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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
RE: Spare tire

I check my dually spare before leaving home for a camping trip.The 5ver spares are checked before each trip along with the truck tires and 5ver tires. Due to past problems with st tires failing randomly I mounted both spares on top of the 5ver rear bumper with an aluminum rack I made for easier access.Both spares have tire covers and are positioned with the valve stems on the bottom facing out to add air when needed without having to take the covers off. Our 5ver now rides on XPS Ribs. I will gladly lend a 235/80R/16 spare tire/wheel assembly or give a loose spare trailer tire (kept in the dually bed) to another camper in distress if needed. I keep a 6 gallon capacity pancake electric compressor and generator in the front compartment with 50 feet of air hose for tire problems... been there done that too many times. I'll help any camper who needs assistance changing tires on tv or camper. Hvyhauler 2006 Dodge 3500 LB DRW QC 4x4 CTG 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 08/30/14 12:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: So where will you be???

We are staying home this holiday weekend... too crowded for us and highways too busy. I'm working on our generator and hope to have it back in the front compartment this evening. We mostly camp Monday through Friday and leave on Friday morning. Hvyhauler 2006 Dodge 3500 CTG 4x4 DRW LB QC 2007 Mountaineer 336 RLT 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 08/28/14 12:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Crossroads Cruiser experiences and Shortbox Ram clearance

kc81c Some friends of ours used to have a Crossroads Cruise 5ver ... model ? which was pulled by a 2008 Dodge CTD QC shortbox. They switched to a Pullrite Superglide hitch. Made tight turns and tight backing one less thing to worry about. 2006 Dodge 3500 CTD 4x4 LB QC DRW 2007 Mountaineer 336RLTS 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 08/27/14 11:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where do your pets ride?

Our 2 Collies always ride in the back seat of our TV in air conditioned comfort on their special platform made from 3/8 inch siding that covers the entire seat and leg room area and butts up to front seat backs and console.Four legs support the platform with storage room underneath. It's covered with carpet topped with foam rubber and a double bed thick comforter,very comfortable and more than enough room for 2 full size Collies.Our Collie girl likes to lay her head on the console and snooze while traveling. 2006 Dodge 3500 CTD LB QC 4x4 DRW (payload to spare) 2007 Mountaineer 336RLTS XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 08/26/14 04:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite or Curt for OEM Hitch

I've had the same PR Superglide since October of 2006, it's now in my dually. No problems at all,easy to maintain and adjust if needed ( slide models ). American made !!! strong ... heavy ... durable I really like the way the jaw wraps around the pin when the handle latch is activated ... positive latching mechanism. 2006 Dodge 3500 LB 4X4 CC CTD DRW (payload to spare) 2007 Mountaineer 336RLTS XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies (always ready to go)
Hvyhauler 08/25/14 08:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Had a bad blow out .And tired of reading 1000 post on tires

Carpet Guy 2 ... I had the same problems with st tires as you and many others did, 8 to be exact.Luckily I caught mine before each blew ( about 100 miles apart )from 2008 - 2011 and didn't have any damage. The 5ver now rides on Michelin XPS ribs LT235/85R/16 LRE Q speed rated up to 100 mph.No more bouncing or tracking problems.These are top quality tires as are the Bridgestone Duravis R250. Both tires give superior service and longevity. My XPS ribs are registerd with Michelin for warranty purposes if needed. Pulling and camping is much more enjoyable now without wondering when the next tire is about to blow. Peace of mind ... Priceless ! Hvyhauler 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT XPS Ribs 2006 Dodge 3500 Long Box 4X4 QC CTD 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies
Hvyhauler 08/06/14 07:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Let's talk about tire gauges

I use several... A Milton dial type guage on an 18 inch hose and also a Milton inflator/guage type on a hose.The guage I keep in the dually is a Dill brand truck service type with a dual foot and a calibration screw on the end.All these are top quality and used by commercial tire men on a daily basis. Check out your local tire equipment supply company for the these precision instruments and other tire related equipment... Kid in a candy store effect. Hvyhauler 2006 Dodge 3500 CTD LB 4x4 QC DRW 2007 Mountaineer 336 RLT 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies
Hvyhauler 08/01/14 04:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short bed or long bed?

Del Camper Excellent choice,you will like the long bed.I started with my existing short box 2006 2500 Dodge 4x4 quad cab CTG,it pulled and stopped the 5ver good. The payload was close to being maxed out...added super springs and also had a Pullrite Superglide,no chance of hitting the cab...good sturdy durable hitch. The 36 foot 5ver in my opinion was too much trailer for the truck. In 2008 I upgraded to a 2006 Dodge 3500 4x4 DRW long box CTG (payload to spare) and the difference was night and day.I have no problems in parking lots or drive throughs / maneuvering around town.The truck controls the camper with authority. The 2500 is my daily driver - 175k miles... the 3500 45k miles is my tow vehicle and also hauls the Lance truck camper. My neighbor down the street has lost 2 back windows and sustained cab damage while pulling his 5ver with a short box truck & non slider hitch. Enjoy your new long truck and peace of mind !! Hvyhauler 2006 Dodge 3500 CTG 4X4 QC DRW LWB 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies always ready to go
Hvyhauler 07/01/14 07:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Poll: do you use the comfort station?

