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RE: Fort Widerness

I have been trying to get reservations at Fort Wilderness for years. Doesn't matter the time of year or how many days we try to reserve. Their online reservation site always says they don't have any sites available, except for tent sites. I have tried putting in a year in advance, fall, summer, spring doesn't matter. How are people getting reservations? Burch We had to change our dates but we are booked a for right after Thanksgiving for 10 days. Denny
Denny & Jami 02/26/18 08:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Fort Widerness

If you think Fort Wilderness is experience just look at the price of CG around the area plus the cost to park it's not that bad all things considered. Denny
Denny & Jami 02/25/18 10:04am General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel quality compared to early 2000’s?

I've looked at new 5th wheels and I will take our 15 year old HH any day of the week but to keep one this old on the road it requires maintenance and upgrades. The biggest for outside appearance is removing the decals and painting them on. Denny
Denny & Jami 02/25/18 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: dish HD

I have a portable direct tv satellite (no HD) that i use now that works great, but i want to switch to Dish for the HD, will I be able to still use the coaxial connection on the outside of my rv that runs to my tv cavity in the living room which i would then connect to the dish wally receiver. Basically will the existing coaxial that runs from the outside connector to the inside still work for me? Thank you all for your time Yes you can use the same connection but you will have to make sure that there are no splitters in the line and all the connections are tight. Unlike some of Direct portables the Dish ones use the coax to power the dish. We just switched from a Tailgater to the Pathway X2 and it's a amazing how well it works compared to the Tailgater, it's little more money but worth it. Denny
Denny & Jami 02/11/18 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about replacing fridge

If you are going to install a residential refrigerator in a rv there are a few things you will have to keep in mind. 1st don't use one that uses the case for condenser, it's the type that the case gets warm when running. In most cases there isn't enough free air movement to cool the unit. 2nd If you use one with a external condenser up the back it will need air movement in the summer by keeping the external vents open but in extremely cold weather they will have to be blocked off. 3rd If you use the type that has the condenser under the unit with a blower motor to draw room air into the condenser and exhausts it back into the room just block off both vents. This is the type that is used when you order a rv with a residential frig. Denny
Denny & Jami 01/21/18 10:07am Tech Issues
RE: Shock absorbers on 5th wheel

The only way to truly check them is remove one end move them in and out and check for resistance. If you have gas charged units you won't see leakage so even on a vehicle you have to remove them to really see if they are really working, if you go that far just replace them. Monroe Gas Magnums work really good on a trailer,that's what I'm using. Denny
Denny & Jami 12/09/17 01:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 F350 6.2 Gasser, 4.30 gears??

I'm pulling a 16K 5th wheel with a 6.2 4.30 gears DRW without any problems, it's also spent a lot of time in the high mountains. I used to pull with a 2000 V10 with 4.30 gears and the 6 speed transmission makes it makes better it a better pulling setup over the 2V V10. Denny
Denny & Jami 11/19/17 01:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wagner rotors and severe duty pads?

First you don't need a fluid flush on a 14 truck. Last timed I used Wagner Premium pads they were fading garbage, I replaced them with a carbon metallic pad and all my problems gone. I replaced my front pads on my 13 DRW with NAPA premium fleet pads and so far they are great without replacing or turning the rotors. Denny
Denny & Jami 11/07/17 09:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Andersen Hitch Failure

Back to the break away cable. It appears to be routed to the drivers front corner of the bed and it appears that the driver was turning to the right. I still think it was pulled out and locked the brakes and the hitch collapsed. Thus the tug the driver reported. Chris If that's what happened the hitch should still be able to take that force without failure of any kind, I check my disk brakes all the time by applying the brakes manually and what about a panic stop when the trailer brakes lock. Denny So what is your theory? Hitch appears shiny new! Hitch was not torqued down correctly, allowing the front drivers side to raise up putting pressure on the passenger rear corner when the trailer brakes dynamited when the emergence pin pulled out. Chris No hitch should fail when brake away is activated by accident, if the hitch is that poorly designed to allow the front corner to lift it's nothing I would want in my truck period. Denny
Denny & Jami 11/05/17 01:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Hitch Failure

Back to the break away cable. It appears to be routed to the drivers front corner of the bed and it appears that the driver was turning to the right. I still think it was pulled out and locked the brakes and the hitch collapsed. Thus the tug the driver reported. Chris If that's what happened the hitch should still be able to take that force without failure of any kind, I check my disk brakes all the time by applying the brakes manually and what about a panic stop when the trailer brakes lock. Denny
Denny & Jami 11/05/17 08:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chucking?

To the OP if you want to get ahead of the problem when you buy your 5th wheel get it with shocks and Mor/Ryde RE equalizer from the dealer. If the trailer doesn't have something like that make it part of the deal. Denny
Denny & Jami 11/04/17 08:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire wear a bit uneven - pos camber adjustment?

