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RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

I have this awesome TPMS and temperature monitoring system that I carry everywhere with me. Even to bed. Any guess who makes it? Clue, it’s a 3 letter word, regardless of your beliefs. Answer: God or mom. And what is this awesome system you ask? And what does it cost? It’s 100% absolutely money back guaranteed FREE! And I call this system my eyes and hand!! With my hand, I can feel if tires or bearings are too hot, or more specifically if one is hotter than the other. With my eyes I can see issues or at least check for them. But wait! There’s more! For the low price of FREE, my eyes and hands (and yours too, if you act now...) can accomplish many OTHER tasks too! Completely Useless when going 65mph down the interstate with 24/7 monitoring and completely subjective when already stopped and damage from a catastrophic failure is impossible. Larry
LarryJM 02/23/20 10:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any problems with Goodyear Endurance tires?

I just put a set (14") on our trailer while we were down in Fl so only have around 1200mi on them so far. Before that ran GY Marathons for the last 25 years w/o any issues and I seldom go above 60 to 63/65 mph towing anyway. They do now give me a little reserve capacity which before I basically had none with the Marathons. Larry
LarryJM 02/22/20 05:03am Travel Trailers
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

Last summer my tires were running about 110-degrees on a 90-degree day. Get a TPMS and you will know exactly. You will know exactly what the temperature of the sensor is, the tire temperature may be quite different. IMO the tire temp will be very, very close to what the TPMS measures since it uses the internal air temp and the most important thing is the TPMS will show variations between the tires which is very useful. I have noticed that tires on the sunny side typically measure approx 10deg higher than those on the opposite side. Larry
LarryJM 02/20/20 04:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: What to clean old lap sealant with besides denatured alcohol

The big box stores - Lowes/HD sells denatured alcohol which is 85% to 95% alcohol. Larry
LarryJM 02/18/20 03:26pm Tech Issues
RE: LT tires on your TT? Let the fight begin

The 16" GY Endurance's have been problem free on our TT and negate the need for LT's. However, I hate the co. and would pay 50% more for a similarly performing tire just to avoid them. When the time comes for new tires, I'll be checking out all the options.Agree. I owned a LOT of Marathons. They all failed in short order. At every replacement, I upgraded size and load range. That TT started out life with 205/14 LRC. the last set of Marathons were 215/15 LRE. All failed. I fell for all the propoganda which was parroted here by many about the NEED to run STs. That 2001 TT ended up with Michelin XPS Ribs in 2006. I have not had a single hint of a tire problem ever since. When GY came out with the Endurance, many of the previous ST proponents here rushed out to buy them (in spite of their professed alliegance to the previous STs) I having already found a solution that worked.... will not buy a tire from a company that repeatadly told how great their previous tires were.... IOW, they cheerfully took thousands of dollars from me selling me junk tires. They no longer deserve any more of my money. For those of you trying out these new tires.. I wish you luck. If you start having trouble, you can always go to LTs then.... And tire size upgrades are possible in many cases. That 2001 TT that started out life with 205/14s LRC had 225/16 LREs when I sold it. Yes I had to make a few changes to make the upsized tires work.... But I had so many failures that I needed to do something to stop them. I grew weary of sitting on the side of the road in 110 degrees dealing with tire problems. Well your single data point on GY Marathon failures is 100% opposite of mine for the last 20+ years of me using exclusively GY Marathon's all the time except for one set of Kumho 857's. I would also say the 100,000's of other trailers out there running on GY Marathon's w/o all of them being on the side of the road due to tire failures seem to support my experience and not yours. As already mentioned when someone has tire issues I tend to believe that something is the root cause other than the tires themselves, usually underinflation, overloading or excessive speed, non of which anyone will ever willingly admit to especially in a public forum. I never had an actual failure with a GY Marathon, but did have two of the Kumho's actually fail (tread separation at under 6K miles). It is also worthy to note that I ran the GYs within 50lbs of their max load rating for the last 10+ years. With all that being said I did just this year go with a set of GY Endurance tires, but don't have enough experience yet to judge them. Larry
LarryJM 02/13/20 04:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Windows 10 Email Program suggestions

