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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 01-03-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Grapehound
KBeaudette, thanks for using the forum to get...

KBeaudette, thanks for using the forum to get good info about towing,

People frequently make several mistakes as they think about buying a travel trailer and try to match the trailer to a tow...
Forum: Rockwood 01-02-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,913
Posted By Grapehound
We're on here all the time. We have a 2014...

We're on here all the time. We have a 2014 Rockwood Signature Ultralite 8282 fifth wheel. We're here to help!

It's a good sign not to see many owners post because that most likely means they...
Forum: Dynamax 12-29-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Grapehound
Harbor Freight sells inexpensive moisture meters...

Harbor Freight sells inexpensive moisture meters ($10 or so) for measuring moisture in wood/firewood. I assume one of these would help you identify wet spots. We had a leaky roof vent in our first...
Forum: Pets 12-28-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,124
Posted By Grapehound
Sorry for the long response but there are some...

Sorry for the long response but there are some principlaes to adopting the right dog. My wife and I have owned eight greyhounds or greyhound mixes, one rescued from a shelter, and we are partial to...
Forum: Eastern USA 12-26-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,826
Posted By Grapehound
Buffalo, NY, is just a tad south of the Arctic...

Buffalo, NY, is just a tad south of the Arctic Circle. :) I'd expect a pile of snow up there!
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 12-21-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By Grapehound
50 amp vs 30 amp plugs

TitanMike, question for you...what's the advantage of running a 30 amp RV off a 50 amp plug using a 30 to 50 amp adapter. You're not pulling the full 50 amps becasue of the adapter. I don't...
Forum: Eastern USA 12-09-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,826
Posted By Grapehound
Building upon what Kevin said, the weather report...

Building upon what Kevin said, the weather report is iklely more important that the places you pick. You could hit a 40 degree night in Maryland or a 20 degree night in South Carolina. Try to keep...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 09-23-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,031
Posted By Grapehound
jimmoore13: Well said.

jimmoore13: Well said.
Forum: General Tech and Repair 09-23-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,031
Posted By Grapehound
I agree with Mr. M. We know an air compressor...

I agree with Mr. M. We know an air compressor works well to blow out the water lines set to 40psi so why reinvent the wheel and give yourself more questions than answers about dirt contamination,...
Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 09-19-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,293
Posted By Grapehound
We camp near oceans a couple times a year with no...

We camp near oceans a couple times a year with no ill-effects. We just don't take the vehicles near the water.

If you get a tidal surge though that overflows onto a highway, which can occur due...
Forum: Rockwood 09-07-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Grapehound
DB at least you are starting out asking the right...

DB at least you are starting out asking the right questions.

So many people own a vehicle and assume they can tow a trailer with it based on their tow vehicle's "tow rating." Some RV dealers...
Forum: General Community Discussions 09-04-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By Grapehound
They also sell the rubber livestock mats at...

They also sell the rubber livestock mats at Tractor Supply. [Side Note: We live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and all my neighbors drive horses and buggies. There are more cows in my...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 08-22-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,298
Posted By Grapehound
Most of my blowouts were on my Sandpiper 33FKD...

Most of my blowouts were on my Sandpiper 33FKD TT. It was about 10,600# GVWR. They were Carlisle tires, violent explosions and did damage to the trailer, in one case damaging plumbing, wiring and...
Forum: Western USA 08-13-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,107
Posted By Grapehound
We saw Yellowstone and Jackson Hole staying at...

We saw Yellowstone and Jackson Hole staying at the Gros Ventre Campground in the Teton National Forest (many years ago) There are 300 sites but only five can be reserved. Ten electric sites...
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-08-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,303
Posted By Grapehound
All this concern about tire safety is well worth...

All this concern about tire safety is well worth the effort.

I had several Carlisle tires blow out over several years on my 31 foot Sandpiper FKD TT. One of them became a flurry of whirling...
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-08-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,303
Posted By Grapehound
Desalvo55, if you do choose to replace all the...

Desalvo55, if you do choose to replace all the tires, consider going to one rating higher. If you have "C" load rating, consider upgrading to the same size tire in a "D" load rating. That also adds...
Forum: Exterior Maintenance | Roofs, Sealing, Covers & Vents 08-05-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By Grapehound
There are three different types of roof vent...

There are three different types of roof vent hinges. I assume you can buy the whole vent assembly if you want to scrape off all that caulk but unless the crank-up thing is broken, replacing the lid...
Forum: Georgetown 08-01-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,408
Posted By Grapehound
Great info, NXR. I signed in to the iRV2 forum. ...

Great info, NXR. I signed in to the iRV2 forum. Thanks much!
Forum: Georgetown 08-01-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,408
Posted By Grapehound
We are thinking about going from our fifth wheel...

We are thinking about going from our fifth wheel to a class A and I have about 15 questions to ask the experienced class A folks. Is there someplace in this forum I can post my questions about class...
Forum: Western USA 06-19-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,758
Posted By Grapehound
It's actually a pretty decent drive from Custer...

It's actually a pretty decent drive from Custer up to Devil's Tower so we stayed at a nice little campground in Sundance (WY) called Mountain View Campground. The walk around the base of the...
Forum: Dealer Reviews 06-18-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,189
Posted By Grapehound
I think that if you're going to spend $60,000...

I think that if you're going to spend $60,000 plus on an RV, I would certainly want to check it out ahead of time. You can still get the good price, even if you drove or flew out to inspect the unit...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 06-14-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,042
Posted By Grapehound
The death wobble is common to F-350's, Jeeps and...

The death wobble is common to F-350's, Jeeps and Dodge RAM's with solid front axles.
The NHTSA should require these companies to fix this issue without charge since it's clearly a design defect. ...
Forum: Cherokee 05-26-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Grapehound
Welcome to the Forum! I think you will find...

Welcome to the Forum!

I think you will find that most questions about your RV need to be answered by looking at the specific item in the RV. These RV maufacturers use a various number of...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 05-26-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,646
Posted By Grapehound
I was off a year on my "old" tires; they were...

I was off a year on my "old" tires; they were installed in spring of 2016 when they were already six years old. I think that's not a "fresh" tire.

Ken9XL, be sure to check the dates on your tires...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 05-25-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,646
Posted By Grapehound
With all this discussion about buying tires, I...

With all this discussion about buying tires, I went out to check my tires. It was dark so I didn't do too much but I was disturbed to find a manufacture date on one time of 0310. I believe this...
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