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RE: Allowing my SO to take our unit for the weekend ?

In My opinion , the largest issue here is the fact that the OP used the word "ALLOWING" in regards to his wife.. ? The rest can all be worked out by sucking it up and doing the right thing.. Get your ego out of the way and go for your wife...
ford truck guy 08/27/15 08:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 amp Cord

My fulltiming secret- since I drive from one campground to the next, I just throw the cord in the back of the truck. It hasn't seen the inside of my 5 gallon bucket in a long time. :) WISH LIST: GOT TO GET ME ONE OF THOSE ELECTRIC REELS.. In the meantime I simply use a square plastic milk carton container. It stores great in the front hatch, easy to pull out and carry to the back of the 5er. I coil the 50 amp cord so that I can get access to either end and pull out only as much as I need. Poor man's version of the electric reel. HINTS: 1- if you find your cord hard to handle, sticky etc. try treating it with a silicone spray (never use any oil base lube) this will allow the rubber to slide a little easier against each other. 2- try turning the crate/bucket when coiling the cord vs. trying to twist the 50 amp cord into a coil. Much easier. 3- don't forget to clean the cord and bottom of the crate removing dirt and unwanted bugs/spiders before storing in side your rig. Enjoy... GPG Hint #2 is what I found by chance as I wound my cord into a 5 gallon bucket. Works well. I like the idea of shooting it with some silicone spray to make it easier. Been thinking of buying the cord in 100' spools and making people cords to the length they want and selling them in the Campgrounds for something to do. I'd likely be interested if you ever did this. There you go Cummins12V98 , now you have 2 customers ! :B
ford truck guy 08/26/15 06:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Allowing my SO to take our unit for the weekend ?

What right do you have to tell her that she can't take something that belongs to her?I can't wait to see the responses to this - before the thread is closed, that is. :B:B:B
ford truck guy 08/26/15 01:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 amp Cord

Cummins12V98 , Did you make that cord yourself , or buy it complete ? JOE I used part of a temp power cord and I bought the Camco yellow ends. Makes for a VERY nice cord that is flexible to below freezing. Shop around the cord is not cheap but you can easily make a 30' quality cord for less than they want for the pre made ones from CampingWorld. These ends have much heavier prongs than the pre made ones. Been thinking of buying the cord in 100' spools and making people cords to the length they want and selling them in the Campgrounds for something to do. THX.. Well , I for one would be a customer... I hate working with anything electric.. and don't understand a lot about electric... Joe
ford truck guy 08/26/15 12:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Allowing my SO to take our unit for the weekend ?

Me............ I would first off tell these friends that I am not making that trip for such a short period , perhaps they can reschedule the get together for a weekend that is a bit longer.. I would also NOT feel comfortable with my wife taking the complete truck and trailer for the weekend , and she does drive ours , not a lot but she is comfortable with it. BUT she has NEVER hooked or un-hooked and there is WAY TOO MUCH that could go wrong. At the end of it all , it sounds like I would be setting up late Saturday...Your wife would NOT ask to take the truck and trailer (not ever doing it alone before) unless she REALLY wanted to go... Its the small things in life that count... Good Luck in your decision... Joe
ford truck guy 08/26/15 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 amp Cord

Cummins12V98 , Did you make that cord yourself , or buy it complete ? JOE
ford truck guy 08/26/15 09:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: kz travel trailer

I had a KZ fifth wheel until July of this year for 8 years.. I know you cannot compare the 2 but it was a great unit ! and KZ was a very good company to deal with , now that was PRE-THOR so I am not so sure if it has all changed ??? going off my past KZ experience , I would not think twice about referring KZ to anyone!!! Good Luck with your decision ! Joe
ford truck guy 08/26/15 06:17am Travel Trailers
RE: SuperGlide Hitch

Part of my spring to-do list to the camper is to remove the bolts that hold the capture plate on and clean them up OR replace them . Then I put them back in...
ford truck guy 08/25/15 06:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 amp Cord

