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RE: Chevrolet Factory Hitch

Just got our new Chevy and we ordered it with the Curt 24Q...and we have no problem with it. Does yours have a drop in puck system or do you still need rails? B.O. No puck system...still need rails.
kakampers 11/27/14 09:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Urgent pull rite hitch help needed

P.S...when unhitching only lift the pin box till you see daylight between the pinbox and the saddle before trying to pull the handle. If it won't pull have him bump back just slightly and pull again...that usually releases the pressure. If its too high out of the saddle it will not open...hope this helps.
kakampers 11/27/14 09:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Urgent pull rite hitch help needed

Yep, it was high hitched. It sounds like we have been doing it wrong ever since new! I still don't understand exactly what we should be aiming for when we hitch. Hubby says he understands, but he's not the one watching when he backs up. We have been looking in the hole and centering the hitch pin, then lowering the weight onto the truck. Their booklet is not very helpful! We did get the truck unhitched and pull rite is sending the parts to have it fixed. When hitching, make sure the pin is slightly lower than the hitch saddle...the pin box should actually ride up the saddle as it slides into place in the hitch. What I love about the Pull rite is the solid "clunk" when the hitch engages and wraps around the pin...you KNOW it's hitched!! You should have the pin lowered into position prior to the truck backing under it...I watch, centering the pin as he slowly backs up. When it's close I lower the pin to the proper height and have him finish backing as I watch the pin box ride the saddle into position...as I said, when done this way you will hear the tell tale sound and see the arm pull in as it latches...
kakampers 11/27/14 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: hitches for 5th wheels

talked to a shop and they suggest the pullrite slider as I have a Duramax HD and the box size is smaller. What does anyone have to say about this brand. Thanks Pull rite is one of the best hitches on the market. Have owned two TT hitches and fiver hitches...all Pull rites!
kakampers 11/26/14 03:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevrolet Factory Hitch

Just got our new Chevy and we ordered it with the Curt 24Q...and we have no problem with it.
kakampers 11/26/14 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Urgent pull rite hitch help needed

Make sure the pin box is not too high out of the hitch...that will cause it to bind also.
kakampers 11/26/14 03:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Full Timing

I agree with Old-Biscuit on this one, sort of. Maybe there should be two different classifications for "full time RVers". Retired Full Time RVers Non-Retired Full Time RVers X2 RV - RECREATIONAL Vehicle I think there should be a forum offered for those who live permanently in a TT or MH perhaps because it is less expensive than a home, financial difficulties, etc. Their questions would be better answered by people in the same situation. Full Time "RV'ing" is a completely different way of life and is usually planned for years in advance as one's choice of retirement which includes RV'ing in their RV which encompasses traveling across the US, etc. So where would that leave us?? We planned our full time life for 15 years...not too long after retirement and hitting the road we decided we needed more income...have been working jobs around the country ever since. We sometimes sit in one spot 6-8 months until contract is done then move to the next job. As far as we're concerned living in your RV full time is "full timing" regardless of how often we move it.
kakampers 11/23/14 03:45pm Full-time RVing
RE: RV Park has dog park in it.

One of the best things you can do for a dog is to socialize it! They are pack animals and love the interaction...the only problems I've ever experienced in a dog park came from dogs who were there for the first time and their owner's were terrified. The dogs pick up on that and become aggressive... Once the pack "puts them in their place" everybody got along just fine.
kakampers 11/23/14 03:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Safe electric heaters you can run all night

We use an oil filled radiator...only one we feel safe using overnight as we have pets. I went and checked out the Vornado site as so many recommended them...BE AWARE...Vornado has a recall on the VH110...can overheat causing unit to melt and/or catch fire. Owners cautioned to discontinue use immediately!
kakampers 11/23/14 09:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winter living In Wyoming

As for skirting...saw one guy who used corrugated plastic, with metal rails nailed to the ground and pipe insulation on top to protect rig (was not attached to rig) and then bungee cords underneath to pull the skirt snug against the RV. Not only did this look really good...it was a heck of an insulation/wind block and then you can place work lamps underneath to help heat the area.
kakampers 11/16/14 07:23am Full-time RVing
RE: Winter living In Wyoming

We are really frustrated. Our refrigerator is not working. In reading the manual it says that can happen in freezing conditions. Has anyone had that problem? Not uncommon...when it's too cold on the coils it "thinks" it does not need to cycle. Either seal up the rear vents to keep warm or place a low watt light bulb behind fridge to warm the coils.
kakampers 11/16/14 07:18am Full-time RVing
RE: Ladies: to color or not to color??

