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RE: TT tire pressure - sticker or tire PSI?

OK so I'm either going to do what vahalla suggests (E to spare and get a D, less $$) or go all E like time2roll suggests (put a good D on the spare, more $$$). Seems a shame to get rid of tires with no wear on them, maybe 10,000 total miles, but then I'm gonna have to get rid of them in 2 years anyway. Have to call my tire dealer and see what is what. Thanks for the input. So I think I'll have a beer.
Timeking 09/15/20 10:18am Travel Trailers
RE: TT tire pressure - sticker or tire PSI?

Didn't blow out on driveway, but after 30 mile trip. Tire date is 0817, so 3 years old, which makes sense since this is a 2018 TT. The sticker says D tire. Good Sam guy installed an E. I figured E was better than D, but at this point I didn't have any choice: he was here, he had a tire that fit, I had no spare. Dumb me. The spare that came with the trailer was an old C rated tire, which I intended to replace the day I found out, but due to covid insanity, family insanity, and my own insanity, forgot to take care of it. I'm thinking I should put all my D tires to 65 per sticker and on tire sidewall, like I have done for the previous 7000 miles. And pump the E tire up to 70 and hope for the best.
Timeking 09/15/20 08:05am Travel Trailers
RE: TT tire pressure - sticker or tire PSI?

yes, 3Ds and the 1 E. The one D blew out AFTER the trailer sat for a year, and we took a short 30 mile trip to check things out. Also, I'm in FL and it is HOT. That is when it blew, luckily at the campground we were going to stay 2 nights, not on the highway or on the driveway. Also, to complain, the mobile tire guy charged me $139 mounting fee on top of the tire cost, with Good Sam roadside insurance paying the "rest".
Timeking 09/15/20 07:20am Travel Trailers
TT tire pressure - sticker or tire PSI?

After sitting in driveway for a year, one D rated tire blew. The replacement was E rated; however, the installer said to inflate the tire to the 80 psi on the sidewall of the new E, not the sticker which is 65 psi. So now I am confused.
Timeking 09/15/20 06:39am Travel Trailers
cracked potable water tank

Previously, in our Kodiak TT, traveling with a full tank wound up either cracking the tank or the tank had been cracked and repaired crappily when we bought it used. The floor rotted out by the door, and in the bedroom from a hole in the roof when the crooks sold it to us, the coup de gras being stove and sink separated from the wall. We now have a brand-newish 2018 FR Rockwood 2606WS. If (or when) we have to evacuate Florida due to hurricane, it would be ideal if we could leave with a full tank of water, as we'd be self-contained and could rest anywhere the cops didn't run us off from. We have a gen. So what is the experience with traveling with a full tank, and whether it might crack or not?
Timeking 08/17/20 11:21am Tech Issues
RE: electrician question: voltage drop at outlet to TT

Here are some definitive answers: Progressive Industries says: EasyStart will work down to about 60 volts so it is no problem for EasyStart. Compressors can operate safely below the rated voltage but will slow and draw more current. If they reach a point where heating causes a problem, the overload will open to protect the compressor. Additionally, there are safeguards in EasyStart that will prevent the compressor from ever running that slowly and potentially tripping your power source breaker. 108 volts AC is unfortunately common at some sites and on conventional generators that are heavily loaded. I would try and stay above 105 to prevent any difficulties. Airxcel maker of Coleman Mach 15 says: The safe range for these units would be between 108 VAC and 125 VAC. You are on the low end of that, but you should be fine. Voltage usually won’t cause damage until you get below 105, or above 130.
Timeking 08/10/20 08:46am Tech Issues
RE: electrician question: voltage drop at outlet to TT Per this table, I shouldn't have a problem. Here is the article posted by PGE (the electric utility)
Timeking 08/09/20 11:49am Tech Issues
RE: electrician question: voltage drop at outlet to TT

I never plug my RV directly into any outlet at a campground; I use a Progressive Industries box that monitors amps, voltage. So I am monitoring voltage at the source NOT in or at the RV. Based on what jodeb720 and azrving posted, my voltage drop is excessive. So that is now the question: Do I need to hire an electrician to run a dedicated line out to where the RV plugs in? Also FYI, the AC has a slow start device so it doesn't kick in immediately and overload the generator when using that.
Timeking 08/09/20 07:16am Tech Issues
RE: electrician question: voltage drop at outlet to TT

I ran a voltage drop calculator and the drop from my fuse panel to the side of the house where I plug in, is only 1.3 V drop at 12 amps load. So according to that, the voltage at my outlet shouldn't drop below 118. Hmmmmmmm
Timeking 08/08/20 02:25pm Tech Issues
electrician question: voltage drop at outlet to TT

