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RE: Truck GVWR wrong weight listed on registration

The theory of having insurance is they assume the risk that the insured individuals property will be damaged or destroyed, as well as the responsibility for any act of negligence, ignorance, or stupidity on the part of the insured. The things they do not cover are specifically listed in the policy terms. If they could get out of paying by showing it was the fault of the insured, they'd never pay a claim.
drsteve 06/05/20 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Coachmen Clipper

I am thinking about upgrading to 15 inch tires on my 2017 Clipper FQ17. Who has changed their 13 inch clipper tires to 15 inch tires without flipping the springs? Any issues? I would be concerned with clearance in the wheel well. Also, do your hubs have four lugs, or five?
drsteve 06/05/20 09:02am Travel Trailers
RE: no brake lites or hazard but turn signals flicker

A multi-meter will only tell you voltage, so checking all connections will not tell you if it is getting a good flow of that 12 volts, which is also called amps. Truth. The way around this is to use a test lamp rather than a voltmeter. If there's not enough current, the lamp will show it.
drsteve 05/26/20 06:44pm Tech Issues
RE: no brake lites or hazard but turn signals flicker

First thought is a ground, because you report that the turn signals flicker. Also no brake lights doesn't sound like the flasher.
drsteve 05/22/20 06:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Help with new travel trailer

Do you already have a truck? If so, figure out what it can really tow before you buy a trailer. You'll want a 3/4 ton truck for what you're contemplating. That's a lot of trailer, and five people in the truck is also a load.
drsteve 05/22/20 05:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Chipmunks

Scent repellents do not work. Figure out how they are gaining entry, and block the hole(s).
drsteve 05/18/20 01:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can I purchase any wheel with the right size & bolt pattern?

It should be fine, especially as a second spare.
drsteve 05/12/20 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Gas, Diesel, Gears and Towing

That's a question that none of us can answer. How the manufacturers arrive at ratings seem to be a closely guarded secret. you get in an accident, a smart attorney could sue you for being over the stated GCWR I don't understand how torque and HP plays a roll in an accident. Now you're really opening a can of worms. There are many discussions on here about whether the GCWR and or towing rating are legal ratings that can be admitted in a court case. Ultimately nobody on here can answer that. Well it's possible that someone on here can answer these questions, to date they have been mute on the subject. The law--which generally is applicable to commercial haulers rather than Joe Fifth Wheel--uses the metric of axle weight ratings.
drsteve 05/11/20 01:12pm Towing
RE: Hitch set up

No one needs a sway controller.............. till ya' do. Yep. Just like a seat belt, safety glasses, or a motorcycle helmet.
drsteve 05/07/20 07:10am Towing
RE: Air shocks on tandem axle - settle this debate.

If you want a better ride, air shocks are not the way to get it.
drsteve 05/07/20 07:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Sensor Panel

Is this a TT with a basic electrical system, or a coach with a more sophisticated control setup? If the former, it sure sounds like a fuse.
drsteve 05/06/20 04:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Air shocks on tandem axle - settle this debate.

Why would you want one axle to respond differently than the other?
drsteve 05/06/20 04:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch set up

The built in sway control on the truck is a system that is meant to respond to serious sway events, and correct them before you roll the truck down the highway. You will still want a WD hitch.
drsteve 05/05/20 06:15pm Towing
RE: Holiday rambler roof question

Can you post some pics?
drsteve 05/02/20 07:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Are the $25K lithium battery systems worth their cost?

$25K for batteries? No. Just... no.
drsteve 05/01/20 05:21pm Technology Corner
RE: What to look for in purchase and past water damage

I would look for one with no water damage.
drsteve 05/01/20 05:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Michigan state parks extend closures

Ron Olson, chief of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division, said he and his staff are eager to welcome back campers and visitors, but proper safety precautions and maintenance work must happen first. “We know millions of residents are eager to return to state parks and recreation areas, and we will be here to serve them and make their visits as enjoyable as possible, but we have to open the right way and be certain that facilities and sites are clean, safe and ready to accommodate everyone,” Olson said. Prep time needed to get facilities ready To prepare state-managed parks, trails and boating facilities, many important tasks must be completed once nonessential work is permitted. The department anticipates staff can start work May 15 once the stay-at-home order is lifted; prep work is expected to take roughly five weeks. Duties include: • Acquiring drinking water permits from county health departments. • Opening bathrooms. • Hiring and training seasonal staff. • Ensuring sanitation systems are running efficiently. • Making progress on infrastructure needs. • Other operational duties Looks to me like it's the DNR that's the issue here, not the Governor. They're the ones saying it's going to take them 5 weeks. That's a fact. Certain people have decided to make this political, and ignore the fact that the governor is basing ALL her decisions on medical advice from non partisan experts. Look at the protests and you see lots of political signs, but no expert medical opinions calling for the state to reopen.
drsteve 05/01/20 08:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Converter, is it working

When you plug the trailer in to shore power, the converter should come on automatically.
drsteve 04/27/20 12:01pm Tech Issues
RE: EPDM bubbling

Can you post a pic?
drsteve 04/26/20 03:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical issues

Sometimes if a GFI won't reset, it's because there's a ground fault downstream.
drsteve 04/26/20 03:48pm Beginning RVing
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