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Accident with tow vehicle right before big camping trip?

This is just a general question, but what if you were to get in a traffic accident with your tow vehicle a day or two before a big camping trip? I'm talking about a well planned trip of a lifetime type of trip with hard to get campsite reservations and all. Would the auto insurance provide a loaner vehicle capable of pulling your travel trailer so you could still go on your trip? Has anyone here ever experienced this?
plasticmaster 09/25/20 12:52pm Travel Trailers
Anyone towing a TT with new Silverado 1500, 3.0L diesel?

I'm curious if anyone here is towing a TT with the new Silverado 3.0L Duramax 1500. If so, how do you like it? How well does it tow, up hills especially? How does the towing compare with the same truck, but with gas 5.3L V8? What fuel mileage are you getting with it city/highway and towing a TT? Thanks.
plasticmaster 09/11/20 02:48pm Travel Trailers
I-95 checkpoint entering Florida???

I'll be traveling from South Carolina to Florida next weekend. Is there a checkpoint along I-95 entering Florida? If so, does it back up traffic and slow you down a lot? Thanks.
plasticmaster 06/22/20 09:58am Roads and Routes
Service Trailer Brake System message

On my lunch break today, I drove my truck to the store, which is 5 minutes away. While driving the "service trailer brake system " message chimed and came up on the dash. It did this several times. I then drove 5 minutes back to work and it happened several more times. When I went home after work (about a 30 minute drive) it never happened. I was not towing anything. Truck is a 2014 Silverado with factory brake controller. It's never done this before today. Has anyone experienced this? Should I do anything before I tow my TT end of next week? Thanks.
plasticmaster 05/28/20 08:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Florida State Parks reservation question

The reason I'm asking these questions is because I have a 2 week reservation beginning June 28th. I hope this doesn't happen, but if the Florida State Park closure were to be extended until the end of June, is there anything proactive I could do to not lose the majority of my reservation?
plasticmaster 04/28/20 07:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida State Parks reservation question

Yes. Wonder why those were canceled? I thought as of now that reservations through May 15th have been canceled.
plasticmaster 04/27/20 04:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida State Parks reservation question

Florida State Parks canceled my May 11-18 reservation for an oceanfront site Curry Hammock State Park in the Keys + 2 other reservations thru May 23. Booked that one 11 months in advance...hated to lose it. Full refunds were automatic.My three June reservations remain active. Did your other 2 that they cancelled begin after May 15th?
plasticmaster 04/27/20 03:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Florida State Parks reservation question

As I understand, camping reservations at Florida State Parks were cancelled through May 15. For those who had a reservation at a Florida State Park with an arrival before the 15th and departure after the 15th, was your entire reservation cancelled and refunded, or just the portion before the 15th? As of now, do you still have the remaining dates after the 15th reserved?
plasticmaster 04/27/20 11:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vibe Travel Trailers

I have the 2016 Vibe 308BHS and really like the floorplan. Ours had a leak brand new around the outside kitchen and the dealer had to keep it several weeks right after we bought it to repair leak and dry up the moisture. I was very disappointed that a brand new camper was leaking (rain water) on the dealer lot. I've sadly come to believe that about half of brand new campers have leaks, right out of the factory. A word of advice...get a moisture meter, learn how to use it properly, and go over every square inch of the camper before you buy it. Overall, the build quality is nowhere near as good as our previous camper, 2008 Jayco 28BHS. However, now that we have the leak fixed and minor issues worked out, we really enjoy it. The spread axle has not caused me any problems. My 2014 Silverado 1500 pulls it just fine. Here's a pic of my homemade x-chocks. They really help with stabilizing the camper. https://i.imgur.com/EvOAiIvl.jpg
plasticmaster 03/05/20 01:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Xchocks question

https://i.imgur.com/EvOAiIvl.jpg Here's my homemade x-chocks for my spread axle travel trailer. Without the chains and turnbuckle, the wheels still move and I get a seesaw effect of the chocks when I push the back of the camper. With the chains and turnbuckle, the wheels are held rock solid and don't move when I push on the back of the camper.
plasticmaster 03/05/20 12:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question on inner bearing grease seals

What's funny is (1) they don't need as much attention as you think (2) it's very simple, my wife did the bearings the last time while I was at work.Wow! This is awesome! I'll be sharing this post with my wife! Maybe she can start doing the bearings.
plasticmaster 02/01/20 12:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question on inner bearing grease seals

For the marine application you want to make sure its a double lip seal not a single lip seal.The cheap ones and more expensive ones I'm looking at for boat trailer are both double lip seals. I believe the seals on my travel trailer are double lip as well, if I remember correctly.
plasticmaster 01/21/20 12:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question on inner bearing grease seals

Don't use the EZ lube feature and you won't have to worry about blown seals. There is also no need for EZ lube on a trailer that is never immersed in water like a boat trailer. EZ lube seals are not like Bearing Buddies that are found on boat trailers. I have never seen EZ lube seals on a boat trailer. BarneyMy travel trailer and boat trailer both have the EZ lubes with the zerk fitting on the end of the spindle. This fitting channels the grease to the back of the spindle near the seal and pushes through the bearings. I pack all bearings by hand for both trailers, but only fill the hub with grease with the zerk on the boat trailer. I never use the zerk on my travel trailer.
plasticmaster 01/21/20 10:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Question on inner bearing grease seals

Are you really willing to risk your boat trailer for a few dollars?I don't mind the extra money for the seals. I'm just trying to figure out if it's really necessary to pay that much for seals. What am I getting from the more expensive seal that I'm not getting from the cheaper one. I've got 2 years and over 5000 miles on the cheap seals I just removed with zero issues or problems. Just trying to figure it out.
plasticmaster 01/21/20 10:17am Travel Trailers
Question on inner bearing grease seals

When replacing the inner bearing grease seals, does it matter what brand the seal is? The reason I ask is because I bought National brand seals today at my local parts store for almost $12 each and now I'm finding seals online for less than $3 each. That's a substantial difference. Is the expensive one really any better. This is for my boat trailer, but this question would apply to my travel trailer as well since they both use double lip grease seals. Thanks.
plasticmaster 01/20/20 07:38pm Travel Trailers
Mount trailer tires yourself at home?

Do any of you mount trailer tires to the rim yourself at home or do you always have it done at a tire shop? Just wondering if there's any significant money savings doing it yourself at home and how difficult it is.
plasticmaster 01/15/20 10:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Endurance tires?

The back side of the rims say 2830 pounds. Does this correspond with being able to handle the 80psi of the Goodyear Endurance tire?
plasticmaster 01/14/20 04:47pm Travel Trailers
Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires?

Are the Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires made in USA? Are these the Carlisle trailer tires that a lot of folks seem to like?
plasticmaster 01/14/20 11:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Endurance tires?

The sticker on the side of the camper says GAWR of front and rear are 4400 pounds each. It says the rims are 15x6.0JJ. Does any of this indicate whether or not my rims can handle 80psi?
plasticmaster 01/14/20 05:02am Travel Trailers
Goodyear Endurance tires?

My double axle travel trailer has a GVWR of 9597 pounds. The tires are ST225/75/15, load range D. They are Constancy LY188 with a max load of 2540 pounds each and speed rating of 75mph. The max pressure is 65psi cold. I'd like to replace them with the same size Goodyear Endurance trailer tires. They have a max load of 2830 pounds each and max pressure of 80psi. Would these be a good replacement? Are there any other factors I need to consider? Thanks.
plasticmaster 01/13/20 06:12pm Travel Trailers
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