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Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports Yesterday, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By FastEagle
I'm from Maine; born and raised in a small rural...

I'm from Maine; born and raised in a small rural farm town.

We've been to Maine quite a few times since retirement. Personally I like the Family owned and operated RV Parks/CGs.

When in the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,900
Posted By FastEagle
Northland RV Park Ė WI

Here we were meandering along on US-2 from the MI-UP across the northland all the way to Minot, ND before heading south. Itís a great late spring time/early summertime adventure. In this post we were...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-13-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,775
Posted By FastEagle
The GAWRs load capacity on your trailer's federal...

The GAWRs load capacity on your trailer's federal certification label is the maximum allowable load on your axles no matter what you up graded to.
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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-10-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,775
Posted By FastEagle
The official maximum load capacity for your axles...

The official maximum load capacity for your axles is listed as the GAWR on the vehicle certification label. Anything above that is known as "load capacity reserves".
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-09-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,775
Posted By FastEagle
According to the specs for your signature RV; it...

According to the specs for your signature RV; it came with 6000# axles and GY G614 LRG tires. Sometimes the trailer manufacturer will use 7000# axles in place of the 6000# axles for load capacity...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-27-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,900
Posted By FastEagle
Iola, KS

If you’ve read some of my traveling posts you know we hardly ever make reservations when traveling from place to place. During our short stop in Iola we were heading for Branson, MO where we did have...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-27-2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,764
Posted By FastEagle
Iím a study of tire regulations and standards...

Iím a study of tire regulations and standards that pave the way for industry wide safe maintenance and operations. My objective is to use the vast library of information Iíve gathered, to help...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-26-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,764
Posted By FastEagle
https://www.toyotires.com/media/1496/tsd-12-013_rv...

https://www.toyotires.com/media/1496/tsd-12-013_rv_motorhome_tire_inflation_safety_maintenance_0.pdf
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-25-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,764
Posted By FastEagle
Example of a tire rules making committee...

Example of a tire rules making committee document. It will show you a little bit about how rules are made/changed.
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Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-25-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,764
Posted By FastEagle
The USTMA does not disagree until you get below...

The USTMA does not disagree until you get below vehicle recommendations.

Inflation pressure recommendations may also be determined based on the tire manufacturerís specifications, which define the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-25-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,764
Posted By FastEagle
Roger provides loads of great tire information....

Roger provides loads of great tire information. However, he lacks a little in the interpretation of DOT minimum rules, regulations and standards.

It is printed everywhere that the correct...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-24-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,764
Posted By FastEagle
The following information is from various RV tire...

The following information is from various RV tire maintenance manuals/PDFs. All are verifiable.

Under no circumstances should the tire inflation pressure be reduced below that stated on the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-23-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,764
Posted By FastEagle
IMO there is no valid reason to lower vehicle...

IMO there is no valid reason to lower vehicle tire inflation pressures below what has been recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. The entire tire industry supports that opinion for OE tires because...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-21-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,764
Posted By FastEagle
I have a lot of tire references in my files. I...

I have a lot of tire references in my files. I have found that Toyo sticks to the regulations and standards as written.
...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,764
Posted By FastEagle
Okey, the following quote from the pages of a...

Okey, the following quote from the pages of a USTMA tire standard manual says to NEVER use inflation pressures lower than documented recommendations from the vehicle manufacturer.

"Determining...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-19-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By FastEagle
NAF El Centro has overflow parking. It's in an...

NAF El Centro has overflow parking. It's in an old parking lot. We spent 6 weeks there one time. The sites are very small back-ins with FHU (30 AMPS). I'll do a post on the NAF next time.

MacDill...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-18-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By FastEagle
Del Rio, TX.

I write about RV parks and Campgrounds in a number of forums where Iím a member. Because most of those forum members know that we have visited all of the lower 48, some will ask why we donít post...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-18-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By FastEagle
I did "hot pad" duty at NAS Key West in the early...

I did "hot pad" duty at NAS Key West in the early 1960s and have never had a desire to go back. Our covered working areas were large tents. Nothing could stop the Memes from munching on us. I'd...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,764
Posted By FastEagle
Do any of you have some sort of documenation that...

Do any of you have some sort of documenation that allows for tire inflation pressures to be set/used with inflations below vehicle manufacturer recommendations?
Forum: Full-Timers 08-03-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,850
Posted By FastEagle
Wells Beach, ME On the way out to Wells...

Wells Beach, ME

On the way out to Wells Beach on Mile Road you’ll find Billy’s Chowder house. It has been there for more than 70 years and they know how to make delicious sea food meals.
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Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-01-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,469
Posted By FastEagle
You Marines should like this one. 338035

You Marines should like this one.

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Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-01-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By FastEagle
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This wonderful RV Park aboard NAS Corpus Christi is situated right on the bay and has a well maintained modern fishing pier jutting out into the bay waters.

The park allows civilian guest...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-31-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,911
Posted By FastEagle
Because you have used replacement tires of the...

Because you have used replacement tires of the same designated size as the original equipment tires makes the vehicle manufacturer's recommended cold inflation pressures valid. Load range has nothing...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-28-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 187,084
Posted By FastEagle
https://www.michelinman.com/auto/why-michelin/abou...

https://www.michelinman.com/auto/why-michelin/about-us
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-13-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,775
Posted By FastEagle
I'm surprised you haven't posted the information...

I'm surprised you haven't posted the information from the trailer's certification label. The official axle load is on the certification label. There are zero ST225/75R15 LRE tires that will support...
Forum: Full-Timers 07-07-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,850
Posted By FastEagle
During our first stay at the RV Park aboard the...

