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RE: Towing With A 460 Ford

Had a 460 in a 1996 36' Bounder. It's a solid motor that can be even better with a Banks complete manifold to exhaust kit. But, its a very expensive upgrade. The 460 manifolds are the culprit.
phillyg 06/18/18 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When you buy a used 5th wheel private party...

If you can't arrange for delivery, make sure you do your due diligence to get the right hitch installed first. Determine what seller's set up is. For example, front corner cutouts on the FW? Short or long bed truck? Need a slider (sometimes corner cutouts are not enough)? If you need a slider, I highly recommend automatic even though they're very expensive.
phillyg 06/09/18 03:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lot of newer trailers have fewer windows. Why?

I dont know why, but I've always preferred fewer windows.
phillyg 06/09/18 03:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just did something really stupid. Need advice

OP, stuff happens so try not to obsess over it. Fill the hole with 5200, smooth it as best you can. Touch it up with a dab of tannish paint after the 5200 dries, have a beer and fuggettabout it.
phillyg 06/09/18 03:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Just did something really stupid. Need advice

OP, stuff happens so try not to obsess over it. Fill the hole with 5200, smooth it as best you can. Touch it up with a dab of tannish paint after the 5200 dries, have a beer and fuggettabout it.
phillyg 06/09/18 03:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery ?

Can you, yes. Should you, no. Conventional wisdom is batteries should be matched in type AND age.
phillyg 06/09/18 03:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Very Disappointed with New Keystone Alpine

"Yes Folks, thats a screw between the window flange and wall on a new Rockwood. Do you think that may have leaked a little?...... It apparently made it out the factory door, through the Forest River dedicated QC facility advertised as 20,000 sq ft of quality assurance......" Oh, that's nothing. Some bozo at FR put a screw through a cold water line in my Wildcat. Leaked very slowly and took a long time to track down.
phillyg 05/19/18 05:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Very Disappointed with New Keystone Alpine

Well, this kills my idea of a Montana purchase. Don't despair. There are much worse. My FR Wildcat was one of them. My Montana has been good to above average IMHO.
phillyg 05/11/18 08:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Very Disappointed with New Keystone Alpine

Really do you think they are going to fix everything under the warrantee befor you even purchase it .you might get them to agree to fix certain things befor you accept delivery.but that will be after you buy it. I'm sorry, you're wrong on this. I would and did expect the fixes. Whether you agree to purchase or order an RV, like any other product, there is an implied warranty that the product is serviceable. That is why a good PDI should be done. Absent a PDI, if the buyer continues the purchase and drives away, it's on the purchaser to then fight to get the required repairs. It's a contract law thing, i.e., offer and acceptance. Bottom line is you don't have to accept (buy) a bad product. Now, you may have to fight to get a deposit back but in the end, the consumer usually wins that.
phillyg 05/08/18 07:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Very Disappointed with New Keystone Alpine

I had a ton of problems with a Forest River product. They agreed to take it back to the factory for repair. Instead, I bought a Montana, and had 13 problems on PDI, of which 10 were fixed at the dealership BEFORE I agreed to accept it with a written agreement to fix the last three things when they could get the parts, and they did. We were ready to walk if they didn't agree. I have to say FR was ready to take responsibility. I'm totally unimpressed with Thor's position that the dealership will fix everything. They never took responsibility for anything and put it all on the dealership.
phillyg 05/07/18 07:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Samsung Residential Fridge Ice Maker Doesn’t Work?

Some do have ice maker problems. However, I found a second water valve behind the drawers to the left of the stove. I didn't check your floorplan so don't know what you've got.
phillyg 03/25/18 08:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer has sat awhile, should I be scared about my tires?

Hmmm. So you all are saying I should have replaced my flatbed trailer tires before they were 13 years old? I finally did because the 2 that sat facing south when parked developed some small sidewall cracks...... Nope, recall I said, "some folks report getting many more years out of theirs." Back to the Op's concern, he's afraid of his tires after having sat for a long while, and since tires are an oft-debated subject, I offer the following: who the really hell knows? Seriously, there are so many variables with ST tires: -cheap Chinese -lack of good American-made ST -RV mfgrs. putting barely specced cheap Chinese tires on their rigs -age -wear -use or lack of use, including poor maintenance -road hazards, and so on. So OP, after having read everyone's opinions, if you still feel discomfort, then replace them. If you're willing to take a chance, go for it. If you decide to go with another ST tire, consider your wheel limits and RV weight, and buy what's currently but anecdotally believed to be the best tires for your requirements. If you go with the LT believers, again buy a tire that meets your weight requirements.
phillyg 02/09/18 08:30am Towing
RE: Trailer has sat awhile, should I be scared about my tires?

Most ST tires age out after three years. I recall one mfgr. even stating that in their literature. My experience after going into the fourth year was two blowouts, at which point I bought new tires. Some folks have reported getting many more years out of theirs. After having bought into Sailuns, which are ST tires, I'm wondering if the three year caution applies. Same goes for the new GY Endurance tires. I know almost for certain the Trailer Kings I removed were very flimsy and probably would not have gone even three years.
phillyg 02/07/18 06:39pm Towing
RE: Level-Up leveling jacks

Sounds like the orig. 40a breaker is the problem. You can search here for a lot of posts. Solve by replacing the breaker with an 80a. Think Lippert has a bulletin on their website.
phillyg 01/30/18 07:08am Tech Issues
RE: Portable generator recommendations

Had a Honda 3000i Handy that wasn't strong enough for my 15k AC. Got a Champion 3400 and I've been impressed so far, and it was very inexpensive, too.
phillyg 01/25/18 05:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck Tires

I can't speak to 20" tires, and perhaps there's a difference, but my experience with both car and truck tires up to 18" is, the few times I've chosen other than Michelins, I have been very disappointed with getting more than 30,000 miles. My most recent set of Mich truck tires went over 60,000 miles. However, and it's a big however, I had a RR blowout while pulling my FW last summer. I don't know if it was caused by a road hazard, age, or miles. It was the first Mich blowout I've ever had. Regardless, I still went out and replaced the whole set with more Michelins.
phillyg 01/21/18 10:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying our first Fifth Wheel

If you have cash or a guaranteed loan from other than the dealer, start at 30% off MSRP, and settle for no less than 25% off.
phillyg 01/20/18 06:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to clean water stains on ceiling fabric

If the liner is the rug-looking fabric, spray an oxyclean/hot water mix on the ceiling, then use a carpet cleaner extractor wand to suck out the liquid.
phillyg 01/20/18 06:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Has the extreme cold weather affected you?

Yes, it has. I had to wear socks with my flipflops, and I've worn long pants three days in a row, gasp!
phillyg 01/19/18 05:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Maxxis tire pressure question

Run max psi unless you can find a Maxxis load rating chart that indicates you can run less based on yourweights.
phillyg 01/17/18 02:54pm Travel Trailers
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