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RE: Which is better the Montana or Cedar Creek 5th wheel

It changes year to year. Our last Montana was a 2007 and it was absolutely trouble free, the 2003 one before that not so trouble free. Class to class, they are equal. I agree with some of the others, go for the one the wife likes!
Mile High 10/16/14 08:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling in a Fifth Wheel

We always find a spot to pull over and open all of the slides. Usually it is just pullouts on a scenic road, or large open parking lots, rest stops, etc. I always check into a campsite for overnights. When we had small ones, we did a Class A. They loved it and it was no hassle for us. We pulled a toad to get around.
Mile High 10/15/14 08:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F350 SRW and a 7000 pound 24 foot fifth. What hitch?

Pretty standard hitch is a Reese 16K with rails in the bed. The rails stay, and the hitch goes with you is how I usually do it.
Mile High 10/13/14 12:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide toppers or not?

You had them and were OK with them, so maybe try without to see if you notice any negatives of not having them. If you find you need them, they can be added anytime.
Mile High 10/12/14 10:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short Box + 5'VR = Disaster????

I've had short bed crew cab Fords for over 12 years and 4 5th wheels and they did great! Originally we had a slider and kept it for 10 years, and our last "new style" nose on the trailer eliminated the need for the slider. We had to go to a dually because of weight on the last 5th wheel, but if weight wasn't an issue, I would go back to the short bed crew cab in a second!
Mile High 10/12/14 10:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washing/drying in RV

We've had the stackable Splendide Aristons for 7 years now and they are perfect for us on the road. If you have the room for stackables (ours are actually side by side now), I would go for those. The Dryer is 110V so its slow, but will work off 30A service or even a generator if necessary (done that going down the road before :)), but the Ariston dryer capacity is nearly two wash loads of the Ariston washer so if the first load isn't quite done, just add the second and move on with the next load. PS, never had a failure with these, and they are designed for RVs (low water consumption, high speed spin to assist with drying, floor brackets, etc.)
Mile High 10/11/14 09:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to the 5th Wheel world, Colorado

I've recently retired to a 5th wheel RV and am living in a park in Fort Collins. I don't see over-winter and maintenance as a big issue. If I was retired with a 5th wheel, By November 1st there would be only tire tracks out of my park spot in Fort Collins disappearing over the south horizon! Wife and I are CO natives, but even the natives knew to head to lower ground in the winter! :C
Mile High 10/09/14 02:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to the 5th Wheel world, Colorado

Bret, It's just no fun, nor is it financially a benefit. RVs depreciate terrible, they are maintenance headaches, they don't handle extreme weather well, and the Dealer isn't going to come to your cozy cove to fix it, he will want it parked in his lot for 6 weeks while he tries to "fit it in". UV is harsh here, thawing and refreezing snow, interior condensation that can ice windows and ruin seals and woodwork - heck at a run of 1 week of below 0 even the walls will frost on the inside. LP consumption is huge, and electric doesn't heat pipes well underneath so you start freezing tanks valves and pex couplings..... ya ya I know folks out there do it, and I know folks that swear never again in extreme cold or extreme heat climates, and I know you can drop $150K for better insulation and better build, but why? You still have a 400 sq ft trailer that is losing money faster than you can put in it. Just me - but I like having a camper, but I live in sticks and bricks - whether rented, owned, or borrowed. If I was a snowbird I would do an RV in a second, but I would be roaming to the mild climates. All just my perspective - but you asked.
Mile High 10/08/14 08:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dual 6v Vented Battery Boxes

I am using a NOCO Dual 6v box that a got at Battery Town. I cut off the top and bottom vents from my old 12 volt box and added them to the NOCO. This box is expensive but the dual batteries fit perfectly. That looks like a nice box! I like the outside mounts. You did what I did with my vents, cut them out of my old box and installed in the Blue Sea back when I had it.
Mile High 10/08/14 04:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New warranty policy from Grand Design

