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RE: I-40 across the country

Hey all, we're driving from Durham, NC all the way to the Grand Canyon on I-40. Planning on hitting Memphis, Little Rock, OK City, Albaquerque, etc. Family of 5 with kids 10, 8, and 5. Tell me about anything else worth seeing in that 3000 miles. Campgrounds, museums, restaurants, whatever! What are you "must sees"? Totally jealous here. When I retire in ten years, that's the number one target spot I want to camp at on our cross-country trip. Safe travels.
lawnspecialties 12/07/16 04:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 235 85 16 tires, what are you guys running?

I have verified that the wheels on the rig I'm buying are 8-lug. So the craigslist wheels should work. Not crazy about the inch and a half diameter difference (the Westlakes are smaller), but the price is pretty good i would think. I've also confirmed with the seller of the wheels and tires that they are still available. You guys think I should jump on them? Even if I eventually need to get taller tires, I'll have more options that will handle the weight with a 17.5" wheel, right? I'm also watching to see if anyone else has a comment on why or why not you should jump on these. The first time I saw the ad, I wished they would have worked for me. But for starters, I have a triple axle and two more new wheels and tires would have ruled that idea out. As you stated, the only negative I really see is the tire size. But everything else is so much stronger than what most of us here on this forum have. Also, make 100% sure the lugs fit. My guess is the distance between lugs on an 8 lug wheel is going to be the same but that's not true on 4 and 5 lug wheels. The distances can vary. That would be terrible if you come up here and buy them and when you get home, they don't fit. Keep us posted.
lawnspecialties 12/07/16 04:32am Toy Haulers
RE: Snow Driving Stereo-types

I really felt bad for the plow/salt truck driver, sliding down the hill towards the police cruiser...... I do snow plowing here in NC. So that guy really had my sympathy. I kept yelling for him to straighten up the plow but if I were in his situation, I'm not sure if I had had the presence of mind to do that either. Had to be mighty scary. By the way. We still use chains here a lot. We put them on the fire truck and even in ice, it does quite well.
lawnspecialties 12/06/16 04:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: 235 85 16 tires, what are you guys running?

As mentioned, Westlakes tend to get mixed reviews on the E rated tire. My Westlakes on our Work & Play were awesome and they carried a heavy load for over 8000 miles before we sold the camper. The treadwear was hardly noticeable and I would guess they could have easily gone over 20,000 miles. But going with an H rated tire is a whole new concept. Massive strength.
lawnspecialties 12/06/16 03:58pm Toy Haulers
RE: 235 85 16 tires, what are you guys running?

Check out this craigslist ad. He's had them on craigslist for a couple of months. If these rims fit your camper steel studs, I think this would be a home run for you. Craigslist Ad Thanks for the link, I've inquired about their availability. Are these good wheels and tires? I definitely like the idea of moving up to 17.5" wheels. They are H rated. The Sailuns and G614 GoodYears everyone is talking about here are G rated. If you loaded up your camper enough to overload those Westlakes, the camper would probably break before the tires did. They are super heavy duty. Some here don't like the Westlakes E rated tires but I had a set and they were great. But going with an H rated tire is a whole different story. Its so much overkill, its ridiculous unless you found a great deal like this craigslist ad. They're strong as an ox.
lawnspecialties 12/06/16 03:41pm Toy Haulers
RE: 235 85 16 tires, what are you guys running?

Check out this craigslist ad. He's had them on craigslist for a couple of months. If these rims fit your camper steel studs, I think this would be a home run for you. Craigslist Ad
lawnspecialties 12/06/16 01:00pm Toy Haulers
RE: Snow Driving Stereo-types

For starters, I hope everyone here realizes this post was meant as fun. Second, don't preach to us down here about driving on ice. We get more ice than many northern states because our winter temperatures are so close to 32 degrees. Freezing rain is quite common for us.
lawnspecialties 12/06/16 12:51pm Around the Campfire
Snow Driving Stereo-types

This was pretty ugly and I certainly hope nobody was hurt. But I saw some hard hits. But I don't want to ever hear again how us southerners can't drive in the snow. This was Canada! Come on guys. You should be ready for snow from August to June! Montreal
lawnspecialties 12/06/16 09:18am Around the Campfire
RE: favorite campground

Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World in Florida! Us too. In fact, we're pulling out around 9:00am this Friday. Should be at the Fort around noon Saturday. :B
lawnspecialties 12/06/16 08:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Had an unexpected visitor this weekend

We have more than our fair share of coyotes here at the house. Coyote hunting is becoming almost as popular as deer hunting around here.
lawnspecialties 12/06/16 08:35am General RVing Issues
RE: 235 85 16 tires, what are you guys running?

