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RE: What is the dumbest things about your fifth wheel?

We can also access Bed, Bath, Fridge & Table and recliners with slides in... WE have 3 dump valves....and its a shame 1 is under the slide and a pain to get to...maybe the only thing dumb for us. On those new units with those stairs that fold up inside the rig.....let me know how that works when they are wet and dirty.
Splashers3 04/14/17 03:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Waxed the fiver

We (DW & I)spent 3 hrs washing last Friday and 4 hrs waxing Saturday. It gets harder each year....we had plenty of Tylenols! ....and we want our next 5ver to be even longer! I am going to note that brand of wax. We use old cloth diapers to buff with....they work well. 4 hours to wax.... complete ? . . I am impressed ! ! X2 It takes me three days to complete the waxing. Not full days, maybe 4-5 hours a day. I just can't do those long days anymore. Yep, and that includes applying 303 UV protectant to all the decals.
Splashers3 04/05/17 04:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Waxed the fiver

We (DW & I)spent 3 hrs washing last Friday and 4 hrs waxing Saturday. It gets harder each year....we had plenty of Tylenols! ....and we want our next 5ver to be even longer! I am going to note that brand of wax. We use old cloth diapers to buff with....they work well.
Splashers3 04/03/17 01:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: My family lost me today. :-)

I was thinking of de-winterizing today myself....last weekend DW & I spent 3 hrs. washing on Friday and then 4 hrs. waxing (by hand) on Sat....boy, it's getting harder each passing year. It sure is a happy time de-winterizing!! Our lows are looking like only low 40s....time to go. Have a safe year.
Splashers3 04/02/17 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6' vs 8' truck bed

I've had my short bed Sierra as long as I have pulled my sig 5ver...I have room for 2 bikes in front of my slider hitch....which I have never had to use in the 9 yrs of hauling. My trailer has the corners cut out, and the dealer proved to me that I could get it to 90 deg without using the slider when we bought it new. I replaced the OEM 26Gal tank with a titan 52Gal tank. Many of the new p/u trucks tanks are still smaller than 52Gal. I have garage issues, so my next truck may still be a short bed. I'm not sure how long I could tolerate having to move my truck out of the garage just to get to the other side of it where my tools are. Go with what you are most comfortable with. Good Luck, Mike
Splashers3 04/02/17 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Going RV

My wife & I watch it all the time. We like seeing different floor plans. What cracks us up is how the sales person & the customers focus on the MSRP....once in a while the salesperson will mention he can get it under MSRP. We are also amazed how LITTLE folks get it under MSRP - nowhere near the norm. Pure amusement....we like the quizzes.
Splashers3 03/23/17 03:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got bad news today

My countdown clock, as of tomorrow (3/7), will say 299...shooting for 12/31.....will still be dealing with next year's winteritis. Wife has to keep working.....
Splashers3 03/06/17 06:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tripod on 5th wheel

I also only use mine when staying longer than a weekend trip. It seems to help a fair amount on our rig....but it is a pain to break it out from the basement, which is why it only gets used on extended stays.
Splashers3 03/05/17 01:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which battery to buy

Deep Cycle, Group 31, Trojan.
Splashers3 01/31/17 05:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auxiliary gas tank

I also replaced my stinking small 26Gal OEM tank with a Titan 52Gal tank...what a difference, I don't have to sweat stopping every 250 miles....allows us to look for cheaper fuel, and go a full day without refueling....of course my DW and our Golden have to take breaks....allows us to stop at rest stops and not worry about fuel. Makes me wonder whose idea it was to design a "hauling" type truck with such a small tank. Mike
Splashers3 01/28/17 11:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: At what point does length cease to matter?

