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RE: West Lake Tires, I need some opinions.....

I had Westlake 235-80-16 E rated tires on my former Work & Play toy hauler. Put about 8000 miles on them and when I sold the camper, they looked fantastic. I know on the Forest River Forum most people have had good success but a few have had issues. I kept mine ALWAYS at 80 psi and they were always covered or protected from the sun when being stored.
lawnspecialties 03/27/17 07:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Global climate change...in Iceland

If you think the pushback against GCC is bad, consider the life of Galileo. His declaration that the earth was NOT the center of our solar system almost got him executed, since it contradicted passages in the Bible. He spent the rest of his life in exile for espousing (and proving) something that was true, but was roundly rejected by the church and therefore most of humanity. Rejection of science is nothing new. It took 20 years to get the lead out of gasoline, although there were plenty of paid scientists to declare it was not harmful. We accept the science we grew up with: earth is not 4000 years old, light travels really fast, the moon is not cheese, nobody lives on Mars, and space is really big. But somehow when we get older, science becomes a big debate and the noise gets really loud. Rejection of science? How about the fact that "science" tends to change over time. Far too often, scientists make predictions based on analysis, etc.. But when funding is likely to be cut (like with NASA), predictions can change to make a case so that funding isn't cut. Its not science any more. Its people making a case to protect their own arse.
lawnspecialties 03/26/17 01:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel tank in bed of truck

I PM'd Dixie Flyer. But those who ask this, it has never posed a problem for me. My "miles to empty" status will adjust. The example I gave was if it starts at "400 miles to empty", it will go maybe 75 miles or so and then when there's no change in the fuel gauge, the miles to empty will go back up to somewhere around "400 miles to empty" again. I have never had a problem with two Super Duties (2011 and 2015) with RDS tanks and a gravity feed system.
lawnspecialties 03/26/17 05:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where are you camping this summer

Lots of long weekends. July 20: Ocean Lakes July 28: Kerr Lake August 10: Ocean Lakes October 20: Ocean Lakes But I'm sure there will be some in-between now and then. Just haven't worked on those yet. :)
lawnspecialties 03/19/17 07:40am General RVing Issues
RE: don't buy an Attitude unless you want a bad attitude

Our former Cyclone was a lemon for sure. It was indeed a nightmare. $40,000/$15=2,667 hours. 2667 hours/24 hrs = 111 days Multiply that by 3 to say you work 8 hr. days. 333 days You've worked on that camper for almost an entire year. Wow. Leaves no time for camping.
lawnspecialties 03/18/17 06:27am Toy Haulers
RE: Fuel tank in bed of truck

I love using an auxiliary tank. I'm on my second RDS. This is what flows mine. Both tanks, both systems. Never a problem. Leave it on or go back and forth. Makes no difference. Install Kit
lawnspecialties 03/17/17 11:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best place to buy tires ?

Discount Tires........when possible ANY tire shop.........when necessary Same here.
lawnspecialties 03/15/17 04:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New tires for my TV suggestions

Just replaced my original BFG All Terrain T/A's with almost 40k miles with the BFG All Terrain T/A KO2, overall been very satisfied while using the vehicle for towing, off road and daily driver. Sorry. But like brooks379, BFG KO2s are not a good choice. Took mine back to Discount Tire at 25,000 miles. All four tires were well in the wear bars. Good traction and ride, but I can't justify buying a $1000 set of tires every 25,000 miles. Discount Tire gave me a great credit toward a set of Cooper Discover ATPs. So far, excellent tire. Great traction, ride, and plenty of stiffness in the sidewall. Mine are 285-70-17s
lawnspecialties 03/15/17 10:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Who installed your hitch?

When I had to have one installed years ago on a former truck, the RV dealer did it. They sell a ton of campers and a ton of hitches. I was quite positive they knew what they were doing.
lawnspecialties 03/15/17 06:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 215/75R 17.7 XTR Michelin Tires

Just me personally. If I get a set of tires to last me six years on my camper, I'd be tickled pink.
lawnspecialties 03/14/17 02:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Momentum 395 Hot Weather Question

My Vengeance will run all three. But the one in the bedroom and the one in the garage are the 13,500 btu units so I'm sure that helps keeping it from tripping the breaker.
lawnspecialties 03/14/17 10:39am Toy Haulers
RE: Comparing axle ratios

