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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 Dan 08/01/14 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing Tires to Michelins?

Thanks for the great inputs, in searching yes they make the ribs in 235 85 16 so I will get my dealer to price those to me as well. What's a few bucks more when your spending this much to begin with. When they had the recall on the BFG Commercial TA (which I had been satisfied with) the dealer put on XPS Michelin. Michelin owns BFG and Bridgestone. At the time of the switch the dealer made out a bill for Michelin for $1335 mounted and balanced. Even switch for the TA's I had paid $750 for a few months earlier. I think you will like the rib tire better than a semi traction tire.
Dandy Dan 07/30/14 11:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Richard, Thought I would pass on a tidbit of info. Sarah has developed a new habit. In the last few weeks she is wagging the tail more than I have seen since we got her. This is a good thing. She still seems quite happy. We are going to try to get the fatty tumors taken off prior to September. Need to get both dogs their shots and while Sarah is knocked out going to have them clean her teeth. :B:B:B
Dandy Dan 07/28/14 08:55pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Can Change 3.55 Gears to 3.73?

Without getting into all the specs. of my 2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch (we'll do that another day!), how big a deal (and how costly) is it to change the 3.55 gears out for 3.73's? Thanks, Carol 2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch Supercrew 2008 Coachmen Captiva 288FKS When I had a Ford F-150 it had 3.42 gears in it an I changed out the rearend and 3.90 gears were installed. Definately woke up the truck and only changed the RPM's around 250 RPM's. Was really worth the money. Good Luck and Happy Camping. At the time, new gears and bearings were used and the cost was around $600 including labor.
Dandy Dan 07/26/14 10:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2005 2500 Dodge capabilities for a fifth wheel

I have the Dodge Quad Cab long bed 4WD with Hemi. I am pulling the Open Range shown in my signature. It is about 34' with triple slides. The GVW rating is 10700. I have pulled this 5er over 25000 miles without problem. This company makes some light weight 5ers. I am in the 6th year with it. The cable system on the slides makes a big difference in the weight. Much lighter than either the gear driven or the hydraulic systems. Check their website and you should find something that will work for your friend.
Dandy Dan 07/26/14 09:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Having a great time with ToolGuy5 and his bride at Scenic Hills in Berlin. (This is where the last Ohio Old Fella Rally was held) We have had good weather and it has been very enjoyable. But.....All must come to an end. Will head home in the morning. Hope to get a little more camping in prior to Rally in September. Hope you all have a safe weekend.
Dandy Dan 07/24/14 04:26pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I think Ava and Allison will rent a cabin for the rally and be among the folks attending. Okay I need to get moving and get ready to face the day. Hope everyone has a blessed day and I will talk with you later. Richard, It will be nice to see Ava and Allison again. It is nice they can come. Gary, Maybe is time to trade. :B Hope they can get that thing done before winter sets in.
Dandy Dan 07/23/14 07:40am RV Pet Stop
RE: Wanting to change from STs to LTs..........

When you replace your tires, unless you want a partially aggressive tread on the camper, consider the XPS Michelin which are a rib tire and shouldn't scuff going around corners as the others. Just FYI Michelin owns BFG an Bridgestone. Good Luck in your search and Happy Camping.
Dandy Dan 07/20/14 01:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New fifth wheel, over weight for my 2006 Dodge 2500?

Bamacummins, If you check, I think you will find that the only difference in the rear axle between your and a 1 ton, is an extra spring leaf. Mechanically they are the same. Good Luck and Happy Camping
Dandy Dan 07/20/14 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Sleep tight and don't let them bed bugs bite. Definately planning on seeing you, Sue and the kids in September. :B:B:B:B
Dandy Dan 07/17/14 08:18pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Gary how are you doing with the camper? Still waiting Gary, Sure hope you can get better luck from Forest River than I had. I had a piece of $h.. dealer with no nerve to call Forest River about my leaking roof. Ended up trading it off and getting the Open Range.
Dandy Dan 07/16/14 08:11pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Class A, dull hood paint, what to do??

