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RE: What's a reasonable towed vehicle?

Auto trans goes in park . I have a 2008 rubicon with 97k. I think I've towed it another 30, 40k miles. Easy peasy.
cbigham 11/19/21 06:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

Reckon so!
cbigham 11/06/21 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorcycle trailer for Class C

here's a vid, get some plug in clip on tail lights, easy peasy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoK0bzyfFbs
cbigham 11/02/21 02:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Motorcycle trailer for Class C

you want the ultimate mx rack, but not the one held on the bottom like a dirt bike. This one lowers the whole rack to the ground.U drive over it, tie up the scooter, jack it up, put in the pin. That simple. Safe. NO worries about problems loading.I've seen it cheaper elsewhere http://www.hitchsource.com/ultimate-mx-hauler-ramp-p-37160.html
cbigham 11/02/21 02:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Your Favorite Boondocking Pics

https://i.imgur.com/ybvcuFTl.jpg What?!?! U lookin at me? First bear I had to spray
cbigham 10/28/21 10:48am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Your Favorite Boondocking Pics

https://i.imgur.com/pqvVmH7l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/G1JWPdOl.jpg
cbigham 10/28/21 10:20am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Your Favorite Boondocking Pics

Couple a shots.. https://i.imgur.com/rYRBipil.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QmpQexRl.jpg
cbigham 10/28/21 10:16am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

Had older diesel trucks chev duramax, chev 6.5Linternational scout (if you can recall those) and a cat powered diesel funmover I put 92k on. Old stuff I could fix, replace injectors, pumps, pull trans as needed. By the cat acert series generation in the funmover...gotta call Guido with the Ph.d to fix it. Computers powering multiple injector cycles, delicate huie pumps, wasn't the stuff I trained for in the military. Enjoyed that funmover, but very needy..and if someone else needed to fix it, it was not commonly available in places I like to go. We are riders, dirt bikes, Harleys for many years. Sold the Harleys. Focus on diet, dual sport exploration. Over the years, recognized I want a smaller unit, easily fixed in any small town that can fit in the more remote, intimate campsites. Love those places to see, ride from, be, and meet the people who do the same. With the funmover, guys would wonder over and talk how much they paid, what broke on their Harley or brand new KTM they didnt have set up, what business they did or do. Questioned me the same. Very few talked about what they'd seen or done or want to. Stuff talk. Smaller gasser, people now ask where you going? Did you see x? We r riding to y this afternoon, you got to see this! Much more approachable, less pretentious. I very much enjoy those chance meetings I missed. Another pleasant surprise is so much less maintenance. The little gasser 2017 model is almost always ready to just go. I had a part time maintenance hobby on the funmover. That time now goes for riding. Diesels are not as reliable or simple to fix as they once were.
cbigham 10/27/21 01:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

That's what I ordered as well. Wednesday.
cbigham 10/08/21 03:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

Those the lt or c version?
cbigham 10/08/21 02:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

DrewE- That's what I figured. Using K for units P1v1/t1=p2v2/t2 assuming minimal or no tire volume expansion. It's the smell.. I cannot find any bulges, delam as I normally see on tires about to lose it. (No need for n, R in formula to compare temp to temp) thanks
cbigham 10/06/21 09:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

No, thanks. I did the calcs before putting the bike on. Scale reading is with bike, rack on. The 82 degrees is hot, just in from the road. Readings were 77 prior to.
cbigham 10/05/21 08:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

A lighter bike, sure, we do on occasion carry son's bike there. Then you have issues of blocking radiator if bike big, and headlights. I calculated the 790r with rack puts about 1100 on the hitch when accounting for the center of gravity is about 3 ft or so further from the hitch. The rear is reinforced with 3 receivers, 2bon the frame rail, and the center hitch. It's all very heavy duty and reinforced. Front, no.
cbigham 10/05/21 07:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

This is all food info. I have a thor 23u want to carry my ktm 790r 470 lbs bike on back. All specs match, extra distance from hitch indicated about 1083 lbs put on back axle. Weighed at scale shows 8990 on back axels 3270 front. Well within spec. Factory tires got real hot last trip at 80 psi . I could smell em.
cbigham 10/04/21 05:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

Nothing to be concerned about IMHO, but you should invest in an infrared temp gauge. My rears will always show higher temps when pulling my fiver. Your number, ratio is about what I calculated. I'm still under the 9600 lbs rear axle weight. That's the factor, tho this is the most weight I've had on the rear axle which likely is.
cbigham 10/04/21 02:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

Big fingers, small phone?? 76. Came un looked like 82. Fully loaded, bike in back, fuel, water propane 12240. I noticed no bubbles, delamination I seen on other tires going bad. Just smell and heat.
cbigham 10/03/21 06:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

I've already done the math. I set off at 76 lbs, came in at 82, 83 lbs??
cbigham 10/03/21 02:08pm Class C Motorhomes
Question about tires..smell? Temp?

https://i.imgur.com/Q256Q5Zl.jpg Hi all, Have a question about tires..Tires are hot at 80, 82 psi returning from cold mountain trip thru local desert, traffic and home. Rear tires noticably hotter than fronts and had a smell like hot rubber. Posted are the weights on the axels for my 23u thor. I notice I'm about 700lbs below the limit of the rear axle. Usually that axle is loaded about 600 lbs lighter. No smell, not so hot. Is there a danger? Factory michelin tires, 2016 date. Don't recall smelling this. Tires not painful hot but hot. Touched the rims, axle shafts..not the source of heat. It's tire flex. This is the most I've loaded this. E450 chassis, 2017 model 14,000 gvwr. Usually carry a 300 lbs motorcycle on back never a worry. This time a 470 lbs bike and about another 50lbs lbs for the more stout rack tying into frame. Any thoughts? Thanks Cb
cbigham 10/03/21 11:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quality in a class C

Meh. See these quality threads come occasionally. Had a thor funmover 39c and now a thor 23u. Love the easy handling of the smaller unit. I observed many, many used thor class c rentals with 140k plus miles on market. Good enough for them, I'll give a try. None of these is great quality. You should be prepared to pay for some work or better yet get handy and do it yourself. (In my experience, frequently after I paid for someone to work, wasn't done right or had to be redone) Majority of the few times I e had issues were in the field so the repair man was me. Ya pays yer money and takes yer chances! Minor inconveniences compared to the fun I've had and places we've been. Little hotel room I put wherever I want and know its clean and safe.
cbigham 09/18/21 08:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Minnie Winnie 25B

You might look at the next model larger with the couch. I very much like having a different place to sit than the dinette. I have the thor 23u with the barrel chair. I move from the dinette to the barrel chair, back, to the bed for comfort in times of rain.
cbigham 08/30/21 11:30pm Class C Motorhomes
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