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RE: Why do people have such large trailers?

Because I spent 11 years going to sea on Submarines. I want to be comfortable now.
ls1mike 07/01/15 06:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with a Van

I saw like 4 or 5 this weekend. They make and excellent tow vehicle.
ls1mike 05/26/15 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Father/ Daughter truck project update/ oak flatbed pics

Looks great!!
ls1mike 05/26/15 05:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Long term reliability of GM 8.1 Liter

We had at least 100K on our 2003. But my question is will my current 6.0L make it that far? Yes, I have a break down of sales figures(somewhere). 64 percent of GM's HD sales are 6.0 trucks. There are many out there with or close to over 200,000 miles on them. Lots of them in fleet service. The two guys I camp with have 6.0 trucks with heavy towing. One has 170,000 on his truck the other has 185,000. Having said that the 8.1 is a beast when I bought my truck I was looking for a good used truck, but I got such a sweet deal on the 6.0 I have I could not say no. As far longevity based off what I see on the GM board you can't go wrong. Plus I the truck platform you get the Allison. What is not like.
ls1mike 05/15/15 07:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: I am at lost. Another bad luck with my TV

Don't get discouraged. Really common in the earlier Mod motors...4.6, 5.4 to do that. It can be tricky to fix, I had a Mustang before my Camaros and Firebirds. Mine did it and I fixed it. Just take your time and relax. Remember with those miles stuff will break. If you plan on doing the other plugs heat the engine up and pull them out then. The possibility exist that they will pull the threads on the other ones. Just do a search on the net plenty of info about it out there! Yeah. I agree its common. I just don't want it to happen when I am 500 miles away. The way you are going about it is correct, however, not knowing how good you are with tools, my recommendation is to bite the bullet and take it somewhere, unless you just get this one going and get another truck.
ls1mike 05/13/15 07:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I am at lost. Another bad luck with my TV

Don't get discouraged. Really common in the earlier Mod motors...4.6, 5.4 to do that. It can be tricky to fix, I had a Mustang before my Camaros and Firebirds. Mine did it and I fixed it. Just take your time and relax. Remember with those miles stuff will break. If you plan on doing the other plugs heat the engine up and pull them out then. The possibility exist that they will pull the threads on the other ones. Just do a search on the net plenty of info about it out there!
ls1mike 05/13/15 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas tow vehicle for fifthwheel

There is this...How good it is, I can't say but it is something to read. 3/4 ton gasser shootout. I have been in the Ford and GM. I don't think you can go wrong with either. I know you didn't mention the Ram, but it is very nice too!
ls1mike 05/05/15 05:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Yes you can drive 55 and 60.

I also really ever tow between 55 and 62. I just got a set of new tires for the trailer that are ST and speed rated N which is 87 MPH. I will try 65 on the major highways this year because that is where the truck seems really happy and will hold overdrive between 62 and 65. I see no reason to go any faster.
ls1mike 05/04/15 03:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: How do you feel about people walking through your campsite?

It doesn't really bother me. I go camping to chill out and relax, not get worked up about minor stuff like someone walking through "my" campsite. I usually give them a "how's it goin'?" Yup...time on earth is short, why get worked up over small stuff This, plus I may start offering a beer. We are all out there doing the same thing. It should be a good time. You walk through...Eh, I just get another drink. I don't do it, but that is me. Having spent lots of time on Submarines personal space is not a big thing to me. As long as you are not 6 inches from me...I am over it...quick.
ls1mike 05/02/15 11:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone Passports...Good-Bad or ???

Whenever I read these questions I always wonder if the OP means this RV just in general or compared to other RVs. In general, it's a cheaply manufactured product made with an abundance of particle board, low end cabinets, the lowest cost faucets and fixtures available and basically subpar materials throughout. All that being said, it's pretty much the same as every other main stream TT being made and for what you pay, IMO, it's a great value. With all of these lower end units it's a bit of a roll of the dice. Every manufacturer turns out problem free units and..... well, others :) After owning numerous similar units I personally think the best thing is to really look at the one unit you are interested in rather than a brand or manufacturer as a whole. Find a good dealer that is close by for service/repair and do a REALLY thorough PDI or inspection if buying used. I have a very similar TT only made by Forest River. It provides numerous wonderful times for the family and I but I'm never surprised if one of the cabinet doors falls off in my hand :) :) I love this response! So true. If you can't smile when you're holding that cabinet door, then TT's are probably not for you. Truth. I love my Passport. I came from a 1988 24 foot Fleetwood Southwind to a 1995 Fleetwood Prowler 5th wheel to the current Passport. The Southwind and Prowler were put together better than ANYTHING we looked at. I wasn't sure what to do...I finally said...Give me the biggest one with the least amount of weight for a gasser 3/4 ton...So now I have the Passport...Season four and it has been great. Separate space for the kids and if stuff breaks...I fix it, have a few adult beverages and move on!
ls1mike 05/02/15 10:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: How do you feel about people walking through your campsite?

