There is a lengthy article in Trailer Life, June 2013 page 50. It explains the difference between ST verses LT tires, and how they can have an effect on your trailers handling. ST tires contain chemical compounds to resist weather and ozone cracking. Your tandem or triple axle trailers put a tremendous amount of side load on the tires when turning, as ST tires have stiffer sidewalls that LT tires. Did you know that ST tires are designed to run at a max speed of 65 MPH? ( Unless Stated Otherwise) Plus higher speeds result a build up of heat in the tire, that have a direct impact on it's lifespan.
Different tire MFG recommend a different life expectancy from there tires. Carlisle states that one third of the tires strength is gone after 3 years, thus they recommend replacement of tires regardless of tread depth. Other tire MFG are in the range of 7 to 8 years. I for one go by the 6 year rule. The end of the article states, follow the RV, MFG guidelines as to your tire size and choice, LT or ST.
There are two different types of propane reservoirs. The tank type that must be removed from the RV for filling. The vessel type that is permanently mounted on the RV. Both may be filled using a metering system and the tank type may be filled using a weight system. The weight system can not be used for a propane vessel as this system requires the removal of the reservoir from the RV to accommodate weighing the reservoir.
Hooray, some else uses the weight system when filling those portable tanks. The only true way to correctly fill these types of tanks.
No traffic can cross the dam.... From the AZ side, you will cross over the new bridge, only about one year old. From the Nevada side, you can reach the dam for tours, ETC, but that is it. That new bridge is really something, and you can walk on it.
Just go to SunnyBrook RV. You might have looked at the Sunset Creek line, but the Mod # is 312- BDH, MSRP of $29,926 Dry weight 7,199-- GVW of 11,331
The site is a little hard to navigate, but your trailer models are listed on top, and then click on floor pans.
Sunnybrook was purchased some 3 years back by Winnebago, as they did not produce any towable RV units, only motor driven units. Now they have a complete line of RV units. Good Luck
Cutting into that roof would be my LAST option. You never know what is up there behind the roof and ceiling panels. As stated, switch to a Fantastic fan with multi speed settings, and forget that roof opening idea.
A lot of those, what we think of as secure brands, are merging with bigger pockets, thus they will survive, but under different management. MANY trailer names are a small devision of larger corporate names. A few years back Sunnybrook RV became a devision to Winnebago industries. As Sunnybrook produced fewer than 1,000 units yearly, and Winnebago produced ZERO towable units yearly, it was a win win decision for both companies. But alas, that Sunnybrook name will probably vanish over the coming years.
A few years back when pulling my fiver into a tight spot, i had to extend the slide. Everything work out fine, but when leaving this camp site, my REESE slide hitch would not retract to the normal on road tow position. I put blocks under the trailers wheels, and pulled back and forth with my TV but could not budge it. We were still about 200 miles from home, and just drove with the hitch extended. When we were about 2 miles from home, and coming up to a stop light, that slid hitch, and trailer, decided to finally move forward with a loud BANG. At first i thought that someone had run into the back of my fiver, but it was the trailer finally moving to it's proper tow position. When home, I dismantled the rails on the hitch, cleaned them, and found no problem that would have caused the hitch to freeze. When re assembling your rails pay attention to details, as it is easy to switch these rails from side to side, and those plastic pads are easy to come loose. The hitch is now 15 years old, and has worked pretty much as it is supposed to.
Spent two year in the ARMY in that area. Never saw any snow, but it can get mighty chilly during during the nights in, jan & feb. The only camping I did was in a pup tent ,in the boonies. And getting up when it was still dark out, thus another reason i still dislike tent camping.
All of the big three in the HEAVY hauling category will do the job. It really boils down to what DIESEL engine you prefer, Cab size, fit and finish, Those must have feature you really want and need, OH, and who gives you the best bang for the buck.
So if I get to the TOP of the hill 10 seconds slower or faster, who really cares. All i want is a TV that is reliable, gets decent milage, and comfortable for those long days on the road.
The Suburban has been around for like 50 years, thus I see no good reason to X this vehicle.
As GM has been behind in their development of the ENTIRE truck line, they are now in a catch up mode compared to Ford and Dodge.
Thus there info on up coming vehicle for 2013, is now 2014, hoping you will WAIT for them on you purchase of a Ford or Dodge TV.
When our fiver was hit by a car, the insurance guy stated that he did not know anything about trailer repairs. Thus we went to a local trailer dealer, and were quoted $ 2,500 for the repair.
Talking to the dealer, they stated that they also charge $150 for repair quotes, if brought to their shop, but charge more if they have to travel to your trailer.
Reason for the up front money, a lot of people just pocket their insurance money, and patch it them self, or with body damage, they just trade the unit in, or do not repair it.
Thus a dealer might be your only option for accurate repair quotes, or your insurance carrier might have someone who specializes in this field.
A friend is looking for recommendations for campsites in Zion and Bryce Canyon area for this summer.
With the summer camping season comes FULL camp grounds. Thus they might be too late to secure a spot in those parks.
Reservations for those DESTINATION spots are a safe bet, as you will have a site reserved for you when you get there. Yellowstone, ETC. But when en-route to those destination sites, we just wing it, sometimes staying in a casino, truck stop, or county park.
The trouble with too much planing is, you like the first stop, so you stay an extra day, NOW your whole en route plan is shot. So knowing that I have to arrive at my primary destination on a certain date is less stressful if things do not work out as planned.
It really boils down to what features you like in each unit. Ease in setting up, type of brakes, Surge or electric. I for one prefer the surge type as it is fool proof. Storage space, sleeping arrangement, do you have to climb over one bunk to get to the wing bunk? See how the canvas is stored, and how the door folds and operates.