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RE: Black tank and toilet paper and chemicals

Angel soft and a built in tank flusher is all I have ever used. Biggest thing as everyone has said is to make sure there is plenty of water in the tank before you dump. If you have to stand on the flush pedal for a few minutes to fill the tank before you break camp to go to the dump station.
phenrichs 07/29/14 07:55am Travel Trailers
RE: adding a leaf spring

I have to say it depends on how it is done. My 1ton Dodge rode like a boat. The suspension was squishy. I took it into a local shop to have them check it out. They recommended re-arching the leaves and adding one. They said it would lift the back about an inch. I was apprehensive but went with it. When I got it back he walked me through what they did. They split the leaf packs out and re-arched the existing ones and added another one to the center of the pack so it is like a factory leaf pack. Not one of those thick overkill add-a-leaf kits. They then put new shocks all the way around. $900 out the door. I am very happy with the work and you can't tell that it is taller.
phenrichs 07/29/14 07:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Luxury Diesel SUV as tow vehicle

We tow with a 2011 Audi Q7 TDI and have had no issues. You can pm me if you want more info. We recently upgraded our htt to a 21 foot TT with bunks and rear slide. So weights aside, I am curious on if that has a separate trans cooler or if that is an added item that would be part of a towing package like some other vehicles.
phenrichs 07/16/14 08:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: dodge 3500 cummins clutch fan engages on flat with no load

You should never be above 190 without a load! Replace the T-stat as mentioned before with a Cummins T-stat. Make sure the outside of the radiator is clean and oil free, check the water pump, simple two bolt replacement. I only got my 01 up to 205 pulling a 7% grade on a 95 degree day running at 19,000# GCVW. I have to politely disagree with the 190 temp. Mine will run between 190 to just above 200 (according to the dash gauge) unloaded based on outside temperature. To the OP, your fan will kick on and off periodically when running your AC on max(or recycle whichever term you prefer). This is in the computer by design. There is an electronic link to it. Many people have even tapped into it and put a manual switch so they can force the fan on whenever they want. If your truck is not overheating you are ok. You need to worry if you have the AC on and never hear the fan come on.
phenrichs 07/16/14 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Stolen TT - a word of advise

By any chance did you check with any local repo companies? Perhaps they snatched the wrong rig. In past experience the local PD doesn't always have information on repos.
phenrichs 07/16/14 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Filling fresh water tank?

By any chance have you checked the handle you described to be sure it is connected on the other end? Perhaps it isn't switching and you only have city hookup or it is not switching all the way?
phenrichs 07/16/14 08:19am Beginning RVing
RE: New TT, bubbling on side of slide

YOu may be able to peel off what is exposed with the slide out then put the slide in and get to the rest. If there is room between the slide and nearest wall of course. I know in mine there is just about enough room for you to get your arm between the slide and wall when it is in.
phenrichs 07/16/14 08:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Swaying to the music

Can you be more specific when you say Reese hitch with 1200lb bars? Is it a dual cam system? Do you have friction sway control? Yes a lot of sway can be exaggerated by improper balance. If you have a dual cam setup that is not set correctly it can also sway. Did you add the bike rack after the hitch without readjusting?
phenrichs 07/14/14 09:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford Expedition or F-150 best for towing?

We had a Jayco hybrid that weighed about 5500 loaded. We have a 06 Expedition and I used to have a 06 F150. Believe it or not the Expy actually towed better. I think it was aerodynamics of not having the box, the air just went up and over.
phenrichs 07/08/14 03:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: 10% biodiesel in Minnesota

Thanks for the heads up. I am taking a trip to Wisconsin next month. I will be sure to truck across MN without topping off.
phenrichs 07/02/14 10:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: From What I Hear, He Didn't See The Sign...

That looks to me to be in the Black Hills. Iron Mountain Road if I am not mistaken. Those tunnels were carved to showcase Mount Rushmore. Not a place for a towable.
phenrichs 07/02/14 10:42am General RVing Issues
RE: 38 foot travel trailer?

Check out my setup. The TT is 38ft from tip of hitch to spare tire. The 1-ton megacab makes over all about 52 ft. Can I turn it around on a dime? no. But I have never found a CG that couldn't accomodate us. It pulls great. Balance of weight is more important with a rig this size I found. We upgraded from a 20 footer that pulled with DW's SUV. With properly loaded cargo it is a dream to pull.
phenrichs 06/23/14 10:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Do you subscribe to satellite radio? Favorite programs?

dbblsX2: Just wish I could Ala cart what I pay for. 99% of the programming I have no interest in at all. After all no one can listen to more than one program at a time. They will not do it - so I don't do XM any more That is exactly why I cancelled. They gave me a promo rate then it was going to triple after that. I found that I only listened to two or three stations and most of the time never changed it from the highway. Would be awesome if you could just choose like a dozen channels for $10/month
phenrichs 06/20/14 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Entry level vs. mid level. Vs high end

I believe the short answer is "bells and whistles." The features that are added and the decor. Things like electric tongue jack, electric stab jacks, large screen television. Auto ignition furnace and water heater. Some of those things. Ours has fold out sofas with air mattresses that have built in air pumps. An ignitor built into the stove. Digital thermostats.
phenrichs 06/20/14 07:45am Travel Trailers
Small Generator question

I sleep with a CPAP. When we go out we always have electric hook ups. However I am planning to take a motorcycle trip with some friends. Two of us have CPAPs for sleeping. I am trying to figure out a small power source to run our units over night. I am hoping to come up with something small enough to to transport on the motorcycle that will also be fairly quiet. I thought since many here have generators and have already done their homework there may be some good advice here. Thanks.
phenrichs 06/20/14 07:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Keystone RV & Thor Industries

We have a 2012 Keystone Sprinter that we bought new. I have had issues with it and have never had to deal with Keystone. The dealer took care of all of that. Every time has been quick, friendly, and flawless. Sorry for your experience.
phenrichs 06/18/14 08:38am General RVing Issues
RE: AT&T 4G LTE Faster than Verizon?

I have a friend that was with ATT and from the road going by the CG he had a full signal. 300yds away at our campsite he had nothing.
phenrichs 06/10/14 12:12pm Technology Corner
RE: I am so behind but happy

Well I did get to it Sunday and washed it all up and got de-winterized. Pulling out to the lake this week to prep for the weekend.
phenrichs 06/09/14 10:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Android Smart Phone with Dumb Owner, and 5 favorite apps

Question on the Torque app. Can I get trans temp on my 06 Ram Cummins with that? That is way cheaper than some of the other options I have seen.
phenrichs 06/06/14 08:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Android Smart Phone with Dumb Owner, and 5 favorite apps

I have an app called TV Antenna that I use to help with finding over the air signals for our antenna. That is nice. Not a lot of stations left but it is nice
phenrichs 06/06/14 08:42am General RVing Issues
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