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RE: water inlet with check valve

My trailer starting not accepting water at all. The plastic check valve incorporated in the water inlet failed to work. I bought a new assembly off Amazon and everything works fine. Relatively inexpensive and easy install.
Durb 02/17/20 09:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Campground suggestions in the NorthWest

ScottG, I live in the Tri-Cities but we like Charbonneau Park. It is a Corps park. Very nice but very little cell service. You have to drive a ways for the normal amenities. We have stayed at Soap Lake a couple of times back when it was a campground membership site. It is nice and you can't beat the low water level and the temp of the lake. What are some good campgrounds near Wenatchee? We do not boondock so we would need power. Showers would also be nice. We have not used the shower in our TT. We prefer campground showers. Not as sanitary but we do not have to clean them. We stayed at Charbonneau once and it is indeed a pretty park. My problem with it is the locals seem to have the code for reservations and it is tough to get into. Another frustration was campsites were occupied by ski boats while families were camped in the gravel overflow area. I have a couple of suggestions if you ever get over to the west side. Taidnapam is where the Cowlits runs into Riffe lake. Probably represents good paddling opportunities up the river. Cresap is on the headwaters of Lake Merwin where the Lewis River runs in. There is a huge 5MPH zone that is popular with kayakers. Crystal clear water, small waterfalls and plenty of scenery.
Durb 02/14/20 10:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chucking

Could someone explain what chucking is? I have pulled a fifth wheel for thousands of miles and either I have had chucking and didn’t notice or I didn’t have it. Chucking is the fore/aft forces generated by a fifth wheel and applied to the frame of the truck. Due to their high hitch design, all fifth wheel trailers generate some chucking forces; some more than others, some way more than others. If your head is bouncing off the head rest and your wife tells you to sell the trailer, you have a severe chucking problem. Could be you have smooth roads where you live and the forces are so minimal as not to notice. If so, you are fortunate and are good to go. The Lippert video demonstrating the cause of chucking is ridiculous. Based on their theory, travel trailers would generate chucking forces equal to fifth wheels. They don't.
Durb 02/11/20 10:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Charge for each pet ??? your thoughts

We stayed at an Oregon State park. The particular site we chose had a cabin on the rear of the site and an RV pad up front. The site had a flat fee, but when we arrived we received a $10 per night discount for no pets. By the way, Silver Falls State Park.
Durb 02/06/20 08:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Turning Point Pin Box questions

Here are some hitches you can't use: Andersen, Pullrite Super Lite, B&W companion with turnover ball mount. Someone may comment if you can add factory pucks. If so, the Companion for the puck system would be a good choice. I would stay clear of all single point attachment hitches with a gooseneck ball mount as they may rotate in the bed some. I've had a TO Ball/Companion combo since 2004. Not once have I had any movement of my Companion, towing or not. Would I love to have a Companion on pucks? Hell yeah, but that pesky $80 grand for a new truck sorta gets in the way... Lyle Did you use your Companion with a Sidewinder or Turning point hitch with a lock-out capture plate? B&W specifically says to not use the turnover ball hitch for these applications in their instructions. Their rule, not mine. You can access the instruction manual on their website.
Durb 01/30/20 09:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Turning Point Pin Box questions

Here are some hitches you can't use: Andersen, Pullrite Super Lite, B&W companion with turnover ball mount. Someone may comment if you can add factory pucks. If so, the Companion for the puck system would be a good choice. I would stay clear of all single point attachment hitches with a gooseneck ball mount as they may rotate in the bed some.
Durb 01/29/20 06:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

My year 5.9 showed the gross combined would be increased by 2,000# with the 4.10 0ver the 3.73.
Durb 01/28/20 10:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel hitches

Nice truck, nice trailer; get an air hitch to protect both. Smooth and comfortable tow would be a bonus.
Durb 01/27/20 09:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling to the NW

While there is tunnels on WA 14 unless you are over 13'6" or overwidth there is nothing to stop you. You don't need to hug the center line or straddle it. If you can keep your vehicle n your lane you will have no problems. If you can't, well take a remedial driving course. If you hit the tunnel you have already hit the curb. Not hardly. The tunnel next to Drano Lake has a side clearance of 12'-3". The tunnel next to tunnel lake has a side clearance of 11'-9". The fourth tunnel down has a side clearance of 12'-7". If you have a fifth wheel, you won't be able to hit a curb without ripping the roof off your trailer. Maybe all the concrete scarring on the tunnels' faces are flukes. Don't believe me? Go on google earth and take a street level view. You can read the signs for yourself.
Durb 01/26/20 11:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling to the NW

