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RE: Flying J Indianapolis Fire

Gotta think about all those fuel additives and corn chips in there... plenty of fuel sources!
jims1 03/23/16 06:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have any of you traded in Class A Motorhomes for Toyhaulers?

You need to look at the DRV FullHouse. It has the most luxury feel but still has a garage. Most toyhaulers seem to be setup for the younger weekend crowd.
jims1 03/05/16 05:10pm Toy Haulers
RE: Trailer Saver hitch

We have a TSLB2H as well. Combined with a MorRyde pinbox the trailer rides smooth.
jims1 02/02/16 06:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Removal of SuperGlide Capture Plate from Morryde Pin Box

I put a pair of visegrips on the rod to keep it from turning. Remove the 2 front bolts, 2 rear bolts and the plate drops off. Then remove the 4 white plastic bushings that are on the side of the hitch. 2 on each side. They allow the MorRyde hitch head to move more side to side. With the Pullrite, they limit the movement so it doesn't affect the hitch.
jims1 01/24/16 12:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: disk brake conversion

Send your info here for a quote info@stopyourtrailer.com Or go to Stopyourtrailer.com and see what they have. They came in cheaper than me ordering the parts and doing the conversion myself.
jims1 01/23/16 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 3500 DRW

Useless for towing anything over 4-5000lbs. The lifted suspension is softer and will make the rear sag and the headlights aim for the stars..
jims1 01/19/16 10:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tailgate - Advice needed

When I had my Dodge, I used this one- http://www.autoanything.com/hitch-bed-accessories/61A2419A0A0.aspx I prepped and painted it to match the truck, 2006 Patriot blue. It worked well, was well built, I walked on it, sat on it, used it as a tool bench, etc.
jims1 01/19/16 10:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: fence post sewer holder

Or buy a small can of Acetone and quickly wipe the plastic. Then spray paint it. It will Degloss the pipe. I sprayed about 2' of each end of ours. It's all you ever see anyway.
jims1 01/16/16 04:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 5th wheel toy hauler width

We're 14' wide at the living room with opposing slides.
jims1 01/15/16 05:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: DRV Mobile suites Naples

All DRV's have 8k axles or 8k MorRyde suspension standard. The larger triple axle DRV units have 3 8k axles with a 24,000lb rating. 17.5" H rated tires and rims are standard. Then figure 20-25% pin. So having a DRV 43' unit weighing 23-26000lb's isn't unheard of. The frame is over engineered to begin with so the limiting factor is your truck. 43 Naples Length 43' 4" | Est. Dry Weight 19,400 Lbs. | GVWR 23,000 Lbs. Specifications 15" Custom Triple Box Tube Frame 101" Wide Body Frame Goodyear® 17 1/2" H-Rated Tires Automotive Disc Brakes 8,000 lb. Rated Axles Taken from the DRV website
jims1 01/08/16 06:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: DRV Mobile suites Naples

DRV's are pin heavy. You'll be closer to the 5k pin loaded. By the time you add propane and the normal camping stuff, you'll be 21-23k easy.
jims1 01/07/16 05:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016 Grand design Reflection 337RLS

Also depends on the shower head. If it's something like the Oxygenics that is 2.5 gallon a minute, you can have long or bac to back showers.
jims1 01/03/16 03:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wind Break 5th Wheel

Been there done that. Fuel saving 0 none nada. Time saved from scrubbing bugs off the cap.... Priceless!
jims1 12/31/15 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jayco Seismic

Seismic's slides and leveling are electric. That's the only downfall I see in their construction. Would rather have the hydraulic version.
jims1 12/20/15 09:00am Toy Haulers
RE: Think we have found it....Grand design Solitude 365 DEN

Check out the Grand Design Momentum line of toy haulers. Loft and rear beds for the kids, some have second bathrooms, good size kitchens, etc. We are considering a change to the 397TH ourselves.
jims1 12/07/15 05:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Taming a Noisy Coleman Mach 8 Heat Pump

I changed the foam seal that comes standard with a rubber D-seal and retorqued the unit. nice to know about the butyl tape. I have some leftover sound boom mat that I'll try on ours. If it helps quiet the inside of the RV then I'm all for it.
jims1 12/06/15 04:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Big Rigs (40' +), What % campgrounds can't let you in?

