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RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

Update from me, the OP...... I got under the trailer and took pictures. The springs look ok to the inexperienced eye. They still have a bow to them. I found the tags on the axle. They are rated for 5200 lbs each...which matches the GVWR of 10,000 lbs. I called Northwood and they told me to call Dexter. I am waiting for a return call from Dexter. I will report when resolved. Thanks for all your insights.
Ltrip 05/18/20 02:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

Update from me, the OP...... I got under the trailer and took pictures. The springs look ok to the inexperienced eye. They still have a bow to them. I found the tags on the axle. They are rated for 5200 lbs each...which matches the GVWR of 10,000 lbs. I called Northwood and they told me to call Dexter. I am waiting for a return call from Dexter. I will report when resolved. Thanks for all your insights.
Ltrip 05/18/20 02:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

Thanks all for your comments!! I am going camping tomorrow. Not ignoring it, but dealing with it later. I got under and snapped pictures. I am no expert...obviously....but the springs are NOT flat. They still have a bow to them. I sent an email to my dealer. Good guys. I expect an honest answer. I will call Northwood next week to discuss. Probably wont be able to respond here until the weekend. Cheers,
Ltrip 05/10/20 10:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Wheel bearing maintenance interval

Thanks for the replys. The factory DID NOT do an adequate grease job, nor did the delivery dealer who “said” he re- packed all bearings...which led to a complete replacement of all bearings two years ago. The trailer shop here in Reno, Kro-Built Trailers, did the job right (including properly adjusting the electric brakes). So I’m thinking that I’ll wait at least one more year before having it done again...especially since campgrounds are still closed at this time. ?? Take care all, Larry Larry, I am in Spanish Springs and use Kro-Built as well. I know the recommendation is 12 months. I use a 24 month schedule. Kinda splits the difference between the 12 monthers and the 36+ monthers. I just had Kro-built do mine last week. Cheers,
Ltrip 05/10/20 04:04pm General RVing Issues
Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

I took our trailer to a shop for a wheel bearing repack. They have done work for me before and have good ratings. I think I can trust them. As part of the service, they checked the springs. They said the springs were sagged out of spec and need to be replaced. The trailer is 2 years old and I have about 10,000 miles on it. I am skeptical. I have a 2018 Arctic Fox 25Y TT. GVWR = 10,000lbs. Net carrying capacity = 3147 lbs. No, I have not weighed it loaded as we normally load it. It is my wife and I...no kids or pets. I find it difficult to imagine that we load 3000 lbs into the trailer. Does this sound possible? Sagging springs after 2 years and 10k miles? I have an extended service contract. I have not asked yet, but is something like this normally covered? Thanks!
Ltrip 05/09/20 09:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Suggest a TPMS.

I have and like TST. Has saved me several times over the years.
Ltrip 03/02/20 12:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Researching Generators

Here are a couple of thoughts. - Honda has a great reputation and high price. I chose Champion...good reputation and lower price. I have had good success so far! - 2000W vs. 3500W Consider moving it around. The 3500 is big and heavy. Where do you carry it? I chose 2 2000W linked together. I can pretty easily carry a 2000W invertor/generator. I can easily put them in a variety of places for transportation. Carry 1 2000W if you do not anticipate needing the AC. Carry 2 if you do. 1 2000W will run virtually any other appliance...1 at a time. Yes, even the small microwave. Lots of choices and options. Cheers,
Ltrip 07/05/19 10:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Magnetic Cam Locks???

I have replaced all of mine with These ,they can all be keyed alike so I only have one key for everything. Just pick the size and how many you want. I also like that they have a cover on the key slot that moves when you insert the key,thus keeping all grime out.They have worked flawlessly for more than 7 years. I just finished the same project. I had 4 keys for my TT. Now I have 1. All the locks are keyed alike. No CH751. I have the take off locks if anyone is interested. (PM me) Main door keyed for G354. Slam latch locks, qty 2, keyed for G390 (they all are) Cheers,
Ltrip 06/11/19 10:09pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Choosing a travel trailer

I totally second the comments about TT weight and the TV ability to tow it. Be sure the truck can easily tow it. Along those same lines, look at carrying capacity. That is the amount of stuff you can put in the trailer. Example: GVWR (I think that is the right one) Maximum trailer weight is 10,000 lbs. Empty weight is 7,000 lbs. Carrying capacity is 3000 lbs. I have seen some trailers where carrying capacity is 800 or 1000 lbs. Not enough in my book. Look for storage compartments. Is there enough for your stuff? Some trailers will have more than others. Look for seating arrangements. This may not apply to you, but with kids it might. Where do you sit when looking at the TV? Many trailers are awkward with the TV 90 degrees offset from the viewing angle. Look for capacity of tanks, especially if you plan to dry camp. Beware the size of the master bed. Some queens are 60x72, others are 60x80. Don;t go by the descriptive name, check the measurements. Same for bunk beds, I assume. When we were shopping, we liked the Imagine. Almost bought it, but Arctic Fox won the day for us. Good luck!!
Ltrip 06/04/19 09:22pm Travel Trailers
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