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RE: 5th wheel vs. MH advice

As a couple of OP's have stated if you have done any camping at all with a 5th wheel the more you back one in the easier it is. In fact backing a 5th wheel into a tight camp site is easier with a 5th wheel than a TT. My MH has a 45 degree turning radius and takes less space to backup than a Fiver. As well DP are very expensive to maintain, your pickup take 10 to 12 quarts of oil, a Cummings or Detroit engine takes 30 to 40 quarts of oil My Cummins takes 22 qts. of oil., your filter on a pickup takes a quart maybe two, a DP takes about the same but the filter it's self cost three to four times more. Tires for your pickup may run a $250 per tire for good tires, a DP will run you $400 to $600 or more per tire depend on the band and size of the tire. Yes MH's are more expensive but offer more features than Fivers, Air bags for better ride, air brakes, exhaust brakes for long down hills, 8K Quite Diesel generators, greater fresh water, gray and black tank capacity. My Trans is a Allison 6 speed, towing capacity is 10K with CCC of over 3K. Not to mention in after checking in and disconnecting my dinghy I can pull into my campsite in pouring rain and do not have to get out to setup until the rain to stop as I am fully self contained until it stops. Make no mistakes MH's have a lot of features including ride, etc.for travel if you can afford one.
Nomadac 06/15/17 01:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leveling jacks question

My suggestion is to read the Manual for you jacks for proper operation. Not all Jacking Systems are the same. I have the Equalizer System on my DP and I am sure your system is not the same operation, as DP's have air bags that figure in leveling the Coach. I would never recommend leaving your front wheels off the ground as it is hard on the front suspension. If the site is that much unlevel I would request a different site, JMO.
Nomadac 06/15/17 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone use Eternabond instead of Dicor?

I used Eternabond about 6 years ago on all of my roof seams and around all of my roof vents,etc.and have not had any leaks. I highly recommend it.
Nomadac 04/13/17 05:37pm Truck Campers
RE: California adds 12 cent gas tax and 20 cent diesel tax

... If, and that's a big if.... the increase in gas tax is used ONLY for highway infrastructure...that will be great and I'm more than willing to pay the increase.:C RonReally, it doesn't matter to California whether you're more than willing or not. If you want gas/diesel you'll pay it. Like it or lump it. :) And that's a fact Jack! However my statement was just meant that "I" personally not only will (due to the fact I don't have a choice as long as I live in California), be willing! That's all folks. Ron IMO the people deserved what they get from the Politicians they elect. I left CA 17 years ago and do not miss all of the taxes and high costs of living there. That is the worst State run by he Democrats who never saw an opportunity for raising more taxes. Just like the High Speed rail they are building and are Millions over budget. No wonder so many Large Corporations that have moved out of State.
Nomadac 04/07/17 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coach batteries

I just purchased four Crown CR220 6V Flooded Batteries that are factory blems, for $85.00 with a 1 year warranty. They retail for $129.00. If you contact the factory you can find a Distributor for your area. They are reported to have thicker plates and from what I have heard from others they lasted 6 years for them . http://www.crownbattery.com/crown-battery-golf-electric-vehicle I am replacing my four Duracell 6V Golf Cart Batteries I purchased from Sam's Club that have only lasted for 2 yrs. 7 mos.
Nomadac 03/18/17 10:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spare tire on the roof?

My tire weighs 100+ lbs. and I would not try to get it on my roof or get it down. It was heavy enough when I carried it in one of my storage bays.If I decided to take a tire with me I would put it in one of my storage bays where is covered and out of the sun.
Nomadac 02/17/17 11:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Curbside or Streetside Kitchen?

Our kitchen is on the driver's side with the couch behind the drivers seat. We have tile in the kitchen area and carpet in front of the couch. Our table and chairs are on the curbside, our Fridge is towards the rear, with our J Lounge behind the co-pilots seat. Our two windows are very large on the curbside giving us a good view or our site vs.looking at our neighbors site. Our previous TT had the same floor plan with with kitchen on drivers side and booth on the curbside. This is our preference in floor plans.
Nomadac 02/17/17 10:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dicor Self Leveling or Eternabond Tape

