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RE: More tire questons

Yeah, when I go out camping, my trailer has lots of empty cabinets in it. I cannot imagine I add more than 1000 lbs to it (water being the main load). And I will be taking the air conditioner and (most likely) the furnace to lighten it further (to be replaced with a cat heater). ... I would not remove the A/C, it's hard wired in and connects to the A/C ducts. Removing the A/C would leave those duct connections open. The same is true for the furnace, also the furnace is ducted in such a way that it's waste heat keeps the basement and water tanks from freezing. If you want to add the Wave-Cat heater it's really easy, t-off the gas at the stove and mount the Wave on the wall next to the oven.
n7bsn 10/05/15 09:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: More tire questons

Bluebird, I had American made Marathons on my 24-5N, I had Chinese made on the 29-5E, over more then a decade (combined) I had zero problems. But Northwoods doesn't overload their rigs, your's has a dry weight of around 6000 lbs and a max loaded weight of around 10000 lbs. I don't think I ever got mine past about 8000 lbs. I also kept my speed between 60 and 65. Discount tire (local) carries a Carlise ST tire that is speed rated for 75 and has the same load rating (E) as the old Marathons. They also carry some cheaper ST tires, but will try to talk people out of using them.
n7bsn 10/05/15 06:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: More tire questons

I owned 24-5N for over a decade, I really liked that I could take it so many places. You only need "drag chains" in rare conditions, IMO you would be wasting your money. If conditions are so bad that drag-chains are required, it's best to stay parked for a day or two and let conditions improve. You also really don't need M&S's either. You aren't applying any torque to those tires. That is where they really shine. Check with commercial trailer folk, they don't put M&S (or snow) on trailers, even in Alaska and Canada. As for sourcing Discount Tire get's my endorsement. As for Don's slam on ST tires, let's just say that his opinion is not supported by the facts. Yes you can buy really cheap Chinese made ST, and a lot of RV builders do. But you can also find good (more expensive) ST tires. Here is why you should buy good ST tires The construction, design, materials and testing used in ST Special Trailer tires meet the higher load requirements, duty cycles and special demands of trailering. * Polyester cords in an ST tire are bigger than in a comparable P or LT tire. * Steel cords used in ST tires have a larger diameter and greater tensile strength to meet additional load requirements. * ST tire rubber compounds contain chemicals to resist weather and ozone cracking, particularly conditions resulting from extended storage and the unusual duty cycles of trailer tires. * The slightly shallower tread depth of a trailer tire reduces sway and rides cooler, which adds to tire longevity. * ST tires feature stiffer sidewalls, especially in the lower section which: – Reduces sidewall flexing causing the trailer to track straighter. – Diminishes the risk of trailer sway. – Lessens the risk of sidewall puncture and blowout. * ST tires generally offer approximately 10% percent more load capacity than a similar LT tire and nearly 40% more than a P passenger tire.
n7bsn 10/05/15 01:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: how to find the year on a fifth wheel

Ok....where is the v.I.n. located? Thanx The builders tag, the manufacturers sticker and in most states the registration, of course also the title.
n7bsn 10/05/15 09:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: how to find the year on a fifth wheel

It's also in the VIN link
n7bsn 10/04/15 10:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2004 Arctic Fox 1140 ?

The truck sales guy that was selling me the F350 (DRW) related a customer that popped a hub off his SRW with his new Fox camper. Those suckers are heavy dry weight is ~3500 lb. Truck weighs ~8000 lbs, plus you, plus water, plus.... I'd guess total around 12500 to 13000 lbs. Honestly I question putting either 11-ft on an "older" 1-ton
n7bsn 10/03/15 10:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Camping World RV.NET

All owned by Good Sam Inc (formerly AGI), along with Camps Coast to Coast and other RV related firms
n7bsn 10/03/15 08:00am Good Sam Club
RE: Interesting Montana Concept - Huge Window on Front Cap

Cool, now 5th wheels have windshields to replace from stone damage. :) Years back they had rock shields for them (yes there is little actually new in the world)
n7bsn 10/02/15 01:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Interesting Montana Concept - Huge Window on Front Cap

Being an RV we probably wouldn't have to worry about something like that LEAKING would we. :) Years back, the last time these where tried, their tendency to leak was part of why they became unpopular.
n7bsn 10/02/15 01:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How accurate is NADA for class c pricing?

