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RE: KEEP YOUR DOORS LOCKED!!

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
RE: Cedar Creek Assistance

I also agree, you can't beat CC customer service.
Splashers3 02/27/15 11:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 32 vs 38

My signature 5ver is 34'4". A couple more feet would be nice. Our next rig will be in the 36' area. So, I would go for the 38' length. JMO. Good Luck - and don't go crazy deciding.
Splashers3 02/24/15 07:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cedar Creek vs Grand Design Solitude

X2 for CC...see signature. GREAT service department.
Splashers3 02/06/15 05:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slides stored in or out?

In - unless we're cleaning, tinkering, or loading up.
Splashers3 01/22/15 04:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cedar Creek & Silverback

Our 2009 SB has some features that the same year CC's did NOT have. IT was considered more residential. We have had very few issues with it, replaced the China bombs after 3000 miles...CC service department has been GREAT - for the few minor things we needed taken care of when it was new. We love our open fp. Will replace it someday, but not for awhile....I like no payments.
Splashers3 01/01/15 06:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dear Snow birds

Green728 - what a very nice post, for a lot of reasons...you've gotten some nice replies back. I have 3-4 years until retirement, unless something changes and I need to keep working....wife, has a few more than I. I can't wait to put the miles on the rig also. Enjoy what you have, and as was previously stated, it will come. Mike
Splashers3 12/27/14 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Merry Christmas to all, where ever you may be.

Merry Christmas to all ! Raining in Southern MD.....wishing we were in Buffalo - Yes, Buffalo! Safe travels to all.
Splashers3 12/24/14 10:52am Snowbirds
RE: Cedar Creek & Silverback

Hey Mike2Wheels - why did you buy it then? didn't you check it out first? Doesn't say a lot for your ability to distinguish cheap from quality....our 2009 has been fantastic over the years - and going strong. One must remember most folks can't spend 70,80, 100+K for their RVs, maybe you should trade up. For our first 5ver, we've been very satisfied. Maybe like so many other things, they just don't make them like they used to.... Mike
Splashers3 12/22/14 02:39pm Fifth-Wheels
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