I've been coloring my own hair in the RV for the last 10 years as a full timer. I have a dedicated towel that I use as a cover to apply the color in the bathroom, then after it's set, I jump in the shower to rinse the excess away...never had a problem.
kakampers 11/14/14 09:20am RV Lifestyle
RE: Which one?

For us it's going to boil down to cost v/s availability; Lifestyle, Redwood, Pinacle, Landmark, etc. With a few exceptions, deals can be had on some pretty luxurious marks (saw a Lifestyle listed for about $40,000 off MSRP for a 2014, similar deals for Pinacles going into new season). I saw a Landmark leaving our local CW last week being serviced; beautiful coach. Getting into that price point, though, makes me want to look at used diesel pushers. The couple was pulling it with a new 3500 LTZ dually; about $200,000 for the whole rig. Beautiful setup, but too rich for me. Anyone requiring I bring it back for an annual inspection (on my dime I pressume) or warranty void (if true) is off the list for sure. I stick with my original assestment with the Pinacle; while not the fanciest or most high end, it's nicer than any house I've ever owned, and probably better built. I can into a 2015 31RETS for around $60g, or over $20g off; better deals for leftover 14's, if you can find one. P.S....we too have a Landmark and pull it with a 2011 LTZ (soon to be a 2015) and the total cost of the set up is about $135k....way below $200k. The inspection does not involve the two year bumper to bumper coverage...it is for the 5 year structural warranty and is to make certain that required caulking/maintenance is done.
kakampers 11/13/14 01:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacement chairs/recliners

We bought theatre seating and gained almost 8" in width in the slide...and they are much better than the Lazy Boy******we used to own. 4 seating
kakampers 11/11/14 02:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How easy/difficult to travel with 14,300 lb dry fifth wheel?

We fulltime and tow a 41', 17,600 pound Landmark with a 4,200 pound pin weight. We tow with a 2011 Chevy 3500 DRW and get 10-11 mpg.... Is that the dry weight? No, that's loaded...dry weight was 13,864 lbs.
kakampers 11/09/14 02:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hawkshead TPMS

We tried a Hawkshead for awhile...had the same issue even after adding the booster. Went back to using Pressure Pro and have never had any problem with it reading even without a booster.
kakampers 11/09/14 11:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Which one?

Landmark also has a 2 year bumper to bumper warranty and five years on the structure...
kakampers 11/07/14 08:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for a Fifth Wheel hitch with single, wrap around jaw

X2, or 3, or 4, maybe 5 for the Pullright! As stated it wraps around the pin, the latch slides closed, and unless you manually release the latch you are hitched! Only down side is the weight of the hitch, if that is a downside, it tells me it is well built!! LOL! Yes it is VERY heavy....we've had two Pullrite radiused TT hitches, one 10K and one 20K, and two fiver hitches a 16K and the 20.5....never one issue with any of them...they are extremely well made!!
kakampers 11/06/14 12:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for a Fifth Wheel hitch with single, wrap around jaw

Pullrite...the is one piece and wraps around the pin...I have a 20.5 for sale. He's right about the PR..... however...:R wanting to sell it doesn't inspire confidence - as well as advertising being against the forum rules. But - - nice subliminal "slide it in under the radar" post..;) Must be a former car salesperson, ROTFL. ~ First, yes "she" is right about the Pullrite. Only selling because we are buying a new truck and the older non-ISR hitch will not work....as for the rest of your comment, I will not dignify it with a response!!
kakampers 11/06/14 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for a Fifth Wheel hitch with single, wrap around jaw

Have never done the pull test with the Pullrite....when the hitch latches it's unmistakable. The arm pulls in, seats and there is a distinct "klunk"...then just do a visual and all is good...NEVER had an issue with any Pullrite we've owned.
kakampers 11/04/14 01:31pm Fifth-Wheels
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