You tow most of the time so put a load in the back and take it to a alignment shop. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/07/17 07:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What's left of Our Progressive EMS Unit

Go back to the first post and in the photo you will see in the upper left hand corner the UL listing label is there, that means it was tested at full load and all the components including the contactor have been tested and are being used as designed. When I went out and checked my connections yesterday there was no heat coming from any component in the box, the trailer is plugged in 24/7 because we have our freezer running year around. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/23/17 08:03am Tech Issues
RE: What's left of Our Progressive EMS Unit

A new contactor will repair the unit so that's the way I would fix it. Denny That's what I would do. Go to an electrical wholesaler and get a replacement. They don't cost much and certainly far less than a new EMS.NOT ME! That unit has been very stressed and it's unknown what further damage may have occurred or is just about to occur. I would buy a new PI unit. The only thing stressed was the terminal on the contactor and the wire that was attached to it and of course the case. One thing this thread did do was make me go out and check the connections on mine, they were fine. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/22/17 10:14am Tech Issues
RE: What's left of Our Progressive EMS Unit

OP, can you post some photos of the interior of the EMS. I have to wonder if there was a bad connection(s) (despite thinking it was tight enough) or there was a surge from the poco. *If* the OP's connections were not done properly I could see the manufacturer denying a claim, but without having the unit in hand, how would they know. The contactor itself could have been faulty too. myredracer... Like I stated in a previous post, all connections were tight when I removed it. I installed this EMS unit in our previous RV in 2009. It was in there for 4 years (no problems), then I transferred it to our current RV in 2014. So it's been preforming it job the last 3 years, and a total of 7 years. So I surmise my connects were done right. Something happened but probably will never know cuz Progressive Ind. doesn't care. Here's a pic of the inside of the unit. As shown, the set screw on the upper left terminal and inside of the end part of the box is scorched from the insulation on the wires melting from the heat. https://i.imgur.com/nFvqo7ml.jpg Decisions...Decisions....do I go with another P. I. EMS HW30C or a Surge Guard 30 amp HW. Compare the first photo and the last and you will see the burn mark on the cover that is in the same spot as the brunt thermal, when you have a bad connection and it gets hot it will fuse the set screw to the connector so you think it's tight but it wasn't. The heat also transfers to the contracts causing them to overheat and fail. I was in the electrical and commercial refigeration business for years and worked on all sorts of contactors and I've seen this many times, basically you had a bad connection. A new contactor will repair the unit so that's the way I would fix it. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/21/17 04:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone pull a 14k 5er with a gas engine

I pull a 16K trailer all over the country with my past V10 with 4.30 gears and now with my 6.2 with 4.30 gears, we average over long trips between 8 and 9. The secret to towing heavy with a gas motor is the rear end gears!!! So don't listen to no nothing dealerships set it up for towing. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/16/17 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black spots on rubber roof

The black spots is the rubber showing, scrubbing will do nothing but make then bigger as you wear more of the white off. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/02/17 06:07am Tech Issues
RE: TPMS Repeater --TST 507--Will I need one?

I was having a reception problem and isolated it to interference from the garmin GPS receiver mounted a few inches away from the 507 receiver. I solved it by using the external antenna left over from my 510 system, mounted about 2 feet from the GPS receiver. I found the same problem when using my Garmin GPS next to the monitor. Denny
Denny & Jami 08/13/17 06:22am Tech Issues
RE: 2017 dually vs mid 2000 dually comparisons?

I'm curious to hear from folks who have upgraded to a current model dually. I'm hoping to avoid a brand war thread just honest opinions of where/how the new models are improved...specifically for towing heavy. Unloaded performance isn't much a concern for me since I have a daily driver. My truck isn't generally used unless we are travelling or making deliveries for our business. I pull a 16k 40' toyhauler now. We do a few 1100 mile (round) trips to Disney each year, plus local trips. I'm really wanting to make a long trip out west in the next 2 years. I just don't see making that trip in our current truck as very relaxing. I'm considering any of the big 3 duallys or maybe a F450 at the moment. New truck will be 4x4, CC, upper level trim, outfitted with a flatbed. I just want to get an idea of what to expect after dropping $$$ on a new one. Thanks. I upgraded from a 2000 F350 DRW to a 2013 F350 DRW in 2013 and the increased load compacity and towing rating was noticed the first time we towed with it, the empty ride was a little stiffer but nothing we couldn't live with. Denny Thanks for the info. I bet it was hard saying goodbye to that 7.3. It wasn't a 7.3 it was a V10 with 4.30 gears. Denny
Denny & Jami 07/30/17 05:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Generac Guardian Quietpact 40G

We have a G50 that is 1998 vintage built into our 5th wheel, this is the 3rd trailer its been in. The only time it has let us down is from old fuel,nothing to do wth the generator itself. Denny
Denny & Jami 07/30/17 05:42pm Tech Issues
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