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RE: Proper setup of the 5th Wheel on asphalt?

I put a few dimples in our asphalt driveway with my Bounder.
phillyg 02/10/16 10:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: South dakota residency bill

Well, that bill reads just about the same as the residency rules for acquiring a library card at my local library! I personally don't see anything unusual about it. ...........It effectively denies people the right to vote at their legal residence, for those who have legally established domicile in SD. I doubt that it would survive a constitutional challenge.......... And it's also why, when I've previously cautioned folks about changing their domicile, that they look at every possible consequence of their actions. Additionally, the Feds are making it more difficult for real full-timers to manage their personal affairs in the name of Homeland Security vis-a-vis the banking laws.
phillyg 02/10/16 09:31am Full-time RVing
RE: Front Living Rooms

Here are some real numbers from my '16 Montana 3710FL............ I notice all your numbers end in even 100s. Is that because the scale rounded the weights to the nearest 100, and if so, is that typical of all truck scales?
phillyg 02/10/16 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Soon to be RV 5th owner

Gotta say NuWa was a very successful FW using a wood frame.
phillyg 02/08/16 06:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water damage issues

It's very difficult to assess the extent of any water intrusion without pulling off wall panels and flooring. You have to make your own judgment call about how much time and expense you will be able to put into correctly fixing the problems you discover. If you have the skills and time, you might be able to salvage a unit that some people would run away from.
phillyg 02/05/16 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: wheel chocks

I had also had little space for x-chocks, too. I went with the Equalizer One-Step. They have a lot of adjustability allowing for some tight fits, and they're easier to use than x-chocks.
phillyg 02/03/16 04:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Have you ever been hacked on an open CG WiFi system?

phillyg 02/03/16 11:34am Technology Corner
RE: Pullrite Super 5th Hitch and Lube Plate

Strange to get different answers. The PR setup uses a capture plate on your pinbox........... And this is why I say follow your manual for your hitch. Not all pullrites are sliding hitches, and the OP clearly states in his first post his is not. Doh, schlep is correct. I didn't closely read the OP'S qualifying language about his hitch not being the sliding type. Can I ever be forgiven?
phillyg 02/03/16 07:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suggestions on Selling Trailer

When you take photos to add to your listing, remove everything from the horizontal surfaces to present a neat and uncluttered look.
phillyg 02/02/16 11:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Pullrite Super 5th Hitch and Lube Plate

Strange to get different answers. The PR setup uses a capture plate on your pinbox that locks the box to the pivot mechanism on the hitch. There is no movement there requiring a lube plate since the pivot is at the PR hitch assembly. That pivot assembly requires a variety of lubes, different depending on your PR type and model year.
phillyg 02/02/16 11:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: rear axle

You're better off than those with 3.73 and higher axles. My F150 was a 5.4 with a 3.73 and I hauled an 8,400lb FW.
phillyg 02/02/16 11:31am Travel Trailers
RE: wondering if 2 (smaller) gray tanks better than one big one

Other than having more plumbing connections and a third valve to go bad, I see no potential problem (s).
phillyg 02/02/16 11:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Do you have trouble with slides

There are those having no problems, those having problems right now and those waiting for a problem to occur. Had a problem with my one slide Bounder, problem with one of my three current slides, and hopefully no problems with the six slide FW we have on order, ha ha.
phillyg 02/01/16 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Daily Drivers their diesel TV?

Yes, but I'm retired and don't have to go to work five days a week. I do miss my F150 that was so sedan like. I find myself driving the Avalon most of the time unless I'm hauling a load.
phillyg 01/30/16 05:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: furnace not heating well

Not normal.
phillyg 01/29/16 04:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hook up a hose or fill fresh water tank in cold weather ?

Some people are just plain ignorant or can't be told anything. They have offspring and vote, too.
phillyg 01/29/16 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Putting out slide on incline?

No matter what the manual states, I wouldn't recommend opening the slide because of your extreme angle.
phillyg 01/29/16 08:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Who's Towing a 5th with a half ton?

A few years, 2004 F150 Supercrew, 5.4, 3.73, tow package. 8,400lb FW.
phillyg 01/27/16 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2004 Ford pickup 5.4 liter motor tick noise

My 2004 5.4 developed the cam phaser tick while under warranty, at about 35,000 miles. Fixed and sold at 145,000 miles; no further ticking.
phillyg 01/26/16 04:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulled over and harassed in texas

Well, I suppose the theory on the stethoscope could be that tanks (previously unused for human waste), could be used to smuggle people. But, I have to agree with the OP about what he perceives as harrassment. The whole stop appears to be a fishing trip. I know in the future I am going to turn on my phone video before the officer interaction begins.
phillyg 01/26/16 08:44am Around the Campfire
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