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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-26-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,322
Posted By slowmover
The question about TW hasnít mattered in fifty...

The question about TW hasnít mattered in fifty years. WDH took care of it.

The exploration about steering, handling and braking is what matters. As it goes where 90% canít get off the ground: ...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-22-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,054
Posted By slowmover
Yes, you failed. On every count. 1). That...

Yes, you failed. On every count.

1). That big truck had been overtaking you for miles. And miles. And you failed to note this as info for your future actions.

2). Hilly terrain does make big...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-22-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,054
Posted By slowmover
Thereís a pretty sharp line between maneuvers...

Thereís a pretty sharp line between maneuvers intended to get someoneís attention and crossing over into being a threat. They either see and react to you, or they donít. Itís quick

That PRIME...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-22-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,054
Posted By slowmover
Left turn in front of oncoming traffic on a...

Left turn in front of oncoming traffic on a non-limited access roadway. Whatís your desired outcome (no, itís far from a stupid question)? Close enough one canít maneuver out of the way (and likely...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-22-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,054
Posted By slowmover
The stupid drivers — and it’s past 90% nowadays...

The stupid drivers — and it’s past 90% nowadays (higher for AS owners) — “think” they are traveling at a particular speed. When that speed is the opening line of a story, you can safely tune out.
...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-28-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,100
Posted By slowmover
There’s no real need to change anything. ...

There’s no real need to change anything.

But, first, what is the total number of nights you can live aboard without re-supply? Any season except coldest and hottest. That’s the definition of...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-28-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,756
Posted By slowmover
The primary cause of travel trailer accidents is...

The primary cause of travel trailer accidents is wind. Not weight. The first will lead you in the right direction (road-going stability). The latter will take you to the worst possible TV.

1)....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-15-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,577
Posted By slowmover
“. . can’t get past 50-mph on grade ascent”. ...

“. . can’t get past 50-mph on grade ascent”.

Someone explain why this matters. Ever.


Only the downslope matters. One MUST:

1). Maintain adequate space to accelerate at wide open...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-22-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,577
Posted By slowmover
These trailers aren’t heavy enough. Worthless,...

These trailers aren’t heavy enough. Worthless, IOW, to pay for something not needed. What your combined rig needs is a TT with antilock disc brakes AND a tow vehicle as stable as the trailer. A...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-22-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,701
Posted By slowmover
Agreed. A patch is fine. And when you get around...

Agreed. A patch is fine. And when you get around to it, is when you get around to it.

May as well start reading up on sealing exterior. Rivers, seams, etc. Become conversant.
Forum: Tires 08-22-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,199
Posted By slowmover
How long do you expect it to stay together? ...

How long do you expect it to stay together?

Tire size should on driver door sticker. Check also with dealer.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-22-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,050
Posted By slowmover
Can you measure amp draw? Sounds great.

Can you measure amp draw?

Sounds great.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-22-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,457
Posted By slowmover
Happens all the time. How close were you? ...

Happens all the time.

How close were you? 300-ft plus? Unless the wheel comes off, in this distance thereís time for chunks to land. To stop.

Closer, and . . . ?

Remember, thatís the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-19-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,507
Posted By slowmover
Worried over imaginary problems. Believing advice...

Worried over imaginary problems. Believing advice from a new guy with limited experience. Great.

Where are the Three-Pass scale tickets confirming WD hitch settings? For as in the above,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-19-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,507
Posted By slowmover
You scaled it with fuel topped off. Driver only? ...

You scaled it with fuel topped off. Driver only?

How about a snapshot of the door sticker showing axle limits. Payload is an arbitrary number. No genuine meaning, as there’s no...
Forum: On The Road... 07-28-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,183
Posted By slowmover
Funny thread title. Should be, ďItís 2019 and my...

Funny thread title. Should be, ďItís 2019 and my ability to navigate cross-country is a jokeĒ.

Itís not up to others. Same for rig condition and operation.

A). Get a dash-mount compass.
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-13-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,045
Posted By slowmover
Question Is this an intentional misunderstanding? ...

Is this an intentional misunderstanding? ďTripping hazardĒ. A drop off the edge of the road of under two inches and the drivers reaction to get it back on the pavement. Thatís all it takes.
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-13-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,045
Posted By slowmover
All in a straight-line, you mean. No lane change....