DD992emo - sounds like you might have been the Electronics Maintenance Officer......trying to recall if I saw the Fletcher at NOB back in the late 70's ?? We plan on replacing our 34' with something slightly under 38' and am interested in the responses... Thanks for asking. Mike ET1 CV-62 (USS Independence)
Splashers3 01/27/17 01:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Merry Christmas

We also never stopped wishing folks a Merry Christmas....so Merry Christmas to all! Hopefully Santa will be good to you! Stay Well and travel safely. Mike
Splashers3 12/24/16 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why I'm Proud To Be A "Creeker"

Our 2009 Silverback was damaged way worse than MPI-Mallard's....due to the same frame flex. The last straw happened while in New Brunswick, Canada. The frame was sitting on our Trailair hitch...and the 3" opening was 2/3s around the front - in the same location as MPI-Mallards. We called CC and they said no problem they would fix it at no cost, their wide bodied trailers had been having this problem. They (even) picked it up at our house (MD) and took it to the factory. Denise Davis and crew were fantastic, she gave us an update at least once a week, they had it around 3 weeks or so. We decided we' pick it up to meet her and crew, and see the factory. The CCRVOC members were having a luncheon for the factory on the day we arrived...we got to see many friends that we hadn't seen in about 5 years. Our baby was better than new, they did an incredible job...they even gave us a new trailair hitch, replaced ALL our slide seals, repaired our front closet, which was total destroyed from all the flexing - and they gave us a new set of stairs....all at their cost. We are creeker's for life....when I told Denise we had already decided on our next model, her response was, we wanna give you a good trade-in!! Talk about customer service. Hats off to Denise, CC, and Ray Sager (fellow CCRVOC member). Mike & Carol Kieber
Splashers3 12/10/16 04:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cedar Creek 36CK2 vs. 34RL2?

I am watching this thread, as these are the 2 models we are also considering....however, buying a DRW would have to come first for the 38CK2....not necessarily for the 34RL2.... We are 'creekers' for life....after the no cost warranty work we received on our 2009 this summer. Denise Davis and crew were FANTASTIC!
Splashers3 11/09/16 09:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: KEYSTONE CUSTOMER DIS-SATISFACTION

You'll never catch me buying a Keystone product. To OLD GUY - you complained about FR - do you know how many brands FR makes? How about IDing which brand you were unhappy with. Maybe that is the division you should be complaining about. For what the Cedar Creek division of FR has done for my 2009 this summer, has made me looking into buying another. Mike
Splashers3 10/30/16 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cedar Creek Owners

TOTALLY agree with MPI_Mallard....we are "Creekers" for life...after the way they just treated us on the repair of our 2009 Silverback wide body. Ask anybody that is a member of the Cedar Creek RV Owners Club (CCRVOC)what they think. Mike
Splashers3 10/19/16 02:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cedar Creek Owners

I have a short bed with a manual slider. Have NEVER had to use it for my signature rig in the 7+ years of hauling....and the trailer has been very very close to 90 deg....the dealer did it to show it could be done without using the slider. We are also interested in the 34RE and 34RL2. Good Luck
Splashers3 09/27/16 03:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Was retirement for you a good or not so good choice?

Wife & I have enjoyed reading this topic...since I am deciding on retiring next summer or waiting until Jan2018. She will have a few more years to go, but I think she will minimize "few". I'll be 59+ and want to continue traveling while I have my health. Don't want to say "I wish I had".....She's a teacher, so we can take the summers off while she continues to work....plenty of home projects..health more of a concern than $. Thanks guys. Mike
Splashers3 09/25/16 06:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Rear Suspension Air Bags for my truck

Another fan of the Rite Ride airbag system. I have the onboard compressor, which at times I will adjust on the fly. I had my 5ver dealer install them when we bought our signature 5ver. Still working like a champ.
Splashers3 09/11/16 05:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rig destroyed today!

That's really scary....glad that you had sense to get out, and NOT try to save anything from the trailer. Glad all 3 of you are OK. As folks have said, keep us posted...that could have been any one of us. Good Luck, Mike
Splashers3 08/30/16 11:31am Fifth-Wheels
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