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RE: Goodyear G614 Tires

What is not being echoed in this thread is that Sailun's are not your typical Chinese tire. They are being made to a very high standard. NC Hauler has made note on a few threads of the accreditation standard that the Sailun's are designed to meet. This accreditation makes all the difference. Sailun is committed to making a quality tire and it shows. I have yet to read a negative review from an actual Sailun owner Sailun tires are a game changer. There is now another bonafide option. Yeah buddy, I mentioned it on the page before this one, I think:B: "Next time I replace the tires, I'll look at the Sailun tires also and if they still have good reviews and have maintained their TS16969 certificaton, I very well may go with the Sailuns due to the much cheaper price.." A Chinese tire manufacturer that actually seems to care about quality being built into their manufacturing process...and with TS169699 and ISO140001 accreditation's in place, they can prove it at this point.
NC Hauler 10/19/14 12:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear G614 Tires

I would stick with the GY G or H tires as they are a very high quality tire with an excellent track record the G's did have some problems pre 07 but that is all behind them. They did pay for damages on those that had problems and the still will if you were to have a problem. I have ran one set of GY Wrangler E's, two sets of GY G's and one set of GY H tires all USA Made and never even a flat with many thousands of miles and a lot of those miles are in the South West. Insurance claim, not for me! Sailuns may be fine but I KNOW from experience GY's are trouble free. The last set of 614 tires had a date code Feb 07 and they lasted 2.5 years before I found one coming apart, I was lucky this time because I had no damage. Changed to 17.5 Sumitomo and my tired problems ended. Denny Early 07 is when they changed the GY G614 from what I have been told and that seems to be the cut off of the problem era. I was told it was late Nov 2006 when they were changed, it's all PR BS. We travel with others that have them in the 2010 2011 time frame and they are having problems Denny My GY614's that are on my 5er now were manufactured in 2010 with a lot of miles on them and all in the mountains and I've had zero issues with them. 5er loaded to 16,100#...in fact, the 0606 build date on the original tires I had; one that lost it's tread, ended up being caused by a weak spring pack, and GY still paid for and mounted 4 brand new G614 tires on my 5er...and THEY'RE the one's that found the weak spring pack...I keep the tires aired to 110 psi, just like tire manufacturer and 5er manufacturer recommend.
NC Hauler 10/19/14 11:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear G614 Tires

Put Sailun 637's, 235/16 G's, on our rig 1 year ago this month....$940 with steel valve stems and balanced. Our home base is Reno and a Big O store here ordered them from their warehouse over the hill in Sacramento and had them the next day as part of their normal order and were put on that day....great service. We have about 17k miles them and they show no wear and have had zero problems...have not even had to add air. Very satisfied and recommend highly. Thanks for the review..Need all the reports on the Sailun 637's as we can get...glad they're working out for you.
NC Hauler 10/18/14 03:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear G614 Tires

. The LT235/85-16 E R250 or the Ribs @ 3042 lbs = 6084 lbs is a very poor choice for your 7000 lb axles. The tire simply doesn't have enough capacity unless the 7k axles were a upgrade from 5.2k or 6k OEM. I would tend to support this statement! I don't. The axles don't weigh 7k lbs. They can carry that. Thus as long as your not over 6k of weight on that axle, then the tires are fine. My 7k axles carry 11,240 lbs, or approximately 5,620 each. However, if your going to go light on tires, you better know for sure what each axle and if possible each tire is carrying. All in here "know" that the axle doesn't weigh 7,000#:R we know it can carry 7,000#, thus the reason most would "support" that amount of weight that "might" be put on the axle with tires that could "carry" that amount of weight...just not recommended to use "E" rated tires that can only handle 3042# each on 7,000# axles...though it appears you either have higher weight carrying axles on your 5er that you don't need, or you don't carry a lot of weight in your 5er...I too know what my 5er weighs, but wouldn't put E rated tires on 7,000# weight rated axles if 5er has a GVW of 15,000# or higher. My 5er has a GVW of 16,950#, loaded to 16,100# ..so I won't cut corners on safety by putting E rated tires on the 5er...not even the RIBS...I tend to err to the side of safety.
NC Hauler 10/18/14 10:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear G614 Tires

