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RE: Slide out depths

Depends on what you want, and where you camp. A deeper slide will more often than not render the camper useless with the slide in, as it usually cuts off one end of the RV. Usually the end with the bath. Also. You have to- move over farther in the site to keep from sliding out into your camping neighbors site. Remember. You site ends at your sewer hookup. NEVER slide out past it. A more shallow slide usually allows you to still use your camper IF your site is full of trees, and there is no room to slide it out. Have had that happen in the mountains, and once at the beach. It also lets you have more room on the door / front side of the TT where you spend your time. So you see, it is all in what you want.
Terryallan 08/19/14 07:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT length vs TW length

This is interesting to me as well. Got the truck - 2011 F150 Ecoboost, SuperCrew, Max Tow, 5' bed, 145" WB. Plenty of payload at 1820. Now searching for the trailer to pull behind it. Plenty under weight in the 30-35ft range and wondering if there is a practical length as most say go by the weight and payload will be the limiting factor. No issues buying a good WD hitch with good sway control if that's what it takes. You will find no manufacturer that limits the length of a trailer, only the weight. You will run out of weight long before you run out of Wheelbase. My 150 has a 145" Wheelbase. Longer in fact than many 2500s, and 250s. I tow a 31 foot TT. I have absolutely no sway. Big trucks do not push me around, and in fact I have several times forgotten to install the sway control bar. Still no sway, and no problems from trucks. With the proper tires, and with the WDH adjusted correctly, The TT does not move the truck around at all. If it were not for the engine working a little harder, I could forget it is there. Yes I can feel a strong cross wind. But EVERY vehicle on the road can feel it as well.
Terryallan 08/18/14 08:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: my new tow vehicle - well, maybe

Only thing I would suggest. Make sure of the Tahoe tow rating. I would bet it has a 3.42 rear gear. That is going to kill the tow capacity. You may be limited to around 6000lb loaded. Nope. The 3.42 is the best towing gears GM put in this platform. So if you have 3.42, you're doing good. 3.42 w/ the 6 spd is a good towing pairing. That is what we have in our '10 Suburban. The kicker is whether you have the K5L cooling package. Look for the K5L code in your glove box. If you do, you have a Tahoe equipped to tow the max for the model. If not, you will be limited -- check the owners manual for exact numbers. It is a decent towing platform. We have towed our 6500lb TT many miles w/ our '10 Suburban and it gets us there. Don't be afraid to let it rev, 6th gear is all but useless, but overall it is a very nice, comfortable, and reasonably stable platform. Just because it the "best" GM puts in it. don't mean it's good. Have you had the opportunity to tow with a newer tv with a 6spd tranny yet? While my experience is only with the GM combo, it is plenty of power for a trailer large enough to max out the tv's payload. While a 3.42 seems like it is not enough, the internal 1-4 (and 5th depending on road/ weather) gears actually make it a better combo than the old 5.3/4spd/4.10 combo. While I didn't have a Tahoe, I did have this combo in a '10-1500 ccsb 4x4, that had plenty of power for a 7300lb(ish) trailer, just was over on payload a little. Have had the opportunity to drive a 5.3 with the 3.43, and the 6 speed. It could not get out of it's own way. Knew after just a few miles. I would not want to tow with it. It was constantly changing gears running empty.
Terryallan 08/18/14 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires

You may be feeling sidewall flex or you may have sway and might be better served by adding an anti-sway bar to the vehicle. that is NOT what sway bars are for. It is not an anti sway bar. It is a Sway Control Bar. Only to help control sway after it starts. IF you have sway FIX it. Then put a sway bar on it. The TT should not sway with out a sway bar. A sway bar is only for emergency situations, like dodging a child, deer, or dog. It will help to slow the swing of the TT, and help to control the sway. NOT to enable you to drive down the road in a straight line. If you are using it for that. Trouble awaits you.
Terryallan 08/18/14 03:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: my new tow vehicle - well, maybe

Only thing I would suggest. Make sure of the Tahoe tow rating. I would bet it has a 3.42 rear gear. That is going to kill the tow capacity. You may be limited to around 6000lb loaded. Nope. The 3.42 is the best towing gears GM put in this platform. So if you have 3.42, you're doing good. 3.42 w/ the 6 spd is a good towing pairing. That is what we have in our '10 Suburban. The kicker is whether you have the K5L cooling package. Look for the K5L code in your glove box. If you do, you have a Tahoe equipped to tow the max for the model. If not, you will be limited -- check the owners manual for exact numbers. It is a decent towing platform. We have towed our 6500lb TT many miles w/ our '10 Suburban and it gets us there. Don't be afraid to let it rev, 6th gear is all but useless, but overall it is a very nice, comfortable, and reasonably stable platform. Just because it the "best" GM puts in it. don't mean it's good.
Terryallan 08/18/14 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: my new tow vehicle - well, maybe

