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RE: Anti-sway/equalizer hitch issues

Sounds like the truck sits up too high. No anti-sway/equalizer hitch will fix that. Go to a hitch shop or RV dealer and get a shank for the receiver that will allow you to lower the hitch.
wandering1 09/04/15 09:54am Towing
RE: Tow limit concern

Is the 14,200 max tow for a trailer or fifth wheel? The tow ratings are different.
wandering1 09/04/15 09:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Destroyed a Reese 16K

Reese makes a great hitch as long as you use it properly.
wandering1 09/03/15 12:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: how do towing services work?

I only ask because my towing coverage only covers up to 150.00. We take the hit for anything over that. I called Aaaaah local big rig towing place nearby and was told they bill 150.00 per hour and not per mile and there a 2 hour minimum charge. So I'm contemplating coach net coverage Sounds like you just answered your own question. What are you asking?????
wandering1 09/03/15 06:20am General RVing Issues
RE: I don't come around here these days much....

Many repeat posts about RV common sense stuff... AGREED
wandering1 08/31/15 05:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2015 Silverado Navigation up, are you kidding???

Just checked the cost to update the very poor, nearly worthless navigation system in my 2015 Silverado. More often than not it can't find an address, takes me the long way around or can't locate anything at all. Huge waste of money as an option...and now for only $159.995 I can get the latest updates for it. ARE YOU KIDDING ??? I can buy a whole new GPS for that and get free updates for life! If you are buying a new Chevrolet...don't waste any money on the piece of krap Navigation system....And now ask me how I really feel about it. B.O. It has alwsays been that way. Much cheaper to buy a GPS and get free service.
wandering1 08/30/15 06:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Round bars

Read the instructions that came with the wdh. If you dont have them then contact the manufacturer or a hitch shop and get them.
wandering1 08/25/15 06:36am Towing
RE: SuperGlide Hitch

LOL, thats what happens with a short bed truck towing a fifth wheel. There have been 100's of posts about this. Real simple if you want to tow a fifth wheel with a short bed truck get a slider hitch.
wandering1 08/25/15 06:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tripod for 5er

When someone is walking around inside the 5er it will bounce/wiggle. Rubber tires will bounce, suspension systems are made to bounce. To eliminate the bouncing/wiggling you need to keep the weight from pushing down on the tires and suspension by making sure your stabilizers are tight between the 5er and the ground. Don’t just let them out far enough to touch the ground, turn the crank more to make sure they are tight so they will not allow the 5er to push down on the tires. Use a bipod/tripod under the king pin. Make sure it is tight between the ground and the king pin, don’t just adjust it till it touches, tighten it so the front overhang will not move. Make sure to check the stabilizers and bipod/tripod every couple of days because they will loosen up over time. Doesn’t make sense spending a lot of money on landing jack stabilizers when the landing jacks are stable and don’t bounce up and down. If you have properly adjusted the stabilizers and bipod/tripod then you shouldn’t have any bouncing/wiggling. This has worked for me over the past 15 years. Chocks are to keep the 5er from rolling forward or backwards. They do not eliminate the weight of the 5er from pushing down and causing the bouncing/wiggling. If you park on a site that has a incline/decline then you probably want to use chocks to keep your 5er from rolling when you unhitch. There are a lot of other options out there to “eliminate” the bouncing/wiggling if you have the extra money and want to spend it.
wandering1 08/24/15 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Another residential fridge question

Call your 5er manufacture what I did. X2 They made the 5er, they should know.Facts are always better than personal opinions.
wandering1 08/22/15 08:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What would you do, stay put or pull over?

If you are holding up the traffic pull over and get out of the way and let the traffic pass. Being in an RV does not give you priority to block traffic.
wandering1 08/19/15 06:23am General RVing Issues
RE: 2002 Cougar slide out problem please help!

The clutch gear in the gear box for the slide needs to be replaced. Look at the documentation for the slide which will show the gear box and call the manuf and order a new gear box.
wandering1 08/10/15 06:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cant get hitched-Trying to leave

Always remember to do the "bump test" after you hook up before you head down the road. :) How about looking to see that the jaws are around the king pin and the handle is in and latched? Bump test or pull test can fail when high hitched and king pin is jammed between the top of the jaws and hitch plate.
wandering1 08/09/15 06:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Arriving late.

So why dont you call the state park and ask????
wandering1 08/06/15 08:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Towing capacity

Lots of info to play with. Get the towing specs from ford and read them. It has the tow ratings for TT and fifth wheel.
wandering1 08/05/15 06:24am Towing
RE: Stuck on frwy due to accident ahead. Let others use toilet?

Absolutely not, not a tough question at all.
wandering1 08/03/15 06:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Shaky towing experience, please advise

The link is a nice toy to play with. How much does the trailer weigh? What do the ford towing specs say, not the door sticker? If the steering is light, adjust the wdh. Run the psi in the tires as indicated on the sidewalls. Do not exceed the max speed indicated on thew trailer tire sidewalls. Push pull when trucks pass is normal with a TT.
wandering1 08/01/15 06:51am Towing
RE: Speeding in campgrounds

The roads are not sidewalks or playgrounds.
wandering1 07/29/15 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need your input

Not sure how Black Mountain compares to some of the Colorado passes. But we just recently came over a few high (10,000+) passes. We did not turn off the tow haul but did switch to manual transmission mode. By gearing down as we went down, the truck handled the down slope just fine. We did not start down in third gear but eventually got there. We also didn't turn on the hazard lights as the other bigger rigs were going through the same process. Black mountain is a 6% foot hill that is maybe 5k, doesnt even compare to mountains that are in CO.
wandering1 07/22/15 06:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need your input

Sunday I will be going down Black mountain. Am I correct that I should: 1. Turn off tow/haul 2. Manually put in 3rd gear 3. Turn on hazard lights 4. Hang on? Thanks Why would you turn on your hazard lights????????
wandering1 07/22/15 06:23am Fifth-Wheels
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