If 6,000# rated axles, could go with "E" rated Michelin XPS RIBS or the Duramvis R250's...IF 7,000# rated axles, I'd go with GY G614's or the Sailun tires GY does pay for damages....I had a G614 tire throw it tread, never lost one psi...took it to a Wingfoot Dealer and they put a claim in for me, (manufacture date on tires were 0606)..While waiting for GY to reply to compensate me for the tires (damage on 5er was minimal), Service person found that height on that wheel well was only about an inch from top of tire to wheelwell...we saw a weak sping pack....GY STILL put 4 brand new tires on my 5er, steel stems, mounted and balanced......no charge. I had the spring pack replaced. Next time I replace the tires, I'll look at the Sailun tires also and if they still have good reviews and have maintained their TS16969 certificaton, I very well may go with the Sailuns due to the much cheaper price..
NC Hauler 10/18/14 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washing/drying in RV

We have the Splendide Washer/dryer combo, (vented)...never had one until about 2 yrs ago..The DW loves it..We own a camp in WVa...no Laundromats near by, so the wife does small loads when needed.....again, she loves it and doesn't have to drag clothes home to be cleaned if we leave the camper at our site.....
NC Hauler 10/14/14 06:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5,000,000 Super Duty's Produced at Kentucky Truck Plant

Mexican is our friend, just look at the great care our marine is getting. chevman I say go in and get the Marine.....We're pathetic to let the guy spend that much time in a Mexican jail.....such is life in the USA in 2014..
NC Hauler 10/14/14 05:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No winter home for rodents

I got three Chocolate Lab/Australian Shepered mix. Papers with both clubs on both of them. The kids are serious. They'll eat a coyote or a squirrel. Very intelligent but caged at nine months and eager ti run. /Respond to commands. Put one ofthese on a leash long enough to cover the entire undercarriae plus some. They are all black and double coats. Will your dog's be around the 5er/TT, 24/7 ? I don't want to let my 5er set for a bit, open it up and find mice have already made a home.....heck, years ago, we had a Yorkshire Terrier that reeked havoc on a whole family of mice, wiped out the whole lot of them in about 3 mins...never seen anything like it and there are a lot of cats bigger than that Yorkie...he had papers too, but don't know what that has to do with anything:h..he could get into places that bigger dogs couldn't get into:).... All that being said, the peppermint on cotton balls and placed strategically located throughout the unit along with the bags of Fresh Cab also put in various places, (put some in the ductwork of the furnace where the vent is... kept our unit mouse free for a while now.
NC Hauler 10/14/14 03:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Generator Yes, or No ?

They may camp where there is alway's electric hook up's, BUT WHAT IF power goes out due to a storm?...Has happened to us several times.....I'd opt for a generator, better to have one and not need it, then to not have one and your batteries run down and you want electricity.. With that kind of thinking , I might as well haul 150 gallons of water in my tank, WHAT IF campground water dries up and I need water?My thoughts exactly. We didn't have a generator on our previous 5th wheel and never missed it, ever. We have a generator on this toyhauler and have never used it while camping. But that 450 lb. monstrosity is always along taking up space and being one more thing that needs maintenance. We tried to get the dealer to remove it when we bought the toyhauler, but they weren't going to give us anything for it if they did, so it stayed. Ours is up front in the basement, takes up very little space..came in handy June of 2012 when we had a huge wind storm come ( called a Derecho) while camping in Pence Springs WV at our campsite, trees down, power lines down, couldn't hardly get out to do anything because a lot of roads were blocked with down trees first couple of day's...lost power for 5 day's and the water supply (Pence Springs), couldn't pump water...just so happens we had a full fresh water tank, and a generator that we only had to run on occasion...propane ran the fridge, hot water and stove....electric we used when it got very hot and charge the battery....so, from experience, not big, bulky, not taking up a lot of room and for that really bad ONE time, it made life a lot easier when there was no power OR water....The other times we camped and lost power it wasn't no where near as bad as that time. Oh, I've never owned a generator either until about 3 yrs ago...I did wish I had one a couple of times and since purchasing this one, glad I have one now and felt one would have come in handy in times past...guess some like me, learn the hard way...to me, it was well worth the money..... I purchased it for a "just in case scenario"....and the above was the worse case..and the generator paid off in spades:)
NC Hauler 10/13/14 05:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator Yes, or No ?

