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RE: Would you feel good about selling 3 YO LT Tires?

I would have no problem putting 3 year old tires on my truck. I only get around 40,000 miles/set, and that would put them as less than 6 years old at the end of their life. I have had Discount Tire give me credit for tires I was switching out that they thought had useful tread life.
Bionic Man 07/23/14 07:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Who knows what this is? (Hint - Maxxis)

I'm glad no other damage was done from the blowout. I doubt you will have much luck getting it warrantied since the tire is almost 5 years old unless they were recently installed, in which case, I would be talking to Discount about why they installed such old tires. The tires were only a couple months old when they were ordered and installed, figure I would give it try and see. I'm interested to hear what Discount has to say. My experiences with them have been nothing but positive. If you have road hazard on the tires, I expect they will give you full replacement. Unfortunately I do not have road hazard coverage on them. Just bringing them there to see if they can help me with the Manufacturers warranty(Maxxis has a 5 year limited). I also have had nothing but good experiences with Discount. I hope they help out. If nothing else, I would hope they give a discount on replacement tire(s). To me, road hazard is well worth the extra $$, especially for trailer tires. Good luck.
Bionic Man 07/23/14 09:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Personalized plates

Mine is GLBL WMR I like that one.:B
Bionic Man 07/23/14 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Personalized plates

Puptent. The dogs go everywhere.
Bionic Man 07/23/14 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who knows what this is? (Hint - Maxxis)

DOT code 5009, means that tire was almost five years old, at the the far end of, or past, its life expectancy, and traveling at 70 mph, above the 65mph ST tires are rated for, probably caused overheating which didn't help either. Glad you were able to complete your trip without further incident. Thanks for sharing and the heads up. Can you point me in a direction where a manufacture or tire retailer states that the tire life is 4.5 years? Everything that I have found states 7 - 10 years (although I do replace at 5).
Bionic Man 07/23/14 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Who knows what this is? (Hint - Maxxis)

I'm glad no other damage was done from the blowout. I doubt you will have much luck getting it warrantied since the tire is almost 5 years old unless they were recently installed, in which case, I would be talking to Discount about why they installed such old tires. The tires were only a couple months old when they were ordered and installed, figure I would give it try and see. I'm interested to hear what Discount has to say. My experiences with them have been nothing but positive. If you have road hazard on the tires, I expect they will give you full replacement.
Bionic Man 07/23/14 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Generators for 5th wheel power

I think a parallel kit and two 2000 (red or blue) generators is preferable. Plenty of power to do what you want to do, and easy for one person to move.
Bionic Man 07/22/14 04:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: anxious dog

I have no personal experience with these, but I have heard people say they helped their dogs. http://www.thundershirt.com/ X2. They work.
Bionic Man 07/22/14 04:37pm RV Pet Stop
RE: For the Ford fans

Pretty impressive output. Did I miss it, or did they mention MPG? And, on a side note, that front end sure looks a lot like a Tundra.
Bionic Man 07/22/14 04:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My latest DIY on my 2014 Ram 2500 6.4L Hemi

That is pretty cool. Isn't Chevy now doing in-bed lighting? It is a good idea. Surprised it has taken this long for it to be an option from the factory. It is all about capturing more $$$ cash. Why let the aftermarket get it?
Bionic Man 07/21/14 09:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Jeep Grand Cherokee opinions

What is the mileage difference between the two? Have you thought about the ecodiesel? I've pulled my boat many miles with a Hemi GC. It did great.
Bionic Man 07/21/14 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Max Towing Wars - Ford vs Ram

"Sincerely, The No Spin Zone" Really??????? If you got some facts that says otherwise post it for everyone to see. :W With all due respect, neither of you consistently back up your assertions. Mr Cummins, I would be interested to see you back up your claim that "people that rely on their trucks chose RAM" overwhelmingly. And, Mr Troller, your statements always seem to be from personal conversations that you hear from your trashman's, dog groomer's friend's sister. How exactly do you know that all the hotshotters that are driving RAM's are deleted?
Bionic Man 07/19/14 12:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Steamboat State Park or Canon City, Co?

