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RE: Tires - for a truck...

Quick update. Have had the Cooper AT3's on now for a week including 200 miles of towing. Nothing to complain about. Ride much smoother than my Firestones did (though they actually have tread so that is likely why) and are not at all noisy. They look aggressive but ride like a quality AT tire. Fingers crossed I get better life out of these but I would suggest looking into them. Keep in mind however that they come in black or white letters. Mine are black and it's not the old flip the letter type tire so be sure you ask for while letters if that is what you want.Yes - Cooper makes tires with white letters - but not in my size - see their response to me below. Sure, I could have gone with the tire they suggested, but didn't want to. The only tire with them( in my size ) is the Firestone - may have been a better tire that the factory set, but I didn't want to take the chance. Found the Bridgestone Duelers at a lower price than Discount tire and used the Found it lower link on their website - received an email from them offering the same price. Now that they are installed, they really don't look that bad. https://i.imgur.com/T8Ot1sPl.png https://i.imgur.com/3dqRQYJl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
2012Coleman 06/18/21 07:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for new tow vehicle

Diesel isn't needed for an 8k trailer even with a van full of people and stuff. Maybe needed - maybe not be needed - but sure is nice. Once you tow with a diesel, you will never want to go back.
2012Coleman 06/18/21 06:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Tires - for a truck...

OK - did lots of research including contacting Cooper and Bridgstone - the only tire with raised white letters in the size I want - 285/60 R20 is the Firestone Transforce AT - the original equipment tire that didn't last 28K miles. Looks like I'm going with the Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVO 3 Guess I'll just have to get used to it - no way will I go on my next trip without changing the tires.
2012Coleman 06/14/21 01:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires - for a truck...

Did you buy them from Amazon? No. Buying them from the shop installing them. This was just the first link I found. I just did not want the same Firestones that really should have been replaced at 25k miles (I stretched to 30k). The Discoverer AT3's get great reviews. As you can see above there are obviously some that don't like them but then again it seems that way with every tire. I'm getting them installed this morning and like them or not they will be on my truck until they wear out. Ha! Good luckI don't go off-road a lot. Wondering if those tires will be loud on the pavement - let me know how they work out as far as noise is concerned.
2012Coleman 06/10/21 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires - for a truck...

Did you buy them from Amazon?
2012Coleman 06/09/21 01:18pm Tow Vehicles
Tires - for a truck...

Looking for tires for my 2018 Ram CTD Bighorn - LT285 60/R20 Really like the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3 tires, but they don't come with raised white letters. In fact, not a lot of tires in this size have them, not even the Dueler H/T 685. The only ones I can find with the raised letters are the OEM Firestones - and those are done at less than 28K miles. Discount tire says there is a Cooper model ( Discover ATP2) available in size 275/65 R20 but don't think I want to run a thinner tire, and not sure the load range matches. Anyone know of a good tire with raised white letters?
2012Coleman 06/09/21 12:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Moving to a 5th Wheel

Newer diesel trucks do NOT get the same fuel economy as older ones. Plus you have to add the cost if DEF and very expensive oil changes.This type of gloom worked on me for a while - but since going to a CTD, nothing would ever bring me back. Lets talk about oil changes - they are less numerous than on a gas engine. Sure they cost a lot, but if you put some cash into a savings account here and there, when the time comes to have it done, your savings has it covered. I've changed oil twice in my 2018. Service dept at my dealer says to bring it in when the computer tells you that the oil/filter life is around 5 - 10%. Fuel economy - my CTD gets better mileage towing the same fifth wheel than my previous 2018 6.4 Hemi 2500. Also is my daily driver and fuel consumption is still better when not towing. DEF is cheap - especially at Walmart - you don't have to constantly put it in like fuel. Get the diesel - you won't regret it.
2012Coleman 06/09/21 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning LED Light Strip

