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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. That is about it. We can get access to the fridge & potty. Basic needs covered.
Veebyes 08/29/20 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: rockies or smokey's

After 35 years of driving nothing but manual shift vehicles I guess that I am set in my ways. I like having control & seldom use cruise control except on light traffic flat highways. Cruise control can't see a grade coming up ahead & speed up a little to get over it in top gear. Cruise control downshifts to a much lower gear on long downgrades resulting in a screaming engine as it tries to maintain set speed. I prefer to put it in manual mode & control which gear is used myself for the downgrades. Let it get up to 2600rpm or so, a short burst of heavy braking to knock speed & RPM back down, let it build again, repeat. Shift back to auto tow mode near the bottom of grade. I imagine the newer trucks are even smarter than my 06 but going uphill a little twitch of the foot will make it downshift sooner than it will on it's own.
Veebyes 08/02/20 05:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The Way “All” 5th Wheels Frames Should Be Built

At RV shows or dealerships the first thing to be done is get on hands & knees & inspect frames, especially in spring hanger mounting areas.
Veebyes 08/01/20 06:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Checking on Wheel Bearing Heat

Wheel lug nut toucher at every highway stop here.
Veebyes 08/01/20 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

JMO, but for the most part dogs are not the problem. Dog owners are the problem. A dog is a dog. It is not some cutesy fur baby. At best as smart as it will ever be is dumber than a 2 year old human. I will never forget the time a guy rolled into a site next to me & out came one of those dog corrals. Uh Oh... Next out of the moho came about 5 of those yappy ankle biters. I'm thinking this is not good. He puts a shield around the outside of the corral. Now the ankle biters can't see out to bark at anything. They go out to dinner leaving the ankle biters in the moho. Not a sound from the little dears. They have pulled all of the curtains so the dogs can't see outside & they have left the TV on loud enough so that they can't hear anything outside either. Didn't hear a peep out of those show mutts all night. It doesn't take much to be smarter than the average dog.
Veebyes 07/31/20 08:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Guess what happened to me today!

First I thought it was a window. Been there. Lost that. Then I realised what it was. Yup, been there, lost that too. As you run up the miles stuff happens.
Veebyes 07/28/20 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

Nothing worse than a yapping barking dog. One trick to reduce the barking everytime somebody walks by or a leaf falls outside, is to close the shades & leave the radio on. The dog can't bark at what it can't see or hear.
Veebyes 07/28/20 06:52am Beginning RVing
RE: Reality check - 2006 Chevy 2500

Apparently 2006 was a good model year for the Silverado. 220,000 miles on my 3500 dually, most of them pulling a heavy 5er, & we are still going strong. It gets what it likes, fresh oil every 3000 miles & almost an open checkbook when it comes to preventative maintenance. X2, but even though the 6.6 diesel can run several hundred thousand miles the components don't have that long to live, eventually things like starters, brake boosters and other things will fail but like mentioned before, keep them maintained and they'll rum for a million miles. Is your 2006 a gasser or Diesel? The Isusu diesel. Isusu has a pretty good reputation in the marine application where an engine pretty much spends it's entire life going uphill. The water resistance never eases up. The faster you want to go, the more resistance. No such thing as cruising at a low RPM never mind a downhill grade.
Veebyes 07/24/20 09:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exclusive: Utterly Unique Fifth Wheel

As one who has lost a 5er to a blow over I am very cautious of high straight roofed 5ers to begin with. This goes to the extreme. It is extra high roofed, thinking trees in CGs, & the windage on the sides will be terrific. All for what? More storage to fill up with junk & sitting on 2 axles? No thanks. How many will think it is just fine to tow one of these beasts with a SRW short box truck?
Veebyes 07/24/20 09:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reality check - 2006 Chevy 2500

Apparently 2006 was a good model year for the Silverado. 220,000 miles on my 3500 dually, most of them pulling a heavy 5er, & we are still going strong. It gets what it likes, fresh oil every 3000 miles & almost an open checkbook when it comes to preventative maintenance. Can I have your used oil? ;) Lets be fair now and I will flip ;you for the used oil. ;) Yeah I know, I have a very pampered truck. As a 2006 I feel like one of the old guys in the CG. Where have all of the others gone?
Veebyes 07/22/20 08:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When this is over

