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RE: Those with tire pressure monitoring systems..

I don't have the experience with 80 or 110 psi, but at 55 and 65 psi, seems like I see a 5 to 8 psi increase and up to about 10 degree increase. We have TST and with 80 PSI, see the same percentage of increase. Whatever the recommended PSI is COLD, the manufacturer allows for an increase when they are going down the road and warm up. It's safe.
ReneeG 08/27/14 08:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jackknife with Hensley

Nothing is fool proof, nor will a great hitch save you in every situation! This guy may have had a great setup, but just the wrong time and circumstance. Amen!
ReneeG 08/27/14 08:54am Towing
RE: Where do your pets ride?

I would never leave my Pet in the 5th Wheel. IMHO, nothing living should ever be left in a 5th Wheel or a TT when traveling. I know this is off topic but in some states this is legal as long as there is radio communication between the passengers in the trailer and the cab. Now, if a dog or cat, can use a radio to communicate in this situation, they are pretty special!
ReneeG 08/26/14 10:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where do your pets ride?

Our dogs ride in the back seat of the pickup with us. One in a crate strapped down (she's small) and the other loose. I know . . . I need to buy a seatbelt for her.
ReneeG 08/26/14 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where do your pets ride?

Always in the 5th wheel. She hated the noise of the truck. Never a problem in a year and a half. How do you know?
ReneeG 08/26/14 08:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire info.

Definitely got your money's worth at 9 years and doubly blessed that the tire separation started but you caught it before it caused any problems. Our fifth wheel came standard with LR E 10 Ply and when we replaced them recently due to age and tire separation on one, that caused damage, it was replaced with the same. Never had to ask for them. We got a good warranty too. What we didn't know was the on the original, they had rubber valve stems. When the tire shop put on the new ones, they specifically put on metal valve stems. Glad you made a good decision and are sticking with it. It's your rig and making the best decision is important.
ReneeG 08/26/14 07:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Using the oven while moving...

Does anyone use their oven while towing? I'm not sure there is anything wrong with doing that, just wondering if I am missing something. The thermocouple will shut down the gas on the odd event the flame goes out, and there is no additional fire risk that I can think of. :S Surely ye jest? This post reminds me so much of the classic movie The Long, Long Trailer... I would highly recommend that you rent or buy the movie and watch it very closely! That's what I said!
ReneeG 08/26/14 06:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jackknife with Hensley

earlier questions rephrased, and more questions: If the TV initiates a turn, even an abrupt one to avoid something for example, the Hensley is going to allow the rig to bend at the hitch like it is supposed to, right? If, during this swerve manouever, the TV piles on the brakes and the brake controller is any type that does not brake the trailer instantly, the trailer could push the Explorer around into a jackknife, could it not? A Hensley didn't help this guy either. $300 hitch with good safety chains OMG - it's a dually! High winds, high winds - no fix for that. We owned a Hensley, drove thousands of miles with it and it performed perfectly. DH was a good driver and we never encountered a situation such as any of these. Well, we did encounter high winds but we pulled over. Any number of things could've happened in both of these situations and I'm not going to speculate one way or another.
ReneeG 08/26/14 06:19pm Towing
RE: Using the oven while moving...

Ok . . . just seeing this title reminds me of the Desi Arnez and Lucille Ball movie, "The Long, Long, Trailer"! Remember that scene that she decided to go in the trailer and fix him a gourmet meal in transit so that by the time they arrived it would be all ready? Well, we know how that turned out!
ReneeG 08/26/14 01:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: TIRE TIME!

"If it's on the highway in the United States, there are a set of tests the manufacturer has to pass . . . as noted in this video That is the most boring video I have ever watched and I feel dumber now for having watched it. It says nothing. Not even interested in watching it, as it's probably gov't-made. Only about 1 step up from Chinese-made, IMO. :-) Lyle There goes ignorance again in assuming - you know what assume means right?
ReneeG 08/25/14 09:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1969 Hi Lo Bon Voyage 209 overhaul

What is that line on the counter above your sink leading to the faucet? Don't tell me it's a cut line. I was thinking about turning the sink the other way, decided against it, it was just my first outline. Oh, good!
ReneeG 08/25/14 03:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: TIRE TIME!

