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RE: How does the new Silverado tow w/ the 5.3L?

Doubt it will tow any better than the Dodge with that high gear, and taller tires. Maybe not as good. Adjust your hitch. You should be able to get rid of the sway.
Terryallan 10/19/14 06:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I want a wax that leaves a black haze

I use, Don't Wax It. Works great. It's fiberglass anyway and hasn't rusted yet. :? rust??
Terryallan 10/19/14 06:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: I want a wax that leaves a black haze

No problem for me. My wax leaves a haze that makes the finish look dull. You can clearly see the difference. Then it shines and the paint actually changes to a deeper white as you wipe it off. NOW. IF yours does NOT shine before you put the wax on, or after you take the wax off. You have a different problem that wax will not help
Terryallan 10/19/14 05:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: I have a TOW VEHICLE headache.

I wouldn't do it in any thing less than a 350 / 3500. Or a F450. F450 would be better.
Terryallan 10/19/14 04:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: WDH re-adjust

Agree with the above. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Why do you want it to be down on the nose? Level is what every one shoots for. At any rate. Yes you will have to redo the hitch
Terryallan 10/19/14 11:40am Towing
RE: Airstream>>

Thank goodness for fiberglass and rubber roofs. Are you kidding? I would much rather not have fiberglass sides and rubber roofs. That is one beauty of an Airstream.... no rubber roof to wear out or sidewall delam. Torsion axles are another. Proven longevity another. Aluminum Airstreams will outlast (outside of damage and anything can get damaged even rubber and fiberglass) any other trailer; on a life cycle cost basis is perhaps the least expensive trailer available for it's size and quality proven by real world experience with two thirds of all Airstreams ever made since the 1930's still in use; and with the timeless design wont go out of style in a couple years nor do they have gaudy graphics that seem to be the norm for so many modern trailers today. Give me that Airstream any day. At least it will last longer than the payments. Picture of your airstream????
Terryallan 10/19/14 11:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Airstream>>

Best thing I can find about an Airstream is, they are shiny. And if shiny is what you want get one. You may also get a little better MPG because of the roundness, You may also hit your head because of the roundness. In truth. they are pretty small inside. And yes, they are overpriced
Terryallan 10/18/14 07:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT weight Limit

Hello to all. I am new to this web site and will be new in the future to purchase a TT. I have a question to assist me. I have a 2012 F 150 3.7L V6 Crew cab and my manual says my trailer weight is 6300 which I am assuming that is when loaded. My trailer hitch sticker is calling 10,500 total weight. Can anyone help me on what type of TT dry weight I should be looking for and a good Manufacturer and length. We have a family of 4 no pets and I don't think we will be loading a lot of extra stuff in the trailer, at least for now of course. Thanks First your hitch is a generic hitch. the same hitch is on trucks with a 10,500lb towing capacity. It means nothing to you. As for your TT weight. I would look for a TT in the 4500lb dry range. It could be close to 5500 loaded. And when the truck is loaded. You will be right at your max. As for length. Some where in the - 31 foot range. You will run out of weight, before you run out of length.
Terryallan 10/17/14 06:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: one night stops

We do it all the time. Just to be safe, unplug your umbilical cord while plugged into shore power. :? Why? On your Ford. There is no power to or from the trailer if the switch is in the off position. Yup, knew that, Terry, but not sure what truck OP drives. I do it myself out of habit, or maybe ocd! :W I just lazy, and cheap. I leave mine plugged in, and hooked to shore power. I use the elect to run the fridge . Save my gas.
Terryallan 10/17/14 05:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: one night stops

Oh! I guess everybody who tows a fiver is driving a Ford! Not all. But Brirne whom I quoted is. As do most smart drivers:B
Terryallan 10/16/14 08:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel Prices............WHY ??

