RV Dealers Sioux Falls SD

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Schaap's RV Traveland
(800) 622-6560
3100 W Russell Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Jack's Camper Sales
(888) 356-1812
4004 W 12th Steet
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Goos RV
(605) 528-3983
26036 466th Ave ( I-90 Exit 390)
Hartford, SD
 
Great Plains RV
(605) 372-5000
28020 Boondocks Ave
Worthing, SD
 
The Auto Port
(605) 977-0670
701 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD

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Spader's RV Center
(605) 339-3230
PO Box 84805
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Western Housing
(605) 338-1111
5701 W 12th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Jerry's Campers and RV Center
(888) 537-7976
27786 SD Hwy 17
Lennox, SD
 
Zomer Motors
(605) 336-6161
1400 W 12TH St
Sioux Falls, SD

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Williams Automotive Inc
(605) 335-7000
2223 W 12TH St
Sioux Falls, SD

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Living With Your RV -- Wind Drag

By Cris McHenka   

Recently I have had more questions about wind drag than any other. Hopefully I will be able to address all your concerns in the next few hundred words. Remember, everything I know has been learned from my time on the road.

First let's discuss what gear ratio you are using or wish you were using. Gears come with different ratios -- some allow greater fuel efficiency and others more power.

How many miles you are traveling with a full load in your RV should be a important factor in your choice. The amount of power at the drive wheels is called torque , and horsepower is required to produce it. A 1-to-1 axle ratio represents a turn of the drive wheel for every revolution of the drive shaft. The higher the number, the lower the gear ratio. This means a 4-to-1 is producing power vs. economy. When towing I would rather err toward too much power than too little. Too little power means failure at some point on the road. None of us want that.

If you are pulling more than a 7,500-lb. load, it is necessary to use a 4-to-1 gear ratio. When purchasing an RV or a truck, DO NOT DEPEND ON THE SALESPERSON TO GIVE YOU THE CORRECT INFO ON THIS! Take the initiative and look in the manufacturer's manual. Even RV companies that build sub-standard units tend to have the correct info in the manual when it comes to what should be used under whatever weight you are considering pulling.

Once the gears have been picked out, it is time to balance the load. This is really important when pulling a trailer. If there is too much weight on the hitch, it could lift the front wheels. RVs should travel with the weight evenly balanced. This will keep from rocking over bumps. Many people complain about drag when actually the RV is so out of balance it is dangerous to drive it down the road. I think this is the mistake that RV owners make most often. Really take time to even out the weight added by all your "stuff." This will save in so many ways while traveling.

For towing ease I think a four-way hitch is best. It pivots and makes trips on backroads a dream. The heavier the load, the more important the need for a four-way hitch. Speaking of the hitch, the pin weight needs to be addressed next. Pin weight is pressure coming down on the bed of the pick-up while its towing the 5th wheel.

The suspension should be able to handle up to 35% of the gross vehicle weight for trailers. It bears checking out, but some trailer suspensions can handle barely more than half that amount of pin weight.

I did not know this prior to the Harrisburg show, but most trailers do not come equipped with shock absorbers. Put some on. Electrical goodies will last much longer, and it will make a drastic difference on how the RV goes down the road.

Remember the shorter the wheelbase , the harder the drive. The combination of a short wheelbase and a tandem axle is very difficult when it comes to handling . If you need the tandem axle, trade off by making th...

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