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RE: Replacing Tires

Thanks for all the feedback. After reading here and doing a little more research I have decided on the Bridgestone Duravis tires. They do fit my budget better then the Michelin. Although I know they are an excellent tire (Michelin), I am hoping the Duravis will perform well also. Thanks again for all the help !! ;) Excellent choice with the R250. I run Michelin XPS Ribs on our 5ver and Bridgestone Duravis R500 on the rear of the dually, all 3 are good dependable long wearing tires. Enjoy your new tires and peace of mind.
Hvyhauler 11/11/14 04:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dog Crap

The campground we were in last week charges a pet fee of $3.25 for the complete stay and I see why. They have doggy poop bag stations throughout the camping area and signs saying "Clean Up After Your Pet" and you will still see people who think it doesn't apply to them. Our 2 Collies don't get out of the truck or trailer without being hitched up first... especially at rest stops and I've always got the pooper scooper in my hand when the Collies are out for any type of walk & I clean up after them. They are never allowed to run loose in the campground or other campers sites. We have separate longer outdoor ropes for them when we sit outside. There are too many inconsiderate / irresponsible pet owners camping these days that don't care about rules or regulations,we see it on just about every camping adventure we go on. They are the ones ruining it for the rest of us. I don't hesitate to call the park rangers/management etc when I see rules blatantly ignored.
Hvyhauler 10/13/14 12:11pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Tire Review Bridgestone Duravis R500 HD

Hello Me Again... I had 4 of the Bridgestone R500 LT235/80R/17E tires installed on the rear of my Dodge dually 3 weeks ago. The Bridgestone's replaced the 4 rear BFG Comm TA's,the left rear outer BFG developed a belt seperation at 28K. I moved the 2 rear inners (L/R) with excellent tread to the front. The R500 does have a stiffer ride than the BFG... but offers extremely high mileage service which is what I'm after. I bought mine from Discount Tire... they went the extra mile and pro rated the failed BFG and credited $86.00 towards the R500 purchase price. All 4 R500's were balanced on the Hunter Road Force balancer.Lifetime balance is included in the purchase,no disposal fee...I took the old tires home. We are currently camping in south Georgia... the trip up here was good,the truck rides smooth.Stopped at the first rest stop in Georgia to check all the tires,and all was good.The R500's were slightly warm and the trailer XPS Ribs were about the same maybe a little cooler. I kept the cruise on 68mph most of the way up... truck and trailer felt super stable. We head home Friday for a week then its off to the mountains of S.C. / N.C. and Virginia for a 3 week camping trip. The second half of our camping season is underway.
Hvyhauler 10/08/14 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite super glide hitch, looking for bed pins

PullRite Hitch Bed Pins Good info... thanks for posting the link.
Hvyhauler 09/30/14 11:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite super glide hitch, looking for bed pins

I expect the pins in question are NOT conventional hitch pins; ie the ones that connect the bed-pins to the hitch. The bed pins are probably only available from PullRite Good point... if the op is referring to the large "rail" mounting pins (4 each) which go through the truck bed into the underbody mounts... these will definitely be a Pullrite only part. Still... call Pullrite and explain what parts you need. They have great customer service & will work with you.
Hvyhauler 09/29/14 10:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite super glide hitch, looking for bed pins

I would call Pullrite and talk to Leslie in the parts dept, I'm sure these can be purchased individually with the retaining clips. Tractor Supply also sells this type pin for about $2.25 each... retaining clip included. Any farm/agriculture/country hardware type supply house will have these pins.
Hvyhauler 09/29/14 10:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: It's a Shame!

Justaguy... great article,thanks for posting. To the OP... I know well what you're talking about. My 5ver came with cheap st tires also, the replacements which I was reimbursed for were just as cheap /light weight and failed in the same manner. I remember seeing this phrase years ago somewhere ? The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten !!
Hvyhauler 09/21/14 10:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Personal Safety for Truck Campers ~ Part I & 2

Good information,looking forward to part two.
Hvyhauler 09/20/14 12:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Bed Saver

The "Latch Kit" from Butch Svcs ... easy to install / good price.I have the latch on my Pullrite Superglide,it does the job for me !! 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW LB 4x4 QC 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 09/19/14 10:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel Filters

Forgot to mention the engine oil filter which I have been buying for several years from Walmart... which is the oem Mopar filter in the same box (gray colored filter) and part number as the dealer sells for considerably less. A few years back one Walmart had the oem Mopar 5.9 oil filters reduced to $ 5.00 each !!! I bought all 7 filters for $ 35.00 bucks. 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW 4x4 LB QC CTD 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 09/15/14 11:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fuel Filters

I switched vendors and now buy all filters / Fleetguard from truckhelp.com, their prices are hard to beat. I order 12 fuel and 6 air for both my 2006 Dodge Cummins diesels. I change fuel filters with each oil & filter change and air every other time unless needed sooner. 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW 4x4 LB QC CTD 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 09/15/14 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Key Features of Your Fifth Wheel

