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RE: TT tire pressure - sticker or tire PSI?

Rotate it out to the spare. Get 1 tire, 3 years should be fine, just check the pressure on them before heading out on a trip.
Sjm9911 09/15/20 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: TT tire pressure - sticker or tire PSI?

How old are the tires? And I wouldnt mix and match ratings or type. Did you need an e rated tire? I would also use the tire info, as its diffrent now that you changed it. This is going to be a long thread with lots of opinions. Lol.
Sjm9911 09/15/20 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Need hitch advice please.

Im not understanding this whole thing. You can take the extention bar thing off and put the wdh on normally. Or if the wdh can be put in upside down( mine can) then unbolt it and move it up to get less drop. What am i missing here?
Sjm9911 09/15/20 07:46am Towing
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

An another note... Depending on what state you live in, the 2500 might have to be registered as commercial. In New York over 6001 lbs (which is almost every 2500) , it does, and it's causing me to reconsider buying the 2500 I'm looking at. I have to travel Parkways. In NY you can not go on Parkways with commercial vehicles. The law isn't going to bother you if you're driving an empty pickup truck with Commercial plates on a NY Parkway. The restriction is for vehicles used for commercial purposes. Driving down the parkway with a dump truck or even a pickup loaded with tool boxes and ladder racks might get some attention, but your RV tow rig won't get a second glance. Depending on what he is towing. When reading the rules just now they stated it was originally because of low bridges that trucks could not go under. So , he might not be able to tow on them anyway. If he moves to NJ , he will have 0 problems, lol. Ill agree, i cant see them pulling over a pick up just because it has a commercial plate and no other signs of a work truck.
Sjm9911 09/14/20 11:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Run with only one propane tank

Leave it empty and on the camper. Its only like 17 lbs? Even then what are you saving 20? I cant see 40 lbs making or breaking you. Unless you are way over weight.
Sjm9911 09/14/20 10:20am Tech Issues
RE: Electric/non electric scooter?

I have 2 we take forthe kido and me. 1st, some places frown on it. 2nd you need paved roads they are not for offroad use. We stil take them and use if we can. Bikes work just as well. Im 225 and got the go track one on amazon. Decent for the $$$. They can go 15 mph on a flat, less up hill for the weight. Range about 15 miles less for the weoght so 10 to 12. Kido does fine with them. We charge them one at a time off the outside camper outlet. You could always just plug in to the pedistal.
Sjm9911 09/10/20 09:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Used TC: does it have a lien?

Just make sure you check , and double check with your state. In nj it was a pita to register my TT. Every state is diffrent. So only your DMV will know for sure. Then check that there right too. Lol.
Sjm9911 09/10/20 11:59am Truck Campers
RE: GM 6.6 gas

And ita not awful of gas for driving, it got better mpg ( by like 1 or 2 ) then my 1500. The problem is i do go faster, way faster. Maybe covid, no one on the road, or the truck. But i can easily look down at the speedo and see im doing 90.
Sjm9911 09/10/20 11:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 6.6 gas

I like mine, i would have liked the 10 speed trans better but the 6 speed is not as bad as i thought it would be. My TT is light though. For me its a world of difference from my 2012 1500 GMC sierra. Gas millage is a bit better, truck is bigger , mirrors and back up camra to hook up the TT are good. Seats not as conformable. But ok for a longer drive. The power is very noticable. I can pass trucks , cars at will now. Before i was at everyone elses will, lol. Its a nice truck, and i didnt want or need the diesel. I think i got a decent dwal during the covid, before people were looking at buying stuff. So for me it was a win. Tow mirrors are excellent, more cab room for bigger people, this can be a negative if you are short. Bigger bed, so you can take more stuff with you. Ask away, i will try to answer best i can. I had it on 5 trips so far this year. All about 3 to 6 hours away. Oh, giant fuel tank. So the same if not a little better on mpg but the tank makes for half the fuel stops. Wish i had that last year , i did nj to disney world.
Sjm9911 09/10/20 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tips for people with back pain

Take some napoxen before your drive. Back pain is not fun. Keep the drives shorter also. You have to keep trying stuff untill you find something that helps you. Unfortunately, everyones problums are diffrent as are the cures. Good luck.
Sjm9911 09/10/20 06:50am General RVing Issues
RE: first time out

Fill the water heater before turning it on.
Sjm9911 09/09/20 06:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fed up with tire blow outs!!!

