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RE: Sailun Tires

Did your RV come with load range “E” tires? The GY ENDURANCE has a load rating of 3,640#. Those Arctic fox fifth wheels are pretty heavy ,not sure I would want a Goodyear on that fifth wheel . I would feel a lot more comfortable with a G rated at 4080 lb rating . Montana fifth wheels dumped the G614 because of its low weight rating . Started offering other brands of G rated .
cummins2014 11/12/21 08:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tires

The problem does indeed exist. Several people on the Grand Design forum have had several Vietnam Sailun tire, manufactured winter/early spring, this year, with tread separation. Not good news. There have been a few cases, but I've not read of any recently. But that could be because the traveling season is winding down. Personally we won't be traveling much until next year, and if it were me, I'd wait for a few months and see how things shake out. Just depends on how badly you need new tahrs. Unfortunately the same reports over on the Montana forum , tread separation , with the Vietnam made Sailuns . Apparently though, the new Montana fifth wheels are coming out with the China made Sailun tires . They either have a source from China , that some distributors do not, or had a stock pile of them. Sounds like any of the Sailuns right now coming from Walmart, Simpletire etc are Vietnam made . If I were in the market for another set , I would search out China made . Another tire to look at is the G rated Hankook H31 that was mentioned over on the General RVing Issues , a new tire on the market ,fairly reasonable price . Probably prove out to be a quality RV tire .
cummins2014 11/12/21 08:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Tires Lighten my Wallet

There have been some posters on the Grand Design forum that have had failures with their "G" rated Westlakes. The lower rated Westlakes seem to have most of the problems, but they have occurred with the higher rated ones too, albeit not near as frequently. I've got my fingers crossed. I loved the way my previous Sailuns were flat across the tread, unlike the ST tires that look like balloons. I too would consider westlakes, but I'm 4-5 years away on my sailuns , they are roughly 18 months old . I will also look seriously at the new Hankook H31's G rated . No, Endurance will never be on my list no matter how big a cheerleader 12V is :B B&W I would consider ,and will probably recommend one to my oldest son, just depends on how big of fifth wheel he goes to. If its in the weight rating of mine ,then it will be the Andersen .
cummins2014 11/09/21 05:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hankook TH31

Any body install the new trailer tire from Hankook? It was introduced Apr 2021 on the market.Any good reviews for Honkook tire in general? May be that the new tire to replace the Sailun tire which go down hill lately.We need feed back. After further looking at them ,I would sure consider them, also would consider them on my truck, from advice from a friend in Montana that runs them on his truck .
cummins2014 11/08/21 07:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Best truck for large 5th Wheel

For some I am sure it's a want ,not necessarily a need . I entertained the idea at one time .Used was limited ,and a new one was just a bit more then I wanted to pay.
cummins2014 11/08/21 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: is running exhaust brake all the time ok?

Don't think the above applies to the RAM. Anyone know for a fact? I sure haven't heard anything about brakes being applied along with the exhaust brake on the Rams .
cummins2014 11/05/21 04:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Quartzsite bound

and stay out on Plomosa Rd.Plomosa's almost deserted right now. It's still pretty warm. What I love about Q is no reservations, no crowding, never a problem getting a spot. One year tho I do remember Plomosa being very busy during the big show. The two times I was camped out there ,it was during the big show . The place was pretty crowded.
cummins2014 11/05/21 04:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing New Trailer King RST+ : Only Option Is Carlisle??

cummins2014, to be polite he could use a lesson in punctuation. I don’t proclaim to be an expert on the subject but it simply makes no sense. It made no sense to me either . :)
cummins2014 11/05/21 04:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about unit stabilization

We are headed out again next weekend. After the auto level sequence I will run each down a tad more and see it that helps. I looked at the strong arms but Didn't see any with hardware to mount to the round hydraulic jacks. Just the square electric jacks. Am I missing something? I kept my Steadyfast stabilizers I had on my previous fifth wheel thinking I would use them on the new one . They are similar to the JT's . They did a great job on my old fifth with just the conventional landing gear in front ,and the back stabilizer jacks . The new fifth with the six point level up is pretty solid . I ended up selling my Steadyfast stabilizers, didn't see the need for them .
cummins2014 11/05/21 04:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Should I cover my tires?

