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RE: Travel Trailer Rubber Roof Repair Options. Help needed ASAP

If you are looking to get thru the winter, and will not be moving it.... That opens up some options. I think I would go with a thick piece of plywood, Put a few coats of cheap (home Depot marks down missmatched colors a lot) paint on it to seal it. Lay that over the slide out and maybe a tarp over that. If the roof is in fact not leaking now, then this should work. It won't win any awards, but it is cheap and easy.
Huntindog 10/23/20 05:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: GM and Gearing

I guess for me i would rather be in the middle somewhere, as stated earlier, i do tow about 8 to 10 thousand miles per year out of the 12 to 15 that we use the truck for. just thinking that I don't mind the chugging along on the hills a bit as we are not pulling hills all the time. that is about the biggest advantage i have seen with the 4:10 over the 3:73. well, to all, thanks and any other comments will be appreciated So you have basically a new 2500HD with 4.10s. You tow a big trailer a lot of miles a year out west at altitude and big grades. You’re contemplating a few more hp, same number of gears and then saddling it with horrible gears for towing (which they don’t make so you’d have to change gear sets in a brand new truck), all for worse performance and worse mileage than you already have?? My comment is you’re not going to do appreciably better with ANY new gasser for your use and your propose plan is actually worse than your current vehicle. You are solidly in the realm of making good use of a diesel. Or at a minimum get a new Ford or Ram with a better trans, more power and deeper gears. I’m actually curious where your head is at. Think you’re going to save $ on gas for the few miles a year you drive bobtail, or just don’t understand the concept of gearing? Well, I guess I asked for it! my head is on my shoulders and not where some may think. No I am not Gear Savvy, so that is why I asked the question(s). I appreciated the knowledge and the input, I can afford the extra few dollars for gas, I am not a diesel person and so there ya have it. Thanks again for the input. I will do some further research before I buy the next truck. I am looking forward to it. Have a great rest of your day!!! Thanks again.What makes one a "Diesel person"? My wife and her side of the family once thought that they would never drive diesels.... Over the years as diesels changed, they became converts. Perhaps you should reconsider with an open mind. You presently are at the upper limits of what gas motors can do. A diesel is the only option to get appreciably better performance. IOW, it really isn't worth spending the money for a new gas powered truck, hoping/expecting better performance or fuel economy.... Now if you just want a new truck for the smell etc... That is a different story.
Huntindog 10/18/20 06:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodyear Endurance Tires VS Carlisle Trail HD Tires

all those clickies your posting are old and all repeat the same ST tire mfg misinformation...that LT tires are made for trucks only. And even make the comments they don't work for tires on a trailer. And some even have said LT tires don't come on trailers. Tireman9 blog has his opinion on the subject Its all there on rvtiresafety.net if you have the time for a long search. Barry Smith (CapriRacer) has expressed his opinion on this and other rv websites and even on AllExpert.com answering tire questions. A hint; don't look for certain wording like stronger sidewalls or strongest tire but rather their opinions on using a ST vs LT in a trailer position. Good read from member SeniorGNC on LT vs ST FMVSS tire testing vs ST tire mfg advertizing. This should be a sticky on any rv website ST vs LT FMVSS testing That is a great link and great info. Thanks for sharing.I searched for that old post the other day and came up empty... It is getting harder and harder to find. I remember reading that originally, and actually digging into all of the links. They no longer work as the govt. website has undergone changes. But I can vouch for the accuracy of the summary GNC wrote. With all of the charges of marketing for this or that tire, it is like politics. But these testing standards are not marketing. They are the actual test requirements the tires must meet in order to be sold in the US market.... Only then can the manufacturers market them.... With claims of features that are not tested for. Notice in the tests the stringent low pressure that the LT tire must pass! The ST tire has no such requirement. There is a reason that a ST tire must state on the sidewall that they are NOT for passenger vehicle use.... And a reason that LT tires are not required to state a similar restriction about trailer use on their sidewall. IOW, It is illegal to use a ST tire on a motor vehicle.... And perfectly legal to use an LT tire on a trailer.
Huntindog 10/11/20 06:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pine trees and slides ??

It really depends on where/when you camp. I have personally watched others struggle with them in high winds, and in situations where leaves etc. found their way under them. Though I have never seen this, I bet snow would be problematic as well. If you are a fair weather camper, who sets up for short weekend stays in wooded areas when high winds are unlikely,,,, then toppers make sense. The more of the factors I listed impact your style of camping, the less they make sense. Choose wisely. Now if they made toppers that one could choose to deploy or not based on prevailing conditions.... That would be a no brainer. I have never seen or heard of such a topper though.
Huntindog 10/06/20 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Who all makes aluminum sided aluminum framed TT’s?

