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RE: 2015 Weekend Warrior At Giant RV

I hope the newer ones are built better than the older ones. You couldn't give me another one. Nope. Helen Keller still works on them. Just pull off a panel and you will see the same shavings, cut wires, etc.
bkirkpatrick 04/06/14 01:25pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2015 Weekend Warrior At Giant RV

At least Giant makes up for it with great service. Oh wait, no they don't.LMAO. :S
bkirkpatrick 04/06/14 01:24pm Toy Haulers
RE: Talk me out of it if you can 19.5s

When I when from duallies to supper singles I went to 19.5 - the 16 in wheel just can't handle the rear axle weight. I ended up going with the Toyo M608Z tire - very beefy, regroovable, as has been said a real MDT tire. What make/model super single RIM did you go with?
bkirkpatrick 04/06/14 01:12pm Toy Haulers
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

Another one with his underwear way too tight. What is a post rating? Just trying to add some levity to the stupid banter about how gas engines are equal to or superior to diesels as far as performance goes. Look how upset you have become and look how much energy you and a couple others are spending on me. This post (Diesel vs Gas) went sideways shortly after its inception and resurrects itself with the same back and forth banter but with different users.
bkirkpatrick 03/27/14 01:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

"I was the driver..." Bull.Winner Winner. Those are just random YouTube videos. rhagfo & transamz9 - your underwear is knotted up a little too tight.
bkirkpatrick 03/27/14 09:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

and he is a police officer from his info, And above the law too :W And a Master of Photoshop as well it seems!Yes and also at stirring the pot.
bkirkpatrick 03/26/14 02:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

and he is a police officer from his info, And above the law too :W
bkirkpatrick 03/26/14 12:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

This is a good common sense approach that explains the differences and advantages in layman's terms. However, the haters will be along shortly to dissemble everything you said and again point out why gas is superior to diesel. :S Simply amazing. Anyone have a dead horse we can beat on some more? :? I agree 100%. It should be moved to the first answer at the beginning of the post.
bkirkpatrick 03/26/14 12:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

Yes, but a gasser can't do this CLICK ME! or this CLICK ME 2 Wow. I don't know if everyone will get that you posted that in humor. You did post it as a joke right?Take it any way you want to... I was the driver.
bkirkpatrick 03/26/14 08:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

Yes, but a gasser can't do this CLICK ME! or this CLICK ME 2
bkirkpatrick 03/25/14 08:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Odd Onan issue

carb.
bkirkpatrick 03/22/14 11:23am Toy Haulers
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

Diesel will not always be better. If I had unlimited money a big block turbo gas truck would eat a diesel trucks lunch when it comes to pulling. I wouldn't care about mpg or even longevity of the engine for that matter with unlimited money. But if you compare what the factory offers from the showroom floor the diesel does have better pulling power. Not near as much as many on here would lead you to believe but an advantage none the less. But you do pay for it. That doesn't make the diesel a better or worse choice but when it comes to pulling power it does have the advantage. Dollar for dollar you won't out pull a diesel on the street. You might out run it but you won't out pull it. You might want to narrow that blanket statement down a little. My '94 F150 with 300cid I-6 easily out towed my '95 Cummins powered Ram. My '05 Hemi powered 2500HD had the edge on all for of "my" Cummins powered Rams. The newer diesels are a different story. He said if money wasn't and issue that he could build a gasser to out pull a diesel. I'm saying using the same money the diesel will still out pull his blown gasser.X2 It is all about compression. If the "unlimited money" gasser is going to compete with the diesel then it would have to run off AV gas (aviation fuel) and run at about 14:1 compression. The costs would outweigh the benefits. Maybe we could put a gas drag motor in a dually and go for 1/4 mile runs and it would beat a diesel... just stupid!
bkirkpatrick 03/21/14 09:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Picked up the new home. Road warrior

