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RE: Tires

I'm on my second set of Cooper AT3s in 10 ply. I got 40k miles on the first set, but I'm horrible about getting them rotated, and all my miles are in town, unless I'm towing. I've got 12k miles on the second set, and they look new. They ride better than the wild country's I had, and were much quieter. Good wet weather traction, and good dry. I'm in Georgia, so they have only seen snow like twice, and seemed to do well, but not an expert on that.
wowens79 08/14/19 09:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cabin filte

I changed the one in my 2002 Silverado for the first time tonight. The fan was blowing kinda weak, so I figured after 17 years and231k miles it was time. The air blows much harder now.
wowens79 08/14/19 09:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Southeast Texas to the Smoky Mountains

Im a big fan on leaving after work and gettin 4-5 hours down the road. I'll pack the day before, and when I get home, change clothes and hit the road. Also have you found a campsite in Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg yet?? Many of the campgrounds close after the fall leaf season and the open back up in the spring. Also between Christmas and New Years is a really busy time there. We went the day after Christmas a few years ago, and the area is packed, but we had a great time.
wowens79 08/13/19 08:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: New to Travel Trailers. What to look for?

Thanks so much everyone! That’s very helpful. My tow vehicle is a 2014 Ford F-350 LB CC 6.7. I was wanting the quad bunks because I have 3 youngsters 5,4 and 2 along with my wife and I. Are there brands I should stay away from? You can ignore my previous comment on tow vehicles, with that rig you shouldn't have any worries. ??
wowens79 08/11/19 09:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Southern destination w kids week of New years? Where to go?

All of the springs and Manatees in central Florida are pretty cool. There are numerous spring fed rivers that are Crystal Clear, and have manatees in them. Crystal RiVer, Manatee Springs, really neat places. Also the paddling the Rainbow River is amazing, but no manatees, but lots of fish and birds, even saw an otter. We did a combo trip last tie down that way with2 teenagers, and spent half the week at Disney, and the other half at different springs. Both the kids said they would have rather spent the whole week exploring springs.
wowens79 08/11/19 09:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New to Travel Trailers. What to look for?

Not to start a towing debate, but read some of the hundreds of threads on hereabout towing, and what you can pull. In most cases the payload is the limiting factor not the tow weight. The RV salesman and the truck salesman will tell you it will work. Read some of the threads about it here. Nothing worse than buying a camper, and then realizing you now either need a smaller camper or a bigger truck.
wowens79 08/10/19 08:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Why not forget holding tanks and just use portable tanks?

Most pop ups don't have holding tanks. We had one for 9 years, and used a 5 gallon aqua-tainer to catch our gray water. Never had an issue in state parks. I think you might have some issues in some of the private campgrounds. I've seen many of those that don't allow converted trailers or buses, it has to be a factory built RV.
wowens79 08/09/19 12:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: About to buy a TT, so confused, could use some help.

Look for a F-250, Chevy 2500, or Ram 2500 with a gas engine. You don't need to spend the extra for diesel. With a trailer that big the beefier frame, brakes and suspension will make it a better towing experience. Most 1/2 ton trucks will runout of payload with the tongue weight of that camper.
wowens79 08/08/19 08:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone tow with a Honda Pilot?

We pulled our pop up whith a 2003 Pilot AWD some. It did good, but I think that is about all I'd want to pull with it, and that popup was about 3000lbs. It squatted pretty bad, I think the added wind resistance of the R-pod and the higher weight would really be pushing the capacity of the Pilot. It was a great car, we sold it to my sister in law with 255k miles on it, and it is still going strong.
wowens79 08/07/19 10:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Test drove a Chevy 2020 HD 3500

I was excited about the new gasser since I only tow about 8k lbs. I'm starting to look at new trucks, and there are lots of complaints about the shift points on the Ram 6.4 with the 6 speed, but everyone is loving the 8 speed that it really works well together. The few reviews I've seen on the Chevy from the media event in Oregon, there were a few comments that it was either lugging, or screaming on the hills. It will be interesting to see how it does. I really wish it had the 8spd or 10 spd. I kinda hate to leave Chevy, I've had my current one for 17 years, and 231k miles, and it has served me well.
wowens79 08/06/19 09:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Georgia for snowbird

