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RE: Rough Ride

Load and proper inflation is the way to go. There is a reason they make load/inflation chart for every tire. This is exactly what Sailun told me when I inquired on the appropriate psi to run out ours. In fact they provided a bit of education to the different wear problems from over inflation (not just what you would expect from more wear in the center of the tire). The psi I run is less that the OP has his set at. An FYI, I put Sailun on ours two years ago. Balance and the fifth wheel had factory shocks on each tire. A year ago I replaced the shocks with Monroe Gas Magnums when I put on a SRE4000 equalizer. Axle max is 6000, weight on the two axles is about 11,000 lbs. We haven’t had anything inside break and not one door or drawer opened since the Sailun s were installed. At the time I was replacing two year old Marathons, GY had just come out with the Endurance so very little feedback on them. Plus, I wasn’t thrilled to add to GY pockets after they profited from selling **** Marathons to thousands.
RollandB 08/27/19 07:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mechanical Bay Project

Nice work, like your idea of using a sharpie to mark water flow. On our AF 27-5L our similar area was mostly unused space with a few plumbing vents and incoming waterlines. I repurposed it after installing solar to house 4 AGM Batteries.
RollandB 08/20/19 07:33am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: inverter power cables cca or ofc

Another 4/0 welding cable, lots of tiny strands of cooler wires. Used a hydraulic crimper for the lugs. Im working on the install of a 3000W Magnum Hybrid i should finish today. Just need to connect it to the battery bank, do the function testing and set the charger specs.
RollandB 08/20/19 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: Steps recommendations

I’ve yet to have a day I haven’t loved our Torklift Glowsteps. I debated for a while between these and MorRydes Step Above, deciding on Torkllifts since being in a place of limited clearances I can unfold them and safely get in our rig. We store our rig, one time when I was out to put some things in it a check on it the boat next to us was so close I couldn’t get the door open. With MorRyde Steps I wouldn’t have been above to get inside. With Torklifts I could partially pull unfold them and get inside. With limited mobility you can easily add another step if needed to help.
RollandB 08/20/19 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel lifting bracket

I’ve got a B&W Companion hitch so about six months ago purchased this same lift bracket. I didn’t like the price either but my Chiropractor charges $55 per visit so for me it’s the lesser of two evils. The lift bracket makes easy work with the Companion hitch for removal and installing it back. Money well spent
RollandB 08/03/19 07:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Riding Nose High

Just making sure on this, can the pinbox be adjusted? Ours was a bit nose high, I lowered the nose by raising the pinbox up from the middle setting to the highest. The results lowered the nose to be almost perfect level.
RollandB 07/22/19 07:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: MorRyde steps - one solution

As my Dad used to say, “necessity is the Mother of invention”. Nice solution you came up with. I have Torklift Steps on ours, not intending to be negative against MorRydes, but have had a few times when the 4 step unit we have needs longer legs hitting the ground. I’m about to add a fifth step which will sold those situations.
RollandB 07/20/19 07:45am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New style entry steps

The Torklift Revolution Glow Steps are a far better step. The are adjustable up an down and you can get in your camper even in a tight garage.... Completely agree. If you ever have a situation where space is limited next to the unit you will not be able to deploy them, but the Torklifts you will. We store ours and I see many with the MorRydes pulling theirs out to get inside. We have Torklifts and even onepce with the unit next to us so close we couldn’t get our door open all the way I could still get our steps out and safely inside.
RollandB 07/11/19 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Faded front cap

Bob, have you decided on a color? I have a buddy who caught something on the lower part of the front cap of his TT which was replaced. The new one needed Singed so he spent a little extra and had it done in a two tone with one color matching his truck color. Your front cap would look nice matching your truck.
RollandB 07/10/19 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Handrail and Ceiling Light

Would you have a link to the dining light? Also, we have a 2016 27-5L which I recently relocated the light switch that’s under the upper cabinet controlling the two lights above the sofa (big improvement in being able to ready it). If you aren’t on the NROA Site where I posted it let me know, I’ll send you info if interested
RollandB 07/05/19 06:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Traveling with the roof vent open

We have vent covers on ours so they are well protected. If not I would have them closed. Sometimes I have them open but never in dusty areas
RollandB 07/03/19 07:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gray Tank Insulation

Nicely done improvements. Owning a 2016 AF 27-5L, I was recently adding a bracket to the frame for JT Steongarms so needed to cut back the Coraplast in two small area. I was surprised to see the area covered by the Coraplast showing a bit more surface rust than the frame totally exposed. Next summers project!
RollandB 07/01/19 08:01am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Fridge Defend ARP Device

I installed one on ours a couple years ago, spent a good amount of time reading and rereading the instructions for my Dometic. The toughest part was reaching up for the sensor on the flue and not cutting my arm on the sharp tin. It works well.
RollandB 06/29/19 07:56am Tech Issues
RE: Locks on Propane tanks?

Propane Compartment doors are NOT suppose to be locked (easy access to service valves if needed)Just about every fifth wheel has propane in the lockable front compartment or lockable side compartments. I see no reason for public access.Neither of our two fifth wheels or two others I'm familiar with have locking doors for the propane access. X2 Every 5er I have owned or looked at didn’t have locks on the propane access doors.x3, NO locks! X4, but I did drill the hold down between the two tanks to lick the wing nut with a long shank Masterlock I had on hand.
RollandB 06/29/19 07:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Recommendations for 30 -32 ft 5th wheel

I like the looks of the Grand Design but I don't know about the frames and running gear, maybe someone can enlighten me. To me the most important things are stuff you don't see. Wiring plumbing, frames, axles along with the fit and finish. Completely agree, was looking at GD before purchasing our Arctic Fox 27-5L near,y 4 years ago. No comparison when comparing the frame and many components they are made from. Never had a regret.
RollandB 06/25/19 07:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: storing power cord on new f'ver

I have a 50 amp SO cord I easily for iinto a milk crate along with adapters and other things occasionally needed for connecting power. On top of those are wheel chocks that goes down first.
RollandB 06/15/19 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Residential Fridges

I certainly see some day the absorption fridge in outs gets replaced with a residential fridge. My question is for those who have them do you have problems with the door opening in transit, if so what do you do to secure it?
RollandB 06/09/19 07:41am Tech Issues
RE: Fold up stairs blocking door

I’ve said the MorRyde Step above would be a deal breaker and last week proved why as the boat parked next to our fifth wheel in storage was so close our door couldn’t fully open. Man handling steps with removable brackets isn’t something I would do even though I could. I debated between the MorRyde and Torklift Steps before selecting the Torklifts and have never been disappointed with them.
RollandB 06/06/19 07:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brakes in along with 8k axles.

Wow, fantastic job! I think I would be a little nervous under there while it was only on jack stands, though. :E Thank you! The hydraulic jacks were also down and the jack stands I used were more than plenty to support the weight. I had 10 points in contact with the ground. It was very stable. Same way I’ve done when needing to be under ours without the wheels/tires on. My only difference is I’ve got a 4pt leveling system instead of six. Very solid and I seriously doubt both would fail at the same time. Very nice work!
RollandB 06/05/19 07:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TST 507 parts are expensive.

Nice HD find and thanks for sharing the info. Will be checking it out.
RollandB 06/03/19 08:02am Tech Issues
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