Hi Hvyhauler... What would be a normal lifespan for tires? Do they last longer if unit is parked more than towed along? I think I'll be ok with the wiring system as my man is good with electrical stuff. I'll have him check my 12 volt wiring out. :) Hello Mykahts, Please share with the group the make/model of your new 5ver & make/model of your tow vehicle.The info will help answer your tire question. Thanks for pointing that out. I'm going to be the soon to be owner of a Coachmen Brookstone 370RL. It was love at first sight! I was so smitten, I created a video collage of what I call My Castle... :) My Castle... My Castle... Very nice unit and video... The exterior option pkg shows GY G614RST / LT235/85R16G tires.These are excellent trailer tires,how long the tire will last is a good question... many factors contribute to the longevity of tire life.Did you order the ext option pkg ? and what tow vehicle will be used to haul the castle.
Hvyhauler 09/11/14 02:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Key Features of Your Fifth Wheel

The dislikes were the cheap oem st tires which all failed within 2 years.The poor workmanship 12 volt wiring system behind the power panel, I repaired all the wiring myself.The construction debris left behind panels and sealed off areas from assembly. Hi Hvyhauler... What would be a normal lifespan for tires? Do they last longer if unit is parked more than towed along? I think I'll be ok with the wiring system as my man is good with electrical stuff. I'll have him check my 12 volt wiring out. :) Hello Mykahts, Please share with the group the make/model of your new 5ver & make/model of your tow vehicle.The info will help answer your tire question.
Hvyhauler 09/11/14 07:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Key Features of Your Fifth Wheel

Even though ours is an entry level unit... the features that made it ideal for us were the floor plan and access to the complete kitchen,fridge & stove included & cabinets/dining table and chairs, plus the bathroom when all three slides are in.This unit also has two bathroom sinks,one is in the toilet room and each sink has a med cabinet,I have my own get ready area seperate from DW. The other items are a large rear picture window,50 amp service & power cord which connects to the "side" of the 5ver,a slide out rear bumper for extra storage / hauling (don't overload it) and good protection for the occasional tree bump.Large cargo compartments and high capacity gray water tanks... 84 gals with removable aux discharge valve on the end of the 4 inch sewer outlet. The dislikes were the cheap oem st tires which all failed within 2 years.The poor workmanship 12 volt wiring system behind the power panel, I repaired all the wiring myself.The construction debris left behind panels and sealed off areas from assembly. Best of luck with your new unit!! 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW 4x4 LB QC CTD 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 09/10/14 12:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: state parks in Texas

In the late 1990's we camped 2 nights at Lake Arrowhead State Park just outside of Wichita Falls Texas off Interstate 44. The campground was almost empty in October,very reasonable rates back then. 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW LB 4x4 CTD QC 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 09/07/14 08:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic Refrig is acting up - what are my options

I had a similar problem last January with our Dometic fridge /freezer, it stopped getting cold as usually all of a sudden.After alot of research & troubleshooting I replaced the circuit board located in the panel behind the fridge and that fixed it.The board cost aprox $111.00 shipping incl. The unit works/cools better than ever now. 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW 4x4 LB QC 48K miles 2007 Mountaineer XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 09/05/14 01:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Spacing????

Tvman44 I also upgraded to LT235/85R/16 LRE tires from cheap st235/80R/16 and have zero problems with the clearance of 3 1/8 inch between tires. The axle spacing on our 5ver 6K Dexter E-Z lube axles are on 35 inch centers (hub to hub) I also installed the Dexter E-Z Flex suspension and wet bolt kit a few years back... made things nice and tight again. What is your center to center axle measurement ? 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW 4x4 LB QC 48K miles 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 09/05/14 07:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: changing light fixtures

I replaced the cheap original dc 12v heat emitng 2 bulb fixture over our kitchen sink with a nice flush mount 18 inch twin bulb flourescent fixture I bought from a marine supply store.Extremely easy upgrade and nice soft light projection. Last year I replaced the original extra cheap brown 60 cycle humming 115v ac ceiling fan and 4 bulb light fixture with a really nice super quiet Hunter ceiling hugger fan (5 blade) and dome light in antique burnished bronze that matches our other fixtures perfectly. I also installed a 2 bulb light fixture in the 5ver front compartment. These upgrades were easy to do and really gives the (Hotel) trailer class. 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW LB 4x4 QC 48k miles 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 09/04/14 12:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: do you leave your awnings out?

In 2001 while camping direct ocean front in Flagler Beach Florida our awning was torn off our travel trailer. We were down highway A1A eating out when a severe storm approached.Unbelievable lighting show over the Atlantic Ocean that evening!! This was our second trailer but our first ever brand new trailer... a 1998 Coachmen 297RKS high profile wide body 102" Even though the awning was tipped to one side and tied down the rain & wind were so intense the awning couldn't handle the water weight or wind. The awning tube was bent in a U shape and broke the picnic table when it collasped,the awning extending arms were ripped out of their mounts on the camper. Our Collie ... Morgan looked very stressed out when we got back that evening,normally thunder and lightening didn't effect him.Some leftover seafood calmed him down though. We no longer leave the awning out when we leave the camper. Insurance covered the awning repl./labor... cost was around $1400.00 A lesson well learned,about 8 other campers lost awnings that same night. 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW LB 4x4 QC 48k miles 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready ti go)
Hvyhauler 09/03/14 03:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What do you carry for a jack?

I carry 2 commercial duty bottle jacks, a 20 ton and a 12 ton low profile. I also keep two 6 ton jack stands in the tv and several blocks of varying sizes to place under a jack if necessary... a shovel is kept in the camper side compartment if I need to dig down to get a jack under something in severe terrain. 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW LB 4x4 QC 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 08/31/14 04:03pm Fifth-Wheels
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