They may camp where there is alway's electric hook up's, BUT WHAT IF power goes out due to a storm?...Has happened to us several times.....I'd opt for a generator, better to have one and not need it, then to not have one and your batteries run down and you want electricity.. With that kind of thinking , I might as well haul 150 gallons of water in my tank, WHAT IF campground water dries up and I need water? I have a built in generator and always travel with a full fresh tank. I am always self contained if need be. A genset is not required depending on your camping style,many have camped for years without a genset. However I enjoy the flexibility and convenience a genset provides. You can overnight at a Wal-Mart,Cracker Barrel, etc.in hot weather without worrying about the heat. Stop for lunch along the way and instantly have A/C and microwave as needed. Of course a generator is great when camping off the grid. Go into Cracker Barrel and leave the dog in the 5'er with A/C on. Power Outages at a CG or at home are easy to deal with when your RV is fully self contained. Built-in gensets are a pricey option. However they will give you a little pay back by allowing for lunches and dinners in the RV while traveling vs. stopping for fast food. They also keep us out of CG's sometimes when overnighting on the way to our destination. While portables generators will get the job done, a built in genset is all about convenience. Just push a button and I have full electric to power 2- A/C units and microwave instantly. No set-up,no put away,no gas cans,no locks or chains,no security issues at all. Just push button convenience. Because it is convenient, we use the genset regularly. If we had to set up and put it away each time we would be more reluctant to use it. A generator is not for everyone,however we enjoy the convenience and versatility it provides. My generator is a portable, located up front and hooked up...not built in..but I agree with you 100% on your analogy.
NC Hauler 10/13/14 05:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator Yes, or No ?

They may camp where there is alway's electric hook up's, BUT WHAT IF power goes out due to a storm?...Has happened to us several times.....I'd opt for a generator, better to have one and not need it, then to not have one and your batteries run down and you want electricity.. With that kind of thinking , I might as well haul 150 gallons of water in my tank, WHAT IF campground water dries up and I need water? Say What????? :h Guess the Boy Scout, "Be Prepared" motto came out in me...You could have a really bad storm, a hurricane, a tornado, lose power, but still have water:S..So all those campers out there with generators are not thinking???? REALLY ??? I've been camping several times over the years at campgrounds where we had full hook up's and lost power due to bad weather, but never lost water, though, in your infinite wisdom, even YOU know that too could happen....so it wouldn't be a bad idea to maybe have 50 gallons of water on board, again, just in case. I still recommend a small generator whether you think it's smart or not and I would imagine the MAJORITY of campers in here would agree..especially in the 5th wheel section.
NC Hauler 10/13/14 05:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: No winter home for rodents

I have mentioned this previously on rodent threads but Fresh Cab has worked quite well for us. Wife thinks it stinks but I kind of like it. Tried traps etc. but no critters after I put some of this around. http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/heritage93/Capture_zpsfc1d0a86.jpg THATS IT!!!! Thanks, that's the "little baggie" that I was trying to describe. I think it smells really strong of cedar, wife put's them around 5er and with the peppermint oil, 5er smells great, even after 2 weeks of setting shut up..... and no mice:)
NC Hauler 10/13/14 02:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: No winter home for rodents

block all holes a must. but I use peppermint oil, and a product called kab clean the farmers use this in the equipt cab,s. Same here:)....They really don't like the peppermint oil and you get a "two for"...the smell also is nice inside the 5er....Wife purchased something that has a REALLY strong odor of cedar, but not cedar...it's in a small bag....between the peppermint and whatever is in that little bag, we've had ZERO mice inside of our 5er for 2 yrs now....We've also sealed any holes that they might be able to get into the camper by, but, been doing that for about 4 yrs and they could still get in...since the peppermint oil and the REALLY strong cedar smell in the small baggie, we've been mice free last 2 yrs:)
NC Hauler 10/13/14 02:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator Yes, or No ?

They may camp where there is alway's electric hook up's, BUT WHAT IF power goes out due to a storm?...Has happened to us several times.....I'd opt for a generator, better to have one and not need it, then to not have one and your batteries run down and you want electricity..
NC Hauler 10/13/14 02:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you level with slides out?

..Every TT and 5er I've ever owned stated to level unit first THEN slides out...Don't know about MH, never owned one As far as using slide supports, we camped close to a 5er that must have rented site for the summer?? not sure, but they had been there for awhile. Don't know how long 5er had been there without anyone checking on it, but it had all three slides out with supports underneath the slides and one side had two tires that were very low on air...slide was being pushed upward about 3-4"....No one around to tell, but wondered if it damaged the owners slide out, it looked bad. Most manufacturers don't recommend using them under one's slide for the very reason I mentioned above..
NC Hauler 10/13/14 10:39am Beginning RVing
RE: Dog Crap

I see it more and more at campgrounds...people not cleaning up after their pets...kind of pathetic....everyone else pays for someone else's irresponsibility. We've ALWAY'S cleaned up after our 2 boxers, be it at a campground, a rest area or even at home in our yard.....Guess some people just don't get it....Guess some think they're "too good" to bag the poop and discard it in a receptacle designated for such.
NC Hauler 10/13/14 10:38am RV Pet Stop
RE: I'm still convinced these people are crazy.

