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Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 09-28-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17,733
Views: 1,761,778
Posted By The_Rhino
We decided to sell our TT while the prices were...

We decided to sell our TT while the prices were still high so I finally got around to all of the stuff I had been putting off. LOL... Nothing major wrong, just gluing loose trim, cleaning inside &...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 09-28-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By The_Rhino
We got a set of Maxxis M8008 E rated tires in...

We got a set of Maxxis M8008 E rated tires in 2014 when we bought our gently used 8,000 lb. (loaded) TT & they were still fine when we sold it last month. We traveled up & down the East Coast,...
Forum: Prime Time 09-24-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,684
Posted By The_Rhino
If the OP lives in the rust belt like me, he's...

If the OP lives in the rust belt like me, he's probably got or is going to have some rust problems which factors into when you sell stuff... That said, I wouldn't get anything lesser than what he...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 09-24-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,265
Posted By The_Rhino
We live in Ohio near lots of dealers & within a...

We live in Ohio near lots of dealers & within a reasonable drive of wholesalers. In late July we had a garage sale & everyone started asking if our half tow towable 2-slide bunkhouse was for sale...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 07-20-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,479
Posted By The_Rhino
A few years ago I added a 2nd Power Inlet & small...

A few years ago I added a 2nd Power Inlet & small 30A breaker panel so we can have a couple electric skillets & my coffee all running at once as long as the pedestal has both 50A & 30A receptacles......
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 03-02-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,740
Posted By The_Rhino
I found a like-new matching fiberglass cap on CL...

I found a like-new matching fiberglass cap on CL for $500. My 3 boys & I can move it on & off in 5 min. & it can't be more than 200 lbs... There is NO mpg advantage & we probably lose MPG when the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 01-04-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,993
Posted By The_Rhino
A modern 1/2 ton with decent payload is likely OK...

A modern 1/2 ton with decent payload is likely OK for just 2 people & their gear, but if you camp with kids and/or a lot of gear the extra payload & safety a 3/4 ton provides becomes important & the...
Forum: Sierra 11-11-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,424
Posted By The_Rhino
A bearing failed & damaged the spindle on one of...

A bearing failed & damaged the spindle on one of my 4400 lb. axles w/10" brakes. Rather than pay more to fix the old one & hope the other 3 wouldn't have any issues... I installed (2) new 5000 lb....
Forum: Cedar Creek 10-20-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,634
Posted By The_Rhino
RV build quality, fit & finish can vary GREATLY...

RV build quality, fit & finish can vary GREATLY even when comparing the same brand/model side-by-side. Therefore I'm not enthusiastic about pre-ordering unless you have your heart set on a new model...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 10-05-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By The_Rhino
The 2018 Apex 300BHS is listed as almost 6,000...

The 2018 Apex 300BHS is listed as almost 6,000 empty compared to our TT that was listed as 6,400 empty... However, ready-to-camp we're over 7,500 with a hitch weight over 1,200 so your numbers will...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 09-27-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,982
Posted By The_Rhino
Unless you are boondocking in isolated areas,...

Unless you are boondocking in isolated areas, there are always 4x4 folks willing to help if you don't mind swallowing your pride... After owning my 4x2 for 6 years, I got stuck for the first time a...
Forum: Forest River Classifieds | Buy |Sell |Trade 09-05-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 325,839
Posted By The_Rhino
Old Coot, the poles I bought a few years ago are...

Old Coot, the poles I bought a few years ago are holding-up great. Combined with "The Claw Tie-Down Anchors", similar to what they use to hold-down small airplanes, my awning has survived some winds...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 09-05-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,943
Posted By The_Rhino
A couple years ago I considered replacing my Ram...

A couple years ago I considered replacing my Ram 2500 w/5.7 Hemi with a Ram 1500 ED or Ford 1500 EB, but the negatives greatly outweighed the positives... In the end the Ram 2500 w/6.4 Hemi offered...
Forum: Boondocking 09-05-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 52,445
Posted By The_Rhino
A few years ago I got (2) WEN 56200i 2000W from...

