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RE: Cold tire pressure question?

Get a small air compressor and get them all to a first thing in the morning reading of 50. Forget about nitrogen fill. Air is 78% nitrogen and is at your fingertips.
lbrjet 07/30/14 05:47am Travel Trailers
RE: What socket size is it?

Mine are both 1 1/8. As suggested take it with you to tractor supply. They let me bring sockets outside to test them to make sure I got the right ones.
lbrjet 07/27/14 05:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Utah Roads For Class A

We towed on all of those roads last Sept/Oct except 128 and 9. We drove both and they are doable, but 128 is a bit tight in places. May want to just do 128 with the toad. Some people say 12 is bad, but we loved it. You will too. The 'cliff' section is only a mile long and 35 MPH. October weather is chilly. Was in the 20's or 30's every night in Torrey the 2nd week of October when we were there.
lbrjet 07/25/14 06:45am Roads and Routes
RE: Payload an issue?

I don't think you will be anywhere near a 1400 lb hitch weight. Jayco says 700 lb dry hitch weight which is a light hitch weight for that size trailer. Probably looking at 1K tops so wait until you get loaded up for camping and take it to the scales with your family before buying a new truck.
lbrjet 07/23/14 04:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Transmission Temp?

That's why I use a Scan Gauge on my Ford. The dash needle doesn't budge until 230 from what I have read.
lbrjet 07/20/14 03:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another weight question

Is it (drive axle with spring bars untensioned- drive axle of just the truck)? 5160-3660= 1500# Assuming the truck payload is exactly the same before/after the hitched-up number, that one is probably closest without actually weighing the tongue. Shocking, eh? That is just plain wrong. The 400+ pounds move off of the front axle to the rear axle is not tongue weight.
lbrjet 07/20/14 03:33pm Towing
RE: Another weight question

The second one. 1060-1080 tongue weight. If you have an Equal-i-zer 4 point then no, you can't just upgrade the bars. The bars and sockets have a larger diameter. You may be able to get new bars along with new sockets. Give Progress and a call and ask them.
lbrjet 07/20/14 03:30pm Towing
RE: What does 11,000 lbs of towing capacity mean?

You said 3000lb payload. That is a stripped down regular cab. This thread was talking about a particularly large fiver. Any 2K plus pin weight is going to put tremendous stress on the semi float rear axle of the HD. Again, you may be OK with this, but not me.
lbrjet 07/20/14 06:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Traveling Route 89 South from I 70

Be sure to stop at Red Canyon after you turn onto Highway 12. There are some short spectacular hikes right from the visitor center and there is decent RV parking there (at the visitor center) as well.
lbrjet 07/19/14 01:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: What does 11,000 lbs of towing capacity mean?

Even with the Max Payload package the F150 won't cut it. Some max payload packages have around 3000# capacity. So as the numbers go, a HD F150 Eco could definitely tow it. Stopping? - The trailer brakes stop the trailer, and the truck brakes stop the truck Power? - The Eco and the 6 speed puts as much or more power to the wheels than most HD gas trucks have EVER have. Only current trucks would have the same or more. Handling? - Again, the HD comes with LT E rated tires, a thicker stronger frame, upgraded shocks and so on. Having driven a badly overloaded F150 HD in our fleet, I can attest to it's robust strength. I am not suggesting it would be a good setup for full timers, but for the odd trip, it would probably work fine. Pay 35 grand for a stripped down regular cab 2 wheel drive pickup for an odd trip once in a while? Maybe you would, but I wouldn't.
lbrjet 07/19/14 06:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hiway 9 South of Lake Placid NY - Clearance Issue?

According to my truckers atlas the bridge under I87 is low clearance at 12' 9''. Doesn't list anything else right around there.
lbrjet 07/16/14 12:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: deeded rv property

We owned a Deeded RV lot at Brookville Lake Resort in Liberty, IN for 4 years. We just sold it because we moved to Arizona. We used it as our 'home base' for the trailer. Most of the 500 lots have park models. There are four or five deeded RV resorts in the area. Total cost was about 1K per year (cheaper than a seasonal site in a campground) and we made a profit on the sale. You mow your own grass, but can hire someone for a couple hundred per year. One advantage for a trailer is it stays there year around, where you can't do that in most seasonal campgrounds. There are several people that live there 7 months of the year and somewhere else the rest of the year.
lbrjet 07/16/14 08:45am Full-time RVing
RE: Can this weight be right?

I'm guessing you had two of the trailer tires on the same scale as your rear truck tires. Weigh it again when you can.
lbrjet 07/15/14 01:56pm Towing
RE: Barre, VT to Twin Mountain, NH

Thanks. We ended up taking 302 and the road was in good condition. Beat the rain and am all set up here in Twin Mountain for 5 nights. Pouring outside right now but it is supposed to be nice starting Thursday. Had a nice stay in Vermont although some of the state highways were in poor condition here and there.
lbrjet 07/15/14 01:48pm Roads and Routes
Barre, VT to Twin Mountain, NH

Is rt 2 or rt 302 in better condition road wise? Anyone travel either of these roads this summer?
lbrjet 07/14/14 01:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Stopped at weight station...Need HELP w/ my Equalizer

I would tow on a non windy day and see how it feels. The wind gusts are always going to push you around a little and it is an unsettled feeling. You will get used to it eventually. You are restoring all but 200 lbs to your front axle. I am restoring all but 160 lbs to my front axle. Pretty similar. Is this your first travel trailer?
lbrjet 07/14/14 06:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best route PA Dutch to Michigan Dunes area

We stayed at Bluffs when visiting the area 3 years ago. Nice place.
lbrjet 07/12/14 06:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Questions about Equalizer hitch

This is what I added to my hitch. It's almost at the perfect balance point and no more greasy hands. It also makes a good "wire guide" for the umbilical. Pic I like it! That is pretty cool. Nice job.
lbrjet 07/09/14 10:40am Towing
RE: Tail Wagging the Dog Issue

After 4 years and 12000 miles I am perfectly happy with my Equal-i-zer E4. You don't need to spend thousands to get a great hitch. If you feel you can afford a Hensley by all means buy one. I wanted to try the next level down from that first and saved a bunch of money in the process. I even ran my OEM China tires for 9000 miles before I replaced them a few months ago, contrary to the China tire bashing you read on this forum constantly. Do what you want to do because it the best decision for you, not because someone else says it.
lbrjet 07/08/14 03:17pm Towing
RE: Dish Tailgater Problem

Make sure power is getting through the cable to the unit. Our new unit was shipped with a bad cable (we thought bad TG since motor wasn't moving) and the King Control tech helped me measure the DC voltage put out of the cable and it was zero. They sent me a new cable and problem solved.
lbrjet 07/07/14 07:34am Technology Corner
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