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RE: Time for new tires already?

Apparently the OEM Goodyear wranglers on my F350 are not the best tires. A little over 30k miles and they are worn out already. For some reason I recall getting 50-60k miles on tires on my previous F150. Are larger trucks that much harder on tires or are these just cheap? Yes. I am shocked how much faster my BFGs wear on my F250 vs F150. Its a good 10k mile difference. But it is 1500lbs heavier.
Samsonsworld 09/28/22 12:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rotten egg smell, again???

I have to flush and bleach the heck out of my tanks sometimes.
Samsonsworld 09/28/22 12:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travel Trailers vs Motor Home

With a motorhome and no towed, you are “trapped” in the campsite IMO. No one wants to break camp to go to town for lunch. You say that like its a bad thing. I hate going somewhere and the first thing the wife wants to do is go to Walmart....or worse yet boutiques.
Samsonsworld 09/28/22 12:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Smaller Propane Tanks

Well yes 40# tanks are heavy so step down to 30#. I am a little lost on how hard many find to get propane. Around here about 1/3 of gas stations fill cylinders. No "gas stations" around my area or even anywhere near where I camp that fill propane cylinders. Mine neither. I live in an area with 300k people and I bet I can count on one hand how many places refill tanks. U-Haul is the biggest and you get to wait an hour because the same guy doing refills is handling rentals. Not my idea of fun. I usually try to wait until I'm at an RV park that sells it. It's almost as frustrating as finding a place that actually does trailer inspections.
Samsonsworld 09/28/22 12:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Smaller Propane Tanks

Just note, as some others have mentioned sometimes exchange cylinders have valve issues.. I keep a spare one for the gas grill in a shed away from the house, I had one that must have had a slow leak I didn't notice and went to use it and it was 100% empty! It had the exchange seal intact but the cylinder felt light and no gas to the grill. Yes, sir! I was a little scared to mention it but I do have three exchange tanks at home for the grills, griddle and disc burner. I'm a little too familiar with valve issues. The good news is I always carry one with me when I go camping, so I should have a spare.
Samsonsworld 09/20/22 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Smaller Propane Tanks

20 lb propane cylinder holds about 4.7 gallons of propane. Propane weighs about 4.2 lbs per gallon pretty much all cylinder exchanges (you bring empty and exchange it for a loaded cylinder) short load the cylinders with about 15 lbs of propane or about 3.5 gallons of propane. In the case of the price of $19.99 that is $5.71 per gallon you are paying for the convenience of grab and go.. If you went to a propane dealer that fills your cylinder while you wait and you were to pay $19.99 you would get 4.7 gallons of propane at $4.25 per gallon! But I think $19.99 for exchange is a bit low, current price locally for Blue Rhino cylinders near me is $21 for 15 lbs.. Been quite a few yrs ago when I needed to refill my 30 lbs cylinders, cost me less than $19 for full 30 lbs (about 7 gallons) although I am sure it is a bit more now days. If you are OK paying more for convenience and don't mind only getting 15 lbs then use the cylinder exchanges. I found your post pretty insightful and appreciate the information. Guys, I don't look to spend more money than I have to but I also don't look to spend more of my time. There is a trade off. By my calculations, its roughly $7 more per tank to exchange when you correct the volume. I'll use 3 tanks per year, tops. That's not much money and saves me a LOT of time considering I'm at the grocery store every week anyway. Sheesh! I didn't know I was starting a controversial topic!
Samsonsworld 09/20/22 05:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Smaller Propane Tanks

What are you paying per gallon? $19.99 for an exchange doesn't seem that bad to me.
Samsonsworld 09/19/22 11:26am General RVing Issues
Smaller Propane Tanks

Any issues ditching the 40lb tanks and going with 20lb on an RV, other than how to mount them? I've gotten a year out 40lbs before. I don't use them for heating and its just a LOT more convenient to do an exchange at the grocery store than hunt down a fueling station.
Samsonsworld 09/19/22 11:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Why shouldn't I go this route? (AC Roof Delete)

By current ductwork, you mean the furnace ducts? I can't imagine it would cool very well blowing at your feet. Think I'd rather have the topside A/C since cool air falls.
Samsonsworld 08/30/22 09:00am Truck Campers
RE: Schwintech slide system

Hey, right off the bat my new Northwood Nash 23D had the Schwintech slide jamb up on me. Got the factory to replace it and it seems to be doing fine now. However, in my research on the net I've found lots of horror stories about the system. I know most postings are about problems and not successes, however, I would like to hear from anybody who has NEVER had a problem with their Schwintech slide and what they've been doing to keep it that way. Never had Schwintek but I've had hell with my cable slides if it makes you feel better?
Samsonsworld 08/29/22 01:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: air compressors

Ryobi, battery powered and I recharge while driving with the 1500’s 120 volt plugs. Same here, Ryobi One+. You screw it on, set the psi you want, walk away and it automatically shuts off when done. Plus, it'll inflate tubes or air matresses. Oh, and the battery fits like 175 other tools. Best thing since sliced bread! Ryobi 18v Inflator
Samsonsworld 08/29/22 01:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thor or Forest River - Warranty and reputation

All 4 of my rv's were made by Forest River. The first 3 weren't too bad but my latest 2018 Sandpiper gives me nightmares.
Samsonsworld 07/27/22 08:27am Travel Trailers
RE: TT When Solo....OR Truck Camper?

I was thinking of a pop up TC....like a Hallmark Guanella or FWC Hawk. My first trailer was basically a hi-low with canvas sides like a pop-up. I loved that trailer for boondocking. You could open the sides up to get a breeze and stay pretty comfortable inside up to around 80 degrees. The downside is I found the plastics around the windows get really brittle in cooler weather < 45 degrees F. After a few cracks, I swore I'd never have another.
Samsonsworld 07/21/22 06:48am Travel Trailers
RE: cross winds?

Samsonsworld 07/19/22 01:15pm Towing
RE: TT When Solo....OR Truck Camper?

This thread caught my eye as I'm contemplating going from a 32' 5th wheel to a TC. Its usually just me and the dog and the trailer is huge to clean and haul around. I don't like going through gas stations with it and the 5-6mpg doesn't help that. Its 50 amp and 3 slides. I can't cool it in the summers with 2 a/c's, making boondocking impractical. I miss pulling up next to the water and doing some real camping. The cons would be the size of the holding tanks and lack of ammenities in the TC's I can haul in my F250. Looking at a Palomino HS-1803. Not sure about a wet bath, no bathroom sink and no closet? But maybe you have more than a 3100lb payload.
Samsonsworld 07/19/22 12:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for recommendations on a two bike rack

I carry my mountain ebike in the back seat of my F250 crew. One fits tightly lengthwise. I just strap a bungy around it and the headrest. Rides good. With two bikes, you'd probably need to remove the front wheels as mentioned.
Samsonsworld 07/19/22 10:15am Truck Campers
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