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RE: Quick disconnects?

We use the full flow Gilmore plastic ones. Order online from Amazon. The Lowes variety, Homedepot ones didn't hold up, the metal ones either brass or plated corroded to easily. The full flow ones we are using have been in play for3 years now. Full-time, moving every 3-4 weeks.
jims1 10/02/15 12:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New 2017 Superduties

No 10 speed No ecoboost Yet Ford keeps information coming in dribs and drabs to keep social media at a slow constant boil. Watch for "to be introduced at a later date" , they will do it for months yet to come. No sleeper, no microwave, no fridge, no ability to carry the smarty, Safe travels and say hello to that other fellow running around up there....
jims1 09/24/15 06:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Forest River going high end

It would be nice to have another competitor to DRV. Competition makes for better-built quality, new engineering standards, etc. Maybe they will include an upscale ToyHauler model like the DRV FullHouse as well.
jims1 09/05/15 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert Frames

Call Kansas RV center. The NuWa factory is still there. Give them your vin and they should be ale to tell you the frame manufacturer. I think it would be a Youngs frame, not Lippert. http://www.kansasrvcenter.com/ Mike Mitchell is the owner, and past owner as well.
jims1 09/04/15 08:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Route-1 Low Clearance database

Depending on which Co-pilot you buy or download, it does have height settings for bridges. We use the trucker version with the 13'6 height and the 65' length parameters set. So far it has kept us on good roads. The only issue I see with it, is if the campground is on secondary county roads the CoPilot database may not accept the address. But it will accept a pindrop or GPS location.
jims1 08/30/15 05:40am Fifth-Wheels
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
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