I bought these for my MH. LED light strip They make a complete kit with power supply and remote. I put these on the awning rail at the wall and under the RV. Have had them for 3 years now and another set on our TT for 5 years.Looks interesting - but says Waterproof and for indoor use only. Wondering how they have held up under the RV - still sticking?
2012Coleman 06/04/21 06:29am General RVing Issues
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

^I’m glad you’re happy with your current choice. In the end, that’s what matters. But no conspiracy theories on my part, I just happen to understand vehicles a bit better than the average person, it seems, and try to help those who don’t, who are receiving “advice” from those who don’t. Cheers!Sorry - but your just one of those internet guys that thinks he knows more about whatever the current topic is, can't stand input from anyone who has a different opinion, and constantly pushes his own opinions ("advice") on people new to this forum willing to ask to the point of frustrating them so much that they leave and don't come back. Like I said - lots of chaff on here....
2012Coleman 04/30/21 11:28am Beginning RVing
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

Another example of complete lack of understanding with some tall tales about how you justified to yourself trading up your perfectly good 3/4 ton gasser for a 1 ton diesel. Your story is buyers remorse over buying a gasser. Nothing to do with payload, in your case.Awww - so sorry the OP didn't lap up your conspiracy theories and take your advise. Some people do have brains. I'm not sure how getting what I wanted equates to a lack of understanding on my part. Of course my 2500 gasser was adequate to do the job - I stated that. But since I wanted something better - and went out and got it - that somehow hurts your feelings??? :? Another one bites the dust - but that's what some people prefer. Here - read this again: Well... this has been fun. Loads of fun. I'm buying a diesel. 25-3500 Ram. Maybe i'll meet some good folks when i get out there so i don't have to ask my newbie questions here and sort through 7 pages of contradicting arguments. To those of you who have truly just tried and successfully provided information and not been jerks: thank you a ton for your input!
2012Coleman 04/26/21 07:10am Beginning RVing
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

Well... this has been fun. Loads of fun. I'm buying a diesel. 25-3500 Ram. Maybe i'll meet some good folks when i get out there so i don't have to ask my newbie questions here and sort through 7 pages of contradicting arguments. To those of you who have truly just tried and successfully provided information and not been jerks: thank you a ton for your input!I've read through this thread and unfortunately, - well you said it.... Just remember the few who did state the importance of payload - the number from the doorjamb sticker, over towing capacity. Your current truck as you stated lists 1180 lbs. Payload is how much your truck can carry - you can't increase it by adding stuff like airbags or believing conspiracy theories about manufacturers fudging the numbers for devious reasons. To figure out what your payload is, you either have to load up everything and go to a scale or calculate it. To calculate, first you need to know tongue weight - which most agree is calculating the TT's GVWR by 13%. In your case the Jayco your interested in has a gross weight of 6000 and 1310 cargo capacity. So 7310 x .13 = 950. Subtract that from your available payload of 1180, and you only have 230 left. Then it's usually a given that for calculation purposes, you take another 100 lbs off for WDH weight. So now you have 130 left - you can see where this is going. Fully optioned trucks have less payload then minimally optioned trucks - those accessories weigh a lot. Is the engine in your truck able to tow that weight - it certainly is, but is the platform it sits on able to carry it? you could go even deeper, but why? It can or it can't. Is it ok to push the limit because as every armchair engineer out there knows, they built in extra capacity - just in case... So going to a larger truck - lets talk about the 2500. I have a 12 fifth wheel, and started off with a Ram 2500 6.4 hemi - had the coil springs. Don't remember the exact payload, but if was over 3k - because of the gas engine. Put the Cummings in there and payload goes down - because the engine is heavier. So my Ram 2500 truck was perfectly suited to pull my camper - it didn't squat, and it pulled my previous TT which was 5k like nothing was back there. But I didn't like the revving from the gas engine required to make the power to pull it - I mentioned this here and to someone, that meant I was scared of it - LOL. so if you go to the diesel, just be sure your ok on payload for any future TT you may decide on. In my case, I bit the bullet and bought a SRW Ram 3500 CTD and am like a pig in mud. People will say they aren't daily drivers - I drive mine daily - to work and back. The ride isn't that much different than the 2500. The towing experience is awesome - I drove one handed on a 6 hour trip recently. I have the dealership do the maintenance when time to change oil/fuel filters - yea it costs more, but I sock away a few extra bucks in a special savings account at bill paying time - but oil changes are not as frequent. The dealer told me to rely on the computer readout which tells you what percentage life you have left for oil and filters. It's a great truck - I'm very happy with it, but the only downside is that the OEM Firestone tires really suck! Sorry your experience on this forum was what it was. I learned a lot when I first started posting here, but now, because of what you have to go through to get a simple question answered, I don't ask a lot of questions - you do/did get some good advice, but there's often an overwhelming amount of chaff you have to blow through to get to the wheat. Good luck to you - hopefully whatever you decide to do will make your camping enjoyable for you and your family.
2012Coleman 04/22/21 02:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Florida State Parks increasing fees.

