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RE: Need a better fifth wheel fir full timing

Unfortunately, they do not accept new rvs as trades. Unfortunately, your "new" rv stopped being new as soon as you drove it off the lot. Newer maybe, but not new. So you'll likely have to take a sizeable loss to change to another unit so soon. In the meantime, there are some things you can do to make your life in your current unit more comfortable and I'm sure folks here will share a lot of tips. Here's one my Dad learned that may work for you. If you sit near a large window install a baseboard heater under it and run it on low. This stops the draft that can make sitting next to a window uncomfortably cold. I bought three small electric heaters. We use one in the garage (which is our dinning room), one in the living room/kitchen, and one in the main bathroom - which we only turn on when we shower. These heaters plus the furnace kept us warm and comfortable in 20F weather. The heaters also cut down on propane usage. The furnace did not run nearly as much as it did without the heaters.
CarlT100 07/31/15 09:23pm Full-time RVing
RE: 2nd AC addition, how hard

I have one ac in the garage and one in the front bedroom. They are both connected to the duct. Each has its own thermostat. They will keep my 40 footer at 72F in 90 degree weather. I keep the vents on both units almost closed and the cold air goes to the living area.
CarlT100 07/31/15 04:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Retirement Toy

I wish you the best in whatever you choose and happy camping.
CarlT100 07/31/15 06:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Retirement Toy

I am 71. I have had a class A and have used a class C. I am on my 3rd FW. Class A offers the most comfort and are a little easier to park. I hate towing a dingy with the A and you need a vehicle to sightsee, buy groceries, etc, With the FW or a towable, You park the trailer, unhook, and you have your vehicle. Just my opinion.
CarlT100 07/30/15 11:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Parking Aids on Ford truck

On mine, the message has never failed to pop up when I shift to reverse. As mentioned above, you can turn it off or on from the menu.
CarlT100 07/30/15 09:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator heat issue

I open the access door to mine for prolonged running in hot weather.
CarlT100 07/30/15 06:09pm Toy Haulers
RE: Reese Elite or Curt Q series?

I have a Reese Elite also. I am pleased with it.
CarlT100 07/29/15 02:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Parking Aids on Ford truck

When you shift into reverse, a message should be displayed under your speedometer that says parking aid "on". If you use the toggle switches on your steering wheel, left side, you can change it to "off". It will then quit squealing and beeping. The next time you back up, you will have to do it again. That's the way it is on our 2015 F250 6.7L. X2 I have 2015 F250 and this works great resets when you turn the truck off X3 Same with my '11 F-450.
CarlT100 07/29/15 02:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 15k ac unit recommendations

2.5 years is definitely early for an ac to go. Mine was still working fine in the Florida heat after seven years when I sold the rig. I would have the ac checked by a competent, trusted RV tech. Repairs/recharging might be a lot cheaper than a new unit. I agree with Don; if you have to replace it get one with a heat pump.
CarlT100 07/28/15 08:43pm Toy Haulers
RE: Cargo Door Stained from the inside out, anyone else?

I second what Don said. Get them replaced.
CarlT100 07/28/15 08:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear caps - pros and cons

Since I have a toyhauler, I obviously don't have a rear cap and I think my fiver looks just fine.
CarlT100 07/28/15 12:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

Good looking trailer. Congratulations.
CarlT100 07/26/15 06:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: UPDATE: Need Your Input

Glad it went well for you.
CarlT100 07/26/15 03:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Modification Suggestions for Semi-new DRV

I agree with Old-Biscuit regarding mods. But get whatever options you want initially.
CarlT100 07/25/15 05:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Modification Suggestions for Semi-new DRV

Get the bedroom ac if it is not already installed Also get the satellite TV antenna installed. The two ac's are a must. Under options, if it were me, I would get - Trailair® Air Ride Pin Box Kodiak® Disc Brake Package* or the 8,000 Lb. Axles, Disc Brakes and Goodyear® 17.5" Tire Package
CarlT100 07/25/15 02:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A great reason to check everything B-4 a trip

I carry a 30" section of 1 inch steel pipe as a tire thumper, along with a IR temp indicator. At every stop , I feel the tires and hubs with my hand, check IR temp and thump each tire on 5er and TV. Better to be aware of a problem prior to rolling on the highway. The section of pipe is handy for other things too in states that do not permit firearms.......................... I am with you 100% on all points.
CarlT100 07/25/15 12:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch

I deliberately gave the 30% as a worst case scenario since I have no idea how the FW will be loaded, where the water tank is located, etc. I would not hesitate to use the hitch if the pin weight were 3700 pounds. It is built for that. However, if the pin weight is 4000 pounds or over, I would get an upgraded hitch for my peace of mind. And I would buy a Reese. :) I am quite satisfied with my Reese Elite. Seriously, if I buy another hitch, I will buy an air cushioned hitch.
CarlT100 07/24/15 10:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch

30% of 14,600 = 4380. 25% = 3650. You will be right at the 4000 limit or slightly over. Personally, I would rather have too much hitch than be right at the limit.
CarlT100 07/24/15 08:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sophisticated acam going around

Yep, another scammer. I am gals you were not sucked in.
CarlT100 07/23/15 05:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Breakdown while towing

I actually have coverage for that also. I went through my insurance broker for that but I believe it was cheapest with progressive who I have my car insurance with. It was pretty cheap. Tim Czarkowski TotalTravelers.com I am glad you that coverage. I also have mine through Progressive.
CarlT100 07/23/15 02:25pm Fifth-Wheels
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