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RE: Tires and their pressures

Questions; How old are the tires? How much weight on the rear axle loaded? Have the tires been abused?
rhagfo 07/26/21 08:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Great Tow Capacity - Bad Payload Capacity... Increase PL?

Once again the two schools of thought, all weights matter, and only axle weights matter. Well your state DOT, but if in an accident, a hungry lawyer may come after you with a lawsuit for being overweight and that being the cause of the accident. We had a 2001 Ram 2500 CTD 5 speed manual and 3.55’s, towing our current 5er we were 1,700# over GVWR but under both axle ratings. Being 1,700# over the 8,800# GVWR, so I figured time to upgrade to TV in signature.
rhagfo 07/25/21 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Oregon State Parks Fire/open flame ban!

I would advise anyone camping in the woods to do a serious evaluation of just how fast they can roll up and bug out at a moments notice. and make sure you have more than ONE way out!! The other thing to watch is the weather, especially the wind, both strength and direction. We had a couple camp host loose their rigs during last years fires here in Oregon because the winds made the fires move so fast. We have hosted with a couple different host that had to just disconnect power and drains and get out with TV and trailer only.
rhagfo 07/22/21 06:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Speed limits

Wow, how we digress! Following distance, I like allowing enough space that I don’t need to be constantly watching the vehicle in front of me. I prefer to be looking a 1/4 mile or more ahead of me, I hate surprises! By looking well down the road I will see slowing, and or braking well ahead of me so I don’t need to be slamming on the brakes. I see way too many lines of vehicles traveling at 60 to 70 mph less than a car length apart! This is how you get 30 car pileups!
rhagfo 07/21/21 06:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Oregon State Parks Fire/open flame ban!

We just got an update from our pear Ranger! Be advised Starting Thursday July 22nd 2021. There is now a full fire ban in all Oregon State Parks and State managed forest land EAST of Interstate 5. This includes Charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, charcoal briquettes, Candles, Tiki torches and other devices that flames or embers. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottle fuels are allowed, though propane fire pits are NOT allowed! link for oregon state parks fire restrictions: https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=v.feature-article&articleId=285 restrictions are getting stronger every day and it's definitely tinder dry with winds coming in. the above link list restrictions as of today, not tomorrow or thursday. We are currently on the east side Deshutes River SP, winds today topped 22 mph, most days see at least 14 mph. Actually cool today only 88 degrees, has been 92 to 102 since the 1st of July when we got here.
rhagfo 07/20/21 11:22pm General RVing Issues
Oregon State Parks Fire/open flame ban!

We just got an update from our pear Ranger! Be advised Starting Thursday July 22nd 2021. There is now a full fire ban in all Oregon State Parks and State managed forest land EAST of Interstate 5. This includes Charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, charcoal briquettes, Candles, Tiki torches and other devices that flames or embers. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottle fuels are allowed, though propane fire pits are NOT allowed!
rhagfo 07/20/21 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Speed limits

Many times cops respond to calls ASAP without lights or sirens. Most likely at night, or not to arouse the suspect.
rhagfo 07/19/21 08:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

Well I thought things had changed just the other day. Had a camper come in with Canadian plates. Got a chance to speak to them later, they are US citizens living in Canada. They said they needed to have their ducks in a row with paper work, but could leave and return without too much hassle.
rhagfo 07/19/21 12:28pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Speed limits

If you don't believe speed kills just look at the pileups with 40-50 cars. Those who are driving the limit are not the problem the speeder is the problem. Typically, that is poor visibility. They are rarely doing the speed limit. It's more often someone nervous who is traveling substantially below the average of nearby traffic (high differential speed). Of course, until we have wide spread adaptive speed limits, the limits posted for normal conditions will be too much for icy white out conditions. Well what I see as the cause for most of those crashes is one or two drivers driving too fast for conditions causing a crash, then the rest is those following too close to allow time to react! I have seen drivers doing 60 to 70 in pea soup fog, that they can't see much more than three car lengths in front of them.
rhagfo 07/19/21 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for ideas on how to Roll up/store 50 amp cord

If there is a complex expensive way to deal with something simple someone is sure to suggest it. Cooling the 50amp beast got old real fast so a nautical method of storing awkward line is used. It is flaked into an oval laundry basket. Enough of the female end is left out to reach the inlet. Only as much as needed is pulled out to the utility post. Cheap and effective. I hear you, but you would be amazed how much better the SOOW cord is! :) Well if those asking would realize that the pictures I posted before are 40’ measured of 6/4 SOOW cable in a 3 gallon bucket with my 30 amp to 50 amp dog bone also. It goes in the bucket at 28 degrees as easily as it does at 80 degrees!
rhagfo 07/18/21 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Speed limits