We are 63' overall, 39' 5th wheel and a converted Volvo semi truck as our hauler. We primarily stay east of the Rockies and haven't had any issue with maneuvering or finding sites in any campgrounds. In the northeast- Mass, Vermont, Maine, etc you do have to do your homework on what's available in the area.
jims1 12/01/15 07:26am Beginning RVing
RE: Your Christmas Wish List to RV Manufacturers...

My take: 1: Automotive grade locks (I'm talking the Strattec/BOLT type) on the doors and compartments. Winnebago does this. Having only one key for the entire RV is nice. 2: TPO/EPDM roofs just need to go. Instead, something like spray on epoxy elastomer coatings like rvroof.com or Rhino Lining should be used. This way, there are no issues with caulk or seams. 3: Ditch fiberglass insulation, go with something more modern, rot-resistant, environmentally friendly, and critter-unfriendly. Rock wool comes to mind, so does Styrofoam and Thinsulate-based insulation. 4: Toss the antediluvian furnaces and water heaters. Instead, use Alde or Truma units which can do the function of both devices, far more economically. 5: Keep the spare tire, and include a usable jack for it. Fix-A-Flat cans don't count. 6: Solar panels on the roof, a decent charge controller, a beefier battery bank (400 amp-hours or so), then toss the absorption fridge for a compressor fridge. This gets rid of out-of-level issues, fewer holes needed for vents, and actually gets the beer cooler to boot. Because a compressor fridge uses 3-5 amps, having at least 250-500 watts of solar and a battery bank of similar capacity will help with allowing the fridge to run for long periods of time. Solar is always useful in any case, so if a rig can support solar panels, it should have them, combined with a MPPT controller (since every watt is precious.) Plus, if the solar panels are mounted on a frame (not glued on), they actually provide "shade" due to a layer of air between the panels and the rig. 7: If the motorhome is a diesel, stop with the LP gas generators, and put diesel generators in. For vans, Onan models may be too tall, but PowerTech makes a model that I've personally seen installed under a Sprinter, and it did not extend down past the axle, and was not in the way of the angle of departure. LP gas generators just are too thirsty to be useful, especially in climates like Texas where A/C use is a must. 8: Some type of strongbox for laptops and such. Custom metal fab work for a strongbox that can fit in a wheel well or other nook isn't that hard to do. The lock doesn't need to protect Fort Knox -- something like a Simplex LD-450 or a Simplex 960 would be good enough, perhaps with the option for an actual safe lock if people actually want that... however, the strongbox is more intended to keep a laptop from walking off, as opposed to TL60x6 duty. Bonus points if the strongbox can allow charging of devices though a hole. 9: Most class "C"s have a blank wall on the back, or perhaps a ladder. It would probably take some engineering, especially reinforcing the wall for the heavy loads, but it would be nice to have some type of fold-out shelving on the back. This would be quite useful for carrying spare fuel cans, water jugs, a bicycle or two, or just a spot for mounting the spare tire so it is accessible, but yet out of the way. 10: Have a generator controller built in, like the Onan EC-30. This way, one can set it so if the house batteries of the RV are low, the rig can fire up the generator for a few hours if the charge gets below, say 60% SoC. There are RV's made exactly like this, but they are custom built. Unfortunately the masses that buy 99.9% of the RV's are short term weekenders that want the flash and glitz. The industry needs competition to improve. Once the Asian countries figure out how to import RV's, things will change.
jims1 12/01/15 07:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Basement organization

We use clear totes as well. Set up in categories as in Plumbing, electrical, decorations, sewer, fresh water, fasteners, etc. Since we are fulltime, I like having spare items on hand to make life easier. I don't and would never store the Stinky slinky in the basement! Best solution for that is the 5" vinyl fence post. It holds the stinky slinky and all the fittings. http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z467/rhagfo/IMG_1019_zpsf5c3e7c4.jpg width=640 http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z467/rhagfo/IMG_1015_zps21c5872c.jpg width=640 We store the clean unused parts, spare o-rings, spare adapter, wrench that fits the adapter, extra donut, etc. The actual hoses are stored the same as yours, underneath in tubes.
jims1 11/26/15 07:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Basement organization

We use clear totes as well. Set up in categories as in Plumbing, electrical, decorations, sewer, fresh water, fasteners, etc. Since we are fulltime, I like having spare items on hand to make life easier.
jims1 11/25/15 09:40pm Fifth-Wheels
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