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RE: hitches for 5th wheels

B&W X whatever. Cant beat the quality, customer service, and made in America to boot.
brirene 10/25/14 08:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Didn't Believe about the Chinese Tires

Is there a newer status than a Newbie. Yep. that would be me. I just got on RV.Net and I just got my first ever TT 18 footer. I just got new Chinese 10 ply tires for her. I hope they will last for a while and be dependable on upcoming road trips. Welcome to the forum! Just follow the recommendations for your tires, keep them inflated where they should be, watch the speeds, cover them when not used for extended periods. Hopefully they'll give you years of good service.
brirene 10/25/14 02:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Temperature Question

Only for your personal comfort and, if your furnace is working correctly, only for your wallet because you'll burn more propane. Your water lines will be fine unless the temps go further below freezing for an extended period. You might just disconnect the fresh water hose, if you're connected. Enjoy!
brirene 10/25/14 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs.....

You "misunderestimate" the attention level of those of us who spend their lives at the lower end of the bell curve. :)
brirene 10/25/14 08:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Things to get included in a sale

I negotiated installation of the fifth wheel hitch I purchased. I think it was a legit throw in because I witnessed some strong conversation between the sales manager and the parts department about it after the deal was made. I just walked away...
brirene 10/24/14 11:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Didn't Believe about the Chinese Tires

I'm guessing they were original equipment? So 5 yr old tires grenade, don't think it had anything to do with them being Chinese. Just my very humble opinion. Probably but, I bought the TT used and I think things were cobbled together and who knows. They were the Westlake brand, with excellent tread. So...you really don't know how the tires were treated, whether they were ever run under/over inflated, how many curbs they hopped, or even how old they were. But the problem was definitely where they were made however long and many miles ago. With all due respect, this is why I take complaints about "China bombs" with a huge grain of salt and healthy dose of skepticism. As I said on page 1, how the legend propagates. Jmho.
brirene 10/22/14 10:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Didn't Believe about the Chinese Tires

I'm guessing they were original equipment? So 5 yr old tires grenade, don't think it had anything to do with them being Chinese. Just my very humble opinion. I agree. X3. And that, friends, is how legends (urban?) are born and propagated.
brirene 10/21/14 03:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dish Network loses 7 Turner Broadcasting channels

Really doesn't bother me since I rarely watch any of those. I do pay for them though. Wonder if I'll get reimbursed? :)
brirene 10/21/14 12:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Fireplace

I've been threatening to install a fireplace for a couple of years, and finally made the purchase. The models with the wooden mantle seem to be less expensive, so planned to take it out of that and install under the tv. Turns out the whole thing is so convenient and sits in a perfect spot, so I'll leave it portable. DW added some family pictures on top of mantle, looks just like home. Travels snugly between the chair and couch when slide is in. Love it!
brirene 10/21/14 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Repairing a Broken Sheer Pin

I did mine myself, but mine is electric. Not sure if it makes a difference, but mine was a very easy fix. Just spin the shaft until the holes match up and replace the bolt.
brirene 10/20/14 06:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ADCO Trailer Cover

I've had good luck with mine as well. Don't have the climate you do, but I think any Adco designed for those conditions should hold up pretty well.
brirene 10/19/14 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Maiden voyage was a success

Congrats! Nothing like getting out there with a new unit and alleviating a little of the fear! Sorry about the tire, but glad cn helped you out. Happy trails!
brirene 10/19/14 08:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2006 Ford 6.0 Turbo diesel ???

Wow, where to start...yes, the engine had problems, but they've all been identified and can be addressed by aftermarket applications, if necessary. 8k is probably high, but could be up to 5k as a worse case scenario. Good thing is that they are available at good prices due to the reputation. Powerstroke.org has a huge amount of info. Easy thing to look for is whether it has a coolant filter and heavy duty coolant, which is typically red. If it does, previous owner may have addressed some issues already. Next step involves getting ahold of a monitor which will cost a few bucks, so if you're not willing to go there, the rest doesn't matter. It's a toweing beast if you're willing to do some research and learn how to recognize potential problems.
brirene 10/19/14 06:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Vinegar or Baking soda

^^^^ I would agree that you shouldn't use full strength bleach on toilets, etc, and I'm not sure why you would want to. As a fresh water tank and system sanitizer, in the recommended amounts, which are fairly minimal, it's effective, safe, inexpensive, and recommended. At least it is in my manual.
brirene 10/18/14 08:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Travel Trailer Front Cap Cracking Aluma Lite

Welcome to the forum! Are the cracks deep, to the point where water might get in, or just surface cracks?
brirene 10/18/14 06:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Keyboard won't type

When all else fails, or before, try restarting.
brirene 10/18/14 06:51am Technology Corner
RE: Winterizing question with Antifreeze

My only question is did you run each water outlet, hot and cold, until antifreeze came out? That includes the toilet. Remember the outside shower.
brirene 10/18/14 06:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Alternative to Millenicom

If it were me, I would stay with Verizon. I'm sure the costs will go up vs. Millenicom, but V has recently taken steps to stay competitive with the others, and I don't think you'll find better coverage. See what they offer, then decide.
brirene 10/18/14 06:36am Technology Corner
RE: Where can I buy large tire covers

If they fit the Adcos are fine. I've had a set for at least 6 or 7 years, year round , and they've held up well.
brirene 10/17/14 08:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bully Dog and power chips do they work on gas engines

My understanding is that they will help you gain a few horses, but doesn't do much for mileage, so if that was your goal, you might save your money. Seems like alot of folks who use them don't see much of a difference. To be clear, I've not used one myself, but that's what I read when I was considering one for my v10. Ymmv.
brirene 10/17/14 05:49pm Class A Motorhomes
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