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RE: TIRE TIME!

don't put any tire on your truck or trailer that is made in china. That is a pretty bold statement. Especially when most new vehicles and trailers come with factory tires...often made in China. You are absolutely correct. Most American companies have been manufacturing their tires in China or wherever in order to make money. All tires that are sold here, have to go through stringent testing. That is actually incorrect - both wheels are tires are built to a specification based on testing, but there is no destructive testing performed on the product to verify how well it conformed to that spec. I just went through this with the NTSB on a wheel grievance. It's not hard to make sure you are driving on US tires, just read the label in the sidewall and if it says China, replace them.
Mile High 08/23/14 09:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Had to have another 5TH wheel

I keep talking about downsizing so I could put the boat back on the back, but can't seem to do it. Can't think of any of the creature comforts I'm willing to give up.
Mile High 08/22/14 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Loading weight & distribution on a 5th wheel

Just get a big enough truck and a few 100lbs here or there won't matter. Unless you have Chinese tires. Wait a minute, we all have Chinese tires. :( Not all! Ours is a bit nose heavy, just by the way it was designed. Our water, W/D, and generator (all forward of the axle) push us to 24.9% (4,300lb). I have to be a bit careful with the huge front closet, as it could easily haul another 1,000 pounds in there if I let it. The closet is even forward of the pin, so its the worst place to load stuff.
Mile High 08/22/14 09:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: washer/dryer

Our Splendide Aristons are 11 years old now. I will clarify we are not full timers, so the use may not be as high as others. 11 years of winterizing and beach towels and king bed sheets, and transfer to 3 different fifth wheels and they work perfectly. We originally decided on the RV type because they use less water, spin faster to help the 110VAC dryer, and ours even have retractable buttons so the cabinet doors can close. Snap to winterize. The only time I've had to replace a part was moving it into the last rig and I broke one of the plastic water solenoid valves. About $166 smacks through PPL motorhomes for the part, but it was up and running in a few days.
Mile High 08/22/14 09:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Who's got the dealer to actually change the Tires.

RRRRRRRRight, so you want to change a manufactures design specify a change, add cost through a third party and have the original manufacture warranty the change. The effects to the system will also have to be warranted. This group is full of dreamers. MM49?? I don't want to change anything - I just shop for the manufacture that offers them as an option, or is willing to add them as an option. My manufacturer put 8K axles on mine at the time of order, G614s, and disk brakes, all under warranty and a significant increase in GVWR on the VIN sticker. No dreamin here. They now offer 17.5" wheels and H tires as an option from the factory. Far less cost than retrofitting it later. You guys should get out of your camper more often.:ROrdering options is a different matter from what the OP was asking. The OP wanted to know how many people were successful in bullying the dealer into upgrading the tires. MM49 Quote "I've started the slow search of possibly a new fifth wheel and have been told more than once to make sure the dealer takes the Chinese tires off and replace them with "G" load tires. That what I have on my fifth wheel now and agree all these "E" rated tires should not be on these heavier fifth wheels. So, of course the dealer will change out the tires if you are willing to pay them to do it but who's getting the dealer to change them to save the deal without raising the cost of the unit. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jeff,Julie,Amber,Brandon,and Casey,Dexter(Golden),Bruno(Pug) Forest River Cardinal 362bhs 2006 2005 Chevy duramax dually 4x4 crew cab,Ultra Goliath wheels with Nitto Dura Grapplers and Banks exhaust. " Yes - and all I'm saying is as he starts his "slow search" - he should back up a bit and see who actually offers the G tires from the factory first (standard or option), so he can take full advantage of the GVWR and warranty of the heavier tires. I say that because Dealers rarely buy the "inventory" units with the heavier tire options because there is not "street flash" with tires and they would prefer the lower sticker. Two units we ordered actually had a tire option that wasn't clear to us when looking at the lot units. One actually even had an upgrade from a ST LRD tire to an LT LRE and a heavier axle (6k) back in 2003 for less than $400 add (Montana). If we hadn't looked at available options, we would have settled for what was on the lot instead of ordering one.
Mile High 08/21/14 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Who's got the dealer to actually change the Tires.

RRRRRRRRight, so you want to change a manufactures design specify a change, add cost through a third party and have the original manufacture warranty the change. The effects to the system will also have to be warranted. This group is full of dreamers. MM49?? I don't want to change anything - I just shop for the manufacture that offers them as an option, or is willing to add them as an option. My manufacturer put 8K axles on mine at the time of order, G614s, and disk brakes, all under warranty and a significant increase in GVWR on the VIN sticker. No dreamin here. They now offer 17.5" wheels and H tires as an option from the factory. Far less cost than retrofitting it later. You guys should get out of your camper more often.:R
Mile High 08/20/14 07:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana

Bought a new 2012 in 2012, Montana Mountaineer. Not happy. Wood trim immediately broke of one slide out, both sides. Door on converter broke. As cheaply made as others. Mountaineer not even in the same league as Montana - so not a fair comparison. Mountaineer is the econo line.
Mile High 08/20/14 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Who's got the dealer to actually change the Tires.

