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RE: They make a load range D now

Goodyear Endurance gets a ton of positive reviews on here and other sites. Jayco is putting them on their campers as standard tires now. My buddy has a small Jayco camper that came with Load Range D Goodyear Endurance tires. I just swapped out my Castle Rock China Bomb tires with Load Range E Goodyear Endurance Tires. Maxxi's and Carlisle tires also get good reviews.
RobWNY 06/26/19 06:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Have I Made A Mistake.....

If you signed a loan agreement with a bank, you're likely on the hook for the balance even if they were to take the camper back. I've seen so many people think they are off the hook only to find a couple years down the road they have a judgement against them because they failed to pay the loan back.
RobWNY 06/25/19 02:28pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Trip Planning

luv2gowalkabout nailed it. I have the Rand McNally Truckers atlas too. Always bring it with me when traveling. That's a good point to bring up. Always carry a map or atlas. If you are without service whether it be a Garmin or similar type navigation unit glitch or no cell service, you have something to navigate with.
RobWNY 06/25/19 02:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: 50 to 30 to 15 amps

I have a 50A to 15A Dogbone. You don't need two reducers. This is what I use. Your setup might be different but I'm sure you can find the right reducer for your rig. Click Here
RobWNY 06/25/19 05:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: China Bomb got me, now to repair

I don't know where you buy that stuff. It's like a woven plastic right that's breathable? I would think some plastic landscape fabric would do the same thing.
RobWNY 06/24/19 01:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tripod stabilizer

I bought a BAL tripod stabilizer. I paid $140 new and used it one year. I still have it in my garage. I can't sell it for a measly $40.
RobWNY 06/24/19 01:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flying J Dedicated RV Lanes

I looked into getting a Pilot Plus Gas Credit Card. You have to be a Good Sam member to get the card. We let our membership expire because even with the discount at CW, it's still more expensive than buying stuff on Amazon. Then half of the campgrounds we've stayed at used to honor GS but don't any more so we rarely got a discount off our stays. It just wasn't worth the money to keep the membership. So I would have to re-join at a cost of $30 to then get the Gas Credit Card in order to save 10 cents per gallon. So before I even break even, I have to put in 300 gallons of gas. I live in New York State. I won't use that many gallons of gas going to Florida and back. It's just not worth the hassle. If I was a full timer, then I can see the benefit but being weekend warriors during the summer without a Pilot or FLying J available most of the time and snowbirds to Florida makes it hard to just break even.
RobWNY 06/24/19 01:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Getting an error

I'm having the same issue on Goodsam as the OP. It happens from time to time. I just wait until it works again.
RobWNY 06/24/19 12:14pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: awning advice

We hang one of these on each arm. It has saved many headaches,bumps and bruises. https://i.imgur.com/1iB1cx0l.jpg
RobWNY 06/23/19 10:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Trip Planning

That's good to know rr2254545. Every tutorial I've seen used Base Camp. I'm going to give that a try and see how that works out. Thanks for the tip! Edit: I was able to save an Excel spreadsheet from RV Trip wizard and then get that uploaded to the Garmin 760LMT but not a GPX file. Then within the Garmin itself it shows a "Custom POI". Whether or not that works I won't know for a couple more weeks when I go on a short trip across NY State. If it does, then I will use the Garmin on long trips and have Google Maps as a backup....Just in case.
RobWNY 06/23/19 08:00am Roads and Routes
RE: Trip Planning

No,there are times that a stand alone GPS would be beneficial because I don't believe google maps works fully when there's no cell service. Like real time traffic and accident locations. You need cell service to get that stuff. You can transfer the RV Trip Wizard file to a GPS unit but I can't get it to work. I have a Garmin so the protocol is to use Base Camp. It's not a user friendly program. Some people say they have no problem using it so it could just be that I have difficulty. I suppose I could manually enter everything into my Garmin but that's a lot of work if it's a long trip you're planning. Checking fuel locations for access is going to depend on the size of your RV. Obviously the bigger the RV, the more room you need to maneuver. I have a 34' 5th wheel so I need a decent amount of maneuverability and height clearance where a truck camper or class B won't have those concerns. Nothing is going to be fool proof. I found what works for me while others use different methods and find that works for them.
RobWNY 06/22/19 07:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Trip Planning

