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RE: Water pump runs without effect

Not trying to be mean, but have you filled the fresh water tank? If it doesn't have water in it, the pump can't possibly pump any water.
jalichty 10/29/14 06:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump runs without effect

Not trying to be mean, but have you filled the fresh water tank? If it doesn't have water in it, the pump can't possibly pump any water.
jalichty 10/29/14 06:35pm Tech Issues
RE: From Tundra to which 3/4 ton

The owner's manual on my 2012 Ram said 650 ft. pounds of torque. Based on my experience, I would think that was right. The Ram really bogged down when I was trying to pull my FW and boat together, like I had done with my old, 2003, D/A combo. Really had to get on the accelerator and put it in first gear to get going. No easing it out like with the D/A combo that I had, or the new one that I bought after nine months.
jalichty 10/29/14 06:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: From Tundra to which 3/4 ton

transmz9 left a couple of links for a couple of Rams, a gasser and a diesel that are similar in price. The diesel does not quite have the amenities of the gasser, but still the same price. I couldn't find a rear end number, but would think the gasser would have a 4.10 and the diesel would have a 3.42. Probably get about the same towing experience with either one. I was unhappy with my 2012 "derated" Ram diesel with the six-speed manual and a 3.42 rear end, but some people probably won't be.
jalichty 10/29/14 12:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What's the difference between regular and light 5th Wheel?

Our Eagle HT 26.5 RLS has a 40+ gallon fresh water tank, plus the hot water heater of 6 gallons and two gray water tanks of 32.5 gallons each and a black tank of, I think, 35 gallons or so.
jalichty 10/29/14 12:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Location of generator in fifth wheel trailers?

I pur mine in the curb side storage area in the front of the FW. Fits perfectly, a little hard to lift out and put in, but not insurmountable at this time. I try to remember to turn the fuel cap to off and also try not to spill any fuel in the area.
jalichty 10/28/14 08:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Another Yellowstone question

If you get to Grand Teton, you might also take a boat cruise on Jackson Lake. They have regular cruises that go out and around Elk Island, over to Moran Bay in the shadow of Mt. Moran and than back to the marina. They also have lunch and dinner cruises that go to Elk island for lunch or dinner on the shore looking over the lake to Mt. Moran. Jenny Lake is beautiful, but you can get a bit closer to the base of Mt. Moran on Jackson Lake. We generally, in the three trips there each year, fish at least part of the time, in Moran Bay. One of the prettiest spots we have been to in our lives. Although we haven't been everywhere.
jalichty 10/27/14 08:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Questions about a 2012 Dodge 2500HD / Cummins

I had a 2012 Ram Diesel with crew-cab and long bed with a six-speed manual. Thought it would be a great truck for us, but after towing our Jayco HT 26.5 RLS to Zion and back came to a different conclusion. The diesel is a bit underpowered since it has the manual and is not the HO engine. When we took our trip to Zion, we got around 11.9 on the way down there, drove around a bit to St. George and Bryce Canyon unloaded and then back home. When getting home, overall mileage was down to 10.9 and a subsequent fill-up and three trips to a lake about 40 miles away yielded around 10.2. When I hooked up our boat behind the FW was when I really felt the lack of power in this engine. Also, and this is a personal problem, when backing up with the manual, you have to keep both feet on the floorboard to work the accelerator, clutch and brake when backing looking over your shoulder. This was more difficult to do than I wished for. Also, my wife was unwilling to drive the truck with the six-speed manual. So, we traded back to a GMC crew-cab, short bed with D/A combo. Now, we get, generally right at 12 mpg when towing our boat and trailer together and have gotten as much as 13.6 on our trips. I also no longer feel the least bit underpowered. For what you are pulling, that truck will certainly do a good job, just pointing out what I experienced when buying this 2012 vehicle.
jalichty 10/26/14 11:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's the difference between regular and light 5th Wheel?

I bought a Jayco HT 26.5 RLS in 2012 to make sure my truck, at the time, would tow it comfortably. When looking at the various FWs, I wanted one that was no longer than 30' and pretty light. I think the previous poster was pretty right-on, most of the "lite" FWs are usually shorter. I think the construction is pretty much the same as far as floor thickness, wall thickness and insulation factors, the roofs seem to be about the same construction. However, one of the things the owners' manual said was that the HT line was not suitable for full-timing. We did spend 20 nights in our FW on a trip this spring and don't quite understand why they said that. We did get the "arctic" package but not double pane windows but otherwise the "R" factors are the same as on heavier, bigger FWs. We have two slides, but the bedroom slide is a smaller, wardrobe, slide with four cabinets so it would certainly be lighter than a bed slide, I would think. As far as carrying cargo, one of the other posters said 3,000 lbs for the lite ones and mine says about the same, but my delivered weight was around 7,200 lbs so I only get about 2,750 lbs of cargo capacity. Don't know how in the heck I would ever get than much stuff in the FW. When we bought it the manual said they would void the warranty if we put a hitch on but now they sell them with a hitch. We went ahead and had one fabricated and it has worked fine when towing our boat behind the FW. Now that we are out of warranty anyway, it doesn't make a bit of difference. The biggest thing might be the lower framing. The I-beams that are used in the LIte brands might be a bit less robust than are the ones used in the heavier ones. Don't know that for sure, but when we got our hitch put on, the welder reinforced our framing about four to six feet from the rear towards the axle.
jalichty 10/26/14 09:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Annuities, cashback cards & stuff

covetsthesun, in your situation, your husband is going to have to start withdrawing from is IRA pretty soon, per Federal law. Taking a look at an annuity makes some sense in order to start taking out the Required Minimum Distribution(RMD) after age 70 1/2. Just make sure you go with a very good, stable company with a great rating. Don't tie up all his money in an annuity, that way markets of some type will also help with your balances in the future. I am not a financial planner, but am in a somewhat similar situation as your husband. My RMD will kick in next year.
jalichty 10/24/14 10:49am Around the Campfire
RE: All Wheel Drive

I believe the biggest concern would be your fuel mileage when not towing. All-wheel drive gets a bit worse mileage than does 4-wheel drive since you are turning both axles most of the time with all-wheel drive. Other than that, shouldn't be much difference.
jalichty 10/24/14 10:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: 4th of July in DC?

