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Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-04-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,246
Posted By dduerden
I used to be a goodyear fan, but after a bunch of...

I used to be a goodyear fan, but after a bunch of tire shopping I upgraded my triple axle toyhauler from the (oe 10 year old) 225/75/15E to supposedly better 235/80/16 goodyear marathon for a better...
Forum: Boondocking 10-22-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,746
Posted By dduerden
I use that remote tank setup on my Honda 1000 and...

I use that remote tank setup on my Honda 1000 and it will run for DAYS on a 5 gallon boat can of gas. We run dawn til late evening at 4 day events and never add gas to the tank. Can't beat the...
Forum: Boondocking 10-22-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,013
Posted By dduerden
In my experience the term "boondocking" means...

In my experience the term "boondocking" means just that, staying out in the boondocks, not just the lack of a hookup. The lack of a hookup would be "dry camping", like at a racetrack or other...
Forum: MDT Conversions 09-14-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,980
Posted By dduerden
check out the forums at Truck Conversion &...

check out the forums at Truck Conversion & Toterhome Community - Powered by vBulletin (https://www.truckconversion.net) (a sister site to irv2). Not real fast pace but a lot of knowledge on your type...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 09-01-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,610
Posted By dduerden
groan.

groan.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-27-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,265
Posted By dduerden
Ryan- Glad to hear your problem had the...

Ryan-

Glad to hear your problem had the simplest solution, which usually turns out to be the case. That would also have been my first suggestion.

I just want to make a few comments as some of...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 08-27-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By dduerden
you can buy them direct at Truck System...

you can buy them direct at Truck System Technologies (https://www.tsttruck.com) or from dealers, I bought my first setup at camping world, but I believe they carry a different brand now. I bought my...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 08-18-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,617
Posted By dduerden
I suppose this is technically two separate signs,...

I suppose this is technically two separate signs, but the proximity always makes me chuckle when I walk in
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 08-18-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By dduerden
I used to have my monitors on a triaxle race car...

I used to have my monitors on a triaxle race car trailer that was in fact far overloaded and I had a lot of tire problems so I spent about 2 summers with my eyes glued to the tire monitor. Learned a...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-18-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,018
Posted By dduerden
Note: yes, propane gas is odorless as...

Note: yes, propane gas is odorless as manufactured, but they do NOT sell it that way. The ethyl mercaptan odorant is added at the refinery or pipeline terminal before it is trucked to distributors. ...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-17-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By dduerden
Wow, that was fast! Thanks for the replies. ...

Wow, that was fast! Thanks for the replies.

That brought up a question I hadn't thought of, is it for Dish or Direct TV, can I tell the difference without trying both? Or will it work for...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-17-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,779
Posted By dduerden
"Back to Top Q.. Are recreational vehicles...

"Back to Top
Q.. Are recreational vehicles subject to Interstate axle weight limits?
Yes."

That bit would refer to the federal bridge formula which is (in general) 16000# per axle and not...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 08-17-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,608
Posted By dduerden
We had in indirect good experience with an XLR...

We had in indirect good experience with an XLR while camping in Sturgis a couple of weeks ago.

We were staying with some friends in their year old XLR fifth wheel toy hauler. Not sure of the...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 08-17-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By dduerden
I've used a TST system for years on various...

I've used a TST system for years on various trailers. The temperature alarm (to me) is more useful for early detection of a brake/wheel bearing problem. For a tire to get hot enough to set off the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-17-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By dduerden
old satellite dish, work with current systems?

I have a 2004 Keystone Raptor fifth wheel toy hauler with an apparently factory installed winegard satellite dish on the roof. It is a manual crank up dish, with no electronics I can find except for...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 08-17-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,617
Posted By dduerden
you won't see this sign outside of the Florida...

you won't see this sign outside of the Florida Keys:
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-27-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,922
Posted By dduerden
A friend stayed at circus circus several years...

A friend stayed at circus circus several years ago for the sema show (we were in a hotel) and we visited him there. Basically a parking lot with hookups, but it is of course right on the strip. May...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 12-03-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,835
Posted By dduerden
I can't speak to the new ones, but we recently...

I can't speak to the new ones, but we recently bought a 2004 Raptor 3612 and it is a piece of crap. Nice inside, but the structure and mechanicals are a mess. Had to replace the ramp door wood...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-11-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,154
Posted By dduerden
I like the way the back wheesl on the truck are...

I like the way the back wheesl on the truck are practically off the ground.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-10-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By dduerden
You can't "feel" a balance issue on a triaxle...

You can't "feel" a balance issue on a triaxle fifth wheel period. I have had flat tires and never felt a thing unless I actually heard the tire blow or see something flapping in the mirror. Zero...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-09-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,614
Posted By dduerden
I may have a similar issue on the Raptor I just...

I may have a similar issue on the Raptor I just bought. It has two slides, but only one control. They in theory go out together, but smaller one goes out a lot faster and when it hits the end the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-09-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,275
Posted By dduerden
I have an older TST system and have been...

I have an older TST system and have been generally very pleased with the system. You do need rigid valve stems, and I would suggest using rigid brass stems vs. rigid steel stems as I just discovered...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-09-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,570
Posted By dduerden
I upgraded to the Cooper RM160 17.5's on my...

I upgraded to the Cooper RM160 17.5's on my 22000# (17k on the axles) racing/living quarters trailer and couldn't be happier. Two seasons and 20000 miles later and zero tire issues, and minimal...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-08-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,566
Posted By dduerden
Glad you passed, but I don't see a problem with...

Glad you passed, but I don't see a problem with asking a driver to parallel park. If you can't manage that trick you better never try to get into an odd campsite, or have to back out of a tight gas...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-04-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,620
Posted By dduerden
Ditto on the 17.5's, I made the swap and the are...

Ditto on the 17.5's, I made the swap and the are bullet proof.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-04-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,598
Posted By dduerden
Bad idea, most mfgs will void the frame warranty...

Bad idea, most mfgs will void the frame warranty if they catch you with a goose neck adapter. Way too much additional stress on the pin box. Plus they are a pain to hook up compared to a 5th wheel...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-04-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,126
Posted By dduerden
In my past experience on trailers of all sizes...

In my past experience on trailers of all sizes the Goodyear Marathons are the best of the bunch in a common ST rated tire. I would never run any of the cheap off brand tires that generally come from...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-04-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,626
Posted By dduerden
We have the Trailersaver hitch on our mdt toter,...

We have the Trailersaver hitch on our mdt toter, which is the same basic hitch but mounts directly to the frame instead of on a rail system. We couldn't be happier with a hitch. With about 5000# of...
Forum: MDT Conversions 09-04-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,564
Posted By dduerden
I'm currently towing with a 2005 GMC Topkick...

I'm currently towing with a 2005 GMC Topkick C6500. I picked up chassis from Schwan's that has a propane powered 8.1 engine. We did the build up with a custom sleeper/box, fifth wheel, etc. the...
Forum: Truck Conversions 07-23-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,880
Posted By dduerden
I enjoyed getting the grand tour of the new rig...

I enjoyed getting the grand tour of the new rig when I picked up those air ride seats. Very beautiful rig, the pics don't do it justice.

Also good to see you can plug your RV business as a...
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