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RE: Independent Suspensioin vs. Air Hitch

MorRyde IS and an air hitch such as the Hensley Trail Saver or similar. Especially with these heavy units.
jims1 02/23/15 02:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 550HP tow vehicle available now!

Not impressed.... Until recently I had a 2006 Dodge 2500 that I converted to a Dually that had twin- 2- turbos aftermarket injectors, head studs, cp3 pump and EFI Live Tuning. It made 618/1480 rear wheel hp/torque all day long. And I had less than $60K in the whole thing. The ONLY and I mean ONLY reason I sold it was I always wanted a semi truck, and my personal banker said I could have one if she could have a Smart car. Thats the life of a full-timer..... Before becoming a dually the truck would run the 1000ft (1/4) in low 11sec times. Surprise the heck out of a Mustang or Camero
jims1 02/18/15 06:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Landin Gear (again!)

Hook up to your truck and take a measurement from each pad to the ground. Use your individual switches to make them even. Run both at the same time for 30 sec. Measure again. Did one extend further than the other?. I have the UltraFab gear set like mentioned above that runs on 2 independent switches. You have to keep equal pressure on the landing gear legs or one will overload and the clutch start to slip. Once the clutch has slipped enough you have to either rebuild or replace it.
jims1 01/14/15 08:34am Toy Haulers
RE: European-style smooth-faced cabinets on a 5th wheel

Any of the custom builders will. New Horizon, Forks, SpaceCraft, Continental Coach.
jims1 01/13/15 07:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need help from people that live in 5th wheels full time...

I sent you a PM with some ideas you might want to look into. Happy reading!
jims1 01/11/15 05:45am RV Lifestyle
RE: height of rig

13'6" is supposed to be the federal minimum that a bridge can be. Watch for the yellow signs, and also beware of crossing a river or something ON a bridge. The outside lane may have less clearance due to the construction of the bridge.
jims1 01/11/15 05:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Record Low Temps in the Keys

Cold has finally hit here too. Here at 32N 64W we are at 55 for tonight. May have to close the windows & use more than a light bedsheet tonight. Have to go out & mow grass tomorrow then get another gallon of paint on the side of the house. Ah well...at least everything is till green. But where you are also got smashed by 2 hurricanes this year. Its always a trade off!
jims1 01/09/15 06:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for newer RV; How to calculate weight

RedWood is nowhere near the top. A used Carriage product, Excel, DRV, Montana, Lifestyle, would be my choices for a quality built used rig that can withstand extended use.
jims1 01/04/15 07:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air brakes

As a former truck driver I can tell you that air brakes shouldn't be used frequently. That's a good way to run out of air. Less applications for longer durations are preferable to lots of short applications. Further, you should be using gear reduction and engine braking to do most of your deceleration. What TV and FW are we talking about? In post he said 98 Volvo with Cummins towing 36' TT or 5er Where did you read that? I have no clue how all that got put together. As the 2nd poster to the thread, I have a '98 Volvo truck I pull my 5th wheel with. People are reading what they want and assuming a whole bunch. As for the OP, PacBrake makes an exhaust brake for your setup. Works great, I had one.
jims1 12/28/14 08:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery Connections

If the are 12volt batteries then you want positive to positive, neg to neg. You also want to put the positive cable from the trailer to the positive on one battery, and the negative from the trailer on the other batteries negative post.
jims1 12/28/14 05:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air brakes

How big of a trailer do you have to have air brakes?
jims1 12/28/14 05:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Led flood light mounted on back of trailer

I have 6 lights on the bottom of our 5'er. 2 are mounted near the front landing gear, 2 in front of the tires aimed out at 45*, and 2 on the rear. They are all LED flood lights which light up a pretty good area. Wiring to the back was in the grey 1" conduit with a box at the halfway point for the middle lights. I also have them switched separately- front, middle- rear. I also have the ability to turn on the rear ones from inside the truck to give a little light when backing into a spot at truck stops, and such. What I did was buy the cheapest 14g 75 or 100' extension cord I could find.and used it inside the conduit. The LED's only have a 18 watt draw.
jims1 12/28/14 08:36am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah244/James111/Volvo%20Truck/th_100_1012_zps20ad12f8.jpg '98 Volvo 610
jims1 12/21/14 09:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rear Camera??

Check E-Bay. It might be better to get a 3 camera system and cover some of the blind spots.
jims1 12/21/14 09:17am Towing
RE: Cleaning out camper

We also have a rule of "Something new in, something old out", also have the if it hasn't been used in 6 months its gone. The only exception is 2 cases of Scotch... some is 20yrs old in the bottle and 10-15 on the shelf. it can sit awhile longer!
jims1 12/16/14 06:16am RV Lifestyle
RE: Another fence post hose mod

Lowes quit carrying the brand. You can order online, but then you have shipping. I'm looking for 2 5x5 end caps locally, yea they're online but $7 shipping for a $1 cap
jims1 12/14/14 06:05am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Running coax for DishTailgater ladder mount Class C

We have a Tailgator as well. For awhile we kept it on the roof for a better view of the southern sky, but any wiggle of the 5'er would cause it to go out. The dish is so small in them that they lose the signal really esy.
jims1 12/12/14 06:05am Technology Corner
RE: NASCAR 'Glory Days' in the Rearview Mirror

What they don't mention is the fact that all the cars are the same, most of the drivers are prima donna's, and it all but appears to be a set cast of winners and losers.
jims1 12/11/14 06:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: Which brand & model of walkie talkies for my "spotter?"

We use our cell phones. i put mine on speaker and put it on the console where I can hear, but leaves my hands and head available to turn and look at the mirrors etc. And it keeps the neighbors from hearing both ends of the conversation.
jims1 12/10/14 06:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Rear kitchens

We had a 1996 32RKS Carrilite and never had any issue with the items in the rear cabinets or the fridge.
jims1 12/10/14 06:50am Fifth-Wheels
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