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RE: DOT Endurance Test for ST Tires NOT same for LT Tires

I would say that the manafatures of the tires run there own tests and pass that info along with the results to get the ratings. Otherwise how would they come up with them? I dont think they guess. This is just the DOT testing and most likely does not represent the actual testing the tires go through by the manafatures when they are concived.
Sjm9911 03/01/21 11:33am Towing
RE: Underframe Storage

If just for the tote, maybe just some angle iron to hold it might be easier.
Sjm9911 03/01/21 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: roof coatings....again.

Intresting, they went right over the lunan with it.
Sjm9911 02/26/21 04:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help!!!! Travel Trailer Back in

Ok , another bad story from me. Lol. First time backing into my driveway with a pop up, so single axel , i kept over correcting so.... hit the curb on the left, then the right , repeat over and over. I was so pissed i decided to pull away and come in from the other side. As i stewed driving around the block to come in from the other way, i noticed i just went around the block and came in the same way. And yes the neighbors had atually gotten out of their houses to watch at this point. Slow corrections on the wheel are key. A little movement can swing the back a lot. More so on a single axel.
Sjm9911 02/26/21 04:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cybetruck-Official Tesla Forum, interesting...

Link? Tesla Forum Dropped a paragraph saying I can't hopefully bring the Cybertruck to pull my RV this summer. Thats funny! Lol. How to stop Climate change from tesla as they buy bitcoin that took up the electrical power of the country of argintina for the year.
Sjm9911 02/26/21 04:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Equilizer vs. Blue ox SwayPro?

As for the WD'ing of the TV's front axle...things have changed First noticed it with the change to GMT800 and that the 4x4's front bumper stop is in constant contact with the lower link (A-Arm). Then the other OEM's started changing their manual's recommendation on HOW2 WD the weight So, recommend the OP check with their manual for their OEM's recommendation for how to finish adjusting their WD Some say return the front axle weight to a +/- lbs of unweighted Others say to return the front fender height to a +/- of unweighted I used to use 'even drop' when WD'ing and still do for my GMT400 and would NOT do so with newer TV's. Just follow the OEM's manual recommendation I didn't see that in my manual ,but i could have skipped it because my TT is lighter and dosen't need the wdh. I basicly use it for sway controll so its set with just a bit of pressure. Good to know.
Sjm9911 02/26/21 04:02pm Towing
RE: Battery Question..

With a disconect you should be ok, as long as where you go has power to charge. You can always jump them for a bit with the genny or your tv if you cant make it out. Qhen towing it will get a small charge from the tv also. Not enough to top them off but enough to enguage the breking feature. I wouldn't worry about it.
Sjm9911 02/26/21 03:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Equilizer vs. Blue ox SwayPro?

Hes refering to your suburban front wheels and the wdh. When ajusting it you need to take measurements so the front isnt light. So , when you get the weight distributed corectly so the front of you TV isnt up in the air from all the weight on the hitch.
Sjm9911 02/26/21 02:07pm Towing
RE: roof coatings....again.

It looks like its just a paint type product. It probably needs to be installed over some roofing material like a ruberized roof. Otherwise it would crack. Plus you dont have to remove the old roof, just patch and paint.
Sjm9911 02/26/21 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Equilizer vs. Blue ox SwayPro?

I would look onto packing and weight distribution first. Then tires and pressures in the TV and the trailor. Dosen't sound like that much weight, but some things sway more then others depending on how there built. A little push now and then from a 18 wheeler isnt that bad, as long as its just a little.
Sjm9911 02/25/21 07:49pm Towing
RE: Help!!!! Travel Trailer Back in

We have all been there including the lookers. Lol. Just wave and say hi , and tell them this may take a bit. But dont get flustered, take your time and do it right. Dont listen to helpers that you haven't asked for help. Just say thanks but i need to learn. ( they can really mess you up, turn left right , not i ment the other right!). And what they said above. And remember everyone will still screw up, even experienced drivers. Hell i backed in once perfect in a spot where i was supose to remove the fencing to back in, didn't know that at the time. It was a one shot and fast. Guy next to me was amazed i even fit it in the spot. Then he told me about the fence. And the next time out had a footbal feild to back up onto and couldn't get the TT stright on the site. Took me like 15 times to get it close and i gave up. Lucky it was a big site!
Sjm9911 02/25/21 06:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Locked Out!

