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RE: Best tires for a dually

I have driven over 70K on 2 sets of Michelin LTX MS/2. Not cheap but they deliver more miles than I have ever been able to get out of any other tire.X2 Is that a total of 140k miles on 2 sets meaning 70k a set or combined as in 35k a set? Have you seen any dry rotting issues out of you Michelin's? I know Michelin tires run a long time and ride great but I've seen them with a lot of dry rot once they get some age on them. I had a tire rep tell me that is was because Michelin uses a natural rubber compound and all would show dry rot after a certain number of years. I don't know if its true or not but I have seen what I would call extreme dry rot on Michelin's that came factory on some vehicles. I'm only asking because I only put about 10k miles a year on my truck and figure that if they get more time than miles on them I will be in the same shape I'm in now replacing tires with good tread but dry rotted or cracked cases. So it wouldn't really benefit me to pay for the extra cost of a Michelin only to replace them early. Dont get me wrong I'm not taking anything away from Michelin tires I know they have a good product and you get what you pay for with anything The breakdown is 70K per set 140K total. My truck came with Michelin's already on it. I was always too cheap to spring for Michelin's.However I am now a believer. Prior to my last 2 sets of Michelin's I never got anywhere near 70K. At 3 years old tires show no signs of dry rot.
Lantley 08/19/14 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New owner - Genny questions??????

Not complicated at all if you have matching generators that are designed for it. Simple 3 wire harness/one ground two live leads. Google Honda parallel kit. I agree they are not complicated, however dual units require more set up than a single unit, particularly if you need to use extended run tanks. I went the built in route simply to have push button convenience. No gas cans,no lifting no set up at all. Convenience is a factor often overlooked in the genset discussions.
Lantley 08/19/14 05:06am Beginning RVing
RE: Monthly family camping trips

The only way to get value out of any RV is to use it. This is true regardless of type of RV or value of RV. If you don't use it it is a big waste of resources. I have a once a month minimum use rule.
Lantley 08/19/14 04:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Filling water tank without pressurized hook up

Pump usage is not an issue. No worse than taking a shower. Do you avoid taking a shower for fear of wearing out the pump? . it sorta seems to me that the pump would work twice as hard, once to pump the water in and again to pump the shower. twice as much wear and tear. yep, probably won't destroy a pump with normal use however. but boondockers would use up twice the juice. bumpy Kind of like saying boondocking will wear out the batteries due to the excess charging and discharging. Yes I agree the pump will run more but not to the point of wearing out. Maybe one should hoist 50# jugs of water and wear out their shoulders and backs to avoid using the pump! The pump is designed to..........pump water! Use it as designed and you will not have problems.
Lantley 08/19/14 04:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First service Eco Diesel

I had to have a starter for my 2001 F-250 diesel... Oreilly and Auto zone, $180. with lifetime warranty Napa, $240. with lifetime warranty. Ford dealer, $480. with 12 month or 12,000 miles whichever comes first. I went with Napa.. And you`ll be replacing them much more often! I had a bad experience with aftermarket starters on my Excursion. The OEM Ford starter did the trick. While less expensive the aftermarket starters only last 2-3 months. 3 of them !
Lantley 08/18/14 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best tires for a dually

I have driven over 70K on 2 sets of Michelin LTX MS/2. Not cheap but they deliver more miles than I have ever been able to get out of any other tire.
Lantley 08/18/14 08:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Filling water tank without pressurized hook up

Pump usage is not an issue. No worse than taking a shower. Do you avoid taking a shower for fear of wearing out the pump? The system works well as designed there is no need for a gravity fill port. Lifting jugs of water to pour into the gravity fill opening is no fun. I prefer to let my existing 12 volt pump do the work.
Lantley 08/18/14 05:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Well!!! Huh?

Personally I'm a long way from retiring myself. Nevertheless I can't wait to leave the rat race. Do you work to live or live to work. At some point quality time and good health are more important than money/career/employment! Unless that too good to refuse offer came with a guaranteed good health clause and a guarantee that you will not die within the next 20 years than I think the OP is making a huge mistake.
Lantley 08/13/14 05:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer siding??Is one better than the other?

