Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-14-2014, 07:50 AM   #29
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by m.hony View Post
Bikes and firewood are in the bed of the truck.
I like the convenience of having the firewood at the back, but firewood at the front is better for weight distribution.
Firewood is available in most places and not legal to haul around in some states to prevent spread of tree disease. While at Jackson Center (I think I saw you were headed there?) have them put on a bicycle rack so two of your bikes can subtract from hitch weight rather than adding to it.
__________________

__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 09:17 AM   #30
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,828
That is true. After I burn what I have I will do without or buy at the campground. I still have 2 piles at home, though.
I can buy wood for $7 at George Payne Cossar State Park. For $7 they bring you a Ford Ranger truck bed full of wood- very economical-
__________________

__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 09:21 AM   #31
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,828
I honestly don't have the cash for the bike rack. Maybe next time. We will go to Jackson Center every 2-4 years for service/maintenance/repair because it is a better option/more convenient for me than service from a dealer 4-5 hours away who requires an appointment, requires me to leave the trailer 2 weeks- making 2 8-10 hour road trips- and doesn't have parts on hand.
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 09:28 AM   #32
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,828
Forest Service parks will not allow wood brought from elsewhere.
The only Forest Service park we stay in is Choctaw Lake at Ackerman, MS.
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 11:43 AM   #33
Full Time Adventurer
 
BoldAdventure's Avatar
 
2007 27' International CCD FB
Nomadic , USA
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,743
The "bummer" factor there is firewood is pretty heavy. It doesn't take much to equal a 100 pounds or more.
__________________
Family of 4 living, working & exploring the USA in our Airstream.
OUR BLOG | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
BoldAdventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 12:49 PM   #34
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,828
Someone messaged me that scrap lumber from a lumber yard was not technically firewood. I get scrap lumber for free from a factory in my town that makes pallets.
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 01:51 PM   #35
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
Maybe no bugs but still heavy.
__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 04:27 PM   #36
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,828
I simply don't have enough truck or hitch for my trailer. The trailer is still a little nose down with 6 washers and the L-brackets as high as they will go. My hitch and my truck are maxed out or overloaded. The Tundra has the horsepower and torque, but is lacking in the payload department.
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 05:11 PM   #37
TahoeStream'n
 
subfan1's Avatar
 
2012 20' Flying Cloud
La Habra , California
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 831
Images: 3
You have a heavy trailer M
Did you invert the shank yet, per your previous post. I think it has to look better? Did you take a picture yet?


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
subfan1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 05:40 PM   #38
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by m.hony View Post
I simply don't have enough truck or hitch for my trailer. The trailer is still a little nose down with 6 washers and the L-brackets as high as they will go. My hitch and my truck are maxed out or overloaded. The Tundra has the horsepower and torque, but is lacking in the payload department.
If your Airstream is nose down it's not because you are maxed out, you just need the hitch moved higher on the receiver drop bar.

Airstream says the hitch weight should NEVER exceed 1,000 lbs in your Owners Manual, that would be 10% of their heaviest current model. If it does, you should try to redistribute your trailer load.

With weight distribution on a 1/2 ton truck it should support 1,000 lbs, it's namesake, 1/2 ton. As usual, there are most likely exceptions, but I doubt your Tundra is one of them.
__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 05:45 PM   #39
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,828
Bob, hitch installer for 40 years at Jackson Center, said not to raise the ball, but to lower it.
We did get the truck at its original ride height and the trailer dead level at Jackson Center, but it is drooping again. I think my suspension is wearing out as we speak- er, type-
The way I had it, there was no sway control- no friction, no pressure-
No, it works well, but after a turn it takes a while to straighten out. Bob was telling me the merits of a Reese Dual Cam in that regard- it is designed (cam and crook in weight bar) to always want to return to center/straighten. The Equal-i-zer straight bars have nothing to make them return to center/straight. I have to hold the steering whelk against the pressure after a turn till it eventually straightens.
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 05:50 PM   #40
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,828
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkottum View Post
If your Airstream is nose down it's not because you are maxed out, you just need the hitch moved higher on the receiver drop bar.



Airstream says the hitch weight should NEVER exceed 1,000 lbs in your Owners Manual, that would be 10% of their heaviest current model. If it does, you should try to redistribute your trailer load.



With weight distribution on a 1/2 ton truck it should support 1,000 lbs, it's namesake, 1/2 ton. As usual, there are most likely exceptions, but I doubt your Tundra is one of them.

I thought that, too, but Bob at Jackson Center said opposite. He lowered the hitch 2 holes, added 2 washers (I have 6 now), and raised the L-brackets- which to me is maybe like moving up a chain link on an Eazlift or similar style hitch. Maybe I should raise the ball one or two holes and see what happens. After 2 more holes inverting the shank is the only thing left to try.
Apparently you can't just adjust one thing without adjusting everything else.
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 06:01 PM   #41
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
If it isn't level with weight distribution applied (similar drop front and rear of truck, maybe an inch or so more on back) the next thing is to raise the hitch on the drop bar. If you're out of holes, invert it.

Sounds like Bob want to get more weight distribution to the front of the truck, and it probably needed it as he saw it.
__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 06:05 PM   #42
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,828
I still have 2 holes to go before inverting-
It started at the top.
If I would have thought of that I would have gotten Bob to raise the ball back up-
As it is that hitch adjustment took half a day and caused me to stay another night.
Why was the trailer dead level there, but nose down again now?
__________________

__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sagging kitchen counter tandemfish General Motorhome Topics 6 10-17-2006 08:39 PM
Fresh Water Tank is Sagging Hunter_1 Fresh Water Systems 5 04-27-2006 09:32 AM
Sagging rear bumper igenerally Bumpers & Bumper Storage 1 05-08-2005 08:42 PM
Sagging Door in '92 300LE fangthorpe Airstream Motorhome Forums 3 12-30-2003 03:02 PM
Sagging Shower w9det 2001 Safari 1 09-12-2003 02:28 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.