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RE: New Tires for Tow Vehicle

In my last three 3/4 ton trucks (2 rams and one F250) I ran my rears at 80psi and the fronts at 75psi all the time. Never had a problem with the handling or ride and the wear was constant and even. My tires usually lasted about 70,000 miles or so. Barney
BarneyS 06/13/19 02:45pm Towing
RE: Battery & Electricity Question

The air conditioner, microwave, and elec portion of water heater and normal wall plugs all run on AC power only. They will not run on 12v DC power. Everything else in the trailer is powered by 12v DC. It is probable that the converter was not charging the batteries when you were plugged in because the breaker was tripped or some other reason. That would account for the battery being discharged and only working when you plugged into the tow vehicle 12v. Perhaps the short use of the microwave blew the breaker. Barney
BarneyS 06/13/19 09:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Dang Squirrels

Sorry to hear about your squirrel problem! We had the exact same scene in our trailer when we opened it up this spring. I replaced the furnace ducting with an all steel one from Lowes. If he ever gets in again, he will have some broken teeth if he tries to bite this! https://i.imgur.com/Z1DvDPMl.jpg I discovered he got in via a small crack between the trailer frame and the front cap. My son and I closed that up with some sheet aluminum from Lowes. Here is a view of the cap now looking up from underneath next to the A frame. We did both sides of the trailer. https://i.imgur.com/2Q4cR9pl.jpg After gaining access to the area between the outer and inner wall, the squirrel ate a 2.5 inch hole in the inner wall behind a kitchen drawer and use some of the insulation to fill the drawer full for a nest. I took all the drawers home and cleaned them out very well and we patched the hole with another piece of aluminum. https://i.imgur.com/ijoxHaLl.jpg After looking around, we found another place where the squirrel had used to enter the living space. He evidently travelled in the underbelly material and ate a hole in the rear hall closet where the black tank breather goes up through the trailer to the roof. We then patched that hole with another piece of aluminum sheet. https://i.imgur.com/JGjIqJNl.jpg We then proceeded to make a squirrel trap using a 5 gal paint bucket, a piece of 1x4 about 4 feet long, and some waxed sunflower seeds. Pour the seeds into about 6 inches of water in the bucket, place the wood ramp on the side of the bucket and let it sit overnight. Place a few seeds on the ramp and leading up to it.. We caught 5 of the critters this way and have not had a single occurrence or problem with them since. By the way, our trailer sits in my sons family campground right in the middle of the woods so there are lots of critters around. They were evidently living in our woodpile. https://i.imgur.com/h0PeLMWl.jpg Hope you have good luck getting rid of yours. Squirrels can do a great deal of damage to a RV and I have no sympathy for them. Barney
BarneyS 06/12/19 05:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Bike cover for a Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack

What about this one? Or maybe this one? . A little pricy but is the one I would choose because of the way it closes at the bottom. You did ask for a good one! :W It should not matter what make of rack the bikes are carried on. I suspect any two bike bag would work. Barney
BarneyS 06/11/19 08:28am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Flashpaq Tuner

See any new replies to your question here. This thread is closed.
BarneyS 06/10/19 10:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tongue Wt and Wt Distribution Question

Looks great! :) Barney
BarneyS 06/10/19 08:12am Towing
RE: Add on tow mirrors recommendations

I'll 2nd the recommendation of Lwiddis above. Towing mirrors I used a set very similar to these for quite a few years before purchasing a truck with stock towing mirrors. They allow you to see alongside your trailer for lane changes very well and do not vibrate like some other add on mirrors. A very nice product. Barney
BarneyS 06/10/19 07:39am Towing
RE: Parking at Walmart

Try this site to find free overnight parking facilities. Barney
BarneyS 06/09/19 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire question?

