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RE: Trailer tire ratings?

A viable option for tire replacement is Maxxis M8008 ST tires. They are NOT Chinese made and highly rated. They are a quality tire and they are much cheaper than LT tires, if cost is a factor, as it was for me. http://www.maxxis.com/tires/autolt/trailer
amxpress 07/08/14 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hi run tires

Buy the Hi Run but when you get back home, replace them all with Maxxis and use the Hi Run for a spare. I am very happy with my Maxxis ST tires, especially when they were half as much as an LT tire. Cost is a factor for many people.
amxpress 07/04/14 11:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: You can't fix stupid

But he drives a Prevost AND a Beemer, he's allowed to drive anyway he wants; just ask him.
amxpress 06/30/14 08:02pm General RVing Issues
Anyone place a smoke detector in the basement?

Saw it on a Facebook site. Makes sense especially with all the electronics down there. I bought one today at Lowe's and will be installing it in the basement of my Columbus this weekend. Might be a good idea, eh?
amxpress 06/29/14 08:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Akuret failure avoided

I recently experienced a near failure of an Akuret tire on my Columbus. Luckily, a North Carolina Trooper pulled me over when he saw it. Saved me a lot of damage. http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p618/amxpress/akurettire_zps0135f2af.jpg A week later I installed a set of Maxxis M8008 ST tires. What a difference. The Maxxis sidewalls are thicker and don't flex near as much as the Akuret tires. My Maxxis were made in Thailand the 6th week of 2014. Be sure to have your new tires balanced. Good luck.
amxpress 06/29/14 08:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Charlotte NC area campgrounds

We've stayed at the Charlotte/Fort Mill KOA just South of Charlotte.It was clean with shade. The nice thing was the "cocktail lounge" located in the office. You can have a few drinks/food and walk back to your site. The pool was OK,too. DW did an IKEA visit so I hung out at the CG. There's a CG next to the speedway, but it's nothing but a large gravel parking lot with no shade.
amxpress 06/28/14 08:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Toyota Tacoma- Genuine Stories

I had a 2007 PreRunner with the tow package. I towed a 24' Jayco 213EXP with a GVWR of 5500#, though it was actually was never over 4800#. It had the power to tow it, but I knew it was back there. I kept it out of O/D unless it was a flat road. The 4 Liter V-6 loved to rev when it had to, but never head a problem with it. I had an Equal-i-zer hitch which really helped. I traded it for my RAM 2500 CTD when we ordered our 5th wheel. Even when towing the Jayco with my RAM, it was like towing a gigantic bread box and my MPG sucked. If I had my choice of a TT, I'd get an Airstream because of the aerodynamics. A properly equipped Tacoma wouldn't have a problem towing the right one.
amxpress 06/28/14 08:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Suggested Rear Ratio?

As mentioned, the 3.73 is overall a good rear end for your truck. That's what's in my 2500. The Aisin transmission is a heavier duty trans compared to the 68RFE. I haven't had a problem with my 68RFE, just changed the fluid at 50K.
amxpress 06/28/14 08:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire help

I recently installed a set of Maxxis M8008 ST235/80R16 tires. I compared them to the OEM China bombs they replaced. Their sidewalls were thicker and had less flex and they were heavier. I really like them. There will be a number of responses suggesting the LT tires you mentioned. To each their own. They are much more expensive and are not limited to 65 mph. The tire store I bought my Maxxis will not install LT tires on a trailer unless they came in it originally. Silly, eh? BTW, be sure your new tires are balanced.
amxpress 06/26/14 06:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finally going camping this weekend!

Fancy Gap is one of our favorite CGs. Hope you have a great weekend.
amxpress 06/12/14 07:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: new trailer decisions

I am curious, what year were you looking at? The Eagle Premier is all aluminum frame with 3/8 roof and plywood floor not particle. Would you class the saber in the same catagory as the Columbus? The price point for the Eagle Premier is roughly the same from what I understand. I got the Jayco construction info from their website. The Columbus is one step above the Sabre, much as the Jayco Pinnacle is a step above the Premier. You might consider checking out Columbus. They're 100' wide, welded frame, their bunk house rig has 7,000# axles, lots of standard features. Good luck.
amxpress 06/12/14 07:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: new trailer decisions

