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RE: Yea retired !! First full timer needs help!!

Sounds exactly what mine was doing. I think its your regulator too. Especially since it's a '99 model in Arizona. The arid climate can cause the rubber diaphragm to dryout, crack or get stiff.
TT_Tim 03/19/15 11:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Real 5th Wheel lengths? Need 31'

Our Columbus 295RL is right at 29 1/2 feet from front closet to rear wall. Exterior front nose to rear bumper is 35' 7"
TT_Tim 02/17/15 12:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Palomino Colunbus 385BH

I have the Columbus 295RL and I really like it. I too chose it for the floor plan and the amount of features per $. The insulation is probably a factor in heating and noise, but the 2015 models supposedly are being built with thicker walls. If you are seriously thinking of getting a Columbus you should check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/ColumbusRVGroup LOTS of knowledgeable and experience there.
TT_Tim 01/03/15 01:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator not responding

When you said you checked the batteries, what voltage did you get? If you could check while attempting to crank also to see what you get.
TT_Tim 12/22/14 02:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 amp fiver - 30 amp service

I may be mistaking, but according to the NEC any two circuits using the same neutral the circuit breakers must be tied together. This is so if one trips all power is removed from the circuit. I believe our rv's are a branch circuit from the pedestal/main panel. Just because they make them for sale does not make it the right way to do it. JMHO. No. For single split phase 240V (120 across each line to neutral) the neutral can be shared and it can feed two separate circuits. If the 2 individual 120v lines - (240v & neutral) feed a single appliance such as an electric range, the CBs must be tied together. This does not apply anyway, as there are no 240v appliances in RVs.
TT_Tim 12/14/14 08:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 amp fiver - 30 amp service

If you do a search, there are LOTS of places you can purchase this adapter. I have seen approval on a lot worse designs (such as press on wire connectors). The concept of the Camco Power Maximizer is good and I don't see a problem with it. As long as the electrical wiring to and at the pedestal is to code, it shouldn't be an issue. As stated before, the problem is when someone tries to turn on too many items at once and they continually go out and reset the circuit breaker. That can happen no matter what plug and/or adapters for whatever size RV it is.
TT_Tim 12/14/14 12:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 amp fiver - 30 amp service

The voltage - 120 or 240 doesn't matter. Current is what we are concerned with. My TT had the same "power hungry" items as my fiver: AC, microwave, electric water heater, Refrigerator, power converter.
TT_Tim 12/13/14 01:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 amp fiver - 30 amp service

You may want to read this. It's one of those "just because you can, don't mean you should http://rvservices.koa.com/rvinformation/rvmaintenance/rv-electrical-101.asp that article meandered off into the rare air area a bit. said if you hook a 50 amp RV to a 30 amp outlet that you were excessively affecting the campgrounds electric service. As far as I can tell, if you plug your 50 amp rv into a 30 amp outlet, you are "abusing" the campground's electrical service exactly the same as if you had a 30 amp RV. Can't be drawing more than 30 amps. I think I would find some other "expert" to consult with. bumpy I agree with Bumpy. The article is BS. The reason 30A outlets are "burned up" is because the internals get corroded and/or weak. The plugs can also be dirty or corroded. This causes a loose connection and heats up from the high resistance. There is also the possibility that the circuit breaker is faulty and does not trip at the rated capacity. It is the job of the 30A circuit breaker in the pedestal to protect the 30A outlet by limiting to 30 amps (20% tolerance)- NOT the job of the user. Most RVers know what they can or cannot operate when on 30A. It does not matter if it is a 30A TT or a big Fiver with an adapter - EITHER one can draw more than 30A by turning on or plugging in enough items.
TT_Tim 12/11/14 10:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: noisy hitch

I put a plastic shim on my Reese and went out for the weekend. I definitely remember the bridge abutments causing a lot of hitch noise. This time it was actually pretty quiet. So I just wanted to say thanks to psford for posting.
TT_Tim 12/08/14 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: noisy hitch

I put a plastic shim in and it seemed to quiet down.
TT_Tim 12/06/14 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: noisy hitch

Good to know! I'm gonna try it on mine.
TT_Tim 12/05/14 11:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Screw pulled out of wall.... best fix??

I have had the same issue. The small plastic "spools" that hold the string for the blinds require a good amount of tension on them in order for the blinds to stay up. With them screwed into the thin wallboard there is not much of a chance of working. I have repaired a few with the plastic anchor method. As stated, screw size and length selection is critical. It must be big enough to expand but not so big that it spins the anchor in the hole when it is tightened.
TT_Tim 12/03/14 12:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: noisy hitch

I too have a noisy Reese 16K slider hitch. I can keep it quiet if I brake and Accelerate slowly. Jerky driving always produces loud clanking and banging noises. With the fiver disconnected, I can simulate the noise by simply grabbing the hitch and lift it up and down. It moves about 1/4" from the combined slop of the rollers on the slider bars and the pins in the rails. I've pretty much learned to live with it as I am not spending $1500-2000 for a new hitch. Other than the noise, I do like the simplicity and ease of use.
TT_Tim 12/03/14 12:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air suspension advantage or not

I also added the Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags to My 2011 F-250. It really smooths out the ride over highway overpasses/bridges. It used to sag only a little but now 35 psi levels it out. I drop it to 5 psi when not towing. I added a Air lift Wireless One compressor and it's as easy as pushing the button on the remote to got from soft ride to tow ready. It also helps in lining up the height when connecting.
TT_Tim 11/13/14 07:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: R values for camping in the heat and second A/C

You could probably get by with one 15K BTU if you had a shade tree for the hot afternoon sun. If it it open with full sun you will need a second 13.5K unit in the BR. I use reflectix in the windows on the sunny side in the afternoons. Awnings/Slide toppers would def help.
TT_Tim 10/22/14 03:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: tools

It's a good idea to carry a couple of replacement shear bolts for the front electric landing legs.
TT_Tim 09/28/14 09:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator gone!

The New York Legend might resist bolt cutters, but the new thief uses cordless cut-off tools. It'll go through hardened steel like butter.
TT_Tim 09/26/14 06:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator gone!

Now days with the cordless power tools, cutting through chain or steel cable can be done in seconds. When not using my twin Honda 2000s, I cover them with a tarp. There are handle guards that help prevent cutting through the handle which is a popular method of ripping them off. http://images.campingworld.com/is/image/cwi/5000/58709n.jpg?hei=-1 width=680
TT_Tim 09/26/14 05:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fantastic Vent

I don't think it matters which mode it's in. To close the vent with the remote you have to turn it off by pressing the bottom button 3 times.
TT_Tim 05/10/14 10:01pm Fifth-Wheels
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