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RE: Medical marijuana

I have been suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. My doc put me on Xanax. It may sound strange, but it makes me have the worst hangover. Thats why I take CBD oil (more info on site). It calms all my nerves down. Allows me to stay calm and well organized. So you'll never know until you give it a try I was on Xanax for three months during some surgeries eight years ago. Worked great at first. Then I started having interdose withdrawals. I stopped taking it when it was time to go back to work. The absolute worst withdrawals like I was in shock and panic. At three weeks out my DW took me to the ER with chest pains. ER doc had first hand experience with it as well. Said do not take another and I should have tapered off. Quitting cold turkey can kill you. It took a good 18 months to gradually get back to normal. Hard to believe Benzodiazepines are legal. Even harder to believe it's prescribed for PTSD. That's insane. MJ? It sure makes me sleep good and no hangover, side affects or addiction. A Florida MMJ card isn't valid in other states. Roll the dice quietly. Like any other drug, especially alcohol, no it's not safe to drive while under the influence.
Hannibal 08/10/19 06:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Equal-izer Hitch Bars

Stiffer bars put more stress on the A frame to chassis point of the trailer as well. Picture if the bars didn't give at all. The A frame would have to. Unless it's built like a tank, you might be posting one day of a broken or bent A frame. I prefer no weight distribution but I'm over the weight limit for non WD. So I'm using as little as I can to pull the front of the TV about half way back to unloaded height. Tows like a champ.
Hannibal 08/10/19 05:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch Setup Question

My 2010 F250 sits about 2" lower than unloaded in the rear with our 900~lb tongue weight. About 3" lower without the WD bars attached. Perfect in my humble opinion. If you need something to bother you, think about the stress the WD bars put on the trailer's A frame. It's already carrying the load of the tongue weight. Then we pull down on the A frame with tremendous force with the bars adding greatly to the stress on the A frame to chassis point. Maybe more than doubling the load. I don't know the calculation or how to measure it. I prefer to use as little WD as is necessary to bring the front of the TV about halfway down to it's unloaded height.
Hannibal 08/10/19 05:28pm Towing
RE: Crash in Australia (tongue weight). Video.

That or he got up to the speed that sway became a problem while passing the camera guy.
Hannibal 08/07/19 09:55am Towing
RE: Have I been doing it wrong all these years?

If the speedometer/odometer is off, which they usually are, even hand calculated numbers will be inaccurate. Manufacturers aren’t going to extend your warranty by an inch so it’s a pretty good guess which way it’ll be off. Our first Cummins Ram was 8% off. Taller tires brought it closer to reality. I tip my hat to the GM Dmax so no negative intended. I believe other circumstances contributed to the increased mileage.
Hannibal 08/03/19 11:24am Towing
RE: Is a travel trailer with a slide out a good idea for me?

If I could have bought our Jayco 28RLS without a slide, I would have in a heartbeat. It’s rack and pinion drive has been flawless and no leaks. The room is great. Having to climb up on the roof to hose off the slide every time we pack up is a chore I could do without and be happy. Spray lube on the seals and drive isn’t a problem at all.
Hannibal 08/03/19 11:08am Travel Trailers
RE: What can happen without enough tongue weight?

Regardless of the cause of the accident, most people of average intelligence and towing experience would likely assume tongue weight to be the main contributing factor based on the pictures. This isn’t a court of law. It’s just a forum. No need to get all high and mighty about anything. That says more about your personality disorder than the folks who assumed incorrectly. Very sad just the same.
Hannibal 07/29/19 10:13am Travel Trailers
RE: When is a WDH neccessary

The only reason why use a WDH is to satisfy the manufacturer’s rating of the receiver. The front of my F250 raises 3/8” with the bars off. With the bars I’m at about a 1/4”. I have no sway control with our Reese HP trunnion style WDH. Tows like a champ. With our first rig in ‘94, I fiddled with two different WDH’s before settling on a standard ball mount with no WD for our ‘94 F150 and 21’ overall length TT. It also towed well. Opinions may vary.
Hannibal 07/25/19 09:28am Towing
RE: Black holding tank censors

