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RE: Bigger tires? Where do they make a difference

I have a 2012 Ford F-350. According to the sticker on my frame the tires (LT 245 75 R17E) have certain weight ratings......I have LT 275 70 R18E tires on my truck. Due to the bigger tires, does this change any of the weight rating and if so which ones and by how much? The taller tire WILL change the tow capacity. Taller tire WILL LOWER it. Taller tires change the rear gearing
Terryallan 05/26/16 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I worry?

Didn't get a chance to check the details on my tires, but I'll assume you're correct and I have P rated tires. Before getting a set of LT, should I simply make sure to go right up to the max 44 psi? Would the 42 I set it at be any different? Thanks. MAX psi will help, but stronger tires will really help
Terryallan 05/26/16 06:58pm Towing
RE: Why do people spell Cummins with a "ings" ?

It's when they misspell GMC that I start to really worry....:S Or when they ask for phone number to 911
Terryallan 05/26/16 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Antifreeze

It WILL get diluted, I thought every few day empty into a five gallon pail Sorry I guess I need to be clearer. IF you use only pink antifreeze in the system as a 100 percent replacement for the water.....and use it only for flushing the stool.....I don't think the liquid human waste would be enough to cause freezing. Guess you'd have to read the label on the pink stuff and do a little guessing. It certainly would be less likely to freeze in the holding tank than if you used plain water from a bucket. AND......maybe even more important: I can't figure out how one would "dump" the holding tank into a plain bucket without making one hell of a mess.....and ending up with most of it OUT of the bucket. They make special receivers/carriers just for that purpose, with good reason. Maybe the best solution in a case like this would be an old fashioned chamber pot or a chemical toilet. Agree. If he uses pure pink. But besides the mess, That will get expensive in a hurry
Terryallan 05/25/16 07:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Should I worry?

I wouldn't worry,, You spent the time and got it set up and it did fine,, you forgot the sway bar and had tanks full,, made it a little wobbly,, next time dump and hook up the sway bar and youll be good!! Just got done with the tires. Trailer wasn't too bad. About 60 psi with 65 being max. Really mad though about the suv. Guys told my wife they checked when they rotated. No way. Max is 44, all four were 10-15 under that. I set them at 42 for now. It's possible that the tire guys set it at the recommended psi for normal driving, and not for towing. You don't need to max them out when not towing. I would however suggest you invest in a stronger tire. A tire that has a 44 PSI max, usually only rated for 2175lb. IF you step up to a tire with a 50lb max, it will be rated to 2601, and have much stronger side walls, and so control the TT much better. Yes you can tell a difference.
Terryallan 05/25/16 07:02pm Towing
RE: heart breaking

here I am old in nature and not the best of health and trying to get ready to go camping. have been working on the readiness now for a week and seems not that close to being ready. I have so much to do yet and have done a lot already. unwinterizing, washing sheets loading the chairs in the truck, getting buckets ready for mushrooming and berry picking. hate to say this but reality is looking me in the face and she is telling me it may be time to sell the TT and cut back some. never thought I would say that. very sad and heart breaking since I have enjoyed camping so much over the 75 years. My body just gets tired too fast. Wondering. What do you do to "unwinterize". I do that at the CG. I simply hookup to the city water, and let it push the antifreeze out, Or if I didn't use antifreeze. I just let it. fill the water heater, and I'm done. Also. We wash our sheets, towels, and wash rags when we get home, and put them back in the TT. And our chairs stay in the camper. Keeping the camper ready, and storing all camping gear in it. Is why we bought a camper. It is in truth ready to leave when ever we want to go. I do wash it, and the TV before we leave, other than that we just put some clothes, and food in, and off we go. I would only suggest you leave everything you can in it. For me, as I age. The worse part is carrying the hitch out of the building, and putting it on the truck. Don't make it harder than it has to be.
Terryallan 05/25/16 10:15am RV Lifestyle
RE: Should I worry?

200lb behind the axle, combined with low tire pressure in the TV, and TT would be enough to change the dynamics of your towing experience. TV tires aired to max will flex less, and be more stable, same with TT tires.
Terryallan 05/25/16 09:00am Towing
RE: Antifreeze

Man is gonna mix it with a minimum of 5 gal of fluid. It will freeze Your opinion, not supported by any kind of real facts.....since you have no idea what he is actually going to DO. IF you properly drain all the tanks and pump anti-freeze into the lines via the external suction hose on the pump, there shouldn't be more than a few ounces left.......if any. Read his post. He is going to USE the black tank, and empty it every few days. He is NOT going to just put antifreeze in it, and leave it. IF you empty it, and leave it empty, you need no antifreeze anyway. But if you put some in the black tank, and then put fluids in with it, and just take out 5 gal every few days. It WILL get diluted, and freeze, and while RV antifreeze does NOT expand when it freezes, it will not flow. The Kunkels Posted: 05/21/16 11:16am Sorry forgot to change my profile. We at in north Jersey. We will stay through the winter. We will have no water except buckets for the toilet. I thought every few day empty into a five gallon pail and take to the dump station. I figured antifreeze will keep the tanks from freezing. Thank to all for yet info.
Terryallan 05/25/16 08:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Antifreeze

