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RE: air ride pin box

When I had a International MDT pulling a Mobile Suites 17,000 lb trailer I ran a Trailer Saver Hitch and loved it, made a huge difference in ride for the trailer and the truck. I do believe the hitch will bolt right up for you.
stripit 01/30/20 02:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Longhorn Ranch RV Resort

I agree with others as we spent a week in Gardner right outside the gate and still added almost 1,000 miles driving all throughout the park every day. Adding the 1.5 hour drive everyday one way to just get to the park is not using your time wisely. Spend the few extra bucks and enjoy the experiance in the park. Plus, if your parked close to the entrance you could run back to the rv for a lunch or a nap and then head back in.
stripit 01/23/20 04:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Another Tesla problem

In the report you posted "Three weeks after the crash, the owner got a letter from Tesla saying that the accelerator was depressed to 48% just before the crash and 98% at the time of impact. The owner still believes the car accelerated by itself, the complaint stated." They can tell a lot of things going on when the vehicle is operating and I have to think the investigation should not be that hard to do. Call up the vehicles report and show the investgators.Did it fail or did it do what the driver asked it to do?
stripit 01/17/20 03:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: More tire pressure monitor discussion.

I buy car,trailer and motorhome insurance to help should I have a loss. I have the TST system on the motorhome and the towed Cadillac so I don't have a claim, or maybe not have a claim.For the cost of the system, it is half of the cost of any deductible I may have. So far it has alerted me twice and saved me the costs of what damage I might have occured had I not stopped when we did. I look at it as cheap insurance.
stripit 01/14/20 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Models with Adaptive Cruise Control

I've never driven a vehicle with this feature. It sounds terrible. If I'm set at 70 and I come up on a vehicle doing 67 then I slow to 67? If he slows to 65 now I'm doing 65? That sounds terrible. Why wouldn't I pass the slower vehicle and be on my way? Is that not how it works? What do you like about this feature? You should drive one and give it a try, I LOVE it. You can't always just move over and the system will automaticly slow down and then speed up again when the road is clear.
stripit 12/29/19 07:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Making new center console UPDATE!

I would say you did a fantastic job!
stripit 12/29/19 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Access to overhead bunk

Clear the aisles, then starting at the rear of the coach, run forward as fast as possible towards the couch bed, then jump on it and using it as a springboard, vault into the cabover bunk. Try to "stick" your landing for the judges. Good luck. Man I'd love to see that!!
stripit 12/15/19 01:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bigger stabilizer bar improvement in handling?

I added the Helwig rear track bar and it made a HUGE difference in stabilized travel when towing my car. Before it was a handful trying to keep the thing going straight down the road. Now like it is on rails. Well worth the investment.
stripit 11/28/19 10:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CENTRAMATIC Wheel Balancers

I had a terrible time with the front tires on my International tow vehicle with a shake. After many rebalances and using either weights or powder I finally spent the money for the Centramatic system. Night and day difference in smoothness. They sold me on the way they operate and I would buy them again when the need came up.
stripit 11/20/19 08:32am General RVing Issues
RE: RV lots in Phoenix area??

www.palmcreekgolf.com Casa Grande , AZ You don't own any lots in Palm Creek, you lease a spot in their RV park.
stripit 11/04/19 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV lots in Phoenix area??

I don't think I have found anywhere like Yuma with lots that can have the varitiy of housing placed on it like that anywhere in Az. There are lots for sale in Casa Grande at Sunscape rv resort, but that is a resort and not a neighborhood like Yuma. There are places in Texas and Florida that are somewhat like Yuma for lots in neighborhoods we saw when traveling but had no need to inquire on pricing.
stripit 11/03/19 10:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Where do you Post Campground Reviews?

I post 100% of the parks I stay at in RV Park Reviews, and check each park out there also before I stay. In most cases the reviews are pretty close to what I see and get when there. I try to be as fair as possible in my scoring give reasons for that score.
stripit 08/05/19 10:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Using my Class A motorhome as a Full Time Residence?

