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RE: Tire engineering question.

So I go and get rig weighted and inflate rear tires to 10% over psi suggested in load and inflation tables. I DID NOT HAVE A TIRE FAILURE. I keep getting told to run tires at much higher pressure in case I get a blow out, makes no sense. Your tire failure may have been totally unrelated to air pressure. Still, I am curious: how did "10% over psi suggested in load and inflation tables" compare to sidewall max pressure? In my mini Toyota sidewall max psi is 65, load and inflation table load range D tire calls for 39 psi, I run 43 and use TPMS. Sorry, but in my mind a blow-out is a tire failure. I am always curious about how folks use load/inflation tables. I see a lot of reference to them. I go with the advice of my neighbor, who is maintenance director for a large commercial truck leasing company. He manages the tire program for a fleet of several hundred tractor/trailer units. His advice to me for my motorhomes has always been to inflate to sidewall max pressure and go. Under-inflation equals excessive sidewall flex, equals excessive heat, equals blow-outs.
Tal/IL 07/14/21 09:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Approximate fuel milage of these 2 motorhomes?l

Here is our experience with 3 class A m-homes. I keep a log of fuel usage, and fuel mileage is averaged over several thousand miles for each. Fuel usage does include some generator run time: 33' gasser with 454 engine @ 16,000 lbs max - 8 mpg 35' gasser with V10 engine @ 22,000 lbs max - 7+ mgg 40' diesel with 400 HP Cat C9 @ 31,000 lbs max - 6.4 mpg
Tal/IL 07/14/21 10:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire engineering question.

So I go and get rig weighted and inflate rear tires to 10% over psi suggested in load and inflation tables. Your tire failure may have been totally unrelated to air pressure. Still, I am curious: how did "10% over psi suggested in load and inflation tables" compare to sidewall max pressure?
Tal/IL 07/14/21 09:46am Tech Issues
RE: Don't sleep with your camper door open

...somebody who was drunk maybe height=400 width=400
Tal/IL 07/07/21 11:32am Truck Campers
RE: SPAM-alama-dingdong

I've been around meat processing from the slaughter house kill floor to the retail meat case for more than half a century. If you are squeamish about how SPAM is made, I'll be happy to provide a list of about 50 other products you should probably avoid. FYI, crispy pig tails fresh out of the lard press are a tasty treat for a kid.
Tal/IL 06/28/21 07:05pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: expedition or tahoe for 33' TT

I'm always curious when the wheelbase issue comes up. What length wheelbase does he need? I've towed boats and equipment trailers all over creation with a '75 Ford Bronco with a 92 inch wheelbase and never had an issue. Plus, it makes backing into narrow ramps and tight spots much easier.
Tal/IL 06/22/21 02:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thor Industries now has $14 billion in backlogged orders

A large RV dealership near me currently lists 122 New RVs on their website. I count 31 of them that are on-site now, and the rest say "coming soon".
Tal/IL 06/10/21 02:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sliding Storage Tray

Our current coach has dual direction slides in both pass-through bays. They are great!! I'm planning on getting a tray for my pickup truck.
Tal/IL 06/09/21 09:45am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: bad starter......

If you can get at the starter from underneath, rap on it few times with a mallet and it might start. If it does, don't shut it off 'til you get to the shop.
Tal/IL 05/10/21 09:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bear Spray

This looks like pretty good source of info on bear spray: Bear Safety tips / Be Bear Aware
Tal/IL 04/05/21 09:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Extended tow bar

Extending the hitch will be like putting a pipe on a wrench handle, I think. I expect it will will effectively increase tongue weight significantly. Many years ago, I had an 11 ft truck camper. I built a 4 ft long extended hitch to tow my fishing boat. It worked OK. BUT, it was a light-weight boat with minimal tongue weight.
Tal/IL 04/05/21 01:39pm Towing
RE: Someone bought the first electric hummer for 2.5 million.

To me, the Cybertruck looks like someone built it in their garage with a few sheets of left-over plywood.
Tal/IL 03/29/21 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

Some years ago, a sportsman's club I am a director of lost the lease on our club property after the death of the owner. We found another piece of property and invested significant time and money in securing an option to buy, contingent on receiving a required zoning variance. We anticipated no issues with the zoning. Someone who had previously tried to buy the property was pissed that we got the deal done. He organized several "neighbors", all of whom lived more than a mile away from the property to object to our variance. Their objections were ridiculous and I prepared a presentation showing them to be baseless. Our attorney said he had no doubt we would prevail and get the variance. However, he also said that these people would not go away. He expected we would forever be dealing with baseless complaints and possibly frivolous lawsuits. We cut a deal and found another location.
Tal/IL 02/22/21 09:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing

Something like this? This guy was across from us at the Grand American World Trapshooting Championships a few years ago. I don't know what state he was from width=600
Tal/IL 02/18/21 10:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: trailer jack on a tow dolly

You should not disconnect the dolly from the towing vehicle with a towed vehicle loaded on the dolly. It can be dangerous. Here is a pretty complete instruction video on tow dollies. Disconnecting a loaded dolly is addressed at about 8:15 in the video.
Tal/IL 02/18/21 09:24pm Towing
RE: Now this is different an Australian Super C

We live close to a race track and see several like that pulling stock car trailers every weekend during race season.
Tal/IL 01/25/21 05:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RVing with a parrot

Made me think of this.... width=300
Tal/IL 01/20/21 06:08pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Good time to buy class a diesel?

I think Class As are selling too. We traded up from a 37' gasser to a 40' diesel pusher last March, and I think we just beat the rush. Since then, our dealer who deals almost exclusively in Class As can't seem to keep new units in stock.
Tal/IL 12/31/20 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Breaking down and smoking a turkey?

I do a lot of turkeys for us and for others in either a charcoal grill, pellet smoker, or wood fired smoker. We haven't cooked a turkey in an oven in decades. I always do turkeys at 300 - 325 degrees with hickory smoke. I never bother with brining, unless someone wants that salt and brown sugar cure flavor. Nearly all frozen turkeys are already injected with brine at 8 - 10 %. Read the fine print on the packaging and you will see something like this, which is from Butterball packaging: "Ingredients: Whole Young Turkey Contains up to 8% of a solution of water, salt, spices and natural flavor." Realized I didn't address breaking down the bird. If it fits in the smoker, even if it's a tight fit, I'd cook it whole. The bird below just barely fit in a Davy Crockett smoker. Also, here is a link to cooking a turkey in a Weber style grill.. width=400
Tal/IL 12/30/20 02:31pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Which TT has the Best Kitchen and Why?

We eat simple foods, but seek out the best ingredients and use good technique. It looks like you've gotten a wealth of advice, but your comment brought an incident to mind. Some years ago we attended a charity event that featured tasting plates by notable chefs from the region. At one point, a young woman who I did not recognize circulated through the crowd with a large tray of bite sized pieces of meat. To this day, I think it was the best single bite of meat I have ever had. And, trust me, I know something about meat. She thanked the crowd for all the compliments, and revealed that there was no secret to it. It was merely an excellent piece of goat loin, seasoned with salt and pepper and properly cooked. The young lady, it turned out was Stephanie Izard.
Tal/IL 12/21/20 08:26pm Travel Trailers
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