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RE: what is the dumbest thing about your camper?

Lots of switches hidden in a cabinet controlling things at the opposite end of the RV.
phillyg 03/23/17 11:29am Truck Campers
RE: Long bed vs. short bed

Dealer told me he wouldn't say a slider was needed, or not, without seeing a FW mated to the truck. Kind of hard to do if you don't have the truck yet. I've only owned short bed trucks. With my 38' Wildcat I rarely needed to slide. My 40' Montana requires sliding almost all the time so I bought an auto slider after the front of the FW and rear of the cab took to kissing.
phillyg 03/23/17 11:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Blowout issues

Anecdotally, it seems a a lot of folks post about cheap Chinese tires, that's why. Now, I suspect some are caused by poor inflation, a road hazard or something else. But most mfgrs. put cheap Chinese tires on their products so there're a lot of them out there. So yes, I believe most Chinese tires are ****.
phillyg 03/23/17 09:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: landing leg out of sync.

I'm fairly sure the leg that's hanging up has a bad gear. Only way to make sure is by disassembly. You can get by with a bottle jack and wood blocks to compensate for a while.
phillyg 03/22/17 07:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Second air conditioner on a 33' 5th wheel

We added a 13.5 to our front BR Wildcat as the single 15k couldn't handle the heat/humidity load in FL. Unless you're hung up on having the shrouds match, any brand should work.
phillyg 03/22/17 07:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch too high?

I wouldn't worry as much about extending the landing gear more or less, but rather how nose high will the rig be when hooked up. Are you still going to have 5-6" of bed clearance after you adjust your hitch pin heighths?
phillyg 03/22/17 07:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Michelin Tire Issue

I highly doubt it's the tires. Got to be an alignment issue.
phillyg 03/22/17 07:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jacking up a 5th wheel

I would NOT use a single jacking point anywhere on the frame to life one side. A dual axle trailer has three mounting points spreading the load. You're better off using a jack under one spring perch at a time, or two jacks under the spring perches to jack one side. Use some jack stands for safety while you have the wheel(s) off.
phillyg 03/22/17 06:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Uncle Sam strikes again

Research your city taxing law. Most but not all jurisdictions tax where a vehicle is garaged. If you can prove the RV is garaged for purposes other avoiding city tax, you may have a case.
phillyg 03/18/17 10:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small Generator choice for 5W

Two batteries and a small gasoline genset should do you fine. Propane is not as efficient as gasoline, and combo-fuel gensets are more expensive.
phillyg 03/17/17 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which is easier on the truck...TC or 5'vr

I think the FWs are better.
phillyg 03/04/17 03:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Does your driver's license match your vehicle registration?

Do not confuse " domicile state " with " residence state" ! And what is the difference? This gets real tricky because there is no accepted legal definition all across the country. Barb The diff is significant and residence and domicile are well-defined in Black's Law Dictionary, and I'm unaware of different interpretations among the states. In one year, for example, you can reside in one state or many states, or overseas, but you generally have only one domicile, even though you might split your time at your residences (in your RV). Typically, your domicile is the place you call home, pay taxes, have your vehicle(s) titled and registered, library card, do jury duty, have professional contacts/licenses, etc. And that's what causes issues for us vagabonds, because we often inadvertently create ties where we're residing at the time. The caution here is that you want to ensure no state you reside in, even temporarily, tries to consider you a domicilary, especially for tax purposes. While any state having income tax has a claim on your wages earned in that state, working while at your temporary location, in and off itself, does not make you a domicilary of that state or pay other taxes, such as for personal property. As always, I make no claim my comments are accurate and are npt legal advice.
phillyg 01/18/17 07:51pm Full-time RVing
RE: 6 point leveling????

Told the DW I wouldn't buy another FW without auto level. I love it!
phillyg 01/08/17 04:16pm Toy Haulers
RE: Does your driver's license match your vehicle registration?

While gatorcq and wanderingnob have a rather cavalier attitude, if that works for them who am I to criticise them. It is, however, advisable to maintain as many ties to your true domicile as possible to minimize trouble, especially when it comes to tax collection.
phillyg 01/07/17 08:03pm Full-time RVing
RE: Anyone have a car topper boat or kayak when towing a 5er?

I used a Darby T-bar and a front mounted receiver to carry a 14' kayak. Used one roof rack on the back of the cab. Worked well.
phillyg 12/05/16 06:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Genset Requirements

Why not buy the Honda 3000EI and your problems are solved. less gas to run than two 2000s. Looked but can't find an "EI." The problem, I think, is my Handi is really only rated for 2700 continuous watts which is not quite enough for continuous AC operation.
phillyg 11/26/16 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: Genset Requirements

I am guessing that you are using a 50 to amp adapter. Have you turned off 120 volt water heater? Does the rig have a power management system? Did you switch it to 30 amp? Yep, using a 50 to 30a adapter and there's no power management system, and nothing else was turned on. I might try again after turning off the inverter to isolate the fridge, but both would need to run while on the genset, anyway, so I'm thinking I just don't have enough oomph with the 3000w genset.
phillyg 11/23/16 03:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Genset Requirements

Leave the fridge on batteries when running the ac and keep the same generator. I've turned everything off and tried just one AC. It will start but the genset goes into overload in about one minute.
phillyg 11/23/16 03:13pm Tech Issues
Genset Requirements

I think I know the answer but I'm looking for confirmation. I have a Honda 3000i Handi genset that handled one 13,500 AC and a couple of other devices at the same time in a 30a service FW. Now have 50a service in the new FW and want to run one 15,000 AC, and a Samsung residential fridge. The 3000i won't carry the load even though the AC will start. I'm thinking of getting two Honda 2000s and running them in parallel. The fridge should be okay overnight on the batteries when the gensets are off. Anyone else doing that or have an opinion to share? Thank you
phillyg 11/23/16 12:42pm Tech Issues
Genset Requirements

I think I know the answer but I'm looking for confirmation. I have a Honda 3000i Handi genset that handled one 13,500 AC and a couple of other devices at the same time in a 30a service FW. Now have 50a service in the new FW and want to run one 15,000 AC, and a Samsung residential fridge. The 3000i won't carry the load even though the AC will start. I'm thinking of getting two Honda 2000s and running them in parallel. The fridge should be okay overnight on the batteries when the gensets are off. Anyone else doing that or have an opinion to share? Thank you
phillyg 11/23/16 12:42pm Tech Issues
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