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RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

That's what I ordered as well. Wednesday.
cbigham 10/08/21 03:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

Those the lt or c version?
cbigham 10/08/21 02:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

DrewE- That's what I figured. Using K for units P1v1/t1=p2v2/t2 assuming minimal or no tire volume expansion. It's the smell.. I cannot find any bulges, delam as I normally see on tires about to lose it. (No need for n, R in formula to compare temp to temp) thanks
cbigham 10/06/21 09:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

No, thanks. I did the calcs before putting the bike on. Scale reading is with bike, rack on. The 82 degrees is hot, just in from the road. Readings were 77 prior to.
cbigham 10/05/21 08:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

A lighter bike, sure, we do on occasion carry son's bike there. Then you have issues of blocking radiator if bike big, and headlights. I calculated the 790r with rack puts about 1100 on the hitch when accounting for the center of gravity is about 3 ft or so further from the hitch. The rear is reinforced with 3 receivers, 2bon the frame rail, and the center hitch. It's all very heavy duty and reinforced. Front, no.
cbigham 10/05/21 07:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heavy Class C Tire thoughts

This is all food info. I have a thor 23u want to carry my ktm 790r 470 lbs bike on back. All specs match, extra distance from hitch indicated about 1083 lbs put on back axle. Weighed at scale shows 8990 on back axels 3270 front. Well within spec. Factory tires got real hot last trip at 80 psi . I could smell em.
cbigham 10/04/21 05:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

Nothing to be concerned about IMHO, but you should invest in an infrared temp gauge. My rears will always show higher temps when pulling my fiver. Your number, ratio is about what I calculated. I'm still under the 9600 lbs rear axle weight. That's the factor, tho this is the most weight I've had on the rear axle which likely is.
cbigham 10/04/21 02:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

Big fingers, small phone?? 76. Came un looked like 82. Fully loaded, bike in back, fuel, water propane 12240. I noticed no bubbles, delamination I seen on other tires going bad. Just smell and heat.
cbigham 10/03/21 06:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

I've already done the math. I set off at 76 lbs, came in at 82, 83 lbs??
cbigham 10/03/21 02:08pm Class C Motorhomes
Question about tires..smell? Temp? Hi all, Have a question about tires..Tires are hot at 80, 82 psi returning from cold mountain trip thru local desert, traffic and home. Rear tires noticably hotter than fronts and had a smell like hot rubber. Posted are the weights on the axels for my 23u thor. I notice I'm about 700lbs below the limit of the rear axle. Usually that axle is loaded about 600 lbs lighter. No smell, not so hot. Is there a danger? Factory michelin tires, 2016 date. Don't recall smelling this. Tires not painful hot but hot. Touched the rims, axle shafts..not the source of heat. It's tire flex. This is the most I've loaded this. E450 chassis, 2017 model 14,000 gvwr. Usually carry a 300 lbs motorcycle on back never a worry. This time a 470 lbs bike and about another 50lbs lbs for the more stout rack tying into frame. Any thoughts? Thanks Cb
cbigham 10/03/21 11:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quality in a class C

Meh. See these quality threads come occasionally. Had a thor funmover 39c and now a thor 23u. Love the easy handling of the smaller unit. I observed many, many used thor class c rentals with 140k plus miles on market. Good enough for them, I'll give a try. None of these is great quality. You should be prepared to pay for some work or better yet get handy and do it yourself. (In my experience, frequently after I paid for someone to work, wasn't done right or had to be redone) Majority of the few times I e had issues were in the field so the repair man was me. Ya pays yer money and takes yer chances! Minor inconveniences compared to the fun I've had and places we've been. Little hotel room I put wherever I want and know its clean and safe.
cbigham 09/18/21 08:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Minnie Winnie 25B

You might look at the next model larger with the couch. I very much like having a different place to sit than the dinette. I have the thor 23u with the barrel chair. I move from the dinette to the barrel chair, back, to the bed for comfort in times of rain.
cbigham 08/30/21 11:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Skool me on cell phone boosters and install tips, please

