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RE: tire pressure monitor systems

Not that I've ever heard. I think most people don't even know what they are.
93Cobra2771 04/24/15 06:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Bonehead move no. 251

My rule of thumb is that when I pull a pin, I keep it in my hand until it is properly secured. And before I leave, I do a final walk around, every time, looking at my hitch, the TT, windows, storage doors, entry doors, awning, etc etc. This covers for any distractions I had while hooking up.
93Cobra2771 04/21/15 06:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Tangled in cords

A roll of masking tape and fine tip sharpie. Cheap as dirt and works like a champ. My 14yo son stores all of them in a backpack with his playstation (for rainy days) and only pulls out what he needs.
93Cobra2771 04/20/15 01:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Disaster with Windjammer 2715 vs

Glad the OP is ok. On a side note, not very much information to figure out why the tire blew. Could have been bad tire. Could have been tread separation/heat/blowout. An alligator could have latched on right before leaving the gas station. In other words, we have no idea what led to the blowout. And honestly, I took from the OP that it wasn't a statement on crappy tires, it was a statement to see how her insurance claim turns out.
93Cobra2771 04/14/15 11:43am Travel Trailers
RE: TrackMaster grenade

Heat would likely have gone up pretty quickly in the tire, tpms would likely have given a heads up. Appears to be straight up tread separation.
93Cobra2771 04/13/15 01:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Attached RV Garage Feedback Request

I've seen it before and I still love it.
93Cobra2771 04/13/15 08:09am Travel Trailers
RE: awning leaking at the connection

Here's a link to a video of replacing the awning fabric. Watching it, may give you some pointers on where to look, and what to seal. My awning had a leak where there was a butt joint in the track that the fabric slides into. From the roof, I could see a bead of caulking that was supposed to seal that joint. The caulking had cracked. I cleaned it up and recaulked (non leveling dicor lap sealant). All is good. x2 - mine had the same joint above the door that wasn't sealed well.
93Cobra2771 04/13/15 07:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley Arrow Maintenance Parts

Squirt some motor oil in at the top access hole and spin them a bit. Works like a champ. Makes a mess. I live with it.
93Cobra2771 04/10/15 12:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley Arrow Maintenance Parts

When you buy the kit, go ahead and add two addtional zerk fittings to your order. They will fit in the same box and it will save you some shipping. I always keep a couple on hand, as they are a wear item. IMO, it is one of the few weaknesses of the HA - I would rather have a separate retention pin for the bars and then a standard grease fitting.
93Cobra2771 04/10/15 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Honest feedback on fuel

You can figure on an easy 500/axle to swap gears out. And then the speedo has to be reprogrammed as well.
93Cobra2771 04/09/15 10:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Blowing out water lines?

Once season starts, I never drain. However, we rarely if ever drink from the faucet. Cleaning and showers only...
93Cobra2771 04/09/15 07:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Tint Vs Perforated Vinyl

I had the perforated vinyl on side windows of a work van once, whenever the window was wet I couldn't see out of it. That's the biggest drawback. We actually print/sell perforated vinyl and that is the biggest problem with it. Only way to avoid this is to have it printed, and then you have it laminated. The lamination has a UV coating that protects the vinyl, plus water doesn't pool in the perfs like GWolfe mentions. It comes in rolls and is white. It is installed just like window tint, but goes on the outside of the window. I've not heard of any issues with heat on the windows. I actually used some on my bedroom windows because I hated the light coming through at our favorite campground. I got some scrap from work (white) and then sprayed it lightly with black spraypaint. It served it's purpose, but I was planning on going with some of the ceramic tint for both heat rejection and looks. Higher end fifth wheels use the perf vinyl on their windows. It is a good look.
93Cobra2771 04/09/15 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Honest feedback on fuel

