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RE: Tailgate Step Suggestions?

I put the AMP Research step and electric running boards on my truck the week I brought it home. No regrets, yes, the price is not cheap but have had no issues since installing in 2011.
hawkeye-08 12/04/19 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

I figured Dad would tow his trailer until he was 90 or more, but he sold it this year (89). Said he had been all the places he wanted to go, too much work otherwise. His sister has a 6 bedroom house and she is alone, so when he visits he can have his own bedroom.. We figured he was done towing a couple years ago, but did not want to admit it. He went out a couple times per year, always something not working right.. he was tired of it.
hawkeye-08 11/08/19 02:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pre trip routines

Since we had a flat on trailer last year, I added "check air pressure in spare tires" to my pre trip checklist. Our spare was fine, but not because I remembered to check it..
hawkeye-08 11/04/19 03:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: You're right!

agree
hawkeye-08 08/27/19 01:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: OK --- Guilty!

Unless you are filling a 5 gallon bucket and dumping it in, I doubt that you are getting 5 gallons in.. depending on the plumbing, it could take up a good portion of that.. we were sticklers for the "geo method" and all worked well.. last few times we didn't place close attention.. more odors for sure.
hawkeye-08 08/27/19 01:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: New to the RV World - Towing Mirrors Recommendation

CIPA slide on mirror extensions worked for us when we needed some. Bought them from etrailer.com
hawkeye-08 08/26/19 11:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Removing debris from slide out

My wife can climb the ladder on back of trailer and see the top of our slide out, if there is something on it, then it is up to me to take care of it. We bought a ladder to take with us, but seldom do in the summer months.
hawkeye-08 08/26/19 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Phone/email question

In July, Google increased security and many apps (programs) are having issues. If the app is not on Google's verified list, then it has issues.
hawkeye-08 08/23/19 01:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Battery acid crud on top of battery

Our Arctic Fox trailer has (2) Interstate 6V, this year when I pulled it out of storage, the tops of the batteries was a mess. I removed both batteries and cleaned them up, cleaned the terminals on the wires and put it all back together. It took a couple of hours total and should be good for a couple of years. I need to replace a couple of the wire ends next time I service it.
hawkeye-08 08/23/19 01:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Have I been doing it wrong all these years?

Yes, you will get better fuel economy without T/H on generally.
hawkeye-08 08/23/19 01:04pm Towing
RE: Fiberglass Nose fading

Our 2013 Arctic Fox faded right away (we got it one year old, looked bad, figured it needed some TLC (waxing), but it looked good for a very short time, this year, I used electric polisher and 3M products (medium compound/polish/wax) and it looks like new, still looking good after a couple months. We will polish it once or twice a year, perhaps have it painted when that doesn't work anymore..
hawkeye-08 08/23/19 01:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: How High???

My shop door is 12'6" and the radio attennae hits about 3" from end, so I really don't want to go under anything not at least 12'6" high..
hawkeye-08 08/22/19 11:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Run the USA is what?

A couple of years ago when camping over labor day weekend, a class C came in, backed in their site all crooked and jumped out and setup. I was talking with them and they were traveling the country in a rented RV, they had the setup down to the minute, crooked in site was to get it level without any blocks or jacks. He said only condition was the back pointing generally south so the satellite dish worked.. They were in one day, gone the next, onward (it was just an overnighter, not one of the sites they were seeing).. They had put something like 22,000 miles on the RV over the summer all over the lower 48.
hawkeye-08 08/20/19 10:05am Travel Trailers
RE: GM Yukon XL Denali Transmission Temps

Check the coolant level (when cool of course), your engine temp should not behave that way unless something else is going on.. IIRC, you have a 6.2l with plenty of power. Are the fans working ok (I don't recall if you have dual electric fans or a large fan driven by belt). Perhaps water pump needs replacement or fan belt?
hawkeye-08 08/07/19 03:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: front hitch

I ordered hitch for front of my GMC 2500HD from etrailer. Simple bolt on, already had bike rack that fits in 2" receiver.
hawkeye-08 08/07/19 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone Travel with bikes inside their TRailer?

We used to carry our bikes inside leaning against couch (with cargo blanket wrapping bikes to protect the furniture), one bungee cord secured them. Now we have a front hitch with bike carrier. Sometimes the bikes don't even get taken off the carrier.. if we're somewhere that is not secure, we'll remove the seats (quick release) so as not to temp someone from taking them.
hawkeye-08 07/30/19 04:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Outdoor GFCI outlet trips when using electric cooktop

My wife's brother and family got rid of the propane outdoor appliances and went to all electric, they set up a table next the trailer and cook away, until a few years ago when it kept tripping the GFCI (it was on bathroom circuit, took them awhile to find it the first time).. they asked me how to figure out what is happening, I said to just run extension cord from power post to cook table.. most power posts have a 20amp outlet next the 30/50 so use it. No more problems..
hawkeye-08 07/29/19 04:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone recognize this wheel? Need to replac one.

There are several at etrailer.com, but not sure if the colors will match..
hawkeye-08 07/24/19 02:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Weight distribution systems, which one is best?

Propride and Hensley are the best.
hawkeye-08 07/19/19 02:19pm Towing
RE: 2018 GMC Sierra Towing

There is a sticky on setting up WDH. Get your weights, then go through it step by step. Some steps will be repeated.
hawkeye-08 07/19/19 10:16am Towing
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