Steve, I plan my trip using RV Trip Wizard. I find locations along the way that I will need to get fuel based on what I've entered for MPG calculations. I also find campground stops along the way if it's a long trip. Then I use Google maps to get a satellite view of every stop so I know I can get in and out of the fueling places. Once I'm pretty certain I have everything entered and I'm happy with things, I use Google maps and re-trace what I've done in RV Trip Wizard. When I'm ready to go on the trip, I will text myself the Google map and route and use that as my navigation. I do have a stand alone trucker GPS (Garmin 760LMT) and I would use it except I can't get the saved RV Trip Wizard to transfer to the unit using Base Camp. It's not user friendly so I use my phone as I said. For me, RV Trip Wizard and Google maps is just the easiest solution. But as I said in my other post, these are just tools and not perfect. For instance, recently we went on a short trip and ran into a low bridge that RV Trip Wizard didn't have listed. I notified their support and they added it now but if I wasn't paying attention it could have been an ugly outcome.
RobWNY 06/22/19 06:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Trip Planning

I have and use RV Trip Wizard. It's a good program and worth the money. With that said, it's not perfect. Use it as just one of the tools you use to plan a trip and you'll be fine.
RobWNY 06/22/19 03:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Flying J Dedicated RV Lanes

Ouch! Instead of Easy in/Easy out he preferred Easy Down.
RobWNY 06/22/19 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Flying J Dedicated RV Lanes

I don't understand why some people think the fueling lane is a parking space. Pull in, Pump your fuel, Pull out. You need to go in the store? Go find a parking space and park there. Let others get their fuel and be on their way. Sometimes I feel like walking up to them and look in amazement and ask to shake their hand telling them that it's a real honor because they are the first real live Rocket Surgeon I've met.
RobWNY 06/21/19 03:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Flying J Dedicated RV Lanes

I'm ok with not paying the lowest prices. It's worth it to me to have the convenience of easy in/easy out.
RobWNY 06/20/19 10:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone use a TPMS for their trailer?

EEZTire TPMS here. Glad I have it.
RobWNY 06/20/19 09:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Flying J Dedicated RV Lanes

Thanks! I just downloaded the app. I saw where it shows where the stations are but I didn't know it tells you if there are RV Lanes at them. I'll have to play with the app. It sounds like there's a lot of info in it.
RobWNY 06/20/19 09:03pm General RVing Issues
Flying J Dedicated RV Lanes

I've never got fuel at a Flying J. Quite a few Pilot stations but none of those that I've been to have dedicated RV Lanes and there are no Flying J's on the way to where we've traveled in the Northeast. At the Pilot stations, sometimes it's tight getting in and out with my Gas truck and 5th Wheel. When we go South this fall, we will have the option of using Flying J's for fuel and I know many of them have dedicated RV Lanes. My question is..For those Flying J's that do have the dedicated RV lanes, do they have Gas pumps as well as Diesel pumps or just one or the other type of fuel or is it different for each place and a phone call to the store should be made? It sure would be nice to have easy in and easy out gas pumps available.
RobWNY 06/20/19 08:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Solar Panel

You need a controller. You also need to make sure you have the right kind of plug going from the controller to your RV. If they are dissimilar, you will need to buy an adapter. My last camper had a zamp solar port and my new camper has a furion port. I have a 200w zamp suitcase solar setup so I needed to buy the adapter and then I had to make sure the positive and negative were wired correctly on my RV. In my case, I had to switch the wires to work with the adapter correctly so I would also suggest you know which wires from the port in your camper goes to which terminal on your battery.
RobWNY 06/20/19 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
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