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Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 09-06-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By donn
Actually smooth sided trailers tend to be...

Actually smooth sided trailers tend to be heavier. Now to your loaded question. The 7K number you cited is probably bases on a base trim with one 150 pound driver. So you really need to load the...
Forum: Cherokee 09-06-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,871
Posted By donn
Not a can of worms except in your mind. Simply...

Not a can of worms except in your mind. Simply stating facts. Maxxis seems to be the best option in an ST tire. But I would certainaly have axle alignment checked by a qualified shop before I...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 09-06-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,371
Posted By donn
Not if you want it there when you arrive at your...

Not if you want it there when you arrive at your destination. Those rhings are designed for one thing only. Carrying a sewer hose. And they do that badly.
Forum: Cherokee 09-05-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,871
Posted By donn
Goodyear marathons are also chinese junk. So all...

Goodyear marathons are also chinese junk. So all you will gain is the name.
Forum: Appliances and Electronics 08-30-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By donn
It all depends on what you want to watch and...

It all depends on what you want to watch and which will give you the best deal today. lots of people like Dish, same for DirecTV. Pick a provider. The antennas are exactly the same. As for...
Forum: Cedar Creek 08-29-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,957
Posted By donn
Looks like lots of Amish on the assembly floor. ...

Looks like lots of Amish on the assembly floor. Guess that"s one of the reasons my 2005 is still as good as the day it rolled off the assembly line.
Forum: Surveyor 08-29-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,301
Posted By donn
RV parts stores sell plastic devices made just...

RV parts stores sell plastic devices made just for that purpose. Do a google search for sewer hose carriers. BTW dont try attaching anything to that "bumper" or there will be more than your hose...
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-27-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,132
Posted By donn
Each has it's pluses and minuses. I have had all...

Each has it's pluses and minuses. I have had all three at one time or another. And IMHO I would not go with a MH again unless I hit the lottery. Initial cost of a new MH large enough to match my...
Forum: Off Topic 08-26-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,261
Posted By donn
CW is way over priced. Found portable ice makers...

CW is way over priced. Found portable ice makers online for way less. Used an off brand for a month straight. Made enough ice a day for our two coolers with only an occasional block thrown in for...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 08-24-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By donn
I would not worry too much about the excess...

I would not worry too much about the excess grease. Just be sure the idiots actually installed the bearing caps on the outsides of the axles.
As for your TB? That is exactly why we traded ours...
Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 08-24-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,423
Posted By donn
Since you do not want a dually, you are going to...

Since you do not want a dually, you are going to be limited to fivers under about 30 feet in length. And the number of manufacturers who build a 0 degree rated fiver under 30 feet is exactly ZERO! ...
Forum: A Frame Campers 08-22-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,350
Posted By donn
The most common sway is using a Hunter Douglas...

The most common sway is using a Hunter Douglas t'stat found at places like WalMart for around 20 dollars plus the addition of a sub miniture SPST switch from Radio Shack. The HD thermostat uses 2 AA...
Forum: Rockwood 08-22-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,411
Posted By donn
Simply a bulb rating from the manufacturer. Get...

Simply a bulb rating from the manufacturer. Get any automotive bulb with the correct base and put it in.
Forum: At the Cookout 08-21-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,456
Posted By donn
Lots of oil for a really long time on medium/high...

Lots of oil for a really long time on medium/high heat. You don't want the oil to smoke, but you do want the CI hot as blazes to absorb the oil.
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 08-21-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By donn
Negatives for built in generator: Expensive ...

Negatives for built in generator:
Expensive
Another fuel tank required
Adds a lot of weight to the RV
Cannot be used elsewhere ( around home if necessary)
Short lived ( according to all the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-21-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,918
Posted By donn
Good luck! IMHO you got probably the worst gear...

Good luck! IMHO you got probably the worst gear ratio for towing. While it is great for unloaded traveling, once you get all loaded up with that trailer you will likely be very close to the trucks...
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 08-19-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By donn
Just blow out the burner tube. No need to remove...

Just blow out the burner tube. No need to remove any gas lines
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 08-19-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By donn
Take compressed air and blow things out. That or...

Take compressed air and blow things out. That or a bottle brush should do the trick
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-19-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By donn
Hope it works for you. BTW my non DEF Dodge gets...

Hope it works for you. BTW my non DEF Dodge gets that pulling 13,500 pounds.
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 08-19-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By donn
1200 watt modified is what we have. Use it for...

1200 watt modified is what we have. Use it for sat receiver and TV only. Rest of the stuff is too power hungry for boon docking use
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 08-17-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By donn
First off, that "bumper" hitch you installed will...

First off, that "bumper" hitch you installed will probably rip the sewer hose carrier err bumper off the first time you use it. Second, to tow anything with your trailer you MUST have the proper...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 08-17-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,005
Posted By donn
If and that is a big IF you are positive the...

If and that is a big IF you are positive the battery is fully charged, then the only other option is blown fuses, or a main circuit breaker has tripped. I would suspect one of the main breakers...
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-16-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By donn
Cardinal or Cedar Creek are their two top brands....

Cardinal or Cedar Creek are their two top brands. Cardinal probably gets the top honors nod in some categories. But our Cedar Creek has been a great unit.
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 08-16-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By donn
Curious, did you ever adjust the brakes on the...

Curious, did you ever adjust the brakes on the trailer?
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 08-16-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,748
Posted By donn
TOTALLY UNTRUE! Unless of course you are...

TOTALLY UNTRUE! Unless of course you are speaking strictly about ST tires. Which I would never consider under a heavy trailer. There are many many different brands of LT tires made in the USA that...
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