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RE: Weight distribution systems, which one is best?

When I got into the TT towing many years ago the Reese Dual Cam-Loc was recommended to me. I have used this system on all of my tow vehicles with great success. The initial dial in takes a little time and after that things are good. For the most part towing with the set up in my sig is worry and trouble free.
DustyR 07/21/19 05:09am Towing
RE: Shock question. Please point me in the right direction

I have a 2008 Duramax and I thought my shocks were still serviceable until a section of bad interstate had it doing the porpoise dance. I replaced with a known brand that were decent for a short period of time, then back to the bouncing act. I finally went with a set of 'Bilstein 4600's' a year ago and my vehicle is now bounce free.
DustyR 07/19/19 08:07am Travel Trailers
RE: 4WD or 2WD

I have towed with both, I don't see a lot of difference road wise. Both 4x2's I've towed with were fine on a hard surface and certain to hang up on grass or mud.
DustyR 07/13/19 07:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: using a 2012 ridgeline for towing

I towed a Bullet with a 2008 Ridgeline with out problem. My gross weight was near the max for the Honda and I used a WDH. The combo towed and felt the same as towing with any of the large sedans.
DustyR 06/29/19 07:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Charging battery with Honda 2000

If you are using the 12v charging output of the generator stop. It's weak and unregulated. Plug your AC charger into the generator. When it's charging hard it will pull the gen off of eco mode. When the batteries are nearing full it may go to idle. Letting it run wide open all the time won't help anything. This the method I use.
DustyR 06/25/19 07:40am Tech Issues
RE: tested the blue camco filter with a TDS meter

I use a filter and housing from one of the box stores in the area I'm staying at. This system uses the same filter used in a home system, change it out as directed and the water quality is good. I use a pitcher system for drinking water. I use one of the Camco filters to fill my water tank when traveling.
DustyR 06/02/19 04:17am Tech Issues
RE: Selecting new TT Tires

I replaced my TT tires with Goodyear Endurance.
DustyR 05/15/19 06:58am Towing
RE: Still getting "Check trailer wiring" message 2014 Silverado

I would make splices with crimp butt connectors filled with electrical grease and covered with heat shrink. X-2 The quote above or soldered and use heat shrink tubing to seal. The scotch guard connectors often fail due to being unsealed. Galvanic corrosion is usually the cause. I usually spray the TT & TV vehicle power plug/receptacle with WD-40 at the beginning of the season. Occasionally you may need to compress the contacts on the TT plug as they will spread and loose the ability to make a good tight electrical connection.
DustyR 04/02/19 06:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Time to Buy New Tires

Anybody care to answer/opine on these questions? Just buy a set of Goodyear Endurance tires which in your size will be LR D and be done with it. ;) X-2 I went with Goodyear Endurance. I had considered Carlisle or Hercules. The Endurance is pricey, but have a good record.
DustyR 03/22/19 05:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Lubing my Reese Strait_Line hitch w/Dual Cam

Not with grease. I believe the instructions say that you can use a small amount of Vaseline to keep the noise down, but do not use grease. X-2
DustyR 03/20/19 05:27am Towing
RE: Pull Through or Back in sites? Which do you prefer.

Six of one half a dozen of another. We choose the site based on shade, slope, proximity to Rest Rooms and distance to play ground. Obviously pull throughs are the easiest but after the first twenty or so back ins, it really does not make a lot of difference. good luck X2 X-3 I don't have much of a preference. Should the site be tight, as I travel alone I will accept help in avoiding obstacles etc.
DustyR 03/17/19 06:51am Travel Trailers
RE: DPF

The only way I know my Chevy is in regen is by the slightly higher idle RPM, Ditto for my 2009 Duramax There's a slightly different sound at idle as well, and a "hot" smell when I get out of truck if it's in regen when I park it. During driving, there's a reduction in fuel MPG on the DIC. I also have an Edge Insight CTS2, which will show when regen is happening. The truck consistently regens once during every tank of fuel. I could tell also my the oil life dropped 5% every regen.
DustyR 03/09/19 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: New hitch

I've used the Reese D/C for many years with no regrets. Simply follow the instructions on the set up for your vehicle. I currently tow the combo in my sig and the travel weight is usually close to 8500 pds. I tow at the speed limit or slightly below and the only time this combo moves is when a 20 ft box truck passes me. (AKA Ryder Rental type).
DustyR 03/09/19 06:47am Towing
RE: Tire chains: ok to cut off extra links at end points?

yep keep the extra links and zip tie or bungee them X-2
DustyR 02/27/19 05:29am Tech Issues
RE: battery issues on new TT

The last two TT I've had would kill the battery in a few days. Solution: install a battery isolator. Problem solved.
DustyR 02/14/19 08:06am Travel Trailers
RE: What do you tell the campground?

Mine is 32 feet with out the storage rack down. I have told by some parks I need to be under 50 feet total to use their sites. I simply back as far to the rear as possible and all is good. Vehicle is not on the road even when uncoupled.
DustyR 02/06/19 05:43am Travel Trailers
RE: What do you do.

It's whatever you want it to be. If you are looking for a community, go for the snowbird parks (florida, arizona south texas), they have tons of activities planned. If you want to be alone, boondocking is an option. Or you can move along every so often if you get bored with a destination. Just keep in mind...you aren't on vacation...if you have a down day (or 3), it's OK, you don't have to hit 3 tourist sites per day...unless you want to. X-2 Good advice, relax enjoy life. Find out what is going on around the park your in. Talk over a cup of coffee and realize this is the best time of your life. Do your due diligence and see what is going on locally. Or you can move along every so often if you get bored with a destination.
DustyR 02/04/19 05:54am Snowbirds
RE: TV battery life? And Interstate longeivity? Diesel trucks.

I usually get 2 - 2 1/2 years out of lead acid batteries. This time I went with AutoZone Platinum AGM because of the increased CCA. Time will tell.
DustyR 02/02/19 05:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Shocks

4600 Bilsteins solved a porpoising problem for me. Ride is good and all is at peace again. I saw no reason to change out the rear shocks as they were nearly new and operating as designed. I have never understood changing only front or rear shocks. The only reason I did this was the front & rear were both replaced at the same time. The new front shock rebound valving was unable to provide the ride control required on my vehicle. The rear shocks only had about 3000 miles on them and were good.
DustyR 01/31/19 06:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Shocks

4600 Bilsteins solved a porpoising problem for me. Ride is good and all is at peace again. I saw no reason to change out the rear shocks as they were nearly new and operating as designed.
DustyR 01/30/19 06:12am Tow Vehicles
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