Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Search
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'APT' found 17 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Help making a decision on truck purchase.

Keep your truck for towing, etc and get a Toyota Corolla Hybrid to conserve fuel. Buying a new big$$$, less capable, truck to conserve fuel is pointless, you'll conserve money by not buying it. Agreed. However, are you trying to improve towing FE or non-towing? Non-towing, then I further support buy any hybrid car for every non-towing situation. It will also cost half as much as any pickup. If you want to focus on towing FE, then buy any diesel 3/4 ort 1-ton pickup.
APT 03/24/23 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Automatically connect windows 10 PC to open WiFi?

Not that I am aware of for the first time. Once you connect then there is an option to re-connecct.. I don't do open wi-fi with my Computer... In fact I normally just connect to my phone if I'm out and about. I agree with all of this. Why would you want to connect to open wireless? If you have nothing important on said computer, then maybe it's okay. But I do not use any public internet. Either secure wireless at home, mobile/cellular on the go, or the internet can wait.
APT 03/13/23 06:58am Technology Corner
RE: New Travel trailer

Congrats on the new RV! Your 3/4 ton will be great and comfortable. Half tons - that gets complicated as travel trailers tend to tow the worst with related to weight of any other trailer type. So 8500 pound flat bed or car hauler - maybe okay for the most capable half tons. 8500 pound TT - I will say that very few reports of half ton owners towing that weight range are "comfortable". As mentioned above, the key are is payload and rear axle ratings.
APT 03/02/23 05:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram 1500 can it tow Keystone 280BH??

Do not recommend. I can show math that shows that you will probably exceed rear axle rating, GVWR, and maybe receiver rating. 7200 pounds dry, 8500 pounds loaded 1100 pounds of TW, family onboard and a bed full of camping gear, etc. I can summarize the feedback from of owners that typically tow 8500 pounds with half ton trucks - not many are comfortable at 65mph. Light steering, wandering, wind and passing wind impacts. The modifications you have made will improve the comfort level at or above any of the ratings I mentioned above, but that is hard to quantify. So that is a risk that is difficult for any of us to uniquely confirm with your exact combo of vehicle, trailer, WHD + adjustments, loading.
APT 02/16/23 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Smaller tanks

I use one tank at a time. When one is empty, I switch and refill before the next trip. That has always been enough time to find a cheaper filling location.
APT 10/16/22 07:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Do Some Travel Trailers Have Levelling Jacks?

There are systems available on some TT brands from the factory. I personally would not use that feature as a filter for which TT I buy. Every TT comes with a tongue jack (manual crank or electric power) which covers front to back leveling. Side to side as mentioned already is done with something under the low side tires (boards, plastic lego blocks, etc.). For me, I think the time savings of having a fully automatic system is about 5 minutes per arrival/departure. Cost for an electric jack is ~150 and another $50 for lego blocks.
APT 09/26/22 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Overhead oven fan not working in trailer

Check the 12v power to the switches as well as 12v fuse as those are both 12v DC powered.
APT 09/12/22 08:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: How many of you own an EV?

I own a 2020 Chevrolet Bolt with 20k miles in 16 months. Still on original battery which is limited to 80% capacity or ~200 summer miles. I am considering a 2023 Bolt EUV to add next year with the return of federal income tax credit for GM EVs.
APT 09/08/22 12:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

I love my EV to the tune of 19k miles in 15 months. It is fun to drive almost like a hot hatch that could benefit from better tires. It is great for everything within 100 miles from home. And it is dirt cheap to drive. No brakes, oil changes, and about 3 cents per mile for "fuel" or energy. Beyond shortish day trips, I'll use another vehicle for a few reasons including time to refuel and comfort based on size/vehicle class. I do hope the power/charging infrastructure improves in the next few years to better utilize the benefits EVs bring to owners/drivers so that longer distances have comparable compromises to ICE.
APT 07/26/22 10:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck tires

I love my Michelin LTX M/S2 tires. They perform well in every on-road situation such as dry pavement, wet, snow (3PMS+real world). The prices are fair from Costco when Michelins are promoted. The only other comment I have they appear very humble for compared to every A/T tire and even most other truck/SUV tires.
APT 07/26/22 10:26am Towing
RE: Best security cameras for travel trailer?

What is the problem you are trying to solve with cameras?
APT 07/26/22 10:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Need recommendations of SUV to tow 4700lb TT in the Rockies

I highly recommend something with forced induction, and diesel preferred. Jeep Grand Cherokee ecodiesel is one. Used, there are some MB/BMW/VW/Audi models too.
APT 06/07/22 08:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires for Travel Trailer in Port Huron Area

I last purchased Carlise DS from Discount Tire. That is would I would call before making the trip as mine had to be ordered.
APT 06/03/22 09:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Modify top bunk

Do you want to carry tall items? I would not modify the bunk itself except removing the mattresses. Put whatever shelves/bins you want there.
APT 05/04/22 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: New Ranger for towing

Do you already have the Ranger? Payload and rear axle ratings will be exceeded well under tow rating. It should be fine for about 4000 pound dry TT. I cannot think of any 5th wheel that would support a 200 pound receiver in the bed and even modest 15% pin weight. Power from the Ecoboost should be fine.
APT 04/27/22 11:40am Towing
RE: Converting PC laptop to Android tablet

I have never heard of that conversion. I have installed Ubuntu on a new SSD to revive some old/slow laptops with good success. Honestly, I recommend just spending $100 or less on an actual Fire tablet. They go on sale a few times every year and can get many configurations under $100. They are much easier to maintain and manage vs. raw Android OS for parents and children.
APT 04/21/22 08:35pm Technology Corner
RE: For those towing with Teslas. Super charger tips. Thanks

Where is the charger port on your car? It seems like with your combo you could take up only 2 Supercharger spots from the pic you showed (or unhook the trailer in any parking spot while you charge). Also, this seems more appropriate for the TV area not TT.
APT 04/05/22 11:48am Travel Trailers
Sort by:    Search within results:

New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2023 CWI, Inc. © 2023 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.