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RE: How wide do mirrors need to be for a TT?

Bigfoot and Airstream trailers are also over 8' wide. I have towed a Bigfoot with a Titan and standard mirrors. There is a wedge of a blind spot that the trailer creates relative to the mirrors in a critical area. I prefer my mirrors to extend past the side of the trailer so I can look straight down the side. Much safer and easier to back the trailer.
Durb 10/19/20 08:42am Beginning RVing
RE: Dualie vs SRW benefits?

I haven't measured the Fords but the last time I measured a Ram DRW compared to a SRW the tailgate height was 2" lower. Could be a dually will fit your trailer better. A dually will manage your trailer better. How much better and whether the tradeoffs are worth it are up to you. I like the freedom of having the extra payload capacity a dually delivers. No second thoughts when installing the auxiliary fuel tank or packing up a bunch of firewood for a trip. I have no problems driving and parking my dually. My mind might change if I lived in a congested city or an old town with narrow streets.
Durb 10/16/20 10:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Tongue jack not

If the motor runs but the jack doesn't lift then you may have to replace a broken shear pin in the gear box. Sorry, reread about no-run situation.
Durb 10/06/20 08:54am Tech Issues
RE: Pine trees and slides ??

How do you inspect the top of your slide when it is 10 feet off the ground? Climb up on a wet roof or drag out a ladder? No big deal? Sounds like a big deal to me. Sweeping wet Douglas Fir needles off a wet TPO covered slide is no picnic especially in the rain. Just the idea of carrying and storing brooms, ladders and extension handles seems like a pain. Slide toppers for me all the way.
Durb 10/06/20 08:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Fuel mileage 5th wheel vs travel trailer

I towed a 6,000# travel trailer and averaged 13.5 mpg on round trips (up mountains and down mountains). With the same truck I now pull a 10,000# fifth wheel and average 11.2 mpg. I will say I did have a cab high canopy on the truck when I towed the TT. This might have cut down on some turbulence. I'm pretty happy with both numbers.
Durb 10/04/20 11:26am General RVing Issues
RE: U.S Hwy 20 in Oregon

Thanks, everyone for you help. We'll take 58 and 97 around the mountain. You won't be going around any mountain. You still have to cross the Cascade mountains. Willamette pass (58) is 5,128', Santiam pass (126) is 4,817'. I love highway 58 through Oakridge but it is the long way to get to Sisters.
Durb 10/02/20 09:48am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 26 Eastern Oregon in late October

Could be beautiful, could be snowy. Odds are beautiful. Unless you have a destination in Hood River I would take 97 to Biggs and I-84 then head East. Go through Kennewick, WA and take 395 north to Ritzville then I-90 east to Spokane. Going over Mt. Hood and taking 35 to Hood River will give you your best chance for snow. If the roads get dicey, which I doubt, you could always unhook the Jeep and drive separately. 35 is particularly pretty. Welcome to the forum.
Durb 10/01/20 06:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Question/help with pin box

The MORryde pin box is a good design and will help keep trailer generated chucking forces (fore and aft) from reaching your truck. They aren't so great at mitigating bouncing forces (up and down). I agree with the suggestion to make very sure any after market pin box will function well with a capture plate and your hitch. I know the Pullrite is finicky regarding hook up and backing straight onto the hitch. I would be leery of a pivoting type device.
Durb 10/01/20 09:05am Towing
RE: Window Tint

Had a Nissan Titan with tint on the driver's window. At night the dash lights would reflect off the window and make it difficult to use the mirror. I was driving on I-90 near spokane when I was overtaken by a nice Suburban with a completely blacked out windshield. I thought "What an idiot". He was pulled over another 10 miles up the road. Could have been for speeding. His rig did look cool and stealthy.
Durb 09/30/20 06:57pm Towing
RE: U.S Hwy 20 in Oregon

You could go into Portland and take 26. Winding roads or traffic - tossup.
Durb 09/28/20 08:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Soundbar, speakers, or large portable for trailer?

