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

10 -15 lbs over how long? What kind of rims do you have? It is not uncommon for cast aluminum rims to be porous and lose some air through the rim itself.
wilber1 10/23/14 04:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Short Box + 5'VR = Disaster????

I've been towing two different 5er's with two different SB trucks using the same 16k manual slider. Rarely slide the hitch but if in doubt, I do. Takes all of 30 seconds so no big deal. The extra bed room in a LB and never having to slide the hitch is nice but for me, not enough to offset being able to park the SB in most normal parking spots and most of all, it fits in my garage. X'lnt observations! And another - The 30 seconds (to slide the manual): When it's pouring rain, even 30 seconds is a PITA. Auto sliders are more pricey - but "chump change" compared to the cost of your 5th......and/or the grief getting truck repaired when you were *absolutely sure* you didn't need to slide = Oops! Auto slider: Kinda like a thrermos.....knows when to keep hot things hot, and cold things cold. How do it know??..:@ BTW - never had any problem backing with PR SG slider..;) ~ Depends on your priorities. Auto sliders are heavy brutes an can be a real PITA to remove and install if you have other uses for your truck. That and their expense has never tempted me to buy one. Wilber - You bet auto sliders are *HEAVY* !! The PR SG weighs about 300 lbs. However.... I lift it with ONE finger!!..:W HF cable hoist. Support it on a 2 x 6 between two stationary objects -or a rafter in your garage. Back truck under, lift it out by pushing the "UP" button (the "one finger lift to raise/lower), drive out and lower onto a furniture dolly. Roll to wherever you like. It takes me all of 5 minutes total...:C Cable hoist is handy for other stuff also, as well as the "cherry picker" engine hoist/s (etc.) that other folks use. I have had one of those long before I ever had a 5th. It does the job very well also. Roll the hoist to the truck, do the same. (However - No *one finger* lift - takes a bit longer and req's *one hand* to pump the hydraulic cylinder)..:( BTW - the HF cable hoist weighs about 25 lbs, and is about the size of a work lunch box. YMMV - but... For me, I'll take *any* brand of auto slider over a manual every time. The "expense": guess you can save a few bucks with Chinese tires too. Now....did I put hot or cold stuff in that thermos??..:B ~ I use a portable engine hoist so there you go. I wouldn't have one but each to their own.
wilber1 10/23/14 04:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short Box + 5'VR = Disaster????

I've been towing two different 5er's with two different SB trucks using the same 16k manual slider. Rarely slide the hitch but if in doubt, I do. Takes all of 30 seconds so no big deal. The extra bed room in a LB and never having to slide the hitch is nice but for me, not enough to offset being able to park the SB in most normal parking spots and most of all, it fits in my garage. X'lnt observations! And another - The 30 seconds (to slide the manual): When it's pouring rain, even 30 seconds is a PITA. Auto sliders are more pricey - but "chump change" compared to the cost of your 5th......and/or the grief getting truck repaired when you were *absolutely sure* you didn't need to slide = Oops! Auto slider: Kinda like a thrermos.....knows when to keep hot things hot, and cold things cold. How do it know??..:@ BTW - never had any problem backing with PR SG slider..;) ~ Depends on your priorities. Auto sliders are heavy brutes an can be a real PITA to remove and install if you have other uses for your truck. That and their expense has never tempted me to buy one.
wilber1 10/22/14 02:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short Box + 5'VR = Disaster????

I've been towing two different 5er's with two different SB trucks using the same 16k manual slider. Rarely slide the hitch but if in doubt, I do. Takes all of 30 seconds so no big deal. The extra bed room in a LB and never having to slide the hitch is nice but for me, not enough to offset being able to park the SB in most normal parking spots and most of all, it fits in my garage.
wilber1 10/22/14 01:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: UPDATE! Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Eco or Boost - It ain't rocket science! And if you race a 240 hp truck against a 360hp one up a mountain, the 360 hp one will burn an amount of fuel proportional to the time saved. Certainly not 2mpg to 7mpg - That's just pure BS. ... But it's not just the HP difference. The diesel is inherently more efficient. If you compared a diesel with 360hp against the EcoB at 360hp, in the same truck, the diesel would be more fuel efficient. From what I can tell, the even big diesels in the 250/2500s can get about the same unloaded mileage as I do with the EcoB, and can get 25% better mileage when towing. Yup again. My vehicle with 2.0 L turbo, DI, gas, 220 hp is EPA rated at 23 mpg combined. Same vehicle, same transmission with 3.0 L TDI, 240 hp is rated at 27 mpg combined.
wilber1 10/17/14 10:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Locked inside by entry assist handle

