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RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

I have 81 mph rated trailer tires. On the interstate I set the cruse at 65. I loose too much fuel mileage above 65. Yes I realize that I am going 20 mph slower than traffic at times, I always run with my trailer lights on, and stay in the right lane unless I am passing someone. Gary
GaryUT 08/28/20 11:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: cpap

I use passive humidification even at home, so the humidifier is always off. I have a 12v cord for the CPAP, it is way more efficient than using an inverter to power the CPAP. I added a cigarette lighter plug on the side of the bed. Gary
GaryUT 08/16/20 10:50pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: What to use to level trailer while parked

Just use leveling blocks under all 4 tires. drop the landing gear enough to stop the front from bouncing and lower the rear stabilizers. I don't unhitch for a quick overnight stop, I do unplug the 7 pin so the trailer wont draw on the truck battery. Chock the trailer wheels and set the parking brake in the truck. Gary
GaryUT 08/16/20 10:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need help on front hitch on TV

is it possible to access the frame and have a welding shop put the receiver in and add the bike racks? Might have to 'customize' rear body work to do, but would be a better option I think. A couple of companies make bolt on front receiver hitches that fit. Gary
GaryUT 08/15/20 11:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: door lock won't open

Before you drill it out try lubricating the lock cylinder.
GaryUT 08/09/20 07:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Tow vehicle in the shop

Wow..... holding a grudge for 11 years? If that is the last time you had a problem I'd say you are doing pretty well. It's also a pretty safe bet that whatever system was in place in 2009 has been replaced for better or worse. That truck was a lemon, GM eventually ended up buying it back and replacing it with the one we have now. No problems with the replacement. GM's customer service leaves a lot to be desired, that has not changed. They offered me a free oil change as compensation for the lost vacation. The point of my post was that you need to have coverage other than the manufactures "roadside assistance." My insurance now includes towing for the truck and trailer. Gary
GaryUT 08/09/20 09:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow vehicle in the shop

Whatever you do DO NOT depend on GM's roadside assistance. Our 2009 GMC Sierra broke down while we were on vacation with our trailer. The truck was 2 months old with less than 3000 miles on it, Onstar was aware that we were towing a trailer when they sent the tow truck out to get the truck. I ended up leaving the trailer on the side of the road, I had to pay for another tow truck to get the trailer off the road to a campground. And to add insult to injury GM's idea of a suitable loaner while our truck was in the shop for a week was a Chevrolet Impala. Needless to say our vacation plans had to be canceled. Gary
GaryUT 08/08/20 04:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Portland OR, St George UT Earliest and latest travel Months?

March or October are doable, it depends on the year though. I have seen I15 closed in Farmington because of a lake effect storm in March. Utah DOT has a good web page also, they have cameras and road conditions. They also have an AP you can install on your phone. UDOT Traffic
GaryUT 07/29/20 06:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Unleaded vs. Premium gas, does it make a differnce?

Around here regular is only 85. My owners manual says 87 or higher. I get better mileage using mid grade, I get the best mileage using ethanol free 88 octane. Gary
GaryUT 07/17/20 04:43pm Tech Issues
RE: 2008 Silverado door locks

Is it possible the "unlock" function was installed but the "lock" function was not? If you can set the lock preference the unlock is there too. The ignition has to be ON and the truck in PARK to access the setting menu. Press the customize button (3rd one down) until the auto unlock setting is displayed, press set button (bottom one) ONCE to access the settings for this option, then use the customize button to scroll through the choices, press set when the choice you want is displayed. I set mine to lock when shifting from park, unlock when key is removed. Gary
GaryUT 06/30/20 07:26pm Tech Issues
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

You will need to add better shocks, higher load rated tires and a GOOD sway control hitch. But nothing will ever change that the wheelbase on the Durango is too short for a 25' plus trailer. Gary
GaryUT 06/28/20 10:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Devil's canyon UT

I've never been there, I normally look at the satellite view of a new campground to get an idea of the layout. Devils canyon campground Then on list all the campsites, it will sometimes include photos of the campsites. Devils Canyon Campsites Comparing the photo of the campsite to the satellite view will often clarify things. Gary
GaryUT 06/16/20 11:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 5th wheel landing gear help!

