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RE: Servicing Wheel Bearings

Dexter does make a sealed bearing cartridge for some of their axles. Nev-R-Lube bearings don't need any maintenance during their lifetime. Mine are 12 years old, function like new, and have never been touched. They are not an aftermarket add. The axle has to be specified with the bearings. I was not aware of this option from Dexter. Do they give you a mileage life, as to when they need to be replaced?. Five year or 100,000 mile warranty. Inspection involves jacking the wheel off the ground and give it a spin and jiggle test. Tight and smooth then you are good to go.
Durb 09/25/20 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: Craters of the Moon, ID

Thanks all for the quick replies. We will put Mountain View on the list.
Durb 09/24/20 08:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Servicing Wheel Bearings

Dexter does make a sealed bearing cartridge for some of their axles. Nev-R-Lube bearings don't need any maintenance during their lifetime. Mine are 12 years old, function like new, and have never been touched. They are not an aftermarket add. The axle has to be specified with the bearings.
Durb 09/24/20 08:02pm Tech Issues
Craters of the Moon, ID

Looking for the best place to stay to see area. Convoy of 5 rigs, class A and fifth wheels. Full hook up preferred.
Durb 09/23/20 07:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Replacing furnature

I have a real leather recliner I bought at Costco for $300. We have to turn it sideways so the slide will clear it when on the move. It also has to be pulled from the wall for full recline which is not a problem for us. Very comfortable, nap-worthy. Our Carriage furniture also failed.
Durb 09/22/20 02:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question on Jayco cargo carrying capacity

I checked out the build sheet for our travel trailer that was supposed to weigh 4,800 pounds. The options added over 500 additional pounds, an extra 10%. When you check an options package they can be heavy. They documented added weight for the bedspread, burner cover, pillows, entry steps, double pane windows, air conditioner, mattress upgrade and more. Many things added weight which one would have thought would have been standard.
Durb 09/21/20 10:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battle Born Lithium

Hopefully it’s dimensions will fit my TT tongue. 250 AHs with 200 + or - usable is more than enough for our needs If it is Battle Born, 250 ah will be useable. It is in their design parameters of their other batteries. That baby will be expensive; I hope you have a good battery lock box!
Durb 09/19/20 10:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Andersen and 6'4" Ram

OP, back on topic. I talked with a man at a campground a couple of years ago with a new, high end, Ram and a new Montana High Country trailer. He wasn't too happy, his cab was dented and his rear window was gone and taped over with plastic. His Andersen hitch in the rear position was allowing his pin box to bite chunks out of his tailgate so he reversed the adapter. He happily towed for many miles until he lost focus on a tight back up combined with a driveway dip. The Montana does indeed have rounded corners but the trailer slopes forward from the overhang. When he went into the driveway dip the trailer leaned forward and took out his window. His dented cab was near the roof. You may want to keep this in mind. Look at the Blue Ox Super Ride instead. It will hinge rearward when you need it.
Durb 09/15/20 10:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th Wheel Driver

Trailer generated forces are delivered to the frame of your truck independent of your truck's suspension. The trailer is hooked solidly to the pin box. The pin box is hooked solidly to the hitch. The hitch is hooked solidly to the truck's frame. The frame is hooked to your seat back. If you want towing comfort you need to soften one of those connections. An air hitch or air pin box is your answer. Improving your truck's suspension will help when the truck goes over a bump, not when the trailer goes over the same bump. I suggest leaving your truck alone and spend that money on a good air hitch or pin box. Welcome to the forum.
Durb 09/06/20 09:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Subaru Ascent towing 4,400 pounds

That Subaru is going to have a very short life. Especially that continuously variable transmission.
Durb 08/29/20 05:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

The sweet spot for my truck when towing is 65. I have traveled Idaho and their 80 MPH limit. I settle in behind a big rig, relax, and enjoy the ride. They usually keep it where I am comfortable. If I drift to 70 MPH, no big deal.
Durb 08/29/20 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Oil Change - synthetic oil