Use Gmail like most of us do I love nonsensical posts like the above when all the subsequent replies clearly show how WRONG the post is. BTW put me down as another OUTLOOK user which seems to have the numberical lead in the most popular/used e-mail program thus far in this thread. Larry
LarryJM 01/31/20 04:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Space Heater

I see some mentioning the GFCI 20A ckt generally found on most pedestals if used in addition to the 30A ckt as being "cheating or using more than one has paid for". My take is that that ckt is included in one's electrical charge and using it in addition to say the main 30A ckt is NOT CHEATING or STEALING. The only way IMO to CHEAT OR STEAL is if one uses a 50A service when one has only paid for a 30A site when the costs are different between 30 and 50A sites and of course say running an additional power cord to another sites pedestal that you have not paid for. Personally, I always ask for a 50A site and use my dual 30A to 50A dogbone to power my two 30A shore power cords to my trailer which gives me 60A of available power. Larry
LarryJM 11/18/19 03:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Space Heater

Personally to me, folks attempting to use only electric to heat a RV at a campground are abusing the campground owners good will and there are many places that recognize that abuse and charge more or may have meters.. Don't be so blasted cheap and ruin the goodwill for others by abusing the system.' I couldn't DISAGREE MORE ... GOOD WILL ... GIVE ME A BREAK. I pay for a site with either 30 or 50A service and generally it's 50A which often costs more than 30A and for that I have every right to use what I have paid for and that is 30 or 50A. During cold days I run up to 2 1500W heaters and supplement that with the gas furnace, mainly to ensure the enclosed underbelly area is heated to prevent things from freezing up. Larry
LarryJM 11/15/19 04:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Filling Propane While Traveling

Where do you fill propane while traveling? I know a lot of campgrounds will have someone that is mobile and can come to your site, but what if you are going boodocking. The company that fills my house tank use to do but now they have a new truck and something to do with increased pressure. My tank are 30 pounds so not that easy to move around. Ed Many CGs like KOAs, Flying J's, Camping World are three that come to mind right off. Larry
LarryJM 11/10/19 04:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: New to WDH and Sway control

I have ordered a 29 foot 7400 lb gross / 600 lb hitch weight trailer. Will be towing with a 2018 F150 (9000 towing, 2000 payload). I'm looking at a Husky Husky 32217 Center Line TS WDH to use for this unit. Anyone have any experience with this hitch and similar sized unit; or advise on what might be problems with it. Regards, Doug That hitch really looks cheap and not made real well and IMO there are MUCH, MUCH better and more robust WDH/Sway systems out there like Reese and Equal-i-zer. I would pass on that system. Larry
LarryJM 09/24/19 05:26pm Towing
RE: Sealant, Weatherproof Tape, & Coating; Or Sealant & Coating?

But other people have warned me about using Weatherproof Tape like the Eternabond brand. And I read that if there's an issue with the tape, water can get inside it and cause problems, and sometimes screws can eventually poke through it, if you run the tape over screws. Whoever those "PEOPLE" you referred to IMO are giving you bum advice and I would never listen to them in the future. Also, whatever you are reading I would throw that source out too since unless you trapped moisture under the tape, if it's applied properly water WILL NOT get inside it. FInlly I would put Eternabond at the top of resisting any screw heads penetrating the tape since the microsealant will give a lot so the screw has to really back out a lot to even possibly cause an issue and other "TAPES" IMO will fail light years behind of Eternabond tape. IMO using any other "TAPE" other than Eternabond is going second rate and I would not recommend it. Larry
LarryJM 09/24/19 05:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Havent camped in 2 years

Don’t fret camp setup with your TT, Go slow, take breaks, devise a setup procedure. It’s mental, not physical. IMO the "GO SLOW and TAKE BREAKS" is the whole key. Now in my 70's I've learned you can do just about everything, it just takes much longer and not trying to do it all at once is a real key. It takes some retraining to get into a new rhythm of doing simple tasks in stages. For instance I used to wax my entire Van at once, then it was 1/2 one day, take a day off, 1/2 the next day, another day off and then the roof. Now it takes about 6 days, 1/4 each day and two days for the roof. I also almost always do stuff outside early in the A.M and never fight the heat if it's going to be hot that day. Larry
LarryJM 09/20/19 12:36am Travel Trailers
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