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RE: First time owner-Black water tank clogged....help!

wow that first video was graphic!!! X2... Whew!!! What a mess. The Tank Tool RX did the job. I'm going to make one out of spare hose parts and add it to my sewer supply stock just in case.
Hvyhauler 01/30/16 02:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: removal of tv

The picture tube type analog tv that came in our signature rv was heavy and hard to handle.It was held in place on the bottom with a 5 inch deck screw in the front center of the tv which went directly into the plastic tv housing,accessed from the cabinet under the tv. The top of the tv was also held in place with 2 deck screws directly screwed into the housing on each side accessed through the cabinet on top of the tv. I replaced the oe tv with a nice Philips flat screen several years ago. The TV in my Montana had four screws in it. After the original went out I replaced it, mounting it the same way. Pretty spooky screwing those screws into the tv, but it worked for years. The base on our flat screen is about 6" deep x 12" wide, I drilled a 1/8th" hole in the center of the base 1" back from the front lip and secured it with a stainless 18-8 x 1.5" round head screw into the top of the tv compartment floor. The tv sits about flush with the opening and the one screw mount allows us to turn the tv on its 6 rubber feet left/right or to get behind it for connections. When traveling we drape straps over the screen on each side secured to the compartment floor and cabinet under the tv to keep it firmly in place... 4 years of bumpy roads and no problems.
Hvyhauler 01/17/16 12:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tonneau recommendations

Our dually came with a Lorado roll up soft bed cover thats been on the truck since late 2005 and has held up extremely well. When not towing the cover keeps the hitch and other bed contents out of sight.
Hvyhauler 01/17/16 11:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: removal of tv

The picture tube type analog tv that came in our signature rv was heavy and hard to handle.It was held in place on the bottom with a 5 inch deck screw in the front center of the tv which went directly into the plastic tv housing,accessed from the cabinet under the tv. The top of the tv was also held in place with 2 deck screws directly screwed into the housing on each side accessed through the cabinet on top of the tv. I replaced the oe tv with a nice Philips flat screen several years ago.
Hvyhauler 01/17/16 11:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck tires

With the money I have tied up in my TV and RV going cheap on tires just doesn't make sense. X2.
Hvyhauler 01/08/16 11:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: what vacuum do you use

Dyson DC 65... ac powered,rotating beater head. It also has a pull out vacuum hose and attachments.
Hvyhauler 01/04/16 11:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grease The King Pin?

I lube the king pin recessed area with thick grease where the hitch jaw goes around it and I do have a Pullrite Superglide hitch. The jaw stays lubed as well and there is no wear on the pin where the jaw slides around it.
Hvyhauler 01/02/16 08:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing vent covers

I replaced the crank up vent cover over our toilet room in about 45 minutes,had to go on the roof to straighten out the tab on the hinge and slid the old cover out and the new cover in... re-bend retaining tab and finished the rest from the inside. Its an easy job to do.
Hvyhauler 01/02/16 08:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your favorite space heater?

We have 2 Holmes & 1 Hunter floor style ceramic oscillating heaters, the prices ranged from $25.00 / $35.00. The Holmes heaters are aprox 16 years old... all 3 are analog with twist controls. I run 1 upstairs with the sliding door closed and trap the heat in the bedroom /shower/toilet room area, the other 2 run in the living and kitchen areas and work well into the mid 20 degree range. Trapping the heat in both areas separately has worked well for us. All 3 cycle on/off with the manual twist thermostat knobs. I did try an electronic remote controlled tower heater a few years back but it developed a high pitch squeal and turned out to be a noisy piece of junk.
Hvyhauler 12/30/15 10:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck tires

Michelin or the Bridgestone Duravis R500 HD are both good dependable long lasting tires.
Hvyhauler 12/27/15 04:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Moving spare tire to rear

I moved both mounted spares to the rear slide out bumper several years ago for easy access,the covered tires sit on top of the bumper and are bolted to an aluminum rack I made. The move was "not" payload related. BOTH spares?? May I suggest you by better tires. Our 5er rides on Michelin XPS ribs... as noted in my signature, the ribs have been flawless for over 3 years and many thousands of miles. The 2 st spares are left over from the junk tire days of old and may come in handy for someone else on the road with a tire problem & short distance to go, both are still under 4 years old. I see tire failures on just about every trip we take and will gladly give a tire / wheel to anyone who needs help and even change it for them if necessary. I do appreciate your concern though.
Hvyhauler 12/16/15 03:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Moving spare tire to rear

I moved both mounted spares to the rear slide out bumper several years ago for easy access,the covered tires sit on top of the bumper and are bolted to an aluminum rack I made. The move was "not" payload related.
Hvyhauler 12/16/15 10:46am Fifth-Wheels
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
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