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RE: Tire Replacement Question

LT tires were more of a consideration when ST tires were speed rated at 65 mph.The Endurance is speed rated at 87 mph. ST tires made in China are notorious for reliability issues. GY Endurance tires are made in the U.S. My experience with LT tires is that they do not weather well. The tread usually wears out on a truck before that's an issue. LT tires on my TT tended to develop sidewall cracks. ST tires have compounds that resist weathering. When I purchased the Endurance tires I felt the sidewalls of the LT tires that I were being taken off and the ST tires being mounted. The difference is significant.If you've ever looked at the offset of your TT axles in a tight turn you can see the side load the tire has to withstand. The heavier sidewall is important.Tread depth should not be significant under most conditions. Less tread depth might produce less squirm meaning more stability.After production of almost all ST tires moved to China, I went to LT tires for speed rating and manufacturing quality. I think the Endurance addresses those issues and has the advantages of an ST tire.
canoe on top 02/24/21 12:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Long distance purchase

If it's a new unit, you could have the local dealer order it from the factory.
canoe on top 01/26/21 12:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer hitch pin

That's why they make locking hitch pins.
canoe on top 01/11/21 11:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling in the winter with a TT

Most full sized RV refrigerators don't have the 12 volt option. They are 120 or propane. Run the refer on propane while traveling.
canoe on top 12/20/20 12:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling in the winter with a TT

When I tow in winter, I keep the furnace and the water heater turned on. I carry chains that fit the truck and the trailer. Have been fortunate in that I have not had to use them. Some states require chains on one axle on the trailer if they are required on the truck.Think about braking and seeing the trailer coming around sideways in the mirror. Go slow! If the weather gets too bad, wait it out.
canoe on top 12/19/20 11:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Propane furnace issue

Hope it helps.
canoe on top 11/20/20 12:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Propane furnace issue

Your furnace should work fine even at below zero temps. Lower temps do lower vapor pressure but, it has to be real cold for propane appliances to not work. Propane will not vaporize at minus 40 F. It's my understanding that at 40 below, you can carry propane around in a bucket. Low temperature is not your problem unless it is freezing your regulator. I had moisture in a regulator on a class C. It was confusing because when the temp got below freezing, the stove would work but the furnace would not. There was enough flow for the stove but not the furnace. The furnace would work fine in the dealer's shop but, not in the mountains when it got below freezing. Finally took it to an independent RV repair place. They diagnosed it immediately. Had to empty the tank of propane then, they added alcohol and blew it out with air. They replaced the regulator and everything worked fine after that.
canoe on top 11/19/20 12:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Propane furnace issue

Could be moisture in the regulator. If that's the case, you might have moisture in the tank which put it in the regulator. If that's the case, the tank has to be completely emptied and blown out with air and alcohol and the regulator replaced.. Best done by qualified tech.
canoe on top 11/18/20 12:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dirt road travel

Northwood, look at their frames, made in-house.I towed a 24' Nash up the Dempster Highway, into the Canadian arctic. 450 miles of dirt road ending 200 miles north of the arctic circle.When you complete the Dempster, you get to turn around and come back.Between that and unpaved sections of highway in the Yukon and British Columbia, well over 1000 miles off the pavement. I probably hit 50 mph, occasionally, on, "smoother", sections of the Dempster. I do not recommend that.The only damage was some screws coming loose that held the stove in place. I did a lot of research before purchasing the Nash. It paid off. Northwood advertises, "off road", certainly, a relative term, but, their TTs are strong. I plan to go back to the arctic with my 30' Arctic Fox.
canoe on top 11/16/20 01:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Generator use during travel

An electric heater won't heat the enclosed space under the trailer where the tanks are. I've towed in winter and just keep the furnace turned on. Don't forget to turn on the water heater. It is exposed to the outside and can freeze. Shore power is a great convenience in winter. If you boondock, you will need a lot of battery capacity and will have to run the generator a lot during the day.
canoe on top 11/15/20 12:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

I don't recall ever hearing anyone say, "I bought this boat because it's cheaper than staying in a hotel and eating in restaurants. Comparing the cost of RVing with flying and renting a car, etc. is missing the point.I have an RV because I like driving down the highway and seeing the sights. Pre and post covid, I like pulling into small towns and eating in local cafes. I like sleeping in my own bed and having my own bathroom. And, I prefer a campground, even an RV park, to a hotel. I like not having to pack and unpack every time I move. I like going a lot of places where there are no hotels.True, I can stay in my TT in San Diego for a month for around $1000. That's four or five nights in a hotel. I can cook in or eat out. But, that's not the point. The point is that I have an RV because I like the lifestyle.I like road trips and I like to be able to go to remote places and be comfortable.It's not about what it costs, it's about what I do for recreation.
canoe on top 11/05/20 12:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: sway bar instructions

Not sure what kind of set up you have. Sounds like an external sway bar as opposed to integral WD anti sway like Equal-i-zer. I don't know if that kind of bar would be affected by the TV going up or down a steep incline? Sounds like an external, friction sway bar might have more effect on steering than a hitch with integrated sway control?
canoe on top 10/01/20 11:21am Travel Trailers
RE: sway bar instructions

Terryallen, 90 degrees is a pretty hard turn, Steep down hill would suggest that the front axle dropped. The rear axle would act as a fulcrum applying an unusual amount of leverage to your hitch bars. This would increase the amount of friction which may have affected your steering? Just a thought.
canoe on top 10/01/20 11:10am Travel Trailers
RE: sway bar instructions

If this was the first time in 20 years, I would guess that you towed in the rain before. Was there something different in your set up this time? Did you always remove the bars in the rain before?
canoe on top 09/29/20 03:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: sway bar instructions

Equal-i-zer recommends removing the bars on rough roads or going through dips or ditches to prevent undue strain on the brackets. The manual doesn't say anything about limited traction. A large part of what the WD feature does is put weight back on the front axle which maintains steering response. A significantly unweighted front axle can create very dangerous, "float" which, I would think, would be most obvious in conditions of limited traction.I have towed in rain and snow with the bars in place and never had any problem with loss of traction with the front wheels.
canoe on top 09/26/20 02:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer brake advice

Interesting that nobody has mentioned the fact that it is illegal to tow a trailer of that weight with no brakes. Maybe not a problem unless you get in an accident. If you get in an accident, it could be a big problem.
canoe on top 09/07/20 11:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling for Winter Sports

In winter, you will need electric hook up or, at least a generator. The furnace will run your batteries down.
canoe on top 03/31/20 04:29pm Travel Trailers
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