I can tell you with the Ecoboost, I get 10-11 mpg towing a #5000 TT in WA state.. But, it's not the weight so much as the wind resistance that's gonna kill ya.. For what I tow, I don't need a diesel. Don't really plan on getting a bigger trailer anytime soon either, so there you go. Good luck! Mitch :) Hi, MitchF150; My F-150 is very similar to yours in specs. I hope, with my Airstream to get a little better gas mileage than you are getting, 12-13 MPG, but if I get the same as you, I'm OK with that too. 2014 Super Crew cab 145" 4X4 Max Tow Ecoboost 7650 GVWR 1745 payload. Hi Robert, This will be my second 'season' of towing with the Eco, and it's now got almost 15,000 miles on it and I've noticed an increase in mpg's on my daily commute with it now that I've got some miles under my belt. I think some of it has to do with 'learning' how to drive the eco and some has to do with the engine loosening up some.. But, getting into those turbos is sure fun! :) Mitch :) Hi, Mitch; Do you run Regular or Premium while towing? I read that while towing Ford recommends using Premium gas. I heard that the power and Eco-nomy will increase when burning Premium. Premium for me. Worth ~1mpg in my case. If you can find 100% gas/no ethanol it's worth even more.
93Cobra2771 04/09/15 07:40am Travel Trailers
RE: TrackMaster grenade

It has been said most blowouts are from a loss of air pressure.Lots of things get said. That doesn't make it a fact. Consider this: Why do the TV tires not fail at the same rate? The TV goes everwhere the TT goes and more. Yet they do not fail at anywhere near the same rate. That's an apples to oranges comparison. Different forces between TV and TT, more debris is likely to hit TT tires, loads are completely different, etc etc etc. A valid comparison would be to equip a TT with LT tires on one side, and ST tires on the on the other side. Even then, not a totally fair comparison since TT would likely pull weird with that setup. I suppose the true valid setup would be to have a full set of tires and simply swap out after an established set of miles. Considering ST tires are speed rated only up to 65mph, not surprised you were having failures. I would consider the fact that none of your St tires making it to their second birthday an aberration. If that were the case with all ST tires, there would be serious questions happening from the feds. Of that, I have no doubt. Reality is that if a tire carcass isn't examined by a true tire engineer after a failure, it's a crapshoot as to what really caused it to fail. They are usually destroyed when that happens leaving only a few clues for those that know how to look for them. If you have a tpms and no pressure or temperature alarms go off, then you can certainly rule out a leak. This is certainly a debate that could go without end, so it's up to the OP to decide what he wants to do.
93Cobra2771 04/09/15 07:34am Travel Trailers
RE: TrackMaster grenade

Did you have a tpms at the time of the failure? If not, you need to get one. It will catch the symptoms of a failure way before the failure actually happens. Seldom catch blowouts, but can tell you if tire is losing air. Some will even report the temp. You should always check tire pressures before a trip. If the blowout is a freak occurrence, correct. However, it will give clues if you have a tire on the way out. For example, mine have the temp monitoring. It helped me discover one tire with a temp going up. A tread separation was not far from happening and likely wouldn't have noticed it until too late. Even in the case of a catastrophic failure, you will figure it out a lot quicker with the alarm going off. It has been said most blowouts are from a loss of air pressure. Even if tire is good when you leave out, who's to say you didn't catch a nail five miles later and then lose 1 psi/minute? It can certainly happen just like that, and no one is the wiser if they didn't have a tpms installed... *Edit - RV daytrader beat me to it. LOL
93Cobra2771 04/08/15 12:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: TrackMaster grenade

Did you have a tpms at the time of the failure? If not, you need to get one. It will catch the symptoms of a failure way before the failure actually happens.
93Cobra2771 04/08/15 09:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Honest feedback on fuel

You can plan on 8-10 mpg towing with a gasser, according to size of tt and speed you run. Higher the speed, the worse the mpg. Even mph can drop 1+mpg easily.
93Cobra2771 04/08/15 09:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Hello newbie here.

11.2 mpg is what I get with a tail wind towing my 9000lb 32' Durango. It can be as low as 9 mpg with a headwind. I always calculate 10 mpg when planning a trip. Enjoy your new toy. x2 - I calculate 10mpg, give or take. I typically get a bit over 11mpg on long trips. Run around 60mph.
93Cobra2771 04/07/15 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Protecting one's TV and TT while driving the Alaska Hwy

If I was doing it, I'd coat the first couple of feet of the nose is sprayable "plasti dip". It's basically a rubberized coating that peels off when you want to remove it. That would help minimize rock chips on the nose of the tt.
93Cobra2771 04/06/15 06:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Drawer slides

I'm bookmarking this thread for my replacements, as my OEM garbage is falling apart. My drawers aren't overloaded - they are used a lot though.
93Cobra2771 04/06/15 06:34am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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