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RE: I-25 in Colorado

UP DATE: Thank you guys for your advice. I guess I should've check here earlier, when I posted this topic we were already in Colorado Springs. :S I decided to throw caution to the wind and "go for it" this morning! We left the KOA a little before 9:00 this morning, it being Sunday traffic was at a minimum. We "breezed" through that construction zone near Monument! I can see why you guys said to avoid that area! I can only imagine what kind of mess that area is in rush hour, geez. Traffic in Denver wasn't too bad at all, especially because it was Sunday morning. We drove straight through town. We were on I-76 by 10:15 or so headed in a northerly direction! Thanks again for the help!! Dan
dapperdan 04/26/21 01:31am Roads and Routes
RE: I-25 in Colorado

Thanks for the tips guys. I see there's a bypass around Denver, 225 to 70 and I could hook up with 76. Is that a worth while by pass or would I just be better off going right straight through town on 25 to 76? Dan
dapperdan 04/24/21 08:12am Roads and Routes
I-25 in Colorado

Looking for recent info on travel on I-25. We’ll be traveling north from New Mexico through to Denver where I’d like to take I-76 northeast to I-80 and head east to Lincoln NE. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Dan
dapperdan 04/24/21 04:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Ram 2021 3500 DRW Bed Height for 5th Wheel ?

We don't own a 2021, we have a 2015 but the box on the '15 is 2" deeper than the box was on our '06. That being said I had to raise the hitch to get my clearance (6") causing us to tow nose high even with the RAM set in "alt trailer height". On the '15 we have the factory rear air suspension. "ALT trailer height" setting lowers the truck by an inch but that wasn't enough, we ended up having the suspension on our Mobile Suites raised by 2". That took care of the nose high towing. Good luck with your situation, you're probably going to have to do something similar to what we had to do to get level towing and still have the bed clearance that we're comfortable with. Dan
dapperdan 04/01/21 10:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: winegard automatic swm3 antenna

I haven't had a chance to look. Did this cable have regular RG6 connectors on both ends? My dish would turn completely over lake a saucer, make a complete 360 search with the lnb arm pointed straight up and then return to the stow position. Was your experience similar? Did you get CS help from Winegard? " Our dish operates the same as yours. I didn't notice any corrosion on either end of that short cable I replaced. To be honest the faulty cable didn't "look" bad but obviously was. I managed to be able to use my "homemade" cable for a little while but I made it a bit too short and eventually that one failed. The replacement has been working great ever since. :B As to those other connections on the base you'd have to call Winegard and ask them, I have NO idea if they'd work or not. I reconnected the replacement cable to the same terminal on the base. Dan
dapperdan 01/25/21 07:53pm Technology Corner
RE: winegard automatic swm3 antenna

Hi, the fact you just had your roof washed my be coincidental. We had the same "no voltage at the LNB" message and after calling Winegard for tech support it turned out to be a faulty cable from the LNB to the turrent. I ordered a replacement, while waiting for the replacement I made one up from a piece of coax I had laying around. Sure enough, it was indeed that short cable! I used my "homemade"cable for a few weeks but eventually that one went bad (I expected that to happen though) and installed the factory replacement and NO troubles since! :B Good luck with your situation. Dan
dapperdan 01/24/21 07:19pm Technology Corner
RE: DRV height

We have a 2015, same model. Your trailer is at least 13' 2", pretty much guaranty that's the minimum. We had 2" risers put on two years after getting our trailer due to the difference in bed height of our new (than) truck. Our trailer sits closer to 13" 4" now. DON'T guess, like others have said take a straight edge and level and measure to be sure, you don't want to find out the hard way! :S This is how it should be done. BTW this is NOT our trailer! https://i.imgur.com/lQd9BSgl.jpg Dan
dapperdan 12/18/20 06:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lipppert 6 point level system

