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RE: Weight distribution systems, which one is best?

x2 on Propride or Hensley. You'll also have a nice re-sale if you sell/trade campers. I got 2/3 of what I paid new for my Hensley when I sold TT.
PhilipB 07/19/19 03:34pm Towing
RE: HERCULES tires

We replaced our Hercules last fall. The were 235 80R16's. Previous owner had purchased these after stock tires had failed. He had one of the Hercules blow out on him just before we purchased. We had one blow out last fall. That said, they had 5 years on them. So I'm not really giving them a bad review. We went with the heavier commercial grade 16 plys. Marginally more money, but you also need 110 psi rated rims. These seem to run much cooler.
PhilipB 07/11/19 03:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Reliability of new 2015 6.7 powerstroke or Cummins Diesel

I have a 2015 Ram 6.7 with 55,000 miles. I've had a couple minor engine codes that required a dealer trip. Only major thing was they had to replace the after treatment system. This took a week to get parts, but they gave me a rental vehicle and covered the cost under warranty.
PhilipB 07/10/19 03:52pm Truck Campers
RE: What can I do with/expect from a generator?

I'll assume the gen for sale is the quiet version. That said, we've found that it's easier to run a small electric cube heater. Easier to refill the gas can, rather than propane. We have a 3000 and it'll run 30 hours in a weekend during the summer if we are using A/C. Other than feeding it gas, it works great. If you have a source for propane, then you'll just need to re-charge batteries and run it when you need a/c. High altitude will degrade output.
PhilipB 06/24/19 12:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Toy Hauler Screens

There are 3 season doors that are standard on most newer toy haulers. I'm sure you can find them online. they are mostly flexible plastic. We just have the screen, but it works for us.
PhilipB 05/22/19 04:08pm Toy Haulers
RE: Camping or Glamping?

We always said we camped. Made it to over 40 states before kids left for college. We didn't lack for anything. Nice beds, A/C, frig, etc. Mostly stayed in private campgrounds. Call it what you want. I think kids mostly enjoyed it, but then again I didn't take a survey.
PhilipB 05/22/19 04:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Aluminum Wheels

I order them as an option on previous 5er. If wheels look good, the whole rig does.
PhilipB 05/22/19 03:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Keyless locks

Our Raptor came with this option. When it works, it's great. But it will quite sometimes and need re-programmed. I think batteries shake loose due to travel and also door open/close. So we keep a key with us, but use the keyless for conveniece. Not sure I'd spend $250 to replace. Ours is Bauer or something like that.
PhilipB 05/15/19 12:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator etiquette

State/National Parks - follow the rules Wal-Mart Truck Stops, etc. - run as needed, maybe all night for A/C. Boondocking/BLM/etc. - unless against the rules, run as needed. Be courteous of neighbors, but in the end, unless against the rules, it's an individual decision.
PhilipB 05/14/19 11:50am Beginning RVing
RE: Bowling Green, KY to Indy

I65 south of Louisville a real pothole, but what can you do?
PhilipB 04/17/19 09:55am Roads and Routes
RE: 2014 Chevy puck system

x2 for Etrailer. Even if you don't purchase from them, you'll be able to see what fit's your application by entering your year/model/make of truck. Their website is good.
PhilipB 04/04/19 03:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Night stops with RV

We've done all the above (truck stop/Wal-Mart/etc). If we know agenda, we make reservations. If not, we usually only worry about weekends if it's a popular area. Or we make reservations the day we know where we'll be. But, we also have a generator so we can live with all the comforts, regardless of hook ups and we always try to have enough water on board.
PhilipB 03/18/19 04:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel boondockes, please sound off!

We boondock at dirt bike races, mostly in Missouri. The promoter knows that many of us have larger rigs so this is part of the planning. We've found height to be an issue with gravel roads leading to some of the spots. So don't be the first guy there. We've had some issues with soft ground, but that's just part of planning or a change in plans. We went to Moab this past year and saw lots of large rigs in the boonies.
PhilipB 03/07/19 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator assistance

We have a built in Onan 5500, which as others have said will do the job. We also have a Yamaha 3000 that will run 1 of the A/C's, lights, etc. but not anything else high draw.
PhilipB 03/05/19 04:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: underbelly leaking possibly from grey or black tank

We had something similar. Found a crack in fresh water tank (glad is wasn't black tank). We replaced tank and insulation, then put the coreplast back on.
PhilipB 02/19/19 01:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing regulations

If there's safety in numbers, dealers are selling this size all over the country and folks are using them all over. Tandem towing has restrictions that vary widely.
PhilipB 02/17/19 03:15pm Towing
RE: Honda or Yamaha inverter generator?

We have a 3000 Yamaha and have run lots of hours without issue. I know your post was about smaller ones, but regarding Honda or Yamaha, I see them as equal. Both seem to be class leaders. No experience with HF or Champion. Selling point for 3000 and larger is ability to power A/C and long run times.
PhilipB 02/17/19 03:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Bed Liner

agree that taking it to a shop is probably a good idea. Friend of mine runs a body shop and bought a commercial system. He said it takes 8 hours to heat up the coating. He had troubles with system plugging up and being able to apply evenly. He finally gave up and let's another shop with more volume do it.
PhilipB 02/07/19 03:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Who doesn't haul big toys?

Agree with JAC1982 on the drawbacks of living room space and high cabinets. We haul toys, then usually put up a table when parked. We try to keep toy area clean and so far have avoided any gas/oil leaks. Onboard generator is also nice since we spend about 8 weekends at dirt bike races. Stopped at Purina Farms near St. Louis a year ago for a visit. We were directed to camping area because they thought we were there for dog show. Saw lots of toy haulers being used as kennels.
PhilipB 12/27/18 03:59pm Toy Haulers
RE: 07 Aspen 5.7l (or Durango) Towing

WE have a 08 Aspen. Towed our boat a couple times, but only around 100 miles each way. I'm guessing around 8000 lbs. No problems. Checked trans fluid the first time. No issues. Did use low 4wd to pull boat up ramp, but that was just a precaution.
PhilipB 12/15/18 09:22am Tow Vehicles
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