If you were up to traveling a little farther to see fireworks on the Fourth, come on out to Lander, Wyoming. We have a nice little parade for the Fourth, the oldest paid rodeo in the US and fireworks from around 8:00 to midnight on the Fourth. While it might not be as spectacular as Boston, New York or DC, most of the fireworks are not paid for with your tax dollars, they are private people celebrating the Fourth in a wonderful fashion. I know, that's a little far for you to drive, but just though I would put in a little plug for our wonderful, patriotic city out here in the West. DREADED DOUBLE POST!!!
jalichty 10/24/14 09:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 4th of July in DC?

If you were up to traveling a little farther to see fireworks on the Fourth, come on out to Lander, Wyoming. We have a nice little parade for the Fourth, the oldest paid rodeo in the US and fireworks from around 8:00 to midnight on the Fourth. While it might not be as spectacular as Boston, New York or DC, most of the fireworks are not paid for with your tax dollars, they are private people celebrating the Fourth in a wonderful fashion. I know, that's a little far for you to drive, but just though I would put in a little plug for our wonderful, patriotic city out here in the West.
jalichty 10/24/14 09:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: wyoming trip

Might take a look at Grant Village towards the southern end of Yellowstone. It has great wifi. Don't know if there are any FHUs.
jalichty 10/22/14 09:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Toyota Hybrids, Any Experience?

We have a 2007 Camry Hydrid with no major problems and only the recalls talked about above. We get around 35-37 mpg driving on two lane and interstate highways. We have 85,000+ miles on ours and just had the struts replaced because one was leaking. Hopefully it will be worth it. Our car is very comfortable to drive, can carry four people in comfort. Biggest problem is the fairly small trunk. Only room for one golf bag and two suitcases when you take a look at where the batteries are. However, it has been a great car for us and I would highly recommend you look seriously at one of these. If you are looking at mileage, the Highlander is not real great when comparing to the Camry or Prius, but pretty good when comparing to other mid-size SUVs. Don't know anything about the Rav4s.
jalichty 10/21/14 10:22am Around the Campfire
RE: Another Yellowstone question

Actually Colter Bay is about 45 miles, of beautiful scenery, from the south entrance to Yellowstone, about a one hour drive. If a person gets up pretty early they can have a full day in Yellowstone, one doing the upper loop and one doing the lower loop. Then, you can come back to see what you missed on the other two days. Generally, we do this once each time we go to Colter Bay for a week. We bring our boat, camp in the campground and fish. When we feel like it, we cruise up to Yellowstone to look at the features, saw three this August that we hadn't bothered to stop at before. Did it all in one day and got back to the trailer in time for a wonderful dinner as the sun was starting to go down. We usually get up to Grand Teton three times each summer, for about a week at a time. Best place in the world.
jalichty 10/20/14 06:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Another Yellowstone question

The Virginian, in Jackson, Wyoming, is about 35 miles from the south entrance to Grand Teton at Moran. It's about 20 miles from the entrance at Moose, but you still have to travel from Moose to the Jackson Lake junction, about 25 more miles. Colter Bay has a pretty nice FHU park that has had a full sign every time we have driven by it in the last 20 years or so, so you need to get reservations if you want to go there. Flagg Ranch has a campground, don't know if it's FHU or not, but it's between Grand Teton and Yellowstone about three or so miles from the south entrance to Yellowstone. You might try them as well, as this would give you fairly nice access to both Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Remember, those miles you are traveling are full of places to see wildlife and some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country. Fishing Bridge is clear on the outside of the park by Yellowstone Lake and is quite a ways from a lot of the scenery and features, but would also be a great place to park while you are in Yellowstone. If you don't necessarily need FHU, Colter Bay and Gros Ventre have wonderful campgrounds as do Grant Village and Bridge Bay. And, don't worry about being too close to your neighbors, you shouldn't be in the campgrounds very much during your trip to the two parks as you should be sightseeing most of the time. Pack lunches for your trips and you won't have to worry about paying exorbitant prices at the eateries in the parks.
jalichty 10/20/14 04:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Talladega _ Nascar

So what is the difference between that and an NBA game that usually comes down to the last four to eight minutes of the fourth quarter, an NFL game with about 15 minutes of action between the time-outs and running out of bounds and the 45 second play clock or a major league baseball game that has, at best 20 minutes of action in nine innings of "baseball". All the seats are overpriced and the action is somewhat limited.
jalichty 10/20/14 02:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone do an owner/builder on a new house?

Just a quick question here. If a person is his own general contractor, does he get any kind of discount on the materials when purchasing them for the project? In the auto arena, the mechanic price used to be somewhat lower than the cost over the counter to a retail purchaser.
jalichty 10/18/14 11:52am Around the Campfire
RE: Real dark paneling...

The rear living room FWs generally are very light inside with the big window in the back and all the windows in the slides across from the kitchen. Now, the bedroom is another matter.
jalichty 10/18/14 11:48am Fifth-Wheels
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