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RE: 2020 F350 6.7 weak start

Couple of issues and under warranty, time to trust the dealership, IMO.
RAS43 04/11/22 05:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GY Endurance discontinued in my size. What tires next?

I recommend Carlisle Radial Trail HD ST185/80R13-D Note the speed rating to 81 mph. Not that anyone should tow that fast ;) My recommendation also. I have them on 2 trailers are they are performing fine.
RAS43 04/07/22 03:55pm Towing
RE: Trailer Brakes

After doing the procedure that they recommended, I noticed now that my drivers side wheel on the trailer is not in line with the trailer anymore. It's really towed out bad. Even my wife noticed it. I can't see how applying the trailer brakes would bend a spindle. If that was a true scenario, you'd hear about a lot more bent axles. Get a Dexter axle. Take the trailer to a commercial trailer repair shop and they should be able to straighten the axle and align both. I have had that done on 2 trailers.
RAS43 03/19/22 06:44am Towing
RE: GY Endurance or Carlisle Radial Trail HD

Will begin our second year on the Carlisle HD tire and am pleased so far. They have a very stout sidewall and a 3420 rating for an E rated tire which is higher then prior E tires I have had. No issues to date.
RAS43 03/14/22 04:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Santa Fe-Taos and Flagstaff suggestions please

You mentioned Taos-- we stayed at Taos Valley RV park. FHU, sites were large enough to fit us and the toad.. length of 65'. Clean well maintained park X2 Great park, we stayed there last September.
RAS43 02/16/22 04:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dumb mistake

Any auto repair shop will have a place where they safely dispose of used oil etc. I'm sure one of them could take care of it for you. Best solution IMO or a parts store.
RAS43 01/17/22 03:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Route 160 in Colorado

The route travels over Wolf Creek Pass which does have switchbacks on the west side. But this road has been improved a lot over the years and the pass is pretty easy to navigate IMO. I have towed doubles (5th wheel/ boat) over it a few times and trailers many times.
RAS43 01/07/22 03:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Trouble finding alcohol free RV antifreeze this season?

I never checked to see which I get, they have all worked like they should so I don't really care. Been doing it for 10 years with no issues, so it all seems to work okay. X2 been doing this for over 30 years.
RAS43 12/01/21 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

Visit state parks, city parks, or federal campgrounds. Or as PartyOf Five stated talk to management at your campground about their policy. Maybe when they see your rig their will change their mind. Note: our rig is 17 years and I have never been denied entrance to a park.
RAS43 11/11/21 04:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winegard dome and H24

I am using an H24 receiver with an 18" Wingard round antenna and am still getting all of the channels I want to watch. SD is fine for us.
RAS43 10/26/21 06:40am Technology Corner
RE: Flying J frustrations - Alternatives?

If I'm just purchasing fuel, I refuse to go inside to pay. If I can't pay at the pump I'll go elsewhere. After all, it's not the 1970's anymore. Pay at the pump should be at every pump, regardless where, without exception. X2
RAS43 10/03/21 06:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question on 5th wheel brakes

I do not believe that drum brakes have much stopping action in reverse do to the design. And as mentioned, traveling a few feet wouldn't engage them much.Disc brakes could be stronger.
RAS43 09/19/21 03:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Scary moment towing my 5er around Denver last week

It is a temporary license plate for a newly purchased vehicle to allow time for paperwork to reach the county motor vehicle office.
RAS43 08/29/21 07:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need New shocks.... opinions please!

thanks guys, was leanin toward bilsteins from the start. looks like those may be the one. Great shock, have had mine for 5 years and truck rides great. I also replaced the steering stabilizer with a Bilstein and steering really improved.
RAS43 08/26/21 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires...I know, tired subject

Go with the Carlisle HD tire and update to an E rated if available. They are doing well for many of us. You don't need to go to 16" tires IMO. Ditto - that's what I did. Just talked to a sales guy at Discount Tire, and asked about "freshness" of the Carlisle HDs. He said that the =newest= tires they've seen lately are dated 2019 and =Discount= only has about 1200, total, in the U.S. Seems that Carlisle has discontinued the HD and is coming out with a new model...sometime. So, I my be buying Endurance, if I want to do some more camping this year. :-( I plan on contacting Carlisle and seeing what they say. I'll update if/when I hear back from them. Later: I just spoke with a =very= nice lady at Carlisle CS (>25 years working at Carlisle), and she informed me that the HD =is= still in production, but they are about 18,000 units behind in production of HD model tires, alone. So, I'll probably order some and hope I can get some fresh tires. Discount will let me refuse to take them if I feel they're too old. She also informed me that Carlisle =will= cover damages if one of their tires blows out, or tosses its tread, so long as a road hazard is not involved. I had not ever heard this. Lyle I bought my latest set in Feb. from Tire Buyer online and they were 6 months old. Cost was $447 for 4 tires. Took them to a local tire dealer for installation.
RAS43 08/17/21 03:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires...I know, tired subject

Go with the Carlisle HD tire and update to an E rated if available. They are doing well for many of us. You don't need to go to 16" tires IMO.
RAS43 08/17/21 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Glenwood Canyon I-70 mudslides....!

Is 50 reopened? I understood it was closed from Gunnison west, except for an hour or so mid afternoon and another short time period in the evening. Check the CDOT site for accurate info. You may want to drop down to 550 across to Cortez. That's the way we took coming east from Bryce. Construction has been suspended on US50 until I70 reopens.
RAS43 08/11/21 04:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Glenwood Canyon I-70 mudslides....!

Personally I prefer US50 to I70 when towing to Montrose every year. From Denver I70 west is 65 miles of pulling up to the tunnels and then 8 miles downhill to Silverthorne. Then a short fairly level stretch and then uphill to Vail Pass and a hard downhill to Vail. By Labor Day who knows what to expect in Glenwood Canyon. Hopefully it will remain open but with only 3 weeks to make repairs it could only be 1 lane in each direction minimally. US50 can be reached from Denver on US285. It is mostly 2 lane highway with some pulls out of Denver and then some short pulls 'till Kenosha Pass which I find easy as it is only about a 4 mile pull. Then it is a pretty easy run 'till Poncha Springs where you pick up US50. Then it is 2 lanes until the pull starts up Monarch but there are 2 lanes uphill for much of the pull and and it is only 4-5 miles to the summit I believe. Downhill isn't too hard if geared down. The only issue with US50 is if they begin the road construction again between Gunnison and Montrose after I70 reopens. If so then they close the road most of the time weekdays and weekends will have heavy traffic. Since Bryce is your destination I would consider Allworth's suggestion that you consider I80 thru Wyoming and drop into western Colorado to pick up I70 or go into Utah.
RAS43 08/11/21 04:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: LED Bulbs

We have owned our trailer for 15 years and the previous owner had replaced all the marker lights w/leds. We have not replaced any of them and travel 3-5000 miles every year. So there may be different quality levels in lights. These are Grote lights.
RAS43 08/05/21 06:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

Is there somewhere you go on a regular basis that could cause damage to that RR tire, a curb, rock, etc ?
RAS43 07/31/21 11:13am Tow Vehicles
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