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RE: Turning a FW around in a Culdesac

We as well live on a Cut-De-Sac and it's a LARGE one at that. Coming down the street into it, we are 1st on on right or 3:00(?). Just go slow when making your turn. Now, you didn't say if your staying parked in street or backing into driveway. With ours and driveway has a pitch to it, I come in clockwise so I'm backing into d-way on driver's side. Mind you I'm probly pushing 55'-60' in total. OP you said that your C-D-S is 52' in diameter, yes that's tight, but still doable as long as you go slow. As others have said, the trailer will track to inside either way you go. Just swing it wide so front of truck is closest to mailboxes or side of blacktop if no mailboxes. If staying in street, so door of coach is facing your house, the RV will be closer to center of C-D-S just nature of the beast. Our town has many C-D-S's and some are small. So small in fact that a Mack Granite 10 wheeler with a 1 way front snowplow, wing and salt box/spreader goes around as best they can and will have to push snow up onto lawn, stop, back up and reposition himself to complete the turn. I know this cuz I'v been the wingman operator for him. Pain the azz w/o a doubt, but can be done. Granted the Mack's don't turn worth a **** anyways, but that's besides the point. Point is, even on a small C-D-S, you can do it. Just takes practice.
ACZL 06/11/21 11:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cover For Fifth Wheel

While we store ours indoors here in upstate NY, believe this has come up before. In any case, ADCO make a good cover. You just have to make sure it's tied down well so wind doesn't catch it and rub the cover on the RV and all.
ACZL 06/10/21 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 2021 exhaust brake.

Diesel engine exhaust brakes ... OP does NOT have a diesel engine. OP needs to learn how to manually downshift. Say wut??? OP said "EB", which I assume means EcoBoost. Gasoline turbo direct injected. EB -- Exhaust Brake He could've said: New Jersey Jake Brake (Whoa Mother__________, Whoa Mother__________)!
ACZL 05/26/21 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: New fifth wheel update

WHAT is AUH??? Anderson Ultimate Hitch
ACZL 05/26/21 06:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: King pin lock

As you can see by the replies, answers are both pro and con. But if ya want to get one and get a good one, look into what semi trailers use. My $.02.
ACZL 05/26/21 06:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Super spring

What are you trying to accomplish? Rear end too low? Compensate for PIN weight? More info please.
ACZL 05/26/21 06:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 2021 exhaust brake.

I thought the EB on our '15 did a very good job w/ the hills in western NC when we had it. The '17 Imo is equally as good.
ACZL 05/25/21 07:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New fifth wheel update

Unfortunately all spots are the same width but they have different lengths. Well if ya can't dodge 'em,.....Ram 'em !!!! Seriously tho, Congrats, enjoy, have fun and make room for the miles of smiles ahead!!!!
ACZL 05/25/21 07:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Louisville, KY to Bangor Maine

Living in NY, I'd agree 100% w/ DrewE and Crowe's posts. Like to add that PA tolls are very high from what I have heard. Think even higher than NY. Also, I 80 in PA, be careful/listen for accidents as they have quite a few and serious ones at that. NY can as well, but do have alt routes (5/20/17/86) if need be.
ACZL 05/19/21 08:07am Roads and Routes
RE: New Full Body Paint Job

Hole Smackaroonie !!!! That's absolutely beautiful!!!
ACZL 05/06/21 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finally a new fifth wheel

Congrats from CNY and may she bring you/grandkids many miles of smiles !!!
ACZL 05/05/21 01:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: EZ Pass with and without trailer

I must have a fluke of a transponder cuz I just have a white one and gets used in 2 diff vehicles and when used w/ the truck, reads right towing/not towing.
ACZL 04/29/21 01:41am Roads and Routes
RE: I need a FAST route MA to Atlanta GA

Take a plane...heh I also was going to suggest: American Airlines or Delta
ACZL 04/26/21 01:30am Roads and Routes
RE: New Hampshire to Yellowstone

Thanks to all who replied. I'm definitely going to take a few of the suggestions especially dropping by Niagara Falls. One of the conundrums I have is not being able to stop an extra day here or there if you find an interesting place because the reservations lock you in to being at a certain place on a certain day. I'm thinking of only making reservations in the busiest places like Custer S.P. Yellowstone, Niagara Falls etc and taking my chances that I'll find a spot to camp otherwise along my route. I'd like to get your thoughts on that. When we headed out in 2010 we never planned more than 2 days out and never had a problem. We traveled through most of the Eastto Tennessee then the South and Southwest. We stayed at The Branches of Niagara CG a couple years ago. Nice place, nice pool, far 'nuff off the interstate, yet still close to it (no noise unlike the KOA). Not too far from the falls. While in the area, there is in Buffalo,a WWII ship & sub along their pier/waterfront as well as home of the chicken wings (ongoing battle between Duff's and Anchor Bar). We ate at the AB and wasn't impressed w/ it. IF by chance the border is open, I'd suggest the CA side to view the falls and if possible arrange to have dinner atop the Skylon tower (if open).
ACZL 04/24/21 07:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: 5th Wheel entry steps

Barney: Steps look good. But I assume your rig came with fold down steps underneath from the factory. When you get the single piece steps that lift up into the door, there is no notch framed in under the door. So to put these in would require modifying the body & frame. Way above my pay grade... I think Torq Lift makes a foldable step of steps to go inside of coach like the solid ones, but do not require a 4'arc to deploy them. This is addition to their under the door ones like Barney has.
ACZL 04/24/21 07:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Hampshire to Yellowstone

meleekamp and DrewE offered up some great suggestions. May I add the Ford Museum in Detroit as well. Never been there but heard it's a great place to see. If taking 90, be prepared for tolls. Can figure out how much NY tolls are by going to the T-ways web site. If possible, try to get a NY E-Z pass ahead of time and see to what states it works in (it's a lot of them). Sadly, some states have E-Z passes just for their systems. On a side note, order a Pocket Truck Stop guide for fuel stops along the routes you wish to take. Lot of info contained in a little book and HELPFUL!
ACZL 04/24/21 05:09am Roads and Routes
RE: 5th Wheel entry steps

Pull in and try to park as close to the left parking line as possible so as to leave room for the steps. Really like the concept of the solid steps but dislike the other problems they pose as already mentioned.
ACZL 04/24/21 04:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Tow with 2500 Ram

Congrats and welcome to the world of diesel smiles.
ACZL 04/21/21 08:26am Tow Vehicles

FTG and CumminsV12 sold me on the WWA last year and like ORbiker, ordered the pole/kit from WWA and Holy Mackerel, had the RV waxed in no time flat! Highly recommend the whole enchilada.
ACZL 04/01/21 11:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel bearing advice

I THANK YOU very much for ALL the replies good/bad and otherwise.. She is have a inspection shortly after I get her out of storage at which time I'll ask the shop to pull a couple wheels and not just 1 as required. Do know that they used good stuff when they (dealer) did them orig (not factory). Again, Thanks !!!!
ACZL 04/01/21 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
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