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RE: tow jeep

I have had the BreadyBrake/ReadyBrute for several years. I feel I made the best decision on going with that. I alternate between a 2015 wrangler and a Liberty. I can get it hitched up and ready to go in 5 minutes by myself.
portscanner 05/24/15 12:47pm Truck Campers
RE: bearing service

I used to get all four wheels done in an afternoon. I take it over to my favorite trailer service place at lunch, drop it off and pick it back up before dinner.
portscanner 05/14/15 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Mattress

When we had our toy hauler, I added a 2x8 to the end of the bed frame and got a sleep by number mattress where She can set the firmness on her side, and I can set my side. And She was happy. When we sold the TH, we put a cheap air mattress from Wally World in the TH and moved the sleep by number to the TC. And still She is happy.
portscanner 05/14/15 06:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Advise

Just remember E rated tires vary in load rating from 3100 to 3900 pounds make sure you get one high enough for your rigs rear axle weight I have 7600 on the rear axle, so 3100lbs x 4 tires = 12400. So I should be good on that...right?
portscanner 05/13/15 05:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Remember your HS Physics?

Well, I had an uncle that always said, "drive fast, love hard, die young, and leave a beautiful memory!" And I want to die like my uncle - quietly in my sleep. Not screaming in terror like the passengers in his RV. The question often comes up on RV forums about how fast people drive their rigs and disagreements ensue. Just saying . . . Do the math. Wouldn't f = ma be more appropriate? I prefer E = mc2
portscanner 05/13/15 04:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Advise

The local Dodge dealer offered Michelin, 70,000 mile rated, 7 tires - total $1252.53 Michelin AT tires, 60,000 mile rated - 7 tires - $1345.53 (the above includes mounting balancing and road hazzard) Great but what model Michelin? Presume the 2nd ones are LTX AT. Why 7? You rotated the spare thru the mix? And as said above Load rating? Good luck getting 60-70k hauling the camper. Seems cheap at les than 200 a tire out the door. All of them load range E They are doing a buy 3 get one for $1 - so I figured I cant go wrong replacing the spare (it is 4 years old) I understand the mileage rating, however, in my experience I have gotten more miles out of a 60K rated tire than a 40K rated tire. My wife called the dealership for me and did not get the exact model of the tire. I hope to have time to do that today.
portscanner 05/13/15 03:50am Truck Campers
RE: Tire Advise

The local Dodge dealer offered Michelin, 70,000 mile rated, 7 tires - total $1252.53 Michelin AT tires, 60,000 mile rated - 7 tires - $1345.53 (the above includes mounting balancing and road hazzard)
portscanner 05/12/15 05:28am Truck Campers
RE: Tornado safety

I have to say after reading that I think I prefer earth quake country. Oh heavens no. Tornadoes just hit a limited area. Earthquakes destroy everything for miles and miles. You can hide from a tornado and there is a good chance you will survive. There is no hiding from a earthquake. Nowhere is safe. I dont know, I think I will go for hurricanes. At least you have several days warning to run away.
portscanner 05/11/15 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oven users unite!

We do a large amount of the baking in our oven in cast iron. It appears to do the same thing as the pizza stone - distributes the heat evenly.
portscanner 05/11/15 06:16am Truck Campers
RE: how often do you drain

I drain the hot water tank several times during the winter season when I will not be using the camper but it will be freezing. (we camp when it is below freezing) I will drain the hot water tank during the rest of the year only when it will be more than 2-3 weeks before the next camping trip. Will pull the annode once a year for inspection.
portscanner 05/10/15 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: disconnect, hide electrical cord when overnite at Walmart?

