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RE: Going back to TC from Class A? What do you think?

I'm thinking along the same lines your thinking. But we went from a Okanagan 811-SL T/C to a 41ft 5th wheel. Reason was getting into the bed was killing both of us. Love the room of the 5th wheel, but sure miss out on a lot of spots we used to stay. As theres just not room for the bigger units. So thinking about one of the triple slide Chalet Rv's. Seen one that you can get into the bed on both sides. And have room along the bed to get into it. Loved our storage in the Okanagan, but not the getting into the bed. Not sure my wife is going to go along with the swap. But I keep looking at these bigger truck campers. And thinking our Chevy Kodiak C5500 would be nice with one of them on the back of it. But would have to swap beds on it. As it has the hauler bed and fear its higher then I would need for the slide-in. But then again same 5th wheel in it as my C2500HD I used to haul our T/C with. So it may only need the 100 gallon fuel tank removed and the rack off the front of the bed. Good luck in your choice. And like you it was nice to park in a normal parking spot when traveling. And fit into about any campsite that was open. Pete
Pete_k 06/09/16 01:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone running Cooper Roadmaster 19.5's?

Have not tried those. But bought a a set of Gladiator steer tires for my Kodiak. Second season on them. So far I'm happy with them, better ride and wear out them. Had Goodyear and TOYO's and both were sorry. Or for my use they were. Will be buying all new Gladiators when the time comes.. If you want me to, will get pics showing how there holding up. Pete
Pete_k 06/09/16 12:56pm Truck Campers
225/70R19.5's on my 5th wheel?

Our Goodyear G614's on our 2012 Heartland LandMark Key Largo. Dated 2011 are in good shape. No checking on sidewall. And lots of thread left on the tires. I still have the 19.5's off my 2004 Chevy 3/4 Ton pickup. And have a 75% set of Toyo tires on them. Tried one on the camper yesterday. While getting the camper ready to go on a trip next week. There's around 1/4" difference between these. The 19.5's being taller, will have to get new Lug bolts and center caps to run them. But thinking tires will last a lot longer. Being there rated for 5000 lbs each. Anyone else running these? I know lots run 17.5's but not going to buy new tires and wheels when I have these. Heres a pic with one tire on the camper. The back one 19.5 is still jacked up. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2012%20Key%20Largo/unnamed.jpg
Pete_k 03/24/16 02:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Amazing MPG gains... Magic fuel, or ???

As for difference in where you fill. I fill the same side, same pump. But I do hold 150 gallons. So even if we drive to the Gulf Coast, I can come back home. Then fill up at the same pump. Stick the nozzle into the tank the same distance each time. When the pump shuts off its done. Today filled up for a nice $1.54 cents per gallon.
Pete_k 01/14/16 11:43am Truck Campers
RE: Amazing MPG gains... Magic fuel, or ???

How many miles are on the engine? When they get broken in better MPG can and does happen. As for the sticker on the pump. That is on most of them, but no corn juice was added to the fuel. Bet the sticker has "may contain up to 10% ethanol" ? They do that to cover there rears. And most fools stick in on every pump. Shoot our 100% gas pumps had them on there. But along the same lines, my 5.9 24 valve has also jumped up in MPG. Better then yours. But I did have to get a new head gasket. Thus a overhead was done on the truck. And mine is getting way better now also. Pete
Pete_k 01/14/16 08:30am Truck Campers
RE: Goodyear G159 Tire issue

Its unreal now many people will buy the wrong tire because its lower priced then the right one for the job. Same as most that are always blowing tires on trailers. They buy a tire that is speed rated lower then there intended speed of travel. Then blow the tire and complain that the tire is at fault. I feel for the family driving the RV that was in the wreck. But they did not say how old the tires were? If the pressure had been checked? And why in the world did he hit the brakes with a blowout? I have had 3 steer tires blow and all three was Michelin's in 1986. Our company with a fleet of 100 trucks, has 19 steer tires blow in 3 weeks. The last one for me was pulling into the parking lot. I had to get 2 new tires put on coming home from PA to Tn. The other tires when the blowouts happened. I was running 55 MPH yes the days when even interstates were 55. Pushed the go peddle down and eased down the road while slowing down. Truck never moved but if I had hit the brakes man what a wreck it would have been. Company had made us watch a video at a drivers meeting 6 weeks before on what to do if we had a blowout. And it saved my life and lots by me. AS the second one a bus was passing me. And being it was the left steer tire. I would have hit the bus at 55 MPH. Pete P.S. Wish everyone would watch this video before driving . What to do when you have a blowout.
Pete_k 09/06/15 07:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dropped 5er with Pullrite SuperGlide?

