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RE: Multiple blowouts in short time

So you started with E rated tires and went up to F and now G's. Before you run those at max pressure look on the inside of one of the the rims for a max inflation pressure. That would not be your answer for your previous blowouts. Back to your first set of blowouts. Old tires that sat in one spot for years. Probably should have been replaced before the tow home. Second set, Marathon tires. I just replaced 4 of them myself that were 4.5 years old. One blew out and two others developed bubbles in the tread. Third set, off brand tires. Could be the same tread separation issues the Marathons have. Valve stem, they should be new every time you replace a tire. My suggestion would be to have some one knowledgeable look at the trailer suspension and alignment.
schlep1967 09/22/20 12:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheelbase question

Everybody gets hung up on bed length. If you go with wheel base and think back to the days when every truck didn't have a crew cab, a regular cab and an 8 foot bed has the same wheel base as a crew cab and a short bed. they use the same frame.
schlep1967 09/21/20 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Water lines

A tank. With a regulator on it.
schlep1967 09/18/20 11:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Portable Wind Turbine as a power supplement?

Maybe I'm missing something, if the solar panels are permanently mounted on the roof why would they not charge the batteries while going down the road? Assuming you are not driving at night.
schlep1967 09/18/20 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: water pump

It sounds like the pump is working so you really don't need to find it. Go to where the noise is. Run some water to make the pump run. Reach into wherever the noise is and start grabbing water lines. One of them is likely vibrating against something. When you grab the right one the noise will stop. You can put a rag in between the pipe and whatever it is vibrating against temporarily. Better fix would be a piece of pipe insulation.
schlep1967 09/18/20 05:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shearing the sheep

Same issue with houses right now in our area. I'm seeing $225,000 properties selling for $300 to $350,000 within 3 days of hitting the market. The bubble will burst again.
schlep1967 09/17/20 06:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Bad air quality--finally taped a house filter on the A/C

You are fighting a losing battle. RV's are not air tight and if they were we would die from lack of oxygen. I understand trying to clean what air is in the unit at this time. An actual stand alone air purifier would serve you much better and possibly save you a lot of money compared to replacing your A/C unit from operating it in a restricted mode.
schlep1967 09/17/20 06:55am Tech Issues
RE: Fuel pressure gauge went backwards

Is it possible you attached your pressure gauge to a return line to the tank? Look for another line.
schlep1967 09/17/20 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone towing 5er with 6.7 ctd Ram 2500 short bed ???

I have a 2007.5 Ram 2500 CTD and I pull a 10,600 dry OpenRange. We've had it for 10 years and have not had any problems hauling it with that truck. And the wife thinks heavy crocks make nice decorations in the camper... I would suggest an autosliding hitch. Camping last week we were two site's down from another short bed Dodge that had a dent in the cab, a new rear window and a scuff on his nice Grand Design fifthwheel.
schlep1967 09/15/20 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flying Floating Flooring

For expansion of floating floors width is generally not the concern. Length is. If each piece will expand or contract say 1/16th inch (Hypothetical for explanation) per foot. A four foot wide floor would only change by 1/4 inch. A 20 foot long floor would expand 1 1/4 inch.
schlep1967 09/14/20 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: No water pressure when connected to city water.

I removed and replaced the one way valves (back-flow valves) on the end of the inlets as one was defective yet water still is only a trickle. This is probably your answer. In the line right after where this faulty check valve was replaced you will likely find a piece of the old valve at the first elbow or tee. It will be kind of "T" shaped like a valve in a gas motor. When the spring clip comes off stem of the check valve the valve then travels down the line to the first restriction and then become a plug. See the second picture at this link Check valve parts 5th item from the left is what you are looking for.
schlep1967 09/14/20 06:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Marathon tires- Ever get reimbursed?

The ending of the story. Got called back by Goodyear customer service. They are sending me a voucher good towards a future Goodyear tire purchase. I feel the amount was fair. I calculated that they should owe me around $200 plus the $35 dollars it cost me for repairs. The voucher is for $239. I would rather have cash but I can live with the voucher as I know I will need tires again in the future on some vehicle.
schlep1967 09/09/20 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Goodyear Marathon tires- Ever get reimbursed?

Called Goodyear corporate customer service Friday. They asked me to take the tires to a nearby Goodyear tire store. We will see if anything good comes out of it.
schlep1967 09/06/20 07:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Goodyear Marathon tires- Ever get reimbursed?

Thanks Whiskey. I don't have the one that blew out. Left that in Delaware. I wasn't going through the hassle of dealing with steel cords jabbing me in the hands moving it around any more than I had to. I do have a piece of tread from it as I had to remove it from a bracket on the bottom of my slide when I got home to do repairs. I will have the three other marathons that are being replaced and two of them have bubbles on them.
schlep1967 09/03/20 08:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Goodyear Marathon tires- Ever get reimbursed?

Very simple. The dealer who sold you the replacement Marathon E tires should be you contact for the Marathon warranty. ryoung Didn't buy them through a Goodyear dealer. I bought them through an independent local garage. I have found a customer service section of GoodYears website. I'll start there one I have all my information together.
schlep1967 09/03/20 06:52am General RVing Issues
Goodyear Marathon tires- Ever get reimbursed?

Title pretty much says it all. Has anybody on here actually got reimbursed for failing Goodyear Marathon Tires? If you did, how did you go about it? I replaced 4 load range D Marathons that were 8 years old with 4 load range E Marathons 4 1/2 years and maybe 2,000 miles ago. I had one blow out on the 4th of July weekend trip. Took the trailer for inspection today and 2 more have bubbles in the tread. So 4 new Carlisle's going on today and the off brand tire I had to buy after the blow-out will be the spare. Not looking for tire advice. I'm looking for reimbursement advise. Thanks
schlep1967 09/02/20 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: How to tow & push BACKWARDS?

You are welcome. Just remember these things roll when you don't want them to. Have something with brakes attached to the back of the trailer as you pull it in. Just in case it decides to roll toward the person using the come-along.
schlep1967 09/01/20 12:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to tow & push BACKWARDS?

Chains and a come-along or even an electric winch. You didn't say why you can't tow it in there. Are there trees in the way or buildings? If trees you can use a good rope and pulley attached to the tongue around the tree to the truck to pull it in place.
schlep1967 09/01/20 10:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Hauling generator on upcoming trip

My first question would be are you capable of lifting it in and out of the truck bed? If you can do that and you are concerned about hauling it behind the trailer, put it in the bed of the truck and remove the worry. If the generator is too heavy for you to lift that high, put it on the rack and check it often. What is the receiver rated for on the back of the trailer? 100 lbs is really not that much for most of them. Strap it down tight, lock it and cover it so it is out of sight.
schlep1967 08/28/20 12:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions Now I’m scratching my head, I removed the table leg insert and there appears to be reinforced with more plywood than I thought but could this just be around the table legs or is the entire floor have this much wood? I find it hard to imagine they reinforced the table legs but the area that sees the most use gets a thin piece of luan https://i.imgur.com/pBuXi8nl.jpg I don’t think I will have much clearance for this storage nook if I put another type of flooring down so now back to the drawing board. https://i.imgur.com/pWE4BcRl.jpg I guess I will just have to live with a soft floor :( If you glue even 1/4 inch of plywood over the entire floor it should stabilize your issue. As for that storage area, move the hinges to the far end and the latch to the near end like it should have been made to begin with. If needed you can rip 1/4 inch off the bottom of the door and it will never be seen.
schlep1967 08/28/20 10:35am Truck Campers
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