If you are negotiating with the Dealer, its too late. You will end up buying both sets, even if you go home with one set, whether you think you did or not. The factory is the only place you will come out paying only the difference. In addition, if its a factory option, your GVWR and cargo capacity rating in the sticker will be adjusted accordingly, and your tire sticker will be correct for the tire you have. If it just isnt available with that option, I would buy after delivery and just sell the original ones locally.
Mile High 08/20/14 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TIRE TIME!

I use the extra cash I saved to buy more Budwiser from my local small town gas station food mart..... Budweiser is owned by a Belgian-Brazilian conglomerate InBev. Your "small town" is probably owned by the Chinese. Sounds pretty anti-American to me, but it's probably too late anyway. You have been sold out.
Mile High 08/18/14 07:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide seals melting or disolving.

Ya they are junk. All of mine have done it, are doing it again, and I'm not happy.
Mile High 08/17/14 07:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TIRE TIME!

don't put any tire on your truck or trailer that is made in china. X50 Aren't we about getting sick and tired of the recalls and warnings over products from that side of the pond!
Mile High 08/16/14 10:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TIRE TIME!

A lot of the Chinese tires work all very well. Lots of tires are made in China including a lot of tires on law enforcement cars.What the heck does that have to do with the price of milk! :h Do cop tires make them good tires, or do the cops have to buy from the cheapest bidder just like the rest of the government?
Mile High 08/16/14 10:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Parking level on a hill bad for suspension?

It would be interesting next time one of those fellas show up with the individual wheel weight scales to check out what really happens. I understand the equalizer is supposed to make all things equal, but mine road high in the nose and was stored high in the nose and the inside of my rear tires always wore and I had it aligned twice at two different shops.
Mile High 08/10/14 09:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tv antenna

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Mile High 08/10/14 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2010 Montana 5th wheel frame problems

Zero problems with my Montana, or even the one before that. Hmm, must have been a different Montana spec writer in the frame department that day :h Or maybe the more realistic scenario - both welders showed up to work at Lippert that day ;)
Mile High 08/07/14 11:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Use Tripod or not?

We have the 6-point leveling now and it is convenient, but not as stable as our prior rig with rotochoks and JT stabilizers.
Mile High 08/05/14 04:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2010 Montana 5th wheel frame problems

Don't put all the blame on Keystone - Lippert is hiding under the table......
Mile High 08/05/14 11:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any downside to a domestic refrigerator?

Resedential refer conversion is very common now days when the OE Norcold dies. Pepople are installing a Samsung refer with excellent results. As a side question I just have to ask..... why a Motor Home as a first ever RV??I guess I've heard the opposite - a good portion of the chatter about fridges on our brand have been issues with the Samsung residential fridge. Not so much the fridge, just the peripheral issues getting it to work (i.e. batteries, inverter, winterizing, door latches). I have no doubt the residential fridge will have a place in a 5er, but for some companies it has not been a smooth transition to that option.
Mile High 07/27/14 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any downside to a domestic refrigerator?

Depending on battery sizes - the are good for about 6 hours on their own. Not quite overnight. I'm not convinced it is that easy for the truck charge circuit to recharge those batteries plus keep up with the inverter down the road the next day. Jury is still out. Also issues with how they are installed, doors don't lock closed, not real "off" on a residential fridge, and winterizing the ice maker without the rear access. Motorhomes may be a more suitable application, but for towing and camping - I think I'll stick to my ice making 4-dr 2-way LP/Electric
Mile High 07/27/14 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Holes in battery compartment of Fiver

Sorry, cross venting is NOT required in a battery box. Years spent doing safety inspections on heavy equipment speaking here. Because hydrogen is lighter than air, a top vent is required for confined space installations. the vent must open to "an external surface". Most RV battery boxes (that I have ever seen) are made of an acid resistant ABS material, closed on the bottom and vented on the top, with a flexible hose attached to the top vent and running UP to a vent in the front or side wall of the basement. The explosive hydrogen floats up and out. It doesn't need circulation of outside air. It certainly wouldn't hurt anything to have a bottom vent, but it is not required.Not correct and not sure what heavy equipment has to do with RVs or the RVIA. It does no good to have a top vent without a bottom vent as the air remains stagnant. Natural draft ventilation requires air movement and air movement requires a high and a low vent for natural draft. It even applies to UPS rooms, a vent at the roof, and equal size vent at the floor. Boats do not require the bottom vent for obvious reasons, but they are vented at the rim of the lid to atmosphere and require a forced draft arrangement in the engine compartment while underway at speed supplemented by a mechanical ventilation means (fan) while stationary. An RV battery box located near the electrical gear in an enclosed cabinet has a vent at the top that goes to the exterior via flexible hose, and vent at the bottom remote from the one at the top (opposite end). If the batteries are located in their own compartment open to the ground below, they don't require anything, or they are in a box with ventilated lid to atmosphere to contain any spills. I can't say when it started, why, or whether it is required by RVIA, nor do I care. I'm just explaining to the RP why he has neatly cut 1-1/2" holes in the bottom of his battery cabinet from the factory. The battery lower vent neck fits through those holes. Lets just say it is stupid not to vent in the bottom: Battery venting
Mile High 07/26/14 08:28am Fifth-Wheels
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