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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
RE: GVWR, Payload, Towing Capacity or GCWR

Each is different, all apply equally.
wandering1 08/20/14 08:30am Towing
RE: hitch weights

Depends on how much stuff you have loaded in and on the truck. Take it to the local scales fully fueled and loaded with passengers and normal cargo for travel On the door jamb, you will find two numbers...GVWR and rear axle GAWR. GVWR - loaded truck = maximum pay load or hitch weight Also check that you will not be exceeding the rear axle GAWR. Ken "GVWR - loaded truck = maximum pay load or hitch weight"????????? GVWR is the total combined weight of truck and trailer, including all passengers, fuel, fluids and cargo.
wandering1 08/20/14 08:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: swaying

What is as 2010 crew cab lariat? If it is an F150 you need to get a truck like a F250 or F350 otherwise you are going to end up in a ditch upside down like many others without an adequate tow vehicle. If you don't have an adequate TV 10 wd hitches wont help.
wandering1 08/16/14 04:20pm Towing
RE: Front End Drift At Freeway Speed

Run the psi on the sidewall.:S Get a truck.
wandering1 08/16/14 04:17pm Towing
RE: External Speakers, do you really want them ?

I am not a big fan of listening to others noise pollution.
wandering1 08/16/14 04:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire presure for SRW with 19.5 G rated tires?

Read what it says on the tire side walls for PSI. If that is too confusing then contact the tire manufacturer and ask. So what is the point you are trying to make about the tire temp? What is the max temp rating on your tires? Was the temp of the tires higher than the temp rating, if not then the temp is not a problem? Beware of the tire expert wannabes personal opinions they will not pay for tire damage their personal opinions cause.
wandering1 08/16/14 07:27am Towing
RE: Type of truck

What do you expect a VIN search to show you? Why don't you try looking at the towing specs published by ford????? Ford towing specs
wandering1 08/15/14 06:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressure..

Over or under inflation will cause the tires to overheat and damage the tire. If it says 110 then that means 110. If it is supposed to be something else then it would be on the sidewall. Contact the manufacture and ask. Don't go by the personal opinions.
wandering1 08/14/14 07:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: flipped axles

Don't screw up the trailer put a lowering kit on the truck.
wandering1 08/12/14 03:38pm Towing

If the ones you had have not been a problem for 6 years stick with them.
wandering1 08/12/14 03:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: what would be the ideal truck for my situation

what would be the ideal truck for my situation http://www.pktrucks.com/extend/content/truck/1453/5-div3142lm-xl.jpg height=500 width=500 p.s. It's for sale Here's the link. Only $175k if I did the EUR to USD right That's what he needs.
wandering1 08/09/14 12:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Our First "Camping Neighbor From He!!" Story

Next time call the police and get the drunk arrested.
wandering1 08/07/14 08:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Front End Drift At Freeway Speed

Get a tow vehicle capable of controlling the trailer. The F150 is highly overrated for safe towing.
wandering1 08/06/14 05:54pm Towing
RE: Fuel mileage

LOL, does any one understand the question? The Op asked about a heavy duty truck. Did he mean a pick up or a HDT?
wandering1 08/06/14 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Insurance - Collision on a towable?

Why don't you ask your insurance agent who can tell you what want to know about insurance??????:S
wandering1 08/06/14 10:20am General RVing Issues
RE: How hot does she get?

Why don't you ask your truck dealer instead of asking for personal opinions from expert wannabes?
wandering1 07/31/14 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: nitrogen in tires

A good way to waste money.
wandering1 07/30/14 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Stabilizer on front end ..

Quite normal when not on a level site.
wandering1 07/28/14 04:07pm Fifth-Wheels
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