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36 ft FW vs 30 ft TT backing

I am trying to see if my FW will fit a campsite I have booked. My FW is 36 ft overall and my dads TT is 30 ft. The CG says the TT will fit in the site, but the FW will not fit because of site access (too sharp of turn), not because the site is too small for my FW. I'm thinking they would be very similar in maneuverability because of my FW being over the axle. What say you?
davisenvy 12/23/17 08:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1st time used, will cancel today very disappointed

Thank you Lantley for your kind words. They are so helpful AFTER the situation. I believe it's called Monday morning quarterbacking. The following is straight from the GSRA Platinum website. It doesn't say anything about not carrying a spare being a money losing proposition for them or it being too difficult to help. Emergency Roadside Assistance Whenever You Need It When you need help, one quick call takes care of everything whether you need a tow, or roadside service, such as a battery jumpstart or fuel delivery. Members receive: Access to over 40,000 independent towing specialists and service providers Coverage in all of North America, including in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands Flat Tire Service to Keep You Rolling Don't worry about the next time you get a flat tire. Let our network of service technicians change it for you. Or, if needed, they will tow your vehicle to the nearest service center. A Spare When You Need It Fewer than 5% of motorhomes carry a spare. If you get a flat and don't have a spare, Good Sam Roadside Assistance will help you purchase an RV tire and deliver it on the spot. You just pay for the tire, parts and labor. Battery Service to Keep You Charging Ahead A dead battery doesn't have to ruin your trip. Our network of service technicians will give you a jumpstart at the campground or in your driveway. Emergency Fuel and Fluids Delivery-So You Never Run Dry Running out of gas is a hassle. To keep you moving, we will deliver up to 5 gallons of fuel to get you to the nearest gas station. We will also bring other essential fluids if needed. Trip Interruption Assistance for When Accidents Happen If you have an accident more than 100 miles from home, we will reimburse you up to $1,500 for all eligible expenses, such as, meals, lodging and car rental while you're your vehicle is getting repaired. Lost Key and Lock Out Assistance to Open Your Doors Even the most careful members sometimes lock themselves out of their car. If it happens to you, we'll pay for a locksmith to come and get you back in your vehicle. You only have to pay for parts and labor. Emergency Medical Referral Service to Take the Pain Away Getting sick away from your own doctor or medical team can be scary, but we'll help. When you need assistance with a medical or personal emergency while traveling, we'll be on call with medical, dental, or legal referrals and more. Have more roadside service questions? Visit the FAQ, view the Platinum Roadside Assistance brochure or call 1-800-601-2850.
davisenvy 09/26/17 06:06am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: 1st time used, will cancel today very disappointed

I called the number on the card. I would list it, but have since thrown the card away. The number I was given was 888-674-7824. I still have yet to find out who is on the other line. I hung up out of frustration and about 30 min after getting the new tire on the trailer I got a call back. I wasn't expecting something to happen immediately, but I was expecting to get a live person on the phone at least acting like they were trying to help. I wasn't as much concerned about me, but about what my wife and daughter would have to experience if they had to use the service. If you can't help me just tell me and I'll look elsewhere. Don't just ignore me.
davisenvy 09/26/17 04:47am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: 1st time used, will cancel today very disappointed

Sorry to hear that but you know the drill; a GS rep will be on here shortly to placate you and get this thread deleted. I kind of figured as much. Nice way to do business. Good news is my refund will cover the cost of the spare I purchased. ;)
davisenvy 09/24/17 09:36am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
1st time used, will cancel today very disappointed

I have been a Good Sam member for 7 yrs or so and needed it yesterday for the first time. I had a trailer tire blow out and didn't have a spare (it was a borrowed trailer). I called my Good Sam road side assistance PLATINUM. I waited on hold for 14 minutes until I decided to hit "0" repeatedly until a real person answered. She advised me that I had called the wrong number (the one on the card) and gave me another 888 number to call. Again, 15 min no answer, just music. My buddy unhooked the trailer, drove to Tractor Supply, bought a spare, put it on the trailer before I even got the first live person for help. WORTHLESS SERVICE! I always thought of this as a safety net for my wife and daughter. Boy was I wrong. It will be canceled within 10 min of posting this. I cannot express my disgust for money wasted for this service that was needed once in 7 years and it did NOTHING.
davisenvy 09/24/17 09:13am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Most extreme angle for fifthwheel

Yes, it is level next to my house. I just don't want to find the tipping point myself. I'd rather have more of an educated guess before I try it.
davisenvy 07/20/17 06:10pm Fifth-Wheels
Most extreme angle for fifthwheel

I live in the mountains of NC and have always wanted to park my FW next to my house, but I am concerned about the slant of the road, hills, and curves. I can physically place my camper where I want it. I'm not sure if it will tip over or not. Is there a rule of thumb or even pics of the most extreme road you have towed your camper on without fail. Any help would be appreciated.
davisenvy 07/20/17 05:13pm Fifth-Wheels
Franklin NC Solar Eclipse camping site

I live in Franklin NC and evidently there is supposed to be quite a crowd here during the eclipse on the 21st of Aug. The spot where I keep my FW is behind my dads house and is paved, level, has water, sewer, and 50amp power. I was wondering if it would be worth renting that spot out for that weekend. It doesn't have much of a view, but it is within walking distance of downtown. Its about 1/4 acre of asphalt with a concrete pad. Can someone please chime in on what this might be worth per night.
davisenvy 07/08/17 07:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How tall jack pads on landing gear

