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RE: Tire Replacement Question

I deal with Discount tire / Americas tire. Some you can get into, some not so much. I just remove mine at home and take them in loose. Both of my trailers (5th and FB car hauler) have the GY endurance. No issues. But do get metal valve stems.
Nv Guy 02/22/21 09:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh Water Tanks- Weekend Warrior

Hey ya'll. First time here on this forum. so excited. So we just purchased an 08 Weekend Warrior and when we went out for our first trip found out that 1 of the 50 gal fresh water tank is leaking. Anyone know where to find a tank for this toy hauler? I pulled it down and the crack is pretty bad. the 2nd tank looks fine. any help is greatly appreciated. Im looking all over the internet for it and no luck. its the one with this hole in the middle. can I post pics here? thanks I don't all-rite sells retail, but an RV dealer could probably get you what you want. Give this a look: All-Rite products
Nv Guy 02/22/21 09:29pm Toy Haulers
RE: 1991 Ford IDI engines/trucks for towing

Biggest issue with the IDI 7.3 is cylinder wall cavitation- essentially small holes develop in the cylinder walls. There is an additive that has to be used to prevent this, but....who knows if it was used over the life of this truck. As already said, wont be fast, but it will pull. I had a '90 back in the day, added a turbo, pulled 22K GCVW
Nv Guy 02/17/21 09:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Frame strength of small TT's

My experience has been that the lightweight trailers tend to have the most frame cracking issues. I attribute that to the lighter materials as well as the manufacturer not allowing for any overloading or hauling on less than perfect roads. I have see frame cracks on larger non lightweight 5th wheels, so nothing is guaranteed. Nothing wrong with huckbolts, they eliminate the issues that welding can cause, especially on thinner materials.
Nv Guy 02/14/21 07:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: 5th Wheel Broken Stud Theory

I have probably serviced and we have sold Thousands and thousands of 5th wheels and regular towables over the years. Maybe I have seen 2 or 3 with broken studs over the 30 year we sell and service. So, if you have a few buddies having this problem, then it is something THEY are doing. Doug X2, I don't think I have replaced more than that as well. My WAGs as to what they are doing 1: Cheap torque wrench 2: They are using the wrong wheels -should be hub pilot but using stud pilot. 3: Improper torque sequence. Not tightening things down evenly 4: Going nuts with impact gun- all friends using the same tire shop?
Nv Guy 02/05/21 10:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford Factory F-150 Brake Controller - any good?

I have had 3 Fords with the factory brake controller. All worked great, from a 20'car hauler, 20' travel trailer, 35'fiver. Hard to beat a factory integrated controller.
Nv Guy 02/05/21 09:33pm Towing
RE: Birth of the toy hauler

Yep, I see the Alpha toyhouse as the first, but WW sure built off that. Then everyone jumped into the market. The toyhauler was a very regional thing. I met some folks from MI at an ATV jamboree in the early 90's & they had never seen one. I was in the biz, so I saw WW rise and fall. For the most part they did build a darn good coach.
Nv Guy 02/02/21 10:14pm Toy Haulers
RE: Dishes for RV

We are really cheap, we found our Corelle at thrift stores. With a bit of hunting a full set can be pieced together. And most look brand new-never used.
Nv Guy 02/02/21 09:51pm Beginning RVing
RE: Ford super duty 3.31 rear end. Will it be a big mistake. ?

The Ford towing guide doesn't draw much difference between 3:55 / 3:31. Between the 10 speed and the torque the Diesel delivers it will be fine. I wouldn't classify an F350 as a fuel hog, the '77 Dodge I had was a fuel hog -8 MPG empty.
Nv Guy 01/21/21 10:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tearing down an RV safely

Nope, shouldn't be any surprises. RV's from that era were pretty simple. Sounds like you are good to go. Make sure your tetanus shot is current, as there will be 50,000 staples trying to get you.
Nv Guy 01/19/21 09:55pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cleaning shower with grey/white "water spots".

Try some Gel Gloss, I have used it to clean black streaks off aluminum coaches, we now use it to keep our shower water spot free. You can find it at Ace Hardware or other home improvement places.
Nv Guy 12/25/20 11:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New F350 Tremor with a SB Camper

What the dealer says they can order and what Ford will actually build are two different things. The 2020 order guide states the following-specifically "Not Available With": CAMPER PACKAGE (471) Availability: ? Optional on XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch®, Platinum (DRW) Not available with: ? 20" Wheels and Tires ? Pickup Box Delete (66D) ? Heavy-Service Front Suspension Package (67H) ?Tremor Off-Road Package (17Y) Maybe you get lucky and it slips thru, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
Nv Guy 12/05/20 09:31pm Truck Campers
RE: New F350 Tremor with a SB Camper

Below is a pic of a F350 Diesel Tremor door tag. Contrast it to my truck (F350 Diesel) which has 3,840 on the rear axle with a 5th hitch & 30 Ga of fuel in aux in bed tank, so deduct a few pounds for actual empty bed axle weight. Also, FWIT, I had a Raptor and it was soft and squishy, I drove the Tremor, it is not soft and squishy like a Raptor, it is a bit softer than the F350 I ended up with. End result, after comparing door tags the Tremor has less capacity than a similarly equipped F-350.
Nv Guy 12/04/20 09:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Roof Air Conditioner removal

I have used Dutch's ladder method a couple of times, worked well.
Nv Guy 12/03/20 07:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When a sale is not a sale

I am sorry to hear of your loss and having to deal with all of this. This person is an uncommitted buyer. He "thinks" he wants to buy a motorhome, but he can't bring himself to complete the process. Hence the 5 other coaches he has had inspected & all the issues he came up with your delivery. In short a perpetual shopper. Walk away as there will be some sort of "issue" at the credit union and he wont complete the loan. I would try to find a dealer that would sell the coach on consignment, you will get less, but you won't have to deal with all the issues that large transactions like this bring.
Nv Guy 12/03/20 07:04pm RV Lifestyle
RE: My very own 'broken bumper' story...why didn't I listen?

Aside from the interior rust issue, a good part of this argument is because bumper quality varies wildly. Some bumpers are just better metal & heavier gauge- This is why sometimes it works, sometimes not. End result, unless one knows the gauge /quality/ condition of their bumper don't depend on it to support a load.
Nv Guy 12/01/20 08:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: RAM TRX and the Super Ike

Sure is, and NV has lots of it, along with sand, hard pack, you name it NV probably has it.
Nv Guy 12/01/20 08:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM TRX and the Super Ike

Uh, it isn't the cactus, it's these other pointy things.
Nv Guy 11/25/20 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane Tank Vacuum Purge

If liquid propane is put in the tank without first purging the tank, the concern is that the moisture in the air will instantly freeze to the sides of the tank & you really don't want moisture in the tank. You want to get all of the moisture laden air out of the tank. This can be done either with vacuum or several rounds of vapor & vent. I don't know why the tank mfg. said to use vacuum purge. Is it possible that the sticker said the tank had been vacuum purged?
Nv Guy 11/24/20 08:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Picture Posting Test Thread

Here we go
Nv Guy 11/22/20 11:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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