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RE: Do you unhook for the night?

I leave it hitched up if just stopping for some shuteye. I can access half the fridge and the bed without opening the slides.
solman 06/16/22 04:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Low tree branches in my development ..Update

I think I will talk to the mayor about this at his next meet and greet. I never had much luck calling the township DPW.
solman 06/16/22 04:08pm Fifth-Wheels
Low tree branches in my development ..Update

I came home from a trip 2 weeks ago and broke my ac shroud on a low branch that I just could not avoid. That was a $200 hit. Now 2 weeks later and the trees have filled out and there are a number of low hanging branches in my path out of development. My front ac is at 13foot 5 inches in height. At the moment I feel like I am stuck at home. Anyone have any suggestions? I don't believe the township will do anything about this. thanks Update...I did call the township DPW and finally got a call back. They are more accommodating than they were some years ago. They did a drive by and acknowledged some low hanging branches in the street and said they would get to it this summer. I hope it's sooner rather than later but at least they will take care of it. I think it's now a waiting for this to be done.
solman 06/15/22 05:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV retail sales drop 31% April year over year.

Sure sales are down, covid produced a wave of buyers but we all knew that wouldn't last. Now that the covid rush has passed the high cost of fuel has the opposite effect of suppressing sales. Interesting to see where the numbers end up if fuel prices remain high.
solman 06/09/22 05:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire exploded in Florida

I have the Tire Minder A1A. They measure temp as well as pressure. I find the pressure readings to be off a few pounds vs my gauge. Still good to have as I scan all the tires while underway every so often. These systems are not perfect but better than nothing at all. Yes I did mean the Goodyear Endurance tires.
solman 06/04/22 05:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire exploded in Florida

I don't remember offhand but I recall being well within specs for truck and trailer axles. even if you are little overweight it should not cause such a catastrophic failure
solman 06/03/22 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire exploded in Florida

Yea, speed and heat along with pressure kills tires. I have heard lots of stories about people putting the pressure sensors in the tires but they don't get warnings of a flat fast enough. I think, like in your car it takes to long for the sensor to read a tire lossing pressure quickly, so you get no warning untill boom. I have also heard stories of the china bomb tires. The truth could be eaither. Unfortunately, flats happen. Hope nothing is too messed up and you get up and running quickly. Not a pressure loss issue The tire minder system responds to major pressure loss very quickly. I literally heard the tire explode.
solman 06/03/22 05:01pm General RVing Issues
Tire exploded in Florida

Hello All, I just returned from a round trip to Florida from New Jersey. Towing a Keystone cougar fifth wheel trailer with factory installed Trailer King tires. These tires are made in China and I believe are not up to the rigors of highway travel in the Florida heat. The tire exploded on I-95 without warning. I monitor tire pressure with a tire minder and checked with a pressure gauge before my return trip. The trailer was difficult to control for a moment but I got to the shoulder and put on the spare tire. It Was a harrowing experience on the side of a busy interstate road. I know that many believe that our poor road conditions are the problem but I know of no major impacts to my tires and they have only about 5000 miles after I returned home. Tread is good on all tires and I see no reason for a tire to just explode while traveling. I run about 5mph below the speed limit in the right lane. I had the trailer weighed after loading up for a trip and I am well within limits. Tires must be able to withstand the heat and road conditions all across the country. We don't have glass smooth roads to be built to accommodate poorly made tires I have heard of other incidents with are same and I believe these tires should have never been original equipment on an expensive fifth wheel camper. I will replace all 4 tires after my insurance adjuster inspects the damaged tire. there is some damage to the trailer as well. Wheel skirt and J wrap is damaged and the insulation under the floor above the wheel well is torn out. I was lucky to be able to finish my trip without the camper being disabled on the road. The trailer brake wiring remained intact. If you have these Chinese tires on your camper I would recommend that you change them out before you experience a similar incident. I was told Goodyear Advantage is a good trailer tire by my local tire guys.I think I will go with them after some more tire research. All the best and stay safe on the road. Solman
solman 06/03/22 01:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Butt splice connector to join 10 gauge to 12 gauge wire?

OP I have over 40 years of automotive experience under my belt. You want to join a 10ga to 12ga wire and don't know how to solder. These are probably stranded wires you are encountering as I believe you said 12volt. Use a butt connector and a good crimp tool and you will be fine. Tug on the wires after crimping to make sure they are secure. If it comes apart redo it. If it is exposed to the weather cover with a piece of heat shrink tubing. A good idea to use it anyway. Wire nuts are not generally used in automotive applications for 12v circuits.
solman 04/01/22 07:52am Tech Issues
RE: NJ to Florida 13'5" fifth wheel

301 before the bay bridge ggenerally flows well. However the bay bridge can be its own nightmare. There can be wind restrictions two way traffic on the west bound span and lots of traffic. This time of year its relatively safe but as the weather warms up so does the traffic. The bay bridge is no cake walk. I think I would take 301 in Delaware and continue along the coast on 13 all the way to the CBBT. Chesapeake Bay bridge Tunnel. Very scenic, less traffic less stress. Once across the CBBT I believe you can take 58 back to 95. Can you take CBBT with propane? I thought it's prohibited Thanks
solman 02/17/22 03:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: NJ to Florida 13'5" fifth wheel

OK thanks for the route alternatives. I think I will follow the 301 advice
solman 02/17/22 01:29pm Roads and Routes
NJ to Florida 13'5" fifth wheel

Hello All, We are planning a trip from central Jersey to Florida next month (March). I did a search but having a tall fifth wheel and at 35 feet in length I am not sure as to the best route. I am sure others have done this ride so any information would be helpful. I know 95 south has restrictions with propane and such around Baltimore I believe. I see Rt 301 mentioned, avoiding propane restrictions however I am not sure about Height limitations and low bridges and overpass though. Thanks
solman 02/17/22 06:30am Roads and Routes
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