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RE: Please please- Do you know this place

We typically go to the South Fork area of southern Colorado each July or August. Over 8,000' elevation means lows in the 40's/50's and highs in the 70's/low 80's. A lot of RV parks in the area, several rivers, several mountain lakes, and several golf courses in nearby towns. Beautiful area with great summer weather.
BB_TX 07/29/15 04:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Reese Elite or Curt Q series?

I have had the Reese Elite for 3 yrs and very happy with it. As noted above, B&W also has one to fit the puck system and lots of people like the B&W.
BB_TX 07/29/15 12:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank check value is leaking

A lot of us have eliminated the black tank flush anti-siphon valve. But most of us also use an external check valve just in case of the slim possibility of a back flow.
BB_TX 07/28/15 02:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Burnt Circuit box

Loose connections cause higher resistance. And higher resistance causes heat. Many of my hot, neutral, and ground wire connections were not tight in my load center from the factory. Something everyone should check.
BB_TX 07/27/15 01:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Rear caps - pros and cons

Looks. Any reduction in drag, and increase in mpg, due to rounded edges would be negligible, IMHO.
BB_TX 07/27/15 01:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: SRW or DRW??

I prefer to stay with a SRW. But with that weight trailer the pin weight is almost for sure in DRW territory. The newer trucks payload capacity has increased a lot the last few years, probably not enough for a SRW for that trailer.
BB_TX 07/27/15 01:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keystone Montana

We have a 2007 Montana we bought new July 2007. Could not be more pleased with it. There is a very active Montana Owners Club (MOC) forum with lots of full timers who are very happy with theirs in all types of climates. Of course, there are also some who have had problems to varying degrees. I think they are as good as any in the price range. You need to check weight ratings of the trucks carefully. Truck payload ratings have really gone up a lot over the last number of years. I would definitely recommend a 350/3500. The pin weight of the trailer would determine if you can get by with a SRW, or if you need to go with a DRW.
BB_TX 07/26/15 02:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I'm completely discouraged after reading these posts...

Do you drive a car? A truck? Go to web sites for those vehicles and you will see post after post about problems with them, no matter the brand. People post when they have a problem. And the obvious frustration just makes it sound even worse. The vast majority who have little to no problem don't post about that. Would really be pretty boring reading if they did.
BB_TX 07/25/15 05:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: Deep RV Discounts...when do they really start?

From casual shopping, it appears the best deals are on left over last year's models after the new year's models begin to hit the lots. And, at least for some manufacturers, 2016 models are already on the lots.
BB_TX 07/24/15 08:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Two questions: Hub temp and hitch lube

I have an infrared gun I bought primarily to check tire temps. But since I installed a TPMS I never use it. I do still use the hand test on the hubs. Usually at each stop I will walk around and feel each hub. Even in really hot (over 100) temps the hubs do not get hot. Warm, yes. Hot, no. I would just shoot both hubs and if one is significantly hotter than the other I would be concerned about the one. If both are within a few degrees of each other then no worry.
BB_TX 07/24/15 01:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: The $17,000 Repair of a New Aluminum F-150

Anything radically different is going to have a significant learning curve. And that translates to dollars charged to someone. Nothing new about that. But I would bet the car wash's insurance is on the hook for the cost. In my working days we were using some new computerized control systems with new software. Glitch after glitch. I had two of that company's engineer's personal phone numbers I could call anytime night or day and weekends for about 6 weeks until they, and their support team, helped me, and my support team, get thru the testing. It costs us some time and dollars. But no telling what it cost that company since they were simultaneously having to do the same to other of their customers.
BB_TX 07/24/15 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Puzzler of the day -- models on dealer lots, not on website

Not unusual for web sites to lag behind current model introductions.
BB_TX 07/24/15 01:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: GFI

A GFCI tripping means there is s fault in the 120 vac system somewhere. The GFCI measures the current flowing thru the hot pin, compares it to the current flowing thru the neutral pin, and if there more than around 5 milliamperes difference it will trip. Generally it means there is a short between a neutral wire and ground somewhere. It can happen with a fault on a hot wire also, but that will usually result in a tripped breaker. You can turn off all AC circuit breakers in your RV, plug back into the outlet and see if it trips. If yes, you have a problem before your distribution panel. First place I would look would be the power cord. If it does not trip when you plug in, trip turn on the main breaker. If the GFCI does not trip then turn on the other breakers one by one until it does trip. When it does trip then you will need to determine what is powered by that breaker.
BB_TX 07/24/15 12:35pm Tech Issues
RE: beating a dead horse about tires, but have a question

TST 507 seems to be the most popular one. I have one and very satisfied with it. But there are at least a couple others that some also like. I got mine for peace of mind. I can see the tire pressures as I am driving without worrying or having to check each time I stop. And if a tire starts losing air while driving hopefully I will know in time to slow down and make the next town and a tire store before being so low as to have to change it on the side of the highway. Or wait hours for ERS to show up. Or worse case, the tire come apart and do damage like your $1500. Possibly avoiding the inconvenience of the above is worth price to me.
BB_TX 07/23/15 08:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Seeking advice on trailer light issues

Looks like just a bad bulb. I swapped L&R tail light bulbs and the trouble followed. Looks like I am gonna cruise to the auto parts store. Hopefully that is all it is. Thanks for the replies so far. Interesting. Apparently the stop/turn filament broke leaving a long enough piece to flip over and short to the tail light filament causing all the tail and clearance lights to light up when the turn signal was on. Never heard of that before but can see how easily it could happen. Well worth remembering.
BB_TX 07/23/15 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hearing rumors GM and Navistar teaming up ?

Google General Motors navistar. Lots of stories about it.
BB_TX 07/23/15 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Seeking advice on trailer light issues

Most likely a ground problem. Bad grounds can do weird things to the lights.
BB_TX 07/23/15 02:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: 50 amp Cord

The yellow Marinco 50 amp power cord is much more flexible than my OEM black one. But still heavy of course. But I have rolled the black one and later the yellow one in 40 degree temps. Yellow one is much easier. And This site lists a "super flexible" 50 amp cord, but I know nothing about them.
BB_TX 07/23/15 02:34pm Tech Issues
RE: beating a dead horse about tires, but have a question

TPMS is worthless if the tire throws the tread like lots of them do. There is no loss of pressure, but the damage is still done. Instead of spending money on that, I would first install quality tires. A TPMS would not alert you if a thread is thrown. Unless the thread was thrown due a low tire being run until it disintegrates. Even quality tires pick up nails, screws, and other debris on the highway that can cause a low tire. Or even a leaky valve. And a TPMS can alert you to a low tire before the tire is damaged beyond repair. Or does come apart and damage your RV.
BB_TX 07/23/15 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How can I make my TT lights flash unhooked from my truck?

Just plug a standard auto flasher into the trailer cord, assuming you have a battery in the trailer. Like this.
BB_TX 07/22/15 04:51pm Travel Trailers
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