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RE: 44260 30 Amp Surge Protector by Surge Guard

Flute Man, I will check it out and get back to you. Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 02/22/20 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: Home based cell booster

I think you are right with a second service. Probably should ask around and see who's service is most popular there and look at it. thanks, Curly
Curly2001 02/22/20 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: Home based cell booster

We are going to be on the coast of Oregon pretty soon this year and cell phone coverage is terrible there, at least for us on Verizon. Would a cell booster be of any benefit there for us? Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 02/22/20 08:38am Tech Issues
44260 30 Amp Surge Protector by Surge Guard

In the market for a surge guard protector for a trip coming up soon and wanted to ask for some opinions on the Surge Guard brand. Going to hit some campgrounds on the coast and some in other areas with older campgrounds and don't want to take the chance of toasting the electric system on the trailer. Don't want to necessarily install one in the camper. Looking at the 44260 Surge Guard Brand. Thanks in advance, Curly
Curly2001 02/22/20 08:19am Tech Issues
RE: seal pulling out?

You can also use Proflex on the ends of them to keep them sealed and in place. I have both sides of mine do that and as said, it is cheap to buy new material and replace the old seals. Curly
Curly2001 02/20/20 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

I really don't know what has happened over the years....I mean back in the late 60's and 70's to tires. My folks had an Ideal 19' travel trailer in Tucson for many years. Took trips to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California with no tire issues. I am sure there were no China bombs back then and for sure there were no radial tires then on trailers......so.....what changed? Back then the trailers were very heavy compared to today, the speed limits were about the same in many cases, in most areas the roads were just as crappy, and we didn't have the tire issues with non-radial tires. Come to think about it, I am not sure we had ST tires either but ran bias ply tires. Curly
Curly2001 02/11/20 08:24am Travel Trailers
RE: 5th wheel tires

I haven't noticed any ride difference as of yet. I ran 65 lbs. of air in the Carlisle tires and I really had hopes they would work out. I lost one in the summer coming out of Silver City, New Mexico after getting on I-10. A passerby alerted me to pull over which I did right away. The right rear tandem tire was literally gone to the point there was a 2" band of rubber sidewall on both sides of the rim but no tire in the middle. It was spooky and I was lucky the rim didn't hit the pavement. I changed out tires and they went to Discount. The ambient heat was probably 100 degrees at the time. Since there was no tire left to look at, I could not do an autopsy of what happened to the rest of the tire.
Curly2001 02/08/20 08:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500/3500 trucks

I had a 2007 Chevy 2500HD and now have a 2019 Chevy 2500HD and from what I can see, the rear frame on the newer truck is sure different from the old one. It is not as deep as the 2007, as if they forgot to keep the deeper frame going all the way to the rear of the truck. Of course the salesman had no idea of what I was talking about, nor did the service writer. I am just curious as to what they did different to the rear portion of the frame, specifically where the fifth wheel side plates attach to the frame. Thanks for any input. Curly
Curly2001 02/08/20 08:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel tires

The Endurance tires I purchased from Discount came with the advice from Discount to run them at MAX pressure all the time for the best towing/tire results. The trailer came with China bombs which did blow up, I tried Carlisle which one blew apart, and now have Endurance which so far, have done fine in the Arizona heat. Last year came through Phoenix at 112 degrees with my fingers crossed, checking my tire monitors and did make it to Tucson with no problems. Curly
Curly2001 02/08/20 08:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Highway 99 from Bakersfield to towards Oregon

Thanks to all of you!! Curly
Curly2001 02/04/20 03:45pm Roads and Routes
Highway 99 from Bakersfield to towards Oregon

Planning a trip this summer and wanted to stop along I-5 in California,but no place to camp. What is Highway 99 like heading north towards Oregon, if anyone knows? Is it all stop and go between all the little cities? Thanks in advance. Curly
Curly2001 02/04/20 01:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: riding nose high

I have issues riding nose high about 4.5". I have a 2019 4x4 2500HD Chevy standard bed truck. I purchased a Curt A16 slider hitch which in my belief, makes the nose on the trailer ride high. The slider adds about 3 inches to the 5th wheel hitch height. I am thinking of ordering the replacement base legs for a non-slider which will allow me to lower the head height on the hitch. I will remove the slider portion of the hitch. I have over 8" of truck bed rail clearance so I think I should be ok. I will contact a local RV repair shop before I order the new base legs to get their opinion. This will be the most cost effective way to handle this, the new base legs are just under $100. The other option is to try and flip the axles on the trailer. I really don't need a slider with this trailer. Curly
Curly2001 02/01/20 09:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2019 Chevy 2500 and Sundance XLT with new hitch too high

Yes, I did measure the distance to the side rails and I agree that having that extra space is nice. I will check with a local shop today and see what they say about the trailer being nose high versus changing to a non-slider hitch and let you all know what they say. I just don't want to overload the rear bearings and I have gone to an "E" rated tire on the trailer. Curly
Curly2001 01/29/20 07:23am Fifth-Wheels
2019 Chevy 2500 and Sundance XLT with new hitch too high

I just purchased a 2019 2500HD Chevy with a new Curt slider hitch. Hooked up the trailer and even at the lowest hitch setting, the trailer is about 4.5" high at the front compared to the rear of the trailer. I do have about 6" of clearance at the bed rails and the bottom of the trailer. The slider hitch at it's lowest setting is 19" above the bed. The non-slider version of the hitch at it's highest setting is 17" above the bed. I could see if the dealer where I purchased it will make some sort of a trade deal for the fixed mount but I am not sure if that will be too low. Not sure what to do now. Will the 4.5" difference really make a big difference in towing? Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 01/28/20 06:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Light Fifth Wheel Series M-297RLS

I looked at the unit again and it does have BAL cable slides not Schwintek. I was incorrect on the first post. I don't have any experience with BAL so I am trying to get more information now on them. Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 01/26/20 08:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to Towing what is safe to tow with 2012 Tahoe

Like other people said, you can pull it but the ideal situation would be to have a 3:73 in the differential. I am guessing you have a 3:42 in there now. Just watch the heat in the tranny. Curly
Curly2001 01/24/20 05:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Light Fifth Wheel Series M-297RLS

Thanks
Curly2001 01/20/20 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
Light Fifth Wheel Series M-297RLS

I have found a 2013 Open Range Light Fifth Wheel Series M-297RLS for sale and am wondering what your thoughts are on the unit? From what I gather it has Schwintek slides in it. Not too sure how they work but I have heard some areas they have had issues. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks, Curly
Curly2001 01/19/20 09:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck bed plug or just use plug in bumper for 5th wheel

Thanks so much.
Curly2001 01/16/20 07:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: GAS 6.6 GM

thanks Curly
Curly2001 01/15/20 05:51pm Tow Vehicles
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