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RE: Any problems with Goodyear Endurance tires?

These seem to be the tires that everybody raves about right now. I need to replace mine this coming summer so I will be checking here for more reports about the GY Endurance tires. So far I have not heard a lot of bad reviews about them. Time will tell though....
LibertyMan 02/18/20 03:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Covering your travel trailer

I’ve been using the same Adco cover now for 9 years. It does have a couple of minor wear marks where I didn’t pad sharp edges well enough, but it still works great, It is on the second tt, and both of them stayed new looking the entire time I’ve had them. ADCO has a repair patch kit on their website for 25 bucks. I just bought it to patch a few small holes/tears on my cover. I was really pleased with it.
LibertyMan 02/07/20 08:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Second AC worth it?

As stated above, YES!. My previous travel trailer was 33ft. long and only had one. Current one is 35ft. and has two. Complete game changer during the summer. I've never heard anyone complain about having too much A/C in their camper, but plenty have complained about not having enough.
LibertyMan 02/04/20 06:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Discount on fuel if paying with cash??

May I suggest TSD Logistics. The fuel card works at the pump where the big rigs fuel and saves big money. Works at all major truck stops as well. I have been using for several months and see an average of 30-45 cents cheaper than advertised. Here in Alabama I have saved as much as 54 cents per gallon at Loves. Do some research to find out more, there is also a good YouTube Video from Changing Lanes that talk about the fuel card.
LibertyMan 01/06/20 06:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is dash cam evidence allowed in an investigation

As a cop, I have looked at someones dash cam once when both parties were disputing the facts. After watching the footage , the at fault party had a sudden recollection and changed their story. I noted that in the wreck report and also that I observed clearly the at fault vehicle make an unsafe/illegal lane change and also failed to signal lane change. I advised the person with the footage to save it until all damages were settled. The insurance company actually got in touch with me and thanked me for taking the time to review the footage on the spot and notate everything on the wreck report. I cannot stand a liar and I come across them all the time.
LibertyMan 12/25/19 05:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fulltime family of 4: 2019 year in review

2019 was the year of Florida for us. We got here in November 2018 and didn't leave until August. Once we left, we weren't gone for long and were back again by November. We stuck around the summer so that my daughter could shadow a photographer during portrait sessions around Disney hotels. (And, well- it's cheap with Thousand Trails!) Fortunately, we did get out to the ABQ International Balloon Fiesta (where I met up with a couple of FROGs!). And then we stopped in Texas to see friends and hit a Fulltime Families rally. The map is a bit messy: https://i.imgur.com/8gG30be.png width=600 The stats for the year: https://i.imgur.com/MKE6DlN.png width=600 And then I uploaded pictures of most of the campsites to this post on Imgur: https://imgur.com/gallery/GdAM9QN What campground did you use in Palo Duro Canyon SP? I have been eyeing a trip there myself and was looking at the Juniper Campground. It looks like you had a pretty good view in the one you were in.
LibertyMan 12/23/19 03:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Howling wind

I was staying at the St. Mary KOA in East Glacier and thought our camper was going to blow over! Steady 35mph winds with gust in the 40's and 50's. Horrible, could not sleep at all due to the rocking and howling. Campground host acted like it happens all the time there. Someone mentioned slide toppers....my current trailer has them on all of the slides but we have not camped in any high wind situations since we purchased it. What are you folks doing with them during high winds other than pulling the slides in? Will they stand up to a good beating?
LibertyMan 11/28/19 05:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quiet side of the Smokies

Just left yesterday from a camping trip in Townsend. We stayed at the KOA but have stayed in others along the river. Love the area and is hardly ever crowded (at least in the off season). Numerous places to eat as well. I could care less about going into Gatlinburg, way too crowded. My wife talked me into going just one time and people just seem to walk like cattle up and down the side walk on the main strip with no particular place to go or do. Never again!! I prefer the Townsend side and do my walking on the numerous trails that are in and around Cades Cove.
LibertyMan 11/28/19 10:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is a cover necessary ?

Heard all the arguments in another thread about how covers are stupid. They’re not. They will preserve the RV better than uncovered but the owner mustn’t be stupid about the cover and it will last a long time and serve the purpose it was intended to. Unless the full Alabama sun hits it all day. After about 4-5 years the cover becomes so brittle from the UV rays that you can easily poke a hole through it with your finger without much effort. Which, lets me know that it is doing its job by being a barrier to the camper from the damaging UV rays. But yes, when placing a cover on a camper, you must not get in a rush and yank and pull on it. And you must ensure all sharp corners are covered/cushioned to prevent premature tears and rips and the cover is tightened properly.
LibertyMan 10/12/19 11:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Is a cover necessary ?

