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RE: Not a Great Week for Travel

Not ideal but have you considered motelling it instead of hauling the 5er? That way you don't have the trailer to worry about That is a consideration.....but, the next several days will be pretty ugly, even without the trailer! I hate the thought of motels! Plus....with these conditions, they will be full of truck drivers and stranded travelers. Of course....sleeping in the vehicle is a viable, but not desirable, option! ;) memtb
memtb 02/13/21 09:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Not a Great Week for Travel

Ford Truck Guy. - about 40 hours (1700 miles)when towing the camper.....in good weather. This ain’t such good weather! :B TXiceman - the cold is no problem, even with water in the fresh tank.....our camper can handle the cool temps. The ice/freezing rain, with near zero DOT systems in place and inexperienced drivers to contend with is our issue. I don’t want to be involved in a “instant replay” of the Ft. Worth wreck! Again, if it were just us on the roads......chain/cable her up and let’r rip! Now if can have all of those others leave me an open road.....I’d appreciate it!! :B It’s starting to look like we’re not going to make granddaughter’s wedding! ?? memtb
memtb 02/13/21 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
Not a Great Week for Travel

Between the pandemic and other things......haven’t seen my family in Louisiana since April 2018. Granddaughter is getting married next Saturday. We’ve spent the last 3 days picking a travel route from Wyoming to La. using NOAA long range forecast! Every time we modify our travel route, the most recent I-25 into New Mexico, continuing south to I-10...... that route is getting worse by the hour! It’s still the warmest route, above zero most of the way......but now predicting possible sleet, snow, freezing rain! ?? Can’t get much farther south than I-10 ??! If there were “no one” else on the roads.....not a problem. I betting that will not be the situation! ?? This is beginning to look rather dismal! Sorry ......needed to vent! memtb
memtb 02/13/21 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide outs in cold weather

I’ve never had any slide issue that were temperature related down to well below zero......ice on the slide top could be a concern. I’ve used ours with some ice on the slide top, but try to avoid if possible! memtb
memtb 02/12/21 04:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Please Explain the Covid Vaccination

As this is not political and no one is fighting .....yet! It shouldn’t get banned! I understand that the vaccine given to the public hasn’t been around long enough to determine it’s longevity.....but, it seems that the early tests should reveal the suspected longevity! I really would like to know if billions of $ are being spent on a vaccine that is very temporary, requiring a booster quite regularly. If that “is” the case.....this is an exercise in futility, except perhaps those that are very susceptible. Otherwise, we can’t produce it, and administer it fast enough to inoculate the entire population! memtb
memtb 01/26/21 03:14pm Around the Campfire
Please Explain the Covid Vaccination

There are several different beliefs as to how long your immunity lasts ( antibodies duration) if you catch Covid! So......how long is the immunity, if you get vaccinated? If it is no longer than natural immunity derived from catching Covid......what is the benefit of the shot? One of the recent findings suggests that natural immunity may last only 3 months! So, is everyone in the US supposed to get vaccinated every 3 months...which is impossible! Doesn’t the vaccine somewhat replicate the virus? Asking for a friend! memtb
memtb 01/26/21 01:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV cover vs shed?

Shed......twice as big as you think you need! You can thank me later! ;) memtb
memtb 01/26/21 01:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing with a dually or single?need help please

Some of you folks are living in states that are running behind on “soaking” the taxpayer (vehicle license) fees. We have the privilege of paying an “additional” fee of $90.00/year .....heavy vehicle fee for each vehicle (truck, 5th wheel, class c). For us, that adds $270.00 to our already high vehicle license plate fees. :M memtb
memtb 01/07/21 06:58am Towing
RE: Avoiding Low clearance routes

Unless we know the backroads in question, we stay on truck routes. We use the tried and proven paper map system....Truckers Atlas! No incorrect downloads, cell phone failures, ect. at the most inopportune times! memtb
memtb 01/05/21 10:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: Montana Fifth Wheel

