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RE: Tires always lose air in storage is this normal?

We have a TPMS and the vast majority of the time I just plug it in and the tires are all perfect. No lost air. This past summer we did have one tire that would lose about 6 pounds per month. We took it into the tire shop to have the tire resealed to the rim. Happy TPMS, happy me.
pasusan 10/22/14 08:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Didn't Believe about the Chinese Tires

I'm guessing they were original equipment? So 5 yr old tires grenade, don't think it had anything to do with them being Chinese. Just my very humble opinion. I agree.You all who believe it is acceptable and normal for tires to "grenade" when they are 5 years old show your age... Or lack thereof. Our 1974 travel trailer had the original tires on it in 2006 when we got rid of it. They had gone thousands of miles and lasted... 32 years. (They weren't Chinese.)Well, I give up... What were they?Well, let's see... Nope - can't remember. I just know they weren't Chinese since that was before everything was made in China.
pasusan 10/22/14 07:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: I ordered a new Oliver!

yes, I have a Travato I use for my weekend adventuring. This Oliver is replacing a 5th wheel trailer I've been using for my lodgings when I work on projects out of state. Part of it is downsizing, part of it is the poor quality of my 5th wheel. I'll still keep my Silverado HD for towing. I'm still enormously happy with my Travato, but it's not for full time living and working. I'm undecided what I'll do come retirement time - trailer or van, but that is 10 years from now. Typically I'm home every weekend and leave the trailer at the job. It's around 500 to 600 miles from home. Since the Oliver will be smaller and easier to manage, I may take it on some weekend adventures further away from home and better explore these areas I'm working in. The van I keep at home and can do the same, but further in the opposite direction. Make sense?Yep - it makes sense. Definitely keep us updated on how the trailer works out for you!
pasusan 10/22/14 06:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Covering camper inside barn

We keep ours in an old barn and we don't cover it. We also have a classic car in there that we do cover. Don't really want to hassle with a big tarp for the camper - and it always looks nice and clean when we pull it out. In fact we have been asked if we store our camper in the living room of our house. ;)
pasusan 10/22/14 06:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Didn't Believe about the Chinese Tires

I was a victim of Carlisle tires blowing on my new trailer. I had been reading the forum for some time during the height of the China bashing period. I had a new Starcraft and aired the tires up to the max before each trip. I kept my speeds down to under 65 and checked the tires at each break we took. One unraveled on me and did some minor damage to the trailer. I jumped on the bandwagon and agreed with the "anti-China" crowd and even some who used the term "Asian". Looking back, I think my problem had more to do with the class C tire rating and not where it was manufactured. I had just barely enough carrying capacity to cover the GVW rating of the trailer. When people post that they got rid of their "China bombs" they usually describe their new tires and the improved weight rating they went with. Ah, no problems now! Also, be aware that most trailer tires today are made in China or Asia. I run Maxxis now and they are made in Taiwan. Why do they want you to replace trailer tires at 5 years? I did hear an argument that said that your TV tires are constantly being used. The flexing of the tire keeps the oil in the rubber of the tire "working". When you park a trailer for months at a time there is no flexing of the tires and the oil in the compound doesn't behave like in a regular car tire. I don't know if this means they "dry out" or what, but it did make a little sense when people ask why trailer tires need to be replaced regularly.Not ours - the TV sits in the garage exactly the same amount of time as our TT. We've definitely not replaced tires every 5 years.
pasusan 10/22/14 04:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: I ordered a new Oliver!

Last week I placed an order for a new Oliver Legacy Elite II. Wait a minute - aren't you the guy with the Travato? Yep - I read the B forum too - I guess we who like small think alike. :) Why doesn't the Travato fill your need? What's your tow vehicle? I am looking forward to detailed reports on how you like it! We've got a similar trailer that is 23 feet total - here is the floorplan: https://sites.google.com/site/pasusannow/Home/Floorplam.jpg width=620 I think we have more cupboards and storage, but less insulation. ;)
pasusan 10/22/14 03:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Didn't Believe about the Chinese Tires

I'm guessing they were original equipment? So 5 yr old tires grenade, don't think it had anything to do with them being Chinese. Just my very humble opinion. I agree.You all who believe it is acceptable and normal for tires to "grenade" when they are 5 years old show your age... Or lack thereof. Our 1974 travel trailer had the original tires on it in 2006 when we got rid of it. They had gone thousands of miles and lasted... 32 years. (They weren't Chinese.)
pasusan 10/21/14 03:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do you use an outside TV?

We love ours. We spend so much time under the awning -- even on chilly nights with our electric throw blankets. I even have a satellite receiver for the outside TV. We hardly spend any time inside of our camper, so we have adapted. The only time the TV is on inside is when we go to bed, so any movies, etc. are watched outside at night. In fact, two nights ago my wife and I both fell asleep outside watching Gold Rush. It was about 48 degrees out, but we were warm and comfy. Woke up at 12:45am. Bruce BruceMaybe this is why a lot of your neighbors stay inside. :W
pasusan 10/20/14 06:04am Technology Corner
RE: I want a wax that leaves a black haze

Do not use wax with carnauba in it on white fiberglass or it will make it turn yellow. That is why marine waxes never contain carnauba. Try Collonite fleetwax. Excellent shine and very long lasting.OMG - could this possibly be true? Any for sure true experts say this or only forum discussions (like this one)? :h
pasusan 10/20/14 05:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Got some road hazard damage today. Pics

Sorry to hear of your troubles. You guys have had a tough week! You know on the surface it would seem like that but really it has been awesome. Hiking in Bryce and Zion, good food and good health. The coach is running allbeit a little slower. A half an hour delay for a tire change is a minor distraction in the big scheme of things and I got to use my Ryobi impact wrench and grinder. How cool is that. :)Yeah... But you split a nail! And to have a good mechanic with earrings ---- priceless!
pasusan 10/16/14 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: I'm still convinced these people are crazy.

