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RE: Custer State Park Sylvan lake 32’ tt

If I remember one of the roads (Needles highway?) leading to the park has a couple of 10' high tunnels.
Mike134 01/14/22 05:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anybody launching a boat with a Class A?

If you can see the boat in your mirrors while dead straight behind you, you should have no issues.
Mike134 01/11/22 12:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to see grand canyon

While at the south rim check if there have been any cancelations to take a mule ride to the bottom, stay overnight at the bottom then come back up the following day. (food and shelter included) It's a great trip and last time we did it 2 couples got lucky with last minute cancelations and rode with us
Mike134 01/09/22 12:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping on Sand

Cannot speak to driving on sand but have camped near the shoreline, wonderful on a nice calm night, add some onshore wind and the waves crashing in all night long does not make for a restful night.
Mike134 01/08/22 02:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reducing push/pull from tractor trailers passing

If I see him coming in my mirrors (don't always check them) I move a bit right in my lane and that helps a lot. Lowest cost option out there.
Mike134 01/01/22 05:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Axle Question

I have the same with my trailer, new 3500lb axle has visibly more bend than the other axle. That was 10,000 miles ago so far, no issues with tire wear.
Mike134 01/01/22 06:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing Elec brakes

Could not find anything on this here. I have a horse trailer with dual 7000# axles. I suspect the brake magnets have weakened. Visually they appear good, but with the brake controller set at the highest setting, only one wheel will lock up on the gravel driveway. Trailer is about 8000# empty. I have adjusted the brake shoes out and they lock up with the trailer off ground. I know things wear out and eventually need replacing. Anyone here ever have a similar experience? Did you change out the brakes with a full assembly that included new magnet? The brakes on the trailer are original (2015 model). Rough guess is the trailer has been towed approximately 60,000 miles in 6 years. Yes, the magnets are a wear item, the ones on my trailer have 4 holes in them that function as wear indicators, less metal to magnetize equals less gripping power on the drum face to pull in the shoes. I change out the entire assembly only thing not replaced if you piece meal it is the backing plates.
Mike134 12/30/21 06:42am Tech Issues
RE: Half ton towing

One thing is certain, there are talkers, keyboard warriors, and statisticians and then there are this who go out and DO. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's Guys. https://i.imgur.com/hKFpmOQl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hYIzTOal.jpg Well said !!!
Mike134 12/18/21 05:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Whats wrong with this 5th Wheel Tow Vehicle?

Nice truck. It would change the world as to blind side backing. We prefer the outer sites in a loop, this would solve that problem. In the US anyway. Nope. Unless it is duel control. Just for snots and grins, park your car on the wrong side of street, put a car in front of you, then check your sightlines as you pull out. Want to do that every time? Guys driving post office local delivery trucks do it 6 days a week
Mike134 12/12/21 06:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plugged in or out

no reason to have it plugged in. plus it's 80' from the house
Mike134 12/11/21 02:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: For those with no bathroom access during travel mode.

That would be a deal breaker for me. X2!!
Mike134 12/09/21 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Half ton towing

Gosh golly gee Batman, there must be thousands and thousands of overloaded Silverado’s, F150s, Ram 1500s and Tundras pulling trailers out there. Ohhh, the humanity! That's what gets the internet experts and weight cops all twitterpated, yup, 10-4, correctomundo. Makes for fun debates! It really becomes like a 6 beer debate at the saloon, only difference folks sitting at a PC chucking beers offering their humble opinions. Safe travels.
Mike134 12/08/21 02:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Half ton towing

Looking at these numbers and forums for towing and it is very annoying. Most of these trailers say micro or light but have 900 to 1,000 lb tongue weights. Basically, you need a 2500 to tow anything but a pop-up camper. I disagree I'm quite happy pulling my 7700 GVWR trailer with a tongue weight of 1050 behind my F150.
Mike134 12/01/21 05:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford Pass app

Hello all, Has anyone bought a new Ford truck recently? The dealer I got mine from was really pushing the Ford Pass app. To me it seems just like a data mining app. Why does Ford want to know where I'm going? All thoughts and opinions welcome! Thanks, Dozer I have a '19 F150. Whether or not you use the app the Ford vehicles that can connect to the app have a built-in modem which sends info to Ford. It's designed for tracking fleet vehicles but if the price is right, I bet the information will be sold to the highest bidder. I don't worry about them tracking me, my cell phone always knows where I'm at, in fact it tells merchants how long I look at their stuff. (Lookup Home Depot tracking)
Mike134 11/29/21 07:41am Technology Corner
RE: Do I need my WD bars just to move in the driveway?

I should be fine just moving it around in my driveway with just the ball/hitch, right? Yep In fact you might want to get a simple 2-5/16 ball on a 2"-4" drop shank so you don't need to muscle the WHD hitch head when just moving around the driveway. I have a long driveway so I can get the rig up to about 20 mph and see just how well truck brakes alone stop it.
Mike134 11/20/21 02:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are OTR truckers restricted from speeding?

Just one more example of Government beauracraps doing everything they can to control every aspect of everyones life. And for that we thank them. Those rules were caused by events that the rules are intended to prevent. Complaints and lawlessness is committed by outlaws not law-abiding citizens and should not be tolerated by the population. Picture yourself on a camping trip that takes 23 hours to get to your destination. You work so you have limited vacation time. Too bad for you if you drive 2- 11 hour days, you need to rest 10 hours before driving that final 1 hour. Now do you see the problem?
Mike134 11/16/21 11:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Calling weight police - help

The weight police recommend a dually if you tow any thing more than a pop-up, " because you can never have enough truck" did you expect any other answer?
Mike134 11/15/21 01:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

I have no idea why they refused me. https://i.imgur.com/A1rlJEEl.jpg
Mike134 11/11/21 08:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: TT tires look askew!

Agree what others have said about pulling the trailer forward a few feet. The TT I bought used had one wheel visibly tipped inwards at the top compared to the other 3. New 3500 lb axle from dexter cost about $300 and installed myself. You could see the bend in the old axle between the spring hanger and the spindle.
Mike134 11/11/21 06:50am Towing
RE: Tow vehicle tire size not to spec

I've often found a big price difference between tire sizes. As someone earlier mentioned could be why they made the very very tiny tire size change. It's less than a mole hill size change nothing near a mountain.
Mike134 11/09/21 05:48pm Travel Trailers
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