According to some of you familiar with them....it says little for the other seven! Yep, they’re not a house.....We do use a bit more propane than I’d like when the temperatures get well below zero. Have to run the genny more than we like to keep the batteries charged....that forced air does pull on the batteries! memtb
memtb 01/05/21 09:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lifting my class C

memtb, Thanks for the pictures. ;). You bet! memtb
memtb 01/05/21 09:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lifting my class C

normadist, from your photo....it appears that the rollers could be removed and replaced with roller, using the same roller base/frame. I’ll get a photo or two of mine, tonite ! I was incorrect on the class c roller length ,it’s been awhile since I was under there. The roller is only 24”, with roller diameter approximately 4 1/2”. It is secured to the receiver outer frame same as your rollers. If you wanted longer, the roller mounting brackets could likely be mounted to the rv frame. If done this way, it would make the roller approximately 18” longer, giving greater coverage. If mounted to the RV frame, the roller would still run beneath the receiver hitch frame, helping prevent it from connecting pavement or getting hung up on something. The photo was taken from beneath the rv, looking toward the back. It’s rather tight under there, I hope that the photos will offer some help! memtb https://i.imgur.com/WHXbrjOl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sD7KhwFl.jpg Our 5th wheel roller runs from frame rail to frame rail. The roller is 70” in length, giving nearly side to side coverage.
memtb 01/02/21 07:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lifting my class C

membt, Do you mean 3 feet--or three inches? 3’ by memory....I’ll measure tomorrow. The one on our 5th wheel is about 5 feet long. The extra length provides better protection...IMO, where as a narrow dolly wheel can hit a hole or low spot and offer no benefit! I can also supply a photo, if wanted! memtb
memtb 01/02/21 07:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lifting my class C

nomadist, if I may suggest. Instead of dolly wheels, go with a frame to frame roller. It won’t miss the high spots on irregular grade surfaces. A dolly wheel may be at a low point on the grade, or fall into a hole.....doing you no good! Our 5th wheel has a full side to side roller, our class c roller is only about 3 ft wide, but still offers an advantage over dolly wheels. You have a lot of rear overhang.....get the most that you can get to provide as much protection as possible! Maybe even several types of protection.....lift, roller, air bags, ect! memtb
memtb 01/01/21 08:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing with a dually or single?need help please

rhagofo, I was referring to the actual axle load capacity......not tires/wheels, springs, ect. Merely, the load capacity of the axle! Beefing the accompanying components, increases the truck load capacity! Without going into lengthy internet research, several years ago the Ram 3500 HD axle rating ( not truck load rating) was the same SRW or DRW. The DRW was axle slightly longer to accommodate the DRW’s. The rear brake discs and caliper assembly were also slightly larger = more braking surface area, to accommodate the extra tire contact patch area afforded by having dual rear wheels. That same contact patch area, greatly works against you on very slick surfaces .....unless you have a lot of load on the back of the truck. For my personal uses....I need a truck that will perform (unloaded) on slick surfaces. We also go places where the fenders would quickly be removed from a DRW. We all have different needs/applications for our trucks. Which brings me back to the weakest link on the SRW.....wheel/tire load capacity! memtb
memtb 12/21/20 06:44pm Towing
RE: Towing with a dually or single?need help please

As this topic was “closed” in a different part of the forum, but continued here.....below is my post cut and pasted here! With a 1 ton HD SRW, the limiting factor is primarily the tires and rims. With a HD SRW 3500, the suspension, and axles are plenty sufficient for your potential load. I haven’t researched in recent years, but the older 3500 Rams had the same rear axle load rating, whether SRW or DRW. The dual tires are what increased the truck load capacity. With the dually you will gain some stability and “slightly” more rear brake surface area.! If your 5th wheel is properly balanced, and your tires/rims are sufficient for the load, you should be fine. Assuming the rims/tires are adequate, it comes down to your preference. If the truck will be primarily for paved road use, and not an everyday driver, and minimal snow/ice....the DRW would be great. If you will be doing substantial snow/ice travel, or off road use, and/or a daily driver.....it’s hard to beat a SRW. We tow substantially more than 16K with a SRW, with some wheel/tire upgrades. But, we don’t full time, the truck is used in snow/ice, and off road.....for our needs, the SRW is much more practical! memtb
memtb 12/21/20 09:50am Towing
RE: Which pick up to buy for towing big fifth wheel?

