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RE: Tires and their pressures

As I understand it, the truck mfgr. sets the tire pressure to the maximum load the rear axle can carry, which is not always the max psi set by the tire mfgr. I don't think your FW has more than a 2900lb pin weight, so 75psi on an E-rated tire (without looking at a load chart) is probably about right.
phillyg 07/26/21 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 40’+ limitations?

I haven't had a problem with 40' anywhere but a few state parks in FL where it was difficult to turn in because of trees at the entrance to the space. I haven't been to any other state or national parks with this RV, but I know for sure some national parks are very tight, so you have to check them out before going.
phillyg 07/15/21 07:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank valve replacement

Can you loosen or remove some of the downstream pipe hangar(s) enough to wiggle the new valve in place? If not, I'm with Phil-t on this one.
phillyg 07/13/21 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dead Batteries

Contrary to conventional wisdom, not all batteries are doomed if drained down significantly. I don't know the scientific reason or if it's the type/brand of battery, but I've had good success bringing some back from the dead, and have them last another two years or so.
phillyg 07/11/21 09:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finally made it to the Cat scales

What truck and TC please?
phillyg 07/08/21 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: is replacing hub seals a big job?

Easy but messy.
phillyg 07/06/21 11:43am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Uneven side-out extension

Looks like a Schwintek slide. If so, they have two motors, and they can be sometimes sychronized by holding in the operating switch after the slide appears to be opened or closed, for about five seconds. You will hear some motor/movement noise, but that's okay. Lippert customer service is reported to be excellent, so getting them on the phone might be helpful, too.
phillyg 07/03/21 09:48am Tech Issues
RE: Question: too much camper - too little truck

That TC is supposedly designed for short bed trucks, so it should be okay, but still, a TC on a SRW truck is asking a lot. You might first want to get the truck weighed with and without the camper on it to make sure your weights are within limits. The easiest fix is adding air springs and the best shocks. I'm not sure, but perhaps lateral improvements can be made with sway bar(s).
phillyg 07/03/21 09:41am Truck Campers
RE: Puppy food suggestions

Our Golden Retriever breeder fed Hills Puppy large breed, and we've continued her on it. Breeder also fed her adult dogs selective table scraps, and they seemed very healthy, although I am somewhat skeptical.
phillyg 06/30/21 08:36am RV Pet Stop
RE: Tire placard

If you can't find it, first check max psi on the tires, then air them to the max psi when cold (not driven on). Then, get weighed and adjust tire pressure down based on the tire mfgrs. load table.
phillyg 06/28/21 06:06am Tech Issues
RE: tub or no tub?

We're 72 and haven't used tubs in over 20 uears.
phillyg 06/26/21 08:31am RV Lifestyle
RE: AT&T Mobley has Died. Need replacement Router

I vaguely recall reading somewhere that ATT was discontinuing Mobley support.
phillyg 06/24/21 09:49am Technology Corner
RE: If you have proof...

Good luck with that.
phillyg 06/23/21 07:31am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Truck - family of 5 and 65lb dog

Crew cab, split front bench seat, and I'd never put an animal in the trailer.
phillyg 06/22/21 06:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can tires be off ground on auto leveling system?

Have had a couple of instances where the tires were off the ground, I had no wood, and I was fine for a few days' stay. I don't think its a big deal.
phillyg 06/22/21 06:32am Tech Issues
RE: F250 or F350 to Haul a 5th Wheel???

My older F350 SRW would be maxxed out if the FW was loaded to its 16,000 gross. You're definitely in one ton range, and you'd be better off with a dually.
phillyg 06/20/21 06:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can you buy in one state and register in another

I don't know the ins-and-outs of long stay work visas. If it allows or requires you to establish a domicile, you'll serve yourself well by using FL. Look into getting mail services thru the Escapees group, which also gives you an address so you can title and register your vehicles in FL. The actual title and registration can be done the same day or next business day following purchase. I think it will be too difficult, maybe impossible, to buy up north and try to register in FL. You should probably get some professional advice on how to handle potential income taxes since you will be working in different states.
phillyg 06/19/21 07:53am Full-time RVing
RE: 3500 lb. axle castle nut

This is what shade tree mechanics have been doing during my lifetime, not really knowing what we did was right: "rotate the hub assembly slowly while tightening the spindle nut to approximately 50 Ft. Lbs.(12" wrench or pliers with full hand force.) 2. Then loosen the spindle nut to remove the torque. Do not rotate the hub. 3. Finger tighten the spindle nut until just snug. 4. Back the spindle nut out slightly until the first castellation lines up with the cotter key hole and insert the cotter pin. 5. Bend over the cotter pin legs to secure the nut. 6. Nut should be free to move with only restraint being the cotter pin." So hooray for us!
phillyg 06/16/21 09:35am Tech Issues
RE: Armchair Quarterbacks Unite! Stupid Stuff We've all Done...

Video's been around a while. I'm not perfect, but I'd never have to admit to being that stoopid because I'd have pulled off and waited for dry conditions long before he did.
phillyg 06/13/21 10:26am Truck Campers
RE: Any ideas for quieting a generator??

It's possible to make up some acoustic panels that could break apart for travel, but unless you're an acoustic engineer, it's probably hit or miss on their effectiveness. If you try, you have to figure out passages for air intake and the exhaust, and use a decibel meter to see if there's a real improvement.
phillyg 06/10/21 08:20am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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