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RE: GM wants to improve trailer brakes

GM ebrake development As one who takes trailer brakes seriously that brings joy to my heart. I like the idea of stopping in the same distance with a trailer as you do without one. If disc brakes were to become standard equipment, today’s manufacturing companies would merely go smaller, lighter, cheaper than should be on the unit. As having self adjusting on our 2001 and then hydraulic disc on our newer, heavier unit, I concur about having superior brakes as a huge asset! memtb
memtb 01/25/20 04:14pm Towing
RE: Summer fuel at minus 42

4x4lord, Yes we have! Our first diesel truck (1993) fuel bought 3rd week of November, from a truck-stop in Wyoming. We “assumed” it would be blended fuel. We were boondocking while hunting, and discovered our fuel was gelled at only a -20 F. This was just part of the problems we had on that trip. memtb
memtb 01/16/20 10:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: "Death Wobble"

The Rams were famous for this issue. We have 140 K miles on our Ram, and it showed “zero” evidence of front end issues......never even have done a front end alignment! Then, 2 1/2 weeks ago .....we experienced a tie-rod separation! Thankfully, we were going very slowly on a snow covered dirt road, and we weren’t towing our 20K pound 5th wheel.....only a utility trailer with our Polaris Ranger onboard! It’s a bit unnerving when you have absolutely “zero” control of your rig! I said all of that, to say all of this..... “get a good mechanic to do an inspection of your truck! memtb Did your truck fall under the drag link recall? NJRVer, Yes it did, and was inspected! Unless there has been something of recent, we weren’t aware of. Ours was inspected quite a few years ago! memtb
memtb 01/08/20 07:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Death Wobble"

The Rams were famous for this issue. We have 140 K miles on our Ram, and it showed “zero” evidence of front end issues......never even have done a front end alignment! Then, 2 1/2 weeks ago .....we experienced a tie-rod separation! Thankfully, we were going very slowly on a snow covered dirt road, and we weren’t towing our 20K pound 5th wheel.....only a utility trailer with our Polaris Ranger onboard! It’s a bit unnerving when you have absolutely “zero” control of your rig! I said all of that, to say all of this..... “get a good mechanic to do an inspection of your truck! memtb
memtb 01/08/20 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Washer/Dryer worth it?

We have the GE Spacesaver (washer and dryer), though they are quite old. We love them! Capacity is about 2/3’s of our home units, they are very quiet, virtually zero vibration, and both the washer and the dryer do a great job. As stated, these are old ......I don’t know if the newer (outsourced products) are as good! memtb
memtb 01/06/20 03:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kwikee Stairs failure rate

Are these Kwikee stairs prone to failure or am I just really unlucky? Our motorhome is 2 1/2 years old and I have had them repaired 4 times. The first time, the dealer was able to get them working without replacing any parts. The next 3 times I've had to replace the control module, the motor, and the gear. They have been working fine for the last 6 months or so but I opened the door on the motor home this weekend and they didn't come out. They stayed in the stored position. I opened and closed the door several times and they didn't work. Next day I opened the door and the stairs worked fine. I am guessing they will fail again soon. The next time they fail, I think I am going to replace them with manual stairs. Is this typical of the Kwikee stairs or am I just unlucky? We keep our motorhome stored indoors in a garage and the stairs are lubricated. It's just really frustrating to keep having to repair these stairs. Durability is likely dependent upon whether the steps are ....pre or post Lippert ownership of Kwikee! Much like everything else that Lippert has purchased, quality control has become virtually non-existent! memtb
memtb 01/03/20 08:24am General RVing Issues
RE: "Lite" 5th wheels

Pretty much like comparing a “wood framed” WWI airplane to a WW II P-51 Mustang. They both will fly......! ;) memtb
memtb 01/03/20 08:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: So many closed topics!

Thanks, MFL! Over the years, there have been many posts that “pmo”! But, I didn’t “wimper” to a moderator. I either dealt with the “offensive” post or ignored the thread and went elsewhere! However, when getting no response from the “moderators” when I confronted them about their decision to “CLOSE” a topic.....I thought it best to leave the forum. I thought this was perhaps best..... before I explained to the moderators what I thought about their decision in “colorful adjectives” on open forum and was permanently removed. memtb
memtb 12/15/19 02:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: So many closed topics!