Years ago, pre-2008 in fact, I posted something that lighted a firestorm of indignation - I questioned the sanity of people who buy new RVs and amortize the purchase over 20-25 years. I had been to an RV show where I saw lots of people happily signing purchase contracts and wondered how these young families were able to pay $20-25K for a new trailer. Then I read the small print which stated that yes, it's only $120 per month but that's because it's amortized over 20 years! Lets do the math folks - $120 per month at 6% for 240 months means your actually paying nearly $15K in interest, or 75% of the original purchase price of the trailer. In 20 years I imagine most of these trailers would be worthless for consideration of resale or trade. So it turned out that lots of these hard working young folks were borrowing against the equity in their homes. Some were outraged that I would suggest that it might not be a wise decision, suggesting that the time they spent and the memories created were worth far more than money. Then came 2008 and look what happened to so many hard working, honest people - they became upside-down on their mortgages, defaulted and lost everything. I'm still convinced - young families with tight budgets should buy used, rent, borrow or maybe just save for that new(er) RV. It may be only $120 a month but in the long run, it's a heck of a lot of money! I know my signature might be whywait? But we're older, have no kids, own a 1991 trailer and a 2004 truck and owe not a cent to ANYONE! ....have no kids.....yeah, can make a HUGE difference....We raised 3 kids, I financed a paid off everything up to this point and I'm now 64...depends on how you handled things that life threw at you. Got out of the USAF in 75'...got a job, in 86', plant was shut down, so I'm 36, wife and 3 kids, house payment, car payment and monthly bills, (can't finance those:))...I never missed a payment on anything....until I found another job, oh...in another state, I worked for others...found a job in another state, moved....bought a home, 5 yrs 6 months later, I get laid off, now I'm 42...wife and 2 kids with bills...oh, never missed a payment on anything and to add to all this, NEVER TOOK UNEMPLOYMENT, FOOD STAMPS OR ANY KIND OF ASSISSTANCE!!....(Sorry, but felt kind of good about that)...Now I started all over at 42 (one month shy of my 43rd. birthday and ended up where I am today.....everything paid for except a couple of bills that will be good in about a year.... SOOOOO IF I had WAITED to where I could have afforded to pay cash for all the fun I had with my THREE CHILDREN and wife, we wouldn't have ALL the cherished memories we have today...started in tents, went to pop-up and then a TT...funny how much more money wife and I had when children started leaving home:B HUGE DIFFERENCE for those who haven't had to raise, support, clothe, and pay for everything for children from the time they're born until they "leave the nest".... To each his own...if one is responsible and budget's....and uses simple math and common sense...they should be able to do what their budget will allow... My dad told me when I got married, (had JUST turned 20, DW had just turned 18)....He told me to buy what I could "AFFORD", NOT what I "WANTED"...never forgot that and have never had an issue...( I had just turned 20, wife had just turned 18 when we got married in 1970:)). So, "live and learn"...you can tell someone all you want about "paying cash" or not financing or whatever, but in the long run....it's their money and their decision..part of growing up...some make good decisions, some don't....part of life...you tell them and if they listen..good...if they don't.....it's one of life's learned lesson's...hopefully one learns from their mistakes.... again, if I hadn't financed, I wouldn't have been able to have purchased first pop-up camper that I did and memories with 2...then 3rd child would have never been made... Not everyone has cash to pay for things...don't recollect being loaded at the age of 20 when I got married back in 70, but I had been raised right and to accept responsibility for my actions...thanks to my late mom and dad.....they were right....
NC Hauler 10/13/14 04:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

.....Nobody's home....to answer the phone...nobody's home...nobody's home....it's a musical answering message.....but appropriate for this site don't you think:)...Guess we're all busy? I've been pretty covered up with work and when I'm off, I'll check out the forums but gotten lazy when it comes to the very thread that I instigated even earlier than the start of this thread states.... Hope all of you are well and life is being good to you...Just worked Friday, Saturday and Sunday...believe if I arrived at work at 06:45 and was able to leave at 7:01 or so I'd think I was getting a break, but badging in at 06:15 to 06:20 and badging out at 7:20 to 7:30 is starting to catch up with me. Getting stressed out with work and wore out....don't like that feeling. off today and tomorrow with some running around I got to do, work Wed. and Thurs., and again, Kathy and I plan on heading up our camp after I get home from work Thursday night..so we get up there (WVA) a little after midnight..and we'll be there for the weekend. 50% chance of rain today, high in the low 60's....getting cooler night times and leave's are changing color in the mountains....beautiful with all the different colors, at peak, it'll look like a bowl of fruit loops :) Y'all take care out there, be safe and hope you have a great day..
NC Hauler 10/13/14 04:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Whats Your Real Weights? Truck and Trailer. The Real Deal

