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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
RE: Proper setup of the 5th Wheel on asphalt?

Our favorite park REQUIRES wood pads under stabilizers on asphalt. They MUST be wood...no plastic. I soon discovered our fiver seemed to be more stable using the 6 point hydraulic leveling system when using the wood. Use it all the time now. The park does normally have complimentary wood available for those people who don't have any when checking-in.
WeBeFulltimers 02/10/16 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Front Living Rooms

Here are some real numbers from my '16 Montana 3710FL............ I notice all your numbers end in even 100s. Is that because the scale rounded the weights to the nearest 100, and if so, is that typical of all truck scales? I used portable truck scales which are not digital. I'm pretty certain that CAT Scales round to nearest 20#. At least they did before I retired from trucking in 2010.
WeBeFulltimers 02/10/16 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: water heater won't run on electric

Wires from the RV to the Electrical Box on the side of the WH may be loose (neutral wire nut connection failed for me). Good luck! This is EXACTLY what happened to mine just 2 weeks ago. Removed wire nut, trimmed both wires, and reconnected. Problem solved. If ever happens again will check this FIRST! BE SURE POWER IS OFF BEFORE STARTING! :E
WeBeFulltimers 02/10/16 08:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing the kitchen faucet - anyone done that?

I don't know what is going on here! RV water WILL NOT pass through a household type faucet. I know this is true because I overheard a salesman at CW tell a customer. :W
WeBeFulltimers 02/05/16 06:50am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Securing chairs to back wall?

We don't tie ours down and they have never moved in almost 6 years of full timing. Yes, we do move around.
WeBeFulltimers 02/03/16 07:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No brakes

Personally. If it were me. I would stop at the first place I could. I KNOW I would not run an interstate for 450 miles Bowling Green To Nashville) with no brakes. I'm pretty sure in those 450 miles there was a place to get brakes fixed. Prolly passed by twenty or thirty of them. And I have had things happen on the road. Blew a tire running to Lake Charles, Stopped as soon as we got to a station. Still had 17, but that wasn't enough. Also blew a tire on the TT, changed it, and because the road we were on is pretty well deserted for miles , and miles. We drove to the nearest town, stayed overnight, and waited for a the tire store to open. You don't want to be walking thru a swamp in the middle of the night. But that's just me. I don't know what route you use from Bowling Green, KY to Nashville, TN that is 450 miles!? Bowling Green, KY straight down I-65 to Nashville, TN is 65-70 miles. Yes, I'm sure.....drove it every day for 5 years.
WeBeFulltimers 02/03/16 07:15am Fifth-Wheels
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