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RE: new trailer decisions

We had a Sabre fiver before getting our Columbus. Really liked it. The 6 sided welded aluminum frame is a great feature, especially when compared to wooden floor trusses found in the Jayco. Is a 3/8" roof panel stronger than a 1/4" roof panel? Only if you walk on it.
amxpress 06/11/14 08:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dodge 2500 Diesel

Please look at the vehicle in my signature. The best mileage I have gotten towing my Columbus is 13 mpg, not exceeding 60 mph. I average from 9-12 traveling no faster than 65 mph. I actually get better mileage towing my 37' fiver than I did towing my 22' Jayco TT. Don't rely on your vehicle's mileage computer overhead. Do an actual calculation when filling up.
amxpress 06/11/14 07:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire heating and cooling

They once made a device that wrapped around the rim, inside the tire. They were little fan blades that spun with the rotation of the wheels. They were suppose to circulate the air inside the tires, keeping it cooler. Sounded like a good idea, don't know why it didn't catch on. Why not mount a wall mounted thermometer probe near the tires to measure the ambient temperature around the tires?
amxpress 06/10/14 05:13pm Fifth-Wheels
Akuret tire failure

So I knew it was just a matter of time... Driving South on I-95 in NC, I was pulled over by a State Trooper. He said he saw something wobbling under my fiver and wanted me off the highway. Upon inspection of the trailer tires, we found a grapefruit size bubble on the inner sidewall of the right front tire. Wow. By stopping me before the China bomb blew up, he probably saved me mucho dollars. While thanking him, he commented on how nice my fiver was and he was considering an RV. I offered him a tour inside and he accepted. He was impressed, of course. Kudos to that NC State Trooper! Just installed a set of Maxxis last Friday, mounted and balanced. What a difference in construction between the Maxxis and OEM Akuret. Maxxis sidewall stiffness was much greater than the China junk. BTW, they were all set at 80 psi prior to leaving that morning. The bad tire was manufactured the 6th week of 2012. The Maxxis were all manufactured 12th week of 2014 in Thailand. http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p618/amxpress/akurettire_zps0135f2af.jpg
amxpress 06/10/14 04:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Campground Near Charlotte, NC???

Haven't heard of a new CG near Charlotte, but if you want a place to set up, try Fort Mill KOA if you're on the South side of town or Tom Johnson CG if you're on the North side of town. We've stayed at the KOA. Not too bad for a base camp when visiting Charlotte. Tom Johnson is next to Charlotte Motor Speedway and a drag strip. Nothing fancy, just an open area with pull through full hook ups. If you're there when they're racing, it is loud, especially at the drag strip.
amxpress 06/05/14 01:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Maxxis tires

If you look at the tire pressure sticker usually located on the left side of your trailer towards the front, you'll probably read 80 psi. If you don't have a sticker, inflate them to 80 psi anyway. Did you have them balanced?
amxpress 05/28/14 06:07pm Camping World Service and Installation
Kudos to NC State Trooper

We were cruising South on I-95 near Dunn, NC when I noticed the blue flashing lights of a NC state trooper. I pulled off an exit and into a gravel lot. The trooper told me that he saw something wobbling under my trailer. Upon closer inspection, I found a grapefruit size bubble on the inside of the right front trailer tire; a 2 1/2 year old Akuret ST china bomb. I had been on the road for only 30 minutes and prior to leaving, all pressures were checked at 80 psi. In fact, I had just left a tire store after having a nail removed from the left rear trailer tire. Anyway, I would have never had made it to the CG without a blowout and who knows what damage could have resulted. The trooper was interested in getting an RV so I asked if he wanted to look inside my Columbus fiver. He said he wouldn't turn an offer like that down. My hat off to that NC state trooper; he saved me a lot of grief, and I have now justified to DW that we need new quality tires.
amxpress 05/25/14 09:06pm Towing
RE: Stuck in Jacksonville Florida

