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RE: Which toy haulers Do or Don't use Lippert (LCI) frames?

If you can afford it, DRV FullHouse has their frame built to spec. Its still Lippert, But its triple stacked box frame built right.
jims1 08/21/15 06:58pm Toy Haulers
RE: Do dealers get paid from factory for PDI time?

I don't care how they work their numbers. I ask for MSRP price, pull out my calculator and subtract 35% and that's what I'm willing to pay. They can move line items wherever they need to make a profit from the bank.
jims1 08/07/15 04:41pm Beginning RVing
RE: Dually Conversion

Been there, Done that , Still bought a bigger truck I converted a Dodge SRW to a DRW. Still didn't have enough braking power. Pulled fine, was much more stable, but our Carrilite is in the 18500lb range and the stopping power just wasn't there. Disks on the trailer, PacBrake on the truck, Powerslot rotors, EBC Green Stuff pads, and the weight of the RV would push the truck down the highway in an emergency braking situation.
jims1 07/20/15 04:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Surge protector

I mounted ours in the same cabinet with all the other slide switches, pimp controls, etc.
jims1 06/07/15 06:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Pulling a 15500 lb 5er

Here is my scale weight from the factory my new 2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3. It is about 39'-6" long. What is scary is you will see people with a 350/3500 truck pulling this same RV. When we finish loading it up we will be over the 21K for sure and north os 5K pin. http://i.imgur.com/xZ7ZFNSl.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/PdXuc0Ol.jpg Sweet looking RV, like the truck that's towing it too... I think I've seen it recently...
jims1 05/20/15 07:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The NEW Carriage

If I had to buy a new RV to replace our Carriage Carrilite, I would be looking at the DRV line. They are the only ones left that are close to our Carrilite build quality. You can slap a Ferrari badge on a Pinto, but you still have a Ford...
jims1 05/09/15 06:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Went the Toy Hauler Route Finally

Check the forward- aft level on your rig when you're hooked up. It looks like your nose high. Pulling nose high or low puts more weight on the front or rear axle, possibly causing a tire failure. Nice truck!
jims1 04/05/15 05:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: New Carriage?

Go look at one, or compare the specs on them.... I-beam frame, Lippert everything FIT, its got foofoo, but no bones.... Kinda like the cameo Thor came out with.... NO back cap on a Cameo?
jims1 03/16/15 07:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wet grass tire chains??

Best idea might be to get a friend that has a 4x4 to pull the camper out for you when you need it.
jims1 03/01/15 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fresh Water Filters

Check Lowes and Home Depot for full house water filters. The clear housings will become brittle over time so try to get the solid one. Then in the plumbing section find the Watts brass fittings and find the 3/4npt to water hose fitting. 1 on each side and you can put it inline on your hose. You can use a wide range of filters in them from .5micron to 5mic, carbon filters, ceramic, etc.
jims1 03/01/15 07:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullright or Hijacker AutoSlide?

I used a SuperGlide for 3 years, 2 years fulltiming.
jims1 02/27/15 05:55pm Towing
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
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