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RE: Note to Newbies with Children

good reminders. One campground had trash bag pickup at a given time each morning. They also advise not to put trash out to early...crows would tear the bags open and leave a mess. The first time I put my trash bag out 15 min early. Trash guy knocked on my door and nicely says I had a mess to clean up.
JIMNLIN 07/02/22 06:02pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Vintage Gas Prices

I paid 13.9 during a gazz war in the late '50s. The last teen priced gas I saw around here (19.9) was in 1972 (another gas war). I wasn't old enough to buy gas just after WW II but I can remember the folks having to hand pump so many gallons of gas in the glass enclosed gas tower ...then flip the valve open and gravity dumped those gallons in our old '33 Ford. Gas was .08-.10 cents a gal.
JIMNLIN 07/02/22 05:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Traveling with Propane on

When we start a trip we plug the trailer in the day before and run the fridge on electric. I turn the fridge on LP as were leaving and never turn off the LP till were plugged into 110v. Our first rv campers had the old ice boxes that required block ice to keep things "COOL". Later the industry went to LP fridges which was a godsend. Now we could actually keep meats/other foods frozen on those long 500-600 mile a day runs in 110 degree weather at 55-60 mph. As a victim of spoiled foods from the old ice box era my LP fridge never gets turned off. I hope no one ever gets that sick. My large rv dealer in my area (37 years) says they have yet to see a rv fire started by the LP fridge at a gas station. But burned rv vehicles started by the LP heaters is common.
JIMNLIN 07/01/22 01:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel cost in your area

Just paid this 1 hour ago ... regular...4.29 at my closest local gazz station diesel...5.12 at the same station. red diesel....4.79 at same station. gasbuddy was off 10 cents to 37 cents in said station. Poor big oil companies and especially their CEOs must have it bad now.
JIMNLIN 07/01/22 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: New shocks?

I've used other shock brands including Bilstiens on my 3/4 and one ton play and service trucks and always went back to the good old Rancho 9000 shock for carrying max rear axle loads from heavy GN trailers or my 10' 6" truck campers. Bilstiens were just ok for my use on 1/2 ton trucks I've owned. Nice mushy ride like new OEM shocks but they did last much longer than OEM.
JIMNLIN 07/01/22 12:34pm Truck Campers
RE: trailer suspension

sometimes adding products to a truck/trailer combo just to be pro active can backfire. Having pulled single axle cargo trailers between multi state jobsites sometimes even made my one ton drw trucks ride harsh compared to 16k-22k GN flatbed trailers. Proper hitch weight for that combo, with a single axle trailer, is critical especially with a soft suspension 1/2 ton truck.
JIMNLIN 07/01/22 06:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Gas 11 years ago from a Forum memeber

For years the voice of big oil and supporters and political despots was drill baby drill so we can be self sufficient which will bring cheaper fuel costs. We achieved the self sufficient part but doing so didn't bring the cheap fuel cost part . I'm still waiting.
JIMNLIN 06/29/22 02:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nubs on stabilizer rod worn down. Can these be replaced?

I use center drills for starting a drilled hole in round stock.
JIMNLIN 06/22/22 07:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping Safety

For us its safer today in campgrounds with park rangers....cell phones...active campgrounds hosts or mgrs or owners and active CSO deputys...gated COE campgrounds vs years past (60s/70s/80s) where there was little to no help from the above. We stay away from campgrounds close to big cities....close to a college town or campgrounds known for partying. In the early '70s we were camped (fishing) in one of our favorite COE campgrounds in NE Oklahoma. Sat afternoon 12-14 pickup loads of the local KKK chapter thugs started drifting in with water tanks in the back of several trucks that were full of ice and beer. By 10 oclock most were drunk ...then their guns came out. Pistols...shotguns...two AKs...calibers and gauges of all sizes. They had the road blocked so no one could leave or get in. A farmer about a mile away heard all the gun fire...called the sheriff office. Deputies from two counties....several cars full of state troopers swooped in and bagged all of them. One trooper told us who these jerks were and confiscated 26 weapons of all sizes. My kids were under 10 years as were several other campers. The whole campground was scared of these idiots. I sure was and I carried back then. I feel much safer today than 50+ years ago while camping.
JIMNLIN 06/22/22 03:42pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Goodbye China Bombs, Hello Made In The USA

The other day one blew out just sitting in the yard. It's possible that the dealer may have over inflated them. I'm getting ready to get five new Carslie tires for it from Discount Tire. I've had tires on Skyline RV trailer (Marathon ST from Goodyear) and several ST/LT/P (different brands and all made in the usa) on various implement trailers just blow out while sittings over the years....or as a spare. Usually they were well used tires with lots of miles on them. Its possible someone put to much psi in them.... then heating from the sun made even more psi.
JIMNLIN 06/22/22 02:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: 5th wheel front tripod

What is the purpose of it when you already have 4 or 6 jacks plus the tires on the ground? Jacks and tires won't make a stable trailer for folks like my self that may have a medical problem (motion sickness). Don't confuse jacks with stabilizers. Jacks can only lift so they may not stop side to side/fore and aft movement on some trailers. Same for tires in a rv trailer. The tri pod....or bi pod as I have, can only stop side to side movement at the front of the trailer. Why did those two use a tri pod ??? We can only guess.....but I assume they work for them.
JIMNLIN 06/22/22 02:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Point to ponder, hornets nest stir