Congrats on the new rig, looks nice. Let us know how much it costs to fix when you have your first blowout on the camper. I give your rear diff a year before it heads south.Paging Mr. Positive, your table is ready. :E More like Mr. Realistic. 2 RV's, 2 blowouts on less than 2 year old ST tires, never again. Rear diffs when loaded past the max weight continuously, always develop issues.Just bustin' your balls. I know what you mean. Had about 4 blowouts myself and actually lost an entire rim while on a trip (lug nut sheared right off). My stomach sank when I saw the damage from my cheap D rated Chinese tires. I actually got a little acid reflux when I saw your pic too.
bkirkpatrick 03/19/14 09:27pm Toy Haulers
RE: Picked up the new home. Road warrior

Congrats on the new rig, looks nice. Let us know how much it costs to fix when you have your first blowout on the camper. I give your rear diff a year before it heads south.Paging Mr. Positive, your table is ready. :E
bkirkpatrick 03/18/14 08:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: Silverwood Lake Trail Width Question

Thanks for the replies. I was up there about 5 years ago on my dirtbike and we ended up by a stream and a water fall (not too far from Silversood). Don't remember the trail we were on for that but it was pretty cool.
bkirkpatrick 03/18/14 08:24am Toy Haulers
RE: Picked up the new home. Road warrior

How true of a statement is it that a trailer's brakes (when adjusted properly) are designed to stop the trailer not the TV brakes? Hey, if something fails then all bets are off just like not making sure the pigtail is not all the way in place (relying on the tv to stop the trailer) or some other inop part of the braking system.Not sure what you are trying to say...
bkirkpatrick 03/17/14 10:31pm Toy Haulers
RE: Picked up the new home. Road warrior

The braking factor is the reason I upgraded to a larger truck. My F-350 really struggled to stop the rig. It had the power to pull the Fuzion 362 loaded with street bikes or a Smart Car. The F-350 is a single rear wheel so the stability was not as good as a dually. On one trip the pig tail wiggled out, no lights, no brakes. I got pushed through a busy intersection in Birmingham Alabama. Luckily I didn't hit anyone or get t-boned from the traffic coming from the side street. On another trip I got pushed down the south side of Monteagle Mountain headed to Chattanooga. I smoked the brakes on the truck and trailer. My F-350 does not have and engine/exhaust brake. The Freightliner M2 doesn't care if the trailer brakes work or not. I bought the M2 used, not knowing the trailer brake relay was not working. For several trips the trailer brakes were not operating. The M2 stopped the rig with no problem. The two stage engine/exhaust brake is amazing. I never need the service brakes on downhills or ramps. One of my tag lines is "too much truck, maybe... too much trailer, never again”. People argue weight numbers on the forum all day and all night, and that’s OK. Discussions like that keep people on their toes, studying their rigs. How you add numbers or stats to braking capacity, I don’t know, but you will know if you go over the limit. Some will call it the pucker factor. If someone can quantify that limit, please share it. x2 When I upgraded to my c6500 (dually / manual), it as not the fastest and my F350 would blow it away on acceleration. But after several close stopping issues and 3 transmissions, no more. I had a right rear blowout on my single rear wheel f350 while towing and it looked like I hit an IED. Destroyed the bed, spring shackle, and part of the 5th wheel... just from the pin weight. It might not be about science but it is about comfort knowing that if one tire blows back there, now I still have 3 left.
bkirkpatrick 03/17/14 09:37pm Toy Haulers
Silverwood Lake Trail Width Question

Has anyone been to Silverwood (Big Bear area) and been out on the trails? I have a Polaris Ranger (stock) and was curious if it will make it through the signs to ride on the trails. If not, do we just ride the fire roads? I heard they widened them but did not know if this was true or not. Thanks, Brendan
bkirkpatrick 03/17/14 04:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2008 Weekend Warrior CR3705 Landing Gear Issues HELP plz

I know what you mean. I had someone tell me you could use the independent motors to level the trailer side to side. I'd never do that, knowing how much flex the frame can have.bingo! I could see cracking welds and such from trying to level it from a pre mounted liquid ball leveler
bkirkpatrick 03/15/14 09:45pm Toy Haulers
RE: Smallest Class C with double fridge?

Does not matter.
bkirkpatrick 03/15/14 06:59pm Class C Motorhomes
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