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RE: Weight Rating Spreadsheet

Fifth Wheel St has an online calculator and mobile apps, too.
mbutts 03/03/15 08:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Backup Camera on Travel Trailer

I tried using my iBall magnetic backup cam on the trailer's rear bumper once (trailer is 32' long and hitch is about 18' from where I had screen plugged into lighter socket in truck). The image is pretty darn fuzzy with lots of interference. I've seen some good reviews of this guy's setups (I have not purchased from him).
mbutts 02/25/15 11:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie question on mirrors

I had great luck with McKesh Mirrors on my Expedition. Found 'em on Craigslist for about $75 and sold 'em five years later for the same price. New, they are about $130. I didn't have the scratching problem that lanerd had. I always found it strange that the Expy, with its ability as a tow vehicle, doesn't have tow mirrors from the factory or aftermarket, just the add-on models.
mbutts 02/24/15 09:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel or Gas

A lot of this decision is how big & heavy the FW is. If you could post which model(s) you are considering, it will probably improve the advice you'll get.
mbutts 02/19/15 10:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sunset trail or kodiak?

We had a Kodiak 23TT for five years that we were pretty happy with (other than being a hybrid) and now have had a Sunset Trail 29SS for two years. I don't think you can go wrong with either one.
mbutts 02/08/15 08:14pm Travel Trailers
Can I tow with my Accord?

I guess the answer is YES! Custom Tow Package
mbutts 02/05/15 12:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel w/ bunk & 1.5 baths & 2 A/C's

MH = Motorhome
mbutts 01/29/15 09:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6.0 Powerstroke question

You may want to post this question at Powerstroke.org. There are a few For techs on there that could run a warranty service record check (OASIS report) for you.
mbutts 01/25/15 05:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling all Hensley Owners - Hookup Advice/Tricks Please...

X2 for a camera, but that goes for non-Hensley hitches, too. I was warned that the Hensley and ProPride hitches were hard to use, but I haven't had any trouble with my 3P hitch. For loading, I back up a very steep driveway and park on the TT on the lawn (that's at a different angle from the driveway). No trouble at all to re-hitch later. I find I can hook up faster now than with my old weight dist hitch. Enjoy!
mbutts 01/23/15 09:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Forums/Blogs/Magazines Question

I've been a trailer Life subscriber for years. There's some good info, but some of their reviews are heavily slanted toward the manufacturer.
mbutts 01/21/15 07:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel trucks

The upper limit for me was 90,000 miles because I didn't want a truck that had a worn out interior, dead shocks, or rusted out body. For my brother-in-law, it was 275,000 since he didn't seem to mind how rough the truck was. He also paid less than half what I did.
mbutts 01/14/15 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with Ford Escape

I think you'd be really unhappy towing that close to the limit of your Escape. Although the r-pod is compact, you'll probably be over the 20 square foot trailer frontage limit that Ford suggests. Ford 2013 Towing Guide (see page 13)
mbutts 01/11/15 09:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: choosing tow vehicle

Gail, If you don't need a rear seat, you can definitely get a smaller, non-crew cab truck for easier use around town. For towing a travel trailer, a short bed will not matter. If you are absolutely certain you are not going over 6,000 lbs., a SUV like the Grand Cherokee could handle the trailer you mentioned.
mbutts 01/10/15 10:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing to Rocky Mountain National Park

I also made the trip from Michigan with an '04 Expy and a 4,400 lb. trailer. It required a lot of patience going uphill, but we made it. Your Expy has a few more HP and torque so that would make it a bit easier.
mbutts 01/03/15 07:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Suggestions for good camping spots in Michigan

If you like the sunset side of the state, Oak Grove in Holland is a great place and offers full hook ups. About a 5 minute bike ride to Holland State Park and Lake Michigan. Oak Grove
mbutts 12/29/14 03:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why you chose the TV you did

Why I bought mine: I wanted a diesel for about $25,000 with really low milesThat price range eliminated the ChevyRams in that price range were usually rusted badly I ended up with a barely used (56,000 miles) nicely equipped truck from Texas.
mbutts 12/23/14 12:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Integrated Hitch vs. P3

Yep, the integrated controllers are the bee's knees.
mbutts 12/18/14 02:02pm Towing

My father-in-law sheared the sway bar's hitch ball off when he got the TT at an extreme angle while backing. As TomG2 said, if you're confident you're not going to turn that far, it will be fine to leave it attached.
mbutts 12/18/14 08:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Mirrors

I really liked my McKesh mirrors on my previous TV. They strapped on easily and didn't vibrate while driving. They are about $130 new or about half that on Craigslist.
mbutts 12/11/14 01:07pm Towing
RE: I Caved & Upgraded to Ford F-250 Super Duty

Congratulations on your new truck! Welcome to the cult! Details on secret handshake to be sent later.
mbutts 12/09/14 08:43pm Tow Vehicles
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