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RE: PO'd Rv owner

no one running michelins?...... I've heard of some folks running XPS Ribs but I think they're rather expensive.
phillyg 06/21/17 08:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: National Interstate Insurance disaster...

If you are forced to go with GEICO know that I've been with them more than 20 years and have no issues with a few claims, and their price has been reasonable. I used their road service the first time last week to have the truck and FW towed. No issues and I know the FW was a $500 tow.
phillyg 06/20/17 10:29am General RVing Issues
Necessary Tools to Carry

Suggest you throw a piece of pipe in your tool compartment. The truck broke down and I had to have the FW towed. I have a slider hitch so have a capture plate attached to the Morryde pinbox, and the tow operator required me to remove the plate. I had a rachet and the correct sized socket, but it takes a breaker bar to get the four bolts off. In fact, I needed a piece of 3' pipe to put over the rachet to get them started.
phillyg 06/20/17 08:16am Tech Issues
RE: PO'd Rv owner

It's a fact of RV life that ST tires will fail, at some point. It might be age or lack of proper maintenance, or it might just be a cheaply made or under-rated tire for the application. To the OP, if those were the original tires on a 2011 unit, you really got good service out of them. With 7k axles and 110psi wheels yaou can go to G-rated tires.
phillyg 06/18/17 09:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2nd A/C in 30 amp 5'er.

Lots of folks have told of doing exactly that. I recommend running no less than 12g from the AC inside the wall, if possible, to an outlet as suggested by Barney, and use the heaviest gauge and shortest ext. cord to the pedestal.
phillyg 06/18/17 08:49am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Life expectancy of AC unit?

I've never had a total failure of any AC on any previously-owned RV. The current one had a board failure almost immediately.
phillyg 06/18/17 08:44am Travel Trailers
RE: 46 Month old Maxxis tire

Looks like typical tread separation to me. I've noticed more reports of Maxxis tire failures on this and other RV forums in the past two years. Still, many folks report ST tire problems after three years and you never know if the tires have been properly cared for. If it's warranted perhaps you can get a replacement, but I'd recommend you thoroughly check the remaining three before you get on the road, every time, and make sure your spare is good, too.
phillyg 06/18/17 08:38am General RVing Issues
RE: What is the "cold" temperature for tire inflation?

Cold means not driven on. Ambient temps should not be considered. I know it's counter-intuitive, but that's from tire mfgrs. info.
phillyg 06/18/17 08:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Swelling/bubbles on side

A question about the bubble above slide out. Could I drill a small hole in the side to see if there is water in there, and if so make hole bigger to drain?? There likely isn't water in there anymore but swollen, wet wood so drilling probably wouldn't help. I agree. I would first investigate where roof meets side. Depending on how it's constructed, removing the sealant and corner molding from the outside is where I would start, because I'm guessing water ingress caused the delam. Also, can you observe the inside of the wall for swelling? If it's not wet but the outer skin is just not glued, then glue it and compress like others have said. If the wall is wet and wood has swelled, let us know and you may get some further suggestions.
phillyg 06/14/17 06:04am General RVing Issues
RE: PDI Checklist for New 5th Wheel

Looks similar to the one I used last year. So comprehensive that it took three hours to complete but I planned on that. The most important thing is to not sign the final purchase document(s) until you're satisfied you can accept the unit because once its off the lot, it's on you. I did sign knowing a couple of simple and not too important items could not be finished in a reasonable time and returned the unit once cor a three day service.
phillyg 06/12/17 11:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Canvas treatment

West Marine All Fabric Waterproofing. Comes in a gallon. Use with a small pressurized sprayer.
phillyg 06/11/17 09:11pm Folding Trailers
RE: Swelling/bubbles on side

Looks like delam caused by water ingress at the roof edges. You're not going to know much till you start pulling it apart. I'd state at the roof edge. do you see pics?? Yes.
phillyg 06/11/17 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Swelling/bubbles on side

Looks like delam caused by water ingress at the roof edges. You're not going to know much till you start pulling it apart. I'd state at the roof edge.
phillyg 06/11/17 12:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: '14 short box Ram with older fifth

Chances are very high you'll need a slider with any short bed truck.
phillyg 06/09/17 07:14pm Towing
RE: Carlisle Radial HD trailer tires

Maxxis 8008 - "Mainly because of the number of blow outs that have been reported." A thoughtful, long term study? Or random reports? Including rumor, innuendo, and gossip? Troublemaker.:) You know the "reports" are based on anecdotal evidence. Regardless, I've been following tire posts on this and other forums for years, and anecdotally, Maxxis are starting to show a downward slide. Also showing piss-poor quality, many Chinese tires are **** and subject to tread separation. There are only a handful of ST tires from which to choose, and no published "reports" to assist us, so I relied on that pesky anecdotal evidence for my recent tire purchase.
phillyg 06/09/17 07:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dually or single rear wheel 3500 purchase advice please!

Last time I checked, no DVR was towable with a SRW without being overweight.
phillyg 06/09/17 06:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Swelling/bubbles on side

Delamination can also result from poor gluing allowing the outside skin to pull away from the substrate. There are ways to reglue by injecting glue thru small holes and using braced 2x4s to push the bulges in.
phillyg 06/08/17 05:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Will a FW back into the same spot as a similar sized BP?

Dayle1 is correct. It's not so much the fiver as it is whether or not the TV has enough room to maneuver after putting the fiver on course. So, no one can determine for you if you have enough room. I've found it's best to start reversing in the middle of a narrow road rather than the sides.
phillyg 06/06/17 09:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: tri fold shower door broke

Good luck. One of my triple panels shattered, but it was my stupid fault for forgetting to put the latch in the travel position. Of course, it was the panel with the latch catch so it has a hole in the glass that has to be drilled before tempering. Dealership said we have to order the complete unit, frame and three panels; $750. I went to a local glass shop that can order just the panel with the hole for about $250, but my measurements have to be precise because of the latch. I'm thinking about using plexiglass for much less money even though the panel won't match exactly.
phillyg 06/03/17 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Unhitching SuperGlide hitch with truck at an angle

When I had a SG my recollection is no more than 15 degrees, which is quite a bit. I had very little trouble with it. My Demco Hitchhiker seems a bit more difficult to unhitch. Nudging the TV in reverse a bit seems to help. As schlep indicated, you could pull the the hitch head pin.
phillyg 05/31/17 12:46pm Fifth-Wheels
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