I'm more familar with Steamboat than Canon City, so I will comment there. The drive isn't bad coming from Denver. Coming from Chicago, I assume you would go I80 across, and down from Laramie through Walden. If you went this way, you would only have Rabbit Ears pass. If you went a little further west on I80 and dropped down into Craig it would be a little further distance but I think you would miss most of the passes. As was stated, Steamboat Lake is a long ways from Denver - around 4 hours pulling the RV. And while it used to be forest camping, the pine beetle devastated the area and they cut down most of the trees in the campground several years back. If you went into the town of Steamboat, you could tube the Yampa river, but I am not aware of any real rafting in the area, or a zip line. Don't get me wrong, I love the area, but I really don't think it fits the bill of what you are looking for. If you want forest camping in an area with a zip line and river rafting, look up towards Glenwood Springs. There are some National Forest campgrounds up there that would be better for forest camping, I am pretty sure there is a zip line up there, and I know there is rafting on the Colorado River. Good luck with your journey.
Bionic Man 07/19/14 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: DEF Shelf Life!

Manguson-Moss Warranty Act allows you to purchase DEF from any source, just as it would oil, filters, or other items. They can't disallow warranty based upon where you bought DEF. Magnuson-Moss
Bionic Man 07/18/14 10:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How many pull a toad behind their fifth wheel

Please post your route & timeline, so I will not be there. Thanks for your insightful addition to the thread. Your post is well thought out and very rational. It's much more important and reasonable to worry about a tandem towing RV than people driving with their ability impaired by drugs and alcohol, of those that drive well over the speed limit wrecklessly, those who are texting, eating, drinking, yelling at kids in the back seat, those that are inexperienced, or those people in their senior years who should have had their license revoked years ago, those that are driving cars with bald tires, bad brakes, worn out suspension, etc. Yep, tandem towing is the biggest danger out there. :R
Bionic Man 07/17/14 06:30pm Dinghy Towing
RE: How many pull a toad behind their fifth wheel

Bionic Man - I have had a flat on my Sidekick when towing it with my 30' MH. Fortunately my DW was following in her own vehicle and could let me know. I AM an attentive driver. Likewise had a pin on the tow bar come out (long story) and it took a few moments and another vehicle waving at me for it to sink in what might be causing the vibration. I suspect noticing the problem would be even harder if I had a fifth wheel trailer between my tow vehicle and the toad. Don't know what to say Doug, other than I have lost more than one trailer tire on my boat, tandem behind my 5er. It was never a problem knowing it happened, nor was there any more damage than if I was towing it solo.
Bionic Man 07/17/14 06:16pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2015 all Rams trucks will be J2807 compliant

Tundra went J2807 compliant in 2011. Just say-in :B Yes they did, they were the first and good for them! It's a shame the others had to play games, but with that said both Ram and GM/Chevy were going to do it until Ford said nope not ready yet. Had the other two went ahead they could have put that fact in their ads and most likely taken sales from Ford. But should'a, would'a, could'a but didn't and for that same on ALL of them! Don Ford is the Bush of trucks. It was their fault :) Quote of the day!
Bionic Man 07/17/14 06:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How many pull a toad behind their fifth wheel

If the tracker has a problem (flat tire, etc.) you'll never know it until it's too late. If you insist on towing it, put wheel sensors on it and make sure the signal reaches your tow vehicle. Sorry, but speaking from many years of first hand experience, this is untrue. While it may be advantageous to have those sensors (and a camera), you will know when you have a problem without them. I know I have.
Bionic Man 07/16/14 11:02pm Dinghy Towing
RE: How many pull a toad behind their fifth wheel

I would check for yourself on the legality of what you are suggesting, and not take the word from a site that is notoriously against tandem towing. I have towed tandem for over 10 years, and it isn't that big of a deal if you are set up properly.
Bionic Man 07/15/14 11:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: My tire story - Big O tires

Out of necessicity, I bought 4 tires from BiG O for my 5er a few years back. (They put on the LTs that I requested). Fast forward two years, one tire failed due to road hazard, and I purchased that protection. The local franchise would not honor the road hazard, said I needed to take it back to the other franchise which was 150 miles away. Long story short, no more Big O for me.
Bionic Man 07/15/14 08:33pm Fifth-Wheels
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