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RE: Trouble With RV.net Am I Alone?

A good forum, with good folks participating.....most dealing with very poor service! These problems do prompt one to visit other RV forums that are much more user friendly! memtb
memtb 05/28/20 07:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best Fiver these days

If we wanted quality over gadgets and gimmicks I think we'd see more Airstreams and less of almost everything else out there. Everyone complains about the terrible workmanship in the RV industry but very few are willing to pay for quality. ^^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^ I have said similar on this forum numerous times! I will go farther with my comments, suggesting that we should have more stringent government policies pertaining to “safety related” issues....much the same as the auto industry is regulated. Frame failures, underrated axles/brakes/tires, etc all fall under the banner of “safety”! Yes, unit prices “will” be more expensive. However, the consumer is better protected in the long term! memtb
memtb 05/28/20 07:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Balance

Never balanced a tire on 14-15 flatdeck trailers....three Stock trailers....four cargo trailer....one TT.....three 5th wheel rv trailers.....for several reasons that I and others have posted a dozen times on this website. I'm happy...my tires and trailers are happy. I get 40k-55k miles a set. Tires wear even across the tread with no cupping. Do you balance the tires on your cars or trucks? memtb
memtb 05/26/20 08:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Balance

DELETED......due to double post! memtb
memtb 05/26/20 06:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Balance

So i am about to go buy some new tires for my 5th wheel, and tire shop is saying dont bother pay to have them balanced , its not necessary. memtb What does everybody do here? They are for 29ft 5th wheel 225-75-15 We have a total of 4 trailers, including a small, single axle utility trailer.....all have balanced tires! Non-balanced tires, put a lot of unnecessary abuse on the suspension components....as well as creating excessive tire wear! Out of balance tires also transmits additional shock to the camper....potentially shortening it’s life expectancy! Balanced tires, simply makes makes life better for the entire camper!
memtb 05/26/20 06:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

I “must” take a differing view on Lippert frames! They “may” build to the manufacuring specifications.....but, they have been plagued with quality control issues. These issues have “zero” to do with manufacturing specifications!!! memtb
memtb 05/24/20 11:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

“If” money is no object......New Horizons, out of Kansas! Their Summit line is still head and shoulders above most anything else....and somewhat affordable. If you will consider buying used.....they get a lot more affordable! memtb
memtb 05/24/20 11:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: South rim Grand Canyon

If you’re up for “boondocking”, the ultimate social distancing”..... there some very nice camping spots along some “forest service roads” just out of ( we stayed down road #302) Tusayan. We found a “two-track” which took us about 600 to 800 yards off of road #302....It was dust free, very pretty, quiet, and offered great “social distancing” .....except for the little bunch of elk that passed through! It was a nice, open, smooth “two-track” road, which worked well with our 40 foot 5th wheel. If you have an iPhone, there is an app, “ALLSTAYS”, which is a pretty handy source of “boondocking” / free camping locations! memtb
memtb 05/20/20 08:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tool box in a long bed?

If I have a tool box or equivalent that is significantly higher than the bed rails right behind the cab of my long bed, will it cause turning issues with the trailer nose? You “will” eventually wish that you had a flush-fit toolbox! 30 years ago, my tool box was “only” about 3” above the bed rails. It took a year or so.....but I finally introduced the 5er to the tool box! :M :o memtb
memtb 05/20/20 07:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used diesel, anyway to tell if it's been chipped?

I had a 2000 7.3 diesel. I put a Banks chip in it when it had 30,000 miles on it and sold it when it had 250,000 miles and it never had any problems Same with my Father's 2001 7.3L and that now has over 300k and my brothers old 2010 CTD that he sold to a friend who was a fishing guide using it to tow his boat 160 miles to the coast just about every weekend and now has over 350k on it. With many of today's diesels, the emissions equipment does more harm to the engine through oil/fuel dilution from regens and soot buildup from the EGR than a tune will and in many cases a tune will eliminate or reduce these problems dramatically. As long as the previous owner was not an idiot that towed heavy on a high powered tune or did not add any supporting mods(built trans, upgraded intercooler/turbo, head studs, lift pump/filter, etc...) to allow them to reliably run the higher power tunes, then I would not be afraid of a tuned diesel. It is also worth mentioning that not all tuning is the same either. Some software like EFILive is better than others because they allow for more parameters while still keeping stock safeguards. Some software like H&S that allowed the end user to change some of the parameters(timing, duration, boost, etc) was dangerous in the hands of a consumer who did not know what they were doing, and blown head gaskets were common for people running these tuners. Having reputable tuning software from a tuner that knows what he is doing makes a world of a difference in how your truck handles certain power increases. In many cases, software like EFILive made the tables better and smoother than the stock tunes that are made to meet emissions above all else even at the cost of reliability in many cases. You can read more into what I am talking about here(LINK) Good post! Unfortunately, in most places, you can’t (legally) delete the EGR systems. “Deleting” the EGR system will make your diesel live a longer, happier life....and helps keep more money in your wallet! memtb
memtb 05/13/20 08:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: PROPANE on the cheap