I did my roof with eternabond tape about 5 years ago and have never had any problems since then. I ran the strips the entire length without piecing it. Proper cleaning the roof as directed and it will not come loose. I used a small wallpaper roller to remove any bubbles and seal the edges.Be careful before you put it down as you will not be able to lift it up once it sticks.
Nomadac 02/09/17 11:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Suburban as a tow vehicle

I have a 2001 Chevy Suburban 2500 2wd 8.1L with original hitch and never had any problems with it period. I towed a 33' Avion that weighed 7600# it is a great tow vehicle.
Nomadac 02/09/17 11:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: CROWN CR-220 6 VOLT 220 AH GC2 DEEP CYC Battery

I used Interstate Batteries in the past and got 3 years and 8 months out them then tried Duracell from Sam's Club and they are 2 years and 4 months and loosing their charge while in storage. Everything is shut of at my Circuit boxes and the main switch at the door and they still are going down to 12.0-12.2 volts. I have located a source for the Crown CR220-6 volt batteries and will try them, based on the good report from Earnest. I maintain the water monthly and when stored for the Winter in my VersaTube shelter I run my generator monthly as recommended by Onan,
Nomadac 02/06/17 11:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2.5in to 2in Receiver Reducer

A hitch that has a 2.5" receiver is usually a Class V hitch, which is what I have on my Class A Motor home which has a larger weight capacity than a Class IV.
Nomadac 02/05/17 02:40pm Towing
CROWN CR-220 6 VOLT 220 AH GC2 DEEP CYC Battery

House Battery Question. Has anyone used a CROWN CR-220 CR 220 6 VOLT 220 AH GC2 DEEP CYCLE WET Flooded BATTERY? I read an article that said Rated Best RV Deep Cycle Battery and Can Last More Than 5-6 Years With Regular Maintenance and Care made in Fremont,OH. USA.
Nomadac 02/05/17 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: rear air bag suspenson

Your air bags may have weather cracks and leaking. I had to replace both of my rear air bags, plus the coating on the metal drum peeled off and caused it to leak.
Nomadac 01/30/17 10:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where to park your Tow Dolly?

Adding a hitch to your towed vehicle can be a big help jockeying your dolly around when you need to. X2 I had a hitch on our RAV4 and after unloading the RAV4 would connect the dolly and my wife would tow it to the campsite and park it behind the MH. Worked great for us.
Nomadac 01/21/17 10:23pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Oil Change

Oil and filters once a year.
Nomadac 01/18/17 10:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I test drove my first motorhome today - Noisy

I have a 38' Travel Supreme on a Spartan Chassis with a Cummins 350 HP and do not notice any noise going down the Interstate. We listen to the radio and have regular conversations. If it is windy we may hear some of the wind flowing by but not what I would call noisy. I have been in more cars with more noise while driving.
Nomadac 12/10/16 11:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Riverside RV Park, Seiverville, Tn

I have stayed there several years now and never noticed or heard the quarry across the road. I doubt they work at night.
Nomadac 10/27/16 11:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 6 Months RV Trip - Trailer tow van behind RV or buy Dinghy?

I have towed my enclosed 20' car trailer and have not had a problem at any of the R V parks I have stayed at. I do recommend getting a RV Campground Book so you can review the CG you might be interested in staying. An open car trailer either 18 or 20' would surfice based on the length of your van. Another consideration is the towing capacity of the MH you buy. MOST 40' DP's have 10K towing rating. Some CG's have pull through sites that are long enough so you do not need to disconnect the trailer. Being new to driving a MH and towing a trailer you will need to become educated with using a car trailer,loadin and securing the vehicle and general driving the combined unit if you have no previous experience with either.
Nomadac 09/16/16 06:37pm Beginning RVing
RE: Ohio state home game

I attended a game years ago with several people from the Pontiac Dealer in Columbus. They had a motorhome that was parked right outside the stadium. It started to rain hard after half time so several of us went to motorhome and watched the rest of the game onTV in the MH. I don't know if they had a special permit or not.
Nomadac 09/12/16 04:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Eternabond Tape on Roof Length-Wise Seam

My Cougar EDPM roof is in good shape with no leaks. To help keep it that way I am planning on getting some 6" Eternabond tape for some preventative medicine. Why 6" vs 4" tape? I used 2" over my seams on my Class A MH.
Nomadac 09/04/16 12:48pm Fifth-Wheels
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