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RE: tire covers, yea or nay

I'm not sure if it helps them last any longer or not. Its far better for the tires to be driven on a more regular basis. It sure won't HURT the tires to cover them.
spoon059 07/26/21 04:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Great Tow Capacity - Bad Payload Capacity... Increase PL?

1600lb payload vs 2700lb payload CTD vs V10... I'd argue that the Ram will pull it better, the exhaust brake will control it better going down hill. I'm trying to remember the last year Ford put a V10 in the Superduty, probably a decade ago? What is the rear axle rating on that F250, compared to the 6500 lbs rear axle rating on the Ram 2500? You are too focused on an arbitrary advertising number (10,000 lbs GVWR) rather than the actual functionality of the whole truck. But hey, to each his own.
spoon059 07/26/21 04:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Great Tow Capacity - Bad Payload Capacity... Increase PL?

We have a F250 and it has a 2700lb payload. No it's not going to handle a 15k 5th wheel but way better than the OP's 1600lb. Better? Based upon what metrics?
spoon059 07/25/21 02:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Which tire do I buy?

OP, yes those are Load Range E tires. The stock Transforce tires on Ram are pretty low end, usually dying before 30K. I replaced mine in the upper 20K miles. I have Nitto Dura Grapplers that are pretty good. I wanted a highway tread (I don't go offroad) that had good tread for snow. I wouldn't recommend an off-brand tire for a truck. I've never heard of Westlake tires. Go to Walmart or Costco/BJs and you can get good pricing on tires. Selection might be limited, but quality will be there.
spoon059 07/25/21 06:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Great Tow Capacity - Bad Payload Capacity... Increase PL?

You can't change the sticker weights ( just ask the weight police on here). There is a lot that goes into those numbers, axel, breakes and transmission to name a few. Yes you can add air bags other spring assists but willit be safe and stop you? Axle is the same between 2500 and 3500. Rear differential is the same between 2500 and 3500 (although 3500 has other options). Brakes are the same between 2500 and 3500. Transmission is the same between 2500 and 3500 (although 3500 has other options). If you have 18" wheels, they are the same between 2500 and 3500. Engine is the same between 2500 and 3500. Tires are the same between 2500 and 3500. Frame is essentially the same, with the exception of mounting points for coils (2500) and leaves (3500). 2016 2500 Megacab with Cummins has a rear axle rating of 6500 lbs. 2016 3500 Megacab with Cummins has a rear axle rating of 7000 lbs. Functionally, there is a 500 lbs difference between the 2500 and 3500 (when equipped with CTD). A 3/4 ton truck is class limited to 10,000 lbs, meaning that it can't weigh more than 10,000 lbs to be considered a class 2B truck. The way that manufacturers do that is to simply slap a sticker that says GVWR 10,000 lbs. OP, if you simply register your truck for a higher weight, you are perfectly legal and as safe as a 3500 to tow up to your axle limits. You'll stop the same, you'll be as safe (or no less unsafe) as you would in a 1 ton. Use common sense, not advertising jargon.
spoon059 07/25/21 05:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

If one kid has an IQ of 100 and another gets in with an IQ of 100 the combined IQ would total out to about 60. bumpy None of us are as dumb as all of us...
spoon059 07/20/21 03:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

As such, the report shows that no one stated "he was driving too slow" as the cause of the accident. Yet many many people stated they were distracted, speeding, tailgating, or had fallen asleep, etc. and that's why they hit the other car. What if the at-fault driver was tailgating because the other driver was "driving too slow"?
spoon059 07/20/21 01:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

I do not think I said a cop should be fired for speeding. My suggestion he be fired was when he is in a position to see speeders, is not on a more important call, and does not enforce the law If the cop is just watching traffic go by over the limit, he is not earning his pay. Sure, he can't stop all, and likely doesn't need to write a ticket on every stop. In my jurisdiction, we have speed cameras. They are supposed to be in slower speed areas (under 40 mph I believe), mostly school zones. Those speed cameras don't issue a traffic citation until you are 12 mph over the posted speed limit. So, the politicians and judges in my jurisdiction are perfectly fine with people doing 144% of the speed limit (36 in a 25) IN A SCHOOL ZONE without meriting a citation. That indicates to me that politicians and judges don't want police enforcing a strict speed limit. Curious, do you know how many traffic laws there are? Do you really want every cop enforcing every single traffic law on the books? Or are you just upset that they aren't enforcing the select few traffic laws that YOU want enforced? Apparently its illegal to use profanity while driving in Maryland... Do you really want police enforcing that law? Now, I shouldn't be cursing while driving, but is it the place of a cop to tell me that, or is it the place of my mom (or wife) to tell me that? https://ourcommunitynow.com/local-culture/1o-maryland-laws-you-wont-believe-exist-
spoon059 07/20/21 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

Not to stir the pot, but no matter how fast they drive, you can never have a cop show up when you need one! When you don't want to see one... you guessed it! No offence to officer Putman! :) Jerry You aren't kidding, that's the truth. People complain that cops are driving too fast, until they need a cop NOW and it "takes too long" for them to arrive. People complain that cops are enforcing too many traffic laws, until they aren't enforcing the ones that THEY want enforced. People complain that cops aren't enforcing enough traffic laws, until they get stopped for something. I just find it amusing the double standards that people have for cops. A cop speeds, so he deserves to be fired...? How about a construction worker? A supermarket clerk? Dentist?
spoon059 07/19/21 07:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