Only thing I would suggest. Make sure of the Tahoe tow rating. I would bet it has a 3.42 rear gear. That is going to kill the tow capacity. You may be limited to around 6000lb loaded.
Terryallan 08/17/14 01:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: pulling air lanyards

Be careful pulling them in freezing weather. The water can frees the valve open, and let ALL the air out.
Terryallan 08/17/14 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires

My problem was solved when I went to a 2601lb tire. It is an XL/extra load. Settled the TT down just fine. I had no sway anyway. But now it's like the TT isn't there. and when aired down to normal when not towing. The ride is not much worse than the OEM tires. I bought Cooper Discover H/T Plus. 265-60-R18. No P in front of them. Max psi 50lb. More than you will ever need, and NOT expensive.
Terryallan 08/16/14 04:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Conditioner Problem

Wonder IF one of the vents is pointed directly at the thermostat.
Terryallan 08/16/14 04:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Modification , more counter space

I made a cover for our stove top for more counter space. We never use the inside stove anyway.
Terryallan 08/16/14 03:56pm Truck Campers
RE: generator

Here comes the red/ blue prejudice. Matters not the color. they are ALL loud in a otherwise quiet campground. IF it can be heard next site over. It's too loud
Terryallan 08/16/14 07:25am Tech Issues
RE: Hirearchy

I usually just feel sorry for the class A folks. It's true. Most stay in their RV.
Terryallan 08/16/14 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: GCVR?

Whilst GVWR seems somewhat violable - GCVR seems the wall. But how/where can I find the GCVR for my 2013 F150 Supercab 4WD SRW? It should be in your manual in the towing section.
Terryallan 08/15/14 08:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Warranty question & looking for NC Dealerships

In truth. It prolly isn't as hard to get dealers to do warranty work as you think. I bought my APEX in SC. However Terrill Camping Center services Forest River, but does not sell APEX. I was down there to buy a part. The manager told me. IF you have any problems, just bring it by. Forest River lets us service all their lines. We will be glad to do yours. So it seems to me, NO problems.
Terryallan 08/15/14 10:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Warranty question & looking for NC Dealerships

Ditto for Tom Johnson Marion. Bumgarner's in Hudson is good as well, and Terrill Camping Center in Denver. I know those are not close to you, But they are among the best in NC.
Terryallan 08/14/14 07:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer siding??Is one better than the other?

In truth. Many high end RV have aluminum siding. Don't know where that came from. is a bus made out of the same thickness, etc., of aluminum as a standard RV? bumpy Point??????
Terryallan 08/14/14 02:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: trailer siding??Is one better than the other?

In truth. Many high end RV have aluminum siding. Don't know where that came from. However. the only real difference, is that the flat fiberglass siding is easier to clean, and wax
Terryallan 08/13/14 08:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: swaying

I'd say adjust your hitch. You TT is NOT too heavy.
Terryallan 08/13/14 03:35pm Towing
RE: Is this fair?

Ha! I just knew this one would stir up a hornets nest. Yeah, I know, everyone is different. I've never figured out thwe ones who have a nice big unit with a fully functioning shower & head who go trotting off, sometimes in the cold towels etc. in hand, to use the CG. Facilities. My shower stall is a shower stall, not a storeroom, though that is where the clothes hamper goes. Eight years & literally hundreds of different CGs & we have yet to use a CG shower. Using a CG restroom is almost as rare. Get water from somewhere once a week otherwise nope, we don't bother hook it up. As a rule don't ask for & don't hook up to the sewer either. Make a dump visit somwehere every 4 days or so. We know how to reverse so never ask for a pull through. Most of the time we would be happy with a tent site, if only it were long enough & maybe had 30A though we know how to survive on 20A using careful power management. The CG owner I chatted with said that he would love to charge more for tenters & complained about how often they trashed his bathrooms. No small expense in labour daily to clean up after them. Maybe he is in the wrong business. Wonder how he knows it was tenters, and not RVers? As I said. IF he is too cheap to offer full hookups. I promise you. Many folks in RVs were using the bath house as well. Lots of campers don't like to go to the dump site. It's usually pretty nasty.
Terryallan 08/12/14 04:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Is this fair?

. As he said, something is not right. The RV owner comes in, maybe takes a water & electric site then leaves. You would never know that he has been there because chances are he has not used the CG restrooms & has not used the CG showers both of which have to be cleaned at least once a day by somebody who has to be paid. Something is wrong here. It costs the CG more to host the tenter/small RV/users of the facilities than those who use their own onboard facilities yet guess who pays the higher price? Have fun. For us. You are wrong. IF all we have is water, and electric. We will use the CG showers, and restroom. I do NOT do dump stations for any reason. So to avoid filling my tanks. I do not even hook up to water. All I will use at the campsite is the electricity. However at a full hookup site. We use the RV's bathroom. But I'm just too lazy to take the TT to the dump station. And I don't want to, so I'm not going to.
Terryallan 08/11/14 06:51pm General RVing Issues
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