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RE: Camper black water tank fluid heats up

Did someone put some bleach down the tank? Bleach and urine make a bad gas. DW did that once and the next time I flushed there was a fog coming up from the bowl.
Arcamper 07/23/20 12:51pm Tech Issues
RE: My new Travel Trailer tires are not from China !

Back to the tires now that we can have a civil conversation. Some question's for the OP, did your trailer stay outdoors? direct sun? tire covers? I am asking because I hear about these tires aging out but mine stays indoors climate controlled year round except when we are camping and they are covered then. They are Goodyear 614's put on at the factory with about 11k miles and are expensive to replace so I don't want to change them with out a reason. I just put Sailuns on my truck so if they hold up I will go with them on the camper at some point. Sounds like you either treated yours right or were just lucky.
Arcamper 07/21/20 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Advice - tires again

My Vietnam made Sailuns have been great so far. Played the Michelin game before and won't waste my money on them no matter where they are made. My tire guy recommended the Sailuns and said he is seeing great results from them. I told him a lot of people say Michelins are a better value and he just laughed and said they were for him because he makes double the profit on them. Time will tell but so far I really like them.
Arcamper 06/17/20 02:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Interesting way to tow a 5er

They at least had sense enough to put the rachet strap on it. Safety first!
Arcamper 06/11/20 09:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TIres, looking for long wearing, all weather load range E

I ran Nitto Dura Grapplers for my last 2 sets on my trucks... the Dura Grappler is more of. street tire, if yo want more of a AT, try the Terra Grappler G2.... I had the Dura Grapplers on my 14 Ram dually and it was an ok tire but they were worn out at 27K miles towing about 85% of the time. I know this goes against many on here but I am not a Michelin fan and after 3 terrible sets I have bought I would not put them on my lawn mower now. I just put a set of Sailun Terramax HTL's on my truck for half the price of most other tires out there and have been very impressed so far. Don't know about how well they will wear yet but hope they do as well as their trailer tires. I run 80 psi in the front and 68 in the rears seems to be the sweet spot with 3400lbs pin weight in the bed. These tires were made in Vietnam not China.
Arcamper 05/08/20 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

We did not have them on our Laredo 5th wheel and after a couple of times getting on the roof to sweep the slides I said this is crazy and there must be a better way. Added a slide topper and never had an issue again. Ordered them from the factory on our Montana and have never had a problem with wind or anything else. I do know that if you have water pooling your topper was either not installed right or there was not enough room over the slide to mount the track high enough for the proper angle. If you have enough slope they will not hold water period. Its like a regular awning that does not angle down enough, it pools water. Lower or tilt it and problem solved. My vote is I would never be without them.
Arcamper 04/22/20 02:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Grand Design vs Keystone?

We ordered a 2016 Montana with the options we wanted and it has never been back to the dealer. Was it well built or were we lucky. This was the second Keystone unit we have bought new and the first one had no issues either. I would buy another Keystone.
Arcamper 04/14/20 04:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: Westlake tires

I don't have any experience with Westlake tires so I won't comment on those but I do have the following. My Montana has Goodyear 614's on it from the factory and they have been flawless. My 7000lb boat trailer has Goodyear Endurance tires on it for 2 years now and they have been flawless. My truck has a new set of 6 Sailun HT's on it (made in Vietnam not China)and they have been flawless. So in a couple of years they will all have some more age and more mileage on them for me to make a decision on what tire brand I stay with. At this point I would say you can't go wrong with any of those three.
Arcamper 04/09/20 01:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Buyers market?

In 2008 I bought a new diesel pickup, new 5th wheel camper and a short sale house. It was name your price and I saved a lot of money due to a bad economy. I suspect this down turn will be as bad or worse. If anyone has the means to buy in a bad market the deals will be out there.
Arcamper 03/26/20 11:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would you plug in here.

It looks like that wall outlet in "A Christmas Story". Yep, it's just one to many!
Arcamper 02/18/20 01:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just repllaced TV tires

Took these pics last night at 32k. Truck tows at FULL RAWR of 9,750# and a bit more for at least 1/3 of those miles. Hey Cummins, you better stay off those
Arcamper 02/18/20 01:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Registration Rant

$58.89 for the Ram 3500 here in Washington County Arkansas. $35 of that goes for my special state park tag. No smog test either. Don't think we will be moving to Cali any time soon.
Arcamper 02/18/20 01:07pm Truck Campers
RE: HUGE Propane tanks on new Backcountry models from ORV

Last week I was wandering around the local Northwood / Outdoors RV dealer. A model caught my eye because it had graphics I hadn't see on other ORV models. I went over and took a look at it. It's the Backcountry model 20BD, which a new model for the mid 2020 model year. It used to be called the 20SK. The new mid year changes across the Backcountry series include HUGE 40 gallon propane tanks, solid surface counter tops, flush mount range, a generate delete option, which still makes them "generator ready". 8" I-beam frame, cap on the front instead of Filon and Diamond plate. 16" Goodyear Endurance tires, plus a few other things I probably don't remember. Here's a short video tour I did. Overall, I'm impressed with the changes. Those are 40 lb tanks that hold 9.4 gallons not 40 gallon tanks. They are nice though so you don't have to refill as often, I have them on my Montana and they are heavy when full (about 72 lbs each).
Arcamper 02/17/20 06:48am Travel Trailers
RE: New truck batteries

OP here and I did go ahead and buy 2 of the Duracell AGM batteries from Sam's. I believe this was a good choice based on all the comments. I know the truck spins over a lot faster than it had been. Thank you to all those who replied and especially Big Toe. I found this post to be very informative.
Arcamper 02/04/20 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: how do dey do dat ?

Multi cameras and the right software can do some slick stuff. My question would be what kind of camera do you have to mount on the trailer and is it hard wired or wireless? What do you do if its a boat, flatbed, drop down rear door, ect? Might be fine on a rv but I pull several different kinds of trailers.
Arcamper 02/04/20 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping World Holdings Fiscal Health

I was very surprised a month ago when I was looking for a Sleep Number R5 King bed to replace the mattress in our Montana that Camping World online had the best price I could find by $300. It arrived on time in great condition. I also found a few small things that had better prices also. Now saying that I have never used them for service and was totally put off by the local store's sales department when we wanted to buy our last new camper 5 years ago. I agree with the above statement about them leaving a bad taste with the long term camping crowd.
Arcamper 02/04/20 12:34pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Any Night Stands?

I have seen several with small night stands on each side of the bed but not many that had 120 volt power in the bedroom slides. That was a must when we bought our Montana. It has two smaller shelves on each side of the bed and a 120 volt outlet on each side.
Arcamper 01/27/20 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitches

Been running my B&W for 5 years now and it's been flawless. Had a Pullrite slider in my shortbed Ram before that and it did well but I like the B&W better.
Arcamper 01/27/20 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
New truck batteries

My 2014 Ram 3500 Cummins is starting a little slower now days and I know it's time to replace the original batteries. I have been using Walmart batteries for years and have had fairly good results. I decided to check at Sam's to see what they have and the Duracell brand is what they carry. After some reading it seems they have a good rating and I can get the AMG version for only a little more than the flooded cell. I am not looking to put Optima's or any super high dollar batteries in. Are any of you running the Duracell and if so what do you think about it?
Arcamper 01/15/20 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck bed plug or just use plug in bumper for 5th wheel

Added in bed sockets on my two previous trucks and my current one came with one. I find it makes for better cord management. Your results may vary.
Arcamper 01/13/20 09:48am Fifth-Wheels
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