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RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

RESPIRATION IS THE ANSWER to your question.Bzzzzt. Wrong Answer. I'll claim that the OP breathes whether the furnace is on or not.How things work, part two: Ever noticed how much faster water evaporates on a hot day? Or how slowly it does on a cold day? That is what happens when you breathe in a warm TT vs a cold TT. So yes, you DO breath out more vapor on a hot day...(ever noticed that you get thirsty faster on a warm day? It isn't all due to sweat) You just can't see it. This DOES increase the humidity level in a heated TT. The air expelled from your lungs is always saturated with moisture. So what you are saying is the air you expel on a hot day is over saturated. I hope it never gets above 110f, I'm afraid of drowning. :BThis I believe. I am done. Gonna go talk to a wooden post now... It has a better chance of learning than some here do.
Huntindog 09/24/16 06:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

RESPIRATION IS THE ANSWER to your question.Bzzzzt. Wrong Answer. I'll claim that the OP breathes whether the furnace is on or not.How things work, part two: Ever noticed how much faster water evaporates on a hot day? Or how slowly it does on a cold day? That is what happens when you breathe in a warm TT vs a cold TT. So yes, you DO breath out more vapor on a hot day...(ever noticed that you get thirsty faster on a warm day? It isn't all due to sweat) You just can't see it. This DOES increase the humidity level in a heated TT.
Huntindog 09/24/16 04:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

You will have the same amount of humidity produced whether you run the furnace or not run the furnace. The furnace is not going to raise the humidity. It is not just the level of humidity that causes the problem. The difference in temp between outside and inside is what ultimately does it. Set a glass of ice water on the counter and watch the condensation form. Set a glass of room temp. water next to it, and observe that condensation does NOT happen on it. So not running the heat and having a cold TT will prevent condensation. But since most of us like it warm in our RVs, other control methods must be used. Breathing into warm air raises the humidity level more than breathing into cold air.... This makes the problem more severe. Do SOMETHING to mitigate it or you WILL have problems down the road. My owners manuals for my last two TTs from different manufacturers warn of this as well.
Huntindog 09/24/16 03:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

It is vital that RV owners take steps to control humidity. The condensation foming ofn the windows is a warning sign. Unless action is taken it will also form inside the walls. The water vapor penetrates all of the non air tight marterials until it comes in contact with the one it cannot penetrate. Usually the Filon outer layer. It then cools and condensates between the Filon and the luan that it is glued to. This breaks the glue bond and causes DELAMINATION. Venting works, at the expense of losing some heat. A dehunidifier works very well if you have a way to power it. My first one was a 40 pint model which did the job. It was recalled and I got a 50 pint one.... There is a very big difference in performance. Get the largest one that you can live with... You will thank me later for this advice.
Huntindog 09/23/16 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Vented With Furnace On?

But warmer air hold more moisture and when it comes in contact with the relatively cooler windows CONDENSATION will form on the windows. Respiration will increase the humidity of the airYeah, and where do you propose that this additional moisture which the warm air can hold comes from? Regular furnaces exhaust all the combustion byproducts, which includes the moisture (hydrocarbons + oxygen = H2O as a major byproduct). Running a furnace adds no additional moisture to the interior air. This is the correct answer....You guys can be right if you really want to. All you gotta do is stop breathing.:S
Huntindog 09/23/16 07:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: TV gearing.

I would use it whenever the trailer is hooked up. It will only help when towing. I generally do, however it affects gas mileage quite a bit, that's why I ask. I get about 9-9.5 mpg with TOW/HAUL, get about 11 without.Tow/haul is there for more than just performance. It raises the RPMs for upshifts, and downshifts more aggressively... As much as this improves performance. it also is easier on the TV. Short shifting under a heavy load puts a lot of stress on the drive train. Not using it just to save a little on fuel can have expensive consequences later on.
Huntindog 09/23/16 06:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: My Blue Ox Sway Pro Experience (Bad)

In spite of the fact that many here poo poo them, and I presently don't use one... There is nothing wrong with the standard friction control system that served you well for so many years. You did exceed the limitations for a SINGLE sway control as you went up in TT size. The simplest solution for you is to just add another sway control to your old hitch and carry on. (I used this system for quite awhile and would not hesitate to do it again)> It is too bad that nobody will stand behind the product after the sale. Since the blue OX seems to have such a following here, I bet you can sell it real easy used to recoup some of your money.
Huntindog 09/23/16 03:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Disaster averted but barely. Thanking the good Lord above.

The lug nuts were probably loosened by the vibration from the tires.... Not sure about the loose caliper bolts as they were on the rear?. Are those tires OK? They likely hit the same potholes? You made it a long time on damaged tires... I guess this could be seen as a downside or an upside to LTs, depending on your point of view. They hang together a long time even when hurt. Glad you are OK.
Huntindog 09/22/16 04:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacement awning from RVawningsmart.com?