The two types are built quite differently. The smooth sided filon/fiberglass ones are basically glued or laminated together. The aluminum siding models are stapled to the wood studs. Aluminum studs do not retain staples very well. That is why it is not done.After reading another thread, I may not be so sold on smooth sided “fiberglass” trailers. I have noticed the delam and mirroring of the frame as well as the gelcoat coming off on many that are just a few years old. I guess the smooth look just appealed to me a lot more. I want as little wood as possible either way. I really liked Holiday House RV, but they like Airstream have very little exterior storage and no floorplan with recliners.
Huntindog 10/04/20 06:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Life

here is a link www.AlinkForYouToReadThereAndNotHere.con/cause_why_bother_using_forum\dummies We need a sticky for people that like to give links instead of writing word things so all the linkies can go there and link to each other.Your link isn't clickable
Huntindog 09/14/20 01:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thought on suspension equalizers

On my last TT when I was doing some axle/spring upgrades... I looked at replacing the Equaflex with possibly the Dexter version. (They have both generally recieved good reviews here on the forum over the years) What I found is that they do not match up apples to apples. They had different weight ratings and different bushing spacing measurements. So throw price out the window, and choose the one that matches your measurements and weight requirements. In my case, that was the equaflex. With the axle upgrade, I needed a stronger model, and there was one thing that bothered me about the stock Equaflex it came with. The measurements allowed the spring eye to contact the frame when a large bump was encountered... A few so called experts told me that it was fine like that... Not in my book. I was able to solve that issue with the new stronger Equaflex... If I had chosen the Dexter, the issue would have remained.
Huntindog 09/11/20 09:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thought on suspension equalizers

Wondering if anyone has done an upgrade to their trailer suspension by adding an equalizer, such as a Lippert Equa-Flex Equalizer, and whether it was worth the time and $ to install? Thinking of doing this upgrade and wondering what others experience was like. It is a huge upgrade. Moryde also makes them. I won't have a trailer without them anymore.
Huntindog 09/10/20 04:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toy Hauler Axle Ratings

I'm not really sure I understand your concern. Are you thinking you'll overload the trailer and exceed the GVWR? OTOH, if you do hit the GVWR, you most likely will be over on an axle because both axles rarely weigh exactly the same, so one could be light and one heavy. I have a triple axle and I have a difference of over 500 lbs. between a couple tires. I am concerned about overloading the axles as you described. I feel there is not enough margin with 7K axles and 16.8K GVWR or even a little less than the GVWR. Tom On the Solitudes, Grand Design is now offering a factory upgrade to 8K axles and disc brakes (with LR H tires). You might check and see if the same option is available on the Momentums. RobIt is. I just got my 398M Three 8K axles/ Cooper LRH tires/ disc brakes. GVWR went from 20K to 21K (limited by the 21K pinbox) The brakes alone are well worth it.
Huntindog 09/09/20 04:22am Toy Haulers
RE: Fed up with tire blow outs!!!

I continue to find these threads hilarious. Always the care of the tires is blamed by the "blame it on the owner crowd". Check your tire pressure every moorning, and inspect the tires at every stop. Don't drive too fast. Don't hit anything. Watch out for potholes. Really if we all treated our commuter vehicle tires this carefully, we would never get to work. The answer is getting better tires. Do what ever it takes to get LTs on your TT and never look back. PM me if you want some advise on how to do it right.
Huntindog 09/07/20 05:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie trailer owner, quite confused

It is a good idea to turn off the breaker to the receptacle you are pluging into. The reason is that if it is live, it will arc a little everytime you plug in. After awhile this arcing will damage both the power cord and the receptacle. That is the only breaker that you need to turn off to prevent this. Welcome to the RV world.. Have fun.
Huntindog 09/05/20 02:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dually towing TT

Since I am towing a TT with my dually, I am posting here rather than the tow vehicle forum. Since 2004, I have only towed a "bumper pull" when pulling my utility trailer. Aside from that, I have been towing a 5er or goose neck horse trailer. We have just bought a 29ft TT with dry weight just under 4200#. Not concerned about weight distribution, but... ...for those towing with a dually, do you use sway control? Bringing the trailer home, I did not really notice any sway. Just a little "tracking" on road grooves. Thanks EDIT: Clarification...pulling home, the trailer was tracking a little bit, which I attributed to ruts/grooves in the lanes. Do those that use a dually to tow a TT, do you use a sway bar or any type of sway control hitch?I have towed TTs with a CC diesel dually since 2001. I always used WD with sway control. I am very picky about my setup... Having it dialed in the best it can be, can pay off once in awhile when things go horribly wrong. My TTs were heavier than yours, but I could tell the difference of a one washer adjustment on my EQUALIZER.... Many may not feel the difference, but I am picky. With a TT as light as yours, I may forgo the WD especially if it is a diesel, but would use a friction sway control for sure... It is kind of like seat belts... You don't need them until you do.
Huntindog 09/04/20 06:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying from out of state

One thing to look at is when you bring it home to regester it you may have to pay the difference in tax This depends on whether or not there is a reciprocracity agreement beween the two states involved. I havn't found it to a deal breaker when I have done it.
Huntindog 08/26/20 06:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's this 2015 4200 HD Cylone worth?