Necessary no, preferred yes. There is no doubt, from my own personal experience (I have done it both ways) that keeping one covered will keep it cleaner, seals and rubber in better shape, and decals from fading. Keeping one uncovered just requires more preventive maintenance and cleaning. So pick your poison, spend money on a cover and spend time taking it on and off after each use, or spend your money and time doing a little more maintenance. Just my opinion. Also, the longest I have ever gotten out of a cover is 5 years. Usually they last me about 4 years. Funny, because that is when the warranty ends on them. Go figure...
LibertyMan 10/11/19 06:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Glacier Nat'l Park in 5th wheel, June 2020

It depends on what side of the park you want to stay on. In my opinion, the west side where Fish Creek is located is more touristy. Although I have not stayed in Fish Creek myself I did drive through the campground and it has more privacy between the spots from what I remember. The timber is taller and thicker. St. Mary on the east side is more open of a campground with smaller timber and has more of an open feeling. However, to me, the better hiking and views are on the east side. Particularly the hiking trails and views in the Many Glacier area. Going to the Sun Road may be open by mid to late June but it is a gamble. If it is not, your only way around the park to visit either side is by US 2 going around the south end of the park. Again, that was all my opinion. There are plenty of good hiking trails and things to see on the west side, but it just seems to be more developed. I have always preferred the east side. Hope this helps.
LibertyMan 10/05/19 06:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier national park

The KOA on the west is nice and there are several other parks on the west side that offer FHU with some privacy. However, I believe the east side has the better hiking trails and views. The KOA on the east side is sparse in cover/vegetation though. One thing to also keep in mind, Going to the Sun Road has not opened until late June the last two years due to plowing. So no matter what side of the park you stay on, you may end of having to drive all the way around the south end to get to the other side if Going to the Sun Road is closed.
LibertyMan 09/22/19 04:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Weight Dist Hitch

If he bought the truck new, the truck should have come with the 2 inch sleeve so his 2 1/2 inch receiver can accept a 2 inch shank. So, I hope he did not have to pay for that. Anyways, I have near the same set-up and did not like the slop so I bought a hitch with a 2 1/2 inch shank. If nothing else, for peace of mind. As far as the slight downward tilt, that should be right. So when the trailer is placed on the hitch and raised up to attach the distribution bars, the trailer is lowered back down for a level set-up to include the hitch head itself. There should be some type of adjustment on the distribution hitch head so a level set-up can be achieved once the trailer it attached and bars in place. If the trailer is attached and distribution bars are in place and the hitch head has a downward tilt, he needs to do some adjustment.
LibertyMan 08/18/19 03:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Weight distribution systems, which one is best?

I pretty much have the same set-up as you, 35ft. travel trailer and pull it with a Ram 2500. At first I did not like the set-up either until I started playing with it and getting some good cat scale weights. The eaz-lift 1200lbs distribution bars distribute the weight well, cat scales have confirmed that. But instead of using one friction sway control, I have two on mine. It has pretty much removed nearly all sway. The most important thing to help with sway is having around 15% of the trailers weight as tongue weight. And of course, not drive like a bat out of hell. For around 60 bucks, I would try a second sway control before dropping 2K on another hitch. If it does not work out, then you can spend the big money. Hope this helps some.
LibertyMan 07/19/19 04:02pm Towing
RE: Planning A Trip

I would assume when you head north from FL you will be taking I95. If so, Jekyll Island in GA is a really good park, plus they have FHU which is nice. The campground there is beautiful with the spanish moss. As mentioned earlier in an above post, James Island in Charleston, SC. James Island is ran by the county and is a really neat park. FHU as well. Minutes from downtown Charleston but a very secluded campground. Both Jekyll and James Island have tremendous paved bicycle trails that run the entire perimeter of the island.
LibertyMan 07/16/19 08:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Blue Beacon Truck Wash

Whatever you do, just make sure they don't apply 'brightener' to anything, just wash. Brightener is muratic acid (which takes the oxidation off aluminum) and could be detrimental to the finish on your RV. Nice to know. I will keep that in mind.
LibertyMan 07/15/19 12:46pm General RVing Issues
Blue Beacon Truck Wash

Normally, I am the type that washes my travel trailer myself, but thought what the heck, let's save an hour and see if these guys can do a good job. For my next trip there is a Blue Beacon along the route, thinking about giving it a try. Anyone else used one before?
LibertyMan 07/15/19 11:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Glacier Nat'l Park tips?

Going to the Sun Road is a must. If you can find a parking spot at Logans Pass, hike some of the high line trail. In my opinion, the Many Glacier area on the east side of the park has some of the best hiking trails. Iceberg Lake and Grinnell Glacier trail just to name a few. Lots of places to stay on the west side, east side your kinda limited by length of your rv inside the park. St. Mary KOA if you need FHU on the east side.
LibertyMan 07/05/19 10:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: James Island

We absolutely loved James Island. If you have kids, bring the bikes. Paved bike trails go all the way around the island and you can access them from the campground. Last time I went it was in April, and the mosquito's were starting to come out in force so be prepared for that.
LibertyMan 06/27/19 06:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wind damage?

I pulled across Kansas last year with 40-45mph gust and constant 20+mph wind coming from the side. No damage, but I did have to tie my steps down, they kept coming open while traveling. I passed another travel trailer on the side of the road and they were tying their steps down as well.
LibertyMan 06/20/19 08:12pm Travel Trailers
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