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RE: Talk about bad dumb luck!!

The problem with the notion of cutting that or any other tree down on our property, is that our entire 5 ac is trees. 100% wooded except for where the house, drive, and shop are. There are no dead limbs, just storm damage to live limbs. So...I guess I'll have to live with the consequences for the moment. OK then. Keep the patching material handy, cause that is not bad luck, just bad planning. Were it me. I know I would clear out a large space around my RV. All the trees that are close enough to drop a limb on it, would be GONE. Or just keep on patching.
Terryallan 08/20/14 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can someone explain in lamens term

I get so confused about how you guys figure out weights. I have a 06 6.0 f250( no jokes please) and I am trying to figure out what is the Hughes weight range fifth wheel or toy hauler I can look at. I know you look at the data plate on the truck but I am confused on what to do with the numbers and how you figure out what the pin weight should be Actually it is pretty easy to find how much your pin weight can be. Find the GVWR of the truck. That is the max the truck is allowed to weigh. Then load the truck as you would for towing the RV. Full gas and all. Take it to the scales, weigh it, and subtract that weight from the GVWR. That number is the max weight your 5er pin weight can be. Example. GVWR 8000lbs. Truck loaded with full gas, you and your traveling band. say 6800lbs. what is left is 1200lbs. That is the max your 5er pin weight can be. See. Easy
Terryallan 08/20/14 04:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Big Time RV - travel channel

But is a band travel buss, REALLY an RV/ recreational vehicle. Or is transportation for your job
Terryallan 08/20/14 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: W/D Hitch ove load

I have a Husky 500/5000 # W/D Hitch. It was fine with my old trailer, but we have purchased a slightly larger trailer and my tounge weight is going to be 40 to 50# over the 500# rating. Am I in bad trouble? Thanks to all. Jim Your trouble comes in IF in fact your WDH has a 500lb weight rating. A 500lb weight Carrying rating is normal, Not weight distributing. Your Weight distributing rating should be in the 800 to 1000lb range.
Terryallan 08/20/14 03:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slide out depths

Depends on what you want, and where you camp. A deeper slide will more often than not render the camper useless with the slide in, as it usually cuts off one end of the RV. Usually the end with the bath. Also. You have to- move over farther in the site to keep from sliding out into your camping neighbors site. Remember. You site ends at your sewer hookup. NEVER slide out past it. A more shallow slide usually allows you to still use your camper IF your site is full of trees, and there is no room to slide it out. Have had that happen in the mountains, and once at the beach. It also lets you have more room on the door / front side of the TT where you spend your time. So you see, it is all in what you want.
Terryallan 08/19/14 07:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT length vs TW length

This is interesting to me as well. Got the truck - 2011 F150 Ecoboost, SuperCrew, Max Tow, 5' bed, 145" WB. Plenty of payload at 1820. Now searching for the trailer to pull behind it. Plenty under weight in the 30-35ft range and wondering if there is a practical length as most say go by the weight and payload will be the limiting factor. No issues buying a good WD hitch with good sway control if that's what it takes. You will find no manufacturer that limits the length of a trailer, only the weight. You will run out of weight long before you run out of Wheelbase. My 150 has a 145" Wheelbase. Longer in fact than many 2500s, and 250s. I tow a 31 foot TT. I have absolutely no sway. Big trucks do not push me around, and in fact I have several times forgotten to install the sway control bar. Still no sway, and no problems from trucks. With the proper tires, and with the WDH adjusted correctly, The TT does not move the truck around at all. If it were not for the engine working a little harder, I could forget it is there. Yes I can feel a strong cross wind. But EVERY vehicle on the road can feel it as well.
Terryallan 08/18/14 08:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: my new tow vehicle - well, maybe

Only thing I would suggest. Make sure of the Tahoe tow rating. I would bet it has a 3.42 rear gear. That is going to kill the tow capacity. You may be limited to around 6000lb loaded. Nope. The 3.42 is the best towing gears GM put in this platform. So if you have 3.42, you're doing good. 3.42 w/ the 6 spd is a good towing pairing. That is what we have in our '10 Suburban. The kicker is whether you have the K5L cooling package. Look for the K5L code in your glove box. If you do, you have a Tahoe equipped to tow the max for the model. If not, you will be limited -- check the owners manual for exact numbers. It is a decent towing platform. We have towed our 6500lb TT many miles w/ our '10 Suburban and it gets us there. Don't be afraid to let it rev, 6th gear is all but useless, but overall it is a very nice, comfortable, and reasonably stable platform. Just because it the "best" GM puts in it. don't mean it's good. Have you had the opportunity to tow with a newer tv with a 6spd tranny yet? While my experience is only with the GM combo, it is plenty of power for a trailer large enough to max out the tv's payload. While a 3.42 seems like it is not enough, the internal 1-4 (and 5th depending on road/ weather) gears actually make it a better combo than the old 5.3/4spd/4.10 combo. While I didn't have a Tahoe, I did have this combo in a '10-1500 ccsb 4x4, that had plenty of power for a 7300lb(ish) trailer, just was over on payload a little. Have had the opportunity to drive a 5.3 with the 3.43, and the 6 speed. It could not get out of it's own way. Knew after just a few miles. I would not want to tow with it. It was constantly changing gears running empty.
Terryallan 08/18/14 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires

