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RE: The best upgrade for your TT

I agree that setting up your own WD hitch is a good idea. Previous TT the dealer set it up and I changed it as soon as I got home. Current TT, I set it up myself in the Dealer's parking lot. Fine tuned it a little after that. JIMNLIN is right, (as usual), tire pressure can make a big difference in the way a TT handles.
canoe on top 08/15/22 09:39am Travel Trailers
RE: The best upgrade for your TT

By tracking, I mean traveling on a straight stretch of road, the truck and trailer travel in a straight line as one unit. I don't feel the trailer wiggling independently. Not much, but I can feel it. ST tires have stiffer sidewalls than LT tires. Doesn't make much difference going straight down the road. Significantly underinflated tires can make a big difference in how much the trailer moves around independent of the truck.I run my LRE tires on the trailer at 70 psi as that is compatable with the weight on each tire. When towing, I run the LRE tires on my Ram CTD at 60psi front and 70psi rear which is what the door sticker says. I run all the truck tires at 50psi when running empty. I have very even tread wear. I get 50,000 miles out of a set of Michelin ATs on the truck.
canoe on top 08/14/22 11:30am Travel Trailers
RE: The best upgrade for your TT

I tend to agree with the OP. I think good tires do track better. Also, notice that he went from a load range C to a D. I think a load range C would be marginal at best on a trailer that weight. I can see where the D would make a difference.My TT has 9,000 on the axles. I run LRE on 16 inch wheels. I've run the original Chinabombs, LTs and now, Goodyear Endurance. While it's not great, I can feel a difference in the tracking of different tires. The Endurance are the best in my experience.
canoe on top 08/13/22 12:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie Tow Capacity Question

I stand corrected. He did include passengers in the 6100 weight. I've been on this forum for many years. My observation is that, more often than not, when someone asks: can I tow this with this, the answer is no. The fact that they are asking suggests they have doubts. Far better to ask than end up with a combination that is unpleasant at best and unsafe at worst. But, there is a reason they're asking which is that they usually suspect that they are very close, if not over, limits.If you have to tow with an empty FW tank to make it work, it is not going to fun long term.
canoe on top 08/13/22 11:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie Tow Capacity Question

5500 lbs UVW means around 6500 loaded, ready to go camping. 10% hitch weight is 650 lbs. That leaves you 350 lbs for passengers and cargo. 15% hitch weight is 975 lbs. That leaves you 25 lbs. for passengers and gear in the truck. How does that sound to you?
canoe on top 08/12/22 10:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Nubs on stabilizer rod worn down. Can these be replaced?

A dry lube like bicycle chain lube is better than grease. Grease will collect dirt.
canoe on top 06/24/22 12:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: What size generator to run AC??

Why don't you like the microair?
canoe on top 06/11/22 12:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Modifications

Traildog, see my later post. I am using the Oxygenics again and like it. Got rid of the old,cheap, probably clooged, pressure reducer and replaced it with a new, adjustable model with a gauge. All better now.
canoe on top 03/28/22 12:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Modifications

Decided to try the Oxygenics shower head again. Took the old, cheap pressure regulator out of the line. Park pressure pretty low. With the regulator out, the shower head performed much better. Time for a new regulator.
canoe on top 03/24/22 12:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Modifications

What am I missing with the Oxygenics shower head. I got one and didn't care for it at all. Just a narrow stream of water out of the middle of the head. Went back to old style with full circle stream.
canoe on top 03/23/22 11:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Sway bar problems

Hey Barney,I've followed you long enough on ths forum to figure you know that. Just clarifying for people who might not. Also, I stand corrected on the bars being called spring bars. That's what they are even though they do provide a WD and sway control function.Didn't mean to sound picky.
canoe on top 03/18/22 12:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sway bar problems

Barney, if he has an Equal-i-zer or a Reece Dual Cam,as well as some others, the WD bars are also the sway bars.
canoe on top 03/17/22 12:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Removing one side tires

