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RE: Tow King Tires

What are they being put on?
fj12ryder 10/01/20 01:10pm Towing
RE: Need Help Understanding AC Vent Cover!

My thought would be if the cold air supply to the room was fully open you would get little to no flow of air to the other vents. If you want more air flow to the vents, you can close the side vents on the plastic cover.
fj12ryder 10/01/20 12:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Tow King Tires

We looked at the coach again yesterday. The tires are actually Power King tow max tires. The date indicates that they were produce in May of 2015. The coach has at on a seasonal site since 2016 and showed no signs of dry rot. We will pick the rig up in a couple of weeks. I think my plan is to use the current tires for our last trip of the year when we pick it up and then replace the tires next spring. they are "G" rated tires.So the tires are 5 years old, and they've been sitting for 4 years. If your last trip is fairly short, and not several hours of high speed travel, it might be okay. But, personally, I would be concerned with old tires that have been sitting for years. But that's just me.
fj12ryder 10/01/20 07:42am Towing
RE: Would You Take A Vaccine COVID-19

Not a chance!! I only started taking the flu shots two years ago, and that was only because Peggy insisted. No way would I risk taking a new and relatively untested vaccine. Especially when I consider the risks far outweigh the reward. I contracted the virus in December and recovered after a couple weeks. Of course I didn't know what it was at that point, and neither did anyone else AFATG, just another case of the flu albeit more severe than usual.
fj12ryder 09/30/20 01:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

I keep it at 60mph. When I'm camping there is no need to be in a hurry.I can certainly see your point, but I'd rather get to where I'm going and sit down and relax, rather than spend that same amount of time still traveling.
fj12ryder 09/29/20 02:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Germs while traveling

I think they are kind of silly looking. BUT, I am brought back to a day sitting in line at the ATM. Woman ahead of me pulls up puts her card in.then starts rooting around knuckle deep in her nose. pulls it out inspects and the dives back in for another go. I went to another machine and payed their fee. What if you were a few cars back ,and didn't see this, you will never escape what goes on before you get there . That one was just one you got to see, you missed the other thousands . :)And yet, here you are, still alive and kicking. Much ado about nothing.
fj12ryder 09/29/20 08:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Poachng Season

Dang, send them to Missouri, we need some here to keep the deer population in check. Just kidding, but something needs to be done, with no real natural predators they breed like rats. Makes a person very nervous driving through treed areas at dusk.
fj12ryder 09/29/20 06:45am Around the Campfire
RE: Germs while traveling

O M G
fj12ryder 09/27/20 06:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pinbox moves?

If I noticed my pin box moving a 1/2" I would be pulling body panels to check things out.
fj12ryder 09/27/20 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Near tragic event!!

Just a FWIW, but some lug wrenches are not designed to be used to loosen nuts and bolts, even though they are ratchets. Especially the cheapo wrenches. Be sure to check that your particular torque wrench can be used in a counterclockwise direction. Not all of them can.
fj12ryder 09/27/20 01:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Near tragic event!!

For those of you who think a TPMS will tell you if a wheel comes of, I think you are mistaken. I am not positive but I don't think they will alarm if this happens. Mine will tell me when a sensor has lost signal. Im pretty sure if a tire went flying it would be out of range and lose the signal. MikeIt strictly depends on the make and model of TPMS. The TST system has about an hour lag time between losing contact with the sensor and notifying you of an issue. Other makes have differing times.
fj12ryder 09/27/20 01:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert screen door opener to Dexter screen door UPDATE

Those only fit the Lippert doors, that's why he had to modify it to fit the Dexter door.
fj12ryder 09/27/20 06:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Lol...welcome to the forum! Yes, all kinds of people make up these forums. You will be an interesting member! A tip...shorten your posts! Oh, now tell us you are also a hiway safety engineer, when you aren't trucking/typing!:Z Jerry YEP! I started to read then decided I was not Into reading a novel.Good point, since "A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction". :)
fj12ryder 09/26/20 09:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Hey, all I want is to see the statutes this guy seems to think exist with all the ROW nonsense. In all my many years, I've never heard most of the stuff this guy is passing off as legal and not legal. You pull left directly in front of that trooper who is directly behind someone passing a vehicle, and I guarantee that you will not escape that encounter unscathed. Telling him he has no right to be where he was probably won't cut much ice. :)
fj12ryder 09/26/20 02:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 Amp service question

My new travel trailer has 50 amp service and two air conditioners. When running both air conditioners the draw is 43 Amps does that mean I’m almost maxed out??What is telling you 43 amps?There's the question we need an answer to. All else is pure speculation, with no data.
fj12ryder 09/25/20 09:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: New tires for my 16K fifth wheel

I use to have GY 614 back in 2005.They was a disaster tire for 3-4 years.That make me go to Michelin rib (not to good for heavy trailers)and then Sailun.Well that the tire to use now a lot cheaper and a lot better. See you drive a newer more dependable Ford truck. So the HORRIBLE previous Ford Diesel record didn't steer you away I guess.......Well, FWIW, I did have horrible experiences with Chevrolet products, and have never, and will never, buy another one. So yeah, a bad experience can sometimes totally bias you against a product.
fj12ryder 09/25/20 11:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Servicing Wheel Bearings

That's mighty impressive, given they want e-z lube bearings serviced every year or 3 to 4 thousand miles, which ever occurs first. The upgrade might be the way to go just for the peace of mind factor, even though greasing each year is no big deal. I guess the cost of the upgrade, also has to be considered before going that route.They don't actually want you to service your bearings that often. That is simply the CYA put out to Cover Their A**es. I'm firmly in the camp that the bearings should be checked when you first take possession of your trailer. Once you've determined the bearings are good, and are lubed well, you check them every several year or when you feel the urge. Every year or every other year is a waste of my time. It would appear that trailer builders are notorious for doing a singularly poor job of assembling, and/or greasing the bearings before putting the trailer in service. Mine were pretty bad, but I finally pulled and rechecked bearings after 5 years and all was good.
fj12ryder 09/25/20 11:48am Tech Issues
RE: We are Drowning in our...

Yes, way less litter today because of increased education and responsibility.I do have to agree there is less litter than when I was growing up. We lived outside the city, and regularly walked to school. We would pick up pop bottles and could usually collect enough on the walk to and from school, about a mile one way, to buy some candy at the local small store. When I was bicycling and running some years back, the lack of litter was always heartening. The roads were never totally trash free, but much better than I remembered as a kid.
fj12ryder 09/25/20 11:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Digi-Pas 2-Axis Smart Cube Level, DWL-90PRO,

This is just me, but if you permanently mount two cheap(er) spirit levels on your trailer, then you don't need to move anything around, recalibrate, or mess with any gadget at all. I have one large level on the pin box that I can see from the truck seat to get the trailer level side-to-side, and one level mounted on the trailer by the front leg switches for front-to-back. No batteries, no worries about dropping, no messing with anything. Sometimes simple works best.
fj12ryder 09/24/20 08:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: WiFi

Boosting the wifi signal does no good if the wifi is slow to begin with. It will allow you to connect better, but will not speed up a mediocre wifi. So make sure the wifi is worth boosting before you spend money to do so.
fj12ryder 09/23/20 07:31pm Technology Corner
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