So I have been reading the tire threads and I'm getting more lost then I was before...
So If I'm not mistaken I should avoid.
I have a fairly light Jaco 5th wheel, so G and bigger tires are not needed.
I only have 225 75R15D tires, I think I will find a decent Lt tire and enjoy.
David we had a 2007 JayFlight 28.5
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This was us at 2 years, now I did tow over 65 mph. But I had before with other USA made Goodyear Marathons on other trailers at this weight. I went to LT235/85R16/E BFG's under our Jayflight. Other than the cost there was no downside to this swap for us. We ran them for just over 2 years under the JayFlight. And that set of BFG Commercial T/A's has now been under the Mountaineer for almost another 2 years, Labor Day they will be 4 years old. The only thing required to put the LT235/85R16/E BFG's under the Jayco was to put the springs in the lowest holes of the spring hangers. They were real close the slideout wall on the left side, but in 2 years I never found any indication that they had rubbed. For us this swap worked out good, it provided just the last little bit of lift needed to level the trailer with the 3500DRW truck.
I would guess that if a hose burst the trailer would not just "drop like a rock". It should go down slow. Remember that the fluid has to be pushed out of the legs, and that will take some time. I have seen this type of slow fall happen to several pieces of equipment, including dump trucks.
Not in real time, but you can do it later from the track profile. You can use the zoom tool to enlarge the area you want. Then pick you high and low points with the blue & red Marker Tools. You will then see your elevation in feet and your distance in miles. Change mile to feet and put put in here. You will now have a average percent of grade.
friend of mine said that there is a valve in the city water inlet that may be defective. I don't know how you would be able to identify that it is bad either.
If the check valve at the inlet goes bad water will go out there. It's on the pressure (output) side of the pump, not the suction (inlelt) side. And I did see where you got your issue fixed.
For those who may be planning a trip to Allatoona Lake http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Recreation/AllatoonaLake.aspx
The following campsites will be closed until May 18, 2013 due to high water and flooding:
McKaskey Campground sites: 18, 19, 24-33, 38-42
McKinney Campground sites: 16, 18, 19, 23-28, 31-40, 86-90, 96, 97, 113-115, 121-127
Payne Campground sites: 5, 7-13, 22-36, 43-54
Sweetwater Campground sites: 1-95, 98-103, 106-118, 123, 125, 127-130, 132, 134-136
Victoria Campground sites: 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
All other sites in the above listed campgrounds are expected to remain open.
US-411 will take you from Cartersville past Rome to Gadsden. There are 2 parks that I know of in Gadsden, Noccalula Falls Park, and River Country Campground. I have stayed at Noccalula Falls, it’s old but ok. The rest of the park is nice, but they haven’t done anything to the campground. I have never stayed at River Country but it looks ok from the road.
If you take AL-24 into Red Bay most of the part from Russellville to Red Bay is 45mph do to construction. No problems, just slow
I'm guessing the 5 lakes are Barren River Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Green River Lake, Lake Cumberland, and Laural River Lake. Along the Cumberland Parkway from Bowling Green to Corbin. The OP is from East Tennessee, and central Kentucky wouldn't be a long trip.
TPUC is right about the sites, very shallow. To me it was built for tent camping. You will be fine with the TC though. The rest of the park is very nice. We also like Old Stone Fort, and the time to drive to Lynchburg isn't much more.
The 28.5 RLS Jayco, in a JayFlight, Eagle Superlite or Eagle (depends on model year). Would seem to fit what you’re looking for. We had a 07 JayFlight and liked the floorplan. In fact the Mountaineer 285RLD that we now have is quite similar, but with a bedroom slideout.
Truck GVWR is 11,400. I don't know what the axle ratings are, the door sticker is gone. With the DW, some firewood, and loaded for a longer trip we could be close to the GVWR. But I'm not going to buy a new truck if we are a few lbs over.
Tv - 6000 lbs wt. / 3250 payload/ 10000 towing max./ 16000 GVWR
5th wheel specs - 7547 dry/ 1035 hitch/ 10800 gvrw
I just weighed our trailer. With a trailer weight of 10960, we have a pin weight of 2680. Your actual pin weight will be way more than the 1035 empty pin weight. Load up your truck with hitch and family and weigh it, then you will know what your actual payload is.
There is no doubt that the state of Georgia could/should do a better job. Government is a poor way to run any thing. But as noted above, look at Lake Lanier Islands and Stone Mountain. This just isn't what I want to see happen on a large scale. Out sourcing almost always leads to corners being cut in maintenance and service, and a reduction in wages & benefits. Which will at some point effect the end user (me).