A few years ago I got (2) WEN 56200i 2000W from Woot! for $375 each plus the matching parallel kit for $50 from AMZ. The engines inside are Yamaha clones - likely made in the same China shop... ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 09-05-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 22,916
Posted By The_Rhino
IMO the Ram 2500 w/5.7 or 6.4 Hemi is the best...

IMO the Ram 2500 w/5.7 or 6.4 Hemi is the best bang/buck for towing a TT in the 8,000 - 9,000 range...

In 2013 I got a 2 year-old (2011) Ram 2500 CC Tradesman w/5.7 Hemi for just $14K. It has a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 09-03-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,122
Posted By The_Rhino
Welcome! Although the E-Pro is lightweight, its...

Welcome! Although the E-Pro is lightweight, its height still creates a lot of drag which creates a workout for a Hyundai 3.5L 6 cylinder... If your tongue/hitch weight does not place you over your...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 09-03-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,943
Posted By The_Rhino
In 2014, at 96K miles, Ram replaced the 5.7 Hemi...

In 2014, at 96K miles, Ram replaced the 5.7 Hemi on my 2WD 2500 w/3.73 gears under their powertrain warranty... Here are some numbers from old engine, new engine with <3,000 miles, and new engine...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 08-09-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,554
Posted By The_Rhino
Mods & upgrades to 2011 TT purchased prior to...

Mods & upgrades to 2011 TT purchased prior to 2014 season...

2014: Maxxis tires & TPMS, Dynasty mattress, 2 MaxxAir fans, 42g water bladder & 42g Barker waste tote for dry camping.

2015:...
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-04-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,966
Posted By The_Rhino
BOTH! We have a family of 5 w/teen boys so we...

BOTH! We have a family of 5 w/teen boys so we are continually running-out of fresh food... However, before last season we replaced our failing Dometic 8.0 cu. ft. RV fridge with a $300 Whirlpool...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-03-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,188
Posted By The_Rhino
NICE TT! I love having 2 slides vs. 1... ...

NICE TT! I love having 2 slides vs. 1... However, it is a 34' TT, not 30' like you originally indicated... The 30' or 31' is the box, not including the hitch...

The CAT scale is showing your TT...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-02-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,897
Posted By The_Rhino
My (then) 2 year-old Ram's 5.7 Hemi blew at...

My (then) 2 year-old Ram's 5.7 Hemi blew at 96,000 miles... Although I was the 2nd owner & we were unable to obtain ANY maintenance records from the previous owner, including online records, Ram...
Forum: Product Reviews 07-27-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Negative: Cheap tires
Views: 6,226
Posted By The_Rhino
Whether we bought new or used I planned on...

Whether we bought new or used I planned on replacing the tires before our first long trip. Our TT is lighter, so in 2014 I went with Maxxis & they have held-up great for over 10,000 miles of...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 07-27-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,629
Posted By The_Rhino
If the same spindle damages another tire the same...

If the same spindle damages another tire the same way, then it is likely bent... A bad spindle (damaged by me) kept causing problems, regardless the tire in that location, so I replaced the ENTIRE...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 07-26-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,674
Posted By The_Rhino
Not everyone has the deep pockets needed to buy...

Not everyone has the deep pockets needed to buy more truck than you NEED. Also, IMO, it is MUCH easier to sell a used TV without losing your shirt vs. selling a used TT. Therefore, try to plan your...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 07-22-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,612
Posted By The_Rhino
I only have the 5.7 Hemi (replaced by Ram's...

I only have the 5.7 Hemi (replaced by Ram's powertrain warranty) w/3.73 gearing & had no trouble towing our 8,000 lb. trailer throughout the mountains in & out of Yellowstone/Black Hills earlier this...
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