I too use 303 on my tires , mostly to make them look good, keeping them that nice black look , not a fan of dull looking tires on any vehicle or RV . Tires when they come fresh out of the mold are dull black, they are not shiny. Granted they will be a deep black but it will not be shiny. They will be the blackest they can be in the mold but the second they are ejected from the mold the rubber starts aging and will go back to less than black more of a grey black color and some may even get some browning over the life of the tire whether it is in full sun or tucked in a dark, dark cave for all it's life. The black comes from Carbon black that is added to the natural latex and the synthetic rubbers as they mix together. Carbon black is what gives the black color but it add strength to the rubber. It also can be mixed in varying quantities to achieve specific characteristics like a harder rubber for high wear or softer rubber with high grip and low wear. Natural latex is a milky white when new but as it ages turns a narly ugly brown. Adding things like 303 is more about making it pretty looking than anything else. Dirt and mud happen to tires, I don't sweat that and heck over the yrs have relaxed about making sure my TT is washed before a trip.. All it takes is one summers night of driving and all that hard work you did is completely covered in bugs.. I get a kick out of seeing 50-60 yr old guys pulling into a car cruise then proceed to spend the next 4hrs of their lives wiping the dust, dirt and mud off of their vehicle at the cruise :h I pull in and show it the way life is. I could care less what 303 does other then restoring the black , no it adds very little shine, not interested in a shiny tire , just a nice black . I take pride in how my rig looks , and performs . If you like yours dirty and covered in bugs , I have no problem with that . If I’m staying a period of time like our six week trip to Montana in the summer , it’s cleaned up soon after I arrive . I use a product that makes it very easy to remove the bugs. Thanks for all that info on tires , I get a kick out of someone spending time researching that , and I could care less about it . I’d rather spend my time outdoors shinning my tires . :B more fun then sitting at a computer .
cummins2014 11/04/21 12:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I cover my tires?

Well said GDE. Bravo! OP, winter, in PA? I wouldn't even consider it. Summer in AZ? My answer would be exactly opposite. What do you recommend for Utah , kind of in between PA ,and Arizona .:B
cummins2014 11/04/21 09:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Should I cover my tires?

For many years I covered the TT tires with cloth tire covers when setting outside on storage lots in very hot Texas sun and periodically applied 303 protectant to them. Never had any cracks or dry rot and towed the TT all over western states and Rockies. Except at the beginning with Goodyear tires I used Maxxis tires always. The task of covering my tires took only a few minutes and applying 303 protectant was fun and satisfying to all the Jo's out there. I too use 303 on my tires , mostly to make them look good, keeping them that nice black look , not a fan of dull looking tires on any vehicle or RV . Now as far as the old wife's tale as far as covering, probably , same as sitting batteries on cement . I don't really care one way or the other . Here is the reason I cover my tires on my fifth wheel tires when not in use . If I happen to leave the covers off for a few days they start getting a brown tint to them, more on the side that gets the most exposure to the sun ,the other side is more shaded where I park my fifth wheel beside my house . So when I get home from a trip the tires ,and wheels are cleaned ,and covered, they remain nice ,and black , plus the wheels ,and the tires remain clean , one less thing to do as far getting ready to go on the next trip . So I keep them covered for that reason . If I am at an RV park for any length of time , especially if its dirt or gravel , they get covered for the same reasons as above ,keeping them clean , and from not getting that brown tint to them .
cummins2014 11/04/21 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing New Trailer King RST+ : Only Option Is Carlisle??

You are saying you bought F rated Sailuns, I am pretty sure they are G rated @ 110 psi . You said , I quote " Mine were built in not China ". Whats that mean were they built in China , or were they built elsewhere ??
cummins2014 11/04/21 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wind!

