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RE: I need new Tires

I replaced my previous tires with a higher load rating and Hartland from Discount tires. Couldn't be happier!
guidry 06/29/20 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got a call from a friend...

It’s gotta be the converter if the battery is good. That’s usually what happens when someone plugs into a bad power source and blows the converter.
guidry 06/28/20 05:12am Tech Issues
RE: Had Americas Tires install new tires BIG PROBLEM

Get it repaired then bring the receipt to the manager and get paid either in cash or a credit for future tires. Hopefully you have the kid's name and statement. Either way, I think the manager should give you credit for future purchase. If he doesn't then go to the general manager and higher. I wouldn't let it rest.
guidry 06/25/20 03:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fighting zoning ordinances that hurt RV owners

Wow. I expected urbane, constructive comments on this board but have received a lot of disparaging remarks. Unbelievable. I expected more of an RV brotherhood here. It is because you bought the house knowing (or should have known) what the restrictions were and now complaining. It is difficult for any of us to help you after the fact. Now, if you would have asked us before you bought, we would have told you to find another town/City to move to that has more lenient ordinances about RV's. Sorry you feel slighted; many on this forum are very polite and helpful. But when someone posts something obvious then many don't sugar coat the answers. Good luck; you only option now is to move or put your RV in a storage lot somewhere.
guidry 06/24/20 04:48pm Beginning RVing
RE: Several questions

From what I’ve seen (I don’t have a washer/dryer) you have a small load every day since they’re not like your home’s setup. A motor home would probably be best for driving and backing for someone with no or little experience. You should visit a few dealers to get an idea what you might like. Here’s the best advice you’ll get; DO NOT buy from a dealer until you get final suggestions and answers from this forum. There have been many posts from buyers complaining about issues that could have easily been avoided had they come here before buying. Visiting a dealer can also give you an idea of what’s out there floor plan and cost wise. Good luck and come back once you’ve narrowed down your wants.
guidry 06/23/20 12:39pm Beginning RVing
RE: Traveling partner

Here is my suggestion; IF you decide to travel with a stranger, hire a private investigator to do a complete background on them. You'd be surprised at what I've found when I did backgrounds. I once was asked to do a background on a new boyfriend. I found that he had killed a prior wife and told this lady he had never been married. Best money this girl ever spent! Good luck though.
guidry 06/22/20 11:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Question- truck tires or ST

Upgrade your load ratings on your tires. Remember, the manufacturer got the cheapest bid on tires for the trailers. Buy quality tires and keep them at max PSI. I upgraded to G rated tires and been very happy with my 5th wheel trailer tires.
guidry 06/22/20 11:40am Travel Trailers
RE: The more I learn, the more I realize what I don't know

If you can put a motorhome within inches after practicing, you will be able to do the same with a FW after practice. If you have a spotter and a camera that always helps. I used to just get out, look, then back a few inches and repeat. Hooking up is fairly easy too. I think the main difference is with a motorhome you can get out of bed and start driving. That's good if there is an emergency or raining. In a FW you'd have to get out and walk to the truck to drive off. Floor plans; you are right about wanting to get to the fridge and bathroom during a quick stop at a rest area. I have two smaller Honda generators. I thought about having a big generator in the FW compartment but I can use the Honda's at home too. I just haul them in the bed or my truck and when we stop at night I run the cord to them and run them all night if I want. Some rigs can have a generator compartment with a remote start. While driving you could start your generator to run the AC for an hour before stopping and when you stop the rig will be cool. Auto leveling is a must luxury! push a button after unhooking and wait. One of the best hitches is BW; easy to use but heavy if/when you want to take it out of the truck bed. But worth it in my opinion. Not sure what the cost is because when I bought my FW, the dealer included it. As to quality, there are several well made FW's out there. But, the general RV industry uses the same ingredients (fridge, AC, etc). Maintenance is important as you probably know. FW vs Motorhome; from what Ive seen, a Motorhome you would probably need to tow a small car to get around after you stop for a while. FW, you just unhook the truck. When I looked at buying my FW, I searched online and found a dealer in Texas and drove from CA to get it. Well worth it since I have relatives there I could visit. The price and service was excellent. Tires: on a FW you will want to quickly upgrade to a higher load rated tire. The ones the manufacturers put on are the lowest bid and cheapest. They don't last and will blowout and damage your trailer's siding. Good luck, I hope I answered some of your questions.
guidry 06/19/20 07:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

