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RE: Trailer Fire

OMG - I know Randy & Nancy (camped many times with them)and was totally unaware of this terrible accident. If anybody can pull through this it's Randy....he's an incredibly smart guy....his HDT is awesome. I'm glad they are OK. Mike
Splashers3 03/07/18 07:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: auxiliary fuel tank

I replaced my 26 gal OEM tank with a 52 gal Titan tank on my 2008 GMC 2500...well, my new 2017 GMC DRW has only a 36 gal tank....I'm looking to add an aux tank. I can not decided between the RDS gravity fed 60 Gal tank and a titan 50 Gal tank with pump. It seems simple installation might be easier than the more complex titan install. Any suggestions/recommendations? Does the 2017 GMC 3500 OEM tank have the open vent that could overflow? Thanks, Mike
Splashers3 03/01/18 04:43am Beginning RVing
RE: Opinion on fridge option

I've enjoyed reading all the responses....we are looking to upgrade our current 5ver....and have decided we want the gas/propane version - even if Cedar Creek treats the residential fridge as the "normal" unit....all of the pros for the residential unit have NOT changed our minds.... Great discussion. Mike
Splashers3 02/27/18 05:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reflection 320mks on order....anyone have one?

I also would have had the same questions/comments as W & W....the OPs questions did make it sound like they hadn't been inside one.
Splashers3 01/28/18 04:00am Fifth-Wheels

Our annual registration in Maryland cost us $248.
Splashers3 01/20/18 05:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wash and wax

I wash one day and wax (by hand with 8' step ladder) the next day....once in a while I will do both on the same day. My wonderful wife sometimes helps. I wash the front cap after each trip as it helps remove bugs. I will sometimes wax the front cap in between trips as I hate seeing black steaks. Wife washes roof maybe twice year....it sits near very tall trees. It is a pain!
Splashers3 01/09/18 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: King pin weight

Yes you are.....your TV has a GVWR of 9200 and your actual combined TV axle wts are over 10K....however, some folks will say you are OK because your Rear axle of 5760 is under the TV GRAWR of 6084..but you don't have a lot of margin in the rear..... You could spend some $$ and buy wider tires and wider stronger wheels....assuming you have 245s....this will give you more margin, however it will not change your truck's official GVWR. I did this with my 2008 TV for a few years before I bought my 2017 dually.
Splashers3 01/01/18 04:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and safe travels. Mike & Carol
Splashers3 12/24/17 07:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anybody Towing A Wide Body 5th Wheel With Short Bed?

Ramand5ver - I forgot to mention that it is easier to maneuver our 34' trailer with our longer dually - especially when backing...the trailer reacts faster...which is better....but we did fine all the years with our 2500. Mike
Splashers3 12/23/17 03:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anybody Towing A Wide Body 5th Wheel With Short Bed?

I pulled my 102" signature 5ver from 2/2009 - 8/2017 with my 2008 GMC D/A 2500, which had a short box. We did have a manual slider, but NEVER used it even when the trailer was near 90deg. Our trailer is "wedged" in the front, which helps a lot. You may want to consider a blue ox bed saver. For $250 bucks you will have the insurance of not having to worry about dropping the pin in your truck bed, or through the tailgate. WE have a trailair pin, which is nice. We now have a full length dually. Good Luck Mike
Splashers3 12/23/17 09:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: what to see in Oregon

If you like nature....and fantastic scenery... Crater Lake - but wait until middle of summer because of the snowfall totals...and access. 600+ ft Multnomah Falls, the Columbia Gorge, if you like waterfalls.... Mt Hood is awesome... We loved our short stay....
Splashers3 12/20/17 03:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: wind speeds

Just watch and see what the semi drivers are doing...if they are pulled over you might want to do the same....they are the pros.
Splashers3 12/01/17 01:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressure monitor

I have the TST 510s, the kind in which I can NOT replace the battery, so I have to send them back to get replacements - which now cost $30/per. I have had to replace several and am honestly getting tired of paying for new ones. So, when I had then on current trailer with a 2500 short bed truck, I had NO problems with signal loss....now with my new long bed dually (same trailer), I am having serious signal drop outs....I have not tried using the antenna that came with them, but will try placing them higher in the truck...maybe mounting in the overhead. If that doesn't work I will try the antenna.
Splashers3 11/10/17 02:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Were to buy LED dimmer switch for 2010 Mobil Suite

x2 for M4 products.
Splashers3 11/10/17 01:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electrical issues

I agree with ScottG - the dimming (pulsing)of lights was the sign when our WFCO converter died. On mine, it was pretty obvious after I took some measurements. I love my PD with the charge wizard. Good Luck.
Splashers3 11/10/17 01:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cedar creek quality?

...getting back on topic....our signature Silverback is in great shape today and we plan on buying another in the next year or 2. The wide bodied units had a design flaw which led to structural damage in the front. Lippert fixed it at no cost, and then the folks at Cedar Creek fixed the internal damage at NO costs to us....it's better now than when it was new. They also threw in a few other freebies including a new trailair hitch, stairs, and replaced all my slide seals...oh, shipping to the factory was free....we opted to go pick it up to see the factory....and meet Denise Davis and her crew!
Splashers3 10/25/17 02:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: bridgestone or michelin

XPS Ribs.....if you're after a E-rated tire....mine are 8 years old and going strong, show no sign of wear. I regularly apply 303 UV protectant and they are covered all the time when not in use. My tire guy said I could get 10 years out of them....I will probably replace them over the winter.
Splashers3 10/25/17 02:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do I have a problem

My Cedar Creek had a structural problem much worse than yours....Denise and her crew at the factory fixed it (and repaired a lot of other inside damage) for free! Your problem will more than likely get worse...ours got progressively worse over 3 years until things completely failed and all the caulk in the world wouldn't have fixed it. Looking at our next CC. Good Luck, Mike
Splashers3 10/18/17 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel roadside service insurance offerings

GS Roadside Emergency Service is 0 for 2 with us....when we needed them most, they let us down and the call person was so unfamiliar with what a 5th wheel was. We are NOT renewing.....
Splashers3 10/18/17 04:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Rv add ons

I also added the extra drain gate valve next to the cap....small investment, big difference as we always have a small amount of liquids after traveling. Also agree with slide toppers, love our trail air pin. I also added that little fan inside the fridge to circulate the air (keeps things colder). I added insulation to the ceiling in my basement, replaced OEM shackles with stronger ones with zerks. IMO, LT tires instead of the ST tires that came from the manufacturer. Next rig will have auto-leveling. Agree with several things previously mentioned.
Splashers3 09/28/17 01:07pm Fifth-Wheels
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