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RE: Heavier Blue Ox load bars?

As John mentioned, check rear axle and receiver rating. You didn't mention what truck you have. Most class four receivers are rated at 1,000 with WD. Some, 1,200.YOu might be well over that and want to consider going to a class five receiver if your truck can handle it.
canoe on top 11/13/22 11:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Brakes grabbing

Check brake light switch.
canoe on top 09/12/22 09:21am Travel Trailers
RE: towing hitch for new trailer

A reasonable going camping weight for this TT might be around 6,000 lbs. That would indicate a tongue weight of 600- 900 lbs. 700-800 would be reasonable. An Equal-i-zer 10,000 - 1,000 should serve very well. The hitch head is heavy.
canoe on top 09/01/22 12:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: The best upgrade for your TT

I agree that setting up your own WD hitch is a good idea. Previous TT the dealer set it up and I changed it as soon as I got home. Current TT, I set it up myself in the Dealer's parking lot. Fine tuned it a little after that. JIMNLIN is right, (as usual), tire pressure can make a big difference in the way a TT handles.
canoe on top 08/15/22 09:39am Travel Trailers
RE: The best upgrade for your TT

By tracking, I mean traveling on a straight stretch of road, the truck and trailer travel in a straight line as one unit. I don't feel the trailer wiggling independently. Not much, but I can feel it. ST tires have stiffer sidewalls than LT tires. Doesn't make much difference going straight down the road. Significantly underinflated tires can make a big difference in how much the trailer moves around independent of the truck.I run my LRE tires on the trailer at 70 psi as that is compatable with the weight on each tire. When towing, I run the LRE tires on my Ram CTD at 60psi front and 70psi rear which is what the door sticker says. I run all the truck tires at 50psi when running empty. I have very even tread wear. I get 50,000 miles out of a set of Michelin ATs on the truck.
canoe on top 08/14/22 11:30am Travel Trailers
RE: The best upgrade for your TT

I tend to agree with the OP. I think good tires do track better. Also, notice that he went from a load range C to a D. I think a load range C would be marginal at best on a trailer that weight. I can see where the D would make a difference.My TT has 9,000 on the axles. I run LRE on 16 inch wheels. I've run the original Chinabombs, LTs and now, Goodyear Endurance. While it's not great, I can feel a difference in the tracking of different tires. The Endurance are the best in my experience.
canoe on top 08/13/22 12:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie Tow Capacity Question

I stand corrected. He did include passengers in the 6100 weight. I've been on this forum for many years. My observation is that, more often than not, when someone asks: can I tow this with this, the answer is no. The fact that they are asking suggests they have doubts. Far better to ask than end up with a combination that is unpleasant at best and unsafe at worst. But, there is a reason they're asking which is that they usually suspect that they are very close, if not over, limits.If you have to tow with an empty FW tank to make it work, it is not going to fun long term.
canoe on top 08/13/22 11:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie Tow Capacity Question

5500 lbs UVW means around 6500 loaded, ready to go camping. 10% hitch weight is 650 lbs. That leaves you 350 lbs for passengers and cargo. 15% hitch weight is 975 lbs. That leaves you 25 lbs. for passengers and gear in the truck. How does that sound to you?
canoe on top 08/12/22 10:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Nubs on stabilizer rod worn down. Can these be replaced?

A dry lube like bicycle chain lube is better than grease. Grease will collect dirt.
canoe on top 06/24/22 12:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: What size generator to run AC??

Why don't you like the microair?
canoe on top 06/11/22 12:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Modifications

Traildog, see my later post. I am using the Oxygenics again and like it. Got rid of the old,cheap, probably clooged, pressure reducer and replaced it with a new, adjustable model with a gauge. All better now.
canoe on top 03/28/22 12:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Modifications

Decided to try the Oxygenics shower head again. Took the old, cheap pressure regulator out of the line. Park pressure pretty low. With the regulator out, the shower head performed much better. Time for a new regulator.
canoe on top 03/24/22 12:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Modifications

What am I missing with the Oxygenics shower head. I got one and didn't care for it at all. Just a narrow stream of water out of the middle of the head. Went back to old style with full circle stream.
canoe on top 03/23/22 11:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Sway bar problems

Hey Barney,I've followed you long enough on ths forum to figure you know that. Just clarifying for people who might not. Also, I stand corrected on the bars being called spring bars. That's what they are even though they do provide a WD and sway control function.Didn't mean to sound picky.
canoe on top 03/18/22 12:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sway bar problems

Barney, if he has an Equal-i-zer or a Reece Dual Cam,as well as some others, the WD bars are also the sway bars.
canoe on top 03/17/22 12:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Removing one side tires

Great! Glad it all worked out. It's, generally, recommended that you recheck the torque after 50 miles or so.
canoe on top 03/15/22 12:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Removing one side tires

Or, one, "needs", to take the wheels off and haul them to the tire shop which was what the OP said he was going to do in the first place. I believe, that the original question was about how to jack up the trailer.
canoe on top 03/14/22 02:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Removing one side tires

If you have a tire shop remove wheels be sure you watch them do it. Most places, that know what they're doing, use four jacks under the spring shackles. I watched a guy try to jack my trailer by putting a jack under the middle of the axle. I corrected him before the jack touched the axle. That would have bent the axle.
canoe on top 03/13/22 03:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's the Market Like out there for buying used?

As I recall, the original question was about the price of used RVs.To address that question, I bought a 2008 Arctic Fox in 2012. Last fall, I saw the same year, make and model advertised for $5,000 more than I paid for mine in 2012.
canoe on top 03/08/22 10:55am Travel Trailers
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