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RE: Awning material replacement questions

I use to get material from Tough Top but the last time I order the material was very bad is not like it used to be don't buy from them.
buc1980 08/15/22 08:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got the insurance money but I can't I do this myself?

A few weeks ago we had 2 blowouts that caused some cosmetic damage to our FW. It's mainly just one piece of Jwrap on the side, the plastic dual fender panel, step light and a Jwrap tubular aluminum support. I've seen how Jwrap attaches and it's not out of my comfort zone for DIY. I've done plenty of work on RV's, cars, metal work etc. The estimate came in about $2k and $1500 of that was labor. Jwrap is apparently more expensive to ship than the cost of the material. Less deductible, we got a check today for $1600. Before I take it to a shop to have the work done, this seems like something I could pretty easily do myself in an afternoon. $500 in materials and I pocket $1k for my labor. Thoughts?What brand tire ?It can't see in the picture.
buc1980 06/28/22 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
2022 campgrounds

Do you think that the campgrounds are less full than the other summers?
buc1980 06/13/22 09:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Ford 350 mile per gallon

What the mile per gallon you get pulling the FW.I get 6-9 with a front strong wind.That the first time when I get so poor MPG.
buc1980 05/30/22 04:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Jersey to California

Bring a lot of cash for the diesel California is expensive.
buc1980 05/09/22 08:03am Roads and Routes
RE: New Sailuns.

Depend of your trailer weight.
buc1980 04/26/22 03:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Outside Stairs

Torklift are one of the best steps you can have I have them for 3 years and I am very happy with them.
buc1980 03/16/22 12:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you always have to pay inside at Truck stops?

I don't know why people go to fuel at the truck stop they more expensive than regular gas station.
buc1980 03/16/22 12:05pm Fifth-Wheels
AGM battery

I heard that a AGM battery is not recommend for 2017 Ford F350 because the alternator will charge them wrong and it short the life of the battery.Anybody know that?
buc1980 01/19/22 08:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Equa-flex suspension?

Take the pressure from the wheels pick up some from the ground.
buc1980 01/19/22 08:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Recall

The problem with the Sailun make me buy Hankook now.They made in China will see how they behave.
buc1980 12/09/21 06:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hankook TH31

They are made in China and it looks like Sailun tire.
buc1980 12/08/21 10:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Sailun tires

Doesn't Michelin make trailer tires?The RIB are not trailer tire.I use to have them but they blow and at that time I replace the with Sailun(I said at that time)Goodyear 614 was a very bad tire back in 2005-2008.I don't want to buy the bad batch(Sailun) so I look somewhere else.
buc1980 12/01/21 06:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun tires

Until Sailun fix theirs problem I stay away.I read that Hankook tire come with a trailer tire(TH31) and I don't hear no problem with them,Carlisle CSL16s another one.Stay away from Sailun I know from my experience that a blow tire(Goodyear 614) can make a lot of damage.
buc1980 12/01/21 07:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

I'm moving from a LB GM to a Ford with 6.75' bed. The truck does not have factory installed puck system. I want to stick with a new B&W slider hitch (I don't think that a slider is required with my 2015 5th wheel's rounded nose, but want the option of using it). Will be pulling 12,300lbs. - Which puck system should I have the dealer install? - Can the Patriot slider easily handle 12.2k lbs? I know it is rated for 18k but has anyone heard of issues with it? ThanksDo you know you can install the pucks yourself just buy the parts.That what I did.
buc1980 11/28/21 12:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MorRyde IS is finally happening

Curious what this costs? I had a spring break recently on a trip. It could have been substantially worse, but makes me worry now. I believe that the 7K IS system is now running AROUND $6500.00 ? I am sure someone who just purchased can correct me. the cost of NO MORE WORRIES -$ PRICELESS MY OPINION is that it is worth every penny on a RV that will be around, if your planning on getting rid of it in a couple years, probably not...$6500 I think that to much can somebody confirm the price ?
buc1980 11/19/21 03:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MorRyde IS is finally happening

Dropped it off at the Elkhart factory today. Go back on Thursday to pick it up. Also getting disc brakes, pass through slide, and cord reel. I ain't right, taking a brand new trailer and having suspension replaced before even the 1st trip. Once we committed to purchase the trailer, the next call was to have IS installed. I scheduled the installation in mid January, and the soonest date available, 11/17!!! They are now booking into 2023!You will love it.
buc1980 11/16/21 05:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tires

Sailun did not develop its stellar reputation overnight. Much in the way a RV trailer puts added stress on a tow vehicle vs. most other family use trailers. RV tires should be held to a higher standard than a typical trailer tire. RV tires carry a very non aeroadynamic load. They are heavily stressed when parked in tight spots. Typically they carry a heavier load than most non professional trailers their size They are used 100's of miles away from home, often in remote areas. Using a no name off brand tire for a utility trailer or a locally used boat trailer does not require the same rigor and reliabilty required by an RV trailer. With that in mind I prefer the weight, additional capacity margin and stellar reputation of Sailun vs. the other off brand tires. Sure you could gamble with some other off brand RV tire, but why when there is a proven and tested tire available? Sailun its reputation speaks for itself.I agree Sailun WAS a very good trailer tire but with the relocation of the manufactures to Vietnam the reputation was going downhill fast.Goodyear 614 was a very bad tire when they start,I got 3 blow on them now they OK but the price is ridiculous high.
buc1980 11/14/21 07:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: CARLISLE CSL 16 TIRES

Due to a dozen different reasons related to politically contrived supply chain problems, good manufacturers suddenly moving from china to vietnam so they can turn a good brand into a bad one, unavailability in my size, etc, etc, I chose a set of four new Carlisle CSL 16 tires in ST235/80R16. G Rated, 14 ply rated, 81 mph rated M, all steel body, and from what I read it is the highest load rated tire in the Carlisle RV trailer line. Sailuns, even before the vietnam issues, were 75 mph speed rated L, so LETS SAY the CSL 16's are TECHNICALLY BETTER just for giggles. Tomato tomatto. I'll be mounting them on a new set of Raceline RCL 935 B Defender TR wheels that are rated for lots of weight too because I apparently hate having money. My 5er has a GVWR of 15,500 and a GAWR each axle 7,000. Since I don't see much on the interwebinators about this tire, I'll post a review since I'll be putting 1,500 miles on them immediately. Hopefully the review will be "They're tires man. Why are we talking about tires so much?"Me too I am looking for a replacement of the Sailun I use for a long time.Carlisle CSL it is on my list together with Hankook Vantra TH31.I am looking forward to your review for the Carlisle after you put more mile on them.
buc1980 11/14/21 07:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tires

I see on Taskmaster website Providers come in a all steel ply carcass in a ST235/80 16" G @ 4080 lbs and a ST235/85-16" G @ 4400 lbs capacity only....and have 19/32nd tread depth. Thats a serious tire for haulers trailers. Should be good for 80k-90k miles per set.I don't heard about Taskmaster probably made in China it can be good but not to many reviews.
buc1980 11/13/21 11:55am Fifth-Wheels
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