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RE: Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires?

I have the Carlisle Radial Trail HD on my travel trailer going on 2 years, no issues or complaints. I balanced them and they all took 1.25 oz or less to balance, which is great for trailer tires. They tow smooth and are wearing like iron! I will admit, some of Carlisle's older trailer tires were less than reliable, but this new design is one of the top trailer tires on the market.
72cougarxr7 01/19/20 09:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Shocks

Ive been running Gabriel Ultra shocks on my pickups and have been quite happy with them, not terribly expensive either.
72cougarxr7 12/27/19 08:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What is going on with this roof?

My 1st camper was a 15 foot Prowler that had water damage to the roof near the antenna and one of the back corners and back window area had water damage to walls. Cut out all of the ceiling paneling, the whole back wall, and a few feet up the side wall from the corner. Replaced any rotted framing lumber from the inside, Lowes and Home depot have a decent selection of metal joining plates that came in handy. Replaced insulation and paneling and used it for a few years before we outgrew it and moved up to a bigger trailer. Mine had a metal roof as well, you really have to keep after the seams and caulking. I would use butyl tape under the vents then go over with dicor self leveling caulk (go over the screws also). Geocel caulk works well where you dont need self leveling like around windows and lights. I would use Eternabond tape on any seams in the roofing, like where the front or rear cap meet the roof metal, of where pieces of roofing are seamed togeather. I found a nice product called Revolution Ply that is a thin plywood luan paneling, it comes primed on one side and is easy to work with and inexpensive. Good luck with your project! It can be done!
72cougarxr7 12/21/19 09:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Honda 2000I versus Cpe 2000 inverter

I wonder how the new smaller size Champion 2000 inverter compares size and weight wise?
72cougarxr7 11/26/19 05:10am Tech Issues
RE: Serpentine Belt

All these people recommending Goodyear Gatorback belts...Goodyear sold off their belt business in 2015, to Continental. Any of the good name brands will hold up fine. I prefer Gates or Bando. Dayco and Continental are fine also. Any of the major brands will be made of EPDM, which is the preferred material. Some of the cheap no name belts are not epdm and will crack and break down much faster.
72cougarxr7 11/16/19 11:52am Tech Issues
RE: So Valvoline has this meeting...

Bearings dont "make black stuff". And the color of the grease is really not an indicator of its condition.
72cougarxr7 11/16/19 11:46am Tech Issues
RE: Honda generator oil

I have used the Amsoil small engine oil in all my generators for years. If you need an off the shelf oil, walmart has rotella or delo 10w30 heavy duty engine oil that works well for small engine use.
72cougarxr7 10/31/19 09:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Short queen mattress at CW

I ordered a Zinus brand short queen memory foam matress from amazon. Very comfortable and cost under $300.
72cougarxr7 10/31/19 09:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Quiet generators

What is the Harbor Freight warranty? I looked online and do not see it. 90 days unless you pay extra for the extended warranty.
72cougarxr7 10/27/19 06:19am Tech Issues
RE: Quiet generators

You dont see many hyundai generators, and the couple reviews I have seen are mixed. I believe someone on here had one the control module failed. If you are looking for a lower cost inverter, you'd be hard pressed to do better than Champion power equipment. US based customer service and parts availability. I've owned 2, and they are were both trouble free and quiet. 3 year warranty as well. The Predators from Harbor freight seem to be a decent option as well, but only have a 90 day warranty unless you pay for the extended warranty
72cougarxr7 10/24/19 08:10pm Tech Issues
RE: 6 Volt RV batteries

I am contemplating new batteries in the spring and will likely go with the gc2 Duracell from Sams Club made by Deka, or Dekas from my local Auto Value store, depending on who has the best price at the time. I have always had good service from Deka/east penn batteries.
72cougarxr7 09/11/19 08:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Predator 3500 - surge capability while in eco mode?

I will second the above post, got a Champion 3400 a couple months ago, and it starts my 13.5k ac unit in eco mode no problem, same with the microwave. The 3000+ class inverters seem to handle surge loads better than the 2000 class.
72cougarxr7 09/10/19 09:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford 460 motorhome running hot

I would recommend a Stant "superstat" if you can find one. It is their premium thermostat line and is made of stainless steel, has a larger opening to flow better, and has a larger heat motor for more accurate opening. If you are running 200 to 205, that is not bad. The thermostat is likely a 195, so 190-200 would be the normal temp range. The existing thermostat could be old and getting slightly lazy, causing it to open a few degrees hotter than spec .
72cougarxr7 09/04/19 08:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Tires

I would upgrade to a load range d for extra safety margin. I dont know the weight of that trailer, but that size trailer is usually pushing the weight capacity of a load range c. I put carlisle radial trail hd on my trailer last year and like them, looks like they m a ke one in your size in a load d and the price is nice! Carlisle radial trail hd
72cougarxr7 08/25/19 06:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Stationary camper roof repair advice...

A lot depends on the damage, if its a large area, repair is different than smaller sections. I will assume it is a rubber roof. If it is a small area, eternabond tape can make a nice repair that will last a while. If the repair is larger, as long as the decking plywood is solid, you could get some rubber roof material, cut out a patch, glue down with rubber cement, and finish the edges with eternabond. Make sure you caulk all your vents and protrusions.
72cougarxr7 08/20/19 08:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: PEX PIPE?

I have been using the pinch type stainless pex clamps for years and never had one leak. The clamps can be cought at your local home center or plumbing store. The tool is much less expensive to buy online if you can wait a couple days. Pinch tool clicky
72cougarxr7 08/16/19 04:51am Tech Issues
RE: Champion generator

Ive owned 3 Champion generators and all have been reliable machines. The 1st one I bought was a 3500/4000 open frame contractor style, I use it for home backup and construction projects at hunting camp. All ive ever done to it is change the oil. Ive had it close to 10 years. While not wisper quiet, it is noticably quieter than the 4400 Briggs/Homelite my grandfather had. My 2nd was a 2000 inverter that I used with my first small travel trailer. It always started 1st or 2nd pull. It was very quiet and pretty thrifty on gas. I only got rid of it when I upgraded to a bigger unit for my larger trailer to run ac. My 3rd Champion is a 3400 inverter I bought last month. I needed more power to run my 13.5k btu ac unit, and this runs it great. It has wireless remote electric start, and was on sale on walmarts website for $799. A comparable Honda is over 3 times the price. It starts easily with the recoil, the start button or the remote. It is well designed with the wheels and folding handle. It has a 30 amp rv plug. It starts my ac in econo mode without any trouble and only runs at half throttle running the ac. The only thing I would change is a bigger gas tank for longer run time, but it does go for 4-5 hours per tank running the ac. I have become quite the Champion fan over the years, I have been satisfied with the 3 gens I have owned, like their design, and appreciate that their reliability is on par with the red and blue gens for a lot less money!
72cougarxr7 08/15/19 07:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Wheel Bearing Repacking question

My inexpensive Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires are rated to 81mph, although I dont typically go faster than 70-72 with the travel trailer.
72cougarxr7 08/06/19 04:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Yamaha Genny EF3000iSEB Inverter Board (new in 2017)

I would take the model and serial numbers to your nearest yamaha dealer to get the correct part. If the part is truely $700-900, that is nuts. I just bought a Champion 3400 inverter with electric remote start for $799.
72cougarxr7 08/01/19 08:03pm Tech Issues
RE: genny not putting out over 200 watts.

Champion 1800w clicky
72cougarxr7 07/31/19 08:24pm Tech Issues
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