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RE: Brake Controller problems

You might also have a chafed wire or a loose connector on the trailer that is causing the problem.
jrs1871 05/10/16 05:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 235/80R16 S637 tires

We got those put on our fifth wheel last year. So far very pleased with them. Our local tire dealer had them in stock so we had no delay in getting them. Maybe it is a regional difference that is causing the inventory shortage.
jrs1871 05/08/16 06:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires for TV

Thanks for the replies. The consensus seems to be that the Firestones are not the best choice. I should have clarified a little; we tow 10/12,000 miles a year. We do not drive it in winter conditions. The Bridgestones that are on it are the original tires and still look good but they are also six years old. Time to change irregardless of how they look.
jrs1871 05/06/16 06:28am Fifth-Wheels
Tires for TV

It is time to replace the tires on our 2010 Chevy 3/4 Duramax with approximately 38,000 miles. Currently it has Bridgestones and they have worn well with no problems. We carry about 2800 pounds pin weight. The tire shop recommended Michelins, Firestone Transforce or Bridgestone Dueler in order of price, highest to lowest. All are a LT265/70R17. Since we only use the truck to pull the fifth wheel and it is virtually all highway driving, we are leaning toward the Firestone or Bridgestone tires. What is the experience of folks with these tires?
jrs1871 05/05/16 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
Heading to Colorado

We are headed to Colorado in three weeks for a couple of RV rallies. So I have a couple of questions. Is CO 10 between LaJunta and Walsenburg decent? Also CO 94 between Colorado Springs and Aroya? Both of the state roads are on a more direct route for where we want to land. And are there any decent RV parks in the Lamar or La Junta area? Those that I have checked out on RV Park Review do not have very flattering remarks. This would be for an overnight only, so we are only looking for electric and water hookups. But we don't want to stay in a hell hole either.
jrs1871 05/04/16 06:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Need info re 2010 28RKBS

Even trailers that are listed as four season units are not going to do well when the outside temperature is 105. As a rule of thumb, you can figure that you will be able to cool the unit to about 20 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. Ceiling fans, table fans, keeping blinds closed, adding insulated curtains, etc. will all help make it more comfortable. But you will not be able to cool any of them like you can a stick and brick.
jrs1871 04/29/16 05:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Scenic route from Santa Fe to Farmington, NM

Your first option, 84/285/64 would be more scenic. US 550 would probably be faster as it skirts by the mountains. Even though 84/285/64 goes through the mountains, there was nothing that created any difficulty. We took 84/64 last summer from Santa Fe on our way to Durango and enjoyed the drive. Our last trip over 550 was a few years ago when much of it was under construction. There really wasn't much to see along that road.
jrs1871 04/13/16 06:24am Roads and Routes
RE: outside stair carpet

I bought rubber backed indoor/outdoor carpet runner at the local farm store and made my own. I did have a grommet tool so the cost was less than half of what the boughten step covers would be. Even if I would have purchased a grommet tool, they still would have been cheaper. I also work cheap so it was a win win for me. Like others said, they catch a lot of dirt and sand. And the steps aren't as slick when they are wet.
jrs1871 04/11/16 05:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Missouri to Montana

A possibility to avoid some of the interstate and see some of the local areas is: take I70 to Topeka, KS, north on US 75 to US 36, west on US 36 to US 83. North on US 83 to North Platte, NE. The Holiday RV Park in North Platte is an easy in, easy out park that is nice. West on I80 to catch US 26 west toward Scottsbluff and then over to I25. North on I25 to I90 and then west. This route has lots of interesting places that are worthy of a stop but the roads are such that you can make decent time. It also goes by a couple of the places you specifically wanted to visit. We have done this route several times on our way to Montana. Another possibility is to stay on I70 to US 83, but you miss some interesting spots this way.
jrs1871 03/29/16 06:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Route 50 through Kansas

We prefer the 56/96 route when we are headed out that way. Highway 50 is a good road but it does have a lot more truck traffic. There are passing lanes spaced nicely along the way. But we just prefer to avoid the truck traffic.
jrs1871 03/18/16 05:15am Roads and Routes
RE: i35 thru Oklahoma city and wichita

If you are coming from Dallas traffic, Wichita and OKC will be a piece of cake. Only tricky part will be making the transition from I35/I40 to I35 in OKC. There is construction but it is on I40 west of the transition area.
jrs1871 03/11/16 06:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: Spectacles in Progreso, Mexico

A couple of friends went to Flores Optical and were satisfied with the service and the product. He is on the left side (heading in). It close to Red Snapper.
jrs1871 03/06/16 05:03am Snowbirds
RE: Spectacles in Progreso, Mexico

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jrs1871 03/06/16 05:00am Snowbirds
RE: Alamagordo Hyw 54

Just did that drive last summer and there were no problem areas. It is a pleasant drive.
jrs1871 03/03/16 06:05am Roads and Routes
RE: How's I35W northbound - from above Hillsboro to OK?

We are wanting to know the same thing. When we came down Fort Worth wasn't too bad but around Lorena and Belton, traffic came to a complete stop and didn't move for quite a while. We have studied the atlas but there doesn't seem to be much in the way of an alternate route that doesn't take you out of the way. We have done 77 and 281 and were not overly impressed with either.
jrs1871 02/18/16 05:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dentures made in Progreso, Mexico?

Cummins, they are not much different than ones in the states. There are good ones and bad ones. That is why a personal reference is a good idea. I also checked out the dentist even after I had a reference. For what it is worth, the dentist I use in Progresso has more modern equipment than my former stateside dentist. His workspace is spotless. I haven't had dentures, but I have had extractions, root canals, and bridges and have had no problems. For those without dental insurance, this is a viable option.
jrs1871 01/25/16 12:27pm Snowbirds
RE: Loaded cargo weight

It really depends. Some folks view of what is an absolute necessity is different from my view of what is necessary. That being said, we have been between 1,800 and 2,000 pounds for our extended trips (4 to 6 weeks). We rarely carry fresh water in the tank since we do not boondock. Instead we keep a couple of gallons for flushing on the road.
jrs1871 01/13/16 06:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: dual pane windows

Two previous fifth wheels did not have dual pane windows, current one has them. We had a lot of problem with condensation previously. Now that is not an issue and the noise reduction is quite noticeable. We have had this trailer for three years and so far, no problems with the windows developing a leaking seal. Personally, we would not be without them and they are well worth the additional cost. To help even more, I made insulated curtains for the windows. We don't use the trailer that much in cold weather, but the curtains definitely help when the temps hover around 100.
jrs1871 11/28/15 06:10am Fifth-Wheels
can't load microsoft updated

In about the last week, I have developed a problem loading microsoft updates. This is a net book, using Windows 7 starter that I use for reading emails, facebook, news etc. while on the road. I get an error message that windows updates is turned off, but I have it set to automatic updates. The problem seems to stem from a critical security update that did not load. I have run virus, malware, and spyware checks and no problems were detected. Suggestions?
jrs1871 11/26/15 05:21am Technology Corner
RE: Slightly different Alaska trip

Again, thanks for the replies. Much to think about. I can see we need to extend our trip by several days. Also we will look at the ferry as opposed to the cruise. The stops seem to be the same but more opportunity to see other than the tourist traps. We are still thinking of the last two weeks of May and the first part of June. But after reading all the comments and suggestions, that may change also.
jrs1871 11/20/15 06:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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