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RE: Rough riding F53 chasis.

.......................... Has anyone find a cure to help the rough ride on the F53?Good luck with that! Had a Coachmen Mirada on the F53 that just about shook my fillings out. Lower tire pressures (matched to load) helped a little. But the real telling detail was my call to Coachmen to see what I could do to help. They told me 'What do you expect, it's a Fedex delivery truck chassis". When the local truck suspension specialist was amazed the cabinets had not ripped out of the roof I decided it was time to sell!
kaydeejay 09/14/16 09:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 2500 HD

Found a 2500 HD Duramax with 18500 miles on it. Anything I should worry about with so few miles on it? Must have sat a lot. Their asking $34000.High retail value on that truck is under $25K. I know, I just sold one with 30,000 miles on it and I did a LOT of research. Hold out for a 2006 LBZ - 6-speed transmission and a stouter engine. Some will tell you the '05 LLY had overheat problems. A few did. If you get the seller down to a sensible price you might want to see if it had the GM fix applied. This involved a 2006 aircleaner drawing air from under the fender vs the original that pulled hot air from behind the radiator. I also agree with the poster who suggested changing the turbo mouthpiece.
kaydeejay 09/11/16 08:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Upgrade

.............. We have a 2005 Chevy 2500 diesel to tow with. We were not planning on this purchase so I would like to keep the cost as low as possible but am wary of the low end 5th wheels. Are they as cheaply made as they seem when walking into them? WE looked at Keystone Hideout 5th Wheel this past weekend as well as a Puma 5th Wheel.With a 2005 Chevy diesel you are looking at 2500# payload (4WD) or 2800# (2WD). The 2005 2WD Crew-Cab I just sold had 2815# payload capacity and I was close to max with two people, a 9600# 27' Sunnybrook fiver, a 52 gallon fuel tank, Line-X spray-in liner and a Retrax cargo box cover. I doubt you will find much over 30' that you can tow within ratings. Whether that is a concern is your call.
kaydeejay 06/07/16 05:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulling Two Trailers

.............. Here in Mich I had to take the 10 question test to get the recreational tow designation. It was brutal.And that was for a trailer behind a fifth-wheel. No double pulls for bumper hitches in MI.
kaydeejay 06/05/16 08:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: limits of 1999 GMC suburban 1/2 ton

To the OP, your 'burb may have a 6500# max tow rating, but that is with a 150# driver in it, hence the "max" before the number. Any more than that and the extra has to be subtracted from your max tow rating. You will very quickly end up with a net tow rating significantly below 6000#. A 6500# "dry" trailer will be 6700# or more by the time you add battery and propane. Load up with clothes, pots & pans, dishes, bedding etc and pretty soon you're looking at 7500#. Your 'burb won't like it and neither will you. Go for the 3/4 ton.
kaydeejay 06/05/16 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best place to sell Truck and fiver

Rig is SOLD via the Craig's list ad.
kaydeejay 06/02/16 08:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where do I start

Just FYI to all - sold the truck and fiver today via Craigslist. So the hunt for a DP now starts in earnest!!
kaydeejay 06/02/16 08:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric Brake Issue

4 magnets = 15 - 16 ampsThat's a little high. More typical would be 3amps per magnet.
kaydeejay 06/01/16 09:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Norcold not cooling

I have a Norcold N611V refr. It seems OK as the light comes on green with 120V hookup. But it will not cool (Frzr or Refr.). I unplugged the electric and I heard the piezo lighter and propane start. The freezer got cold but that was all. I'm planning on leaving for AK in a few hours. Can anybody troubleshoot this for me?How long has the fridge been on? You need to allow 24 hours before you conclude it's not working. On the other hand they aren't referred to as "Nocolds" for nothing! If there is any yellow powdery deposit around the cooling system in the back, or you can smell ammonia, then you are looking at an expensive repair/replacement. Although, with the age of your unit it SHOULD be under warranty if it is defective.
kaydeejay 06/01/16 09:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Repair or replace??

Are you certain it isn't the TPMS that is leaking? Mix up some soapy water and spray the tire down and find the leak. Where it is leaking determines the repair.I echo that! Much as I love my TST TPMS system it was the cause of two low tires. One was a cracked valve stem caused by the weight of the sensor (fixed with metal stems), the other was a leaking gasket in the sensor to stem connection. The good news is that the system did alert me before any damage was done! It's worth a check!
kaydeejay 06/01/16 06:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wonderful--Toilet Issues

An over filling toilet will not force liquid out of the roof vent, the only thing that will do that is hooking up a tank flush.Methinks OP has been watching re-runs of Robin Williams in "RV":W I agree, a pressurized water supply is required to force liquid out of the vent pipe on the roof. Better check to make sure the water supply is NOT connected to the rinser.
kaydeejay 06/01/16 06:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Where do I start

