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Forum: Lite Weight Trailers Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By linux3
This thread didn't start quite like it did in my...

This thread didn't start quite like it did in my mind.
I had just spent too much time talking with someone about their 2010 Silverado single cab with the 4.8L V8.
Just because a salesman said that...
Forum: Tow Vehicles Yesterday, 03:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 773
Posted By linux3
And you hope you don't meet them on I-40 heading...

And you hope you don't meet them on I-40 heading for the Cumberland Gap.
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 04-16-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By linux3
What is a lite weight trailer.

I think I spend too much time on this forum but I have learned a lot and thank all the members.
Now, what is a lite weight trailer?
I'm pulling around 50% of the max rating of my TT. That's lite...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 04-16-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By linux3
Congrats and RV trips are a happy time when you...

Congrats and RV trips are a happy time when you don't have to figure weights to the pound plus or minus.
Wait, wait, what I'm saying is you have the TV and TT to make for happy trips and relaxed...
Forum: Travel Trailers 04-03-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By linux3
Nice, congrats. I'm a huge fan of: 1) Murphy...

Nice, congrats. I'm a huge fan of:
1) Murphy beds
2) Smaller, easy to tow TT's.
All the debates here about having enough TV or figuring weights and spec's and such to the pound.
Get a TT that way...
Forum: Travel Trailers 03-28-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By linux3
OK, maybe I'm lazy but... I winterize myself...

OK, maybe I'm lazy but...
I winterize myself but in the spring I take my TT to a local dealer who flushes and sanitizes the tanks and checks the whole system for leaks.
I also get a bearing repack,...
Forum: Campgrounds & Destinations 03-27-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By linux3
I guess our 19.5' TT just wouldn't feel welcome. ...

I guess our 19.5' TT just wouldn't feel welcome.

Too or from somewhere we stayed at a nice campground in Winchester VA.
They were hosting a gathering of Newmar MH's and boy did our little TT...
Forum: Towing 03-13-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By linux3
There are a bunch of monster truck fans on this...

There are a bunch of monster truck fans on this forum and sometimes I think the advice is over kill.
That being said, if you have to weigh the people and gear you will be carrying and calculate to...
Forum: Travel Trailers 03-13-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By linux3
3 or 4 long road trips a year with no real idea...

3 or 4 long road trips a year with no real idea where we are going or how long we are going to take to get here, humm, our plan.
From AAA you can get the Woodall's RV campground guide. We may use it...
Forum: Freeways & Byways 03-12-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,963
Posted By linux3
My wife never drives just my truck much less TV &...

My wife never drives just my truck much less TV & TT.
I don't really like pulling more than 4 hours a day.
However, we do around 3 or 4 long road trips a year with only a vague destination in mind...
Forum: Towing 03-08-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,407
Posted By linux3
In 207 when I was looking to trade in my Ford...

In 207 when I was looking to trade in my Ford Explorer Sport on a truck I looked hard at F150's with the V8. The Explorer had the Ecoboost 3.5 and fuel millage was poor. The Max tow package comes...
Forum: Travel Trailers 03-07-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By linux3
I kinda don't like that my door only opens to 90...

I kinda don't like that my door only opens to 90 degrees. I tried removing the bottom strut so it would open all the way but there is nothing to keep it open and I've since replaced the strut.
That...
Forum: Freeways & Byways 03-06-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By linux3
Last year we came from Knoxville TN up I-81...

Last year we came from Knoxville TN up I-81 through VA and it just plain sucked.
Way, way too many trucks and very small shoulders. The road is torn up and rough.
I do not like pulling at much more...
Forum: Travel Trailers 03-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By linux3
Gotta love Harbor Freight. ...

Gotta love Harbor Freight.
https://www.harborfreight.com/automatic-battery-float-charger-69955.html
Forum: Towing 03-03-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,512
Posted By linux3
On a Windows system there is no such thing as...

On a Windows system there is no such thing as virus protection. Known maleware, to your system, is scanned. Zero day exploits waltz right through.
Forum: Travel Trailers 03-02-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By linux3
Locking up my TT

OK, I know ANY lock can be defeated but I have been using this Reese lock and it's just way to easy to remove.
Suggestion for a better replacement?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0iop_LDanE
Forum: Freeways & Byways 03-01-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By linux3
As I remember there are tunnels on I-77 through...

As I remember there are tunnels on I-77 through VA right? I've only ever done this route in a car. What's the rules when towing a TT?
Forum: Travel Trailers 02-28-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By linux3
I live in Henrietta, just down the road from you....

I live in Henrietta, just down the road from you.
I'm planning on mid April.....
Forum: Towing 02-22-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By linux3
2 weeks ago I replaced the P265/65R18 Wrangler...

2 weeks ago I replaced the P265/65R18 Wrangler SR-A tires with Michelin LTX MS.
Rated 118T so slightly higher than the Goodyear 114T.
Much, much better traction and a lot quieter. I do kinda miss...
Forum: Towing 02-20-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,196
Posted By linux3
Quick diversion. A while ago I posted about...

Quick diversion. A while ago I posted about swapping my Silverado for a Tahoe. I got a bunch of opinions but none from people who had actually done it.
Thanks, this is just what I was looking for....
Forum: Travel Trailers 02-09-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By linux3
I have a much smaller TT but... The longer the...

I have a much smaller TT but...
The longer the stabilizer jacks are extended the more movement. I carry 4 hunks of 6X6 and put them under the jacks to shorten them.
If we are staying somewhere for...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-07-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,066
Posted By linux3
Do you have the Max Tow package and what's the...

Do you have the Max Tow package and what's the rear end gear ratio?

IMHO much too often helpful folks on this forum try to push trucks that are way over what is really needed.
That being said,...
Forum: Travel Trailers 02-02-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By linux3
I totally agree. I usually don't use them for...

I totally agree. I usually don't use them for overnights while on the road but more then a day or 2 and they make a huge difference in comfort.
Forum: Travel Trailers 01-28-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,187
Posted By linux3
I worry about having the bikes on a hitch behind...

I worry about having the bikes on a hitch behind the TT. I can't see them.
My current method is to remove the front wheel and lay them in the bed of the truck. I have a tonneau cover and with the...
Forum: Freeways & Byways 01-21-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By linux3
Humm, you can't get there from NJ. The Great...

Humm, you can't get there from NJ. The Great Lakes are in the way.
I would head over to I-81 North to I-90 West. Cross into Canada at Buffalo and QEW to Detroit.
I-75 North through the UP and cross...
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