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Firestone Destination LE 2 for TT

I've got a couple of ST tires that are nearing 5 years. I would like to go to LT tires. I have 2 choices that fit the stock wheels and carry enough weight. First is the Firestone Destination LE 2 in 235/75/15, with a maximum rating of 2,183 pounds per tire at 50psi. This tire is relatively inexpensive at $101. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Firestone&tireModel=Destination+LE+2&partnum=375TR5DLE2OWLXL Second choice is the Goodyear Cargo G26 in 225/70/15, with a maximum rating of 2,470 pounds at 65psi. This tire is much more expensive at $156. I'm leaning towards the Firestones. My trailer GVW is 9,000, and I know the tongue weight will be over 1,000 pounds, so I have enough capacity. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Cargo+G26&partnum=27R5G26&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes Is there any reason to spend the extra on the Goodyears?
jspringator 02/21/15 12:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Terminal Corrosion

I had a battery on my Excursion that was prone to corrosion. I didn't know it until I replaced the battery, but the ground connectors had corroded to almost nothing. I believe that caused a bad ground condition that caused misfires of the COP. I replaced the connectors.
jspringator 02/18/15 04:06pm Tech Issues
RE: pull-out trays for pass-thru storage?

We used plastic bins in our 99 Hurricane. Trying to support 4' slides will get expensive. Use individual bins, and a hooked pole to pull them out from either side. I used dirty clothes hampers that were the approximate width of the pass through. Not as good as a pull-out, but a lot easier to fabricate.
jspringator 02/18/15 03:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New tow vehicle for my tent trailer - we aren't truck people

I wonder if you can get tuner for the Honda, My 5-star tuner on my Excursion made a big difference. Get a 93 octane performance tune. Another idea is to switch it out of overdrive while towing. It will have a lot more power. Fuel economy will suffer, but it is nothing compared to the price of a new truck. Hondas are top shelf. I would spend a little on it to make it work.
jspringator 02/16/15 06:50pm Folding Trailers
RE: Place to dry camp one night around Grayton Beach State Park

I'll do it. I even got a pull through site. Won't have to disconnect.
jspringator 02/16/15 07:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Place to dry camp one night around Grayton Beach State Park

Reservation made at Falling Waters. Thanks!
jspringator 02/15/15 05:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Place to dry camp one night around Grayton Beach State Park

Our reservation doesn't start until Sunday, but we will be arriving Saturday, July 4th. Is there someplace (Walmart or the like) where we could park the night until they will let us in on Sunday. I figure Sunday morning I can just go to the day area so the kids can use the beach. A good fireworks view would be a plus!
jspringator 02/15/15 02:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ST. Augustine FL.

Do either of the St. Augustine Outlet Malls on I-95 permit overnight RV parking. I can't get into Jetty Park until Sunday and this looks like a good stopping point. Looks like there is a Flyin' J and Camping World in a pinch.
jspringator 12/24/14 03:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mileage change with smaller lighter trailer

4,000 miles a year tops. Would this work? http://www.ebay.com/itm/360299053193?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true
jspringator 11/17/14 08:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mileage change with smaller lighter trailer

Got a link to that deflector? That would definitely be the cheapest option. It is ease of towing I'm looking for.
jspringator 11/16/14 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mileage change with smaller lighter trailer

I know this is an old thread, but I'm still thinkin... Would a foot and 1/2 in height make much difference? This looks like a good fit. http://www.jayco.com/products/travel-trailers/2015-jay-feather-slx/18srb/ I doubt I would even need a WD hitch. The ease of towing really means more than the mileage. if I could get 10 using OD at 60-65 I would be happy.
jspringator 11/16/14 03:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Scan tool for wasy to read Ford $06 misfore

I've replaced all of mine too...twice. First with the ebay units. They didn't last long. Then with Ford Motorcraft units. From here on out, I want to use the Wells units with waterproof grease packets. Does the SCT use code six, or $06?
jspringator 10/28/14 05:45am Tow Vehicles
Scan tool for wasy to read Ford $06 misfore

I have chronic problems with COP failures that won't set a code or pending code. The only way the shop is able to find the offending cylinder is with the $06 mode on their scantool. The only problem is that it costs$600 to $700 each trip. I need a scantool that reads the $06 code for a Ford so I can change the COP myself. Does anyone have any suggestions? I do have the SCT handheld from 5 star. WIll that work?
jspringator 10/26/14 06:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replaced roof molding screws

Larry, would RainKap be helpful for my application? http://www.rvaccessorypart.com/page/page/3352092.htm It would bypass the Jayco Eagle gutter system that has a gutter and a small tube with a slit in it underneath the gutter. I guess the small tube is to collect water that goes over the gutter. My awning is underneath the molding, but I'm not sure there is enough space to mount the RainKap. I guess I could cut it down. This would address the issue presented by Gjac. I do'k know of any other way to seal the molding unless I covered the entire thing in Eternabond.
jspringator 07/08/14 12:02pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replaced roof molding screws

Looks like I won't be replacing the roof membrane! I was re-gluing some trim pieces that fell off and had the 5200 handy. I have 3 tubes of 4200 (or 4000UV) in the freezer, but I like the idea of 5200, even though I know I won't be able to take the screws out. I recently bought a Harbor Freight 18 volt drill. If I hadn't had that I wouldn't have been able to do the job. I found a big piece of cardboard, and stuck each screw into the end of the sealant tube. I put 10 screws at a time on the cardboard and climbed on the roof. I took 10 out and put 10 back at a time. I left the drill on the roof. Next time, I moved the ladder and started over. It went pretty quick like that.
jspringator 07/03/14 03:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replaced roof molding screws

The vinyl trim piece on mine just hides the screws from view. It doesn't seal anything. It just press fits into the molding. I almost took it off.
jspringator 06/30/14 07:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replaced roof molding screws

Rain water has to go over this trim piece (and the screws) to get into the gutter. The screws weren't watertight; hence the leak.
jspringator 06/30/14 03:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replaced roof molding screws

It would if it was leaking around the screw. I also need to make sure the gutters aren't clogged. I think that is what caused the leaks.
jspringator 06/30/14 10:11am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Replaced roof molding screws

I replaced all the screws in the molding holding down the rubber roof with stainless steel screws dipped in 3M5200. That is a lot of screws! http://i57.tinypic.com/1538s2u.jpg Do I need to do anything else? Run a bead of sealant at the top of the molding? Cover the entire molding with Eternabond? I can't see either one of these would be an improvement on the crews heavily dipped in 3M5200 About 3/4 of my screws had rusted threads. On mine, a clog in the gutters caused water to rise into the screw area. I can't see that the plastic screw cover does anything but make the moisture hang around longer. My rig just turned 10. I wish I had done this 9 years ago.
jspringator 06/29/14 08:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Main breaker will not reset

Same exact thing happened at the same campsite a year later. I had to push the breaker AGGRESSIVELY to the right, then reset.
jspringator 06/25/14 07:37pm Tech Issues
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