Thanks all for your input. Keep 'em coming - I am taking it all in :B Can someone expound on the differences between Spartan, Roadmaster and Freightliner chassis? Pluses and minuses; stuff to look for. Thanks all.
kaydeejay 06/01/16 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
Where do I start

Have been a long time poster over in the Fifth-wheel Forum, but it looks likely that I will be moving up to a DP at some point in the not too distant future. Looking for a nice riding, quiet rig. Any makes/chassis/engines/years I should avoid? Have been looking at Allegro Buses, Holiday Ramblers, Monaco, Newmar, up to around $100K. That puts me in the 2004 to 2008 range. Early days yet, but comments and suggestions please. Thanks
kaydeejay 06/01/16 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best place to sell Truck and fiver

I don't know who told you that you can't list them together on Craigslist. There are trucks and trailers listed together all the time on it. Whoever told you that is wrong. I suggest you list the combination under the "RV" section. Folks looking for an RV on Craigslist are not going to look in the car and truck section. If I were to do a Craigslist search in our part of the country right now, I bet I could find 10 or 15 ads for truck/RV trailer combinations for sale. Good luck on your sale. Jeff Craigslist is a great place to sell your "combo". Also - Escapees forums has a "for sale" forum for all types of RVs and lots of potential buyers. ~Have not tried the Escapees. That might be next! Had two Ebay time-wasters, two Craig's list scammers (They would send their agent round to collect it - yeah, right!). Got one response from the Craig's list ad that may work out. Guy took lots of pics and is going to talk to his wife. Not holding my breath of course!! Now I need to duck over to the Class A Forum and start picking their brains on what to avoid!!!
kaydeejay 06/01/16 01:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best place to sell Truck and fiver

no idea what an ad would cost but trailer life mag has such ads every month. Maybe some of the other mags. shame to give it up with all it took to get it together. Good luck.Thanks for that, I'll check it out. Hoping not to give it up. Working on wifey to go for a DP.
kaydeejay 06/01/16 10:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best place to sell Truck and fiver

I don't know who told you that you can't list them together on Craigslist. There are trucks and trailers listed together all the time on it. Whoever told you that is wrong. I suggest you list the combination under the "RV" section. Folks looking for an RV on Craigslist are not going to look in the car and truck section. If I were to do a Craigslist search in our part of the country right now, I bet I could find 10 or 15 ads for truck/RV trailer combinations for sale. Good luck on your sale. JeffInteresting! My Craig's list ad is still out there under RVs. I got a nasty email saying I could not do that, but they did not delete my ad!! So I'll let it ride as long as I can. NOT going to post the link as I suspect that will push me into rule-breaking territory! Two scammers so far, but it's pretty easy to sniff them out.
kaydeejay 06/01/16 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best place to sell Truck and fiver

D@mn! If that truck were 4wd, I'd be seriously interested. :-( Lyle4WD knocks 300# of the payload rating!! Never planning to drive in snow, plus 1600# of pin weight on top of the posi axle has been plenty for me.
kaydeejay 06/01/16 10:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best place to sell Truck and fiver

I don't want to give up! I'm working on the wife to consider moving to a DP so she could get up and move around the odd time while we are on the road. This, plus the better ride and reduced engine noise. She has yet to be convinced! Have tried Craig's list. They have a section for pickup trucks and they have a section for trailers. I listed the entire rig in both and got told I could not do that!! Ebay is the same thing. I listed it in Camper trailers with a pic of the truck, saying I would sell the trailer on its own, but not the truck alone (as I would than have no way to move the trailer). Ebay nuked my listing, (after I got a fake bid on the trailer alone), saying I was trying to avoid paying commission fees! Hence my question! PS, I wish the truck was an LBZ, it's not - it's an LLY but has had the GM overheat fix applied. Done because I thought it was a much better idea to draw cool air from under the wheel-well than hot air from behind the rad. Never even heard the secondary fan kick in since.
kaydeejay 06/01/16 07:53am Fifth-Wheels
Best place to sell Truck and fiver

It's beginning to look as if our fifth wheel days are over. My wife has severe arthritis and cannot sit in the truck for more than an hour at a time. You don't get very far in an hour! Have been looking at the best way to sell the rig. I can find all kinds of places to sell the truck OR the fifth wheel, but cannot find one that will list the combination. It really would make the most sense for someone to buy the entire rig as it it fully equipped and ready to go. Have tried to sell just the fiver on Ebay. Got a sale but the buyer has simply disappeared after I told him he was not going to show up with a 1/2 ton truck, drop the hitch in the back of his truck and drive away!! He did not realise there is a bit more to it than that! Resale on a truck with the hitch, a 52 gal tank, brake controller, etc is very limited in a non-RV situation. Any suggestions? (Mods, obviously feel free to remove this if it crosses the line as far as advertising is concerned. I have deliberately made no mention of price. I really am looking for suggestions.)
kaydeejay 06/01/16 07:11am Fifth-Wheels
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