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RE: Fifth wheel 12 volt trouble shooting

Bad battery, pretty simple to check with a volt meter.
donn0128 11/28/15 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deposit down- Now I'm no sure I can tow it. manual not clear

Besides at 12-14 MPG that thing is really horrible in the fuel economy department. There are a lot of trucks out there that are more capable for towing duty and still get as good or better fuel economy.
donn0128 11/28/15 12:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Deposit down- Now I'm no sure I can tow it. manual not clear

Tundras towing rating is based on a entry level vehicle, with 1/4 tank of fuel and a 150 pound driver. Everything else is subtracted from the towing rating. Now, load up like your going camping and hit the scales. Subtract the scaled weight from its GVWR as listed on the drivers door post. You now have how much weight you can have for tongue weight. Tongue weight is around 12% of a trailers loaded weight. In your case use 12% of the trailers GVWR. Are you over or under?
donn0128 11/28/15 08:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Any truth to this

Retired from where? The assembly line or certification engineering? Makes a lot of difference. Sounds like he was blowing a lot of smoke trying to justify what he was doing. You only need to read tire load raring, look up RAWR to see that falsehood.
donn0128 11/28/15 07:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy Silverado should I get 2500 or 3500

3500. Smaller only limits your future.
donn0128 11/27/15 06:33am Towing
RE: can't load microsoft updated

Win 10 is a joke IMHO. Upgrades to it and my display went to ****!,,all the text was blury and near impossible to read. No amount of changing settings helped, so after two weeks I was back to 7. Everybody tried to tell meit was me and I just did not have settings right. Im not some geek, but neither am I ignorant about computers. I know how to change settings. Win 10 is really limited on what it will you to change. It wants to automatically set everything for you. Might try win10 again next year after the first 8 or ten patches are released and see if my display board is compatible yet.
donn0128 11/26/15 07:32am Technology Corner
RE: Thousand Trails

Time share. Just read online about them. If you do decide its what you want, be sure to buy from a reseller. Used ones are for sale everywhere for a third to half of what TT wants to charge you.
donn0128 11/25/15 01:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buying TT outside of dealer region

Fromwhst I have read recently Northwood is willing to work with any service shop should you need warrenty repairs. BTW Northwood has an excellent reputation for decent quality products. Thunder RV in Lagrande,OR is the closest dealer to the factory, good inventory and decent prices.
donn0128 11/25/15 01:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slide out troubles

Either you have a dead motor, or a shear pin broken.
donn0128 11/25/15 12:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bedroom AC Outlets Loose Power

The horribly cheap push on outlets mfg use are the cause of most electrical problems. Go buy a bunch of quality outlets and start replacing the garbage.
donn0128 11/25/15 11:26am Tech Issues
RE: Toasting in a Oven ?

Old fashioned stove top toasters are used on high on the stove top, not the oven. Making toast in the oven works about as well. You still need to flip the bread half way through the process to get even browning on both sides.
donn0128 11/25/15 10:21am Truck Campers
RE: Tips on buying a new TT

Jus2shy, ok now I have a new question. So are you saying if we buy a RV here in WA, and then move back east we wont be able to get warranty help anywhere but back here???? Oh I hope not, that would be awful. I assumed it was like a car and you could take it to any dealer that worked for the manufacturer and get it taken care of. Please explain all anyone knows about this issue, as this is VERY important to our decision. Temmcarthy1 thanks for the tip. We have been trying to find the models for '14 and '15, but have been having a hard time finding the floorplans we like in the old model years :-( We did find 1 but thats it so far. Yes and no. Most dealers will do warrenty work, but only after they have taken care of their selling customers first. Its just the sad nature of the industry. If your lucky, you wont see a dealer for anything after the first couple of months, if ever. With the two brands I mentioned as as someone else mentioned,Northwood has been very good about taking care of their customers. My CC in ten years has never been back for a warrenty repair. Hubby or you hopefully are mechanically inclined enough to handle 95% of the routine issues that will crop up with any RV. Otherwise it can become very very expensive in a hurry at around $100.00 an hour for labor.
donn0128 11/25/15 09:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Need Recomendations For 120V Tire Pump

This time of year, Lowes and Home Depot have pancake compressors on sale pretty cheap. I have a 135PSI Porter Cable that works great. They usually have it and the 150PSI version on sale for under a hundred dollars.
donn0128 11/25/15 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: dehumidifier

I checked on line for reviews after my first one crapped out the second year. Its now going thru its fourth winter. Bought the biggest one I could get and it keeps the trailer nice and dry even on the wet side of the mountains. First year I went out and dumped the tank every couple of days. Finally got smart, set it on the table and run a drain hose out the window. Works for me!
donn0128 11/25/15 07:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Tips on buying a new TT

JBLM? Tell hubby thank you from a VietNam vet
donn0128 11/24/15 05:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tips on buying a new TT

Thanks Donn0128, that helps. Can I ask why? I looked into the AF but, couldn't find any new ones big enough. I will look into the CC one now. Sure. One word, quality. Both AF and CC build what are considered some of the best. CC has a reputation for outstanding customer support. Even after 10 years, I can still call them and get answers I might need. Cedar Creek, look at the Silverback line. Northwood, being local (Lagrande,OR) has both Arctic Fox, but Nash and a couple of other lines in the same family. Outstanding strength and durability built on an in house frame.
donn0128 11/24/15 05:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tips on buying a new TT

There are only two brands I qould consider as a next trailer. Arctic Fox from Northwood or Cedar Creek from Forest River Inc.
donn0128 11/24/15 04:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: I wanna watch TV!

Dump X and either sign up for Dish or Direct. Then you can take the receiver from home and with a dish/tripod setup you can watch the same programming as at home. The other option is Dish pay as you go.
donn0128 11/24/15 03:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Any electric brake experts here?

Over about thirty five years I have realized that electric trailer brakes are not like car drum brakes. You need to manually adjust them to lock up and back off 4 to six clicks. Any more and you wind up with little to no brake force. Cars, always adjust to lock up and back off 10 to 12 clicks. The reason is hydraulics have more movement than the old fashioned electric magnet.
donn0128 11/24/15 02:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any electric brake experts here?

Scrap the whole mess and install disc brakes. At around 2500 dollars including labor it will move your trailer to the 20th century brake wise.
donn0128 11/24/15 12:24pm General RVing Issues
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