I have a Challenger 34SAQ fifth wheel that has a console mounted on the wall to display the fill levels in the holding tanks. Apparently, I have one black tank and two gray tanks. This worked fine last year, but for some reason when I press the button...nothing. I thought it was a blown fuse, but checked all the fuses and breakers in the main panel and they were all fine.
I still think it's a fuse somewhere, so if anyone has a trailer like this, or something similar, can you please offer any advise as to where it may be? Everything else seems to work, near as I can tell.
(FYI - from my last post, I had a water leak that turned out to be from the outdoor shower. The whole inside area behind the shower got wet, but when I fixed that I don't remember seeing a fuse in there.)
Thanks to anyone that can help!
So we took the fifth wheel out for the first time this season. Attached the water hose, turned it on, and heard what sounded like spraying water. After about 10 seconds, water started pouring out the bottom of the camper, between the frame and the shroud that enclosed the underbelly.
Turned the water off at the spigot, and you can continue to hear water spraying for about 30-45 seconds after the water was turned off.
Took a look and there doesn't seem to be any easy way of removing the shroud to see what's going on under there. The only things I know for sure is:
1) the water hose was screwed on tight and was not leaking.
2) the shower was working when the leak was occurring. The leak was also occurring when the shower was off.
Does anyone have any ideas at all???
In the winter of 2011-2012, I did not take the batteries out of the fifth-wheel, nor did I disconnect them. Last spring, I ended up buying two new batteries. This past winter, I took both batteries out and brought them in the house to keep warm, although no trickle charger.
SO my questions:
1) Am I likely to have to replace both batteries this season as well, or was bringing them in and keeping them warm enough?
2) Can I power up the fifth wheel with shore power without having the batteries installed? There's some work I want to do, but I don't want to put the batteries back in unless I absolutely have to.
OK...when I look at my hydraulic setup, there is the manifold connected to the pump...fours hoses from the manifold. The top of the manifold is labeled with a slide description matching each hose and little screw-knob for each hose. However, the slides don't move in/out in the order labeled on the manifold. Maybe the previous owner changed hoses already? The hoses look like they can just be unscrewed and put back where ever...there is plenty of hose to change position.
It's going to my dealer tonight for repair suffered from a blow-out, so I'll ask him and see what he thinks.
I have a 2007 Keystone Challenger 34SAQ fifth wheel with 4 slide-outs. When I open, they open in this order:
the kitchen half-way
the driver-side living area
the kitchen finishes sliding
the curb-side living area
They close in the same order. The only problem is that we can't get to the fridge until the curb-side living area opens. Which basically means at a rest area we have to fully open everything just to get to the fridge, or climb over the kitchen cabinets.
Does anyone know if you can alter the order in which the slides open? I'd like the curb-side to open first and I don't really care what order after that.
(PS - the slides are hydraulic if that matters.)
Hmmm...so the weights on the trailer axles should be about the same? How would I know what the axle ratings are...5200 or 7000?
The tires are ST235/85R17. They're rated for 3250 at 80psi.
Oh yeah...when parked on a level surface, the trailer looks to be dead level as well. The back of the truck sinks about 4" when I put the full weight of the trailer on it, but it also looks pretty level. When unloaded, the back of the truck is a little higher than the front.
I took my fully loaded truck and fifth-wheel to the scales and recorded the following weights:
front truck axle: 4890
rear truck axle: 5950
front trailer axle: 5320
rear trailer axle: 4480
total weight: 20640
I am driving a 2005 Ford F250 Super Duty with a 10000 GVWR and a 6.0L turbo-diesel. I had a full tank of diesel. The sticker says the front axle is rated at 5200 and the rear is 6100. The GCWR is 23000 according to the owners manual.
The trailer is a 2007 Keystone Challenger 34SAQ and was fully loaded with everything we needed for our trip including the toothpaste. I don't carry water and the holding and gray tanks were empty.
So overall, how am I doing? Should I be concerned about the extra weight over the GCWR on the truck since I'm underweight on each axle?
And finally, when I get to a weigh station, must I pull in? Or are these only for commercial trucks?