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RE: Shopping new tires - is my shop confused or am I?

Well I would say 3000lbs for that size in E load is a bit short should be more like 3680. And in fact the Michelin Defender m/s tire in that size is 3680lbs @ 80psi with a speed rating of R (106 mph). I would suspect that if you looked up your oem tires you would find the same perhaps different speed rating You are not confused he is and if you hadn't used them in the past I would be moving along to the next salesperson or tire store. I personally am not sure I could hold a straight face or not make some sort of snarky comment while walking out the door based on his comments about rubber quality vs load rating. Both are important but doesn't matter how high of quality the rubber is if it cant handle the load. I am looking at new tires as well and was also surprised at the cost, they have certainly gone up since my last set about 2 years ago. My tire needs are probably different than yours but looking at some Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs same size and load range are in that range. However at Tire rack those duratracs are 338ea those michelins I looked up are 281ea. so I would say it may be worth your while to shop around and or at the least find a more competent salesperson.
BarryG20 10/13/22 04:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is Playa del Carmen and Majahual safe

The bus from Cancun to Playa is no issue. I have never been to Manahaul so I cant speak specifically to that bus or location. I can say however that at least on the buses (the local collectivo's) I have taken there you best know where you need to get off. If no one speaks up or if no one is at the bus stop waiting to get on they don't stop. They don't really announce what the stop is or that you are coming up to a stop for "x" location. Again that is my experience on the "collectivo" in and around Playa heading north towards Cancun or heading south to Tulum etc. If it is more like a greyhound bus it may be different. In that area my only fear has been getting lost, wrong stop etc and not knowing the language well enough to be able to effectively communicate my dilemma, which is entirely on me.
BarryG20 10/11/22 08:46am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Owl Creek pass

It is an awesome area. Heading in from the north side (hwy 50).is much more forgiving than the southern/ western approach from 550. As previous poster mentioned rain can make the approach from the sw a chore been there done that several times we used to go up there quite a bit. The res is pretty low last time I was up there.
BarryG20 09/29/22 08:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Durango, CO to Baggs, WY

I have driven 550 enough times that it doesn't phase me at all, never really did so my view may be jaded a bit compared to others. Yes there are some pulls over it for sure Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes. Yes there are some twisty curveys on it. Yes there are some areas where there are no guardrails and it is a long way down. However that road is not a seasonal road it is open year round for the most part, an occasional big snowstorm may close it for a day or two while they clear snow. Those guardrails aren't there so that they have a place to push the snow off the road in the winter. Nothing I personally consider any worse than many other mountain passes. Yes you have to pay attention to the road and your driving but you should be anyway. As has been mentioned multiple times already there are quite a few pullouts and places to stop. Take your time Durango to Ouray is about 70 miles. The picture above while accurate for sure is not representative of the road in general. There is only a mile two at the most like that just south of Ouray and in that section there is no place to pull over except at one end or the other. It is one of the more beautiful routes in the state without question. However going around it over to Cortez and up 145 to 62 I think is also a very beautiful drive. In fact sometimes I will go up one way and come back the other if I have the time as it will definitely add time. It certainly comes down to your personal comfort level and I for one while in this post am pretty much saying it is not that big of a deal would prefer less people take it might free up some camping spaces over there that are hard enough to come by as it is these days. Perhaps I should be saying how terrible it is and avoid it all costs instead.
BarryG20 08/10/22 09:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Stalls While Driving

While it can happen it certainly isn't a normal thing especially these days in fact it is virtually unheard of in todays modern injected vehicles but remember this is a 30 year old injection system on a rv no less that probably lagged behind the rest of the auto industry technology to begin with, it is probably nothing more than throttle body injection which was in its heyday at that time period and those ran on about 9psi or so unlike todays that are running 40-60psi. I know this is apples to bananas but my 01 diesel fuel injection pressure was 4-5k no rail now they are pushing 27+K rail pressure. Injectors and injector technology have come a very long way since 1991.
BarryG20 08/05/22 11:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stalls While Driving

Fuel injected engines can still experience vapor lock but it is much less prevalent than on carbureted vehicles. You can try taking off the gas cap to help at the moment. That certainly wont keep it from happening again and again though. Trying to figure out where it is getting hot and trying to due some temperature mitigation in that area would be helpful. Putting in some sort of heat shield in the problem area might work, adding a fuel cooler just prior to the problem area might help as well. Some insulated reflective heat tape wrapped around the fuel line in the engine compartment might also help. It might be worth checking the engine cooling system to make sure it is up to snuff. You said it isn't overheating which is good but is it performing as it should running 10-20 degrees warm might be the tipping point for the fuel but it still not overheat the engine. The above should help if it is in fact vapor lock and as was mentioned by a previous poster if it is not vapor lock as he mentioned could be several other items including the ignition control, fuel pump etc
BarryG20 08/05/22 08:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Route from Cortez Colorado to Gunnison

Unless you want to go out of your way that is one of only a couple of options and the other is 550 up from Durango/Silverton/Ouray/ Ridgeway/Montrose. Which is even prettier but depending on who you are you may feel it is not a safe road to travel on at least to read about from some on here (it is totally fine by the way). Otherwise go into Utah and head north, go east on 160 to South fork and head north on 149 to 50 or head east on 160 to Del Norte and hit 285 north to Saguache on 114 (which is probably the easiest ie flattest) but also farthest.
BarryG20 06/16/22 03:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Adding another room to your camper...

I would say it was done out of necessity. If the camper were sitting directly on the flatbed it wouldn't clear the cab, nor would the drop in the back clear the flatbed either if it was forward against the cab. My guess would be they have some sort of hatch/door in the camper interior to get into the added space like on some boats. You do what ya gotta do sometimes. Build a riser for it like they did, buy a new smaller flatbed and raise it somehow, buy a new camper, buy a new truck your choice, your money
BarryG20 02/17/22 08:59am Truck Campers
RE: Locating In-Bed 7-Pin

On my 2017 and now 2022 ram I have it on the driver side about a foot to 18 inches or so in from the tailgate. On the 17 it was just above the centerline in height. On my 22 there is a 120 volt plug in the bed in that area so I just put it next to it. It does sit a bit higher than the 17 but I just put it right inline with that plug and to the rear of it.
BarryG20 02/10/22 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er Noob Looking for a Hitch

I just recently installed the b&w under bed gooseneck hitch in my 22 ram. I am somewhat handy and had no issues it took a few hours. I need the gooseneck and the 5th wheel hitch both. Had the same in my previous truck so already had the b&w 5th hitch didn't want to have to buy a new base for the hitch to fit pucks and pay for the puck system both. Cheaper for me to just install the B&W underbed. Also putting the wiring connector in the bed was very easy. A variety of manufacturers make a harness that is plug and play. Just need to drill the hole in the side of the bed. Took me about 30 minutes to install that.
BarryG20 01/11/22 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
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