In the end the exterior finish is not critical. There are plenty of older aluminum side trailers still going strong. Fiberglass maybe more appealing but delamination issues are always lurking Fiberglass sided trailers are much harder to repair vs. aluminum. Pi8ck your poison neither it totally superior to the other. Focus on floorplan exterior finish is secondary
Lantley 08/13/14 04:57pm Beginning RVing
RE: PA Turnpike Tolls

Does it have to be cash? Will they accept credit cards? Really! If you want convenience get an E-Z pass
Lantley 08/13/14 04:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bicycle carrier front of truck or pin box.

Another reason for a standard long bed truck! I'm sure the OP prefers a short bed for a reason which is fine. It is sort of ironic that the OP is making his short bed combo just as long as a long bed combo, by putting bikes on the front. The front mounted bikes ultimately increases/extends the overall length of his rig.
Lantley 08/12/14 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much will a big fifth wheel limit us?

You overall idea is feasible however a 42'- 5'er will provide a great living spacer but it will limit your access to some places. You will alsdo find it tougher to have internet in remote locations. Getting off the grid maybe harder than you think. If you stay in more mainstream locations you will have more options. The farther you get off the grid you get the more internet and site access issues you will have.
Lantley 08/12/14 06:18am Full-time RVing
RE: Bicycle carrier front of truck or pin box.

I have done both. Pin box wins hands down. Front receiver extends overall length of rig a good bit. The extended length may not be an issue, however it can also be a huge issue if you are trying to get into a tight camp site. Bikes can block visibility and headlights. Bikes need to be unloaded from front reciever,Bikes can remain on pin box without being unloaded until you need them.
Lantley 08/11/14 04:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Warning -- wind damage.....awnings!

Good Point Dutchman Sport on not hanging things on the electric awning. I have gotten away from using awning lights more so do to laziness vs. the awning issue. I have devised a way to attach lights to side of trailer using suction cups to avoid hanging them on the electric awning. But for convenience sake and to maintain the ability to retract the awning in a hurry I agree not to hang lights on them. In order to like the electric awning you must focus on the convenience factor. You must learn to enjoy the convenience over any other issue
Lantley 08/08/14 09:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Shopping for quality travel trailer for 8-10

In the end your Burb will be the limiting factor. It has a low hitch rating and a low payload. It will limit your TT selection. A 3/4 ton SUV or full size van would give you lots more options. There are trailers that the Burb can tow but I don't believe thery will meet your needs very well
Lantley 08/08/14 04:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Warning -- wind damage.....awnings!

I have my first and last electric awning. I hate it. There is no flexablity. Its either in or out. Originally I felt the same way you did about my electric awning. I disliked it as well. It's either in or out. But eventually I caught on that either I was in or out as well. If I was going to be out push the button and awning goes out! If I was coming in push the button awning comes in just as easily. No set up or take down either way. No worries. As mentioned earlier electric awning takes a different mindset.
Lantley 08/08/14 04:19am General RVing Issues
RE: When to stop RVing

We are both 79 in reasonably good health - just did a 75 day trip visiting family & friends. Now making plans to go back to AZ this winter. Hope we can be just like you!!! Me TOO!
Lantley 08/07/14 09:37pm Full-time RVing
RE: Gateway vs Mountaineer

Auto level is a fantastic feature. Auto Level is a bit of a luxury feature and not totally necessary. Nevertheless in 2014 I would not buy a new rig without it. Lack of auto level on a new 5'er would be a dealbreaker for me
Lantley 08/07/14 09:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2014 Ram 2500 Cummins - my last hesitation

I think you have it all sorted out. While I understand the gassers have improved performance and are very capable. The diesel with make a better tow vehicle. Exhaust brake is a huge added bonus. The short trips will not be an issue. If you have any thought of ever going to a fiver get a 1 ton for the payload.Otherwise a 3/4 ton will be fine with most bumper pulls
Lantley 08/07/14 09:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Baltimore bypass - which route?

695 East across the Francis Scott Key bridge is the most foolproof way for someone unfamiliar. Less chance for heavy traffic and traffic jams. There is a toll however. West is OK in light traffic there is no toll going west.
Lantley 08/07/14 09:21pm Roads and Routes
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