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RE: Equalizer hitch failure

Definitely looks like a manufacturing defect that resulted in the metal becoming brittle. I've beat my equalizer hitch up pretty hard over the years, and it's held up really well other than wear and tear on the hardware, especially the L pins that hold the bars onto the L brackets on the trailer itself.
Searching_Ut 08/24/14 05:50pm Towing
RE: WIND RIVER/TIMBER RIDGE TT'S

I have a 2012 Timber Ridge 240rks that I'm using for a third year now. It's not nearly as well assembled as the Springdale TT I had before it, seems they didn't drive a single screw straight, but I'd have to say most of the components are of better quality. I've drug it around about 16k miles so far and the screws have all fallen out of the cabinets a couple times and I've had to glue them back in. The plastic trim around the steps has weather cracked and is falling off already, and the awning track is pulling off the trailer. I've also had to rework a bunch of the trim around the bottom, mostly due to assembly issues and I've got some cracking on the corners of the front fiberglass cap that I'm keeping an eye on and may have to start doing repairs on shortly. Just about everything that has a connector in it plumbing wise has leaked at one point or other, as is common for TT's the tank quantity indicators are virtually worthless, and the floor is prone to being somewhat noisy. On the plus side the layout is nice, and the TT does well insulation wise in the colder shoulder seasons when the nights get well below freezing. I've had issues during this time of year with my other RV's that I haven't experienced yet with the Timber Ridge.
Searching_Ut 08/24/14 05:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing small TT with Ford Sport Trac

How does it feel when you're towing? I put as much if not more faith in the how I find the setup to handle than I do in manufactures ratings or opinions of others. I towed a very similar TT behind a 2000 dodge Dakota which has a similar weight and wheelbase. I ended up covering around 15 thousand miles in the mountain west, driving on many of the roads you hear people being concerned about on these forums. The combo always felt good and handled well even on the mountain passes in the snow. That said, it always felt like I was pushing the drivetrain too hard, and the transmission did start to go out so I sold the truck, leading to a new diesel, resulting in too much truck for the trailer, thus a new TT. It can be expensive to upgrade the truck. If the handling and braking are good, and you're inside the manufacture specs for towing I'd have no concerns.
Searching_Ut 08/24/14 04:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Food chain

It's interesting how different folks view camping, and how the progression often works. Myself, I still prefer tent camping backpacking style, but age, and the wifes hip make that a poor option for us most of the time. For national parks etc. I had a tent trailer, then went up to a class A which I found I didn't really like. In the sorts of areas I could take it, it seemed more easier to just motel camp. Next came a 19ft travel trailer, which could get in to most places, but the wife thought it cramped so we stepped up to a 25 foot TT. For the most part, we only use it for Forest service sorts of camping, and find we end up finding motel camping more to our liking for hitting the city sorts of trips.
Searching_Ut 07/06/14 07:12pm RV Lifestyle
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