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RE: Goodyear Endurance is 5 years too old?

I'll give you my advice from my bar stool (is forum advice really any different?) So, since you'll take advice from a gin mill patron, do you live in Arizona or similar where the tires are baked in the sun? Northern climates where you store and use your trailer? Makes a difference. Cheers!!
Mike134 05/18/23 07:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressures

I swapped from C to D tires on my trailer and ran them at the full 65 PSI, old ones were recommended for 50 PSI. That caused just the center of the tire to wear out but hey at least I didn't have to worry about them aging out LOL. Now I run them around 50-53 psi per the GY inflation tables and CAT scale results, which gives me uniform tire wear across the tread.
Mike134 05/06/23 03:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Underground 250ft run

So asking an electrical question like the OP did on an RV forum....... You'll get the same "expertise" if you ask the guys along the bar at your favorite saloon. Safe travels
Mike134 03/31/23 07:36pm Tech Issues
RE: How to repair front trim/stripped holes on trailer?

There is likely wood framing behind. If that has not been damaged the screw holes can be plugged with wood slivers and glue and the screws reset. /\ /\ /\ /\ this Toothpicks and glue in the stripped holes
Mike134 03/29/23 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: Vancouver, Seward, Anchorage and Fairbanks

Spent 12 days in Alaska and the interior was a disappointment. If I'd been blindfolded and dropped there could not have told you if I was in Michigan or Alaska. Now the coastal areas...........breathless
Mike134 03/23/23 02:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tire Rotation

I do a 5 tire rotation this way I get use out of the spare rather than letting it age out on the bumper. I've never had tires age out yet, but I put 8-10K per year on the trailer.
Mike134 03/20/23 07:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford F-250 Brake Controller Install

I also lurk on a Ford website. DO NOT buy the cheap knockoff controller on ebay. There have been 10-12 posts on the Ford forum and all have trouble with the cheap **** working properly. When they bought a real OEM controller all the communication issues went away. If your PC savvy there is a free program called Forscan that allows you to program in the new controller. Just an FYI using the OEM controller allows your ABS unit to coordinate braking with the trailer in panic stops.
Mike134 03/17/23 06:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Some worry about payload……

In all honestly once I stopped listening to the chickens with their heads cut off running around forums (towing police) and their nauseating ideas of the correct truck and payload to pull a little red wagon my towing experiences became much more enjoyable.
Mike134 03/13/23 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Issues Posting to the Forums?

testing 1-2-3 seems ok
Mike134 12/20/22 06:00am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Removing Sap

hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol
Mike134 12/09/22 01:03pm General RVing Issues

As someone said earlier need to look at a satellite view of the campground along with reviews. As to KOA they run the gauntlet from packed in like cordwood (South Dakota near Mt Rushmore ) To nice wide open areas (east side of Glacier NP) But always clean and well kept up. Geared towards families looking for activities.
Mike134 11/29/22 06:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Easy way to raise trailer's nose while hitched in campground

Since I use the tongue jack to lift the truck and trailer 6" to put on the equalizer spring bars, I just use the tongue jack and lift the trailer and truck the few inches needed to level it.
Mike134 11/15/22 05:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: DIY 50 amp to 20 amp pigtail

Gittin a little deep and off topic for a simple plug in your block heater question that the conundrum has been solved already. I belong to another, motorcycle related web board where I, along with seven others, perform the job of moderator… I’ve come to the realization that, Eventually, “Off topic” is standard operating procedure in most threads… if the OP continually brings the focus back to center the thread will live on with much relevant information brought forth… As moderator, I humorously pointed out to one of our newer members that the official record was five posts before the thread went completely off the rails… gave him the advice: “keep bringing things back to your original issue and ignore the ‘fluff’…” I guess we should be thankful we got well into page 3 before things began to go sideways… …and, yes, I’m thankful to all those more electrically knowledgeable than myself who kept me from frying my barn/tractor/electrical system… You made it to 3 pages before going sideways because of less "experts" Now if you want to go sideways quickly ask how will my 1/2 ton handle a 8000lb 30 foot travel? (it does well don't listen to forum garbage)
Mike134 11/09/22 02:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Pulled to the left when being passed by Big Rigs

How and why on Earth did this thread from last August come back alive? If you don't want that to happen, you should close every thread after X number of days. Then watch the membership drift away.
Mike134 11/04/22 09:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pulled to the left when being passed by Big Rigs

Is there anything I can do to deal with this or is it just then nature of the beast! Space is your friend. Just a slight increase in the distance between you and the truck makes a huge difference in the effect the bow wave has on you. Slowly move over to the extreme right edge of your lane and you will see a very noticeable reduction in the impact on your rig. I didn't read all 4 pages but this is the best fix!! It is truly amazing if you move 1 foot to the right what an impact it will have.
Mike134 11/04/22 04:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane smell inside to best diagnose?

I had a gas leak in my garage to my heater. Soapy water was no help. found it in 5 minutes with this.
Mike134 10/30/22 02:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Shopping new tires - is my shop confused or am I?

I would take a hard pass on any Michelin tire. Look for an E rated tire in another name brand. I had Generals on my Excursion and was very happy with them. What happened with Michelin? On these forums they are usually considered one of the best brands.Yeah - Michelins are our go to tire now - and we have been buying tires for a looooong time. Same here. Been using Michelin for over 30 years on my trucks and my wife's various cars and SUVs and never any problem with any of them. And great mileage from them also. Yep same here. Oh well, data point of 1 that had bad luck.
Mike134 10/14/22 11:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: heavier trailer tires and fuel economy

The physical weight of the tires will have no effect on MPG The stiffer construction will have more rolling resistance so it will ding your milage. If you put too much pressure in them for the load carried only the center of the tire will touch the pavement so your milage will go up. Think of pedaling a bike with correct air pressure then over filling them how it gets easier.
Mike134 10/12/22 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bedding Brakes

Boy we gotta room full of know it all shade tree mechanics here…lol X2!!! Safe travels and remember: "I'm no expert but I play one on the internet"
Mike134 10/10/22 02:52pm Tech Issues
RE: If your going to ask for help then you should ************

yeah, plus come back and answer questions and thank people. Imagine calling someone and asking for help and when they answer just hang up. Devil's advocate here... This group and Tow Vehicles are both pretty brutal. So imagine yourself on that hypothetical call asking for help and the response is, "Did you try holding a magnet to the switch behind the fridge, moron? I can't believe people like you keep calling. And did you try searching the call logs first? Stupid people like you keep forgetting to use Google and just call me anyway like I don't have anything better to do." I'd go hold the magnet to the switch and then delete this person's number from my phone instead of calling to say thanks. I've never understood how or why this particular group is so impatient. There's some decent knowledge here, but I don't blame some members for not coming back for follow-up discussion after the way some folks treat them. Some of y'all are halfway intelligent, but are you really good enough to dole out so much disrespect? And does everyone's stuff work so well here that you never have to make those desperate calls for help? Have we all forgotten the feeling of being broke down somewhere or having something go wrong that might jeopardize a trip? It really sucks. Maybe if there were a little more compassion those folks wouldn't leave so pissed. Instead, they get an answer and an earful and they stomp off mad whether their problem is solved or not. And half the time the poor OP isn't even sure if the response was a real solution or just some smartass jerking their chain for a laugh. (Should I really hold a magnet up to the sail switch on my fridge, or am I being punked?) A little patience and empathy might bring some of these folks back for a longer discussion. Well said!!!
Mike134 10/07/22 06:59pm Tech Issues
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