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Old 08-05-2020, 08:01 AM   #61
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Whatever it is that you are towing you have to get yourself a 350/3500 1 ton tow vehicle "just to be safe" (just to be sure) or else you are going to go spinning off the highway in a huge fireball.
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I am a bit confused. Are you saying this is a good tow system or a bad one? I have a Forest River Lexington GTS 25 foot and tow a Jeep Cherokee. I am looking for a brake system and had looked at this system. So not sure whether it is a good one or a bad one for my purpose.
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:35 AM   #62
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You have to cross your safety chains... Don't twist the chains to make them shorter.
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It's a ticking TIME BOMB!!!!!

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You have to cross your safety chains... Don't twist the chains to make them shorter.


Mmmm. I was recently out of town and needed a trailer. I went to uhaul and rented it. The check out man was hooking up for me as a requirement. He must have put 8 or 10 turns on the chains to shorten. Obviously thatís how he was taught. I was like.... mmmmm. It was about a 10 foot aluminum trailer you could almost pick up with looked like 5/16 chains. No worries, but not good practice.
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Old 08-06-2020, 07:13 AM   #64
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I know they're repeats, but the weight limit sky is falling people crack me up. Especially on YouTube with BigTruckBigRV. I love JD's reviews and installations. I love the channel. But my wife and I have taken to looking at the RV he's reviewing and guessing the TV needed. Hmm. 17' feather light? F-250 with helper springs added. 45' 5th wheel toy hauler. Giant Earth mover. I tow a 37' 5th wheel toy hauler. Loaded weight 16,800. Trailer max weight. 17,000. TV capacity (2019 Chevy 3500 Diesel) 17,100. Worries. Zero.

The other one is the "This brand is crap" threads. Every modern truck is a quality machine. Anyone who tells you different is just biased. I've had nothing but problems with my Fords, but I blame that on dealer incompetence in being able to repair it correctly. My Nissan Titan that I towed a 9,000lb (loaded weight) bumper pull toy hauler was the best truck I ever had and gave me zero problems and towed my bumper pull from PA to surges and back without a single issue. But ask anyone and they'll tell you that you can't pull with a Jap truck (even though the Titan is American Made). I got a great deal on the Chevy and was out of Ford dealers I trusted. Ram couldn't match the Chevy deal so when I went to get the 1 ton diesel to tow I bought a Chevy. Happy as could be with it.

But those Ford 6.0s.... You gotta bullet proof it before you turn it on. It's gonna blow you know.
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I am a bit confused. Are you saying this is a good tow system or a bad one? I have a Forest River Lexington GTS 25 foot and tow a Jeep Cherokee. I am looking for a brake system and had looked at this system. So not sure whether it is a good one or a bad one for my purpose.
Now I'm confused. You are referring to a motorhome towing a vehicle and I was referring to the tow vehicle being used to tow a trailer. Many people live by the mantra of bigger is better and potentially safer. Sure a 1 ton rated pickup will tow a 24ft trailer amazingly but a 1/2 ton truck will too as long as it meets the payload an weight requirements. Understand your tools (trucks) and what they can do.

So, make sure your Lexington can tow a Jeep Cherokee. I'm sure it can, as vehicles in general aren't as heavy as larger trailers but, the key here is don't take my word for it. Study up. The best thing you can take from these forums is how to find the information you need and learn it yourself.
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:50 PM   #67
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Whatever it is that you are towing you have to get yourself a 350/3500 1 ton tow vehicle "just to be safe" (just to be sure) or else you are going to go spinning off the highway in a huge fireball.
I'm late to the party but that 350/3500 you mention must be a diesel and a dually. So I bought a F550. Worked fine.
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Old 10-18-2020, 07:46 AM   #68
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Using X-chocks as - gasp - chocks! I've been waiting 30 years for mine to fail and kill us all, despite the lawyer warnings.



X2...Best Chocks ever made!
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:22 AM   #69
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tire bombs

I luv all of the 'tire bomb' warnings.
I 40 plus years and 5 trailers I have had 1 (ONE) tire issue! I hit a pothole and bent the axle and blew the tire.....I guess tht I was too stupid to not know that that was the fault of the China Bomb tire!!!
Get a life folks!
Thanks for heading my rant
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:48 PM   #71
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Not sure I would consider it a time bomb, but we did use to have some misinformation spread fairly frequently on the forums about 20 pound propane cylinders and you could never fill them past 16 pounds of propane due to the OPD in them.



It happened enough that we went ahead and made a FAQ thread to hopefully solve that misinformation. It still happens every now and again but not nearly like it used to, so hopefully the word has gotten out.


https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ng-133760.html
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Old 10-18-2020, 01:16 PM   #72
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My ticking time bomb
Toyota Corolla Air Bags. Dealer stated the replacement part 9 months lead time.
The recall stated just donít use passenger seat!
Called Toyota customer service. Explained I could not use my car as intended. Toyota gave me a Camry loaner for 7 months. Parts came 2 months early. Easy Peasy
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:52 PM   #73
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The Forest River A-frame roof lift motors. It is in fact a design bound to fail due to water/dirt intrusion into the top of the motor unit where the shaft extends/retracts. Not a "time bomb" to most owners, although the stock roof install comes down rather fast when the lift motor is removed with the roof in the up position.

Forest River has made attempts fix which have not succeeded. Forum members have been working on a fix for the past several years, and have come with mighty fine ideas that are still in evaluation. Best fix to date appears to be installing gas struts on the rear roof to assist, and ditching the electric lift completely.


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Old 10-19-2020, 06:06 PM   #74
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Not sure I would consider it a time bomb, but we did use to have some misinformation spread fairly frequently on the forums about 20 pound propane cylinders and you could never fill them past 16 pounds of propane due to the OPD in them.



It happened enough that we went ahead and made a FAQ thread to hopefully solve that misinformation. It still happens every now and again but not nearly like it used to, so hopefully the word has gotten out.


https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ng-133760.html
I hate those exchange places. I think that at one point it was 17 pounds, then 16 and now 15.

Iíve started going u-haul, the only place around me where they fill the tanks to what they should be filled to, and you only pay for what you need. Itís nice to just top off the tanks when needed.
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Old 11-09-2020, 09:25 PM   #75
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Yep, I towed boats, cargo trailers and utility trailers all over the place since 1973. Never a flat. Then bought a jayco tt with maxxis tires, no problem for 5 years. Then in 2010 bought a wildcat 5er with Trail Express tires LRE, 3 blowouts in first 3000 miles. $5000 in damages. Replaced all 4 with carlisles, no more problem. Then a rockwood 5er with Trail Express tires, blowout at 3000 miles. Replaced all with goodyear marathons. No more problems.
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I luv all of the 'tire bomb' warnings.
I 40 plus years and 5 trailers I have had 1 (ONE) tire issue! I hit a pothole and bent the axle and blew the tire.....I guess tht I was too stupid to not know that that was the fault of the China Bomb tire!!!
Get a life folks!
Thanks for heading my rant
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Old 11-10-2020, 07:11 AM   #76
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Costco does the same thing.
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I hate those exchange places. I think that at one point it was 17 pounds, then 16 and now 15.

Iíve started going u-haul, the only place around me where they fill the tanks to what they should be filled to, and you only pay for what you need. Itís nice to just top off the tanks when needed.
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