NADA price is based on what the Dealers are reporting the sales price. They adjust for things like some areas reporting higher sale prices then others. Private sales prices, trade-in prices, etc are all lower. Lots of folk try to use NADA to justify higher prices, by adding in "options", that are already included in the base price of the rig
n7bsn 10/01/15 07:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Atwood vs. Suburban Propane Hot Heaters -Pilot Light Models

I had both, not certain there was enough of a difference to worry about.
n7bsn 10/01/15 06:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Where to buy..

Ya made in china but better quality control. They use them on a lot of big rigs for hwy tire. Good Point Companies can get high quality from any country of origin, if they are willing to put the effort, time and money out, rather then just looking for the cheapest source. Back some years ago when Taiwan was a phrase for "cheap imported tools" Fine Woodworking did an in-depth article on sourcing wood working machines from Taiwan. What they showed, was that you could get machines every bit as good from there as domestic sources, it just cost nearly as much.
n7bsn 10/01/15 11:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: May purchase Roadtrek with odometer in kilometers

The readout is digital? Not mechanical? If so it should be reprogrammable. If I'm remembering right that year the chassis were Dodge based, if so the reprogramming would be done by a Dodge dealer.
n7bsn 09/30/15 12:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: Arctic Fox

... I'm not impressed with the Northwood/AF site due to the limited number of users and the fee to access much of the forum. There is a ton more information here and much of the information relates to most all of us. I was a member when it was a Yahoo Group and moved over to the web-site when that got setup. I also quit when they started wanting $$. I know of half a dozen people that quit at the same time. None of us could see paying money to share our knowledge.
n7bsn 09/29/15 08:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox

Yes, www.afnash.com But its being revamped right now so you wont be able to go on till the sites back up again. If you own an AF I would suggest joining the group. There is a small yearly fee but I feel its worth it. Actually Google, Firefox, Apple, etc have all blocked it as a malware site. I have known Adam (site owner) for nearly 15 years, I also know web-stuff (real actual pro for 20+ years) and wonder between the yearly fee and selling ads how much Adam is making, note I didn't say how much it costs. Adam used to just run ads and take in donations. Personally I think it's time for an enterprising Northwoods RV or Outdoors RV owner to start a Facebook group for these two (related) lines of RVs. Facebook groups are really where all the action is any more
n7bsn 09/29/15 06:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Where to buy..

Discount Tire is generally the best prices and service in the area, they smoke Les Schwab. In fact I've seen the CostCo tire guy send customers to Discount telling them "It's where I go for tires we don't carry" Discount Tire main trailer tire is Carlisle Radial Trail RH Trailer Tire, which is certain better then Tow Max. Don't even consider going to BC, tire costs there are 50% more then here.
n7bsn 09/29/15 05:31pm Fifth-Wheels
Northwoods owners forum

Not only is it still down, but Firefox, Chrome, etc all refuse to connect saying it's now a "malware" site.
n7bsn 09/28/15 06:41pm Technology Corner
RE: Just Need to Whine a Little

I hear your whine... Last time around we were going to spend all of early Oct seeing the National Parks and Monuments in southern Utah and northern Arizona. We got to Moab Sept 29th and spent the 30th seeing the "high points" of both Arches and Canyonlands. Then we started seeing State and Tribal Parks. We finally gave up and started home on the 12th, getting there on the 15th.... Of course it all re-opened in the 16th We went back this past spring to see the things we didn't get a chance two years ago. I don't think it's going to happen again this year, but even if it does, you have the opportunity to return.
n7bsn 09/27/15 07:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hot water heater moving out

My first thought was rotten wood, only that should be an Aluminium framed rig. They are usually attached from the front via several screws into the framing around the water-heater. Have you checked those screws?
n7bsn 09/27/15 02:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Opinions Sought from Experienced Full-Timers

... There are deals to be had on quality gear, often in and around retirement areas like Palm Springs. Hubby dies and the partner left decides to cash out. Sad but that's life.. Keep an eye on the papers.. The parents of some friends have a condo down in the Arizona, every spring they start looking for a "widow" unit. They find one that is a great deal and then take it north and use it all summer. About now they sell it at a great deal (that usually makes them a little money) and head back down to Arizona. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.
n7bsn 09/26/15 09:57am Full-time RVing
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