Eh, It is annoying, but I don't let it bother me. I am not out there to get upset.
ls1mike 05/02/15 06:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1000 miles on 2015 Silverado 6.2/8 speed

Awesome truck! Enjoy!
ls1mike 05/01/15 05:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keystone Passports...Good-Bad or ???

I have a 2012 Passport BHWE 3220. I love the thing. Got it in 2011 4 season coming up. No issues, tows great, weighed in under 7500lbs fully loaded for 5 days of camping. My two complaints are curtains instead of doors (saves some weight) and not enough outlets. First world problems right?
ls1mike 05/01/15 05:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: HEY we need a sticky for our TT pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wilderness Lite 18ft. Travel Trailer: http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s126/sondy132001/trailer1_zpsc7b43713.jpg Wow! That is clean! Enjoy!
ls1mike 04/28/15 07:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire blow out trailer

I was just at the tire store today , they had a sale on the MaePop 2000 ST tires , the guy was telling me they are much better than the old WilPop 1500 ST they use to sell . If you do a search on this Forum there has been more failures on the Maxxis tires than on the NEW Carlisle Radial Trail RH. And there are not a lot of owners running the Maxxis. I just picked up a set. I will let you know how they do. They are speed rated to N. Which is 87 mph. They will most likely never see over 65. Truck is really happy at about 63 mph. I had the Towmax. Just time for new ones. I hemmed and hoed over tire selection because of this board...:)... None of my trailers have been super heavy my old 1995 Prowler 5th wheel was like 6500 loaded, my current one is 7500 loaded. I had Carlisle's on the 5er, they were good to me. Lets see how they do on the Passport.
ls1mike 04/24/15 12:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Storing your "stinky slinky"

Here is mine. I was curious Mike, how does that PVC bike rack work out for you? I was considering building one. Ha! You noticed it there. I love the dang thing. I need to fix it. I broke it, but for 30 bucks and 45 mins of work it is great. I can get 4 bikes in the back of the truck standing straight up. I am going to make a new one this weekend with room for 5.
ls1mike 04/21/15 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Storing your "stinky slinky"

Here is mine. http://s15.postimg.org/ecnctpi57/image.jpg http://s15.postimg.org/k23le0obf/image.jpg http://s7.postimg.org/s2he1idij/image.jpg
ls1mike 04/20/15 05:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: New travel trailer for my daughter..

My Passport is the same basic layout everyone has been posting. 6280 dry. Weighed for 5 days of camping full tanks it was 7480. http://www.keystonerv.com/media/672359/3220bh_med.jpg height=200 width=100 We really like it. It has been great! Tow really easy!
ls1mike 04/15/15 12:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: New travel trailer for my daughter..

So at least a 3/4 ton. I think all the RECENT GM vans that are 12 passenger are 3/4 ton or better. Some are Diesel. Most are 6.0. I think they should stay around 8000 loaded. That gives them some cushion. I say this because of all the people loaded in the van.
ls1mike 04/14/15 06:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: New travel trailer for my daughter..

I will really appreciate any input form you folks. Start with their tow vehicle details ... kinda pointless for others to make suggestions when they have no idea as to what their TV is capable of towing. :@ This. Have to know what they are capable of moving. My 35 footer sleeps 7 comfortably. (bunkhouse with two slides) 4 bunks 1 on the dinette 1 on couch 2 on the queen. I like the Toy Hauler idea too! I know there are other trailers out there but the dinette and the couch never seemed real comfortable to me unless I had had a few... :) 7 kids. God bless 'em...My wife is one of 11. 9 girls 2 boys. Holidays are busy. I keep some adult beverages on hand. :)
ls1mike 04/14/15 06:09pm Travel Trailers
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