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RE: You may have shocks but are they mounted right.

ivbinconned, I just replaced the 5 tires(spare) on the 5er this past spring. They weren't worn out, just aged out. Like I said no problems without the shocks. Thanks for the info tho'.
Pipeman 12/04/19 12:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: You may have shocks but are they mounted right.

After the hangers for my shocks bent and put a groove in my XPS ribs right side tires, those shocks were removed and not replaced on my 2009 Forest River CC. Forest River was notified at the time but would not cover the damaged tires as my dealer repaired the shocks before telling Forest River. After that the shocks were taken off and the hangers cut off and ground down to the frame. Forest River rep told me the 5er didn't need them anyway. No problems without them since then.
Pipeman 12/04/19 05:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: It's called a Tiny Home?

you could pull it with this https://www.autoblog.com/2019/11/18/thor24-3400-horsepower-semi-truck-custom/#slide-2186822
Pipeman 11/29/19 04:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

If I heard my son right, he uses his Iphone for GPS (Google Maps) and with it and his truck's Bluetooth capabilities, he puts the map on his truck's screen. On my Iphone I downloaded some maps that I can use when off line. I have a Tom Tom gps that I use all the time when traveling. I have to get my 7 year old grandson to show me how to use the iPhone, lol.
Pipeman 11/27/19 05:03am Tech Issues
RE: do you do this

Cummins12v98, I can't talk to my brother in law because he know all there is to know about anything, lol. I do cover my tires and they rest on 2x6 pieces of wood when in storage. I have Michelin XPS ribs on my 5er and put new ones on last spring. They didn't wear out, they aged out. Expensive but great tires.
Pipeman 11/24/19 04:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cleaning Question

I have an aluminum extension ladder and it also can be used as a step ladder and also have 2 rubber tips that fit over the end of the ladder, so no scratching. I do the whole 5er using it. I take it along when we travel. Had the 5er washed and waxed while at the Indian River, Michigan campground last summer. It was $10 a foot to wash and wax and they did a great job.
Pipeman 11/24/19 04:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: do you do this

I have never lifted any of my TTs or 5ers tires off the ground when in storage from Oct. to May. My brother in law lifts his 5er and then takes the tires off for the winter. To each his own.
Pipeman 11/17/19 05:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane winterizing

Personally I leave mine in the 5er. The only thing I worry about is theft of them. My 5er is in a storage yard. I've had trailers over the last 41 years and the bottles have always stayed on or in the trailers.
Pipeman 11/01/19 05:19am Tech Issues
RE: Rodent???

I use what tvov shows on his post. My 5er is in storage for the winter. For the last two or three years I have used that and I check the trailer every so often. I put two of them behind the rear wheels and the wheel covers hide them. After the first year of mice eating the blocks, I have found that there isn't mouse activity around the trailer. Knock on my head. I did find one mouse in the toilet. I think he was trying to drink the anti-freeze or wanted to take a swim in the pink stuff. I have no idea how it got into the toilet tho'.
Pipeman 10/17/19 09:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heavy snow in southern Alberta

I have 2 kids living in Alberta. One in Edmonton with her family and my oldest son in Chestermere, just east of Calgary. Lots of snow in the Calgary area and the snow shovels are in use. It's only getting up into the low 80s here today and tomorrow, in the Florida of Canada. Lol
Pipeman 09/30/19 04:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Inside Tire Wear?

