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RE: Any problems with Goodyear Endurance tires?

A lot of RV trailers come from the factory with tandem axles and leaf springs. A lot of manufactures, Winnebago for example, use very cheap nylon bushings on the spring ends, 7 per side. If the tires are not balanced the bushings wear out faster than if the tires are balanced. Not trying to start out a balance vs non-balance war, just laying out the facts. Here is a photo of the bushings that I changed out at 15,000 miles on my first RV trailer, non-balanced tires. I always keep my RV tires balanced now. https://i.imgur.com/4svB5UHl.jpg
Bigbird65 03/03/20 07:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Morryde Step Above

We have the MORryde steps on our Winnebago 2250DS and love em. Here are a few photos. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Your photos display what is wrong with the MoreRyde steps. 1. They block the entrance. 2. They dump water and dirt inside. 3. They need to be swept/cleaned off. Each of those 3 issues are a deal breaker Torxlift steps are just as stable but have none of those flaws. Thanks Lantley for the list. None of those items bother me. I will continue to enjoy the MORryde.
Bigbird65 02/28/20 06:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Morryde Step Above

How does Torqflite steps solve the problem with uneven ground level? I think Torqflite is a transmission. On my last RV trailer I had Torqlift Glow Step Revolution steps and they were really good but expensive. They had adjustable landing gear for uneven surfaces. https://i.imgur.com/blAUWKyl.jpg
Bigbird65 02/28/20 12:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Morryde Step Above

I still want to know how you get into your rig with these stupid steps, while in storage, without having to move it far enough to get the steps down? Maybe the mfrs should put the door in the far a$$-end or have an attic ladder pull-down in the front? (sarcasm=off) Lyle Very simple Lyle. In my photos above, my Minnie is in storage. The storage is my backyard, and it is free storage.
Bigbird65 02/28/20 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Morryde Step Above

We have the MORryde steps on our Winnebago 2250DS and love em. Here are a few photos. https://i.imgur.com/AaUptGfl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xYIRCj9l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jbjYesTl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/i5Da0bsl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/FLs32wMl.jpg
Bigbird65 02/28/20 09:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mopeka tank app question

I discovered how to remove the extra tank from the app. Simply swipe it to the left and hit delete.
Bigbird65 02/23/20 07:43am Travel Trailers
Mopeka tank app question

Today I replaced a sensor under warranty. On the tank check app on my Android phone I now have 3 tanks listed. How do I remove the one that I no longer want?
Bigbird65 02/22/20 06:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any problems with Goodyear Endurance tires?

Thanks everyone for your feedback. It looks like the Goodyear Endurance is performing well so far. So I going to put them on the my travel trailer. You won't regret it.
Bigbird65 02/21/20 03:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any problems with Goodyear Endurance tires?

This is our 3rd season for the Goodyear Endurance tires and 15,000 miles. No problems.
Bigbird65 02/19/20 10:50am Travel Trailers
RE: New Source of TV While on the Road

The big advantage is that watching TV this way uses NO data on my phone plan, therefore no additional cost. Aren't you still downloading DTV content over the cell internet, thus using your data? Yes you are still streaming DirecTV from a cell tower and no you are not using data on your phone plan. The only disadvantage is that you are tying up your phone while watching TV. Not a problem for me. This link should answer your questions. Let me know what you think. https://www.att.com/directv/experience/watch-directv-app.html
Bigbird65 01/30/20 07:37am Technology Corner
RE: Picture Posting Test Thread

WOW, that rig is tall. Probably has to be careful going under some underpasses.
Bigbird65 01/23/20 10:51am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New Source of TV While on the Road

I have DirecTV at home and a portable dish we use on the road. When time is short or I am too lazy or tired to set up the dish I can get all of the channels in our DTV plan using the DirecTV app on my AT&T Samsung GS5 phone. The big advantage is that watching TV this way uses NO data on my phone plan, therefore no additional cost. However, I certainly don't want to watch TV on that tiny screen. So, I wirelessly connect to the Samsung 32" smart TV using Screen Mirroring. I do connect the charge cable to the phone. https://i.imgur.com/jRudXUGl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/bBGDEwWl.jpg
Bigbird65 01/16/20 11:02am Technology Corner
RE: Winterizing

A compressor will get rid of most of your water, but to do it right I would also use RV antifreeze. Don't forget to open your low drains and empty your water tank. If it gets really cold where you are use the antifreeze. Another good point. In 5 years of using my air compressor here in North Texas, where it can get down into the teens, I have never had a broken pipe or anything else damaged from freezing. So far so good. I do take my time and don't rush through blow out process. Also, I leave the low point drains open until our first camping trip in the Spring.
Bigbird65 09/16/19 11:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing using an air compressor

Good one indeed. One very important point. Well before you begin, make sure the hot water tank is turned off. If there is any way air can get into the HWT when you remove the plug, a stream of scalding hot water can do serious damage. Very good point Mike. Thanks
Bigbird65 09/16/19 11:30am Travel Trailers
Winterizing using an air compressor

Winterizing – Air compressor method – Minnie 2250DS This is specific to our Minnie but applies to most RV trailers, the only difference is the location of the items listed. I have included photos of these items. 1. Start by draining the 3 tanks. 2. Open a water faucet. Turn on the water pump for about 20 seconds to run it dry. 3. On the outside of the Minnie drain the water heater by removing the drain plug or opening the drain valve, see photo. Lift the lever on the relief valve to vent air into the tank. Drop the lever when draining the tank is finished and reinstall the drain plug. 4. Bypass the water heater. 5. Put 35 psi air on the city water inlet and open each faucet in turn one at a time to blow out water until you only get air then close the faucet. Don’t forget the outside shower. 6. Open the toilet valve to blow out the toilet. 7. Open the low point drains. After 5 minutes, remove the 35 psi air. 8. Blow out the black tank blow down line by using the 35 psi air. 9. The fresh water pump has a filter on the inlet of the pump. Make sure there is no water in the filter. If necessary unscrew the clear cup on the filter and empty it. 10. Put some pink stuff (RV anti-freeze available at Wal-Mart) in the sink drains and lavatory drain and enough in the shower drain to get it to the gray tank discharge valve. 11. Also put some pink stuff in the toilet and flush to get it into the black tank discharge valve. Leave a little pink stuff in the toilet. Return the water heater to the normal or non bypassed condition. 12. Close the low point drain valves before the next camping trip. Also, fill the water heater by opening a hot water faucet with water pressure on the heater before the next camping trip and after all danger of freeze is gone.Do this before turning on electricity or propane. https://i.imgur.com/cPAZpvnl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/KQ33QUzl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/RT0qVfPl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Xl14nqAl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/V5YGuxil.jpg
Bigbird65 09/16/19 10:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing

You need a compressor that you can regulate down to 35 psi.
Bigbird65 09/16/19 09:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Magnetic Cam Locks???

I replaced all 4 of these CH751 locks with these. They are very well made and I am very satisfied with them. https://i.imgur.com/wCg1MSkl.jpg
Bigbird65 06/14/19 01:39pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Hello! questions?

I would highly recommend that you look at Winnebago towables. Aluminum framing and high quality fiberglass exterior. Google them and look at the floor plans. We love our 2250DS. The 2106 and 2108s are very popular. They even make smaller ones.
Bigbird65 06/03/19 07:02pm Travel Trailers
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