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RE: Help me tow a stacker with an Avalanche

As I said. Just get a beefier hitch for the Avalanche. Putting a support wheel for the tongue seems expensive and a headache in backing situations. So you think an Avalanche can handle a 1500-1800 pound tongue weight without issue????? To move the thing around the yard? Absolutely.
lawnspecialties 02/06/16 04:36am General RVing Issues
RE: F350: 4.30 or 3.73 Gears

Agreed. My F350 SRW with the 6.2 and 3.73 used to pull the Work & Play in my signature. Around town isn't too bad. You're not going fast. Once you hit highway speeds, it was not a happy camper. Nothing like doing around 60 mph and when you hit a decent incline, it would drop down to third gear screaming. That's why I bought the diesel.
lawnspecialties 02/05/16 08:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wheel Capacities

I called Brad today and left him a voicemail. He's the rep for FR Vengeance toy haulers. That's the one I'm particularly interested in. Hopefully I'll hear back the first of next week. Thanks all.
lawnspecialties 02/05/16 08:46pm Toy Haulers
RE: Jan sales figures

In order for some people to taste success they need to take a bite out of someone else's. I may use that one some time. ;)
lawnspecialties 02/05/16 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
Wheel Capacities

Some new toy haulers in our area already come with G rated Sailuns (Fuzions, Raptors). Some still come with E rated "whatevers". How likely is it that the wheels on some of these toy haulers with E rated tires are capable of G rated 110 psi pressures? The toy hauler I'm leaning toward has the 7,000 axle setup but I can't even remember the brand of tire it had. It certainly wasn't Westlakes and I don't see any TowMax tires anymore. Not a name brand tire I know. Buying 6 new G rated tires is tough enough. Buying 6 new G rated tires plus 6 new wheels to handle them is too much. Is the capacity stamped on the outside of the wheel or does the tire have to be removed from the wheel?
lawnspecialties 02/05/16 01:54pm Toy Haulers
RE: Jan sales figures

I like my truck a lot, no matter how "antiquated" some think it is. Or if they sold 2 or a 2,000,000 last month. Fortunately for me, I don't equate my manhood to my truck. Maybe that's why I have such a simple signature for my posts.
lawnspecialties 02/05/16 12:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help me tow a stacker with an Avalanche

Some of you need to read the OP's post more thoroughly. He's not talking about driving around with a 10K trailer on the back of an Avalanche. He also does not need a weight distributing hitch. He's talking about arriving HOME at his lot and storing the empty stacker in a spot where he can't use the motor home to back it in. He just needs something to support the tongue weight while moving the stacker around in his yard. He could probably move it with an ATV if he had a large wheel supporting the tongue. As I said. Just get a beefier hitch for the Avalanche. Putting a support wheel for the tongue seems expensive and a headache in backing situations.
lawnspecialties 02/05/16 12:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help me tow a stacker with an Avalanche

Last year I replaced the stock Ford hitch on my '13 F350 gas truck. I use that truck a LOT for heavy equipment towing. I got from etrailer.com a Curt class V that handles 20,000 lbs. and 2700 lb. tongue weight without WD. Whenever I need to move the Work & Play around the yard for anything, I just hook up and go. The hitch is only around $350 and I installed it myself in about hour.
lawnspecialties 02/05/16 06:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Eating Out

Weekend warrior and typical RV family (week trip to beach, Disney once in awhile, etc.). We eat out often on trips. Its a leisure thing for us. We do most breakfasts and almost all lunches at the camper but at least half our suppers are out.
lawnspecialties 02/04/16 05:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Please check my TV/TT and WDh setup

All that weight stuff was more than my head could handle on a rainy night like this. :B But considering the overall weight of the camper and the front fender height of the Jeep, I wouldn't change a thing. Any idea of how much the rear fender changed?
lawnspecialties 02/04/16 05:02pm Towing
RE: Insurance for Ram 45/5500

Call a local insurance broker. I suspect lesser known but quality insurance companies would do it; especially if the vehicle is titled in your name. You just may have to switch over everything to them. But then again, if my insurance wouldn't do it for me, I'd take my other vehicles and house policies somewhere else anyway.
lawnspecialties 02/04/16 04:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: NASCAR in Daytona 2016