Our prices are generally the lowest around August. I hope that remains the same this year.....as we’ll be buying about 600 gallons. I’d sure love to see it around “a buck 25 “or so! memtb
memtb 05/13/20 08:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Rear Axle Fluid Change Differential Cover with drain plug.

Ford specifies the Motorcraft 75W-140 for the '03 E-450 for hot and hilly trailer towing. Hauling a house seems pretty close to trailer towing. Yep! memtb
memtb 05/13/20 07:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Used diesel, anyway to tell if it's been chipped?

I believe that most of the time the vehicle ( especially the newer models) can be put on a diagnostic machine, and determine “if” it is or has been “chipped”! “Chipped” or not, a thorough test, via a diagnostic test may be a good “ feel good” thing to do! memtb
memtb 05/11/20 09:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rear Axle Fluid Change Differential Cover with drain plug.

I went to a Mag-Hytec on our Ram 3500. An aluminum cover with additional fluid capacity, having raised ribs on he case outside for greater surface area for additional cooling. It has a magnetic drain plug, a sight glass for easy level observation, and is drilled/tapped for a temperature probe (should you desire one)! They’ve been around many years! I’m not sure what fluids Ford used in ‘03, but with my Ram, I went to a higher weight rating ( I tow quite heavy loads) full synthetic oil...... Mobile 1 differential lube! Any good differential oil should be fine......nothing wrong with using the oil that Ford spec’d the vehicle with! memtb
memtb 05/11/20 08:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Another sad sign of the times.

And another rarity, the thread hasn’t been closed.....yet! memtb Nobody is fighting and it hasn't gone political..."yet"! Alaska mosquitoes (which have begun to emerge in Los Anchorage in the past few sunny days) are bigger than either Minnesota or Wyoming mosquitoes.;) No comment on their political affiliation. :E “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight.....but, size of the fight in the dog”! ;) memtb
memtb 05/07/20 09:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another sad sign of the times.

And another rarity, the thread hasn’t been closed.....yet! memtb Nobody is fighting and it hasn't gone political..."yet"! Go Pokes! (Two of our kids went to school at UWYO). ;) memtb
memtb 05/07/20 10:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Another sad sign of the times.

With less people outdoors and camping the poor bugs that suck your blood have no food to take home to their young. Please, do the right thing, go outside today and let a poor starving mosquito have a meal. :W CavemanCharlie, Thanks for the humor! It is much needed, and a rarity! And another rarity, the thread hasn’t been closed.....yet! memtb
memtb 05/07/20 06:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Any one else afraid to travel right now ?

Afraid to travel now? Heck no. We're heading out Sunday with friends to do some camping and RZR riding for the week. We haven't been staying home much. This virus thing is just a bump in the road. Frankly I don't think this bug is any worse than the seasonal flu, which also kills tens of thousands, but doesn't make the news or takes away our liberty and freedom. Hopefully, sanity will soon return. When was the last time the seasonal flu killed 50,000 people in one month and averaged about 2000 a day? It’s becoming obvious that this was in North America much earlier than first thought!! And, due to some of the aggressive measures taken.....the mortality rate is fairly comparable to the flu. memtb 2000 a day with the country locked down? Give me a break. Wilber, I believe that I mentioned the “lock-down” in my post! However, some places have “not” gone to “lock-down” measures.....and their mortality rate is “not” substantially higher than the flu. I think that once the numbers are finally tabulated, we will see that while it is extremely infectious.....the mortality rate is not extreme. The high mortality numbers appear to be due to high infectious rates.....not to the high mortality percentage! JMO, and time will tell! memtb
memtb 04/25/20 08:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I don’t think that it’s dying! I distinctly remember talking to someone a few years back! ;) memtb
memtb 04/25/20 07:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Under cabinet coffee maker?

My primary concern with the “beneath the cabinet” coffee makers is that....the steam from the maker is very hard on the cabinetry above. Many years ago, we damaged our home kitchen cabinet.... never again! memtb
memtb 04/25/20 07:52am General RVing Issues
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