When checking your emergency exits, it's a good idea to have someone on the outside making sure they don't fall out and get damaged.
wilber1 10/15/14 11:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: towing out West

A Tundra towing a 19ft light weight. Sounds like a case of too much truck. My advice. Get something smaller to make things more interesting.
wilber1 10/15/14 08:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nexus cards

Remember, a Nexus card does not allow you to fly home in an emergency... need a passport for that. Canadians can use Nexus to enter Canada from anywhere, provided the airport has retina scanning on its Nexus machines. After receiving their card, they can go to a designated crossing and have their retina's scanned by CBSA. Those scans are then matched to their card.
wilber1 10/14/14 05:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Gasoline in boat all summer--any problem

I filled my 19 gal. Boat gas tank back in June, but for several reasons never ran the motor again. Here we are 4 months later going into 5 months of winter. Should I siphon this gas out of the boat into the cars, then add fresh gas plus stabilizer , or just top ofthe old gas with some stabilizer. Thanks for any suggestions. I would go for the first option. It may be a pain but you could regret not doing it.
wilber1 10/13/14 06:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nexus cards

As long as you fit, you can use the Nexus lane.
wilber1 10/12/14 08:50am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Locked inside by entry assist handle

what is the issue with it swinging towards the slide out? I mean isn't the slide usually in when you are going to move the RV? that is the only time you need to swing the handle? bumpy I think it is more likely that someone would try to extend a slide with the handle folded than be locked in by one. As far as emegency exits go, one should know where they are and how they work. Waiting till you need one in an emergency is a bit late to learn.
wilber1 10/12/14 08:30am Fifth-Wheels
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.
wilber1 10/10/14 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: dodge diesels

The only issues I had with my 01 were, had to replace an APS, had to install a filter on the alternator output because of interference with the EEC, causing the torque converter to intermittantly unlock and the block mounted lift pumps weren't very reliable. Relocated mine to the frame. All pretty minor stuff but irritating at the time. So far so good with the 2011.
wilber1 10/07/14 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Navigation Display -- Does it work with Truck Camper

Don't see why not. GPS uses 28 satellites and it only needs to see four to calculate a position.
wilber1 10/03/14 02:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Waldo Fl. speed trap update

Really, there should be enough warning of a speed limit change to slow without leaping on the brakes if you are doing the existing limit and it is not down hill.
wilber1 10/03/14 12:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide does not want to open.

There are several different types of electric and hydraulic slides and if power isn't the issue, there can be different causes for different types.
wilber1 10/03/14 11:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Waldo Fl. speed trap update

From the posted article it seems this whole thing came about because 5 officers were fed up with the way their department was acting and said, enough. That doesn't sound like a case of "just don't speed" to me.
wilber1 10/03/14 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Maxxis M8008 self-destruct

There are no RV steel wheels limited to 50 psi . There are RV steel wheels that are stamped with a weight rating . Some aluminum wheels are stamped with a psi limit . Aluminum wheels , when they fail they do not do so catastrophically . Aluminum wheels can develop a small hairline crack at the shoulder and these aluminum wheels simply will no longer hold air pressure . Those failures occur do to usage and weight loading and are not caused by too much psi . The myth that certain steel RV wheels are psi limited has been perpetuated on this forum by folks who simply don't know . The strength of a steel wheel designed to support an 1820 # load rating is more than adequate to hold 80 psi and is not a design consideration in practical applications . You know all this because? Here is a picture of a Tredit T03 (I believe) wheel that came on Cardinals. These are 80 lb rated and were replaced with wheels rated to 110 lbs. Left unattended this would lead to rim and hub parting company. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae36/palmerdw/wheelcrack_zps9a7dba18.jpg How would this particular failure be related to tire pressure?
wilber1 10/02/14 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Maxxis M8008 self-destruct

The bottom line is : We are seeing zero posts of failures of LT tires on this forum . We have seen two dozen plus posts over the last couple of years about Maxxis tires ( made by the Chang-Shin Rubber Company of Taiwan ) of failures . At replacement time , a switch to the best LT alternatives such as the Kumho 857 radial size 205R14 or the Goodyear Cargo G26 size 225/70R15 will eliminate tire failures on trailers . Both are Load Range D and fit onto the factory steel wheels without modification . There have been several posts on LT failures. I can remember at least a couple on Goodrich Commercial TA's and not all were recall tires.
wilber1 10/01/14 08:28am General RVing Issues
RE: which jeep grand cherokee is best

Looks like they will all do the job. If it is also a daily driver I would look close at the V6 and diesel. To me, a 2wd Jeep is an oxymoron and resale could be a problem. Might make a great TV though.
wilber1 09/28/14 05:11pm Tow Vehicles
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