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RE: There is such a thing as too much torque

YUP. When Dodge started with diesels they put gas trannys behind them. I blew two of them, then sold the truck at a loss. If I ever get a diesel again I will be investigating the transmission completely
Crabbypatty 04/19/14 07:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody installed one of these tongue jacks yet?

I had an Ultra Fab 300 on the TT in my sig that I sold. Not even a year old and it just quit. After checking all the connections I could I determined it was the jack. I laid out just around 300 clams for it so I called CW. They said they do not warranty the product but put me in touch with Ultra Fab. After speking with one of the the people at Ultra Fab they also determined it was defective and shipped me a new one for free. I asked him if he wanted me to send him the old one and he replied just throw it out! Great company. So now that I sold that TT and just bought a bigger heavier one, guess what, it was a no brainer to have installed an Ultra Fab 4000. That single act of good customer service caused me to buy from them again. And Ill do it again. PS My tongue weight is around 900# the 4000 doesnt even struggle. Good product Good Company
Crabbypatty 04/19/14 06:52am Travel Trailers
Which Satellite Antenna to buy?

I am a Dish user and have a tripod with a house dish that I use. Even though I have aiming devices sometimes it can be a little trying. So Im thinking of upgrading to an automatic one. I would love to mount it on the roof but have parked under trees and needed to move the dish, I one instance over 100 feet away to get a signal. So which portable would be good and could it be fashioned on the roof in such a way that I could easily remove it, if I needed to clear a tree or something? Thanks for the input
Crabbypatty 04/14/14 03:00pm Camping World RV Sales
Recent Purchase in Kingston CW

I just purchased a used TT from Kingston CW that I saw on line. After being assigned a sales person, Craig, we came to decide that the TT might be for us and he agreed to hold it for $500 deposit. I made an offer, he said that he would speak to the manager, they accepted my offer, "subject to inspection" as we live 3.5 hours away. We agreed on a date to come up and we were assigned a tech and an assistant. The outside looked very good but the inside was filthy, which I thought was a deal killer with the wife. She labored on and ultimately liked it, seeing through the dirt. The ever patient tech, Jay, responded to all my questions, never a quip. We mantioned to our salesperson that the unit needed to be cleaned and two people came in and vacummed up the mouse droppings, wiped the counters etc. I brought my own hitch which Jay placed the parts I brought on the a frame and I bought an electric jack that he installed. We mentioned to Craig when we came up that we were bringing a check, which he asked and said it was ok, then they changed their mind, so we put it on the cc. That cost CW whatever the bank charge is 2-3 points. After we left with the TT we stayed at a CG about 30 miles away and noticed after the night that toilet wasnt working properly. We sent a txt to our sales person who asked us the model and offered to ship us a new one instead of driving back or using parts which could be problematic. That would mean a 7-8 hour round trip. I would say overall, we are both satisified, but the working points would be better inspection and cleaning before allowing a customer in. Perhpas CW should have a house cleaner clean all the rigs before they are allowed to be viewed. In sales you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Sales peoples and techs attentiveness as well as delivering on reasonable requests, made the experience enjoyable. I would buy from CW Kingston again. PS I have to chnaged my sig as I sold that TT.
Crabbypatty 04/14/14 02:54pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: dry camping in outer banks

We stayed at Camp Hatteras with full hook ups. Next door was a KOA also with full hookups. We dry camp on the ocean here in NY but prefer full hookups for dw when over the road.
Crabbypatty 04/11/14 05:27pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: LT tires on TT

Burbman, Very interesting topic. I have been running on Goodyear Marathons now for 10 years with no issues except dryrot. When I put a new set on last year, my tire dealer looked at me funny and had to order them as he didnt stock them. However they never questioned me about it. We are about to purchase a heavier tt and I saw in the photo that it comes with Load Star tires on them. When I get there I will be curious about that. Admittedly as I havent had an issue I never really thought about it except to keep them inflated, repacked by bearings everyyear etc.
Crabbypatty 04/08/14 05:23am Travel Trailers

I have been a dish subscriber and will now use the monthly billing and place a unit in TT. I have in the past used a house dish on a tripod. Finicky aiming but once in signal is as good as home. Now I would like to have an dish on the TT with the exception of having to use a tripod if in a wooded cg so I have to move it to an opening in the trees. My question is what dish to buy? Tailgater or what? My thought is to bracket it on the TT ladder, then if I have to move it, unhook and place on ground or tripod. Im trying to keep my set ups simple as after rving for year I would like to simplify things, especially as we bounce around an do not stay in one place fro more than a few days to a week at a clip.
Crabbypatty 04/08/14 05:00am Technology Corner
RE: Overnight stop

Generally speaking if I'm going from a to b and need a layover. We either eat on the way in or cook at the cg. Leave it all connected and just throw down the rear jacks. The less we do means less to do in the morning when leaving.
Crabbypatty 04/02/14 07:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How often to repack wheel bearings on TT

The beginning of every season and I usually find blown seal,or something. Would rather fix it in my driveway than the side of the interstate!
Crabbypatty 04/02/14 06:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: If I wanted an inverter...Who, how, what...