I have done this job twice on two different TTs. A lot of the cheapest fabrics are poor quality. As you go up in price, it gets better. There is a pretty good jump in price depending on how it is packaged due to shipping. The folded fabrics ship much cheaper than the ones that come on a roll... The boxed ones need to be unpacked and laid flat ASAP. The rolled ones do not. Some companies sell both types. I got my last one on a roll from Dyers RV. It was a little over 200.00 for factory fabric. I am happy with it.
Huntindog 09/21/16 05:37pm Tech Issues
RE: I just looked at a Lance TT

My present TT in stock form was good till 6 degrees. Not bad, but it got to 6 below on that trip. The factory features that enabled it to be good to 6 degrees formed a good base for my upgrades I did after that trip. I have yet to see temps that low again so far, but It should be good to 40 below now.
Huntindog 09/21/16 05:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: TV gearing.

If you cannot remember to shift I it out of OD when climbing a long hill then changing gear ratios is for you.:S It's also a good idea to do the same going down if you need to lower your speed. You are right to question how a higher ratio increases it by 2000 lbs. You can make it a 3.73 by never towing in OD but on flat ground you do not need a 3.73.That is a very simple explanation. But the question deserves more than a "simple" answer.:S The reason that the tow rating increases is not the final rpms in cruising gear.... ALL of the gears will see a boost in power. Does that matter? You bet. Since you have to accelerate from a stop, and drop gears for climbs, it makes for a much better tow. Lower gears will also increase the lifespan of the u joints, as they will see less stress in every gear. Lower gears will also make for better engine braking in EVERY gear In other words... simply not using OD does NOT make it a 3.73.:S
Huntindog 09/21/16 05:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ok to drive home from dealer without a Wdh?

wow, lots of replies now. the reason i was asking (again new to this) my hitch (v5) states max tongue is 500 lbs but 1050 lbs with a WDH. but my understanding is the WDH helps even the load out over the length of the truck but that does not decrease the tongue weight. so since i would be traveling short distance, back roads, no load in truck or trailer i was wondering if i could tow it home without WDH. and to answer other questions. yes i do have a drop hitch with the proper 2-5/16 ball id use, im more than capable to install this hitch and have the proper tools (including 1-7/8" socket), my truck has the tow pkg including integrated brake control and wiring out back. salesman did offer to sell me a WDH (not a equalizer) at a discounted rate and would toss in installation. but stuff like this i do myself to know its done right (already watched few youtube videos) FYI. I have had three different EQUALIZERS. Not sure on the model you are getting, but all of mine took a special thin walled socket as the nut is recessed into the hitch head.... A standard socket would not work. As for your decision.... It is totally up to you. Those that say no big deal, go for it, as they did... Well none of them had your truck, and your TT and were driving the roads that you will... They also will not be much help to you if something goes wrong, either on this trip, or if the stress from this trip causes a failure on a subsequent trip. What ever the "risk" of a problem is..... It is not zero. The ratings are what they are for a reason. What is the "harm" in waiting? Zero.
Huntindog 09/20/16 03:11am Travel Trailers
RE: ST tires vs LT tires.

Sadly, the only 14" LT tires out there are General Grabbers (LT8.5/70.14) but only had a 1,520 lb weight rating. The ST's that are closest in size are 1,870 lbs. I couldn't even go to 15's because my axles are too close together. Wheel well was no problem. Something to think about if you are considering a larger rim and don't have one of the newer spread axle trailers.I read this a lot... So much that I think there may be confusion on how much room is needed, or how that room is measured. The trailer that I first upgraded to 16" LTs started out with 14s. I then put on 15 STs. and finally 16 LTs. During my ownership of that TT, I broke a spring. I then found out that my TT had shorter than normal springs. IDR the measurement, but I had to order them. My shorter than normal springs would make my tires closer together than most, yet I was still able to put on 16s. So the first thing is that a 16" rim tire isn't always taller than a 15" The rim size is only part of the equation the diameter of the TIRE is the important measurement. The next thing is that you only need 1" between the tires (per Dexter). My 16" LTs barely had that. They worked great. And the next thing is that putting 30" diameter tires on a TT that had 29" tires will only decrease the room between the tires by 1". Many people think it is 2". But you do not add the tires measurements together, as the ultimate measurement is the center of the axle to the tread, or half the tires diameter. So half of a 29" = 14.5 X 2 tires=29 Half of 30" = 15 x 2 tires = 30. A difference of 1".
Huntindog 09/19/16 03:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: ST tires vs LT tires.