All in a straight-line, you mean. No lane change. With which an AS is more than capable even if the driver and tow vehicle are not?

Got those TUSON antilock brakes and their world-class brake...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-13-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,045
Posted By slowmover
Well, you ainít looking too closely are you? ...

Well, you ainít looking too closely are you? Plenty of one-tons being used to move loads in excess of 22,000-lbs. And more. Right to their axle limits.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-13-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,045
Posted By slowmover
Give ya credit for game: Belief in magic? ...

Give ya credit for game:

Belief in magic? Where are your records of testing braking distance with either the 1/2T or larger pickups youíve owned. Validating that braking distance is SHORTER when...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-06-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,054
Posted By slowmover
OP, download the CAT SCALE app and get a TARE...

OP, download the CAT SCALE app and get a TARE weight. At that travel stop with a scale, top off the fuel, and with only the items kept permanently aboard until you sell it, get a reading. The paper...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-06-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,054
Posted By slowmover
What determines that the worst class of TV is...

What determines that the worst class of TV is necessary here?

One chooses a pickup ONLY when the items which CANNOT be safely transported in the TT or the TV passenger compartment must be kept...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-06-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,045
Posted By slowmover
Which would make the better TV in the first...

Which would make the better TV in the first place.

An 1,100-lb TW is easily set up for such. Been there and done that. US, Canada & Mexico. Five adults.

Why ďpayloadĒ is near meaningless....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-06-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,045
Posted By slowmover
Yeah, where are those scale tickets proving you...

Yeah, where are those scale tickets proving you needed that rear axle capacity? Or is it too much proving you canít spec a vehicle per The Three Pass Scale Method?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-06-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,045
Posted By slowmover
The 1/2T would have stopped shorter. A...

The 1/2T would have stopped shorter.

A Dodge Charger shorter still. The Audi/Porsche SUVs shortest of all.

Trailer brakes stop the trailer. If the truck is doing that work then your rig needs...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 02-21-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 313,276
Posted By slowmover
Do you ever buy fuel? Iím on the CAT SCALE...

Do you ever buy fuel? Iím on the CAT SCALE several times weekly. To do The Three Pass Method ďmightĒ take you thirty minutes.

Get the phone app for CAT. And the locator. Schedule a fuel stop....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-21-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,433
Posted By slowmover
Streamline was ahead of the crowd in several...

Streamline was ahead of the crowd in several respects. See their truly beautiful 1969 brochure on Tom Patterson’s great site.

Picture a double overhead kitchen cabinet. Now hand it to to your...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-21-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,806
Posted By slowmover
How old are you now? How long until youíve...

How old are you now?

How long until youíve reached the proverbial four-score-and seven? (when the request times out)

Count the days.

In the meantime, remedial training in the importance of...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 02-21-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,364
Posted By slowmover
Great answer. Leaving behind suburbia. That...

Great answer.

Leaving behind suburbia. That period is over. Enjoyed it, but . . . .
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-21-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,433
Posted By slowmover
AS would be well-served with a weight-reduction...

AS would be well-served with a weight-reduction focus. Aluminum honeycomb floors and aluminum cabinetry, for one. Greater structural strength and near-elimination of rot problems.

The 27’s weigh...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-17-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,556
Posted By slowmover
A business vehicle. My first TWENTY years were...

A business vehicle. My first TWENTY years were with using cars.

And the day any of you have a one-ton hitched to a 25’ that can outperform my Dodge while hitched to my 35’ is a day that’ll never...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,388
Posted By slowmover
Because you can’t feel the trailer isn’t a good...

Because you can’t feel the trailer isn’t a good sign. It’s the opposite. And as EQ is the worst design of the integrated anti-sway obsolete type, you’ve gone backwards.

Suspension-tuning for TT...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-17-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,388
Posted By slowmover
Bigger the truck, the worse will be instability....

Bigger the truck, the worse will be instability. The more likely the TV is the SOURCE of a loss of control accident.

Any pickup needs the Hensley-patent hitch. Anti-lock Disc Brakes on the TT is...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-17-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By slowmover
A recent Durango or Expedition (among yet more)...

A recent Durango or Expedition (among yet more) is better as a TV and family vehicle than any pickup (mainly, fully independent suspension).

