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RE: Keystone Cougar

I had a 2010 of the model. They wired it so the receiver had to be in the bedroom. Yes, even for the living room tv. I rewired mine from the area in the basement where the outlet is back into the slide where the living room tv is. The bedroom tv was just for antenna tv and the was ok with me. On edit, this is for satellite tv. If you really mean cable then wire it in at the side of the camper and turn off your antenna booster which will let the cable signal go through it. When in doubt, pull the receptacles out and trace wires.
mudmaker 11/27/15 05:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone cap fading issue

I have been paying close attention to this fading issue and how different manufactures are dealing with it. So far it seems that about the only one that really seems to care on a longer term basis is Cedar Creek. There have been several owners that reported that Cedar Creek has not just painted but has replaced the entire cap for this. They claim to be using a different gel-coat starting with their 2015 models to prevent this. If this is working for them they will get my business the next time I buy a new trailer. I'm really tired of spending my money to correct issues that never should have happened to begin with. B.O. I assume you have a grey Big Country. All the brown colored Heartland products are painted. Maybe they learned their lesson with grey.
mudmaker 11/23/15 04:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Respecting Boundaries at the RV Park

I would think attaching it to her bird feeder will put in where she will find it immediately. Most likely they will be watching you pack up and mutter a small cheer when you fold the steps in and put it in gear.
mudmaker 11/07/15 05:28pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Help with pricing used 2013 Columbus 320RS

https://cheyennecampingcenter.com/rvs/palomino-columbus-model-320rs This is a2015 with leveling and King mattress. Just for comparison.
mudmaker 10/27/15 05:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: another pic of swivel

If it's rated to 65mph it's the same as almost every ST tire on the market... even if it is indeed 8". Propaganda? LOL. People need to calm down. You'd think they were curing cancer with how fired up they get about a product that they aren't even using. Swivel Wheel has been around for a long time. Lots of units sold. No reports of failure or jail time for the offending owners. RELAX everyone. If it's not for you, don't use it. If it works, then do. But really, this site is full of stroke victims waiting for it to happen with the high blood pressure you all get over other people's setups. The longer I'm on this site, the more I realize that people here have morphed from trying to help other RVers into taking great pleasure in shooting down other's setups. From the weight police to the swivel police to every other thing you all condemn as dangerous and illegal. Really. It's getting old. Ditto I too have strayed away due to posts getting jumped on when a this or that particular topic comes up. Usually by the same names too. Me thinks some need to shut the computer off and go enjoy camping.
mudmaker 10/12/15 05:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heartland Big Country 5th Wheels

No big problems with ours either. We have a 3251TS and use an average of 100 nights per yr. Fender skirt and a cracked decal is all I've ever taken it back for. I've changed a couple things more to my liking but overall it's great. Anything could shine after the last one we had where something needed replaced continually. BC has lots of insulation so heating and cooling is easy and the outside stays out there and less noticeable.
mudmaker 09/21/15 06:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The Hitch after Rain

Or did this thread go from 5th wheel to TT "Like" Personally, I don't like people sliding through tight spaces that would make it possible to hit my hitch. Nor will I do the same to other people's vehicles. I give others respect that includes staying out of the bubble around their vehicle and I hope they return the favor to me. Really no need to be so close.
mudmaker 08/09/15 08:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anybody Have A SxS

I have two Rangers. One for work pulling carts and running for parts and the other just stays at home to push snow and move thing around the yard. I don't need them to go fast, just get me there easily. And they ride good too.
mudmaker 08/05/15 06:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Winnebago Destination 37FL Rust

I have no idea really but I would highly doubt it is powder coated. I haven't seen one built lately that has a decent coating on it. Probably just a quick spray job and out the door it goes. Heck, take a close look at the welds on a Lippert frame. I've seen better welds in high school welding class. Also, is it worth the fight to try and get a new camper when this could be remedied with a little spray paint? All the stress and ultimately "non use" of the present unit only to possibly get another with the same or different problems to boot? I say no. Go out and enjoy yourself and worry over the big things. The little ones will get fixed and the thought of them will fade away. Don't sweat the small stuff. I think you are in a mindset that you will look for every little thing based on the past history on the unit. Winnebago only threw their name on the front of another unit that was already being built. That's about as far as the namesake quality goes. Good luck
mudmaker 07/31/15 03:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hydraulic landing gear drifting

