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RE: Sailun s637 235/80/16 G rated tires

Just ordered a set from Simple Tire and mounted them myself. Really impressed so far.
mudmaker 06/21/16 06:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Colorado Campground - Beware of Cancellation Policy

I reserved two spots for three nights at Rafter J and they wanted everything up front with no refund for cancellation. About 65+ per night per spot. Very high traffic areas can get high prices and high cancellation fees. Someone will always fill the spot I guess.
mudmaker 06/15/16 07:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone heading to Black Hills next week?

We will be there July 17th for a few days up by in the island.
mudmaker 06/15/16 07:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2015 Chevy/GMC 2500 Diesel or Gas?

My 3500 srw just got up to 26.9 mpg empty in perfect conditions. Certainly not going to complain about that. Pulling it registers around 11 mpg. Just can't get over the fact that a half ton with all the bells and whilstles is more than my 3500 with full features. Nuts. Think I'm missing the sun roof and 20inch wheels. If your looking at a 2500, just go all the way to a one ton. Such a little jump and piece of mind. Think the difference with a 2015 2500 vs 3500 is 15300-17k pulling a fifth. never heard anyone complain about too much truck.
mudmaker 06/05/16 05:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 235/80/16 tires what let tires did you go with

Just mounted up four new Sailun S637 tires this morning on my camper. Went back to an st tire with these as my Yokohama LT tires were almost four years old. No sense in chancing it. I was impressed with the weight and my friend who drives otr for a living says they are a good buy. Everything I have researched says the same.
mudmaker 06/03/16 04:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pull-out Bike Rack

When I had one I gutted the tray and then mounted a hitch on the frame. The whole rack is rated at 200lb. Tire being 80-90, and the rest of the rack and bumper probably another fifty. Not much weight capacity left for my stuff.
mudmaker 05/15/16 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: old rig

I've run across two of my previous rv's. My first is used by someone who owns a small campground so it stays put. The other was a Cougar fifth that I ridded myself of after many repairs. The next owner did the same thing after a years ownership as well. I saw it at a camp out with the dealer club where we both bo business.
mudmaker 05/11/16 07:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel Chevy truck with new Duramax engine

Does anyone know if the air filter housing out of a new one would fit in an 03? My fathers 03 dmax has the flat rectangular filter with very little capacity for dust collection. Couple that with the fact that it draws right out of the fender well and we change then constantly due to rural roads and dirty conditions. Changing out the mouth piece and upgrading the filter would certainly help us with a little over heating and short life of the filters.
mudmaker 05/01/16 09:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aarrrrgggghhh!!! House hunting!!!!!!!!!-Updated

We just bought and moved a few months ago. Looking was a bit frustrating, yes but even more for me was the sloppy home inspector they new buyers hired to look at the house we sold. Strolled in smelling like an ash tray pointing out silly things that the buyers took as gospel and we changed. Even down to wanting the well pump replaced. I put my foot down on that one. It worked as it should and delivered cceptable water as backed by the county water test results. The things I fixed all had to be done by someone who could be called professional and supply a receipt. I'm pretty handy and that caught me off guard as well. To have to pay for something I could do myself in the same fashion... But they offered full price and it's all water beneath the bridge now.
mudmaker 03/27/16 07:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Which LT tires have you been happy with?

I got Yokohama tires on the trailer. Love them but as they are now three years old I am starting to look for some replacements.
mudmaker 03/02/16 08:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I still love my truck.