From what I understand going over the speed limit legally requires the use of emergency lights except in specific instances. Those instances require the police to have a judge approved warrant with the time and route on it. Completely absurd and not true at all. First and foremost, you do NOT need a WARRANT to respond with lights and sirens. That is dictated by department policy. The idea that an officer dispatched to a shooting call would have to stop, write a warrant, find a judge and get it signed BEFORE he can turn on lights and sirens is beyond my comprehension of stupidity. Second, check traffic law in your state. I know that in Maryland a police officer can exceed the speed limit to respond to "emergency calls" (which aren't defined) or to catch up with a suspected traffic violator. I can promise you that most people that call the police consider their needs to be "emergencies" to them, therefore does it meet the definition of an "emergency call"? In Maryland, I don't think police are even required to use lights and sirens while responding to an emergency. They can simply speed (assuming its an approved call), but that greatly increases their liability if they are involved in a wreck. Not sure how that conveys in Tennessee though.
spoon059 07/19/21 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

So you want to fire a cop for speeding? No! I want the cop fired for not enforcing the law, any law, when he sees a violation. WHAT THE DUCK WE PAYING HIM FOR? If one cannot obey or enforce the laws he needs to go. Unless he's responding to an emergency, he's no different than everyone else out there. Thanks, both of you understand my point. So... you want him fired for not enforcing the law... but you agree with Lynmor and fj12ryder that he should be fired for speeding. Which is it? By the way, enforcing the law doesn't mean enforcing EVERY SINGLE LAW, EVERY SINGLE TIME. Otherwise he would have to pull you over for doing 56 in a 55, thus not being available to pull the next guy over for doing 90 in a 55. Maybe he isn't making a traffic stop for speeding because he is headed to a call for service, or maybe he's headed to someone's house to tell them that their child is dead, or maybe he's going to a call for a missing child, or maybe he's gotta go to the bathroom. You can't catch every traffic violator and have to strike a balance between those that are worth pulling over and those that aren't. There are plenty of threads on RV.net complaining about that "a-hole cop" that stopped someone for rolling through a stop sign or some other "minor" offense. But you want him FIRED if he doesn't stop someone for a traffic violation? But then you contradict yourself and indicate you DO want him fired for speeding. It would be easier to follow your logic if you kept it straight yourself.
spoon059 07/19/21 05:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

IMHO, you have that bass ackward. If a cop is seen in traffic running over the limit, he better explain what is more important he is doing or head for unemployment line. So you want to fire a cop for speeding?Unless he's responding to an emergency, he's no different than everyone else out there. He's no different than anyone else, and everyone else is speeding, so EVERYONE should be fired because they speed?
spoon059 07/19/21 05:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

IMHO, you have that bass ackward. If a cop is seen in traffic running over the limit, he better explain what is more important he is doing or head for unemployment line. So you want to fire a cop for speeding?Unless he's responding to an emergency, he's no different than everyone else out there. So ANYONE that speeds should lose their jobs? Just trying to figure out where the line is drawn.
spoon059 07/19/21 05:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

IMHO, you have that bass ackward. If a cop is seen in traffic running over the limit, he better explain what is more important he is doing or head for unemployment line. So you want to fire a cop for speeding?
spoon059 07/18/21 06:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Size Matters???

Having been to smaller and older campgrounds, the smaller camper is likely to fit in more campgrounds. When my wife and I are empty nesters, we are hoping for a sub 32' 5th wheel that is more of a 3 or 4 season camper with some nice slides. I think opposing slides in the living room is far more preferable to an extra few feet of space that might squeeze us out of some campsites.
spoon059 07/13/21 06:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can morbidly obese person use a travel trailer?

Have you ever been to an RV show? I see the size of some of the people that are looking at lightweight trailers and just wonder how it works out in the end...
spoon059 07/10/21 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Bike rack

No
spoon059 06/23/21 05:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Idaho raising rates at selected state parks

What I don't get is everyone is suppose to be unemployed In my state, unemployment pays about $54,000 a year. That's more than a lot of full time jobs in the rural areas, more than a lot of retirees make too. Besides the fact that there is very little incentive to actually go find work, it provides plenty of money to go camping.
spoon059 06/11/21 11:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Does damp rid have a place in rving in winter/cooler temps

Leave a roof vent cracked. Use an electric heater rather than propane heaters. Run a dehumidifier. Damp Rid won't hurt, but might not provide enough, in and of itself.
spoon059 06/10/21 06:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: shades ideas to keep the sun off Camper?

OP, couple of ideas. If its a permanent site, I'd suggest a Carolina Carport. I bought a 31' by 18' on 10' legs for $2400 a couple years ago. Keeps sun, rain, branches, etc off my roof most of the year at home. Otherwise, I'd suggest buying a large sunsail style shade and securing it to the trees around your camper. They do a GREAT job of cutting sunlight and heat. We have a large one over our deck at home and it makes it so much nicer on a hot sunny day. We paid about $45 for ours.
spoon059 06/09/21 06:40pm General RVing Issues
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