I pull my cord from my toad when I am stopped for an extended time due to the toad pulls 12 volts from the battery on the truck. I put the cord on the drivers seat. I dont think it pulls that much current, but I dont want to push my luck. But I also inspect all pins, chains, locks, tires, and tire temperatures immediately every time we stop, and before we start moving.
portscanner 05/10/15 02:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tornado safety

Other campers seemed to care less and just kept drinking their beer and said "if it gets ya, it gets ya"! Fortunately, the tornado bypassed us. But I vowed to have a plan from then on. Now, if there is a chance of tornados while we're in camp, I ask the RV park owner where the best place to shelter is. You'd be surprised how many of them say "We've never been hit by a tornado, so there's nothing to worry about".I think you are far more likely to die from some bad deviled eggs at the potluck or be shot at Walmart than you are of being hit by a tornado in an RV park. ;-) Let the flames begin. But I dont eat the deviled eggs at potlucks or go to Walmart - so I am more likely to be hit by a tornado in an RV park "I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park!" - Tow Mater
portscanner 05/08/15 05:35am General RVing Issues
RE: RV on anniversaries?

I dont understand. Are y'all saying you can do anniversaries in places other than an RV?
portscanner 05/08/15 05:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Advise

My truck is similar to yours. I had good service with Cooper Discoverer AT3 tires (over 55K miles with tread left). I recently had Michelin LTX MS2s installed. Very smooth and quiet with good traction. Any comments on gas mileage on those two tires? I only get 12mpg and I dont want that number to go lower
portscanner 05/07/15 01:37pm Truck Campers
RE: The door to nowhere: questions

Additional beer, Bottles of water, small children, dirty laundry in bags, beer, mother-in-law, additional batteries, did I mention extra beer?....the list is endless
portscanner 05/07/15 07:42am Truck Campers
Tire Advise

Yes, I am probably opening up a can of worms, but what I know about tires will fit in a lug nut and rattle around. I have 40K miles on the factory tires and the tread is getting a bit thin. So I wanted to start looking around and see what I want to do. The current tires are: LT235/80R17 120/117R load range E Now the weights: Front Rear With TC* 5060 7600 Factory GVWR 5500 9350 * includes passengers, dogs, food, water, propane and beer. The only thing I definitely want to do is to replace the floppy rubber valve stems with metal stems so I dont have to chase them around on the duallys when I check the air pressure. Optionally - I am seriously thinking about getting a set of Centramatics. Last truck I had (3/4 ton) had a terrible time getting the wheels properly balanced. Hoping by getting this it would extend the life of the tires and my patience (as I would not be making multiple trips back to the tire store) Not to mention all the good reviews about the product I have read here. I have no particular desire to buy larger wheels or other items unless I can see a decent ROI on that. I am primarily looking for new tires, and the above two items. The only other questions I have are: which manufacturer? should I get different size or rating of tire? If so, which? More aggressive tread? I dont look to go "off road" however, most of the places I go are unimproved and can get very sloppy when there is rain or snow. I look forward to a good education!
portscanner 05/06/15 05:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Roof maintenance, Dicor or Eternabond

My experience has been that Eternabond, Dicor and the liquid EPDM are all good products, however each has their own quirks Dicor is by far the easiest to use (including prep and installation) but has the shortest life span Eternabond has a far longer life span but unless you prep and install it properly (which the install part requires a bit of elbow grease) you are wasting your time. You HAVE to roll this stuff down HARD. Also it very difficult to install on complex seams, such as corners where 3 walls come together to a point. The liquid EPDM I feel is the longest lasting product, but requires a bit of time for prep and installation. If you are looking at spot repair, look at the above two products. If you have several hours and want to seal every single possible seam on your roof for years to come, liquid EPDM is the product you want. Just my $0.02
portscanner 05/05/15 05:50am Truck Campers
RE: Can you use your camper with the slideout not out?

Very usable
portscanner 05/05/15 05:23am Truck Campers
RE: Outside Lights - camping tips

This is the correct way to do outside lighting on an RV
portscanner 04/27/15 08:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bathroom wall containers

I use 3 items 3M Command Strips Screws Epoxy
portscanner 04/23/15 05:01pm Truck Campers
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