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RE: Cleaner wax on fiberglass

I use MeQuires paste cleaner wax in the Red can. It lasts a full year, IF you do NOT use dish washing detergent to wash the TT.
Terryallan 08/11/17 07:49pm Truck Campers
RE: HELP trailer sway almost killed us!

Have to ask. how fast were you going when it started swaying? Get your balance right, and the swaying should stop
Terryallan 08/11/17 07:46pm Folding Trailers
RE: Ford Trucks

Life circumstances could be the reason. One or the other could have gotten sick, or worse. there could be a divorce, or maybe it was more than they could pay for. and its possible they just don't go much. My 2014 Taurus only has 25000 on it. Were it me, and the price was right. I'd jump on it with both feet. It is still under warranty
Terryallan 08/11/17 10:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First TT - Apex vs. Lance

In defense of the AZDEL. It was used for years in the high end MH, and has only recently became cost effective enough to be used in Medium priced TTs. If it is good enough for high end MHs. it's good enough for me. And it is light. There are several TTs with the same floorplan as mine. They weigh from 1100 to 1500lb more. Than mine. My APEX is 30', and 4811lb per yellow sticker. They use the same appliances and componets. I highly doubt that Azdel makes very much difference in weight even at 50% less than Luan. A sheet of 4x8' of Luan is 11 lbs. At 50% thats 5.5 lbs. If your 30' TT took 19 sheets of Azdel for all 4 walls then thats only a 95lb reduction. I think there's other areas on/in your TT that are used for weight saving. Many other things are involved if those other TT's weigh 1100-1500 lbs more. As for insulation values being 3x better. Well 1/8" plywood has an R value of .15. 3x .15 is .45. Again I highly doubt anyone could tell the difference on a cold or hot day with .45 more in R value. Not dissing Azdel as it's a great product that eliminates some areas of concern. I think the main benefit is the resistance to water, not it's weight or R values. doubt if you want. But real world. same floor plan. more than 1000lb difference. and again. In the same heat. The APEX is cooler with both using a 13.5 AC, and the APEX has much more SQ feet. Same floor plan? I bet you could compare a lot of TT's with the same floor plan and find weights all over the place. I bet you could find one lighter than yours that uses luan. I'll let you do it. Find a 30' bunkhouse, with slide that weighs less than 4800lb yellow sticker. Then, Get back to me.
Terryallan 08/11/17 09:29am Travel Trailers
RE: What you do with pet abandon at CG ?

must have been at Ocean Lakes, or Lakewood
Terryallan 08/10/17 07:44pm Truck Campers
RE: First TT - Apex vs. Lance

All the chat about AZDEL on the Apex. Unless I'm mistaken, Lance has been using it for years haven't they? But they sure are proud of their product:E Don't know how long they have been using it, or if they do. I do know a friend of mine has a Lance truck camper around 1998 yearish. It rotted in several places. Over the front windows, and under the rear steps. had to be cut out and replaced. And it did it after only a few years. That wasn't AZDEL.
Terryallan 08/10/17 03:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: First TT - Apex vs. Lance

In defense of the AZDEL. It was used for years in the high end MH, and has only recently became cost effective enough to be used in Medium priced TTs. If it is good enough for high end MHs. it's good enough for me. And it is light. There are several TTs with the same floorplan as mine. They weigh from 1100 to 1500lb more. Than mine. My APEX is 30', and 4811lb per yellow sticker. They use the same appliances and componets. I highly doubt that Azdel makes very much difference in weight even at 50% less than Luan. A sheet of 4x8' of Luan is 11 lbs. At 50% thats 5.5 lbs. If your 30' TT took 19 sheets of Azdel for all 4 walls then thats only a 95lb reduction. I think there's other areas on/in your TT that are used for weight saving. Many other things are involved if those other TT's weigh 1100-1500 lbs more. As for insulation values being 3x better. Well 1/8" plywood has an R value of .15. 3x .15 is .45. Again I highly doubt anyone could tell the difference on a cold or hot day with .45 more in R value. Not dissing Azdel as it's a great product that eliminates some areas of concern. I think the main benefit is the resistance to water, not it's weight or R values. doubt if you want. But real world. same floor plan. more than 1000lb difference. and again. In the same heat. The APEX is cooler with both using a 13.5 AC, and the APEX has much more SQ feet.
Terryallan 08/10/17 03:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Insurance for T.T.

Were I you. I would find a Independent insurance agent in your town. tell him / her what you want, and let them find the beast deal for you. They have the advantage of using many different carriers, and will give you a better choice.
Terryallan 08/10/17 09:04am Travel Trailers
RE: 1-40 from NC to Tenn

Done it towing a pup. It is just a little curvy, and the speed limit drops to 50 a couple of times. But after all, it is an interstate, so it is not bad at all. just don't get in a big hurry. Black Mountain is your steepest grade. However if you go up 26 to 40 you will miss it. And Saluda grade becomes the steepest. Not bad as BM though. Neither is anything to worry about, as they have slow lanes going up to use.
Terryallan 08/10/17 08:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Back ground on Passes (senior and etc)

I'm glad I got mine over the 4th for $10.00. We bought it at the Wright Brothers Memorial on the OBX. Just in time.
Terryallan 08/10/17 07:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: First TT - Apex vs. Lance

In defense of the AZDEL. It was used for years in the high end MH, and has only recently became cost effective enough to be used in Medium priced TTs. If it is good enough for high end MHs. it's good enough for me. And it is light. There are several TTs with the same floorplan as mine. They weigh from 1100 to 1500lb more. Than mine. My APEX is 30', and 4811lb per yellow sticker. They use the same appliances and componets.
Terryallan 08/10/17 07:46am Travel Trailers
RE: First TT - Apex vs. Lance