If the jaws are closed around the pin. You look to make sure along with do the pull test. Theres no way its coming out unless you hooked up high and the king pin is on top of the jaws and not down inside the jaws. I would say 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 % of the people that dropped there trailers, it was there fault. That other person know its there fault but will not tell you it was. When a king pin is in the jaws bottom flange is below the jaws. Your going to rip the king pin out of the unit. Or the 5th wheel off the truck. Before it fails. I for one always even when I was running over the road in a Semi. I go to the back and look to make sure its inside the jaws and not up on them. The jaws are closed around the pin. Also that the pull lever is in and locked. Then do the pull test. And in 30+ years have only had one trailer come unhooked.. That one was from a broken hitch. And caught the trailer before it hit anything. AS I was doing the pull test when it happened. Good luck and be safe. Pete
Pete_k 09/06/15 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mud daubers "Duh"

They can find there way into a sealed glass jar. LOL Wish I could find a way to get rid of those suckers. My Chevy Kodiak sat for a week, it has dozens of mud tunnels all over it now.
Pete_k 09/06/15 07:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Question to all Vision 19.5 wheel users

Glad my Rickson 19.5's were not cut like that. Went down to the shed to check them just now. And there flat and nice and thick. Ran them on my 2004 2500HD for a few years no issues at all on these. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/FHD0009.jpg width=640 Are those Vision wheels? They don't look anything like mine but they do look like the Alcola"s I had on my 97 F-250. They came from Rickson and had Rickson wheels on the invoice. Pete
Pete_k 09/06/15 03:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Balancing tires with powder stuff ?

Used Equal in semi 24.5's for years and then in my Rickson 19.5's They were blanced with it. And lasted as long as the tires did. Never used anything but air from any air hose in all of those. Will be adding the Centramatics to my Kodiak C5500 and 40ft 5th wheel by next spring. There high but will last longer then I will. Found the 4 for the Kodiak for $360. Shipped to me. Have not checked to see what the ones for our 8 lug camper wheels will take. But may be using the Rickson 19.5's on the camper. As there the same height and I have them laying here. So rather then spend more on 16's for the wheels on the camper. Buy 4 new 19.5's and no issues of ever having a blowout. And put the wheels off the camper on my 33ft triple axle tilt gooseneck. Pete
Pete_k 09/02/15 06:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: License Plate issues

When I had my T/C always moved the tag to the camper. As it was 36" under the camper if left on the truck. When we picked the camper up in CO, I did not move the tag. Tell the truth I was so happy to have our new T/C I did not even think about it. Headed south to NM to my in-laws then home across I40. Had one trooper in TX ask about the new camper. And told me I need to move it to the camper. As he could not see the tag. But the guy was nice and followed us into the fuel stop. And even looked under there at the tag. After that I always moved it. Only one time did I forget to put it back on the truck. Tn Trooper pulled me over and told me my Tag was still on the camper LOL He lived down the road from me. Pete
Pete_k 09/02/15 05:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Question to all Vision 19.5 wheel users

Glad my Rickson 19.5's were not cut like that. Went down to the shed to check them just now. And there flat and nice and thick. Ran them on my 2004 2500HD for a few years no issues at all on these. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/FHD0009.jpg width=640
Pete_k 09/02/15 03:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Hartland ST235 80R 16 tires

Look into these Gladiator All Steel trailer tires 14 ply and will hold the load. I have Goodyear G614's on our Heartland Landmark Key Largo. And will be going to the Gladiators next year on it. Also putting the Gladiator QR35-TR All Steel Trailer Tires on my triple axle tilt car hauler next week. Been running the Gladiators in 19.5's for Steer tires on my Chevy Kodiak. second season on them and there holding better then the High Dollar steer tires before these held up. Toyo's. The Gladiator in All Steel trailer tires are $140.+ each. Vs $365. per tires for the G-614's. But I would not buy the ST's in these as they will not handle the weight and speed of the All Steel tires. Pete
Pete_k 07/12/15 08:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: HELP need tow to Yellowstone

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Pete_k 07/12/15 08:01pm Fifth-Wheels
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