In GA we have lots of great days in the winter, they only problem is you will have 7-14 days in the 60's, and 2 days in the 20's. Staying in the camper, you probably won't have issues in south GA, but need to be able to winterize quickly in a cold snap. I've seen 75 one day, and 20 the next. We are weekend warriors, and we winterize 3-4 times a year.
wowens79 08/06/19 09:44pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Georgia for snowbird

Anything you would recommend for the Valdosta area for a month long stay? There is a campground called Eagles Nest that is supposed to be nice. We haven't stayed there yet, but we probably will in the next few months. My daughter starts college there in a week.
wowens79 08/06/19 09:38pm RV Lifestyle
RE: I 75 thru Atlanta

I don't think you will see much traffic from a Falcons game. Just shoot straight through on 75. Just pick a middle lane and be patient, give plenty of room in front of you, and know people will jump in front of you. Just relax. I've been here almost 12 years, and still hate the place, but I've come to accept you never know what route is best, sinister go with the flow. Most of the time you get through pretty quickly. If I head to the mountains on Fri night, I know the traffic will be horrible, and take twice as long as it should. Tis life in Helllanta.
wowens79 08/06/19 09:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Titan Cummins Diesel option axed for 2020

When they first announced it, I thought it would be about perfect to tow my 8000 lb TT. Then when it came out, it was ugly, expensive, reports of poor gas mileage. Novel idea, but poor execution.
wowens79 08/06/19 09:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Time to pick your brains about anti sway bars ...

There are 3 hitches that seem to be the most popular, and get good reviews. Reese Dual Cam, Equalizer, and the Blue Ox Sway Pro. You can read all kinds of debates on hitches, but these 3 seem to work well. I've got the Sway Pro mad I've been real happy with it. The dealer will many times be about 2-3 times more than you can order the hitch for. Search this forum, and read the reviews, it's kinda likeFord Vs Chevy.
wowens79 07/28/19 10:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: Dog won't go into RV

Our Golden loves to amp, but hates the camper. She will go in, but cries at the door. We have a tether that we hook to the steps, and she sleeps under the camper, and is happy, and does not make a noise.
wowens79 07/28/19 10:28pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Ants

Try Comet cleanser. We pulled into campground late one evening and as soon as we got out of the truckthe neighbor showed up with Comet, and said the ants were hell, and he'd get the comet down. He put it around the tires, hose, power cord, everything that touched the ground. Apparently they won't cross it. There were ants everywhere at that campground, but none came I the camper. Every camper had the comet around it. The grocery store down the road had cases of it, and I hadn't seen Comet in years.
wowens79 07/27/19 05:29am RV Lifestyle
RE: AT&T/Direct TV is Now Losing Over 8500 Customers Per Day

All the traditional tv providers are going through this. It is becoming a streaming world. Streaming is still cheaper than traditional service since they don’t have the infrastructure cost to get the signal to the consumer. It will be interesting to see how the streaming prices increase as they get more mainstream and the content providers start pushing the prices up. CBS, HBO, NFL etc are still going to need to get their money, and in the end it has to come out of the consumers pocket.
wowens79 07/25/19 03:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Psoriasis

I was took Ebrel for 3-4 years and it was great for my psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Unfortunately I found testicular cancer, luckily it was caught early. I came off of enbrel as a precaution. None of my doctors thought the enbrel was related, but thought it might be best to stop the enbrel to make sure my immune system was at its strongest. I stayed off of any biologic for 10 years, and just felt with the psoriasis. It got pretty bad, and the arthritis was getting very painful. The doc said as long as I had been clear, and with 10 more years of data showing the cancer was probably not related I started on Humira about 2 years ago, and it did great. Skin clear and arthritis improved a bunch. In the last 3-4 months it has started being less effective the doc offered to change to another biologic, but I decided to stick with the Humira a little longer. I did get the flu twice, but my daughter and wife also had it so probably just a fluke I’m lucky mine is not on my hands and feet so it is just unsightly, and leaves flakes every where. I would definitely talk to the doc and give it a try.
wowens79 07/23/19 08:09am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: High mile gas engine trucks

All the positive responses make me feel better in keeping "old faithful". Curly We call mine “Old Faithful” too!!
wowens79 07/20/19 08:39am Tow Vehicles
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