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RE: Toyota tough.......not

Vehicle of choice crossing the Artic and just recently the Antartic, which is colder http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsqwwptq2y.jpg And it has absolutely nothing to do with a stock truck. With the amount of work they put into it, you could take an old Yugo and do the same thing.
valhalla360 07/01/15 03:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Toyota tough.......not

I'm not a fan of toyota but I don't see what the picture proves one way or the other. You will be hard pressed to find any vehicle that has lived and been used a couple decades in a salt area that isn't rusted out.
valhalla360 06/30/15 06:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Triple axle question

A triple axle is typically going to have a heavy pin weight because it's a bigger trailer. When backing into a sharp turn, the tires slide sideways a bit. The further apart they are the more they are pulled sideways. A tripple axle trailer has the tires further apart. Not the end of the world by any stretch but if you really cut it sharp, you do put some extra stress on them. Once on the road and cruising along, there should be no problem as you almost never turn sharp enough to be an issue.
valhalla360 06/30/15 06:48am Towing
RE: Chicken Tax Finally Being Phased Out

The problem is compact pickups aren't doing well now and no one is building the equivalent of the 1/2 ton trucks. Realistically, I don't see it having much impact.
valhalla360 06/29/15 08:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Leveling my fifth wheel

- Then raise them up 2-3 holes (more if you need to lower the front significantly to get the trailer level fore and aft). Why raise up two or three holes? :h ) That way I don't have to figure out if the front needs to go up or down a bit to get the rig level. It gives you a few inches of drop if needed. If you drop them all the way down and then pin as near to that as possible...if you do need to drop the front, you need to hook back up and reset the pins.
valhalla360 06/29/15 07:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Watch out for cost of Michigan State Parks

OP took the worst possible option to figure a per night rate. Recalculate with a weeks stay, and it drops drastically. Also, you won't find many private parks on Lake Michigan (except for the state parks) and when you do, they won't be cheap.
valhalla360 06/29/15 07:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Leveling my fifth wheel

If I'm reading this correctly, you are putting one of the front landing gear down 3-4" further and then lowering both until they are in contact and the landing gear is thus leveling the trailer side to side. This is the wrong way to do it and the lowered leg will start lifting first and twist the frame. It may or may not do damage and it may or may not take multiple tries before damage appears. The correct way: - Level side to side with boards under the tires. - Block the tires in place. - Unpin and let both front legs drop to the ground. - Then raise them up 2-3 holes (more if you need to lower the front significantly to get the trailer level fore and aft). The key is you raise them the same number of holes before putting the pins in. - When you lower the legs with the electric motor they should both hit the ground at the same time (use the screw at the bottom of the legs to fine tune) - Use the electric motor to level fore & aft. - Deploy the rear stabilizers (but only to take the bounce out of the trailer, not to lift the trailer tires) The rig should now be level and stable. Once you get the hang of it, it's a lot quicker than writing it out.
valhalla360 06/28/15 11:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need for exit plan?

An exit plan and making sure your significant other can do everything makes a world of difference.
valhalla360 06/28/15 07:23am RV Lifestyle
RE: The Value of a Friendly Staff

Many sins can be forgiven if they make you feel like you are welcome and cared for. Doesn't matter what the company type is.
valhalla360 06/28/15 07:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pulling a 5th wheel on level highway

On page 140 of my 2001 Ram Truck Cummins Turbo Diesel, Dodge Owners Manual that I dug out of glove box it says... "When to Lock Out Overdrive" "When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a heavy load, or whenever frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the O/D OFF button. This will improve performance and reduce the potential for transmission overheating or failure due to excessive shifting." My reading of this is as long as the tranny is holding OD without a lot of downshifting, it should be fine.
valhalla360 06/26/15 08:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: generator charging 12V batteries

You should be fine for a weekend. Just don't try and use the 12 volt outlet on the generator. It doesn't put out much. Plug in as if you are at a campground. Realistically, you will only get up to 80-90% of full charge with 2 hrs per day but that's OK. Assuming it's a pull start generator, your worst case scenario is a dead battery in the morning that you charge back up. If this is something you are going to do regularly, you should look into your usage more and make sure you aren't being hard on the batteries but for a one off weekend, you should be fine if you keep your usage limited.
valhalla360 06/24/15 11:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Driving with landing gear partially extended?

