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RE: Need Toy Hauler with 15' garage or more, What to look for?

KZ Venom fifth wheelers have up to an 18' garage. Check them out here : https://www.kz-rv.com/products/venom-v-series-fifth-wheel-toy-haulers/ These are VERY nice.
Rustycamperpants 10/30/19 01:55am Toy Haulers
RE: What do you want in a campground?

Full hook ups, large site, good drainage for less mud, Nice bathrooms, shaded sites.
Rustycamperpants 10/04/19 08:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Biggest unit you know of under 3,500 pounds ???

Many of the KZ "Escape" line.
Rustycamperpants 09/30/19 06:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing speed

I set my cruise for 63
Rustycamperpants 08/16/19 08:15pm Towing
RE: Anyone have any knowledge about Shadow Cruisers?

My son bought a new Shadow cruiser quad bunkhouse last season. On the first trip the converter went out and he called me for advice ... he had to scramble around to find a battery charger to work the 12vdc stuff. He replaced the board in the converter. While dewinterizing this spring he noticed bad tire wear on the camper, found he had a bent axle. He had to repair on his own dime. Not sure I would buy a Shadow Cruiser based on the limited expeerience my son has had.
Rustycamperpants 07/31/19 11:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: High mile gas engine trucks

160,000 + on my '09 Expedition. Still going strong....
Rustycamperpants 07/19/19 04:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Vehicle Tire Pressure

I always run more pressure when towing my TT based on the recommended tire pressure chart that was shared on this site at one time.
Rustycamperpants 07/15/19 12:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Will I kill my mini-van?

My son tried to tow a large pop up with his town and country. After his first pull he traded for a Durango once he had the gas pedal smashed to the floor and was still slowing down on his way to mount rushmore. He then traded the Durango for an Expedition when he went up to a TT. The wieght of the hybrid will hurt the situation, but the wind resistance alone. He wouldnt listen to me, but he is wiser now. I personally would not pull the hybrid with a minivan.
Rustycamperpants 07/09/19 06:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I need help picking a location..

Cape May New Jersey. Best vacation we have taken. We have three kids and no boredom issues. Lots to do.
Rustycamperpants 06/19/19 08:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tow Vehicle

You're going to be over your capactiy some. Be sure you pack lightly, especially no water in the tanks. Your camper is 800# more than mine and I know I would not want to go with a bigger TT.
Rustycamperpants 06/18/19 07:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Jersey beach vacation

Cape May N.J. , the best trip we have ever taken so far. Long drive to get there, but wonderful.
Rustycamperpants 06/02/19 06:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing Capacity Question

You can do it if you pack light with NO water. Put some good tires on the Expy. It took me three times to dial in my Equalizer. I have the 5.4 V8, you will have plenty of power....
Rustycamperpants 05/08/19 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Equal-i-zer lubrication

I lubricate the head sockets only, not the L brackets. I have the pads for the noise. I did not completely follow the instructions as I added an extra 8th washer to tilt the head more and Equalizer recommends seven total. BTW, I got the washers at Ace hardware and they have been in place for two years. I am very happy with how the hitch works. DOUBLE BINGO
Rustycamperpants 04/24/19 07:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Equal-i-zer lubrication

excuse me but if you use any thing on the L brackets doesn't that take away from the sway control portion of the arms?? BINGO. Post of the day....
Rustycamperpants 04/24/19 01:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Route through Chicago

I live off I88 near Aroura and there is a lot of ramp construction westbound between 355N and I39N. To me the milage saved is worth the price of tolls. I would take 80W to 355N (294N gets crazy in my opinion and it is very rough) to 90N. We try to drive through before 6am or after 7pm. By all means avoid rush hours (7am - 9:30am) and (4:30pm-7:00pm)
Rustycamperpants 04/23/19 07:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: "LT" tire pressures on Expedition

To double check the installers figures you have to use the load capacity the OE tires provided at vehicle manufacturer recommended inflation pressures. Then find the chart for the replacement tires and compare the load capacity they are providing at the installers recommended inflation pressures. Industry standards require a minimum load capacity equal to what the OE tires were providing. This is excactly what I did to come up with the 50-55# psi number. Interesting how such a seemingly simple question takes so many turns. Makes for interesting reading. I do BTW have the official Inflation chart for cross referencing the tires ... and they are still OE size. Also, I am not "long gone" I pretty much only read this forum while I am at work. Dont tell my boss.....
Rustycamperpants 04/10/19 06:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "LT" tire pressures on Expedition

The tire is not vehicle specific, it as no idea if it is on a truck or a car or what the use is. Im confident that the cross reference of the actual OEM load criteria and the tire pressure chart I acquired is acurate. The tire reads 80# max psi, there is no way I need that. At 80# psi the tire is good for 3,042# per tire. At 7,500 GVWR, I do not need 12,168# capacity. Thanks for all of your input though, Im feeling pretty good about my choice....
Rustycamperpants 04/06/19 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "LT" tire pressures on Expedition

Oh, one other thing, my tires ahave always been the same OEM size, 275/55R20.
Rustycamperpants 04/06/19 06:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "LT" tire pressures on Expedition

Thanks everyone. Rest assured I take most of what I read on these forums with a grain of salt. I have a guide titled "Determining Air Pressure For A New Tire Size" chart used by tire installers. I am confident of my 50-55# number. some of you have reassured me, thanks. OEM tires are Pirelli Scorpion STR tires with a load rating of 111 (2,403# @ 44psi). These tires were squishy even with my pop up. I went to extra load tires with a load rating of 117 @50# psi and that was a major improvement. I used two sets of the 117 rated extra load tires. My new LT tires are 117-120 load rating and at 80psi are good for 3,085# apiece. According to my recently acquired tire pressure chart inflating the LT tires to 50-55psi will give me load capacity of 2,335# per tire, nearly equal to the OEM Pirelli tires at the full 44psi (2,339# apiece). My goal is to have a much less "squishy" tow. I am taking my first trip of the season in two weeks and it is a three hour tow one way. I am excited to see the difference the LT tires make. Thank you everyone for your input, all opinions are welcome!
Rustycamperpants 04/06/19 06:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "LT" tire pressures on Expedition

What is the pressure rating for your wheels? Thats a good question , I dont know. I have the stock 20" wheels on my truck. I used a air pressure guide for a tire installer and it looks like if I use 50 - 55# of pressure I should get all the capacity I need. (in the neighborhood of 2,335-2,360# per tire). I also read that if I go above 60# I may blow out my valve stems. I think I will run at 50, maybe 55#. The stiffer sidewalls should make a nice difference.
Rustycamperpants 04/06/19 03:35am Tow Vehicles
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