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RE: first time towing

Brettmm92 Nice tip. I agree with Lwiddis. I was taught to use the same gear going down the hill that I had to use going up the hill. It's a real pretty drive, so enjoy the view.
BC4277 07/01/20 08:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Life of a trailer slide out?

I agree with Dick B. especially on a smaller trailer like a Lance 1985 or 1995. We don't put the slide out until the trailer is level, disconnected from the TV and jacks have been set. While I don't have any experience with cable slides, I can see more problems with them than the rack & pinion slides. Sometimes while traveling and only spending one night someplace, I won't bother deploying the slide. Because our side is very small, our trailer is still fully functional. As far as a slide's life cycle, keep it lubed and inspect for loose nuts and bolts. Go camping and enjoy.
BC4277 06/25/20 09:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Small Travel Trailers

I'm towing a Coachman Freedom Express 192RBS with a 03 Tundra with a 4.7 liter motor. The TV has 200k miles. I have put over 35k miles on the TT, in the last 3 years without a problem. We wanted a small TT with tandem axles and a small slide. The foorplan was very important to us along with a three burner stove, large frig, and two LPG tanks. Bryan
BC4277 02/25/20 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Endurance tires?

I've had the GY Endurance tires on my TT for the past two years. They've worked great and haven't lost a pound of air pressure over that time. I'm going catch a lot of flack for this next comment, but unless you increase the weight of your TT, I wouldn't run the tires at 80 psi. All you will do is wear out the center of the tire sooner. In my experience, my TT feels more stable when the weight is spread out equally across the entire tread width rather the center 1/3rd. Now, some will say OMG you'll have heat build up by running less than maximum air pressure. I bought a heat gun from Harbor Freight and check the TT and TV tire temperatures every time I stop, and have never a problem. Your TT was designed to run with tires inflated at 65psi and that is what I would run.
BC4277 01/14/20 08:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Upgraded my tow vehicle, do I still need a WDH?

I would get a WD/anti-sway hitch, if only for the anti-sway. Besides after loading up the back end for the TV, it won't hurt to have a little of that weight transferred to the steering axle. I don't know the price difference between my Fastway E2 Hitch and an Andersen Hitch, but I'm happy with the Fastway, although it is nosy while making sharp turns.
BC4277 10/24/19 08:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking to sell - any advice?

To expand on "Jebby14"s idea, buy the land and keep the TT on site while you build the cabin.
BC4277 10/23/19 03:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch/Receiver Pin

I've used the same hitch pin for 16 years towing my sailboat trailer (800 lbs.), then two years ago we bought our Freedom Express. I continued to use the same hitch pin with no problems. This past summer, I noticed some rust on the pin, so it was replaced. Better safe than sorry. Yes, the pin hole in the hitch will get hogged out. My sister-in-law had this happen. She had steel plates welded on both sides of the hitch. The holes in the plates were drilled so that the pin has a snug fit. Just another think to keep an eye on.
BC4277 10/16/19 07:57am Travel Trailers
RE: RV Cover

Due to to subdivision Covenants & Restrictions, I'm unable to store my TT at home, let alone build a carport. Scott, nice looking carport.
BC4277 10/08/19 05:37pm Travel Trailers
RV Cover

How many of you use a RV Cover? If so, what kind? Any recommendations? Two years ago I bought an Elements Cover from CW, so it has been on our TT for two Colorado winters (a total of 10 months). It is coming apart at a couple seems and the backing material is disintegrating. In reading the reviews, these are common complaints. It has a two year warranty, but I don't have the receipt. So, I doubt CW will do anything. Thanks, Bryan
BC4277 10/08/19 03:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Suspension Questions

After an 8,000 mile trip last spring to the northeast USA, & Canada, we upgraded to the MorRyde CRE 3000 system. Last month, we completed a 3,800 mile trip to Banff & Jasper National Parks. The trailer did seem to tow smoother. We have some towels that hang in the rear bath that used to shake off the hooks, now they stay on the hooks. Not real scientific, but the only indicator that I have. As far as loose screws, I carry a small tube of Loctite Blue (not the Red) and put a small drop on any screws that have worked loose.
BC4277 10/05/19 10:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Tires

For my two cents worth, I just put 22,200 miles on a set of GY Endurance tires. In the two years that I had them, they didn't lose a pound of air. I just replaced them with another set of GY. The thread was down to 3/32" and I didn't want to worry about driving in the rain with that little thread. Considering your TT is almost 10' longer and 1,500 lbs. heavier than mine, I would look into upsizing your wheels & tires to 15".
BC4277 08/23/19 09:04am Travel Trailers
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