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Forum: Prime Time 07-21-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,129
Posted By J_KHawthorne
X2! Excellent advice! That said, I had a cold...

X2!
Excellent advice! That said, I had a cold tread separation a couple of years ago, even though I always followed the "3 golden rules". (I posted about this yesterday)
As the entire set of...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 07-20-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 123,223
Posted By J_KHawthorne
Cold tread sparation.

Haven't posted in ages due to health issues. Good to be back!
In late 2015, I experienced a tire tread separation. I was running load range E Gladiators on my crusader @ 80 psi cold. I use the TST...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 04-28-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,953
Posted By J_KHawthorne
Towing a light trailer behind a 5th wheel

Hey! I got asked this question the other day and didn't have an answer. I know in some states (AZ for example) it is legal to tow a light trailer behind a 5th wheel.

Anybody know in what other...
Forum: Prime Time 03-18-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,159
Posted By J_KHawthorne
The drain pipe is mounted to the frame. (sorry...

The drain pipe is mounted to the frame. (sorry for the delay in answering!)
I'll take a pic tomorrow!
Forum: Prime Time 03-03-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,159
Posted By J_KHawthorne
Sewer Hose

I attached a length of 4" perforated drain w/ threaded caps pipe just in front of the rear bumper of our 290 RLT. It doesn't interfere with my ground clearance or with my gas lines etc.
Because the...
Forum: Cedar Creek 12-31-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,151
Posted By J_KHawthorne
Guess it must depend on the unit. I store my...

Guess it must depend on the unit. I store my battery on a trickle charger in the garage over the "winter" here while at our winter home in southern Arizona. The trailer is at a storage unit without...
Forum: Prime Time 11-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By J_KHawthorne
I' stumped!

I' stumped!
Forum: Prime Time 11-05-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By J_KHawthorne
And the valve in the line between the pump and...

And the valve in the line between the pump and the fresh water tAnk was in the closed position?
Forum: Prime Time 11-05-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By J_KHawthorne
Make sure you've really primed it well, and that...

Make sure you've really primed it well, and that the fresh water tank valve is closed. I have had the same problem after the fresh water tank has been empty and unused foe awhile. I pour maybe 2cups...
Forum: Prime Time 09-16-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By J_KHawthorne
We had a couple of minor cosmetic trim issues...

We had a couple of minor cosmetic trim issues which were quickly addressed by our dealer.

I have towed our 2012 290RLT over 18,000 miles with no issues. Slides and all appliances working like...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 07-19-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,186
Posted By J_KHawthorne
X2!!! Great advice! According to reputable...

X2!!! Great advice!

According to reputable tire dealers, the vast majority of trailer tire failures are due to under-inflation. This can happen through road hazards no matter how careful you are...
Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 07-16-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 49,651
Posted By J_KHawthorne
68 pulling a 31"11"

68 pulling a 31"11"
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 07-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,186
Posted By J_KHawthorne
X2!!! My TST TPMS alerted me to a slow leak on...

X2!!! My TST TPMS alerted me to a slow leak on one of my original factory tires that I am positive saved me from a tire disaster!
Forum: Prime Time 07-09-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,224
Posted By J_KHawthorne
UHaul trailers are often towed overloaded and at...

UHaul trailers are often towed overloaded and at speeds often exceeding the 65 mph speed rating. They are all equipped with ST tires.
This is very strange, if LT tires would be superior, no???
Forum: Prime Time 07-04-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,694
Posted By J_KHawthorne
Wow! Thanks for the heads up! I've been rather...

Wow! Thanks for the heads up! I've been rather lucky, I guess, because I've been careless in this regard! Our 2012 290RLT came with 15" tires so the spare rides a little higher, but still hangs down...
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By J_KHawthorne
57128Happy Independence Day!

57128Happy Independence Day!
Forum: Off Topic 07-01-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By J_KHawthorne
Happy Canada Day!

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Happy and safe July 1st
Canada Day! :signhavefun:
Forum: Prime Time 06-24-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,131
Posted By J_KHawthorne
Yep! It looks a little different!

Yep!
It looks a little different!
Forum: Prime Time 06-22-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,706
Posted By J_KHawthorne
We have been very happy with our 290RLT, and...

We have been very happy with our 290RLT, and would buy it again. Floor plan is excellent for us, and we have had only minimal issues. (Rear electric jack switch went bad but is a 2 minute...
Forum: Prime Time 06-22-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,131
Posted By J_KHawthorne
290RLT fridge fan noise

Hi, Dale! Sorry to take so long to reply. Just back from AZ, NM, + TX...

A better photo might have helped????

By "cowl" I meant the piece of 1/8 ply that I had to cut out to get down into the...
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 05-16-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,405
Posted By J_KHawthorne
Have never owned a better truck! Approaching...

Have never owned a better truck! Approaching 20,000 towing miles now since March 2012 and am still getting impressed with the overall performance through a huge range of elevations and temperatures.
Forum: Prime Time 05-09-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,601
Posted By J_KHawthorne
I replaced the original RoadRider D tires on our...

I replaced the original RoadRider D tires on our Crusader 209RLT after 2 seasons and over 10,000 miles with Gladiator load range E ST tires, and have had no issues.
I strongly advise you add a TPMS...
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-12-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,153
Posted By J_KHawthorne
I appreciate all the feedback and comments. Some...

I appreciate all the feedback and comments. Some have, however, invented a 'problem' where none existed. I simply meant to present a formula for static tipping velocity and state my personal...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 10-11-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By J_KHawthorne
X2

X2
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-10-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,153
Posted By J_KHawthorne
BTW, I applied that formula to me struggling...

BTW,
I applied that formula to me struggling with a sheet of 1/2 plywood 4'x8' held 2.5' off the ground. It says I would be blown over in a 17mph wind cold sober. Sounds about right.
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