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RE: RAM spare tire tool

Related question, does the spare have a TPMS sensor? No. I added an extra sensor to that when I put sensors on my trailer. Ok, thanks. I didn't remember and am getting my sensor batteries replaced when I get new tires this week. Appreciate it!
spoon059 05/22/22 03:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Discoverer AT3 XLT

@spoon, that’s not a bad deal. Never used them but a buddy swears by those tires. That's what I thought too, couldn't turn it down. Was hoping to get another year out of my Nitto's, but that broken belt ruined everything. I thought about buying a used tire to limp through until next year, but we've got a couple longer trips upcoming and wanted to be confident in my truck, not worried about what may go wrong.
spoon059 05/22/22 03:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM spare tire tool

Related question, does the spare have a TPMS sensor?
spoon059 05/22/22 06:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Discoverer AT3 XLT

I am replacing my Ram's tires this week. I found a reasonable price on some Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure tires from my local Goodyear dealer. $260/tire plus installation, $75 instant rebate and up to $150 rebate if I use a Goodyear credit card. That brings my total down to $231/tire installed. I am replacing some Nitto Dure Grapplers that have 5 years and approximately 50K miles on them. I still have tread left, but I think one of the belts in a tire broke, I have a huge bulge in the tire and a bad shake in the tire. Other than that, the Nittos were pretty good tires for me. Bought my most recent batteries at Walmart, mainly because they were the only place with 2 batteries in stock! Original batteries lasted almost 7 years, so I was pretty happy with them.
spoon059 05/22/22 06:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is there an Air Conditioner using Inverter Compressor

There are ducted mini-splits available - Could be mounted in an overhead cabinet, with the ducting routed along the back side of adjacent cabinets. Some of the ceiling cassettes also have knock-outs for running small ducts to other areas. That is true, but hard to do a retrofit like that. I don't really like the existing ducts in thr ceiling becuase the hot roof transmits that heat to the ducts and makes it warmer cool air.
spoon059 05/17/22 06:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is there an Air Conditioner using Inverter Compressor

New Horizon's offers a mini split as OEM now. https://horizonsrv.com/why-new-horizons/interior-systems/ There are several videos on youtube of people installing DIY mini splits in RV's as well. I like the idea, as they cool more efficiently, heat with electricity, dehumidify, use substantially less power, give you a lower profile roof, are quieter and more effective. The only possibly downfall that I am currently seeing is the inability to cool multiple rooms. My camper has a rear bunkhouse and a front master bedroom. With the doors closed for privacy/light, it would prevent the even flow of conditioned air. Putting a cassette in those areas would take a LOT of space and would be overwhelming cooling/heating power in such a small area.
spoon059 05/15/22 05:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Charleston SC and Savannah Ga

James Island is our favorite in Charleston. I've looked at other campgrounds, but JICP is the best, hands down. Savannah has a couple of options, depending upon what we are looking for. We like Red Gate Campground, it is a quiet campground with a cool little farmette for the kids to enjoy. We also like Creekfire, which is a very large and amenity filled campground. We haven't stayed at Skidaway Island, but we have friends that have and we've driven through and its very nice.
spoon059 05/05/22 05:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Metal storage structure for 20 foot long travel trailer?

Bought mine from https://alansfactoryoutlet.com Mine is just a carport, no walls or door, just the frame and roof. Since I bought mine, two neighbors have come and inspected it and bought their own. One bought it with 3 walls for storing his jet skis. Another bought it with 3 walls and a roll up door for storing a tractor. Mine has survived high winds and heavy snow without problem.
spoon059 04/29/22 06:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

superior breaking with almost all of it regenerative braking and totally quiet and effortless. So I'm not too familiar with the regenerative braking system. Can you explain a little about it? I'm assuming it isn't traditional rotors and pads that create heat, but resistance motors that recharge a battery. Does that create any heat? Does regenerative braking eventually wear out going down a long steep hill? Does it provide sufficient braking for a heavier trailer? I'm imagining my Ram with exhaust braking that literally requires no manual effort on my part and keeps my speed down with ease.
spoon059 04/29/22 06:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Member Blocking is a Blessing

There is only one person that I blocked, because I got sick and tired of his trope. He is a diehard supporter of his brand of truck (not my thing, but whatever) but he LOVES to jump on threads about brands that he doesn't own and has never owned and has no personal knowledge of. He has some good knowledge of his brand, but his slight bit of knowledge was far outweighed by his constant griping and nonsense.
spoon059 04/23/22 01:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: For those towing with Teslas. Super charger tips. Thanks

And in answer to your question, a typical supercharger stop for us is 15 minutes. Safe travels. John That is impressive! 15 minutes gives you a full charge? That is slower than fueling up, but assuming you don't have to wait in line for other poeple to fill up, I would say 15 minutes is pretty reasonable when towing.
spoon059 04/10/22 05:32am Travel Trailers
RE: For those towing with Teslas. Super charger tips. Thanks

