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RE: I-10 Louisiana

The only road worse than the 10 and the 90 south out of Lafayette,La that I've ever driven is the 285 south out of Carlsbad, NM. One of them tore a shock apart on my truck and the other I still have nightmares about.
1320Fastback 01/22/20 08:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Question on inner bearing grease seals

National is a name brand and a manufacturer for others. I'd pay the $12 for that quality anyday.
1320Fastback 01/20/20 09:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1st trailer... septic hookup questions

If you leave any of the valves open you run the risk of bugs, gas fumes and god knows what else getting into your tank and your RV. Keep the valves shut unless draining.
1320Fastback 01/14/20 08:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Airing down tires on dually for beach

I remember a issue of Peterson 4Wheel and Offroad 20 years ago they did a air down test of tires in sand. They had a bunch of different style tires and spent the day testing them. Time and time again aired down tires easily went twice as far as fully inflated tires on their test dune. If you have rims with a inner safety bead dont be afraid to get down to 20 or lower.
1320Fastback 12/29/19 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Typical problem we all see in RV parks.

At Colter Bay last year i felt kinda bad starting the 12 valve at 5AM to drive to Yellowstone. I normally would let it warm at home for 10min or so purely to get the heater working but there amongst all the other campers I started it the second we were leaving for the day. It's not annoyingly loud overall but loud by todays standards for pickups. Im with others, as long as you didn't modify it to be loud so be it.
1320Fastback 12/21/19 09:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: US post new Mexican travel warnings

Of all the places we went this last year we will never return to Sacramento, Albuquerque, El Paso and New Orleans. None of them meet my minimum standards.
1320Fastback 12/21/19 09:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Remanufactured parts rant.....

Never ever ever give up your OE parts. Find a rebuilder and have them go through it or do it yourself if your not near a major city. If your on the road and in a pinch buy whatever the local parts jockeys have but keep your original and have it rebuilt by the pros, youll get another 19 years out of it.
1320Fastback 12/20/19 05:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pickup driver caught after cops find him hauling 53? trailer

All good, its a 1-7/8th ball.
1320Fastback 12/20/19 05:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane smell

I did a stupid last year. Thought i smelled propane when we stopped in Tucumcari after driving 600 miles. I could only smell it outside and at the rear of the trailer where there are no propane lines or anything so passed it off as maybe not propane or not our trailer. Stove and heater worked fine that night and didnt smell in the morning. Next day we head to Needles, Ca and our fuel stop was in Flagstaff where I smelled it again but this time at the front. I removed the tank cover and didnt see anything that looked loose or notice hissing or anything. We fueled up and headed to Needles and when we arrived I could smell it again. I knew there was no way we did not have a leak so took a big bottle of windex and laid under the trailer and found a fractured flare fitting right next to the leaf spring hangar. It was a copper flare where it joined a steel pipe heading to the to tongue. I figured somwhere before Tucumcari some road debris must of hit the pipe or the manufacture way over tightened it and it finally failed. Cost me at least 15 gallons of propane and had to drive home from Needles to San Diego with the genny running to keep the food cold/frozen. Anyway if you smell propane you have a issue!
1320Fastback 12/19/19 09:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Single Rear Wheel vs Dually - Whats the Best for You

For me Single is the best
1320Fastback 12/14/19 12:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Upgraded my tow vehicle, do I still need a WDH?

Is the 410 tongue weight something you have measured or the factory number? If it is the factory number it is likely around 600 pounds as they do not include batteries or propane tanks and propane in that figure.
1320Fastback 12/14/19 12:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: 100K miles

The 5.9 is based on the 12 Valve which has been around since 1983 I believe. It was designed to operate at 100% duty cycle all-day long in tractors and pumps. In trucks and highway vehicles you should get no less than 500,000 miles before major overhaul assuming all regular maintenance is done and the cooling system is maintained. Your concern more should be aimed at the transmission and all the systems and seals of the motorhome. The engine, while underpowered for your application is good.
1320Fastback 11/04/19 09:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pre trip routines

I check most fluid except trans and axle before heading out and then just engine oil at each fuel stop. Other than that I make absolutely sure I have a socket that fits the truck wheels and the trailer wheels, 6" extension and 1/2" breaker bar. When hitching trailer I double check everything and then do a walk around looking at each door lock and jack making sure they are locked and Up. Then roof vents closed, awning in UP position and arms strapped closed. Steps up and Door locked. Sewer cap on and valves closed. I only check air pressures first thing in the morning and don't fret if it's down a pound from all the previous mornings checks.
1320Fastback 11/04/19 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Overloaded wheel Breakage

Cast wheels belong on grocery getters and mall crawlers. Looks mean nothing, infact if the style has more air than metal it's probably weaker than stock.
1320Fastback 10/31/19 10:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Upgraded my tow vehicle, do I still need a WDH?

Try it without and see how she handles. Make sure to get on the highway and do a few bridge transitions and have a few rigs pass you to get a real life indication of if it's needed or not. My older bigger toy hauler I used a WDH but the new smaller one it's not needed. Have towed over 6,000 miles this year without one single issue in all kinds of weather on all kinds of roads including that pos 285 out of Carlsbad. That road could be used to check the weld integrity of hitches spring perches! Anyway give it a shot without and make a choice afterwards.
1320Fastback 10/30/19 09:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mileage observations

I don't mind towing in the low 60s but it seems once I'm about 100 miles from where we are stopping I tend to go faster or push harder up the hills. I don't try and save $$$ by going slow or I wouldn't be towing a parachute across the country to begin with. My tires are still the factory China Bombs so that's always on my mind too.
1320Fastback 10/30/19 08:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone purchase the new in line 6 Chevy Diesel?

Is this the motor with the belt driven oil pump where you have to remove the transmission to service it?
1320Fastback 10/29/19 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New coffee maker

Used to take the drip machine with us on our trips but earlier this year while traveling we bought a Keurig and haven't looked back. Love the variety, ease of use and compactness.
1320Fastback 10/29/19 08:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mileage observations

Nice to see a long range report. We did 5,231 miles earlier this year in our 22' Toy Hauler at around 6,300lbs weight. It's a rolling dog kennel with a residential sized deep freeze, coolers and lots of metal pet fencing. We went from CA to LA, up to KY and back to CA. I kept it in 5th which is OD on my manual trans and averaged 14.68mpg going around 62-65 the entire trip. Like you there was around 300 miles of non towing which works out to 19mpg for me. I love these long trips. Nothing like filling the fuel tank and seeing America!
1320Fastback 10/29/19 08:34pm Tow Vehicles

Resale is worth literally thousands of dollars over the gasser so the Diesel pays for it's self on the back end.
1320Fastback 10/27/19 09:04am Tow Vehicles
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