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RE: Concrete driveway thickness??

Add to that closer the pressure is the the edge of the concrete more likely to crack off.
Mike134 07/04/20 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Melting wires

loose wires and low voltage at the campsite. Time to ask about warranty since rv is new. Have the dealership "discover" the issue. Loose wires will overheat
Mike134 07/04/20 05:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Who do you use for Insurance?

Used Good Sam's insurance at first but turns out my auto insurance offered same coverage at a lesser price. Now I have TV & TT covered by the same company so there's no issue who covers the damage.
Mike134 07/03/20 03:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: sway

I agree about max pressure with P tires
Mike134 07/03/20 09:21am Travel Trailers
RE: sway

I'd start by adding tongue weight. I'm pulling a 28' trailer with a gross weight of 7600lbs but it only weighs 6000. I'm putting 900lbs on the tongue and it pulls great even in cross winds. I also return the front wheel well height back to 90% of the starting measurement.
Mike134 07/02/20 05:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Purchasing land to live on in DC area - zoning questions

your asking the wrong people ,go to the county court house and ask. and I,d get it in righting with there name when you are approved, get the facts then fight your way thew the paper work. everything on paper, BS don,t get you no where. X2 the odds are better of picking lottery ticket numbers than getting lucky on an RV forum getting ACCURATE information about zoning laws in a particular area.
Mike134 07/01/20 02:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tuson electronic trailer sway control

Thanks for the review. I put the Hayes Sway control on my rig. 2200 miles and so far have not felt it, but I put it on as another another layer of sway control. Like you it's insurance for that one time you're holding a cup of coffee and you get a sway event. The Hayes activates all the brakes, the Tuson chooses left or right as it decides. Jayco offered the Tuson sway control under the Lippert name about four years ago. They were all recalled due to incompatibility with some integrated brake controllers. I don't know if their issues have been resolved. You are correct, if the sway control activated it "backfeed" the braking voltage into the integrated controller so the truck thought there was a problem with the trailer wiring and disabled itself. Hayes has come up with an updated controller so there are no more conflicts with OEM brake controllers.
Mike134 06/29/20 06:04pm Towing
RE: Leaving breakers in the camper on while away?

Never heard of it, but I guess it can't hurt if you're afraid of something blowing up. X2 No idea what you gain over using the switch on the device to turn it on and off.
Mike134 06/29/20 03:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tuson electronic trailer sway control

Thanks for the review. I put the Hayes Sway control on my rig. 2200 miles and so far have not felt it, but I put it on as another another layer of sway control. Like you it's insurance for that one time you're holding a cup of coffee and you get a sway event.
Mike134 06/29/20 03:54pm Towing
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

The remaining ridge is still quite visible and I am showing the remaining height. I have been in the tool & die business for more than half a century and understand how things are made. If you cannot or will not accept what I have presented, fine. I still have a customer that his entire business is bearing failure, preventive maintenance and lubrication analysis, he is in total agreement with my conclusion. Perhaps you have more expertise than the both of us. When I saw the Brown and Sharpe Dial gauge I knew you were no weekend Harbor fright tool warrior. Still have my Dad's B&S micrometers and calipers must be 50/60 years old.
Mike134 06/29/20 02:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: City Water is filling/overflowing my freshwater tank

The check valve is part of the water pump itself. Try running some water through your system by using the pump. That may reseat it or let whatever debris through that may be making it leak. If that doesn’t work, it’s fairly simple to take the pump head apart to clean and inspect the diaphragm. If you are referring to the city check valve at the hose connection that is not the issue. That one prevents pump pressure from pushing water out of that connection when it’s not In use, X2
Mike134 06/28/20 10:54am Tech Issues
RE: Propane regulator has begun to whine quietly

more noticeable on cold mornings
Mike134 06/27/20 10:30am Tech Issues
RE: Trailer braking display F150