Seeing as how I can't seem to get a reservation at any FL state park, this won't affect me in the least.
2012Coleman 04/21/21 08:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stupid question about tires

I just use compressed air - and you will need some goof-off to remove those dumb stickers...
2012Coleman 04/12/21 05:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck Question

I Tow with my Ram Diesel the same number of times a year. My commute to work is a walk up the stairs. Nothing wrong with having a diesel as a daily driver - mine is a 3500. And when your towing, you won't have to listen to the gas engine scream. Plus, you will get better fuel mileage towing, and the ability to step up to a larger TT in the future.
2012Coleman 04/12/21 05:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Emerald Coast Florida, campground advice

We love Topsail, but you need reservations 11 months in advance it seems. Recently, we booked Emerald Coast RV Park in Panama City FL. Yes, 50 miles east of Destin but still sort of on the panhandle. Looks like its very popular and well received. FHU all day long. Your 36 foot 5vr should fit fine.Looks like a nice place - however, on their website it states: "guests arriving with travel trailers or 5th wheelers cannot be accommodated and will be turned away." True? Can't imagine what it is that you are looking at. Unless it's something new related to COVID. We camped at Topsail in 2019 in a 23-foot travel trailer and there were many travel trailers and fifth wheels throughout the campground. Or were you referring to the Emerald Coast RV Park?? -Speak I was referring to Emerald Coast RV Park https://i.imgur.com/0LpavACl.png "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
2012Coleman 04/05/21 09:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: WASH WAX ALL ON FIVER; TIPS?

Can we get some links for "the whole enchilada"? :@ ask and you shall receive - - wash wax allAwesome - thank you!
2012Coleman 04/05/21 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Emerald Coast Florida, campground advice

We love Topsail, but you need reservations 11 months in advance it seems. Recently, we booked Emerald Coast RV Park in Panama City FL. Yes, 50 miles east of Destin but still sort of on the panhandle. Looks like its very popular and well received. FHU all day long. Your 36 foot 5vr should fit fine.Looks like a nice place - however, on their website it states: "guests arriving with travel trailers or 5th wheelers cannot be accommodated and will be turned away." True?
2012Coleman 04/02/21 11:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: WASH WAX ALL ON FIVER; TIPS?

Can we get some links for "the whole enchilada"? :@
2012Coleman 04/02/21 11:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Cover

When taking it off your RV, get on the roof and pull the cover up from the sides, folding to the center. Then, at the rear, have a clean - hopefully never used plastic trash can on the ground. Pull the cover down from the roof into the can, folding accordion style. If the cover is catching on something up top, free it up and continue - or have someone up there feeding it down. Follow the steps in reverse to cover it back up, storing the trash can just inside the door.
2012Coleman 03/31/21 05:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Lock em up... a long story

Maybe buy him a hitch lock.
2012Coleman 03/31/21 05:22am General RVing Issues
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