I installed a Yamaha soundbar from Costco in our trailer mostly because it fit the opening really well. It does not have a subwoofer so the base is just adequate. Inputs for DVD, Ipod and TV plus an optical out, accepts bluetooth from phones which we don't do. We like the front facing manual controls and not having to rely on the remote. Perfectly fine for our trailer needs. I can crank the Klipschorns when I get home. Good to know there are some Pink Floyd fans on the forum. They have been my favorite group since '67. Saw them live performing the "Pulse" show.
Durb 09/28/20 08:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Craters of the Moon, ID

We drove through there a few years back but didn't see anything I would want to get out and have a closer look at. If there is more to Craters of the Moon than what we saw from the highway I hate that we missed it. We will be heading West from Yellowstone and have decided to take the high road as we are taking the low road to get there. Never been but I hear it is worth seeing. Hope to hear opinions one way or another.
Durb 09/27/20 07:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Servicing Wheel Bearings

Dexter does make a sealed bearing cartridge for some of their axles. Nev-R-Lube bearings don't need any maintenance during their lifetime. Mine are 12 years old, function like new, and have never been touched. They are not an aftermarket add. The axle has to be specified with the bearings. I was not aware of this option from Dexter. Do they give you a mileage life, as to when they need to be replaced?. Five year or 100,000 mile warranty. Inspection involves jacking the wheel off the ground and give it a spin and jiggle test. Tight and smooth then you are good to go.
Durb 09/25/20 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: Craters of the Moon, ID

Thanks all for the quick replies. We will put Mountain View on the list.
Durb 09/24/20 08:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Servicing Wheel Bearings

Dexter does make a sealed bearing cartridge for some of their axles. Nev-R-Lube bearings don't need any maintenance during their lifetime. Mine are 12 years old, function like new, and have never been touched. They are not an aftermarket add. The axle has to be specified with the bearings.
Durb 09/24/20 08:02pm Tech Issues
Craters of the Moon, ID

Looking for the best place to stay to see area. Convoy of 5 rigs, class A and fifth wheels. Full hook up preferred.
Durb 09/23/20 07:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Replacing furnature

I have a real leather recliner I bought at Costco for $300. We have to turn it sideways so the slide will clear it when on the move. It also has to be pulled from the wall for full recline which is not a problem for us. Very comfortable, nap-worthy. Our Carriage furniture also failed.
Durb 09/22/20 02:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question on Jayco cargo carrying capacity

I checked out the build sheet for our travel trailer that was supposed to weigh 4,800 pounds. The options added over 500 additional pounds, an extra 10%. When you check an options package they can be heavy. They documented added weight for the bedspread, burner cover, pillows, entry steps, double pane windows, air conditioner, mattress upgrade and more. Many things added weight which one would have thought would have been standard.
Durb 09/21/20 10:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battle Born Lithium

Hopefully it’s dimensions will fit my TT tongue. 250 AHs with 200 + or - usable is more than enough for our needs If it is Battle Born, 250 ah will be useable. It is in their design parameters of their other batteries. That baby will be expensive; I hope you have a good battery lock box!
Durb 09/19/20 10:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Andersen and 6'4" Ram

OP, back on topic. I talked with a man at a campground a couple of years ago with a new, high end, Ram and a new Montana High Country trailer. He wasn't too happy, his cab was dented and his rear window was gone and taped over with plastic. His Andersen hitch in the rear position was allowing his pin box to bite chunks out of his tailgate so he reversed the adapter. He happily towed for many miles until he lost focus on a tight back up combined with a driveway dip. The Montana does indeed have rounded corners but the trailer slopes forward from the overhang. When he went into the driveway dip the trailer leaned forward and took out his window. His dented cab was near the roof. You may want to keep this in mind. Look at the Blue Ox Super Ride instead. It will hinge rearward when you need it.
Durb 09/15/20 10:17pm Fifth-Wheels
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