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RE: I take back all the good stuff I've said about Les Schwabs!

I gave up on Les Schwab about 2 years ago after lots of issues with their Toyo tires. Discount Tire gets my business now - name brand tires at a good price. For other maintenance / mechanic needs, I do the work myself or head to the dealer.
NWnative 11/06/19 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality versus Price

We have owned an Airstream since 2016 and it has been flawless. With that said, some of the AS models coming out in the last couple of years have seen an increase in defects. Mainly with the interior items. Shell, Windows and Suspension have been solid but, Issues with the furnace, cabinets, plumping have been on the rise. Still a well built unit but, even at the higher price point, they are not immune to issues.
NWnative 10/28/19 10:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Which WDH?

Blue OX SwayPro is what we use. Easy to hitch and unhitch, works as advertised, nice an quiet when in use.
NWnative 10/24/19 10:18am Travel Trailers
RE: need a trailer that is low to the ground

Airstream's are low to the ground....
NWnative 08/11/19 09:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: My 2008 F-250 (a little rant)

Interesting....this never seems to pop up as an issue on the Ford Trucks forum. Don't think it's as common as you might think. Maybe a second opinion would have been in order before dropping the cash.
NWnative 08/08/19 10:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Are Airstreams low maintenance?

They have similar maintenance requirements as any other TT. Seams need to be checked and sealed as needed - usually about every 5 years. Same with the roof..check annually replace sealant as needed. A good coat of automotive wax once a year (twice is used year around) will keep it looking nice and shiny. What makes the AS a nice option is that it will outlast pretty much every other TT on the road today if cared for. It will also retain it'a value much better in the long run.
NWnative 08/08/19 10:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Car and Driver octane test

Ford states in their manuals for the EB that it will run just fine on 87 octane. They 'recommend' the higher Octane 93 for towing or use in hot weather for 'best performance'. All depends on how and where you use it......I ran premium in mine 100% of the time because it was usually towing when it was on the road.
NWnative 08/05/19 11:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodyear Marathon Class Action Suit

Article is one year old. Problems with the Marathon's are well known and documented. GY discontinued them about 2 years ago and replaced with the 'Endurance' product. Endurance is made in USA and getting very good reviews for those that are using them. Thoughts?......get the Endurance.
NWnative 08/02/19 09:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

Nice boost in power but, what will the MPG be? I am glad I pulled the trigger on a 2019 (rather than wait for the new platform) and got the tried and true 6.2. I am only towing 8000lbs. I think many were expecting more of a 'raising of the bar' by Ford.
NWnative 08/01/19 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Subaru Ascent, VW Atlas, or Rav4 Adventure for light towing?

The Toyota Highlander would be a better choice than the RAV4 for towing. It's also more comparable to the Ascent and the Atlas you are looking at. Google "vehicles that can make it to 200k miles" and you will see the Highlander consistently at the top of that list. Won't see to many VW's or Subies on the list.
NWnative 07/09/19 10:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Old truck vs new truck

Thanks all for the responses. May go out and drive a new F250 with a gas and see if I like it. My 2005 is completely stock other than AFE mouthpiece I had installed. If I had the tools and someplace to work on my own truck...id likely just keep my Chevy a few more years. With wife and kids....I just may buy new for piece of mind and go on with life. I don't think i'm brave enough to jump into a diesel of any brand with all the emission junk to deal with. If you do, try and drive one with the 4.30 axle. They are hard to find (I special ordered mine). Tows very well with that combo.
NWnative 07/05/19 10:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Old truck vs new truck

You are right to be concerned about all the emissions junk on the post 2007 Diesels. I had a Ford 08 and a Dodge 2010...all Diesels and all...saw a lot of time in the shop. Move back to gas in 2013 and couldn't be happier. My per mile costs are much less with the gas engine than they were with any of my previous diesels.
NWnative 07/03/19 01:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need new tires

Goodyear Endurance - Made in USA - For that size, they will be a Load E so you will have plenty of extra margin.
NWnative 07/03/19 01:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: What Fuel Do You Use in Your EcoBoost?

Do what your manual recommends....why question it? I ran 92 in my 3.5EB when I had it and I run 92 in my 6.2 which carries the same recommendation in the manual. I tow with it 70% of the time. There is no benefit to Ford for recommending something that will cost the consumer more money (and that the other guys don't recommend) unless there is a valid reason to do so (best performance when towing or in hot climates). It should also be noted that all of the HP/ TQ claims in the small print in their advertising specifically mentions 'premium fuel' was used.
NWnative 07/02/19 07:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide vs no slide

And then there is this timely post..... http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29909842.cfm
NWnative 06/13/19 07:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slide vs no slide

No matter what the non slide proponents say.... They are in the minority. And it is getting more so every day. The market is going in that direction... You like your non slide TT for whatever reason... Great. Just don't act like it will resell as easy and for as much money as a slide TT... That just isn't reality. Pretty sure my non slide TT in 20 years will hold its value better and be worth much more than most TT's and 5'vrs with slides assuming most will even make it that long. Since you brought up resale and all.......
NWnative 06/13/19 06:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Two Air Conditioners

It will do just fine. Just make sure you are plugged into 50amp to run both of them at the same time and enjoy. We have two on our AS and it keeps it nice and cool.
NWnative 06/11/19 09:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slide vs no slide

Don't miss the slide at all. One less thing to maintain.
NWnative 06/11/19 09:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: *UPDATE* ST tires any better nowadays?

In the Airstream world, Endurance tires have been standard now for a few model years (previously were the Marathon's). Many that were running Marathon's have swapped them out for the newer GY Endurance. Lots of happy campers with the Endurance. I got 3 years out of my Marathon's with no issues but didn't want to push my luck any longer. Running Endurance now....pretty happy with them.
NWnative 06/09/19 08:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: What are your yearly registration costs for your truck?

About $130 a year in WA state. No inspections or emissions testing required. Truck in Sig.
NWnative 05/30/19 09:24am Tow Vehicles
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