I was just in a rv park where talking with the fellow parked across from us has been parked in the same spot for 17 years! He pulls his motorhome out about every other year and goes to visit friends for month or so. His space had grass and was really well kept just like he owned the spot. Only he paid rent and paid like we did for the electric.
stripit 07/16/19 03:24pm Full-time RVing
RE: Gardiner Montana

When we were there we stayed at: Rocky Mountain RV Park 14 Jardine Rd Gardiner, Montana nice place!!
stripit 07/02/19 09:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Weighing for side to side weights

>>I've read on rv forums how a trailer had one wheel several hundred lbs different than the one in front or behind it. I asked my DOT guy who carries portables how this could happen. His comment was that it could have been a bad reading or a multi axle trailers side links may have got flipped at the equalizer bars or the truck or trailers brakes were locked up with the tow vehicles auto tranny still in drive or reverse. Good scale reading comes from tranny in neutral with no brakes applied.<< I no longer have my weigh sheets, but seeing different weights on axles next to each other was common. Weight transfer from front to back or back to front is easy depending on how level the rig is. Or how the trailer was designed or built. What someone is carrying or where that stuff might be and move weight too. If a truck squats and the trailer noses down the weights can and do transfer forward. As for the scale having poles to center the rigs on the scale, that was what I was told by the fellow working on the scales.Is it accurate? Maybe not, I had no reason to doubt him as that was something he worked on and I did not. I do know I was not able to get correct readings when I side stepped the scale. Getting a repeatable scale reading is what is important, knowing where the weights are and how your rig is carrying them is what you need to know. Folks with scales that weigh rv's can attest to the varing amounts of weights axles can and do carry. Getting weighed opens many peoples eyes as to why tires fail, rigs handle poorly or "feel" heavy.
stripit 06/25/19 08:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weighing for side to side weights

Used to own scales and weighed rv's by wheel position when I was a full time traveler. This question came up often, so I tried it with my rig at a scale where I could side step the platform scale.Very hard to find a scale with flat surfaces on both sides and no curbs/poles. Drove on with all the wheels on the scale segments and got that number for the truck and trailer hooked up. Was within 50 lbs of my scales I used to weigh each tire position. Backed up and side stepped the scale with only the driver side on the scale so I could weigh and get those numbers. Then drove off and side stepped so the passenger side was on and got those numbers. Guess what, they didn't add up correctly. The left side number and the right side number was well over 800 lbs more than the actual weight I got with the whole rig on the scale. Talking to a CAT scale repair man, he said the scales are platform scales and are designed to have a amount of weight across the platform of the scale. When only one side has weight it will read incorrectly. As it did in my test. He said why do you think we invest the costs of poles or curbs at our scales? to keep the dummys from driving off center and getting a wrong scale reading number. Makes sense. Just for your info, my 2004 Mobile Suites 36 ft trailer was 1,100 lbs heavier on the driver side than the passenger side. And the front axle was carrying about 400lbs more than the back axle and the rig was level when moving down the highway.
stripit 06/22/19 03:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5 star tuners

I purchased one new for my 2007 Class c about 4 years ago, it made a huge difference in the way the engine preformed and transmission shifted. Traded in that coach and switched it to the 2018 class A and had to upgrade the system. Still think it was and is a good addition to the coach. When time comes to get rid of the rv I will un-install the system and sell it as used, but fully functional and recoupe some of my money.
stripit 05/19/19 07:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need a bit of 'educating'...

When you use the T/H button it will increase the engine rpm, on my rig it changes just under 600 rpm. I watched today to verify that it is locking out the 6th gear and will let the shift points go farther before any upshifts. When I'm rolling on what would be a flat I shift it off, to lower the rpm's. Any grades or hills, before I hit that incline, I shift it back on.
stripit 04/30/19 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Semi-permanent parking

I just hired an electritian to run power 70 feet for me, I dug the trench to meet code, his charge including all materials was $275. You may want to investigate what it might cost to do it correctly rather than run power cables on the ground.
stripit 04/25/19 04:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Glacier NP red bus tours

I was involved with the restoration of those Red Buses and would take the 4 hour tour. You should have a Blast.
stripit 04/12/19 06:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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