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RE: Need 50amp at the Ranch, which romex ???

If your friend installs a 30AMP make sure that it is not wired for 220V/240V. Happens quite often and your camper is not designed for 30AMP 220V/240V.
Charlie D. 08/19/14 07:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: waste tank repair?

Had a leak at same location on previous rig while on the road. I sanded the spot and applied several layers of JB Weld. Worked for 6 years.
Charlie D. 08/18/14 01:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Thoughts

Problem now with the Commercial TA, is that BFG only list a 215 and 265 size. The 225, 235 and 245 are gone from their web site! The twin Uniroyal Laredo HD/H still list all the sizes. Chris Hmmm.....just looked at BFG website and what you say is true. BFG is going with a BFG Commercial T/A AS 2 tire per a email I received from them dated 8-5-'14. I saw the "2" part behind the T/A and thought it a typo. The email stated in part; "If the requested tire meets or exceeds the load capacity for your trailer it would be a good fitment and fully warranted. The BFG Commercial T/A 2 LT235/85 R16/E tires carry 3042 lbs at a max of 80 psi per tire. If you have other questions or concerns feel free to give us a call at the number listed below. We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing BFGoodrich. It is our goal to ensure that your issue has been resolved or your question answered to your satisfaction. If we can assist you further, please respond to this email or call us at 1-877-788-8899 (toll free) between 8:00AM and 8:00PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday or between 8:30AM and 4:30PM Eastern Time on Saturday." Just guessing here but it looks like BFG changed their ETEC system in the new 2 tire. Dang I didn't see my favorite LT215/85-16 E in the new line up. Goodyear did much the same with the Wrangler LT HT in the early '00 era and the G614 in the late '00 era. Ditto with the Firestone Transport HT in the late '90s. They kept the line up name but improved the tire. And in the 235's they are three pounds lighter, and now weigh in similar to the FS Transforce. Chris Wonder who is on first??? I have initiated 2 phone calls and several emails with BF Goodrich and they have called me once.. Each email was from a different person. One email from me asked if BFGoodrich would warrant their T/A's on my trailer and their email response was: BFGoodrich Commercial T'/A tires are warranted for 6 years from the date of purchase for workmanship and material conditions." I felt that that response was not specific enough of an answer for my question. When I asked:" Thank you for your response but I am asking specifically about warranty of the 225/75R16 LT T/A for RV service. their response was: "On Thursday, August 7, 2014 7:42 AM, BF Goodrich wrote: Hello XXXX Thank you for your email. We welcome the opportunity to serve you. In regards to the email you sent asking about BFG Commercial T/A'S in trailer use: ST (Special Trailer) tires are constructed with heavier materials in the casing as compared to passenger rated tires giving the ST tires more strength and load carrying capacity. ST tires also have a stiffer sidewall and flex less making them more compatible with the trailer’s suspension system. We're sorry but we do not recommend using passenger tires on trailers that specify ST tires. If the trailer manufacturer calls for ST tires, it is important to replace with ST tires in order to maintain the load requirement. We apologize for the inconvenience. We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing BFGoodrich. It is our goal to ensure that your issue has been resolved or your question answered to your satisfaction. If we can assist you further, please respond to this email or call us at 1-877-788-8899 (toll free) between 8:00AM and 8:00PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday or between 8:30AM and 4:30PM Eastern Time on Saturday. Sincerely, John Consumer Care Department Certified BFGoodrich Product Expert PS: It's important that you get all the safety-related materials that come with the purchase of new B F Goodrich passenger and light truck tires. If you did not receive a warranty book, you can download one at www.bfgoodrichtires.com/bfg/tireWarranty.do. If you did not register your tires, please take a moment to do so at www.bfgoodrichtires.com. Registering your tires is easy and takes just a minute." I then received a phone call from this same "John" who said that there would be no warranty on their LT tire used in trailer service. I am well aware of and appreciate Jim's expertise and have used it via P.M.'s for assistance in selecting tires but it appears to me that depending on who you speak to there are different answers. I was always polite in my conversations and BFG, including a supervisor, was very firm in telling me about not providing a warranty in trailer service. I am also aware that there has been a number of posters on this forum who said they received warranty help and in some cases repairs to their units. Hopefully my new Transforce will serve me better.
Charlie D. 08/16/14 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Thoughts

