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RE: Broken Spring

Jerry, you left out “wannabe”.....as in, wannabe Wyoming rancher/cowboy! ;) memtb
memtb 10/12/19 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Broken Spring

In more than 30 yards of rv’ing, we’ve experienced 3 broken springs.....two in the last 3 years. Two of these were on while on the road. The most recent, discovered when making my “walk-around” while doing an afternoon refueling at a truck stop 50+ miles south of Lincoln, Ne. We spent the night in the truck stop while a cold front pushed-through, setting a low temperature record in Lincoln. The next morning we drove into Lincoln (after getting permission to leave the 5er in the lot), and bought 2 springs. I replaced the spring (it was cold work)and we were back on the road by 10:00or so. The second spring has found a semi-permanent home residing in the bed of our truck. We should “never” break another.....as we are now prepared. It seems that our repairs always happen during somewhat “extreme” temps. :M The previous spring change was done in an asphalt parking lot in Mesa, Az.....in August! I did that repair in early morning, while it was a little cooler....but rapidly getting hot. I was very thankful for the large piece of “Astro-turf”, I keep for putting on tire chains ( mud or snow), which helped “insulate” me from the hot asphalt! And then, there was that wheel bearing / brake assembly replacement during the Christmas Holidays, several years ago. Done in a campground, with morning temperatures below 0F. That required more than one cup of “hot chocolate”! Rv’’ing can certainly be an adventure ! We should write a book! memtb
memtb 10/12/19 06:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping around Christmas time

I guess this means that Wyoming is off of your “short list”! ;) The Tetons and Yellowstone are beautiful that time of the year! memtb
memtb 10/10/19 06:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Time to prepare for winter

Soon.....”de-winterize” the camper, and head to the mountains for 2 or 3 weeks of boondocking. Been waiting on this time of year since last December! ;) The truck: chains -check, antifreeze- check, batteries - check, ect.,ect! :) memtb
memtb 10/10/19 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Removing small chair by door in class C.

Not sure exactly what to do if bolts or mounting plate can’t be removed. We’re going to remove our chair, but will use the bolts and plate to mount a small chest freezer! memtb
memtb 10/10/19 06:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Hope all you Snowbirds got out ahead of the blizzards!

The best time of year in the Rockies! ;) memtb
memtb 10/10/19 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: "We're sorry. An error has Occurred"

Same here....I have more sites I can’t enter, than those I can! memtb
memtb 10/09/19 08:08am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Hankook Dynapro Tires for 2019 Coachman Leprechaun

Most Hankook tires are manufactured in South Korea, a few models are made in China. We’re running Hankook 19.5” tires on our truck and the Dynapros’ on our 4 Runner! Pretty happy! memtb
memtb 10/09/19 08:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: High Winds on I-80 in WY

I-80 is why we stopped going to visit my husband's family in Rock Springs at Christmas. Too many trips messed up by high winds, road closures, etc. Even in the summer it can be pretty brutal when pulling a trailer. Some of the many reasons that we are the lowest population state. Many of us are hoping for a few record setting winters.....it’s getting far too crowded here. memtb
memtb 10/02/19 11:02am Roads and Routes
RE: Holster for .44 Ruger Super Blackhawk on fishign trip

Aside from the Canadian issues, I’m merely addressing the carry question. I handgun hunt, and often carry here at home while working outside (snakes, varmints, possible mountain lion). Take a look at and consider a “cross chest “ carry or as some refer to as a “tanker style” holster. The handgun carries in the low, center of chest, and is out of the way for most activities.....be it work, day pack/ back pack use,, ect. If fishing with waders, places the handgun above the water, while giving quick, easy access. And, if it’s a large, heavy handgun ( as in my X Frame, 8 3/8”, 70+ ounce, 460) it helps keep the long barrel in a more practical , comfortable position, as well as distribute the weight to the shoulders. There are numerous manufactures of these style holsters. I use a Galco Kodak ( leather for quiet when hunting) for my X Frame, and the wife and I both have Gunfitters.Inc . , Kenaii Model (kyodex/ nylon)....for our Ruger Mark series 22 pistols, when just out and about! memtb --------------------- Thanks for the info. It's now time to close this one as the op's question has been answered. We normally don't do gun threads and time to close this one before it goes off topic. (Mod)
memtb 09/29/19 10:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Million-mile battery unveiled by ground-breaking research.