You may be feeling sidewall flex or you may have sway and might be better served by adding an anti-sway bar to the vehicle. that is NOT what sway bars are for. It is not an anti sway bar. It is a Sway Control Bar. Only to help control sway after it starts. IF you have sway FIX it. Then put a sway bar on it. The TT should not sway with out a sway bar. A sway bar is only for emergency situations, like dodging a child, deer, or dog. It will help to slow the swing of the TT, and help to control the sway. NOT to enable you to drive down the road in a straight line. If you are using it for that. Trouble awaits you.
Terryallan 08/18/14 03:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: my new tow vehicle - well, maybe

Only thing I would suggest. Make sure of the Tahoe tow rating. I would bet it has a 3.42 rear gear. That is going to kill the tow capacity. You may be limited to around 6000lb loaded. Nope. The 3.42 is the best towing gears GM put in this platform. So if you have 3.42, you're doing good. 3.42 w/ the 6 spd is a good towing pairing. That is what we have in our '10 Suburban. The kicker is whether you have the K5L cooling package. Look for the K5L code in your glove box. If you do, you have a Tahoe equipped to tow the max for the model. If not, you will be limited -- check the owners manual for exact numbers. It is a decent towing platform. We have towed our 6500lb TT many miles w/ our '10 Suburban and it gets us there. Don't be afraid to let it rev, 6th gear is all but useless, but overall it is a very nice, comfortable, and reasonably stable platform. Just because it the "best" GM puts in it. don't mean it's good.
Terryallan 08/18/14 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: my new tow vehicle - well, maybe

Only thing I would suggest. Make sure of the Tahoe tow rating. I would bet it has a 3.42 rear gear. That is going to kill the tow capacity. You may be limited to around 6000lb loaded.
Terryallan 08/17/14 01:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: pulling air lanyards

Be careful pulling them in freezing weather. The water can frees the valve open, and let ALL the air out.
Terryallan 08/17/14 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires

My problem was solved when I went to a 2601lb tire. It is an XL/extra load. Settled the TT down just fine. I had no sway anyway. But now it's like the TT isn't there. and when aired down to normal when not towing. The ride is not much worse than the OEM tires. I bought Cooper Discover H/T Plus. 265-60-R18. No P in front of them. Max psi 50lb. More than you will ever need, and NOT expensive.
Terryallan 08/16/14 04:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Conditioner Problem

Wonder IF one of the vents is pointed directly at the thermostat.
Terryallan 08/16/14 04:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Modification , more counter space

I made a cover for our stove top for more counter space. We never use the inside stove anyway.
Terryallan 08/16/14 03:56pm Truck Campers
RE: generator

Here comes the red/ blue prejudice. Matters not the color. they are ALL loud in a otherwise quiet campground. IF it can be heard next site over. It's too loud
Terryallan 08/16/14 07:25am Tech Issues
RE: Hirearchy

I usually just feel sorry for the class A folks. It's true. Most stay in their RV.
Terryallan 08/16/14 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: GCVR?

Whilst GVWR seems somewhat violable - GCVR seems the wall. But how/where can I find the GCVR for my 2013 F150 Supercab 4WD SRW? It should be in your manual in the towing section.
Terryallan 08/15/14 08:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Warranty question & looking for NC Dealerships

In truth. It prolly isn't as hard to get dealers to do warranty work as you think. I bought my APEX in SC. However Terrill Camping Center services Forest River, but does not sell APEX. I was down there to buy a part. The manager told me. IF you have any problems, just bring it by. Forest River lets us service all their lines. We will be glad to do yours. So it seems to me, NO problems.
Terryallan 08/15/14 10:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Warranty question & looking for NC Dealerships

Ditto for Tom Johnson Marion. Bumgarner's in Hudson is good as well, and Terrill Camping Center in Denver. I know those are not close to you, But they are among the best in NC.
Terryallan 08/14/14 07:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer siding??Is one better than the other?

In truth. Many high end RV have aluminum siding. Don't know where that came from. is a bus made out of the same thickness, etc., of aluminum as a standard RV? bumpy Point??????
Terryallan 08/14/14 02:54pm Beginning RVing
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