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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
RE: short box vs long box

Yes you can use the Pullrite in a long bed truck.I took the Pullrite out of my 06 Dodge short bed and put it in my 06 Dodge dually 4x4 long bed truck in June of 2008. You will see the benefit of the slider when you back into a site with your dually...of course there are many other options available to choose from.
Hvyhauler 06/15/15 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plugging fifth wheel into bumper plug?

I plug into the bumper also no issues. Same for me... I do have a small towel wrapped around the cord where it contacts the tailgate held in place with tape.
Hvyhauler 06/14/15 12:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Louvered Tailgates

Agree with the fuel mileage not increasing... all hype IMO. A few weeks ago in a Georgia state park I saw a tv with a louvered V tailgate that resembled an out of shape pretzel... looked like he unhooked and the pin somehow caught the gate a yanked it way out of shape... maybe turning too sharp while pulling out from under the 5ver ??? I didn't want to ask !!!
Hvyhauler 06/14/15 10:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to tap into propane on RV?

The Extend A Flow by Marshall Brass works well,I've had one since 2000. Part numbers 535-000 or 538-00 depending on your tank connections. Camco also makes one... part # 59123. I highly modified ours with a longer frame mounted LP hose assembly and quick disconnects with an aux cutoff valve.
Hvyhauler 06/06/15 06:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: waste tote

I have the Barker 42 gallon Supertank/4 wheel model.I replaced the rear hard plastic wheels with wider pneumatic tire/wheel assemblies & also replaced the front hard plastic wheels with lawnmower type metal wheels with lubeable bearings. I dualled the front wheels/2 on each side and made a new front axle out of a 1/2 x 10 inch bolt.Filled to capacity the tank holds 348.6 lbs of water plus the weight of the tank.I can easily pull it by hand with the wheel modifications and its very quiet as it rolls through the campground. The handle is also removeable and the tank can be pulled by your TV if going a long way to the dump station.I use it for gray water only.
Hvyhauler 06/06/15 06:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rusted wheel rims ?

I now have snap in wheel covers on our Mountaineer,two of the plastic factory center cap covers flew off while traveling and were too expensive to replace IMO.Snap in covers were a quick & easy fix. I bought the new covers at Walmart... 16" wheel size and they look ok,a spoke mag wheel design.The covers have been on for over five years and fit nice and tight,used my hand to knock them in the wheel lip.The price was around $18.00 for a set of four. On our previous TT I repainted the white spoke wheels due to severe rust from many nights of ocean front camping.Looking back it would have been quicker and looked better with snap in covers.
Hvyhauler 06/04/15 02:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: We Did It

Good looking rig... enjoy.
Hvyhauler 06/03/15 11:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Purchasing from a distant dealer

I did an out of state purchase in October of 1998,drove to Lake Park Ga. 1hr 45 minutes away,bought a new 1998 TT which was deeply discounted due to the 1999's being on the lot.Saved aprox $1200.00 when all was said and done. Our local dealer who had several of the same model 1998's left wouldn't deal at all.The new 1998 Coachman Catalina was the most trouble free rv we have ever owned. Best of luck with your choice.
Hvyhauler 06/01/15 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: slider hitch

Been using the same PR Superglide since 2006. First truck 06 Dodge 2500 short bed 4x4 never a problem... even during full turn extreme leaning in unlevel sandy sites,the hitch slides back by design during all turns. Now the same hitch is in my signature truck,works great when backing into tight sites with a dually... the slide action is actually turning the 5ver as I back in.The unsolicited peanut gallery was watching as I backed the rig into a very tight turn site on the first try awhile back and then walked off without comment sucking on their cigarettes. My neighbor down the street has taken out 2 back windows and crunched the cab up on his short box truck because he didn't want to get out and slide his manual slide hitch back... go figure.
Hvyhauler 05/29/15 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The new Montana

Good looking rig... really like the Dodge dually.
Hvyhauler 05/28/15 07:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: gas station canopies height ?

We have been in some fuel stops that were very close on clearance,I get out and look and then proceed slowly with DW watching. I try to do as much fueling as possible in South Carolina due to cheap diesel prices... $2.42 per gallon credit card price a few weeks ago.
Hvyhauler 05/27/15 02:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Vent Cap Missing

A 3 inch pvc "drainage" cap fits over my vent pipe cap holder nice and tight,pvc drainage caps are not schedule 40 (thinner) found in drainage pipe section of the plumbing dept. I bought 2 at Lowes for about $1.50 each,I did drill a hole in each cap and used the existing screw which held the oem cover/cap in place.Put silicon sealer over the screw and on all 3 legs where the cap sits on the cover/cap holder and its done,much more durable than the oem cover. I did have to shorten the screw about 3/4 inch and re-sharpen the tip so it wouldn't be too long.Took me about 30 minutes to complete and alot cheaper than a thin oem cap or cap assembly.
Hvyhauler 05/26/15 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Worn/broken spring shackles-word of warning

It is such a joke that the manufacturers put such junk on their trailers. I also replaced mine with the Dexter ez flex, shackles, and wet bolts. X2 I replaced mine June of 2009 with the Dexter K71-653-00 EZ Flex wet bolt/shackle kit. Caught it before too much damage was done,the cheap plastic oem bushings were already worn through... on a 2007 Mountaineer. Cheap suspension components and cheap junk ST tires made a great towing experience for our rig.
Hvyhauler 05/21/15 06:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How do you wax the front cap of your Fifth Wheel?

I use an 8 foot step ladder,since the front cap is faded/oxidized I use a low speed electric automotive buffer.I apply fiberglass/marine cleaner wax and then change pads and buff it to somewhat of a shine. The semi shine will last maybe a couple of months,takes about an hour to do the front cap and the buffer can be operated with 1 hand.
Hvyhauler 05/13/15 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Second AC Size

I added a second a/c in the bedroom years ago,Duo Therm Brisk Air 13,500 BTU non ducted hand knob controls.Our 5ver is 50 amp service and was pre-wired for a second a/c. This unit quickly throws cold air out and has 3 speed settings also a fan setting,its a must have when camping in this Florida/South Georgia heat.The unit is loud in my opinion and I cannot sleep under it when running.Looking back I would have preferred a unit with a wall thermostst which would shut the complete unit down when it reaches preset temp/cycles instead of leaving the fan running. We run the main ducted a/c only during the night and it keeps us cool.Dometic has some new units out that are quieter and more efficient,better foam insulation and more vibration dampening material.Dometic has an online video about the new quieter units which is impressive. Take your time and do some research, I'm looking into replacing our main unit with one of the new 2015 year model units.Our main unit (15000 BTU) is starting to suffer from years of hard continuous use.
Hvyhauler 05/12/15 03:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washing a fifth wheel

I use a telescoping Mr Long Arm poll with 2 different attachments,a brush & 5"x10" scrubbing pad assembly.The pads are replacable and held on with velcro. For soap its Turtle wash/wax and some Era liquid laundry detergent,about 1" of soap in the bucket and fill with water.The mix is very slippery and cleans good.
Hvyhauler 05/11/15 04:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear Kitchen

We had a 1998 Coachman 297RKS TT with a rear kitchen which worked well for us,only drawback was not enough rear window area.We would tie wrap the cabinet doors closed (re-usuable tie wraps)to keep things from bouncing out while going down the road. After one incident of broken dishes we packed everything a little different and that stopped the problem.
Hvyhauler 05/11/15 04:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are you dissatisfied enough to change your hitch?

Our Superglide hitch has served us well so far... (been in 2 different trucks) and I see no need to even think about changing at this point.
Hvyhauler 05/09/15 07:31am Fifth-Wheels
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