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RE: cat scale weights result

Looks like a loaded pin weight of 3,380#. So my only question is what does your door sticker say about DO NOT LOAD MORE THAN XXXX LBS. Depending on the year and configuration it could anywhere from less than 3,000# to over 4,000# for an SRW.
BB_TX 02/12/16 01:45pm Towing
RE: Fifth Wheel Tire Pressure

Some interesting info from Carlisle web site. –Maintain air pressure at the maximum PSI recommended on the tire sidewall. As opposed to a load chart most tire companies refer to as I noted above. And; –3 to 5 years is the average life expectancy of a trailer tire, regardless of mileage. – It is estimated that in approximately three years, roughly one-third of a tire's strength is gone. – After three years, depending upon storage and conditions of usage, consider replacing trailer tires even if they have tread depth remaining. –After five years, trailer tires should be replaced in all cases Seems like pretty low numbers.
BB_TX 02/12/16 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: Satellite connection

I used one like this. I don't remember if this is where I bought it or not, but looks identical. And it works for sat just fine. Nothing special about it, just a simple coax connector. And for the inside, I used one similar to this. And to connect the two, I used a short quad shielded coax similar to this.
BB_TX 02/12/16 08:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Stability

For those above, I do not argue that an SRW is as stable as a DRW. BUT. There are those who repeatedly imply that unless you have a DRW you will be all over the road and white knuckled the whole time you are driving. And that is just not the case. My SRW/5er does not weave when there are high cross winds. It does not weave when a large truck passes. There is no problem on winding mountain roads. Stability is not an issue. And has been stated so by many others. If a DRW gives you that much more peace of mind. Great. But don't keep insisting it is mandatory for a satisfying towing experience. And of course, if the weight dictates a DRW that is another matter altogether.
BB_TX 02/12/16 08:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel for full time rving

30' really restricts your choices. A lot of the mid to upper range 5ers start out longer than that and go up from there.
BB_TX 02/12/16 08:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Tire Pressure

Many tire company's web sites will have a table of inflation pressure vs load on the tire. The pressure on the sidewall is the max pressure for the max load. But the tables recommend lower pressures for less than maximum loads. A tire that is over inflated for the load on it can cause the tire to wear faster in the center. Inversly, a tire under inflated for the load on it can cause the tire to wear faster on the edges. A correctly inflated tire will wear more evenly providing longer life and better traction.
BB_TX 02/12/16 08:21am Tech Issues
RE: Stability

There are those who keep insisting that you must have a dually for stability. Just ain't so. I have no stability issues at all with my F350 SRW and high profile 35' 5er even in high cross winds, passing trucks, and winding roads.
BB_TX 02/11/16 05:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Satellite connection

Our trailer had only a single external coax connection for cable and sat. I had to juggle some internal coax depending on which I wanted to use at the time. So I added a new external connection for the sat. Bought an external coax connector with a rubber boot for weather/dust protection when traveling. Drilled a hole in the outside wall near where I wanted the inside connection and mounted the new connector. Added a new coax wall plate inside in same area. Connected the two with a short coax cable. No more wire juggling. Was pretty easy on mine due to the location I wanted.
BB_TX 02/11/16 02:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: MSRP question....

Google that model number and find the prices being advertised nationwide. Then use the lowest you can find to negotiate with the dealer. Some dealers post only the MSRP prices on their web sites. But many post their sale prices, which will be well below the supposed MSRP prices. You may get them to come off the sale price some, but you will not get another 20%-35% off the advertised sales prices if they are already well below the posted MSRP.
BB_TX 02/11/16 08:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Ten Year Anniversary Trip

That is a lot of trailer for a 2500. Make sure your payload ratings are high enough for that pin weight and GCWR is good for the total weight. As for the route, I definitely would not recommend US 550 from Silverton to Ouray (the million dollar highway) on the way to Grand Junction. That is a very steep winding narrow highway with no shoulders going over three high mountain passes. Especially so for someone towing a 5er for the first time. And secondly the amount of time. From Hunt direct to Yellowstone and back alone is at least 6 days long days (probably in excess of 10 hrs per day) of travel without even considering all the other places you mention. Even on the interstates, with stops for rest/food/fuel you probably will not average much better than 55 miles per hour if that much. Add in all the side trips and you would probably be on the road 10 days or more. Not much time to actually stop and see things. That trip will be a killer for all.
BB_TX 02/11/16 07:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black Tank Flush

......... 5. I should have know that asking a simple question I'd get a bunch of grief about how I'm doing it all wrong. Ain't that the truth. :S
BB_TX 02/10/16 11:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Does trailer connector need to be in pick up box

I have both bumper and in-bed and use both as the mood strikes me. Have towed thousands of miles with each.
BB_TX 02/10/16 11:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trouble posting with new computer

Try using the Trailerlife, Woodalls, or Motorhome portals to access the open roads forum and see if you have the same problem.
BB_TX 02/10/16 11:36am Technology Corner
RE: Propane..unlawful to have fridge on while moving

From previous discussions on the subject it seems there are far more of us who travel with the refrigerator on than not on.
BB_TX 02/10/16 09:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Central West Virginia to the Grand Canyon - will I-40 be OK?

Have only driven parts of it over the years. But like most all other interstates, some parts are great, some parts will beat you to death. And it changes both ways as the years pass. Just enjoy the good parts and suffer thru the rest.
BB_TX 02/10/16 08:34am Roads and Routes
RE: New community forum

Even our small community of about 150 has a site on nextdoor.com. There is a phone app for it also so that when anyone posts a comment or question I get a notification on the phone. I can limit it to just our immediate community or our community and the neighboring areas. Often get comments about events of local interest such as fires, accidents/road closures, security/burglaries/suspicious persons, lost pets, etc.
BB_TX 02/10/16 08:31am Technology Corner
RE: Black Tank Flush

I have a built in flush system. But I have no idea what the in-tank end looks like. I just know it makes an obvious spray sound when I use it. And it does seem to clean the tank pretty well. I drain the tank, then turn on the flush, close the drain valve for a couple minutes with the flush running, open the drain valve and let the tank drain again, close the drain valve for a couple minutes, and repeat until water runs near clear. Usually 3-4 times. Lots of extra bits and pieces come out the first couple drains after running the flush. Just don't walk away while the flush is running and the valve is closed.
BB_TX 02/10/16 08:22am Travel Trailers
RE: I'm Growing Up

I had a Pullrite Super 5th in my previous truck and loved it. Would have bought another for the current truck but they did not have one at the time to fit the Ford factory hitch prep. But my Reese Elite has a wrap around latch similar to the Pullrite and it does fit the puck system and I am happy with it also.
BB_TX 02/09/16 08:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Who's insurance pays

Somewhat similar. Cars in front of me came to an abrupt stop. I stopped. Car 1 behind me skidded to a stop about a foot short of hitting me. But he did stop without hitting me. Car 2 behind him did not stop in time. He hit car 1 behind me, knocking it into my vehicle. Car 2 insurance paid for my damages and car 1 damages. No law suit needed.
BB_TX 02/09/16 08:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need opinions, anyone with experience?

We have a set we bought long ago but have not used them in years. Use the phones instead. Just another thing to carry. And limited range. Only advantage would be in an area with no cell service.
BB_TX 02/09/16 10:41am RV Lifestyle
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