At that point I would rather have the insurance company call it a total loss rather than have them "fix" it and then find out later there was more damage.
valhalla360 06/24/15 11:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Strangest thing you found on your roof?

As a kid we had a bear on the roof out in the canadian rockies. It was a young black bear just on it's own. The ranger came by (after it had gotten off the roof and wandered off) and told us to yell and throw stones at it as they didn't want it to get used to people. Between the 3 campers, there must have been 20 kids chasing that poor bear. Different times.
valhalla360 06/24/15 02:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Good idea or not?

Cool but there other more effective technologies that are much less expensive and have more uses. If the insurance companies will foot the bill, those would be great on the back of the RV....assuming you could route the TV thru it to play the game once you get to the campground.
valhalla360 06/24/15 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: For those who are not aware, Propane tank expiration.

Recertifing is basically they look it over and give you a sticker for a few bucks. Most times they will fill them anyway. If they are BBQ tanks, just do the trade in and pick one with a new date.
valhalla360 06/24/15 07:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram Goes to Stunning 900 lb-ft of torque

A lot of talk about how fast you can climb hills but torque doesn't tell you how fast you can climb the hill. Torque (at the wheels) tells you if you can climb the hill. HP is what determines how fast you can climb. Then again how many people really do a zero to 60 time up the eisenhower?
valhalla360 06/23/15 11:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What is a Tinker?

Originally a term for gypsies (corruption of egyption of which they are not). In today's PC world they would be called Roma. They choose to live in trailer (carvans). Funny they often do quite well financially and will build a fancy house to prove it...then they will park the carvan out front and live in it. A tinkers dam was litterally a dam. They made a small clay dam around a hole in the pot before pooring in molten repair metal. After filling the dam would be brushed away as worthless, hence, not worth a tinkers dam. They would typically do small odd jobs and thus if you are doing any small odd job, in modern usage it has become to tinker.
valhalla360 06/22/15 03:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ram Goes to Stunning 900 lb-ft of torque

Big egos everywhere are now soothed. Otherwise pretty much pointless for the typical user.
valhalla360 06/22/15 06:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a TT, Brand New vs. Used: Any advice?

I Sure we loose value on depreciation, but we feel it is offset by the warranty when buying new. . I know lots of folks who got that free warranty work at the expense of months of prime time use the first year (search the forum and you will find examples) For someone buying new, don't expect everything to be perfect and when it's warranty work, expect them to get to it when they feel like getting to it. The people paying cash for work go to the head of the line or they go elsewhere to get the work done. Also you miss out on all the stuff people buy to outfit the unit that they no longer need and just throw in as part of the deal. I don't buy that. I had several new campers and warranty service has always been taken care of promptly. I have always had my camper warranty work done almost immediately after dropping it off. If dealers screwed around like you say, they'd go out of business on their service side and their sales side. My dealer threw in a lot of essentials as part of buying from them. My previous dealers did the same. I needed little to buy after the 'freebies' the dealers gave with the new camper. It nice not buying someone else's neglect and problems. :) You don't have to buy it. I'm just relaying the experiences I've seen (and supported by a number of threads on this forum). Most new units have issues that need to be sorted out under warranty and I've seen a number of times where they get around to you when they feel like it.
valhalla360 06/21/15 10:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying a TT, Brand New vs. Used: Any advice?

I Sure we loose value on depreciation, but we feel it is offset by the warranty when buying new. . I know lots of folks who got that free warranty work at the expense of months of prime time use the first year (search the forum and you will find examples) For someone buying new, don't expect everything to be perfect and when it's warranty work, expect them to get to it when they feel like getting to it. The people paying cash for work go to the head of the line or they go elsewhere to get the work done. Also you miss out on all the stuff people buy to outfit the unit that they no longer need and just throw in as part of the deal.
valhalla360 06/20/15 06:53am Travel Trailers
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