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RE: Newbie ClassA questions - Stacker trailers

I don't think the amount of axles has much effect on tongue weight. You need a certain percentage of tongue weight for any trailer to tow true and follow nicely. More axles just means more weight carrying capacity which in turn meant more tongue weight. I would imagine there is a ratio or formula and I am sure as you get into large trailers the tongue weight % drops but it is still going to be high on a triple axle stacker. I would guess, and yes it is just a guess, you would need 1500 - 2000 lbs. tongue weight to tow nicely.
discovery4us 12/12/19 03:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newbie ClassA questions - Stacker trailers

The 60' is going to be your biggest issue. The trailer is going to be close to 30' leaving 30' for the MH. Very limited number of units in the 30' range with large towing capacity. You can consider something like the trailertoad to help with trailer tongue weight. This might open up some options. No first hand knowledge on stackers and how they tow in the wind but I know my little DP handles wind much better with my cargo trailer attached.
discovery4us 12/12/19 09:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

tow rax holder This might be another option. Would need to strap them in but they would be well contained. I have seen cargo and TH use these for propane and gas containers.
discovery4us 12/11/19 01:40pm Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

I used a refrigeration bottle mount that I picked up at the local HVAC supply house to mount two 20 lb. bottles to the back of my first FW and never had an issue. The FW was a light model and had one bottle in a cabinet on the rear corner of the FW. I had the local propane dealer build me a hose that would reach from the cabinet to the bottles on the bumper. Google refrigeration bottle rack and lots of options. It was similar to this. https://i.imgur.com/lNTay8Yl.jpg
discovery4us 12/11/19 12:14pm Truck Campers
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

CA FW endorsement is not the same as the non commercial Class A.
discovery4us 12/10/19 02:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A couple of distilleries in early April

Sounds like a fun trip. I am thirsty just hearing about it.:):):)
discovery4us 12/06/19 12:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: exchanging propane cylinder that came with TT

Exchange it and go have fun. Below is from an AMERIGAS ad through Home Depot. They accept any tank, no matter the condition. It is part of the business plan and no we are not any more likely to blow any body up with an exchange. When was the last time the high school kid refilling your tank at the local corner store inspected and leak tested the tank. AMERIGAS Propane Tank Exchange •Tanks can be used for grills, patio heaters, fryers and fire pits •We accept any tank, no matter the condition •AmeriGas tanks are leak tested and inspected $ 22 95
discovery4us 12/05/19 01:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Generator handling?

Ramp or a jack to lift it and then slide it in. Possibly build a sliding tray in the basement storage so you can slide it out to run and then slide it back in for storage. My 6500 lp. onan is quieter than most generators I camp around and have found using the lp. easier than storing extra gas can. When the trailer and toys follow me gas storage is not an issue and we do carry a Honda 2000 to power the trailer. For just battery charging the smaller generator works well and on really cold nights we will use it to keep the batteries up and to run small electric heaters in the basement and bedroom.
discovery4us 12/05/19 07:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can my truck tow this?

twodownzero wrote: "Axle shafts and bearings are no bigger today than they were 30 years ago. I'm not sure what year 3/4 ton Chevy you're talking about, and whether we're talking about a 6 or 8 lug 3/4 ton, but it is very likely that is not the case. GCWR might have increased because engines have more power than ever, but that simply does not tell the whole story about the vehicle's capability." 2004 Chevy 2500 Payload 3000 lbs. towing 10,300 lbs. 8 lug 2015 Ford F150 Payload 2800 lbs. towing 11,800 lbs. I agree with the axle shafts and bearings being the same. But with the evolution of engines and multi gear transmissions towing capabilities of 1/2 ton trucks like the OP have gone way up. Likewise the capabilities of 3/4 and 1 ton trucks have gone up. My 1984 Ford F250 Diesel couldn't even hold a candle to my 2005 Ford F250. I think the OP combination might be a little long and a little heavy on the tongue weight but the fact that he is asking probable means that he will approach the first tow with caution and will make adjustments from the advice received here as well as from the experiences gained from towing. I also agree with Dutchmen's concerns about doubt but if I shied away from everything I doubted I would have missed a lot of good experiences. Heek I wouldn't have had all these wonderful years with my DW. :):):)
discovery4us 12/03/19 02:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can my truck tow this?

I would tow it. I would not be concerned with the weight, might need air bags to help with the tongue weight. I would be concerned with the length. Towing a 30+ foot bumper tow can be an adventure. I always get a chuckle out of those that say not to tow with a half ton. My current F150 has better tow ratings than my chevy 3/4 ton has. Trucks have advanced leaps and bounds.
discovery4us 12/03/19 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

Might also need to take into consideration other features that might be included in the navigation package other than just the navigation. One example is in most navigation packages you get a larger display.
discovery4us 12/02/19 10:07am Tech Issues
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

The only benefit I see is one less thing on the dash. I absolutely love the factory navigation in my Ford but it ultimately does exactly the same thing as my Garmin. The one big benefit for us with the Garmin is I can use it in any vehicle I am in. I hate to admit it but I have become somewhat dependent on navigation. It has become a bit of a safety blanket.
discovery4us 11/26/19 12:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Uncomfortable Sofa

I wouldn't worry about the sleeper feature, I do some of my best sleeping in a recliner.
discovery4us 11/26/19 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Howling wind

https://i.imgur.com/7wmfg9ql.jpg This happened on CA 58 yesterday. CHP says it was caused by wind. Also had a few tractor trailer blown over.
discovery4us 11/26/19 07:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Mens' belts left or right

If I start to my right won't that make my name on the back of my belt and my big belt buckle will be upside down. Or it will make my belt inside out :)
discovery4us 11/22/19 02:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Mens' belts left or right

Just wear suspenders and you won't need the belt :) I start mine to my left finishing with the buckle facing my right and belt end facing my left.
discovery4us 11/22/19 02:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Extra long towbar instead of supertruss mod?

Keep in mind that the draw bar / ball mount will extend 6" - 12" out from the receiver hitch so you won't need much of an extension to get to 18". I have an 8" extension that I use and it really doesn't limit capacity by much.
discovery4us 11/21/19 12:28pm Truck Campers
RE: short bed extended

A few miles with a TT and a lot of miles with a FW behind a short bed extended cab Chevy with zero issues with ride. I would imagine the ford would be the same.
discovery4us 11/19/19 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Time to hang up the keys...(consignment ?)

I have dealt with Camping World on three occasions in regards to consignment, twice selling and once buying. On selling both times I was uncomfortable with the consignment contract but on both occasions they offered to purchase my trailers at a price close enough to what I wanted that I sold to them both times. No haggling, no phone calls, nice and easy. Drop it off and walk away with a check. The purchasing side ended up well but was fraught with sales pitches and catches I didn't expect. We ended up the MH we wanted at the price we wanted just had to dodge a couple unexpected curves thrown at us by the sales and finance staff.
discovery4us 11/18/19 01:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question for those towing an enclosed car hauler...

It would be dependent on the car I was hauling. With my jeep I had to climb over tires or climb out the back of the jeep so it would have been nice. I hauled a mini cooper for a friend and it would not require an escape door. I load differently based on what I have in the trailer trying to balance the weight in the trailer so it might be a concern on the escape door not being in the right spot if you had a different car in the trailer.
discovery4us 11/15/19 11:19am Class A Motorhomes
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