When I was growing up, we were avid race fans. I pretty much idolized David Pearson when I was a kid. We went to Charlotte (World 600 and National 500) and Darlington (Rebel 500 and Southern 500) twice every year. But its lost it for me for the most part. Yes, I'm getting older but that has only a little to do with it. It just isn't the same. I know things change but somehow, I've grown tired of it and really have no desire to go see one. If we were going to Daytona, we'd probably just veer off to the right instead at I-4 and just keep on going to Disneyworld. :B
lawnspecialties 02/04/16 08:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Full pics & some info... 2017 Super Duty

Who cares where the pucks are? Hitch companies that have to make a different hitch base for each truck manufacturer. Chris I disagree with you here Chris.. The hitch companies know this configuration will be around for many years. They will race to have hitch developed and be first to market. May already have them built? Will sell at a premium price at first. The consumer will be the loser price wise at first. Is it not the same locations as the 2011-2016 model years?
lawnspecialties 02/04/16 07:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Full pics & some info... 2017 Super Duty

I like it. Just not enough to sell my '15 and go get one. Who cares where the pucks are?
lawnspecialties 02/04/16 06:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hey Lucy- 'splain sumthin to me!

I admit. Its me. I've been using your tanks to grill chicken. Sometimes when I bring them back, I have to leave in a hurry because somebody's coming. Sorry. By the way. That left one is getting low. I have a Super Bowl party this weekend. Please get it filled.
lawnspecialties 02/04/16 06:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Charlotte, NC in July

Not a clue on the route. But where are you staying in Charlotte? if you haven't found a campground, we really like Carowinds Camp Wilderness.
lawnspecialties 02/03/16 05:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camper Show RVs

If you are right and I did read his post incorrectly as directed against the worker, I apologize to the OP. However there were many posts that were unambiguous and I think what I wrote needed to be said. You are right in the main, especially about the Cell phone issue. But companies don't set out to make bad products for the most part. But they are so constrained by Cost to MFG vs competitive sale price. And to balance as one poster put it the silly wants of the consumer who demands 54 inch Flat screens and Stainless Steel Appliances with better overall design and construction. the cost of all the goodies has got to be taken somewhere if the price is to remain competitive in the market. Agreed
lawnspecialties 02/02/16 04:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camper Show RVs

The worst time for quality is M-F when the doors open for work. I know you may be trying at humor. But do you really believe that the good people (for the most part) that go to work each day at the average RV MFG plant actually go there to do a BAD JOB. Is that what you did in your work? I don't think so. And I don't believe they want to do a bad job either. I have had many many many people work for me over my career and I can tell you for sure 99.99% of all of them came to work to do the right thing and a good job. Many factors intervene to make everyones work difficult. The system in place, Managements philosophy, time, poor planning, poor design all kinds of things can affect the assembly of large structures. The time of year is not one of them...except at Christmas. Many plants have decided to close between Christmas and New Years as productivity falls because there are so many competing pressures on the workforce. While I quoted you, my comments are intended for all of those who voiced similar opinions. It's a sadly cynical view of the American workforce. That in my view is dead wrong. I didn't see his post the way you did at all. Many (not all) of today's workers do a fine job. But there are many who are just downright lazy and fall on laws, unions, etc. to get by and keep their job. But that post to me was against the companies themselves. So many companies today find the key to success is pump out as much product as possible, even though it sacrifices quality. Losing one customer over quality is no problem to them as long as they can gain two new customers with flashy new things and big deals. Look at the cell phone companies. The US is miles behind many other nations in cell service but as long as we stand in line for the next big iPhone with a 2 year contract, the cell companies have no reason to invest in better quality for the customer.
lawnspecialties 02/02/16 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Free oil changes gimmick.

Always did my own changes and guess I will till they pry my oil filter wrench from my cold, dead hands. Go get'em Charlton. :)
lawnspecialties 02/01/16 04:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Free oil changes gimmick.

We thought it was a good deal when we bought the wife a Kia. Lifetime powertrain warranty and free oil changes for life. Free first oil change plus tire rotation at 5,000 miles. Cool. $20 Free second oil change plus tire rotation at 10,000 miles. Cool. $20 Free third oil change plus tire rotation and cabin air filter change. $109. Not cool. We got the free oil change and tire rotation for $20. Then got kicked out of the program. I went to AutoZone and bought the $5 cabin air filter and replaced it in 3 minutes.
lawnspecialties 01/31/16 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
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