Oh brother. Talk about taking a turn for the worst on this post. Personal opinions do not have anything to do with the original intent of this posting.
ReneeG 08/25/14 03:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1969 Hi Lo Bon Voyage 209 overhaul

What is that line on the counter above your sink leading to the faucet? Don't tell me it's a cut line.
ReneeG 08/25/14 07:59am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Jackknife with Hensley

Where can you see that the trailer brakes failed? Ken You only need to look at the picture to see that that trailer pushed that Ford SUV around like a toy. maybe the trailer brakes did not fail, maybe they were simply set wrong, either way, that trailer pushed that TV around into a jack knife and it will not do that if the brakes are working as they should. Had he a dually we would not have this thread. that's my humble opinion. You are so right! Hmm, when I had my Dually I didn't detect any magic anti jack knife towing dust...Not sure how having a Dually would have kept this particular event from happening either. Especially since we have 1 picture after the accident with no details. I assure you a Dually can still jackknife....a crew cab Dually turns slower, handles worse, and possibly would have handle this event much worse than the expedition with its 4 wheel independent suspension. Ever seen a HD truck do evasive maneuvers with a trailer in tow compared to a(n actual) good handling vehicle? The Dually may have been on its top in this instance. At least the ex kept the rig on its wheels. Just musing...since we are all speculating at this point. Thanks! Jeremiah :B
ReneeG 08/25/14 07:58am Towing
RE: Jackknife with Hensley

Where can you see that the trailer brakes failed? Ken Had he a dually we would not have this thread. that's my humble opinion. :S
ReneeG 08/25/14 07:57am Towing
RE: What is really deductible?

You probably won't get a 1099 for the interest on an RV loan-you'll have to calculate it yourself & put it in as a separate deduction--not a big deal-just a little legwork needed You are correct in not receiving a 1099. We used to, but not anymore, but you can easily contact the financial institution for this information.
ReneeG 08/25/14 07:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What is really deductible?

Yes, we too deduct on our taxes for our fifth wheel, as our accountant says is fully self contained and is counted as a vacation home. If we had an RV and a sticks and brick vacation home, only the interest on one can be counted in addition to our primary residence.
ReneeG 08/24/14 03:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jackknife with Hensley

Point is that a HA does not ensure that the driver becomes an expert. Is this post intended to give the HA a bad name? For what? For a jack knife situation as evidenced in the picture but with no other explanation? A lot of assumptions are being made where there shouldn't be. Whatever the situation, any good piece of towing equipment will not prevent an accident in an out of control situation and I'm not saying that's what happened here.
ReneeG 08/24/14 03:17pm Towing
RE: TIRE TIME!

don't put any tire on your truck or trailer that is made in china. That is a pretty bold statement. Especially when most new vehicles and trailers come with factory tires...often made in China. You are absolutely correct. Most American companies have been manufacturing their tires in China or wherever in order to make money. All tires that are sold here, have to go through stringent testing. That is actually incorrect - both wheels are tires are built to a specification based on testing, but there is no destructive testing performed on the product to verify how well it conformed to that spec. I just went through this with the NTSB on a wheel grievance. It's not hard to make sure you are driving on US tires, just read the label in the sidewall and if it says China, replace them. "If it's on the highway in the United States, there are a set of tests the manufacturer has to pass . . . as noted in this video
ReneeG 08/23/14 05:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: The Dark Side

I can empathize with you. Years ago that's all we used to do - camp with E, but one trip we had to dry camp and although it was a little unsettling to me at the time, I soon became accustomed to it and prefer that type of camping. With that said though, a generator is a must to recharge, or at least hookup to your rig and run it while plugged in to recharge your batteries. That's what we used to do before we bought our generator. You may want to try that first, then if you like that type of camping, invest in a generator.
ReneeG 08/23/14 09:02am Travel Trailers
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