I have sent several pm’s to the moderators pertaining to closed topics.....I can’t even get a response from them! There have been several closed “very” prematurely (IMO), and I wanted my questions answered.....to no avail! It seems as though there are several “extremely” thin -skinned participants or moderators! I’ve excused myself from this forum for a while, but, in a moment of weakness returned this morning.....finding this topic! memtb
memtb 12/15/19 11:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opening and closing slides in winter

It depends upon the slide seal material.....I’ve extended or retracted my slides in temperatures lower than -10 F. memtb
memtb 12/15/19 11:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: '83 Toyota pickup start trouble in cold, wet weather

I’ll go with a previous answer......potentially a cracked rotor cap or the cap my have “carbon tracking” made worse with high humidity! memtb
memtb 12/01/19 07:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Question on using auto level while stored for the winter

If level when on the jacks, the roof “should” be designed to drain the water! memtb
memtb 12/01/19 07:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ghost Towns

Kerwin, Wy. 20 milers or so up the Greybull River from Meeteetse, Wy. Not much left of the old mining town, but beautiful country, and some unique history. A little coal mining town ( Gebo) just north of Thermopolis, Wy.... some old homesites and a small cemetery. There are several abandoned coal mine town sites around the Kemmerer, Wyoming area. Many of these require some off-roading....4WD highly recommended! memtb
memtb 11/07/19 07:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

As I said in my earlier post, you have to use your intuition in regards to your situation. The couple that bothered me in the RV park really unnerved me. I have traveled alone for years and never been scared. This couple in Port Aransas scared me. If you get bad vibes about a situation, leave. It is not worth risking your life by ignoring your feelings. Situational awareness Agree! I would suggest “common sense”.....but, “”common sense ain’t so common anymore”! memtb
memtb 11/06/19 07:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Our First “BAD” Winter Experience

THere should be ZERO clearnace between sides/top/bottom of RV Fridge when PROPERLY installed (as per Fridge MFG installtion specs) which few RV MFGs follow. Then toss in a 'handi-man' repair and you end up with NOT even close...... Goggle your Brand/Model for 'Installation Manual' ....then one day you should yank it back out and install if correctly. There should NOT be any way for outside to come in around the fridge when done right....not just for cold/hot days but also to prevent CO posioning from bad fridge flame Thanks Old Biscuit, We found an installation manual, that said the same....zero clearance. We were far from zero, I think we’re much better, maybe not perfect....but, much better! I hope! :B memtb
memtb 11/05/19 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Our First “BAD” Winter Experience

Fiberglass batt by itself is a terrible wind barrier. Some sort of rubber bulb seal would work much better. I concur! However, it’s compressed .....a lot! :B The compressed depth is probably 4 to 6 inches in depth, there’s a lot stuffed into that little narrow gap! memtb
memtb 11/05/19 12:49pm General RVing Issues
Our First “BAD” Winter Experience

We’ve lived in a 5er for two Wyoming winters, and have done a lot of winter boondocking, our coldest boondocking a -22 F.....with minimal to no problems. Until a week or so ago. We were in an RV park (full hook-ups).....thank goodness for the power cord. A little winter front came through, with wind gusting to over 35 mph and -10 F (not wind chill). We’ve had this camper for 6 years, with many winter trips, but had never parked with the refrigerator vents facing into the wind! The front came in at about 01:00 hrs. ....and then we found we had issues. The heater could not keep up.....49 in the living area. Standing approximately 18” in front of the refrigerator, you could feel very cold air blowing into the camper. I ended up placing garbage bags over the outside refrigerator vents to help stop the air flow, which helped a good bit. Once home I started a close inspection of the refrigerator area. It was then I discovered that there was no insulation or wind-stop between the outer refrigerator sides and the refrigerator cabinet (housing). It was pretty obvious that the refrigerator was at one time removed, prior to our purchase....and there was nothing installed around the refrigerator, for a wind- break or insulation. There was easily a 1/2” gap, all the way around the refrigerator. After this finding, I stuffed (a bunch) of fiberglass insulation into this gap. I realize that compressed fiberglass is not great insulation but is a darn good wind-break! We will soon be testing my handiwork! Of course, until we get a hard, cold wind directly on the refrigerator side....we still won’t be certain of the “fix”! I share this, not only to “vent” a little, but if someone experiences unusual cold air flow into their camper....this may be something to look at! memtb
memtb 11/05/19 11:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

I sleep with 3 dogs and carry a heater. Nobody sneaks up on our rig. Good advise. You don't want to get cold while boondocking. :B DaveI only have two dogs, but have two heaters.:B Only two “heaters”! You never know when the weather could turn exceptionally cool! ;) We have different models, should one fail due to prevailing conditions! memtb
memtb 11/04/19 07:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Winterizing Washer

On ours (GE SpaceSaver), I pour about 1/2 gallon antifreeze into the tub and start machine in “spin cycle”. It pumps the water to the drain......effectively winterizing the water pump! memtb
memtb 11/02/19 05:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: What air compressor do you carry?

This is what we have, and seems to be a good unit, It has a much lower profile than a pancake compressor, and has pretty quick recovery, and develops more pressure than you should ever need. memtb https://i.imgur.com/zqewbujl.png
memtb 10/21/19 09:25pm General RVing Issues
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