We use a lot of water with flushes. Works like a champ. Ours has a black tank flush but it seems more of a gimmick than a useful feature.
Hannibal 07/25/19 04:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Sticking slide

I use silicone slide seal lube and a dry spray lube for the rack and pinion underneath. Otherwise ours will get sticky in our hot humid air.
Hannibal 07/21/19 05:17am Travel Trailers
RE: High mile gas engine trucks

104k miles on my lowly 5.4L F250. First truck I’ve owned in a long time that I’m not itching to trade off.
Hannibal 07/19/19 07:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

What model truck are you towing it with? And what model hitch? Too much truck will stress a lightweight trailer’s A frame to the point it will break. WD puts a lot of stress on it as well. Something will give. Especially if traveling on buckboard concrete highways and the like. We can blame Lippert, but the RV manufacturer specifies the chassis they buy from Lippert for each model trailer. Cheaper is better. We were towing with a 2015 Yukon XL with tow capacity of 8000#. Off the top of my head I dont remember the hitch model. We bought the hitch from the RV company when we bought the trailer so it was based on their recommendation. We were also using sway bars/stabilizer bars per the dealer recommendation. Ok. I think “too much truck” can be ruled out. Probably rule out too much hitch as well if the dealer didn’t over do it. WD works by torquing “down” on the A frame with a lot of force in the same direction as tongue weight itself. The more WD, the more stress is put on the A frame to chassis welds. I try to go as easy as I can on WD for this reason. Hopefully one of the manufacturers involved will come through for you.
Hannibal 07/16/19 04:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

What model truck are you towing it with? And what model hitch? Too much truck will stress a lightweight trailer’s A frame to the point it will break. WD puts a lot of stress on it as well. Something will give. Especially if traveling on buckboard concrete highways and the like. We can blame Lippert, but the RV manufacturer specifies the chassis they buy from Lippert for each model trailer. Cheaper is better.
Hannibal 07/16/19 11:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Tongue Weight Reminder

These folks weren’t as fortunate. https://youtu.be/UdmlPu33Iew
Hannibal 07/14/19 02:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tongue Weight Reminder

Just like the model on the treadmill. https://youtu.be/Ba3PfXgHj0A :B
Hannibal 07/14/19 01:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tongue Weight Reminder

This can’t be stressed too much. Our rule is, load anything you can carry as long as it’s placed over or forward of the trailer axles.
Hannibal 07/13/19 10:14am Travel Trailers
RE: A/C unit upgrades

Does it make a noticeable improvement? Our 13,500 is marginal in the summer heat with no shade. I too would upgrade to a 15k if it made enough of a difference.
Hannibal 07/11/19 04:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: How are Power King tires?

I had a set of them on our previous 5th wheel. 225/75 R15 D. I only had them for two years when we traded for our current TT but they lasted that long at least. Just over three years on the Rainier ST MayPops that came on our Jayco. I watch them with nervous obscession but so far so good. Also just over three years on my boat trailer are Carlisle Sport Trail bias ply tires. If Bias Ply has one benefit, it's that when they blow, they don't beat the trailer to death with steel belts like radials do.
Hannibal 07/09/19 05:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow vehicle miss match

At a busy campground we stayed in two weeks ago, we noticed quite a few TV/TT combos using just a tri-ball or drop ball mount with no WD checking in. Several various half ton pickups towing long TT's that likely needed WD to satisfy the receiver's weight ratings. I mind my business.
Hannibal 07/08/19 05:01am Towing
RE: Downsizing to TT

We set out to do the same three years ago after three 5th wheels. Smaller 24~ft TT wound up being a Jayco 28RLS with recliners, free standing table and chairs, sofa bed, full 80" queen bed in a bedroom, large shower etc etc. At 32' overall, it's as long as the 5th wheel we traded for it. Good luck with your quest!
Hannibal 07/08/19 04:47am Travel Trailers
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