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RE: Gray Tank Insulation

I thought AF would have done a better job. The craftsmanship you described is pretty sad. You did a great job insulating---
Blazing Zippers 06/29/19 10:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tongue Wt and Wt Distribution Question

Congratulations!!! I think you're among the first to actually have a rig set up correctly asking if he had it set up correctly. Enjoy the ride, and see ya out there.
Blazing Zippers 06/19/19 09:22pm Towing
RE: Tow Vehicle

I'm possibly wrong on this---the vehicle capacity includes gas??? IF so, add the weight of passengers and gas into vehicle capacity. Are the tow vehicle tires highly weight rated? Your call, but IMHO, the tow vehicle is a little light to use with this trailer. Most of us on this forum are RVers and have pretty good knowledge. For God's sake, don't listen to a salesperson telling you that "your rig will pull it." Remember that a Toyota pickup pulled the space shuttle.
Blazing Zippers 06/19/19 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone Outback tire wear

Welcome to the world of Keystone's 'we don't cover that.' As mentioned on here; a good spring/axle shop can fix you up. You might check the capacity of the springs---Keystone plays the numbers pretty weak and the axle could be rated for less. Not saying this might be the case, but "curbing the tires" could lead to bent axles also.
Blazing Zippers 06/18/19 09:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Zephyr Cove Charging $75 a night!

Well, it IS Lake Tahoe. The neighbors have a copper roof on their vacation home. Having lived Reno/Tahoe for decades, we realized we couldn't afford the area any longer. $75.00 is a bit much, but consider the cost of a day at Disney. See ya out there......
Blazing Zippers 06/09/19 10:23pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Medical marijuana

Tequila!!!!!! Legal in every state.
Blazing Zippers 06/09/19 10:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just picked Her up! 2020 Outdoors RV 21RD

There is an owners forum at iRV2 Outdoors Owners. Lots of info with regard to your unit and the brand. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we are. Welcome to the club....
Blazing Zippers 06/07/19 09:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: One Piece Fiberglass/Plastic Front Cap Protection

We had a LineX spray liner put on the lower portion of our fifth wheel. Worked great and was in a matching color. The cost was $415.00.
Blazing Zippers 06/04/19 10:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ram tire size

Our Firestones are just about to the wear bars at under 28,000 miles. I suspected they were short lived due to the trailer towing we've done. Thanks to all that came back to this. Time to go shopping....
Blazing Zippers 06/04/19 10:36pm Tow Vehicles
Ram tire size

It's time to buy new tires for our 2016 Ram 2500. Currently, the size is 275/70/18 Firestone with a street tread. I wanted to jump up one size in width, but was told a 285 is really expensive. Anyone on here running 295/70/18 on their Ram with stock rims?
Blazing Zippers 06/04/19 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel Trailer Shopping - Newbie

Well, when I was a young one---I spent a lot of money on campers that sat along side the house because we worked full time and didn't have spare time to play. Keep that in mind when shopping. Someone on here suggested renting a trailer for a trip or two. Very good advice. What you think will work for you might not be the case. Also brought up here was construction, tanks sizes, tow vehicle, etc. Possibly buying a slightly used unit for awhile will give you ideas about what's important to you without spending a whole lot of money. See ya out there.....................
Blazing Zippers 06/03/19 08:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Quick fix for a Norcold...

We had an issue with a gas water heater at over 7500 feet elevation once. I fiddled around, cleaned the heater jet, pondered, drank beer---- the next morning, the thing worked just fine. Later that day, I discovered that the propane tank had changed over sometime in the last 24 hours. HMMMMM........... Whatever happened? No clue.
Blazing Zippers 06/01/19 05:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ram truck 426 hemi

Our 6.4 seems to be a good engine. However, the trans does lag. Wouldn't it be great if Ram could supercharge or turbo a 6.4 easily. I had the money to afford a diesel, but the past few years have proven the diesel engines to be more problems then I wanted to put up with, so a gasser ended up in the garage.
Blazing Zippers 05/19/19 10:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Readying TT for ALASKA Trip

Our 2017 Alaska trip was a breeze. We pulled a fifth wheel and had a LineX spray (like Rhino liner) in a matching color on the lower front. The truck had Rock Tamers. I did place a piece of screening behind the grill (in front of the radiator), but didn't seem to need it. All in all, we get more damage from the road junk in North Idaho in winter then we encountered in Canada and Alaska. The comments on here are all pretty on point, be careful and enjoy the trip. Oh, when you get to the Salty Dawg in Homer, look for our dollar bill on the wall.
Blazing Zippers 05/10/19 10:44pm Towing
RE: Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi

We have pulled a 10,300 lb. fifth wheel several thousand miles, and now tow a 10,000 travel trailer with a 2016 2500 6.4... No problem at all. The miles were in the West, Canada, and Alaska. 8.5 to 9.5 mpg with a 373 rear end. Enjoy....
Blazing Zippers 05/10/19 10:34pm Towing
RE: Water hoses

Thanks. Time to go shopping.
Blazing Zippers 04/07/19 12:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Look for small dual axle TT, no more than 25ft

Craiglist is a great place to shop from your sofa. Once in a while, a real gem pops up.
Blazing Zippers 04/06/19 09:11pm Travel Trailers
Water hoses

Have any of you on this forum found RV water hoses that you can roll up after use? The ones we see at RV stores all seem to be the same as we have--can not roll them up when under 75 degrees. The regular garden hoses usually roll up when we're finished, but folks in the know state that we shouldn't use them for human us. I'm over 70 y/o and have slept in cribs with lead paint, stood up in the 56 Ford while moving, and drank gallons from a garden hose, but I can't use one to fill the tank (the rubber taste is character). Any ideas?
Blazing Zippers 04/06/19 09:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Truck trailering packages

First off-congratulations on coming here before you bring out the wallet and possibly make a mistake. We're all pretty knowledgeable about RVing (just ask us). We drive a Ram 3/4 Hemi 6.4, and pull a 30 ft. 9995 lb trailer. Money well spent on the tow vehicle! Most 1/2 ton trucks just don't have the "guts" in most cases to safely get under a longer unit. They have the power, but tires, brakes, and suspension is usually light weight. It seems the majority on here are making the case for more truck, and I have to agree. One last note; don't always believe the sales person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They're job is to move units.
Blazing Zippers 04/04/19 08:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Polishing diamond plate

After visiting the auto store, I polished a portion of the diamond plate today. Whatever they used on the highway for ice melt actually etched the metal. I can feel the depression in the finish. Anyway, it looks better - like a 20/20 job - 20 feet away and 20 miles per hour. Thanks to all that answered.
Blazing Zippers 04/01/19 09:19pm General RVing Issues
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