Re-weighed my truck today....I had put a Westin HDX stainless steel brush guard on my truck a few months back...so I weighed the truck today with just me in it.....full tank of fuel, full tank of DEF, picture frame adapter with Reese 20K signature 5er hitch mounted to the adapter and a tool box with about 75-80# in it.... Steer Axle= 5400# (FAWR is 6,000#). Drive Axle = 3840# (RAWR is 9750#) (AAM rates it at 11,800#). Gross weight was 9240#. add the two boxers (80 +55=135) + DW, 120 (don't tell I told:) = 255 additional lbs of weight...gives gross weight of 9495# GVWR of the truck is 14,000#, so even with my 5er hooked up with a hitch weight of 3500#, that will put gross weight at 12,995# ( 9495# + 3500#= 12,995#)....GVWR of 14,000# still has me 1,000# under my trucks GVWR. and well under my RAWR of 9750# . (3840# truck empty +pin weight of 3500#= 7340#, which is 2,410# under my trucks RAWR of 9750#). Around Thanksgiving, on the way back from camping, will re-weigh with 5er hooked up, last weight on it was pin weight of 3500# (was lighter before, but put a generator in the front of the 5er to have in case of an emergency...GVW of the 5er is 16,975# and last time weighed, it was 16,120# What truck is that? Truck in my sig...2013 Ram 3500 crew cab/long bed/4X4 with Cummins & Aisin tranny in Laramie Longhorn trim...385HP/850ftlb of TQ and with 4:10 rear end truck has a GCWR of a little over 37,000#..though it'll never be loaded to that weight...not hardly:) Sounds like a very solid Tow Vehicle... My 2006 F550 only has a 33K GCWR... Truck was totally revamped in 2013, brand new frame, new front end, new rear end, beefed up suspension, dual cooling components,...toss in the Aisin tranny and it gave you the 385HP and 850ftlb of TQ numbers. GVWR went from 12,200# in 2012 to 14,000# in 2013...GCWR, to me, is a bit much, but that is the rated GCWR for my truck with the Aisin tranny and the 4:10 rear end....It really handles my 5er quite effortlessly....Have plenty of room to "go bigger", should I choose to...and you're right, it is a very solid TV...it's also my daily driver:)
NC Hauler 10/09/14 03:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Whats Your Real Weights? Truck and Trailer. The Real Deal

Re-weighed my truck today....I had put a Westin HDX stainless steel brush guard on my truck a few months back...so I weighed the truck today with just me in it.....full tank of fuel, full tank of DEF, picture frame adapter with Reese 20K signature 5er hitch mounted to the adapter and a tool box with about 75-80# in it.... Steer Axle= 5400# (FAWR is 6,000#). Drive Axle = 3840# (RAWR is 9750#) (AAM rates it at 11,800#). Gross weight was 9240#. add the two boxers (80 +55=135) + DW, 120 (don't tell I told:) = 255 additional lbs of weight...gives gross weight of 9495# GVWR of the truck is 14,000#, so even with my 5er hooked up with a hitch weight of 3500#, that will put gross weight at 12,995# ( 9495# + 3500#= 12,995#)....GVWR of 14,000# still has me 1,000# under my trucks GVWR. and well under my RAWR of 9750# . (3840# truck empty +pin weight of 3500#= 7340#, which is 2,410# under my trucks RAWR of 9750#). Around Thanksgiving, on the way back from camping, will re-weigh with 5er hooked up, last weight on it was pin weight of 3500# (was lighter before, but put a generator in the front of the 5er to have in case of an emergency...GVW of the 5er is 16,975# and last time weighed, it was 16,120# What truck is that? Truck in my sig...2013 Ram 3500 crew cab/long bed/4X4 with Cummins & Aisin tranny in Laramie Longhorn trim...385HP/850ftlb of TQ and with 4:10 rear end truck has a GCWR of a little over 37,000#..though it'll never be loaded to that weight...not hardly:)
NC Hauler 10/09/14 12:54pm Fifth-Wheels
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