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Camping near Moab, Utah

We're planning a trip to Moab Utah in the spring of 2020. Looking for suggestions on rv parks. Also.....is spring the best time to go to that area? Thanks for any advice you can give! Tony
Bayley 10/17/19 10:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cascade locks to Beverly Beach State Park

What I was trying to find out....is there a route east of Portland to take to avoid so much congestion.
Bayley 07/24/19 08:46am Roads and Routes
Cascade locks to Beverly Beach State Park

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Bayley 07/23/19 07:46pm Fifth-Wheels
Cascade locks to Beverly Beach State Park

What is the best route from Cascade Locks to Beverly Beach State Park pulling a 5th wheel? Should I take 84 over to I-5? Thanks
Bayley 07/23/19 07:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dual Motor Landing Gear

Well.....I ordered the Bulldog Dual Motor Landing gear today and not a minute too soon!! I had the trailer at home doing some cleaning and odd projects and returned it to the storage unit this afternoon. I was raising the trailer and just about had it off the truck when the drivers side landing leg gave way and the trailer dropped back down on the truck. Lucky enough the other leg kept things from getting out of control. I thought the leg must have slipped through the brackets or something but when I checked everything was in tact. The only thing I can guess is that the screw mechanism failed inside the tube. This must be why I started having so much additional trouble getting the trailer raised enough to get off the Andersen Hitch Ball in recent trips. I will be so happy when the new landing gear arrives and I can get the bad one replaced.
Bayley 06/06/19 10:15pm Fifth-Wheels
Dual Motor Landing Gear

I posted a question a few days ago about getting my landing gear to raise high enough to get off the ball of the Andersen hitch. I've decided to upgrade to a dual motor system and would like to hear any advice you have about which system is best. I am looking at the Bulldog and the Ultra Fab systems. From my research I think either one will work with the existing stop brackets on my trailer. I guess It comes down to ease of installation and quality of the product. Do any of you have experience with either of these units? Thanks, Tony
Bayley 06/04/19 09:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Hitch issue

gkainz: That's a great idea. I'm already at the lowest pin hole but if I understand what you're suggesting, the ball unit will probably slip down in the tube a little when the pin is pulled. You're right it might be a tricky hitching up again unless I'm exactly in line with the hole in the adapter. Super_Dave: do you have an Andersen Hitch?
Bayley 05/20/19 12:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Hitch issue

ET Crockett: My rig tows very level. The issue with the Andersen hitch is the trailer has to be raised higher than it does with a traditional hitch because it has to clear the ball on the Andersen. From the responses I received it appears that I'm doing everything I can to get the travel I need. Most of the time I get it accomplished but it's really a PITA sometimes. My trailer is heavy, and when loaded, the one motor landing gear (Venture Mfg) struggles to get high enough. My best bet I think is to upgrade to the Bulldog or Ultra Fab dual motor landing gear. Hopefully that will give me the extra travel needed as well as the muscle to calm my nerves. I'm also thinking about an on-board compresser system to compliment my air bags so I can easily lower the air pressure to give me a little more room to work with. As always....thanks for the input....it really helps to hear other ideas and experiences. Tony
Bayley 05/19/19 12:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Hitch issue

I do place blocks under the legs before I start. In order to get enough travel of the legs I have to have them in the upper most position with the drop legs touching the blocks. This gives me the use of the entire travel distance of the landing gear to get above the ball. The problem comes with getting the trailer level after moving the truck. If the trailer is level when I first park in the site I don't have too much trouble but if I'm nose high I don't have enough down travel to get level because I had to start with the landing gear at the highest point. I'll try letting air out of the bags to lower the truck a little if I get into that situation again, hopefully that will help. Otherwise I think I'll upgrade to the dual motor system with the larger travel distance.
Bayley 05/18/19 09:09pm Fifth-Wheels
Andersen Hitch issue

I have the Andersen 5th Wheel hitch and have been very happy with it's performance. The issue I have is the distance of travel needed to get the pin off the ball when unhitching. I have to use every inch of upward travel on the landing legs to get off the truck and then sometimes it's impossible to get the trailer down to level for camping because I run out of downward travel of the legs. I have air bags on the truck and thought about letting some air out of them to gain an inch or so. I haven't tried this yet but thought maybe someone else has had this same problem and may have a solution that works. I also have an air bag in the pin box that may be creating an additional height to deal with. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks...Tony
Bayley 05/18/19 04:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Faded gel coat help

OP....I've been through the faded gel coat issue. A lot of the 2013 and 2014 front caps had serious fading issues. The problem seems to have been solved by the Front Cap manufactures with the 2015 and newer models. I tried buffing and waxing over and over again with only temporary results. I was told by Northwood that I should wet sand the cap and then apply wax. I just coundn't bring myself to start sanding on my 5th wheel that was just a little over a year old. I finally decide to have it painted with a base coat and clear coat and never looked back. It cost $1700 to get it done but was well worth it. Now I simply wax it 2 or 3 times a year and it always looks great. I know you want something that will work instead of having to have yours painted but I'm afraid painting is your only real option if you want long term results. Good luck!!
Bayley 03/21/19 07:59pm Fifth-Wheels
Washington Hwy 14

Anyone travel hwy 14 between The Dalles and Stevenson? Are the tunnels ok for a large 5th wheel? My rig is 13.2' I will be going to the Timberlake Campground near Stevenson. Would it be best to just stay on I-84 and cross the river at the Bridge of the Gods. Thanks...Tony
Bayley 01/07/19 07:39pm Roads and Routes
Recommended Campgrounds

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Bayley 01/02/19 01:08pm Fifth-Wheels
Recommended Campgrounds

Anyone have a good suggestion for a nice (one night) campground near Portland Oregon on I-84? We will be traveling from Kennewick, WA to Newport, Oregon so the campground could be before or after Portland. I just want to try to keep the mileage around 200 miles the first day. Thanks, Tony
Bayley 01/02/19 01:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Part 3-4 weeks and 5 days how things are going

Great stuff. My only question is why did you need to purchase two surge protectors? The EMS 50 amp should be all you need even when you have 30 amp service. I have an EMS 50 amp and use it with 30 amp all the time and it works just fine.
Bayley 10/28/18 06:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gear box replacement on landing gear

When mine went out I had to hand crank the trailer up to get it back on the truck....No big deal, just a little elbow grease. Replacing the gearbox was very easy and straight forward. I put the trailer on the truck for support and replaced it. Hopefully it doesn't go out again but considering the weight of my 5'er that's probably wishful thinking. If and when it happens again I will replace the landing gear with a dual motor system.
Bayley 10/24/18 04:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Beverly Beach State Park Oregon

Thanks for the responses.....I'm going to try for reservations for the end of July 2019. Hopefully I'm lucky enough to land one!!
Bayley 10/20/18 06:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Beverly Beach State Park Oregon

Has anyone stayed at Beverly Beach State Park in Oregon? I know they have sites to accommodate larger RV's, but are they fairly easy to back into or real tight? Thanks
Bayley 10/19/18 07:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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