OP's 2018 Trace 253AIR is a rear kitchen. If he has the kitchen fully stocked and carrying a full tank of fresh water, his 4 tires are probably carrying a guesstimated ~1350lbs each. Well under his Towmax ST205/75R14 Load C rating of 1760lb @ 50lbs cold. I think his problem began when one blew for whatever reason, most likely a rear. At that point, the remaining 3 tires are carrying 1800 lb and compromised. Most likely the one on the same side of the blowout is carrying much more. It just snowballed from there. Again, my guess is he eventually lost both rear tires and one of the front tires. Rear kitchens a tail heavy if not loaded properly. You are correct, my TT is a rear kitchen. However it is never fully stocked as I use it just for a weekend once a month. All 3 tires did not blow at the same time. The first to go was the driver side rear. This weekend the passenger side rear blew on my way to the campground. On my way home the passenger side front went. Each time I heard the tire pop I pulled over immediately.I was being extremely conservative with the 1350lb tire load estimate. Your TT fully loaded to GVW would have close to 1700lbs per tire. Load rated C tire are marginal at best for this TT. Especially a rear kitchen with very little cargo weight up front to counter the kitchen weight. Yup. Probably overweight. Don't tires have a lesser weight rating for dule load also? I dont know whats on his camper but i bet it wasn't enough.
Sjm9911 09/09/20 06:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Carbon Monoxide/Propane Alarm - Propane Leak? Info on the saftey alert ones. This may be diffrent by manufacturers.
Sjm9911 09/09/20 05:55am Tech Issues
RE: Carbon Monoxide/Propane Alarm - Propane Leak?

The alarm beeps mean something, check the directions to show what it was saying. And , dont disconect them, you dont need them untill you have a problem. And if you dont have one it could mean you life. They work if maintained and changed as recomended. Look on the back they will have a date to replace them.
Sjm9911 09/09/20 05:51am Tech Issues
RE: Bigfoot tripping house GFI

Sometimes a large start up draw will read as a fault. Thats why they dont plug older style washing machines and such into them. When they hit the spin cycle the outlet would trip. Also, make sure the gfi is a 20 amp outlet. It could also be moisture problum in the outlet. 90 percent humidity isnt good for gfi outlets.
Sjm9911 09/09/20 05:44am Truck Campers
RE: Replacing ceiling lights & adding more light

I replaced the bulbs. In my TT they went nuts with the light fixtures. Lol. The leds will give you a ton more light.
Sjm9911 09/09/20 05:38am Tech Issues
RE: Fed up with tire blow outs!!!

Regardless of what some say , check the pressure before the trip. Make sure your axels and berings are greassed ( not every trip or even every year, but if you bought someone elses stuff its a good idea to make sure it works as designed). And watch your speed. I do also check for overheating when im stopped. And I try not to run the camper on the shoulder, all sorts of junk there to put holes in the tires. To the op, the weight rating on the tire should be baised on the TT weight, not on you need stronger tires because you had a flat. Make shure there the correct range and your are not overweight in the TT. Ive had no problems with my tires and have been up and down the east coast.
Sjm9911 09/08/20 07:44am Travel Trailers
RE: What do you guys use for a BBQ?

A blackstone is good. The colman xtream is my go to though. No way to squeeze it in for longer trips? I use that one almost exclusively. I like the vlackstone but the Coleman was a kick butt grill. I would put it inside the main door, caddy corner it. You are right so many of the protables dont put a good char on the meat.
Sjm9911 09/07/20 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: Backup camera has no power

Or it could be wired into the running lights.
Sjm9911 09/05/20 09:37pm Tech Issues
RE: question about trailer brakes.

I never could lock up my breaks nor do i want to. They say to lock them up then dial down the gain so they dont lock up. Breaks are made to slow the trailor down some so the TV dosen't do all the work. If they engage and slow the camper , not the TV , they are most likely fine. 8500 empty is plenty heavy bud. They are countermuserate to the xamler. Smaller campers have smaller breaks.
Sjm9911 09/04/20 07:28pm Tech Issues
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