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Old 02-25-2014, 11:03 PM   #31
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Is anyone here a fan of Maxxis tires?
Yes would like to have a set on mine already blew out one tire in the second season of use. Also wouldn't mind if it had to jacks just behind the axles to keep the trailer from bouncing on the springs.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:09 PM   #32
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:11 PM   #33
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Most needed upgrade in today's fifth wheels...

I second the 3 AC units.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:46 PM   #34
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When I saw that pic, I couldn't believe it. But once I realized you were driving south, I felt much better! We were in some very cold conditions on our way back to AZ., from the factory 11/21 and had the furnace set to 60 while en route. Never again!
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:49 PM   #35
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The 6 point offers more stability
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:57 PM   #36
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I second the 3 AC units.
Is this specifically for bunk houses? Hard to imagine 3 AC units on a smaller, couple's style floor plan!
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:00 AM   #37
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The 6 point offers more stability
That's true on a longer unit for sure. What about on a shorter unit -- possibly overkill at 30'-34' total length...

And do you prefer hydraulic over electric? Or does it matter?
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Hydraulic is a bit heavier and messier if you blow a line I have the electric on my columbus my dad has hydraulic leveling system on his cardinal
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Might have been mentioned, but the ability to attach SOMETHING to the rear bumper without voiding the warranty on the chassis. Once I lost the use of my bed, now I need to figure something out about transporting my motorcycle. I went with the Sierra because I fell in love with it, but that is still a major issue I'll need to figure out.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:11 AM   #40
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Is anyone here a fan of Maxxis tires?

First Chris...thanks for being "brave enough" to participate in our forum!!! It is great that you interact with us here. THANK YOU.

My tire guy is a fan of Maxxis. He has been in the tire, towing, and auto repair business for 40 years. Being in the towing business he has multiple trailers supporting his business and has had personal experience with many tire brands over the years. He is a fan of 3 trailer tire brands...Maxxis, PowerKing Towmax, and Goodyear Marathon. NOTE: He has no real preference one over the other.

He is very keen on insuring the tires are sized, maintained and loaded properly. Like many have said on this and other forums, many of the tire issues fall squarely on the consumer for not taking care of the tires (proper loading, load balancing, tire pressure, proper speeds, etc). But, he also agrees with us in that many of the brands made off shore which are not strictly regulated by a reputable Brand (ie Goodyear, Power King, Maxiss) are not worth running on an off road farm trailer. He has seen what he says are way too many roadside service calls in which he knew the almost new "x brand" tires were used properly and the tires failed. This guy knows his tires, and if there's anything left of the failed tire, can tell you pretty much what caused the tire to fail.

Finally, I'm a business man and I fully understand how challenging it is to run a profitable business in today's world. I also understand cutting corners anywhere you can to reduce costs. But, the RV industry has an obligation not to cut corners on tires, wheels and suspension. These items should not be skimped on in the name of profit and put people's lives in danger. OK, that's my editorial comment. Thanks again Chris!!
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