We purchased a similar unit at the same timeframe and paid $65k for the brand new unitI am betting you did NOT get FBP for that price. OP: The Nada link that was posted is for the BASE unit without any options.... For YOUR value, go to the NADA sight and "build" the unit to spec. Some here think that used RVs are wothless... I have done very well selling mine. I just got 15K for my last TT a couple of weeks ago. I paid a little over 24K brand new in 2009. In 1999 I paid 15.5K for the previous TT. Got 8500 in 2009 for it. Both Tts sold to the first person that looked at them.
Huntindog 08/26/20 03:12am Toy Haulers
RE: sneak peek

That thing is so big you cant get it all in one photo! What’s the reluctor wheel looking deal? Wheel speed sensors and ABS?I did not notice that until I posted the pic Gonna have to take another look at it
Huntindog 08/24/20 06:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: increasing tongue weight

Ain't nothing magical about 10% vs 12%-13%. Depends on the design of the trailer. In Europe, trailers are generally designed to carry 8% or so on the tongue. So I say, if it tow's straight, nobody cares what the tongue weight is. Leave it alone. Don't fix what ain't broke. I will wager that you have never experienced sway caused by low TW. I have. It is not an experience I wish to repeat, or one that I think anyone else should. I was very lucky.
Huntindog 08/23/20 08:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: increasing tongue weight

Hey everyone, not new to forum, but new to posting. Usually lurk in background and soak up knowledge. I tried a search but didnt find anything, but i would like to increase my tongue weight. According to cat scale numbers i`m right at 10%. Would like to bump up to 12-13%. Feel like it would ride better. I've moved everything i can to front of camper, water tank is at rear of camper, do adding water is out. I have a rear slide on camper, so i have extra weight back there. Is there a direct corelation between adding weight and increasing tongue weight? Ie adding one hundred pounds to front of camper increases tongue weight by 100 lbs? Or is it more of a percentage? Or dependent on weight location? Anyway, what are some feasable ways of adding some weight? Thanks I too would want more than the minimum TW. My reasoning is simple, yet many miss this: A TT is different than most other trailers. The weight distribution is constantly changing in the course of a trip.Things get consumed/used and either disappear (propane) or move (food, water, waste, etc. Being right at the minimum depending on YOUR usage and YOUR TTs layout could have YOUR TT end up with a lighter TW at some point... Possibly too light.
Huntindog 08/23/20 01:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: F450 vs Ram 3500 DRW tow vehicle

You can have a normal bed put on a Ram 4500 or 5500. I checked into this when I was shopping for my current truck. It has been done, but....... The bed needs to be stretched about 10". That is a totally custom mod, which equals EXPENSIVE. I did see some pics online, and it looked good, but IIRC, the company that was doing them folded.
Huntindog 08/22/20 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: sneak peek

https://i.imgur.com/JMyzI7kl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GRpUSNml.jpg Ready to take her home. https://i.imgur.com/on4Ufp9l.jpg First night in front of our house https://i.imgur.com/15FlhEXl.jpg 3.5" axle tubes! https://i.imgur.com/4qVIZQOl.jpg I like this pic. The back side of the disc brake rotor. I can inspect the seal just by crawling under it,,,, no disassembly needed! As JIMNLIN stated: I do LIKE the brakes. Disc brakes are an incredible upgrade. This lashup will pin one against the seatbelts HARD!! The truck took the pin weight real well. Barely dropped 1/4" at most. We have been busy moving in, and getting my old TT sold. Which once again, the first person to look at it bought it. Did well on the price too. We paid a little over 24K out the door in 2009, and got 15K 11 years later. We have done real well on selling all 3 of our previous TTs.... I guess all of the upkeep I put into them shows up against the competition out there.
Huntindog 08/21/20 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: use generator/inverter to charge batteries and power trailer

Cord is toast. Thanks for the advice. It started out as a quick fix and ended up as “normal”. I promise to be good from now on. Great! Would you believe that one of my titles at work is that of "Safety Coordinator?" Most of the time it entails a lot of paperwork/computerwork, and persuading nicely of better ways to work safe.... Once in awhile though, something really dangerous is sighted by my radar, and I need to be VERY direct in order to get my point across quickly. This was one of those times. Often, this direct approach is initially met with anger/denial, but later turns into appreciation. Glad you took it well. Be safe out there.
Huntindog 08/19/20 06:54pm Travel Trailers
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