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RE: New tires for my 16K fifth wheel

I use to have GY 614 back in 2005.They was a disaster tire for 3-4 years.That make me go to Michelin rib (not to good for heavy trailers)and then Sailun.Well that the tire to use now a lot cheaper and a lot better. See you drive a newer more dependable Ford truck. So the HORRIBLE previous Ford Diesel record didn't steer you away I guess.......Well, FWIW, I did have horrible experiences with Chevrolet products, and have never, and will never, buy another one. So yeah, a bad experience can sometimes totally bias you against a product.
fj12ryder 09/25/20 11:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Servicing Wheel Bearings

That's mighty impressive, given they want e-z lube bearings serviced every year or 3 to 4 thousand miles, which ever occurs first. The upgrade might be the way to go just for the peace of mind factor, even though greasing each year is no big deal. I guess the cost of the upgrade, also has to be considered before going that route.They don't actually want you to service your bearings that often. That is simply the CYA put out to Cover Their A**es. I'm firmly in the camp that the bearings should be checked when you first take possession of your trailer. Once you've determined the bearings are good, and are lubed well, you check them every several year or when you feel the urge. Every year or every other year is a waste of my time. It would appear that trailer builders are notorious for doing a singularly poor job of assembling, and/or greasing the bearings before putting the trailer in service. Mine were pretty bad, but I finally pulled and rechecked bearings after 5 years and all was good.
fj12ryder 09/25/20 11:48am Tech Issues
RE: We are Drowning in our...

Yes, way less litter today because of increased education and responsibility.I do have to agree there is less litter than when I was growing up. We lived outside the city, and regularly walked to school. We would pick up pop bottles and could usually collect enough on the walk to and from school, about a mile one way, to buy some candy at the local small store. When I was bicycling and running some years back, the lack of litter was always heartening. The roads were never totally trash free, but much better than I remembered as a kid.
fj12ryder 09/25/20 11:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Digi-Pas 2-Axis Smart Cube Level, DWL-90PRO,

This is just me, but if you permanently mount two cheap(er) spirit levels on your trailer, then you don't need to move anything around, recalibrate, or mess with any gadget at all. I have one large level on the pin box that I can see from the truck seat to get the trailer level side-to-side, and one level mounted on the trailer by the front leg switches for front-to-back. No batteries, no worries about dropping, no messing with anything. Sometimes simple works best.
fj12ryder 09/24/20 08:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: WiFi

Boosting the wifi signal does no good if the wifi is slow to begin with. It will allow you to connect better, but will not speed up a mediocre wifi. So make sure the wifi is worth boosting before you spend money to do so.
fj12ryder 09/23/20 07:31pm Technology Corner
RE: New tires for my 16K fifth wheel

A lot depends on the kind of traveling you do: short distances several times a year, full timing, long trips several times a year. Personally if the tread is good and they look good, I would run them another year or so. I have a little over 6 years on the Sailuns I'm running and will probably replace them next year if I have a long trip scheduled. I don't think you can do better than the Sailun S637 tire for trailer use. You can certainly pay more, and they are made in China, but if you want a tire that you can depend on, the Sailun is it.
fj12ryder 09/23/20 02:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning Fabric Replacement

Yes you must order the exact replacement because the wiring for the light strip and the electric motor are sewn into the edge of the fabric.Are you sure about that? I've never heard of anyone running the wire in the awning fabric. All that I have seen runs the wiring up one of the arms. We got our awning fabric for our 20' awning from Excellent product. About $200 for the heavy duty vinyl. But I didn't see anything on their website about ones with wiring.
fj12ryder 09/22/20 02:51pm Toy Haulers
RE: We are Drowning in our...

It is a minority and you'll never change that type. Eight four years old and thinking we are doing better now than 20 years ago. GuyI dunno, I used to think it was a minority, but just a simple act like taking your own bags to the grocery store to keep those plastic bags out of the landfill seems to be too much for most people to do. And OMG if I don't keep a close eye on the sackers, I won't get out of their store without a dozen bags, when I only have 5 items. I get a gallon of milk, it goes in a bag, which then goes into another bag. AND THE COTTENPICKIN' THING HAS A CARRY HANDLE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!
fj12ryder 09/19/20 04:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: We are Drowning in our...

If the above is all true, and litter is a recent problem, why did they have that famous anti-littering commercial in 1971? That's 50 years ago, so the problem then would have been our parents. So the problem is their parents' lack of parenting skills? Basically, people are slobs, full stop.
fj12ryder 09/19/20 01:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: We are Drowning in our...

Uh, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but this isn't news. Seven billion people make one heck of a mess. About all you can do is do what you can, and try not to contribute to the overall increase in trash.
fj12ryder 09/19/20 10:18am Around the Campfire
RE: No More RVIA Shows

Ah, okay I didn't know that the California show was the only one that RVIA organized. So just a local issue for California.
fj12ryder 09/18/20 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: No More RVIA Shows

I dunno, I mean the headline kind of says it all: "RVIA Board Permanently Cancels California RV Show". True. That is what the HEADLINE says. The article does not state that.I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree, since I didn't see anywhere in the article that mentioned any place other than California.
fj12ryder 09/18/20 10:51am General RVing Issues
RE: No More RVIA Shows

I dunno, I mean the headline kind of says it all: "RVIA Board Permanently Cancels California RV Show".
fj12ryder 09/17/20 08:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: valve stems for TPMS

The in tire sensors are the best. True tire temp readings and no valve stem issues.Yeah, work great until you need new batteries. I have the metal stems and no issues, and honestly I'm more concerned with tire pressure than tire temperature. Wouldn't have an internal tire sensor.
fj12ryder 09/17/20 07:01pm Towing
RE: No More RVIA Shows

So they're talking strictly about California, from what I read.
fj12ryder 09/17/20 04:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: valve stems for TPMS

The metal valve stems are a good idea regardless of which TPMS you get. But IMO, and I have the flow-through sensors, save your money on the flow-through sensors. You'll find yourself removing them to add air. The restriction is so great that it takes quite a long time to add just 5 psi. If I did it again, I would get the regular sensors and skip the flow-throughs.
fj12ryder 09/17/20 04:05pm Towing
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Why not wait until there actually is something to report on, rather than just more speculation based on nothing much new? It's like saying the success of the new airplane will depend on the ability of its wings to create lift. Duh.
fj12ryder 09/17/20 04:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

My son-in-law owned a Lambo Aventdor, his circle of high-performance car owners do really. obsess about this. Then my daughter arrives with her Tesla X and everyone shuts up.:RSure they do. LOL
fj12ryder 09/16/20 01:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Okay, let me see if I have this straight: They're comparing the Taycan Turbo S, a real live car vs a Lucid Air, an imaginary car, vs Model S Plaid, also an imaginary car. Seriously??!! And really, so much fuzz over .4 to .1 seconds, well, unless I'm going to race it for money.Uh, my point was that two of the three cars don't exist.
fj12ryder 09/16/20 01:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Seen a Good Movie Lately?

"The Gods Must Be Angry." Did you mean "The Gods Must be Crazy"?
fj12ryder 09/16/20 01:25pm Around the Campfire
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