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RE: Have you ever seen someone checking tire pressures?

This is a bit tongue in cheek, but I really do want to know... I put a lot of miles on my fifth wheel, and take good care of my tires. Checking frequently, if not daily, when I am on the road. Now, everyone says they do this. Particularly, everyone that has a blowout that they blame on imported tires. You would think that in all my years I would have actually seen one of these tire pressure checkers somewhere. So....why is it that I (a fairly observant fellow) have NEVER, EVER in all my years of camping, seen someone else checking their tire pressures. I actually look for people to do it....still I smell a rat. :B I feel the same about those who say they drove 65 religiously. I live just off of I80 and travel it a good deal every day and most days I never pass the amount of rvs to cover the ratio that claim they are just staying under the limit.
mudmaker 04/19/14 06:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newbie asks a truck question

Since it's a truck question I would assume that he wants to know about all the wheels on the truck. And yes, there is a benefit to having six wheels (DRW) over two rear wheels. All depends on what kind of 5ver you want to pull. Weights depend on what the tires can carry. Weights also include what you are carrying in the truck as well as occupants too.
mudmaker 04/11/14 04:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hot water heater problem

Don't forget to label that fuse!
mudmaker 03/16/14 05:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck Damage

Does the truck have the spacer blocks under the springs? Dismantling the spring pack on each side of the rear end of the truck and moving the spacer block from the bottom to the top will give you about 1 5/8 inches at the bumper height. (Lower) I did this with a dodge I had and made it a bit easier to get into and out of. Other thing like what already been said is bed rail clearance needs to be 6 in. or someday you'll be in a twist and really crush a bed rail. Lowering the back of the truck would help with this as well as looking into some way of raising the camper.
mudmaker 03/11/14 08:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Love camping...eliminates cacklers!

Funny story. Pre-camper days..we went on a group kayak overnight trip to an island. The couple in tent next to us both snored so loud all night we could not sleep. I finally got up around 4 a.m. and went down to the supply barge on the lake with my sleeping bag and laid on the wooden bench. Next morning, the couple came out and said "we didn't sleep a wink all night". We just looked at them and didn't say a word. Well they probably spent the whole night dodging falling trees that were getting sawn down. Just got home from a trip to Florida. About two of and a half weeks of running around from hotel to rented house to an extra week on a cruise to hotel to hotel. Really I must have been lucky cause we really didn't hear anyone at all. Maybe we are the noisey ones. Lol.
mudmaker 03/10/14 06:47am RV Lifestyle
RE: It's official

Ha. I was trying to get the onstar app working for my tv on Friday and the tech dept said I just needed to drive the vehicle so it can update and I said no, the roads aren't clean enough yet. It's just fine sitting in the garage til more of the snow melts.
mudmaker 03/09/14 09:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Toy Hauler and Weight with 2014 F250 Diesel Crew

I'm surprised at the increase in insurance prices. I too went from 2500 to 3500 and nothing was ever said about going commercial. In fact I checked between my private ins. and my business ins. and the price was virtually the same. As it sits now one of my trucks is under private and one under the business with no great difference.
mudmaker 03/08/14 09:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A manufacturer who cares!

I would look at this as a good thing. Your new camper won't be delivered on the salt covered winter roads that we are having to put up with around the Midwest.
mudmaker 03/05/14 05:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Side to Side leveling with Airbags

Hey I like that idea. I would think that would work depending on the frame strength. Wasn't there a device made that would adjust ride height off of the spring hangar? An adjustable spring hangar based on air pressure would certainly work and be pushing in a spot on the frame specifically designed for the weight if the trailer already. Then just brace with the front and rear jacks and there ya go. Probably not as simple as that but your idea is a good start.
mudmaker 02/21/14 08:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: She didn't like the DRW.

Yes it would still happen. DRW will never stop stupid people from driving off road equipment. Obviously amateur.
mudmaker 02/14/14 05:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Buyer, This is not fun

New buyer as in new to rving as well? Possibly expecting Buckingham Palace quality in a camper? First post and rants like this usually add up to not understanding and maybe some embellishments. Go to your dealer and let them work for you. Make them earn their money.
mudmaker 02/13/14 06:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: She didn't like the DRW.

I don't know what the payload of my 2012 srw is off the top of my head but the fifth tow weight is around 17300 capacity. Payload is held back somewhat by what the tires will hold up.
mudmaker 02/11/14 02:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Must carry tools.

What's a hacket? Lol
mudmaker 02/09/14 01:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W Companion and 2013 RAM 3500 DRW

They are quiet and there is no guessing whether the jaws are locked around the king pin. Once the handle moves back and you are able to insert the lock pin you are set. Empty bed when removed and can haul a gooseneck too. I have a ball in both trucks! And I also now have a pro series 15k hitch for sale too.
mudmaker 02/07/14 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fire tools

We usually don't have anything fancy. Usually a hand fan from a fair, you know the ones with the paint stir stick on them. When the break they become fire wood too. Seems we always find another every year. I have an old telescopic shovel handle that I use as a poker. My friend uses a broken golf club shaft. Neither take up too much room and are both worthless if we lose them.
mudmaker 02/01/14 03:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: OCD

OCD. Yea that sound like something I've got! Went to a pancake breakfast at our local dealer this morning and didn't see anything better than what we have already though. Did buy some led awning lights though. Bummer that's it's too cold to do anything with it right now.
mudmaker 02/01/14 03:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: NASCAR: What are your thoughts on the new chase format?

I have usually always watched til just until the weekly racing starts then I don't care what they do on nascar. Having said that, there is some mild interest in the chase for no other reason than boredom in the fall. I think along with these changes they need to realign the final tracks for the chase races. Get the drivers out of their comfort zone. The way it stood it was getting too predictable. And when millions of dollars go to someone it should be anything but predictable in any contest. How about having the fifth place driver getting a car with push bumper and outer door bars to bang on any of the top four in the last race? There's gonna be a lot of banging anyway and probably the more cars on your team, the better off you will be with blocking and bumping to get the leaders to the front. It'll sell a few more tickets. Na$car.
mudmaker 01/31/14 05:53am Around the Campfire
RE: Cedar Creek vs Big Country

Ummm you got R38 in the floor and R 34 in the roof and CC is R38 floor and R38 roof I wasn't actually comparing CC to BC, just a comparison in my mind between BC and our previous trailer. I suspect CC has a higher roof R rating because of the thickness in roof at the highest part of the curve. That where I would measure too if I was measuring for benefit of R value. (I wish I had an arched roof too but it wasn't a deal breaker)
mudmaker 01/28/14 05:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cedar Creek vs Big Country

I've got the 3251ts and although I've only been able to go out a couple times, it's been very good to us. Of course the colder weather showed us how the extra insulation Heartland puts in the floor and ceiling helps in keep the interior warm. Something like almost six inches sprayed foam in there. Quiet and warm. Like the big awning and all the lights in it. Yeah, there's a lot of lights.
mudmaker 01/27/14 04:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heartland warranty

Are you close the Brunswick? Perhaps you could attend the GA. rally to be held in March. Or at least speak to the people setting up the rally to see if any factory reps will be attending. May be worth you time. Georgia rally
mudmaker 01/22/14 04:15am Fifth-Wheels
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