Thanks I'm familiar with bit error rate on cell tech. I will get the weboost omni. Past experience screwing around with yagi ornotger more directional antennae are more work than I need. Usually if there's no signal at all, I'm in some sort of hole or there's a mountain blocking the last known tower. I'll likely move on. Biggest headache I run into is the site has 1 bar intermittent. Someone uses more data, I get knocked off. If I put in flight mode, I can reaffilliate. For how long? Who knows. I'm guessing from some antennae I see at some of these sites someone is hogging what little signal there is. Booster will give me a fighting chance as questions are now best install techniques. Thanks Cb
cbigham 08/29/21 08:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Skool me on cell phone boosters and install tips, please

Do you have a pic or tip on how you swap out the antennas? I'd like to mount mine on the driver's side ladder and route cable I think down flue for fridge. What yagi is it and how do you rotate? Most convenient the weboost or does the yagi need come up frequently? Thanks
cbigham 08/27/21 03:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Skool me on cell phone boosters and install tips, please

Thanks for the replies, I get how the booster works. I'm also looking for info on how you installed the booster inside the rv, and routed the outside antenna wire into the rv? I have solar panels on my class C, maybe route down thru refridge flume on top? Glue the coax cable down to the roof using a wad of dicor? Sounds like omnidirectional we boost least hassle. Perhaps I can rig it for when I absolutely need a yagi I can screw that in instead? For the poster about campgrounds.. we rarely if ever stay in established campgrounds. Usually boondock, occasionally remote established BLM or. National Forestcampgrounds. We're a riding, hiking or kayak crew. Not too urbane. Thanks
cbigham 08/27/21 02:43pm Technology Corner
Skool me on cell phone boosters and install tips, please

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cbigham 08/26/21 06:07pm Tech Issues
Skool me on cell phone boosters and install tips, please

Hi, Got a thor class c 23u...doing more online work, and many areas have low or overly crowded cell resources for Verizon. Occasionally, I get knocked off, can go airplane mode, get back on..then off..etc I've seen the all cell on amazon for 479.99. That could do the job as we may change carriers. Any tips on install? Thanks Chuck
cbigham 08/26/21 06:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Opinions on diesel vs. gasoline

Had a super c funmover 39c with c7 engine. Loud doghouse but not too bad. That was an 04 and when diesels started turning less reliable. Had a heui pump main shaft cavitate and send metal shards into injectors. 6200 bill, warranty. Apparently things haven't gotten much better, camp buddy told me last week his common rail Dodge Cummins did something similar. He was out of warranty. Purely anecdotal, most of the vehicles I see broke on interstates these days are large trucks and a good number of diesels. Considering the numbers of cars out there, I find that interesting. I wouldn't buy a new diesel unless I had to. Gotta call a guy with a PhD to fix anything out of the ordinary. Not every station has diesel. Not every dealership or common repair shop can fix your brand of diesel. Almost every town with a dealer has a Ford shop. I also don't miss needing a truck stop to fill up both side tanks. I get 8,9 mpg on the '17 v10 towing a jeep. Good enough. Small enough to get into campgrounds I want.
cbigham 08/11/21 10:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: We've had 8 years and 68,000 trouble free miles...

Nice ..also a 23u. We bought it to put on the Alaska ferry and fit into smaller campsites than we made into with the 40 ft diesel. I didn't want slides. We have different configurations for what we are doing with the 23u. Just me meeting the boys for some dirt bike, dual sport or other? Rack on back for bike. Gone. Dirt roads not too bad no worries. Family, tow jeep, hang bike off it. The 23u seems tough enough, bought I'm 17, has 39k on it now.
cbigham 08/03/21 10:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dingy towing

Got a 23u thor chateau, e450 2017. Just got back recently towing a jeep unlimited Rubicon, 300 lbs motorcycle and rack on back. Cargo bay filled. .. Idaho, Wyoming, NV, CA deserts 110+ heat. Jeep has brake system. This trip like many before it, You'll be fine.??????
cbigham 07/29/21 08:11am Class C Motorhomes
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