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Forum: Lite Weight Trailers Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By sourdough
As John mentioned, the "stabilizers" just aren't...

As John mentioned, the "stabilizers" just aren't meant to support the weight of the trailer...at all. They just try to keep the rocking and sway to a minimum. I learned the hard way; loading up to...
Forum: Travel Trailers Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,164
Posted By sourdough
Look around. I don't know what your specs are. ...

Look around. I don't know what your specs are. I built a 24' "carport" at our mountain home (24' L x 22' W) for 3200 with both sides enclosed along with the front and back down to an 8' height. ...
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By sourdough
Lightning, like a large hurricane, can cause...

Lightning, like a large hurricane, can cause unbelievable damage and we don't actually comprehend their power. I was driving to my house in the mountains in a rainstorm at about 9000' elevation; it...
Forum: General RV Issues Yesterday, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By sourdough
"Theoretically" everything rolls off the front as...

"Theoretically" everything rolls off the front as the awning comes in. It would be very difficult for even thin ice to hang on as it is rolled over the edge. I would do some serious "researching"...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 341
Posted By sourdough
Good idea! They come from nowhere and look...

Good idea! They come from nowhere and look irrelevant; they're not. I have my roof done at least once a year at the dealership and every time, every time, I have knocks, dings etc. in the dicor...
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By sourdough
I don't have Progressive insurance on the RV but...

I don't have Progressive insurance on the RV but I'll relate a conversation with my insurance company when we had a desktop PC and fridge ruined by power fluctuations.

We have terrible power where...
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By sourdough
Wow! I am very sorry to hear of the problems. ...

Wow! I am very sorry to hear of the problems. It really wreaked havoc sounds like. It's one of those things that crosses people's minds that they hoe just doesn't happen because there's nothing...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By sourdough
Welcome to the forum! I am sure you will...

Welcome to the forum!

I am sure you will get more feedback but here's my opinion;

The 29RLD will max out at a little over 9500 lbs. Figure 11-1200 lbs. for tongue weight to start you off. ...
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,941
Posted By sourdough
Man, you're making me feel old! "True surround"?...

Man, you're making me feel old! "True surround"? That term is relatively new in the last several years, I guess since 5.1, 7.1 etc. evolved. But "true surround"? I remember back in the day when...
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By sourdough
You've made a mistake. You are quoting unloaded...

You've made a mistake. You are quoting unloaded weights. Here is the link to the 230RL, the rest reflect the same thing....
Forum: Odds 'n Ends Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 341
Posted By sourdough
I think a large part of the equation is mindset. ...

I think a large part of the equation is mindset. If you (anyone) go buy an RV expecting that "that money" you spent, or committed to spend, bought you perfection and everything is going to be...
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By sourdough
I don't recall running across a compressor...

I don't recall running across a compressor powered by both 12vdc and 120vac. I, and I think most, carry a compressor for either voltage.

I've not had any luck with the compressors like you've...
Forum: New Member Check in! Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 833
Posted By sourdough
I'm glad your weights turned out satisfactorily;...

I'm glad your weights turned out satisfactorily; I expected they wouldn't. A trip to the scales is mandatory IMO when you are towing what you suspect is close to your limits. I, like you, like to...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By sourdough
I'm so sorry to hear that everyone has to put the...

I'm so sorry to hear that everyone has to put the trailer away. Just finished waxing/buffing/303ing, clean and treat the seals, pack the bearings etc. so we can start winter in FL....:flowers:...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By sourdough
Obviously there are 2 schools of thought on...

Obviously there are 2 schools of thought on covers. I don't use one because I've had problems with scuffing on cars with covers in the past. I also keep my RV in a completely enclosed building. If...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance Yesterday, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By sourdough
I don't but my trailer is either in W TX or the...

I don't but my trailer is either in W TX or the FL panhandle during winter.
Forum: Travel Trailers Yesterday, 09:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,164
Posted By sourdough
Miles, I am so sorry to hear that. I know you...

Miles, I am so sorry to hear that. I know you worked hard and were excited as you brought the project to a close. Thankfully it did not damage the RV. Although I know it was hard to post I think...
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By sourdough
Our trailer has a ladder but I don't use it. I...

Our trailer has a ladder but I don't use it. I bought one of these https://www.campingworld.com/7-double-sided-rung-ladder

After using it for several years I will say that it is very handy and...
Forum: Campgrounds & Destinations Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By sourdough
I have to chime in: you need to allocate time to...

I have to chime in: you need to allocate time to spend in Yellowstone if you are going to make that long of a trip. I've gone once, spent a week and left because I worked then. I have regretted it...
Forum: Towing 10-14-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By sourdough
If you're hitting the brake pedal, it goes down,...

If you're hitting the brake pedal, it goes down, then you hit it again and it gets better, you have an issue. If that happens there are many things that could be wrong; bad (oxenagated) fluid, bad...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 10-14-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By sourdough
Dump the black tank...5 gal. bucket or whatever. ...

Dump the black tank...5 gal. bucket or whatever. If you live in NY you don't need to be putting "a few gallons" of water in any of the tanks for winter. You also don't need to worry about...
Forum: Towing 10-12-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By sourdough
Hankster; I'm sorry I came off a little gruff..I...

Hankster; I'm sorry I came off a little gruff..I kind of do that simply because I worry about stuff for others and I shouldn't. I'm glad you had a good trip. Heed the thoughts about replacing the...
Forum: Towing 10-12-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By sourdough
I've had 4; 2003 3.92, 2004 ?, 2012 3.55, 2013...

I've had 4; 2003 3.92, 2004 ?, 2012 3.55, 2013 3.92 and the 2014 2500 3.73. I also had a 2001 5.9 4.10 and 2002 4.7 along with others. None of that will make much difference; an 8 speed, or 12...
Forum: Towing 10-12-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By sourdough
Just thinking out loud.... A 3.21 axle is...

Just thinking out loud....

A 3.21 axle is good for towing a small trailer...been there, done that. Your trailer is 7600 lbs. gvw., so, no, the truck wasn't pulling it "just fine". It was pulling...
Forum: Technical Corner 10-12-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By sourdough
It may be just me, but my nav systems have always...

It may be just me, but my nav systems have always left me out to dry in some situations. I always carry at least 2 nav systems if I am relying on them. I have the nav in the vehicle, the outboard...
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