Thanks for the replies. I haven't witnessed it again personally and that makes it hard to diagnose. (And how do you tell DW that she is just hearing things in her head?) It is just the front jacks, not a level up system. One of the options this unit didn't come with. I'll have to look into it more when home. From what I've gathered it's not a show stopper problem so I'll just monitor the situation for now.
mudmaker 07/31/15 07:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hydraulic landing gear drifting

Thank you donn. I checked for oil and found none. Maybe leaking back into the tank I guess.
mudmaker 07/30/15 06:25am Fifth-Wheels
Hydraulic landing gear drifting

I have our camper parked where the front is relatively high off the ground and the landing legs in front have been drifting slightly. Every so often you will hear a pop or thump and the camp wiggles a bit. Been lying here in bed for about 30 minutes now and haven't witnessed it yet (DW said it happened again) but I did experience it last night before bed. I lowered the gear myself some thinking I could have overextended the legs but it apparently didn't help. Lippert landing gear. Wondering if a relief got weakened and won't hold the pressure. Thoughts? TIA
mudmaker 07/30/15 05:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: re-direct generator exhaust

You will still need to lift it out and check/change oil. No way to open the compartment where oil check is with it in the storage bay. I would not do this with a bay that wasn't specifically designed to hold a generator. Hard to get proper air flow and the risks outweigh the benefits. Good luck
mudmaker 07/14/15 07:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short bed manuvering

Don't really need one. Towed 95% with short bed GM trucks and never had a slider yet. On my third fifth wheel in five years and haven't seen a reason for one yet.
mudmaker 07/01/15 06:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: new truck hitch

I have a short bed one ton and a companion. Haven't needed a slider yet. Before that I had a short bed 3/4 ton and a pro series non slide hitch. Flat front coachmen fifth wheel and never had a problem with that either. Just be mindful of what's going on in tight situations and save your money.
mudmaker 07/01/15 06:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Cougar (2010) Cable ?

Turn the booster in the bedroom on and crank up the antenna. You will get digital channels. Hook up coax to outside source that has cable and turn off booster to get cable TV. Hook up satellite coax from dish to sat hookup in water closet and mount receiver in bedroom on the generic cable port and you will get satellite channels. (Again, make sure the booster is off.) Had the same camper and didn't like the idea of mounting the receiver in the bedroom so I rewired it to be in living area. Basically, I ran a new wire to the watercloset port from the TV area in the living room.
mudmaker 06/01/15 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing Electrical cord from 7 round to 7 flat - How to?

Just switch it out. It's hard. Most packages have diagrams and instructions on how to do it.
mudmaker 05/12/15 09:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: are you towing with a short bed crew cab?

Contoured cap, short bed. No slider. Ditto.
mudmaker 05/12/15 05:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: MidWest TC/F Gathering in IOWA 4/24-26/15

I hope the weather works out for you. I tried organizing a rally in eastern Iowa in 2008 that never happened. The park closed temporarily because of the flood. Never rescheduled. Have fun.
mudmaker 04/24/15 05:32am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Is the 2015 CHEVY SILVERADO 3500HD a good tow rig

Love my 2015 Silverado. Engine is bullet proof imo. My 2008 is just as good. Only complaint I have is mileage due to the exhaust recycle. I traded a Dodge dually for it. Dodge had a decent motor, although noisey. Seats were hard and flat. I drive the duallys a lot so they need to be comfortable. My father tried a 2012 Ford and traded after one year. Ride and seats were rock hard. Mom couldn't handle the rough ride. It was new and traded for a used duramax and couldn't be happier. Pick whatever you like and have the most knowledge of.
mudmaker 04/04/15 05:29am Fifth-Wheels
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