Done this for years, but now thanks to covid I can worry about stuff I never had time to worry about. When working inside the trailer, I've been running the AC by plugging into a 20 amp outlet fed by ~30 ft of #12 to the fuse box inside the house. With no load, nothing on, I measure 0 amps and 120V at the outlet. When I turn on the AC, the voltage drops to 111, then slowly drops to 108-109 and the amps creep up from 12 to 15. So that's a 10% drop in volts, and 20% increase in amps. When I turn the AC off, 0 amps, and the voltage doesn't immediately return to 120, but starts at 118, then 119 and back to 120 in ~4 minutes. Like something is cooling down. So what does this all mean?
Timeking 08/08/20 02:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Dexter Nev-R-Adjust hub out-of-round

In the end, all 4 drums were taken to an honest machine shop I trust, and all 4 out of round, all more than 0.15. I no longer feel the shuddering when I hit the brakes, just a smooth stop. If you do this, ask them to wash the drums out in their parts washer. Otherwise you have to clean the bits of metal out. They charged me a whopping $12.50 per drum.
Timeking 08/07/20 11:19am Towing
awning fabric - install upside down possible?

As everyone knows, if you put a dark object and a white object out in the burning hot Florida sun, the dark object will be MUCH hotter than the white object. At some point in the genius of things, Carefree and other manufacturers' awnings are installed 'dark side up, white side down'. Sorry, but this seems dumb for 3 solid reasons: 1) dark side up means the bottom of the awning becomes an infrared radiator, so you swelter in the shade. Dumb. 2) white side down only means that it gets stained, and many stains never can be removed, so you're sitting under something ugly. And hot. 3) Once rolled out, the "decorative" side is only visible from an airplane, and when rolled up mostly invisible. So ... is it possible to take the awning off, and install upside down? White side up to reflect the heat and get all ugly where you can't see it? And decorative side down giving you a sense of an attractive environment?
Timeking 08/07/20 11:10am Tech Issues
RE: Dexter Nev-R-Adjust hub out-of-round

I still don't understand how you 'center' on a 'chamfer'. From what little I understood from the guy in the shop I took my drums to, he put some thing into where the races are, but said it was designed so the races don't get damaged. I'm out of my depth, and googling for hours leaves me more confused. What is a "mounting surface"?
Timeking 03/14/20 07:00am Towing
RE: Dexter Nev-R-Adjust hub out-of-round

This trailer is a 2018 Rockwood. I took 2 drums to a shop, and they were both out-of-round by 0.020-0.030. Dexter spec is 0.015 or less. I am concerned about "chamfer" centering reply above. What does chamfer mean? I can't find anything regarding chamfer and brakes other than slotted pads or rotors. confused. Qhote: (I had him shut the machine off. What we found was his machine used the the hubs chamfer to center the hub. The chamfer was turned off center at the factory. The chamfer did not locate anything but was for clearance only. I took the hubs and found a shop that use the hubs centers for machining.)
Timeking 03/13/20 10:26am Towing
RE: Dexter Nev-R-Adjust hub out-of-round

Thanks ScottG.
Timeking 01/11/20 07:39am Towing
RE: Dexter Nev-R-Adjust hub out-of-round

OK so what should I do?
Timeking 01/08/20 12:38pm Towing
RE: Dexter Nev-R-Adjust hub out-of-round

Even new hubs can be out of spec, out of round, from being dropped or stored on their sides rather than flat. Further, if you replace the hub, you do not need to replace the brake shoes, only sand them a bit. Further further, if a hub is slightly out of round, it will wear unevenly and progress to more out-of-round as the miles mount up. So..... When I get time (my wife's Mom died last night) I'm going to go to a few machine shops and see what they say in person, then I'll post whatever back to this site.
Timeking 01/08/20 09:24am Towing
RE: Dexter Nev-R-Adjust hub out-of-round

I remove the hubs, repack and check the brakes annually. If you look at the 2010 post (see below), you will see that the WORRY is that a sufficiently out-of-round hub will make the self-adjuster over-adjust, heat up, and likely fail one way or another. That would suck coming down a mountain in the middle of nowhere.
Timeking 01/07/20 03:45pm Towing
Dexter Nev-R-Adjust hub out-of-round

I read the long and very informative post from 2010 about the need for the hubs when using these self-adjusting brakes to be within 0.015 specification. When I hit the brakes it seems like there is a pulsing going on like one of my hubs is not exactly OK. Since I travel 1,000s of miles per year, would like to make sure all is as it should be. I googled all about to see about measuring and perhaps turning my drums to spec, but all the info shows drums off of autos ... which don't have bearing races in them. Can a shop that turns auto drums, also turn drums from a TT? Answers I've got so far from calling range from "what is turning" to "sure". How can I be sure that pursuing this won't damage the races in their lathe?
Timeking 01/07/20 08:49am Towing
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