One aspect is many one ton srw owners didn't want a drw and a rougher ride....or didn't need 4 tires and 10500 lb rawr payloads. Most of us are old enough to remember for years all we had was 16" and later 16.5" tires and wheels. Thankfully the 16.5" were dropped in favor of our current 17"/18"/20" tires and wheels. New OEM 18" and 20" took a while for wheel and tire mfg to mass produce enough for all the LDT manufactures. It will be interesting to see what Ram/GM/ Ford truck mfg come up for the next new gen mass produced higher capacity tires and wheels as gawrs on these trucks are steadily going up.
JIMNLIN 06/18/22 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Disadvantages of flipping trailer axles?

he may be thinking adding suspension blocks to gain trailer height...which isn't recommended for some of the reasons he mentions.
JIMNLIN 06/18/22 06:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Point to ponder, hornets nest stir

My swag, the big three could easily come up with 7500-8500 grawr setups, have 500 min more lbs of payload than an equal dw setup. My 286 65 18 tires on my 1500 are close to 4000 per tire. A 305 or 315 should put one over 8000. Marty Last winter I checked in on one of the Dodge/Ram diesel forums where one forum member does a talk with a Ram engineer topic every so often. The very question came up why doesn't Ram uprate their 3500 srw 11.5" AAM rawr to 7.8k-8k + lbs. Engineer covered a few reasons but the main one being new OEM uprated wheels (load and diameter) would have to be mfg'ed and the tire industry would have to come up with tire lines to meet 4k-4.5k tire diameter and load ratings/psi rating and possible a F load range for the new OEM wheels. GM may be the first to upgrade their 3500 srw to the 8k +/- range. They sure made a good move on the 10500 rawr on their drw trucks.
JIMNLIN 06/17/22 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Point to ponder, hornets nest stir

What if it was a front tire? Fair question..... Having made a living with SRW and drw LDTs pulling 15k to 22k GN/pintle trailers or 10k-12k bumper pull enclosed trailers I had my share of actual blowouts on both size trucks....front and rear. A actual blowout or run flat on the rear of either truck simply wasn't that big of a deal even with a heavy fully loaded 22k gross weight trailer pushing the back end around. Good trailer braking kept the combo going straight till shutdown. Front tire blowout ??? Now that is serious with a heavy trailer back there pushing the back of the truck one way then another even with good trailer braking.
JIMNLIN 06/17/22 02:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

Even before you tube we had same type articles in rv type magazines. IMO after reading a couple of those type articles it was boring. Back in the '90s I looked forward to my next Trailer Life magazine that was loaded with interesting tech articles. Times changed and the mag dropped tech articles in favor of destination/camping with the dogs or kids or what to pack in the rv for the trip. I dropped the mag years ago. Some folks aren't retired yet and have to work to make it. Others like myself BTDT and 80 and too old to work....so I you tube instead of the boob tube when not taking care of my home and 40 acres.. Rv you tubers.....boring stuff.
JIMNLIN 06/17/22 05:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Point to ponder, hornets nest stir

Depends on what one considers as payload capacities...truck makers gvwr based payload sticker that can overload the trucks rawr or the trucks rawr payload.
JIMNLIN 06/16/22 09:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: E vs. D rated trailer tires

Tireman9 answer to the same question of going to a E tire from a D tire. In part he says; ** He will gain a safety margin if he increases his inflation to 65psi with LR-D but if he stays at 65psi there is nothing further gained by going to LR-E as there is no difference in the capacity at 65psi. The same thing would apply to the 22.5 example. When we look at the Goodyear tables we see that at 110psi both the LR-G and the LR-H are rated for 6,175# single or in dual application at 100psi they both are rated as 5,675#.** And in his rvtiresafety blog on speed rating in part says; **You will gain nothing from a Load Range change if you do not also increase the air pressure.** Its been my experience if the D tires have plenty of reserve load capacity above actual scaled wheel load weights then nothing is gained with a E tire at 65 psi. Having hauled for a living I never heard of using less than sidewall pressures in a tire on a trailer till I started hanging out on rv forums. Goodyear says in their "weighing a RV website" clicky link Goodyear Tire and Rubber .... weighing RVs Special Considerations **** Unless trying to resolve poor ride quality problems with an RV trailer, it is recommended that trailer tires be inflated to the pressure indicated on the sidewall of the tire. Trailer tires experience significant lateral (side-to-side) loads due to vehicle sway from uneven roads or passing vehicles. Using the inflation pressure engraved on the sidewall will provide optimum load carrying capacity and minimize heat build-up.*** Now if the D tires load rating doesn't have the proper capacity or proper reserve load capacity then the E tire at 80 psi will be a good upgrade.
JIMNLIN 06/16/22 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: A Little Help With Weights

That was from Fords 2022 models. Yeah ....I would like to see Dodge/Ram and GM give us a website like Fleet Fords spec pages that has so much more component tech dimensions and sizes. Separates lots myth/assumptions/opinions that gets posted as fact.
JIMNLIN 06/12/22 08:47pm Truck Campers
RE: A Little Help With Weights

Not clear. If the duallies have the brakes on only one wheel (AFAIK), then how can the braking stopping distance be different from a single rear wheel 1-ton? Rubber on the road more but only one braking. A single 1-ton has less RGAWR than a dually, but if it has the same stopping distance, how can that be related to the "axle" weight rate ratings? I'm using Fleet Ford specs....shows the F350 drw truck has a 1.50" diameter master cylinder vs a 1.315 diameter for the F250/F350 srw trucks. And the F350 drw diesel uses the Dana 300 vs a Ford Sterling for the F350 srw. Stopping distance ?? Fords brake system specs/axle system specs for vehicle brakes says nothing about required stopping distances. Lots of variables in stopping distances between a fully loaded (full gawrs) one ton srw and drw.
JIMNLIN 06/12/22 03:41pm Truck Campers
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