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RE: asking for suggestions/opinions

I will actually answer your question: Yes we had two TT, a 24 Ft and then a 30 Ft before we upgraded to a 5er. Pulled both TTs with a 1500 Chevy long bed, it did the job but after a long days travel I was beat. Up graded to a 3500 Dually (got a better deal than ordering a 2500) in prep for a 5er. Now it handled the TT with ease and now where as beat at the end of a days travel. Then came the 5er, BIG difference in towing and handling, but a learning curve in backing. But now would never go back to a TT after towing close to 100K miles with a 5er.
Michelle.S 01/21/20 06:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question regarding residential refrigerators

Just be advised that while Generators in Toy Haulers are Gas, most in standard 5ers run off Propane. A 5500 Onan will run just about everything in the unit, but it will burn through a 40# propane tank in approx 10 hours.
Michelle.S 01/07/20 07:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Washer/Dryer worth it?

After our first Snow Bird attempt of 3 months, we order a Combo Unit on our why back North. That was after a few things were ruined because of grease in the CG machines. Put another Combo in our next unit and now have the two individual units and wouldn't be without them. Do a small load every couple of days, no keeping dirty clothes for a week or more before going to the laundry mat.
Michelle.S 01/06/20 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F450 vs F350 SRW payload

Have a question: If both the 350 and 450 have the same GVWR of 14000 Lbs and the 450 is a heavier truck, don't know by how much, but doesn't it stand to reason that the 350 can carry more pin weight, thus a bigger Fifthwheel??
Michelle.S 12/31/19 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: potty without the rv

When we were pulling a Pop-up we always had a Cap on out Truck with a Port-a-Potty. Got a lot of use. Once we moved up to a TT we just used the facilities with-in.
Michelle.S 12/28/19 08:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Flying J and Pilot moving toward B20 diesel?

Actually straight Diesel is getting harder and harder to find. Stations can sell up to 5% Bio and don't have to have a label on the pump. So while you may think you're getting Grade A #2 Diesel you may well be getting 5% Bio.
Michelle.S 12/21/19 06:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Heated Mattress Pad

We've been using a heated mattress pad on our Sleep Number for the past 10 years.
Michelle.S 12/21/19 06:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

In our Home State of New York any combo over 26K requires an "R" endorsement, but I don't know a single friend who has it an just about all are over that mark.
Michelle.S 12/16/19 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer upgrade

I agree with Lady RVer, if you go with the Montana and have even the slightest of issues you will hear about it from the DW.
Michelle.S 12/11/19 07:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Questions about pulling a fifth-wheel with a half ton TV

D. Steiner, I agree. Watched some folks pull out from the CG we're at with a Cadillac Escalade EXT Pickup. Fairly large TT, no Equalizer Bars or Sway Control, rear bumper of TV almost dragging the ground and headlights pointed at the stars. Would not want to be anywhere near that on the highway.
Michelle.S 10/27/19 03:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can't find black and grey tanks.

Is it possible the unit was setup on a seasonal site and the previous owner was plumbed directly and removed the holding tanks??
Michelle.S 10/17/19 09:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: ST Tires ???

I have seen Sailuns from three different Countries: China, VietNam, and Thailand. I had planned to replace my G-114 with the same come this spring, but the blow out moved that schedule up, and with the issues we had with the rims and the deal that was offered on the Sailuns with rims, just couldn't pass up the deal.
Michelle.S 10/09/19 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: ST Tires ???

cummins2014: Yes it would have been on both the Montana and Redwood Forums. Part of the reason for the switch: We had two Rim failures, I.E. pin hole in the casting, one which didn't show up for 3 years, so we had no faith in the wheels them selves. A new Distributor in Elkhart was offering an H rated 17.5 Sailun on a new rim, mounted, balanced, and delivered to the Campground for less than the cost of just a GY G-114 and with all the good reports I thought I'ld take a gamble.
Michelle.S 10/08/19 08:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ST Tires ???

I might well be the one mentioned a few post back about a blown G-114, it was actually 4 1/2 years old with approx 40K miles on it. Were doing 65 on the Ohio Turnpike, all tires running within a couple of degrees of each other and also within a couple of pounds. Just suddenly "Boom" a pieces of rubber flying. Only took out the plastic fender skirt which I got replaced for free at the Rally we were headed to. Tire was sent to GY, who upon checking sent a check for a replacement. Mean time we installed all new Sailun H rated tires and new wheels.
Michelle.S 10/08/19 06:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ST Tires ???

That looks like one of the Bolts that goes up through the Slide Out Frame into the Silde Side Wall.
Michelle.S 10/08/19 05:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Experience towing w/ 2WD F250, 2500 or other 3/4 ton

I've used 4 wheel drive more times getting into a tight camping site than I have for getting unstuck. 4 wheel low will get you into almost any site at an idle, nice an slow with full control.
Michelle.S 09/29/19 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What Size RV is Right for Full-Timing

Our 1st fifth wheel was our 2955RL Monty, thought it was perfect, only 2 slides and could be used with the slides in if needed. First Winter Snowbirding we found a problem with lack of sufficient counter space for preparing meals. So we went bigger with three slides and much more counter space.
Michelle.S 09/28/19 03:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: anyone else had this happen to them

Quick question: Was it a carbon monoxide detector or the propane gas detector? Either way a problem, maybe the wind was blowing the flame out allowing gas to flow.
Michelle.S 09/17/19 03:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Let's talk generators - again.

I wonder if using Non-Ethanol fuel would help. I try to use only non-ethanol fuel in my lawn mowers, chain saws, weed wackers etc. Had to replace a fuel line in a chain saw because of the ethanol.
Michelle.S 09/11/19 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Service, landing gear down, or while still hooked to truck?

I feel better with the RV connected to the TV while servicing the suspension. While not likely there is always the possibility of the landing gear failing, no chance of the TV failing.
Michelle.S 09/07/19 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
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