Nope, not accurate. Here's an example. Some years back Trek Bike moved their manufacturing to China. Being from Wisconsin where Trek is headquartered I was not happy about this. A few years ago we bought new bikes, they are Treks. They are every bit as good of quality as they always have been. So it's not "if", it's about contracts, expectations, and standards. The "ifs" come in when we are willing to accept the cheapest prices on our new rigs. That said US consumers are every bit to blame for the lack of quality as the Chinese manufacturers. Don't say it's not accurate, just because you haven't personally experienced it. There have been far to many news articles written about these Chinese manufacturing failures to meet basic standards. Remember all the kids toys with lead paint? Don't tell me that was an oversite. The lead paint danger has been known for decades.... Yet they still did it. And the list goes on and on.
Huntindog 09/19/16 01:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: ST tires vs LT tires.

It doesnt matter where the tire is made. What matters is what standards the manufacture is held to. Meaning, if the parent company who manufactures said tire in China holds them to the same standards they would anywhere else...the country of origin makes no difference. China for example, is more than capable of producing to the highest manufacturing standards if said parent company demands it and pays for it.True but..... There are a lot of "ifs" in that thinking. Too many times those "ifs" have let consumers down, when the "ifs" did not happen in the manufacturing process. This seems to happen a lot more with China than in other countries. Their way of approaching a market based system is much different than what we consider normal. Accountability and rule of law are often lacking.
Huntindog 09/19/16 03:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Ok to drive home from dealer without a Wdh?

I did just as you are proposing with my first TT many years ago... But my tow was only about 2 miles, and I was able to stay on residential streets never exceeding 25 MPH... It was NOT a comfortable experience. I suggest that you wait for your hitch to arrive. It is just a few days. I know you are anxious to get it, but if you break something.... That would be a bad way to start off.
Huntindog 09/19/16 02:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Dissolving Silicone Sealer?

In my young and broke days, I had a radiator leak in my 71 Camaro. I had no money but I did have a partial tube of silicone. It actually worked! It never leaked again, and that was in Phoenix AZ where it gets HOT!. I sold that car years later to my younger brother who ran it a few more years till it caught fire and burned up... But that radiator was then sold when he parted the car out... For all I know, it may still be working fine in another car.
Huntindog 09/17/16 04:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Home Dish Network while on the road.

I take my home DISH network box with me. At first I used a tripod and manually aimed it. It was OK. Sometimes I had difficulty finding the signal, but other than that it worked well. Then we went to HD. That requires aiming at 3 satellites at once. That was frustrating to aim. So I got a Winegard Traveler dish installed. It finds the satellites automatically. Best thing since sliced bread. My box is not the one you have though I do not have internet though. I am pretty sure that the internet function is not delivered via satellite.
Huntindog 09/15/16 04:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Flogged to death but require info on tires

The Carlisle Radial Trail RH have been out since early '13. This from their new home page; ""Launched in early 2013, the Carlisle Radial Trail RH Radial Trailer Tire for Toy Haulers, Boat Trailers, Cargo Trailers, Utility Trailers, Stock Trailers and other towable applications. The new and improved second generation Radial Trail RH combines two new Carlisle technologies."" ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, The Carlise RH HD came out around Jan- Feb of 2016. There is another thread on this running right now at the top. This is the tire that is supposed to be be all end all. The Radial Trail RH is the one that came out in 2013, per JIMNLIN's post. That is the one that I and others have been running (mine for 18 months) and all reports I've seen have been positive. The Radial Trail HD is the supposedly improved version that came out more recently, possibly Jan or Feb of this year. The website (here) doesn't specify, but I think it's too early to tell the reliability of that one. Reports thus far have been favorable, as far as I've seen. Not sure about the "be all end all", but time will tell.Well now you can say you have read about a couple of failures. Carlise RH failures. I did not even have to look. It was right there at the end of the thread.
Huntindog 09/13/16 01:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Flogged to death but require info on tires

The Carlisle Radial Trail RH have been out since early '13. This from their new home page; ""Launched in early 2013, the Carlisle Radial Trail RH Radial Trailer Tire for Toy Haulers, Boat Trailers, Cargo Trailers, Utility Trailers, Stock Trailers and other towable applications. The new and improved second generation Radial Trail RH combines two new Carlisle technologies."" ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, IMO some ST supporters are over the top with their comments like; ""And just as predictably, LT folks will come along and smugly and condescendingly explain that anyone who uses ST's really doesn't understand, is kind of simple minded and easily duped, and doesn't mind throwing their money away on an inferior product,....... "" IMO these type remarks serve no purpose other than bash some with a differing opinion. Thanks for posting the Carlisle information. Current, accurate information is valuable. As for your second statement, it reminds me of the boy who was asked why he was fighting with his schoolmate: "it all started when he hit me back". :) Have a good day!The Carlise RH HD came out around Jan- Feb of 2016. There is another thread on this running right now at the top. This is the tire that is supposed to be be all end all.
Huntindog 09/13/16 03:22am Travel Trailers
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