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RE: So tell me about your perfect couples travel trailer

Check Northwood. My 2008 Arctic Fox has aluminum superstructure and marine plywood subfloor. The aluminum frame has wood inside the aluminum at points where things are screwed to the frame so they don't just put screws into the thin aluminum. The trailer frame is very stout. Northwood makes their own frames in house. It is a true, four season trailer. I have camped comfortably at zero degree temps. My 29V has two slides, a rear full queen size bed, center bath and lots of wardrobe space and lots of kitchen counter space. The dinette seats four, there is a counch and swivel rocker, in the living area. The bath and bedroom and refer and sink are all accessable with the slides in. I am replacing the swivel rocker with a comfortable, folding camp chair. Afer all these years of wrestling the swivel rocker around, a folding chair that can be stowed will make it much easier when traveling and just stopping over night to move around in the living area without putting out the slides.Northwood trailers have huge CCC which, if you read the current post on empty weight vs GVW, you can see is important. The 29V, which, sadly, they don't make anymore, carries 67 gallons of fresh water, has a ten gallon, gas electric water heater and gemerous holding tanks. All the tanks are inclosed and heated.In a used unit, condition is critical but, so is original build.
canoe on top 05/30/23 12:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Heavier Blue Ox load bars?

As John mentioned, check rear axle and receiver rating. You didn't mention what truck you have. Most class four receivers are rated at 1,000 with WD. Some, 1,200.YOu might be well over that and want to consider going to a class five receiver if your truck can handle it.
canoe on top 11/13/22 11:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Brakes grabbing

Check brake light switch.
canoe on top 09/12/22 09:21am Travel Trailers
RE: towing hitch for new trailer

A reasonable going camping weight for this TT might be around 6,000 lbs. That would indicate a tongue weight of 600- 900 lbs. 700-800 would be reasonable. An Equal-i-zer 10,000 - 1,000 should serve very well. The hitch head is heavy.
canoe on top 09/01/22 12:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: The best upgrade for your TT

I agree that setting up your own WD hitch is a good idea. Previous TT the dealer set it up and I changed it as soon as I got home. Current TT, I set it up myself in the Dealer's parking lot. Fine tuned it a little after that. JIMNLIN is right, (as usual), tire pressure can make a big difference in the way a TT handles.
canoe on top 08/15/22 09:39am Travel Trailers
RE: The best upgrade for your TT

By tracking, I mean traveling on a straight stretch of road, the truck and trailer travel in a straight line as one unit. I don't feel the trailer wiggling independently. Not much, but I can feel it. ST tires have stiffer sidewalls than LT tires. Doesn't make much difference going straight down the road. Significantly underinflated tires can make a big difference in how much the trailer moves around independent of the truck.I run my LRE tires on the trailer at 70 psi as that is compatable with the weight on each tire. When towing, I run the LRE tires on my Ram CTD at 60psi front and 70psi rear which is what the door sticker says. I run all the truck tires at 50psi when running empty. I have very even tread wear. I get 50,000 miles out of a set of Michelin ATs on the truck.
canoe on top 08/14/22 11:30am Travel Trailers
RE: The best upgrade for your TT

I tend to agree with the OP. I think good tires do track better. Also, notice that he went from a load range C to a D. I think a load range C would be marginal at best on a trailer that weight. I can see where the D would make a difference.My TT has 9,000 on the axles. I run LRE on 16 inch wheels. I've run the original Chinabombs, LTs and now, Goodyear Endurance. While it's not great, I can feel a difference in the tracking of different tires. The Endurance are the best in my experience.
canoe on top 08/13/22 12:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie Tow Capacity Question

I stand corrected. He did include passengers in the 6100 weight. I've been on this forum for many years. My observation is that, more often than not, when someone asks: can I tow this with this, the answer is no. The fact that they are asking suggests they have doubts. Far better to ask than end up with a combination that is unpleasant at best and unsafe at worst. But, there is a reason they're asking which is that they usually suspect that they are very close, if not over, limits.If you have to tow with an empty FW tank to make it work, it is not going to fun long term.
canoe on top 08/13/22 11:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie Tow Capacity Question

5500 lbs UVW means around 6500 loaded, ready to go camping. 10% hitch weight is 650 lbs. That leaves you 350 lbs for passengers and cargo. 15% hitch weight is 975 lbs. That leaves you 25 lbs. for passengers and gear in the truck. How does that sound to you?
canoe on top 08/12/22 10:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Nubs on stabilizer rod worn down. Can these be replaced?

A dry lube like bicycle chain lube is better than grease. Grease will collect dirt.
canoe on top 06/24/22 12:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: What size generator to run AC??

Why don't you like the microair?
canoe on top 06/11/22 12:16pm Travel Trailers
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