I financed my last two TT's and am currently financing our 5'er. I will finance our next 5'er too. I receive a monthly pension for life plus SSI benefits. At 62 with virtually no bills why would I want to save for 10 years to pay cash for something so I can use it when I'm 72 years old? If I die before it's paid off then the bank can have it and go camping:) Good grief who gives a rip how people purchase stuff. X 2 in fact it's no one's business how you pay for the RV or anything else, except of course the seller and lender. Someone has way too much time on there hands if they set around and worry whether or not someone else financed or paid cash for there latest purchase.But... This is exactly why it is everyone's business. The bank didn't buy the RV - you can't give it back or let them have it to go camping. There was a promise made to pay back the money - not give them the RV. We all pay when someone does this. Ugh.
pasusan 10/14/14 02:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: ? about what wax to use on fiberglass top

Www.rejex.com - absolute best stuff I've ever used. You have to try it to believe it... Look it up.Thanks for reminding me about Rejex - I already had that on my wishlist at Amazon for some reason. :)
pasusan 10/12/14 05:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Real cutie - old but new Scotty trailer on eBay

We had a '74 Scotty that we used for all the kids' growing up years. It was 18' - had a bathroom - and a bunk over the rear couch - no A/C. We loved it. We could take it anywhere and go without electric - didn't even need a battery. Everything ran on propane - even a light that would warm things up nicely on a cool evening. Very, very fond memories. :)
pasusan 10/12/14 05:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Handy Hints, Gadgets, Products & Gizmos

We wanted to protect the wood in our bathroom from water damage since the water seems to get splashed around a lot - especially the little side wall of the vanity which is partially exposed in the shower (that's where the faucet knobs are). So far everything has held up so there must be a good protective coat of polyurethane on it, but still wanted to add something. Used to use lemon oil as I do on the rest of the wood, but thought there might be something better...then I thought of how water beads up on car wax. Got out some Mother's California Gold Carnauba wax and tried it out on the inside of a cupboard door to see how it would work. No bad effects so I used it on all the wood in the bathroom and in the kitchen. Looks beautiful and is now well protected.
pasusan 10/11/14 05:45am General RVing Issues
Real cutie - old but new Scotty trailer on eBay

Not mine - just ran into it and thought I'd pass it on. It only has a few hours left! Serro Scotty 13 foot! http://www.nationalserroscotty.org/rebuilds/butchPam/71.jpg width=620 If you want to see the very complete rebuild of it go here.
pasusan 10/11/14 04:46am Travel Trailers
RE: ? about what wax to use on fiberglass top

You might try Turtle Wax Ice or Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Wax. Both are really easy to use and don't leave wax residue on trim.Thanks - we'll look into those. I have read on here that some use mop n glow.Yeah - I have heard that some people use floor wax. We're a bit worried about it yellowing though. I suppose we could try it on a small area... I know how to get floor wax off easily...vodka (don't ask how I know, lol).
pasusan 10/10/14 07:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ? about what wax to use on fiberglass top

Thanks much for the reply - searching the internet it looks like nobody has found the perfect wax. It does look like most people say to stay away from paste waxes as they are too hard to apply and wipe off the orange peel type surface. I am now looking at a wipe on sealant instead of wax. Don't know if we want to try something so different though. Thinking of going through the trouble of applying 303 after every wash and see how that goes. Could try that for a year...
pasusan 10/10/14 04:22am Tow Vehicles
? about what wax to use on fiberglass top

The rear top of our Bronco is white fiberglass - sort of a rough finish. I'm figuring that some folks here might know what we can put on it to protect it. I think it is similar to some truck caps that are used on pick ups. I've been using 303 Aerospace Protectant and the top still looks beautiful. BUT... I think the 303 washes off whenever we wash the truck (which is after each trip). And of course, when we are camping the truck is often under trees, so we then get stains on the fiberglass. I usually only apply the 303 once a year and the time is now as we are detailing it to put it away for the winter. I thought I'd first check to see if there was something better to use. :) We've never used regular car wax on it because we have always had to be extra careful when waxing the truck to keep the wax away from the fiberglass top or it will leave an ugly smear. Googling my question, someone recommended Woodys Wax for boats. I found some at Amazon. Anyone have experience or any ideas?
pasusan 10/09/14 04:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Howard County, MD - big rig friendly local camping?

My BIL lives in Laurel, MD and goes to Codorus State Park near Hanover, PA for weekend camping. Don't know the cost, but they do have electric.
pasusan 10/07/14 03:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which RV have the best aerodynamics? A, B or C?

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pasusan 10/01/14 07:34pm Travel Trailers
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