I've been using this and I like them a lot. Trailer Jack Block I saw these this morning. Do you use them under your landing gear?
davisenvy 07/05/17 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
How tall jack pads on landing gear

I recently had to put a lift on my FW in order for it to tow level. Now my jacks (landing gear and stabilizing jacks) have too far to travel to the ground. How tall of a jack pad can I put under my landing gear. I know I could put a redwood stump under it that was 3 ft tall, but lets keep this within reason. I want the smallest, lightest pad and get about 8 inches out of it. Will the Camco lego blocks support my FW of 10k lbs?
davisenvy 07/05/17 09:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram Payloads- Seriously|||

I just replaced my 2006 2500 Duramax Crew with a 2016 Ram 2500 Crew diesel. According to the sticker the Duramax had 200 lb more payload than my new truck does. I towed with my new Ram for the first time this last week to a destination in FL that I have made many times before in my 2006 Duramax (same FW on all of the trips). I never knew my FW could tow so nice and secure. My new truck makes my old truck feel dangerous.
davisenvy 06/09/17 03:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 Unlevel side to side

Just an update. The dealer said everything was within specs. The service manager said the track bar behind the rear axle was level and that was all they had to measure. I also asked for an alignment to be done and my steering wheel was crooked to the left. They said they didn't have the ability to align my truck and they "didn't do steering wheels". What a joke.
davisenvy 06/02/17 03:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 Unlevel side to side

I did measure from the top of the frame down to the axle and there is a 5/8 inch difference. There is only a 1/8 difference between the two springs top to bottom. I think I'll take Grit dogs advice and just tow with it for a while before taking it in. Like ron3rd said, the timbrens didn't do it unless you shimmed them up tight with no load when installed. Looking at your measurements above, yes sometimes mfg tolerances cancel each other out, sometimes they stack and compound the "issue". Our Charger sits 1/2" low on one side front and back. Never been wrecked, didn't notice it when bought it (used) but it's never changed and fine now for 120kmiles. The Dodge on my sig, before suspension mods sat a little lopsided forever. Only could notice it with a keen eye. Just a bit diffenret in spring sag. Hasn't hurt nothing for the better part of 200k. Personally even with a new truck I'd rather not have the dealer mess with it unless it really affected something. The 1 inch difference doesn't bother me all that much and I am with you on not wanting the dealer to touch my truck. My dilemma is I am unable to use my Timbrens unless I shave a half inch off of one of them. They are actually Sumo springs, not Timbrens. Wasn't sure if anyone knew what they were. They are about $100 more than Timbrens, so cutting into one of them is less than ideal, especially after buying a $60,000 truck.
davisenvy 05/26/17 10:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 Unlevel side to side

I did measure from the top of the frame down to the axle and there is a 5/8 inch difference. There is only a 1/8 difference between the two springs top to bottom. I think I'll take Grit dogs advice and just tow with it for a while before taking it in.
davisenvy 05/25/17 01:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 Unlevel side to side

Must be an FCA thing. The Wrangler is famous for the "JK lean" where one side is higher or lower than the other. Normally towards the gas tank side. Sometimes a new coil will fix it, other times it will want a spring spacer to level things up. This is what I was thinking only mine is high on the side of the fuel tank. I'm supposed to take it to the dealer in 2 weeks, but have a road trip planned in a week. I was thinking about putting in a .5 in spacer and calling it a day.
davisenvy 05/24/17 05:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 Unlevel side to side

My question is why buy a 2500 and then have to modify it? Also 2500's have alarm if rear tires go below 80psi, unsafe and annoying. Oh well enjoy your truck! Thanks for your answer. Very helpful. Just for giggles I checked my rear tire pressure. 67 psi and no alarms. Not sure what is unsafe about tire alarm, but I do know what annoying is, especially when someone else is arm chair quarterbacking the money I made. All it takes is one turd in a punch bowl to ruin the party.
davisenvy 05/24/17 10:46am Tow Vehicles
2016 Ram 2500 Unlevel side to side

I just purchased a 2016 Ram 2500 Crew diesel. When installing some Timbrens I noticed that the drivers side is 1 inch higher than the passengers side, from the frame to axle and from the ground to the wheel well. I called the dealer and they tried to say it was the "aftermarket parts" that was causing the issue. I have since taken the Timbrens off and the problem is still there. The dealer can't fit me in for at least 10 days. Has anyone else come across a problem like this? BTW, the truck has 700 miles on it.
davisenvy 05/24/17 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: How long for delamanation to happen?

I took pictures today and submitted them to my dealer. They said they submitted them to Jayco and reassured me that the dealer would take car of me during this. I don't have very good pics because it has been raining. When the sun comes out I'll see if I can't get a few taken.
davisenvy 05/22/17 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long for delamanation to happen?

We had a problem with delamination on the curb side of our Jayco during the second year. We took it to our local Jayco dealer. He dealt with Jayco . They made a new side and shipped it to the dealer who made the repair. There was do hassle at all. Jayco stood behind their product. For our trailer it was no longer in production so they had to set up and make a one off side to do the repair. I advise getting your unit back to a good dealer to get the problem fixed. This is good to hear. I took some pictures this morning and will be sending them to my dealer. I have heard good thing about Jaycos customer service. I'll report back what I hear. Thanks
davisenvy 05/22/17 06:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long for delamanation to happen?

If this does end up being my responsibility to fix, if I fix the leak will the problem continue to get worse? Or will it only sustain the damage that has occurred already?
davisenvy 05/21/17 03:27pm Fifth-Wheels
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