I am towing with a 2017 F-150. It has a ford braking controller. When you use the hand control, the display on the dash shows the amount of brake gain applied with the hand control. When the foot brake is used the gain appeared on the dash display, then the display quit showing the gain. Is it standard to have the foot brake to show the gain? Depends on which "tow tab" you have up in the display. Just like you can scroll various MPG displays, towing has the same thing.
Mike134 06/24/20 07:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question about solar panels

If your trailer has electric brakes you need a battery for the break-away switch
Mike134 06/22/20 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Advice o WDH after CAT scale

Finally got our new TT loaded and went on our first little trip, with a stop by the weigh station. As such, we had pretty much everything fully loaded to where we would need it in both vehicles. Only exception is our 105 pound dog/crate that won't always be with us. I'm towing an Apex 288BHS(GVWR 7000#) with an F150 with a payload capacity of 1596# and GVWR of 7000#. My weights were: TV only Front: 3400 Rear: 2800 Trailer: 0 Combined: 6200 TV/TT without tension Front: 3060 Rear: 4040 Trailer: 5380 Combined: 12480 TV/TT with tension Front: 3300 Rear: 3680 Trailer: 5500 Combined: 12480 I had the hitch installed by dealer, but have given it the once over. Anyway, I am wondering if I should add another washer to try to get me more wiggle room in payload capacity. With a hitch weight right now of 880 and a trailer weight of 6280, I am at over 14% hitch weight, so I have the room. Honestly, I'd rather not have to make adjustments if the consensus is that the set-up seems adequate. Even if you add a washer you will not get any margin on payload. WDH does not affect the tongue weight. It will be what it will be. All another washer will do is put more weight back to your front axle. I like to set mine so unloaded the front axle comes back so in your case add another washer to bring back 100 lbs or so. Check your owners manual as I believe Ford does not want you to put it all back so it seems you are all set to go. Rob X2 Ford wants the front end light so it will understeer if you hit an exit ramp to fast. Your setup looks good if it tows good for you
Mike134 06/21/20 05:53am Towing
RE: how much is too little to spend on a used Class B?

When it is too good to be true X2
Mike134 06/06/20 02:35pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Truck GVWR wrong weight listed on registration

Has any insurance company ever shovelled up the debris field plus the wreckage and hauled it all to a scale to weigh said wreckage? X2 That has been my thought to whenever the chicken little's start running in circles about "busting" payload, getting in an accident and insurance denying you.
Mike134 06/03/20 06:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Inside tire wear on driver side

Find a big rig trailer repair shop and let them R&R/reset the axle back in proper alignment. Yes, the plan is to have it checked out by a shop. In the meantime, do you think it would be safe to take this on our long distance camping trip this weekend (1000 mls round trip), or will I just mess up the new tires? The camber is only about 2 degrees inward at the top of the wheel Safe yes but will wear the inside of the tire. Sounds like you have an axle problem. http://www.dexterpartsonline.com/page/398255222 see question #6
Mike134 06/01/20 09:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cat scale surprise

Your tongue weight does not show on the TT axles, that's where your added trailer load is. You really need to do a reweighs (at the CAT Scales an extra $2 each). Truck itself, truck with trailer WDH employed. Truck with trailer WDH spring bars thrown in the truck. From this you can determine tongue weight, and how much the WDH actually affects the weight. X2 I e-mailed FR why my camper had a gross rating of 7600lbs but had 2 axles rated at 3500ea. Their excuse for cutting it so close was 760lbs was tongue weight and carried by the truck.
Mike134 05/29/20 07:40pm Towing
RE: Neutral lines reversed

I wonder if the equipment is reading that neutral and ground are reversed? There's no electrical way to detect such a fault, since the only difference between neutral and ground lies in what purpose they serve and whether the physical wire has a jacket around it. I alomost agree with you Drew.. I suspect it detects some of the faults by measuring voltages.. Voltage between neutral and ground means "Reverse Polarity".. Mine said "OPEN GROUND" but the park technician who fixed it swears it was the neutral. I'm thinking the error messages might be...er.. off a bit sometimes You may almost agree with Drew but Drew is 100% correct.
Mike134 05/28/20 05:33pm Tech Issues
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