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RE: Changing from 14" to 15" wheels and tires on a TT

I would check clearance between tires. If they are really close they will heat each other up, and hot tires are not happy tires.
Terryallan 10/26/20 09:02pm Towing
RE: Maximum towing

Please show me your work on that math that I am 3,000 over weight on my combo Terry? I do include the TW of the trailer on the trucks payload too.... I've been around the block a few times and here longer than you have been... ha, ha... Mitch remember. I said if you load both to max. And IF your 11,300 is the GCVWR. Which I admit seems pretty low. I could have read it wrong. If it is not. Then my figures are wrong. I been wrong before. Your truck if loaded to max is 7700lb. your trailer if loaded to max is 7000lb. that is 14,700lbs. Your max GCVWR, is 11,300. According to you post. Unless I miss read it. So together your TT and TV weigh in at 14,700lb subtract the GCVWR of 11,300 from that, and you have 3,400lb that the truck is over the GCVWR. Like i said. If that is not the GCVWR. Then my figures are not correct. Terry...you did take the numbers wrong. I looked at the same truck as Mitch has back in 13, so very familiar with the numbers. The tow capacity is 11,300, and the GCVWR S/B 17,000+. I did buy a new 250 instead, but the 150 with max tow and 3.5 Eco is a very stout truck, with lots of upgrades for HD towing. I was wrong once myself, though! No harm. Jerry My bad.
Terryallan 10/25/20 01:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Maximum towing

Please show me your work on that math that I am 3,000 over weight on my combo Terry? I do include the TW of the trailer on the trucks payload too.... I've been around the block a few times and here longer than you have been... ha, ha... Mitch remember. I said if you load both to max. And IF your 11,300 is the GCVWR. Which I admit seems pretty low. I could have read it wrong. If it is not. Then my figures are wrong. I been wrong before. Your truck if loaded to max is 7700lb. your trailer if loaded to max is 7000lb. that is 14,700lbs. Your max GCVWR, is 11,300. According to you post. Unless I miss read it. So together your TT and TV weigh in at 14,700lb subtract the GCVWR of 11,300 from that, and you have 3,400lb that the truck is over the GCVWR. Like i said. If that is not the GCVWR. Then my figures are not correct.
Terryallan 10/24/20 09:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Maximum towing

When I shop, I look at the GVWR of the trailer.. Not the UVW, as that's a meaningless number to me... I pack heavy, admit to it and proud of it! :) I went from a #5000 GVW TT to a #7000 GVW last year and with my max tow F150 with the Eco, it's about all I want to tow with it and STILL have a comfortable tow... (My F150 is rated for #11,300) Here are my door stickers to compare to. I know I'm pretty much maxed out, as I said, I pack heavy and load up the bed and the trailer. https://i.imgur.com/rDm1tpul.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Ss8d4gil.jpg Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1 Looks like if you load both to max. You are over weight by more than 3000lb
Terryallan 10/23/20 11:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Etiquette and Courtesy for Tourists & Visitors

Thought I'd start this because of a conversation with a friend. Their main complaint is when tourists and visitors come up to them and start asking nosy questions about how they dress, etc. They live near a tourist town. They have a farm so they wear overalls or other non-trendy clothing. So two I want to share. 1. Don't go up to people and ask them about their clothing or their religion. 2. Don't park the RV in spaces in small towns. Parking is limited enough for many of those towns. Find out where you can park your rig without taking up 2 or more parking spots. Are there any guidelines you would like to share about how to behave as a tourist or visitor? Please ask me about my Religion. I would love to tell you about my God.
Terryallan 10/23/20 11:10am RV Lifestyle
RE: Ford F150 battery drain when towing Travel Trailer

I'm believing you have either a alternator, or battery problem. Ford electrical systems are disconnected from the trailer when the truck is not running, and if you didn't install the battery charger relay under the hood, it isn't connected at all. I'm guessing you did that. you have other charging problems. You may even have a dead short.
Terryallan 10/21/20 11:22am Tech Issues
RE: How to winterize batteries on the TT?

