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RE: Backing into A Blind Spot

Always avoid "cranking it tight" as this puts too much stress on the trailers axles!
WeBeFulltimers 05/19/16 06:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: My first rear kitchen - drawer and cabinet latches?

I have a new to me Arctic Fox 27-5L and it's my first rear kitchen model. The previous owner installed some eye bolts top and bottom of the drawer bay and stretched a bungee across them. I would bet my lunch money that the previous owner also wears a belt AND suspenders at the same time! We have full timed in our 2012 Montana 3585SA that is a rear kitchen and have NEVER had a drawer or cabinet come open and have NEVER had anything broken. We love our rear kitchen. Lots of counter space and cabinets.
WeBeFulltimers 05/19/16 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can CCC be increased by making alterations to a Cameo 5er?

I believe the info on the yellow sticker takes in to account all the optional equipment that was installed - such as that generator and the #2 AC un it. This is true IF the options were installed at the factory. Some options are added after leaving the factory where the "yellow sticker" is affixed.
WeBeFulltimers 05/08/16 05:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires for TV

I got stuck on wet grass with the transforce.....several times actually. I traded up to yokohama geolanders ats, $800 installed, out the door, plus a $60 mail in rebate so $740. They are 10 ply, 3125 lbs rated. How many times have you been stuck on wet grass with the Yokohama tires? It can happen with ANY tire! I ran Firestone Transforce on my previous 2007 Ram 2500 with GREAT results. Three months ago put Cooper Discoverer HT3 on current F350 and am very pleased so far. Am towing 38' Montana scaling @14,500.
WeBeFulltimers 05/07/16 06:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Using smart phone as a hot spot

Also check this. On our one year old Verizon Samsung phones, they works great as hot spots, BUT while using them as a hot spot, you can't make a call on it. Say, that you're using your laptop with a phone aas a hot spot looking at RV camp grounds and you want to call one. On our phones you can't do it unless you shut down the hot spot or use a second phone to make the call. Bill I use my almost 2 year old Galaxy S5 as a hot spot and can make/receive calls/texts while online. Works much better than the separate Verizon hot spot I previously had and saved me $20 per month.
WeBeFulltimers 05/05/16 02:07pm Technology Corner
RE: air bag suspension weight increase

A few people I know recommend adding air bags to my rear suspension, which according to Firestone increase my tow capacity an additional 5000lbs. I'll bet my last dollar that no one from Firestone said that their air bags will increase your towing capacity! Actually Firestone and other air bag manufacturers will tell you that their air bags DO NOT INCREASE TOWING CAPACITY that they will level your rig and improve the ride. Having said that, I installed Air Lift bags with on-board air on my 2012 F-350 SRW and love them for the better ride. My truck did not need leveling as my pin weight is only 2500 lbs.
WeBeFulltimers 05/05/16 01:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Which install first: 5th-wheel hitch or air bags?

Great replies fellas. Thanks for the feedback. Now you've got me thinking of the Patriot too.... I've got no experience with other 5th wheel hitches, but I can say that I'm extremely happy with my Patriot 18K. I have experience with both. Ditch the Reese idea and go with the B & W! The Patriot should be fine for your application. I love my Patriot.....smooth and quiet unlike the "snap, crackle & pop" Reese I had.
WeBeFulltimers 04/05/16 05:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pull tests

Nope. Not me. But I will stick my head back there and take a good look at everything. Same here. Looks good and the pin is in place. I don't like the unusual stress placed on the landing gear. If you have the fiver low enough in the front when you back under it there will not be any stress on the landing gear because it will be slightly off the ground after backing under it. One of the first things I learned when I started driving for a living.
WeBeFulltimers 03/24/16 07:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pull tests

I retired as a professional trucker with over 3.5 millions miles logged. I ALWAYS did a pull test when coupling then and will continue to do so now. Never dropped a trailer!
WeBeFulltimers 03/24/16 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana Axle Change - Easy or Not?

As BB said axles not carrying all of that, & yes they should be easy to change if you desire. I agree but why waste the time and money? If you REALLY want to spend some money on something worthwhile do a disk brake conversion.
WeBeFulltimers 03/20/16 07:18am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Direct TV

Dish Network just came out to the state park and upgraded me to a new Hopper3 DVR receiver and Hybrid LNB at no cost. Can now record 16 programs at one time but not likely to do so. Nothing was ever said about being in RV.
WeBeFulltimers 03/20/16 07:08am Full-time RVing
RE: Rear Kitchen VS Rear Living Room

We are full timers and have had both. The RK is BY FAR our favorite! We appreciate the large kitchen with lots of counter and cabinet space. The RK makes the living area large also with opposing slide outs with many windows. I have heard that some people complain that things "fall out of cabinets" while traveling but we have never had a problem like that.
WeBeFulltimers 03/20/16 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where can I get my rig weighed w/ left/right side weight?

The driver is responsible for placing the rig on the platform so you can place it any way you want. With CAT scales just position the rig BEFORE you page the scale attendant. The only thing they care about is getting paid before giving you the print-out and DO NOT do any connecting/disconnecting of the tow vehicle and trailer while on the platform. I'm a retired truck driver and it's been a while but "immediate" reweighs used to be only $1.00.
WeBeFulltimers 03/19/16 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Furance Is Giving Grief

You could open the outside access. Locate the incoming wires from the thermostat and the power source. Make sure the screws that hold the wires are tight. Wiggle the interior wires to see if one pops loose. Try contacting Atwood for another service person! Mine was doing the same thing about 5 years ago and I did this. Found a bad wire connection. Mine was also an Atwood. When it tries to start and doesn't, wiggle the wires.
WeBeFulltimers 03/07/16 02:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Refrigerator on the Road

Yes. Its the residential fridge. A nice feature these days. My only real concern is the batteries so low at the campground, there won't be enough to level. Thanks. Spot your rig and connect to shore power and THEN level. :S
WeBeFulltimers 03/07/16 02:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking at buying out of state. Lakeshore RV question.

I priced with them in 2008 and would have bought from them except my local dealer came within 400 dollars. Couldn't make the trip to Michigan and back for 400 dollars.
WeBeFulltimers 03/01/16 04:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Nuwave induction cooker... how to save on shipping...

You REALLY showed them who's boss! ONLY paid $75 shipping? Hahahahaha...! P.T. Barnum comes to mind. :R
WeBeFulltimers 02/26/16 06:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Kitchen Layout

We love our rear kitchen and have MUCH counter space.
WeBeFulltimers 02/14/16 05:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reese hitch

7 years or so ago I had a Reese slider with my old 5th wheel. I just got a new 5th and a B/W companion and the term night and day doesn't even come close. The Reese was a total PITA at every operation - needed a mallet to pound the safety pin in place. Latching and unlatching was difficult and inaccurate. I never knew if the thing was locked or not. The B/W runs like a Swiss watch. Every function is smooth and sure. Granted my Reese was a few years back so who knows if it's still the same. Just be ready for the old saying you get what you pay for. What he said. Same story for me except I got a new truck instead of a new 5er. Everything else is my experience. Yes! What they BOTH said! :B
WeBeFulltimers 02/13/16 11:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dropping grey water tank in 5th wheel

I like your idea of a flexible input. I had to have a new galley tank installed about 6 months ago and when the shop reconnected the inlet and the vent pipes they used flexible connectors on both.
WeBeFulltimers 02/10/16 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
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