Some years Ford had problems with the paint. It seemed they tried to put paint and a clear coat mix. You could wax it to where it really shined but it didn't take long before it started to dull. About all you can do is to sand and repaint then clear coat. Good Luck with the problems. Hope you can get the results you want.
Dandy Dan 07/15/14 02:58pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Open ranger roam 337 vs keystone cougar

Pholman, We are going into our 6th year with our Open Range. We have had no trouble at all with the cable system on the slides. The cable system actually reduces the overall weight of the vehicle pushing over 800# per slide. I would not think twice about buying another one. Ours has been pulled over 25000 miles. Good Luck in your choice. Our contact with the factory has been excellent.
Dandy Dan 07/14/14 08:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Perrysburg, Ohio Camping World

Boy the Admin is right on the ball.They opened up 2 days ago. Thanks for staying on top of things.
Dandy Dan 07/13/14 09:33pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: F250 with 3.55:1 rear?

After the last trip over the Continental Divide, I've admitted my F150 is not enough truck. Towing 5100 lb dry bumper tow trailer. I found a very attractive 2011 F250 but it has the 3.55 rear end instead of the 3.73:1. Anyone have experience with this rear end ratio? Probably have to decide quickly. https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10506895_10204271649500409_7104003982868996754_o.jpg width=640 Unless it is a 4WD, have you considered just having the gears changed in the rear end? Having to change 2 rear ends could possibly not be cost effective. When I had a 150 it had 3.42 gears. Had it changed to 3.90 Sure woke it up and didn't really effect the mileage much.
Dandy Dan 07/12/14 12:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Size truck to pull 16' - 20' travel trailer

I have always known more is better, but in the effort of economy will a 1/2 ton 350 engine be enough to pull a 20' travel trailer? Full time use of pulling the trailer will only be for about 6 months, then we'll use it for occasional weekend trips. We don't want to purchase an extra big pickup for that reason. Any thoughts would be appreciated. We are definitely not interested in a 4x4. Thanks, RB You should be just fine. I assume that you have a weight distribution hitch. Gee I guess someone should have told me back in the 70's that you couldn't pull a 20' TT with a 350 V-8. Ours was in an Olds Delta 88. This should give the weight police something to babble about. FYI in 2005 I pulled a 28' TT all over with my Ford F 150.
Dandy Dan 07/12/14 12:22pm Beginning RVing
RE: 2014 Mesa Ridge Bunkhouse

For someone with over 25,000 miles towing an Open Range, I have had pretty good luck. Ours was one of tie first ones built and did have a little trouble with it. Dealer set up an appointment so I could take it to the factory to get repairs done. When we were there they were very good in the customer service area and fixed the problems. They asked if there was anything else and we ask them about a couple other things one of which was absolutely no fault of theirs and they gladly fixed them also. I would not be afraid to purchase another Open Range. Hope a little info from someone who has owned one will help. Good Luck in your choices and Happy Camping. To add to Sluggo's comment, one of my problems was delam on the back panel. They had problems with glue in the beginning. If you look at the newer ones they all have a fiberglass front and rear panels. They removed the back panel and installed a new one. Haven't had trouble since. All of our repairs were taken care of in one day.
Dandy Dan 07/12/14 12:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Gary, This sounds like "Stand By, this could possibly be a Maybe" A documented case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. Are you dealing with a government agency?? :B:B Maybe they lost their e-mails and threw away their computer. :B
Dandy Dan 07/11/14 04:30pm RV Pet Stop
RE: flatscreens

Go to one of the good electronics big box stores and look at the display tv's. Step off to the side and make sure you can still have a good picture and not turning negative (black). Find the one hyou like best and you should be good. The only thing I have heard is you don't want a plasma in the RV. Good Luck on your shopping and Happy Camping
Dandy Dan 07/10/14 09:02pm Technology Corner
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I was thinking along the same lines as Gary. Richard, if you know of a good cabinet maker, I'd have him come out and visualize the situation. I'm betting he could construct a slightly longer "mouth" to the existing garage, and then add some good-looking doors out of plywood with trim. Primed and painted with the good stuff, I'll bet it could end up looking like you planned it that way. :W Richard has a brick home with a single door 2 car garage. If you built out it would have to be possibly bricked and trimmed out to look nice and not an add on.
Dandy Dan 07/10/14 06:17pm RV Pet Stop
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