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RE: Does any not pull their emergency trailer brake cable?

I trip over mine at least once a year and pull it accidentally.
mbutts 02/12/16 02:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Annual Budgets?

These folks post their expenses on their website: Technomadia
mbutts 01/27/16 11:28am Full-time RVing
Steve McQueen's TC For Sale

Something to look for at the Barret-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. Steve McQueen
mbutts 01/21/16 12:43pm Truck Campers
Own a piece of history!

Pretty cool Corvair Ultra Van listing. Moderator: This is NOT my listing, just thought others might find this interesting. Corvair Ultra Van
mbutts 01/13/16 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
Get a TT or TC to Match Your Ford Truck!

Ford announced a line of TTs and TCs today in Louisville: Ford Campers
mbutts 12/04/15 01:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: used Truck Rant

I felt the same way when I was looking in the Metro Detroit area. Used up, rusty trucks for premium prices. I ended up flying to Dallas and driving one back. Gigantic selection of used pickups down there, no rust, and the dealer even picked me up at the airport.
mbutts 10/22/15 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Notify Me

Thanks, ChooChoo! That's exactly what I was looking for.
mbutts 10/08/15 06:47am Forum Technical Support
Notify Me

I had selected "notify me of new posts" for a member on RV.net. How do I turn this off now?
mbutts 10/05/15 12:12pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! Broken Tongue Jack

I just had something VERY similar happen (chocks slipped out, trailer moved enough to bend the jack) while at a campground. Got a replacement Harbor Freight jack, hitched up with help from my bottle jack, then swapped jacks. Really not a bad job at all.
mbutts 09/27/15 11:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Sold the trailer

OK, I have the first item. I'll work on the rest!
mbutts 09/16/15 01:34pm Travel Trailers
Rebuild or Repair Lippert Tongue Jack?

I had damaged the original LCI 3,500 lb. tongue jack on my RV (chock slipped, jack tube was bent). I popped over to ebay to buy a new Barker jack (had one in the past and was happy) and I stumbled across a new Lippert Components jack for half the price of the Barker! (cue ominous music) I thought DW would be happy since it was the exact same model as the damaged one so it would match. I installed the new jack and it worked exactly four times. Gearbox seized as I was running it up after hitching to the truck. I originally thought I had electrical issues so I tried moving it with the manual crank. Nope, seized up tight. ebay guy (RVSurplusInc) says I need to speak to the manufacturer, Lippert says I need to return it to the dealer. I'm pretty sure I just learned a $140 lesson. Now I have two dead jacks. Has anyone ever disassembled one these buggers? I'd like to Frankenstein one jack out of the first one (good motor and gearbox) and the second one (good tube).
mbutts 09/14/15 12:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Washer/dryer

I'd like to add a question to the OP's question: Are you all using RV-specific laundry machines or just compact household models?
mbutts 08/26/15 10:10am Full-time RVing
RE: Towing Capability of Expedition

My general rule of thumb about Expy towing is keep it less than 6,000 lbs (loaded, not the dry weight listed in the brochure) and under 30'. I found my Expy to be a bit too wiggly in the rear when we upgraded to a larger trailer.
mbutts 08/26/15 10:08am Travel Trailers
RE: You had close call, scary moment, or accident, towing?

The one trip I felt was scary was when we upgraded to a larger & heavier trailer. It was still within the Expedition's towing rating, but it was white knuckle all the way. Every semi, SUV, or car that passed shoved us around. Bought a used Super Duty for the next trip. A heavy duty pickup isn't required for all towable RVs until you get beyond 80% of a half-ton vehicle's limits IMHO.
mbutts 08/19/15 08:33am Towing
RE: is it risky buying a travel trailer that is 8 years old

Google "mobile RV repair" along with your ZIP code. See how much a tech charges for an inspection. It's not a guarantee that everything's perfect, but can put your mind at ease.
mbutts 08/18/15 06:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Why shouldn't I buy a 2015 Lincoln Navigator L?

I needed the three rows of seating so we purchased an Expedition. Worked OK for a 4,400 lb. trailer. When I went with a 7,300 lbs. trailer with 950 lb. tongue weight, it was just too much for the Expy. Way too wiggly in the rear end of the vehicle for my comfort level. My Expy's limits were 895 lb. tongue weight and 8,950 lb. trailer weight so, in theory, it should have worked. Biggest thing (IMO) is to verify that the actual tongue weight & actual trailer weight (not what's in the brochure) are well under the Navigator's limits.
mbutts 08/13/15 11:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: triple tent hybrids

OK, I won't mention my previous Skamper by Aerolite by Thor. :)
mbutts 08/12/15 10:40am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: PP/HA question

I haven't disconnected my 3P in those situations.
mbutts 08/11/15 12:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Actual Hitch Weight vs Dry Hitch Weight

For a real world case, my trailer in my signature had dry hitch weight of 806 lbs. With two full propane tanks, a power tongue jack, and a battery on the tongue, then all of our stuff in the trailer, its tongue weight was at 1,080 lbs. (weighed with Sherline scale). If you're still in the shopping stage, try to stay with trailers below 6,000 lbs. GVW (gross vehicle weight). I know it's tough because it'll seem like everything you look at is too heavy, but there's a lot of lightweight trailers on the market now.
mbutts 08/10/15 01:31pm Towing
RE: New diesel owner with questions

I like Archoil fuel additive. Only need a tiny bit per tank so don't have to carry a case with you.
mbutts 08/09/15 01:37pm Tow Vehicles
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