The inexperience/ignorance around here will run you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-17-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,433
Posted By slowmover
Not getting on the roof is pretty funny. ...

Not getting on the roof is pretty funny.

Would support you and all your helpers on a repair job. See factory photos with two DOZEN men on the roof.

Try to avoid when wet. Or greasy. And that...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-31-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,689
Posted By slowmover
Not the Ford. The Nissan. See threads on this...

Not the Ford. The Nissan. See threads on this question.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-31-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,689
Posted By slowmover
There’s a family on here till recently re-built...

There’s a family on here till recently re-built two Airstreams. Family of nine. Beautiful work.

And the point is to be OUTSIDE.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-31-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,689
Posted By slowmover
No it won’t. Not then or now. And bad GM steering...

No it won’t. Not then or now. And bad GM steering geometry.

Wouldn’t stand a chance against a Durango or Expedition.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-31-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,703
Posted By slowmover
Dead wrong application. A DRW will slide off the...

Dead wrong application. A DRW will slide off the road EASILY empty or lightly loaded. Sand, gravel, oil, snow, ice, rain. The load per tire is too low.

Iíve watched 1800-lb compressors swing and...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-31-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,703
Posted By slowmover
Not true, I tow my 31’ excella at 67... per...

Not true, I tow my 31’ excella at 67... per wife’s role/safe tow speed. But I tow on just the ball.... and rig remains stable at 80... i try to avoid it, but I have gone that fast to get out of...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-31-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,703
Posted By slowmover
No surprise, but itís the only worthwhile post....

No surprise, but itís the only worthwhile post. ďWhyĒ. On the ball means constant slowing. Low travel speed (as in 50-55). ALWAYS having to back out of it. And todayís car drivers canít drive....
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-31-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,703
Posted By slowmover
Nope. Design dis-advantage counters every...

Nope.

Design dis-advantage counters every one of those.

Maybe someday youíll drive a well set-up AS rig. It wonít have a pickup or oversized SUV in front of it.

.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-31-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,045
Posted By slowmover
The ‘14 was worth it as advances over something...

The ‘14 was worth it as advances over something 10-years older were significant. Mainly cumulative. Not so with the ‘19. Eye candy.

Besides, you ought to be out of infancy by now. Carrying stuff...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-31-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,689
Posted By slowmover
The Nissan V8-5.7L is the choice. Great (extra...

The Nissan V8-5.7L is the choice. Great (extra short) rear overhang. Lower center of gravity than a pickup.

Vehicles modified for off-road use are BAD on-highway tow vehicles.

Choosing ANY...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-31-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,311
Posted By slowmover
Better shock absorbers are always worth the price...

Better shock absorbers are always worth the price with a tow vehicle. Entry-Level BILSTEIN or KONI is “adequate”. One needs to move up a few steps from those or other suppliers bottom rung...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-31-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,556
Posted By slowmover
HP to Weight Ratio. (The now-obsolete category....

HP to Weight Ratio. (The now-obsolete category. Engine power hasnít mattered in ten or twenty years).

Braking & Steering are what matter. Suspension sophistication. Design of all of these. Low...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-13-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 68,545
Posted By slowmover
TT antilock disc brakes 1). Your trailer is...

TT antilock disc brakes

1). Your trailer is NOT so equipped.

2). Your truck DOES NOT engage & apportion the TT brake contribution with the exhaust brake in use. (Gee, my big truck does).
...
Forum: Full-Timing 01-11-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,987
Posted By slowmover
My point as well in earlier post. Organization...

My point as well in earlier post. Organization beforehand. I travel full-time for work. Same fabric types (washing requirements) is the big one. 25í for wash cycle and 18í for dry cycle. Ten days of...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-09-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 27,847
Posted By slowmover
Payload and so-called tow capacity don’t apply. ...

Payload and so-called tow capacity don’t apply.

1). Which is heavier? A 6,000-lb box trailer with slides on leaf-springs and floor four-feet off ground? Or any 6,000-lb Airstream?

2). Take...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-09-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,235
Posted By slowmover
Given youíll be using a WD hitch, ďPayloadĒ is a...

Given youíll be using a WD hitch, ďPayloadĒ is a useless number.
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