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Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 12-03-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Chalkie
Steve, you are correct there is a ton of...

Steve, you are correct there is a ton of MANUFACTURER info on the internet. Unfortunately, there is a dirth of real, hard reporting (like Consumer Reports?). You and I both know that the manufacturer...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-18-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Chalkie
I'm sure you have done your homework, but how...

I'm sure you have done your homework, but how long have these folks been in business? Are they a BBB member or at least have a BBB rating? This procedure would make me very nervous, despite the...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-16-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,624
Posted By Chalkie
No, we haven't looked. We got back from that trip...

No, we haven't looked. We got back from that trip and headed out for 3200 mile trip in fiver. Since then the wife has had be knee deep in bathroom remodels. :'( We have to be ready for holiday...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-15-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Chalkie
This is precisely the reason I spent $$ to make a...

This is precisely the reason I spent $$ to make a place to park the camper at home. The place where we were storing it refused to answer questions about break ins. I knew there had been some and the...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,624
Posted By Chalkie
I have to say that every trailer I have rented...

I have to say that every trailer I have rented from them are Load Range E tires and rated to at least 90mph. I just adjust my side mirror so I so not see the stupid sticker.


They do that to...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-14-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Chalkie
I don't think I would want to do this even though...

I don't think I would want to do this even though where I live the average humidity is about 20% or less.


When you get mold in your home it is generally caused by a combination of moisture and...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-13-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Chalkie
We have not removed ours. The owners manual says...

We have not removed ours. The owners manual says the TV is good to 0. I know we have had colder temps, in fact it was colder than that last night.

I think the real key here is that you can not...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-09-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Chalkie
Hmm, perhaps I would say "... in a manner that...

Hmm, perhaps I would say "... in a manner that could result in a loss...".


Chucking is not always so severe that it always causes loss of control.
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-07-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By Chalkie
I learned a thing or two from my father-in-law....

I learned a thing or two from my father-in-law. For example, make sure you pull far enough out after you unhook. Yup, he did not and ended up with two nice creases in the top of the bed sides after...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-07-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Chalkie
One of those air pigs probably holds 10x or more...

One of those air pigs probably holds 10x or more than the air the air bags. I don't think I would count on the air bags as any kind of reservoir.
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-06-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By Chalkie
Been there, done that too. Thanks! You have just...

Been there, done that too. Thanks! You have just taken my embarresment factor down a notch or two. It happened to me at a campground, and, thankfully, the wife can yell REALLY LOUD. She gave me a...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By Chalkie
When we first took our new fiver to Texas, there...

When we first took our new fiver to Texas, there is an underpass with 13-2 clearance. I KNEW we should clear it, BUT when faced with that son of a gun, I stopped. I mean I just stopped. Not...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-06-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Chalkie
To me, chucking is a condition where the trailer...

To me, chucking is a condition where the trailer is bouncing or jerking at odds with the TV. For example, those annoying differences between a bridge and the roadway. There you are going 65mph down...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-05-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By Chalkie
Steve, I saw one of those this last summer at a...

Steve, I saw one of those this last summer at a campground in Gretna, NE. The owner was looking at my Trailair and made comment that he wished he had gone that direction. He did not pin down a real...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 11-04-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By Chalkie
Trailair makes pin boxes for as little as 800# of...

Trailair makes pin boxes for as little as 800# of pin weight, so I think you might find something there. I have a Trailair on my trailer and it does help. I found this year that by upgrading to a...
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