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RE: Bedroom slide bind

I'm struggling to understand the problem, even with the photos. Since the top left and bottom right is binding, the first thing I'd check for is the slide box racked.
phillyg 05/01/22 08:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Laminate flooring install

The only negative I can think of is the planks weigh more than carpet, so if you're close to your max weight it might be a consideration.
phillyg 04/17/22 11:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaf Spring Failure

Understand your concern. If it were me, I'd get under there, move everything back into place, and tighten up the u-bolts. Double nut them if you can. Use the best hose clamps you can find, in fact, I'd use 2 or 3 at each end. Check it after 25 miles, and then every 50 miles till you get home and get a proper repair.
phillyg 04/14/22 06:46am Towing
RE: 2020 F350 6.7 weak start

It's not the first time I've heard of this problem. I suggest you go the warranty route for a good diagnostic. My 350 is much older and its not a daily driver, but if I leave it for more than a week I can tell the batts have been subject to a parasitic draw.
phillyg 04/12/22 08:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: New 16" trailer wheels

Agree most wheels are embossed or stamped with the max psi. If you put a 110psi load range G tire on a wheel thats only rated for 80psi, you have to limit your psi to 80.
phillyg 04/11/22 08:15am Travel Trailers
RE: LT Tires

I've had one Michelin blowout on the RR of my F350 while towing the FW. The tire was approximately 3 years old, aired at 75psi, I was not exceeding 65mph, was not overloaded, and the air temp was 92 +/-. I can't explain why it blew, but suspect road debris 1st, maybe a defect 2nd. I still use Michelins because every time I stray from them, I'm disappointed, notwithstanding the one blowout.
phillyg 04/10/22 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery tender & storage

I use a proper battery disconnect (knife switch) at the negative terminal, and use a small solar panel and controller to maintain the two house batteries. Think it was $80 on Amazon.
phillyg 04/10/22 08:10am Tech Issues
RE: Interesting Product Coming RV-DE-FENDER

Their site sucks. Best I could determine is there're two products, one that shields the trailer under-carriage from damage, and a "tire band" to assist a motorized RV, or a tow vehicle. Frankly, I'm wouldn't be concerned about the trailer tires because its unlikely to cause a loss of control. Tire bands have been around for years. I would consider bands for front wheels because those are the ones likely to cause a vehicle to swerve.
phillyg 04/09/22 06:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping and Covid

Haven't noticed much. Some distancing, some masks, crowded locations, disgust with Govt. actions.
phillyg 04/09/22 06:43am Family Camping
RE: New to Class A - Would it be Fleetwood or Winnie or Tiffin

Haven't looked at Class A for years now, but when I did, Tiffin was considered one of the best, and Fleetwood much less.
phillyg 04/07/22 07:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Greenbal Tires

I've seen mention of Greenball over the past 7 years but nothing negative I can recall. The main go-to's are definitely GY Endurance and Carlisle, unless on 16" wheels it's Sailun.
phillyg 04/05/22 06:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Free Arctic Fox, you haul it.

Nope, that's NOT going to buff out.
phillyg 03/24/22 08:39am Truck Campers
RE: Flooring Glue

Tarkett Accessories Sheet Vinyl Flooring Glue (2-fl oz), should be available at Lowes or similar.
phillyg 03/19/22 08:34am Tech Issues
RE: Thousand Trails RV parks.

We are currently staying at Thousand Trails Orlando Fl. for the next two weeks, with full hookups, and it is costing us nothing! At the end of this two weeks, we will move up the road (Rt 27) to an Encore park for two weeks, again, full hookups and for free...... So, if I have the right membership, I can move from park to park without doing 7 nights out? I currently only have a zone membership. How far ahead can you reserve, because getting reservations in FL in Jan-Mar is difficult.
phillyg 03/01/22 06:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Heads up for tow vechicles

I have an '05 in FL all its life, and see some rust in the same places. Good news is the FW hitch is mounted to the frame, so it'll keep the bed in place LOL.
phillyg 02/16/22 06:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: New travel trailer delivered with bubble along the edges

A near continuous bubble in the roof membrane should not be normal. From what you describe, the mfgr. failed to pull the membrane tight and fasten it down properly at the edges. I would insist the dealer and/or mfgr. make it right.
phillyg 02/11/22 12:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anybody launching a boat with a Class A?

Watch "RV goes into lake" on YouTube. Interesting stuff at .50 mark.
phillyg 01/11/22 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Selling Fifth Wheel Hitches - How To

I think hitchtrader.com is still viable.
phillyg 01/06/22 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Spring suspension issues

You need to know the trailer weight to determine the spring requirements. Using rough numbers, let's say your max weight is 13,000lbs, and you subtract the average pin weight of 20%, that leaves 10,400lbs on two axles, so each axle should be rated no less than 5,200lbs, and 3,000lb springs would do the job. I suggest you get actual weights, then discuss your requirements with a truck spring shop or trailer repair business. Also, your idea about moving the spring perches is a good idea, IMHO.
phillyg 01/04/22 06:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New tires for 5'r

Endurance get good reviews but you might not find them readily available. Sailuns were the best (opinion) until they were outsourced to Vietnam in 2020/21, and some are on the recall. Some folks praise Hercules and Carlisles. XPS Ribs are expensive, where the others are less.
phillyg 01/02/22 06:05am Fifth-Wheels
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