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RE: Tow Truck

What is the tow rating for this truck?????? Its legally your responsibility to get an adequate tow vehicle for your trailer. Personal opinions are risky to follow. Get the facts from the manufacturer.
wandering1 09/17/14 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: It's a Shame!

Its the same with cars, tire bids go to the lowest bidder. Tire manufacturers make different quality tires with the same name, some are high quality some are very low quality. If you want higher quality tires then its up to you to negotiate that with the dealer and pay for it.
wandering1 09/17/14 06:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Crazy or Doable?

Recipe for disaster. 1. Find the trailer first. 2. Since you will know the trailer weights find the truck you need to handle the trailer by reading the tow specs. If you don't know the trailer you want then you obviously don't know what you need for a tow vehicle. Ford Tow Specs
wandering1 09/16/14 04:30pm Towing
RE: Blow Lines or AntiFreeze, or both?

If you blow the lines why would you need anti freeze in the lines????? The air in the lines wont freeze.:h
wandering1 09/12/14 06:35am General RVing Issues
RE: I81 to 95

wandering1 09/12/14 06:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Tire defect?

Never caused me a problem when my tires looked like that. Why arent you talking to a tire dealer or the manufacturer about what you think might be a defect???????:S
wandering1 09/11/14 05:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Residential Internet service at RV park

If the RV park provides cable TV and/or telephone service to your site then you need to be talking to the cable company or the telephone company about internet service. That's the way it has always worked for me. The RV park is not an ISP.
wandering1 09/11/14 05:42pm Full-time RVing
RE: Big or small with toddler

So what do you think?:@ You are the one with the toddlers.
wandering1 09/10/14 06:20pm Full-time RVing
RE: RV Camodes

Possible solution: Junk Elevator one of the lighter foam filled ones might be more practical in a RV. bumpy Good idea but 5.5 inches wouldn't be enough, maybe stacking 2 would work.
wandering1 09/09/14 08:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pulling through big cities

Never had a problem.
wandering1 09/09/14 06:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sway Fatigue

Get a truck that will control the trailer. 1/2 ton trucks do not have the suspension system.
wandering1 09/09/14 06:56am Towing
RE: Help in choosing tow vehicle needed

Theirs doesn't matter. How much does the trailer weigh? Read the tow specs for the truck and select a model that will handle YOUR trailer.
wandering1 09/08/14 06:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Double Towing in NC

If you really want to know check with the state hiway patrol and ask.
wandering1 09/08/14 06:36am Towing
RE: Truck ???????

The best truck is the one that will handle the trailer you want.
wandering1 09/08/14 06:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: inflating tires on rv with nitrogen, good idea?

That's a great idea if you want to throw money away.
wandering1 09/06/14 09:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: question on tire research

RV Tire Problems A lot of personal opinions and not facts are being posted on the forum about trailer tires. The majority of it is personal opinions that unfortunately a lot of people without the facts pay attention to, and, end up spending a lot of hard earned money on new tires because of the personal opinions that were posted on the forum by wannabe tire experts. Most people don’t have a clue as to what caused their tire failure all they really know is the tire failed. Unfortunately newbie’s with little to no RV experience and others with little knowledge of tires are misled by these wannabes and end up with a lot of unfounded tire failure misconceptions causing them to worry and spend their hard earned money replacing perfectly good tires. A lot of people have a bias against foreign made products. That’s too bad because more and more manufacturers are having their products made by foreign companies. I would prefer that all American sold products be made in this country but that is not the world we live in, if you can’t control it or you haven’t done anything to change it then don’t complain about it and keep your misleading opinions to yourself. Before foreign companies started making the tires all the complaints about trailer tires were the same as they are now. American and foreign made tires all perform the same. If you don’t think foreign made tires meet DOT standards then do something about it like report it to the DOT or your congressman and quit whining and misleading people about the tires. Some people complain about foreign made tires having inferior rubber, they don’t have facts to back up their claim. If you want a tire that will solve your tire problems then think about getting larger stronger tires. Light truck tires appear to last longer than ST tires based on comments I have seen on the forum, not facts. Things to avoid that can damage tires: 1. Extended storage. Side walls tend to break down. 2. Improper inflation. Keep the tires inflated to the proper level when in storage or in use, 24/7/365. Under/over inflation when in use causes the heat to build up higher than what the tire is rated for which damages the tire. 3. High speed. Limit your speed to the max the tire is rated for, most are 65mph. Traveling over the max causes heat buildup above what the tires are rated for which damages the tire. 4. Hitting potholes in our wonderful highways and roads, running off the edge of the road, hitting curbs, rubbing tires against the curb. All of these things damage the tires. Belts break down and tires throw the tread. 5. Extended driving on hot highways in hot weather can damage tires from overheating. 6. Overloaded trailers, this will cause your tires to overheat, get rid of the extra weight. 7. Environment – keep tires covered to protect against the weather and sunlight. 8. Age, check with the tire manufacturer to educate yourself about when tires should be replaced. 9. Dry rot, check with the tire manufacturer to educate yourself about dry rot. 10. echanical problems like brakes sticking, or bad wheel bearings can cause the wheel to overheat which will cause the tire to overheat which damages the tire. 11. Defects in materials and workmanship. Highly doubtful this causes all tire failures. Tire Pressure Check your tire pressure when the RV has not been driven for 3 - 4 hours. That is when the tire is "cold". Forget ambient temp, 80psi at 10 degrees F is the same as 80psi at 100 degrees F. If you over inflate or under inflate the tires this can cause the tires to run hotter than normal which can damage the tires and cause tire failure. Stick with the PSI on the side of the tires. No need to turn this into rocket science. Check with the tire manufacturers if you need an education on tire inflation. Tire pressure does rise as the tire temp rises after driving down the road just like it is supposed to which is why you are supposed to check the pressure when the tire is “cold”. Tire Temp An Infra Red Thermometer can be a useful tool if you know how to use it. It will tell you the temp of the tire. You need to know the max temp for the tire if you are going to monitor it. If the temp of the tire is higher than the max temp the tire is rated for then you may have a problem (trailer is overloaded, improper inflation, or a mechanical problem). If you are checking to see if the tire is over the max rated temp and you don’t know what the max rated temp is, then you are wasting money for the thermometer and wasting time using it. Don’t mislead people into thinking they need an Infra Red Thermometer causing them to waste money and time. Replacing Failed Tires The tire dealer will prorate your failed tire and sell you a new one. Do not let the tire dealer keep the failed tire when you have it replaced. Contact the tire manufacturer about the failure. The manufacturer will arrange for a local tire dealer to ship the failed tire to them and reimburse you for the price you paid for the new tire plus pay for any damages to the RV caused by the tire failure if you provide estimates of repair. This has been my experience with Goodyear and Carlisle. This can be a very helpful forum if you forget the personal opinions and prejudices, get the facts, and communicate the facts to help others learn. Post useful information like what caused a tire failure not dumb comments like”I had a China bomb blowout”. ? Truck Tires vs Trailer Tires This is not a valid comparison. Truck tires are made differently than trailer tires. Truck tires tend to be stronger than trailer tires and they certainly do not carry the weight that trailer tires carry. I haven’t had a truck tire failure since I started driving pick ups in 1975. Trailer Tires I started with American made trailer tires in 1975 and continued using American made trailer tires until they began being made in China. I have had just as many American made trailer tire failures as Chinese made trailer tire failures. If I am to use the same logic as those who say trailer tires fail because they are Chinese made then based on my experience I would have to say that American manufacturers set the standard for trailer tires and the Chinese manufacturers are just meeting American standards. So whats the problem with Chinese made trailer tires? How good are Chinese tires? http://www.rvtiresafety.com/2012/01/how-good-are-chinese-tires.html Why are “Bad tires” on the road? http://www.rvtiresafety.com/2012/01/why-are-bad-tires-on-road.html
wandering1 09/06/14 09:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TV Tire Pressure Question