I have a 2013 Apex that was bought in 2012. It has been in hurricanes at the beach, and rain so hard you couldn't see the ocean, or the camper beside of you. It leaked ONE time. the wind was blowing the rain UP, Yes I said up. One of the speakers didn't close quick enough, and it leaked thru a speaker. NO WHERE ELSE. and didn't hurt anything since there is no wood in the walls. Nothing to rot. It is now 5 years old, and looks like new. As for insulation and weather. The APEX has AZDEL in the walls. AZDEL gives the TT 50% more insulation R value than TTs with out it. I know mine stays much cooler than the Fleetwood it replaced. I can't speak to the construction of the Lance. I will say. I had 2 catastrophic tire failures. Tires completely disappeared. The only damage to the TT was that a piece of molding was bent a little, and one of the low point drains caps spun open. But not off. So in short. I have no complaints about the APEX. Just bigger than I want. Sleeps 10, and I don't need that any more.
Terryallan 08/09/17 03:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Risk of down-shifting?

I agree, with using both, but I was told once, ask yourself a question which cost more to fix. So I use my breaks more than the trany. Ask yourself another question. Which is more expensive. Saving the brakes with the trany. Or smoking the brakes And crashing with a runaway rig? Me. I'll use the trany.
Terryallan 08/09/17 10:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Should I carry a dogbone adapter?

I have one, and use it ALL the time. even if there is a 30A plug. why? Because my TT has been known to trip the 30A breaker on the pole. Never has tripped the 50A. I use the 30A to run the outside fridge, griddle, and toaster oven.
Terryallan 08/02/17 08:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Control your expectations!

Agree. Let your house be hit by a 7.5 earthquake and 80 MPH winds, and see if any thing breaks
Terryallan 07/31/17 12:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: It only takes a second....

Maybe some of our East Coast members aren't understanding the scale of driving we are talking about. Adding a few minutes to a trip is no big deal. Adding hours to a trip is fairly significant to me. Crazy as it sounds, many of us travel hundreds of miles one way to camp even on a weekend. Oh, and real mtn roads is a cute comment. Sounds like someone hasn't been out West yet. Oh yeah, I grew up in TN and lived in NC, and I'm completely familiar with those mtns. There are pretty curvy roads out West as well. and I have driven out west, and am familiar with those mountains. A 9 degree grade is a 9 degree grade, here or there. but none of those grades are on the interstate. They are off the beaten path in both places. But then of course we can't drive. The busses don't go where you live do they.
Terryallan 07/26/17 08:11pm Truck Campers
RE: It only takes a second....

.............I will not pull over while running the speedlimit, to allow YOU to break the speedlimit. And BTW. Our mountain roads don't have pullovers, and the speedlimt is usually in the 25 to 35 MPH range. The way I look at the above scenario is that I will pull over and use a paved turnout to allow passing regardless of my speed or the speed limit, as long as my decision to use the turn out does not appear to be an unsafe maneuver. I will also slow down when I come upon a passing lane to allow all the vehicles behind me to pass. Nothing worse than the lead vehicle speeding up when a passing lane occurs and forcing all the pack to haul a$$ to pass in time. That, IMHO, contributes to accidents. Well said . Read it again. I said our mountain roads don't have pull overs. No where to move over too. Maybe you should get off the interstate, and drive a real mountain road. In truth. the roads to the mountain CGs. I usually have to use BOTH sides to make the curves.
Terryallan 07/26/17 02:22pm Truck Campers
RE: It only takes a second....

I wish I lived in your black/white world that some of you guys live in sometimes. Other times, I'm glad I don't. Not saying this is the OP scenario, but stay with me ... BTW, you could just as well put any speed close to 60 in these scenarios. A person going 57 is still "legal". What do you think the experience is like for those behind you in each of these cases? Maybe you don't care. Let's say you are driving a modern diesel pickup. That generally means you can out accelerate almost every vehicle on the road even with TC. At least, you can accelerate fast enough that it is hard to pass without exceeding the speed limit. You could be someone who slows down in each curve to follow the "guidance" for that curve, and prevent others from going the speed limit during the entire distance. Then, on the straight away you rightly accelerate. After all, you don't want to go "too" slow. Then, there is the obvious. You think you are going the speed limit, but your speedometer is actually indicating a few miles per hour faster than your actual speed. You could very well think you are going the speed limit, but actually, you are not. Maybe based on your eyesight, you think you are going 60, but you are actually going 59. How is someone reasonably going to pass in that scenario without exceeding the speed limit? I believe all of the states out West have impeding laws probably to deal with some of these scenarios. BTW, I'm not breaking any laws by letting people pass me when I'm the slow one. I appreciate consideration when I'm the one following in a faster vehicle. I have been driving, and passing slower vehicles on single lane roads for 45 years. NOt ONCE have I been cited for going over the speedlimit while passing another vehicle. It is pretty well expected. so you can get out, get by, and back in soon as possible. However once past. You have to slow down back to the speedlimit. As for your faster car, and thinking that you just have to pass a vehicle running the speedlimit. You should have left home earlier. I will not pull over while running the speedlimit, to allow YOU to break the speedlimit. And BTW. Our mountain roads don't have pullovers, and the speedlimt is usually in the 25 to 35 MPH range.
Terryallan 07/26/17 11:48am Truck Campers
RE: What if it doesn't work

Depends on what kind you have. Mine has electric motors, and if they fail. I have to disengage the gears, and push it in. Otheres have a hand crank.
Terryallan 07/26/17 08:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Bad hitch install

So I got to ask. What is his TV rated at? It should not be close to his max if it is only 2,700lb dry. And with such a lite trailer. To bend, That hitch must have been hanging by a thread.
Terryallan 07/26/17 08:07am Towing
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