In over 16 years of rv camping we have never used a campground shower and don't intend to, although many are super clean. On occasion when walking the Collies early in the morning we may use the campground restroom if the urge arises and we're too far from our camper. I do use the cg restrooms while out mountain / offroad biking and take my bike in the restroom with me (large amounts of liquid consumed while biking) Our 5ver has a nice large shower which we prefer over a public bathhouse ... we also like our privacy. HvyHauler 2006 Dodge 3500 4X4 DRW LWB QC CTG 2007 Mountaineer 336RLT 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies always ready to go
Hvyhauler 06/26/14 08:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stay away from BFG Commercial T/A Tires

My BFG Comm TA's were flawless for over a year... a major improvement over ST's.The trailer felt stable and didn't bounce around like it did on the several different brands of failed ST's in the past. MY BFG's were in the recall and were replaced with Michelin XPS Ribs LT 235/85R 16/E. My trailer was too long to maneuver in the tire companies parking lot so I pulled all 4 BFG's off and took them back loose for the swap out at no cost to me. I registered the new XPS Ribs (4) for warranty purposes on the Michelin site. Hvyhauler 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW 4X4 QC LWB CTG 2007 Mountaineer 36 foot 3 slides 5ver 2000 Lance 1130 2 Camping Collies ( always ready to go )
Hvyhauler 06/18/14 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: So where will you be???

We are staying home and avoiding all the crowds / loud noise. We did state park camping 2 weeks ago arriving Monday mid day and leaving Friday morning. Getting the dually unloaded and ready to load the truck camper for the summer and short trips until September. 2006 Dodge CTG DRW QC 4x4 LWB 2007 Mountaineer 36' 5ver XPS Ribs 2000 Lance 1130 Trk Camper 2 Collies 1 Sable 1 White ( always ready to go )
Hvyhauler 05/24/14 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue Ox Bed Saver Doesn't Work on Pullrite Superglide?

I have the Pullrite Superglide and have a bed saver I bought from Butch Services.This device is excellent in my opinion and is reasonably priced.It took me about an hour to install. Been using the same Pullrite Superglide since 2006. 2006 Dodge CTG 4x4 LWB QC 3500 DRW 2007 Montana Mountaineer 2000 Lance 1130
Hvyhauler 04/13/14 04:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where are all the used TC in Florida????

No shortage of TC's in the Jacksonville/St.Augustine Florida area I see them just about daily. Check out Ocean Grove RV in St. Augustine Fl. and also New Horizon RV in San Mateo Fl. 2000 Lance 1130 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW 4x4 LWB QC 2007 Mountaineer 5ver
Hvyhauler 02/12/14 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: Replacing sofa bed and recliners

We have a 36 foot Montana Mountaineer and removed the heavy sofa bed and 2 heavy recliners and table.We bought a good quality residential sofa to match the decor.Took awhile to find a sofa to fit/fill the entire rear area due to rear slide clearances.The wife got a new Lazy Boy recliner. Had to remove the sofa legs and stand it on end as we worked it through the door (tight fit) to keep from hitting the frig.The sofa is plenty long enough for me to stretch out or sleep on.With a cover on the sofa 2 full size Collies can sleep & dream quite well with room to spare. Other improvements were replacing the bedroom queen mattress with a residential pillow top queen firm mattress,also turned the dining table longways and removed 2 of the 4 dining chairs for more room.I replaced the desk chair with one of my old wooden office chairs which rocks and swivels. 2007 Mountaineer XPS Ribs 2006 Dodge CTD 4x4 LWB DRW QC 42K miles 2000 Lance 1130 Truck Camper 2 Rescued Collies 8 Yrs ago
Hvyhauler 02/04/14 02:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Superglide Install

I installed the hitch myself in 2006 and then again in 2008 in a different Dodge.Its a fairly easy install in my opinion.The first time it took about 5+ hours,I was in no hurry and made sure everything was right.The second installation took about 3.5 hours after removal from the 2500 Dodge. Just lay everything out and read the instructions and be sure you have a high quality 1 3/4 inch metal hole saw and a good electric drill (ac) The Dodge installation was easy due to the existing frame holes for the rear mounts (underbody) I've used the hitch for over seven years and have made only minor tension adjustments to the nylon block, along with routine maint.These are very durable hitches that lock fully around the pin.My hitch came from Tweetys also and was delivered free to my business address. Enjoy your new hitch.
Hvyhauler 01/07/14 03:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New TC Rally for Tennessee in 2014

I would be interested in an informal event,never been to a rally or meet of any kind. Hvyhauler, Jax. Fl. 2000 Lance 1130 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW 4x4 CTD QC
Hvyhauler 01/05/14 03:28pm Truck Campers
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