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RE: Keyless locks

I’ve had the RV Lock keyless for about 3 years. Simple install, can be opened with the keypad, fob remote and old fashioned key. Like a Ford Truck Guy, imreplacemthe batteries at the beginning of camping season. No problems with anything.
RollandB 05/16/19 07:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Rubber Roof Cleaner and Protectant

I didn’t use STP back in the day either. Wow, I haven’t even thought of STP since that time. Also, back then we kidded about it really meaning Stop Teenage Pregnancy.
RollandB 05/13/19 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: New SRE 4000 and Disk brakes

MorRyde will estimate SRE4000 at about $1100, and you will be amazed how good it is. I’ll agreee with how good the SRE4000 is. I installed them last year on ours and the improvement is noticeable on bridge joints and other bad spots in our roads
RollandB 05/13/19 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun tires

I’ve had them on our fifth wheel for about two years, after about 5000 miles they still look new. I just put new tires on the truck but didn’t consider them mostly due to wanting to know I had many places for handling warranty issues on the road. After many sets on a couple trucks with Toyo, this time I went with Michelin Defender LTX M/S. They are so quiet and going over some of the same roads in town, much smoother than the Toyo I took off. So much so it was very noticible.
RollandB 05/06/19 07:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snap pads

I’ve got them and would buy again. The only time I put any blocking down is when the site isn’t level from side to side. I do believe when only the Snappads are used without blocking they help keep the rig more stable when walking around inside.
RollandB 04/30/19 07:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone know how rear air bags work

I put air bags on my previous truck to level the ride when towing. Had a fill for each side if I ever needed them different. My current truck came with Timbrens which I prefer to the bags. No harsh ride when empty and no baby sitting the pressure in the bags.
RollandB 04/23/19 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: AUXILiARY FUEL TANK

sad part of a extra supply of fuel. is the cost to fill it. i just put in $190.usd. but the extra tank was empty and the main tank had fuel in it. interesting point, somehow i got 37 gallons in my extra tank? (lable says 35 or 36 full) but then i did round the dollar amount off a bit. and my sight tube says i still have two inches to the physical top of the tank. but now for a good three weeks of not having to buy a drop of diesel fuel. Not sure I’d say that is sad since the extra capacity let’s you drive past higher priced places to fill up. Just a thought.
RollandB 04/22/19 07:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Arctic Fox 27-5L vs 28-5C

We have had our 27-5L for over three years and still love it so I’m a bit biased. The 28-5C is a nice floor plan just not for us. We camp a few times with grandkids so the open living area of ours is a bietter fit. For the TV questions, in the bedroom, plenty of backing to put a mount to. We installed a 24” TV/DVD for the grandkids and not a problem being secure. The living room is a good height. I raised it about 2” to mount a Bose sound bar below it so the sound bar moves with the TV and the shelf remains free. For the MorRyde steps, carefully determine if they are the best option for you. The factory still special orders the install of folding steps. Ours came with the folding as it was the only option. I installed a Torklift steps over MorRydes due to the space needed for the MorRydes when deploying them. We store our trailer offsite so would have to pull it forward to access inside which we don’t with the Torklifts. Have also been in tight spots the MorRydes wouldn’t work well. It would be a dealbreaker if the MorRydes were the only option. I’ve had two fifth wheels with MorRydes Rubber Pinbox which I would say help to reduce some of the bad road spots. Probably not as good as an air pinbox but also no babysitting an air bag. Best part of Northwood rigs is they make their own frames. I’m not so sure there is a better fram pe in the same price point, but you probably know that. I’d also suggest to only get a 50 amp power system just in case you ever want a second AC in the bedrooms. 30 amp doesn’t get the prewire Bottom line, between the two models you mention, the best one is the one that works best for you and your family.
RollandB 04/22/19 07:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgate question

Crutchfield has several cameras that might be able to be added to the fifth wheel tailgate maybe below the handle to open it and between the louvers. Here is one. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_070ARC600/Axxera-ARC600.html
RollandB 04/13/19 12:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning cleaning 202, slide topper cleaning 101

Our electric awning is a Carefree Travl’r, has 5 settings to lower the roller, all which don’t cause a problem when rolling up. It can be tilted if needed and has the rain dump. To clean, it’s a 1 Beer project. First step is I tilt it down the furthest, then I spray the awning with Outdoor Cleaner, roll it up. Drink 1 beer (or half since I’m getting old) unroll and rinse both sides of the awning.
RollandB 04/08/19 08:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tembren system vs oversprings

I like Timbrens as well. On my previous truck install air bags, never liked the ride when empty andnthe psi reduced to the recommended 5 psi. My current truck came with Timbrens installed, what a difference for the positive. Now wouldn’t consider anything else.
RollandB 04/04/19 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone make drawers & slides from scratch?

Completely agree with using KV 8400 RV slides. Make sure they have the RV notation and the Stay Close feature. They are different than their regular KV 8400 slides.
RollandB 03/25/19 08:20am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda Generator EU2000

Which Seafoam product are you all using for treating the gas? I’ve used Stabil so would like to compare the two.
RollandB 03/22/19 07:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Airbag assist rear suspension??

I put Firestone’s on our prior truck, never liked the harsh ride when empty and lowered the psi to the recommended minimum. The truck we have now is outfitted with a Timbrens. Empty I can tell no difference in ride and they keep it level when the fifth wheel is connected. It might be worth checking out
RollandB 03/14/19 08:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: DISC BRAKES

Until you have towed with Disks on a RV you have no idea the improvement! X2 for sure !!! Housted X3 I absolutely love the disc brakes. Had Performance Trailer Braking do the install. X4 The each time I do the pull test I am reminded how much better the disc stops. With drums having the brakes applied manually I would always pull it forward a few inches. With Disc brakes the trailer doesn’t move.
RollandB 03/11/19 08:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: DISC BRAKES

Two summers back had Performance Trailer Brakes install Titan Discs in our driveway. Money well spent, all done is less than 8 hours which would have taken me a couple days. Didn’t want to have the driveway occupied for more than a day. Not only is it night and day better at stopping, but I no longer have any issues with Dexters problem of drum brakes getting soaked with grease. Now I can look under and visually inspect the seals without pulling a thing.
RollandB 03/08/19 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tire Failure

Man my head hurts reading this thread......:S Ditto. And looking at the OP photo, the tread of the Sailun tire is intact.
RollandB 03/05/19 08:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to cancel a reservation with ReserveAmerica.

I just Login to RA. The go to MY RESERVATIONS. Open up the reservation you want to cancel. Press the DETAILS button. And there are three choices at the top: CHANGE . CANCEL . PRINT. Seems pretty simple to me. This has always worked well for me.
RollandB 03/03/19 08:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1st time buyer - 31 vs 35 ft trailer?

I agree with getting the rig that fits your family. We downsized from 35-30’ and fine does give us more sites in State or County Parks we use. 4 ‘ difference doesn’t sound like much but most of the distance was from the hitch to the trailer axles which was noticeable. We love our floor plan have the two of us and two medium size dogs, occasionally grandkids. Fitting 5 on a rainy weekend could be a challenge.
RollandB 03/03/19 08:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tire Failure

A junk China tire would have beat the snot out of the rig.
RollandB 02/27/19 07:33am Fifth-Wheels
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