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RE: Slide Toppers

Our 2009 CC Silverback came with Slide toppers. We just ordered our 2019 Cedar Creek WITH Slide toppers.....would never have a rig without them. Ours have held up real well, we keep them clean....very rarely have they flopped in the wind....and yes, you learn where to stand when they come in. ...and yes, I have stood under them with a long brush brushing WET pine needless off as they wound up. Good Luck, Mike
Splashers3 04/19/18 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tomorrow is the day.

Congrats Grizz272....we are in the same boat, so to speak...my signature TV has 1180 miles, and we just ordered a 2019 Cedar Creek 5ver to replace our 2009. We had to tell the dealer to hold off on placing the order until the next production run happens, as we can not drive the 800 miles to pick it up until late June. I think we will have to take most of our equipment with us to swap into new rig, because we plan on other stops on the way home. Can't wait for June to get here.
Splashers3 04/03/18 06:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: deezee aux fuel tank

My inline filter sits under a cover on top of the tank, next to the pump....very easy to change. Thanks for bringing that issue up. Mike
Splashers3 04/02/18 02:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: deezee aux fuel tank

Good point about having an inline filter for the aux tank....creates double filtration because we still have the truck's own filter system. I gotta check my Titan system. Mike
Splashers3 04/02/18 08:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking at first Fifth Wheel

We just ordered a 2019 38' Cedar Creek, even though we liked the 41' version slightly more (layouts are nearly identical). We were concerned with that extra 3 feet when getting into and around places....including parking in our driveway. The 38' is almost 4' longer than our current 5ver....so we are going reasonably longer in the first place. We've been to a few c/g spots that 38' would have been a problem, not to say the c/g didn't have a longer spot available.
Splashers3 04/02/18 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sanibel 3800 comparison

x2 - with a high end used model.....Excel was an excellent high end 5ver, although Petersen Industries is no longer are around. It's kind of depressing when you can't find the quality that you'd expect when paying big $$.
Splashers3 04/02/18 08:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Things I don't see anymore?

A buddy of mine had an airfoil on his 3500....but took it off when he traded up to a class A. We just ordered a new 2019 5ver and made sure to get slide toppers....wouldn't own one without them. Noticed in the brochure that it will no longer have scare lights, as our 2009 has....which only got used once in awhile. We asked that it NOT come with the new MorRyde 1 piece folding stairs, we still asked that it come with the old style 4 step folding stairs. We know folks that have already gone back to the older style.
Splashers3 04/01/18 11:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What I did these past 2 days

Very Impressive!! Take this as sarcasm....I wanted to do all that to our 2009, instead, we ordered a 2019....delayed delivery until June do to work schedule and the drive to pick it up....these will be long and slow upcoming months....now, we have to be careful with our trade-in....LOL
Splashers3 04/01/18 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sanibel 3800 comparison

Not sure what you want to spend....if DRV $$ didn't bother you, look into New Horizons.....you can customize it. Good Luck.
Splashers3 04/01/18 10:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sanibel 3800 comparison

The Prime Time (Sanibel) web page doesn't define what the extreme thermal package consists of.... From what was available, the CC appears to have higher R values and BO Plenty's 36CKTS may have thermal window panes. I didn't compare the DRV specs, maybe BO Plenty did. Lastly, not everybody can afford a DRV...or want to...for all they cost, they have their share of problems too.
Splashers3 03/31/18 06:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: deezee aux fuel tank

I just had my Titan 40 Gal auxiliary tank installed yesterday (3/29). After some initial problems, in which the installer and I believe the system had to prime (the pump kept kicking off as I tried to transfer fuel about 8 times) itself. Once primed the system worked great - I had no codes kicked by the DIC on my 2017 GMC 3500....and the fuel gauge slowly moved up while I was driving. The system is designed to pump 5 gal and the shut off, and will restart when I hit the power button again....I can manually operate the system as well.
Splashers3 03/30/18 04:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question 4 those with Auto Leveling System

Thanks for answering this....I think dpgllg said it best in that I will have to see how my unit behaves. It sounds like I could expect the full gambit of scenarios. Thanks, you folks did help.
Splashers3 03/25/18 01:09pm Fifth-Wheels
Question 4 those with Auto Leveling System

Folks, We are purchasing a new 5ver that has 6 point auto-leveling system. When this system is deployed how stable is the trailer? Is most of the shaking (in all directions) taken out? Would I still need something like JT strong arms or something similar? Thanks, Mike
Splashers3 03/25/18 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Fire

OMG - I know Randy & Nancy (camped many times with them)and was totally unaware of this terrible accident. If anybody can pull through this it's Randy....he's an incredibly smart guy....his HDT is awesome. I'm glad they are OK. Mike
Splashers3 03/07/18 07:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: auxiliary fuel tank

I replaced my 26 gal OEM tank with a 52 gal Titan tank on my 2008 GMC 2500...well, my new 2017 GMC DRW has only a 36 gal tank....I'm looking to add an aux tank. I can not decided between the RDS gravity fed 60 Gal tank and a titan 50 Gal tank with pump. It seems simple installation might be easier than the more complex titan install. Any suggestions/recommendations? Does the 2017 GMC 3500 OEM tank have the open vent that could overflow? Thanks, Mike
Splashers3 03/01/18 04:43am Beginning RVing
RE: Opinion on fridge option

I've enjoyed reading all the responses....we are looking to upgrade our current 5ver....and have decided we want the gas/propane version - even if Cedar Creek treats the residential fridge as the "normal" unit....all of the pros for the residential unit have NOT changed our minds.... Great discussion. Mike
Splashers3 02/27/18 05:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reflection 320mks on order....anyone have one?

I also would have had the same questions/comments as W & W....the OPs questions did make it sound like they hadn't been inside one.
Splashers3 01/28/18 04:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: REGISTRATION FEE'S

Our annual registration in Maryland cost us $248.
Splashers3 01/20/18 05:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wash and wax

I wash one day and wax (by hand with 8' step ladder) the next day....once in a while I will do both on the same day. My wonderful wife sometimes helps. I wash the front cap after each trip as it helps remove bugs. I will sometimes wax the front cap in between trips as I hate seeing black steaks. Wife washes roof maybe twice year....it sits near very tall trees. It is a pain!
Splashers3 01/09/18 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: King pin weight

Yes you are.....your TV has a GVWR of 9200 and your actual combined TV axle wts are over 10K....however, some folks will say you are OK because your Rear axle of 5760 is under the TV GRAWR of 6084..but you don't have a lot of margin in the rear..... You could spend some $$ and buy wider tires and wider stronger wheels....assuming you have 245s....this will give you more margin, however it will not change your truck's official GVWR. I did this with my 2008 TV for a few years before I bought my 2017 dually.
Splashers3 01/01/18 04:52am Fifth-Wheels
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