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RE: Song Post - Part Three

ALL Down the Line- Rolling Stones (R.I.P. Charlie Watts)
d3500ram 08/24/21 01:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Song Post - Part Three

ALL I Have to Do Is Dream- Everly Bros. (RIP, Don.)
d3500ram 08/24/21 08:01am Around the Campfire
RE: 18" tire question - UPDATED

Kenny, My bad, I actually have the Nitto Terra Grappler tires with a similar tread style. My comments stand just the same though: Nitto Terra Grappler
d3500ram 08/22/21 08:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Your opinion on a tax return question...

OP here... Interesting results: I received the refund check from the state several weeks ago, but today received the notice from the feds that I need to sign the return! I will sign it and get it back in the mail and stand fast again. I am surprised that the state return got processed without a signature!
d3500ram 08/22/21 04:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: 18" tire question - UPDATED

So I've been shopping tires and pretty much had my mind set on these Toyo Open Country A/T III tires. I have those on my truck and like them. They were the only ones that bumped up my LI from stock 121 to 126 by only going fro a 265 to a 285 (in a 17" rim.) Soft compound though, got only about 40K miles (mostly truck on miles) and am on my second set now.
d3500ram 08/22/21 04:26pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

It’s RVing, not a race. :)
d3500ram 08/19/21 11:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Yahoo scam...?

Thanks folks, confirming my suspicions.
d3500ram 08/18/21 11:26am Technology Corner
Yahoo scam...?

I received a "notification" in my inbox this morning. On the surface it looked "legit" but I always scrutinize the email address from which it was sent, such is the case for this... ...the address, which may be difficult to read (as noted by the red arrow below) is "" If legit, I would think it would be from an address! For yahoo users, has anyone received a request to update their password?
d3500ram 08/18/21 08:34am Technology Corner
RE: It's been fun

...and Kenny (LOL.)
d3500ram 08/17/21 02:28pm Truck Campers
RE: It's been fun

Drop in here once in a while... I sold my TC but still peruse it. A lot of good knowledge that you can still impart... ...and it's pretty entertaining at times with the characters we all are (LOL.)
d3500ram 08/17/21 01:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Big black bugs crawling across road

OK... it begs the question: Why did the tarantula cross the road? (It was following the chicken...LOL)
d3500ram 08/16/21 10:01am General RVing Issues
RE: 18" tire question - UPDATED

.... Since Ford doesn’t actually make the wheels, I would consider that “rating” to be in the same category as their axle ratings, which are typically derated from the axle manufacturer’s rating. .... Interesting opinion, but wouldn't it be more depended on the tire (for the wheel itself) as opposed to axle? Not saying you are incorect, only saying that the Corporate Layers would never allow for any "weakest link" being less than any other "Brand" rating or number... That is, a "Dodge" or "Ford" layer would never allow a wheel to be rated lower than a "Goodyear" product on which it was mounted to a Dodge or Chevy wheel.
d3500ram 08/15/21 07:26pm Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - UPDATED

Years ago I acquired a camper loading diagram manual... not sure if that data had any tire info (I do not recall.) But, as mentioned here and and as I reiterate, wheels will not (as far as I can tell) will not be rated for any lower weight capacity than any tire offered from the factory on that exact rim. Corporate lawyers will never allow that to happen. If a 2500 truck, for example, had a the same tire/rim on a factory offering and that same tire/rim and tire combo was offered on a 3500 (for the same wheel) we can be assume that the wheel has the higher weight capacity of the 3500 irrespective of axle rating or GVRW. Wordstuff aside, a rim-tire rating has to match at least that which the tire is capable of. From my understanding, no truck manufacturer has ever stamped nor published a weight rating on or for their factory wheels. All we can do is assume that they will never issue a product for less than the tire that was around it regardless of the model on which it is sold.
d3500ram 08/15/21 06:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Safety issue in handicapped bathrooms

Monkey- thanks for those leads, I will keep them in my kit of parts (suppliers.) I mostly deal with Bobrick as they are mostly a one-stop firm for not only ANSI items but all commercial restroom components.
d3500ram 08/14/21 02:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Safety issue in handicapped bathrooms

I design restroom layouts and specify components as part of my job. There are not many option variables as we need to strictly stay within the parameters of ANSI 117.1 guidelines (ADA is a whole other matter.) Some of the few alternates are knurled and peened surfaces ILO of typical satin nickel finishes. Though possible, there is not much variation as a whole as the overall dimensions must be adhered. One of the largest suppliers of grab bars with whom I deal does not offer the knurled option in their catalog. Ed, do you think the peened surface would make a difference?
d3500ram 08/14/21 01:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: 18" tire question - UPDATED

Joe, are your wheels with the stamp factory items? From what I have experienced and (not) seen, no manufacturer will put a weight stamp on factory wheels.
d3500ram 08/13/21 10:49am Truck Campers
RE: Glenwood Canyon I-70 mudslides....!

Ken/ Allison, are you seeing any gasoline shortages or uptick in prices? Have been reading/ hearing that might be the case for you folks on the west side of the Canyon. ...over here, we are missing the peaches and corn from Palisades and Olathe that can't get through.
d3500ram 08/12/21 03:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: 18" tire question - UPDATED

...~snip... I have no idea what the rims are rater for. ...~snip~... When I went through the same exercise and analysis, I assumed that the stock rims are rated for at LEAST the LI of the tires that came on the truck from the factory. I had steel rims (not aluminum or any upgraded options.) When I did the calcs, I was over 150# on the rear (75# per wheel over) and I was OK with that, further assuming that there was a factor of extra capacity of the steel wheels even if no published rating was available. Again, assuming the wheels were capable of at least the factory tires wrapped around them. I went up one size on the tires and increased the LI from 121 to 126 so I had no concerns on tire capacity. This was on 17" rims, but perhaps the analogy may assist for similar in this 18" situation.
d3500ram 08/12/21 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: Glenwood Canyon I-70 mudslides....!

CDOT reporting to hopefully have some access through the canyon... I'm sure there will still be some back-ups and always for potential for re-closure, but a step in the right direction. Saturday afternoon target for reopening Glenwood Canyon one lane each direction Edited to correct link.
d3500ram 08/11/21 12:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Roof concern?

Has anyone else ever seen a TC going down the road where the roof material in the front is ballooning up as it travels? I've seen several 5th wheels with a big "roof membrane balloon" I often wonder if the owners know (knew) of it.
d3500ram 08/10/21 10:46pm Truck Campers
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