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RE: New TT Tires

Deano, congratulations on the Airstream. You are going to like it. The Marathons proved to be poor tires, hence Goodyear came out with the improved Endurance. If you liked your Marathons, you will like the Endurance. I purchased my used Airstream in 2009 and promptly replaced the tires with Maxxis. I was pleased with them and when it came time for new tires I went with the Carlsile Radial Trail HD that my local Discount Tire shop was selling. I also went with LRE which was a bit of an overkill for me. They will take 80PSI I believe but I run mine at 70. They are now 5 years old and I have put over 25,000 miles on them without issue. The tread still looks great but I will replace this set next spring anyway. I do have one tire that is showing some wear on the outer edge but that is an axle issue and not a bad tire. The reason I went to these is that the Maxxi at the time was quite a bit more expensive. I think I paid all of $100 per tire back then. Don't really have a clue as to prices today. This might be an option for you.
aftermath 08/07/21 03:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best Quality Travel Trailers

Airstream maybe the pinnacle when it comes to longevity and towabilty. But they are not the pinnacle when it comes to interior living space and features. In my opinion Airstrem units are crampedand tight vs. the competition. What you gain in quality, you lose in usable space. Nevertheless they have a loyal follwing however they are not for me. True words here. While I do like mine, it has no slide out and while there is ample interior storage there is almost NO exterior storage. It is low to the ground too. These certainly are not for everyone. I am no fat cat looking for places to throw my money. Got ours very slightly used, 3 years old for about half of the original price. Back in '09 the original price was much less than it is today.
aftermath 08/05/21 08:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question about lowering unhitched 2 wheel travel trailer

I am with Delta Bravo, perhaps us Spokane guys think alike.:) Look, it is pretty simple. Back your trailer into place, place wood 2 bys to level it from side to side. Chock the wheels. Unhitch from your tow vehicle by using the tongue jack. Drive the tow vehicle away. Use the tongue jack to level the trailer from front to back. Put down your stabilizers and you are set. Everything is level, nothing is at risk of breaking. You can put some blocks of wood under the tongue jack if you need additional height to get it level. Use wood blocks. If yours cracked, get some new ones. Leave the cement blocks at home, unless you like tossing them around for exercise.
aftermath 08/04/21 10:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best Quality Travel Trailers

True, Airstream was purchased by Thor but the management at Airstream is the same, they are still made in the same place by the same people. You can go visit the plant if you would like. They are not cutting corners or buying cheap materials. What they are doing, and this is where I am having trouble, they are changing and going upscale, if that is possible. Today, an Airstream is extremely expensive. They have top notch materials and are going to all electric fridges, on demand water heaters, automatic awnings, powered levelers with upscale faucets, stoves and everything else. That said, I do like my 15 year old trailer. I have owned it for 12 year sand have put over 55k miles and everything still works. No drawers falling out, the fridge still works as does everything else. All the doors shut and the windows open easily. I do believe quality is better than the two other trailers I owned but they are not....I say not....perfect. Pull any trailer down the road at 60mph and you are going to have some maintenance. How much, is the question.
aftermath 08/04/21 09:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Frayed cable

Kev, Google cable lifting system for (your trailer). You will get many hits. There are also YouTube videos that can show you how to replace cables. Give this a shot.
aftermath 08/01/21 08:33am Folding Trailers
RE: Towing w/out weight dist -- am I being too conservative?

What Mr. andyj just said. If can install an equalizer hitch, you can do yours. Not a big thing.
aftermath 07/31/21 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge not cooling

AC means alternating current which is what you get when plugged in. Some fridges operate on gas or AC. Some older ones operate on gas, AC or DC which comes from your battery. The fridge is not like the one in your house. You have an absorption system that requires a closed circuit in which refrigerant circulates. The circulation is caused by heat which is where the flame comes in. If your fridge requires the lighting of the pilot lite, then this is it. This is all the flame you need. It does not "come on" like a water heater does. Now, you also need patience. Once the pilot is lit, it might take hours to get things to cool down. Depending on the ambient temperature outside, it might take a day. If it never cools down then you have a different issue.
aftermath 07/18/21 01:46pm General RVing Issues

My dad used to say "Bison" a lot. The bison is where he washed his face each morning.
aftermath 07/11/21 02:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: I kid you not!

Hey Pitch, I am a math major, ouch. I are pretty gud at English though. Bottom line, people just want to complain. It isn't hard to find someone to fit into their tirade of the week.
aftermath 07/06/21 05:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: How important is level with residential fridge

"for the residential fridge"? If you have a fridge that is the same as the one you have in your residence, then it is an electric only compressor type that does not have to be level. If you have a standard gas/electric fridge that comes in your basic travel trailer, then it needs to be "somewhat" level. It doesn't have to be perfect but, as was described before, level enough to where you feel comfortable in it.
aftermath 07/01/21 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane alarms sounds at odd times

OK here is an off the wall possible solution. My trailer is 15 years old and maybe 8 or 9 years ago I was having the same issue. Battery was not the issue but I did check that. I read on a forum somewhere that it is important to "test" the detector each year. It even says to do that in the documentation that comes with the detector. The explanation I was given is that the test will dislodge any dust that might accumulate on the sensors. I wasn't really sold by this explanation but did the test and, haven't had any more issues with mine. I do test it each spring as part of the de-winterizing ritual. Still am concerned about having to replace it, but I will when I have to. Give this a try.
aftermath 07/01/21 04:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: A basketball question....or two

