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RE: Have you switched from friction sway control to HA or P#?

I went from a Reese to a ProPride. Like Hookie said, it's night and day. It took me about three years to talk myself into it, but I sure am glad I did.
mbutts 07/26/14 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is it just where I am that diesel and gas cost the same?

Detroit area is a 50ยข spread right now with being about $3.50 & diesel at $4.
mbutts 07/24/14 07:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping w/o water hookup help needed

We usually can get by on a weekend with a 3 gallon water jug for drinking water and the 39 gallons in the fresh tank for everything else. Obviously can't take showers daily with four people on that! We also have a 3 gallon jerry can in case we need to add water to the fresh tank. If you are fortunate enough to get a spot near a water spigot, using a Water Thief will let you run a hose back to your TT to fill the tanks.
mbutts 07/10/14 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: What's wrong with bumper sewer hose storage???

Last trailer had cheapie stamped bumper so I stored it in a PVC tube. New trailer has square tube bumper. I added ventilated caps and keep the hose in there.
mbutts 07/08/14 02:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Will my 04 Ford Expy to TT i want?

I had the same year and equipment on my '04 Expy. I was VERY uncomfortable going from a 4,400 lbs. trailer (23') to a 29' at 7,300 lbs. Back end was just too wiggly. Made for extremely unpleasant towing. I was just 50 pounds over on hitch weight. If you already bought the trailer, you can try putting stiffer tires on the Expy along with a high quality weight distribution hitch with anti-sway, but I think you will still not be happy with the result.
mbutts 07/08/14 11:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: DIY Shower House Bag

Wow, I just usually use a Walmart or Target bag...
mbutts 07/05/14 03:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Floor Rot

On my last trailer, I had entry rot from the two seams in lower corners of the door frame.
mbutts 07/04/14 08:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Horror Stories

Go to Powerstroke.org to find out what you can do to make the truck last from owners of the same truck. There are tons of how-to and what-not-to-do articles along with an army of people that are very familiar with the truck.
mbutts 07/04/14 01:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TT Gas Milage

I went from an ultra lightweight to a "regular" TT and saw no difference in fuel usage. This was an increase of a bit under 2,000 lbs.
mbutts 07/02/14 06:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Short person - can't get in and out of RAM 3500

Does it have grab handles to help pull yourself up?
mbutts 06/30/14 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are diesels worth it, for costs per mile?

I cannot guarantee your results, but my "dreaded" Ford 6.0 diesel (the WORST diesel ever in the history of man, according the the Internet), costs me a lot less than $15,000 per year to maintain. Oil change (15 quarts + filter) costs me about $60 since I do it myself.
mbutts 06/27/14 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wheel chocks for single axle?

I vote for the Bal Leveler, very handy device!
mbutts 06/26/14 07:51pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: ProPride Stinger and F350 Dimensions

My 2006 F-350 is 2 x 2.
mbutts 06/25/14 09:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Math on having a second vehicle

The thing that stops me from doing this is the cost of insurance. With two teenagers at home, it costs more than the car and fuel.
mbutts 06/24/14 09:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Over Night Camping Question

If we're just staying the night, yes. I still put down stabilizers after leveling.
mbutts 06/18/14 07:52pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Camping World consignment

When I was helping my mother-in-law sell her class C, I checked several consignment lots (she had it listed on RV Trader for over a year). Camping World wanted $3,000 to put $900 in new tires on before putting it on their lot. In addition, the pricing was pretty darn high compared to what other places were selling new units. We ended up at Michigan RV Broker USA in Brighton, MI. He was able to sell it in about four months.
mbutts 06/17/14 12:38pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: ProPride 3P

I didn't use a coupon code, I just called and asked for the best deal, which was $1,995 about two years ago.
mbutts 06/16/14 07:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Smarter Tools AP-2000iq 2000w generator at Costco

I was tempted, too, but the parallel capability on that unit does not double the power (goes from 2000 W to 3000 W) according to the owner's manual. If I only needed a single unit, I would have snatched one up.
mbutts 06/11/14 10:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Hooking up Hensley / Pro pride while off camber

When I get the trailer out of storage park it on my front lawn to load, I'm backing up a 10% grade driveway and then onto a 15% grade lawn. In the year or two I've had the ProPride, it hasn't been a problem unhooking or recoupling later. When I had a "regular" weight dist Reese hitch, I'd have to drop it on the ball and pull out into the street to put the weight dist bars on, so I think the 3P is easier in my case.
mbutts 06/10/14 04:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel gas?

I only wear gloves (vinyl disposable) if I'm putting in fuel additive. That seems to stink a lot more than diesel.
mbutts 06/10/14 09:15am Tow Vehicles
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