I wrestled my cord for years... Read on here about a 5 gallon bucket and what a great idea... I cut a hole in the bottom to put the one end out with enough to hook into the trailer... And the other end would spool out as much as I would need... Now I just press a button !! :B
ford truck guy 08/24/15 05:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fort Wilderness Campground

We stay there each year for either 1 week or 2 weeks depending ... Our personal preference is the 700 loop.. The sites are larger and not as many trees on the sides of the road.. There are a few loops in there that are still on the small side , and with a large 5th wheel , that can make it interesting.. Truth be told , there are really NO BAD loops there , just personal preference.. If renting a Golf cart , seriously think about using an OUTSIDE vendor , you will pay 1/2 price or less.. the down side is that you have to go out of the campground and meet them , bring the trailer and cart in , drop the cart and go back out to return their trailer.. and do it again in reverse to return the cart.. BUT still worth the savings in my book.. The rest is really up to the style of vacation you wish to have,, a hectic , rush around type , or relaxing do as you wish type.. you can have either there.. As stated earlier ,utilize the their busses for everywhere , you will find them quick and comfortable ( as comfortable as a bus can be ) Make sure you do the monorail loop , we usually pick a rain day and stop at every hotel , get off and walk around.. If it is hot , don't worry about spending a ton of money on water bottles or drinks, something we learned early on.. Go to any food service counter (that offers fountain drinks) and ask for a CUP of ice water.. They HAVE to give it to you... AT NO CHARGE.. Not a lot of people know this , but it is true...
ford truck guy 08/24/15 12:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: SuperGlide Hitch

I have been using mine since May of 2008 and really like the idea of Not having to worry about it !!
ford truck guy 08/24/15 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tripod for 5er

I had one , installed JT's... gave the tripod away to someone on the forum..
ford truck guy 08/24/15 07:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Generator

Will 2 Honda 2000 watt generators run 8 hours without being fueled up? The 2 EU2000's together will run about 6 hours while running the AC.. I went and got myself a 6 gallon Extended Run fuel tank , I now can run about 15 hrs on max and much , much longer without the AC.. We only use them while at the races also... Richmond in 3 weeks !
ford truck guy 08/24/15 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Your Rig

My combo.. http://i.imgur.com/XNbuTifl.jpg
ford truck guy 08/23/15 12:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disk brake actuators...which one?

If you purchased an actuator for disk brakes what did you finally end up with? I would like to mount mine on the a-frame of trailer, so weather plays a role. I would like the manufacture to have been in business for sometime. Most of all a dependable unit. Thanks I here that the Titan Brake Right is weather proof and made for boat trailers... ..
ford truck guy 08/22/15 07:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Campground near Hershey Park?

Can anyone recommend a campground and a good site? Ty Hershey High meadow campground.... KOA - Harrisburg East As far as sites , it all depends on what you are looking for and when
ford truck guy 08/12/15 07:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV blinds

If you can read and FOLLOW instructions; Yes! according to my wife and kids , you can count me out of this one !
ford truck guy 08/12/15 12:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: PA turnpike

Try here - - PA Turnpike
ford truck guy 08/12/15 08:11am Roads and Routes
RE: RV Washing

Waterless wash products. Spray on, wipe off. Most of the dirt on rigs is dust anyway, not hard, scratchy dirt. Most campgrounds don't want the water used, or the mess, neither of which comes with a waterless wash. I know some people with rigs that are 7 years old, they've never seen soap and water.... and look great. Just a thought Lar I just started using Wash/Wax All... It's waterless and works unbelievable ..... I now buy the concentrate bottles and mix it myself...
ford truck guy 08/09/15 06:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda EU2000i Companion Set

I have a single 5 gallon extended run tank with a Y connector feeding both my Honda's and love it... Never thought about the 2 tanks.... Double the run time.. I like that idea... Could you tell me where you got the parts for both gen sets with Y connector into the single tank? Thanks! I just found this system.. it looks pretty reasonable but a bit pricy! BERGS Dual Feed Adapter Kit with 6 Gallon Tank That's is exactly what I use... I got mine from Wise Sales.. I forget the cost , but think It was about that same cost...?
ford truck guy 08/05/15 06:55pm Tech Issues
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