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RE: Tow Vehicle Liability Insurance

If it was me, I would find out if these companies use OEM parts. I understand they don't and that is why they keep prices low. This is most important to me I'm thinking you mean OE, not OEM. OEM can absolutely be a crapshoot. OE, not so much. OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer OE = Original Equipment You get the point
SweetLou 02/06/21 05:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Vehicle Liability Insurance

If it was me, I would find out if these companies use OEM parts. I understand they don't and that is why they keep prices low. This is most important to me
SweetLou 02/04/21 05:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: House trailer endorsement in BC

And what if your are just visiting for a few weeks?
SweetLou 01/30/21 05:22am Towing
RE: Parking in Sloped Driveway

I really don't understand your issue to use your truck, but I would look at it this way. What would a tow truck use to get it up a hill? Top of hill to coupler on trailer is how far? It's going to be a winch to take it up but it has to meet the specs.
SweetLou 01/26/21 06:45am Towing
RE: Tire went flat in the driveay. Damage?

The chance it sitting flat, stationary, did any damage is really small, not worth buying a tire if it's only 2 years old. That's just silly. And no, you cant replace the stem without breaking a bead, although only need to break 1 bead and it doesn't need to go over the rim, so pretty easy driveway fix with a jack, wood block, and your trailer hitch on your truck. Unless you replace it with a Colby valve, which are really handy, although quite expensive and IMO, better reserved for emergency repairs.X2
SweetLou 01/13/21 10:47am Towing
RE: Snow loads for Trailer

We park indoors now but our previous two were both outside and we never had an issue with snow or water intrusion. The sun did more damage than any other kind of weather. Sun can be a killer on all trailers and boats.
SweetLou 01/12/21 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snow loads for Trailer

Winter snows are terrible in La Quinta I hear. I agree, couldn't get out for weeks one year. :) Yup, it can be brutal. The trailer would be stored in NE WA where it can sometimes snow a lot. As mentioned I don't want to spend the money on covered storage some place if I can diy my own way.
SweetLou 01/12/21 05:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snow loads for Trailer

If you can walk on your roof, I doubt the weight of snow would be a problem. The issue comes in the depth of the snow and it melting into places like your AC and vents where the water can then enter the RV. But I've had over a foot of snow on our previous MH and no issues whatsoever. Agreed. I would first place a good quality thick tarp over the roof. Then get a a good quality cover so melt shouldn't find its way inside. It doesn't leak now, but also a little caulking around untis will help. I figure the weight may not be bad since we can walk on them but wanted to ask.
SweetLou 01/11/21 03:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snow loads for Trailer

In three winters, I never had a problem with a foot or so of snow as long as it was not wet which translates to heavy. I tried to stay ahead of the game by cleaning it off when I had the time. The most I had to deal with was about 18 inches which caused no issues. Mind you the roof on my Wilderness was curved. A good gauge might be to clean it when the RV dealers do their inventory. No one will be around to clean it off so this is why I am asking the question
SweetLou 01/11/21 03:14pm Fifth-Wheels
Snow loads for Trailer

Anyone with any experience storing a trailer outside for winter and the build up of snow on the roof? I know about winterizing so no issue there. I can get a cover for the trailer but it is 34 ft. My question is once you have it all covered and parked, can the roof hold 3 feet of accumulated snow on a flat roof? The trailer is well built being a NUWA, but I don't want to pay the big bucks to storage it if I can help it. Any thoughts?
SweetLou 01/11/21 02:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with a dually or single?need help please

GVWR should be higher but one more pound to 14,001# will put the DRW into commercial territory. ?? I don't understand. For non commercial use, single vehicles under 26k gvw don't have any drivers license requirements. For commercial, single vehicles basically have 10k and 26k limits on drivers file, drivers license required. Maybe some states have different registration requirements over 14k? Just like some states have weird laws about lighter trucks as well, like NY and CA? What is magical about 14k gvw? In any state I could drive it with a normal drivers license and in WA at least there's no additional inspection requirements or anything, just buy the weight tabs you want. Didn’t say license. Insurance and registration changes at 14,001# in many locations. Example the F450 stays at Class 3 for the above reasons when it clearly should be Class 4. In the State of California, any pick up truck, even the very small rangers, Nissans, etc. are considered commercial. That's how thy justify soaking you on your registration
SweetLou 01/07/21 06:48am Towing
RE: Towing with a 2018 BMW X5...help please!

Go the Curt trailer site and pick one up
SweetLou 12/27/20 05:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a dually or single?need help please

My dually tows 12K empty and we can fill the thing. I am very happy with the stability. As previously said on the pros, only cons are wider when empty, and two extra tires.
SweetLou 12/21/20 06:36am Towing
RE: Replacing 1972 16.5 Inch Rims Advice

I didn't ditch the thread, just been busy. Touchy people. All good information here to consider. I might just save my old rims so someday go back to original look. Possibly go to 17 inch and 265. Yes, will fill the wheel well but might be a nice look
SweetLou 12/10/20 03:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacing 1972 16.5 Inch Rims Advice

Thank you all for the help. Another thing to consider is the offset so they don't hit the calipers. Your questions are confusing. You need to provide more info and state your intentions or none of us can be of any real help, but rather just grasp at straws as to what you're asking. Offset and backspacing? Just measure what your current wheels are and find something close with similar size tire, or also measure your clearance at steering full lock front and back of the wheel and then you can decide what backspacing and offset will work with the rim width and tire size you want. Thanks for clearing it up but what you said is what I was trying to say.
SweetLou 12/10/20 03:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Shocks

Wonder if bicycle tire sealants would work on air bags ? Liquid snot...AKA Green SlimeWhy? Usually all leaks at fittings. Just change out
SweetLou 12/09/20 06:57am Towing
RE: Air Shocks

You want air bags, not air shocks. The shock mounts on a truck aren't designed to support weight. I've had Airlift bags on 3 different trucks. They worked well and didn't develop any leaks in the bags. I had problems with the plumbing leaking but that's not really the bags' fault. I have had them on two truck and developed the same for air leaks. I would still use them but first choice are Timbrens
SweetLou 12/08/20 06:54am Towing
RE: Hit a bump and lost my transmission

AAMCO was your biggest mistake. Dump it
SweetLou 12/05/20 06:17am Tow Vehicles
Drive from Page AZ to Richfield UT

How is the drive from Page AZ to Richfield UT? Spring time is when I would go
SweetLou 11/29/20 05:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2021 Chevy Tahoe with 3.0 Diesel

So who makes their 3.0 diesel and also who's 10 speed transmission is this GM or someone else like Allison?
SweetLou 11/29/20 07:53am Tow Vehicles
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