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RE: fifth wheel hitch

Have a simple Reese 16k slider; operates easily and light enough to remove from the bed as necessary.
phillyg 02/28/15 10:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: We are out of here!!!!

Sorry, I'd risk the ticket. Haven't you ever followed a semi with sheets of snow, or worse, ice, flying off the top? I think it's expected up that way and people know to follow at a good distance.
phillyg 02/27/15 05:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Washer/Dryer Combo??

Can't recommend one brand over the other, but suggest you get the vented model of whichever you choose.
phillyg 02/27/15 05:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: On-line reservation timing

I've discovered that with reserveamerica.com a lot depends on when a particular CG "releases" unused spaces. For example, I was trying to get into Bahia Honda in the Keys for just a couple of nights during high season, and I lucked out because one reservation cancellation occurred just minutes before I went on line. Similar thing happened at Oscar Scherer when they released six spaces at once. Of course, this was only in FL and I don't know if the same thing happens in other states using the same reservation system.
phillyg 02/26/15 10:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVing if you don't like to drive?

Don't know your travel plans or time management. One way is to limit overnite stops to, say, no more than 300 miles each day until you get to your destination. There are some companies or "hot shot" drivers who will move fifth wheels or trailers. Don't know about Class A rigs because then you'd have to pay for the driver's return trip whereas hot shots may find a return tow paid by the next person.
phillyg 02/26/15 10:45am Full-time RVing
RE: generator transfer switch

Possibly above the fridge or next to the circuit breaker panel.
phillyg 02/25/15 01:52pm Tech Issues
RE: 32 vs 38

I went from a 30' to a 38' and have no regrets, but I knew from the get-go I would not fit into a few CGs. The bedroom and bathroom in the 30' was miserable for me so my decision was easy.
phillyg 02/24/15 07:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: NewBe Fifth Wheel Questions

To give you some perspective, my signature truck unloaded is 37-1/4" and 57-1/2" measured at the back of the bed and top of the tailgate, respectively. I have a 16k Reese hitch (nothing special) that is at its lowest setting. My signature FW rides slightly nose high (maybe 1"), and I have 5-6" above the bed rails. Perhaps this info will help you. I had a FW dealer tell me there's no way to know for sure that a particular truck/FW combo will work until they're hooked up, and I tend to believe him.
phillyg 02/23/15 04:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: honda eu 3000is

I have one and used it for three weeks at a time dry camping in Key West. No problems running a 15k AC, but not much else. Had to turn off the AC to use the MW.
phillyg 02/23/15 04:43pm Tech Issues
RE: 1/2 ton truck buyer's log, day 4 - happy endings (pictures!)

Congrats. I reluctantly gave up my '04 F150 and if you have as good an experience as I did you'll be a happy camper indeed.
phillyg 02/23/15 04:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cabinet Repair

I'm guessing it was stapled from the backside and you can't figure out how to hold it while you attach it to the face frame. I don't think a suction cup would hold on the wood grain. I would drill a tiny hole near each end of the panel and thread a fine wire through the front of one side, across the back and out through the front of the other side. Put a few dabs of hot glue in strategic places and hold the wire in your hands and pull the panel towards you while the glue cools. A wax pencil would disguise the holes.
phillyg 02/23/15 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is my 16K Reese ok for the job?

Think you'll be fine until you hit 16k.
phillyg 02/22/15 06:04pm Towing
RE: Anyone Know Why The Michelin XPS Is Not Intended for Winter?

I don't know for sure but you're not using them as drive or steer tires on a MH so I wouldn't worry about it since you're using them as trailer tires. Plus, you wouldn't be using them during a snow or ice event, correct?
phillyg 02/22/15 05:39pm Toy Haulers
RE: Ebay to sell 5th wheel

I've bought and sold lots of stuff on eBay, including an RV and a truck, with no issues.
phillyg 02/21/15 05:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can we tow our 1998 Cardinal 5th wheel with F350 FX4 DRW?

I have an '05 FX4 and a Reese 16K slider and I don't think the ride height is different than your '06. I don't think the bed is extremely high, although I have the hitch set to its lowest position. I could probably go up one hole on the pin to get my FW to ride more level (its slightly nose high). I don't think 11'6" is very high, and I also think you could probably have the FW raised to get it level, if necessary. Almost all interstate bridges are at least 13'. You also want to make sure you have 5-6" of bed rail to bottom of FW. A dealer told me, and I believe him (this time), that it's too difficult to determine your hitch requirements without just hooking up, so that's what I recommend you do.
phillyg 02/21/15 05:10pm Towing
RE: Towing 8ft wide v 7ft trailer

I thought they were all at least 8' wide these days. I've never had a problem on very narrow roads as long as someone in oncoming traffic is willing to pull far enough to the right or stop and let me go by, or vice versa.
phillyg 02/20/15 07:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford F350: Which motor?

I'd also recommend getting a gasser as a diesel would be overkill for your anticipated usage, but you're probably not going to be happy with overall fuel mileage.
phillyg 02/20/15 07:36am Truck Campers
RE: frozen sewer hose and water line

.............Your waste hose wil freeze into a 3 " popsicle You meant to say "poopsicle." Hehe, I said "poop."
phillyg 02/20/15 07:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to tell a quaility RV

It's difficult. Rather than looking at the glitz, root around inside cabinets and cubbies, crawl inside the front storage compartments and look at plumbing and electrical wiring runs, and for sloppy and/or cheap components like bathroom faucets. Compare the frames and running components, including tires, from different mfgrs. to see if there are meaningful differences. I knew I was not buying a top of the line FW, but here's just one example I can share: after determining I had a very small leak somewhere in my plumbing (new FW), I removed the access panel for the washer/dryer hookup and discovered one of the four screws holding in the panel was screwed into the hot water line! That's sloppy workmanship IMHO. Not only that, I discovered the PEX lines throughout the FW have numerous unneeded joints and fittings. PEX is designed to be flexible (to a point) and I could have eliminated up to 20 unnecessary fittings (and possible places to leak) in just one 15' run of hot and cold water lines. It had to take the workman longer to put in all those joints than run straight lines, which doesn't make sense if these units supposedly are built so fast as to make them cheaper.
phillyg 02/20/15 07:21am Toy Haulers
RE: One tire looks overloaded??

If you have the trailer fairly level and tire pressure is the same on all four tires and only the RR tire looks flat, I suspect something is wrong with the suspension. I doubt it is related to your slideout. Eben if you get better tires I don't see the problem self-resolving. I suggest you take it to a truck spring shop for an evaluation.
phillyg 02/19/15 06:14pm Travel Trailers
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