Fact is. Watering down the antifreeze as will happen when you put is a holding tank with any fluids in it, will make it useless. Best bet, Drain the tanks That't not a fact at all. One assumes that you would properly prep the system when putting the anti-freeze in; that includes draining what you can and mixing what's left to mininize the dilution. How "useless" it becomes with dilution depends on how MUCH dilution there IS> Man is gonna mix it with a minimum of 5 gal of fluid. It will freeze
Terryallan 05/23/16 07:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Antifreeze

Fact is. Watering down the antifreeze as will happen when you put is a holding tank with any fluids in it, will make it useless. Best bet, Drain the tanks
Terryallan 05/21/16 07:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: will my pickup haul my travel trailer 1000 miles?

will my custom(has cadillac escalade front end),2000 silverado 1500, with vortec v8 engine, pull my 30' bumper pull mallard camper trailer 1000 miles? thinking interstate 40 for most of trip from kentucky to arizona Need more info. What V8? 4.8, 5.3, 6.0? What rear gear? 3.08, 3.43, 3.73,??? How heavy is the TT. 5000lb, 6000, 7000lb, 8000, We need to know more
Terryallan 05/19/16 11:16am Travel Trailers
RE: F150 Questions

Thanks everyone. Am I crazy to consider going up to a 7000 GVWR TT with this pickup? good to go. You are well within the capacities of the truck. Have to remember. It does not take a HUGE trans cooler to do the job. 7700lbs is plenty of tow cap for that TT. However, IF you want to raise the tow cap. Put on a size smaller tire,( say go from 18s to 17s) and flash the computer. Does it also have a powersteering cooler? I bet it does. Smaller tires to increase your tow capacity???? This might change your gearing but could also change you carrying capacity. Your towing capacity and your carrying capacity both need to be considered. Your F150 sounds like a good setup from the factory. In the owners manual you will find that 17" tires have 500lb more towing capacity than 18" tires, At least that is what it says in mine. Also why do you think it would change the GVWR, You can get 17 with the same, or greater load capacity as 18s.
Terryallan 05/19/16 11:05am Towing
RE: F150 Questions

Thanks everyone. Am I crazy to consider going up to a 7000 GVWR TT with this pickup? good to go. You are well within the capacities of the truck. Have to remember. It does not take a HUGE trans cooler to do the job. 7700lbs is plenty of tow cap for that TT. However, IF you want to raise the tow cap. Put on a size smaller tire,( say go from 18s to 17s) and flash the computer. Does it also have a powersteering cooler? I bet it does.
Terryallan 05/18/16 08:53pm Towing
RE: South Myrtle Wally World overnight

Big sign out where the RV park at Wally World. Says NO RV parking. Usually it is covered up by the RVs parked there. However. Don't know how many times you have stayed at PL. But in our trips there, we have noticed that they will let you in at most anytime day or night. You should give them a call. Especially if you have already paid for Friday night. I'm betting you can get in.
Terryallan 05/18/16 08:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone use covers over there camper?

IF you have the room. I would, and did invest in a shed. You can get a metal carport put up jiffy quick, or like me have a pole shed built. Mine is 35' long, and 14 feet wide inside, with a tin roof. It REALLY protects the TT. No black streaks, no dried out roof fixtures, and the wax has not worn off between waxings. Buy a couple of canvas covers, and the shed is paid for., and it looks nice in the backyard.
Terryallan 05/18/16 08:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Explain why I can't patch a tire.

Dude, you have popped for a very expensive Motorhome. don't cheap out on tires
Terryallan 05/18/16 05:59am Dinghy Towing
RE: acceptable tire age

We are leaving on a cross country trip in a few weeks. My fiver tires are Goodride LT tires with a 3210 DOT code. I am debating on replacing the tires before we leave. I hate to replace them if it is not necessary and they are only turning 6 years old this summer. Goodride is a brand out of China but they have been trouble free for me. Any ideas on whether to keep these or replace them? So 6 year old tires. They are just looking for a place to blow. prolly on the interstate at 65 MPH out in the middle of no where. I personally would not go out of town with 6 year old tires. but then I wouldn't go with 5 year old tires either. 4 years is my max, and I get concerned at that. Just MOP
Terryallan 05/17/16 08:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Baby bison euthanized after ride in visitors' car

Ignorant do-gooders, ya gotta love 'em. Stupid park rangers, that calf could have been raised, by bottle, by almost any one they could have asked. This is the same thinking that got it killed because someone interfered with the natural process. It looked cold so an idiot took it to the Rangers. Not to mention the fact, That because it got use to people. It figured it was OK to walk up to moving cars on the road, and so caused a road hazard, and could have gotten people killed. That was the real reason it was killed. The do gooders made the baby dangerous. Much like feeding Allagators, or Bears. They will come for food, and it could be you.
Terryallan 05/17/16 11:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Memorial Weekend

Going to Orchard Lake. You know I have often wondered, Should we tell the internet world when we will be gone. But then I thought. If the see the 30' white thing gone. they will figure it out.
Terryallan 05/15/16 07:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Nitrogen /air in tires

Nitrogen is so yesterday... I put testosterone in our tires... I use helium. My rig just seems to float down the road... AND you can leak some out , and talk like Chip, and Dale Where do you get it? Can you use the balloon filler bottle?
Terryallan 05/15/16 07:34pm Travel Trailers
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