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RE: Differential fluid thoughts/recommendations...

I do what I do because I can. I just felt the locker rear end would like new juice. chevman
larry barnhart 05/02/16 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Ford Superduty Order Guide

The only thing trump is fixing is people not paying attention to the government, lets not fool ourselves he isn't our savior! But I can also tell you I wont be voting for hillabeast! We won't live long enough to see any fixes, Too big a mess to clean up quickly. chevman
larry barnhart 04/29/16 09:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How far is it safe to drive on a blown tire?

Your idea of driving to a safe location is really the only safe option. I spent 32 years with the CA Highway Patrol and can vividly remember the cases where somebody did not want to ruin a wheel or something else and the result was injuries and/or fatalities. It probably won't hurt anything to limp to a safe location---pick one that is as far from the traffic lanes as possible. But, even if it did ruin a tire, a wheel, etc., so what! Going 5 miles to the next ramp might not be necessary since likely there will be some extra wide shoulder spot along the way. If not, continuing to limp on may be the best choice (with flashers going, obviously) It is always amazing how some people are willing to roll the dice working on a vehicle right next to vehicles traveling 100ft per second or more. Replacing "things" is a lot easier than the possible alternative. I would have tried to give this advice but you did a very nice job with your words. Safety first for me. chevman
larry barnhart 04/29/16 08:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Differential fluid thoughts/recommendations...

We have 83K miles on our 05 3500 2wd and because I can I have changed the rear end fluid 6 times. over kill ya think?? Probably. chevman
larry barnhart 04/29/16 03:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Differential fluid thoughts/recommendations...

I guess if a truck is heavy duty it should be tough. maybe not, chevman
larry barnhart 04/29/16 11:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at a 30 amp 5er

30 amp power will need power management. We have had low power in nice rv parks with 50 amp service. We have a volt meter in the kitchen so we see what is needed when making coffee, electric heater, toaster and microwave. Best to know what you can do to keep from having issues. chevman
larry barnhart 04/29/16 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solid counters

That would be great I need an extra hand to dig a sewer line. No joke. chevman
larry barnhart 04/27/16 10:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solid counters

Plus a new ford super duty with 1000 ft lbs of torque should help with the mountains in case the wife goes on a shopping spree. that would be step #4. chevman
larry barnhart 04/27/16 06:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solid counters

My RV weighed 18,075 from the factory, that included the tops. Not complaining just can't figure out how it became 23K. :R Easy, you put almost 5ooo lbs of stuff in it.:D I know, numbers don't lie! I just wish I weighed it before loading anything. I guess it is up to me to give you the correct answer. Unload it, weigh it and load it up. 3 simple steps and we will all know. chevman
larry barnhart 04/27/16 06:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV lot layouts + floor plans

Please point me to a RK or RE that has a good TV viewing angle! I will stay looking to a new RL trailer. Chris Our 35 ft alpenlite RK has the best view to the tv because of our furniture changes. Of course it is now a 2 person living arrangement. chevman
larry barnhart 04/26/16 12:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pendleton, OR to Burns, OR via US-395

We also have towed this route. Time is the only issue but we knew that and had a nice time . We were in late September. chevman
larry barnhart 04/25/16 08:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Hot water tank temperature- pressure relief valve

I fixed this problem by removing the valve and soaking it in vinegar for a couple days 3 winters ago and still using it. I soak the water system in vinegar and set for a couple of days and then drain and run water until it does not smell. Then redrain the water heater and flush it. chevman
larry barnhart 04/22/16 08:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awesome Tool

My point is the same torque on all lug nuts. This is not what a tire store has done for me in years. I do it better and that is the end of my story. chevman
larry barnhart 04/21/16 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2016 GMC Canyon Duramax MPG Test

This little grocery getter gets a 31 mpg on a 100 mile test. Not too shabby. Don't know the towing/GCWR spec on these so I really don't know if it's a viable puller. Link I've looked at the Colorado / Canyon multiple times. Nice truck, but the seats suck. There's a test drive article in the newest edition of Trailer Life - they said the same thing about the seats. The forum for these truck has a huge thread of people complaining about the seats too. Why is this story a true story or maybe it is the first seat made for a vehicle. Not really but sometimes it seems to be this way. chevman
larry barnhart 04/21/16 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Awesome Tool

Sold torque wrenches for 30 years and have performed extensive training to industrial end users regarding the correct way to use a torque wrench. Once a wrench clicks it is now a breaker bar and can be used to over torque the lug nut. A major tire chain I know examined their installers' technique and found they were tightening the lug nuts up to 200 ft-lb over the spec. Torque sticks are ok for pre-torqueing fasteners but final torque should be done with a torque wrench. I can guarantee that almost all tires installed at a shop have over torqued fasteners due to poor technique. When you get home, loosen each nut one at a time and re-torque. Pull slowly on the wrench (don't push) and when it clicks stop. Make sure you chock your tires, any torque used to rock your rig is coming from your lug nut which will be under torqued. Good OL LesSchwab is great for rattling the lugs up then hit the lugs with a torque wrench, the sad part is each lug is already over torqued since the torque wrench clicks at each lug with out lug movement. One thing I would do different than you is I would loosen all nuts about 1/8-1/4 turn then properly torque to spec. I agree after Les employers have done exactly what you said for several vechicles and then a brake job is needed however the next tire store has done the same. I have learned to do as you said go home and redo the job. Even ask for a much lower torque number so I can tighten instead of doing the complete job but that has not worked yet. I do not trust any tire store to do the right thing. chevman
larry barnhart 04/21/16 08:27am General RVing Issues
RE: 6.4 2nd UPDATE

We all feel for you. chevman
larry barnhart 04/20/16 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Range Backsplash

Installing kitchen cabinets for many years and seeing issues that I would not like I would work on something else because the lady of the house usually stopped to see the progress. I never was wrong. She agreed with me so maybe taking a chance about ideas can be OK. Chevman
larry barnhart 04/18/16 03:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: tires

The G614, though expensive, are the way to go IMO.We are running G614s without any issues, so agree with allimax. same here. chevman
larry barnhart 04/18/16 07:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to repaint fifth-wheel hitch plate?

We have a 2001 model hitch and a 2001 alpenlite. Hitch, trailer entry steps and pin box get refreshed as needed. Rust is ugly. Easy to keep the items looking great. chevman
larry barnhart 04/17/16 07:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rigs that handle like cars in the wind?

I can tell this as It was funny to us. Our first trip south we were in rain and heavy wind. Even saw a deadly wreck. Stopping at a rest stop along side of a 40 ft MH that driver said to me wow that wind really blows you around. Not really was my answer. No more was said as he walked away. I know he did not believe what I said. chevman
larry barnhart 04/17/16 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
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