Unless you do a lot of mountain traveling, the 3.73 will be great. I have the same engine and gear set-up in my 2013 F350 work truck I use for landscaping. I also used that same truck for pulling our former Work & Play. That was one heavy camper. The only things it didn't like were big hills. It handled them fine but it would rev quite a bit. But the 6.2 is a revving engine and it did what it was supposed to. Mine now has 72,000 miles and it has never given me a single problem since day one. It tows my equipment trailers 95% of the time its on the road and its always been perfect. And yes, the exhaust note when you get on it does indeed sound sweet.
lawnspecialties 03/14/17 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Toyo AT2 or Terra Grappler G2 or Cooper AT3 or ???

I just put Cooper Discoverer ATPs on my 2013 F350 I use for my landscape business. 285-70-17 E rated. They're similar to the AT3s. Pep Boys carries the AT3s and Discount Tire carries the ATPs around here. I have been very pleased with the ATPs. One of the reason I bought them was a friend who has a Ram 2500 has them on his truck with 25,000 miles now. The tread still looks great. 55,000 mile warranty, too. Ride and performance so far has been exceptional. Toyo and Nitto are great tires but I have no experience with them. But I'd get the Coopers again if they keep doing as good as I expect them to.
lawnspecialties 03/14/17 08:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 30amp power cord

I have both a 30A cord and a 30A adapter. But the thought of dragging that 30A cord around means it stays home 100percen of the time. I use it when the camper is in the driveway being loaded up for a trip. But it goes in the house garage before we leave. you don't carry a spare additional cord? bumpyI don't, never needed it. It could happen but hasn't so far in about 10 years of periodic travel. It certainly could, but not so far. Nope. Never needed it as well.
lawnspecialties 03/14/17 08:07am General RVing Issues
RE: What's do you store the ladders while in route

I went and bought some of those mop or broom holders you can mount to the wall. The kind you press a broom stick into and the broom hangs down. I mounted four in the garage on the sidewall in a position that won't interfere with lowering the beds. Its actually held on with an adhesive instead of screwing into the wall. The ladder stays there and hasn't fallen for a few thousand miles. Its one of those designs the manufacturers should have created from the beginning.
lawnspecialties 03/14/17 08:05am Toy Haulers
RE: Momentum 395 Hot Weather Question

I used to have a 2011 Cyclone 370C. Not the most insulated camper but it did "fair". We now have a 2015 Vengeance. Its amazing how much better insulated it is. Maybe its the manufacturer but for the most part, I think its just using better materials these days. GDs are going to be just as good or better than most. Yes, its going to be hot. They're certainly not a house. But they should be pretty well. If GD offers a particular package for extreme temps, obviously get it. But like ramgunner said, 3 ACs help a ton. We also take at least one or two fans. Keeping the air moving around makes a nice difference.
lawnspecialties 03/14/17 08:00am Toy Haulers
RE: 30amp power cord

I have both a 30A cord and a 30A adapter. But the thought of dragging that 30A cord around means it stays home 100% of the time. I use it when the camper is in the driveway being loaded up for a trip. But it goes in the house garage before we leave.
lawnspecialties 03/13/17 03:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replace decals with paint?

If it were me, I would ask the manufacturer for replacements. I doubt you'll get any since its ten years old. But I will never pay for the "privilege" to advertise someone's product. Adding to what azdryheat said, I think it would come out looking all jacklegged with a spray can.
lawnspecialties 03/13/17 12:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which 5th wheel hitch

I'm a Reese guy with my Ford. But I think quite a few folks here like the B&W for their Rams. It seems to be the most popular. Not sure why but I'm sure some will chime in here soon.
lawnspecialties 03/12/17 05:06am Toy Haulers
RE: 2017 F450 with Fifth Wheel

I don't have a pic, but several on the FTE have them. One thing we've realized is that the floor of the trucks are the same height as the previous year models, but the bed sides are 2" higher. So the trailers are not sitting higher in the nose per say, the rigs are just losing 2" of bedrail clearance. That was a concern. I have my Reese at the mid point and the camper is getting close but I'm still OK. Getting close but still OK also means it sits just a little nose high. If I have to go up on the hitch because the side of the truck is higher, the camper is even higher in the nose than it is now. That Raptor FishOnOne has posted looks great. But that's a 350. I like my mess level.
lawnspecialties 03/11/17 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
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