My father has an 03 duramax. Think he is finally up to 135000 miles. Needs some injectors and a rear fender. I reskinned the dually box last summer and it only took about two months to give it the kiss that assures it's his. Otherwise it runs fine. We only use it for work related use, pulling a flatbed with a dozer or mini excavator. He pulls the camper with a 12 duramax with 115000 ish miles. Still like new as he bought with nearly 100k on it but you wouldn't know it. For a time we had identical trucks as I had the exact same one in red and his is black.
mudmaker 02/28/16 07:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 2500 duramax fuel mileage

I get 10-11 pulling. Although I usually am at 70 on the interstate as well. If I slow down I'm sure I'll see better. Empty the best I've seen is 23.5 on the meter. Only have 13.5k on it so maybe it not totally broke in yet. The older one is the first full year with regeneration and uses diesel to do it so the mileage sucks. Unfortunately that's the one that get daily use too. Overall I love the Duramax!
mudmaker 01/09/16 06:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck tires

Yokohama on the camper and my dually. Michelin from the factory on the new truck. The factory installed Michelin tires don't hold up well to gravel driving as one of my customers proved. They just don't like the travel from hog house to hog house on the gravel roads. Chipped out within 10000 miles. LTX AT2 is what is the factory installed tire is I think.
mudmaker 12/29/15 06:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: So, are you going to a Bowl Game?

I'm leaving Wednesday for Pasedena and back home by Saturday night. Really had to shop around for flights. Tix were though the university through someone who buys season tix and wasn't going. My wife paid for everything, it was her idea. My idea was to go on a romantic train ride through the mountains. Oh, and did I mention her sister is going with us?
mudmaker 12/26/15 02:54am Around the Campfire
RE: Jayco or Heartland

There's good and bad in everything. No different here. All you'll really get is personal experiences of people and the reactions from factory can very well be based on how owners presented their problems to the factory. So it's really not a good scale of what's good and bad. I do own a Big Country. Purchased from a dealer who sells both Jayco and Heartland. I just liked the feel better in this one. Four season approved although I'll never use it in all four seasons. I do however pull it out practically every weekend from mid April til late October. A couple week long trips get mixed in there too. Hardly ever is this on a campground hard surface but usually on a grass field here or there. I use it and it holds up. The same type of people build many of the same types of campers in the same communities. Most work piecemeal so the faster they get to quota, the sooner they go home. I would guess behind the walls most are the same. Outside the walls, well most use exactly the same or very similar products so essentially they are the same there too. It'll come down to price, the dealer interaction, and what feels right for you. Good luck.
mudmaker 12/24/15 05:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: return air on fifth wheel

So the vents in the bottom of the step is the return, it blows awful cold air. The light bulb in the compartment would heat the compartment so the air flow coming out of step would be warmer. Make sense. Is there another cold air return for the furnace?
mudmaker 12/08/15 05:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Cougar

I had a 2010 of the model. They wired it so the receiver had to be in the bedroom. Yes, even for the living room tv. I rewired mine from the area in the basement where the outlet is back into the slide where the living room tv is. The bedroom tv was just for antenna tv and the was ok with me. On edit, this is for satellite tv. If you really mean cable then wire it in at the side of the camper and turn off your antenna booster which will let the cable signal go through it. When in doubt, pull the receptacles out and trace wires.
mudmaker 11/27/15 05:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone cap fading issue

I have been paying close attention to this fading issue and how different manufactures are dealing with it. So far it seems that about the only one that really seems to care on a longer term basis is Cedar Creek. There have been several owners that reported that Cedar Creek has not just painted but has replaced the entire cap for this. They claim to be using a different gel-coat starting with their 2015 models to prevent this. If this is working for them they will get my business the next time I buy a new trailer. I'm really tired of spending my money to correct issues that never should have happened to begin with. B.O. I assume you have a grey Big Country. All the brown colored Heartland products are painted. Maybe they learned their lesson with grey.
mudmaker 11/23/15 04:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Respecting Boundaries at the RV Park

I would think attaching it to her bird feeder will put in where she will find it immediately. Most likely they will be watching you pack up and mutter a small cheer when you fold the steps in and put it in gear.
mudmaker 11/07/15 05:28pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Help with pricing used 2013 Columbus 320RS

https://cheyennecampingcenter.com/rvs/palomino-columbus-model-320rs This is a2015 with leveling and King mattress. Just for comparison.
mudmaker 10/27/15 05:11pm Fifth-Wheels
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