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RE: Payload Rating vs Tongue Weight

Does you Santa Fe allow the use of a WD hitch? Some unibody SUVs do not have sufficient strength to take the additional load. Someone posted here some time back about their WD hitch bending rear suspension components on (I believe) a Kia SUV.
drsteve 08/08/20 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

So many dog owners who think the rules do not apply to them.
drsteve 08/08/20 07:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Camping with my dog

Amazing the number of people who think the rules do not apply to them.
drsteve 08/08/20 07:27am Beginning RVing
RE: Weight Calculations

I once tried hauling a 250 lb dirt bike on the bumper of a 23' TT. Caused a sway event that nearly put me in the median. Never again.
drsteve 08/08/20 07:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Dexter Easy Lube axles

Yes, you should spin the wheel while using the EZ Lube feature. Personally, I do not use it because it can result in grease getting past the rear seal and onto the brakes. I prefer to disassemble and repack so I can inspect the brakes.
drsteve 06/30/20 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Culling the herd....

This sort of thing happens all the time. Some people seem to think Yellowstone is a petting zoo.
drsteve 06/30/20 10:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Hey Michigan people, title and registration question

As long as the seller gave you the old title and a bill of sale, you're good to go.
drsteve 06/29/20 12:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: strange axle nut on 5th wheel hub

In a car or truck, when a bearing begins to fail you can hear it and often feel it. So how does one tell if a never lube trailer bearing goes bad?
drsteve 06/14/20 07:54am Tech Issues
RE: Trailer legs

You can replace your tires for about the same amount. These look like a way bigger hassle than they are worth.
drsteve 06/11/20 09:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Service unavailable, again

I haven't had a problem since switching to the Good Sam portal several years ago. Lenovo laptop with Win 10 and Chrome, both fully updated. On rare occasions I see the Captcha when posting a comment, but hitting the back button then posting again gets rid of it.
drsteve 06/09/20 09:46am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: crimping battery lug

Heavy Duty Crimping Tool
drsteve 06/09/20 09:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck GVWR wrong weight listed on registration

The theory of having insurance is they assume the risk that the insured individuals property will be damaged or destroyed, as well as the responsibility for any act of negligence, ignorance, or stupidity on the part of the insured. The things they do not cover are specifically listed in the policy terms. If they could get out of paying by showing it was the fault of the insured, they'd never pay a claim.
drsteve 06/05/20 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Coachmen Clipper

I am thinking about upgrading to 15 inch tires on my 2017 Clipper FQ17. Who has changed their 13 inch clipper tires to 15 inch tires without flipping the springs? Any issues? I would be concerned with clearance in the wheel well. Also, do your hubs have four lugs, or five?
drsteve 06/05/20 09:02am Travel Trailers
RE: no brake lites or hazard but turn signals flicker

A multi-meter will only tell you voltage, so checking all connections will not tell you if it is getting a good flow of that 12 volts, which is also called amps. Truth. The way around this is to use a test lamp rather than a voltmeter. If there's not enough current, the lamp will show it.
drsteve 05/26/20 06:44pm Tech Issues
RE: no brake lites or hazard but turn signals flicker

First thought is a ground, because you report that the turn signals flicker. Also no brake lights doesn't sound like the flasher.
drsteve 05/22/20 06:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Help with new travel trailer

Do you already have a truck? If so, figure out what it can really tow before you buy a trailer. You'll want a 3/4 ton truck for what you're contemplating. That's a lot of trailer, and five people in the truck is also a load.
drsteve 05/22/20 05:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Chipmunks

Scent repellents do not work. Figure out how they are gaining entry, and block the hole(s).
drsteve 05/18/20 01:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can I purchase any wheel with the right size & bolt pattern?

It should be fine, especially as a second spare.
drsteve 05/12/20 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Gas, Diesel, Gears and Towing

That's a question that none of us can answer. How the manufacturers arrive at ratings seem to be a closely guarded secret. you get in an accident, a smart attorney could sue you for being over the stated GCWR I don't understand how torque and HP plays a roll in an accident. Now you're really opening a can of worms. There are many discussions on here about whether the GCWR and or towing rating are legal ratings that can be admitted in a court case. Ultimately nobody on here can answer that. Well it's possible that someone on here can answer these questions, to date they have been mute on the subject. The law--which generally is applicable to commercial haulers rather than Joe Fifth Wheel--uses the metric of axle weight ratings.
drsteve 05/11/20 01:12pm Towing
RE: Hitch set up

No one needs a sway controller.............. till ya' do. Yep. Just like a seat belt, safety glasses, or a motorcycle helmet.
drsteve 05/07/20 07:10am Towing
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