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RE: Mounting Toilet Paper Holder

Also 2 sided 3M tape...comes in different strengths (rated by holding pounds). Home Depot, etc. Or a free standing TP dispenser...lots of different styles....here is one that even holds paper towels, others have an integrated waste basket.. http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/a2/a2c0ac36-c090-4e6a-9ef7-c9201903e5be_300.jpg I have a stand like this. The best idea thus far.
mudmaker 04/28/17 07:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: $425 for Fake-Mud Jeans !

I'm a little upset. I get mine dirty the old fashioned way, I work in them. Guess I'll start selling them for half price since they have been worn previously. Or if someone wants to make a pair for themselves they can come work for me and get dirty.
mudmaker 04/28/17 07:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: What would cause...

We took them off a couple years ago and brought them to a shop to replace the four tires.brought them back home and installed them again and that's the last I had done anything with it. I left maintaining them to my father. Unfortunately he isn't the greatest at checking the pressure and I'm sure that had something to do with it. I dismounted all four and spun them around and then pressured up to 90psi. They are F rated and will go to 95psi. A combination of under inflation and suspected overloading, (I'm always telling mom to leave a few more things at home) resulted in a slight wear on the outside rib of the tire. We will see what happens this season.
mudmaker 04/24/17 07:48pm Fifth-Wheels
What would cause...

What would cause all four tires to wear on the outside? I'm guessing improper attachment between the axle and spring pack. As in the tabs were put on wrong and the axles pivoted rearward. I haven't looked at it yet, (my parents camper) but I'd like to know what to start with.
mudmaker 04/23/17 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sidewinder cross reference chart

If you know what you have, etrailer.com will match all possibilities
mudmaker 04/04/17 08:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

I chased out the pink stuff and loaded some things that were taken out for the winter. Fiddled with the radio and never did figure out why the option to use Bluetooth from my phone wouldn't work. Oh well, it's not a big deal. I'll play with it again when I have more patience.
mudmaker 04/04/17 06:02am Toy Haulers
RE: 2 weeks and 1200 miles in the new 5th wheel

I'd guess the line between tank and pump has hole/crack in it somewhere however small. Look on suction side of the pump.
mudmaker 03/31/17 06:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Going RV

I always suspected they were given some massive discount to be on the show and buy one of the three featured units. No way I would do that though.
mudmaker 03/24/17 05:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New fifth wheel didn't come home ??????

Does it have the electric latches? We have to make sure the back door is open to relieve the air pressure and then slam the door to latch all the way. I figure as the seals get broke in it will be easier.
mudmaker 03/17/17 05:34pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fifthwheel batteries

I probably should have gone with two batteries when I switched last summer. Had one new Interstate battery the came with the unit new in August. Unfortunately the factory or dealer only installed a 505mca battery which imo is puny at best and won't keep up with the large fridge with circulation fan that's always running. Also starts the onboard generator or should I say wouldn't after boondocking for about 5 hours. I found the biggest mca battery I could afford and switched them out. Happy days. Interstate batteries are good as any but make sure they have the guts to keep you going. They do make some small ones that will still sell because their name is on the side.
mudmaker 03/02/17 08:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for Basement Layout Fuzion 301

I think several shoot from the hip. Changes in mid year to current model designs isn't uncommon. My complaint is this really makes the vin number useless as a tool to track replacement parts.
mudmaker 02/19/17 03:47pm Toy Haulers
RE: Keyless rv lock

Just put on two doors worth yesterday. Bought them during the Black Friday sale. Great deal. The door handles are high enough it makes for a real challenge for my vertically impaired DW. This should eliminate that issue. Occasionally we have visitors stay with us at event and the keep their own hours so rather than give them a key to lose they can just type in the code and come and go as they please through the garage. So with great savings, common sense solution to a height problem and freedom for the friends I think it was a great investment.
mudmaker 02/06/17 07:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun S637

https://simpletire.com/catalog?select=1&width=235&ratio=85&rim=16&zip=52720&brand=83&query=catalog This is where I got mine last summer.
mudmaker 02/01/17 07:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I bought a Fifth-Wheel

Good luck. Keep and eye on the clearance between your tool box and lower front corner during turns.
mudmaker 01/26/17 07:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016/2017 Montana Insulation & A/C Question

When I had my Big Country, I read some article on where the air was going and that led me to drop everything I could and tape corners and cracks and even try to make foils to let the air flow more freely. I didn't have an air flow meter but just the greater feeling of air flow told me where the improvements helped. Now with the whisper quiet returns there's less chance of getting in there and making changes. Inspect and clean up what you can. Find creative solutions as some others have mentioned. I feel lucky I guess that our new toy hauler has great ac flow, as long as I shut off vents to the garage. Good luck.
mudmaker 01/26/17 07:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Could We See Big Block Gas V-8 & V-10 In New Trucks Again

Don't understand why all the hub bub about diesels going in the shop frequently. I'm on my fourth one and other than a recall to get a computer reflash and a recall on an airbag they have never seen the service bay. 03 Dodge: had it for about two years. Bought with 147k and sold with 193k. Lots of nickel and dime stuff. Still have some parts lying around I should have sent with it. 08 Silverado: My daily driver. Bought with 68k. Now has 144k. Runs good. First year of recycle in the exhaust with diesel so mileage is poor but still over 12.5. It's a work truck and it's paid for. 12 Silverado: had it for about two years. Bought with 92k and traded with 112k. Ran great! 15 Silverado: my camping truck. Bought new. Had about 2.5 years so far. 24k miles. Granted I get about nine mpg loaded but I pull a 45 ft toy hauler too. Empty 50 mile average at Yellowstone park speeds (45ish) was 34.5 mpg. I was surprised too. Have a recall for an airbag for the 08 that will probably never get done. They never have the parts to fix. Oh well. I like the diesels much better.
mudmaker 01/04/17 01:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pin height?

Quick thought. Does your 07 have the spacer pads under the spring pack. If so move it from the bottom to the top and gain about 1-1/2-2 inches. Doesn't sound like much but at the tailgate it's a big amount.
mudmaker 01/02/17 07:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: So what are your plans for 2017?

We have a cruise out of Texas in a couple weeks. Then another in July out of Seattle to Alaska. We usually do one in the winter but the DW wants to go to Alaska on the boat. Otherwise we just do several weekend trips to a local haunt with the camper (practically every weekend). Add in a few extended weekends to neighboring states. That about does it. My wife's employer changed how vacation is given out and she lost days so we won't have as much flexibility from now on. Bummer. It doesn't go well as my work schedule. I work about two and a half months in the spring and again in the fall. Rest of the time is work if I want and enjoy the rest!
mudmaker 01/01/17 08:20pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Can we use Draino in shower?

Add water to the bottom of the shower and plunge it. Remember, plungers usually work better on the pull stroke that the push.
mudmaker 01/01/17 01:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Not cool.

Regardless of the EXACT verbiage, the possibility exists that something occurred. Something that caught the eyes of a local ABC affiliate all the way to Atlanta and a news station there. Obviously if the employee was written up and now Camping World is offering free gift certificates it would indicate something beneath contempt has indeed taken place here. Or perhaps you know something you would care to share. It would explain blasting me without know all the information.
mudmaker 12/31/16 07:03am Camping World Service and Installation
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