OP, how long does it take you to go from empty to full charge? On our last trip we drove 605 miles home in one day. The beauty of diesel fuel is it only took one fill up to get home, which took a total of 15 minutes to get off the highway, fuel up, let the kids go to the bathroom, walk the dogs, make some sandwiches and get back on the highway. Getting 150 miles per full charge would require starting full and then at least 3 stops. Driving up I95 on the east coast, you go through lots of rural areas and I can't image there are too many Tesla charging docks between larger towns.
spoon059 04/09/22 06:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Not a good week for Ford

That is a **** fast response and recall by FORD! 28 warranty claims, one complaint to Ford, and one to NHTSA! I noticed that as well. The title could easily have been "Ford notices a potential problem and quickly makes fixes, alerts all customers". Not sure how this is bad for Ford. Yea, a problem was encountered that will cost some money to fix, but its far cheaper than litigation and customer relations to fix something that blew up much bigger... like the 6.0 and 6.4 fiasco.
spoon059 04/08/22 06:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide design by Grand Design

i have to ask.you didn't notice this when you did the walkthrough? i spent well over an hour doing my walkthrough and went over everything as well as firing up the heaters and running the fridge on all settings, running the slides and awnings,leak tests on the water and propane systems, the whole nine yards. We had been in the unit twice - the second time a little more thoroughly. We agreed to purchase. Two weeks later after the dealer said everything was ready, we signed all the papers, then got the walk thru. That is when I first noticed just 2 slide switches. Since it was a new 5th, I assumed the dealer went thru all systems before delivery. First of all, never assume the dealer did anything. Second of all, the system is working exactly as it was designed, so the dealer going through the systems isn't a valid point either way. Third of all, the slides all worked that way before you purchased and you should have made the decision BEFORE agreeing to buy. That said, this sounds like a big nothing to me. If you like the floor plan, just learn how it operates and don't leave things behind the last slide. I don't see a problem with the design, I see a problem with the thought process behind inspecting the camper and buying it without understanding how it works and making sure it meets my needs...
spoon059 04/04/22 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is it smart to Register a 5th wheel in Maine

You'd have to look at your state's laws. I live in Maryland, so as long as you have one trailer registered in Maryland, any additional trailers are considered part of a "fleet" and can technically be registered in Maine if you are engaged in interstate commerce. Sell a hotdog to a friend over state lines and its interstate commerce! But the company I used (registered my boat trailer in Maine) wouldn't register RVs. I paid $99 for 5 years of tags in Maine. Maryland wanted $180 for an inspection (not required in Maine and the trailer didn't have brakes anyway), plus $180/2 years of registration. No thanks...
spoon059 04/04/22 06:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replace OEM seat base with air ride seat base on Chevy 3500

Please update this as you find solutions. I have a base model Ram and the stock seats are pretty poor. They get quite uncomfortable after a few hours. I looked into air seats, but the cost was high and I worried about airbag replacement. I started to look for used seats from higher trim trucks, but that was pretty expensive too. For 2 longer trips a year, it just didn't rise to the top of our priorities, and now we are planning to replace the truck with a dually in a couple years anyway.
spoon059 04/03/22 06:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hemi to be replaced by inline six?

Meh... my Ram already has an inline 6 cylinder. Works pretty good for me.
spoon059 03/30/22 09:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

Is it too late to get a kick in on this horse...?
spoon059 02/02/22 03:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: The world of tow vehicles would be a better place if

I want super singles tucked under the SRW fenders instead of a dually. Going to be a bit narrower between the wheel wells and that is fine by me. I doubt manufactures would produce a truck with less than 4’ between the wheel wells. Yea, I've thought of that as well, but I agree. I haven't looked at a dually in a while, but I have to wonder if the inner wheels could be tucked closer to the body, thus bringing the outer wheels closer in as well. That would reduce the overall width by a couple inches, possibly making it more desireable. Or simply offer a super single (17" wide) instead of dual rear wheels (23" wide). That would reduce your width by a foot! Of course, I'm not aware of a super single with a wheel size small enough to fit on a pickup...
spoon059 01/17/22 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5er Noob Looking for a Hitch

I'm researching now for the inevitable move to a 5er. I'm planning on getting a Reese Goosebox. It allows you to swap out your traditional 5th wheel hitch on your camper with a model that is approved by Lippert to allow you to use a regular gooseneck ball in your bed. No hitch to install, move, store, get in the way... just a regular 2 5/16 hall. It eliminates the traditional hitch in your bed and reduces or completely eliminates the chucking you get from a traditional 5th wheel hitch.
spoon059 01/15/22 07:38am Fifth-Wheels
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