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RE: Merging grey tanks, is it possible?

It works for me... I've used this procedure before.I use a Valtera part # T58 twist on 3" waste valve (aka gate valve) and keep it capped on the end until dumping time. As others have said don't open the black tank valve while using this process.
Hvyhauler 11/25/15 11:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: which ladder

I have a 7' Louisville fiberglass ladder which is kept on its side in the basement storage area. Its held in place with 2 bungee cords and easily accessible.
Hvyhauler 11/18/15 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wiggle

Years ago I installed 2 Bal scissor jacks a few inches behind the front landing gear on each side,also have 3" x 4" x 20" long lighweight dunnage blocks bolted to all 4 scissor jack pads which provides a large footprint when cranked down tight and helps prevent movement.I use Bal crank out tire chocks between the tires too. With the tripod on the pinbox and cranked up tight there is no movement in the bedroom / bath area. Thinking about installing 2 more scissor jacks mid way on the frame on each side to take out the small amount of movement we get sometimes in unlevel sites & take more weight off the tires which enable movement.
Hvyhauler 11/15/15 11:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where do you carry your Barker 4 wheel tank

Barker 42 gallon tank in the right front corner of my lwb dually strapped down & out of sight under the roll up bed cover when not towing the 5er.The removable handle stays in the front 5er compartment. We use it quite often for gray water only.
Hvyhauler 11/11/15 07:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I'm on the dark path many others have followed........

We have both and enjoy the 5er for longer extended trips.The TC is great for shorter trips and really like the way I can park it practically anywhere. To me the TC is more versatile and is our emergency get away vehicle / shelter if needed.Both provide for good camping. Good luck with your choice.
Hvyhauler 10/09/15 10:14am Truck Campers
RE: Front shocks Dodge 3500 4x4

I went with KYB Monomax front and rear... rides great & good handling with the Lance on the truck, but very firm unloaded.
Hvyhauler 10/08/15 04:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Fifth wheel hitch for F350 with truch camper suspension

My Dodge dually is also used to haul our heavy Lance 1130 truck camper.I do not have any hitch height problems at all. The Lance will load it down to touch the overloads. I use 2" blocks to space the overload bumpers to engage the overload springs sooner with the Lance on the truck ( sits level /handles great ) Either way with or without the spacers there is no hitch height problems on my set up. I don't use the spacer blocks when towing the 5er,the ride is much smoother without the blocks and the overloads are "not" engaged with the 5er pin weight on the truck. My truck unloaded sits considerable higher in the back like yours. I use a Pullrite Superglide hitch from my Dodge short box daily driver that pivots side to side and front to back. There are several made in the USA hitches available that will do a good job for you. Good luck with your new hitch choice and 5er.
Hvyhauler 10/07/15 12:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: To slide or not

IMO... I would go with the slider, I've seen several cabs dented and rear windows cracked due to the trailer hitting the cab in extreme turns.
Hvyhauler 10/02/15 11:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: air conditioner quit again

Just a thought... A commercial / industrial refrigeration supply company or a mobile reefer truck repair company may be able to help you.
Hvyhauler 09/30/15 10:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Beware of Keystone RV products

Trailer Life x3! Try their Action Line! Good luck! X4
Hvyhauler 09/25/15 01:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite Superglide vs. a different Double pivot hitch?

Cummins12v98 wrote "Lots of people are ditching the sliders because most never need them anymore. " Why would anyone "ditch" a perfectly good hitch, because they may think they do not need them any more? Even if I went with a long bed in the future I would bring my Superglide with me. As others have pointed out, when backing it moves the trailer back which makes backing easier. It is built very well, some complain about its weight, I find that as an advantage, as it appears to be almost indestructable. Just saying!! Amen X2... The Superglide has been in my long box dually since 2008 when I switched trucks. There was no way I was going to downgrade to a lesser hitch,the Superglide gives the dually a steering advantage when backing into a site. The sliding function is actually turning the trailer as you back in requiring less steering input. True... its heavy / extremely durable and made in the USA, been using the same Superglide since September of 2006... it does the job with ease.
Hvyhauler 09/25/15 01:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New tires

Great choice... enjoy your new tires and peace of mind.
Hvyhauler 09/17/15 04:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof top ac require 50 amps?

My 50 amp service 5er is currently plugged into my home 120v 30 amp rv receptacle / plug on a 30 amp breaker and I can run both ac's with no problem. Its over 90 degrees outside as I write this. Also when camping in many state parks 30 amp is the highest amp power available and I run 1 ac with no problem & the hot water heater and microwave. I have also run 1 ac on 20 amp service with no problems in the past.
Hvyhauler 09/11/15 03:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Champion installing noe

X2 on the hard start capacitor kit, the compressor in my Lance truck camper Dometic ac was having a problem kicking on and really drawing the power down. I ordered and installed the hard start cap kit and the problem was solved immidiately. The replacement was done in 2011 and its still going strong.
Hvyhauler 09/08/15 12:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: finally made the trade

Nice looking truck... Welcome to the dually club,been pulling with my dually since 2008. I have a srw & drw,there is definitely a difference.
Hvyhauler 09/03/15 07:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: North Carolina Hwy 501

Thanks for the replies & comparisons,we will spend the night in Santee S.C. and then head to N.C. via 95 north. We plan on taking the Rowland exit to pick up 501 to Hwy 1 then exit onto 501 to go to Pittsboro. The Collie event is in Pittsboro. This will be a short trip... 3 nights max stay in N.C. then head back home.Has anyone stayed at Goodwins RV Park in Moncure N.C. ? We checked out Jordan Lake SP but we definitely want/need 50 amp service so we can run both ac units and want peace and quiet... no airport noise.
Hvyhauler 09/01/15 05:01pm Fifth-Wheels
North Carolina Hwy 501

Looking for anyone who has traveled NC Hwy 501 from I95 north into the Pittsboro NC area pulling a 5er. We are heading up in a few weeks from J'ville Florida and this appears to be a fairly straight shot.Any info is greatly appreciated.
Hvyhauler 09/01/15 10:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hate my john !!!

Amazon.com has a really good price on the Dometic 320 series toilet.
Hvyhauler 08/24/15 07:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram owners with flip up mirrors

Our current 5er is 96" wide so I keep the mirrors down.I can see down both sides of the trailer with no problems... also with the XPS Ribs I don't need to constantly watch the tires in the mirrors.
Hvyhauler 06/23/15 01:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: backing in a site

Most important to me; don't have anyone out there pointing or directing left, right, or whatever... There's some decent advice given here, but again for me, trying to back and watch the wife or anyone else does nothing... I pull well ahead, get out and do a walk around of the site making mental notes of overhead obstructions, power poles, water spigots, table, etc. I then imagine about where I want the trailer wheels to stop, keeping in mind where those obstructions are, and distance from them allowing enough space for slides; and then back slowly with that spot as my target. I'm the one with the wheel, and any "helpers" distract. X2... Excellent advice,the same way I do it...also I've respectfully declined the help of the peanut gallery which came out of nowhere on a couple of occasions.
Hvyhauler 06/15/15 06:53pm Fifth-Wheels
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