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RE: water heater anode rod

This is the first RV that I’ve had that has an anode rod our other campers/motorhomes just had a plug. I took the anode rod out to drain the water heater and I thought it looked pretty ate up after only one season. Is this normal?
Rwake901 10/26/19 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
water heater anode rod

How often should I replace the water heater anode rod and are they pretty much all the same when it comes to purchasing one? Thanks
Rwake901 10/26/19 01:01pm Fifth-Wheels
Mice / holes in the frame

I noticed the other day that there are a few holes in the frame underneath my fifth wheel for cables and wires etc to go through and gaps between the frame and coroplast. Not a lot maybe 4 or 5 total combined. I’m concerned about mice when it’s stored for the winter getting in these areas. Should I fill these with spray foam or should I be worried? Or should they be left open for some reason? Thanks for your thoughts
Rwake901 09/15/19 01:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone RV

Don’t rely on Keystone’s warranty because it sucks or any of their specs to be correct in their brochures. The specs on our unit states that we have a 66 gallon fresh water tank when in fact it’s only 40 gallons. I have had several small issues with our new fifth wheel by Keystone and repaired and paid for them all myself even though it’s still under warranty. Every time I would call Keystone about an issue I was having rather than just sending me the part like other manufacturers do I was told “take it to your dealer “. I can’t haul this thing 180 miles round trip to my dealer every time some $20 to $50 dollar part goes bad. So I just fix it myself. This will definitely be the last Keystone product I own mainly because of the warranty and misrepresentation of their product. Good luck with your roof. All manufacturers misrepresent their products and every single one has a disclaimer worded something to this effect on websites and brochures. "All information on this website is the latest available at time of publication approval. Features, floor plans, and specifications are subject to change without notice. Please consult with your Keystone dealer for more current product information and specifications. Photos on the website may show optional equipment or props used for photography purposes." It's Caveat Emptor when buying an RV. Keystone does require everything to be done through a dealer regarding warranty work, and it's spelled out clearly in the warranty docs which people should read prior to signing on the line. Lots of other manufacturers will not send parts to owners under warranty. Forest River is a good example, some brands / lines might send you parts, others will tell you to take a hike It's not a Keystone only thing. Not sure how it's Keystones fault that you bought at a dealer 180 miles away. Next time your tow vehicle has a warranty issue as GM or Ford to come fix it in your driveway and see if that works. Good luck finding another brand where you don't have a lot of the same type scenarios you take issue with. It’s 180 miles “round trip” and it’s the closest RV dealer to me that sells fifth wheels. I’ve owned both Thor and Tiffin motorhomes both had no problems sending me the parts under warranty. So what you’re saying is it’s ok for the manufacturer to lie and deceive their customers as long as they add that little disclaimer? Just checking, do you work for Keystone? I personally don’t like to be lied to or deceive. Don’t get me wrong we like our fifth wheel and think for the price it’s built adequately but I think Keystone should stand behind their products better than they do. I would think that they would want to send you the parts to repair what is needed to avoid paying a dealer to fix it. You can bet that if something major goes wrong it will be at the dealer for repairs.
Rwake901 09/07/19 11:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone RV

Don’t rely on Keystone’s warranty because it sucks or any of their specs to be correct in their brochures. The specs on our unit states that we have a 66 gallon fresh water tank when in fact it’s only 40 gallons. I have had several small issues with our new fifth wheel by Keystone and repaired and paid for them all myself even though it’s still under warranty. Every time I would call Keystone about an issue I was having rather than just sending me the part like other manufacturers do I was told “take it to your dealer “. I can’t haul this thing 180 miles round trip to my dealer every time some $20 to $50 dollar part goes bad. So I just fix it myself. This will definitely be the last Keystone product I own mainly because of the warranty and misrepresentation of their product. Good luck with your roof.
Rwake901 09/07/19 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What options?

Paid extra for an outside television and never use it.
Rwake901 08/23/19 12:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Height

I measured 13 feet from top of Maxx Airs. Forget the spec nothing beats a ruler. So does it measure taller or shorter than the specs?
Rwake901 08/22/19 09:25am Fifth-Wheels
Gas Mileage