Definately going to need a "good" battery that is fully charged to operate the slides OR the leveling system. Call Lippert, I'm sure that's what they're going to suggest. Dan
dapperdan 11/28/20 08:21pm Tech Issues
RE: I Hope This Doesn't Get Taken Down Right Away

I was in fourth grade, sitting in class when the principal made an announcement over the PA (which up until then I didn't realize it even worked!). We sat around the rest of the afternoon talking about how we felt and the impact it was creating around the world. For the next 4 days all of the TV networks, all four of them, were carrying commercial free coverage of the events and investigations. Like others, we saw Rubby shoot Oswald right on live TV! THAT was a lot for a fourth grader to take in! Dan
dapperdan 11/24/20 05:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Winegard Traveler Problem

We had a similar experience, after getting up on the roof and checking the voltage I called Wingard, they told me the cable from the turret to the LNB was most likely shot I ordered a replacement. In the mean time I “fashioned” my own cable. It worked but I did eventually switch out my homemade cable with the (much) better quality cable. Since then NO problems, that was two years ago! Good luck with your situation. Dan
dapperdan 11/09/20 05:50am Technology Corner
RE: Dutchman Grand Junction vs DRV Mobile Suitea

I believe it was early 2016, either then or in 2015. Sorry I just can't remember exactly when. Ours was built before the buy out though. :B Dan
dapperdan 10/24/20 06:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dualie vs SRW benefits?

I think you may have mis-read the chart. The rear wheel weight rating on a RAM 3500 SRW is 7,000 lbs, the weight rating on a DRW 3500 with the SAME drive line is 9,750! The GCWR difference is about 4,000 lbs. to 5,000 lbs. depending on bed length and rear end gear ratio. That would be way more than 500 lbs! Stability is another huge factor if you factor in wind. I’m sure you’ll have opinions for both though. As for me we started out owning our first fifth wheel with a dually and haven’t looked back. With a dually you’re not that limited to what kind of trailer you can pull. Just the peace of mind is well worth it to me. Dan
dapperdan 10/16/20 06:43pm Fifth-Wheels

I believe the SWM 3 Winegard only needs one coax That’s all that’s required at our stick and bricks, the same box for the house works on the RV. We’ve had our Winegard for over 4 years now and love it! I do however carry and extra dish for when we get stuck in the trees (which doesn’t happen very often). We try to request a “satellite friendly” site. BTW you will need a power inserter for the SWM dish to work with your box. Dan
dapperdan 10/10/20 05:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can worn kingpins be refurbished?

Why not consider replacing the pinbox. It's not that difficult and not that expensive. Here's an example Dan
dapperdan 10/01/20 08:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weighing at Cat Scales

Download the app and you don't even have to go inside. App will properly charge the reduced cost for the re-weigh. Mike X2 I've gone inside and used the app. SOOOO much easier/faster with the app. This sounds like a really smart and convenient way to get your weights! Beats having to go inside! :B Dan
dapperdan 09/11/20 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weighing at Cat Scales

When I weighed my rig, Loves was "nice" and only changed me for 1 weigh-in even though I weighed once WITH the trailer and once without. It's fool proof and accurate. Good luck! Dan
dapperdan 09/10/20 08:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your total length, truck and trailer

We have a long box RAM 3500, our trailer is 39’ 8”. I can’t remember the exact dimension of my truck (sorry) but our over all length is right at 57”, might be 57’ 3” but it’s really close to just plain 57’. Hope this helps. Dan
dapperdan 09/08/20 09:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Directv access card

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What he said! We've been with DirecTV for over twenty years and NEVER had a new card sent to us either! Dan
dapperdan 06/16/20 04:37am Technology Corner
RE: Interesting way to tow a 5er

This is obviously someone's idea of a joke! This was more or less a "photo op" type thing to get people talking. NOBODY in their right mind would even attempt to tow a fifth wheel this way! Besides, I'm pretty sure they don't make properly sized brake controllers for Buicks (or whatever that vehicle is). :B:B Dan
dapperdan 06/10/20 05:53pm Fifth-Wheels
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