Did they tell you what DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Code) were pulled from the ABS computer? Or any of the other onboard computers? This should give you an idea on where the problem is. If it's strictly an ABS problem, drive it home. Your brakes will work but you won't have anti lock feature. This has been mentioned in earlier posts. Good advice about bringing it to a Ford TRUCK dealer and not a CW.
amxpress 05/10/14 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5th wheel front living room makes and models

Columbus by Palomino makes a nice looking FL model. Click here to see it: COLUMBUS 370FL
amxpress 05/02/14 08:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Willow Tree Rv Park

Willow Tree is one of our favorite.The hot tub sites are awesome. Last two times we tried to get in, they were booked full with snow birds. Go figure. Enjoy your stay.
amxpress 05/02/14 07:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hard to find Maxxis Tires

Check out Amazon.com. Are they 15" tires? Maxxis ST tires
amxpress 04/29/14 08:04pm Fifth-Wheels
US 421, US 321 & US 19 in Western NC & Eastern TN

I will be heading to Bluff City, TN from Raleigh, NC in June. My Trailer Life routing program has me going US 421, US 321 and US 19 in Western NC and Eastern TN. I am towing a 37' fiver. On the map, this route looks very curvy and possibly steep going through the mountains. Has anyone traveled these routes in NC & TN? How is this route? I am considering a different route as I prefer not driving on an old US highway that is steep and curvy when towing my fiver.
amxpress 04/24/14 09:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Small solar trickle chargers.

Terry, Where did you get your solar cell charger? I was looking at Harbor Freight but am concerned about the quality.
amxpress 04/13/14 05:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Opinion on 2 TV'S?

The Samsung has a high contrast ratio, but the Vizio has 4 HDMI plugs. According to Consumer Reports, they both rate the same in reliability. Got a coin? Heads get the Samsung, tails get the Vizio. Have you thought about getting a "smart" TV?
amxpress 04/03/14 05:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish 311 Receiver With Tailgater???

I have a Tailgater with a 211 receiver. Why not hook up your 311 and see if it works? Actually, it should. The tailgater is just an antenna dish and you won't get HD. We really like our set up. Good luck with yours.
amxpress 04/03/14 05:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Purchased used camper want refund!

Regardless of "how" it happened, that's what insurance is for. It's unfortunate but the service you received seems to be the norm in the rv industry. Don't waste your time sharing with people on useless forums as this. Tell your friends or someone that may have some compassion for what you are going through. There is no understanding on any forums just alot of finger pointing and rude accusations. Good luck.
amxpress 03/25/14 08:44pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Columbus 320RS

We've had our Columbus 320RS for two years. It was an early production model. The later ones have come a long way in quality. We enjoy the amenities, most which were standard. It tows great. It has served us well and it's a good looking fiver. As mentioned, you get good and bad with any RV. I don't have a problem recommending a Columbus.
amxpress 03/19/14 07:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Purchased used camper want refund!

Was Ray your salesman?
amxpress 03/04/14 03:38pm Camping World RV Sales
Nashville CG suggestions

We plan on spending few days in Nashville, TN in June. I want to visit Antique Archaeology and Grand Old Opry. What suggestions for a nice CG, dog friendly and full hook ups required. Pull through sites a plus. Thanks
amxpress 02/28/14 07:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2014 Jayco Eagle vs. Columbus Palomino

We have had our Columbus 320RS for 2 years. It had the 2nd year warranty from Forest River. Here are some things I really like about my Columbus. 1) HUGE shower, something to think about with the family. 2) 10 Gallon water heater with quick recovery. Something else to think about with the kids. 3) STANDARD convection/microwave oven with a gas oven. 4) 100" wide with 6 sided welded frame. 5) R-38 floor/R30 roof 6) standard heating pads for holding tanks 7) A light in the shower; it's the little things don't ya know. 8) 3-20 Gallon propane tanks makes it easy to swap out at many places. We looked at a Jayco fiver, but went with the Columbus and very glad we did. Good luck with your decision.
amxpress 02/20/14 09:14pm Fifth-Wheels
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