In my TT I found that both TV's and the two 110volt outlets in our bedroom are on one circuit in the shore power panel. I disconnected that and installed a standard three prong plug. I then installed a Xantrax 1200 watt inverter and plugged that circuit into it. So the two tvs sat dish and two outlets are always on the inverter and I have an on off switch. So when not in use i turn it off. This has worked perfectly for going on 8 years. My batteries I upgraded to two Trojan T 125's they are 6 volt tied them together to make 12 volts. This coupled with a charge wizard on the shore power charger continues to work perfectly going on 10 years.
Crabbypatty 04/02/14 10:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Food in Myrtle Beach Area

Crabby mikes seafood calabash in MB in Murrells Inlet Nances get the seafood roast there is a hole in the table so when you eat your oysters you throw the shell into the can. Lots of fun!
Crabbypatty 03/09/14 04:08pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Food in Myrtle Beach Area

Crabby mikes seafood calabash in MB in Murrells Inlet Nances get the seafood roast there is a hole in the table so when you eat your oysters you throw the shell into the can. Lots of fun!
Crabbypatty 03/09/14 04:07pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Keep Flat Screen TV in rig over the winter??

Thanks for the posts I'll leave it and they are powered down for winter.
Crabbypatty 12/07/13 10:49am General RVing Issues
Keep Flat Screen TV in rig over the winter??

I heard that the screens could crack in the cold. Is that true? So I was wondering if I shouldnt take them out of the rig for the winter. What do you do if you live in cold country. Im in NY. Thanks!!
Crabbypatty 12/07/13 05:29am General RVing Issues
RE: What to take out of the RV to avoid freezing?

I blow out the water lines with an air compressor then pump rv antifreeze, the pink stuff through the lines. I disconnect the water pump feed line and shove it in the antifreeze bottle. Takes a little more than a gallon. I do not fill the water heater as it has bypass valves and the drain is on the bottom so there is no chance that can freeze. It doesnt take very long.
Crabbypatty 11/17/13 05:08am General RVing Issues
Selling RV

Does anyone recommend a website to sell my TT on? Thanks
Crabbypatty 11/17/13 05:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Brake Problems and Braking Performance

As long as your controller says you have a connection, the first thing to do, while parked is jack up one wheel at a time, spin it and have DW hit the brakes. If it barely brakes, but you here it, your magnet is working, but you need an adjustment. Turn the star nut located on the backer plate with a flat head screw driver until it improves. After your satisfied, take the wheel off and drum, inspect the drum for grease or scoring as you may need the drum turned and also inspect the brake shoe. Last inspect and repack your bearings. Put it back together and before letting it back down, spin the wheel again to make sure its working properly then repeat 3 more times on the other wheels. If you need shoe, spring or magnet replacement, rednecktrailersupply.com sells the entire set up, already assembeled. All you do is remove the 4 bolts holding the whole assembly onto the axle, then bolt on the new one, attach two wires, then spin and check for adjustment. Its all very easy to do and on a quiet Saturday you can have all brakes up to 100% and have you bearings packed as well in time for a beverage and game or hammock in the afternoon. Its really not hard to do.
Crabbypatty 05/16/13 05:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: North Conway New Hampshire area - full service with kids

x2 Danforth Bay. You can get a lakeview site there. We used it as base camp and went to North Conway etc. Yankee BBQ is right there order "the Feast" it will feed all of you and you will have leftovers. In North Conway on the left side of the road heading west is an amazing ice cream shop. You buy your ice cream and then head over to the stopping station and help your self.
Crabbypatty 05/15/13 06:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Truck camping on othe beach

Eventualy that will be a goal if we trade up to a fiver. I would look for a second hand truck camper for quickies. Love the beach, look at my sig, and Im glad that not all venture down there. As otheres mentioned look at the terrain and judge what you need to do to drive. Not all beaches are the same. In Daytone Fla you can drive a car on the beach, where I live its air down & 4x4's it all depends are where your going.
Crabbypatty 05/13/13 03:25am Truck Campers
RE: Off-road capable RVs

As far as Off Road is concerned, one size does not fit all. Youll need to examine the route to see if you can even make it. I would un hitch and drive it in my truck first. I did this the first time I camped on the outer beach with soft sand. The Trailer you pick can only be so high before it is to high for over the road and becomes unmanagable. you can also have the trailer lifted just like a turck with suspension mods if the model you like is to low. I would think that the shorter the length the better.
Crabbypatty 05/13/13 03:16am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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