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RE: New Tires For Tow Vehicle...

How about BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires?
cm11599ps 03/24/17 02:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Tires For Tow Vehicle...

OK, so I'm leaning towards Toyo Open Country A/T II tires. I have 20" wheels so my tires options are limited. The Toyo's are E rated. Is that TOO much tire for my 2013 Quad cab Ram 1500 with a 8,000# 26' camper? The truck is my daily driver but I only do 10 miles round trip to work and put about 8,000 miles a year on it.
cm11599ps 03/23/17 08:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Covering A Mechanic Pit In Garage....

If you have no plans to use the pit, why not fill it in? I've had the car in my buddy's garage for 2 weeks now and we've been doing the work there. He's got all the jacks and a heater for the garage and it's been 20 degrees outside so my garage wouldn't cut it. In the past 2 weeks we've changed the oil and filter and replaced the front steering components on our backs. It would have been a lot easier doing that stuff in the pit so I'd like the option of using it when needed.
cm11599ps 03/14/17 08:01am Around the Campfire
Covering A Mechanic Pit In Garage....

So the previous homeowner built a mechanic pit in my one car garage. There is a wooden cover for the pit that you can see a part of leaning against the wall. I'm not thrilled with the way they designed the supports in the floor to hold the cover in place but when installed the cover does lay pretty flush with the garage floor. My concern is that in over 9 years living here I am finally putting a car in the garage. I recently purchased a 1985 Monte Carlo SS that I plan on fixing up and the garage is her new home. The rear tires of the car do span across the pit but a little bit of the rear tires may get close to the pit opening depending on how I pull the car in. I'd love to get a steel plate or something to place over my current cover to offer a little more support so I don't have to worry. Something that is about 53" wide would span the pit and give me about 2 1/2" on either side of the pit as well since the current cover is 4' wide. Another reason for the cover is that I will most likely put the car up on jackstands in the winter since this will only be a good weather car. I have no problem with jackstands in the front of the car but the rear of the car would be an issue with the current situation of the pit cover. I think the jack stands would actually be on the wooden cover so I'd like some more support there. Any suggestions?
cm11599ps 03/14/17 07:26am Around the Campfire
Keeping Car Battery Charged?

This isn't towing related but I'm sure plenty of you have suggestions. Last week I purchased a 1985 Monte Carlo that appears to be in great condition. The car is stored in my garage and will only be a Sunday driver type of thing. Since I won't be driving it that often I'm looking for a way to keep the battery charged. It's got a brand new battery and I'm looking for options. Thanks!
cm11599ps 03/07/17 08:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Tires For Tow Vehicle...

What about these tires. I know nothing about tires so I'm just bouncing suggestions out there to see if they'd work for me.
cm11599ps 02/22/17 02:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Tires For Tow Vehicle...

I was talking to a Goodyear tech and he suggested Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. Tire link. What do you think?
cm11599ps 02/21/17 08:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying A Used Vehicle From Far Away

Jacksonville. I've already contacted AIM, Car Chex and NIS mobile inspection services for more information.
cm11599ps 02/06/17 06:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying A Used Vehicle From Far Away

Even though this is a new car dealer who happens to be selling a uses car, I'd still like to get an indpendant inspection done. Any suggestions for the North CArolina area?
cm11599ps 02/06/17 04:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying A Used Vehicle From Far Away

Thanks for all the great replies everyone. The vehicle I'm looking at is very specific and there's only 1 in my area so that's another reason for my long distance search. It's not something I need, it's something I want for a toy. :-) I've actually found quite a few of these cars I'm interested in from all over the country. I am completely bypassing private sales, craigs list and used car centers. I am only sticking with reputable new car dealers who happen to sell used cars. The dealership I'm currently negotiating with the most used to sell this vehicle although this particular vehicle wasn't purchased there. Carfax looks good. It's a 10 year old car with 2 previous owners. The first 8 years show regular maintenance and only 22,000 miles which means this was most likely a pleasure car with less than 3,000 miles driven yearly. Second owner must have used it for a daily driver because they put just over 30,000 miles on it in about 26 months. Currently, the car still has well under 60,000 miles and all the maintenance and title records indicate the car stayed in more or less the same general area throughout it's life which happens to be an area that gets very little snow.
cm11599ps 02/06/17 07:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying A Used Vehicle From Far Away

The vehicles ive found are 10 and 15 hour drives so I'd probably have to spend the night somewhere on the way home. Not only that, but I'm looking at stick shifts and being that inns we drive one before I don't feel like learning on a 10+ hour trip home. Lol
cm11599ps 02/03/17 09:52pm Tow Vehicles
Buying A Used Vehicle From Far Away

I'm currently looking for a gently used vehicle but I don't want to buy local. I live on Long Island so we get a double whammy on our cars. No matter where you are on Long Island you are never more than 8 miles away from saltwater. Couple that with the salt that gets laid down on the roads when it snows and you've got a surefire recipe for rust on your vehicles. Throw in the resulting potholes and stop and go traffic too. lol So I've taken to the internet for my vehicle purchase and am zeroing in on southern and western states which are better on vehicles. I am most likely not going to be able to inspect the vehicle in person simply due to distance. Sure, I'm a little nervous about the process but I"m sure people have been buying cars like this for years and having them shipped to their house without ever seeing the car in person before. So how does this work? How do I go about getting the car checked out by an independent mechanic before I commit to buying and then having the car shipped hundreds of miles to me? I'm only interested in buying through a dealer. I'm sure the dealer would be more than willing to take some better pics and video of the vehicle and sending them to me but that won't be enough. What are my options?
cm11599ps 02/03/17 03:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Seafoam Test....

