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RE: Sanitizing FW system-- call your water company!

So filling a swimming pool is free? Mine cost me around $300 for 30,000 gal. Cheaper than trucking it in. Thank goodness we have septic system.
Beaker 06/21/14 08:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2500HD tire advice...Do all 4 have to match?

I have 2 highway and 2 all terrain for the last 2 years. Haven't noticed anything or even thought about it.
Beaker 06/17/14 04:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slider hitch or regular

Agree with Vulcaneer. Everyone may have clearance when the truck and trailer are level. That 3" clearance between the front of the trailer and back window will soon disappear if you are backing into a site that is slightly up hill. If those trailer tires are 3" above the truck tires then the 3" clearance is gone. For the little extra money for a manual slider, it's good insurance. Definitely true.....except for the manual slider. The slider would not be used in this case which is why I went with the 5th Airborne Sidewinder.
Beaker 06/17/14 04:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Couple of Questions

I've had 3 30 amp trailerw and never had problems running AC, Micro, and WH at the same time except for the one time the 30 amp cord didn't reach and had to use the 20 amp.
Beaker 06/17/14 04:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: toilet gettting clogged

I use chemicals and prescribed tissue but it keeps getting clogged. After I empty it Ive noticed air bubbles out when i fill bowl with water and flush. Not quite sure what you mean but something similar with my old Jayco. After a period of time after starting from a drained tank, I would get a "burp"(bubble of air) when flushing and after a bit it would plug. A rod pushed down would dislodge the mess and no problems after that. Happended every time out. What I think was happening, when starting out with very little water in the tank, "things" would hit the bottom of the tank and start building up. It built up faster than the water going in. Although there was enough water later, the pile was already there and the need for the rod. After that, "things" falling into the water would dissinigrate(sp), the pile never building up again. Maybe right, maybe wrong. But it is the combination of the other replies: WATER WATER WATER and PYRAMID
Beaker 06/17/14 04:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help me make sense of the scale numbers

Just stating again what the DEFINITION of pin weight is: amount of weight PUT ON the hitch. Bottom line, when the "so called experts", (not me, by any means), defined pin weight, they stated pin weight is the weight PUT ON THE HITCH King Pin Weight (also called Pin Weight) is the actual weight pressing down on the fifth wheel hitch by the trailer. Well, it seems to me the definition you are using is NOT the weight on the hitch, but the weight on the drive axle but what do I know.
Beaker 06/09/14 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer level when towing

I have a Crossroads 2010 26RK. My springs were originally attached using the bottom hole in the shackle. I had a trailer place move it to the top hole in the shackle. He also made a shackle for the equalizer as it has to lowered or the axles will be "out of plane". In my case the equalizers were replaced because they were cracked. Seems like the wrong size ones were originally used. This should raise your trailer around 2" and is fairly inexpensive.
Beaker 05/06/14 01:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike receiver hitch on a trail air king pin

I did not want to weld to it or drill holes in it. So I built the pin box hitch so that it mounts to the pin box bolts. It extends forward and sits just above the pin box, not touching it. I have a fifth airborne sidewinder. Any pictures of your mount?
Beaker 04/28/14 08:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: determining pin weight

But according to some the pin weight will vary from 500 lbs to 1500 lbs depending on where the hitch is mounted on the truck. The pin weight is fixed and can not change. One more try. Actually, pin weight can be changed. Raise the hitch 5ft and see what happens to pin weight? The old lever and fulcrum will apply and pin weight will be less. This of course does not happen in real life, but it means a raiseing or lowering of 1" or 2" for the hitch does mean a change of pin weight but not enough to mean anything.
Beaker 04/25/14 03:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: determining pin weight

That's pretty much the crux of my question- does lightening (or loading in your case) of the front axle count towards pin weight? I don't understand why everyone keeps worrying about axle weights when trying to figure pin weight. The weight of the truck is same with or without the fifth hitched to it. The only difference with the fifth hooked is the weight exerted by the fifth. THE WEIGHT OF THE TRUCK HAS NOT CHANGED. Moving the hitch forward of the axle orck of the axle may change the pin weight but it will not change the weight of the truck. How about we get a scale that does each tire separately? That should start a thread about 1000 pages long to figure out how much a truck weighs. If one is concerned about overloading axles that is another story but the physical weight of the truck does not change by adding or subtracting loads to it.
Beaker 04/25/14 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shifting into neutral

The engine in question uses NO fuel when going down hill with your foot off of the accelerator. The injectors will go to 0 duty cycle. Would seem to me the engine would shut off with NO fuel.
Beaker 04/24/14 03:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just ordered a louvered tailgait for my F-250

A better option for the v gate would be to just take your tailgate off. Illegal in some states.
Beaker 04/17/14 05:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Urgent request to campground owners

They don't want you to see the sardine cans.
Beaker 04/09/14 01:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2500 HD 6.0 Gas vs a Diesel

We put a lot down so we are not in a losing situation but about even. How much you put down or even paying totally in cash does not determine whether you lose or break even. First diesel for me. I find towing much more relaxing now and even tow in the slow lane. With the gas, I was always cranking in the fast lane.
Beaker 04/04/14 09:33am Travel Trailers
RE: worn rubber roof.

The "white color" is exactly that- white color. Your roof is still good. My old fiver roof actually turned black and PINK! As someone else has said, you can buy a white roof coating and apply it fairly easily.
Beaker 04/03/14 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Treated like a criminal at Sun N Fun

I would be ticked OP was told he could park his boat. Then the rules change on him in a flash. I would be ticked also. However, a mistake by the person taking reservations does not change the rules. Someone should have been very apologizing to you but they could not change the rule for you.
Beaker 03/30/14 03:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing a 5'r with a 4X4

Surely people must be hauling 5'rs with 4x4's, how is it done? Don't know about now but when I bought mine there was no difference to speak of between 4x2 and 4x4.
Beaker 03/30/14 10:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: VA diesel drivers

"..and the station had diesel for $3.54 " What area was this?
Beaker 03/25/14 09:20pm Tow Vehicles
VA diesel drivers

I have a second house in VA and for the last 4 years have driven back and forth between here and there. In VA the price for diesel was usually in the $3.62-$3.72 range while here mostly in the $3.89-$4.09 range. Drove up to VA last weekend and it was in the $3.89 range, with one place having biodiesel at $3.33. Loved filling my AUX tank and saving $10 to $15 a fill up. (not with the biodiesel) Why has it risen so high lately after holding steady for the last 4 years?
Beaker 03/25/14 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fort Mc Allister or Skidaway Island???

I have stayed in both, can't lose either way but Skidaway may be closer drive to Savannah. I think Skidaway has a "cleaner" look with MCallister more "woodsy".
Beaker 03/25/14 06:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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