This ^^ Barney
BarneyS 06/07/19 08:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Your first post on the forum

I do not remember my first time... not because it wasn't memorable but rather because it has been so long ago and I really was not sure what I was doing. Plus, there have been so many better ones since. One gets better over time with experience and practice... ...of course, I am referring to camping and posting about it ;) Here's yours.. Gotcha on the camping and posting part! :B Barney
BarneyS 06/06/19 05:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tongue Wt and Wt Distribution Question

BeerBrewer If you follow these directions exactly, it is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of our moderators, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it. It is very simple to use. 1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app. 2. Copy the resulting URL. 3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions. Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.:) Barney
BarneyS 06/06/19 04:47pm Towing
RE: Your first post on the forum

Here is the earliest I could find. only one month after my join date. I know I posted earlier than that but the forums had a different host/name and those posts have been lost. Crowe, It only took about 15 seconds for mine to come up. Here is yours. The last one on page 697 of a search of your posts. Posted on your join date.:) Barney
BarneyS 06/06/19 09:29am Around the Campfire
RE: ST tires any better nowadays?

Providers by Taskmaster.......Discount Tires and Simple Tire will get them for you or their web adds say they can. Neither of them have stores on LI Order online - ship to home or local tire store? Barney
BarneyS 06/05/19 05:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Vintage TT needs stabilizing, but stumped

Jack stands, one at each corner. Crank the tongue down a bit, put stands under the rear, crank it up a bit past level, put stands under front, Not sure what jack stands refers to... those plastic “LEGO” blocks? Inexpensive jack stands. https://i.imgur.com/ep78RRwl.jpg A bit better ones from Harbor Freight. https://i.imgur.com/vmGHNeql.jpg A variety from Northern Tool. https://i.imgur.com/3X5zPwll.jpg Barney :)
BarneyS 06/05/19 05:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Your experience with a Dually vs SRW hauling 5ver

Sort of says it all. If you've never towed with a dually it's hard to understand or experience the difference that a dually makes Heh heh heh. Kind of sounds like a Hensley post! :B Barney
BarneyS 06/05/19 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ST tires any better nowadays?

When I looked for 15" LT LRE (or LRD) tires I had a hard time finding any. LRC is the highest I could find. Maybe I didn't do a good search. But if anyone has names of 15" LRE tires, I'd like to get it. About the only one I could find was a tire used on MB sprinter vans. 16" another story, they are a huge number to choose from.Here is what I have on my trailer. Maxxis ST Radial M8008 225/75R15 LRE 2830lbs @80psi. Maxxis 15" LR E tire Barney
BarneyS 06/04/19 10:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Covers and X-Chocks

I would put your chocks on first and then the tire covers. Here is ours with RotoChocks installed. Barney https://i.imgur.com/2uCuKm0l.jpg
BarneyS 06/04/19 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brakes in along with 8k axles.

Nice job on both the rig and the post! :) Barney
BarneyS 06/04/19 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV cameras

I would rather spend my money on camping fees, fuel, or other needs rather than a backup camera for a trailer. There has never been a single time that I have found one to be necessary or even desirable. I suggest that the OP try towing and using his trailer for a bit of time before spending the money on one. I think he may find it entirely unnecessary. Just make sure you have good towing mirrors and use them. When backing into a campsite, get out and look before backing, plan your approach, and use a spotter (wife or other) to warn of problems and when to stop. I always had my wife stand right where I wanted the rear left corner of my trailer to end up. I could then aim at her and usually backed in in one shot. She would raise her arm up when the corner reacher her location. Barney
BarneyS 06/03/19 08:43am Towing
RE: Backup and Side View Cameras - Network IP Cam

Snip... Also - rules don't allow duplicate posts. You could ask a Moderator to move it......but simply changing the title will work also. :C . Nope! Not necessarily true. We spot most of the duplicate posts or another member "notifies" us. :) Besides that, after almost 20 years of moderating these forums, it becomes quite easy to tell when a member is likely to double post in another forum in order to circumvent the double posting rule. Barney
BarneyS 06/01/19 06:16pm Fifth-Wheels
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