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Heater Core Replaced, Now Blows Cold Air

Like Krusty said, very likely an air pocket is not allowing circulation through the heater core. Touch both hoses where they enter the box, after the engine reaches operating temperature, if only one is hot , apply vacuum to the nipple where the green wire is connected. Oh, that's a hose not a wire. If the hoses still aren't hot to the touch, bring it to a shop that can bleed the air from your cooling system. Also make sure your water pump is circulating the coolant. Good luck
amxpress 01/02/17 09:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Size of Alternator

They did offer a 90A and a 120A in 1990. Take your old alternator down to your auto parts store and compare them. The 90A should be a simple swap, but I'm not sure which 120A would bolt up. Also, as mentioned, check for excessive Voltage drop between the alternator and batteries. Even cleaning the terminals and cable ends can help. Good luck.
amxpress 01/02/17 09:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Travel trailer "vs" fith wheel --MPG to tow

I actually get better MPG towing my Columbus fiver than I did my 26' Jayco TT. I'm sure aerodynamics plays the biggest part. Towing the Jayco TT was like pulling a big square box down the road. This is with my 6.7 CTD.
amxpress 12/17/16 10:57pm Fifth-Wheels
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