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RE: Alternatives for Michelin XPS Ribs?

I got 9 years out of my RIBS before one blew just sitting in my driveway.....luckily no damage....it was just as I had already made a deal on my current 5ver...so they got a brand new set of tires. I could not risk an interstate blowout on the way to Couch's....otherwise my trade-in might not have been. My current 5ver has "G" rated tires and unfortunately, Michelin does make a XPS RIB in that size....I wonder why?
Splashers3 07/31/21 03:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: King pin lock

We've locked our 2 5vers for the last 13 years; especially at c/gs. As stated, it doesn't take very long to put it on. I would like to think somebody would see thieves cutting it off and report it. I also used a lock on my TT
Splashers3 06/03/21 01:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank

I have a 40 gal Titan high polymer tank in the bed. It came with its own pump system and all I need to do is press a button in the cab. It will add into the truck tank 5 gal in a 10 min span and then shut off. I repeat if I want more. Of course I can shut it off before 10 min if I want. The in cab controller has 10 small LEDs, when lit, show how full the tank is - also making it easy to know how much I need to add when I refill it....should it not be empty. It was really easy to change out the inline filter located above the tank, within a compartment. I also order a locking cap. They make a 50 Gal version, but I wanted the extra space on the sidewalls (The 40 gal version is not as wide as the 50 gal.) I love the extra capacity.
Splashers3 05/27/21 08:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tripod for a new fifth wheel

Our current 5ver has the 6 pt leveling system so we no longer need the tripod. However, our previous 5ver did not have 6 pt leveling. We used the tripod only when we were staying more than a weekend. It helped somewhat. On 2 night stays we generally didn't put it out. It now sits in our house basement.
Splashers3 05/21/21 01:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kudos to Toledo Mobile RV Repair

Glad you had such a great outcome. Our last experience with a mobile tech was fantastic as well when we had landing gear issues trying to head back home from the KOA in Wilmington, NC. Our first experience was a Virginia c/g and it ended very good as well. Some of them really know their stuff.
Splashers3 05/20/21 12:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bedroom door

Our bed slides in and blocks the door from opening very wide in the event it should pop open. Our bathroom door is a pocket door and has a nice latch to keep it closed. The shower door also has a firm latch, but for extra protection we wedge a pool fun noodle in the track. Our bedroom closet doors have 2 very strong latches at the bottom which really keep them from sliding open. So far no issues.
Splashers3 03/30/21 05:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire life

I got 9 years out of my XPS Ribs....until 1 blew out sitting in my driveway....no damage. I kept them covered, inflated a few PSI higher over the winter months, and applied 303 protectant quite often.
Splashers3 03/18/21 12:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changed the rear springs

The Firestone airbags that I had on my old GMC 2500 worked great leveling my Cedar Creek Silverback....and I was way over the truck's GVWR....I did add wider wheels and tires to support the weight. The airbag alone configuration worked well for 9 years. The airbags were installed when I bought the 5ver, which also came with a compressor. It was installed in the truck's engine compartment and with a switch I was able to add/subtract air on the fly. I only had the wider wheels the last 3 years before I bought my current dually.
Splashers3 03/06/21 09:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just bought a new 5th wheel

Sounds like you made the right decision for you....and that's what counts. Good luck & safe travels.
Splashers3 02/17/21 12:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camper Cover

The ADCO cover we are using on our 38' 5Ver fits very well, and has held up great.....considering it is now 13 years old....now, it was used first year on our 2009, then we stored it away....until we put it on the first year with our 2019.....it was always big on our 34-ft 5ver (which is why we stored it), but fits very nicely on current trailer - doesn't flap to much in the wind. It also has alot of straps to keep it snug and zippers so that we can still get inside or open storage doors. We protect the gutter spouts and King antenna to avoid tears. IMO, the key is to have a good fit. I hope this helps. Mike
Splashers3 01/28/21 12:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Six-point leveling system -- reduce rocking

I used 6 x 6s about a foot long. I also added nice sturdy handles that make it very easy to carry them to and from my truck bed. I use these in order to reduce the chance of getting 6 pt leveling stoke error.
Splashers3 12/22/20 04:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: General 5th Wheel Brand Question

I would consider Montana and Cedar Creek as high MID-level units.
Splashers3 11/20/20 09:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rving coming to an end

Best wishes for your wife Ken. Don't ever give up, the power of prayers works. Sure hope you get to continue RVing, even if this just delays your adventures. Hang in there.
Splashers3 11/05/20 03:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dutchman Grand Junction vs DRV Mobile Suitea

X2 on DRV!!!
Splashers3 10/23/20 01:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Real-life experience blocks to aid 6-point leveling system

I have always used 6x6 blocks under the leveling pads to avoid getting a stroke error. I went to Lowes and bought nice large handles, which makes carrying and grabbing the blocks much easier. They go in the bed of my truck for easy access and are the first thing we do when setting up. Only on a few occasions did one side of the wheels lift off the ground.
Splashers3 09/22/20 05:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winter cover for 5th wheel

I also use an ADCO cover because we park under some trees and they are dirty. WE cover in mid to late Nov and uncover late March early April....all depends on our schedule. Ours is about 13 yrs old, but has only been used 3 times. We used it in 2018 & 2019 on our current signature RV. WE used it once on our 2009. It is still in good shape. When not in use, we store it in a gigantic wheeled/covered garbage can.
Splashers3 09/17/20 12:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sunday in Kansas City unusual site

I thought it was an interesting response....initially thought it was kind of mocking the OP...but I see the humor behind it also.
Splashers3 09/02/20 11:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Two features a must in a fifth. Who builds them

The only stops we make are for bathroom breaks....we carry snacks and sandwiches in the truck to eat on the fly...so no need to open a slide until we reach our destination. When at home its no big deal opening the slides....and we really only need to open one of them if we have to. To each his own.
Splashers3 08/22/20 06:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch

I love my 18K Patriot which works very well with our signature 5ver. Very easy to adjust the height if needed.
Splashers3 08/21/20 06:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow vehicle in the shop

To make 2 long stories short, let me just say never again will we consider GS ERS.....we have Coach Net. In both cases, the GS operator was not much help and in the 2nd time she was totally incompetent. The second time we needed them we had found a local repair tech that was working on our trailer's issue for 2 hours before we got a call back from GS.
Splashers3 08/21/20 06:31pm Fifth-Wheels
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