Problem now with the Commercial TA, is that BFG only list a 215 and 265 size. The 225, 235 and 245 are gone from their web site! The twin Uniroyal Laredo HD/H still list all the sizes. Chris Interesting: The 235 and the 245 in 16" was on the recall 2 years ago. I had the failures on 225/75R16" LT's. I believe the 225 were probably the most popular size for RV's because they allowed you to go to 16"LT's from 15" ST's. I have found several postings on the NTHSA web site about failures of all three sizes I never posted my 5th wheel weights on my previous post about three 225/75R16 LT BFG Commercial T/A's that BFG refused to even consider warranty. Combined weights on both 5200 # axles are 8960 #'s loaded for travel.
Charlie D. 08/16/14 03:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sorry GM, I switched to RAM

Ignition is a BIG issue but GM has owned up to it. There are a couple of other manufacturers with the same problem but not as huge as GM. Never heard that keys fall out of the ignition. The issue is not that they've "owned up to it", but rather the very long (10 years to travel) roundabout road they were dragged down before they came clean. Anyone who thinks GM is an honorable corporate citizen in this society is only fooling themselves. I have tried but an unable to find that GM has had an issue with keys FALLING out of the ignition that you and Superduty123 mention. From July: Chrysler said Monday that it is adding about 696,000 minivans and SUVs to a 2011 recall to fix faulty ignition switches. The latest recall covers some Dodge Journey SUVs and Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan minivans from the 2007 to 2009 model years. Most were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Chrysler recalled 196,000 Journeys, Caravans and Town & Countrys in March of 2011 because the ignition keys could unexpectedly move from "run" to "accessory" and shut down the engine. I know that GM's recall was irresponsible and millions more than Chrysler but I suspect that more recalls from manufacturers will be occurring because, as someone else stated, so many of the parts are interchangeable among car companies.
Charlie D. 08/15/14 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: diagram of aluminum construction

This time of the year will not work because of the heat but during cooler months I can see the framing when the weather is cold on mine.
Charlie D. 08/14/14 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sorry GM, I switched to RAM

As far as the chevy I owned, good engine, lousy truck, not sure I would buy another gm product I have real issues with a company where the keys fall out of the ignition and nobody will own up to it Ignition is a BIG issue but GM has owned up to it. There are a couple of other manufacturers with the same problem but not as huge as GM. Never heard that keys fall out of the ignition.
Charlie D. 08/13/14 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Future trip to LA.

Crystal Beach is a little difficult to access. You can cross into Texas from Holly Beach but you must then go through Port Arthur, take Hwy 73 to I-10/Winnie and then follow Hwy 124 to Hwy 87 to Crystal Beach. Hurricane wiped out the section of Hwy 87 from Port Arthur a number of years back and I don't think it will ever be rebuilt because of cost and wetlands. McFaddin Beach has been rebuilt since Rita/Ike and is open with new board walks, bird viewing and I believe camping is allowed on the beach.
Charlie D. 08/11/14 08:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2014 Cedar Creek won't drain

I am not questioning your statement so please don't take offense. Can't help with your problem but I don't understand how a shower can possibly back up into a sink if the sink is higher than the shower. The shower should overflow onto the floor. Not sure if its shower water or just the water in the traps under each sink that backs up into the sinks. It actually sprays out a little After giving this a little more thought it may be that a common vent is causing the issue and failure to vent properly is causing the sink to back up. If that is the issue the sink liquid is not coming from the shower but from the sink trap.
Charlie D. 08/11/14 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2014 Cedar Creek won't drain

I am not questioning your statement so please don't take offense. Can't help with your problem but I don't understand how a shower can possibly back up into a sink if the sink is higher than the shower. The shower should overflow onto the floor.
Charlie D. 08/11/14 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Verizon fraud dept

If you are using a credit card be sure that it is not expired. I had a couple of companies discontinue service and found that I did not go into my accounts and change the expiration date when I got a new card.
Charlie D. 08/09/14 05:54pm Technology Corner
RE: a dumb tire question

cheaper tire will bulge Even better tires will bulge. What sounds like the problem is separation as I've seen in dissected cross sections of tires. Have them professionally checked to be sure and you will never regret it. X2-I recently had 3 BFG Commercial 225/75R16LT T/A's go bad with one throwing the tread. The other two had a bulge and I found them with broken belts. Jack a tire up enough to turn. Spin the wheel and see if it wobbles or take them to a tire dealer and they can check them.
Charlie D. 08/09/14 05:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Did We Run Out Of Cows??

