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RE: Short bed or long bed?

A truck is supposed to be used as a truck as in hauling things when not towing. Not my pretty short bed tow motor, I use my neighbors junk Dodge for hauling things :) Proves my point you need a real truck bed to do real hauling. Ya, kind of like the tennis shoes you mow the lawn in, you leave them outside in the rain because you really dont care what happens to them.
Mile High 06/30/14 09:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short bed or long bed?

A truck is supposed to be used as a truck as in hauling things when not towing. Not my pretty short bed tow motor, I use my neighbors junk Dodge for hauling things :)
Mile High 06/29/14 09:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: surge protector

I also think my analogy about having one on your home was very accurate even though you know where your home is plugged in every day. And its still "on topic too" as there's still potential power issues with whomever is supplying shore power, and this is especially a problem for high lighting storm areas. Oh we get plenty of lightning at the stick house - it blows out the refrigerator, TVs, computers, and even the surge suppressors. It's all a balance about what you want to spend vs choosing your own risk. I don't have surge suppression on the house, nor do I have a generator, armed security gaurds, a lightning protection system, or a fire sprinkler system. :)
Mile High 06/29/14 01:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: surge protector

Folks who have the top of the line progressive actually get a useful piece of equipment. Folks who buy the bottom of the line have pretty much got "the emperor's new clothes" and are lulled into a sense of false complacency. Because of the possibility of an open neutral, 50 amp rv's are more susceptible to over voltage on one leg. If the owner would check before they plugged in, that could be avoided, too. Bottom line is always check before you plug in. Checking before you plug in only means it was good at the moment you tested it (another naked emperor :)). I've had two incidents that occurred days after I had already been in use of the power. Two weeks ago, the breaker failed on one leg, and my progressive shut down all of it. The parks person repairing it said his camp host pedestal lost neutral months after he had been using it, killing most of his electrical and totaling the rig. To have half a chance, you need continuous protection.
Mile High 06/29/14 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short bed or long bed?

There are the 6 1/2 ft beds and then there are the 5ft beds that many of the crew cab trucks have.......With the 5ft bed, a slider would be a good idea Are we interjecting 1/2 ton truck options just to totally confuse the guy? :h I believe he said he was looking at a Dodge 3500
Mile High 06/29/14 07:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: surge protector

I guess I have another seemingly obvious question..... In all this talk about how important it is having a surge protector on your RV, I wonder how many of you have surge protectors on your house????? And I'm not talking about those extension cord surge protectors on your computers. If its this important and for some reason the breaker box is not capable of handling power surges, then you should also have a built in surge protector on your home for all those electrical components as well. Just saying.....I don't have one on my house, but I know where my house is plugged into every night :) Like I said, been running without one in the RV for 25 years up until this last year when I put one in this new rig that should have had one from the factory, as you say. Its like bed savers and all those other after market engineering corrections to something that "might" happen. Chances are it won't happen, but to me, I don't want to lose a season getting it repaired if it just "happens" to happen :). Would I leave home without it, sure. Is it a gift from heaven, no. It just is what it is, about $300 to avert a high cost repair, just like extended warranties that I don't use, or that bedsaver that I don't have.
Mile High 06/29/14 12:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: surge protector

With all the new electronics I went with the Progressive Dynamics 50A built in for the first time in any trailer. More than once it has shut us down because of issues with the incoming line.
Mile High 06/28/14 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning question

If you have the Carefree of Colorado electric, they now have screen rooms for the electric Trav'ler and Eclipse awnings. Add-a-room sun shades as well. The best are those that feed into your awning roller, but unzip about 2' below the roller so you can retract the awning without rolling up the whole shade. My last rig I removed the manual awning in favor of the electric and ain't never going back.
Mile High 06/20/14 09:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Redwood Keyless entry pad not working

You are missing something - the manual! Get it off the internet. These aren't rocket science.
Mile High 06/12/14 12:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Akuret tire failure

Now there is a fish story. 100K plus? Better fix your odometer
Mile High 06/11/14 02:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Akuret tire failure

I'm sure you were speeding! :) I'm sure you hit a curb! :) I'm sure you were running low on pressure :) I'm sure you were overloaded on that particular tire :) I'm sure you didn't check the date codes :) I'm sure it had nothing to do with the country of manufacture :) I'm sure it had nothing to do with the ST in front of the tire size :) I'm sure it was the exception, rather than the rule :) ............NOT!
Mile High 06/11/14 12:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Redwood Keyless entry pad not working

