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Forum: Buyer Guidelines 01-31-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,851
Posted By paulwhite
30' or 34' purchase

Hi Ross; either would suit your family, but its like comparing apples and oranges; pick the unit based on the best deal for its condition and year; I was pulling a 31'AS with a 3/4 ton Suburban in...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-06-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,066
Posted By paulwhite
Hi GOUSC; I would say the short answer is; when...

Hi GOUSC; I would say the short answer is; when you lower the trailer hitch onto the ball, you will know if its too much direct weight to tow even a short distance; I had a 31' AS ; it was 7200 lbs....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-03-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,917
Posted By paulwhite
older caddy

Go for it; I was pulling a 1973AS that dry weighed 7200lbs. with a 1972 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron that weighed in at 6500 lbs.The car was already 20 years old when I took it in for a hitch and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-12-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By paulwhite
FJ Toyota

Not a match; the Toyota is way under specs to pull that much weight; its not even a truck; you would need a 3/4 ton truck, like a 2500 series GMC or Ford with big v8; or diesel 6.2l; you must allow...
Forum: On The Road... 05-12-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,424
Posted By paulwhite
blue ridge

I did this trip from the south end of the trail to the north, pulling our 1973-31'AS; the older models were that much heavier, but it pulled like a charm; the real problem was getting down; I lost...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-10-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,744
Posted By paulwhite
fresh water hose

Stick to what is tried and true; I am a retired Public Health Inspector; when we were on the road in our 31'AS we used the white hose because they are designed to handle potable water; other hoses...
Forum: On The Road... 02-18-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,689
Posted By paulwhite
timing the setup

I could get my 31AS into just about any camp sight; leveled; hooked up to services in a 1/2 hour; the longer you do it the better you should get; for people that only go out once /year it might take...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-18-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,094
Posted By paulwhite
ram1500

Your good to go with a truck that size; I was pulling a 31AS with a Suburban 350cu.in. It had a dry weight of 7100 lbs. I was also using my 1972 Imperial LeBaron 440 cu.in.; sailed along at 70mph...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 01-27-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,815
Posted By paulwhite
Year

Looks like a 1973, since I had one; not worth more than $500 tops
Forum: 1999 Safari 01-27-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,858
Posted By paulwhite
wiring

Could be a lot of things but a breaker could also be at fault; try replacing the breaker that the circuit runs those lights that are out;
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-14-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,745
Posted By paulwhite
short wheel base

I guess the obvious answer is hook it up and give it a short run; you will know very quickly if its towable;
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-14-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,959
Posted By paulwhite
hitch lock

Sounds like you picked up a 2.5" ball; as far as I know all AS hitches are 2"; either that or you haven't pulled back the locking plate up inside your hitch; use some quality lubricant like WD40 and...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-10-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By paulwhite
trailer Insurance

Don't expect the insurance company to call you and ask if you want lower premiums;like all our toys, as they age they also loose value; I depreciate my boat and trailer every year at renewal time and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-08-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,863
Posted By paulwhite
Ram 1500

And as an add on to my 1st. reply; I also pulled my 1973-31' AS with a 1972 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron, 440 cu. in. The car weighed 6500lbs., the trailer 7200 lbs. dry; when I pulled into camp sights...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-08-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,863
Posted By paulwhite
Ram 1500

Sounds like you should be good to go; my last truck was a 1986 3/4 ton GMC High Sierra Suburban pulling a 31' AS, dry weight was 7200 lbs.
The truck was heavy enough, and the 350 cu.in. was...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-03-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,256
Posted By paulwhite
batteries/solar

I used a small Koeller generator for the extended camping trips;it wasn't quiet like a Honda so I set it 20-30 feet away after dark and only ran it for an hour or less to charge up the battery.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-03-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,812
Posted By paulwhite
electrics

I always had a continuity tester in my tool kit;
Forum: On The Road... 01-02-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,645
Posted By paulwhite
wheel locks;

I used bricks myself, but chocks are great; I stored my 31' in my driveway every winter, and worrying about mice under wheel covers should be your least concern; I would rather they nest on top of...
Forum: On The Road... 01-02-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,460
Posted By paulwhite
530le

The best advise anyone could give someone setting out on a roadtrip would be as follows; join a motorleague, AAA/CAA, or equivalent that will meet your needs; that way you have access to road maps...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-02-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,791
Posted By paulwhite
red light

Probably means there is a reverse connection at hook-up; your unit is ok but the polarity is backwards from the source;
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-02-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By paulwhite
Were you doing anything with electical load at...

Were you doing anything with electical load at the time it happened; if not, then unplug everything; shut off breakers; shut off all lights/switches; reconnect supply after checking all plugs and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-28-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By paulwhite
sway bars

Absolutely; for the price of one it saves you a lot of headaches when going down the 4 laners and being passed by transports;
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