Had new dexter axles installed a couple of years ago while on a extended trip to Alberta, Canada. Long story about that but jumping ahead, when we got home my son noticed wear on the inside of the XPS Ribs I had on the axles. Had the wheels aligned at a shop here where we live. It's a process I watched and when the guy used a sledge hammer to more or less bend the axles while watching the electronic setup he had, I was kind of taken aback but apparently that's how it's done. New tires(XPS Ribs) have been installed this year in May because the old tires aged out but didn't wear out. Have done 3 trips this summer and no sign of wear. Next summer we will be heading out west again.
Pipeman 09/26/19 04:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Truck and 5th wheel

We have a dually 1 ton, long bed, crew cab. As above no regrets. The crew cab is to be able to have our grand kids with us, etc. The long bed is because we boondock a lot so we can haul a 60 gallon water bladder in front of the 5th wheel along with the 50 gallon aux fuel tank. Between the 5th wheel and the Tgate we put our 2 Honda gennys, 2 5 gallon gas cans and then stuff that goes with them and it's all in a zip up, waterproof container. It's a daily driver and my better half can drive it if she has to. Do your homework when it comes to GVWR of the vehicle you may be looking at. How much weight can you can you actually put in the truck after being hooked up the fiver. You, passengers and anything else you may bring along. Just be safe. The dually is wider at the rear but for me that makes it easier to hook up using the mirrors. My 45 cents worth.
Pipeman 09/16/19 04:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank line

I have found in all my trailers that there is residual fluid that just doesn't get drained. It builds up at the sewer cap so you get your feet covered in ..... I put an end of line valve on my sewer line and now no feet getting wet. I also have a clear elbow at the sewer line end of my hose(at the trailer) so I can see when the grey water gets dropped to clean out the black water hose. Look here- https://www.campingworld.com/twist-on-valve-27868.html?cgid=sewer-connection#start=16&cgid=maintain-your-rv%2Fsewer%2Fsewer-connection%2Fsewer-adapters-valves-fittings
Pipeman 09/15/19 05:46am Tech Issues
RE: Steps recommendations

Torklift glo step for us also. My wife has had both hips and knees replaced and these steps offer a safe and steady step for her. They offer a longer hand rail also but my wife said the one we have is OK.
Pipeman 08/20/19 04:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Those with 50 amp 5er's

I have a 50 amp extension cord that I have used a few times. I also have 2 extension cords for a 30 amp hookup, which I will be using next month in a Provincial campground, where the hook up is supposedly 20 meters away( Just over 60 feet). If I would have looked more closely I should have reserved the site right next door where the hookup is only 5 meters(approx. 15 feet) away. I had just cancelled the original reservation to get the present one so I wasn't about to pay cancellations fees twice.
Pipeman 08/13/19 04:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ontario Annual Yellow safety inspection sticker exemption

I was still working as a Firefighter when they forced the metric system on us here in Canada. We were given a 4 hour course on metrics. I went away on long weekend and came back to all the pump gauges reading in metric. Luckily one of the drivers scratched into the steel around the gauges, where it use to read 100 psi. So I got used to it but I rebel, even now that I've been retired for 16 years. My truck registers in miles and gallons and that's the way I talk(Imperial). I suppose you could say I'm bihandual......lol I'll have to go look at my GVWR on the door to see if I can stop getting an annual done on my dually which is for personal use only. Thanks for the update gitane59.
Pipeman 08/01/19 04:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hot water heater smell

I have found over the years that when on well water, the rotten egg smell shows up. We recently went out for 2 weeks and the campground was on well water. Before going I sanitized the HW tank with bleach. The rotten egg smell started to show up towards the end of our stay there. When we got home I drained and then sanitized the HW tank again.
Pipeman 07/28/19 04:47am Tech Issues
RE: There's a reason to get rid of six-year-old tires.

My 5er tires were 6 years old, my truck tires were around the same. I always keep an eye on the tires for cracking,stones in the tread, etc.
Pipeman 07/19/19 04:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: There's a reason to get rid of six-year-old tires.

I run with Michelin XPS ribs on my 5er. I just replaced all 5 of them with new as they aged out not wore out. I did the same with my truck. All Michelin on it and last year changed out 7 due to age not wear. Expensive but safe. They all looked like they just came out of the factory.
Pipeman 07/18/19 02:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tripod stabilizer

Had one, still have it. It's a memento and has been in the shed for more than a decade. I installed the steadyfast system and they work very well on my 35 ft 5er.
Pipeman 06/26/19 04:45am Fifth-Wheels
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