Really not seeing many options other than the Towmax ST tires that came on the rig. Talking dual 7k axles on a 5er TH with gvwr of 15.5k. Throw those Towmax tires away or any tire that came with your RV originally. Tires that come with new RV trailers/5th. wheels are the cheapest tire the mfg. can buy to put on your new rig. American profit and greed at work!! I made putting on Good Year LT 614 "G" rated tires a condition of my buying my new 5th. wheel. The dealer had my choice of tire put on at the factory:):) Just what works for me! Stay with LT tires. Ditto on everything he said. The only set of Tow Max tires I had tore up our old Cyclone pretty bad. When I bought the Vengeance, a full set of GoodYear G614 235-85-16s went on as part of the deal. They are pricy but they are great. I'm running 100 psi. If money is a big factor, I'd get the Sailuns and be totally happy with them. The only thing I use the Towmax tires on is my landscape trailers. I try to find them on craigslist when people are getting them off their camper. If a Towmax blows on my landscape trailers, it really won't hurt much except my time of changing out a tire. Important note: do you know what psi capacity your rims have?
lawnspecialties 12/06/16 08:32am Toy Haulers
RE: Do I want a 5th wheel?

Today's WD hitches and sway control are so good that both pull just as well as the other when properly set up. That's hogwash. You can get a TT to tow well and I understand the whizz bang hitches if you want to spend $2k+, but the reality of the hitch point over the axle and heavier pin with the fiver is what it is. I had an Equalizer 4 point hitch. I think it was around $800. Less expensive than the Reese sitting in the bed of my truck right now. I guess my point was, if the OP finds a TT that he really loves and its his favorite choice, I think it would be a mistake to not get it because he thinks he has to get a 5er to enjoy his towing experience. Most WD hitches are not set up correctly and that certainly effects handling. But once I got my Equalizer set up like it was supposed to be on my last TT, it was outstanding. I'd compare it to any 5er tow any day of the week.
lawnspecialties 11/30/16 05:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Tires for an F-350

I put the Cooper Discoverer on my F250.. GREAT tire. I would buy them again in a minute. Aggressive tread, quiet, and great tread life! This is what I'll probably go with soon. Discount Tire has them for around $200/tire in the 285-70-17. I've heard good things. My BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2s have been excellent but they have around 25,000 miles on them and its time to replace before snowy weather hits.
lawnspecialties 11/29/16 05:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do I want a 5th wheel?

I have had 3 TTs and 2 fifth wheels. We are present 5th wheel owners. But in all honesty, the fact that you're committed to staying under 30' means get the camper you want. The fact that it will be a 5er or a TT is really not that important. Today's WD hitches and sway control are so good that both pull just as well as the other when properly set up.
lawnspecialties 11/29/16 05:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What are you towing in your 10' garage?

Two sport quads fit easily. My W&P had those beds that fold up on the side so I had to turn my quads sideways. But not a problem.
lawnspecialties 11/28/16 05:36am Toy Haulers
RE: What are you towing in your 10' garage?

Will the Raptor have the three-seasons doors in the garage? They take up a good half a foot of your usable space. That's a good question, I didn't know there was such a thing. I don't think so, but how would I know the difference? I just noticed its a 2012. My guess is it won't have them. Not sure if three season doors were available back then but if they were, I imagine they were rare. Three-season doors are sliding doors at the back of the garage. Their purpose is to allow you to keep the garage door open all the time while camping if you wish. The three-season doors provide the insulation and security of a normal door. They sit approximately 6" inside the garage at the back and they are very obvious. If you didn't see them before, I'm sure they're not there.
lawnspecialties 11/24/16 11:51pm Toy Haulers
RE: What are you towing in your 10' garage?

Will the Raptor have the three-seasons doors in the garage? They take up a good half a foot of your usable space.
lawnspecialties 11/24/16 02:17pm Toy Haulers
RE: Good Tires @ a Good Price

Hmm Ive been shopping for BFG AT TA KO 2, 1025 out the door from Discount, and a 70 rebat card, will now check with Belle. quoted 963 from the website. wonder if I took that to Discount, would they match hehehe only downside gotta buy this weekend, that's a tall order Great tire except mine have around 25,000 miles on them and they're worn down enough, I plan to replace them before snowy weather sets in. No way they'd make 30K. Not again.
lawnspecialties 11/24/16 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: What are you towing in your 10' garage?

In our former Work & Play, we could haul two sport quads or a lifted golf cart with no problem. A utility quad was big enough that I could only haul one. But the W&P had those beds on the side which inhibited room.
lawnspecialties 11/24/16 10:44am Toy Haulers
RE: advice on weight /sway please

I'd get either one you like the best. That kind of weight wouldn't bother me at all. For me personally, bigger has always been better.
lawnspecialties 11/20/16 12:47pm Towing
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