McKenzie Pass in Oregon (Hwy 242) is closed to trailers due to switchbacks. I have towed over plenty of roads in Oregon that wouldn't be advisable due to 10 mph turns and single lane bridges. These roads are out in the sticks and are lightly traveled. Large trucks service the towns out there so you can make it. Don't know the height of your rig but I would stay off of Washington 14 between Vancouver and Bingen. There are some low tunnels on that stretch. Extremely beautiful road but you can enjoy the gorge almost as much from the freeway on the Oregon side.
Durb 01/23/20 09:01am Roads and Routes
RE: Portland Oregon Parks question

If you are working at the airport and are willing to accept a 45 minute commute, then I retract and Vancouver could be an option. Usually the traffic on I205 south backs up at the I84 interchange which would be south of your exit (Airport Way). Washington doesn't have any income tax. However, you won't be able to evade Oregon's income tax if you work in the state but live in Washington.
Durb 01/21/20 08:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Portland Oregon Parks question

Whatever you do, I wouldn't recommend finding a spot in Vancouver. The distances may look short but the commute over the river is brutal. Portland has refused to add to their road infrastructure during a period of growth and the traffic is bad. Find a place that is as close to your job as possible. By the way, welcome to the forum and to the Northwest!
Durb 01/20/20 08:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 20k USA made hitch for rails?

Curious. Over half the posts are recommending B&W products when they don't even manufacture a hitch that meets the OP's criteria. Let's see...your rig weighs 20 thousand pounds, use an 18 thousand pound hitch, that's pretty close. Or....I exceeded the capacity of my 18k Patriot, so you should be fine. Am I seeing bad advice here?
Durb 01/20/20 07:59am Towing
RE: 20k USA made hitch for rails?

Trailer Saver TS3, 25k. Might as well have a comfortable ride in the process.
Durb 01/19/20 02:32pm Towing
RE: Auto slider or manual

If you have the factory puck system, you may not need a slider. It appears GM may have addressed this issue when designing the new truck. They installed a longer bed plus they put the gooseneck ball 2" behind the axle centerline for additional cab clearance. I have observed this truck with a puck mounted B&W hitch and the owner had set it up so that the jaws were over the gooseneck mount. You may want to measure the ball to cab clearance and see how it jives with your trailer.
Durb 01/18/20 01:14pm Towing
RE: 5th wheel tires

G rated tires on a 11,700# trailer? Talk about massive overkill. My trailer has an 11,500" GVWR and could have been optioned with passenger tires. I tow with 16" LRE tires and have around a 50% safety margin while towing at approximately 10,500#. I towed with Towmax tires (China bombs) for four seasons with zero issues. I'm currently running Goodyear Endurance. The tires tow the same, longevity and speed ratings are the only criteria I used.
Durb 01/17/20 07:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kirkland motor oil

If there is one store that has earned my loyalty, it is Costco. I trust their marketing and packaging departments have done their homework and are offering a quality product at a fair price. If they offered a 15/40 diesel blend I would change in a heartbeat. However, their chicken seems to be overpriced!
Durb 01/17/20 10:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Goodyear Endurance tires?

Goodyear has a load inflation chart for the Endurance tires which can be observed on the internet. You won't need to pump them up to 80 psi. I like my Endurance tires after one season. The only thing that set me back was their 1/4" tread depth when new. No big deal as most ST tires age out rather than wear out. I think they would be a nice upgrade.
Durb 01/14/20 10:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Prepping RV for private sale

Thanks all. I will most likely get the slide topper and replace the ladder and yes, full disclosure. But here's a question - for those of you who have bought and sold: assuming the RV is in very good shape, clean, empty, attractive, etc.and it goes on the market at the right time of year, are the NADA value listings a fairly reasonable guide for what one can expect to sell at? My experience is no. Better to check the ads and see what the marketplace is doing. I asked $21k for a travel trailer, NADA said it was worth less than $9k. Had a potential buyer that offered me $9k and got indignant when I declined. Sold the trailer an hour later, sight unseen, for full price which was fair. I don't know how NADA arrived at that value, maybe a depreciation formula. The existing market is a better indicator.
Durb 01/13/20 10:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck bed plug or just use plug in bumper for 5th wheel

I towed for a year with the bumper plug, it was fine. I installed one in the bed and I prefer it. The bed plug fits better with my hook-up routine of checking my hitch jaws and hooking up the brake cable.
Durb 01/12/20 11:16am Fifth-Wheels
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