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FRESH WATER TANK LEAK

I’ve owned my 2017 Big Horn for three years now. This last August, we had a serious red flag fire warning weekend complete with a PGE Public safety Power shut off. In light of that, I filled my fresh water tank (30-40 gallons) in case we needed to evacuate. Following an all clear, I left the tank full, just in case. In October, I pulled the trailer for a week in South Lake Tahoe CA. Perfect weather and full hook ups. Still had a full fresh tank on board. On day 2 of Tahoe, I noticed a rather large fresh water leak from various points in the undercarriage. I assumed the fresh water was leaking and traveling through the coroplast under the trailer. After three days it stopped. I suspected there was a possible crack in the fresh tank since we had a tire tread incident on the road in February, and a slight showing of water at that time. Upon leaving the resort in Tahoe, I found that the 12v pump didn’t not charge the water system while on tank mode. When I got home, I discovered the fresh rank was in fact empty. I never drained it and concluded it drained o it’s own, and whatever damage was suffered from the tire tread incident was greater than expected. This last week, I removed the coroplast from the undercarriage of the trailer. What I found disappointed me, but I expected it nonetheless. The bits and pieces of the internal workings of this trailer were haphazardly thrown Together by a kindergartner and as it turns out, caused a water leak in the fresh tank by shoddy workmanship that had nothing to do with the tire tread Was hit on the road. The fresh tank was installed in its usual fashion. A cross member at one end and three steel straps perpendicular to the cross member. As such, water supply inlet/pump draw tube and low drain hose Were installed and plastic welded next to each other at the bottom of the forward facing side of the tank. Upon filling the tank to capacity for the first time and traveling, caused the tank to bulge on the bottom between the steel straps thereby stressing the welds for the inlet supply fitting that was shoddily welded into place. This caused the weld to fail and produced a leak that drained the tank in three days. This is the way I found the undercarriage after dropping the coroplast. https://i.imgur.com/9OGo2BYl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/YpgwntQl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/UgF3IH4l.jpg
94-D2 10/30/20 09:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heartland Big Horn Fifth Wheel Trailers

I have a 2018 Big Horn Treveler 39MB. Have had three years now and maybe 8-10k miles on it. I can tell you, I don’t think it is made for full timing. I have yet to open the door and not find saw dust and at least one screw on the floor from unknown places, The insulation is inadequate, single pane windows And poor quality In the assembly. Sheet metal or wood screws on fiber board and veneer, All of which back out constantly and can’t be tightened, adheasive backed fixtures letting go due to heat, and hardware that constantly losses during transit. It is very maintenance Intensive. Although it has 2 A/C units, the cooling is barely able to keep up (due to poor insulation) and heating is chaotic depending on which area of the trailer your in. So, it is great for a mild summer trip but I think cold temperatures or extreme heat would be uncomfortable full timing. The appliances are good and have performed well. The structure is solid and seems to ok on tires etc. roof vents are on the cheap side and factory sealants are minimal and need redoing, I would steer more to the grand design models. Higher price point but better quality I think.
94-D2 09/27/20 03:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

I’m running ARP head studs on my 5.9. This is necessary due to the increase pressures associated with the 150 hp gain. I don’t run at max because I don’t have to. If the 5.9 were stock, it would be running at max, all the time and something will certainly break. Good driving skill, and Good understanding Of how your engine uses horsepower and torque is the key to longevity and worry free towing. Anything other than that is abusing your equipment and it is going to fail. If those modifications are not your thing, get a newer tow vehicle with worry free mechanicals. I’m fortunate to have both worlds.
94-D2 07/04/20 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

Had my 99 2500 over a 7 mile 3500’ pass (6% I think). Trailer is a 16k bighorn. 5.9 had a power puck, 100 hp injectors, 4” turbo back, upgraded cooling, pack brake, And built 47re and 4:10’s. 55 mph, l/o overdrive, 1900 rpm 1ooo-1100* f on egt’s. 1/4 throttle all the way over. Never even bogged down. On flat ground tow at 65, 16 mpg. Ran really good.
94-D2 06/25/20 02:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lp stove not percolating coffee

Chances are the inside stove is a low pressure and outside is a higher pressure appliance. This results in lower and higher BTU output. Answer for inside Is a smaller percolator, or just heat it on the outside stove. This is normal for most RV’s. Probably not a plug or restriction. If you have even flame inside, with proper even flame color, you burners are fine.
94-D2 06/17/20 12:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV roof collapse covered by insurance?

See if your homeowners policy will cover all or partial. I have a million $ umbrella on mine. It will cover it.
94-D2 06/11/20 10:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rig for two couples?

I have a bighorn traveler. It is 42’ and about 450’ of total living space. There is an apartment, although small, it has a double sofa bed And will sleep 2. The extra plus, is the living area is large and open. The bathroom is separate from the front suit bedroom so there is appropriate separation for couples. If kids are involved, there is a large loft so that will sleep 4 kids comfortably. https://i.imgur.com/mX4cjUTl.jpg
94-D2 05/23/20 11:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: PullRite Hitch For 2020 Chevy

I don’t think they make an automatic slider.
94-D2 05/11/20 07:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: PullRite Hitch For 2020 Chevy

Superglide makes the recessed hitch mounts for your truck. It’s pricey but it’s doable.
94-D2 05/11/20 12:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Truck 4x4 or 4x2 ??

What I wish I could have over a 4X4 is a locking diff. All that weight over locked DRW has to make a huge difference over power to one rear wheel & a lightly loaded front wheel. Look to an ARB locker. ArbUSA.com. It is selectable and very reliable. Cost about a grand and you get some on board air, unless you already have air, then it’s a bit cheaper. There are some E-lockers too if you didn’t want the air.
94-D2 05/03/20 01:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Truck 4x4 or 4x2 ??

I use the low range box on my 3500 every time the 5’er goes in or out of my property. 10-12% 1/4 mile grade on a private road, and steep rise on my docking pad and slight grade in a turn on gravel road for a turnaround. 4wd not necessary but the low gear box is really nice to have. All considered, it comes down to wants and needs. The extra equipment it a nice to have. Therefore, value is in the eye of the beholder.
94-D2 04/28/20 02:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2008 Jayco Eagle Super Lite power awning problem

I would think the switch, or a leg of it is shorted to ground.
94-D2 04/26/20 08:21pm Fifth-Wheels
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