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RE: Not one but two blowouts

We moved to LT (truck tires) and have had zero problems since
agesilaus 05/25/22 08:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RAM spare tire tool

I got a Dorman spare tool kit, there was a 30 inch extension rod but the shipping time was too long. I'll crank the spare down today or tomorrow and lube everything. Thanks for the replies Dorman tool
agesilaus 05/24/22 10:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wiring a class B

You might watch this on YT More here
agesilaus 05/23/22 07:12am Tech Issues
RE: Discoverer AT3 XLT

Well we used the Discount tire RHW twice. Out in Montana once. No questions asked. I was never a fan of these either, but Discount has stores all over the country and you don't need to search out some shop that honers the warranty. Albeit they only have one store in Montana that I know of in Helena so I bite the bullet and buy the RHW
agesilaus 05/22/22 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 4 wheel drive trails in Park City UT

Seen these? There all sorts of stuff online, we haven't been there
agesilaus 05/22/22 03:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: RAM spare tire tool

When you get the rod use it to make sure the hoist isn't bad. Lower it, oil the cable, and raise it back up to make sure that it works. A lot of them have failed, we replaced them frequently as our shop was near the beach and they rusted sometimes solid. You also need to inspect the tire for size and age, who knows what is under there. The tire valve should be pointed down so it's pressure can be checked occasionally. You don't need more than one flat at a time. Sounds like good advice
agesilaus 05/22/22 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RAM spare tire tool

Not the jack, I may need the rod you use to lower the spare. With Ford you need a key like thingamajig you place on the end of the crank rod to engage the gear that lowers the tire. Does RAM need one. I need to search the track to see if these spare tire tools are in ir somewhere/ Where are those kept? Under the rear seat??
agesilaus 05/21/22 04:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Discoverer AT3 XLT

IF you are a member or have a friend who is I would buy the batteries at Costco. In San Diego Costco beats Autozone by at least $50 per battery. Costcos are mighty rare in Florida. One in Tampa about 2 hours away from here. Thanks for all the replies. I went ahead and bought the Coopers at Discount tire. With their tire guarantee and taxes is was $1500+ for four, geez.... I'm impressed with the tires, very deep treads. Half an inch IIRC. I just could not find much info on the Falkens and they are even more expensive locally.
agesilaus 05/21/22 11:58am Tow Vehicles
Discoverer AT3 XLT

Any using Discoverer AT3 XLT Tires? I was looking at Michelin LTX but they have a lot of bad reviews at the 20K to 30K point. Mainly vanishing sipes and the tread peeling off. The Coopers get good reviews from what I can see. We just bought a used RAM 2500 and is has Sailuns of all things, mostly worn out too. We are 90% on the road and 10% off road pulling an 8K TT. The XLT are supposed designed for HD trucks Secondly, I want to replace the truck batteries. Just as a preventive, I have no idea how old they are but they don't look new. Any batteries better than others? Or just what the auto parts place has? We finally are going to get on the road again, God willing. After a lot series of problems since November. A quick run around the Southeast, maybe to Natchez Trace. Back here for appointments in early June then off to the Escapade in TN. Them maybe to the Yupper and the north country in July.
agesilaus 05/20/22 01:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Brakes Disconnected message

Logically since this problem is showing up on RAM and Ford trucks and we all have different RV's thus the problem is most likely in the truck connections and/or plug. Especially since it goes away for a time after cleaning the connectors. We did that too. Cleaned the connector and it "went away" or so we thought. There was just something differently wrong. It was just coincidental that the cleaning seemed to help. If one person reports 'cleaning' gives temporarily relief then maybe coincidence. If multiple people report that is the case, as it is here, then it is not coincidence. That is not to say that other problems might occur but the most likely is a bad connector on the truck.
agesilaus 05/18/22 05:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer Brakes Disconnected message

Logically since this problem is showing up on RAM and Ford trucks and we all have different RV's thus the problem is most likely in the truck connections and/or plug. Especially since it goes away for a time after cleaning the connectors.
agesilaus 05/17/22 09:14pm Tech Issues
RE: What do you need to cross the border into Mexico

Do you need to get some sort of tourist permit if you stay more than a day or so?
agesilaus 05/17/22 08:05am Snowbirds
RE: Trailer Brakes Disconnected message

I do a modified version of the emery board. I use a Popsicle stick with some very fine polishing paper. It is enough to remove the oxidation without worrying about being too aggressive. Now that's a good idea
agesilaus 05/17/22 07:19am Tech Issues
RE: Trailer Brakes Disconnected message

Well swell, I just got a 2018 2500 and I hope I'm not getting a preveiw of what's coming
agesilaus 05/16/22 08:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Pressure Regulator

Remember the second law of Engineering: Better is the enemy of 'good enough'. If it works don't spend more to get something more expensive that does the same job as the cheap version
agesilaus 05/16/22 08:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Brakes Disconnected message

We used to get that on our F350. A good shot of good quality contact cleaner on the plug and socket would fix it for a month or so. Running a fingernail emery board in the plug help but you need to be careful and not get too enthusiastic while doing it.
agesilaus 05/16/22 06:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Pressure Regulator

Amazon OK I have this one, a MICTUNING looks like the one you posted. Has 270 ratings and 5 stars. Mine works as expected but is heavy and broke the plastic water inlet on my RV. I should have either used a 90 degree elbow or placed it at the other end of the hose. So far as I know you need a regulator to protect the piping not the pump. The pipes are not rated for high pressure. Joints will fail.
agesilaus 05/16/22 01:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water Pressure Regulator

I've used that regulator for several years, no problems. Ditto at least mine looks like that, not sure of the brand tho. I have no idea why you's need a $150 regulator.
agesilaus 05/16/22 12:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Holding tank cleaning stick

Just run the water hose in the bathroom window with an adjustable nozzle on it. Open the black tank valve drain the tank and then stick the hose down the toilet, not all the way and blast the tank out with the hose stream. Do this occasionally or if you notice excessive odor.
agesilaus 05/15/22 01:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Travel Trailer Towing Recommendations

Chevy 1500 Ford F150 You should get the trailering package. You will be a little heavy for the lighter trucks such as Tacoma etc. Ford Ram GMC Trucks either 1/2 ton (F150/1500), 3/4 or 1 ton from the three American manufacturers. A HD truck lets you move up to a heavier TT later without buying a new truck. With tow packages for the 1/2 ton trucks. Avoid other brand pickups (like Toyota) which are not suited for towing. Try all three trucks brands out, you will like one more than the others probably. Get a good towing hitch, a weight distributing hitch (WDH) When towing keep your speed down to 55-62 mph, mostly stick to the right hand lane on highways and just let people pass you. Your fuel mileage with be optimal in that range. Expect mpg in the 8 to 12 mpg range. And towing stability is much better and safer in that speed range.
agesilaus 05/15/22 08:39am Tow Vehicles
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