If you want longer change intervals you may want to consider an Amsoil bypass filter. Dirt is the engine killer and the filter keeps your oil clean. Doubt that synthetic oil has broken down or additives removed in 11k miles. I ran a bypass in two vehicles and the oil would appear new on the dipstick after 12k miles. I don't run one on the diesel as my oil times out due to low miles. Considering Kirkland heavy duty diesel oil for my next change, $27 for 3 gallons.
Durb 08/29/20 09:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fuel and CG discounts

I don't know if your travels will take you to the Northwest and this is kind of a stretch. Costco diesel is inexpensive from the outset and you get an extra 4% off with a Costco credit card. It is the only place I buy my fuel but I don't travel nationally. Not every Costco has diesel and you will have to do some research to pick your places. I guess this may help as Costco probably qualifies as a "club". Filled both tanks yesterday at $209.9 per gallon. Extra 4% brought it down to $201.5 per. On a recent trip to the coast, diesel was in the low threes. Big difference.
Durb 08/29/20 09:28am Full-time RVing
RE: What to do with my hitch

I lift mine out of my bed with the trailer then lower it on to a hydraulic table. I roll it into the garage and throw a sheet over it. After six seasons, the hitch is still in excellent condition. Even with a roll top cover a hitch will condense moisture on its surface.
Durb 08/28/20 08:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is there a correct battery voltage chart?

I read that Battle Born can provide a chart for their lithium batteries.
Durb 08/26/20 09:46am Tech Issues
RE: Help choosing tow vehicle

Durb- Yep, this is a Coleman circa 2003 (but in great shape with lots of aftermarket stuff added). Even with a half-ton, you think a WDH is still a good thing to have? I was thinking just a friction control sway bar and call it a day*. *Reminder from my first post that this will be my first time towing anything ever so I have no idea what I'm doing. Been spending all my time researching tow vehicles, haven't gone down the rabbit-hole of hitches yet! I bought the hitch for the Toyota and it was a Godsend. Didn't need the weight distribution part for the Nissan but used it as anti sway was incorporated. Didn't need the WDH at all if I didn't need to carry water. I'm thinking Coleman installed the water tank behind the axle. I think my model was a Grandview or something like that. It had a slide out dinette which was really convenient. The hitch helped me sell the trailer and I never regretted buying it.
Durb 08/25/20 09:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help choosing tow vehicle

We owned a Coleman tent trailer with about your same specifications. Originally towed it with a Toyota T100 which wasn't ideal. The drive train was fine but the short wheelbase and long rear overhang made for a choppy ride. Later moved on to a Nissan Titan which pulled the trailer well unless the water tank was full then it swayed viciously. Reese makes the steadi-flex lightweight weight distribution hitch with anti sway which will improve your tow regardless of vehicle. I also believe you will be happier with a full sized crew cab truck as your family grows. Many great times and memories with that tent trailer.
Durb 08/25/20 09:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ultra Lite vs Normal Weight

Some of the ultralights were designed for half ton trucks and have lower front overhang heights. They may not fit a newer 4WD 2500 truck with sufficient clearance without towing nose high. Advise taking some measurements before buying.
Durb 08/25/20 09:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lithium conversion concern

No issues at 14.x volts for your electronics. the fridge is good until 15.4 , EG. The real question is whether you have to limit the time at 14.4 or so and if it even goes too high with the Battle Born, depending on which PD model you have and what that might really mean. Recent discussions on that here left that all as an unknown, with some choosing one way and some another. I don't know what is the correct answer. Thanks. PD9160AL. Is it wait and see then?
Durb 08/20/20 08:22pm Tech Issues
Lithium conversion concern

I just replaced my battery with a Battle Born 100ah and my converter with a Progressive Dynamics unit. When I'm plugged in I show 14.5 volts which is easily a volt higher than before (most of the time). Do I have to consider protecting the circuit boards in my fridge and water heater in a 12 year old trailer? Is this even an issue or am I over complicating things?
Durb 08/20/20 06:45pm Tech Issues
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