We had a Sabre fiver before getting our Columbus. Really liked it. The 6 sided welded aluminum frame is a great feature, especially when compared to wooden floor trusses found in the Jayco. Is a 3/8" roof panel stronger than a 1/4" roof panel? Only if you walk on it.
amxpress 06/11/14 08:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dodge 2500 Diesel

Please look at the vehicle in my signature. The best mileage I have gotten towing my Columbus is 13 mpg, not exceeding 60 mph. I average from 9-12 traveling no faster than 65 mph. I actually get better mileage towing my 37' fiver than I did towing my 22' Jayco TT. Don't rely on your vehicle's mileage computer overhead. Do an actual calculation when filling up.
amxpress 06/11/14 07:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire heating and cooling

They once made a device that wrapped around the rim, inside the tire. They were little fan blades that spun with the rotation of the wheels. They were suppose to circulate the air inside the tires, keeping it cooler. Sounded like a good idea, don't know why it didn't catch on. Why not mount a wall mounted thermometer probe near the tires to measure the ambient temperature around the tires?
amxpress 06/10/14 05:13pm Fifth-Wheels
Akuret tire failure

So I knew it was just a matter of time... Driving South on I-95 in NC, I was pulled over by a State Trooper. He said he saw something wobbling under my fiver and wanted me off the highway. Upon inspection of the trailer tires, we found a grapefruit size bubble on the inner sidewall of the right front tire. Wow. By stopping me before the China bomb blew up, he probably saved me mucho dollars. While thanking him, he commented on how nice my fiver was and he was considering an RV. I offered him a tour inside and he accepted. He was impressed, of course. Kudos to that NC State Trooper! Just installed a set of Maxxis last Friday, mounted and balanced. What a difference in construction between the Maxxis and OEM Akuret. Maxxis sidewall stiffness was much greater than the China junk. BTW, they were all set at 80 psi prior to leaving that morning. The bad tire was manufactured the 6th week of 2012. The Maxxis were all manufactured 12th week of 2014 in Thailand. http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p618/amxpress/akurettire_zps0135f2af.jpg
amxpress 06/10/14 04:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Campground Near Charlotte, NC???

Haven't heard of a new CG near Charlotte, but if you want a place to set up, try Fort Mill KOA if you're on the South side of town or Tom Johnson CG if you're on the North side of town. We've stayed at the KOA. Not too bad for a base camp when visiting Charlotte. Tom Johnson is next to Charlotte Motor Speedway and a drag strip. Nothing fancy, just an open area with pull through full hook ups. If you're there when they're racing, it is loud, especially at the drag strip.
amxpress 06/05/14 01:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Maxxis tires

If you look at the tire pressure sticker usually located on the left side of your trailer towards the front, you'll probably read 80 psi. If you don't have a sticker, inflate them to 80 psi anyway. Did you have them balanced?
amxpress 05/28/14 06:07pm Camping World Service and Installation
Kudos to NC State Trooper

We were cruising South on I-95 near Dunn, NC when I noticed the blue flashing lights of a NC state trooper. I pulled off an exit and into a gravel lot. The trooper told me that he saw something wobbling under my trailer. Upon closer inspection, I found a grapefruit size bubble on the inside of the right front trailer tire; a 2 1/2 year old Akuret ST china bomb. I had been on the road for only 30 minutes and prior to leaving, all pressures were checked at 80 psi. In fact, I had just left a tire store after having a nail removed from the left rear trailer tire. Anyway, I would have never had made it to the CG without a blowout and who knows what damage could have resulted. The trooper was interested in getting an RV so I asked if he wanted to look inside my Columbus fiver. He said he wouldn't turn an offer like that down. My hat off to that NC state trooper; he saved me a lot of grief, and I have now justified to DW that we need new quality tires.
amxpress 05/25/14 09:06pm Towing
RE: Stuck in Jacksonville Florida

Did they tell you what DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Code) were pulled from the ABS computer? Or any of the other onboard computers? This should give you an idea on where the problem is. If it's strictly an ABS problem, drive it home. Your brakes will work but you won't have anti lock feature. This has been mentioned in earlier posts. Good advice about bringing it to a Ford TRUCK dealer and not a CW.
amxpress 05/10/14 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5th wheel front living room makes and models

Columbus by Palomino makes a nice looking FL model. Click here to see it: COLUMBUS 370FL
amxpress 05/02/14 08:07pm Fifth-Wheels
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