I’m in the category of “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. I take off my wheels every year and make sure the nut is tight. They’re packed with good grease so I don’t repack. These trailers aren’t like my boat trailer where it’s submerged every day. I don’t think RVs need repacking every year or two. But that’s me. Cars don’t get repacked often if at all. I’ve never had or seen a problem as long as you’re inspecting the wheel bearings. There’s been a few times the nut needed a little tightening.
guidry 06/16/20 05:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ideal hitch weight for 2020 RAM

Unfortunately you bought the pony before getting your cart. You are limited (as you already know) to your trailer. Having been in your situation as well as many others on this forum, you will most likely want to upgrade trailers after a year or two to make the wife and family happier with more room. If you get too large a trailer now as a compromise you will definitely not enjoy towing it and it will be dangerous. Just because it’s a truck doesn’t mean you can tow anything of size. The good thing is that you are looking at weights and that’s a start. Good luck in your hunt.
guidry 06/16/20 05:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Entegra warranty Are you kidding me/

Unfortunately that is pretty normal for RV warranty work via a dealer. At least they explained the process; most just tell you to come in then call you later to come pick it up and when you see that nothing was done, they tell you they just needed to look at the work. If you don't mind waiting, go with the dealer. But, you will eventually need to learn how to fix things on your RV yourself so as the other poster said, use a syringe and inject some glue in there. Good luck
guidry 06/12/20 03:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to safely operate a B & W Patriot 16k 5th wheel hitch

The only thing I'd add to what the others have said is that you don't have to be completely level; the hitch pivots a little to accommodate for uneven ground.
guidry 06/10/20 05:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hwy 168 to Shaver Lake in California recommendations

Unfortunately you don't have a good truck to do that drive. It will be very slow going and you'll have to use your transmission hard coming down. I've been going to Shaver for 40 years with everything from a TT/Tundra to now a diesel/5th wheel. Diesel is so much more enjoyable and safe. What you have won't be. Consider borrowing a bigger truck; or renting. Good luck.
guidry 06/10/20 05:20am Roads and Routes
RE: (((Update))) we bought it / 1995 Lance squire lite 185

That one picture looks like there was water damage to the ceiling. If so, walk away. If not then either the picture is weird or other damage.
guidry 06/06/20 02:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Louisiana wetlands drives

Look at the area around Breaux Bridge and New Orleans. Breaux Bridge has a lot of Cajun history, Lake Martin is great to drive around, and swamp tours. Its a smaller town and the people are awesome. New Orleans has a lot of plantations you can tour, battle of New Orleans tour, downtown, aquarium, and of course, Cafe Dumond.
guidry 06/04/20 05:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New on tandem axle trailer.

That’s also the reason for ST (trailer) tires versus LT (truck) tires.
guidry 06/01/20 03:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow vehicle advice

That’s good to get the truck for the trailer you’re intending to tow but you may want to think about your next RV too. Many RV’rs upgrade after a few years for many reasons so if you can, I’d suggest one ton or something similar. It’d give you plenty of capacity now and for any upgrade you’ll probably do later. The immediate benefits is a much better towing experience.
guidry 05/30/20 06:03pm Towing
RE: Salvage title???? update with pics

Sorry but salvage because of a theft doesn’t add up. Major damage makes more sense and I’d be inspecting it for water and frame damage first. Good luck though
guidry 05/30/20 04:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blind/Shade replacement options

Home Depot has cordless blinds I replaced from the original door shades in my rig. Cheap and easy to install.
guidry 05/27/20 02:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rain Entering My Slideout

Other than a hole somewhere look at the slide seals and angle of the slide when pulled in or out; it might be out of alignment enough that allows rain to get in.
guidry 05/26/20 12:44pm General RVing Issues
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