I take mine off, and put it in a unheated out building. Then I hook it up to a Solar battery trickle charger. Works well. Last battery lasted 7 years, and it wasn't dead when I replaced it.
Terryallan 10/21/20 11:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Rotted plywood ceiling, can it be replaced and reglued

Any thing can be fixed. All it takes is know how, time, and money.
Terryallan 10/21/20 11:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Etiquette and Courtesy for Tourists & Visitors

As long as you are polite about it...most people are happy to talk about themselves and their religion. They aren't obligated to discuss but if they refuse to discuss, they don't get to complain when misconceptions abound. This is particularly important in a tourist area. If they come across as standoffish or rude when polite questions are made, expect it to hurt the local tourist business. And ask about where I live as well. I live one of the prettiest parts of the world. I am glad to talk about it. I may be able to help you find something. As for my cloths. It is what it is.
Terryallan 10/21/20 11:09am RV Lifestyle
RE: Atwood Furnace - no air thru ducts

Mine does the same thing. I don't know why. But it gets hot, really hot
Terryallan 10/20/20 08:44am Tech Issues
RE: OK to TN

Since we are newbies: Drive 200 miles, stop by 2pm, stay 2 days...... You are retired right? Seems that rule would hinder traveling for most people. Have to have a lot of time to get somewhere. Using that rule. We would have never gotten to travel. Looks like it will take you about 9 days to get to where you are going. Were I you I would look for KOAs .. Many of them are close to interstates. Unless I misunderstood. Which is very possible
Terryallan 10/20/20 08:43am Roads and Routes
RE: Do propane fire pits put out any heat?

Kind of hard to make stick biscuits over a gas fire? Or Smores either. Our grand children would debate your statement haha. Need coals to correctly cook stick biscuits. Flame burns them.
Terryallan 10/20/20 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Do propane fire pits put out any heat?

Kind of hard to make stick biscuits over a gas fire? Or Smores either.
Terryallan 10/19/20 08:00am General RVing Issues
RE: OK to TN

We will be taking our "maiden voyage" along Rt 40 from Elk City OK to Sevierville in the spring. We'll be hauling a 43' 5th wheel. I want to plan carefully and we will be following the 2-2-2 rule. I have the Rand McNally truckers atlas in hand. Anyone have suggestions of places to stay that aren't too far off the interstate and can accommodate big rigs? I just got to ask. What is the 2-2-2- rule?
Terryallan 10/19/20 07:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Are other drivers killing your RV experience?

The antics of some drivers is sometimes mind boggling. But I don’t let them bother me. I drive the appropriate speed in the appropriate lane for the highway I am on. I don’t drive in the left lane on a multi lane highway unless I am approaching a slow vehicle and no one is approaching from behind in the left lane. If I am slower than the limit and holding up traffic I will pull over if a pull over or pull out is available. But if I am going the posted limit I will not pull over just so someone can go 10-15 over. They are going to drive as they will and I have no control over that, so not my concern. Relax and enjoy the trip. My thoughts exactly.
Terryallan 10/16/20 07:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: NEVER TO OLD TO LEARN (new tricks)

IMO I wouldn’t use compressed air , unless you have filtration system on your compressor. There is no way I want what I see draining out of mine going into those water lines . I don't run mine all that much, and never when I'm not using it. So there isn't time for it to draw water in the line, and in truth. We don't drink the water that comes thru the lines in the camper. we carry bottled water to cook with, and drink.
Terryallan 10/16/20 07:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: motorized awnings

it was the original and 10 years old. got caught in a rain squall with high wind and pulled the rear end right out of the wall and ripped the canvas. i have progressive ins. and they paid 100% for a new one. Good deal.
Terryallan 10/13/20 10:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: motorized awnings

in case anyone is interested, i just had my 19 ft motorized dometic awning completely removed and replaced with a new unit. took 2 months of back order on the awning itself. everything was replaced. total cost was just under $3k installed. i have a 31 ft sunseeker motorhome. what happened to the old one?
Terryallan 10/12/20 08:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: NEVER TO OLD TO LEARN (new tricks)

Thank you to all.. BurbMan, when you say "relieve the pressure on the check valve" are you referring to the Hot Water Tank check valve? just open a valve / faucet any where. It will let the pressure off the system
Terryallan 10/12/20 07:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Over loaded pickup

Another good reason to buy NEW.
Terryallan 10/12/20 09:53am Tow Vehicles
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