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About djsamuel

  • Birthday 12/18/1959

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    Central Florida
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    Camplite 21BHS Travel Trailer with Ram 1500 tow vehicle.
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  1. I agree. I've never used the EZ-Lube on my Dexter axles. I've always felt better hand packing the bearings and taking a good look at the brakes and replacing the seals.
  2. Dexter recommends every 12,000 miles or 12 months to repack the bearings. https://www.dexteraxle.com/Contact/FAQ/Bearings
  3. Thanks for the replies. This is very helpful.
  4. Trying to plan a trip for next Spring that includes visiting some friends near Springfield, MA (East Longmeadow to be exact). The nearby campgrounds I can find have a wide range of reviews, mainly poor. Does anybody know of a good full hookup campground in the East Longmeadow area? Thanks! Doug
  5. It seems to be an excellent app. I am really pleased with it so far. You can even access this forum from the app.
  6. Yes, 5 cents a gallon. We use ours all the time.
  7. When did Cracker Barrel file for bankruptcy? I can't find anything about that; and even their investor press releases don't mention it.
  8. We have a Zippo LED rechargeable lantern and it does a great job and is rugged.
  9. I think this is a big one, but not limited to just the younger age (not that I'm old ). My wife and I are 60 (I'm soon to be 61), and I am retiring next year. We use our camper a good bit and always associated with some form of activity. We may camp a lot at Disney World (where my wife retired), which entails a lot of walking and then onto state parks and National Parks where we love to hike. Usually during a week to 10 day long camping trip we may hike 80 to 100 miles, especially at a park like the Smoky Mountains. That said, we do like to set days aside to enjoy the camper and the campground; so we're a combination. I do find interest in the technical side of campers, but our focus is on staying active in the outdoors.
  10. I had them for my Travel Trailer. When the A/C went, they were really good and paid for it with no problems. The service manager at the dealer said they are the warranty company they prefer to deal with. Maybe they changed since it expired a couple of years ago.
  11. I agree with the posts above. My Travel Trailer weighs in around 5,000 pounds and I can tow it great with my Ram 1500, including mountains. However, getting up to 7700 pounds, while doable, would be more of a strain, especially when grades are encountered. Stopping wouldn't be an issue as long as your trailer brakes are functioning and set properly. Your mileage won't be any better and the towing experience in general won't be as nice since you'll be closer to the edge of the truck's ability. If you want to get away from diesel, I would just move to a gas F250.
  12. Just saw this on the FMCAssist web page: I don't see any info on the changes that may take place, but I will keep an eye on that.
  13. Thank you. This looks really good.
  14. The highest tow capacity for a 2011 Acadia is 5200 pounds. ( CarMax info https://www.carmax.com/research/gmc/acadia/2011/features-specs ) The trailer has a GVWR of 7,000 pounds but a dry weight of 3980 pounds. So if you keep it lightly loaded and your tongue weight, passengers and other cargo in the Acadia don't push you over the payload limit you may be fine. I don't think I'd be wanting to take a lot of trips with large elevation gains.
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