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RE: AT&T Unlimited Data vs wifi hotspot usage

We tried Verizon unlimited data but at 15gb Verizon throttles it down. It was throttled so much we went back to a set plan with two hotspots. Don't know about other unlimited plans. Using two devices may eat up your data faster if AT&T does the same.
[email protected] 12/11/19 07:15am Technology Corner
RE: Do you need a special license to drive an RV?

In NC if your motorhome is over 26000 you are suppose to get your license upgraded to a B instead of C. That is what I did when I had my dp. I also got my air brake endorsement. I expect you just need to check with your state DMV.
[email protected] 11/26/19 04:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Do your dogs/cats watch TV

Lucie our small fur baby not only watches TV, she knows the commercials that have dogs or cats in them by the sound of the commercial jingles. When we watched Alvin she watched the entire show while either barking at the chipmunks or low growling. Lucky our big fur baby could care less.
[email protected] 11/23/19 06:36am RV Pet Stop
RE: Wheel Bearings

Actually many vehicles use a very similar system, the front wheel bearings on my truck are Timken-style bearings just like my trailers. I think the main problem with many trailers is poor assembly practices of the wheel bearings, and poor quality parts. Many people propose pulling trailer wheel bearings every year, which I consider silly. I never do it with my vehicles and am not going to do it with the trailer. Of course the main thing is making sure the wheel bearings are set correctly and have sufficient grease when new. Sadly this is not necessarily something you can rely on with a new trailer. I agree with the above. I had a Sunnybrook fiver for 14 years and never changed the bearings. I did check for play each year but that was it. What folks don't realize is how do campers get to the dealers? They are pulled. If a trailer can make it from the mfg to wherever the bearings are in good shape. Now I know there are exceptions but that is just what it is----exceptions.
[email protected] 11/16/19 06:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Tires - too many options

That mileage seems very low for the tires to be worn out. I have 19500 on mine and have a lot of miles left. I did take mine to a shop that specializes in front end alignment as soon as I saw my right front tire showing signs of wear. This fellow lined my front end up based on my fiver weight. I am fortunate that I only use my pickup to pull my fiver. My Ford dealer told me nothing was off on the alignment but he was strictly going by Fords specs and did not consider the weight of the fiver. I am having the same issue with my 17 dually with Michelin a/t's. Both of my front tires are wearing on the outside edges at 29K miles. I took it to a local alignment shop and they said it was within specs. They did mention it was not uncommon pulling a heavy weight but did not suggest changing anything on the alignment. I am going to have the fronts moved to the inside dual and put those tires on the front. Hopefully I can get some good mileage out of them as the back 4 tires are wearing very evenly. not positive on the tire size on a Ford. My IHC, and 05 GM had 85 series tires all around. I put a wider, shorter % sidewall tire the same diam as the 85,s and the issue you descibe went away. For the IHC, an 8R19.5 is equal to a 245-75 19.5, The GM 215-85-16 I went with a 245-75-16 up front. Both also handled a lot better with the wider tire. Rears I did not have the spacing to go with the wider tire without rubbing the inside sidewalls with a load. Marty Marty, I am sure that is one solution as well. My alignment guy discussed the same with me. However with so many miles left on my tires I went with the alignment solution. JTrac, What you may end up with is four tires wearing on the outside edges instead of just two. Since I have had mine realigned I have not noticed any more obvious wear. I think I will get many more miles out of them.
[email protected] 11/03/19 05:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Tires - too many options

That mileage seems very low for the tires to be worn out. I have 19500 on mine and have a lot of miles left. I did take mine to a shop that specializes in front end alignment as soon as I saw my right front tire showing signs of wear. This fellow lined my front end up based on my fiver weight. I am fortunate that I only use my pickup to pull my fiver. My Ford dealer told me nothing was off on the alignment but he was strictly going by Fords specs and did not consider the weight of the fiver.
[email protected] 10/31/19 04:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Changes in Air Temp and Tire PSI

I run 110 in my G tires all the time. I only check the psi before leaving a cg or home regardless of the temp. Sometimes folks can sweat things that really don't need to be worried about. I always check when cold.
[email protected] 10/30/19 07:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Slide out awning covers

Had a fiver a few years ago without and now with. Definitely prefer slide toppers.
[email protected] 10/21/19 10:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Those with portable surge protector