Are you talking Pro Basketball? If so, there are no rules. Have given this "sport" up as it does not resemble the basketball I played and coached. I do believe that long ago the rule referring to free throws is that you could not enter the key until the ball hit the rim or backboard. They changed it to after it leaves the shooter's hand. Charging is also a good one. This has changed from year to year. It has become an emphasis at times and everyone was getting called. It depends on who is playing it seems. I still love to watch college basketball. With the new ruling that players will now be paid for their participation in advertising and money raising programs for colleges, it might start to look like the pros. While I am in favor of fairness and pay to athletes, how they are going to do this is the big question of the day. Stay tuned. This might be just another example of the big schools reaping benefits not available to the smaller schools. The rich will get richer.
aftermath 06/29/21 11:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Level

I use a phone app. Level Mate Pro. You can google it. I used all sorts of levels and they all worked but it was time consuming and I am a bit particular. Put in the Level Mate Pro and then leveled the trailer, and set the information into the app. Now, I can see just how much off level from side to side, down to the 1/2 inch. Place the levelers and drive up on them. Disconnect the trailer and use the app to level it from front to back. Actually works pretty slick. It is not perfect but it is an improvement from reading the bubbles.
aftermath 06/09/21 09:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch

If you are on a flat surface that is reasonably level you can make the adjustments. Get it close and then take your tools with you and find a parking lot to do the final work. Don’t use a level, instead use a tape measure and make your trailer parallel to the pavement. This is it. The street in front of my house is not "level" but it is straight. Think about that for a minute. I set up my hitch doing exactly what Lynnmor described. I have checked it many times on "nearly level" ground and it is just fine.
aftermath 06/07/21 08:50am Towing
RE: Issue with being removed from a certain Camping retailer...

Gritdog, what? You don't want to pay money upfront to join a club that will give you 10% off of their merchandise that they mark up 15%?
aftermath 06/07/21 08:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Weight of travel trailer

I agree with what Nickthehunter just said. A tow rating is a decent place to start but....few half tons can actually tow the maximum weight stated without having troubles in other areas. I tow a 6500 lb trailer with my Tundra that (they say) can tow 10K lbs. With a TW of close to 1000 lbs I am close to my payload number before I even start the engine. So, look at axle ratings and payload capacities when you start to narrow your choices.
aftermath 06/07/21 08:25am Travel Trailers
RE: ANOTHER baseball question......

I disagree. When the ball is thrown in the dirt the umpire will ask to inspect the ball. At that point time is "out". The umpire will then pass the ball to the pitcher by either doing it himself or assigning the task to the catcher. Time will remain out until the umpire directs the pitcher to pitch the ball.
aftermath 06/05/21 02:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: Pop-up -> TT ?

Boatcamp, This is a tough decision. There are many factors and everyone's situation/story is different. I had a 1979 Starcraft tent trailer that we used for 17 years. It was rock solid and is still in our family today. After the kids left we wanted to get something bigger with a bathroom and a real refigerator. We picked up a 21foot Starcraft hybrid. Well, the quality of the hybrid didn't measure up to our older pop up. As we neared retirement we found traveling with this was not all that easy. Lots of time was spent setting up the tent ends only to close them back the next day. And when it rained we had to deal with wet canvas. We jumped to our Airstream and for traveling, it has been excellent. But, as we moved "up" we lost options along the way. We took the tent trailer almost anywhere. The hybrid is easy to tow and we could get it into most spots. The Airstream is a different story. I haven't pulled it yet into remote lakes via logging roads. I have a 2017 Tundra which is basically the same as your Sequoia. Yours is a bit heavier so will have less payload but your plan to get something around 20 ft should work. Take a look at the fiberglass trailers out there. The Oliver out of Canada is very well built but pretty expensive. These things are light weight, sort of , and don't leak.
aftermath 05/23/21 10:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Screen Room / Add A Room Repairs

fornarog, What a great popup! We had a 1979 Starmaster 7 that we purchased in 1989 and kept it for 17 years. It had the same great awning with the screen enclosure. First of all, patching screen is not like patching any other cloth. Screening this age doesn't just tear, it deteriorates to the point that you will have to replace it. We sold it in 2005 after the daughters moved on and we were looking at retirement. In 2016 my youngest asked me to look around and see if anything was on the market, they were just starting to look for a tent trailer. I found one at a reasonable price and went to take a look and low and behold it was our Starcraft. The canvas was in very good shape but the screens were falling apart. Having a very active grandson, I decided to replace the canvas. Bear Creek Awnings were great to work with. I am sure they will be able to steer you in the right directions. Call them and send them pictures. One of the guys there had a similar Starcraft and was familiar with mine. Another option might be to take it to a place that does boat covers. They have the heavy duty machines to sew on new screens. Good Luck.
aftermath 05/23/21 09:52pm Folding Trailers
RE: Dometic 300 toilet replacement?

I put a 310 in my trailer a couple of year ago. No issues to date. Really like the porcelain and how it flushes.
aftermath 04/25/21 08:16pm Travel Trailers
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