There were two types used by Redwood: Early years typically 2011-2012 (teardrop style with key fob) RV Lock Later years 2013-current (without remote) Bauer keyless entry system Neither are great products, so carry a key :) You can download the manuals for them at each site, or we keep the manuals on the Redwood site at www.redwoodrvowners.com if you aren't a member already.
Mile High 06/11/14 12:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: In the bed harness connection

... I bought the type that is prewired with a T-tap that intercepts the bumper plug in the back so both work. ... mine is the same, but when plugged in, neither connector works!.. if I slightly turn the harness side, and hold it with 2 hands, then both connectors will work.. the stock connector by itself works every time. 2012 Ford F350 DRWI would take it back - those are expensive!
Mile High 06/10/14 01:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: In the bed harness connection

The Ford factory install is higher on the fender, but it has a big surround plastic box that extends the depth (at least on the super duty). I ended up going high, right next to the tailgate above the taillight. Plenty of depth on the super duty anyway, and it was a snap to remove the taillight to route the wiring down to bumper. I bought the type that is prewired with a T-tap that intercepts the bumper plug in the back so both work. I had to go where I am because I have the factory bed extender racks that fold up in the space behind the fender well. The spot actually turned out to be ideal to reach when hooking up.
Mile High 06/09/14 09:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sealane around roof vents

I wouldn't trust the tape over an existing installation. Better of just using self leveling lap sealant like the original.
Mile High 06/09/14 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New GM pickup

I wish they wouldn't use our State's name in vein like that. Oh well, it will get recalled before they ever get off the lot :)
Mile High 06/07/14 10:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Had our first major tire issue

OMG! ....Lots of hysteria about ST tires...FWIW ... been running ST tires pertnear 40 years and so far not single blow out. Have had 2 tires torn up becuz of fender support failures but nary a Kapow. :C Hey, you wanna run ST....have fun with that. Just remember what Inspector Callahan said, "do 'ya feel lucky punk ? Well, do 'ya.... ? :B X2 :) Kind of like a testimonial on luck!
Mile High 05/29/14 04:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can I tow a short Jeep

And who do you think will be on the hook if the Jeep breaks loose, crosses the median and kills a family in a mini-van going the other way?I don't consider that a relevant question. My concern is whether towing the Jeep increases the likelihood of an accident. There is risk in everything we do, and adding a second tow may increase risk to some degree. I'm not naïve enough to think that added weight and length does not increase risk. Towing doubles requires increased awareness I'm sure. I wish I were allowed to do it, but alas my state doesn't trust me with such a risky venture. Perhaps the OP should discuss your question with his lawyer, since we are not supposed to discuss legal issues on this forum.I bet it would become relevant if it was your vehicle it hits! Anyway, let's look at this from a different angle.... Assume his rig (truck and fiver) weighs 20,000#. Add 4000# of unbraked Jeep to that and his EMERGENCY stopping distance just increased by 20%. From 60mph that could easily be 30 feet, or two car lengths - certainly enough to be into the rear of a vehicle in front. In addition, assuming that is a 0.8g stop, the Jeep will push on the tow bar with a force of 3200# forwards. Do you think it will take that? Supplementary brakes on the Jeep will solve 3 issues: 1) Stopping distance will return to normal 2) The load on the tow bar will be minimal 3) The Jeep will stop in the (unlikely but possible) event of a breakaway. Looks like a win-win-win to me! PS: I hope the OP does consult a lawyer and posts the opinion on here for all of us to see. Goodnight, lawyer this: http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1523/6528899/12657597/404839659.jpg http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1523/6528899/12657597/345332244.jpg Now if any of these were a GM product that shut down because the keys fell out of the ignition, then I would be concerned, or maybe a Toyota that takes off full speed for no reason, or maybe Firestone tires that blow and roll :R
Mile High 05/28/14 09:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Had our first major tire issue

Ya, they seem to be issues on the heavy trailers. Ran them on my boat trailer for 18 years (of course Marathon was a US tire back then) and no issues. Replace then with the only available overseas junk because that is all there is. None of that goes on my real trailer.
Mile High 05/28/14 09:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator Prep

Assuming your generator compartment is in the front, where are your batteries?
Mile High 05/27/14 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
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