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RE: Looking at a 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD - advice?

I love my 2008 LMM, no real problems. I also hated the 26 gal tank, and replaced it with a Titan 52 gal tank. Love the range now. I get 10.5 - 11 mpg hauling my Silverback. With only 32,600 miles, I hope it lasts me many more years. I am looking to add a BD VVT brake for better braking. The tow/haul mode does a decent job, but I think the VVT will help. It's regened a few times while towing, but for the most part I have no complaints about that. I did add stronger(wider) wheels and wider tires to increase my towing margin on the rear.
Splashers3 05/26/15 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: are you towing with a short bed crew cab?

Signature 5ver has been 90 degres, while hooked to our short bed Sierra Crew Cab, and I did NOT have to use my manual slider. I've never had to use it - we've had this trailer since Feb09. Front Cap does have cut outs on the edges....
Splashers3 05/11/15 02:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Would you buy a Silverback Rv again?

we still love our 2009 Silverback....next time around I would buy a Cedar Creek (now that I can't buy an Excel, and the verdict isn't in on the "new" Mobile Suites...there is a difference between the two CC model lines.
Splashers3 05/07/15 03:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fridge Drain

I too, did exactly what oldhippie did....it's worked great for 2 years.
Splashers3 04/28/15 04:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Forest River Customer Service

X3 on the positive when dealing with CC customer service - both in and out of warranty period!
Splashers3 04/28/15 04:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Roof Increase Gas Mileage by 43%

On the serious side of things I wonder if you would have noticed any difference in the inside temperature of your RV. The additional comments were pretty funny.....agree the OP should have waited longer and let things play out.
Splashers3 04/11/15 03:10pm Tech Issues
RE: diesel lanes

When using Flying J/Pilot I use the truck lanes - and my D/A can handle the larger nozzles...I always get out of the lane as quickly as possible...however, I have had truckers block me in while they were BSing with their cell phones....lucky there wasn't anybody behind me, and I backed all the way out until I could go around the fueling lanes....I was really ticked about how rude they were.
Splashers3 04/05/15 07:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Entry door window

Yea, I don't think I like it for me, from the safety standpoint....I like the professional looking install that the OP did.
Splashers3 04/05/15 07:35am Fifth-Wheels

We always double check to make sure doors are locked. I also replaced my compartment key locks, that everybody has a key to, with the 3 dial-10 digit combi locks. AS previously mentioned, I too, have my hitch (two of the pins) locked down to the truck's floor. Real crooks will break in if they want...but they may look for an easier target.
Splashers3 04/01/15 07:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Air compressor

X2 with the Porter Cable Pancake compressor....I love it for the same reasons as previously stated.
Splashers3 04/01/15 07:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Forest River Cedar Creek Silverback 29rl?

Today's Silverback's Might be a step down, it depends on the options that you get. My 2009 Silverback had many things on it that same year CC's did not have. Back then, they were considered as a more residential version. To be honest, we don't really like the newer Silverbacks. Our Silverback has served us very well, no serious issues, looking forward to another year. It is put together well, and we love the layout. It had a couple of minor issues in the beginning, which were taken care by CC and our dealer. I did swap out the china bombs with only 3,000 miles on them. CC customer service is as stated, top notch. I would buy a Cedar Creek with all the bells & whistles they have today. I no longer can buy an Excel, and I'm not sure how the new Mobile Suites will be quality-wise with being bought out. Good Luck.
Splashers3 03/31/15 02:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Excel Closing Its Doors

I too, had Excel on my very short list when I upgrade...very depressing - unfortunately, I won't be ready to upgrade for a few more years as current rig is in great shape.
Splashers3 03/22/15 03:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: converter

Last fall I replaced my WFCO 9855, which had died, with a Progressive Dynamics, I think 9260 (it's too early to run out in the dark and check)...I love it! ( I carried it as a spare for almost the whole season, as the WFCO was indicating it was going bad) I ran the charge wizard through the back of fuse box and can see it flashing through the fuse box window under the television...so I know what the battery is doing by the rate of flashes. This converter would be my recommendation.
Splashers3 03/22/15 04:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can't believe folks connecting up sewer without gloves

No gloves either....just wash hands when done, and also use hand wipes...I also try to be careful.
Splashers3 03/21/15 05:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are most 5th wheels 102" wide now?

Our 2009 CC Silverback 32WRL - with the "W" meaning wide body is 102". I actually removed the side sticker that said "WIDE BODY" - just to play it safe when seeing some states didn't allow 102" wide trailers.
Splashers3 03/18/15 02:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best RV Wax

Without a doubt, 303 protectant for the decals....I also use it on the slide seals, the tires, and even the roof.
Splashers3 03/12/15 04:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: duplicate

Copy that X2!
Splashers3 03/07/15 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: convertor/charger issue

By erratic charging....it would come on for a very short time, lights would get noticeably brighter, and when it went off the lights would dim. The battery would never charge to full, and was charging less and less..as measured by the 4 lights on my control station. I have a separate battery charger that would always charge the battery back up where all 4 lights would lite. As soon as I installed the PD converter the battery (Trojan) retained its full charge, and the lights have not dimmed since. I also didn't mention all the troubleshooting I did with a volt meter in several different configurations before removing the 8955 converter...the key measurement was watching the converter trying to charge the battery (unsuccessfully).
Splashers3 03/02/15 10:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: convertor/charger issue

My WFCO 8955 only lasted 6 years - and the last straw before it died was the erratic charging (and lack of) of my battery. My new PD works and charges really well. I also carried it as a spare that last camping season. You might want to start searching for a replacement.
Splashers3 03/01/15 02:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: converter noise

The first indication that my OEM converter was beginning to fail was the flickering of the lights....and then we noticed that the battery wasn't charging very well. I carried a spare until the converter gave up the ghost - while on a weekend trip. Had to use the truck hook-up to bring up the landing gear. The swap out was pretty easy. You may want to order the replacement until needed. Good Luck
Splashers3 03/01/15 01:52am Fifth-Wheels
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