Since it only comes down a foot or so, I've been able to wrestle off the edges. Getting it back over the fall can be a bit of a challenge. That makes more sense. Just a cap for the roof. There is one guarantee ,you will be the first to know if that cover was worth it .:B
cummins2014 11/02/21 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Wind!

Used a cover on my previous fifth wheel for a few years, never any damage I could see. Friend covered his on 'MY" recommendation for one winter ,terrible rub marks . He had it tied down pretty well. One of my sons covered his motorhome ,same results some bad rub marks , never covered it again . Not sure what the difference was with mine , other then the fifth wheel had four slide outs with toppers that held it way from the sides a bit at the top . The front ,and back caps were subject to rubbing , but never seen any dull spots or rub marks . I did wrap the rain gutters to prevent any tearing of the cover .
cummins2014 11/02/21 08:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Quartzsite bound

I like the Yacht Club We stayed at the Yacht Club once on our way to Prescott. Makes the Bates Motel look like a four star resort!! :( Housted BTW: we go to Quartzsite almost every year and stay out on Plomosa Rd. we meet several friends and have a great time.:) That's where we stayed the two years we've been there going to the Montana Rally, yes we met some good friends out there on Plomosa Rd. We actually have stayed with them on their property in Yuma a few times . Unfortunately they are Canadians, and not able to spend last winter in Arizona . Not sure if they are coming down this winter or not.
cummins2014 10/30/21 11:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Quartzsite bound

I just plain love Quartzsite !! Well the place is certainly not for everyone. Some love it there ,some go one time ,and hate it . Been there a couple times for a Montana rally ,can't say it's a place I need to go every year ,but there are certainly many that do .
cummins2014 10/30/21 08:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: genny conundrum

Don't forget, with the Dual small Hondas you will also need an extended run fuel tank, or you'll spend all your time filling their little tanks. Although now I ran my single 2000 with that extended tank, before I had it ,it was still not much of a hassle with fuel . They can run 3 hours full load ,and up to 8 on 1/4 load . It seemed before the extended tank I was filling it once or twice a day depending on how much it got ran. But I agree those extended tanks are nice.
cummins2014 10/27/21 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: genny conundrum

Like most 5'ers, my Arctic Fox has a factory genny compartment underneath the front overhang. For a variety of reasons, I don't want a permanently installed generator. I'm waffling between a single Honda EU3000is or two EU2200's or their Yamaha equivalents. I know many people swear by other brands but I've owned several motorcycles and respect the design and reliability of both manufacturers enough to pay the premium for their product. If I go with the heavier 3000 generators, has anyone come up with a good solution for getting them out of the front bay and into service a slight distance from the trailer? Something like a small ramp or something? I had even thought of carrying the genny in the truck bed but that's a tall lift with a 74 y/o back and a ~140# weight. The dual EU2200's are only (?) about 50# a piece so I could like manage that. Your thoughts and Real World experiences are welcome. I have an older Honda 2000, can't beat them . For what you want two of the 2200's and a parallel kit would get the job done ,and run just about everything you need . The nice thing about the two 2200 Hondas , is there may be times you only need to run just the one , and don't have to deal with a heavier 3000 .
cummins2014 10/26/21 03:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hello

These fish are brought in quickly and many times the single barbless hook falls out. The fish are struggling and still very alive but for whatever reason some simply don't just swim off. I have heard this from many others. I have no idea ,no experience like that with salmon why that would happen .They are a pretty hardy fish, they have to be to be able to make their spawning run .The few silver salmon I have caught in the ocean were kept ,but that was over 30 years ago. The salmon I have caught in Alaska have been on a river, and released with out problems . I see trout that sometimes doesn't take much to get them on their side ,especially in the warm weather in the summer , but usually working them a little before letting them go, they will swim off pretty well. .
cummins2014 10/23/21 11:03am Tow Vehicles
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