....... i usually run the engine long enough to get the Seafoam through the system, turn it off and let it sit overnight and it is cured. That's exactly what I'm doing right now. Got her stalled out around 11am. I then started her 2 hours later and then 2 hours after that just to get a fresh bath of Seafoam in there. I don't plan on starting her again until 4 or 5PM tomorrow.
cm11599ps 01/18/17 06:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Seafoam Test....

Ethanol free gas isn't readily available here and as far as I know you can only buy it in prefilled cans at a cost of about $14 a gallon.
cm11599ps 01/18/17 03:10pm General RVing Issues
Seafoam Test....

I have a little 98cc Toro snowblower that likes to gum up all the time even with Stabil and running her empty. In the past all I've ever done was remove the nut under the float bowl, clean out the holes and I was good to go. Last week I did that but she still sputtered a bit choked and died instantly at half choke. This was the first time I ever put store bought 50:1 fuel in her. I know nothing about engines so everything I now know has been through tons of youtube videos and chat board threads in the past few days. My research leads me to believe that I need to remove the float on the carb, clean the needle and hit the tiny carb holes with carb cleaner and compressed air. Seafoam has also been a common suggestion so I finally got the liquid form and the aerosol form. My snowblower only has about a cup or two of fuel so I put in about a cup of Seafoam in the gas tank. She started right up but died a few seconds after mid choke which is progress because she used to die immediately at half choke. I started her up again and as soon as I got to half choke I hit the air intake with the aerosol Seafoam and she sputtered a bit but didn't shut off. I would stop spraying when she sputtered with a ton of white smoke and would spray again once she got back to normal. I did this a few times and then went wide open and continued the same process for about 20 seconds. I eventually continued to spray until she shut down completely and then I put her in the shed. In a few hours I plan to start her up again to get a fresh batch of fuel/seafoam in the lines. My initial report is that it works because it allowed me to take the choke off. I still have not cleaned the needle and other ports on the carb yet because I wanted to test out the Seafoam first. On the camping related side, our 2 Honda 2000 genny's have been suffering from the same condition with not running except when choked. In the next few weeks I'll look at cleaning out those carbs and adding some Seafoam to them too. So far, so good.
cm11599ps 01/18/17 09:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Pressue Monitors - Onboard vs Hand Held

The gauge is more for filling my bike tires and camper tires as opposed to my truck tires. It especially holds true when we camp on the beach because we need to air down all tires to about 20 psi and then air back up when leaving the beach. The truck tires are easy due to the built in monitoring system. The trailer tires are air em up, test. Air em up, test, air em up test. ****, deflate a bit and test. lol
cm11599ps 01/14/17 06:34am General RVing Issues
Tire Pressue Monitors - Onboard vs Hand Held

My 2013 Ram 1500 has the built in tire pressure monitoring and I received a low pressure warning this week so I finally got around to airing them up. I had just purchased a digital inflator/gauge and was curious about using it. Gauge/inflator I pumped up the tires to the suggested 39 PSI on the gauge but when I went to look at the dashboard it read 40. Also, one of the tires read 41 on the dash. I kept fiddling with that tire but it would go from 39-41 and I couldn't make it hit 40 at all. This just got me wondering about which system to you think is more accurate?
cm11599ps 01/13/17 05:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Largest Used RV Dealers In Northeast?

Have you searched the web for Dealers in your area for their inventory? When looking for RVs we also see what is out there first before we go to the lot. There are many RV Dealerships in NJ. Our favorite Dealer in NJ is White Horse RV in Williamstown, NJ. They have a decent inventory of used equipment right now. There are other RV dealers further north in NJ that will be closer to you, but I can vouch for any of them. -Michael There's really nothing here. The best dealer here is a Jayco only place and if they have 10 new units in stock then that's a lot. They're a great place but they just don't have the inventory. No local place does.
cm11599ps 01/06/17 03:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Largest Used RV Dealers In Northeast?

You need to look everywhere. Craigslist, RV trader, camping world etc. There is no ONE place. We purchased our new to us TT from CW in Kingston. Lot of listings on Craigslist locally and we sold our TT and TV on craigslist. The thing is that we are expanding our search area so CL isn't really worth it. Don't want to drive 150 miles away to check out a CL camper to find out I wasted my time. I'd much rather drive 150 miles and check out a bunch of used trailers in one or two spots.
cm11599ps 01/05/17 04:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you level your RV?

Door and awning on the wrong side Not if you're in Australia which is probably where this camper is.
cm11599ps 01/03/17 09:33pm General RVing Issues
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