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RE: Just dodged a bullet

182k miles on the original pads. I think you got your monies worth. I'm at 118k miles with well over half pad life left. Exhaust brake.
wcjeep 08/01/15 11:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Load advice

Are your airbags equal?
wcjeep 08/01/15 11:38pm Truck Campers
RE: windows 10

Here's some tips. I have not converted myself. BGR Win10
wcjeep 08/01/15 11:33pm Technology Corner
Towrig led body lights

On my Jeep we call these Rock lights. Wife and I consistently pull into campgrounds in the dark. I had standard lights in place. Previous amp draw was about 30amps. With led its about 8amps. The LEDs are also brighter with better coverage. I used cheap Kawell lights from Amazon. Replacements should hurt too bad. Led rock lights
wcjeep 08/01/15 11:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Water pump-very low pressure-need help

Have you momentarily opened the various dump valves and tank drain to be sure of no air?
wcjeep 08/01/15 01:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Hot in the NW!

I think Washington state just set a record for number of days above 90° and average daily temp. It's warm.
wcjeep 07/31/15 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newb Q: Local vs. Remote Dealer Premiums?

Every state has different Lemon Law rules. Some states do not cover RV's. Other states include only some types of RV's. Washington state Lemon Law only applies to purchases made within the state.
wcjeep 07/31/15 07:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: 19.5 Wheels for 2011 GMC

225s get you nothing in terms of load capcity vs LT tires. 245s jump you up to 4800 per tire. you have two choices for srw rims Visions and Rickson. Visions you can get it two days Ricksons four to 9 month wait time if you are lucky X2 Buzzcut1 is correct. I'm not sure what fits or hits on Chevy. 245's easily fit on my Dodge. Mine are "G" Rated. Depending on manufacturer, 245's come in F, G and H. I prefer G. F rated is barely stronger than E. G rated is in line with the rims. H rated is well beyond the rim strength. I bought my original setup from Les Schwab. Two days as mentioned earlier. At the time Rickson was going to be at least a 4 month wait. My first tires were Toyo 608z. I found them too aggressive for what I do. They did handle the weight with no problems. I just changed to BFG ST230 in 245/70/19.5 G rated. They are street biased. Only one trip so far with the new tires. They rode very smooth. The BFG's only required 4ounces of balance weight. The Toyo's required lots of weight. The Toyos would be better on fire roads. The BFG's are very smooth on the pavement. I bought the BFG's from a local heavy duty tire shop.
wcjeep 07/31/15 06:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Newb Q: Local vs. Remote Dealer Premiums?

Don't forget to include warranty hassle of a remote dealer. Does the RV purchase qualify for Lemon Law in your state? In Washington State, Lemon Law only applies if purchase is made within the state. Anything bought out of state does NOT qualify for Lemon Law. I bought a then new Dodge Diesel from out of state. I saved at least $13k from any local dealer. That was worth my time. Only saving $1k probably not worth my time and future hassle. Can you use the remote price to bring down the local dealer? It doesn't have to be equal in price. Just low enough to make it worth it.
wcjeep 07/31/15 06:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Myth that socket extensions change torque wrench readings

Bigger problem is the torque wrench calibration. Is the torque setting backed off to zero after every use? Has the torque wrench been dropped? In the military, extensions were not a major concern. Calibration was a big deal. Every batch we sent off for calibration would have at least one problem torque wrench. No idea how much calibration would cost. Always return the torque wrench to Zero to relax the spring.
wcjeep 07/30/15 11:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical cord wrapped in a circle cause problems?

A coiled cord can cause problems when in use. However I do not think an RV power cord is long enough to have any effect. I had an air compressor plugged into a 100' cord with most of it coiled and it did not take long for the compressor to shut down. The cord was not hot. I uncoiled the cord and everything worked fine. I have seen the exact same scenario. It's a heat issue. When coiled tightly the inner or 1st winding of an electrical cord can not easily shed the heat created by amperage draw. Consistent high amp draw creates more heat on the 1st winding of the coil. Circuit/device protection can detect an electrical problem and shut down. A friend nearly burnt down his house using an air compressor with faulty circuit protection on a coiled electrical cord.
wcjeep 07/30/15 10:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Kids riding in the TC?