If the batteries are used in a “spacecraft”.......covering a million miles wouldn’t take very long! memtb
memtb 09/29/19 09:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Setting the Trailer Brake Controller

This obviously is just my opinion. I prefer a “slight” tug on the TV. This way I am certain that in slick ( rain, snow, ice) conditions, the trailer brakes will help keep everything in a “straight line”. If the truck is providing more ( even slightly more) braking, under the previously mentioned conditions, the possibility of a “jackknife” is increased. I’d prefer to replace the trailer brakes a little more often, than find myself in a “jackknife” situation. However, I do want to emphasize......a “slight” tug on the TV! memtb
memtb 09/28/19 06:48am Towing
RE: What Size RV is Right for Full-Timing

There are as many answers, as there are RV’s. Everyone has different needs, and comfort desires. Much like folks having different ideas of the perfect place for their home. Some want a New York Penthouse, while others would much prefer a home in rural America with few to no neighbors. Put me in the rural America group, however, we prefer a large, high end 5th wheel. Of course, we try to use it in rural America! ;) memtb
memtb 09/28/19 06:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Beef up (fish plate) “I” beam frame

The manufacturer may spec what the frame needs to accomodate, but LCI does the engineering. The manufacturer has 0 liabilty should the frame fail, unless they choose to assume some of it. LCI warrants the frame. LCI sucks and essentially has a monopoly. They bought out almost every other frame fabricator involved with the RV industry or undercut them out of business systematically. The RV industry sucks as well. Birds of a feather. This! As well as a few other established, reputable RV component manufactures....then outsourced and/or lowered the quality! memtb
memtb 09/27/19 09:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Beef up (fish plate) “I” beam frame

I’m glad that you folks mentioned Lippert......I suspected as much! “If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck.....”! Lippert has a long-standing, traceable trail of producing garbage. From their frames, to their axles, and most things they produce/sell! As much as I hate government intervention....The RV industry has long needed some form of “quality controls, much like the automotive industry or aviation, to name a couple! memtb
memtb 09/27/19 06:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Beef up (fish plate) “I” beam frame

I’m reasonably certain, that if done properly, it should help. I fail to see how increasing the “web” thickness can hurt, only help! The sad part...you have to consider doing this! memtb
memtb 09/26/19 08:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire cables or chains

How many folks carry tire chains or cables for their motor home? Our Winnebago Sunstar is 18000 pounds and we are planning to travel mid October from Calgary to Spokane then further west to the coast and south to California. We carry cables for our class c and for our 5th wheel. Lightweight, don’t take up much room, and inexpensive. Don’t really want to use them.....but I like to have an insurance policy! Cables work great on ice and shallow snow, don’t beat you to death when using them. Chains generally are best for mud or deeper snow....not saying that they shouldn’t or can’t be used at any time. For highway use, I just prefer cables. As we do a bit of fall/winter boondocking, we have light duty , v-bar chains for our 5er and heavy duty, large link, mud chains (off road chains) for the truck! I keep a small piece of “Astro-Turf” to lay down on. It doesn’t slide around like a vinyl tarp, yet keeps you clean and dry! memtb
memtb 09/25/19 08:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Broken Spring

Yep, it ain’t fun. Over the years I’ve had to replace two while on a road trip. The last one, we found during a fill-up, and spent the night at the truck stop, 50 miles south of Lincoln, Ne. A front was coming through, with high winds, set a low temperature record ( low teens) that night. A quick trip to Lincoln the next morning, bought a spring, changed it out and back on the road by about 10:00 in the morning. I can’t figure out why most of our issues involve cold weather....sure glad that I travel with Carhartt Overalls! :D memtb
memtb 09/25/19 08:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Yellowstone - Spring or Fall?

Fall! memtb
memtb 09/22/19 03:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Truck and 5th wheel

The 2020 3500HD Sierra SRW has a GVWR of 12100lbs. Cargo capacity of 3670 lbs. towing capacity of 5th at 21200 Lbs. They have been increasing these trucks over the years to handle a lot of these larger fifth wheels. When shopping pay attention to your specs and you will have no issues. For that high of towing your RV will need to be a triple axle with no more than 15% pin. Tow it, sure but can it HANDLE it??? I may be incorrect but, 2 8K axles and 17.5” tires/wheels should easily handle the 5th wheel weight. We had a 36 foot Teton that weighed a little more than that on 2 axles. Many high end 5ers come with two high weight rated axles! memtb
memtb 09/21/19 09:50am Fifth-Wheels
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