We will be taking precautions but we are in our 3rd countdown for departure. Original departure was supposed to be early April. Oh well! Then we thought early June. Oh well again! Except for cargo & charters our airport has been closed since April. The sound of an aircraft overhead is a rare thing. That is beginning to change. We are out of here early August. By nature our RVing habits are mostly solitary & we stay away from urban areas so except for our travel day, which does involve a plane to NY, a train to Baltimore & an automobile shuttle an hour away to where the RV is stored, we feel reasonably safe. We have been stuck on a 21sq mile island since last October. We have 'rock' fever pretty bad & are anxious to get off the rock.
Veebyes 07/21/20 08:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Two features a must in a fifth. Who builds them

I have never understood the fixation over the the need for the trailer to be fully functional with the slides in. Yes, one needs to be able to use the toilet. Access to the fridge for a mid trip snack is good. No, I am not stopping for a mid day, mid trip nap. I'll stop for the day a little early & have a nap then. Slides were put in to make life more comfortable at the destination. They have to go somewhere during transit.
Veebyes 07/21/20 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gatlinberg, TN and Ashville, NC

Looking for somewhere to lay your head or someplace with all the amenities? We are 'long trippers' & part of the formula for being able to do 3-4 month trips is staying out of premium CGs. For near Gatlinburg we do Dumplin Valley, Kodak, TN. Very quiet but nothing fancy. No fancy price either. Going to the Ashville Quilt Show has become an annual event for us & for that we use the fairgrounds CG onsite. Basic 50A FHU, nice view towards the mountains &, like all fairground CGs, near empty when no events are on. It is a little out of town close to the airport. Not alot of air traffic.
Veebyes 07/20/20 07:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lippert Slideout Gear Pack Wheels

I don't have an answer for why the abnormal wear but 3 years is not long. Mine is 13 years & literally 100s of cycles & only broken a couple of drive shaft pins. I carry a couple of extras now so the problem is solved. Lifting the room to change out that gear pack looks like an interesting exercise involving big wooden blocks & a bottle jack.
Veebyes 07/20/20 07:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Fresh water indicator lights not working

I don't know why RV tank guages & boat fuel guages are so unreliable. For the 5er I have gotten to know consumption fairly accurately by day. For the boat fuel is calculated by the engine hour clock. There is always a way around the problem when the fix is too much effort.
Veebyes 07/20/20 07:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Fresh water indicator lights not working

I don't know why RV tank guages & boat fuel guages are so unreliable. For the 5er I have gotten to know consumption fairly accurately by day. For the boat fuel is calculated by the engine hour clock. There is always a way around the problem when the fix is too much effort.
Veebyes 07/20/20 07:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Reality check - 2006 Chevy 2500

Apparently 2006 was a good model year for the Silverado. 220,000 miles on my 3500 dually, most of them pulling a heavy 5er, & we are still going strong. It gets what it likes, fresh oil every 3000 miles & almost an open checkbook when it comes to preventative maintenance. Can I have your used oil? ;) Oil is cheap "Mechanic Repellent". I change every 100 hours in my marine diesels.:)
Veebyes 07/20/20 07:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV maintenance

Start from a known base. Oil & filter change plus a thorough inspection of everything that moves & wears out. Linkages, bushings, everything. You don't want to be miles from anywhere & have something fail that could have been avoided with a simple inspection.
Veebyes 07/19/20 05:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: Should I connect my sewer line when camping?

We never ask for a FHU site. They tend to be close together & we don't have any interest in the smell, our own or the neighbours. As needed dump on the way out otherwise don't even get the hose out.
Veebyes 07/19/20 05:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Reality check - 2006 Chevy 2500

Apparently 2006 was a good model year for the Silverado. 220,000 miles on my 3500 dually, most of them pulling a heavy 5er, & we are still going strong. It gets what it likes, fresh oil every 3000 miles & almost an open checkbook when it comes to preventative maintenance.
Veebyes 07/19/20 05:15pm Fifth-Wheels
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