I would call etrailer, looking at their page they show legs that are compatible with Atwood. Etrailer Atwood leg search If they use a standard mount replacing both legs and the motor may be the only other option. Gary
GaryUT 06/09/20 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to safely operate a B & W Patriot 16k 5th wheel hitch

I have the slider version of the 16K patriot hitch. Have never had it bind when unhooking. Lift the trailer until the pinbox barely lifts off the hitch, pull the pin and open the handle. When hooking up open the handle, get lined up with the pin box slightly below the top of the hitch and back in, the handle will close on its own. Do a quick visual check and put the lock pin in. I lube the bushings on the uprights every month or so. I wipe off the kingpin and use my finger to put a light coat of bearing grease in the grove every time I tow. There is a grease fitting on the hitch that also needs to be lubed every 6 months. It's covered in the manual. Gary
GaryUT 06/09/20 11:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anybody ever buy a truck with a salvage title?

It depends on how well the repair was done. If it is the rebuilder who is selling it ask to see before photos, and photos of the repairs in progress. I have seen trucks with bent frames have the damaged frame swapped out for a good one. A reputable rebuilder will document the repairs. Google search for the VIN number, you may be able to find the auction listing it will have photos. Gary
GaryUT 05/11/20 08:48pm Tow Vehicles

Keystone is no better or worse than any other manufacturer. There is a forum for keystone RV's. Keystone forum. Gary
GaryUT 05/08/20 10:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Las Vegas to Grand Teton soon..

We have job for summer at Grand Teton. Will be leaving LV in 2-3 weeks. YES, we will check with state authorities but anyone in Utah? We have heard about entering the state and getting pPerwork to travel.. Any one in Utah with first hand experience? We would have loved visiting Utah N.P. 'S on our way, but oh well.... As far as I know no "papers" are needed to travel in Utah. There is a web page that all visitors are supposed to use when entering the state. Utah travel declaration form The route suggested using I-15 to Brigham and then 89 north to the Tetons is the way we go. A bit of a hill both up and down getting to Bear Lake, watch the switchbacks going down into Garden City. With all the people not working traffic is pretty light on the freeway. You will hit some construction between Layton and Ogden, stay in the center lane to miss the big holes. Watch the lane shifts. Unfortunately all the state parks are closed to out of state visitors. I would check with Cabella's in Lehi or Farmington for an overnight stop. They both have RV spots. Gary
GaryUT 04/21/20 08:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Paradigm RV Alliance

Here's a new residential grade RV that's new to the market. Probably has better construction than your run of the mill RV. Link I've been following them on social media, they seem responsive to input and suggestions. They have actually changed floor plans based on perspective buyers input. We went to the RV show last month specifically too see their trailers. They look nice, I was glad to see LG TV's instead of RV brand TV's. The larger stoves with big ovens were nice, but I saw them in other brand trailers also. If they build them better than other brands and stand behind them after the sale I will consider them for our next trailer.
GaryUT 03/02/20 04:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevy express Towing U-haul flatbed w/ 4650LB trailblazer

I didn't know a AWD can be towed on a dolly how is the the transfer case switched to neutral. this traiblazor is my first AWD vehicle so I need to learn this stuff.are you saying I can switch the Transfer case to a neutral gear. and tow the blazer on a dolley. not sure what a toad is Thanks Toad = Towed Vehicle. Unfortunately the AWD Trailblazer cannot be dolly towed like the 4x4 Trailblazer could be. The 4x4 version has a 4x4 mode selector switch, which includes a Neutral mode. The AWD version instead uses a silicone-fluid-coupling that's always engaged. Every Trailblazer has a 5 position transfer case switch. 2H, Auto, 4H 4L, and to the right of 4L is Neutral it not marked but its there.
GaryUT 02/26/20 05:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy express Towing U-haul flatbed w/ 4650LB trailblazer

Chevy express Towing U-haul flatbed w/ 4650LB trailblazer What do you Guys think. and thanks for advice. If you cant get another driver tow the Trailblazer on a dolly, they have a neutral position on the transfer case for using as a toad. Gary
GaryUT 02/24/20 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
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