On my TT lock of the same design, the dead bolt and the latch are 2 diffrent keys. They look simmiler and turn if you mix them up. So if you had the wrong key in the door and turned it you could have jammed it up. I did this to mine when i bought the used TT because i didnt know they were diffrent. So try the other key also. Well, that would be a totally stupid "feature" to have BOTH locks keyed with different keys.. Although, I believe the OP was able to insert the other key and now the KEY is stuck in the lock also which should not have happened either. Guess I got lucky, when replacing the locks on our TT it has two doors so we REQUESTED to have both door locks keyed alike so same key opens both locks one both doors.. OP may have to break off the key, then drill out the lock and hope they can jimmy it into the unlocked position.. Not sure if it is a "Trimark" but there was a thread a long time ago which mentions those had a tendency to self destruct in the locked position.. Found a thread on it.. HERE I suspect OP will have to resort to surgical removal of the entire latch/lock assembly which will destroy the entire assy in the process. I will agree, its not something i would have done. Its also why I dont lock the door unless traveling.
Sjm9911 02/25/21 12:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Locked Out!

On my TT lock of the same design, the dead bolt and the latch are 2 diffrent keys. They look simmiler and turn if you mix them up. So if you had the wrong key in the door and turned it you could have jammed it up. I did this to mine when i bought the used TT because i didnt know they were diffrent. So try the other key also.
Sjm9911 02/25/21 10:54am Tech Issues
RE: A terrible dinette table. Opinions on modification?

Thats why the solid wood table is a good idea, after 35 years i would need to learn how to cut laminate again also! Lol.
Sjm9911 02/24/21 11:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: A terrible dinette table. Opinions on modification?

Boomer, you are right about the corners. But some dinette tables are not wood -- they are made of MDF, with a plastic overlay. As soon as you cut into the plastic, that ugly MDF shows up -- it is basically compressed cardboard. Not sure if that is true of the OP's table. The other trick is getting the plastic laminate to cut cleanly. I've tried all sorts of blades on my scroll saw, at various speeds, and have never been satisfied with my work -- there are always chips in the plastic. Router with laminite blade. At least thats how we did it in shop class 35 years ago.
Sjm9911 02/24/21 06:12pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: A terrible dinette table. Opinions on modification? Someone did this, and its a decent idea. You can change it to fit your needs. Personally, i would do this but with a new table top. Stain and polly it then a coat of wax. Or paint it and do the same. So they just cut the ends and folded them down. But you can see it at the link above.
Sjm9911 02/22/21 02:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: WDH or not?

I had a older equilizer on mine with the 1500. I used it for the new 2500. I did not need the weight distribution at all. Im about 5200 lbs loaded. But i still use the hitch for sway control. I set it up so it has just a smidge of pressure on the bars. If you have one allready, might as well use it. Do i need it? I have no clue , but i owned it allready and more controll if i need it is better then less.
Sjm9911 02/22/21 08:08am Towing
RE: Reservation blues - UPDATED

I would have booked another site just in case someone came. My luck the whole park would be booked that day, lol. Yea its weird, but i do book day only sites when traveling, and really dont care where i am. But if approched by someone else to take another site, it would be a bit weird and i may not do it because i am generally distrusting of others.
Sjm9911 02/21/21 11:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Genset carb upkeep:  drain it and/or exercise it? Both?

I usally drain my small gas engines, but be warned i did have a snowblower that the seals dried up and cracked. So , if they sit empty too long you can still run into problems. I do use stable and card cleaner in mine, easier to add to the fuel cans when getting gas. Does it work? I think it does. And in the end maybe thats all that matters.
Sjm9911 02/21/21 06:48am Tech Issues
RE: Built-In IKEA Cabinets - Rockwood A-Frame Camper DIY

Sjm9911 02/18/21 08:53pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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