Forget the sticker on the door and use the PSI on the sidewalls.
wandering1 09/06/14 07:05am Towing
RE: "Get the SHIMMY Out!"

When someone is walking around inside the 5er it will bounce/wiggle. Rubber tires will bounce, suspension systems are made to bounce. To eliminate the bouncing/wiggling you need to keep the weight from pushing down on the tires and suspension by making sure your stabilizers are tight between the 5er and the ground. Don’t just let them out far enough to touch the ground, turn the crank more to make sure they are tight so they will not allow the 5er to push down on the tires. Use a bipod/tripod under the king pin. Make sure it is tight between the ground and the king pin, don’t just adjust it till it touches, tighten it so the front overhang will not move. Make sure to check the stabilizers and bipod/tripod every couple of days because they will loosen up over time. Doesn’t make sense spending a lot of money on landing jack stabilizers when the landing jacks are stable and don’t bounce up and down. If you have properly adjusted the stabilizers and bipod/tripod then you shouldn’t have any bouncing/wiggling. This has worked for me over the past 15 years. Chocks are to keep the 5er from rolling forward or backwards. They do not eliminate the weight of the 5er from pushing down and causing the bouncing/wiggling. If you park on a site that has a incline/decline then you probably want to use chocks to keep your 5er from rolling when you unhitch. There are a lot of other options out there to “eliminate” the bouncing/wiggling if you have the extra money and want to spend it.
wandering1 09/03/14 12:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jackknife with Hensley

Not enough truck to control the trailer when the trailer brakes fail. Towing is not about how much you can pull or carry. It is all about how much you can stop in a panic. Just my humble opinion after nearly 50 years of towing. I didn't see the article. Where did you read that? All you have to do is look at the picture.
wandering1 08/27/14 06:50am Towing
RE: How old and still driving????

We are now considered by most to be elderly (sounds awful doesn’t it). We have a 2001 34’ DP which we still love and which suits us well despite various repairs and breakdowns to be expected in an older motor home. Our general health is good but we do have some issues (I have artificial knees and husband had a ‘spontaneous rupture’ of his tibial tendon where surgical repair is not a good option. I retired in 2000 and since then we have done 6 summer trips to Alaska and 6 summer trips to Newfoundland. We have put a lot of miles on the coach and us but I still believe there are many miles left! There have been other shorter trips – many in conjunction with my husband’s antique car hobby. We also have done flying trips during this period lasting from 2-6 weeks. We are fortunate that our bucket list while still extant has many items checked! Bottom line – travel has been and continues to be our favorite pastime. My husband turns 80 in October and I am 71. We both can drive though he has always been the primary driver. So my question for y’all is: “When do you stop taking long trips?” Thanks, Diann P.S. I do realize this is such an individual thing BUT am curious about how many other 'elderly' folks are out there still doing the long haul trips. What sounds awful about being elderly?
wandering1 08/26/14 06:58am General RVing Issues
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