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RE: New Rv add ons

I also added the extra drain gate valve next to the cap....small investment, big difference as we always have a small amount of liquids after traveling. Also agree with slide toppers, love our trail air pin. I also added that little fan inside the fridge to circulate the air (keeps things colder). I added insulation to the ceiling in my basement, replaced OEM shackles with stronger ones with zerks. IMO, LT tires instead of the ST tires that came from the manufacturer. Next rig will have auto-leveling. Agree with several things previously mentioned.
Splashers3 09/28/17 01:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: My first experiance using Coachnet

In our 10 years of RVing, we have needed Good Sam's emergency roadside service twice....they are 0 -2 and were nothing but a headache. This last summer, we called as our landing gear broke a shear pin...and we could not leave the camp ground. By the time the GS rep found us a rep, we had the local c/g mobile guy deep into the problem. The tech GS found was about 1.5 hrs away and was charging for mileage Plus a service call and then his time, and couldn't get there til late afternoon - Which we were fixed good enough to travel and on the road before he could have arrived. The first time we were stranded the story was nearly the same. GS offered us a free year of service when I complained....we are done with GS roadside service....and will take our chances. Agree, it's priceless when somebody doesn't show.
Splashers3 09/25/17 05:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

Congratulations. She looks in great shape. Have fun! Thanks for sharing pictures.
Splashers3 09/09/17 04:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 17 gmc 3500

Paul C has said it perfectly....it's all relative. Yes, I knew the trailer was there, but compared to my 2500 SRW...it was so much smoother, the truck wasn't being pushed by the trailer....Give me a break.
Splashers3 09/04/17 01:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 17 gmc 3500

I have had my 2017 GMC 3500 DRW Diesel Denali for 1 week, and just towed my 5ver for the first time....WOW what a huge difference from my 2008 GMC 2500 Diesel, which was a great truck with no issues. It was like the trailer wasn't even there...we notice how smooth the ride was, and how much less the truck bounced around from the weight of the trailer. WE won't even mention all the bells & Whistles this truck has that my old one didn't. However, there are a few downers....the 2017 only has a 36 Gal fuel tank, as my 2008 had a 52 Gal tank (I replaced the OEM tank)...this truck is also harder to fit into my garage as my old truck was a short bed, SRW....but I can live with backing in very slowly. Lastly, DRW trucks don't come with internal tire temp/psi sensors. We hope to have this truck for a very long time!
Splashers3 09/01/17 10:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cardinal 5ers

I currently own a 2009 CC Silverback, we are looking to replace, although it is better than new thanks to the folks at CC...and it didn't cost us a cent!! We have looked at several new Cardinals, and several new CCs - both are nice and I would call it a tie...so the tie breaker for us is the treatment we received at the CC factory by Denise Davis and her crew. I also note that.. I see way more CC at c/gs than I do Cardinals - and we are on the lookout for both. There is NO way the Cardinal factory can beat the folks at CC, IMO... Our next 5ver will be a upgraded Cedar Creek....although a TV upgrade will be required first.
Splashers3 07/22/17 03:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Residential Refrigerator Problem

I agree with jerseyjim, our next 5ver will still have the gas/propane option. My wife, even agrees....don't want to worry about an inverter, and don't want to worry about the need for extra batteries to keep the fridge going on long hauls or situations in which we might be off the grid. The gas/propane gives you2 ways to run the fridge, an electric residential only has one way. Sometimes, old products are better...
Splashers3 06/24/17 06:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Happy Memorial Day

X2 - treeofliberty! I fly a "special" American Flag on Memorial Day, Veterans Day and 4th of July..it was flown for 1 minute over the USS Arizona at 1706 on July 4th, 2004. I was flight testing with 3 Marine Corps Helicopter Squadrons in K-Bay at the time.
Splashers3 05/29/17 10:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Happy Memorial Day

I think that those of us that have served (USN) look at Memorial Day just a little bit different than those that haven't. I'll NEVER forget!
Splashers3 05/29/17 05:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: We crossed the Canadian border Wed. 24 May

On our crossing in Maine to NB, we spent about 2 minutes with the inspector, and on the way back into Maine about another 2 minutes. Couldn't have been easier. We also read the rules prior to our trip....and that included traveling with a dog.
Splashers3 05/27/17 01:08am General RVing Issues
RE: tires

I didn't see the weight of your rig....but if you can afford them, and are within the "E" tire capacity then Michelin XPS RIBS....you won't have a tire worry for many years.
Splashers3 05/24/17 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 MOBILE SUITES QC issues

I wondered if the quality would go down hill once they were bought out.....I'm thinking it was Thor, I'm sure somebody will correct me if needed.
Splashers3 04/29/17 01:48pm Fifth-Wheels
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
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