Always use mine at home. This summer I happened to be outside near the fiver when I heard the a/c cut off. I walked over to the fiver and saw an error code on incoming voltage drop. It was so low I reported it. In a few mins a Dominion rep pulled up to check out the problem. I showed him the incoming voltage on the display and he knew what the trouble was. It had to do with solar panels a few miles from my home. He told me it if I had not noticed the drop it may have messed up some household appliances. So yes, if you have it then use it.
[email protected] 10/14/19 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Walmart Overcharge

I am getting to the point I demand my change being counted back to me. I hate it when cashier just hands you back a wad of change and a receipt . Along those lines, watch your receipt when pay with a debit card . Store here had a cashier putting "cash back" on cards . The above post reminded me when I went to a local big box hardware store looking for specific item. I didn't find it and when leaving I picked up a drink. Upon checking out I gave her a 20. As soon as her drawer open BUT before the display showed the amount of change there was a power failure. She looked at me and told me I would have to wait until the power came back on for my change. I smiled and had to help her count out the change for a 1.88 drink. She could not do it.
[email protected] 10/08/19 04:56am Around the Campfire
RE: ST Tires ???

Look on the side of sailun tires and see where they are mfg. Why everyone looks over this in these discussions beats me.
[email protected] 10/08/19 04:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Campground in Wilmington NC

Another vote for the KOA. We will be there for a few days in November. It is a nice cg with easy access.
[email protected] 09/23/19 04:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mountain Towing

I would look at the srw 1 tons in whatever brand you prefer. No one can actually say you will do this BUT you may find in a year or two you would like a nicer fiver which means a little heavier. I don't think you will disappointed if you did not have to change tow vehicles. No you don't have to have a diesel but if you do jump in you will be glad you did.
[email protected] 09/19/19 05:28am Towing
RE: Transmission is Toast

When we had our motor home we purchased a 2016 Fiesta with a five speed. I looked at the automatic's seriously. What kept me from going auto was I knew of a couple of folks who had the same trouble you did. For some reason whether it was operator error or equipment failure their transmission slipped out of neutral as well. I do know that Ford did not honor the warranty of the two individuals either. The procedure is very specific and I guess Ford always thinks it is operator error when it may not be.
[email protected] 09/16/19 04:44am Dinghy Towing
RE: Hooking up Fifth Wheel

You should be fine but I advise to ALWAYS do a quick pull test. I have been pulling fivers for many years and always take a few moments to do a pull test. Some folks argue that if the hitch is engaged properly by visually looking at it you are good to go. But I have seen fivers dropped into the bed with not so pretty results. It is cheap insurance.
[email protected] 09/16/19 04:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ozark resort

I appreciate the info. We are thinking about TR state park. According to the website you cannot make reservations until the 6 month mark. We don't care too much about being real close to the strip but don't want to be too isolated either.
[email protected] 09/13/19 04:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any of you guys winterizing with air only?

As you can tell everyone winterizes the way they feel is best for them. I don't care how you use air, air pressure will short circuit water. It will blow out the water ok when the lines are full but once it drops to about 1/2 or less in the lines the air will blow over it. I always drain everything and then run the antifreeze in. It is really cheap insurance for a very expensive rig. I do use air for my ice maker though. I disconnect the inlet water feed and use pink stuff up to that point. I then push the water out carefully BUT my frig stays plugged in all year and the rv is sheltered. I have a ceramic electric heater in it set at 32 degrees just for an extra margin of safety. As I said to each his own.
[email protected] 09/13/19 04:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need an Overnight stop off I-95 near Walterboro SC

Another vote for New Green Acres. We stay there each time we travel to Florida. Only thing about this cg is if it has rained a lot, it is a little muddy, not overly so, but wet. If you do stay there be aware that travelling south on I-95 when you exit the entrance to the cg is almost immediately on the right as you leave the stop sign. You will turn right at a hotel. It is easy to miss.
[email protected] 09/12/19 04:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Winterize or Not

The weather can change overnight. Since you are closer to the mountains than I am I would definitely winterize. Running the rv antifreeze is not costly nor difficult but replacing plumbing is a hassle. While looking at the average temp or historical temps is a good start it still does not count for the extreme changes NC can see. I keep my fiver under a shelter and it is a four season. I run antifreeze thru mine each year. Just my two cents.
[email protected] 09/10/19 04:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ozark resort

I appreciate the info from the majority of the suggestions. It is like I said sometimes the pics and info owners put on the cg websites are a little misleading. Be safe travelling.
[email protected] 08/22/19 04:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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