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RE: Slideout Topper

Buy new material and replace them. Not difficult to do, but it is helpful to have a helper.
donn0128 03/28/15 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: removing rv decals

Heat gun and razor blades, also 3M makes a tool that mounts on a drill that is suppose to work well.
donn0128 03/28/15 04:49pm Tech Issues
RE: how to decide on buying a trailer - the dream vs reality

Instead of buying new,start shopping for a used trailer. Let someone else take the depreciation hit. Start looking for a 5,000 dollar trailer and pay cash for it. Same for a tow vehicle. Forget a big truck. Full sized vans offer a lot for the dollar. They also make great towing vehicles. You could them with prudent shopping keep your investment to under 20K.
donn0128 03/28/15 04:46pm Beginning RVing
RE: signed for our first FW today

Your actually going to try it with a 6.0 gasser? Good luck!
donn0128 03/28/15 02:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Switching to "on demand" hot water heater?

Actually I was looking at one yesterday at a local RV dealership thats made for small RV's and draws less than 2.4 kw with a 20 amp breaker. 2.4KW = 2400 watts= 20 AMPS @120VAC. That will usually trip a 20 Amp breaker pretty fast.
donn0128 03/28/15 11:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: DRW vs SRW ??

You will run out of capacity before loading much! Tires are rated for what? Times two will probably be around 7000 pounds. Loading 3500 to 4000 pounds onto an already 3500 pounds on the rear axle will exceed tire ratings for sure Read my lips........ YOU NEED A DUALLY, or less trailer!
donn0128 03/28/15 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: At mud nationals carbon monoxide detector going off

How old is it? Their life is only about 5 years, but my last one only went 14 months.
donn0128 03/28/15 07:06am Toy Haulers
RE: Time for a new truck

Ram!
donn0128 03/27/15 07:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Small Fiver

Northwood makes, or made a 20 footer under the Nash brand name.
donn0128 03/27/15 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires for 2009 Fifth Wheel 11,590 GVWR

Install 16 inch LT tires, or go for Maxxis ST in 15 inch.
donn0128 03/27/15 03:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Prices for Goodyear 614 "G" tires

You might also check into swapping to 17.5 inch tire/wheel package, ending your depending on borderline tires.
donn0128 03/27/15 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Buying a new trailer on ebay - a good idea?

What was it, WC Fields I think said, "there is a sucker born every minute". The other one I like," let the buyer be ware". Do your due dilligenge, take every legal precaution to protect yourself and move foreword. Also be aware, many local dealers will not handle trailers they did not sell.
donn0128 03/27/15 10:17am Beginning RVing
RE: Fifth Wheel Wiring Issue?

There is your problem, sounds like the converter is leaking AC. Meaning it is DEAD!
donn0128 03/26/15 05:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fifth Wheel Wiring Issue?

12VDC
donn0128 03/26/15 04:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Shopping for used 5er, comparing used Artic Fox and Komfort

I stand corrected.
donn0128 03/26/15 04:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Wiring Issue?

Pay attention..... BUY A VOLT METER AND LEARN HOW TO USE IT! Check voltage before wasting any more money.
donn0128 03/26/15 04:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Shopping for used 5er, comparing used Artic Fox and Komfort

I think you would be hard pressed to find better than a Northwood product. They made both Nash and Arctic Fox. Excellent trailers, but like I said heavy!
donn0128 03/26/15 12:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shopping for used 5er, comparing used Artic Fox and Komfort

ST means Special Trailer. Most all are made in China to substandard standards. Basically garbage. There are a couple of decent brands, Maxxis is probably the best of the lot. On the 2002 you will get Frilon siding, a durable product. We had a 2002 19B pull trailer for three years. Good product, but like downtheroad mentioned condition is of utmost importance. Search carefully for signs of leaks inside cabinets, below all windows etc. AF uses an in house made frame, Komfort uses a Lippert frame. IMHO Northwood makes a better frame. Komfort in 04 still made a pretty decent trailer. As there is no longer any warranties either could be a decent trailer, IF it is well taken care of, in good shape, has less than 4 year old tires, and your truck can handle the load.
donn0128 03/26/15 12:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shopping for used 5er, comparing used Artic Fox and Komfort

ST tires on heavier trailers can be a problem. Besides speed ratings at 65MPH they generally have very poor reputations. Delamination is where there a failure of the glue that holds the siding, either fiberglas or frilon to the substraight. It can also cause the siding to seperate from the frame. AF had problems around that time. Is the Fox your looking at wood or aluminum frame? If you really like the AF go over and join the afnash club. Great folks with lots of good information to share.
donn0128 03/26/15 11:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shopping for used 5er, comparing used Artic Fox and Komfort

Buggest minus of Foxes is probably the ST tires. I cant remember what year they started using aluminum frames, but it was close around 2002. First couple of years there was some delamination issues. In house frames, built stout for off road. Komfort was OK, nothing spectatular. Lippert frame.
donn0128 03/26/15 10:30am Fifth-Wheels
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