During our first stay at the RV Park aboard the Naval Air Station, Corpus Christy, TX we went out to Padre Island to drive up and down the long beach area.

Our parking site overlooked the bay and...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-01-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By FastEagle
There are 90 FHU sites and 310 overflow dry...

There are 90 FHU sites and 310 overflow dry camping sites.

https://www.militarycampgrounds.us/florida/sigsbee-rv-park
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-20-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By FastEagle
No one likes to play by the rules for RV trailer...

No one likes to play by the rules for RV trailer tires so I can only tell you the way it's supposed to be done.

All of NHTSAs publications are going to tell you that the correct inflation...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-19-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By FastEagle
Are they original equipment tires?

Are they original equipment tires?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-11-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By FastEagle
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/49/567.7

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/49/567.7
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 06-06-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 53,771
Posted By FastEagle
I wonder what the story is for the tail "NK"? ...

I wonder what the story is for the tail "NK"?

I don't recall GAG-14 being assigned to the Midway.

With it's long history during Vietnam and being forward deployed to Japan in 1973, that A7...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-03-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,850
Posted By FastEagle
Mackinac Island, MI

Ferry boats constantly are make daily round trips to the island at vacation times.

Once there are you have choices. Walk, rent a bike, take personal buggy rides or take the island tour in larger...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 05-29-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 53,771
Posted By FastEagle
Sorry, fat fingered it. I do that a lot in my old...

Sorry, fat fingered it. I do that a lot in my old age.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 05-28-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 53,771
Posted By FastEagle
When I worked the GAG desk in flight deck control...

When I worked the GAG desk in flight deck control the Handler was LCDR Reardon. Our personalities were very much alike and we meshed well. I was very saddened when he crashed and got killed in the St...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 05-28-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 53,771
Posted By FastEagle
In 1977 - 1980 I was with VF-41 on the Nimitz....

In 1977 - 1980 I was with VF-41 on the Nimitz. The airwing A7 squadrons were VA-72 & VA-86.
Forum: Full-Timers 05-27-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,850
Posted By FastEagle
Exploring the outlet malls, Reading, PA. ...

Exploring the outlet malls, Reading, PA.

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Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 05-26-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 53,771
Posted By FastEagle
The tail hook on the A7 is recessed out of sight.

The tail hook on the A7 is recessed out of sight.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 05-26-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By FastEagle
Military RV Parks & Campgrounds:

One of the military perks we’ve gotten over the years is a vast assortment of RV parking places at various military installations from coast to coast. Most of the installations allow RV Parking usage...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 05-26-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 53,771
Posted By FastEagle
Cecil Field POW MIA Memorial, Inc.

Last week we visited Jacksonville, FL. While there we drove out to see all the improvements at Cecil Airport.

I served at Naval Air Station Cecil Field from 1966 Ė1970 while attached to Navy...
Forum: Full-Timers 04-25-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,850
Posted By FastEagle
Rawlings, WY

During a 10 day stay at Rawlings, WY we went out to the large Seminoe, SP and drove up and down the dirt roads looking for wild animals. We didnít have to go far to find Mule Deer, they were grazing...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 04-09-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 53,771
Posted By FastEagle
I was assigned to AIRBARSRON2 at Barbers Point...

I was assigned to AIRBARSRON2 at Barbers Point Hawaii in 1957 and our Barrier aircraft designation was WV2 (Super Connie's).

The WV-2 designation was changed to EC-121 in 1962.

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Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 04-06-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 53,771
Posted By FastEagle
I remember the action. I was with VF-151, 1970 -...

I remember the action. I was with VF-151, 1970 - 1973.

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Forum: Full-Timers 03-17-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,850
Posted By FastEagle
London, KY

We were heading north up I-75 and decided to check-out a town called London, KY. It was early afternoon and we would spend the night there if we could find a CG. Entering town we saw RVs parked at a...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 03-17-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 53,771
Posted By FastEagle
USS Nimitz (CVN-68)

A VF-41 Black Aces night launch from the aircraft carrier Nimitz.

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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-03-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By FastEagle
Most of the RV trailer OEM providers have web...

Most of the RV trailer OEM providers have web sites on the net. LionsHead and Tredit are a couple of the larger ones. If not one of those, ask your trailer manufacturer who their wheel/tire OEM...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-03-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,900
Posted By FastEagle
Statesboro, GA

A couple of years ago we got tired of taking the interstates all the way to Florida. Our little senior retirement community in Taylors, SC is close to US-25. So we have started taking that highway...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-26-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 53,771
Posted By FastEagle
The Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation comes with...

The Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation comes with a unique service ribbon, which is worn on the recipient's uniform in situations where the full medal is not worn.

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About 6 years before I...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-25-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 90,786
Posted By FastEagle
Navy Fighter Squadron 151 Aboard the USS Midway...

Navy Fighter Squadron 151 Aboard the USS Midway (CVA-41), South China Sea.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-25-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 53,771
Posted By FastEagle
A memory from the Zumwalt era

I served with VF-151 aboard the USS Midway from 1970 Ė 1973. During some of that time ADM Zumwalt was CNO. Back then, his ďZ-GramsĒ were as popular as Twitter is today.

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Forum: Full-Timers 02-03-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,850
Posted By FastEagle
Yuma, AZ

We wintered at Yuma three times. We like Yuma because there are lots of things to do there and you donít have to travel very far in heavy traffic to do them. The population increases by a staggering...
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