That is one giant step forward! Even if half of it worked, it would be a 500% improvement. I hope all brands follow this path.
Mile High 10/08/14 03:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dual 6v Vented Battery Boxes

These are on alternative, but I don't really like that you have to secure them from inside with screws, or strap then down, plus they need modified to accept vents top and bottom. battery box
Mile High 10/08/14 03:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dual 6v Vented Battery Boxes

They are too tall for the standard 12v boxes. I used this in my Montana - modified with a vent out the top and bottom through the cabinet. Great box - but discontinued. Blue Sea There are plenty of Marine style for golf cart batteries, but unfortunately they are designed to vent inside the cabinet. I've yet to find the perfect one for an RV cabinet.
Mile High 10/08/14 03:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When to use the slider?

Many-many-many variables - The style of the front nose and radius The length of the pin box The make model of the short bed (truck turning radius) The hitch position in the bed You just have to try it.
Mile High 10/08/14 11:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: When to use the slider?

You really just have to go into a parking lot to test you limits, both backing and forward so you can have a feel or it. Turn as tight as you can forward in a circle to see if it would even get close. It may not. As you doing that, think about dips pulling out of a parking lot, because the nose can hit the cab in a dip even if it wouldn't have level. By experimenting, you may learn you would only ever need it if you were backing into a tight spot. You'll get a feel for what kind of turn you can make before you need to worry. Our last rig with a SB Ford and short pin box by 5th Airborne kept me too close for comfort most of the time, so I used the slider when I pulled into a campground or storage, when I had to pull into a tight gas station or parking lot. Not a great convenience. I eventually went to an electric release on the Reese slider, but I don't think they make it anymore.
Mile High 10/08/14 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to the 5th Wheel world, Colorado

In all seriousness - rent an apartment.
Mile High 10/07/14 02:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Redwood Need New Truck Help

Our Redwood 36RL has a pin weight of 3,400 lbs without water, 4,340 with water. We traded our SRW for a DRW because we were close to exceeding the rear tire max weight when carrying water, and we like to dry camp.
Mile High 10/06/14 06:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Crack in Sidewall by Bedroom Slide

Is it under the bedroom slide, extending down to the frame? IF so, that is a common problem. The flex in the frame is too much with the slide bouncing on top of the floor, and the rigid wall cracks at the weakest point. A few years ago, a saw cut and moulding was the factory answer to avoid the crack. If that's not the area, then I'm not sure what you mean. http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1523/6528899/12657597/409189381.jpg
Mile High 09/30/14 02:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer cap turning white

I was hoping they had the issues worked out on the colored gelcoat after seeing all those 1990s tan fiberglass Fleetwoods and blue/gray fiberglass Dolphins turned to chalk in a few years. Guess not. We did full paint this time, not that it is immune to issues either.
Mile High 09/30/14 09:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: storage

My opinion is "Absolutely not". Bugs etc. can crawl in and the threads are subject to rust if the plug is left out. Put it back in (but finger tight if you like). Any rust or corrosion on the threads of the plug will be cleaned out when you open it up again. The less air that gets in the tank when it's empty the less corrosion will occur. Never even though about bugs and nests. I've always left the rod out buy may change my thinking.
Mile High 09/29/14 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer cap turning white

The only "Real" fix is to have it painted. Heartland has gone to this after many of their front caps and sometimes rear caps did this. Mine was painted with a base coat clear coat finish under warranty and the problem is gone. It's not necessarily cheap gel-coat. Most RVs are white and you don't notice it. B.O. This is correct! Our previous 2011 Big Country developed "fading" gray caps. Something about no UV protectant in the gel coat. There is nothing that can be done except painting the caps. Heartland sent us new graphics and $800 but that was not nearly enough to cover the expensive job. We no longer have that rig and opted for a white one this time. X3 - non-painted Redwoods had the same issue. The only fix is paint because the color has already washed out. Original Dealer attempts to buff and polish only lasted a few months and only recovered the shine, not the color.
Mile High 09/29/14 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
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