I have a Chevrolet 3500 6.0 gas to tow our fifth wheel. Has anyone tried using Premium gasoline to see if your gas mileage would change? Just curious. Thanks
Rwake901 07/26/19 11:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Looked at a different wheel tonight and found the adjusting wheel. It’s mostly hidden behind a piece of metal that I’m assuming is the self adjuster. Which means that I shouldn’t have to adjust them because they will eventually adjust themselves. Right?Not if the braking performance is poor. Hence the need for initial adjustment. Have you manually applied the trailer brakes at full power? Maybe the controller needs adjustment. Virtually new should be working but no guaranty. I will adjust them this weekend. I have the brake controller turned up as high as it will go.
Rwake901 07/25/19 06:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Looked at a different wheel tonight and found the adjusting wheel. It’s mostly hidden behind a piece of metal that I’m assuming is the self adjuster. Which means that I shouldn’t have to adjust them because they will eventually adjust themselves. Right?
Rwake901 07/23/19 07:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Took a good look with a flashlight in the two slots in backing plate. There is no adjusting wheel so I assume this means they are self adjusting?
Rwake901 07/23/19 11:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Crawl underneath and take a look at the backing plate: If you see a couple of oval rubber bungs at the bottom of the backing plate then they are not self-adjusting. If there are no bungs then your brakes are self-adjusting. They self adjust going forward. There are two openings at the bottom but I’m not seeing an adjustment wheel in the opening. I think I’m just going to have to pull a wheel and hub when we get home. The brakes work but they don’t seem like they do much.
Rwake901 07/19/19 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
Electric brakes self adjusting?

I have a 2019 Keystone Avalanche fifth wheel with Dexter 7000 lb axles drum brakes. Does anyone know if they are self adjusting or if I need to manually adjust them? If they are self adjusting do they work like the old drum brakes on cars that adjusts when you back up and apply them? Thanks for the advice
Rwake901 07/19/19 02:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finally did it. New to me 2017 3500HD gasser

I have a 2019 that looks just like yours. So far so good, mileage sucks but what can you expect on a one ton.
Rwake901 07/13/19 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old truck vs new truck

Personally I prefer the reliability of a newer truck. When traveling I don’t want to worry about what’s going to break down next on the road and ruin my vacation. I know payments suck but so does sitting alongside the high way broke down spending your vacation there instead of where you want to be. I guess ether way your paying someone the bank or the repair guy. lol
Rwake901 07/03/19 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Honda CR-V flat towable?

I’m pretty sure the 2015’s were the last year you could tow four wheels down. We have a 2012 that we used to tow when we still had a motorhome.
Rwake901 06/24/19 08:02am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tire pressure

I read this on etrailer.com ——-> You always need to keep your trailer tires filled to the max cold psi rating. If your current load range G tires have a 110 psi rating then that is what you need to keep them filled to. Tire blowouts are a result of damaging a tire (like hitting curbs), under or overfilling a tire, exceeding the speed rating for the tire, exceeding the weight limit, or even messed up suspension parts. For example, the Provider ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire # TTWPRG235R16 has a load range G which is 4,400 lbs at 110 psi for a single tire application like what you have. It also has a speed rating of M which is 81 mph. If you don't have the tire filled to 110 psi then it will get hot quickly and can cause a blowout. Most trailer tires have a speed rating of 65 mph so if you were exceeding that speed limit then that would also explain the blowout.
Rwake901 06/10/19 06:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel brakes

I cannot lock up the brakes on our 15,000 lb. triple axle toyhauler, never have been able to. It seems to stop well enough so I don't worry about it. This is kind of where I’m at. Yes they will stop me ok but I would have thought with the brake unit turned up all the way it would lock up the brakes. If this is normal then I won’t worry about it. Thanks
Rwake901 06/10/19 05:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flashpaq Tuner on 6.0 GM

I never understand why people insist on modifying their factory tunes. OEM's spend millions upon millions of dollars testing their calibration programs to ensure they are safe and will work in all environmental conditions. seriously, what are you going to do with 30 more hp that's only available at Wide Open Throttle? Even tho it's claimed they get that much, at what fuel economy cost? I have one (Predator Tuner) on my Dodge Charger, because that car is modified. There's one on my wife's Dodge Challenger, 1st because she won it as a raffle prize at a car show, and 2nd, because I HATE 1-4 skip shift. On my F150, used for towing, not a chance in H E double tooth picks. This is why I am asking because I know nothing about it. I don’t want to be wasting money on something that doesn’t help or work. Thanks for your advice.
Rwake901 06/10/19 11:36am Tow Vehicles
Fifth wheel brakes

This is my first 5th wheel and I have a question about the brakes. The brakes on the 5th wheel do work but should I be able to lock up the brakes with the gain on the brake unit adjusted up all the way or is it normal not to be able to? Thanks
Rwake901 06/10/19 11:34am Fifth-Wheels
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