Great! Glad it all worked out. It's, generally, recommended that you recheck the torque after 50 miles or so.
canoe on top 03/15/22 12:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Removing one side tires

Or, one, "needs", to take the wheels off and haul them to the tire shop which was what the OP said he was going to do in the first place. I believe, that the original question was about how to jack up the trailer.
canoe on top 03/14/22 02:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Removing one side tires

If you have a tire shop remove wheels be sure you watch them do it. Most places, that know what they're doing, use four jacks under the spring shackles. I watched a guy try to jack my trailer by putting a jack under the middle of the axle. I corrected him before the jack touched the axle. That would have bent the axle.
canoe on top 03/13/22 03:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's the Market Like out there for buying used?

As I recall, the original question was about the price of used RVs.To address that question, I bought a 2008 Arctic Fox in 2012. Last fall, I saw the same year, make and model advertised for $5,000 more than I paid for mine in 2012.
canoe on top 03/08/22 10:55am Travel Trailers
RE: No heat / Furnace not working

It's new. Take it back to the dealer. I had a furnace in a class C that worked fine until the temp got below freeziing. Then fan would run but only cold air. Stove worked. Turns out it was moisture in the regulator. The regulator would freeze. It would allow enough propane for the stove to work but, not the furnace.Had to replace the regulator and purge the tank to get the moisture out.
canoe on top 11/13/21 11:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Recommend a TT (rough roads, no campgrounds)

The Demster is an amazing trip. I've done it twice. The first time, in 2005, with a Jeep Cherokee and a Coleman pop up. The second time, in 2007, with my Ram CTD and a 24 ft. Nash. I had planned to go again this summer but gave up because of the issues with crossing the border. When I went, the road ended in the village of Inuvik, more than 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. They have, since, pushed the road the last 50 miles to the Arctic Ocean so you can, actually, drive to the Arctic Ocean. North of the Arctic Circle, the road is on a gravel berm to keep from melting the perma frost.There are sections that are fairly rough and, at least, one 12% grade that can be challenging when it is muddy. 4WD recommended. You cross two rivers,the Peel and the Mackenzie on ferries. Bridges would get wiped out every year during spring break up.The tundra, north of the Arctic Circle, is like no place else on earth.From the beginning at the intersection with the Klondike Highway, just south of Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, it is about 229 miles to the first available fuel at Eagle Plains. Plan accordingly.The 500 mile trip will take two days. The Dempster is one of the most beautiful and unique trips I have taken in my life. I hope to do it, at least, once more in which case I can report on how a 30' trailer with two slide outs handles the road. I realize that this post is a bit off topic but, hopefully will relate for some to the origianl idea of rugged ttailers.
canoe on top 11/06/21 12:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Recommend a TT (rough roads, no campgrounds)

Northwood, which makes Arctic Fox and Nash and a few other brands, builds their own frames in house. If you look at the frame on an Arctic Fox and, most other trailers, you will see why they have a reputation for being rugged.They also spec the suspension to allow for a genreous CCC which means that, with normal loading, you are well below the maximum capacities of the trailer. Ron Nash, who started the company, wanted to build a trailer that he could take elk hunting in the mountains of Oregon. The result was a four season, stout trailer that can handle some rough treatment. Some years back, I towed a Nash up the Dempster highway in the Yukon and Northwest territories. Up and back, it's about 1000 miles of unpaved road. Prior to that trip, I did quite a bit of research which lead me to choose a Northwood product. I wasn't disappointed. Strong usually means heavy. My current, 30' Arctic Fox with, two slides, weighs 10,000 lbs ready for camping.That's heavy but, it doesn't break.It handles very nicely behind my Ram 2500 CTD.
canoe on top 11/05/21 01:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Four season TT under 28 ft.

I had a Nash and now have an Arctic Fox. Have used both at temps a bit below zero with no problem.
canoe on top 10/27/21 11:55am Travel Trailers
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