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RE: Reese Sidewinder Pinbox

A bit temperamental at times hitching or un-hitching, seemed to be due to binding due to the angle not quite right. Hard to explain but the "plates"(construction) of my hitch jutted out. Had them evened out and got rid of most of the problem. Tracks fine and I think it is easier to back up.
Beaker 06/20/15 09:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Paying for two sites

I'm with VT skier. If I had the money, I would get every site!
Beaker 06/17/15 05:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bogus campsite reservations

My gripe: what about those of us who can't make plans 11 months in advance or don't feel like we have and extra $50 to throw away. I thought that part of the idea of the park system was to make sure that these lovely places were not reserved solely for the wealthy. Am I being unreasonable? Is there a better way? South Carolina requires payment in full at reservation time. Maybe this would stop it.
Beaker 06/04/15 03:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Kids to Disney in June

The alternative is every rider waits the full time for a ride. That alternative would be crazy. Everyone treated equally!? That would not be fair??? If you learn to work the system it makes for a much better day. Because of my bad foot and wife's bad knee we never know were we may be and sometimes need to sit for up to a half hour at a time. We usually ride 5 to 8 rides and only spend a total of just over an hour in line. Please say thank you to suckers like me that make your day wonderful. After returning home, I sent a complaint to WDW and actually received a phone call from customer service and had a long talk about the fast pass. What you said about WDW using fast pass to regulate the lines is true but the fact is that attractions can handle only so many guests per hour regardless. You may possibly see a different fast pass in the future to even out the playing field. EVERYONE would have a certain number of fast passes to use without all the planning one now needs, and when you use yours up, too bad. All that being said we went the Monday after Thanksgiveing to see the Christmas lights which were wonderful. We had a very good time and would like to go again but unless something is done with the fast pass, this will have been out last time. We stayed at Fort Wilderness which was nice, but about any state park is much nicer for us.
Beaker 06/04/15 08:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Grand Kids to Disney in June

First, the fastpass system is great. For some. For others, like me, it sucks.
Beaker 06/03/15 08:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bought used coach from General RV with some rot issues

Oh and thats the last extended warrantee I will ever buy Good to hear they are stepping up! I have never bought an extended warrantee on anything and never will. With that being said, I don't know why you would think that the warrantee company would pay for this. You've only had it two weeks. With your thinking I should wait until I damage my car and then get it insured and having the insurance company pay for it. Certainly not picking at you, I would certainly be ticked off to, but not at the warrantee company. And I would cancel it and get a refund.
Beaker 06/02/15 06:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: slider hitch

I had a manual for years, never used it, now have a Sidewinder. Two reasons for spending the dollars on the Airborne: 1. A manual will not be used when needed. 2. It may not seem to be needed but an unlevel spot in the right place will prove that it was needed. Happy not to have to think about it now.
Beaker 06/02/15 04:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What to do? 5er not level w/ truck

I spoke w/ Lippert and seems they changed things up. While they still have and sell the wet bolt kit, they now offer a Never-Fail bushing which is supposed to be vastly superior to the bronze bushing used w/ the wet bolt kit. The Never- Fail bushings are NOT compatible w/ the wet bolt kit and not sure which bolts would be used with them. If one buys a new Equa-Flex, the Never-Fails come std w/ it. Bronze bushings NOT sold separately! I cannot see buying 2 new Equa-Flexes just to get the new bushings. How long do the bronze ones last? Has to be much better then the plastic ones from factory. I had mine lifted 2 years ago. At the time the dealer tried to get Lippert to replace the Equa-Flex because they were cracked, but I had to pay for them as Lippert said they did not use Equa-Flex on the that model at that time. Nice little Equa-Flex logo on the trailer. I got the wet bolt with the Never-Fail bushings. They must keep changing things around over there.
Beaker 06/02/15 04:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tear in rubber roof

Beaker 05/26/15 10:39am Fifth-Wheels

Now you are asking why the post if you have the problem solved. No good deed goes unpunished. Good to see your post. I would like to see more people post problems and their solutions.
Beaker 05/23/15 03:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: question about a really rough ride

It could be just the distance between the tow vehicle axles and the trailer axles and when they make contact with the nasty spots. Harmonics. But probably not for 5200 miles.
Beaker 05/21/15 03:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: are you towing with a short bed crew cab?

The only problem with a manual slider is that it won't be used when needed. Ford Crew Cab, short bed, contoured front cap and manual slider hitch. I should've used the slider and didn't.
Beaker 05/13/15 11:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking at a 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD - advice?

Matter of time and the govt will say it causes cancer in Monkeys and sheep. Guess we'll just have to keep the monkeys and sheep off the roads.
Beaker 05/13/15 08:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I would like your opinion on replacing tires.

I would replace them. If I had not gone to LT tires, I was considering Maxxis. I have a zero tolerance mindset when it comes to having vehicles whizzing past me at 70 mph while I'm changing a tire. Then as soon as you have the spare installed you will be praying that another one doesn't go because you are now running naked. It's just an insurance policy or the Murphys law thing. This. Nobody has ever had an LT tire go flat on a trailer, changed along side of the road, and had to hope another goes flat cause they don't have a spare. Yeah, right.
Beaker 05/13/15 06:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: essexcredit charges $459 loan fee

They want to charge me $495 for processing/closing fee. Wth, it's not a house. is this negotiable? Or any chance they would waive it? I have excellent credit. It's really a junk fee. You can ask, pay it, or go elsewhere. It's never a good idea to tie your house (an appreciating asset) to an RV (a depreciating asset)... There are some folks from 2008 who may not agree that a house is "an appreciating asset". Doesn't always work that way.
Beaker 05/13/15 06:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking at a 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD - advice?

Stopped at a local dealer today and test drove a 2008 Silverado 2600HD with the 6.6L Duramax engine. It's in good shape, less than 73k miles, and they are asking less than $30k which is the upper end of my I have the same truck, 4wd, extended cab, bought new and have around 61K miles. Interstate solo at 70mph, fuel mileage 18-20. Around town sucks, but I don't do much in town driving. Towing an 8k trailer I get 11-12 mpg. Regens, don't even know when its happening. The only problem I have had is brake controller replaced under warranty. Sure is nice compared to after market. As for price, I bought mine for $37000, truck listed at $52000. If you remember the financial crisis of '08, they weren't giving them away but a good deal was easy to get. It seems to me that year should be in the low $20s. It is 7 years old. Of course if you have been looking for trucks, I sure you probably know the market. The fuel tank is 26 gal but I have a 40 gal Tranfer flow fuel/toolbox. Expensive but nice. The '08-11 seem to get a bad rap because of the regens, but I love this truck. It is my first diesel and hoping it lasts to be my last. If I remember correctly, this is an LTZ.
Beaker 05/13/15 05:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing at Max

Beaker 05/11/15 04:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: enter the 5th wheel

didn't work out! too much water damage! Glad you found out before you bought it.
Beaker 05/11/15 04:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jayco Fifth Wheel

All the furniture and walls are holding that heat. Thermal mass. I would use a thermometer to check the temp output of your a/c. This would probably answer your question.
Beaker 05/11/15 04:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: are you towing with a short bed crew cab?

The only problem with a manual slider is that it won't be used when needed.
Beaker 05/11/15 04:31pm Fifth-Wheels
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