Last I read Washington State was very similar to California. It's OK as long as two way communication is established. I would keep them away from the upper bed forward window if equipped. Maybe cover the forward window with plexiglass. If equipped, the upper bed forward window is probably plate glass. Depending on venting, keep all TC windows closed while moving. It's possible to suck in toilet fumes/smell if a window is opened while on the interstate. FRS radios should be good for communication if legal where you live. I have carried the dogs back there on a very short distance. I also used a remote wireless temp monitor to watch the temp.
wcjeep 07/29/15 11:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Is it feasible to use suspension air bags for leveling?

Expect 1-2 bubbles adjustment with air bags. Have you considered Torklift Stableloads? Sometimes I park backwards for a more level spot. I also carry a 30amp extension for those rare occasions.
wcjeep 07/29/15 05:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Dog urinating and defecating on your site while owners watch

God forbid that squirrel that just pooped on your gravel. Maybe the campground host will come over and pick it up. And how dare that bird let his droppings hit your windshield. And I'm sure you won't let even one drop of your black water hit the ground. We wouldn't want the next camper to have to deal with that. The dog had to go. Sometimes when they have to go they can't make it to the doggie park. She picked it up. What else should she have done? Dogs will go when they go. The owner immediately cleaned up. Be thankful for good neighbors. It could be much worse.
wcjeep 07/28/15 11:47pm RV Pet Stop
RE: remote camera for entry door

There are a few dash cams on the market that have built in WiFi.
wcjeep 07/27/15 09:47pm Tech Issues
RE: 19.5" tire recommendations?

I was running 245/70/19.5 Toyo 608z's on my Vision wheels. Due to age I recently swapped them for BFG ST230 at 245/70/19.5. The BFG's are a highway tread or steer tire. The Toyo's were too agressive for street use only. I have only taken one trip with the BFG's. They were nice and smooth. The BFG's only required 4ounces each to balance. The Toyo's took alot more than 4ounces. Locally, the Hankook's were going to cost more due to shipping. I'm told the BFG's use the same casing as Michelin. I did consider Sailun. I came across the BFG's at a lower price and couldn't say no. I am running Sailun on a different vehicle in stock size with no problem. I do use stock size tires on my towrig in the winter. The winter tires are snow rated.
wcjeep 07/26/15 09:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Help ANTS!

Terro works great. I would avoid using Home Defense until your current situation is under control. The Home Defense can deter the ants from using Terro. When all current signs of ants are gone, then use Home Defense. The first day or two using Terro can be unnerving. Avoid killing them at this stage. The first ants on the scene will encourage lots of activity. Watching them might give away the nest location. Again, wait until they are all dead.
wcjeep 07/26/15 09:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Solid Turnbuckles

I have a different manufacture TC. Torklift fast guns are great.
wcjeep 07/26/15 09:58am Truck Campers
RE: Weird electrical problem - 2 phones won't charge

Longer USB cords tend to have problems charging modern devices. I stopped buying generic cords. I normally buy Samsung or Motorola cords/chargers from Amazon. There are specific charge cords available. They do not pass data. I installed a power outlet in the towrig for daughters gadgets. Later I pulled the fuse and placed a multimeter inline to measure amperage. This allowed me to test different devices with different chargers and cords.
wcjeep 07/24/15 11:02pm Tech Issues
RE: How do you secure your scissors steps?

If these are the Torklift glow steps, have you tried the new landing gear? It works great. The bolts that arrived with mine were wrong. It can easily compensate for unlevel ground. Landing gear http://torklift.com/images/product_images/atlg/All_Terrain_Landing_Gear_IU.jpg
wcjeep 07/23/15 10:44pm Truck Campers
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