If you don't believe speed kills just look at the pileups with 40-50 cars. Those who are driving the limit are not the problem the speeder is the problem. IIRC most of those situations were caused by ice/fog/or some other "outlier". not necessarily breaking the speed limit. bumpy Well once again, driving too fast for conditions! Not looking far enough down the road, just stupid drivers!
rhagfo 07/18/21 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Speed limits

If you don't believe speed kills just look at the pileups with 40-50 cars. Those who are driving the limit are not the problem the speeder is the problem. That isn’t speed, it is poor following distance and drivers not looking far enough ahead! I try to look at least a 1/4 mile ahead if not further.
rhagfo 07/18/21 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Brakes for 2017 F350 DRW

I did them all at around 70,000 miles. Pads only as its a waste of money for any of the rest of that stuff unless you ruin a rotor or a caliper sticks. These F-350s have a bad history of seizing up Calipers but mine has 167,000mi on it and just had one seize about a month ago. I use the best pads at Auto Zone because of lifetime warranty. I do my own work and my 1994 Blazer has had free Auto Zone brakes several times over the years. Well Likely why you see caliper lock ups. Good brake job is replace pads, turn rotors, rebuild calipers, and flush fluid. Are you related to Les Schwabs? Now I know how they can oversell their brake jobs so handily. People actually believe this stuff… Pads, 10-4. Rotors, if needed. Calipers, when needed. Funny! Always turn rotors when adding new pads IMHO Well have turned my own wrenches forever. I have “rebuilt” a lot of calipers in my time, pop the pistons, clean, replace “O” ring put back piston and dust boot and install easy peasy. Had one with a nicked bore, that gouged the plastic piston! Replaced piston and ground the gouge smooth.
rhagfo 07/17/21 05:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

To all of you vacationers think you have it bad, it seems the residents of Point Roberts have it worse. It is a unique location, that land travel to the the rest of the US, requires travel through Canada. Point Roberts
rhagfo 07/17/21 09:06am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Brakes for 2017 F350 DRW

I did them all at around 70,000 miles. Pads only as its a waste of money for any of the rest of that stuff unless you ruin a rotor or a caliper sticks. These F-350s have a bad history of seizing up Calipers but mine has 167,000mi on it and just had one seize about a month ago. I use the best pads at Auto Zone because of lifetime warranty. I do my own work and my 1994 Blazer has had free Auto Zone brakes several times over the years. Well Likely why you see caliper lock ups. Good brake job is replace pads, turn rotors, rebuild calipers, and flush fluid.
rhagfo 07/16/21 02:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: tow truck THIKS its overheating

our 2011 f 150 under load red lines and overheating warning light comes on BUT it is not over heating???? Ideas ??? Your temperature gauge red lines? If that is the case test/replace sensor, otherwise figure out why it is overheating.
rhagfo 07/15/21 04:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Size Matters???

36ft 13,000 SRW F350 with the 6.7 diesel. The gas F350 shouldn't be a problem, your more interested in how much weight it can carry, what it can pull is useless. https://i.imgur.com/gbHNKGDl.jpg Well with a gas engine, it is less about what the truck can carry, than what it can pull. Towing ratings are derived by pulling a flatbed trailer loaded to a determined weight. Most of the time because the gas engine is lighter and has less pulling capacity than their diesel counterpart. In addition there is the limitation of frontal area for gas engines. Most towing guides have limitations on frontal area for gas engines. I didn’t see any in the owners manual for our 2001 Ram CTD, or for the 2016.
rhagfo 07/15/21 01:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Old Air Compressors-Safety Hazards-Heads Up

Well give some thought when airing up 80 psi to 110 psi tires. If you get new tires at Discount/America’s tire they inflate your tires in a cage.
rhagfo 07/14/21 09:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heated hose

We just use a regular hose... Hubby uses "Heat Strip / Tape" then covers it with foam pipe insulation. Our neighbor uses hollow pool noodles as insulation. Happy Camping !! I have done the same, our heat tape is about 4' longer than the water hose. about 6" sticks out at the trailer end and wraps around the brass inlet elbow. The bib end has enough to deal with the bib.
rhagfo 07/13/21 11:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many strokes??

TX iceman, yep that is what I have, the Dexter axles. Going to need another tube or two of grease.. If you put even a half tube of grease into the four hubs, you will likely grease the brakes.
rhagfo 07/13/21 10:43pm Fifth-Wheels
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