With a 1 ton HD SRW, the limiting factor is primarily the tires and rims. With a HD SRW 3500, the suspension, and axles are plenty sufficient for your potential load. I haven’t researched in recent years, but the older 3500 Rams had the same rear axle load rating, whether SRW or DRW. The dual tires are what increased the truck load capacity. With the dually you will gain some stability and “slightly” more rear brake surface area.! If your 5th wheel is properly balanced, and your tires/rims are sufficient for the load, you should be fine. Assuming the rims/tires are adequate, it comes down to your preference. If the truck will be primarily for paved road use, and not an everyday driver, and minimal snow/ice....the DRW would be great. If you will be doing substantial snow/ice travel, or off road use, and/or a daily driver.....it’s hard to beat a SRW. We tow substantially more than 16K with a SRW, with some wheel/tire upgrades. But, we don’t full time, the truck is used in snow/ice, and off road.....for our needs, the SRW is much more practical! memtb
memtb 12/20/20 09:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RVing in the winter

TwistedGray, you may consider having a second CO detector.....just in case the first one fails . We do similar as you’re planning, and go5 the second detector as a “fail-safe”! memtb
memtb 12/06/20 04:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RVing in the winter

To fully enjoy winter camping, a couple of things need to be addressed. Obviously, a factory manufactured winter ready rv or a modified rv is a necessity. Much can be done to “winter prep” an rv, though the expenses are dependent upon rv design. If we’re going to using our class c in single digit or below zero F temps.....we put an insulated barrier between the living area and the cab area. More comfortable and much less heater run time! The lower that you can maintain (within reason) the rv interior, you can reduce propane and battery consumption for forced - air heater use. If you have enclosed tanks/valves/water lines, you must run the forced- air to provide heat to the onboard utility systems. If you do not have ducted heat to all water systems....Your “wintering” capabilities are severely limited. Another item to consider pertaining to winter camping/rving is to winterize yourself. Obviously, rv’ing/camping in cool/cold weather is a choice. If you didn’t want to cool weather camp....you’ be wintering in Key West! ;) If you’re rv’ing in a cold area and wish to partake in activities outside of the rv, acclimating to cool weather makes the experience much more pleasurable. For us rv’ing or merely leaving our home involves a cold environment, we chose to acclimate. Our home main floor temps are maintained @ 65 F.....with our upstairs bedroom temps running in the upper 50’sF. Being somewhat acclimated to cool temps, seems to make outdoor activities more pleasurable. pnichols has rv preparation figured-out pretty well! Well.....everything except the hot environment thing! :B memtb
memtb 12/05/20 12:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Broken Leaf Springs

Cheap Chinese Springs........ The Chinese make very high quality steels. I think this is another of many examples where the American companies order the cheapest materials and then we think cheap materials are all the Chinese can make. It does not matter what they CAN make, it only matters when they export cheap junk. If they had a bit of pride in their goods, they would refuse orders for inferior, dangerous goods. Japan produced junk years ago and they cleaned up their act. When US started to trade with Japan, we gave them junk. That is what they made to match are goods. When The learned we wanted better they made as good or better than we did. Compare cars made in '70s US/Japan. US makes varies qualities of goods for markets. To assume China does not sell what the customer demands is racism. You started with a questionable comment only to far exceed reality with your last comment, to which I respond .....”Horse Hockey”! memtb
memtb 11/29/20 07:47am General RVing Issues
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