It will be interesting to see what happens in ND when the price of crude drops to $70-$75/barrel. When crude gets around that price profitability drops to almost a break even proposition for the Bakken shale oil. Read an article on that just this week. When crude hits the break even point for the expensive wells like Fracking, and such. then fracking will stop. Which is exactly what Saudi Arabia is trying to do. they are purposely raising oil production to try to force oil wells in the US out of business. Why? Because they want to control the price of oil in the world. So when they low ball the US oil wells, and put them out of business. Then they will cut production, and sky rocket the price again. Or at least that is the story. And it has happened before. I can remember years ago, when oil feel to $25.00 per. Many wells in Texas were capped. To expensive to pump it out.
Terryallan 10/16/14 08:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wood stoves

Do realize. You are going to have to cut a HUGE hole in the roof or wall to run a safe chimney outside. You will need one of the super insulated pipes to keep the exhaust heat from setting the roof on fire around the chimney. Best if you learn to use the furnace. I'm sure one of that vintage has a pilot light you need to light before the furnace will work.
Terryallan 10/16/14 07:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: one night stops

We do it all the time. Just to be safe, unplug your umbilical cord while plugged into shore power. :? Why? On your Ford. There is no power to or from the trailer if the switch is in the off position.
Terryallan 10/16/14 07:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need new seats

http://www.industrialseats.com/vendor.asp?manufID=45. Or just Google Iron Horse truck seats. Select. http://www.industrialseats.com/category.asp?categoryID=23 Pick what you want I can't make a clicky. But it is Iron Horse truck seats. Aand on the page is Pickup , and medium duty truck. They have what you want
Terryallan 10/14/14 09:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Why is towing my little trailer so stressful?

We don't currently use a weight distribution hitch. The tech at Camping World thought it would be overkill for such a light trailer. Well the Tech at Camping World is not towing it, and it is doubtful he has ever towed any thing. Were I you. I would invest in a WDH. You can get a lightweight WDH. They are used often for popups.
Terryallan 10/14/14 05:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: New here...campgrounds that do not allow campfires

I believe Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach does not allow campfires nor do Myrtle Beach Travel park. You may get some better answers if you tell us what part of the US you want to camp in. after all it's more than 2 thousand miles across.
Terryallan 10/14/14 12:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Snowbirding in NC?

The area around Shallotte NC has several year round CGs. You could call and ask about any problems they may have. I would think the problem would come in you hose, and not the water hookup. You may have to wrap the water hose with heat tape to keep it from freezing. Other than that. You should be good. BTW. The beaches close to Shallotte include Oak Island, Long Beach, Yaupon Beach, Caswell, Holden, Sunset Beach, with Southport not far away with a ferry to Pleasure Island ,and Carolina, and Kure Beaches. Wilmington is also near by. And it is around an hour to Myrtle Beach.
Terryallan 10/14/14 09:08am Snowbirds
RE: where to replace popup trailer tires?

As mentioned, any tire store. Beside the weight rating. the other thing to look for, is the date of build. Many tire shops keep trailer tires for years before selling. Specify you want new one, no more than a couple months old. One month would be best.
Terryallan 10/14/14 08:52am Folding Trailers
RE: White knuckles for 600 miles!

Sounds for the world like the front axle of the Burb is too light.
Terryallan 10/14/14 08:35am Towing
RE: Towing issue

A 1 to 2" drop does not a V make. that is in truth not much of a drop at all, and would barely be noticeable.---Some people consider a 2" drop to be unacceptable. If they want to use air bags in conjunction with a WDH to eliminate the drop, that's their prerogative. They do need to use the air bags correctly so they don't interfere with the load transfer. there is a reason the WDH instructions tell you the rear should not be HIGHER than it was unhooked.The WDH instructions warn against adjusting the WDH to make the rear end higher. Doing so would mean you have transferred too much load to the front axle, and removed too much load from the rear. Using air bags to restore the rear end to its unhooked height does not cause load to be added to the front tires, and does not remove load from the rear. Ron Ron. I think we agreed there. Especially on the WDH shouldn't raise the rear too high thing. However. I would only consider it a V if the headlights were hunting coons. Meaning no weight on the front.
Terryallan 10/14/14 08:22am Travel Trailers
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