http://news.msn.com/us/cool-summer-sets-expectations-for-a-record-harvest
Charlie D. 08/09/14 06:43am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Branson MO and Eureka Springs

If you go to Eureka Springs and go through Berryville be sure to stop at the gun museum. Hundreds of pistols and revolvers. Can't remember if there was a fee but if it was it was only a couple of bucks.
Charlie D. 08/07/14 05:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best stainless screws for wood?

Don't think anyone answered the OP's question. He is looking for Dome or Hex Head.
Charlie D. 08/07/14 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: BFG Commercial TA reliability

Yeah, send BFG a email and the answer came from Michelin folks Here is what I get when I send an email: donotreply@bfgoodrichtires.com and BFGoodrich Comsumer Affeirs Jerry Consumer Care Department Certified BFGoodrich Product Expert- This guy is the same one who replied to all my emails.
Charlie D. 08/02/14 06:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: BFG Commercial TA reliability

The recalls were for 245/75R16" and I don't remember the other size. I have had recent problems with the 225/75R16LT Commercial T/A's on my 5th wheel. One threw the tread and two had had broken belts. BFG says they are not warranted for trailer service and would not honor a warranty. Had 1 245/75R16 LT fail on my truck with a broken belt while traveling. Dealer gave me a small discount on one but I had to buy two. When the recall became public I found that both of the rear tires were within the recall but BFG would not help. The two I bought were also on the recall and I did get two replacements. Charlie,I would question the remark about not warranting the tires on a trailer because I had purchased 4 new TA's a few months prior to the recall. They warranted them and replaced them with 4 new XPS Michelins. Even though there is considerable difference in price they were free to me mounted and balanced.Michelin owns BFG. X2 I went thru the same thing. My TA's were 18 months old with no issues but were on the recall list. I talked directly with BFG and they knew the tires were on a trailer but replaced them with Michelins also. Costco did the work as that is where I had purchased the TA's. Of course BFG replaced them even though they were on a trailer. The tires were on a nationwide recall monitored by NIHSA. Call BFG and ask if they are covered now.
Charlie D. 08/02/14 01:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: BFG Commercial TA reliability

The recalls were for 245/75R16" and I don't remember the other size. I have had recent problems with the 225/75R16LT Commercial T/A's on my 5th wheel. One threw the tread and two had had broken belts. BFG says they are not warranted for trailer service and would not honor a warranty. Had 1 245/75R16 LT fail on my truck with a broken belt while traveling. Dealer gave me a small discount on one but I had to buy two. When the recall became public I found that both of the rear tires were within the recall but BFG would not help. The two I bought were also on the recall and I did get two replacements. Charlie,I would question the remark about not warranting the tires on a trailer because I had purchased 4 new TA's a few months prior to the recall. They warranted them and replaced them with 4 new XPS Michelins. Even though there is considerable difference in price they were free to me mounted and balanced.Michelin owns BFG. Dandy-were the tires that were replaced with Ribs part of the recall?
Charlie D. 08/02/14 06:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: anybody else "win" a coupon from Amazon?

That ain't nuttin. I got an email from the guy who won the 400+ million lottery in California and he offered me 2 million of it. It was in my junk file and I deleted it. Several days later I received another in my junk box. All I need to do is provide my name, age and occupation and promise to give some to a local charity. Wonder if I have to pay taxes on it or if he will pay it. You guys eat your heat out.:)
Charlie D. 08/01/14 05:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: BFG Commercial TA reliability

The recalls were for 245/75R16" and I don't remember the other size. I have had recent problems with the 225/75R16LT Commercial T/A's on my 5th wheel. One threw the tread and two had had broken belts. BFG says they are not warranted for trailer service and would not honor a warranty. Had 1 245/75R16 LT fail on my truck with a broken belt while traveling. Dealer gave me a small discount on one but I had to buy two. When the recall became public I found that both of the rear tires were within the recall but BFG would not help. The two I bought were also on the recall and I did get two replacements.
Charlie D. 08/01/14 03:01pm Fifth-Wheels
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