RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog


RV Sales




RV Parks


RV Club


RV Buyers Guide


Roadside Assistance


Extended Service Plan


RV Travel Assistance


RV Credit Card


RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'Bayley' found 24 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 2  
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
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

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 29813014
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
RE: 6 Volt Battery Charger

Thanks for the responses. Yes I know I can use my old 12 volt charger to charge the 6 volt batteries in series. I just want the flexibility of being able to charge a 6 volt battery separate if needed or in tandem. I was really just looking for the actual experience anyone had with the "Deltran 3 amp Battery Tender". Thanks
Bayley 10/15/18 02:46pm Fifth-Wheels
6 Volt Battery Charger

I made the move to 6 volt batteries this summer and I'm now in need of a good charger to keep them up over the winter. Has anyone used the Deltran 3 amp Battery Tender from Costco for $39.00? The reviews are strong but I would appreciate any advice from the forum. Thanks...Tony
Bayley 10/13/18 04:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun tires

I see the Sailun Terramax is only available up to 17" tires. I hope that changes by the time I'm ready to upgrade my Truck tires.......I need an 18" Tire.
Bayley 10/09/18 05:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Magic fifth wheel TT in new Camping World ad!

NMDriver2: That is freaking awesome... LOL!!! That's the way to take care of too much pin weight!!!
Bayley 10/08/18 07:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Norcold Refrigerator not cooling

Just a follow up to my original post.......I let the unit sit over night and the fridge cooled down as it should. I just got too excited about not feeling any cool after an hour or so. It was over 100 degrees in Boise that day so it just took longer but everything is working fine now.
Bayley 08/29/18 05:22pm Fifth-Wheels
Spider cracks in rear cap

I just noticed a few spider cracks in the lower right corner of my rear cap. Is this something to be worried about? They are very small but it really concerns me. Has anyone had this issue and if so what should be done to correct it? Thanks, Tony
Bayley 08/28/18 06:12pm Fifth-Wheels
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 2  

New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS